Paul Schreckenberger
Ph.D., Fellow American Academy of Microbiology
  • Professor
  • Associate Director, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology
  • Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
  • Medical Director, Microbiology
  • Pathology
Clinical Laboratory Testing, Identification of Bacteria and Viruses
Board Certifications
  • Medical and Public Health Microbiology: American Board of Medical Microbiology

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Severity and Outcome among Patients Infected with the NAP1/BI/027 Strain in a Non-Epidemic SettingScardina,T.; Labuszewski,L.; Pacheco,S. M.; Adams,W.; Schreckenberger,P.; Johnson,S.INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 2015 ;36(3):280-286

Point-Counterpoint: Large multiplex PCR panels should be first line tests for detection of respiratory and intestinal pathogensSchreckenberger,P.; McAdam,A.Journal of clinical microbiology 2015 ; ( ):

The Female Urinary Microbiome: a Comparison of Women with and without Urgency Urinary IncontinencePearce,M. M.; Hilt,E. E.; Rosenfeld,A. B.; Zilliox,M. J.; Thomas-White,K.; Fok,C.; Kliethermes,S.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Brubaker,L.; Gai,X.; Wolfe,A. J.mBio 2014 ;5(4):10.1128/mBio.01283-14

Urine is not sterile: use of enhanced urine culture techniques to detect resident bacterial flora in the adult female bladderHilt,E. E.; McKinley,K.; Pearce,M. M.; Rosenfeld,A. B.; Zilliox,M. J.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Gai,X.; Wolfe,A. J.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Journal of clinical microbiology 2014 ;52(3):871-876

Photo quiz: heart transplant patient with knee drainage. Answer: Alternaria sppLapadat,R.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Journal of clinical microbiology 2014 ;52(5):1313, 1810-12

Interplay between Bladder Microbiota and Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides: Mechanisms for Human Urinary Tract Infection Risk and Symptom SeverityNienhouse,V.; Gao,X.; Dong,Q.; Nelson,D. E.; Toh,E.; McKinley,K.; Schreckenberger,P.; Shibata,N.; Fok,C. S.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Wolfe,A. J.; Radek,K. A.PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(12):e114185

Day of surgery urine cultures identify urogynecologic patients at increased risk for postoperative urinary tract infectionFok,C. S.; McKinley,K.; Mueller,E. R.; Kenton,K.; Schreckenberger,P.; Wolfe,A.; Brubaker,L.The Journal of urology 2013 ;189(5):1721-1724

Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder.Wolfe,A. J.; Toh,E.; Shibata,N.; Rong,R.; Kenton,K.; Fitzgerald,M.; Mueller,E. R.; Schreckenberger,P.; Dong,Q.; Nelson,D. E.; Brubaker,L.Journal of clinical microbiology 2012 ;50(4):1376-1383

Is universal screening of children for nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization necessary on hospital admission?.Thomson,T.; Takagishi,T.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(6):626-627

Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Screening of Healthy Newborns for Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization at BirthChhangani,P.; Durazo,R.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2011 ;32(3):301-302

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among women admitted to labor and delivery and their newborn infantsVolk,L.; Thomson,T.; Chhangani,P.; Digangi,L.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P.; Rekasius,V.; Challapalli,M.Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 2011 ;32(10):1045-1046

Optimizing antimicrobial susceptibility test reporting.Schreckenberger,P. C.; Binnicker,M. J.Journal of clinical microbiology 2011 ;49(9 supplement):s15-s19

Reflex testing of male urine specimens misses few positive cultures may reduce unnecessary testing of normal specimens.Fok,C.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Turk,T. M.; Mueller,E. R.; Dalaza,L.; Schreckenberger,P.Urology 2010 ;75(1):74-76

Mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-colonized patients at admission to a tertiary care medical center.Babu,T.; Rekasius,V.; Parada,J. P.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Challapalli,M.Journal of clinical microbiology 2009 ;47(7):2279-2280

