D R Murdoch

Summary

Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc High-throughput bacterial SNP typing identifies distinct clusters of Salmonella Typhi causing typhoid in Nepalese children
    Kathryn E Holt
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 10:144. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of Legionella infection
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 36:64-9. 2003
  3. pmc Rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus from BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles by direct Gram stain characteristics
    D R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
    J Clin Pathol 57:199-201. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Atypical pneumonia--time to breathe new life into a useful term?
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:512-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Microbiological patterns in sepsis: what happened in the last 20 years?
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, P O Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:S5-8. 2009
  6. pmc Clinical presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Arch Intern Med 169:463-73. 2009
  7. pmc Comparison of microscan broth microdilution, synergy quad plate agar dilution, and disk diffusion screening methods for detection of high-level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococcus species
    David R Murdoch
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2703-5. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Emerging advances in rapid diagnostics of respiratory infections
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 24:791-807. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular genetic methods in the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    APMIS 112:713-27. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of pneumonia
    David R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, and Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1162-70. 2003

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc High-throughput bacterial SNP typing identifies distinct clusters of Salmonella Typhi causing typhoid in Nepalese children
    Kathryn E Holt
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 10:144. 2010
    ..Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is an area of high incidence and the pediatric population appears to be at high risk of exposure and infection...
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of Legionella infection
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 36:64-9. 2003
    ..Further work needs to focus on the development of urinary antigen tests assays that detect a wider range of pathogenic legionellae and on the development of standardized PCR assays...
  3. pmc Rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus from BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles by direct Gram stain characteristics
    D R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
    J Clin Pathol 57:199-201. 2004
    ..Laboratories using the BacT/ALERT blood culture system should become familiar with these criteria so that S aureus bacteraemia can be identified rapidly...
  4. doi request reprint Atypical pneumonia--time to breathe new life into a useful term?
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:512-9. 2009
    ..We need to return to the original meaning of atypical pneumonia and restrict its use to describe pneumonia that is truly unusual in clinical presentation, epidemiology, or both...
  5. doi request reprint Microbiological patterns in sepsis: what happened in the last 20 years?
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, P O Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 34:S5-8. 2009
    ..The microbiological pattern of sepsis has also been influenced by the rise in prevalence of HIV infection in many regions...
  6. pmc Clinical presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Arch Intern Med 169:463-73. 2009
    ..We sought to provide a contemporary picture of the presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis (IE) in a large patient cohort from multiple locations worldwide...
  7. pmc Comparison of microscan broth microdilution, synergy quad plate agar dilution, and disk diffusion screening methods for detection of high-level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococcus species
    David R Murdoch
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2703-5. 2003
    ..Agreement between the three methods was 99% when testing for high-level gentamicin resistance and 96% when testing for high-level streptomycin resistance...
  8. doi request reprint Emerging advances in rapid diagnostics of respiratory infections
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 24:791-807. 2010
    ..New approaches for respiratory pathogen detection are needed, and breath analysis is an exciting area with enormous potential...
  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular genetic methods in the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    APMIS 112:713-27. 2004
    ..Further work is required to better characterize the role of molecular diagnostic tests for diagnosing lower respiratory tract infections, and to develop standard assays that can be readily adopted by routine diagnostic laboratories...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of pneumonia
    David R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, and Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1162-70. 2003
    ..Further work is required to better characterize the role of PCR versus the role of other tests for diagnosing pneumonia and to develop standard PCR assays that can be readily adopted by routine diagnostic laboratories...
  11. pmc Evaluation of a PCR assay for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in respiratory and nonrespiratory samples from adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    David R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 41:63-6. 2003
    ..We conclude that the pneumolysin PCR assay adds little to existing diagnostic tests for S. pneumoniae and is unable to distinguish colonization from infection when respiratory samples are tested...
  12. doi request reprint Association of respiratory virus activity and environmental factors with the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago Christchurch, P O Box 4345, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    J Infect 58:37-46. 2009
    ..To correlate the incidence rate of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) with fluctuations in respiratory virus activity and environmental factors in Christchurch, New Zealand...
  13. pmc Sequential emergence of antibiotic resistance in enterococcal bloodstream isolates over 25 years
    David R Murdoch
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 46:3676-8. 2002
    ..faecium isolates became proportionally more common over time. Our findings confirm the pattern of emerging antibiotic resistance among enterococci and highlight the increasing importance of E. faecium as a cause of bloodstream infection...
