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Screening of Clostridioides difficile carriers in an urban academic medical center: Understanding implications of disease.

Baron SW, Ostrowsky BE, Nori P, Drory DY, Levi MH, Szymczak WA, Rinke ML, Southern WN.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Feb;41(2):149-153. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.309.


Helicobacter pylori Infections in the Bronx, New York: Surveying Antibiotic Susceptibility and Strain Lineage by Whole-Genome Sequencing.

Saranathan R, Levi MH, Wattam AR, Malek A, Asare E, Behin DS, Pan DH, Jacobs WR Jr, Szymczak WA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Feb 24;58(3). pii: e01591-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01591-19. Print 2020 Feb 24.


Brucella Exposure Risk Events in 10 Clinical Laboratories, New York City, USA, 2015 to 2017.

Ackelsberg J, Liddicoat A, Burke T, Szymczak WA, Levi MH, Ostrowsky B, Hamula C, Patel G, Kopetz V, Saverimuttu J, Sordillo EM, D'Souza D, Mitchell EA, Lowe W, Khare R, Tang YW, Bianchi AL, Egan C, Perry MJ, Hughes S, Rakeman JL, Adams E, Kharod GA, Tiller R, Saile E, Lee S, Gonzalez E, Hoppe B, Leviton IM, Hacker S, Ni KF, Orsini RL, Jhaveri S, Mazariegos I, Dingle T, Koll B, Stoddard RA, Galloway R, Hoffmaster A, Fine A, Lee E, Dentinger C, Harrison E, Layton M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Jan 28;58(2). pii: e01096-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01096-19. Print 2020 Jan 28.


Two for the price of one: emerging carbapenemases in a returning traveller to New York City.

Mittal J, Szymczak WA, Guo Y, Levi MH, Chen L, Kreiswirth BN, Riska PF, Nori P.

BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jul 18;2018. pii: bcr-2018-225440. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225440.


Novel ITS1 Fungal Primers for Characterization of the Mycobiome.

Usyk M, Zolnik CP, Patel H, Levi MH, Burk RD.

mSphere. 2017 Dec 13;2(6). pii: e00488-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00488-17. eCollection 2017 Nov-Dec.


A case of orbital dirofilariasis in New York.

Walters S, Levi MH, Coyle CM, Park J, Barmettler A.

Orbit. 2017 Dec;36(6):456-458. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2017.1337188. Epub 2017 Aug 16.


Periprosthetic hip joint infection with Aspergillus terreus: A clinical case and a review of the literature.

Bartash R, Guo Y, Pope JB, Levi MH, Szymczak W, Saraiya N, Nori P.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2017 Jul 25;18:24-27. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2017.07.006. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Multicenter Clinical and Molecular Epidemiological Analysis of Bacteremia Due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the CRE Epicenter of the United States.

Satlin MJ, Chen L, Patel G, Gomez-Simmonds A, Weston G, Kim AC, Seo SK, Rosenthal ME, Sperber SJ, Jenkins SG, Hamula CL, Uhlemann AC, Levi MH, Fries BC, Tang YW, Juretschko S, Rojtman AD, Hong T, Mathema B, Jacobs MR, Walsh TJ, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Mar 24;61(4). pii: e02349-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02349-16. Print 2017 Apr.


Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibit variability in capsular polysaccharide and capsule associated virulence traits.

Diago-Navarro E, Chen L, Passet V, Burack S, Ulacia-Hernando A, Kodiyanplakkal RP, Levi MH, Brisse S, Kreiswirth BN, Fries BC.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1;210(5):803-13. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu157. Epub 2014 Mar 14.


Comparative genomic analysis of KPC-encoding pKpQIL-like plasmids and their distribution in New Jersey and New York Hospitals.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Koll B, Hong T, Rojtman AD, Levi MH, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 May;58(5):2871-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00120-14. Epub 2014 Mar 10.


Microbiological and Genetic Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated From Pediatric Patients.

Dara JS, Chen L, Levi MH, Kreiswirth BN, Pellett Madan R.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Mar;3(1):e10-4. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pit049. Epub 2013 Aug 20.


Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis in a single tube reaction.

Arbefeville S, Levi MH, Ferrieri P.

J Microbiol Methods. 2014 Feb;97:15-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2013.12.003. Epub 2013 Dec 12.


Photo quiz: a woman on hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease with fever.

Goldstein DY, Gialanella P, Levi MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 May;51(5):1355, 1655. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01099-12. No abstract available.


Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry to resolve complex clinical cases of patients with recurrent bacteremias.

Nori P, Ostrowsky B, Dorokhova O, Gialanella P, Moy M, Muggia V, Grossberg R, Kornblum J, Lin Y, Levi MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;51(6):1983-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00083-13. Epub 2013 Mar 27.


Complete sequence of a bla(KPC-2)-harboring IncFII(K1) plasmid from a Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 strain.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Levi MH, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Mar;57(3):1542-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02332-12. Epub 2013 Jan 7.


Multiplex real-time PCR for detection of an epidemic KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 clone.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Mediavilla JR, Zhao Y, Fraimow HS, Jenkins SG, Levi MH, Hong T, Rojtman AD, Ginocchio CC, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Jun;56(6):3444-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00316-12. Epub 2012 Mar 26.


