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prospective controlled study of four infection-control procedures to prevent nosocomial infection with respiratory syncytial virus.to determine the most effective infection control procedure in preventing nosocomial infection with respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), we did a prospective controlled study of four infection-control strategies in four wards in a large paediatric hospital in the west of scotland. all children under two years old admitted to four general wards during three winter rsv epidemics (1989-92) were screened for rsv infection (by nasopharyngeal aspirate and direct immunofluorescence) within 18 hours of ad ...19921357462
respiratory syncytial virus infection in special care nursery. 19901970055
influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and pneumonia in glasgow, 1962-5. 19676017521
respiratory syncytial virus infection in the elderly. 19846419871
influenza surveillance in england and wales: october 1994 to june 1995.this report summarises the information obtained by surveillance of influenza in england and wales from october 1994 to june 1995 (weeks 40/94 to 25/95). influenza b viruses were responsible for most infections, with moderate activity occurring throughout the winter, peaking in february. influenza a became more active towards the end of the winter, and laboratory reports reached a peak in may (week 21/95). influenza activity was seen first in wales, then england, followed by scotland. an increase ...19958556105
use of tilmicosin in a severe outbreak of respiratory disease in weaned beef calves.severe respiratory disease, associated with seroconversion to bovine respiratory syncitial virus (brsv), caused the death of two cattle and necessitated antibiotic treatment of 70 calves (rectal temperature of 39.6 degrees c or greater) from a group of 96 (73%) during an 8-day period. tilmicosin injection resulted in a reduction in median rectal temperature from 40.3 degrees c to 39.2 degrees c and 39.0 degrees c for the first and second days after treatment. the rectal temperature was 39.5 degr ...19968660201
respiratory viruses in a hospitalized paediatric population in edinburgh 1985-1994.we describe the incidence of respiratory viruses identified in children admitted to an edinburgh hospital between october 1985 and july 1994. respiratory syncytial (rs) virus, influenza viruses and parainfluenza viruses showed seasonal activity whereas adenoviruses and rhinoviruses did not. parainfluenza viruses were the most changeable in their epidemiological behaviour and rs virus the least.19968945711
influenza surveillance in england and wales: october 1995 to june 1996.this report summarises information collected for the surveillance of influenza virus infection in england and wales from october 1995 to june 1996 (weeks 40/95 to 25/96). total respiratory disease' activity, as reported by the birmingham research unit of the royal college of general practitioners, rose to peaks in weeks 48/95, 51/95, and 01/96. the first peak coincided with a peak in "influenza and flu-like illness'. the subsequent peaks were accounted for by an increase in reports of acute bron ...19968972979
control of an outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus infection in immunocompromised adults.respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) is increasingly recognized as an important pathogen in immunocompromised adults, particularly those receiving bone marrow transplants, and, given the ease with which it spreads, represents a significant nosocomial problem. we describe an outbreak of rsv infection involving eight patients on a haematology/oncology ward which was controlled by early screening of patients and staff. positive patients were cohort nursed on a separate ward and basic infection control ...200010633054
burden on uk secondary care of rotavirus disease and seasonal infections in children.rotavirus is a common infection affecting children under 5 years, which leads to a significant disease burden. this burden is potentially exacerbated by the seasonality of rotavirus, particularly in the context of the seasonality of other common childhood infections. the primary study objective was to describe the pattern and burden of seasonal infections amongst children under 5 years of age with particular attention placed on rotavirus and other gastrointestinal infections.201020818925
prevalence of pasteurella multocida and other respiratory pathogens in the nasal tract of scottish calves.the prevalence of pasteurella multocida, a cause of bovine respiratory disease, was studied in a random sample of beef suckler and dairy farms throughout scotland, by means of a cross-sectional survey. a total of 637 calves from 68 farms from six geographical regions of scotland were sampled between february and june 2008. deep nasal swabs were taken, and samples that were culture-positive for p multocida were confirmed by pcr. prevalence of p multocida was 17 per cent (105 of 616 calves); 47 pe ...201021257416
respiratory syncytial virus, 1979: scotland. 1979526842
respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis in ex-preterm infants in the scottish highlands: review of hospital admissions and an analysis of hospital cost.ex-preterm infants are vulnerable to respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) bronchiolitis and their hospital admission is associated with increased morbidity. palivizumab is currently available as prophylaxis against rsv infection but its use in ex-preterm infants is controversial. a retrospective case review study was, therefore, carried out to determine the rate of readmission with rsv bronchiolitis among ex-preterm infants in the highland region of scotland and to estimate the hospital cost per ad ...200314702843
epidemiology and clinical presentations of the four human coronaviruses 229e, hku1, nl63, and oc43 detected over 3 years using a novel multiplex real-time pcr method.four human coronaviruses (hcov-229e, hcov-hku1, hcov-nl63, and hcov-oc43) are associated with a range of respiratory outcomes, including bronchiolitis and pneumonia. their epidemiologies and clinical characteristics are poorly described and are often reliant on case reports. to address these problems, we conducted a large-scale comprehensive screening for all four coronaviruses by analysis of 11,661 diagnostic respiratory samples collected in edinburgh, united kingdom, over 3 years between july ...201020554810
the influence over a period of 8 years of patterns of prescribing palivizumab for patients with and without congenitally malformed hearts, and in admissions to paediatric intensive care.to describe the pattern of prescribing for palivizumab in the glasgow area over the period 1999 through 2007, and to compare recent prescribing to the current recommendations by the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation of the united kingdom department of health. our secondary objective was to describe admissions to paediatric intensive care in patients with respiratory syncytial virus receiving palivizumab.200919476692
nematodirosis frequently diagnosed in scottish lambs in june. 200617048366
virological surveillance of influenza-like illness in the community using pcr and serology.surveillance of winter respiratory viral illness has been carried out for nearly 30 years using a clinical diagnosis by general practitioners as part of the scottish sentinel general practice (ssgp) network. contemparaneous laboratory diagnosis has not been available previously.200415288612
incidence, molecular epidemiology and clinical presentations of human metapneumovirus; assessment of its importance as a diagnostic screening target.human metapneumovirus (hmpv) is a recently discovered human paramyxovirus associated with a spectrum of respiratory symptoms from the common cold to pneumonia and bronchiolitis.200919819755
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