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Respiratory tract infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Even with the advancement of diagnostic tools, the causative agent of 20 to 30% of upper respiratory tract infections go undiagnosed. Recently, a newly identified human respiratory virus, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), was discovered in young children in The Netherlands.(More)
The emergence of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus highlights the need for rapid oseltamivir resistance screening. We report the development and validation of high-throughput real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays for the detection of the H275Y substitution in the neuraminidase 1 gene that can be accomplished in 3 to 4 h.
We investigated coinfection of human bocavirus (HBoV) and other respiratory viruses in hospitalized children by real-time PCR. A high rate (69.2%) of adenovirus infection was found among children infected with HBoV. Such high rates of HboV-adenovirus coinfection have not been previously reported, underscoring the need to investigate the contribution of HBoV(More)
  • V Levy, V J Rao
  • 1988
Forensic pathologists are often asked to estimate postinjury survival time and to render an opinion on the probable extent of physical activity following fatal injury. To study this question, the case files of the Dade County Medical Examiner's Office were reviewed. The year 1983 was chosen arbitrarily for this study and all the autopsy reports of gunshot(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of influenza virus vaccine in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS The study population comprised 24 patients with SLE who received the split-virion, inactivated vaccine containing 15 micro g hemagglutinin (HA)/dose of each of A/Beijing/262/95(H1N1), A/Sydney/05/97(H3N2), and B/Harbin/07/94.(More)
The ability to rapidly diagnose influenza virus infections is of the utmost importance in the evaluation of patients with upper respiratory tract infections. It is also important for the influenza surveillance activities performed by national influenza centers. In the present study we modified a multiplex real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) assay(More)
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