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Bacterial bloodstream infections in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell recipients before and after implementation of a central line-associated bloodstream infection protocol: A single-center experience.

Chang AK, Foca MD, Jin Z, Vasudev R, Laird M, Schwartz S, Qureshi M, Kolb M, Levinson A, Bhatia M, Kung A, Garvin J, George D, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, Saiman L, Satwani P.

Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1650-1655. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.229. Epub 2016 Jul 1.


MRSA Causing Infections in Hospitals in Greater Metropolitan New York: Major Shift in the Dominant Clonal Type between 1996 and 2014.

Pardos de la Gandara M, Curry M, Berger J, Burstein D, Della-Latta P, Kopetz V, Quale J, Spitzer E, Tan R, Urban C, Wang G, Whittier S, de Lencastre H, Tomasz A.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 7;11(6):e0156924. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156924. eCollection 2016.


Clinical characteristics of patients who test positive for Clostridium difficile by repeat PCR.

Green DA, Stotler B, Jackman D, Whittier S, Della-Latta P.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov;52(11):3853-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01659-14. Epub 2014 Aug 13.


Risk factors and outcomes of infections caused by extremely drug-resistant gram-negative bacilli in patients hospitalized in intensive care units.

Patel SJ, Oliveira AP, Zhou JJ, Alba L, Furuya EY, Weisenberg SA, Jia H, Clock SA, Kubin CJ, Jenkins SG, Schuetz AN, Behta M, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, Rhee K, Saiman L.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun;42(6):626-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.01.027. Epub 2014 Apr 13.


Additional techniques for diagnosing scabies.

de Caprariis PJ, Della-Latta P.

Am Fam Physician. 2013 Apr 15;87(8):536. No abstract available.


Bordetella holmesii: initial genomic analysis of an emerging opportunist.

Planet PJ, Narechania A, Hymes SR, Gagliardo C, Huard RC, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Ratner AJ.

Pathog Dis. 2013 Mar;67(2):132-5. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12028. Epub 2013 Feb 26.


Genome Sequence of the Human Abscess Isolate Streptococcus intermedius BA1.

Planet PJ, Rampersaud R, Hymes SR, Whittier S, Della-Latta PA, Narechania A, Daugherty SC, Santana-Cruz I, Desalle R, Ravel J, Ratner AJ.

Genome Announc. 2013 Jan;1(1). pii: e00117-12. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00117-12. Epub 2013 Jan 31.


Serologic cross-reactivity of syphilis, yaws, and pinta.

de Caprariis PJ, Della-Latta P.

Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jan 15;87(2):80. No abstract available.


Molecular characterization of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates in the United States, 2004 to 2010.

Miko BA, Hafer CA, Lee CJ, Sullivan SB, Hackel MA, Johnson BM, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Uhlemann AC, Lowy FD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Mar;51(3):874-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00923-12. Epub 2013 Jan 2.


Multicenter evaluation of the Staphylococcus QuickFISH method for simultaneous identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci directly from blood culture bottles in less than 30 minutes.

Deck MK, Anderson ES, Buckner RJ, Colasante G, Coull JM, Crystal B, Della Latta P, Fuchs M, Fuller D, Harris W, Hazen K, Klimas LL, Lindao D, Meltzer MC, Morgan M, Shepard J, Stevens S, Wu F, Fiandaca MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;50(6):1994-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00225-12. Epub 2012 Apr 4.


Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase genes in enterobacteriaceae directly from blood culture bottles by real-time PCR.

Francis RO, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Shi J, Whittier S.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Apr;137(4):627-32. doi: 10.1309/AJCP9SNHJG2QGLWU.


Comparing the clinical severity of the first versus second wave of 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) in a New York City pediatric healthcare facility.

