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Evolution of Outbreak-Causing Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 at a Tertiary Care Hospital over 8 Years.

Marsh JW, Mustapha MM, Griffith MP, Evans DR, Ezeonwuka C, Pasculle AW, Shutt KA, Sundermann A, Ayres AM, Shields RK, Babiker A, Cooper VS, Van Tyne D, Harrison LH.

MBio. 2019 Sep 3;10(5). pii: e01945-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01945-19.


Outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Interventional Radiology: Detection Through Whole Genome Sequencing-Based Surveillance.

Sundermann AJ, Babiker A, Marsh JW, Shutt KA, Mustapha MM, Pasculle AW, Ezeonwuka C, Saul MI, Pacey MP, Van Tyne D, Ayres AM, Cooper VS, Snyder GM, Harrison LH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 16. pii: ciz666. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz666. [Epub ahead of print]


Reduced ceftazidime and ertapenem susceptibility due to production of OXA-2 in Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258.

Iovleva A, Mettus RT, McElheny CL, Mustapha MM, Van Tyne D, Shields RK, Pasculle AW, Cooper VS, Doi Y.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Aug 1;74(8):2203-2208. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz183.


Performance of the T2Bacteria Panel for Diagnosing Bloodstream Infections: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study.

Nguyen MH, Clancy CJ, Pasculle AW, Pappas PG, Alangaden G, Pankey GA, Schmitt BH, Rasool A, Weinstein MP, Widen R, Hernandez DR, Wolk DM, Walsh TJ, Perfect JR, Wilson MN, Mylonakis E.

Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jun 18;170(12):845-852. doi: 10.7326/M18-2772. Epub 2019 May 14.


Automated data mining of the electronic health record for investigation of healthcare-associated outbreaks.

Sundermann AJ, Miller JK, Marsh JW, Saul MI, Shutt KA, Pacey M, Mustapha MM, Ayres A, Pasculle AW, Chen J, Snyder GM, Dubrawski AW, Harrison LH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Mar;40(3):314-319. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.343. Epub 2019 Feb 18. Erratum in: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 May;40(5):618.


Bronchoscope-associated clusters of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Galdys AL, Marsh JW, Delgado E, Pasculle AW, Pacey M, Ayres AM, Metzger A, Harrison LH, Muto CA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jan;40(1):40-46. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.263. Epub 2018 Nov 19.


How Clean Is the Linen at My Hospital? The Mucorales on Unclean Linen Discovery Study of Large United States Transplant and Cancer Centers.

Sundermann AJ, Clancy CJ, Pasculle AW, Liu G, Cumbie RB, Driscoll E, Ayres A, Donahue L, Pergam SA, Abbo L, Andes DR, Chandrasekar P, Galdys AL, Hanson KE, Marr KA, Mayer J, Mehta S, Morris MI, Perfect J, Revankar SG, Smith B, Swaminathan S, Thompson GR, Varghese M, Vazquez J, Whimbey E, Wingard JR, Nguyen MH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15;68(5):850-853. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy669.


Absence of fosfomycin resistance in gastrointestinal Escherichia coli following fosfomycin therapy.

Mettus RT, Bowler SL, Kantz SF, McElheny CL, Pasculle AW, Doi Y.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Sep;14:109-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.015. Epub 2018 Jun 30. No abstract available.


Verification of Ceftazidime-Avibactam and Ceftolozane-Tazobactam Susceptibility Testing Methods against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Shields RK, Clancy CJ, Pasculle AW, Press EG, Haidar G, Hao B, Chen L, Kreiswirth BN, Nguyen MH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jan 24;56(2). pii: e01093-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01093-17. Print 2018 Feb.


Frequency and Mechanisms of Spontaneous Fosfomycin Nonsusceptibility Observed upon Disk Diffusion Testing of Escherichia coli.

Lucas AE, Ito R, Mustapha MM, McElheny CL, Mettus RT, Bowler SL, Kantz SF, Pacey MP, Pasculle AW, Cooper VS, Doi Y.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Dec 26;56(1). pii: e01368-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01368-17. Print 2018 Jan.


