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CLIA-waived molecular influenza testing in the emergency department and outpatient settings.

Babady NE, Dunn JJ, Madej R.

J Clin Virol. 2019 Jul;116:44-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 May 10. Review.


Evaluation of the Aries Bordetella Assay for Detection and Identification of Bordetella pertussis in Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens.

McMillen T, Chow HY, Das S, Dunbar SA, Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Apr 26;57(5). pii: e01966-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01966-18. Print 2019 May.


Clinical Performance of (1,3) Beta-D-Glucan for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis Pneumonia in cancer patients tested with PCP PCR.

Morjaria S, Frame J, Franco-Garcia A, Geyer A, Kamboj M, Babady NE.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1072. [Epub ahead of print]


Performance of Vitek MS v3.0 for Identification of Mycobacterium Species from Patient Samples by Use of Automated Liquid Medium Systems.

Miller E, Cantrell C, Beard M, Derylak A, Babady NE, McMillen T, Miranda E, Body B, Tang YW, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Smith T, Iakhiaeva E, Wallace RJ Jr, Brown-Elliott BA, Moreno E, Totty H, Deol P.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jul 26;56(8). pii: e00219-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00219-18. Print 2018 Aug.


Importance of accuracy of multiplex PCR systems for rapid diagnosis of respiratory virus infection.

Babady NE.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Oct;24(10):1033-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.05.018. Epub 2018 Jun 2. No abstract available.


The Perils of Multiplex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panels: Pseudo-outbreaks of Salmonellae and Entamoeba histolytica in Immunocompromised Hosts.

Robilotti E, Powell E, Usiak S, Taur Y, Babady NE, Kamboj M.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;39(7):867-870. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.95. Epub 2018 May 10.


Evaluation of the Vitek MS v3.0 Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry System for Identification of Mycobacterium and Nocardia Species.

Body BA, Beard MA, Slechta ES, Hanson KE, Barker AP, Babady NE, McMillen T, Tang YW, Brown-Elliott BA, Iakhiaeva E, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Smith T, Wallace RJ Jr, Turner S, Curtis L, Butler-Wu S, Rychert J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 May 25;56(6). pii: e00237-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00237-18. Print 2018 Jun.


Impact of QuickFISH in addition to antimicrobial stewardship on vancomycin use and resource utilization in cancer patients with coagulase-negative staphylococcal blood cultures.

Seo SK, Gedrimaite Z, Paskovaty A, Seier K, Morjaria S, Cohen N, Riedel E, Tang YW, Babady NE.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Dec;24(12):1339.e7-1339.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.03.006. Epub 2018 Mar 13.


Artificial Differences in Clostridium difficile Infection Rates Associated with Disparity in Testing.

Kamboj M, Brite J, Aslam A, Kennington J, Babady NE, Calfee D, Furuya Y, Chen D, Augenbraun M, Ostrowsky B, Patel G, Mircescu M, Kak V, Tuma R, Karre TA, Fry DA, Duhaney YP, Moyer A, Mitchell D, Cantu S, Hsieh C, Warren N, Martin S, Willson J, Dickman J, Knight J, Delahanty K, Flood A, Harrington J, Korenstein D, Eagan J, Sepkowitz K.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Mar;24(3):584-587. doi: 10.3201/eid2403.170961.


Evaluation of the Xpert MTB/RIF Performance on Tissues: Potential Impact on Airborne Infection Isolation at a Tertiary Cancer Care Center.

McMillen T, Usiak SC, Chen LH, Gomez L, Ntiamoah P, Hameed MR, Budvytiene I, Banaei N, Kamboj M, Babady NE.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):462-466. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.7. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections After Silicone Breast Implant Reconstruction Emphasize a Diversity of Infecting Mycobacteria.

Romero FA, Powell EA, Babady NE, Kaltsas A, Figueroa CJ, Pulitzer M, Mehrara BJ, Glickman MS, Morjaria S.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 2;4(4):ofx189. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx189. eCollection 2017 Fall.


Potential of real-time PCR threshold cycle (CT) to predict presence of free toxin and clinically relevant C. difficile infection (CDI) in patients with cancer.

Kamboj M, Brite J, McMillen T, Robilotti E, Herrera A, Sepkowitz K, Babady NE.

J Infect. 2018 Apr;76(4):369-375. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.12.001. Epub 2017 Dec 8.


Multicenter Evaluation of the ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel for the Detection of Viral and Bacterial Respiratory Tract Pathogens in Nasopharyngeal Swabs.

Babady NE, England MR, Jurcic Smith KL, He T, Wijetunge DS, Tang YW, Chamberland RR, Menegus M, Swierkosz EM, Jerris RC, Greene W.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jan 24;56(2). pii: e01658-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01658-17. Print 2018 Feb.


Multicenter Evaluation of the Vitek MS v3.0 System for the Identification of Filamentous Fungi.

Rychert J, Slechta ES, Barker AP, Miranda E, Babady NE, Tang YW, Gibas C, Wiederhold N, Sutton D, Hanson KE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jan 24;56(2). pii: e01353-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01353-17. Print 2018 Feb.


