A K Boggild

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluation of a microculture method for isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions of patients in Peru
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3680-4. 2007
  2. pmc Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13th Floor, North Wing, Room 1350, Toronto, ON M5G 1C4, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1097-100. 2011
  3. pmc Non-invasive cytology brush PCR for the diagnosis and causative species identification of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru
    Braulio Mark Valencia
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia UPCH, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 7:e49738. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Latitudinal patterns of travel among returned travelers with influenza: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 1997-2007
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, UHN Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4 Canada
    J Travel Med 19:4-8. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Environmental hazards in Nepal: altitude illness, environmental exposures, injuries, and bites in travelers and expatriates
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Travel Med 14:361-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Optimization of microculture and evaluation of miniculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions in Peru
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Tropical Diseases Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:847-52. 2008
  7. pmc Laboratory diagnosis of amoebic keratitis: comparison of four diagnostic methods for different types of clinical specimens
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Diseases Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1314-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Detection and species identification of Leishmania DNA from filter paper lesion impressions for patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 50:e1-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Infection Control, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    Crit Care Med 38:e38-42. 2010
  10. pmc Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:345-50. 2010

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. pmc Evaluation of a microculture method for isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions of patients in Peru
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3680-4. 2007
    ..2 days in NNN, and 6 days in 10% RPMI (P, 0.009). We have demonstrated that microculture is a more sensitive and time-efficient means of isolating Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions than traditional culture...
  2. pmc Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13th Floor, North Wing, Room 1350, Toronto, ON M5G 1C4, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1097-100. 2011
    ..7% versus 100%) (P = 0.10). FPLI PCR is sensitive, specific, and unlike invasive procedures, can be used in secondarily infected ulcers. Invasive specimen collection is superior in nonulcerative lesions...
  3. pmc Non-invasive cytology brush PCR for the diagnosis and causative species identification of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru
    Braulio Mark Valencia
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia UPCH, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 7:e49738. 2012
    ..We compared the performance of 2 novel, molecular-based non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL)...
  4. doi request reprint Latitudinal patterns of travel among returned travelers with influenza: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 1997-2007
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, UHN Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4 Canada
    J Travel Med 19:4-8. 2012
    ..Influenza is a common vaccine-preventable disease among international travelers, but few data exist to guide use of reciprocal hemisphere or out-of-season vaccines...
  5. ncbi request reprint Environmental hazards in Nepal: altitude illness, environmental exposures, injuries, and bites in travelers and expatriates
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Travel Med 14:361-8. 2007
    ..Adventure travel necessarily places travelers at risk of environmental hazards. We assessed the burden of "environmental" hazards among a cohort of travelers and expatriates presenting to a large travel clinic in Nepal...
  6. ncbi request reprint Optimization of microculture and evaluation of miniculture for the isolation of Leishmania parasites from cutaneous lesions in Peru
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Tropical Diseases Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:847-52. 2008
    ..3%). Median time to positivity was three days by microculture and miniculture and five days by traditional culture (P<0.001). Microculture and miniculture are sensitive and efficient means of diagnosing CL...
  7. pmc Laboratory diagnosis of amoebic keratitis: comparison of four diagnostic methods for different types of clinical specimens
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Diseases Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1314-8. 2009
    ..These findings have important implications for clinicians collecting diagnostic specimens and for diagnostic laboratories, especially in outbreak situations...
  8. doi request reprint Detection and species identification of Leishmania DNA from filter paper lesion impressions for patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 50:e1-6. 2010
    ..We compared traditional diagnostic methods with a molecular noninvasive filter paper-based method for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis...
  9. doi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Infection Control, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    Crit Care Med 38:e38-42. 2010
    ..We describe the current state of understanding around diagnostic testing and laboratory detection of 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus...
  10. pmc Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Andrea K Boggild
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:345-50. 2010
    ..That clinical factors influence performance of non-molecular assays offers clinicians a patient-focused approach to diagnostic test selection...
  11. doi request reprint Vaccine preventable diseases in returned international travelers: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, UHN Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, North Wing, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
    Vaccine 28:7389-95. 2010
    ..typhi, and rabies. VPDs are significant contributors to morbidity and potential mortality in travelers. High rates of hospitalization make them an attractive target for pre-travel intervention...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of influenza on the Canadian First Nations
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, UHN Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 102:345-8. 2011
    ..We herein provide a succinct review of our current understanding of the risk of influenza among First Nations populations in Canada...