Notes from the Field: Cronobacter sakazakii Infection Associated with Feeding Extrinsically Contaminated Expressed Human Milk to a Premature Infant - Pennsylvania, 2016.

Bowen A, Wiesenfeld HC, Kloesz JL, Pasculle AW, Nowalk AJ, Brink L, Elliot E, Martin H, Tarr CL.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 21;66(28):761-762. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6628a5. No abstract available.



Ismail N, Snyder JW, Pasculle AW.

Clin Lab Med. 2017 Jun;37(2):ix-x. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2017.03.001. No abstract available.


Draft Genome Sequences of Four Hospital-Associated Pseudomonas putida Isolates.

Mustapha MM, Marsh JW, Ezeonwuka CD, Pasculle AW, Pacey MP, Querry AM, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

Genome Announc. 2016 Sep 29;4(5). pii: e01039-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01039-16.


Erratum for Shields et al., Rate of FKS Mutations among Consecutive Candida Isolates Causing Bloodstream Infection.

Shields RK, Nguyen MH, Press EG, Cumbie R, Driscoll E, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Feb 26;60(3):1954. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00183-16. Print 2016 Mar. No abstract available.


Genomic Epidemiology of an Endoscope-Associated Outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing K. pneumoniae.

Marsh JW, Krauland MG, Nelson JS, Schlackman JL, Brooks AM, Pasculle AW, Shutt KA, Doi Y, Querry AM, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

PLoS One. 2015 Dec 4;10(12):e0144310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144310. eCollection 2015.


Rate of FKS Mutations among Consecutive Candida Isolates Causing Bloodstream Infection.

Shields RK, Nguyen MH, Press EG, Cumbie R, Driscoll E, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Dec;59(12):7465-70. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01973-15. Epub 2015 Sep 21. Erratum in: Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Mar;60(3):1954.


An off-the-shelf plasma-based material to prevent pacemaker pocket infection.

Schwartzman D, Pasculle AW, Ceceris KD, Smith JD, Weiss LE, Campbell PG.

Biomaterials. 2015 Aug;60:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.04.042. Epub 2015 May 14.


Colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: beyond carbapenem resistance.

Qureshi ZA, Hittle LE, O'Hara JA, Rivera JI, Syed A, Shields RK, Pasculle AW, Ernst RK, Doi Y.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 May 1;60(9):1295-303. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ048. Epub 2015 Jan 28.


Molecular epidemiology of KPC-producing Escherichia coli: occurrence of ST131-fimH30 subclone harboring pKpQIL-like IncFIIk plasmid.

O'Hara JA, Hu F, Ahn C, Nelson J, Rivera JI, Pasculle AW, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jul;58(7):4234-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02182-13. Epub 2014 May 12.


Prevalence and duration of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriage among healthy subjects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Galdys AL, Nelson JS, Shutt KA, Schlackman JL, Pakstis DL, Pasculle AW, Marsh JW, Harrison LH, Curry SR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2406-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00222-14. Epub 2014 Apr 23.


Co-production of NDM-1 and OXA-232 by Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Doi Y, O'Hara JA, Lando JF, Querry AM, Townsend BM, Pasculle AW, Muto CA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;20(1):163-5. doi: 10.3201/eid2001.130904. No abstract available.


Use of multilocus variable number of tandem repeats analysis genotyping to determine the role of asymptomatic carriers in Clostridium difficile transmission.

Curry SR, Muto CA, Schlackman JL, Pasculle AW, Shutt KA, Marsh JW, Harrison LH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;57(8):1094-102. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit475. Epub 2013 Jul 23.


Lack of seasonality in the occurrence of multidrug-resistant Acinectobacter baumannii complex.

Fukuta Y, Clarke LG, Shields RK, Wagener MM, Pasculle AW, Doi Y.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;33(10):1051-2. doi: 10.1086/667741. Epub 2012 Aug 27. No abstract available.


Invasive polyarticular septic arthritis caused by nontypeable haemophilus influenzae in a young adult: a case report and literature review.

