CanBREATHE Publications

2019

Sex differences in health services and medication use among older adults with asthma.

To T, Gray N, Ryckman K, Zhu J, Fong I, Gershon A.

ERJ Open Res. 2019 Dec 2;5(4)

Effect of asthma exacerbation during pregnancy in women with asthma: A population-based cohort study.

Abdullah K, Zhu J, Gershon A, Dell S, To T.

Drugs Aging. 2019 Sep 24.

2020

Incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in people with HIV in Ontario, 1996-2015: a retrospective population-based cohort study.

Antoniou T, Yao Z, Raboud J, Gershon AS.

CMAJ Open. 2020 Feb 18;8(1):E83-E89. 

2019

Smoking and smoking cessation among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Guanzhang J, Maclagan L, To T, Aaron SD, Yao Z, Gershon AS.

Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. 2019 Nov.  In Press

Opioid use and initiation of positive airway pressure treatment in adults referred for sleep disorder assessment: a population-based study.

Kendzerska T, Gomes T, Gershon AS, Hogan ME, McIsaac DI, Talarico R, McKim D, Sandoz J, Dales R, Tanuseputro P.

Journal of Canadian Respiratory Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. 2019 Oct.  In Press.

Sex differences in health services and medication use among older adults with asthma.

To T, Gray N, Ryckman K, Zhu J, Fong I, Gershon AS.

ERJ open. 2019 Oct. In Press.

Effect of asthma exacerbation during pregnancy in women with asthma: A population-based cohort study.

Abdullah K, Zhu J, Gershon AS, To T.

European Respiratory Journal. 2019 Oct. 

Trends in prescriptions and costs of inhaled medications in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a 19-year population-based study from Canada.

Tavakoli H, Johnson KM, FitzGerald JM, Sin DD, Gershon AS, Kendzerska T, Sadatsafavi M.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2019 Sep 3;14:2003-2013.

Prescription Synthetic Oral Cannabinoid use Among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Vozoris NT, Yao Z, Li P, Austin PC, Stephenson AL, Gill SS, O'Donnell DE, Gershon AS, Rochon PA.

Drugs Aging. 2019 Sep 24. In Press

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Hospitalizations in Older Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Gershon AS, Chung H, Porter J, Campitelli MA, Buchan SA, Schwartz KL, Crowcroft NS, Campigotto A, Gubbay JB, Karnauchow T, Katz K, McGeer AJ, McNally JD, Richardson DC, Richardson SE, Rosella LC, Simor AE, Smieja M, Zahariadis G, Kwong JC

J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 24. pii: jiz419. 

Cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea in women: a historical cohort study

Kendzerska T, Leung R, Atzema C, Chandy G, Meteb M, Malhotra A, Hawker G, Gershon AS.

Cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnea in women: a historical cohort study.

Sleep Medicine. 2020 Apr 1;68:71-9

Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Effectiveness and safety of inhaled corticosteroids in older individuals with COPD and/or asthma: a population study.

Kendzerska T, Aaron SD, To T, Licskai C, Stanbrook M, Vozoris N, Hogan ME, Tan WC, Bourbeau J, Gershon AS, Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Sep;16(10):1252-1262.

End-of-Life care in individuals with respiratory diseases: a population-based study comparing the dying experience between those with COPD and lung cancer. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Kendzerska T, Nickerson JW, Hsu AT, Gershon AS, Talarico R, Mulpuru S, Pakhale S, Tanuseputro P.

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2019 Jul 9;14:1691-701. 

Real world respiratory rate monitoring using smartwatches.

Liaqat D, Abdalla M, Esfahani PA, Gabel, Son T, Wu R, Gershon AS, Rudzicz F. 

WearBreathing: 2019 Jun 23;3(2):56. 

Using wearables and self-management apps in patients with COPD: a qualitative study.

Wu R, Ginsburg S, Son T, Gershon AS.

ERJ Open Research. 2019 Jun 11;5(3):00036-2019. 

Socioeconomic status (SES) and 30-day hospital readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) disease: a population-based cohort study.

Gershon AS, Thiruchelvam D, Aaron S, Stanbrook M, Vozoris N, Tan WC, Cho E, To T.

PLOS- One. 2019 May 10;14(5):e0216741. 

Which physicians are taking care of people with COPD?

Cho EE, Mecredy GC, Wong HH, Stanbrook MB, Gershon AS.

CHEST. 2019 Apr 30;155(4):771-777. 

Trends in incidence, prevalence, and mortality of neuromuscular disease requiring emergent care in Canada: a population study.

Rose L, McKim D, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Bai QY, Amin R, Katz S, Goldstein R, Gershon AS.

PLOS ONE. 2019;14(3).

Development of quality indicators for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a modified RAND appropriateness method.

Gershon AS, Mecredy G, Aaron S, Camp P, Tu K, Hernandez P, To T.

Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. 2019 Jan 2;3(1):30-8.

2018

Risk factors for return to the emergency department for asthma: a population-based study.

To T, Zhu J, Ryckman K, Gershon AS.

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2018 Nov 30;6(6):1907-1913.e4. 

Underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Diab N, Gershon AS, Sin DD, Tan WC, Bourbeau J, Boulet LP, Aaron SD.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Nov 1;198(9):1130-1139. 