  14. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibilities of group B streptococci isolated from patients with invasive disease: 10-year perspective
    D R Murdoch
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:3623-4. 2001
    ..Erythromycin and clindamycin are no longer reliable empirical alternatives to penicillin for the treatment and prevention of group B streptococcal infections...
  15. pmc Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen in urine samples from adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    D R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3495-8. 2001
    ..Concentration of urine prior to testing resulted in a small increase in yield. The NOW S. pneumoniae urinary antigen test should be a useful adjunct to culture for determining the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint The third regional pneumococcal symposium
    David Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, and Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    IDrugs 11:242-4. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint The etiology of febrile illness in adults presenting to Patan hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal
    David R Murdoch
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:670-5. 2004
    ..Given the lack of reliable clinical predictors, the development of cheap and accurate diagnostic tests are likely to be of great clinical utility in this setting...
  18. ncbi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of viral community-acquired pneumonia in adults
    L C Jennings
    Canterbury Health Laboratories, P O Box 151, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Thorax 63:42-8. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to characterise the viral aetiology of CAP in adults by using an extensive array of viral diagnostic tests and to compare the characteristics of viral pneumonia with those of pneumococcal pneumonia...
  19. doi request reprint Concomitant Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria is associated with poor clinical outcome in adults with S. aureus bacteraemia
    P J Huggan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Hosp Infect 69:345-9. 2008
    ..Prospective studies are warranted exploring the link between S. aureus bacteriuria and clinical outcome in patients with S. aureus bacteraemia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for infective endocarditis in patients with enterococcal bacteremia: a case-control study
    D J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infection 32:72-7. 2004
    ..Based on previous studies, enterococcal infective endocarditis (IE) is considered a unimicrobial, community-acquired disease of older Caucasian men...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of Legionella DNA in peripheral leukocytes, serum, and urine from a patient with pneumonia caused by Legionella dumoffii
    D R Murdoch
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 30:382-3. 2000
    ..dumoffii DNA in positive samples. It appears that buffy coat may be a useful sample to test for Legionella DNA, but further study is required to determine the precise sensitivity and to make comparisons with other sample types...
  22. doi request reprint Population-based epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Canterbury, New Zealand
    P J Huggan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Intern Med J 40:117-25. 2010
    ..Few contemporary reports describe population-based incidence of Staphylcoccus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI). Aim: To describe longitudinal incidence of SABSI in a region of New Zealand with low MRSA prevalence...
  23. doi request reprint Medical microbiology: laboratory diagnosis of invasive pneumococcal disease
    Anja M Werno
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratories, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Infect Dis 46:926-32. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need for improved diagnostic tests for pneumococcal disease--especially tests that are suitable for use in underresourced countries...
  24. pmc Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility phenotype in bloodstream methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from an international cohort of patients with infective endocarditis: prevalence, genotype, and clinical significance
    In Gyu Bae
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:1355-66. 2009
    ..Using a multinational collection of isolates from methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infective endocarditis (IE), we characterized patients with IE with and without hVISA, and we genotyped the infecting strains...
  25. ncbi request reprint Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases
    L B Caram
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3824, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:139-43. 2008
    ..goodfellowii sp. nov. Both cases were identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Review of the English literature revealed only two other cases of Leptotrichia sp. endocarditis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Infection of orthopedic prostheses after Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    D R Murdoch
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:647-9. 2001
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  27. pmc Fatal case of Campylobacter lari prosthetic joint infection and bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient
    Anja M Werno
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratory, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1053-5. 2002
    ..lari prosthetic joint infection and bacteremia in an 81-year-old immunocompetent man. The infection was associated with septic shock and fatal outcome. C. lari may cause severe disease, even in an immunocompetent host...
  28. doi request reprint Outpatient intravenous treatment for infective endocarditis: safety, effectiveness and one-year outcomes
    Matthew R Amodeo
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Corner Hagley Ave and Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    J Infect 59:387-93. 2009
    ..To describe the use and outcomes of outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) for infective endocarditis (IE) within the Canterbury region of New Zealand over an 8 year period...
  29. pmc Campylobacter fetus-associated epidural abscess and bacteremia
    Jenny S J Wong
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 47:857-8. 2009
    ..Campylobacter fetus has been isolated as an infrequent cause of abscesses. We report a case of Campylobacter fetus epidural abscess and bacteremia in a debilitated elderly man who had a fatal outcome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Successful antimicrobial therapy and implant retention for streptococcal infection of prosthetic joints
    Richard J Everts
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 74:210-4. 2004
    ..Streptococci cause up to 20% of prosthetic joint infections but this has received little attention in the published literature...
