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1.

International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Leptospiraceae. Minutes of the closed meeting, 28 November 2017, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Levett PN, Picardeau M.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2018 Oct;68(10):3362. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002961. Epub 2018 Aug 10. No abstract available.

PMID:
30095389
2.

Extensive host immune adaptation in a concentrated North American HIV epidemic.

Brumme ZL, Kinloch NN, Sanche S, Wong A, Martin E, Cobarrubias KD, Sandstrom P, Levett PN, Harrigan PR, Joy JB.

AIDS. 2018 Sep 10;32(14):1927-1938. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001912.

3.

Association of Neisseria gonorrhoeae genogroups and specific PBP2/MtrR/PorB mutation patterns with susceptibility to penicillin in a susceptible gonococcal population.

Thakur SD, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Dillon JR.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Oct 1;73(10):2682-2686. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky233.

PMID:
29992304
4.

Molecular characterization of predominant Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive infections in Canada: the SAVE study, 2011-15.

Golden AR, Adam HJ, Karlowsky JA, Baxter M, Nichol KA, Martin I, Demczuk W, Van Caeseele P, Gubbay JB, Lefebvre B, Levett PN, Zahariadis G, Haldane D, Gad R, German G, Gilmour MW, Mulvey MR, Hoban DJ, Zhanel GG; Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA).

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jul 1;73(suppl_7):vii20-vii31. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky157.

PMID:
29982573
5.

Serotype distribution of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults 65 years of age and over after the introduction of childhood 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination programs in Canada, 2010-2016.

Demczuk WHB, Martin I, Desai S, Griffith A, Caron-Poulin L, Lefebvre B, McGeer A, Tyrrell GJ, Zhanel GG, Gubbay J, Hoang L, Levett PN, Van Caeseele P, Raafat Gad R, Haldane D, Zahariadis G, German G, Daley Bernier J, Strudwick L, Mulvey MR.

Vaccine. 2018 Jul 25;36(31):4701-4707. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.018. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

PMID:
29937245
6.

Canada-Wide Epidemic of emm74 Group A Streptococcus Invasive Disease.

Teatero S, McGeer A, Tyrrell GJ, Hoang L, Smadi H, Domingo MC, Levett PN, Finkelstein M, Dewar K, Plevneshi A, Athey TBT, Gubbay JB, Mulvey MR, Martin I, Demczuk W, Fittipaldi N.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 20;5(5):ofy085. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy085. eCollection 2018 May.

7.

Canadian recommendations for laboratory interpretation of multiple or extensive drug resistance in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter species and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

German GJ, Gilmour M, Tipples G, Adam HJ, Almohri H, Bullard J, Dingle T, Farrell D, Girouard G, Haldane D, Hoang L, Levett PN, Melano R, Minion J, Needle R, Patel SN, Rennie R, Reyes RC, Longtin J, Mulvey MR.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2018 Jan 4;44(1):29-34. eCollection 2018 Jan 4.

8.

Heterophilic interference in specimens yielding false-reactive results on the Abbott 4th generation ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay.

Lavoie S, Caswell D, Gill MJ, Kadkhoda K, Charlton CL, Levett PN, Hatchette T, Garceau R, Maregmen J, Mazzulli T, Needle R, Kadivar K, Kim J.

J Clin Virol. 2018 Jul;104:23-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2018.03.014. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

PMID:
29704735
9.

Complete Genome Sequence of an Escherichia coli O121:H19 Strain from an Outbreak in Canada Associated with Flour.

Robertson J, Lin J, Levett PN, Nadon C, Nash J, Berry C.

Genome Announc. 2018 Jan 25;6(4). pii: e01561-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01561-17.

10.

HIV misdiagnosis: A root cause analysis leading to improvements in HIV diagnosis and patient care.

Lang R, Charlton C, Beckthold B, Kadivar K, Lavoie S, Caswell D, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Kim J, Gill MJ.

J Clin Virol. 2017 Nov;96:84-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2017.10.005. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

PMID:
29031156
11.
12.

Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in cervical samples among vaccine naïve Barbados women.

Ward JM, Schmalenberg K, Antonishyn NA, Hambleton IR, Blackman EL, Levett PN, Gittens-St Hilaire MV.

Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Nov;28(11):1323-1332. doi: 10.1007/s10552-017-0959-y. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

PMID:
28913693
13.

Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Simultaneous Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Its Ciprofloxacin Susceptibility Status.

Perera SR, Khan NH, Martin I, Taheri A, Parti RP, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Kusalik A, Dillon JR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Nov;55(11):3201-3209. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00855-17. Epub 2017 Aug 16.

14.

Mycoplasma genitalium Antibiotic Resistance-Mediating Mutations in Canadian Women With or Without Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection.

Chernesky MA, Jang D, Martin I, Hoang LMN, Naidu P, Levett PN, Wylie J, Rebbapragada A, Ratnam S, Smieja M, Weinbaum B, Getman D; Canadian MG Study Group.

Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Jul;44(7):433-435. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000617.

PMID:
28608794
15.

Enterobacter cloacae Complex Isolates Harboring blaNMC-A or blaIMI-Type Class A Carbapenemase Genes on Novel Chromosomal Integrative Elements and Plasmids.

Boyd DA, Mataseje LF, Davidson R, Delport JA, Fuller J, Hoang L, Lefebvre B, Levett PN, Roscoe DL, Willey BM, Mulvey MR.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Apr 24;61(5). pii: e02578-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02578-16. Print 2017 May.

16.

Interim Recommendations for the Reporting of Extensively Drug Resistant and Pan Drug Resistant Isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter spp. and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

German GJ, Jamieson FB, Gilmour M, Almohri H, Bullard J, Domingo MC, Fuller J, Girouard G, Haldane D, Hoang L, Levett PN, Longtin J, Melano R, Needle R, Patel SN, Rebbapragada A, Reyes RC, Mulvey MR.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2016 Apr 7;42(4):96-104. eCollection 2016 Apr 7. No abstract available.

17.

What Makes a Bacterial Species Pathogenic?:Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Genus Leptospira.

Fouts DE, Matthias MA, Adhikarla H, Adler B, Amorim-Santos L, Berg DE, Bulach D, Buschiazzo A, Chang YF, Galloway RL, Haake DA, Haft DH, Hartskeerl R, Ko AI, Levett PN, Matsunaga J, Mechaly AE, Monk JM, Nascimento AL, Nelson KE, Palsson B, Peacock SJ, Picardeau M, Ricaldi JN, Thaipandungpanit J, Wunder EA Jr, Yang XF, Zhang JJ, Vinetz JM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Feb 18;10(2):e0004403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004403. eCollection 2016 Feb.

18.

Laboratory-Acquired Infection with Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Exposed by Whole-Genome Sequencing.

Alexander DC, Fitzgerald SF, DePaulo R, Kitzul R, Daku D, Levett PN, Cameron AD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan;54(1):190-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02720-15. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

19.

Multi-Province Listeriosis Outbreak Linked to Contaminated Deli Meat Consumed Primarily in Institutional Settings, Canada, 2008.

Currie A, Farber JM, Nadon C, Sharma D, Whitfield Y, Gaulin C, Galanis E, Bekal S, Flint J, Tschetter L, Pagotto F, Lee B, Jamieson F, Badiani T, MacDonald D, Ellis A, May-Hadford J, McCormick R, Savelli C, Middleton D, Allen V, Tremblay FW, MacDougall L, Hoang L, Shyng S, Everett D, Chui L, Louie M, Bangura H, Levett PN, Wilkinson K, Wylie J, Reid J, Major B, Engel D, Douey D, Huszczynski G, Di Lecci J, Strazds J, Rousseau J, Ma K, Isaac L, Sierpinska U.

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2015 Aug;12(8):645-52. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2015.1939. Epub 2015 Jun 3.

PMID:
26258258
20.

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network laboratory guidelines for the use of serological tests (excluding point-of-care tests) for the diagnosis of syphilis in Canada.

Levett PN, Fonseca K, Tsang RS, Kadkhoda K, Serhir B, Radons SM, Morshed M.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;26 Suppl A:6A-12A.

21.

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network national syphilis laboratory testing recommendations: INTRODUCTION.

Members of the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network Syphilis Laboratory Task Group during authorship (co-chairs and membership in alphabetical order), Tsang RS, Morshed M, Allen V, Chernesky MA, Fonseca K, Garceau R, Jayaraman GC, Kadkhoda K, Lee BE, Levett PN, Radons SM, Serhir B, Singh AE, Wong T.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;26 Suppl A:4A-5A. No abstract available.

