Poster Abstract Session:
132. Diagnosing Pneumonia and Meningitis
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:45 AM-1:45 PM
Room: Poster Hall B1

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Target Audience: other, Academicians

Topical Category: D. Diagnostic microbiology

Tracks: Adult ID, Pediatric ID


Real-Time PCR Detection of  Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella spp. and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Oropharyngeal Swabs and Broncho-aveolar Lavage Specimens Using the BD MAX® Instrument
James Summersgill, PhD ; Laura Schindler, MT(SACP) ; Karen Campbell, MT(SACP) ; Sabrena Garr, MT(SACP) ; Julio Ramirez, MD

Title: Etiology, Prognosis, and Inflammatory Markers in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Fouzia Naeem, MD ; Jody Cockroft, BS ; Noel Lenny, PhD ; M. Naeem Shaikh, MBBS ; Randall Hayden, MD ; Anami Patel, PhD ; Nick Van de Velde, PhD ; Carl Johnson, MT(ASCP) ; Patricia Flynn, MD ; Seema Jain, MD ; Jonathan A. McCullers, MD ; Sandra R. Arnold, MD

The Utility of Induced Sputum Culture in the Diagnosis of Community-Acquired Pneumonia among Hospitalized Children
Sandra R. Arnold, MD ; Jody Cockroft, BS ; Fouzia Naeem, MD ; M. Naeem Shaikh, MBBS ; Anna M. Bramley, MPH ; Seema Jain, MD ; Jonathan A. McCullers, MD

Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification for Detecting Streptococcus pneumoniae in Cerebrospinal Fluid
Mitsuko Seki, DDS, PhD ; Dong Wook Kim, PhD ; Paul Kilgore, MD, MPH

Diagnostic Characteristics of Cerebrospinal Fluid Gram Stain in Children with Suspected Bacterial Meningitis
Kate Brizzi ; Elizabeth Hines, BA ; Xianqun Luan ; Samir Shah, MD, MSCE

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Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.