Sepsis

Publications

Mirret S, Reller LB, Petti CA, Woods CW, Vazirani B, Sivadas R, and Weinstein MP. Controlled Clinical Comparison of BacT/ALERT Standard Aerobic Medium with BACTEC Standard Aerobic Medium for Culturing Blood. J. Clin Microbiol. 2003; 41(6):2391-2394.
 
Bernard D, Verschraegen G, Claeys G, Lauwers S, Rosseel P. Bilophila wadsworthia bacteremia in a patient with gangrenous appendicitis. Clin Infect Dis. June 1994;18:1023-1024.
 
Weinstein MP, Mirrett S, Reimer LG, Wilson ML, Smith-Elekes S, Chuard CR, Joho KL, Reller LB. Controlled evaluation of BacT/ALERT standard aerobic and FAN aerobic blood culture bottles for detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1995;33(4):978-981.
 
Wilson ML, Weinstein MP, Mirrett S, Reimer LG, Feldman RJ, Chuard CR, Reller LB. Controlled evaluation of BacT/ALERT standard anaerobic and FAN anaerobic blood culture bottles for the detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1995;33(9):2265-2270.
 
McDonald LC, Fune J, Gaido LB, Weinstein MP, Reimer LG, Flynn TM, Wilson ML, Mirrett S, Reller LB. Clinical importance of increased sensitivity of BacT/ALERT FAN aerobic and anaerobic blood culture bottles. J Clin Microbiol. 1996;34(9):2180-2184.
 
Mirrett S, Everts RJ, Reller LB. Controlled Comparison of Original Vented Aerobic FAN Medium with New Nonvented BacT/ALERT FA Medium for Culturing Blood. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39(6):2098-2101.
 
Mirrett S, Petti CA, Woods CW, Magadia R, Weinstein MP, Reller LB. Controlled Clinical Comparison of the BacT/ALERT FN and the Standard Anaerobic SN Blood Culture Medium. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42(10):4581-4585.
 
Ziegler R, Johnscher I, Martus P, Lenhardt D, Just HM. Controlled clinical laboratory comparison of two supplemented aerobic and anaerobic media in automated blood culture systems to detect bloodstream infections. J Clin Microbiol. 1998; 36(3):657-661.
 
Pohlman JK, Kirkley BA, Easley KA, Basille BA, Washington JA. Controlled clinical evaluation of BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F and BacT/ALERT aerobic FAN bottles for detection of bloodstream infections. J Clin Microbiol. 1995;33(11):2856-2858.
 
Jorgensen JH, Mirrett S, McDonald LC, Murray PR, Weinstein MP, Fune J, Trippy CW, Masterson M, Reller LB. Controlled clinical laboratory comparison of BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F Resin medium with BacT/ALERT Aerobic FAN medium for detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1997;35(1):53-58.
 
Bourbeau P, Riley J, Heiter BJ, Master R, Young C, Pierson C. Use of the BacT/ALERT blood culture system for culture of sterile body fluids other than blood. J Clin Microbiol. 1998;36(11):3273-3277.
 
Alfa MJ, Degagne P, Olson N, Harding KM. Improved detection of bacterial growth in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis effluent by use of BacT/ALERT FAN bottles. J Clin Microbiol. 1997;35(4):862-866.
 
Snyder JW, Munier GK, Bostic GD, Bozigar PS, Hanna R. Evaluation of a Plastic Nonvented Aerobic Blood Culture bottle for Use with the BacT/ALERT Microbial Detection System. J Clin Microbiol 2002; 40(12): 4757-4759.
 
Petti, CA, Mirrett S, Woods CW, and Reller LB. Controlled Clinical Comparison of Plastic versus Glass Bottles of BacT/ALERT PF Medium for Culturing Blood from Children. J Clin Microbiol 2005; 43(1): 445–447
 
Petti CA, Mirrett S, Woods CW, Reller LB, Controlled clinical comparison of plastic and glass bottles of BacT/ALERT FA medium for culturing organisms from blood of adult patients. J Clin Microbiol 2005; 43(4), 1960-1962
 
Alpern E, Alessandrini E, Bell L, Shaw K, McGowan L. Occult bacteremia from a pediatric emergency department: current prevalence, time to detection, and outcome. Pediatrics. 2000;106(3):505-511.
 
McGowan K, Foster J, Coffin S. Outpatient pediatric blood cultures: time to positivity. Pediatrics. 2000;106(2):251-255.
 
Krishner KK, Gibb P, CorbettS, and Church DEIDRE. Comparison of the BacT/Alert PF Pediatric FAN Blood Culture Bottle with the Standard Pediatric Blood Culture Bottle, the Pedi-BacT J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39(8): 2880-2883.
 
Welby-Sellenriek PL, Keller DS, Ferrett RJ, Storch GA. Comparison of the BacT/ALERT FAN aerobic and the Difco ESP 80A aerobic bottles for pediatric blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 1997;35(5):1166-1171.
 
Doern G, Barton A, Rao S. Controlled comparative evaluation of BacT/ALERT FAN and ESP 80A aerobic media as means for detecting bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1998; 35(9):2686-2689.
 
Alcaide F, Benitez MA, Escriba JM, Martin R. Evaluation of the BACTEC MGIT™ 960 and the MB/BacT systems for recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens and for species identification by DNA AccuProbe. J Clin Microbiol. 2000;38(1):398-401.
 
Crump J, Tanner DC, Mirrett S, McKnight CM, Reller LB, Controlled Comparison of BACTEC 13A, Myco/F Lytic, BacT/ALERT MB and Isolator 10 Systems for Detection of Mycobacteremia. J Clin Microbiol 2003;41(5):1987-1990.
 
McDonald, L., Weinstein, M., Fune, J., Mirrett, S., Reimer, L., Reller, B., Controlled Comparison of BacT/ALERT FAN Aerobic Medium and Bactec Fungal Blood Culture Medium for Detection of Fungemia, J Clin Microbiol 2001:39(2): 622–624.
 
Paul P. Bourbeau and Janice K. Pohlman, Three Days of Incubation May Be Sufficient for Routine Blood Cultures with BacT/Alert FAN Blood Culture Bottles. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39(6):2079-2082.
 
Seegmuller I, Eschenbach U, Kamereck K. Sensitivity of the BacT/ALERT FA medium for detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in pre-incubated blood cultures and its temperature dependence. J Med Microbiol, (2004); 53. 869-874.
 
Jo Bean, BS, MT(ASCP) and Pamela Pound, BS, MT(ASCP) SH. Fighting bacterial sepsis. Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory. Dec. 08

Using procalcitonin to diagnose sepsis and the potential for improved antibiotic stewardship.(MRSA). Medical Laboratory Observer. November 1, 2008. Faix, James D.

Procalcitonin increase in early identification of critically ill patients at high risk of mortality.  Critical Care Medicine. 34(10):2596-2602, October 2006. Jensen, Jens Ulrik MD; Heslet, Lars MD, MDsc; Jensen, Tom Hartvig MD; Espersen, Kurt MD, PhD; Steffensen, Peter MSc; Tvede, Michael MD

Evaluation of the VIDAS Clostridium difficile Toxin A&B Assay Clinical Performance Compared to the Cellular Cytotoxicity and Meridian Premier Toxins A&B Assays and Assessment of the Assay’s Limit of Detection, Cross- Reactivity and Interference Characteristics