1. Epidemiology and clinical management of tuberculosis in children in Canada.

    Paediatrics & child health 20(2):83 (2015) PMID 25838781 PMCID PMC4373581

    Although often regarded as a foreign disease, latent tuberculosis or tuberculosis disease will be encountered in many clinical situations by the Canadian child health practitioner. There are key differences between tuberculosis in children and adults. In the present article, the changing epidemi...
  2. Utility of Gastric Aspirates for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in Children in a Low Prevalence Area: Predictors of Positive Cultures and Significance of Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 34(1):91 (2015) PMID 25101762

    In countries with low rates of tuberculosis (TB), yields of gastric aspirates (GAs) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) culture are low. The significance of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolated from GA is uncertain. We reviewed clinical, microbiologic and radiologic data for children who...
  3. Rifampin hypersensitivity in a 2-year-old child with successful rapid oral desensitization.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33(7):787 (2014) PMID 24918746

  4. Rifampin hypersensitivity in a 2-year-old child with successful rapid oral desensitization.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33(7):787 (2014) PMID 24918746

  5. Rifampin hypersensitivity in a 2-year-old child with successful rapid oral desensitization.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33(7):787 (2014) PMID 24918746

  6. Encounters with an old foe: Childhood tuberculosis in Canada.

    Paediatrics & child health 19(2):89 (2014) PMID 24596483 PMCID PMC3941674

  7. Encounters with an old foe: Childhood tuberculosis in Canada.

    Paediatrics & child health 19(2):89 (2014) PMID 24596483 PMCID PMC3941674

  8. Encounters with an old foe: Childhood tuberculosis in Canada.

    Paediatrics & child health 19(2):89 (2014) PMID 24596483 PMCID PMC3941674

  9. Quantiferon Gold-in-tube assay for TB screening in HIV infected children: influence of quantitative values.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 14:516 (2014) PMID 25248406 PMCID PMC4181619

    HIV infected children are at increased risk of TB disease and require annual TB screening. Data on use of IGRA for TB screening in them are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the usefulness of Quantiferon Gold-in-tube test (QFT), an IGRA in screening for LTBI in relatively healthy, immunologi...
  10. Quantiferon Gold-in-tube assay for TB screening in HIV infected children: influence of quantitative values.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 14:516 (2014) PMID 25248406 PMCID PMC4181619

    HIV infected children are at increased risk of TB disease and require annual TB screening. Data on use of IGRA for TB screening in them are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the usefulness of Quantiferon Gold-in-tube test (QFT), an IGRA in screening for LTBI in relatively healthy, immunologi...
  11. Quantiferon Gold-in-tube assay for TB screening in HIV infected children: influence of quantitative values.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 14:516 (2014) PMID 25248406 PMCID PMC4181619

    HIV infected children are at increased risk of TB disease and require annual TB screening. Data on use of IGRA for TB screening in them are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the usefulness of Quantiferon Gold-in-tube test (QFT), an IGRA in screening for LTBI in relatively healthy, immunologi...
  12. Pneumococcal vaccination programs and the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Ontario, Canada, 1995–2011

    Vaccine 31(49):5863 (2013)

    • Routine pediatric PCV7 vaccination did not reduce in the incidence of IPD in adults in Toronto. • Use of PCV7 at 1 dose per child in the birth cohort resulted in...
  13. Pneumococcal vaccination programs and the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Ontario, Canada, 1995-2011.

    Vaccine 31(49):5863 (2013) PMID 24099873

    In 1995, a publicly funded pneumococcal vaccination program for 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) was introduced in Ontario. Conjugate vaccines were authorized in 2001 (PCV7), 2009 (PCV10) and 2010 (PCV13). From 1995-2011, active, population-based surveillance for invasive pneumococcal di...
  14. Pneumococcal vaccination programs and the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Ontario, Canada, 1995–2011

    Vaccine 31(49):5863 (2013) PMID 24099873

    • Routine pediatric PCV7 vaccination did not reduce in the incidence of IPD in adults in Toronto. • Use of PCV7 at 1 dose per child in the birth cohort resulted in...
  15. Isoniazid toxicity in a 5-year-old boy.

    Canadian Medical Association Journal 185(10):894 (2013) PMID 23670154 PMCID PMC3707995

  16. Isoniazid toxicity in a 5-year-old boy.

    Canadian Medical Association Journal 185(10):894 (2013) PMID 23670154 PMCID PMC3707995

  17. Case 2: Monoarthritis in a four-year-old child.

    Paediatrics & child health 17(7):387 (2012) PMID 23904785 PMCID PMC3448542

  18. Case 2: Monoarthritis in a four-year-old child.

    Paediatrics & child health 17(7):387 (2012) PMID 23904785 PMCID PMC3448542

  19. Unexplained deterioration during antituberculous therapy in children and adolescents: clinical presentation and risk factors.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 31(2):129 (2012) PMID 22016079

    Patients may unexpectedly deteriorate clinically and/or radiographically during the course of appropriate treatment for tuberculosis. These events have been extensively studied in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients; however, there are few data about immunocompetent children and adole...
  20. Unexplained deterioration during antituberculous therapy in children and adolescents: clinical presentation and risk factors.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 31(2):129 (2012) PMID 22016079

    Patients may unexpectedly deteriorate clinically and/or radiographically during the course of appropriate treatment for tuberculosis. These events have been extensively studied in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients; however, there are few data about immunocompetent children and adole...