Joanne M. Langley

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Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) is universally fatal unless treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Following the identification of disseminated Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infections in Canadian First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) children with unrecognized primary immune deficiencies, a national surveillance study was(More)
IMPORTANCE Global use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cervical cancer is impeded by cost. A 2-dose schedule for girls may be possible. OBJECTIVE To determine whether mean antibody levels to HPV-16 and HPV-18 among girls receiving 2 doses was noninferior to women receiving 3 doses. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Randomized, phase 3,(More)
BACKGROUND Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses remain a threat to human health, with potential to become pandemic agents. METHODS This phase III, placebo-controlled, observer-blinded study evaluated the immunogenicity, cross-reactivity, safety, and lot consistency of 2 doses of oil-in-water (AS03(A)) adjuvanted H5N1 A/Indonesia/05/2005 (3.75 μg(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate age-specific hospitalization rates attributed to influenza and other virus for adults. METHODS Admissions from Canada's national hospitalization database (Canadian Institute of Health Information), from 1994/95 to 1999/2000, were modeled as a function of proxy variables for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and(More)
BACKGROUND Empirical data on laboratory-confirmed seasonal influenza is limited by very low and possibly non-systematic case ascertainment as well as geographical variation. OBJECTIVE To provide a visual representation of an influenza epidemic at the community and regional level using empirical data and to describe the epidemic characteristics. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Mismatch between circulating influenza B viruses (Yamagata and Victoria lineages) and vaccine strains occurs frequently. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial, immunogenicity and safety of an inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine candidate (QIV) versus trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV)-Victoria(Vic) and TIV-Yamagata(Yam) in(More)
BACKGROUND As observed during the 2009 pandemic, a novel influenza virus can spread globally before the epidemic peaks locally. As consistencies in the relative timing and direction of spread could form the basis for an early alert system, the objectives of this study were to use the case-based reporting system for laboratory confirmed influenza from the(More)
BACKGROUND The weekly proportion of laboratory tests that are positive for influenza is used in public health surveillance systems to identify periods of influenza activity. We aimed to estimate the sensitivity of influenza testing in Canada based on results of a national respiratory virus surveillance system. METHODS AND FINDINGS The weekly number of(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of serious morbidity with childhood pneumonia has decreased over time, empyema as a complication of community-acquired pneumonia continues to be an important clinical problem. We reviewed the epidemiology and clinical management of empyema at 8 pediatric hospitals in a period before the widespread implementation of(More)
BACKGROUND The seasonality, clinical and radiographic features and outcome of aseptic meningitis have been described for regional outbreaks but data from a wider geographic area is necessary to delineate the epidemiology of this condition. METHODS A retrospective chart review was completed of children presenting with aseptic meningitis to eight Canadian(More)