Evan Randall

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Results of Office of Naval Research (ONR)and National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored collaborative coastal science experiments using underwater gliders were reported at the E.U./U.S. Baltic Sea conference in 2006. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognized the parallel educational potential and issued a trans-Atlantic(More)
Results obtained with Abbott Laboratories TestPack Strep A (TPSA), a 7-min enzyme immunoassay method, were compared with culture results to measure the ability of this assay to detect group A streptococci directly from 365 throat swabs. Our study demonstrated a sensitivity of 90.0% and a specificity of 97.4% for TPSA compared with cultures incubated for 48(More)
The authors recently encountered a patient with omental anisakiasis who presented with features of acute appendicitis and who made an uneventful recovery following resection of an inflammatory omental mass containing the larva(e). Anisakiasis refers to infestation of humans by species of marine nematode larvae belonging to the subfamily Anisakinae. Although(More)
Campylobacter pylori has been associated with gastritis, duodenitis, and duodenal ulceration in the immunocompetent individual. It has been described within the superficial mucus layer, in interepithelial junctions, and occasionally in the microcanaliculi of epithelial cells, but never in the lamina propria. We describe a case of invasive C. pylori in a(More)
The Oxoid Signal (Oxoid U.S.A. Inc., Columbia, Maryland) system was compared with the nonradiometric BACTEC NR-660 (Johnston Laboratories, Towson, Maryland) system for detection of bacteria in 2714 blood cultures. The volume of blood collected into 20 ml blood-collection tubes containing sodium polyanetholsulfonate (SPS) (Becton Dickinson, Vacutainer(More)
Identification and susceptibility studies were performed on 301 blood and urine Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium isolates. Strep Trio-Tubes S4, S5, and S3 (Carr-Scarborough Microbiologicals, Inc.) were compared with conventional methods for accuracy and rapidity. Of 282 isolates identified as S. faecalis, 98% were identified by species in 4(More)
The TestPack Plus Strep A (TPPSA), an immunoassay method, was compared with conventional culture methods including nonselective trypticase soy agar with 5% sheep blood and selective SXT blood agar for detection of group-A streptococci (GAS). A total of 452 throat swabs was evaluated, of which 261 (57.7%) and 191 (42.3%) were compared with culture using(More)
This clinical study was designed to evaluate the standard laboratory protocol that requires blood specimens be diluted with greater than or equal to 10 volumes of media. Blood was collected from hospitalized patients, and 1 ml was inoculated into each of three vials containing 2.3, 7.3, and 24 ml of BACTEC 6B aerobic medium resulting in dilutions of 1:4,(More)