Partial excision of blaKPC from Tn4401 in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Mediavilla JR, Jacobs MR, Levi MH, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Mar;56(3):1635-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.06182-11. Epub 2011 Dec 27.


Frequency of panton-valentine leukocidin-producing methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus strains in patients with complicated skin and soft tissue infection in bronx, new york.

Kaltsas A, Guh A, Mediavilla JR, Varshney AK, Robiou N, Gialanellia P, Henry M, Levi MH, Fries BC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug;49(8):2992-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00704-11. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


Evaluation of the 3M rapid detection test for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children during the early stages of the 2009 RSV season.

Munjal I, Gialanella P, Goss C, McKitrick JC, Avner JR, Pan Q, Litman N, Levi MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar;49(3):1151-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02038-10. Epub 2010 Dec 22.


Validation of the Cepheid Xpert Flu A real time RT-PCR detection panel for emergency use authorization.

Sambol AR, Iwen PC, Pieretti M, Basu S, Levi MH, Gilonske KD, Moses KD, Marola JL, Ramamoorthy P.

J Clin Virol. 2010 Aug;48(4):234-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2010.06.001. Epub 2010 Jun 26.


Augmented production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin toxin in methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus is associated with worse outcome in a murine skin infection model.

Varshney AK, Martinez LR, Hamilton SM, Bryant AE, Levi MH, Gialanella P, Stevens DL, Fries BC.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 1;201(1):92-6. doi: 10.1086/648613.


Wider range for parasites that cause eosinophilic meningitis.

Catalano M, Kaswan D, Levi MH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15;49(8):1283. doi: 10.1086/605687. No abstract available.


Diverse enterotoxin gene profiles among clonal complexes of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the Bronx, New York.

Varshney AK, Mediavilla JR, Robiou N, Guh A, Wang X, Gialanella P, Levi MH, Kreiswirth BN, Fries BC.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Nov;75(21):6839-49. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00272-09. Epub 2009 Sep 11.


Severe odontogenic infections, part 1: prospective report.

Flynn TR, Shanti RM, Levi MH, Adamo AK, Kraut RA, Trieger N.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 Jul;64(7):1093-103.


L. micdadei PVE successfully treated with levofloxacin/valve replacement: case report and review of the literature.

Patel MC, Levi MH, Mahadevi P, Nana M, Merav AD, Robbins N.

J Infect. 2005 Dec;51(5):e265-8. Epub 2005 Jul 5. Review.


Characterization of Mycobacterium montefiorense sp. nov., a novel pathogenic Mycobacterium from moray eels that is related to Mycobacterium triplex.

Levi MH, Bartell J, Gandolfo L, Smole SC, Costa SF, Weiss LM, Johnson LK, Osterhout G, Herbst LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 May;41(5):2147-52.


Direct identification of Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood culture bottles.

Oliveira K, Brecher SM, Durbin A, Shapiro DS, Schwartz DR, De Girolami PC, Dakos J, Procop GW, Wilson D, Hanna CS, Haase G, Peltroche-Llacsahuanga H, Chapin KC, Musgnug MC, Levi MH, Shoemaker C, Stender H.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Feb;41(2):889-91.


Epidemiology and control of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a regional neonatal intensive care unit.

Malik RK, Montecalvo MA, Reale MR, Li K, Maw M, Munoz JL, Gedris C, van Horn K, Carnevale KA, Levi MH, Dweck HS.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999 Apr;18(4):352-6.


Comparative killing kinetics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by bacitracin or mupirocin.

Chapnick EK, Gradon JD, Kreiswirth B, Lutwick LI, Schaffer BC, Schiano TD, Levi MH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1996 Mar;17(3):178-80.


Tracing the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Southern blot hybridization using gene-specific probes of mec and Tn554.

Kreiswirth BN, Lutwick SM, Chapnick EK, Gradon JD, Lutwick LI, Sepkowitz DV, Eisner W, Levi MH.

Microb Drug Resist. 1995 Winter;1(4):307-13.


Enterococcus faecium with high-level resistance to gentamicin.

Gradon JD, Lutwick S, Lutwick LI, Levi MH.

Lancet. 1991 Sep 21;338(8769):762-3. No abstract available.


The recovery of Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium tuberculosis from blood specimens of AIDS patients using the nonradiometric BACTEC NR 660 medium.

Motyl MR, Saltzman B, Levi MH, McKitrick JC, Friedland GH, Klein RS.

Am J Clin Pathol. 1990 Jul;94(1):84-6.


Rapid detection of positive blood cultures with the BACTEC NR-660 does not require first-day subculturing.

Levi MH, Gialanella P, Motyl MR, McKitrick JC.

J Clin Microbiol. 1988 Nov;26(11):2262-5.


Cytologic manifestation of an unusual bacterial form, Simonsiella species.

Greenebaum E, Levi MH, McKitrick JC.

Acta Cytol. 1988 Jul-Aug;32(4):465-70.


Hymenolepis diminuta: one of three enteric pathogens isolated from a child.

Levi MH, Raucher BG, Teicher E, Sheehan DJ, McKitrick JC.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1987 Aug;7(4):255-9.


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