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EDTA-Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (eCIM): a Phenotypic Method for Detecting Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Sfeir M, Hayden JA, Fauntleroy KA, Mazur C, Johnson JK, Simner PJ, Das S, Satlin MJ, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Mar 13. pii: JCM.01757-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01757-18. [Epub ahead of print]


A Novel Phenotypic Method to Screen for Plasmid-Mediated Colistin Resistance Among Enterobacteriales.

Bell DT, Bergman Y, Kazmi AQ, Lewis S, Tamma PD, Simner PJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Mar 6. pii: JCM.00040-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00040-19. [Epub ahead of print]


A Primer on AmpC Beta-Lactamases: Necessary Knowledge for an Increasingly Multidrug-Resistant World.

Tamma PD, Doi Y, Bonomo RA, Johnson JK, Simner PJ; Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 6. pii: ciz173. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz173. [Epub ahead of print]


Applying Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing To Predict Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Results among Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical Isolates.

Tamma PD, Fan Y, Bergman Y, Pertea G, Kazmi AQ, Lewis S, Carroll KC, Schatz MC, Timp W, Simner PJ.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Dec 21;63(1). pii: e01923-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01923-18. Print 2019 Jan.


Two-Site Evaluation of the Colistin Broth Disk Elution Test To Determine Colistin In Vitro Activity against Gram-Negative Bacilli.

Simner PJ, Bergman Y, Trejo M, Roberts AA, Marayan R, Tekle T, Campeau S, Kazmi AQ, Bell DT, Lewis S, Tamma PD, Humphries R, Hindler JA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Jan 30;57(2). pii: e01163-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01163-18. Print 2019 Feb.


How frequently are hospitalized patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) already on contact precautions for other indications?

Goodman KE, Simner PJ, Klein EY, Kazmi AQ, Gadala A, Rock C, Tamma PD, Cosgrove SE, Maragakis LL, Milstone AM; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;39(12):1491-1493. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.236. Epub 2018 Oct 1.


Phenotypic Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms from Clinical Isolates.

Tamma PD, Simner PJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Oct 25;56(11). pii: e01140-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01140-18. Print 2018 Nov. Review.


Identification of infectious organisms in cytopathology: A review of ancillary diagnostic techniques.

Allison DB, Simner PJ, Ali SZ.

Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 Aug;126 Suppl 8:643-653. doi: 10.1002/cncy.22023. Review.


Comparison of nylon-flocked swab and cellulose sponge methods for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and gram-negative organism recovery from high-touch surfaces in patient rooms.

Rock C, Anderson M, Lewis S, Scheeler V, Nowakowski E, Hsu YJ, Milstone AM, Carroll KC, Maragakis LL, Simner PJ; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1257-1261. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.182. Epub 2018 Aug 28.


Development and Optimization of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing Methods for Cerebrospinal Fluid Diagnostics.

Simner PJ, Miller HB, Breitwieser FP, Pinilla Monsalve G, Pardo CA, Salzberg SL, Sears CL, Thomas DL, Eberhart CG, Carroll KC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Aug 27;56(9). pii: e00472-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00472-18. Print 2018 Sep.


Using Patient Risk Factors to Identify Whether Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections Are Caused by Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms.

Simner PJ, Goodman KE, Carroll KC, Harris AD, Han JH, Tamma PD.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 May 17;5(5):ofy094. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy094. eCollection 2018 May.


Antibiotic pressure on the acquisition and loss of antibiotic resistance genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Simner PJ, Antar AAR, Hao S, Gurtowski J, Tamma PD, Rock C, Opene BNA, Tekle T, Carroll KC, Schatz MC, Timp W.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jul 1;73(7):1796-1803. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky121.


Successful Treatment of Persistent Burkholderia cepacia Complex Bacteremia with Ceftazidime-Avibactam.

Tamma PD, Fan Y, Bergman Y, Sick-Samuels AC, Hsu AJ, Timp W, Simner PJ, Prokesch BC, Greenberg DE.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Mar 27;62(4). pii: e02213-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02213-17. Print 2018 Apr.


Multicenter Evaluation of the Accelerate PhenoTest BC Kit for Rapid Identification and Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Using Morphokinetic Cellular Analysis.

Pancholi P, Carroll KC, Buchan BW, Chan RC, Dhiman N, Ford B, Granato PA, Harrington AT, Hernandez DR, Humphries RM, Jindra MR, Ledeboer NA, Miller SA, Mochon AB, Morgan MA, Patel R, Schreckenberger PC, Stamper PD, Simner PJ, Tucci NE, Zimmerman C, Wolk DM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Mar 26;56(4). pii: e01329-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01329-17. Print 2018 Apr.


Risk Factors for Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Carriage Upon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Admission.

Li DX, Sick-Samuels AC, Suwantarat N, Same RG, Simner PJ, Tamma PD.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):116-118. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.246. Epub 2017 Dec 5. No abstract available.


