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Gut uropathogen abundance is a risk factor for development of bacteriuria and urinary tract infection.

Magruder M, Sholi AN, Gong C, Zhang L, Edusei E, Huang J, Albakry S, Satlin MJ, Westblade LF, Crawford C, Dadhania DM, Lubetzky M, Taur Y, Littman E, Ling L, Burnham P, De Vlaminck I, Pamer E, Suthanthiran M, Lee JR.

Nat Commun. 2019 Dec 4;10(1):5521. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13467-w.


Blood-Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (Blood-mCIM): a Phenotypic Method for Detecting Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Directly from Positive Blood Culture Broths.

Sfeir MM, Satlin MJ, Fauntleroy KA, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Nov 20. pii: JCM.01377-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01377-19. [Epub ahead of print]


Impact of a Multiplexed PCR Panel on Identifying Diarrheal Pathogens in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients.

Rogers WS, Westblade LF, Soave R, Jenkins SG, van Besien K, Singh HK, Walsh TJ, Small CB, Shore T, Crawford CV, Satlin MJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 5. pii: ciz1068. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz1068. [Epub ahead of print]


First Report of bla VIM-4- and mcr-9-Coharboring Enterobacter Species Isolated from a Pediatric Patient.

Chavda KD, Westblade LF, Satlin MJ, Hemmert AC, Castanheira M, Jenkins SG, Chen L, Kreiswirth BN.

mSphere. 2019 Sep 11;4(5). pii: e00629-19. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00629-19.


Gastrointestinal pathogen colonization and the microbiome in asymptomatic kidney transplant recipients.

Westblade LF, Satlin MJ, Albakry S, Botticelli B, Robertson A, Alston T, Magruder M, Zhang LT, Edusei E, Chan K, Lubetzky M, Dadhania DM, Pamer EG, Suthanthiran M, Lee JR.

Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 10:e13167. doi: 10.1111/tid.13167. [Epub ahead of print]


Evaluation of Oxacillin and Cefoxitin Disk Diffusion and Microbroth Dilution Methods for Detecting mecA-Mediated β-Lactam Resistance in Contemporary Staphylococcus epidermidis Isolates.

Naccache SN, Callan K, Burnham CA, Wallace MA, Westblade LF, Dien Bard J; Staphylococcus Ad Hoc Working Group of the CLSI Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Subcommittee.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Nov 22;57(12). pii: e00961-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00961-19. Print 2019 Dec.


Performance of Five Commercial Identification Platforms for Identification of Staphylococcus delphini.

Canver MC, Tekle T, Compton ST, Callan K, Burd EM, Zimmer BL, Bemis DA, Carroll KC, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Oct 23;57(11). pii: e00721-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00721-19. Print 2019 Nov.


Genome Sequences of Six Prophages Isolated from Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Strains Recovered from Human and Animal Clinical Specimens.

Wipf JRK, Deutsch DR, Westblade LF, Fischetti VA.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Jul 11;8(28). pii: e00387-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00387-19.


Spheroplast-Mediated Carbapenem Tolerance in Gram-Negative Pathogens.

Cross T, Ransegnola B, Shin JH, Weaver A, Fauntleroy K, VanNieuwenhze MS, Westblade LF, Dörr T.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Aug 23;63(9). pii: e00756-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00756-19. Print 2019 Sep.


Activity of Imipenem-Relebactam and Comparator Agents against Genetically Characterized Isolates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Canver MC, Satlin MJ, Westblade LF, Kreiswirth BN, Chen L, Robertson A, Fauntleroy K, La Spina M, Callan K, Jenkins SG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Aug 23;63(9). pii: e00672-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00672-19. Print 2019 Sep.


Diagnosis and Genotyping of Coxiella burnetii Endocarditis in a Patient with Prosthetic Pulmonary Valve Replacement Using Next-Generation Sequencing of Plasma Microbial Cell-Free DNA.

Kondo M, Dalai SC, Venkatasubrahmanyam S, Eisenberg N, Robinson BD, Westblade LF, Marks KM.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 1;6(6):ofz242. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz242. eCollection 2019 Jun.


Can You Speciate This for Me? A Micro-Comic Strip.

Westblade LF, Nussbaum AJ, McAdam AJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Jun 25;57(7). pii: e00541-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00541-19. Print 2019 Jul. No abstract available.


First reported human isolation of Staphylococcus delphini.

Magleby R, Bemis DA, Kim D, Carroll KC, Castanheira M, Kania SA, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;94(3):274-276. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.01.014. Epub 2019 Jan 26.


Acinetobacter radioresistens infection with bacteremia and pneumonia.

Wang T, Costa V, Jenkins SG, Hartman BJ, Westblade LF.

IDCases. 2019 Jan 28;15:e00495. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00495. eCollection 2019.


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

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

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Apr 26;57(5). pii: e01757-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01757-18. Print 2019 May.


