Non-invasive cytology brush PCR for the diagnosis and causative species identification of american cutaneous leishmaniasis in peru.
PLoS ONE., 7(11):e49738 (2012)
Impact of a multidisciplinary standardized clinical pathway on perioperative outcomes in patients with oesophageal cancer.
Br J Surg., Jan;100(1):105-12 (2013)
Physiology, Not Chronology, Dictates Outcomes after Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: Outcomes in Patients 80 Years and Older.
Ann. Surg. Oncol., Nov (2012)
Outcomes assessment of the surgical management of esophageal cancer in younger and older patients.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Nov;94(5):1652-8 (2012)
Toward an Understanding of Changes in Diversity Associated with Fecal Microbiome Transplantation Based on 16S rRNA Gene Deep Sequencing.
MBio., 3(5) (2012)
Essential roles and regulation of the Legionella pneumophila collagen-like adhesin during biofilm formation.
PLoS ONE., 7(9):e46462 (2012)
Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Containing blaNDM-1, Ontario, Canada.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Dec;55(11):e109-17 (2012)
Novel multimodality endoscopic closure of postoperative esophageal fistula.
Int J Surg Case Rep., 3(11):577-9 (2012)
Should nasogastric tubes be removed early or late?: that is the question: comment on "effect of short-term vs prolonged nasogastric decompression on major postesophagectomy complications".
Arch Surg., Aug;147(8):752 (2012)
Potential T cell epitopes within swine-origin triple reassortant influenza A (H3N2) variant virus which emerged in 2011: an immunoinformatics study.
Vaccine., Sep;30(42):6054-63 (2012)
Is primary prevention of Clostridium difficile infection possible with specific probiotics?
Int. J. Infect. Dis., Nov;16(11):e786-92 (2012)
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Aug;94(2):405 (2012)
Ceftaroline fosamil in the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Drugs., Jul;72(11):1473-93 (2012)
Clinical ramifications of giant paraesophageal hernias are underappreciated: making the case for routine surgical repair.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Aug;94(2):421-6; discussion 426-8 (2012)
Mechanism of invasion of lung epithelial cells by filamentous Legionella pneumophila.
Cell. Microbiol., Oct;14(10):1632-55 (2012)
Accordion severity grading system: assessment of relationship between costs, length of hospital stay, and survival in patients with complications after esophagectomy for cancer.
J. Am. Coll. Surg., Sep;215(3):331-6 (2012)
Gastric ulceration following oesophageal stent migration complicating surgical management of oesophageal cancer.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg., Aug;15(2):320-2 (2012)
Systematic review and pooled analysis assessing the association between elderly age and outcome following surgical resection of esophageal malignancy.
Dis. Esophagus., May (2012)
Recovery of influenza B virus with the H273Y point mutation in the neuraminidase active site from a human patient.
J. Clin. Microbiol., Jul;50(7):2500-2 (2012)
Phylogenetic incongruence in E. coli O104: understanding the evolutionary relationships of emerging pathogens in the face of homologous recombination.
PLoS ONE., 7(4):e33971 (2012)
Genetic variability of human respiratory syncytial virus A strains circulating in Ontario: a novel genotype with a 72 nucleotide G gene duplication.
PLoS ONE., 7(3):e32807 (2012)
Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections and international travel.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Mar;18(3):473-6 (2012)
Respiratory viral infections in institutions from late stage of the first and second waves of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009, Ontario, Canada.
Influenza Other Respi Viruses., May;6(3):e11-5 (2012)
Full-genome dissection of an epidemic of severe invasive disease caused by a hypervirulent, recently emerged clone of group A Streptococcus.
Am. J. Pathol., Apr;180(4):1522-34 (2012)
Polymorphisms in regulator of protease B (RopB) alter disease phenotype and strain virulence of serotype M3 group A Streptococcus.
J. Infect. Dis., Jun;205(11):1719-29 (2012)
MupB, a new high-level mupirocin resistance mechanism in Staphylococcus aureus.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Apr;56(4):1916-20 (2012)
Repair of giant paraesophageal hernias routinely produces improvement in respiratory function.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Feb;143(2):398-404 (2012)
Group A Streptococcus emm gene types in pharyngeal isolates, Ontario, Canada, 2002-2010.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Nov;17(11):2010-7 (2011)
Volume-outcome relationship in surgery for esophageal malignancy: systematic review and meta-analysis 2000-2011.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., May;16(5):1055-63 (2012)
Extensive genomic variation within clonal complexes of Neisseria meningitidis.
Genome Biol Evol., 3:1406-18 (2011)
Non-invasive cytology brush PCR diagnostic testing in mucosal leishmaniasis: superior performance to conventional biopsy with histopathology.
PLoS ONE., 6(10):e26395 (2011)
Advances in the management of esophageal perforation.
Thorac Surg Clin., Nov;21(4):541-55 (2011)
The impact of influenza on the Canadian First Nations.
Can J Public Health., 102(5):345-8 (2011 Sep-Oct)
Legionella infections and travel associated legionellosis.