Diagnosis of Extrapulmonary Legionellosis in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients by Direct 16S Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid Sequencing and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.

Franco-Garcia A, Varughese TA, Lee YJ, Papanicolaou G, Rosenblum MK, Hollmann TJ, Koehne G, Boulad F, Babady NE, Tang YW, Seo SK.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 13;4(3):ofx140. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx140. eCollection 2017 Summer.


Limited diagnostic value of a multiplexed gastrointestinal pathogen panel for the detection of adenovirus infection in an oncology patient population.

McMillen T, Lee YJ, Kamboj M, Babady NE.

J Clin Virol. 2017 Sep;94:37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 8.


Detection of gastrointestinal pathogens in oncology patients by highly multiplexed molecular panels.

Otto CC, Chen LH, He T, Tang YW, Babady NE.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Sep;36(9):1665-1672. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-2981-0. Epub 2017 Apr 20.


Rapid Molecular Detection and Differentiation of Influenza Viruses A and B.

Otto CC, Kaplan SE, Stiles J, Mikhlina A, Lee C, Babady NE, Tang YW.

J Vis Exp. 2017 Jan 30;(119). doi: 10.3791/54312.


Role of Coinfecting Strains in Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection.

Sun J, Mc Millen T, Babady NE, Kamboj M.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Dec;37(12):1481-1484. Epub 2016 Aug 30.


Hospital-Associated Infections.

Babady NE.

Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Jun;4(3). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.DMIH2-0003-2015. Review.


Laboratory Diagnosis of Infections in Cancer Patients: Challenges and Opportunities.

Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Nov;54(11):2635-2646. Epub 2016 Jun 8. Review.


Implementation of Molecular Surveillance After a Cluster of Fatal Toxoplasmosis at 2 Neighboring Transplant Centers.

Isa F, Saito K, Huang YT, Schuetz A, Babady NE, Salvatore S, Pessin M, van Besien K, Perales MA, Giralt S, Sepkowitz K, Papanicolaou GA, Soave R, Kamboj M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 15;63(4):565-8. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw330. Epub 2016 May 19.


Clinical Evaluation of the Luminex NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel.

Tang YW, Gonsalves S, Sun JY, Stiles J, Gilhuley KA, Mikhlina A, Dunbar SA, Babady NE, Zhang H.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1912-1914. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00482-16. Epub 2016 Apr 27.


Lymphangitic papules caused by Nocardia takedensis.

Chung E, Pulitzer MP, Papadopoulos EB, Papanicolaou GA, Babady NE, Marchetti MA.

JAAD Case Rep. 2015 May 2;1(3):126-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2015.03.001. eCollection 2015 May. No abstract available.


Comparison of respiratory virus shedding by conventional and molecular testing methods in patients with haematological malignancy.

Richardson L, Brite J, Del Castillo M, Childers T, Sheahan A, Huang YT, Dougherty E, Babady NE, Sepkowitz K, Kamboj M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Apr;22(4):380.e1-380.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.12.012. Epub 2015 Dec 19.


Comparison of Multilocus Sequence Typing and the Xpert C. difficile/Epi Assay for Identification of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI.

McMillen T, Kamboj M, Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Mar;54(3):775-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03075-15. Epub 2015 Dec 23.


Prosthetic-Joint-Associated Bordetella holmesii Infection.

Humphrey JM, Lacaille SN, Patel K, Thompson E, Tulumba S, Healey JH, Gilhuley KA, Babady NE, Kamboj M, Mead PA.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 13;2(4):ofv169. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv169. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Atypical presentation of Legionella pneumonia among patients with underlying cancer: A fifteen-year review.

del Castillo M, Lucca A, Plodkowski A, Huang YT, Kaplan J, Gilhuley K, Babady NE, Seo SK, Kamboj M.

J Infect. 2016 Jan;72(1):45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 20.


Control of norovirus outbreak on a pediatric oncology unit.

Sheahan A, Copeland G, Richardson L, McKay S, Chou A, Babady NE, Tang YW, Boulad F, Eagan J, Sepkowitz K, Kamboj M.

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Oct 1;43(10):1066-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.032. Epub 2015 Jul 9.


Reducing Unnecessary and Duplicate Ordering for Ovum and Parasite Examinations and Clostridium difficile PCR in Immunocompromised Patients by Using an Alert at the Time of Request in the Order Management System.

Otto CC, Shuptar SL, Milord P, Essick CJ, Nevrekar R, Granovsky SL, Seo SK, Babady NE, Martin SC, Tang YW, Pessin MS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Aug;53(8):2745-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00968-15. Epub 2015 Jun 10.


Nasal vestibulitis due to targeted therapies in cancer patients.

Ruiz JN, Belum VR, Boers-Doets CB, Kamboj M, Babady NE, Tang YW, Valdez TA, Lacouture ME.

Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2391-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-014-2580-x. Epub 2015 Jan 22.


Bacteremia caused by Arcobacter butzleri in an immunocompromised host.

Arguello E, Otto CC, Mead P, Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1448-51. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03450-14. Epub 2015 Feb 11.