The power of a trained eye: fatal transfusion-transmitted anaplasmosis and a case study in investigative work.

Goel R, Vasovic LV, Westblade LF, Harris R, D'Ambrosio D, Emmons F, Lo D, Hsu YS, Jenkins SG, Cushing MM.

Transfusion. 2019 Feb;59(2):444-445. doi: 10.1111/trf.14899. No abstract available.


Improved Performance of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay for Detection of PBP2a in Non-Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcal Species.

Canver MC, Gonzalez MD, Ford BA, Arnold AR, Lawhon SD, Burnham CA, Jenkins SG, Burd EM, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Mar 28;57(4). pii: e01417-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01417-18. Print 2019 Apr.


Genotypic differences between strains of the opportunistic pathogen Corynebacterium bovis isolated from humans, cows, and rodents.

Cheleuitte-Nieves C, Gulvik CA, McQuiston JR, Humrighouse BW, Bell ME, Villarma A, Fischetti VA, Westblade LF, Lipman NS.

PLoS One. 2018 Dec 26;13(12):e0209231. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209231. eCollection 2018.


Epidemiology of Bloodstream Infections Caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae That Are Piperacillin-Tazobactam-Nonsusceptible but Ceftriaxone-Susceptible.

Baker TM, Rogers W, Chavda KD, Westblade LF, Jenkins SG, Nicolau DP, Kreiswirth BN, Calfee DP, Satlin MJ.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 19;5(12):ofy300. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy300. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Incidence, significance, and persistence of human coronavirus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

Eichenberger EM, Soave R, Zappetti D, Small CB, Shore T, van Besien K, Douglass C, Westblade LF, Satlin MJ.

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Jul;54(7):1058-1066. doi: 10.1038/s41409-018-0386-z. Epub 2018 Nov 1.


Cavitary Pulmonary Nodules in an Immunocompromised Patient With Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder.

Morales A, Mathur-Wagh U, Tran A, Cui I, DeSimone RA, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF, Jones S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 30;67(10):1631-1634. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy270. No abstract available.


Cytomorphological features of cystic neutrophilic granulomatous mastitis on ThinPrep.

Patel A, Sung S, Hoda SA, Westblade LF, D'Alfonso T, Rao R.

Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Nov;46(11):966-970. doi: 10.1002/dc.23988. Epub 2018 Oct 24.


Death from Transfusion-Transmitted Anaplasmosis, New York, USA, 2017.

Goel R, Westblade LF, Kessler DA, Sfeir M, Slavinski S, Backenson B, Gebhardt L, Kane K, Laurence J, Scherr D, Bussel J, Dumler JS, Cushing MM.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;24(8):1548-1550. doi: 10.3201/eid2408.172048. Erratum in: Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9):1773.


Urinary cell-free DNA is a versatile analyte for monitoring infections of the urinary tract.

Burnham P, Dadhania D, Heyang M, Chen F, Westblade LF, Suthanthiran M, Lee JR, De Vlaminck I.

Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 20;9(1):2412. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04745-0.


Gut microbiota dysbiosis and diarrhea in kidney transplant recipients.

Lee JR, Magruder M, Zhang L, Westblade LF, Satlin MJ, Robertson A, Edusei E, Crawford C, Ling L, Taur Y, Schluter J, Lubetzky M, Dadhania D, Pamer E, Suthanthiran M.

Am J Transplant. 2019 Feb;19(2):488-500. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14974. Epub 2018 Jul 21.


Hydrogel delivery of lysostaphin eliminates orthopedic implant infection by Staphylococcus aureus and supports fracture healing.

Johnson CT, Wroe JA, Agarwal R, Martin KE, Guldberg RE, Donlan RM, Westblade LF, García AJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 May 29;115(22):E4960-E4969. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801013115. Epub 2018 May 14.


Colonization With Levofloxacin-resistant Extended-spectrum β-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Risk of Bacteremia in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients.

Satlin MJ, Chavda KD, Baker TM, Chen L, Shashkina E, Soave R, Small CB, Jacobs SE, Shore TB, van Besien K, Westblade LF, Schuetz AN, Fowler VG Jr, Jenkins SG, Walsh TJ, Kreiswirth BN.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 13;67(11):1720-1728. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy363.


Two cases of fungal keratitis caused by Metarhizium anisopliae.

Goodman AL, Lockhart SR, Lysen CB, Westblade LF, Burnham CD, Burd EM.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2018 Mar 6;21:8-11. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.03.003. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Draft Reference Genome Sequence of Corynebacterium mastitidis 16-1433, Isolated from a Mouse.

Cheleuitte-Nieves C, Gulvik CA, Humrighouse BW, Bell ME, Villarma A, Westblade LF, Lipman NS, Fischetti VA, McQuiston JR.

Genome Announc. 2018 Feb 15;6(7). pii: e00050-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00050-18.


