Melvin P Weinstein

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Affiliation: New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Blood culture contamination: persisting problems and partial progress
    Melvin 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Emerging data indicating that extended incubation of blood cultures has little clinical value
    Melvin P Weinstein
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1681-2. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Rationale for revised penicillin susceptibility breakpoints versus Streptococcus pneumoniae: coping with antimicrobial susceptibility in an era of resistance
    Melvin 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
  4. pmc 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 method
    M 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
  5. pmc Comparative evaluation of penicillin, ampicillin, and imipenem MICs and susceptibility breakpoints for vancomycin-susceptible and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium
    M 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
  6. pmc Multicenter evaluation of use of penicillin and ampicillin as surrogates for in vitro testing of susceptibility of enterococci to imipenem
    Melvin 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
  7. pmc 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of bacterial infection associated with allogeneic blood transfusion among patients undergoing hip fracture repair
    J 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Cross-over assessment of serum bactericidal activity of moxifloxacin and levofloxacin versus penicillin-susceptible and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy volunteers
    Daniel 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
  10. pmc Discarding the initial aliquot of blood does not reduce contamination rates in intravenous-catheter-drawn blood cultures
    Sukrut 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

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  1. pmc Blood culture contamination: persisting problems and partial progress
    Melvin 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Emerging data indicating that extended incubation of blood cultures has little clinical value
    Melvin P Weinstein
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1681-2. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Rationale for revised penicillin susceptibility breakpoints versus Streptococcus pneumoniae: coping with antimicrobial susceptibility in an era of resistance
    Melvin 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...
  4. pmc 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 method
    M 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...
  5. pmc Comparative evaluation of penicillin, ampicillin, and imipenem MICs and susceptibility breakpoints for vancomycin-susceptible and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium
    M 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...
  6. pmc Multicenter evaluation of use of penicillin and ampicillin as surrogates for in vitro testing of susceptibility of enterococci to imipenem
    Melvin 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...
  7. pmc 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
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  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of bacterial infection associated with allogeneic blood transfusion among patients undergoing hip fracture repair
    J 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cross-over assessment of serum bactericidal activity of moxifloxacin and levofloxacin versus penicillin-susceptible and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy volunteers
    Daniel 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...
  10. pmc Discarding the initial aliquot of blood does not reduce contamination rates in intravenous-catheter-drawn blood cultures
    Sukrut 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...
  11. pmc Utility of extended blood culture incubation for isolation of Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella organisms: a retrospective multicenter evaluation
    Cathy 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia
    R 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
    ....
  13. pmc 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Appropriate use of the microbiology laboratory in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
    J 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...
  15. pmc Detection of inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococci by broth microdilution using erythromycin-clindamycin combination wells
    Jana 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...
  16. pmc Controlled clinical comparison of BacT/ALERT standard aerobic medium with BACTEC standard aerobic medium for culturing blood
    Stanley 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Remarks concerning testing parameters for blood cultures
    Melvin P Weinstein
    Clin Infect Dis 40:202; author reply 202-3. 2005
  18. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Streptococcus species
    Sandra 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...