Robert F Luo
Affiliation: Stanford University
- Molecular approaches and biomarkers for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosisRobert F Luo
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, L235, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Clin Lab Med 33:553-66. 2013..Sustained investment in the development and dissemination of diagnostic tests for TB is critical for increasing TB case finding, placing patients on appropriate treatment, and reducing transmission. ..
- Comparison of single-copy and multicopy real-time PCR targets for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in paraffin-embedded tissueRobert F Luo
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Stanford, CA 94305 5324, USA
J Clin Microbiol 48:2569-70. 2010..Sensitivity was 75% for newer samples and was not decreased for acid-fast bacillus (AFB) stain-negative specimens...
- Is repeat PCR needed for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection?Robert F Luo
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
J Clin Microbiol 48:3738-41. 2010..5%) of 406 tests. Ten new positives were detected, including one false positive. Repeat PCR within 7 days appears rarely useful, except for patients with evidence of a new infection...
- Preferential lower respiratory tract infection in swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenzaEllen Yeh
Departments of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5324, USA
Clin Infect Dis 50:391-4. 2010..This presentation suggests that, in certain hosts or for particular variants of 2009 A(H1N1) virus, the lower respiratory tract may be the preferred site of infection...
- Alerting physicians during electronic order entry effectively reduces unnecessary repeat PCR testing for Clostridium difficileRobert F Luo
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
J Clin Microbiol 51:3872-4. 2013..5% (282/1,949) repeats preintervention to 1.3% (135/10,285) postintervention. HIS alerting is an effective, targeted, patient-specific tool for improving the quality and utilization of C. difficile results. ..
- Real-time PCR testing for mecA reduces vancomycin usage and length of hospitalization for patients infected with methicillin-sensitive staphylococciDavid 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...
- Brain abscess caused by Phaeoacremonium parasiticum in an immunocompromised patientCandice J McNeil
Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Grant S 101, Stanford, CA 94305 5107, USA
J Clin Microbiol 49:1171-4. 2011..We report the first documented case of central nervous system involvement with brain abscess formation in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease and review the literature on Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infections...
- CD81 protein is expressed at high levels in normal germinal center B cells and in subtypes of human lymphomasRobert F Luo
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Hum Pathol 41:271-80. 2010....