Monitoring of cytomegalovirus viral loads by two molecular assays in whole-blood and plasma samples from hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

Babady NE, Cheng C, Cumberbatch E, Stiles J, Papanicolaou G, Tang YW.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1252-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03435-14. Epub 2015 Feb 4.


Detection of a transient R292K mutation in influenza A/H3N2 viruses shed for several weeks by an immunocompromised patient.

Babady NE, Laplante JM, Tang YW, St George K.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Apr;53(4):1415-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02845-14. Epub 2015 Jan 14.


Clinical validation of the Lyra direct HSV 1+2/VZV assay for simultaneous detection and differentiation of three herpesviruses in cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesions.

Fan F, Stiles J, Mikhlina A, Lu X, Babady NE, Tang YW.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Oct;52(10):3799-801. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02098-14. Epub 2014 Jul 30.


Evaluation of Alere i Influenza A&B for rapid detection of influenza viruses A and B.

Nie S, Roth RB, Stiles J, Mikhlina A, Lu X, Tang YW, Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3339-44. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01132-14. Epub 2014 Jul 2.


Estimating risk of C. difficile transmission from PCR positive but cytotoxin negative cases.

Kamboj M, Babady NE, Marsh JW, Schlackman JL, Son C, Sun J, Eagan J, Tang YW, Sepkowitz K.

PLoS One. 2014 Feb 11;9(2):e88262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088262. eCollection 2014.


Real-time cellular analysis coupled with a specimen enrichment accurately detects and quantifies Clostridium difficile toxins in stool.

Huang B, Jin D, Zhang J, Sun JY, Wang X, Stiles J, Xu X, Kamboj M, Babady NE, Tang YW.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Apr;52(4):1105-11. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02601-13. Epub 2014 Jan 22.


The FilmArray® respiratory panel: an automated, broadly multiplexed molecular test for the rapid and accurate detection of respiratory pathogens.

Babady NE.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2013 Nov;13(8):779-88. doi: 10.1586/14737159.2013.848794. Review.


Disseminated adenovirus infection in cancer patients presenting with focal pulmonary consolidation.

Lee YJ, Palomino-Guilen P, Babady NE, Lamson DM, St George K, Tang YW, Papanicolaou GA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan;52(1):350-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01893-13. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Evaluation of the BioFire FilmArray respiratory panel and the GenMark eSensor respiratory viral panel on lower respiratory tract specimens.

Ruggiero P, McMillen T, Tang YW, Babady NE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan;52(1):288-90. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02787-13. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Performance characteristics of the Cepheid Xpert vanA assay for rapid identification of patients at high risk for carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci.

Babady NE, Gilhuley K, Cianciminio-Bordelon D, Tang YW.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Nov;50(11):3659-63. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01776-12. Epub 2012 Sep 12.


Comparison of the Luminex xTAG RVP Fast assay and the Idaho Technology FilmArray RP assay for detection of respiratory viruses in pediatric patients at a cancer hospital.

Babady NE, Mead P, Stiles J, Brennan C, Li H, Shuptar S, Stratton CW, Tang YW, Kamboj M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul;50(7):2282-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.06186-11. Epub 2012 Apr 18.


Clinical and laboratory characteristics of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with discordant diagnostic test results.

Kaltsas A, Simon M, Unruh LH, Son C, Wroblewski D, Musser KA, Sepkowitz K, Babady NE, Kamboj M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr;50(4):1303-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05711-11. Epub 2012 Jan 11.


Capnocytophaga lung abscess in a patient with metastatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Thirumala R, Rappo U, Babady NE, Kamboj M, Chawla M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jan;50(1):204-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05306-11. Epub 2011 Nov 9.


Relapse versus reinfection: surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection.

Kamboj M, Khosa P, Kaltsas A, Babady NE, Son C, Sepkowitz KA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;53(10):1003-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir643. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


Enterobius vermicularis in a 14-year-old girl's eye.

Babady NE, Awender E, Geller R, Miller T, Scheetz G, Arguello H, Weisenberg SA, Pritt B.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Dec;49(12):4369-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.05475-11. Epub 2011 Sep 28.


Evaluation of Luminex xTAG fungal analyte-specific reagents for rapid identification of clinically relevant fungi.

Babady NE, Miranda E, Gilhuley KA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3777-82. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01135-11. Epub 2011 Aug 31.


A multicenter evaluation of tests for diagnosis of histoplasmosis.

Hage CA, Ribes JA, Wengenack NL, Baddour LM, Assi M, McKinsey DS, Hammoud K, Alapat D, Babady NE, Parker M, Fuller D, Noor A, Davis TE, Rodgers M, Connolly PA, El Haddad B, Wheat LJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;53(5):448-54. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir435. Epub 2011 Aug 2. Erratum in: Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1;54(3):454.


Detection of Blastomyces dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum from culture isolates and clinical specimens by use of real-time PCR.

Babady NE, Buckwalter SP, Hall L, Le Febre KM, Binnicker MJ, Wengenack NL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Sep;49(9):3204-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00673-11. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

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