  13. pmc Non-invasive cytology brush PCR diagnostic testing in mucosal leishmaniasis: superior performance to conventional biopsy with histopathology
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e26395. 2011
    ..Traditional methods of diagnosing mucosal leishmaniasis (ML), such as biopsy with histopathology, are insensitive and require collection of an invasive diagnostic specimen...
  14. ncbi request reprint Post-translational glutamylation and tyrosination in tubulin of tritrichomonads and the diplomonad Giardia intestinalis
    A K Boggild
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    Parasitol Res 88:58-62. 2002
    ..This study is the first to report immunofluorescent localization of tubulin glutamylation in Giardia and confirms previously reported mass spectrometry data...
  15. ncbi request reprint Barriers to sun safety in a Canadian outpatient population
    Andrea K Boggild
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cutan Med Surg 7:292-9. 2003
    ..In this context, barriers can exist at the following three levels: knowledge of sun safety, acquisition of sun safety information, and implementation of specific sun protective measures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparable growth of Tritrichomonas mobilensis in two commercially available culture media
    Andrea K Boggild
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Parasitol 88:1012-4. 2002
    ..In assessing the practicality of the media, total cell amplification, as well as factors such as cost, ease of preparation, and storage capacity, were considered...
  17. ncbi request reprint Localization of post-translationally modified alpha-tubulin and pseudocyst formation in tritrichomonads
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    Parasitol Res 88:468-74. 2002
    ..Glutamylated tubulin appeared to be distributed throughout the axostyle and flagella, which fluoresced brightly in T. muris...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prospective analysis of parasitic infections in Canadian travelers and immigrants
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Travel Med 13:138-44. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to prospectively assess the relative frequency of parasitic diseases in Canadian travelers and to characterize demographic and travel-related predictors of these infections...
  19. ncbi request reprint Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Ochroconis gallopavum in the setting of advanced HIV infection
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Mycol 44:777-82. 2006
    ..This case highlights both the diagnostic and management challenges posed by these infections. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Ochroconis gallopavum in a patient with HIV...
  20. ncbi request reprint Atovaquone-proguanil: report from the CDC expert meeting on malaria chemoprophylaxis (II)
    Andrea K Boggild
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:208-23. 2007
    ..This topical review will examine the evidence behind the current indications for use of atovaquone-proguanil, and will summarize the current body of literature surrounding safety and tolerability...
  21. doi request reprint Use of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists as adjunctive treatment for Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 49:841-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists (eg, rosiglitazone) would modulate the host's innate immune response to malaria and improve outcome...
  22. pmc Travel patterns and risk behaviour of HIV-positive people travelling internationally
    Irving E Salit
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 172:884-8. 2005
    ..These risks are even higher among immunocompromised people, such as those with HIV infection. We conducted a study to determine HIV-positive people's travel patterns and risk behaviours while abroad...
  23. pmc Leprosy in Toronto: an analysis of 184 imported cases
    Andrea K Boggild
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:55-9. 2004
    ..In this study we characterized leprosy patients seen in a tropical disease unit that manages most of the reported leprosy cases in Canada...
  24. ncbi request reprint Travel patterns and risk behavior in solid organ transplant recipients
    Andrea K Boggild
    University of Toronto, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UHN Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Travel Med 11:37-43. 2004
    ..We herein profile transplant recipients who travel, and characterize their pre-travel precautions, travel activities, burden of illness, and exposure history...
  25. ncbi request reprint Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia: a case series in a setting of nonendemicity
    Andrea K Boggild
    Faculty of Medicine, McLaughlin Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1123-8. 2004
    ..Although endemicity is limited to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, South America, and Asia, immigration and travel practices have led to the diagnosis of TPE in areas of nonendemicity...
  26. pmc Leprosy: a primer for Canadian physicians
    Andrea K Boggild
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:71-8. 2004
    ..Because untreated leprosy can result in permanent, irreversible nerve damage and secondary transmission, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to minimize morbidity...
  27. doi request reprint Delusional parasitosis: six-year experience with 23 consecutive cases at an academic medical center
    Andrea K Boggild
    Tropical Diseases Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e317-21. 2010
    ..We conducted a case series with long-term questionnaire follow-up of delusional parasitosis patients presenting to our academic medical center...
  28. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of atovaquone-proguanil for treatment of acute multidrug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Thailand
    Srivicha Krudsood
    Bangkok Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:655-8. 2007
    ..These data indicate that atovaquone-proguanil remains highly efficacious for the treatment of multidrug-resistant P. falciparum malaria in Thailand...