Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Virulent Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection converts antimicrobial amyloids into cytotoxic prions 2020
2020 Exoenzyme y contributes to end-organ dysfunction caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in critically ill patients: An exploratory studyToxins.  12. 2020
2019 Infection-induced endothelial amyloids impair memory 2019
2019 Streptococcus mutans serotypes and collagen-binding proteins Cnm/Cbm in children with caries analysed by PCRMolecular Oral Microbiology.  34:64-73. 2019
2018 Nosocomial pneumonia elicits an endothelial proteinopathy: Evidence for a source of neurotoxic amyloids in critically ill patientsAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  198:1575-1578. 2018
2018 Improvement of gram-negative susceptibility to fluoroquinolones after implementation of a pre-authorization policy for fluoroquinolone use: A decade-long experienceInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  39:1419-1424. 2018
2018 Transmission patterns of Streptococcus mutans demonstrated by a combined rep-PCR and MLST approachClinical Oral Investigations.  22:2847-2858. 2018
2018 Echinocandin resistance among Candida isolates at an academic medical centre 2005-15: Analysis of trends and outcomesJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.  73:1677-1680. 2018
2017 Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection liberates transmissible, cytotoxic prion amyloids 2017
2017 Pseudo-outbreak of brevundimonas diminuta attributed to contamination of culture medium supplementInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  38:598-601. 2017
2017 Association between early childhood caries and colonization with streptococcus mutans genotypes from mothersPediatric Dentistry.  39:130-135. 2017
2016 Genetic Diversity and Evidence for Transmission of Streptococcus mutans by DiversiLab rep-PCRJournal of Microbiological Methods.  128:108-117. 2016
2016 Patient-level analysis of incident vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization and antibiotic days of therapyEpidemiology and Infection.  144:1748-1755. 2016
2015 Assessment of clonality and serotypes of Streptococcus mutans among children by multilocus sequence typingEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  123:416-424. 2015
2015 Assessment of two multilocus sequence typing (MLST) schemes available for Streptococcus mutansArchives of Oral Biology.  60:1769-1776. 2015
2014 Mutans streptococci enumeration and genotype selection using different bacitracin-containing mediaJournal of Microbiological Methods.  103:53-57. 2014
2013 Characteristics of Streptococcus mutans genotypes and dental caries in childrenEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  121:148-155. 2013
2013 Comparative genotyping of Streptococcus mutans by repetitive extragenic palindromic polymerase chain reaction and multilocus sequence typingMolecular Oral Microbiology.  28:18-27. 2013
2013 Michael A. Pfaller, M.D.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  51:390-392. 2013
2013 Prototheca wickerhamii algaemia presenting as cholestatic hepatitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: A case report and literature reviewMedical Mycology Case Reports.  2:19-22. 2013
2012 Cross-reactivity of Aspergillus galactomannan in an HIV-infected patient with histoplasmosisMedical Mycology Case Reports.  1:119-122. 2012
2012 Pneumocystis pneumonia in hospitalized patients: A detailed examination of symptoms, management, and outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and HIV-uninfected personsTransplant Infectious Disease.  14:510-518. 2012
2012 Association between Vancomycin-resistant enterococci bacteremia and ceftriaxone usageInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  33:718-724. 2012
2011 Antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans cerebrospinal fluid isolates from AIDS patients in Kenya 2011
2011 Genotypic characterization of Ureaplasma serovars from clinical isolates by pulsed-field gel electrophoresisJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  49:3325-3328. 2011
2011 Observational study of the epidemiology and outcomes of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteraemia treated with newer antimicrobial agentsEpidemiology and Infection.  139:1342-1350. 2011
2011 Genetic diversity of plaque mutans streptococci with rep-PCR 2011
2010 Improving molecular detection of fungal DNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues: Comparison of five tissue DNA extraction methods using panfungal PCRJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:2147-2153. 2010
2010 Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populationsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:599-602. 2010
2009 Mutation frequency of NS5A in patients vertically infected with HCV genotype 1 predicts sustained virological response to peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin combination therapyJournal of Viral Hepatitis.  16:853-859. 2009
2009 Molecular identification of Aspergillus species collected for the transplant-associated infection surveillance networkJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  47:3138-3141. 2009
2009 Patterns of susceptibility of Aspergillus isolates recovered from patients enrolled in the transplant-associated infection surveillance networkJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  47:3271-3275. 2009
2009 Maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in severe-early childhood cariesPediatric Dentistry.  31:193-201. 2009
