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Early and accurate detection of respiratory viruses (RV) is important for patient management. We have previously shown that self-collected nasal swabs (NS) are feasible and as sensitive as clinician-collected nasal washes for detection of RV, but the additive benefit of self-collected throat swabs is unknown.
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Name: Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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Feasibility study for the use of self-collected nasal swabs to identify pathogens among participants of a population-based surveillance system for acute respiratory infections (GrippeWeb-Plus)-Germany, 2016.
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This is a generic sample collection study for collecting blood, stool, rectal swabs, nasal washes, nasopharyngeal aspirates, nasopharyngeal swabs, throat swabs, nasal swabs, and urine from...
ear swabs will be collected from 120 patients with established CSOM at the ear-nose-throat (ENT) outpatient clinic at the Ziv medical center, and 120 swabs will be taken from children with...
We intend to take a nasal swab from each pediatric pre-operative patient in our out-clinic with the intention of looking for a connection between positive operative incisions and a positiv...
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that persons over the age of 13 years can obtain a self-collected nasal swab reliably and safely for subsequent use in the diagnosis of influenz...
To determine if routinely available 10% povidone-iodine swabs are more effective than saline and 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic 5% Povidone-Iodine USP for decolonizing MRSA.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found in humans and other animals including MAMMALS; BIRDS; REPTILES; and AMPHIBIANS. It has also been isolated from SOIL and WATER as well as from clinical specimens such as URINE; THROAT; SPUTUM; BLOOD; and wound swabs as an opportunistic pathogen.
Fluid obtained by irrigation or washout of the nasal cavity and NASAL MUCOSA. The resulting fluid is used in cytologic and immunologic assays of the nasal mucosa such as with the NASAL PROVOCATION TEST in the diagnosis of nasal hypersensitivity.
The proximal portion of the respiratory passages on either side of the NASAL SEPTUM. Nasal cavities, extending from the nares to the NASOPHARYNX, are lined with ciliated NASAL MUCOSA.
Application of allergens to the nasal mucosa. Interpretation includes observation of nasal symptoms, rhinoscopy, and rhinomanometry. Nasal provocation tests are used in the diagnosis of nasal hypersensitivity, including RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.
Surgery performed on the ear and its parts, the nose and nasal cavity, or the throat, including surgery of the adenoids, tonsils, pharynx, and trachea.
Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...