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This study compared prospectively viral culture for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with three rapid RSV antigen detection tests: RSV EIA and TestPack RSV (TP), and Directigen RSV (DIR). Additionally two methods of specimen collection were compared: nasopharyngeal rub (RUB) and nasopharyngeal wash (WASH). True positives were defined as positive RSV viral(More)
The incidence of acute rheumatic fever has varied over the past several decades. The usual source of case ascertainment has been medical record discharge diagnosis coding. By reviewing both the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh medical records discharge data and the Division of Cardiology computer database for the years 1982 to 1993, 173 cases of acute(More)
This prospective, double-blind, randomized trial compared the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of acellular diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine-diphtheria toxoid conjugate, given at separate injection sites or at a single site, in 79 children 18 months of age who had received three prior immunizing doses(More)
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