2009 Corrigendum to "Multiple locus variable tandem repeats analysis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus discriminates within USA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types{star, open} [Journal of Hospital Infection 2009; 71: 333-339]" (DOI:10.1016/j.jhin.2008.12.011)Journal of Hospital Infection.  72:284. 2009
2009 Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus discriminates within USA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typesJournal of Hospital Infection.  71:333-339. 2009
2008 Association of fluconazole pharmacodynamics with mortality in patients with candidemiaAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  52:3022-3028. 2008
2008 Central nervous system infections in transplant recipients by Cladophialophora bantianaSouthern Medical Journal.  101:292-296. 2008
2008 Emergence of USA300 MRSA in a tertiary medical centre: implications for epidemiological studiesJournal of Hospital Infection.  68:208-213. 2008
2008 Dissemination of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospitalSouthern Medical Journal.  101:40-45. 2008
2008 Genital tract methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Risk of vertical transmission in pregnant womenObstetrics and Gynecology.  111:113-118. 2008
2007 USA300 genotype community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of surgical site infectionsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  45:3431-3433. 2007
2006 Genotypic characterization of Ureaplasma species by pulsed field gel electrophoresisJournal of Microbiological Methods.  67:606-610. 2006
2006 Nosocomial spread of Enterococcus faecium resistant to vancomycin and linezolid in a tertiary care medical centerJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:3368-3370. 2006
2006 Prevalence of inducible clindamycin resistance among community- and hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus isolatesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:2481-2484. 2006
2006 Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infections confirmed by β-tubulin sequence analysis of case isolatesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:2207-2211. 2006
2005 Initial management of candidemia at an academic medical center: Evaluation of the IDSA guidelinesDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  52:29-34. 2005
2004 Utility of real-time antifungal susceptibility testing for fluconazole in the treatment of candidemiaDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  50:119-124. 2004
2004 Emerging fungal resistanceClinics in Laboratory Medicine.  24:721-735. 2004
2003 Dissemination of Macrolide-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates Containing Both erm(B) and mef(A) in South KoreaJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  41:5787-5791. 2003
2003 Epidemiology of Aspergillus terreus at a University HospitalJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  41:5525-5529. 2003
2003 Donor-Related Coccidioidomycosis in Organ Transplant RecipientsClinical Infectious Diseases.  37:1265-1269. 2003
2003 Genetic relatedness of levofloxacin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from North AmericaJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  41:2458-2464. 2003
2003 Time to positive culture results in neonatal Candida septicemiaJournal of Pediatrics.  142:564-565. 2003
2003 Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and countingJournal of Hospital Infection.  53:159-171. 2003
2003 Association between antecedent intravenous antimicrobial exposure and isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. 2003
2001 Bacteremia after spinal cord injury in initial versus subsequent hospitalizationsJournal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  24:96-100. 2001
2001 Trends in frequency and susceptibilities of Candida glabrata bloodstream isolates at a University HospitalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  39:199-201. 2001
2000 The MB/BacT is a sensitive method of isolating Mycobacterium tuberculosis from clinical specimens in a laboratory with a low rate of isolation [2] (multiple letters)Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  38:3133-3134. 2000
2000 Antimicrobial resistance in gram-negative bacteria isolated from the urinary tract in community-residing persons with spinal cord injury.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  81:764-769. 2000
2000 Microascus cinereus (anamorph Scopulariopsis) brain abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipientJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  38:395-397. 2000
2000 A Data Mining System for infection control surveillance 2000
2000 Antibiograms: Transforming data into knowledgeClinical Microbiology Newsletter.  22:5-8. 2000
2000 Antimicrobial resistance in gram-negative bacteria isolated from the urinary tract in community-residing persons with spinal cord injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  81:764-769. 2000
2000 Reduction of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections by limitation of broad-spectrum cephalosporin use in a trauma and burn intensive care unitShock.  14:259-264. 2000
2000 Role of microbiology in epidemiology: Before and beyond 2000Epidemiologic Reviews.  22:131-135. 2000
1999 Laboratory diagnosis of histoplasmosisClinical Microbiology Newsletter.  21:95-99. 1999
1999 Application of data mining to intensive care unit microbiologic data 1999
1998 Direct bacterial identification from positive BacT/Alert blood cultures using MicroScan overnight and rapid panelsDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  32:21-26. 1998
1998 Association rules and data mining in hospital infection control and public health surveillanceJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  5:373-381. 1998
