N Esther Babady

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Detection of a transient R292K mutation in influenza A/H3N2 viruses shed for several weeks by an immunocompromised patient
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:1415-8. 2015
  2. pmc Monitoring of cytomegalovirus viral loads by two molecular assays in whole-blood and plasma samples from hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    N Esther Babady
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:1252-7. 2015
  3. pmc Performance characteristics of the Cepheid Xpert vanA assay for rapid identification of patients at high risk for carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3659-63. 2012
  4. pmc Comparison of the Luminex xTAG RVP Fast assay and the Idaho Technology FilmArray RP assay for detection of respiratory viruses in pediatric patients at a cancer hospital
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2282-8. 2012
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert Clostridium difficile Epi assay for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection and typing of the NAP1 strain at a cancer hospital
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Clinical Laboratories, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue S428D, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4519-24. 2010
  6. pmc Evaluation of Luminex xTAG fungal analyte-specific reagents for rapid identification of clinically relevant fungi
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3777-82. 2011
  7. pmc Clinical and laboratory characteristics of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with discordant diagnostic test results
    Anna Kaltsas
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1303-7. 2012
  8. pmc Evaluation of the BioFire FilmArray respiratory panel and the GenMark eSensor respiratory viral panel on lower respiratory tract specimens
    Phyllis Ruggiero
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:288-90. 2014
  9. pmc Relapse versus reinfection: surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mini Kamboj
    Infectious Disease Service, Infection Control, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:1003-6. 2011
  10. pmc Disseminated adenovirus infection in cancer patients presenting with focal pulmonary consolidation
    Yeon Joo Lee
    Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:350-3. 2014

Collaborators

  • Mohit Chawla
  • Yi Wei Tang
  • Mini Kamboj
  • Susan K Seo
  • Kent A Sepkowitz
  • Anna Kaltsas
  • Jane W Marsh
  • Daryl M Lamson
  • Charles W Stratton
  • Caitlin C Otto
  • Anna Sheahan
  • Janelle N Ruiz
  • Esther Arguello
  • Jeffrey Stiles
  • Yeon Joo Lee
  • Albina Mikhlina
  • Feinan Fan
  • Phyllis Ruggiero
  • Shuping Nie
  • Xuedong Lu
  • Raghu Thirumala
  • Susan L Shuptar
  • Christine B Boers-Doets
  • Gretchen Copeland
  • Connor J Essick
  • Philippe Milord
  • Steven C Martin
  • LAUREN RICHARDSON
  • Mario E Lacouture
  • Shelley McKay
  • Tulio A Valdez
  • Janet Eagan
  • Peter Mead
  • Melissa S Pessin
  • Alexander Chou
  • Reshma Nevrekar
  • Viswanath Reddy Belum
  • Farid Boulad
  • Svetlana L Granovsky
  • Tracy McMillen
  • Paola Palomino-Guilen
  • Richard B Roth
  • Genovefa A Papanicolaou
  • Kirsten St George
  • Urania Rappo