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap in women. Incidence and risk factors.

To T, Zhu J, Gray N, Feldman LY, Villeneuve PJ, Licskai C, Gershon A, Miller AB. 

Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Nov;15(11):1304-1310. PMID: 30016129; Impact Factor: 4.006. Senior Responsible Author.

Under-diagnosis and over-diagnosis of asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Aaron S, Boulet LP, Reddel HK, Gershon AS.

2018 Oct 15;198(8):1012-1020.

Respiratory health service utilization of children with neuromuscular disease. 

Rose L, McKim D, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Bai YQ, Goldstein R, Amin R, Katz S, Gershon AS.

Respiratory health service utilization of children with neuromuscular disease.

Pediatric Pulmonology. 2018 Oct 1;53(10):1378-1386. 

Cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (overlap syndrome).

Kendzerska T, Leung RS, Aaron SD, Ayas N, Sandoz JS, Gershon AS.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2018 Oct;16(1):71-81. 

Sleep apnea increases the risk of new hospitalized atrial fibrillation: a historical cohort study.

Kendzerska T, Gershon AS, Atzema C, Dorian P, Mangat I, Hawker G, Leung RS.

CHEST. 2018 Sep 19;154(6):1330-1339. 

Serotonergic antidepressant use and morbidity and mortality among older adults with COPD.

Vozoris NT, Wang X, Austin PC, Stephenson AL, O’Donnell DE, Gershon AS, Gill SS, Rochon PA.

European Respiratory Journal. 2018 Jul 27;52(1):pii: 1800475.

Feasibility of using a smartwatch to intensively monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prospective cohort study

Wu R, Liaqat D, de Lara E, Son T, Rudzicz F, Alshaer H, Abed-Esfahani P, Gershon AS.

Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. 2018 Jun 14;6(6):e10046.

End of life strategies among patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Gershon AS, Maclagan LC, Luo J, To T, Kendzerska T, Stanbrook MD, Bourbeau J, Etches J, Aaron SD.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jun 11;198(11):1389-1396. 

Challenges with Real-World Smartwatch based Audio Monitoring.

Liaqat D, Wu R, Gershon A, Alshaer H, Rudzicz F, de Lara E.

WearSys ‘18 Proceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications. 2018 Jun 10:54-59. 

 

Clinical knowledge from observational studies: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Gershon AS, Jafarzadeh SR, Wilson KC, Walkey AJ. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 May 7;198(7):859-867. 

Asthma health services utilisation before, during and after pregnancy: a population-based cohort study.

To T, Feldman LY, Zhu J, Gershon AS.

European Respiratory Journal. 2018 Apr 19;51(4):pii: 1800209. 

Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric events following varenicline use for smoking cessation.

Gershon AS, Campitelli MA, Hawken S, Victor C, Sproule BA, Kurdyak P, Selby P.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Apr 1;197(7):913-922.

Home mechanical ventilation: a 12-year population-based retrospective cohort study.

Povitz M, Rose L, Shariff SZ, Leonard S, Welk B, Jenkyn KB, Leasa DJ, Gershon AS.

Respiratory Care. 2018 Apr 1;63(4):380-387. 

 

Incident diuretic drug use and adverse respiratory events among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Vozoris NT, Wang X, Austin PC, O’Donnell DE, Aaron SD, To TM, Gershon AS.

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2018 Mar 1;84(3):579-589. 

Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Health services burden of undiagnosed and overdiagnosed COPD.

Gershon AS, Thiruchelvam D, Chapman KR, Aaron SD, Stanbrook MB, Bourbeau J, Tan W, To T,

CHEST. 2018 Feb 6;153(6):1336-1346.

Opiod use in adults referred for sleep disorder assessment and associated long-term consequesnces: a population-based study.

Kendzerska T, Gomes T, Gershon AS, Hogan ME, Mclsaac D, Talarico R, McKim D, Sandoz J, Dales R, Tanuseputro P.

Journal of Sleep Research. 2018;27. 

 

Patterns of healthcare utilisation for respiratory complications of adults with neuromuscular disease: a population study.

Rose L, McKim D, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Bai YQ, Amin R, Katz S, Goldstein R, Gershon AS.

European Respiratory Journal. 2018;52:1800754. 

 

2017

Concomitant pulmonologist and primary care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population study.

Gershon AS, Macdonald EM, Luo J, Austin PC, Gupta S, Sivjee K, Upshur R, Aaron SD.

Family Practice. 2017 Nov 16;34(6):708-716. 

Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Do community demographics, environmental characteristics and access to care affect risks of developing ACOS and mortality in people with asthma?

To T, Zhu J, Carlsten C, Larsen K, Ryckman K, Feldman LY, Crighton E, Lougheed MD, Licskai C, Villeneuve PJ, Su Y, Sadatsafavi M, Gershon A,

Eur Respir J. 2017 Sep 11;50(3). 

Mental health services claims and adult onset asthma in Ontario, Canada.

To T, Ryckman K, Zhu J, Williams D, Feldman LY, Larsen K, Gershon AS.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2017 Sep 7;5(5):1388-1393. 

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