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Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM)
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Director of Medical Microbiology, LAC+USC Medical Center
GNH 1100 North State Street CT A7E112 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Bateman AC, Butler-Wu SM. The Brief Case: Bacteremia Caused by Helicobacter cinaedi. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jan; 55(1):5-9. View in: PubMed

Bateman AC, Butler-Wu SM. Closing the Brief Case: Bacteremia Caused by Helicobacter cinaedi. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jan; 55(1):347-348. View in: PubMed

Girard V, Mailler S, Welker M, Arsac M, Cellière B, Cotte-Pattat PJ, Chatellier S, Durand G, Béni AM, Schrenzel J, Miller E, Dussoulier R, Dunne WM, Butler-Wu S, Saubolle MA, Sussland D, Bell M, van Belkum A, Deol P. Identification of mycobacterium spp. and nocardia spp. from solid and liquid cultures by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Nov; 86(3):277-283. View in: PubMed

Bryan A, Baird G, Butler-Wu S. In Reply. Clin Chem. 2016 Sep; 62(9):1277. View in: PubMed

Bryan A, Cook L, Atienza EE, Kuypers J, Cent A, Baird GS, Coombs RW, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Butler-Wu SM. Bloodborne Viral Pathogen Contamination in the Era of Laboratory Automation. Clin Chem. 2016 Jul; 62(7):973-81. View in: PubMed

Mather CA, Werth BJ, Sivagnanam S, SenGupta DJ, Butler-Wu SM. Rapid Detection of Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Apr; 54(4):883-90. View in: PubMed

Werth BJ, Hahn WO, Butler-Wu SM, Rakita RM. Emergence of High-Level Daptomycin Resistance in Corynebacterium striatum in Two Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device Infections. Microb Drug Resist. 2016 Apr; 22(3):233-7. View in: PubMed

Chow SK, Jain R, Black D, Pottinger PS, Fang FC, Butler-Wu SM. The Devil is in the Details: Impact of Penicillin Susceptibility Reporting on the Treatment of Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 15; 62(2):264-5. View in: PubMed

Roach DJ, Burton JN, Lee C, Stackhouse B, Butler-Wu SM, Cookson BT, Shendure J, Salipante SJ. A Year of Infection in the Intensive Care Unit: Prospective Whole Genome Sequencing of Bacterial Clinical Isolates Reveals Cryptic Transmissions and Novel Microbiota. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul; 11(7):e1005413. View in: PubMed

Matsen FA, Russ SM, Bertelsen A, Butler-Wu S, Pottinger PS. Propionibacterium can be isolated from deep cultures obtained at primary arthroplasty despite intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun; 24(6):844-7. View in: PubMed

Miles-Jay A, Butler-Wu S, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pergam SA. Incidence Rate of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Gram-Negative Rod Bacteremia among Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients during an Era of Levofloxacin Prophylaxis. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Mar; 21(3):539-45. View in: PubMed

McGoldrick E, McElvany MD, Butler-Wu S, Pottinger PS, Matsen FA. Substantial cultures of Propionibacterium can be found in apparently aseptic shoulders revised three years or more after the index arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan; 24(1):31-5. View in: PubMed

Salipante SJ, Roach DJ, Kitzman JO, Snyder MW, Stackhouse B, Butler-Wu SM, Lee C, Cookson BT, Shendure J. Large-scale genomic sequencing of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli strains. Genome Res. 2015 Jan; 25(1):119-28. View in: PubMed

Salipante SJ, Kalapila A, Pottinger PS, Hoogestraat DR, Cummings L, Duchin JS, Sengupta DJ, Pergam SA, Cookson BT, Butler-Wu SM. Characterization of a multidrug-resistant, novel bacteroides genomospecies. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jan; 21(1):95-8. View in: PubMed

Boyle NM, Magaret A, Stednick Z, Morrison A, Butler-Wu S, Zerr D, Rogers K, Podczervinski S, Cheng A, Wald A, Pergam SA. Evaluating risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in adult and pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015; 4:41. View in: PubMed

Boyle NM, Podczervinski S, Jordan K, Stednick Z, Butler-Wu S, McMillen K, Pergam SA. Bacterial foodborne infections after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Nov; 20(11):1856-61. View in: PubMed

Salimnia H, Fairfax MR, Lephart P, Morgan M, Gilbreath JJ, Butler-Wu SM, Templeton KE, Hamilton FJ, Wu F, Buckner R, Fuller D, Davis TE, Abdelhamed AM, Jacobs MR, Miller A, Pfrommer B, Carroll KC. An international, prospective, multicenter evaluation of the combination of AdvanDx Staphylococcus QuickFISH BC with mecA XpressFISH for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from positive blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov; 52(11):3928-32. View in: PubMed

Lee MJ, Pottinger PS, Butler-Wu S, Bumgarner RE, Russ SM, Matsen FA. Propionibacterium persists in the skin despite standard surgical preparation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 3; 96(17):1447-50. View in: PubMed

Dingle TC, Butler-Wu SM, Abbott AN. Accidental exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei in the laboratory in the era of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep; 52(9):3490-1. View in: PubMed

Gilbreath JJ, Verma P, Abbott AN, Butler-Wu SM. Comparison of the Verigene Clostridium difficile, Simplexa C. difficile Universal Direct, BD MAX Cdiff, and Xpert C. difficile assays for the detection of toxigenic C. difficile. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Sep; 80(1):13-8. View in: PubMed

