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Nisin penetration and efficacy against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms under continuous-flow conditions.

Godoy-Santos F, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Mantovani HC.

Microbiology. 2019 Jul;165(7):761-771. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000804. Epub 2019 May 14.


A permeability-increasing drug synergizes with bacterial efflux pump inhibitors and restores susceptibility to antibiotics in multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains.

Ferrer-Espada R, Shahrour H, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Sánchez-Gómez S, Martínez-de-Tejada G.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 5;9(1):3452. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-39659-4.


BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and posttraumatic stress symptoms in U.S. military veterans: Protective effect of physical exercise.

Pitts BL, Whealin JM, Harpaz-Rotem I, Duman RS, Krystal JH, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH.

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Feb;100:198-202. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.10.011. Epub 2018 Oct 17.


Investigating the Kinetics of Montmorillonite Clay-Catalyzed Conversion of Anthracene to 9,10-Anthraquinone in the Context of Prebiotic Chemistry.

Juntunen HL, Leinen LJ, Pitts BK, O'Hanlon SM, Theiling BP, Barge LM, Videau P, Gaylor MO.

Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2018 Sep;48(3):321-330. doi: 10.1007/s11084-018-9562-9. Epub 2018 Sep 10.


Longitudinal Self-Management and/or Transition Readiness per the TRxANSITION Index among Patients with Chronic Conditions in Pediatric or Adult Care Settings.

Zhong Y, Gilleskie DB, van Tilburg MAL, Hooper SR, Rak E, Javalkar K, Nazareth M, Pitts B, Ndugga M, Jain N, Hart L, Bhansali S, Richards J, Detwiler RK, True K, de Pomposo ASF, Ferris ME.

J Pediatr. 2018 Dec;203:361-370.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.06.052. Epub 2018 Sep 7.


What You Don't Notice Can Harm You: Age-Related Differences in Detecting Concurrent Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Cues.

Pitts BJ, Sarter N.

Hum Factors. 2018 Jun;60(4):445-464. doi: 10.1177/0018720818759102. Epub 2018 Feb 22.


Polynomial accelerated solutions to a LARGE Gaussian model for imaging biofilms: in theory and finite precision.

Parker AE, Pitts B, Lorenz L, Stewart PS.

J Am Stat Assoc. 2018;113(524):1431-1442. doi: 10.1080/01621459.2017.1409121. Epub 2018 Jun 28.


Paired methods to measure biofilm killing and removal: a case study with Penicillin G treatment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm.

Ausbacher D, Lorenz L, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Goeres DM.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2018 Mar;66(3):231-237. doi: 10.1111/lam.12843. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


Assessment of endpoint criteria and perceived barriers during maximal cardiorespiratory fitness testing among pregnant women.

Hesse CM, Tinius RA, Pitts BC, Olenick AA, Blankenship MM, Hoover DL, Maples JM.

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2018 Dec;58(12):1844-1851. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07750-7. Epub 2017 Nov 17.


Factors protecting against the development of suicidal ideation in military veterans.

Pietrzak RH, Pitts BL, Harpaz-Rotem I, Southwick SM, Whealin JM.

World Psychiatry. 2017 Oct;16(3):326-327. doi: 10.1002/wps.20467. No abstract available.


Prescribing Antidepressants for Adolescents With Major Depression.

Pitts BH.

Pediatrics. 2017 Sep;140(3). pii: e20172108A. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2108A. No abstract available.


Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior Depend on Age for Veterans in the Pacific Islands.

Pitts BL, Whealin JM, Kato J.

Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018 Dec;48(6):642-651. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12376. Epub 2017 Aug 7.


Reaction-diffusion theory explains hypoxia and heterogeneous growth within microbial biofilms associated with chronic infections.

Stewart PS, Zhang T, Xu R, Pitts B, Walters MC, Roe F, Kikhney J, Moter A.

NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2016 Jun 22;2:16012. doi: 10.1038/npjbiofilms.2016.12. eCollection 2016.


Chronological age when healthcare transition skills are mastered in adolescents/young adults with inflammatory bowel disease.

Stollon N, Zhong Y, Ferris M, Bhansali S, Pitts B, Rak E, Kelly M, Kim S, van Tilburg MAL.

World J Gastroenterol. 2017 May 14;23(18):3349-3355. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i18.3349.


Measuring Assessment Quality With an Assessment Utility Rubric for Medical Education.

Colbert-Getz JM, Ryan M, Hennessey E, Lindeman B, Pitts B, Rutherford KA, Schwengel D, Sozio SM, George J, Jung J.

MedEdPORTAL. 2017 May 24;13:10588. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10588.


Gel-Entrapped Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria as Models of Biofilm Infection Exhibit Growth in Dense Aggregates, Oxygen Limitation, Antibiotic Tolerance, and Heterogeneous Gene Expression.