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc Detection of a transient R292K mutation in influenza A/H3N2 viruses shed for several weeks by an immunocompromised patient
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:1415-8. 2015
    ..The R292K mutation was identified by direct testing in 3 of 11 respiratory specimens collected throughout the patient's illness but in none of the cultures from those specimens. ..
  2. pmc Monitoring of cytomegalovirus viral loads by two molecular assays in whole-blood and plasma samples from hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    N Esther Babady
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:1252-7. 2015
    ..e., those below limit of quantification [LOQ]) is increased with the Cobas CMV assay in plasma specimens. Longitudinal prospective studies will be needed to examine the clinical significance of these low-level viral loads...
  3. pmc Performance characteristics of the Cepheid Xpert vanA assay for rapid identification of patients at high risk for carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3659-63. 2012
    ..This assay provides excellent predictive values for prompt identification of VRE-colonized patients in hospitals with relatively high rates of VRE carriage...
  4. pmc Comparison of the Luminex xTAG RVP Fast assay and the Idaho Technology FilmArray RP assay for detection of respiratory viruses in pediatric patients at a cancer hospital
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2282-8. 2012
    ..The sensitivity, simplicity, and random-access platform make FA RVP an excellent choice for laboratory on-demand service with low to medium volume...
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert Clostridium difficile Epi assay for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection and typing of the NAP1 strain at a cancer hospital
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Clinical Laboratories, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue S428D, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4519-24. 2010
    ..The excellent sensitivity and specificity and the rapid turnaround time of the Xpert PCR assay as well as its strain-typing capability make it an attractive option for diagnosis of C. difficile infection...
  6. pmc Evaluation of Luminex xTAG fungal analyte-specific reagents for rapid identification of clinically relevant fungi
    N Esther Babady
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3777-82. 2011
    ..Further evaluation will be necessary to confirm the sensitivities of some of the mold ASRs. Implementation of these ASRs will allow same-day detection of fungal DNA in clinical specimens...
  7. pmc Clinical and laboratory characteristics of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with discordant diagnostic test results
    Anna Kaltsas
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1303-7. 2012
    ..05). No significant differences were found in the clinical severity of illness and outcome among patients that tested positive for CDI by both tests (CYT and PCR) compared to those that tested positive by PCR only...
  8. pmc Evaluation of the BioFire FilmArray respiratory panel and the GenMark eSensor respiratory viral panel on lower respiratory tract specimens
    Phyllis Ruggiero
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:288-90. 2014
    ..The overall agreement between the two methods was 89.5% (51/57). The lower limit of detection of both assays for all targets in LRTS was comparable to that for nasopharyngeal swab specimens. ..
  9. pmc Relapse versus reinfection: surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mini Kamboj
    Infectious Disease Service, Infection Control, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:1003-6. 2011
    ..Of 49 second episodes occurring after > 8 weeks, 65% were relapses. Categorization of a recurrent episode occurring after >8 weeks as a new infection may misrepresent the majority of episodes for surveillance...
  10. pmc Disseminated adenovirus infection in cancer patients presenting with focal pulmonary consolidation
    Yeon Joo Lee
    Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:350-3. 2014
    ..Despite antiviral therapy, 3 (75%) patients died. ADV should be considered as a possible cause of severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed patients. ..
  11. pmc Clinical validation of the Lyra direct HSV 1+2/VZV assay for simultaneous detection and differentiation of three herpesviruses in cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesions
    Feinan Fan
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Futian Hospital, Guangdong Medical College, Shenzhen, China Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:3799-801. 2014
    ..4 to 95.0%, 96.1 to 96.8%, 78.0 to 80.3%, and 99.0 to 99.1%, respectively, in comparison to those of viral culture. The values were further improved when a resolution analysis was performed with a laboratory-developed PCR assay. ..
  12. pmc Estimating risk of C. difficile transmission from PCR positive but cytotoxin negative cases
    Mini Kamboj
    Infection Control Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, United States of America Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e88262. 2014
    ..However, PCR testing can detect colonization and has introduced several practical challenges pertaining to need for treatment and isolation of cases...
  13. doi request reprint Reducing Unnecessary and Duplicate Ordering for Ovum and Parasite Examinations and Clostridium difficile PCR in Immunocompromised Patients by Using an Alert at the Time of Request in the Order Management System
    Caitlin C Otto
    Clinical Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:2745-8. 2015
    ..8% to 30.9%, an overall decrease of 19%, and reduced noncompliant C. difficile PCR orders (orders <7 days after a previous positive result) from 30.6% to 19.2%, an overall decrease of 31.9%. ..
  14. doi request reprint Control of norovirus outbreak on a pediatric oncology unit
    Anna Sheahan
    Infection Control Program and Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:1066-9. 2015
    ..Patients undergoing treatment for cancer with chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell recipients are at risk for severe morbidity caused by norovirus (NV)...
  15. pmc Emergence of daptomycin-resistant VRE: experience of a single institution
    Mini Kamboj
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:391-4. 2011
    ..4% in 2007 to 15.2% in 2009 ([Formula: see text]). Without susceptibility data, empiric daptomycin therapy for VRE infections should be used with caution...
  16. doi request reprint Nasal vestibulitis due to targeted therapies in cancer patients
    Janelle N Ruiz
    Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 60th Street Outpatient Center, Suite 407, Room 4312, 16 East 60th St, New York, NY, 10022, USA
    Support Care Cancer 23:2391-8. 2015
    ..The aim of our study was to characterize NV in cancer patients treated with targeted therapies...
  17. pmc Evaluation of Alere i Influenza A&B for rapid detection of influenza viruses A and B
    Shuping Nie
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Futian Hospital, Guangdong Medical College, Shenzhen, China Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:3339-44. 2014
    ..The integrated, rapid, and simple characteristics of the Alere i Influenza A&B assay make it a potential candidate for point-of-care testing, with a test turnaround time of less than 15 min...
  18. pmc Capnocytophaga lung abscess in a patient with metastatic neuroendocrine tumor
    Raghu Thirumala
    Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine Service and Interventional Pulmonology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:204-7. 2012
    ..We report a case of cavitary lung abscess caused by a Capnocytophaga species in a patient with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor...
  19. pmc Bacteremia caused by Arcobacter butzleri in an immunocompromised host
    Esther Arguello
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 53:1448-51. 2015
    ..butzleri bacteremia. This case illustrates the unique challenges involved in diagnosing infections caused by emerging gastrointestinal pathogens. ..
  20. doi request reprint The FilmArray® respiratory panel: an automated, broadly multiplexed molecular test for the rapid and accurate detection of respiratory pathogens
    N Esther Babady
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, S428D, New York, NY, 10044, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:779-88. 2013
    ..The FilmArray RP has changed the diagnostic landscape and will have a significant impact on the care of patients with respiratory tract infection. ..