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Influenza viruses cause yearly epidemics of acute respiratory illness affecting 5% to 30% of the population (1, 2). Diagnosing influenza on the basis of only clinical symptoms is difficult because… (More)
Microscopy has several limitations in the diagnosis of parasitic infection. New technologies have emerged to address some of these limitations. We review recent advances in three key areas. The… (More)
BACKGROUND Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays based on the detection of the toxin B gene are replacing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based toxin production detection or cell… (More)
BACKGROUND Children with underlying medical conditions should receive influenza vaccine (IV) yearly; yet this remains sub-optimal. We aimed to describe our experience with a tertiary-care… (More)
: media-1vid110.1542/5771275574001PEDS-VA_2017-4105Video Abstract OBJECTIVES: Respiratory pathogens commonly trigger pediatric asthma exacerbations, but their impact on severity and treatment… (More)