SenGupta DJ, Cummings LA, Hoogestraat DR, Butler-Wu SM, Shendure J, Cookson BT, Salipante SJ. Whole-genome sequencing for high-resolution investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemiology and genome plasticity. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug; 52(8):2787-96. View in: PubMed

Martinez RM, Bauerle ER, Fang FC, Butler-Wu SM. Evaluation of three rapid diagnostic methods for direct identification of microorganisms in positive blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul; 52(7):2521-9. View in: PubMed

Salipante SJ, Hoogestraat DR, Abbott AN, SenGupta DJ, Cummings LA, Butler-Wu SM, Stephens K, Cookson BT, Hoffman NG. Coinfection of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Actinomyces israelii in mastoiditis diagnosed by next-generation DNA sequencing. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 May; 52(5):1789-92. View in: PubMed

Shi X, Festa RA, Ioerger TR, Butler-Wu S, Sacchettini JC, Darwin KH, Samanovic MI. The copper-responsive RicR regulon contributes to Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence. MBio. 2014; 5(1). View in: PubMed

Mather CA, Rivera SF, Butler-Wu SM. Comparison of the Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry systems for identification of mycobacteria using simplified protein extraction protocols. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan; 52(1):130-8. View in: PubMed

Matsen FA, Butler-Wu S, Carofino BC, Jette JL, Bertelsen A, Bumgarner R. Origin of propionibacterium in surgical wounds and evidence-based approach for culturing propionibacterium from surgical sites. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 4; 95(23):e1811-7. View in: PubMed

Dingle TC, Butler-Wu SM. Maldi-tof mass spectrometry for microorganism identification. Clin Lab Med. 2013 Sep; 33(3):589-609. View in: PubMed

Tchesnokova V, Billig M, Chattopadhyay S, Linardopoulou E, Aprikian P, Roberts PL, Skrivankova V, Johnston B, Gileva A, Igusheva I, Toland A, Riddell K, Rogers P, Qin X, Butler-Wu S, Cookson BT, Fang FC, Kahl B, Price LB, Weissman SJ, Limaye A, Scholes D, Johnson JR, Sokurenko EV. Predictive diagnostics for Escherichia coli infections based on the clonal association of antimicrobial resistance and clinical outcome. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Sep; 51(9):2991-9. View in: PubMed

Hall Sedlak R, Castor J, Butler-Wu SM, Chan E, Cook L, Limaye AP, Jerome KR. Rapid detection of human cytomegalovirus UL97 and UL54 mutations directly from patient samples. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jul; 51(7):2354-9. View in: PubMed

Johnson JR, Tchesnokova V, Johnston B, Clabots C, Roberts PL, Billig M, Riddell K, Rogers P, Qin X, Butler-Wu S, Price LB, Aziz M, Nicolas-Chanoine MH, Debroy C, Robicsek A, Hansen G, Urban C, Platell J, Trott DJ, Zhanel G, Weissman SJ, Cookson BT, Fang FC, Limaye AP, Scholes D, Chattopadhyay S, Hooper DC, Sokurenko EV. Abrupt emergence of a single dominant multidrug-resistant strain of Escherichia coli. J Infect Dis. 2013 Mar 15; 207(6):919-28. View in: PubMed

Butler-Wu SM, Cookson BT. Reply to "Anaerobic thioglycolate broth culture for recovery of propionibacterium acnes from shoulder tissue and fluid specimens". J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb; 51(2):733. View in: PubMed

Pottinger P, Butler-Wu S, Neradilek MB, Merritt A, Bertelsen A, Jette JL, Warme WJ, Matsen FA. Prognostic factors for bacterial cultures positive for Propionibacterium acnes and other organisms in a large series of revision shoulder arthroplasties performed for stiffness, pain, or loosening. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Nov 21; 94(22):2075-83. View in: PubMed

Nishiyama S, Suzuki D, Itoh Y, Suzuki K, Tajima H, Hyakutake A, Homma M, Butler-Wu SM, Camilli A, Kawagishi I. Mlp24 (McpX) of Vibrio cholerae implicated in pathogenicity functions as a chemoreceptor for multiple amino acids. Infect Immun. 2012 Sep; 80(9):3170-8. View in: PubMed

Weissman SJ, Johnson JR, Tchesnokova V, Billig M, Dykhuizen D, Riddell K, Rogers P, Qin X, Butler-Wu S, Cookson BT, Fang FC, Scholes D, Chattopadhyay S, Sokurenko E. High-resolution two-locus clonal typing of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Mar; 78(5):1353-60. View in: PubMed

Butler-Wu SM, Burns EM, Pottinger PS, Magaret AS, Rakeman JL, Matsen FA, Cookson BT. Optimization of periprosthetic culture for diagnosis of Propionibacterium acnes prosthetic joint infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul; 49(7):2490-5. View in: PubMed

Butler-Wu SM, Sengupta DJ, Kittichotirat W, Matsen FA, Bumgarner RE. Genome sequence of a novel species, Propionibacterium humerusii. J Bacteriol. 2011 Jul; 193(14):3678. View in: PubMed

Festa RA, Jones MB, Butler-Wu S, Sinsimer D, Gerads R, Bishai WR, Peterson SN, Darwin KH. A novel copper-responsive regulon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mol Microbiol. 2011 Jan; 79(1):133-48. View in: PubMed

Pearce MJ, Arora P, Festa RA, Butler-Wu SM, Gokhale RS, Darwin KH. Identification of substrates of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteasome. EMBO J. 2006 Nov 15; 25(22):5423-32. View in: PubMed

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