  31. doi request reprint Detection of 2-pentylfuran in the breath of patients with Aspergillus fumigatus
    Stephen T Chambers
    Department of Pathology, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Med Mycol 47:468-76. 2009
    ..As 2-PF is not normally found in human breath its presence may reflect the active metabolism of A. fumigatus in the airways and form the basis of a new diagnostic breath test for Aspergillus infection...
  32. pmc Failure to genotype herpes simplex virus by real-time PCR assay and melting curve analysis due to sequence variation within probe binding sites
    Trevor P Anderson
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2135-7. 2003
    ..Sequence analysis showed that these strains had base-pair mismatches over the probe binding sites. An alternative assay is required to type such atypical isolates...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Mycoplasma Duo kit for the detection of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum from urogenital and placental specimens
    G E Evans
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories
    Br J Biomed Sci 64:66-9. 2007
    ..The Mycoplasma Duo test showed a significantly higher detection rate than did culture, although many of the culture-negative results may have been due to the presence of bacterial overgrowth...
  34. ncbi request reprint The rapid evaluation of bacterial growth and antibiotic susceptibility in blood cultures by selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry
    Randall A Allardyce
    Department of Surgery, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 55:255-61. 2006
    ..05). These results suggest incorporating SIFT-MS detection of microbial VOCs as a sensitive method for bacterial detection, identification, and determination of antibiotic susceptibility in a conventional blood culture system...
  35. pmc Characteristics of Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae isolated from purulent sputum samples
    Elaine R Keith
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, P O Box 151, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 44:923-7. 2006
    ..67 to 20.11) or exacerbation of COPD (OR, 6.5; 95% CI, 2.61 to 16.20). Further research is needed to better characterize the epidemiology of S. pseudopneumoniae colonization and the role of S. pseudopneumoniae in COPD and other diseases...
  36. ncbi request reprint The rapid evaluation of bacterial growth in blood cultures by selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and comparison with the BacT/ALERT automated blood culture system
    J M Scotter
    Syft Technologies Ltd, Medical Applications, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Microbiol Methods 65:628-31. 2006
    ..6%) bottles at 24 h. We conclude that SIFT-MS is a sensitive method for the detection of microbial VOCs. Furthermore, profiles of the VOCs detected may allow simultaneous identification of infecting organisms...
  37. ncbi request reprint Human metapneumovirus in children with bronchiolitis or pneumonia in New Zealand
    A M Werno
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:549-51. 2004
    ..To confirm the presence of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in New Zealand and establish its prevalence in selected paediatric patient groups...
  38. ncbi request reprint Female genital schistosomiasis
    J A Crump
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Travel Med 7:30-2. 2000
    ..Schistosomiasis may not be suspected, resulting in delays in diagnosis and treatment. We present two cases which illustrate the diverse nature of this condition...
  39. pmc Corynebacterium accolens-associated pelvic osteomyelitis
    Jenny S J Wong
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratories, P O Box 151, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 48:654-5. 2010
    ..Corynebacterium accolens is a rare human pathogen. We encountered a case of C. accolens isolated from a thigh collection in a man with osteomyelitis of the adjacent pubic symphysis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Detection of volatile metabolites produced by bacterial growth in blood culture media by selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS)
    Randall A Allardyce
    Department of Surgery, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Microbiol Methods 65:361-5. 2006
    ..Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria meningitidis growth and trace gas patterns were detected from 10 colony forming units after 6 h...
  41. ncbi request reprint Viral etiology of acute respiratory tract infections in children presenting to hospital: role of polymerase chain reaction and demonstration of multiple infections
    Lance C Jennings
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1003-7. 2004
    ..Viral lower respiratory tract infections are a leading cause of hospitalization for young children...
  42. ncbi request reprint Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: rationale, design and methodology
    P J Schluter
    School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:71-85. 2013
    ..This paper describes the design, methodology, and first 300 participants of CHALICE...
  43. doi request reprint Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella longbeachae and Legionella pneumophila: comparison of clinical features, host-related risk factors, and outcomes
    M R Amodeo
    Department of Microbiology, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1405-7. 2010
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  44. ncbi request reprint Comparison of real-time PCR and conventional hemi-nested PCR for the detection of Bordetella pertussis in nasopharyngeal samples
    T P Anderson
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, PO Box 151, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Clin Microbiol Infect 9:746-9. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the hemi-nested assay is more sensitive than the real-time assay for detecting B. pertussis...