Kim JH, Muto CA, Pasculle AW, Vergis EN.

J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Oct;17(7):380-2. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e318236e499. Review.


Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-nonsusceptible Acinetobacter baumannii in the United States.

Adams-Haduch JM, Onuoha EO, Bogdanovich T, Tian GB, Marschall J, Urban CM, Spellberg BJ, Rhee D, Halstead DC, Pasculle AW, Doi Y.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3849-54. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00619-11. Epub 2011 Sep 14.


Perirectal swab surveillance for Clostridium difficile by use of selective broth preamplification and real-time PCR detection of tcdB.

Curry SR, Schlackman JL, Hamilton TM, Henderson TK, Brown NT, Marsh JW, Shutt KA, Brooks MM, Pasculle AW, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3788-93. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00679-11. Epub 2011 Aug 31.


High mortality rates among solid organ transplant recipients infected with extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: using in vitro antibiotic combination testing to identify the combination of a carbapenem and colistin as an effective treatment regimen.

Shields RK, Kwak EJ, Potoski BA, Doi Y, Adams-Haduch JM, Silviera FP, Toyoda Y, Pilewski JM, Crespo M, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ, Nguyen MH.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;70(2):246-52. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.12.023. Epub 2011 Feb 25.


Clinical characteristics of bloodstream infections due to ampicillin-sulbactam-resistant, non-extended- spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and the role of TEM-1 hyperproduction.

Waltner-Toews RI, Paterson DL, Qureshi ZA, Sidjabat HE, Adams-Haduch JM, Shutt KA, Jones M, Tian GB, Pasculle AW, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Feb;55(2):495-501. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00797-10. Epub 2010 Dec 6.


Identification of diverse OXA-40 group carbapenemases, including a novel variant, OXA-160, from Acinetobacter baumannii in Pennsylvania.

Tian GB, Adams-Haduch JM, Bogdanovich T, Pasculle AW, Quinn JP, Wang HN, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jan;55(1):429-32. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01155-10. Epub 2010 Nov 1.


Screening for Acinetobacter baumannii colonization by use of sponges.

Doi Y, Onuoha EO, Adams-Haduch JM, Pakstis DL, McGaha TL, Werner CA, Parker BN, Brooks MM, Shutt KA, Pasculle AW, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jan;49(1):154-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01043-10. Epub 2010 Oct 27.


Mycoplasma hominis pericarditis in a lung transplant recipient: review of the literature about an uncommon but important cardiothoracic pathogen.

Mitsani D, Nguyen MH, Silveira FP, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ.

Transpl Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;12(2):146-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2009.00457.x. Epub 2009 Sep 25. Review.


Molecular epidemiology of CTX-M-producing Escherichia coli isolates at a tertiary medical center in western Pennsylvania.

Sidjabat HE, Paterson DL, Adams-Haduch JM, Ewan L, Pasculle AW, Muto CA, Tian GB, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Nov;53(11):4733-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00533-09. Epub 2009 Aug 17.


High frequency of rifampin resistance identified in an epidemic Clostridium difficile clone from a large teaching hospital.

Curry SR, Marsh JW, Shutt KA, Muto CA, O'Leary MM, Saul MI, Pasculle AW, Harrison LH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 15;48(4):425-9. doi: 10.1086/596315.


Simple disk-based method for detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-type beta-lactamase by use of a boronic acid compound.

Doi Y, Potoski BA, Adams-Haduch JM, Sidjabat HE, Pasculle AW, Paterson DL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Dec;46(12):4083-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01408-08. Epub 2008 Oct 15.


Genetic basis of multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates at a tertiary medical center in Pennsylvania.

Adams-Haduch JM, Paterson DL, Sidjabat HE, Pasculle AW, Potoski BA, Muto CA, Harrison LH, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Nov;52(11):3837-43. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00570-08. Epub 2008 Aug 25.


Determination of risk factors associated with isolation of linezolid-resistant strains of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

Pogue JM, Paterson DL, Pasculle AW, Potoski BA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Dec;28(12):1382-8. Epub 2007 Nov 1.