Pabst B, Pitts B, Lauchnor E, Stewart PS.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep 23;60(10):6294-301. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01336-16. Print 2016 Oct.


Retrospective Appraisals Mediate the Effects of Combat Experiences on PTS and Depression Symptoms in U.S. Army Medics.

Pitts BL, Safer MA.

J Trauma Stress. 2016 Feb;29(1):65-71. doi: 10.1002/jts.22067. Epub 2016 Jan 13. Retraction in: doi:10.1002/jts.22067.


Development of a Laboratory Model of a Phototroph-Heterotroph Mixed-Species Biofilm at the Stone/Air Interface.

Villa F, Pitts B, Lauchnor E, Cappitelli F, Stewart PS.

Front Microbiol. 2015 Nov 17;6:1251. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01251. eCollection 2015.


Diffusive transport through a model host-biofilm system.

Aristotelous AC, Klapper I, Grabovsky Y, Pabst B, Pitts B, Stewart PS.

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015 Aug;92(2):022703. Epub 2015 Aug 10.


Antimicrobial activity of synthetic cationic peptides and lipopeptides derived from human lactoferricin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa planktonic cultures and biofilms.

Sánchez-Gómez S, Ferrer-Espada R, Stewart PS, Pitts B, Lohner K, Martínez de Tejada G.

BMC Microbiol. 2015 Jul 7;15:137. doi: 10.1186/s12866-015-0473-x.


Mental health, help seeking, and stigma and barriers to care among 3- and 12-month postdeployed and never deployed U.S. Army Combat Medics.

Chapman PL, Elnitsky C, Pitts B, Figley C, Thurman RM, Unwin B.

Mil Med. 2014 Aug;179(8 Suppl):55-62. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-12-00367.


Group-based lifestyle sessions for gestational weight gain management: a mixed method approach.

Harden SM, Beauchamp MR, Pitts BH, Nault EM, Davy BM, You W, Weiss P, Estabrooks PA.

Am J Health Behav. 2014 Jul;38(4):560-9. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.4.9.


Gender differences in combat medic mental health services utilization, barriers, and stigma.

Elnitsky CA, Chapman PL, Thurman RM, Pitts BL, Figley C, Unwin B.

Mil Med. 2013 Jul;178(7):775-84. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00012.


Study of the effect of antimicrobial peptide mimic, CSA-13, on an established biofilm formed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Nagant C, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Feng Y, Savage PB, Dehaye JP.

Microbiologyopen. 2013 Apr;2(2):318-25. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.77. Epub 2013 Feb 25.


EuPathDB: the eukaryotic pathogen database.

Aurrecoechea C, Barreto A, Brestelli J, Brunk BP, Cade S, Doherty R, Fischer S, Gajria B, Gao X, Gingle A, Grant G, Harb OS, Heiges M, Hu S, Iodice J, Kissinger JC, Kraemer ET, Li W, Pinney DF, Pitts B, Roos DS, Srinivasamoorthy G, Stoeckert CJ Jr, Wang H, Warrenfeltz S.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan;41(Database issue):D684-91. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1113. Epub 2012 Nov 21.


Identification of peptides derived from the human antimicrobial peptide LL-37 active against biofilms formed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a library of truncated fragments.

Nagant C, Pitts B, Nazmi K, Vandenbranden M, Bolscher JG, Stewart PS, Dehaye JP.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Nov;56(11):5698-708. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00918-12. Epub 2012 Aug 20.


Citizen perspectives on the future of healthcare.

Nagle LM, Pitts BM.

Healthc Q. 2012;15(2):40-5.


Training, deployment preparation, and combat experiences of deployed health care personnel: key findings from deployed U.S. Army combat medics assigned to line units.

Chapman PL, Cabrera D, Varela-Mayer C, Baker M, Elnitsky C, Pitts BL, Figley C, Thurman RM, Lin CD, Mayer P.

Mil Med. 2012 Mar;177(3):270-7. Erratum in: Mil Med. 2012 Aug;177(8):946. Pitts, Barbara L [added].


Heterogeneity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms includes expression of ribosome hibernation factors in the antibiotic-tolerant subpopulation and hypoxia-induced stress response in the metabolically active population.

Williamson KS, Richards LA, Perez-Osorio AC, Pitts B, McInnerney K, Stewart PS, Franklin MJ.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Apr;194(8):2062-73. doi: 10.1128/JB.00022-12. Epub 2012 Feb 17.


Efficacy of zosteric acid sodium salt on the yeast biofilm model Candida albicans.

Villa F, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Giussani B, Roncoroni S, Albanese D, Giordano C, Tunesi M, Cappitelli F.

Microb Ecol. 2011 Oct;62(3):584-98. doi: 10.1007/s00248-011-9876-x. Epub 2011 May 26.


Antimicrobial penetration and efficacy in an in vitro oral biofilm model.

