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Evaluation of nucleic acid sequencing of the D1/D2 region of the large subunit of the 28S rDNA and the internal transcribed spacer region using SmartGene IDNS [corrected] software for identification of filamentous fungi in a clinical laboratory.

Kwiatkowski NP, Babiker WM, Merz WG, Carroll KC, Zhang SX.

J Mol Diagn. 2012 Jul;14(4):393-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2012.02.004. Epub 2012 May 11. Erratum in: J Mol Diagn. 2012 Nov;14(6):634.

PMID:
22579969
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Evaluation of the detection of melanin by the Fontana-Masson silver stain in tissue with a wide range of organisms including Cryptococcus.

Bishop JA, Nelson AM, Merz WG, Askin FB, Riedel S.

Hum Pathol. 2012 Jun;43(6):898-903. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2011.07.021. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

PMID:
22154051
3.

Prevalence and risk factors for recovery of filamentous fungi in individuals with cystic fibrosis.

Sudfeld CR, Dasenbrook EC, Merz WG, Carroll KC, Boyle MP.

J Cyst Fibros. 2010 Mar;9(2):110-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2009.11.010. Epub 2009 Dec 31.

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Primary treatment of zygomycosis with liposomal amphotericin B: analysis of 28 cases.

Shoham S, Magill SS, Merz WG, Gonzalez C, Seibel N, Buchanan WL, Knudsen TA, Sarkisova TA, Walsh TJ.

Med Mycol. 2010 May;48(3):511-7. doi: 10.3109/13693780903311944.

PMID:
19824881
5.

The epidemiology of Candida colonization and invasive candidiasis in a surgical intensive care unit where fluconazole prophylaxis is utilized: follow-up to a randomized clinical trial.

Magill SS, Swoboda SM, Shields CE, Colantuoni EA, Fothergill AW, Merz WG, Lipsett PA, Hendrix CW.

Ann Surg. 2009 Apr;249(4):657-65. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31819ed914.

PMID:
19300221
6.

Identification of Candida nivariensis and Candida bracarensis in a large global collection of Candida glabrata isolates: comparison to the literature.

Lockhart SR, Messer SA, Gherna M, Bishop JA, Merz WG, Pfaller MA, Diekema DJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1216-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02315-08. Epub 2009 Feb 4.

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Production of white colonies on CHROMagar Candida medium by members of the Candida glabrata clade and other species with overlapping phenotypic traits.

Bishop JA, Chase N, Lee R, Kurtzman CP, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Oct;46(10):3498-500. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00982-08. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

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Candida dubliniensis and Candida albicans display surface variations consistent with observed intergeneric coaggregation.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Falkler WA Jr, Merz WG, Kelley JI, Baqui AA, Meiller TF.

Rev Iberoam Micol. 1999 Dec;16(4):187-93.

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An atypical case of fatal zygomycosis: simultaneous cutaneous and laryngeal infection in a patient with a non-neutropenic solid prostatic tumor.

Johnson KE, Leahy K, Owens C, Blankson JN, Merz WG, Goldstein BJ.

Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Mar;87(3):152-5. Review.

PMID:
18404912
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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.

13.

Use of peptide nucleic acid-fluorescence in situ hybridization for definitive, rapid identification of five common Candida species.

Reller ME, Mallonee AB, Kwiatkowski NP, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Nov;45(11):3802-3. Epub 2007 Sep 5.

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Isolation of Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton soudanense in Baltimore, Maryland.

Magill SS, Manfredi L, Swiderski A, Cohen B, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Feb;45(2):461-5. Epub 2006 Dec 6.

15.

Resistance to amphotericin B: emerging clinical and microbiological patterns.

Sterling TR, Merz WG.

Drug Resist Updat. 1998;1(3):161-5.

PMID:
17092800
17.

Relationship between metabolism and biomass of medically important zygomycetes.

Antachopoulos C, Meletiadis J, Roilides E, Sein T, Sutton DA, Wickes BL, Rinaldi MG, Merz WG, Shea YR, Walsh TJ.

Med Mycol. 2006 Aug;44(5):429-38.

PMID:
16882609
18.

The association between anatomic site of Candida colonization, invasive candidiasis, and mortality in critically ill surgical patients.

Magill SS, Swoboda SM, Johnson EA, Merz WG, Pelz RK, Lipsett PA, Hendrix CW.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006 Aug;55(4):293-301. Epub 2006 May 15. Erratum in: Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Mar;57(3):351.

PMID:
16698215
20.

Infection in a neonate caused by Pichia fabianii: importance of molecular identification.

Bhally HS, Jain S, Shields C, Halsey N, Cristofalo E, Merz WG.

Med Mycol. 2006 Mar;44(2):185-7.

PMID:
16519022
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Use of a commercial reagent leads to reduced germ tube production by Candida dubliniensis.

Davis LE, Shields CE, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 May;43(5):2465-6.

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Development of a method to detect and quantify Aspergillus fumigatus conidia by quantitative PCR for environmental air samples.

McDevitt JJ, Lees PS, Merz WG, Schwab KJ.

Mycopathologia. 2004 Oct;158(3):325-35.

PMID:
15645173
26.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus caprae in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Ross TL, Fuss EP, Harrington SM, Cai M, Perl TM, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jan;43(1):363-7.

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Vancomycin resistance, esp, and strain relatedness: a 1-year study of enterococcal bacteremia.

Harrington SM, Ross TL, Gebo KA, Merz WG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Dec;42(12):5895-8.

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Cell surface hydrophobicity-associated adherence of Candida dubliniensis to human buccal epithelial cells.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Falkler WA Jr, Merz WG, Baqui AA, Kelley JI, Meiller TF.

