N Esther Babady

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications12

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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. ..
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi 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. ..
  12. 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. ..