UAB Diagnostic Mycoplasma Lab- Original Articles and Reviews 2009-2019

  1. Novy, M.J., Duffy, L.B., Axthelm, M., Sadowsky, D., Witkin, S., Gravett, M., Cassell, G.H., Waites, K.B.  Ureaplasma parvum or Mycoplasma hominis as sole pathogens cause chorioamnionitis, preterm delivery and fetal pneumonia in rhesus macaques. Reproductive Sciences 16:56-70, 2009.
  2. Waites, K.B., Schelonka, R., Xiao, L., Grigsby, P., Novy, M. Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 14:190-199, 2009.
  3. Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Duffy, L.B. Comparative in vitro susceptibilities of a new investigational ketolide CEM-101 against human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 53:2139-2141, 2009.
  4. Waites, K.B., Atkinson, T.P. The role of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in upper respiratory tract infections. Current Infectious Disease Reports 11:198-206, 2009.
  5. Xiao, L., Atkinson, T.P., Hagood, J.A., Makris, C., Duffy. L.B., Waites, K.B. Emerging macrolide resistance in Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children: detection and characterization of resistant isolates with real-time PCR. Pediatric Infectious DiseaseJournal 28:693-698, 2009.
  6. Xiao, L., Glass, J.I., Paralanov, V., Yooseph, S., Gassell, G.H., Duffy, L.B., Waites, K.B. Detection and characterization of human Ureaplasma species and serovars by real-time PCR. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48:2715-2723, 2010.
  7. Hennigan, S.L., Drisjell, J.D., Dluhy, R.A., Zhao, Y., Tripp, R.A., Waites, K.B., Krause, D.C. Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in simulated and true clinical throat swab specimens by nanorod array-surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy. PLoSOne 5(10): e13633, 2010.
  8. Lai, J.F., Zindl, C.L., Duffy, L.B., Atkinson, T.P., Jung, Y.W., van Roojen, N., Waites, K.B., Krause, D.C., Chaplin, D.D. Role of macrophages and their Activation via MyD88-NFkappaB signaling in lung innate immunity to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. PLoSOne 5(12):e14417, 2010.
  9. Hassan, H.E., Othman, A.A., Eddington, N., Waites, K.B., Kaufman, D.A., Fairchild, K.D., Terrin. M., Duffy, L., Xiao, L., Viscardi, R. Pharmacokinetics, safety, & biological effects of azithromycin in extremely preterm infants at high risk for Ureaplasma colonization & bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 51:1264-1275, 2011.
  10. Sung, T.J., Xiao, L., Duffy, L., Waites, K.B., Chesko, K.L., Viscardi, R.M. Frequency of Ureaplasma serovars in respiratory secretions of preterm infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dsyplasia. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 30:379-383, 2011.
  11. Okogbule-Wonodi, A.C., Gross, G.W., Sun, C.C., Agthe, A.G., Xiao, L., Waites, K.B., Viscardi, R. Necrotizing enterocolitis is associated with Ureaplasma colonization in preterm infants. Pediatric Research 69:442-447, 2011.
  12. Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M., Duffy, L.B., Paralanov, V., Glass, J.I., Waites, K.B. Mutations in ribosomal proteins and 23S rRNA confer resistance to macrolides in Ureaplasma species. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 37:377-379, 2011.
  13. Atkinson, T.P., Boppana, S., Theos, A., Clements, L.S., Xiao, L., Waites, K.B. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in a patient with macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Pediatrics e1605-e1609, 2011.
  14. Xiao, L., Paralanov, V., Glass, J.I., Duffy, L.B., Robertson, J.A., Cassell, G.H, Chen, Y.Y., Waites, K.B. Extensive horizontal gene transfer in human ureaplasmas questions the utility of serotyping for diagnostic purposes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49:2818-2826, 2011.
  15. Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M., Moser, S.A., Duffy, L.B., Glass, J.I., Paralanov, V., Waites, K.B. Genotypic characterization of Ureaplasma serovars from clinical isolates by pulsed field gel electrophoresis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49:3325-3329, 2011.
  16. Waites, K.B. What’s new in the diagnosis and treatment approaches for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in children? Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 719:47-57, 2011.
  17. Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M., Duffy, L. B., Glass, J.I., Waites, K.B. Chromosomal mutations responsible for fluoroquinolone resistance in Ureaplasma species in the United States. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 56:2780-2783, 2012.