Control of an outbreak of infection with the hypervirulent Clostridium difficile BI strain in a university hospital using a comprehensive "bundle" approach.

Muto CA, Blank MK, Marsh JW, Vergis EN, O'Leary MM, Shutt KA, Pasculle AW, Pokrywka M, Garcia JG, Posey K, Roberts TL, Potoski BA, Blank GE, Simmons RL, Veldkamp P, Harrison LH, Paterson DL.

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 15;45(10):1266-73. Epub 2007 Oct 9.


The effect of multifunctional polymer-based gels on wound healing in full thickness bacteria-contaminated mouse skin wound models.

Yates CC, Whaley D, Babu R, Zhang J, Krishna P, Beckman E, Pasculle AW, Wells A.

Biomaterials. 2007 Sep;28(27):3977-86. Epub 2007 May 24.


tcdC genotypes associated with severe TcdC truncation in an epidemic clone and other strains of Clostridium difficile.

Curry SR, Marsh JW, Muto CA, O'Leary MM, Pasculle AW, Harrison LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jan;45(1):215-21. Epub 2006 Oct 11. Erratum in: J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):2103.


Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis for investigation of Clostridium difficile transmission in Hospitals.

Marsh JW, O'Leary MM, Shutt KA, Pasculle AW, Johnson S, Gerding DN, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jul;44(7):2558-66.


Epidemiological profile of linezolid-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci.

Potoski BA, Adams J, Clarke L, Shutt K, Linden PK, Baxter C, Pasculle AW, Capitano B, Peleg AY, Szabo D, Paterson DL.

Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jul 15;43(2):165-71. Epub 2006 Jun 5.


SHV-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production is associated with Reduced cefepime susceptibility in Enterobacter cloacae.

Szabó D, Bonomo RA, Silveira F, Pasculle AW, Baxter C, Linden PK, Hujer AM, Hujer KM, Deeley K, Paterson DL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Oct;43(10):5058-64.


A large outbreak of Clostridium difficile-associated disease with an unexpected proportion of deaths and colectomies at a teaching hospital following increased fluoroquinolone use.

Muto CA, Pokrywka M, Shutt K, Mendelsohn AB, Nouri K, Posey K, Roberts T, Croyle K, Krystofiak S, Patel-Brown S, Pasculle AW, Paterson DL, Saul M, Harrison LH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Mar;26(3):273-80.


Linezolid: the first oxazolidinone antimicrobial.

Paterson DL, Pasculle AW, McCurry K.

Ann Intern Med. 2003 Nov 18;139(10):863-4. No abstract available.


Automatic electronic laboratory-based reporting of notifiable infectious diseases at a large health system.

Panackal AA, M'ikanatha NM, Tsui FC, McMahon J, Wagner MM, Dixon BW, Zubieta J, Phelan M, Mirza S, Morgan J, Jernigan D, Pasculle AW, Rankin JT Jr, Hajjeh RA, Harrison LH.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jul;8(7):685-91.


Leuconostoc bacteremia after liver transplantation: another cause of vancomycin resistant gram-positive infection.

Espinoza R, Kusne S, Pasculle AW, Wada S, Fung J, Rakela J.

Clin Transplant. 1997 Aug;11(4):322-4.


Effect of quinupristin/dalfopristin on the outcome of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteraemia: comparison with a control cohort.

Linden PK, Pasculle AW, McDevitt D, Kramer DJ.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 1997 May;39 Suppl A:145-51.


Differences in outcomes for patients with bacteremia due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium or vancomycin-susceptible E. faecium.

Linden PK, Pasculle AW, Manez R, Kramer DJ, Fung JJ, Pinna AD, Kusne S.

Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Apr;22(4):663-70.


Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: perspectives on measures needed for control.

Edmond MB, Wenzel RP, Pasculle AW.

Ann Intern Med. 1996 Feb 1;124(3):329-34. Review.


Antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter meningitis in neurosurgical patients.

Nguyen MH, Harris SP, Muder RR, Pasculle AW.

Neurosurgery. 1994 Nov;35(5):851-5; discussion 855.


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