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Stephen Brecher, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPathology & Laboratory Medicine
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Monogue ML, Tanner LK, Brecher SM, Aslanzadeh J, Nicolau DP. Detection of Piperacillin-Tazobactam-Resistant/Pan-ß-Lactam-Susceptible Escherichia coli with Current Automated Susceptibility Test Systems. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan 10; 1-2. PMID: 28069100.
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  2. Sartelli M, Weber DG, Ruppé E, Bassetti M, Wright BJ, Ansaloni L, Catena F, Coccolini F, Abu-Zidan FM, Coimbra R, Moore EE, Moore FA, Maier RV, De Waele JJ, Kirkpatrick AW, Griffiths EA, Eckmann C, Brink AJ, Mazuski JE, May AK, Sawyer RG, Mertz D, Montravers P, Kumar A, Roberts JA, Vincent JL, Watkins RR, Lowman W, Spellberg B, Abbott IJ, Adesunkanmi AK, Al-Dahir S, Al-Hasan MN, Agresta F, Althani AA, Ansari S, Ansumana R, Augustin G, Bala M, Balogh ZJ, Baraket O, Bhangu A, Beltrán MA, Bernhard M, Biffl WL, Boermeester MA, Brecher SM, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Buyne OR, Cainzos MA, Cairns KA, Camacho-Ortiz A, Chandy SJ, Che Jusoh A, Chichom-Mefire A, Colijn C, Corcione F, Cui Y, Curcio D, Delibegovic S, Demetrashvili Z, De Simone B, Dhingra S, Diaz JJ, Di Carlo I, Dillip A, Di Saverio S, Doyle MP, Dorj G, Dogjani A, Dupont H, Eachempati SR, Enani MA, Egiev VN, Elmangory MM, Ferrada P, Fitchett JR, Fraga GP, Guessennd N, Giamarellou H, Ghnnam W, Gkiokas G, Goldberg SR, Gomes CA, Gomi H, Guzmán-Blanco M, Haque M, Hansen S, Hecker A, Heizmann WR, Herzog T, Hodonou AM, Hong SK, Kafka-Ritsch R, Kaplan LJ, Kapoor G, Karamarkovic A, Kees MG, Kenig J, Kiguba R, Kim PK, Kluger Y, Khokha V, Koike K, Kok KY, Kong V, Knox MC, Inaba K, Isik A, Iskandar K, Ivatury RR, Labbate M, Labricciosa FM, Laterre PF, Latifi R, Lee JG, Lee YR, Leone M, Leppaniemi A, Li Y, Liang SY, Loho T, Maegele M, Malama S, Marei HE, Martin-Loeches I, Marwah S, Massele A, McFarlane M, Melo RB, Negoi I, Nicolau DP, Nord CE, Ofori-Asenso R, Omari AH, Ordonez CA, Ouadii M, Pereira Júnior GA, Piazza D, Pupelis G, Rawson TM, Rems M, Rizoli S, Rocha C, Sakakhushev B, Sanchez-Garcia M, Sato N, Segovia Lohse HA, Sganga G, Siribumrungwong B, Shelat VG, Soreide K, Soto R, Talving P, Tilsed JV, Timsit JF, Trueba G, Trung NT, Ulrych J, van Goor H, Vereczkei A, Vohra RS, Wani I, Uhl W, Xiao Y, Yuan KC, Zachariah SK, Zahar JR, Zakrison TL, Corcione A, Melotti RM, Viscoli C, Viale P. Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA). World J Emerg Surg. 2016; 11:33. PMID: 27429642.
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  3. Brecher SM. Complicated Urinary Tract Infections: What's a Lab To Do? J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May; 54(5):1189-90. PMID: 26962089.
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  4. Linsenmeyer K, Gupta K, Strymish JM, Dhanani M, Brecher SM, Breu AC. Culture if spikes? Indications and yield of blood cultures in hospitalized medical patients. J Hosp Med. 2016 May; 11(5):336-40. PMID: 26762577.
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  5. Linsenmeyer K, Strymish J, Weir S, Berg G, Brecher S, Gupta K. Activity of Fosfomycin against Extended-Spectrum-ß-Lactamase-Producing Uropathogens in Patients in the Community and Hospitalized Patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Feb; 60(2):1134-6. PMID: 26596940.
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  6. Sartelli M, Malangoni MA, Abu-Zidan FM, Griffiths EA, Di Bella S, McFarland LV, Eltringham I, Shelat VG, Velmahos GC, Kelly CP, Khanna S, Abdelsattar ZM, Alrahmani L, Ansaloni L, Augustin G, Bala M, Barbut F, Ben-Ishay O, Bhangu A, Biffl WL, Brecher SM, Camacho-Ortiz A, Caínzos MA, Canterbury LA, Catena F, Chan S, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Clanton J, Coccolini F, Cocuz ME, Coimbra R, Cook CH, Cui Y, Czepiel J, Das K, Demetrashvili Z, Di Carlo I, Di Saverio S, Dumitru IM, Eckert C, Eckmann C, Eiland EH, Enani MA, Faro M, Ferrada P, Forrester JD, Fraga GP, Frossard JL, Galeiras R, Ghnnam W, Gomes CA, Gorrepati V, Ahmed MH, Herzog T, Humphrey F, Kim JI, Isik A, Ivatury R, Lee YY, Juang P, Furuya-Kanamori L, Karamarkovic A, Kim PK, Kluger Y, Ko WC, LaBarbera FD, Lee JG, Leppaniemi A, Lohsiriwat V, Marwah S, Mazuski JE, Metan G, Moore EE, Moore FA, Nord CE, Ordoñez CA, Júnior GA, Petrosillo N, Portela F, Puri BK, Ray A, Raza M, Rems M, Sakakushev BE, Sganga G, Spigaglia P, Stewart DB, Tattevin P, Timsit JF, To KB, Tranà C, Uhl W, Urbánek L, van Goor H, Vassallo A, Zahar JR, Caproli E, Viale P. WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients. World J Emerg Surg. 2015; 10:38. PMID: 26300956.
