Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
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
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
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. ..
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. ..
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
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...
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...