1998 Comparison of the MB/BacT system with a revised antibiotic supplement kit to the BACTEC 460 system for detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimensJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  36:3234-3238. 1998
1998 Comparison of two rapid latex agglutination tests for detection of cryptococcal capsular polysaccharideAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  109:634-641. 1998
1998 Cytokine Involvement in Immunomodulatory Activity Affected by Candida albicans MannanInfection and Immunity.  66:1384-1391. 1998
1998 Direct susceptibility testing with positive BacT/Alert blood cultures by using MicroScan overnight and rapid panelsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  36:2052-2056. 1998
1998 Pathology information systems: Data mining leads to knowledge discoveryArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  122:409-411. 1998
1998 Research Paper: Association Rules and Data Mining in Hospital Infection Control and Public Health Surveillance. 1998
1997 Alterations to the cell wall of Histoplasma capsulatum yeasts during infection of macrophases or epithelial cellsJournal of Infectious Diseases.  175:1538-1544. 1997
1997 Comparative in vitro antimicrobial susceptibilities of nosocomial isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii and synergistic activities of nine antimicrobial combinationsAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  41:881-885. 1997
1997 Genotypic investigation of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections in a medical intensive care unitJournal of Hospital Infection.  37:125-135. 1997
1996 Automating clinical practice guidelines: A corporate-academic partnershipClinical leadership & management review : the journal of CLMA.  10:120-123. 1996
1996 Detection of oxacillin-resistance in staphylococcus aureus by MicroScan MIC panels in comparison to four other methodsDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  24:93-100. 1996
1995 When to use fluconazole 1995
1995 When to use fluconazole 1995
1995 Comparison of four DNA-based methods for strain delineation of Candida lusitaniaeJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  33:1467-1470. 1995
1994 Development of pulmonary infection in mice inoculated with Blastomyces dermatitidis conidia.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  149:500-509. 1994
1994 Development of pulmonary infection in mice inoculated with Blastomyces dermatitidis conidiaAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  149:500-509. 1994
1993 IL-1-induced murine osteoblast IL-6 production is mediated by the type 1 IL-1 receptor and is increased by 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3Journal of Clinical Investigation.  91:1731-1742. 1993
1993 Interleukin-1 is linked to the respiratory epithelial cytopathology of pertussisInfection and Immunity.  61:3123-3128. 1993
1991 Renal mucormycosis: A case report and review of the literatureInvestigative urology.  145:1242-1244. 1991
1988 Fungal-strain-dependent alterations in the time course and mortality of chronic murine pulmonary blastomycosisInfection and Immunity.  56:34-39. 1988
1987 Chronic murine pulmonary blastomycosis induced by intratracheally inoculated Blastomyces dermatitidis conidiaAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  135:17-25. 1987
1985 Laboratory diagnosis of blastomycosisClinical Microbiology Newsletter.  7:53-56. 1985
1982 Immunization of mice by intracutaneous inoculation with viable virulent Cryptococcus neoformans: Immunological and histopathological parametersInfection and Immunity.  35:685-696. 1982
1980 Effects of cyclophosphamide on murine candidiasisInfection and Immunity.  27:376-386. 1980
1980 Experimental murine candidiasis: cell-mediated immunity after cutaneous challengeInfection and Immunity.  27:140-149. 1980
1978 Atypical isolate of Cryptococcus neoformans cultured from sputum of a patient with pulmonary cancer and blastomycosisJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  7:316-318. 1978
1978 A rapid radiometric technique used to trap and quantitate 14CO2 evolved by slow-growing microorganismsCanadian Journal of Microbiology.  24:625-628. 1978
1978 Experimental murine candidiasis: Pathological and immune responses in T-lymphocyte-depleted miceInfection and Immunity.  21:729-737. 1978
1978 Experimental murine candidiasis: cell-mediated immunity after cutaneous challengeInfection and Immunity.  20:88-98. 1978
1978 Isolation of glycopeptides with skin test activity from dermatophytes.Infection and Immunity.  19:1031-1046. 1978


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2014 OsteomyeLitis.  799-814. 2014

Research Overview

  • Basic Science: Up until 1994, I was engaged in basic science research efforts directed to understanding the pathogenesis of pulmonary mycotic infections. First to describe a murine model of conidial induced pulmonary blastomycosis, which demonstrated that macrophages are essential cells in the initial host-parasite interaction.

    Clinical Microbiology/Applied: Due to the nature of clinical microbiology, my areas of investigation and publication are diverse and include mycology, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Most studies have involved the assessment of methods for providing more rapid or accurate test results to physicians. My special area of interest is in Mycology, specifically in the in vitro antifungal susceptibility, diagnostic methods, and molecular typing.

    Medical Informatics: The application of methodologies to facilitate the collection, management, and evaluation of information produced in medicine. These efforts lead to the system that is the basis of MedMined, Inc. and acquired by Cardinal Health in 2000.
  • Full Name

  • Stephen Moser