Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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- American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Rupress, Nephrology, Aaas, Ama, Aacr, Csh, CSA, ASM, Proquest, Endocrine, and Highwire from 1975
Factors Influencing Acquisition of Burkholderia cepacia Complex Organisms in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
We sought to determine the patient clinical characteristics, outcomes, incidence, and genotypic relatedness for all cases of B. cepacia complex infection at two CF centers. We also sought to study the external conditions that influence the acquisition of infection. From 2001 to 2011, 67 individual o...
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Cluster of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in Illinois in 2012.
Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an increasing problem worldwide but is not well documented in the United States. We report a cluster of macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae cases among a mother and two daughters.
Emergence, circulation, and spatiotemporal phylogenetic analysis of coxsackievirus a6- and coxsackievirus a10-associated hand, foot, and mou...
Sporadic hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks and other infectious diseases in recent years have frequently been associated with certain human enterovirus (HEV) serotypes. This study explored the prevalences and genetic characteristics of non-HEV71 and non-coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) human...
Impact of blood volume, tube shaking, and incubation time on reproducibility of QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube assay.
We investigated the effects of blood volume (0.8, 1.0, and 1.2 ml), tube shaking (gentle versus vigorous), and incubation duration (16, 20, and 24 h) on the reproducibility of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) results for 50 subjects (33 uninfected and 17 infected). The median IFN-γ TB response...
Capsular gene sequences and genotypes of "serotype 6E" Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates.
We identified 10 additional "serotype 6E" isolates, which are not confined to a restricted geographic locality. Most of these "serotype 6E" isolates belonged to sequence type 90 and its single-locus variants. The homogeneity of their genetic background and cps loci suggests a recent origin of the "s...
Evaluation of the Alfred 60/AST device as a screening test for urinary tract infections.
The performance of the Alfred 60/AST device, an automated bacterial culture device which uses laser nephelometry to detect and quantify bacterial growth, was evaluated. The instrument is effective at screening negative samples and is more reliable at detecting bacteria than yeasts. Microscopy can be...
Subtyping clinical specimens of influenza a virus by use of a simple method to amplify RNA targets.
This work presents the clinical application of a robust and unique approach for RNA amplification, called a simple method for amplifying RNA targets (SMART), for the detection and identification of subtypes of H1N1 pandemic, H1N1 seasonal, and H3N2 seasonal influenza virus. While all the existing am...
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Multilocus Sequence Typing of Pneumocystis jirovecii from Clinical Samples: How Many and Which Loci Should Be Used?
We used displayed a high discriminatory power (Hunter [H] index, 0.996). Based on our findings, a simple and alternative MLST scheme relying on three loci only (mt26S, CYB, and SOD) provides enough discriminatory power (H-index, 0.987) to be used for preliminary investigations of nosocomial clusters...