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Predictors of Poor Outcomes Among Infants With Respiratory Syncytial Virus-associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Botswana.

Patel SM, Spees L, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Patel MZ, Shah SS, Cunningham CK, Kelly MS.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 May;38(5):525-527. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002168.


Pneumococcal Colonization and the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children in Botswana.

Kelly MS, Surette MG, Smieja M, Rossi L, Luinstra K, Steenhoff AP, Goldfarb DM, Pernica JM, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Mazhani T, Rawls JF, Cunningham CK, Shah SS, Feemster KA, Seed PC.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Nov;37(11):1176-1183. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002174.


The Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children With Respiratory Infections in Botswana.

Kelly MS, Surette MG, Smieja M, Pernica JM, Rossi L, Luinstra K, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Goldfarb DM, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Rulaganyang I, Muthoga C, Gaofiwe L, Mazhani T, Rawls JF, Cunningham CK, Shah SS, Seed PC.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Sep;36(9):e211-e218. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001607.


A comparison of flocked swabs and traditional swabs, using multiplex real-time PCR for detection of common gastroenteritis pathogens in Botswana.

Mokomane M, Kasvosve I, Gaseitsiwe S, Steenhoff AP, Pernica JM, Lechiile K, Luinstra K, Smieja M, Goldfarb DM.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;86(2):141-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.07.007. Epub 2016 Jul 8.


Ease, Comfort, and Performance of the HerSwab Vaginal Self-Sampling Device for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Arias M, Jang D, Gilchrist J, Luinstra K, Li J, Smieja M, Chernesky MA.

Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Feb;43(2):125-9. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000406.


Throat and nasal swabs for molecular detection of respiratory viruses in acute pharyngitis.

Ali M, Han S, Gunst CJ, Lim S, Luinstra K, Smieja M.

Virol J. 2015 Oct 29;12:178. doi: 10.1186/s12985-015-0408-z.


Clinical severity of pediatric respiratory illness with enterovirus D68 compared with rhinovirus or other enterovirus genotypes.

Mertz D, Alawfi A, Pernica JM, Rutherford C, Luinstra K, Smieja M.

CMAJ. 2015 Nov 17;187(17):1279-1284. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150619. Epub 2015 Oct 13.


Comparison of asymptomatic and symptomatic rhinovirus infections in university students: incidence, species diversity, and viral load.

Granados A, Goodall EC, Luinstra K, Smieja M, Mahony J.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Aug;82(4):292-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.05.001. Epub 2015 May 7.


Association of respiratory viruses with outcomes of severe childhood pneumonia in Botswana.

Kelly MS, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Wirth KE, Goldfarb DM, Steenhoff AP, Arscott-Mills T, Cunningham CK, Boiditswe S, Sethomo W, Shah SS, Finalle R, Feemster KA.

PLoS One. 2015 May 14;10(5):e0126593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126593. eCollection 2015.


Evaluation of anatomically designed flocked rectal swabs for molecular detection of enteric pathogens in children admitted to hospital with severe gastroenteritis in Botswana.

Goldfarb DM, Steenhoff AP, Pernica JM, Chong S, Luinstra K, Mokomane M, Mazhani L, Quaye I, Goercke I, Mahony J, Smieja M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov;52(11):3922-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01894-14. Epub 2014 Aug 27.


Vitamin D3 and gargling for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections: a randomized controlled trial.

Goodall EC, Granados AC, Luinstra K, Pullenayegum E, Coleman BL, Loeb M, Smieja M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2014 May 19;14:273. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-273.


The loss of topography in the microbial communities of the upper respiratory tract in the elderly.

Whelan FJ, Verschoor CP, Stearns JC, Rossi L, Luinstra K, Loeb M, Smieja M, Johnstone J, Surette MG, Bowdish DM.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May;11(4):513-21. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201310-351OC.


Co-circulation of multiple genotypes of human rhinovirus during a large outbreak of respiratory illness in a veterans' long-term care home.

Mubareka S, Louie L, Wong H, Granados A, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M, Vearncombe M, Mahony J, Simor A.

J Clin Virol. 2013 Oct;58(2):455-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.06.037. Epub 2013 Jul 31.


Use of an improved quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay to determine differences in human rhinovirus viral loads in different populations.