Baird JS, Buet A, Hymes SR, Ravindranath TM, Zackai S, Cannon JM, Messina M, Sury J, Green R, Della-Latta P, Jenkins SG, Greenwald BM, Furuya EY, Graham PL 3rd, Sonnett FM, Platt S, DeLaMora P, Saiman L.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul;13(4):375-80. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31823893df.


Identification of a novel Acinetobacter baumannii clone in a US hospital outbreak by multilocus polymerase chain reaction/electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry.

Schuetz AN, Huard RC, Eshoo MW, Massire C, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Jenkins SG.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;72(1):14-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Oct 19.


Adenovirus infection in paediatric allogeneic stem cell transplantation recipients is a major independent factor for significantly increasing the risk of treatment related mortality.

George D, El-Mallawany NK, Jin Z, Geyer M, Della-Latta P, Satwani P, Garvin JH, Bradley MB, Bhatia M, van de Ven C, Morris E, Schwartz J, Cairo MS.

Br J Haematol. 2012 Jan;156(1):99-108. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08468.x. Epub 2011 Oct 18.


A comparison of immune reconstitution and graft-versus-host disease following myeloablative conditioning versus reduced toxicity conditioning and umbilical cord blood transplantation in paediatric recipients.

Geyer MB, Jacobson JS, Freedman J, George D, Moore V, van de Ven C, Satwani P, Bhatia M, Garvin JH, Bradley MB, Harrison L, Morris E, Della-Latta P, Schwartz J, Baxter-Lowe LA, Cairo MS.

Br J Haematol. 2011 Oct;155(2):218-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2011.08822.x. Epub 2011 Aug 16.


Identification of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in blood cultures: a multicenter performance evaluation of a three-color peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization assay.

Della-Latta P, Salimnia H, Painter T, Wu F, Procop GW, Wilson DA, Gillespie W, Mender A, Crystal BS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2259-61. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02250-10. Epub 2011 Apr 13.


Comparison of polymyxin B, tigecycline, cefepime, and meropenem MICs for KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae by broth microdilution, Vitek 2, and Etest.

Lat A, Clock SA, Wu F, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Fauntleroy K, Jenkins SG, Saiman L, Kubin CJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 May;49(5):1795-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02534-10. Epub 2011 Mar 2. Erratum in: J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul;51(7):2472.


Trends in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus anovaginal colonization in pregnant women in 2005 versus 2009.

Top KA, Huard RC, Fox Z, Wu F, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Saiman L, Ratner AJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3675-80. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01129-10. Epub 2010 Aug 4.


[Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: 17 years of experience in Argentine children].

Paganini HR, Della Latta P, Soto A, Casimir L, Mónaco A, Verdaguer V, Berberian G, Rosanova MT, González F, Sarkis C.

Arch Argent Pediatr. 2010 Aug;108(4):311-7. doi: 10.1590/S0325-00752010000400004. Spanish.


Concordance of Gastrointestinal Tract Colonization and Subsequent Bloodstream Infections With Gram-negative Bacilli in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Smith A, Saiman L, Zhou J, Della-Latta P, Jia H, Graham PL 3rd.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Sep;29(9):831-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181e7884f.


Comparison of the automated Phoenix with the Vitek 2 for the identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Mittman SA, Huard RC, Della-Latta P, Whittier S.

Can J Microbiol. 2010 Apr;56(4):326-32. doi: 10.1139/w10-016.


Changes in the molecular epidemiological characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Carey AJ, Della-Latta P, Huard R, Wu F, Graham PL 3rd, Carp D, Saiman L.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jun;31(6):613-9. doi: 10.1086/652526.


Carbapenem resistance via the blaKPC-2 gene in Enterobacter cloacae blood culture isolate.

Lo A, Verrall R, Williams J, Stratton C, Della-Latta P, Tang YW.

South Med J. 2010 May;103(5):453-4. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181d710bf.


Multicenter evaluation of a new shortened peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization procedure for species identification of select Gram-negative bacilli from blood cultures.