  45. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of viridans group streptococci causing endocarditis
    Keith E Simmon
    Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3087-90. 2008
    ..The hierarchy of sequence data was often discordant, underscoring the importance of establishing biological relevance for finer phylogenetic distinctions...
  46. ncbi request reprint Detection of Campylobacter species in faecal samples by direct Gram stain microscopy
    Hui Wang
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Pathology 36:343-4. 2004
    ..To evaluate the Gram stain with carbol-fuchsin counterstain for the rapid detection of Campylobacter species in faecal samples...
  47. ncbi request reprint Propionibacterium endocarditis: a case series from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Merged Database and Prospective Cohort Study
    Tahaniyat Lalani
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, 2400 Pratt Street, Cube 7545, Durham, NC 27710 USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:840-8. 2007
    ..The clinical course is characterized by complications such as valvular dehiscence, cardiac abscesses and congestive heart failure. Treatment may require a combination of medical and surgical therapy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Emergence of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A as a major cause of enteric fever in Kathmandu, Nepal
    Christopher W Woods
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:1063-7. 2006
    ..In contrast, only 21 (36%) of the 58 S. Typhi isolates exhibited a common genotype, which is consistent with endemic disease from multiple sources...
  49. ncbi request reprint Clinical profile and strain relatedness of recurrent enterococcal bacteremia
    Allen C Cheng
    Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:642-6. 2005
    ..Carriage of pathogenic enterococci may be prolonged, although re-infection with novel strains is more commonly seen...
  50. pmc Comparison of the Mycoplasma Duo test with PCR for detection of ureaplasma species in endotracheal aspirates from premature infants
    Fook Choe Cheah
    Department of Pathology, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Clin Microbiol 43:509-10. 2005
    ..in endotracheal aspirates from 60 premature neonates. The overall agreement between the two tests was 96%. The Mycoplasma Duo assay is a useful alternative to culture and PCR for detection of neonatal Ureaplasma infection...
  51. ncbi request reprint Statistical models of acute mountain sickness
    Richard D Vann
    Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    High Alt Med Biol 6:32-42. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Comparison of PCR-ELISA and galactomannan detection for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis
    Jennifer M Scotter
    Microbiology Unit, Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Pathology 37:246-53. 2005
    ..To compare PCR with galactomannan antigen detection for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA)...
  53. doi request reprint Fusobacterial infections: clinical spectrum and incidence of invasive disease
    Paul J Huggan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    J Infect 57:283-9. 2008
    ..Clinically significant infections caused by members of the genus Fusobacterium are rare. We sought to describe the spectrum of clinical disease and epidemiology of these conditions presenting to an acute hospital over a five year period...
  54. ncbi request reprint The NOW S. pneumoniae urinary antigen test positivity rate 6 weeks after pneumonia onset and among patients with COPD
    David R Murdoch
    Clin Infect Dis 37:153-4. 2003
  55. pmc Contamination of Qiagen DNA extraction kits with Legionella DNA
    Gloria E Evans
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3452-3. 2003
  56. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibilities of group B streptococci in New Zealand
    Anja M Werno
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2710-1. 2003
  57. pmc Murine typhus and febrile illness, Nepal
    Mark D Zimmerman
    Patan Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1656-9. 2008
    ..Of patients with murine typhus, 64% were women, 86% were residents of Kathmandu, and 90% were unwell during the winter. No characteristics clearly distinguished typhus patients from those with blood culture-positive enteric fever...
  58. pmc Genotypic diversity of coagulase-negative staphylococci causing endocarditis: a global perspective
    Cathy A Petti
    Department of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1780-4. 2008
    ..In particular, rpoB sequence data demonstrated unique genetic signatures with the potential to serve as an important tool for global surveillance...
  59. ncbi request reprint Impact of rapid microbiological testing on the management of lower respiratory tract infection
    David R Murdoch
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1445-7. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint A new phenotype of resistance to lincosamide and streptogramin A-type antibiotics in Streptococcus agalactiae in New Zealand
    Brigitte Malbruny
    Service de Microbiologie, CHU Cote de Nacre, 14033 Caen, France
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:1040-4. 2004
    ..To characterize a new type of resistance to clindamycin in Streptococcus agalactiae...
  61. doi request reprint Vancomycin therapy for severe Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
    Paul J Huggan
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1647-8; author reply 1649-51. 2007
  62. pmc Immunochromatographic test for rapid detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the nasopharynx
    David R Murdoch
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2271; author reply 2271. 2003
  63. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Nepal
    David A Hammer
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:471-2. 2007