Kevin P Fennelly
Affiliation: University of Florida
- Variability of infectious aerosols produced during coughing by patients with pulmonary tuberculosisKevin P Fennelly
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Room 257, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186:450-7. 2012..Mycobacterium tuberculosis is transmitted by infectious aerosols, but assessing infectiousness currently relies on sputum microscopy that does not accurately predict the variability in transmission...
- The small membrane filter method of microscopy to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosisKevin P Fennelly
Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
J Clin Microbiol 50:2096-9. 2012..This was significantly better (P = 0.0001) than the sensitivity of routine FM of centrifuged specimens of 60% (95% CI: 49%, 71%) or that of direct sputum smears of 56% (95% CI: 40%, 72%)...
- Cough aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis predict new infection: a household contact studyEdward C Jones-Lopez
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1007-15. 2013..Airborne transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis results from incompletely characterized host, bacterial, and environmental factors. Sputum smear microscopy is associated with considerable variability in transmission...
- Cough-generated aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a new method to study infectiousnessKevin P Fennelly
Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Emerging and Re Emerging Pathogens, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:604-9. 2004..Quantification of viable cough-generated aerosols is feasible and offers a new approach to study infectiousness and transmission of M. tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens...
- Inhaled Dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) as a noninvasive treatment of atelectasis in mechanically ventilated patientsJessica Nutik Zitter
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA
J Crit Care 28:218.e1-7. 2013..Lobar or segmental collapse of the lung in mechanically ventilated patients is a common occurrence in the intensive care unit. Management is labor and time intensive and not highly effective...
- Airborne infection with Bacillus anthracis--from mills to mailKevin P Fennelly
Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School UMDNJ, Newark, 07107 3000, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:996-1002. 2004..anthracis. The risk for inhalation anthrax is determined not only by bacillary virulence factors but also by infectious aerosol production and removal rates and by host factors...