Travel Med Infect Dis., Jul;9(4):176-86 (2011)
Whole-genome sequence of Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae isolate IS7493.
J. Bacteriol., Nov;193(21):6102-3 (2011)
Pertussis resurgence in Toronto, Canada: a population-based study including test-incidence feedback modeling.
BMC Public Health., 11:694 (2011)
Identification of sexual networks through molecular typing of quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ontario, Canada.
Sex Transm Dis., Sep;38(9):811-4 (2011)
Multidrug-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection in immunocompetent child.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Aug;17(8):1472-4 (2011)
Evaluation and verification of the Seeplex Diarrhea-V ACE assay for simultaneous detection of adenovirus, rotavirus, and norovirus genogroups I and II in clinical stool specimens.
J. Clin. Microbiol., Sep;49(9):3154-62 (2011)
Respiratory illnesses in Canadian health care workers: a pilot study of influenza vaccine and oseltamivir prophylaxis during the 2007/2008 influenza season.
Influenza Other Respi Viruses., Nov;5(6):404-8 (2011)
Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae to fluoroquinolones in Canada.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Aug;55(8):3703-8 (2011)
New Delhi metallo-Î²-lactamase-1: local acquisition in Ontario, Canada, and challenges in detection.
CMAJ., Aug;183(11):1257-61 (2011)
Open versus minimally invasive esophagectomy: what is the best approach? Frame the issue.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., Sep;15(9):1497-9 (2011)
Diagnosis and management of anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., Aug;15(8):1319-22 (2011)
Impact of endoscopic assessment and treatment on operative and non-operative management of acute oesophageal perforation.
Br J Surg., Jun;98(6):818-24 (2011)
FOCUS 2: a randomized, double-blinded, multicentre, Phase III trial of the efficacy and safety of ceftaroline fosamil versus ceftriaxone in community-acquired pneumonia.
J. Antimicrob. Chemother., Apr;66 Suppl 3:iii33-44 (2011)
FOCUS 1: a randomized, double-blinded, multicentre, Phase III trial of the efficacy and safety of ceftaroline fosamil versus ceftriaxone in community-acquired pneumonia.
J. Antimicrob. Chemother., Apr;66 Suppl 3:iii19-32 (2011)
Update on staging and surgical treatment options for esophageal cancer.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., May;15(5):719-29 (2011)
Systemic dysregulation of angiopoietin-1/2 in streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Apr;52(8):e157-61 (2011)
Polymerase chain reaction detection of Leishmania kDNA from the urine of Peruvian patients with cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., Apr;84(4):556-61 (2011)
Comparative evaluation of a chromogenic agar medium, the modified Hodge test, and a battery of meropenem-inhibitor discs for detection of carbapenemase activity in Enterobacteriaceae.
J. Clin. Microbiol., May;49(5):1965-9 (2011)
Evolving management strategies in esophageal perforation: surgeons using nonoperative techniques to improve outcomes.
J. Am. Coll. Surg., Jul;213(1):164-71; discussion 171-2 (2011)
Lcl of Legionella pneumophila is an immunogenic GAG binding adhesin that promotes interactions with lung epithelial cells and plays a crucial role in biofilm formation.
Infect. Immun., Jun;79(6):2168-81 (2011)
Modified multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis for rapid identification and typing of Clostridium difficile during institutional outbreaks.
J. Clin. Microbiol., May;49(5):1983-6 (2011)
Distribution of antiseptic resistance genes qacA, qacB, and smr in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Toronto, Canada, from 2005 to 2009.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Jun;55(6):2999-3001 (2011)
Distinct signatures of diversifying selection revealed by genome analysis of respiratory tract and invasive bacterial populations.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Mar;108(12):5039-44 (2011)
Novel mutations in a patient isolate of Streptococcus agalactiae with reduced penicillin susceptibility emerging after long-term oral suppressive therapy.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Jun;55(6):2983-5 (2011)
Antimicrobial susceptibility of 15,644 pathogens from Canadian hospitals: results of the CANWARD 2007-2009 study.
Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., Mar;69(3):291-306 (2011)
New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, Ontario, Canada.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Feb;17(2):306-7 (2011)
Analytical and clinical validation of novel real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction assays for the clinical detection of swine-origin H1N1 influenza viruses.
Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., Feb;69(2):167-71 (2011)
Development of a molecular-beacon-based multi-allelic real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of human coronavirus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV): a general methodology for detecting rapidly mutating viruses.
Arch. Virol., Apr;156(4):671-80 (2011)
New Delhi metallo-Î²-lactamase-1 in Enterobacteriaceae: emerging resistance.
CMAJ., Jan;183(1):59-64 (2011)
Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis.
