Research Groups Affiliated With This Department:
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- Active surveillance of adverse events following influenza vaccination Data collection complete
A study of to provide rapid "active" surveillance for the safety of the influenza vaccine - for people attending the influenza vaccine clinics at Mount Sinai Hospital or SickKids (Toronto) and several other hospitals across Canada (investigator: Dr. Gaston DeSerres).
- Predictors of Influenza in Older Adults Now Recruiting
A study looking to compare the characteristics of older adults who have influenza with those who do not.
- RCT of self- versus nurse-administered influenza vaccine Data collection complete
The purpose is to find out whether self-administration using a new delivery system for influenza vaccine is as effective in stimulating the production of antibodies against influenza as nurse-administered influenza vaccine.
- Influenza Cohort Study for Seniors Data collection complete
A study looking at the risk factors for influenza and other respiratory viruses - in independent-living seniors (65 years & older) - who have daily internet access.
- Influenza Cohort Study 2011-2012 Data collection complete
A study of looking at the risk factors for influenza and other respiratory viruses - in people working in acute care hospitals and other working adults (18-69 years old).
- Influenza Cohort Study 2010-2011 Data collection complete
- Influenza Cohort Study 2009-2010 Data collection complete
The purpose of this study is to describe the number of cases of influenza infection, how ill people become with their illness, and whether personal factors such as age or existing chronic conditions make a person more likely to become ill with influenza.
- STOP FLU pilot studies - Vaccine vs Preventative Antiviral Research Studies Data collection complete
This study is a pilot study for a larger randomized controlled trial that is
planned for the next year in which the influenza strain used in the annual
vaccine does not match the strain that is circulating in our area.
- Influenza Vaccine Trial for Seniors Data collection complete
If you (or someone you love) is 65 years or older and interested helping us learn whether one influenza vaccine works better than others, click on the link to check out the details.
Population-based surveillance for influenza requiring ICU admission in Toronto, Canada
- CaMPOS Study Data collection complete
This study (principal investigator, Dr. Andrew Simor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) is a chart review of patients in Canadian hospitals who have been diagnosed with respiratory infections caused by MRSA.
- ARO Prevalence Study Data collection complete
This study (principal investigator, Dr. Andrew Simor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto) is a one-day prevalence survey of antibiotic resistant organisms (MRSA, VRE, C. difficile) in Canadian acute care hospitals with more than 50 beds. The survey will be carried out in November, 2010. The protocol and data forms can be downloaded here. For more information, contact Dr. Simor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Prevalence of infection with H1N1 influenza in adults who travelled to Mexico Data collection complete
The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of
immunity to 2009 A (H1N1) influenza in persons who travelled to Mexico
between February and April of 2009, inclusive.
- Hand Hygiene Research Project: Implementing Effective Hand Hygiene Programs in Healthcare
The purpose of this CIHR-funded Hand Hygiene Research Project is to provide guidance to decision makers throughout the health care system with the understanding and tools necessary for the development and successful implementation of hand hygiene improvement programs in healthcare.
- Ontario Group A Streptococcus
The purpose of this study is to develop a system that allows the Public Health
Agency of Canada to rapidly collect detailed information on common side
effects of influenza vaccination, and on the immune response to vaccination.
This will help to ensure the safety of each annual vaccine. More importantly,
it will facilitate rapid safety and efficacy testing of vaccines developed
to protect Canadians during the next influenza pandemic.
- Ontario Well
The purpose of this study is to find out whether well water
is a potential source of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
It will also investigate if people using well water with antibiotic-resistant
bacteria are more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria
in their intestinal tract.
- Publications and Presentations - Search for Articles and Conferences
This is a listing of selected journal articles and conference
abstracts that have been written as a result of our research.
Publications are searchable by topic, title, and author. Newletters,
brochures, and other published materials can be found in this
section as well.
- Data from Research and
This is a collection of charts and tables generated from the
our research projects. Surveillance data from CBSN and TIBDN
are contained in this section.
- Forms for Participants
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participants. If you are a study participant (or considering
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- Research Highlights
A summary of our research findings and highlights.
- Research Resources
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