Morgan M, Marlowe E, Della-Latta P, Salimnia H, Novak-Weekley S, Wu F, Crystal BS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jun;48(6):2268-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00166-10. Epub 2010 Mar 31.


Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: factors correlated with clinical and microbiologic outcomes.

Nguyen M, Eschenauer GA, Bryan M, O'Neil K, Furuya EY, Della-Latta P, Kubin CJ.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Jun;67(2):180-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.02.001. Epub 2010 Mar 31.


Transfusion of red blood cells after prolonged storage produces harmful effects that are mediated by iron and inflammation.

Hod EA, Zhang N, Sokol SA, Wojczyk BS, Francis RO, Ansaldi D, Francis KP, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, Sheth S, Hendrickson JE, Zimring JC, Brittenham GM, Spitalnik SL.

Blood. 2010 May 27;115(21):4284-92. doi: 10.1182/blood-2009-10-245001. Epub 2010 Mar 18.


The impact of delaying the initiation of appropriate antifungal treatment for Candida bloodstream infection.

Kludze-Forson M, Eschenauer GA, Kubin CJ, Della-Latta P, Lam SW.

Med Mycol. 2010 Mar;48(2):436-9. doi: 10.3109/13693780903208256.


Quality monitoring of microbial contamination of cryopreserved parathyroid tissue.

Stotler BA, Reich-Slotky R, Schwartz J, Inabnet WB, Lee J, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Jhang JS.

Cell Tissue Bank. 2011 May;12(2):111-6. doi: 10.1007/s10561-009-9169-5. Epub 2010 Jan 8.


Novel influenza A(H1N1) in a pediatric health care facility in New York City during the first wave of the 2009 pandemic.

Miroballi Y, Baird JS, Zackai S, Cannon JM, Messina M, Ravindranath T, Green R, Della-Latta P, Jenkins S, Greenwald BM, Furuya EY, Graham PL 3rd, Sonnett FM, Platt S, Delamora P, Saiman L.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jan;164(1):24-30. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.259.


Comparison of BD phoenix to vitek 2, microscan MICroSTREP, and Etest for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Mittman SA, Huard RC, Della-Latta P, Whittier S.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Nov;47(11):3557-61. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01137-09. Epub 2009 Sep 9.


The epidemiology of methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit, 2000-2007.

Carey AJ, Duchon J, Della-Latta P, Saiman L.

J Perinatol. 2010 Feb;30(2):135-9. doi: 10.1038/jp.2009.119. Epub 2009 Aug 27.


Gemfibrozil inhibits Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium tuberculosis enoyl coenzyme A reductases and blocks intracellular growth of these bacteria in macrophages.

Reich-Slotky R, Kabbash CA, Della-Latta P, Blanchard JS, Feinmark SJ, Freeman S, Kaplan G, Shuman HA, Silverstein SC.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Aug;191(16):5262-71. doi: 10.1128/JB.00175-09. Epub 2009 May 8.


Genetic organization of transposase regions surrounding blaKPC carbapenemase genes on plasmids from Klebsiella strains isolated in a New York City hospital.

Gootz TD, Lescoe MK, Dib-Hajj F, Dougherty BA, He W, Della-Latta P, Huard RC.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 May;53(5):1998-2004. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01355-08. Epub 2009 Mar 2.


Rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in wound specimens and blood cultures: multicenter preclinical evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert MRSA/SA skin and soft tissue and blood culture assays.

Wolk DM, Struelens MJ, Pancholi P, Davis T, Della-Latta P, Fuller D, Picton E, Dickenson R, Denis O, Johnson D, Chapin K.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Mar;47(3):823-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01884-08. Epub 2009 Jan 14.


Application of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to identify the source of bacterial contamination of peripheral blood progenitor cell products.

Reich-Slotky R, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Savage DG, Schwartz J.

Transfusion. 2008 Nov;48(11):2409-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2008.01851.x. Epub 2008 Jul 22.