Corbin A, Pitts B, Parker A, Stewart PS.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jul;55(7):3338-44. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00206-11. Epub 2011 May 2.


Physiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms as revealed by transcriptome analysis.

Folsom JP, Richards L, Pitts B, Roe F, Ehrlich GD, Parker A, Mazurie A, Stewart PS.

BMC Microbiol. 2010 Nov 17;10:294. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-10-294.


AmoebaDB and MicrosporidiaDB: functional genomic resources for Amoebozoa and Microsporidia species.

Aurrecoechea C, Barreto A, Brestelli J, Brunk BP, Caler EV, Fischer S, Gajria B, Gao X, Gingle A, Grant G, Harb OS, Heiges M, Iodice J, Kissinger JC, Kraemer ET, Li W, Nayak V, Pennington C, Pinney DF, Pitts B, Roos DS, Srinivasamoorthy G, Stoeckert CJ Jr, Treatman C, Wang H.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D612-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1006. Epub 2010 Oct 24.


Characterization of a modified rotating disk reactor for the cultivation of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm.

Cotter JJ, O'Gara JP, Stewart PS, Pitts B, Casey E.

J Appl Microbiol. 2010 Dec;109(6):2105-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04842.x. Epub 2010 Sep 16.


Spatial and temporal patterns of biocide action against Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.

Davison WM, Pitts B, Stewart PS.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Jul;54(7):2920-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01734-09. Epub 2010 May 10.


Diffusion of macromolecules in model oral biofilms.

Takenaka S, Pitts B, Trivedi HM, Stewart PS.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Mar;75(6):1750-3. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02279-08. Epub 2009 Jan 23.


Localized gene expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

Lenz AP, Williamson KS, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Franklin MJ.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;74(14):4463-71. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00710-08. Epub 2008 May 16.


Antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes: an experimental study.

Berra L, Curto F, Li Bassi G, Laquerriere P, Pitts B, Baccarelli A, Kolobow T.

Intensive Care Med. 2008 Jun;34(6):1020-9. doi: 10.1007/s00134-008-1099-3. Epub 2008 Apr 17.


Internally coated endotracheal tubes with silver sulfadiazine in polyurethane to prevent bacterial colonization: a clinical trial.

Berra L, Kolobow T, Laquerriere P, Pitts B, Bramati S, Pohlmann J, Marelli C, Panzeri M, Brambillasca P, Villa F, Baccarelli A, Bouthors S, Stelfox HT, Bigatello LM, Moss J, Pesenti A.

Intensive Care Med. 2008 Jun;34(6):1030-7. doi: 10.1007/s00134-008-1100-1. Epub 2008 Apr 17.


Direct visualization of spatial and temporal patterns of antimicrobial action within model oral biofilms.

Takenaka S, Trivedi HM, Corbin A, Pitts B, Stewart PS.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Mar;74(6):1869-75. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02218-07. Epub 2008 Jan 25.


Comparison of the antimicrobial effects of chlorine, silver ion, and tobramycin on biofilm.

Kim J, Pitts B, Stewart PS, Camper A, Yoon J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Apr;52(4):1446-53. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00054-07. Epub 2008 Jan 14.


High-density targeting of a viral multifunctional nanoplatform to a pathogenic, biofilm-forming bacterium.

Suci PA, Berglund DL, Liepold L, Brumfield S, Pitts B, Davison W, Oltrogge L, Hoyt KO, Codd S, Stewart PS, Young M, Douglas T.

Chem Biol. 2007 Apr;14(4):387-98.


Observations of cell cluster hollowing in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms.

Stewart PS, Rani SA, Gjersing E, Codd SL, Zheng Z, Pitts B.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2007 Apr;44(4):454-7. No abstract available.


Spatial patterns of DNA replication, protein synthesis, and oxygen concentration within bacterial biofilms reveal diverse physiological states.

Rani SA, Pitts B, Beyenal H, Veluchamy RA, Lewandowski Z, Davison WM, Buckingham-Meyer K, Stewart PS.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Jun;189(11):4223-33. Epub 2007 Mar 2.


Stratified growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

Werner E, Roe F, Bugnicourt A, Franklin MJ, Heydorn A, Molin S, Pitts B, Stewart PS.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Oct;70(10):6188-96.


A genetic basis for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm antibiotic resistance.

Mah TF, Pitts B, Pellock B, Walker GC, Stewart PS, O'Toole GA.

Nature. 2003 Nov 20;426(6964):306-10.


A microtiter-plate screening method for biofilm disinfection and removal.

Pitts B, Hamilton MA, Zelver N, Stewart PS.

J Microbiol Methods. 2003 Aug;54(2):269-76.


Curriculum resources for cultural diversity education.

Bamberg R, Pitts BB, Maloney EM.

J Allied Health. 2002 Summer;31(2):117-20.


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