Margie Morgan
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Drug resistanceInternal medicinePathologyImmunologyGram stainingAcinetobacter baumanniiMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcal infectionsPeptide nucleic acidFluorescence in situ hybridizationSepsisVancomycinStaphylococcusBacteremiaBlood cultureStaphylococcus aureusEnterococcusPolymerase chain reactionAntimicrobialAntibioticsVirulenceMedicineBiologyMicrobiology
Publications 38
#1Demiana Sidrak (College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific)
#2Jack Green (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Last. Priya R Soni (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
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Dog bites remain a common occurrence in our society, particularly in toddlers and small children under the age of 2. Injuries to the head and face, more common in younger children, can often lead to significant morbidity. Additionally, there continues to be considerable clinical equipoise for standardized post-dog bite injury management. Here, we present the only reported pediatric case in the literature of Mycoplasma canis-associated central nervous system (CNS) infection in an 11-month-old inf...
#1Irving Posalski (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Margie Morgan (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 16
Last. Ellie J. C. GoldsteinH-Index: 66
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#1Margie Morgan (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 16
Abstract Bulleidia extructa is a rarely recognized anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium with an oral and gastroenterological ecological niche. It is difficult to isolate due to slow to grow in culture and usually requires identification techniques such as 16S rRNA gene sequencing or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). While most often isolated from infections related to the oral cavity (gingivitis, periodontitis, brain and lung abscess), it h...
#1Kevin M. Waters (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 11
#2Brian Cox (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Bonnie Balzer (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 22
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AIMS Recent studies from multiple global regions have reported a resurgence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) proctitis, which is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). LGV proctitis is histologically indistinguishable from other forms of sexually transmitted proctitis and is difficult to differentiate from inflammatory bowel disease. While immunohistochemical stains are available for syphilis, there is no commonly available stain for the tissue identification of CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 20...
#1Jean B. Patel (Beckman Coulter)H-Index: 2
#2Richard B. Thomson (NorthShore University HealthSystem)H-Index: 23
Last. Audrey N. Schuetz (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 23
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On behalf of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), the Expert Panel on Microbiology would like to respond to the recent commentary by Kirby and colleagues voicing concerns related to verification of commercial antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for new drugs that are introduced into the clinical laboratory (1).…
#1Karl KwokH-Index: 4
#2Jonathan GreinH-Index: 9
Last. Margie MorganH-Index: 16
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Introduction: More than 93,000 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported worldwide. We describe the epidemiology, clinical course, and virologic characteristics of the first 12 U.S. patients with COVID-19. Methods: We collected demographic, exposure, and clinical information from 12 patients confirmed by CDC during January 20-February 5, 2020 to have COVID-19. Respiratory, stool, serum, and urine specimens were submitted for SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR testing, virus culture, and whole g...
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#1Christopher R. Polage (Duke University)H-Index: 21
#2Jonathan Grein (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 9
Last. Susan S. Huang (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 61
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: Exposure to various types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun has been linked to skin cancer. Use of sunscreen can reduce the damaging and carcinogenic effects of UV radiation. However, multiple chemicals in sunscreen can trigger allergic responses, making people less inclined to use sunscreen. Thus, finding natural, plant-based alternatives to sunscreen with similar efficacy has become an important area of research. Myrrh oil, extracted from the shrub Commiphora myrrha, has been used i...
#1Bryan B. ShapiroH-Index: 8
#2Rebecca Hedrick (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 3
Last. Waguih William IsHak (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 32
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Cryptococcal meningitis is a life-threatening condition most commonly observed in immunocompromised individuals. We describe a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency presenting with confirmed Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis. An investigation of cannabis samples from the patient’s preferred dispensary demonstrated contamination with several varieties of Cryptococcus, including C. neoformans, and other opportunistic fungi. These findings raise concern regarding the safety of...
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