Nocardia cyriacigeorgica--an established rather than an emerging pathogen.

Witebsky FG, Conville PS, Wallace RJ Jr, Brown-Elliott BA, Huard RC, Schlaberg R, Della-Latta P.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jul;46(7):2469; author reply 2469-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00510-08. No abstract available.


Epidemiology of enterococci in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Duchon J, Graham Iii P, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, Carp D, Bateman D, Saiman L.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Apr;29(4):374-6. doi: 10.1086/533544.


Outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus wound infections among "lipotourists" from the United States who underwent abdominoplasty in the Dominican Republic.

Furuya EY, Paez A, Srinivasan A, Cooksey R, Augenbraun M, Baron M, Brudney K, Della-Latta P, Estivariz C, Fischer S, Flood M, Kellner P, Roman C, Yakrus M, Weiss D, Granowitz EV.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 15;46(8):1181-8. doi: 10.1086/529191.


Epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients without HIV infection, New York City.

Bodle EE, Cunningham JA, Della-Latta P, Schluger NW, Saiman L.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Mar;14(3):390-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1403.061143.


Rapid and accurate identification of Candida albicans isolates by use of PNA FISHFlow.

Trnovsky J, Merz W, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Arendrup MC, Stender H.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Apr;46(4):1537-40. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00030-08. Epub 2008 Feb 20.


The gastrointestinal tract serves as the reservoir for Gram-negative pathogens in very low birth weight infants.

Graham PL 3rd, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Zhou J, Saiman L.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Dec;26(12):1153-6.


Nocardia cyriacigeorgica, an emerging pathogen in the United States.

Schlaberg R, Huard RC, Della-Latta P.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jan;46(1):265-73. Epub 2007 Nov 14.


Multicenter evaluation of the Candida albicans/Candida glabrata peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization method for simultaneous dual-color identification of C. albicans and C. glabrata directly from blood culture bottles.

Shepard JR, Addison RM, Alexander BD, Della-Latta P, Gherna M, Haase G, Hall G, Johnson JK, Merz WG, Peltroche-Llacsahuanga H, Stender H, Venezia RA, Wilson D, Procop GW, Wu F, Fiandaca MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jan;46(1):50-5. Epub 2007 Oct 31.


Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence: how common is it? A methodological comparison of prevalence ascertainment.

Furuya EY, Cook HA, Lee MH, Miller M, Larson E, Hyman S, Della-Latta P, Mendonca EA, Lowy FD.

Am J Infect Control. 2007 Aug;35(6):359-66.


Antimicrobial resistance patterns of colonizing flora on nurses' hands in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Cook HA, Cimiotti JP, Della-Latta P, Saiman L, Larson EL.

Am J Infect Control. 2007 May;35(4):231-6.


Predictors and outcomes for pregnant women with vaginal-rectal carriage of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Chen KT, Campbell H, Borrell LN, Huard RC, Saiman L, Della-Latta P.

Am J Perinatol. 2007 Apr;24(4):235-40.


Prevalence and clinical relevance of Staphylococcus warneri in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Cimiotti JP, Haas JP, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Saiman L, Larson EL.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;28(3):326-30. Epub 2007 Feb 7.


Acremonium mycetoma in a heart transplant recipient.

Geyer AS, Fox LP, Husain S, Della-Latta P, Grossman ME.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Dec;55(6):1095-100. Epub 2006 Oct 6.


A low incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients.

Unal E, Yen C, Saiman L, George D, Della-Latta P, van de Ven C, Morris E, Bradley MB, Del Toro G, Garvin J, Bhatia M, Schwartz J, Satwani P, Roman E, Cooney E, Wolownik K, Hawks R, Foley S, Cairo MS.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2006 Nov;12(11):1188-97.


Prevalence of methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pregnant women.

Chen KT, Huard RC, Della-Latta P, Saiman L.

Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep;108(3 Pt 1):482-7.


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