Multicenter Evaluation of the Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method and the Carba NP for Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii.

Simner PJ, Johnson JK, Brasso WB, Anderson K, Lonsway DR, Pierce VM, Bobenchik AM, Lockett ZC, Charnot-Katsikas A, Westblade LF, Yoo BB, Jenkins SG, Limbago BM, Das S, Roe-Carpenter DE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Dec 26;56(1). pii: e01369-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01369-17. Print 2018 Jan.


Understanding the Promises and Hurdles of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostic Tool for Infectious Diseases.

Simner PJ, Miller S, Carroll KC.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10;66(5):778-788. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix881.


Is There a Carbapenem MIC Cutoff Value That Distinguishes Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem Non-Susceptible Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter Isolates?

Tamma PD, Wang R, Lewis S, Opene BNA, Simner PJ.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;38(11):1378-1379. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.210. Epub 2017 Oct 2. No abstract available.


Multisite Evaluation of the BD Max Extended Enteric Bacterial Panel for Detection of Yersinia enterocolitica, Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Vibrio, and Plesiomonas shigelloides from Stool Specimens.

Simner PJ, Oethinger M, Stellrecht KA, Pillai DR, Yogev R, Leblond H, Mortensen J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Nov;55(11):3258-3266. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00911-17. Epub 2017 Sep 6.


Carbapenemase Detection among Carbapenem-Resistant Glucose-Nonfermenting Gram-Negative Bacilli.

Simner PJ, Opene BNA, Chambers KK, Naumann ME, Carroll KC, Tamma PD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Sep;55(9):2858-2864. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00775-17. Epub 2017 Jul 12.


Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method for Phenotypic Detection of Carbapenemase Production among Enterobacteriaceae.

Pierce VM, Simner PJ, Lonsway DR, Roe-Carpenter DE, Johnson JK, Brasso WB, Bobenchik AM, Lockett ZC, Charnot-Katsikas A, Ferraro MJ, Thomson RB Jr, Jenkins SG, Limbago BM, Das S.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Aug;55(8):2321-2333. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00193-17. Epub 2017 Apr 5.


Comparison of 11 Phenotypic Assays for Accurate Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Tamma PD, Opene BN, Gluck A, Chambers KK, Carroll KC, Simner PJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Apr;55(4):1046-1055. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02338-16. Epub 2017 Jan 11.


Comparing the Outcomes of Patients With Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia.

Tamma PD, Goodman KE, Harris AD, Tekle T, Roberts A, Taiwo A, Simner PJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 1;64(3):257-264. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw741. Epub 2016 Nov 9.


Can Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris Be Reliably Identified in Clinical Microbiology Laboratories?

Mizusawa M, Miller H, Green R, Lee R, Durante M, Perkins R, Hewitt C, Simner PJ, Carroll KC, Hayden RT, Zhang SX.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Feb;55(2):638-640. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02202-16. Epub 2016 Nov 23. No abstract available.


Bypass graft infection and bacteremia caused by Anaerostipes caccae: First report of human infection caused by a recently described gut anaerobe.

Workneh M, Wang F, Romagnoli M, Simner PJ, Carroll K.

Anaerobe. 2016 Dec;42:98-100. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 28.



Simner PJ, Woods GL, Wengenack NL.

Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Aug;4(4). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.DMIH2-0016-2015.


Determining the Optimal Carbapenem MIC That Distinguishes Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Tamma PD, Huang Y, Opene BN, Simner PJ.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep 23;60(10):6425-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00838-16. Print 2016 Oct.


Medical Parasitology Taxonomy Update: January 2012 to December 2015.

Simner PJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Dec 28;55(1):43-47. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01020-16. Print 2017 Jan. Review.


First Report of a Verona Integron-Encoded Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Infection in a Child in the United States.

Tamma PD, Suwantarat N, Rudin SD, Logan LK, Simner PJ, Rojas LJ, Mojica MF, Carroll KC, Bonomo RA.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Sep;5(3):e24-7. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piw025. Epub 2016 May 4.


Evaluation of Multiple Methods for Detection of Gastrointestinal Colonization of Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms from Rectal Swabs.

Simner PJ, Martin I, Opene B, Tamma PD, Carroll KC, Milstone AM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jun;54(6):1664-1667. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00548-16. Epub 2016 Apr 6.


Carbapenem-Resistant Non-Glucose-Fermenting Gram-Negative Bacilli: the Missing Piece to the Puzzle.

Gniadek TJ, Carroll KC, Simner PJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1700-1710. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03264-15. Epub 2016 Feb 24. Review.


Mycobacterium and Aerobic Actinomycete Culture: Are Two Medium Types and Extended Incubation Times Necessary?

Simner PJ, Doerr KA, Steinmetz LK, Wengenack NL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Apr;54(4):1089-93. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02838-15. Epub 2016 Feb 10.


The Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Colonization in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Suwantarat N, Logan LK, Carroll KC, Bonomo RA, Simner PJ, Rudin SD, Milstone AM, Tekle T, Ross T, Tamma PD.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May;37(5):535-43. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.16. Epub 2016 Feb 9.


Infection control implications of heterogeneous resistance mechanisms in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

Goodman KE, Simner PJ, Tamma PD, Milstone AM.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2016;14(1):95-108. doi: 10.1586/14787210.2016.1106940. Epub 2015 Nov 4. Review.


Epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Canadian hospitals (CANWARD study, 2007 to 2013).

Simner PJ, Adam H, Baxter M, McCracken M, Golding G, Karlowsky JA, Nichol K, Lagacé-Wiens P, Gilmour MW; Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA), Hoban DJ, Zhanel GG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jul;59(7):4315-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00384-15. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Evaluation of five chromogenic agar media and the Rosco Rapid Carb screen kit for detection and confirmation of carbapenemase production in Gram-negative bacilli.

Simner PJ, Gilmour MW, DeGagne P, Nichol K, Karlowsky JA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jan;53(1):105-12. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02068-14. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Tenosynovitis caused by a novel nontuberculous Mycobacterium species initially misidentified as a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Simner PJ, Hyle EP, Buckwalter SP, Branda JA, Brown-Elliott BA, Franklin J, Toney NC, de Man TJ, Wallace RJ Jr, Vasireddy R, Gandhi RT, Wengenack NL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Dec;52(12):4414-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00967-14. Epub 2014 Sep 24.


Mycobacterium arupense flexor tenosynovitis: case report and review of antimicrobial susceptibility profiles for 40 clinical isolates.

Beam E, Vasoo S, Simner PJ, Rizzo M, Mason EL, Walker RC, Deml SM, Brown-Elliott BA, Wallace RJ Jr, Wengenack NL, Sia IG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2706-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00277-14. Epub 2014 Apr 30. Review.


Detection and identification of yeasts from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue by use of PCR-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.

Simner PJ, Buckwalter SP, Uhl JR, Wengenack NL, Pritt BS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3731-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01967-13. Epub 2013 Aug 28.


Identification of Mycobacterium species and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex resistance determinants by use of PCR-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.

Simner PJ, Buckwalter SP, Uhl JR, Wengenack NL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3492-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01408-13. Epub 2013 Aug 14.


Comparison of a novel, rapid chromogenic biochemical assay, the Carba NP test, with the modified Hodge test for detection of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli.

Vasoo S, Cunningham SA, Kohner PC, Simner PJ, Mandrekar JN, Lolans K, Hayden MK, Patel R.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Sep;51(9):3097-101. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00965-13. Epub 2013 Jul 3.


Molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-, AmpC β-lactamase- and carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from Canadian hospitals over a 5 year period: CANWARD 2007-11.

Denisuik AJ, Lagacé-Wiens PR, Pitout JD, Mulvey MR, Simner PJ, Tailor F, Karlowsky JA, Hoban DJ, Adam HJ, Zhanel GG; Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 May;68 Suppl 1:i57-65. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt027.


Broad-range direct detection and identification of fungi by use of the PLEX-ID PCR-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) system.

Simner PJ, Uhl JR, Hall L, Weber MM, Walchak RC, Buckwalter S, Wengenack NL.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;51(6):1699-706. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03282-12. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


Development and validation of rapid use scope test strips to determine the efficacy of manual cleaning for flexible endoscope channels.

Alfa MJ, Olson N, Degagné P, Simner PJ.

Am J Infect Control. 2012 Nov;40(9):860-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.10.006. Epub 2012 Feb 7.


Fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from patients attending Canadian hospitals is associated with the ST131 clone.

Simner PJ, Hoban DJ, Lagacé-Wiens PR, Zhanel GG, Karlowsky JA.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;71(3):323-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.07.016. Epub 2011 Sep 1. No abstract available.


Antimicrobial resistance in urinary tract pathogens in Canada from 2007 to 2009: CANWARD surveillance study.

Karlowsky JA, Lagacé-Wiens PR, Simner PJ, DeCorby MR, Adam HJ, Walkty A, Hoban DJ, Zhanel GG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jul;55(7):3169-75. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00066-11. Epub 2011 May 2.


Prevalence and characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamase- and AmpC β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli: results of the CANWARD 2007-2009 study.

Simner PJ, Zhanel GG, Pitout J, Tailor F, McCracken M, Mulvey MR, Lagacé-Wiens PR, Adam HJ, Hoban DJ; Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA).

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;69(3):326-34. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.10.029.


Analysis of 3789 in- and outpatient Escherichia coli isolates from across Canada--results of the CANWARD 2007-2009 study.

Lagacé-Wiens PR, Simner PJ, Forward KR, Tailor F, Adam HJ, Decorby M, Karlowsky J, Hoban DJ, Zhanel GG; Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA).

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;69(3):314-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.10.027.


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