  18. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L., Paralanov, V., Viscardi, R., Glass, J.I. Molecular methods for the detection of Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infections in humans. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 14:437-450, 2012.
  19. Grigsby, P.L., Sadowsky, D.W.,  Morgan, T., Long, M., Acosta, E., Duffy, L.B., Waites, K.B., Novy, M.J. Maternal azithromycin therapy for Ureaplasma intraamniotic infections delays preterm delivery and reduces the extent of fetal lung injury.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 207:475e1-475e14, 2012.
  20. Waites, K.B., Duffy, L.B., Bébéar, C.M.,Matlow, A., Talkington, D.F., Kenny, G.E., Totten, P.A., Bade, D.J., Zheng, X., Davidson, M.K., Shortridge, V.D., Watts, J,L., Brown, S.D. Standardized methods and quality control limits for agar and broth microdilution susceptibility testing of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma urealyticum.Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50:3542-3547, 2012.
  21. Paralanov, V., Lu, J., Duffy, L. B., Crabb, D. M., Shrivastava, S., Methe, B. A., Inman, J., Yooseph, S., Xiao, L., Cassell, G. H., Waites, K. B., Glass, J. I.Comparative genome analysis of 19 Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum strains. BMC Microbiol. 12:88, 2012.
  22. Simmons, W.L., Daubenspeck, J.R., Osborne, J.D., Balish, M.F., Waites, K.B., Dybvig, K.F. Type 1 and Type 2 strains of Mycoplasma pneumoniae form different biofilms. Microbiology. 59:737-747, 2013.
  23. Viscardi, R.M., Othman, A.A., Hassan, H., Eddington, N., Abebe, E., Terrin, M.L., Kaufman, D.A., Waites, K.B. Azithromycin to prevent BPD in Ureaplasma-infected preterm infants: pharmacokinetics, safety, microbial response and clinical outcomes of 20 mg/kg single IV dose. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 57:2127-2133, 2013.
  24. Waites, K.B. Antimicrobial susceptibilities and treatment options for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in children –does macrolide resistance matter? Current Pediatric Reviews 9:279-288, 2013.
  25. Atkinson, T.P., Waites,K.B. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in childhood. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 33:92-94, 2014.
  26. Acosta, E., Grigsby, P., Buckoreelall, K., James, A.M., Duffy, L.B., Waites, K.B., Novy, M.J. Pharmacokinetics of the transplacental transfer of azithromycin and its application to the eradication of Ureaplasma from the intrauterine environment. Journal of Infectious Diseases 209:898-904, 2014.
  27. Ratliff, A.E., Duffy, L.B., Waites, K.B. Comparison of illumigene Mycoplasma assay and culture for detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory secretions. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52:1060-1063, 2014.
  28. Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M. Dai, Y., Chen, Y.,Waites, K.B., Atkinson, T.P. Suppression of antimicrobial peptide expression by Ureaplasma species. Infection and Immunity 82:1657-1665, 2014.
  29. Merchan, L., Hassan, H., Terrin, M., Waites, K.B., Kaufman, D., Ambalavanan, N., Donohue, P., Dulkerian, S., Schelonka, R., Magder, L., Eddington, N., Viscardi, R.M. Pharmacokinetics, microbial response, and pulmonary outcomes of multi-dose intravenous azithromycin in preterm infants at risk for ureaplasma respiratory colonization. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59:570-578, 2015.
  30. Lalan, S. Walrady, B., Blowey, D., Waites, K.B., Selvarangan, S. Mycoplasma edwardii peritonitis in a patient on maintenance peritoneal dialysis. Clinical Nephrology 83:45-48, 2015.
  31. Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Duffy, L.B., Huband, M.D. In vitro activity of AZD0914 against human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59: 3627-3629, 2015.
  32. Bharat, A., Cunningham, S., Kreisel, D., DeWet, Gelman, A., Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Xiao, L., Bhorade, S., Ambalavanan, N., Krupnick, S., DeCamp, M., Ison, M.G., Patel, R. Disseminated Ureaplasma infection in hyperammonemia syndrome complicating lung transplantation. Science Translational Medicine 7:284re3, 2015.
