Ken Waites


Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA


  1. Waites K, Balish M, Atkinson T. New insights into the pathogenesis and detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. Future Microbiol. 2008;3:635-48 pubmed publisher
  2. Waites K, Schelonka R, Xiao L, Grigsby P, Novy M. Congenital and opportunistic infections: Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009;14:190-9 pubmed publisher
  3. Waites K, Crabb D, Duffy L, Huband M. In vitro antibacterial activity of AZD0914 against human Mycoplasmas and Ureaplasmas. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59:3627-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The AZD0914 MIC90 against Ureaplasma species was 4-fold less than that for azithromycin and 8-fold less than that for levofloxacin and doxycycline. ..
  4. Xiao L, Ptacek T, Osborne J, Crabb D, Simmons W, Lefkowitz E, et al. Comparative genome analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:610 pubmed publisher
    ..pneumoniae genome is extraordinarily stable over time and geographic distance across the globe with a striking lack of evidence of horizontal gene transfer. ..
  5. Waites K, Duffy L, Bébéar C, Matlow A, Talkington D, Kenny G, et al. Standardized methods and quality control limits for agar and broth microdilution susceptibility testing of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma urealyticum. J Clin Microbiol. 2012;50:3542-7 pubmed publisher
  6. Waites K, Crabb D, Duffy L. Comparative in vitro susceptibilities of human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas to a new investigational ketolide, CEM-101. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009;53:2139-41 pubmed publisher
    ..All isolates, including two macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae isolates, were inhibited by CEM-101 at < or = 0.5 microg/ml, making CEM-101 the most potent compound tested...
  7. Waites K, Xiao L, Paralanov V, Viscardi R, Glass J. Molecular methods for the detection of Mycoplasma and ureaplasma infections in humans: a paper from the 2011 William Beaumont Hospital Symposium on molecular pathology. J Mol Diagn. 2012;14:437-50 pubmed publisher
    ..This review provides a summary and critical review of methods suitable for detection and characterization of mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas of humans, with emphasis on molecular genotypic techniques...