J. Clin. Microbiol., Mar;49(3):1097-100 (2011)
Evaluation of CLSI agar dilution method and Trek Sensititre broth microdilution panel for determining antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
J. Clin. Microbiol., Feb;49(2):704-6 (2011)
Molecular analysis of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Ontario, Canada.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Feb;55(2):703-12 (2011)
rmtD2, a new allele of a 16S rRNA methylase gene, has been present in Enterobacteriaceae isolates from Argentina for more than a decade.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., Feb;55(2):904-9 (2011)
Integrated analysis of FOCUS 1 and FOCUS 2: randomized, doubled-blinded, multicenter phase 3 trials of the efficacy and safety of ceftaroline fosamil versus ceftriaxone in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Dec;51(12):1395-405 (2010)
In an era of health reform: defining cost differences in current esophageal cancer management strategies and assessing the cost of complications.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Jan;141(1):16-21 (2011)
Epidemic of group A Streptococcus M/emm59 causing invasive disease in Canada.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Dec;51(11):1290-7 (2010)
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: assessing the response.
CMAJ., Nov;182(17):1874-8 (2010)
High prevalence of asymptomatic bocavirus in daycare: is otitis media a confounder?
J. Infect. Dis., Nov;202(10):1617; author reply 1618 (2010)
Severe human rhinovirus outbreak associated with fatalities in a long-term care facility in Ontario, Canada.
J Am Geriatr Soc., Oct;58(10):2036-8 (2010)
Comparing complications of esophagectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy and potential impact on hospital systems utilizing the accordion severity grading system.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., Nov;14(11):1646-52 (2010)
Rhinovirus outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Ontario, Canada.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Sep;16(9):1463-5 (2010)
Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., Aug;83(2):345-50 (2010)
Assessment of intra-operative haemodynamic changes associated with transhiatal and transthoracic oesophagectomy.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg., Dec;38(6):665-8 (2010)
Getting under the skin: the immunopathogenesis of Streptococcus pyogenes deep tissue infections.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Jul;51(1):58-65 (2010)
Surveillance data on outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection in Ontario, Canada, in 2008-2009.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Jun;50(12):1685-6; author reply 1686 (2010)
New endemic Legionella pneumophila serogroup I clones, Ontario, Canada.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Mar;16(3):447-54 (2010)
Molecular complexity of successive bacterial epidemics deconvoluted by comparative pathogenomics.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Mar;107(9):4371-6 (2010)
Characterization of the quinolone resistant determining regions in clinical isolates of pneumococci collected in Canada.
Ann. Clin. Microbiol. Antimicrob., 9:3 (2010)
Decreased necrotizing fasciitis capacity caused by a single nucleotide mutation that alters a multiple gene virulence axis.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Jan;107(2):888-93 (2010)
Genome-wide dissection of globally emergent multi-drug resistant serotype 19A Streptococcus pneumoniae.
BMC Genomics., 10:642 (2009)
Respiratory infection in institutions during early stages of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Canada.
Emerging Infect. Dis., Dec;15(12):2001-3 (2009)
Detection and species identification of Leishmania DNA from filter paper lesion impressions for patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Jan;50(1):e1-6 (2010)
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Nov;88(5):1653-4 (2009)
Assessing the impact of intravenous immunoglobulin in the management of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: a noble but difficult quest.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Nov;49(9):1377-9 (2009)
Assessment of criteria and clinical significance of circumferential resection margins in esophageal cancer.
Arch Surg., Jul;144(7):618-24 (2009)
In vitro activity of ceftaroline, ceftobiprole and cethromycin against clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected from across Canada between 2003 and 2008.
J. Antimicrob. Chemother., Sep;64(3):659-60 (2009)
Annual macrolide prescription rates and the emergence of macrolide resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae in Canada from 1995 to 2005.
Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents., Oct;34(4):375-9 (2009)
Multiplex PCR tests sentinel the appearance of pandemic influenza viruses including H1N1 swine influenza.
J. Clin. Virol., Jul;45(3):200-2 (2009)
Carbapenem resistance in Canada.
CMAJ., Jun;180(12):1225-6 (2009)
Laboratory-based evaluation of legionellosis epidemiology in Ontario, Canada, 1978 to 2006.
BMC Infect. Dis., 9:68 (2009)
Going with the flow: legionellosis risk in Toronto, Canada is strongly associated with local watershed hydrology.
Ecohealth., Dec;5(4):482-90 (2008)
Fluoroquinolones for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and tuberculosis: putting the risk of resistance into perspective.
Clin. Infect. Dis., May;48(10):1361-3 (2009)
Laboratory diagnosis of amoebic keratitis: comparison of four diagnostic methods for different types of clinical specimens.
J. Clin. Microbiol., May;47(5):1314-8 (2009)
Utility of the BD Directigen Flu A+B rapid antigen detection assay as an influenza outbreak detection tool.
Int. J. Infect. Dis., Sep;13(5):e327-8 (2009)
Infection with H274Y-positive influenza A (H1N1) is not associated with a change in nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization in patients.
Int. J. Infect. Dis., Sep;13(5):e321-2 (2009)
A new twist on an old problem. A case of pediatric meningitis caused by multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19 A.
Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J., Jan;28(1):74-5 (2009)
Optimization of microculture and evaluation of miniculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions in Peru.
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., Dec;79(6):847-52 (2008)