- Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia: increased microbiological yield with new diagnostic methodsNiclas Johansson
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Clin Infect Dis 50:202-9. 2010..The aim of this study was to determine the etiology of CAP among adults-especially the occurrence of mixed infections among patients with CAP-by implementing a new diagnostic PCR platform combined with conventional methods...
- Quantitative detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae from sputum samples with real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction for etiologic diagnosis of community-acquired pneumoniaNiclas Johansson
Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:255-61. 2008..S. pneumoniae may be rapidly diagnosed by analyzing induced sputum samples by RQ-PCR and may be particularly valuable in patients in whom antibiotic therapy has been initiated...
- Clinical impact of combined viral and bacterial infection in patients with community-acquired pneumoniaNiclas Johansson
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna, Infectious Diseases Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Infect Dis 43:609-15. 2011..We aimed to compare patients with a pure bacterial etiology with those with findings of both bacteria and virus regarding severity of illness and length of hospital stay...