Nicole R Soper

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Despite the importance of Staphylococcus aureus as a common invasive bacterial pathogen, the humoral response to infection remains inadequately defined, particularly in children. The purpose of this study was to assess the humoral response to extracellular staphylococcal virulence factors, including the bicomponent leukotoxins, which are critical for the(More)
Staphylococcus aureus • Author(s): James G. Johnson, MD, MPH; Elizabeth J. Saye, MS; Natalia Jimenez-Truque, PhD, MSCI; Nicole Soper, MT; Isaac Thomsen, MD; Thomas R. Talbot, MD, MPH; C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 12 (December 2013), pp. 1326-1327 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on(More)
OBJECTIVE Athletes have a higher risk of infection with Staphylococcus aureus than the general population. Most studies in athletes have included primarily male contact sports participants and have not assessed S. aureus carriage over time. We aimed to examine the epidemiology and risk factors of S. aureus carriage in a cohort of male and female collegiate(More)
OBJECTIVE The characteristics of staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are poorly understood in northern South America and the Caribbean. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency of methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus isolates in an emergency department (ED) in Guyana and to identify specific molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections in the United States, and S. aureus colonization increases the risk of infection. Although athletes have a higher risk of infection with S. aureus than the general population, most studies in athletes have not assessed colonization. METHODS We conducted a prospective(More)
The pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus is mediated by an array of important virulence factors, including the two-component leukocidin family of toxins. LukAB (also known as LukGH), the most recently discovered leukocidin, is potently lethal to phagocytes, produced during invasive human disease, and present in all known clinical isolates of S. aureus(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus is one of the earliest bacterial pathogens to colonize the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis and is an important contributor to pulmonary exacerbations. The adaptive host response to S. aureus in cystic fibrosis remains inadequately defined and has important implications for pathogenesis and potential interventions. The(More)
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