22.

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network laboratory guidelines for congenital syphilis and syphilis screening in pregnant women in Canada.

Singh AE, Levett PN, Fonseca K, Jayaraman GC, Lee BE.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;26 Suppl A:23A-8A.

23.

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network laboratory guidelines for the diagnosis of neurosyphilis in Canada.

Wong T, Fonseca K, Chernesky MA, Garceau R, Levett PN, Serhir B.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Feb;26 Suppl A:18A-22A.

24.

Detection of enterovirus D68 in Canadian laboratories.

Hatchette TF, Drews SJ, Grudeski E, Booth T, Martineau C, Dust K, Garceau R, Gubbay J, Karnauchow T, Krajden M, Levett PN, Mazzulli T, McDonald RR, McNabb A, Mubareka S, Needle R, Petrich A, Richardson S, Rutherford C, Smieja M, Tellier R, Tipples G, LeBlanc JJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 May;53(5):1748-51. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03686-14. Epub 2015 Mar 4.

25.

Leptospirosis in humans.

Haake DA, Levett PN.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2015;387:65-97. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45059-8_5. Review.

26.

Systematics of leptospiraceae.

Levett PN.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2015;387:11-20. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45059-8_2. Review.

PMID:
25388130
27.

Molecular serovar characterization of Leptospira isolates from animals and water in Colombia.

Romero-Vivas CM, Thiry D, Rodríguez V, Calderón A, Arrieta G, Máttar S, Cuello M, Levett PN, Falconar AK.

Biomedica. 2013 Sep;33 Suppl 1:179-84.

PMID:
24652261
28.

Unique combined penA/mtrR/porB mutations and NG-MAST strain types associated with ceftriaxone and cefixime MIC increases in a 'susceptible' Neisseria gonorrhoeae population.

Thakur SD, Starnino S, Horsman GB, Levett PN, Dillon JR.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Jun;69(6):1510-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt543. Epub 2014 Feb 13.

PMID:
24532681
29.

Molecular epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Saskatchewan, Canada: utility of NG-MAST in predicting antimicrobial susceptibility regionally.

Thakur SD, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Dillon JA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun;90(4):297-302. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051229. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

PMID:
24503900
30.

Comparative evaluation of the Bio-Rad Geenius HIV-1/2 Confirmatory Assay and the Bio-Rad Multispot HIV-1/2 Rapid Test as an alternative differentiation assay for CLSI M53 algorithm-I.

Malloch L, Kadivar K, Putz J, Levett PN, Tang J, Hatchette TF, Kadkhoda K, Ng D, Ho J, Kim J.

J Clin Virol. 2013 Dec;58 Suppl 1:e85-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.08.008. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

31.

Draft Genome Sequence of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Strain 06BA18369, a Pathogen Associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

McDonald RR, Golding GR, Irvine J, Graham MR, Tyler S, Mulvey MR, Levett PN.

Genome Announc. 2013 Jun 27;1(3). pii: e00389-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00389-13.

32.

Draft Genome Sequence of Streptococcus pyogenes Strain 06BA18369, a Human Pathogen Associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Northern Canada.

McDonald RR, Golding GR, Irvine J, Graham MR, Tyler S, Mulvey MR, Levett PN.

Genome Announc. 2013 Jun 27;1(3). pii: e00387-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00387-13.

33.

Molecular and antimicrobial susceptibility analyses distinguish clinical from bovine Escherichia coli O157 strains.

Vidovic S, Tsoi S, Medihala P, Liu J, Wylie JL, Levett PN, Korber DR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul;51(7):2082-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00307-13. Epub 2013 Apr 24.

34.

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococci species isolated from computer keyboards located in secondary and postsecondary schools.

Boa TT, Rahube TO, Fremaux B, Levett PN, Yost CK.

J Environ Health. 2013 Jan-Feb;75(6):50-8.

PMID:
23397650
35.

Cross-sectional study of Leptospira seroprevalence in humans, rats, mice, and dogs in a main tropical sea-port city.

Romero-Vivas CM, Cuello-Pérez M, Agudelo-Flórez P, Thiry D, Levett PN, Falconar AK.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jan;88(1):178-83. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0232. Epub 2012 Nov 13.

36.

whole-genome sequence of livestock-associated st398 methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Humans in Canada.

