Publications

Journal Articles

  1. & Limitations in the use of PSMγ, agr , RNAIII, and biofilm formation as biomarkers to define invasive Staphylococcus epidermidis from chronic biomedical device-associated infections. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 307(7), 382-387.
  2. & Comparative Genomics Study of Staphylococcus epidermidis Isolates from Orthopedic-Device-Related Infections Correlated with Patient Outcome. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55(10), 3089-3103.
  3. & Pathogenic Mechanisms and Host Interactions in Staphylococcus epidermidis Device-Related Infection. Frontiers in Microbiology 8
  4. & Astaxanthin-based polymers as new antimicrobial compounds. Polymer Chemistry 8(29), 4182-4189.
  5. Characterization of nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from international human and veterinary surgeons. Journal of Medical Microbiology 66(3), 360-370.
  6. & Biofilm Morphotypes and Population Structure among Staphylococcus epidermidis from Commensal and Clinical Samples. PLOS ONE 11(3), e0151240
  7. & Effects of polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA) in an ex vivo model of whole blood killing and in prosthetic joint infection (PJI): A role for C5a. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 305(8), 948-956.
  8. et. al. Ecological Overlap and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Genome Biology and Evolution 7(5), 1313-1328.
  9. & Dormant Cells of Staphylococcus aureus Are Resuscitated by Spent Culture Supernatant. PLoS ONE 9(2), e85998
  10. & Lucilia sericata Chymotrypsin Disrupts Protein Adhesin-Mediated Staphylococcal Biofilm Formation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79(4), 1393-1395.
  11. & Identification of Clinical Isolates of  -Hemolytic Streptococci by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Using MALDI Biotyper, and Conventional Phenotypic Methods: a Comparison. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50(12), 4087-4090.
  12. & Comparison of bacterial identification by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and conventional diagnostic microbiology methods: agreement, speed and cost implications. British Journal of Biomedical Science 69(2), 47-55.
  13. & An extracellular Staphylococcus epidermidis polysaccharide: relation to Polysaccharide Intercellular Adhesin and its implication in phagocytosis. BMC Microbiology 12(1), 76
  14. & Rapid identification of staphylococci from prosthetic joint infections using MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry. InternationalJournal of Artificial Organs 33, 568-574.
  15. & Rapid differentiation of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and other coagulase-negative staphylococci and meticillin susceptibility testing directly from growth-positive blood cultures by multiplex real-time PCR. Journal of Medical Microbiology 59(12), 1456-1461.
  16. Disruption of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms by medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata excretions/secretions. International Journal of Artificial Organs 32, 555-564.
  17. & Weak effect of metal type and ica genes on staphylococcal infection of titanium and stainless steel implants. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 14(12), 1135-1145.
  18. & Reduced medical infection related bacterial strains adhesion on bioactive RGD modified titanium surfaces: A first step toward cell selective surfaces. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 84A(2), 425-435.
  19. & Raman spectroscopy for rapid discrimination ofStaphylococcus epidermidis clones related to medical device-associated infections. Laser Physics Letters 5(6), 465-470.
  20. & Living with an imperfect cell wall: compensation of femAB inactivation in Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Genomics 8(1), 307
  21. & Staphylococcus aureus adhesion to standard micro-rough and electropolished implant materials. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 18(6), 1151-1156.
  22. & Polysaccharide intercellular adhesin or protein factors in biofilm accumulation of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from prosthetic hip and knee joint infections. Biomaterials 28(9), 1711-1720.
  23. & Microbial interactions in Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 387(2), 399-408.
  24. & Bacteria and cell cytocompatibility studies on coated medical grade titanium surfaces. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 78(1), 50-58.
  25. & Staphylococci and implant surfaces: a review. Injury 37(2), S3-S14.
  26. & Antiseptics and antibiotics on implants. Injury 37(2), S113-S116.
  27. & Staphylococcus aureus CcpA Affects Virulence Determinant Production and Antibiotic Resistance. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 50(4), 1183-1194.
  28. & Biodegradable polyurethane cytocompatibility to fibroblasts and staphylococci. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 77(2), 304-312.
  29. & Assessment of the cytocompatibility of different coated titanium surfaces to fibroblasts and osteoblasts. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 73(1), 12-20.
  30. & Staphylococcus aureus adhesion to titanium oxide surfaces coated with non-functionalized and peptide-functionalized poly(l-lysine)-grafted-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers. Biomaterials 25(18), 4135-4148.
  31. & Staphylococcus aureus adhesion to different treated titanium surfaces. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 15(4), 311-314.
  32. & Analysis of Ebh, a 1.1-Megadalton Cell Wall-Associated Fibronectin-Binding Protein of Staphylococcus aureus. Infection and Immunity 70(12), 6680-6687.
  33. & MEASUREMENT OF FIBROBLAST AND BACTERIAL DETACHMENT FROM BIOMATERIALS USING JET IMPINGEMENT. Cell Biology International 25(4), 289-307.
  34. & Influence of nitrovasodilators and endothelin-1 on rheology of human bloodin vitro. British Journal of Pharmacology 128(3), 744-750.