Daniel A. Waltho

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Rapid isothermal amplification methods have recently been introduced, and some of these methods offer significant advantages over PCR. The objective of this study was to develop a rapid and sensitive multiplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification (M-LAMP) assay for the detection of respiratory syncytial virus subgroups A and B (RSV A and B). We designed(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid isothermal amplification methods have recently been introduced and they offer significant advantages over PCR. OBJECTIVE To develop a rapid and sensitive M-LAMP assay for the detection of influenza A (H1 and H3) and B that does not require RNA extraction. STUDY DESIGN We designed six primers targeting the matrix genes of influenza H1(More)
Pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria use type III secretion (T3S) to inject effector proteins into the host cell to create appropriate conditions for infection and intracellular replication. Chlamydia spp. are believed to use T3S to infect their host cell, and the translocator proteins are an essential component of this system. Chlamydia pneumoniae contains(More)
BACKGROUND Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a frequent complication of breast surgery. There is currently no standard definition for this chronic pain syndrome. The purpose of this review was to establish a consensus for defining PMPS by identifying the various elements included in the definitions and how they vary across the literature, determining(More)
The article "Users" guide to the surgical literature: how to perform a "literature search" was published in 2003, but the continuing technological developments in databases and search filters have rendered that guide out of date. The present guide fills an existing gap in this area; it provides the reader with strategies for developing a searchable clinical(More)
Chlamydia spp. are believed to use a conserved virulence factor called type III secretion (T3S) to facilitate the delivery of effector proteins from the bacterial pathogen to the host cell. Important early effector proteins of the type III secretion system (T3SS) are a class of proteins called the translocators. The translocator proteins insert into the(More)
CLINICALSCENARIO You are a new plastic surgeon in the community and you are referred a patient interested in breast reconstruction. The patient is a 35-year-old female school teacher who had a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy 2 years earlier, as she was a BRCA gene carrier. Since she is of a petite build with very little subcutaneous tissue or extra skin(More)
BACKGROUND Gynecomastia is a common deformity of the male breast, where certain cases warrant surgical management. There are several surgical options, which vary depending on the breast characteristics. To guide surgical management, several classification systems for gynecomastia have been proposed. METHODS A systematic review was performed to (1)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the level of agreement between non-eye care trainees and a trainer (ophthalmologist) in a vision screening program. DESIGN Prospective, observational study carried out in 3 phases (Phase I-III). PARTICIPANTS Study population included 1228 children, aged 6-14 years, at 5 elementary schools in the city of Hamilton. METHODS In(More)
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