Research Article: Microbiology of Urinary Tract Infections in Gaborone, Botswana

Date Published: March 4, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Andrew J. Renuart, David M. Goldfarb, Margaret Mokomane, Ephraim O. Tawanana, Mohan Narasimhamurthy, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Jonathan A. Silverman, Praveen Thumbikat. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057776 Abstract The microbiology and epidemiology of UTI pathogens are largely unknown in Botswana, a high prevalence HIV setting. Using laboratory data from the … Continue reading Research Article: Microbiology of Urinary Tract Infections in Gaborone, Botswana

Research Article: Social Media and Microbiology Education

Date Published: October 21, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Vincent R. Racaniello, Glenn F. Rall. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1001095 Abstract Partial Text Social media consists of Internet technologies that allow users to create and share content, and to foster dialogues among other users. Examples include software applications for communication (blogging, social networking, discussion forums), collaboration (wikis, … Continue reading Research Article: Social Media and Microbiology Education

Research Article: Comparison of replica leaf surface materials for phyllosphere microbiology

Date Published: June 6, 2019 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Rebecca Soffe, Nicola Altenhuber, Michal Bernach, Mitja N.P. Remus-Emsermann, Volker Nock, Vijai Gupta. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218102 Abstract Artificial surfaces are routinely used instead of leaves to enable a reductionist approach in phyllosphere microbiology, the study of microorganisms residing on plant leaf surfaces. Commonly used artificial surfaces … Continue reading Research Article: Comparison of replica leaf surface materials for phyllosphere microbiology

Research Article: First Investigation of the Microbiology of the Deepest Layer of Ocean Crust

Date Published: November 5, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Olivia U. Mason, Tatsunori Nakagawa, Martin Rosner, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Jizhong Zhou, Akihiko Maruyama, Martin R. Fisk, Stephen J. Giovannoni, Jack Anthony Gilbert. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0015399 Abstract: The gabbroic layer comprises the majority of ocean crust. Opportunities to sample this expansive crustal environment are rare because … Continue reading Research Article: First Investigation of the Microbiology of the Deepest Layer of Ocean Crust

Research Article: Routine Use of Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology

Date Published: August 2, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Claudio U. Köser, Matthew J. Ellington, Edward J. P. Cartwright, Stephen H. Gillespie, Nicholas M. Brown, Mark Farrington, Matthew T. G. Holden, Gordon Dougan, Stephen D. Bentley, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J. Peacock, Glenn F. Rall. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002824 Abstract Partial Text Whole genome sequencing (WGS) promises … Continue reading Research Article: Routine Use of Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic and Public Health Microbiology

Research Article: Incidence, microbiology, and outcomes of endophthalmitis after 111,876 pars plana vitrectomies at a single, tertiary eye care hospital

Date Published: January 16, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Muna Bhende, Rajiv Raman, Mukesh Jain, Pratik K. Shah, Tarun Sharma, Lingam Gopal, Pramod S. Bhende, Sangeetha Srinivasan, Malathi Jambulingam, Demetrios G. Vavvas. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191173 Abstract To describe the incidence, risk factors, clinical presentation, causative organisms, and outcomes in patients with endophthalmitis following pars plana … Continue reading Research Article: Incidence, microbiology, and outcomes of endophthalmitis after 111,876 pars plana vitrectomies at a single, tertiary eye care hospital

Research Article: Internal quality assurance in diagnostic microbiology: A simple approach for insightful data

Date Published: November 14, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Valentin Scherz, Christian Durussel, Gilbert Greub, Holger Rohde. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187263 Abstract Given the importance of microbiology results on patient care, high quality standards are expected. Internal quality assurance (IQA) could mitigate the limitations of internal quality control, competency assessment and external quality assurance, adding a … Continue reading Research Article: Internal quality assurance in diagnostic microbiology: A simple approach for insightful data

Research Article: Internal quality assurance in diagnostic microbiology: A simple approach for insightful data

Date Published: November 14, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Valentin Scherz, Christian Durussel, Gilbert Greub, Holger Rohde. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187263 Abstract Given the importance of microbiology results on patient care, high quality standards are expected. Internal quality assurance (IQA) could mitigate the limitations of internal quality control, competency assessment and external quality assurance, adding a … Continue reading Research Article: Internal quality assurance in diagnostic microbiology: A simple approach for insightful data

Research Article: Analysis and Presentation of Cumulative Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Data – The Influence of Different Parameters in a Routine Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Date Published: January 27, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Rebekka Kohlmann, Sören G. Gatermann, Vishnu Chaturvedi. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147965 Abstract Many clinical microbiology laboratories report on cumulative antimicrobial susceptibility testing (cAST) data on a regular basis. Criteria for generation of cAST reports, however, are often obscure and inconsistent. Whereas the CLSI has published a guideline … Continue reading Research Article: Analysis and Presentation of Cumulative Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Data – The Influence of Different Parameters in a Routine Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Research Article: General Immune Status and Oral Microbiology in Patients with Different Forms of Periodontitis and Healthy Control Subjects

Date Published: October 9, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Jana Schmidt, Holger Jentsch, Catalina-Suzana Stingu, Ulrich Sack, Özlem Yilmaz. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109187 Abstract Immunological processes in the etiopathogenesis of periodontitis, especially the aggressive form, are not well understood. This study examined clinical as well as systemic immunological and local microbiological features in healthy controls and … Continue reading Research Article: General Immune Status and Oral Microbiology in Patients with Different Forms of Periodontitis and Healthy Control Subjects