Melvin P Weinstein
Affiliation: New Jersey
- Blood culture contamination: persisting problems and partial progressMelvin P Weinstein
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine, Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:2275-8. 2003
- Emerging data indicating that extended incubation of blood cultures has little clinical valueMelvin P Weinstein
Clin Infect Dis 41:1681-2. 2005
- Rationale for revised penicillin susceptibility breakpoints versus Streptococcus pneumoniae: coping with antimicrobial susceptibility in an era of resistanceMelvin P Weinstein
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1109, USA
Clin Infect Dis 48:1596-600. 2009..Clinicians, once again, should feel comfortable prescribing penicillin for pneumococcal pneumonia and other pneumococcal infections outside the central nervous system...
- Clinical importance of identifying coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from blood cultures: evaluation of MicroScan Rapid and Dried Overnight Gram-Positive panels versus a conventional reference methodM P Weinstein
Department of Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 36:2089-92. 1998..hominis strains, and 88 to 92% of S. haemolyticus strains with high probability (>85%) and, overall, represented a significant improvement over the other panels for identification of these staphylococcal species...
- Comparative evaluation of penicillin, ampicillin, and imipenem MICs and susceptibility breakpoints for vancomycin-susceptible and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faeciumM P Weinstein
Departments of Medicine and Pathology, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 39:2729-31. 2001..Since the susceptibility of enterococci to imipenem can be predicted by the results obtained by testing of penicillin or ampicillin, testing of imipenem by clinical laboratories probably is not necessary...
- Multicenter evaluation of use of penicillin and ampicillin as surrogates for in vitro testing of susceptibility of enterococci to imipenemMelvin P Weinstein
Department of Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 42:3747-51. 2004..We conclude that ampicillin is an accurate predictor of the in vitro activity of imipenem against E. faecalis...
- Detection of bloodstream infections in adults: how many blood cultures are needed?Andrew Lee
Department of Medicine, MEB 364, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 45:3546-8. 2007....
- Risk of bacterial infection associated with allogeneic blood transfusion among patients undergoing hip fracture repairJ L Carson
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick 08903, USA
Transfusion 39:694-700. 1999..An increased risk of bacterial infection would represent the most important risk of allogeneic transfusion, because viral disease transmission has become so rare...
- Cross-over assessment of serum bactericidal activity of moxifloxacin and levofloxacin versus penicillin-susceptible and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy volunteersDaniel Hart
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 58:375-8. 2007..The difference in SBA of the 2 drugs may have implications for the emergence of resistance and clinical outcome...
- Discarding the initial aliquot of blood does not reduce contamination rates in intravenous-catheter-drawn blood culturesSukrut Dwivedi
Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0019, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:2950-1. 2009..7%). Overall CR were 10.9% for the discard vial versus 10.5% for the standard vial (P = 0.90). We conclude that discarding an initial aliquot of blood when obtaining blood cultures from IVCs does not reduce CR...
- Utility of extended blood culture incubation for isolation of Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella organisms: a retrospective multicenter evaluationCathy A Petti
Department of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:257-9. 2006..None of 407 blood cultures with extended incubation grew HACEK or other bacteria. Bacteremia from HACEK bacteria is rare, and extended incubation of blood cultures to recover HACEK bacteria is unnecessary...
- Laboratory diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemiaR R Magadia
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:1009-24. 2001....
- Are three sputum acid-fast bacillus smears necessary for discontinuing tuberculosis isolation?Philip Mathew
Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:3482-4. 2002..2% on days 2 and 3 each, indicating that in low-prevalence populations, there is limited value in requiring three negative sputum AFB smears before discontinuing tuberculosis isolation...
- Appropriate use of the microbiology laboratory in the diagnosis of infectious diseasesJ H Bartels
Department of Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick 08903 0019
Am J Infect Control 15:187-95. 1987..Particular emphasis is placed on selection of those tests most likely to give a specific diagnosis while avoiding unnecessary laboratory use...
- Detection of inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococci by broth microdilution using erythromycin-clindamycin combination wellsJana M Swenson
Antimicrobial Resistance Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Clin Microbiol 45:3954-7. 2007..After a 24-h incubation, the ERY-CC combinations of 4 and 0.5, 6 and 1, and 8 and 1.5 microg/ml correlated well with the D-zone test...
- Controlled clinical comparison of BacT/ALERT standard aerobic medium with BACTEC standard aerobic medium for culturing bloodStanley Mirrett
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Departments of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:2391-4. 2003..One BM bottle and seven BD bottles yielded false-negative results. We conclude that the BM medium provides improved recovery of microorganisms, especially staphylococci and yeasts, compared with that provided by the BD medium...
- Remarks concerning testing parameters for blood culturesMelvin P Weinstein
Clin Infect Dis 40:202; author reply 202-3. 2005
- Multicenter evaluation of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Streptococcus speciesSandra S Richter
Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, C606 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
J Clin Microbiol 45:2863-71. 2007..5 to 7.1%). The mean times required for organism groups to generate results ranged from 8.4 to 9.4 h. The Phoenix system provided reliable and rapid AST results for most of the organism-antimicrobial agent combinations tested...