John D Brunstein
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
- Direct screening of clinical specimens for multiple respiratory pathogens using the Genaco Respiratory Panels 1 and 2John Brunstein
Children s and Women s Health Centre of BC, Canada
Diagn Mol Pathol 15:169-73. 2006..To our knowledge, this study represents the first trial of these panels on standard clinical specimens in a routine diagnostic setting...
- Evidence from multiplex molecular assays for complex multipathogen interactions in acute respiratory infectionsJohn D Brunstein
Centre for Translational and Applied Genomics, PHSA Labs, Children s and Women s Health Centre of BC, PHSA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J Clin Microbiol 46:97-102. 2008....
- Is the healthy middle ear a normally sterile site?Brian D Westerberg
Division of Otolaryngology, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences CHEOS, St Paul s Rotary Hearing Clinic, Providence, Vancouver, Canada
Otol Neurotol 30:174-7. 2009..To systematically evaluate the presumption that the healthy middle ear becomes colonized with organisms via the patent eustachian tube using modern microbiologic techniques...
- Optimal use of MRSASelect and PCR to maximize sensitivity and specificity of MRSA detectionMohammad R Hasan
Division of Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control, Department of Pathology, Children s and Women s Health Centre of BC, Vancouver, Canada
Curr Microbiol 66:61-3. 2013..4 vs. 60 %), extending the incubation time to 48 h, along with PCR confirmation, increased the total number of true positive samples by 27.8 %. These results provide a cost effective method for sensitive and specific detection of MRSA...