Rev Iberoam Micol. 2001 Mar;18(1):17-22.

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Interlaboratory comparison of results of susceptibility testing with caspofungin against Candida and Aspergillus species.

Odds FC, Motyl M, Andrade R, Bille J, Cantón E, Cuenca-Estrella M, Davidson A, Durussel C, Ellis D, Foraker E, Fothergill AW, Ghannoum MA, Giacobbe RA, Gobernado M, Handke R, Laverdière M, Lee-Yang W, Merz WG, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Pemán J, Perea S, Perfect JR, Pfaller MA, Proia L, Rex JH, Rinaldi MG, Rodriguez-Tudela JL, Schell WA, Shields C, Sutton DA, Verweij PE, Warnock DW.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Aug;42(8):3475-82.

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Otitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in an immunocompetent child.

Bhally HS, Shields C, Lin SY, Merz WG.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Jul;68(7):975-8. Review.

PMID:
15183592
31.

Candidemia: the impact of antifungal prophylaxis in a surgical intensive care unit.

Swoboda SM, Merz WG, Lipsetta PA.

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2003 Winter;4(4):345-54.

PMID:
15012861
32.

Fluoroquinolone resistance in patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis.

Ginsburg AS, Hooper N, Parrish N, Dooley KE, Dorman SE, Booth J, Diener-West M, Merz WG, Bishai WR, Sterling TR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 1;37(11):1448-52. Epub 2003 Nov 4.

PMID:
14614666
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Successful treatment of Trichosporon mucoides infection with fluconazole in a heart and kidney transplant recipient.

Nettles RE, Nichols LS, Bell-McGuinn K, Pipeling MR, Scheel PJ Jr, Merz WG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 15;36(4):E63-6. Epub 2003 Jan 30.

PMID:
12567323
34.

Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium fortuitum on a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Ward: transient respiratory tract colonization from a contaminated ice machine.

Gebo KA, Srinivasan A, Perl TM, Ross T, Groth A, Merz WG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 1;35(1):32-8. Epub 2002 Jun 5.

PMID:
12060872
35.

Empiric treatment of community-acquired pneumonia with fluoroquinolones, and delays in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Dooley KE, Golub J, Goes FS, Merz WG, Sterling TR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 15;34(12):1607-12. Epub 2002 May 23.

PMID:
12032896
36.

Prevalence of yeast among children in Nigeria and the United States.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Falkler WA Jr, Enwonwu CO, Onwujekwe DI Jr, Merz WG, Meiller TF.

Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2001 Dec;16(6):383-5.

PMID:
11737663
37.

Recovery of Candida dubliniensis and other yeasts from human immunodeficiency virus-associated periodontal lesions.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Ferreira SM, Sabet M, Falkler WA, Merz WG, Meiller TF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Dec;39(12):4520-2.

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New assay for measuring cell surface hydrophobicities of Candida dubliniensis and Candida albicans.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Falkler WA Jr, Merz WG, Meiller TF.

Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2001 May;8(3):585-7.

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Evaluation of a reformulated CHROMagar Candida.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Brenner TM, Romagnoli M, Baqui AA, Merz WG, Falkler WA Jr, Meiller TF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 May;39(5):2015-6.

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Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of fluconazole to prevent candidal infections in critically ill surgical patients.

Pelz RK, Hendrix CW, Swoboda SM, Diener-West M, Merz WG, Hammond J, Lipsett PA.

Ann Surg. 2001 Apr;233(4):542-8.

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A case of cutaneous ulcerative alternariosis: rare association with diabetes mellitus and unusual failure of itraconazole treatment.

Lyke KE, Miller NS, Towne L, Merz WG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Apr 15;32(8):1178-87. Epub 2001 Apr 2. Review.

PMID:
11283807
42.

Surveillance strategies and impact of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal colonization and infection in critically ill patients.

Hendrix CW, Hammond JM, Swoboda SM, Merz WG, Harrington SM, Perl TM, Dick JD, Borschel DM, Halczenko PW, Pelz RK, Rocco LE, Conway JE, Brower RG, Lipsett PA.

Ann Surg. 2001 Feb;233(2):259-65.

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Management of infections in patients with acute leukemia.

Sarkodee-Adoo CB, Merz WG, Karp JE.

Oncology (Williston Park). 2000 May;14(5):659-66, 671-2; discussion 672-7. Review.

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Refinements of environmental assessment during an outbreak investigation of invasive aspergillosis in a leukemia and bone marrow transplant unit.

Thio CL, Smith D, Merz WG, Streifel AJ, Bova G, Gay L, Miller CB, Perl TM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Jan;21(1):18-23.

PMID:
10656349
46.

Primary cutaneous Aspergillus nidulans infection associated with a Hickman catheter in a patient with neutropenia.

Lucas GM, Tucker P, Merz WG.

Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Dec;29(6):1594-6. No abstract available.

PMID:
10585834
47.

Oral Candida dubliniensis as a clinically important species in HIV-seropositive patients in the United States.

Meiller TF, Jabra-Rizk MA, Baqui Aa, Kelley JI, Meeks VI, Merz WG, Falkler WA.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1999 Nov;88(5):573-80.

PMID:
10556752
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Coaggregation of Candida dubliniensis with Fusobacterium nucleatum.

Jabra-Rizk MA, Falkler WA Jr, Merz WG, Kelley JI, Baqui AA, Meiller TF.

J Clin Microbiol. 1999 May;37(5):1464-8.

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Paecilomyces lilacinus fungemia in an adult bone marrow transplant recipient.

Chan-Tack KM, Thio CL, Miller NS, Karp CL, Ho C, Merz WG.

Med Mycol. 1999 Feb;37(1):57-60. Review.

PMID:
10200935

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