Trends in rotavirus from 2001 to 2015 in two paediatric hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sederdahl BK, Yi J, Jerris RC, Gillespie SE, Westblade LF, Kraft CS, Shane AL, Anderson EJ.

Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Mar;146(4):465-467. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818000183. Epub 2018 Feb 12.


Closing the Brief Case: Disseminated Mycobacterium haemophilum Infection in a Kidney Transplant Recipient.

Jacobs SE, Zhong E, Hartono C, Satlin MJ, Magro CM, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Dec 26;56(1). pii: e00562-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00562-17. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


The Brief Case: Disseminated Mycobacterium haemophilum Infection in a Kidney Transplant Recipient.

Jacobs SE, Zhong E, Hartono C, Satlin MJ, Magro CM, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Dec 26;56(1). pii: e00561-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00561-17. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


Evaluation of Oxacillin and Cefoxitin Disk Diffusion and MIC Breakpoints Established by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute for Detection of mecA-Mediated Oxacillin Resistance in Staphylococcus schleiferi.

Huse HK, Miller SA, Chandrasekaran S, Hindler JA, Lawhon SD, Bemis DA, Westblade LF, Humphries RM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jan 24;56(2). pii: e01653-17. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01653-17. Print 2018 Feb.


Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms: A Global Scourge.

Bonomo RA, Burd EM, Conly J, Limbago BM, Poirel L, Segre JA, Westblade LF.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 3;66(8):1290-1297. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix893. Review.


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.


Assessing Clinical Microbiology Practice Guidelines: American Society for Microbiology Ad Hoc Committee on Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines Assessment.

Nachamkin I, Kirn TJ, Westblade LF, Humphries R.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Nov;55(11):3183-3193. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01124-17. Epub 2017 Aug 23. Review.


Babesia microti: from Mice to Ticks to an Increasing Number of Highly Susceptible Humans.

Westblade LF, Simon MS, Mathison BA, Kirkman LA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Oct;55(10):2903-2912. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00504-17. Epub 2017 Jul 26. Review.


Clinical and Molecular Evidence of Atovaquone and Azithromycin Resistance in Relapsed Babesia microti Infection Associated With Rituximab and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Simon MS, Westblade LF, Dziedziech A, Visone JE, Furman RR, Jenkins SG, Schuetz AN, Kirkman LA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 1;65(7):1222-1225. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix477.


Closing the Brief Case: Too Beta To Be a "B".

Gullett JC, Westblade LF, Green DA, Whittier S, Burd EM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jun;55(6):1973-1974. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02390-16. No abstract available.


The Brief Case: Too Beta To Be a "B".

Gullett JC, Westblade LF, Green DA, Whittier S, Burd EM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jun;55(6):1604-1607. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02387-16. No abstract available.


Cross-resistance to lincosamides, streptogramins A and pleuromutilins in Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from the USA.

Hawkins PA, Law CS, Metcalf BJ, Chochua S, Jackson DM, Westblade LF, Jerris R, Beall BW, McGee L.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Jul 1;72(7):1886-1892. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx077.


Evaluation of Pyrrolidonyl Arylamidase Activity in Staphylococcus delphini.

Compton ST, Kania SA, Robertson AE, Lawhon SD, Jenkins SG, Westblade LF, Bemis DA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Mar;55(3):859-864. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02076-16. Epub 2016 Dec 21.


Answer to December 2016 Photo Quiz.

Westblade LF, Mathison BA, Singer MS, Jerris RC, Caltharp SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Dec;54(12):3076. No abstract available.


Photo Quiz: A 4-Year-Old Boy Vomits on His Sister.

Westblade LF, Mathison BA, Singer MS, Jerris RC, Caltharp SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Dec;54(12):2845. No abstract available.


Gram-Positive Diplococci in a Cerebrospinal Fluid Gram Stain.

Collins JP, Westblade LF, Anderson EJ.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 28;3(4):ofw206. eCollection 2016 Oct. No abstract available.


Closing the Brief Case: Cryptococcus gattii Meningitis with Ventriculitis.

Westblade LF, Burd EM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1934. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03254-15. No abstract available.


The Brief Case: Cryptococcus gattii Meningitis with Ventriculitis.

Westblade LF, Burd EM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1676-1678. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03253-15. No abstract available.


In Vitro Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Isolates of Human and Animal Origin.

Humphries RM, Wu MT, Westblade LF, Robertson AE, Burnham CA, Wallace MA, Burd EM, Lawhon S, Hindler JA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May;54(5):1391-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00270-16. Epub 2016 Mar 9.


Role of Clinicogenomics in Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Public Health Microbiology.

Westblade LF, van Belkum A, Grundhoff A, Weinstock GM, Pamer EG, Pallen MJ, Dunne WM Jr.

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jul;54(7):1686-1693. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02664-15. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

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