Sean X Zhang

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of Mucormycosis
    Aneela Mahmud
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1092-5. 2012
  2. pmc Evaluation of CLSI agar dilution method and Trek Sensititre broth microdilution panel for determining antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Sean X Zhang
    Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:704-6. 2011
  3. pmc Rapid identification of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii, C. neoformans var. neoformans, and C. gattii by use of rapid biochemical tests, differential media, and DNA sequencing
    Lisa McTaggart
    Medical Mycology, Ontario Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Department ofLaboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2522-7. 2011
  4. pmc Phylogeny and identification of Nocardia species on the basis of multilocus sequence analysis
    L R McTaggart
    Medical Mycology, Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4525-33. 2010
  5. pmc Candida bracarensis bloodstream infection in an immunocompromised patient
    Thomas A Warren
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Division of Microbiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4677-9. 2010

Collaborators

  • Lisa McTaggart
  • Aneela Mahmud
  • Susan E Richardson
  • L R McTaggart
  • Thomas A Warren
  • Dennis Neofytos
  • Aruna Subramanian
  • Karen Carroll
  • Delicia Munfus-McCray
  • Nicole Kwiatkowski
  • Richard Lee
  • Christine Seah
  • Annette Fothergill
  • Linda Hoang
  • M Witkowska
  • S E Richardson

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc Actinomucor elegans as an emerging cause of Mucormycosis
    Aneela Mahmud
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1092-5. 2012
    ..This report, along with the three previously reported cases, is convincing evidence that A. elegans is an emerging fungal pathogen capable of causing invasive mucormycosis in humans...
  2. pmc Evaluation of CLSI agar dilution method and Trek Sensititre broth microdilution panel for determining antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Sean X Zhang
    Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:704-6. 2011
    ..While agar dilution was not an optimal method, the commercial panel appeared to be an acceptable method, with minor errors encountered for ceftriaxone, penicillin, and meropenem...
  3. pmc Rapid identification of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii, C. neoformans var. neoformans, and C. gattii by use of rapid biochemical tests, differential media, and DNA sequencing
    Lisa McTaggart
    Medical Mycology, Ontario Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Department ofLaboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2522-7. 2011
    ..neoformans var. grubii, C. neoformans var. neoformans, and C. gattii. Based on these results, we describe a rapid identification algorithm for use in a microbiology laboratory to distinguish clinically relevant Cryptococcus spp...
  4. pmc Phylogeny and identification of Nocardia species on the basis of multilocus sequence analysis
    L R McTaggart
    Medical Mycology, Public Health Laboratories, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4525-33. 2010
    ..5% and 99.5% of isolates, respectively, and would be more feasible for routine use in a clinical reference microbiology laboratory...
  5. pmc Candida bracarensis bloodstream infection in an immunocompromised patient
    Thomas A Warren
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Division of Microbiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4677-9. 2010
    ..The organism can be distinguished from C. glabrata by its white color on CHROMagar and by DNA sequence analysis using D1/D2 and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) primers...