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  7. Paniz-Mondolfi A, Ladutko L, Brown-Elliott BA, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Wallace RJ, Jakubiec W, Brecher S, Campbell S. First report of Mycobacterium canariasense catheter-related bacteremia in the Americas. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun; 52(6):2265-9. PMID: 24740075.
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  8. Brecher SM, Novak-Weekley SM, Nagy E. Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections: there is light at the end of the colon. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Oct; 57(8):1175-81. PMID: 23788237.
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  9. Waslawski S, Lo ES, Ewing SA, Young VB, Aronoff DM, Sharp SE, Novak-Weekley SM, Crist AE, Dunne WM, Hoppe-Bauer J, Johnson M, Brecher SM, Newton DW, Walk ST. Clostridium difficile ribotype diversity at six health care institutions in the United States. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun; 51(6):1938-41. PMID: 23554188.
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  10. Wood JB, Smith DB, Baker EH, Brecher SM, Gupta K. Has the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus increased trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole use and resistance?: a 10-year time series analysis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Nov; 56(11):5655-60. PMID: 22908161.
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  11. Weir SK, Fram J, Berg G, Kabbani D, Strymish J, Tang M, Fitzsimmons D, Brecher SM, Gupta K. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients newly identified as nasal carriers. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Oct; 50(10):3283-6. PMID: 22837329.
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  12. Reslan OM, Ebaugh JL, Gupta N, Brecher SM, Itani KM, Raffetto JD. Acute expansion of a hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-infected abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Jul; 26(5):732.e1-6. PMID: 22664293.
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  13. Baker SE, Brecher SM, Robillard E, Strymish J, Lawler E, Gupta K. Extranasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at admission to an acute care Veterans Affairs hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jan; 31(1):42-6. PMID: 19954335.
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  14. Gavin PJ, Suseno MT, Thomson RB, Gaydos JM, Pierson CL, Halstead DC, Aslanzadeh J, Brecher S, Rotstein C, Brossette SE, Peterson LR. Clinical correlation of the CLSI susceptibility breakpoint for piperacillin- tazobactam against extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Jun; 50(6):2244-7. PMID: 16723596.
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  15. Oliveira K, Brecher SM, Durbin A, Shapiro DS, Schwartz DR, De Girolami PC, Dakos J, Procop GW, Wilson D, Hanna CS, Haase G, Peltroche-Llacsahuanga H, Chapin KC, Musgnug MC, Levi MH, Shoemaker C, Stender H. Direct identification of Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood culture bottles. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Feb; 41(2):889-91. PMID: 12574309.
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  16. Spira A, Brecher S, Karlinsky J. Pulmonary mucormycosis in the setting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A case report and review of the literature. Respiration. 2002; 69(6):560-3. PMID: 12457013.
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  17. Nagendra S, Bourbeau P, Brecher S, Dunne M, LaRocco M, Doern G. Sampling variability in the microbiological evaluation of expectorated sputa and endotracheal aspirates. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jun; 39(6):2344-7. PMID: 11376088.
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  18. Smole SC, Aronson E, Durbin A, Brecher SM, Arbeit RD. Sensitivity and specificity of an improved rapid latex agglutination test for identification of methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Apr; 36(4):1109-12. PMID: 9542948.
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  19. Maslow JN, Brecher S, Gunn J, Durbin A, Barlow MA, Arbeit RD. Variation and persistence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains among individual patients over extended periods of time. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1995 Apr; 14(4):282-90. PMID: 7649190.
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  20. Morris T, Brecher SM, Fitzsimmons D, Durbin A, Arbeit RD, Maslow JN. A pseudoepidemic due to laboratory contamination deciphered by molecular analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995 Feb; 16(2):82-7. PMID: 7759823.
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  21. Maslow JN, Brecher SM, Adams KS, Durbin A, Loring S, Arbeit RD. Relationship between indole production and differentiation of Klebsiella species: indole-positive and -negative isolates of Klebsiella determined to be clonal. J Clin Microbiol. 1993 Aug; 31(8):2000-3. PMID: 8370726.
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  22. Kristjansson M, Green P, Manning HL, Slutsky AM, Brecher SM, von Reyn CF, Arbeit RD, Maslow JN. Molecular confirmation of bacillus Calmette-Guérin as the cause of pulmonary infection following urinary tract instillation. Clin Infect Dis. 1993 Aug; 17(2):228-30. PMID: 8104511.
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  23. Epstein SK, Winslow CJ, Brecher SM, Faling LJ. Polymicrobial bacterial pericarditis after transbronchial needle aspiration. Case report with an investigation on the risk of bacterial contamination during fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1992 Aug; 146(2):523-5. PMID: 1489151.
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  24. Crowe HM, Brecher SM. Nosocomial septicemia with CDC group IV c-2, an unusual gram-negative Bacillus. J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Nov; 25(11):2225-6. PMID: 3693550.
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