  33. Xiao, L., Ptacek, T., Osborne, J.D., Crabb, D.M., Simmons, W.L., Lefkowitz, E., Waites, K.B., Atkinson, T.P., Dybvig, K. Comparative Genomic Analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. BMC Genomics 16:610, 2015.
  34. Zheng, X., Lee, S., Selvarangen, R., Qin, X., Tang, Y-W., Stiles, J., Hong, T., Todd, K., Ratliff, A., Crabb, D.M., Xiao, L., Atkinson, T.P., Waites,K.B. Multicenter study of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in the United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21:1470-1472, 2015.
  35. Henderson, K.C., Benitez,A.J., Ratliff,A.E., Crabb,D.M., Sheppard,E.S., Winchell, J. Dluhy,R.A., Waites, K.B., Atkinson, T.P., Krause, D.C. Specificity and strain-typing capabilities of Nanorod Array-Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection. PLoSOne 10:e0131831, 2015.
  36. Yan, C., Sun, Hongmei, Lee, Stella, Selvarangan, R., Qin, X., Tang, Y-W, Waites, K.B., Zheng, X. Comparison of molecular characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae collected from U.S. and China. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53:3891-3893, 2015.
  37. Senthamaraikannan, P., Presicce,P, RuedaC., Gunlawadee, M., Schmidt, A., Miller, L. Waites,K.B., Jobe, A., Kallapur, S., Chougnet, A. Intra-amniotic Ureaplasma parvum induced maternal and fetal inflammation and immune responses in rhesus macaque. Journal of Infectious Diseases 214: 1597-1604, 2016.
  38. Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Liu, Y., Duffy, L.B. In Vitro Activities of Omadacycline (PTK 0796) and other antimicrobial agents against human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 60:7502-7504, 2016.
  39. Fernandez, R., Chi, M., Ison, M.G., Waites, K.B., Ratliff, A.E., Crabb, D.M., Caijigas, H., DeCamp, M.M., Odell, D., Budinger, S., Bharat, A. Sequelae of donor-derived mollicute transmission in lung recipients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 195:678-689, 2017.
  40. Zhang,J., Song, X., Ma J.M., Xiao, L., Kenri, T.,Li, S.,  Sun, H., Ptacek, T., Waites, K., Atkinson, T.P., Shibayama, K., Dybvig, K., Feng, Y. Tandem repeat copy-number variation in Mycoplasma pneumoniae based on next-generation sequencing data. Future Microbiology 12:119-129, 2017.
  41. Totten, A.H., Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M., Ratliff, A., Dybvig, K., Waites, K.B., Atkinson, T.P. Shaken or Stirred? : Comparison of methods for dispersion of Mycoplasma pneumoniae aggregates for persistence in vivo. Journal of Microbiological Methods 132:56-62, 2017.
  42. Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Duffy, L.B., Jensen, J.S., Liu, Y., and Paukner, S. In Vitro activity of lefamulin and other antimicrobial agents against macrolide-susceptible and macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae from the United States, Europe, and China. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 61:e302008-16, 2017.
  43. Fernandez, R., Crabb, D.M., Waites, K.B., Bharat, A. Ureaplasma transmitted from donor lungsis pathogenic following lung transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 103:670-671, 2017.
  44. Lal, C.V.,  Kandasamy, J., Atkinson, T.P., Faye-Petersen, O.M., Waites, K.B., Gaggar, A., Biggio, J., Ambalavanan, N. Ureaplasma infection releases matrix metalloproteinase-9 and proline-glycine-proline – a novel mechanism of preterm rupture of membranes and chorioamnionitis. Pediatric Research 81:75-79, 2017.
  45. Grossman, T.H., Fyfe, C., O’Brien, W., Hackel, M., Minyard, M.B., Waites, K.B., Dubois, J., Murphy, T.M., Slee, A.M., Sutcliffe, J.A. The fluorocycline TP-271 is potent against major complicated community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) pathogens. mSphere. 2:1-11, 2017
  46. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L., Liu, Y., Atkinson, T.P. Mycoplasma pneumoniae from the respiratory tract and beyond. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 30:747-809, 2017.
  47. Kelleher, M., Liu, Z., Wang, X., Kroenke, C., Houser, L. Dozier, B., Martin, L.D., Waites, K.B., McEvoy, C., Schelonka, R., Grigsby, P. Beyond the uterine environment: Nonhuman primate model to investigate maternal-fetal and neonatal outcomes following chronic intrauterine infection. Pediatric Research 82:244-252, 2017.
