Kimber L Munson

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen that causes both an acute lung disease in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia and a chronic lung disease in individuals with cystic fibrosis. Many of the pathophysiologic effects of P. aeruginosa infection are due to factors secreted by the bacterium. Conditioned media from cultures of P.(More)
The gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen associated with both an acute lung disease in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia and a chronic, progressive lung disease in individuals with cystic fibrosis. A unique characteristic of this bacterium in its natural environment is the secretion of a wide variety of(More)
Cutaneous drug reactions (CDRs) are among the most common adverse drug reactions and are responsible for numerous minor to life-threatening complications. Several arylamine drugs, such as sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and dapsone (DDS), undergo bioactivation, resulting in adduction to cellular proteins. These adducted proteins may initiate the immune response that(More)
Monoclonal antibody R24 recognizes ganglioside GD3 expressed on the cell surfaces of some tumor cells and on a subset of human T lymphocytes. Binding of R24 to these lymphocytes induces proliferation, cytokine production, and activation of intracellular signaling pathways. In the current report, we investigated expression of gangliosides by canine(More)
Recent literature has reported increased accuracy of Trichomonas vaginalis transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)-based analyte-specific reagent (ASR) testing in female populations. A retrospective investigation assessed 7,277 female first-void urine, cervical, or vaginal specimens submitted from a high-prevalence sexually transmitted infection (STI)(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis infection in males has been largely uncharacterized. Past reports indicated increased susceptibility to other sexually transmitted infection (STI) agents such as human immunodeficiency virus and Neisseria gonorrhoeae with concurrent T. vaginalis infection. This warrants a more thorough review of male T. vaginalis incidence. A(More)
A total of 2750 male urines subjected to a transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)-based Mycoplasma genitalium assay yielded 188 positive results (6.84%). This rate was similar to Chlamydia trachomatis (6.87%; P = 0.96) and greater than Neisseria gonorrhoeae (4.0%) and Trichomonas vaginalis (2.3%; P < 0.0002). Mean age of M. genitalium-infected males(More)
Following analysis of primary cervix, vagina, and first-void female urine specimens for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis via commercial transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), residual material was subjected to Mycoplasma genitalium research-use-only TMA. Representation within a 2,478-specimen retrospective study(More)
A total of 7,899 specimens submitted for live clinical Trichomonas vaginalis analyte-specific reagent (ASR) screening from 2008 to 2010 were audited on the basis of patient gender, specimen source, molecular Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis results, and relative light unit (RLU) data yielded by T. vaginalis ASR. Only 1.4% of the screening was(More)
Analysis of overnight carrot broth culture using the BD GeneOhm StrepB assay (carrot broth-enhanced PCR) yields increased sensitivity compared to that of carrot broth culture alone for the detection of Streptococcus agalactiae. We investigated the prospect of reducing the carrot broth incubation time prior to PCR performance. In vitro experimentation(More)