John A Branda

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Performance of United States serologic assays in the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis acquired in Europe
    John A Branda
    Microbiology Laboratory, GRB 526, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:333-40. 2013
  2. doi request reprint 2-tiered antibody testing for early and late Lyme disease using only an immunoglobulin G blot with the addition of a VlsE band as the second-tier test
    John A Branda
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:20-6. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Two-tiered antibody testing for Lyme disease with use of 2 enzyme immunoassays, a whole-cell sonicate enzyme immunoassay followed by a VlsE C6 peptide enzyme immunoassay
    John A Branda
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:541-7. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 22-2008. A 52-year-old woman with fever and confusion
    Martin S Hirsch
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:294-303. 2008

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Publications4

  1. doi request reprint Performance of United States serologic assays in the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis acquired in Europe
    John A Branda
    Microbiology Laboratory, GRB 526, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:333-40. 2013
    ..Using serum samples from European LB patients, we compared the performance of European and US serodiagnostic tests, including newer-generation assays containing Vmp-like sequence, expressed or its C6 peptide...
  2. doi request reprint 2-tiered antibody testing for early and late Lyme disease using only an immunoglobulin G blot with the addition of a VlsE band as the second-tier test
    John A Branda
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:20-6. 2010
    ..IgG VlsE antibody testing, by itself, improves early sensitivity, but may lower specificity. We studied whether elements of the 2 approaches could be combined to produce a second-tier IgG blot that performs well throughout the infection...
  3. doi request reprint Two-tiered antibody testing for Lyme disease with use of 2 enzyme immunoassays, a whole-cell sonicate enzyme immunoassay followed by a VlsE C6 peptide enzyme immunoassay
    John A Branda
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:541-7. 2011
    ..Here, we investigated an alternative 2-tiered strategy, in which the first step remained a WCS EIA, but immunoblotting was replaced by a C6 EIA...
  4. doi request reprint Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 22-2008. A 52-year-old woman with fever and confusion
    Martin S Hirsch
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:294-303. 2008