An intrinsic pattern of reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones in pediatric isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes.Yan,S. S.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Zheng,X.; Nelson,N. A.; Harrington,S. M.; Tjhio,J.; Fedorko,D. P.Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease 2008 ;62(2):205-209

Culture-Negative intracerebral abscesses in children and adolescents from Streptococcus anginosus group infection: a case series.Petti,C. A.; Simmon,K. E.; Bender,J.; Blaschke,A.; Webster,K. A.; Conneely,M. F.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Origitano,T. C.; Challapalli,M.Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008 ;46(10):1578-1580

Quality control for commercial microbial identification systems; Approved GuidelineAnderson,N. L.; Bruno,L. C.; Chapin,K. C.; Cullen,S.; Daly,J. A.; Eusebio,R.; Parke,R. C.; Pincus,D. H.; Salomon,J. E.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Somogye,C.; Todd,K.; Valentine,F. E.; Weissfeld,A.Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute 2008 ;28(23):12-13

Detecting resistance to beta lactams in gram-negative bacilli : what you need to know about ESBL's : a clear explanation and a complete procedure for your lab.Schreckenberger,P. C.; Rekasius,V.Hardy Diagnostics MicroBytes Newsletter 2008 ; ( ):

Chronic lower urinary symptoms do not predict bacteriuria.FitzGerald,M. P.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Dalaza,L.; Abraham,T.; Schreckenberger,P. C.International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics 2008 ;101(3):302-303

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Endocarditis Due to Cardiobacterium valvarum: Case Report and Review of LiteratureGonzalez,J. B.; Woc-Colburn,L.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Malow,J. B.Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2007 ;15(6):364

Tigecycline disk diffusion breakpoints of Acinetobacter spp.: a clinical point of view.Curcio,D.; Fernandez,F.; Jones,R. N.; Ferraro,M. J.; Reller,L. B.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Sader,H. S.Journal of clinical microbiology 2007 ;45(6):2095-6

Multicenter studies of tigecycline disk diffusion susceptibility results for Acinetobacter spp.Jones,R. N.; Ferraro,M. J.; Reller,L. B.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Swenson,J. M.; Sader,H. S.Journal of clinical microbiology 2007 ;45(1):227-230

Accuracies of beta-lactam susceptibility test results for Pseudomonas aeruginosa with four automated systems (BD Phoenix, MicroScan WalkAway, Vitek, and Vitek 2).Juretschko,S.; Labombardi,V. J.; Lerner,S. A.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Journal of clinical microbiology 2007 ;45(4):1339-1342

Reevaluation of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute disk diffusion breakpoints for tetracyclines for testing Enterobacteriaceae.Sader,H. S.; Ferraro,M. J.; Reller,L. B.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Swenson,J. M.; Jones,R. N.Journal of clinical microbiology 2007 ;45(5):1640-1643

Methods for antimicrobial dilution and disk susceptibility testing of infrequently isolated or fastidious bacteria: Approved GuidelineJorgensen,J. H.; Hindler,J.; Citron,D. M.; Cockerill,F. R.; Fritsche,T. R.; Funke,G.; Patel,J. B.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Turnidge,J. D.; Walker,R. D.; Welch,D. F.Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute 2006 ;26(19):24-25

SME-3, a novel member of the Serratia marcescens SME family of carbapenem-hydrolyzing beta-lactamases.Queenan,A. M.; Shang,W.; Schreckenberger,P. C.; Lolans,K.; Bush,K.; Quinn,J.Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 2006 ;50(10):3485-3487

The role of 16S rRNA gene sequencing in identification of microorganisms misidentified by conventional methods.Petti,C. A.; Polage,C. R.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Journal of clinical microbiology 2005 ;43(12):6123-6125

Dehydroepiandosterone induction of increased resistance to vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates (MSSA, MRSA).Plotkin,B. J.; Morejon,A.; Laddaga,R. A.; Viselli,S. M.; Tjhio,J.; Schreckenberger,P. C.Letters in applied microbiology 2005 ;40(4):249-254

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