Bobbi S Pritt
Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
- Emergence of a new pathogenic Ehrlichia species, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2009Bobbi S Pritt
Mayo Clinic, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Hilton 470 B, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
N Engl J Med 365:422-9. 2011..Only Ehrlichia chaffeensis and E. ewingii have been thought to cause ehrlichiosis in humans in the United States. Patients with suspected ehrlichiosis routinely undergo testing to ensure proper diagnosis and to ascertain the cause...
- AmebiasisBobbi S Pritt
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 83:1154-9; quiz 1159-60. 2008..To avoid unnecessary and possibly harmful therapies, clinicians should follow the diagnostic and treatment guidelines of the World Health Organization...
- Detection of sarcocystis parasites in retail beef: a regional survey combining histological and genetic detection methodsBobbi Pritt
University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
J Food Prot 71:2144-7. 2008..hominis and confirm that cattle pathogen S. cruzi is highly prevalent in this regional sample. PCR assays may increase the detection sensitivity of Sarcocystis spp. and contribute diagnostic precision...
- Enterobius vermicularis in a 14-year-old girl's eyeN Esther Babady
Mayo Clinic, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Hilton Building, 4th Floor, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J Clin Microbiol 49:4369-70. 2011..Only one other similar case has been reported in the English-language literature...
- Real-time qualitative PCR for 57 human adenovirus types from multiple specimen sourcesSeanne P Buckwalter
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
J Clin Microbiol 50:766-71. 2012..The assay demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 99% specificity. This real-time PCR assay provides a rapid method for the detection of all 57 known HAdV types from respiratory specimens, blood, stool, urine, and ocular swabs...
- Precision across the analytical measuring range of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for cytomegalovirus detection among three clinical laboratoriesThomas E Grys
Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Mayo Medical Laboratories New England, 160 Dascomb Rd, Andover, MA 01810, USA
J Clin Microbiol 49:3044-6. 2011..The overall standard deviation (adjusted for analyte level) was 0.18 log(10) copies/ml, and there was no significant relationship between standard deviation and analytical measuring range...
- Left-sided Pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in patients without injection drug useNancy L Dawson
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Medicine (Baltimore) 90:250-5. 2011..Valvular surgery is indicated, when possible, for the best chance of survival, along with extended therapy with combination antibiotics for complete recovery...
- Real-time PCR method for detection of zygomycetesD Jane Hata
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
J Clin Microbiol 46:2353-8. 2008..The speed, sensitivity, and specificity of the PCR assay indicate that it is useful for the rapid and accurate detection of zygomycetes...
- Concurrent detection of herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses by polymerase chain reaction from the same anatomic locationNeelam Dhiman
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70:538-40. 2011..In an eight-year retrospective study, we observed 1.3% dual positivity from dermal, genital, and oral mucosal sources...
- Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi by real-time polymerase chain reactionN Esther Babady
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:516-8. 2009..Recent studies have shown that natural transmission of the simian parasite Plasmodium knowlesi to humans occurs frequently in Southeast Asia. We have expanded our PCR assay to include detection of P. knowlesi...
- Laboratory diagnosis of tropical infectionsBryan H Schmitt
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Infect Dis Clin North Am 26:513-54. 2012..Images demonstrating the characteristic features of selected tropical parasites and fungi are included for reference...
- An unusual foreign body in the urinary bladder mimicking a parasitic wormBryan H Schmitt
Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
J Clin Microbiol 50:2520-2. 2012..The foreign body was identified as an artificial fishing worm by morphological comparison to a similar commercially produced product and by infrared spectrum analysis...
- Effectiveness of patient-collected swabs for influenza testingNeelam Dhiman
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 87:548-54. 2012..To compare the effectiveness of self-collected and health care worker (HCW)-collected nasal swabs for detection of influenza viruses and determine the patients' preference for type of collection...
- Fulminant gestational hepatitis due to primary herpes simplex type 2 infection: use of serum HSV polymerase chain reaction for noninvasive diagnosisJu Hsien J C Nienaber
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 72:181-4. 2012..The patient was successfully treated with acyclovir and delivered a healthy infant...