Golding GR, Bryden L, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Wong A, Graham MR, Tyler S, Van Domselaar G, Mabon P, Kent H, Butaye P, Smith TC, Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Weese SJ, Mulvey MR.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Dec;194(23):6627-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.01680-12.

37.

Classification of Leptospira genomospecies 1, 3, 4 and 5 as Leptospira alstonii sp. nov., Leptospira vanthielii sp. nov., Leptospira terpstrae sp. nov. and Leptospira yanagawae sp. nov., respectively.

Smythe L, Adler B, Hartskeerl RA, Galloway RL, Turenne CY, Levett PN; International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Leptospiraceae.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013 May;63(Pt 5):1859-62. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.047324-0. Epub 2012 Sep 14.

PMID:
22984140
38.
39.

Characterization of Escherichia coli urinary tract infection isolates in remote northern Saskatchewan communities: the Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership.

Golding GR, Persaud N, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Irvine J, Nsungu M, Woods S, Khan M, Mataseje LF, Mulvey MR; Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Nov;74(3):242-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.07.003. Epub 2012 Sep 1.

PMID:
22944458
40.

Comparison of the BD Viper System with XTR Technology to the Gen-Probe APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay using the TIGRIS DTS system for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urine specimens.

Mushanski LM, Brandt K, Coffin N, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Rank EL.

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Jul;39(7):514-7. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31824f2f5b.

PMID:
22706212
41.

Community-based educational intervention to limit the dissemination of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Golding GR, Quinn B, Bergstrom K, Stockdale D, Woods S, Nsungu M, Brooke B, Levett PN, Horsman G, McDonald R, Szklarczuk B, Silcox S, Paton S, Carson M, Mulvey MR, Irvine J; Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Jan 6;12:15. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-15.

42.

Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus producing Panton-Valentine leukocidin toxin in Trinidad & Tobago: a case report.

Akpaka PE, Monecke S, Swanston WH, Rao AC, Schulz R, Levett PN.

J Med Case Rep. 2011 Apr 20;5:157. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-157.

43.

High rates of Staphylococcus aureus USA400 infection, Northern Canada.

Golding GR, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Irvine J, Quinn B, Nsungu M, Woods S, Khan M, Ofner-Agostini M, Mulvey MR; Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;17(4):722-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1704.100482.

44.

Molecular diagnostic assays for detection of viral respiratory pathogens in institutional outbreaks.

Antonishyn NA, Levett PN.

Mol Diagn Ther. 2010 Oct 1;14(5):283-93. doi: 10.2165/11539630-000000000-00000. Review.

PMID:
21053994
45.

Application and validation of PFGE for serovar identification of Leptospira clinical isolates.

Galloway RL, Levett PN.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Sep 14;4(9). pii: e824. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000824.

46.

Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 in humans, Canada.

Golding GR, Bryden L, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Wong A, Wylie J, Graham MR, Tyler S, Van Domselaar G, Simor AE, Gravel D, Mulvey MR.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):587-94. doi: 10.3201/eid1604.091435.

47.

Human infection with a triple-reassortant swine influenza A(H1N1) virus containing the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes of seasonal influenza virus.

Bastien N, Antonishyn NA, Brandt K, Wong CE, Chokani K, Vegh N, Horsman GB, Tyler S, Graham MR, Plummer FA, Levett PN, Li Y.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 15;201(8):1178-82. doi: 10.1086/651507.

PMID:
20199242
48.

A comparison of risk factors associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in remote communities.

Golding GR, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Irvine J, Nsungu M, Woods S, Horbal A, Siemens CG, Khan M, Ofner-Agostini M, Mulvey MR; Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (NARP).

Epidemiol Infect. 2010 May;138(5):730-7. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809991488. Epub 2010 Jan 22.

PMID:
20092664
49.

Evaluation of 24 locus MIRU-VNTR genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Canada.

Christianson S, Wolfe J, Orr P, Karlowsky J, Levett PN, Horsman GB, Thibert L, Tang P, Sharma MK.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2010 Jan;90(1):31-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2009.12.003. Epub 2010 Jan 6.

PMID:
20056488
50.

Truncation in the tcdC region of the Clostridium difficile PathLoc of clinical isolates does not predict increased biological activity of Toxin B or Toxin A.

Murray R, Boyd D, Levett PN, Mulvey MR, Alfa MJ.

BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Jun 28;9:103. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-103.

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