Granados A, Luinstra K, Chong S, Goodall E, Banh L, Mubareka S, Smieja M, Mahony J.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;74(4):384-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.08.023. Epub 2012 Sep 25.


Evaluation and clinical validation of an alcohol-based transport medium for preservation and inactivation of respiratory viruses.

Luinstra K, Petrich A, Castriciano S, Ackerman M, Chong S, Carruthers S, Ammons B, Mahony JB, Smieja M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2138-42. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00327-11. Epub 2011 Apr 20.


Development of a novel bead-based multiplex PCR assay for combined subtyping and oseltamivir resistance genotyping (H275Y) of seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza A viruses.

Mahony JB, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M.

J Clin Virol. 2010 Dec;49(4):277-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2010.08.006. Epub 2010 Sep 16.


Development and evaluation of a flocked nasal midturbinate swab for self-collection in respiratory virus infection diagnostic testing.

Smieja M, Castriciano S, Carruthers S, So G, Chong S, Luinstra K, Mahony JB, Petrich A, Chernesky M, Savarese M, Triva D.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Sep;48(9):3340-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02235-09. Epub 2010 Jul 7.


Multiplex PCR tests sentinel the appearance of pandemic influenza viruses including H1N1 swine influenza.

Mahony JB, Hatchette T, Ojkic D, Drews SJ, Gubbay J, Low DE, Petric M, Tang P, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M.

J Clin Virol. 2009 Jul;45(3):200-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2009.05.031. Epub 2009 Jun 6.


Comparison of in-house and commercial 16S rRNA sequencing with high-performance liquid chromatography and genotype AS and CM for identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria.

Daley P, Petrich A, May K, Luinstra K, Rutherford C, Chedore P, Jamieson F, Smieja M.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;61(3):284-93. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.02.018. Epub 2008 May 1.


Abilities of APTIMA, AMPLICOR, and ProbeTec assays to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in PreservCyt ThinPrep Liquid-based Pap samples.

Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Chong S, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Macritchie C, Ewert R, Hayhoe B, Sarabia A, Thompson F.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Aug;45(8):2355-8. Epub 2007 May 30.


Comparison of the RIDASCREEN norovirus enzyme immunoassay to IDEIA NLV GI/GII by testing stools also assayed by RT-PCR and electron microscopy.

Castriciano S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M, Lee C, Jang D, Portillo E, Chernesky M.

J Virol Methods. 2007 May;141(2):216-9. Epub 2007 Jan 8.


Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in stool specimens by commercially available real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays.

Louie L, Simor AE, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Mahony J, Smieja M, Johnson G, Gharabaghi F, Tellier R, Willey BM, Poutanen S, Mazzulli T, Broukhanski G, Jamieson F, Louie M, Richardson S; Ontario Laboratory Working Group for the Rapid Diagnosis of Emerging Pathogens.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Nov;44(11):4193-6. Epub 2006 Aug 30.


Multicenter comparison of nucleic acid extraction methods for detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus RNA in stool specimens.

Petrich A, Mahony J, Chong S, Broukhanski G, Gharabaghi F, Johnson G, Louie L, Luinstra K, Willey B, Akhaven P, Chui L, Jamieson F, Louie M, Mazzulli T, Tellier R, Smieja M, Cai W, Chernesky M, Richardson SE; Ontario Laboratory Working Group for the Rapid Diagnosis of Emerging Infections.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Aug;44(8):2681-8.


High analytical sensitivity and low rates of inhibition may contribute to detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in significantly more women by the APTIMA Combo 2 assay.

Chernesky M, Jang D, Luinstra K, Chong S, Smieja M, Cai W, Hayhoe B, Portillo E, Macritchie C, Main C, Ewert R.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Feb;44(2):400-5.


Autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells are a potential source of parvovirus B19 infection.

Arnold DM, Neame PB, Meyer RM, Soamboonsrup P, Luinstra KE, O'Hoski P, Garner J, Foley R.

Transfusion. 2005 Mar;45(3):394-8.


Inhibition of amplification of Chlamydia trachomatis plasmid DNA by the ligase chain reaction associated with female urines.

Chernesky M, Chong S, Jang D, Luinstra K, Faught M, Mahony J.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 1998 Jul;4(7):397-404.


Training costs and investment payback of implementing molecular diagnostics for identification of vancomycin resistant enterococci in a clinical microbiology laboratory.

