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    Chan P, Connell N, Gabonay A, Westley B, Larkin J, LaRosa S, Chapin K and Mermel L. 2010. Oseltamivir resistant 2009-2010 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in an immunocompromised patient. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, March 10: [Epub ahead of print]

    Wendt C., Havill N.L., Chapin K.C., Boyce J.M., Dickenson R., Eigner U., Shutt S., and A.M. Fahr. 2010. Evaluation of a new selective medium, BD BBL CHROMagar MRSA II, for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in different specimens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48:2223-7. Find out more about the article

    Garro A, Simonsen K, Rutman M, Chapin K, Jaeger J, Lockhart G. 2009. Prospective validation of a clinical prediction model for Lyme meningitis in children. Pediatrics 123(5):e829-e824. Find out more about the article

    Wolk D, Struelins M, Pancholi P, Davis T, Della-Latta P, Fuller D, Picton E, Dickenson R, Denis O, Hohnson D, Chapin K. 2009. Rapid Detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in Wound Specimens and Blood Cultures: Multicenter Pre-Clinical Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert MRSA/SA Skin and Soft Tissue and Blood Culture Assays. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 47:823-826. Find out more about the article

    Beckwith C, Cornwall A, Dubrow R, Chapin K, Ducharme R, Rodriguez I, Velasquez L, Merson M, Sikkema K, Mayer K. 2009. Identifying Acute HIV Infection in Rhode Island. Medicine Health Rhode Island 92:231-233.

    Barbosa A, Chapin K and Mermel L. 2009. MRSA Colonization of House Officers. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 30:912-914. Find out more about the article

    Anderson NL, Bruno LC, Chapin KC, Cullen S, Daly JKA, Eusebio R, Parke RC, Pincus DH, Salomon JE, Schreckenberger PC, Somogye, C, Todd K, Valentine FE, Weissfeld A. 2008. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M50. Quality Control for Commercial Microbial Identification Systems 28(23):M50-A

    Chapin K.C. 2006. Molecular tests for detection of the sexually-transmitted pathogens Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. Medicine and Health, RI 89:202-4

    Chapin K.C. and M.C. Musgnug. 2004. Evaluation of penicillin binding protein 2a latex agglutination assay for identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus directly from blood cultures. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 42:1283-4. Find out more about the article

    Chapin K.C. and M.C. Musgnug. 2004. Evaluation of Sensititre automated reading and incubation system for automated reading of Sensititre broth microdilution susceptibility plates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 42:909-11. Find out more about the article


    AMP 2010 Annual meeting; San Jose, CA
    "Necessity of Pre-Analytical Freeze-Thaw of CSF Prior to Performance on GeneXpert
    EV Assay" Dickenson et al.

    American Public Health Association 2010; Denver, CO
    "Acceptability of routine Trichomonas screening for incarcerated women" Clark & Chapin et al.

    IDSA 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    "Distinguishing characteristic between pandemic 2009-2010 influenza A (H1N1)
    and other viruses in patients presenting with respiratory illness" Chan et al.
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    "Implementing a Multiplex PCR Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP) Assay: Insights into
    Epidemiology During Peak 2009 H1N1 Influenza Incidence and Effect On Antiviral
    Prescription Practices" McCulloh et al.
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    ASM 2010 General Meeting; San Diego, CA
    "Comparison of the BD Affirm™ and the APTIMA® Trichomonas (ATV) Analyte-
    specific-reagents for the Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in a Symptomatic Patient
    Population" Andrea et al.
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    "Comparison of the APTIMA Trichomonas (ATV) Analyte-specific-reagents and
    InPouch Culture Methods for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in Incarcerated
    Women" Chapin et al.
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    "Comparison of Five Assays for Detection of C. difficile Toxin" Wu et al.
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    Pan American Virology 2010 Meeting; Daytona, FL
    "Comparison of Mono vs Multiplex Real-time PCR assays for the Detection of Human Bocavirus."
    Cranford et al.

    CDC 2010 STI Prevention Conference; Atlanta, GA
    "Four and a Half Year History of APTIMA® GC/CT Nucleic Acid
    Amplification Testing (NAAT) in Children Seen for Sexual Abuse" Chapin et al.
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    "Comparison of Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) and Polymerase Chain
    Reaction (PCR) Methods for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis from SUN Study
    Patients" Chapin et al.
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    ISSTDR 2009; London, England
    "Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) in a varied patient population
    using APTIMA Trichomonas analyte specific reagents (ASRS)"
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    ASM 2009 General Meeting; Philadelphia, PA
    "A Retrospective Examination of Mycobacteria Recovery Rates from the VersaTREK®
    Automated Microbial Detection System and the MGIT® 960" Chapin et al.

    Lifespan Microbiology in the News

    The Rhode Show: Lab technologists, people behind the scenes and the use of real-time PCR for EV and impact on patient care.


    Rainone, S.E. 2006. 132 Pink or Purple? A Visual Tour of Gram Stains (CD-ROM Course). CACMLE. SS 132A08CD