E J Baron

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Speculations on the microbiology laboratory of the future
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:S84-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Plasma cefazolin levels during cardiovascular surgery: effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and profound hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Anthony D Caffarelli
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1338-43. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Implications of new technology for infectious diseases practice
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1318-23. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial and fungal infections among diagnostic laboratory workers: evaluating the risks
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA 94305 5324, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:241-6. 2008
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Biomic V3 microbiology system for identification of selected species on BBL CHROMagar orientation agar and CHROMagar MRSA medium
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center, Rm 1602, 3375 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3488-90. 2008
  6. pmc Hair sheep blood, citrated or defibrinated, fulfills all requirements of blood agar for diagnostic microbiology laboratory tests
    Ellen Yeh
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6141. 2009
  7. pmc Executive summary: a guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a)
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:485-8. 2013
  8. pmc A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a)
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:e22-e121. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Prolonged incubation and extensive subculturing do not increase recovery of clinically significant microorganisms from standard automated blood cultures
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical College, Stanford, CA 94305 5250, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1677-80. 2005
  10. pmc Clinical utility of an automated instrument for gram staining single slides
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2014-5. 2010

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Speculations on the microbiology laboratory of the future
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:S84-7. 2002
    ..Physicians should anticipate a difficult time in the years between the loss of expertise in traditional methods and development of reliable and accurate molecular assays...
  2. ncbi request reprint Plasma cefazolin levels during cardiovascular surgery: effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and profound hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Anthony D Caffarelli
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1338-43. 2006
    ..We sought to assess the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and profound hypothermic circulatory arrest on plasma cefazolin levels administered for antimicrobial prophylaxis in cardiovascular surgery...
  3. ncbi request reprint Implications of new technology for infectious diseases practice
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:1318-23. 2006
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  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial and fungal infections among diagnostic laboratory workers: evaluating the risks
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA 94305 5324, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:241-6. 2008
    ..Although Neisseria meningitidis is perceived to be commonly acquired, only 4 cases were reported by the 88 respondents. Recommendations for reducing exposure risks are provided...
  5. pmc Evaluation of the Biomic V3 microbiology system for identification of selected species on BBL CHROMagar orientation agar and CHROMagar MRSA medium
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center, Rm 1602, 3375 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3488-90. 2008
    ..For CHROMagar MRSA, Biomic correctly identified 100% of the strains tested and did not misidentify two methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strains growing on the plates...
  6. pmc Hair sheep blood, citrated or defibrinated, fulfills all requirements of blood agar for diagnostic microbiology laboratory tests
    Ellen Yeh
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6141. 2009
    ..This study investigated whether blood from hair sheep, a hardy, low-maintenance variety of sheep adapted for hot climates, was suitable for routine clinical microbiology studies...
  7. pmc Executive summary: a guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a)
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:485-8. 2013
    ..The document is intended to serve as a reference to guide physicians in choosing tests that will aid them to diagnose infectious diseases in their patients. ..
  8. pmc A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases: 2013 recommendations by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)(a)
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:e22-e121. 2013
    ..The document is intended to serve as a reference to guide physicians in choosing tests that will aid them to diagnose infectious diseases in their patients. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Prolonged incubation and extensive subculturing do not increase recovery of clinically significant microorganisms from standard automated blood cultures
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical College, Stanford, CA 94305 5250, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1677-80. 2005
    ..e., HACEK) organisms were recovered from standard 5-day blood cultures during the same time period. Specialized methods and not extended incubation times are recommended for recovery of fastidious agents of septicemia...
  10. pmc Clinical utility of an automated instrument for gram staining single slides
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2014-5. 2010
    ..This instrument is well suited to a rapid-response laboratory where Gram stain requests are commonly received on a stat basis...
  11. doi request reprint MRSA: a case of pathogens, politics and penalties
    Ellen Jo Baron
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Trends Microbiol 19:153-5. 2011
    ..For microbiologists, who often complain that our contributions go unnoticed and that we have no political power, this story serves to prove otherwise...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification of bacteria and yeast: summary of a National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards proposed guideline
    E J Baron
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:220-5. 2001
    ..An overview of the organisms included in the guideline, the tests that identify them, and the situations in which rapid testing is appropriate is presented here...
  13. doi request reprint Expert opinion: what to do when there is Coccidioides exposure in a laboratory
    David A Stevens
    Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California 95128 2699, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:919-23. 2009
    ..On the basis of an artificially large exposure to arthroconidia that may occur as a result of a laboratory accident, a conservative approach of close observation and early treatment of exposed staff is discussed...
  14. doi request reprint Trends in invasive disease due to Candida species following heart and lung transplantation
    J M Schaenman
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Transpl Infect Dis 11:112-21. 2009
    ..The use of newer antifungal agents for prophylaxis and treatment, the decrease in the incidence of cytomegalovirus disease, and the use of more selective immunosuppression, among other factors, may have been responsible for this change...
  15. pmc Fecal leukocyte stain has diagnostic value for outpatients but not inpatients
    K L Savola
    Departments of Infectious Diseases, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305-5250, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 39:266-9. 2001
    ..Neither SCx nor the FL method should routinely be performed on samples from inpatients. Among outpatients, presence of FLs should suggest a bacterial diarrhea in clinically compatible cases...
  16. pmc Real-time PCR testing for mecA reduces vancomycin usage and length of hospitalization for patients infected with methicillin-sensitive staphylococci
    David T Nguyen
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:785-90. 2010
    ..In the face of ever-rising health care expenditures in the United States, these findings have important implications for improving outcomes and decreasing costs...
  17. pmc Practical bench comparison of BBL CHROMagar Orientation and standard two-plate media for urine cultures
    Holly A D'Souza
    Department of Pathology Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:60-4. 2004
    ..A cost analysis (time and supplies for our laboratory) showed that if CO is used alone, the break-even level for CO pricing is US dollars 1.78; if CO and blood agar are both used, the break-even pricing for CO is US dollars 1.53...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of conventional viral cultures with direct fluorescent antibody stains for diagnosis of community-acquired respiratory virus infections in hospitalized children
    Avinash K Shetty
    Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:789-94. 2003
    ..The ease of performing complete viral studies in our on site laboratory allowed us to assess the clinical implications of the absence of conventional culture results in previously healthy hospitalized children with CRV infections...
  19. pmc Labor and cost requirements of two commercial assays for qualitative molecular detection of hepatitis C virus
    Iris Schrijver
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3476-7. 2002
    ..The TMA assay compares well to PCR and may be especially useful for laboratories with large numbers of test requests...
  20. ncbi request reprint BBL CHROMagar Staph aureus is superior to mannitol salt for detection of Staphylococcus aureus in complex mixed infections
    Holly A D'Souza
    Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical School, CA, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 123:806-8. 2005
    ..Even at early reading times, CSA was superior to conventional media for detection of SA in these very complex cultures. MICs from all SA samples can be reported 24 hours sooner, and an additional BA subculture is not needed...
  21. pmc Differences in clinical and molecular characteristics of skin and soft tissue methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates between two hospitals in Northern California
    Debika Bhattacharya
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1798-803. 2007
    ..Clinicians should assess for nosocomial and community risk factors, realizing that different populations with CO-MRSA SSTI may require separate antimicrobial strategies...