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A comparison of the Quidel Solana GAS assay, the Luminex Aries Group A Strep assay and the Focus Diagnostics Simplexa Group A Strep Direct assay for detection of Group A Streptococcus in throat swab specimens.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Nov 26;95(3):114866. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

The Ottawa Hospital/The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S07328893193032
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.07.004DOI Listing
November 2019

A comparison of the Quidel Solana HSV 1 + 2/VZV Assay, the Focus Diagnostics Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct Assay and the Luminex Aries HSV 1&2 Assay for detection of herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 from swab specimens.

J Clin Virol 2019 Apr 2;113:35-38. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Canada; The Ottawa Hospital/The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2019.03.002DOI Listing
April 2019

A comparison of the Allplex™ bacterial and viral assays to conventional methods for detection of gastroenteritis agents.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Jul 28;11(1):514. Epub 2018 Jul 28.

Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, 401 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3645-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6064067PMC
July 2018

Higher atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (a-EPEC) bacterial loads in children with diarrhea are associated with PCR detection of the EHEC factor for adherence 1/lymphocyte inhibitory factor A (efa1/lifa) gene.

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2017 Mar 23;16(1):16. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12941-017-0188-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363046PMC
March 2017

Prevalence and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in diarrhoeic patients in the Qikiqtani Region, Nunavut, Canada.

Int J Circumpolar Health 2015 19;74:27713. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada;

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4475686PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.27713DOI Listing
November 2016

Detection of respiratory viruses and bacteria in children using a twenty-two target reverse-transcription real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) panel.

World J Pediatr 2016 May 18;12(2):183-9. Epub 2015 Dec 18.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12519-015-0069-4DOI Listing
May 2016

Polymerase chain reaction detection of Kingella kingae in children with culture-negative septic arthritis in eastern Ontario.

Paediatr Child Health 2016 Mar;21(2):79-82

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario; Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4807800PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pch/21.2.79DOI Listing
March 2016

Acute effects of viral respiratory tract infections on sputum bacterial density during CF pulmonary exacerbations.

J Cyst Fibros 2015 Jul 18;14(4):482-9. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, K1H 8L6 Ottawa, Canada. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S15691993140027
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2014.11.009DOI Listing
July 2015

Prevalence and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in diarrhoeic patients in the Qikiqtani Region, Nunavut, Canada.

Int J Circumpolar Health 2015 Jan;74(1):27713

a Bureau of Microbial Hazards Food Directorate, Health Canada , Ottawa , ON , Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.27713DOI Listing
January 2015

Direct Streptococcus pneumoniae real-time PCR serotyping from pediatric parapneumonic effusions.

BMC Pediatr 2014 Jul 24;14:189. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-14-189DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4118202PMC
July 2014

Real-time polymerase chain reaction for microbiological diagnosis of parapneumonic effusions in Canadian children.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2014 May;25(3):151-4

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4173977PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/757963DOI Listing
May 2014

Lipopolysaccharide glycotyping of clarithromycin-resistant and clarithromycin-susceptible Canadian isolates of Helicobacter pylori.

Can J Microbiol 2014 Jan 25;60(1):35-9. Epub 2013 Nov 25.

a National Research Council Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2013-0747DOI Listing
January 2014

Methylglyoxal: (active agent of manuka honey) in vitro activity against bacterial biofilms.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2011 Sep-Oct;1(5):348-50. Epub 2011 May 25.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/alr.20073
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alr.20073DOI Listing
June 2012

Rapid detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis in clinical and molecular proficiency panel specimens with a novel intercalating dye-based PCR assay.

Scand J Infect Dis 2011 Dec 15;43(11-12):968-71. Epub 2011 Sep 15.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2011.608083DOI Listing
December 2011

Rapid PCR detection of group A Streptococcus from flocked throat swabs: a retrospective clinical study.

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2011 Sep 2;10:33. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-0711-10-33DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179694PMC
September 2011

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children and adolescents admitted to CHEO.

Paediatr Child Health 2010 Oct;15(8):492

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton;

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952513PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pch/15.8.492DOI Listing
October 2010

Assessment of flocked swabs for use in identification of streptococcal pharyngitis.

J Clin Microbiol 2009 Sep 15;47(9):3029-30. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01163-09DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738109PMC
September 2009

Effectiveness of honey on Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009 Jul 9;141(1):114-8. Epub 2009 Mar 9.

Department of Otolaryngology, University of Ottawa, and Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2009.01.005DOI Listing
July 2009

Tache noire.

CMAJ 2008 Mar;178(7):841

Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.070102DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2267842PMC
March 2008

Pyrosequencing of a recA gene variable region for Burkholderia cepacia complex genomovar identification.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2007 Aug 16;58(4):379-84. Epub 2007 May 16.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8MS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2007.02.011DOI Listing
August 2007

High-resolution melting assay for the detection of gyrA mutations causing quinolone resistance in Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2007 Apr 6;57(4):455-8. Epub 2006 Dec 6.

Division of Bacteriology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.09.011DOI Listing
April 2007

Multiple combination antibiotic susceptibility testing of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2006 Nov 12;56(3):247-53. Epub 2006 Jun 12.

Department of Pediatrics, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8L1.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.04.012DOI Listing
November 2006

A teenager with fever, rash and arthritis.

CMAJ 2006 Aug;175(4):354

Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.060309DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1534085PMC
August 2006

A 4-year-old child with leukemia and an enlarging arm lesion.

CMAJ 2005 Feb;172(3):332

Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.1041231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC545756PMC
February 2005

Evaluation of the QuickLab RSV test, a new rapid lateral-flow immunoassay for detection of respiratory syncytial virus antigen.

J Clin Microbiol 2004 Aug;42(8):3731-3

Division of Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 401 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L1, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.42.8.3731-3733.2004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC497566PMC
August 2004

Facial furuncle on 3-year-old boy camping in Ontario.

CMAJ 2003 Apr;168(9):1159

Division of Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC153689PMC
April 2003

Nosocomial influenza at a Canadian pediatric hospital from 1995 to 1999: opportunities for prevention.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2002 Oct;23(10):627-9

Division of Infectious Disease and Infection Control Program, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/501985DOI Listing
October 2002