Amanda Harrington, PhD | Loyola Medicine

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Amanda Harrington, PhD


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Medical Director of Microbiology

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  • Clinical evaluation of Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan CMV test using nonplasma samples. Hildenbrand, C; Wedekind, L; Li, G; vonRentzell, JE; Shah, K; Rooney, P; Harrington, AT; Zhao, RY, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY
  • Impact of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoint changes on susceptibility rates of cephalosporins in uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae Bunnell, K. L.; Wenzler, E.; Harrington, A. T.; Danziger, L. H., DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
  • Multicenter Evaluation of the Accelerate PhenoTest BC Kit for Rapid Identification and Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Using Morphokinetic Cellular Analysis Pancholi, P.; Carroll, K. C.; Buchan, B. W.; Chan, R. C.; Dhiman, N.; Ford, B.; Granato, P. A.; Harrington, A. T.; Hernandez, D. R.; Humphries, R. M.; Jindra, M. R.; Ledeboer, N. A.; Miller, S. A.; Mochon, A. B.; Morgan, M. A.; Patel, R.; Schreckenberger, P. C.; Stamper, P. D.; Simner, P. J.; Tucci, N. E.; Zimmerman, C.; Wolk, D. M., Journal of clinical microbiology
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  • Multicenter Evaluation of the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2 for the Detection of Viruses and Bacteria in Nasopharyngeal Swab Samples Leber, A. L.; Everhart, K.; Daly, J. A.; Hopper, A.; Harrington, A.; Schreckenberger, P.; McKinley, K.; Jones, M.; Holmberg, K.; Kensinger, B., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Recovery of Cryptococcus gattii from an Infected Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Illinois, USA., Moritz, D; Mena Lora, A; Blumer, B; Harrington, AT, Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • urinary tract infection in a patient with cervical cancer. Singh, MB; Harrington, AT, JMM case reports
  • A novel obstetric medical device designed for autotransfusion of blood in life threatening postpartum haemorrhage Yost, G.; Collofello, B.; Goba, G.; Koch, A.; Harrington, A.; Esmailbeigi, H.; Robinson, N.; Kutz-McClain, P.; Geller, S.; Dobiesz, V., Journal of medical engineering & technology
  • Clinical and economic impact of the introduction of a nucleic acid amplification assay for Clostridium difficile. Guinta, MM; Bunnell, K; Harrington, A; Bleasdale, S; Danziger, L; Wenzler, E, Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials
  • Deep brain stimulator infection by a novel rapid growing mycobacterium Moritz, D. C.; Harrington, A. T.; Slavin, K.; Gomez, C.; Jarrett, O. D., ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Synergistic activity of ceftazidime-avibactam and aztreonam against serine and metallo-?-lactamase-producing gram-negative pathogens. Wenzler, E; Deraedt, MF; Harrington, AT; Danizger, LH, DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
  • Correction for Samuel et al. Multicenter Assessment of Gram Stain Error Rates., Samuel, LP; Balada-Llasat, JM; Harrington, A; Cavagnolo, R, Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Cutaneous Nocardiosis: A Conspicuous Eyelid Eschar. Lake, EP; Hughart, R; Jones, ST; Kreppel, A; Tsoukas, M; Harrington, AT, The Journal of pediatrics
  • Disparate prevalence of toxigenic and nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile among distinct adult patient populations in a single institution. Clarridge, JE; Harrington, A, Journal of Medical Microbiology