Page B, Petrich A, Stevens D, Luinstra K, Callery S, Gafni A, Mahony J, Chernesky M, Groves D.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 Feb;42(2):91-7.


Effect of routine use of a multiplex PCR for detection of vanA- and vanB- mediated enterococcal resistance on accuracy, costs and earlier reporting.

Petrich A, Luinstra K, Page B, Callery S, Stevens D, Gafni A, Groves D, Chernesky M, Mahony JB.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2001 Dec;41(4):215-20.


Direct detection of vanA and vanB genes in clinical specimens for rapid identification of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) using multiplex PCR.

Petrich AK, Luinstra KE, Groves D, Chernesky MA, Mahony JB.

Mol Cell Probes. 1999 Aug;13(4):275-81.


Can serology diagnose upper genital tract Chlamydia trachomatis infections? Studies on women with pelvic pain, with or without chlamydial plasmid DNA in endometrial biopsy tissue.

Chernesky M, Luinstra K, Sellors J, Schachter J, Moncada J, Caul O, Paul I, Mikaelian L, Toye B, Paavonen J, Mahony J.

Sex Transm Dis. 1998 Jan;25(1):14-9.


Ability of commercial ligase chain reaction and PCR assays to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis infections in men by testing first-void urine.

Chernesky MA, Chong S, Jang D, Luinstra K, Sellors J, Mahony JB.

J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Apr;35(4):982-4.


Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in genitourinary tract specimens using an automated enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay.

Gun-Munro J, Mahony J, Lyn P, Luinstra K, Smaill F, Richardson H.

Sex Transm Dis. 1996 Mar-Apr;23(2):115-9.


Multiplex PCR for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Genitourinary specimens.

Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Tyndall M, Sellors JW, Krepel J, Chernesky M.

J Clin Microbiol. 1995 Nov;33(11):3049-53.


Diagnostic value of detecting JC virus DNA in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

Fong IW, Britton CB, Luinstra KE, Toma E, Mahony JB.

J Clin Microbiol. 1995 Feb;33(2):484-6.


Role of confirmatory PCRs in determining performance of Chlamydia Amplicor PCR with endocervical specimens from women with a low prevalence of infection.

Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Sellors JW, Pickard L, Chong S, Jang D, Chernesky MA.

J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Oct;32(10):2490-3.


Leukocyte esterase urine strips for the screening of men with urethritis--use in developing countries.

Tyndall MW, Nasio J, Maitha G, Ndinya-Achola JO, Plummer FA, Sellors JW, Luinstra KE, Jang D, Mahony JB, Chernesky MA.

Genitourin Med. 1994 Feb;70(1):3-6.


Interlaboratory agreement study of a double set of PCR plasmid primers for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in a variety of genitourinary specimens.

Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Waner J, McNab G, Hobranzska H, Gregson D, Sellors JW, Chernesky MA.

J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Jan;32(1):87-91.


Confirmatory testing demonstrates that false-positive rates in the chlamydiazyme assay are influenced by gender and genital specimen type.

Chernesky M, Jang D, Sellors J, Castriciano S, Pickard L, Luinstra K, Mahony J.

Sex Transm Dis. 1993 Nov-Dec;20(6):301-6.


Screening urine with a leukocyte esterase strip and subsequent chlamydial testing of asymptomatic men attending primary care practitioners.

Sellors JW, Mahony JB, Pickard L, Jang D, Groves D, Luinstra KE, Chernesky MA.

Sex Transm Dis. 1993 May-Jun;20(3):152-7.


Chlamydia trachomatis confirmatory testing of PCR-positive genitourinary specimens using a second set of plasmid primers.

Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Jang D, Sellors J, Chernesky MA.

Mol Cell Probes. 1992 Oct;6(5):381-8.


Confirmatory polymerase chain reaction testing for Chlamydia trachomatis in first-void urine from asymptomatic and symptomatic men.

Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Sellors JW, Jang D, Chernesky MA.

J Clin Microbiol. 1992 Sep;30(9):2241-5.


Replication and cytopathology of human parvovirus B19 in human umbilical cord blood erythroid progenitor cells.

Sosa CE, Mahony JB, Luinstra KE, Sternbach M, Chernesky MA.

J Med Virol. 1992 Feb;36(2):125-30.


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