  48. Novosad, S., Basavaraju, S.V., Mohr, P., Annambhotla, A., Mohr, P., Halpin, A., Foy, L., Chmielewski, R., Winchell, J.M., Crabb, D., Ratliff, A., Waites, K.B., Kuehnert, M.J.  Mycoplasma hominis infections transmitted through an amniotic tissue product. Clinical Infectious Diseases 65:1152-1158, 2017.
  49. Bradshaw, C., Jensen, J.S., Waites, K.B.  New horizons in Mycoplasma genitalium treatment. Journal of Infectious Diseases 216(Suppl): S412-419, 2017.
  50. Waites, K.B., Crabb, D.M., Xiao, L., Duffy, L.B. In vitro Activities of gepotidacin (GSK2140944) and other antimicrobial agents against human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 61:e1064-17, 2017.
  51. Dionne-Odom, Geisler, W.M., Aaron, K.J., Waites, K.B., Westfall, A.O., Van Der Pol, B., Xiao, L. High prevalence of multidrug-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium in HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Alabama. Clinical Infectious Diseases 66:796-798, 2018.
  52. Xiao, L., Waites, K.B., Wang, H., Van Der Pol, B., Ratliff, A.E., Geisler, W.M.  Evaluation of a real-time PCR assay for detection of Mycoplasma genitalium and macrolide resistance-mediating mutations from clinical specimens. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 91:123-25, 2018.
  53. Xue, G., Crabb, D.M., Xiao, L., Liu, Y., Waites, K.B. In vitro activities of the benzoquinolizine fluoroquinolone levonadifloxacin (WCK 771) and other antimicrobial agents against human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas including isolates with defined resistance mechanisms. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 62: e01348-18, 2018.
  54. Subramaniam, A., Waites, K.B., Jauk, V., Biggio, J., Sutton, A., Szychowski, J.M., Andrews, W.W., Tita, A.T. Azithromycin-based extended spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean: role of placental colonization with genital ureaplasmas. American Journal of Perinatology, 36:1002-1008, 2018.
  55. Totten, A.H., Xiao, L., Luo, D., Briles, D., Hale, J.Y., Crabb, D.M., Schoeb, T.R., Waites, K.B., Alishlash, S., Atkinson, T.P. Allergic airway sensitization impairs bacterial-specific IgG responses during bacterialrespiratory infections. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 143:1183-1197 e7, 2019.
  56. Xiao, L., Waites, K.B., Van Der Pol, B., Aaron, K.J., Hook, E.W., Geisler, W.M. Macrolide- and fluoroquinolone-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium infections in heterosexual African American couples in Alabama. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 46:18-24, 2019.
  57. Glaser, A., Geisler, W.M., Ratliff, A.E., Xiao, L., Waites, K.B., Gaisa, M. Two cases of multidrug-resistant genitourinary Mycoplasma genitalium infection successfully eradicated with minocycline. International Journal of STD and AIDS 30:512-514, 2019.
  58. Totten, A.H., Leal, S.M., Jr., Ratliff, A.E.,  Xiao, L., Crabb, D.M.,Waites, K.B. Evaluation of ELITe InGenius® PCR for Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 57:e00287-19, 2019.
  59. Harrison, S.A., Olson, K.M., Ratliff, A.E., Xiao, L., Van Der Pol, B., Waites, K.B., Geisler, W.M. Mycoplasma genitalium co-infection in women with Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 46:e101-e104, 2019.
  60. Waites, K.B., Ratliff, A.E., Crabb, D.M., Xiao, L., Qin, X., Selvarangan, R., Tang, Y-W., Zheng, X., DienBard, J., Hong, T., Prichard, M., Brooks, E., Dallas, S., Duffy, L., Mixson, E., Fowler, K.B., Atkinson, T.P. Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in the United States as determined from a national surveillance program. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 57:e00968-19, 2019.
  61. Alishlash, A.S., Atkinson, T.P., Schlappi, C., Leal, S.M., Jr., Waites, K.B., Xiao. L. Mycoplasma pneumoniae carriage with de novo macrolide-resistance and breakthrough pneumonia. Pediatrics Epub ahead of print 2019.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Talkington, D.F., Waites, K.B. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and other human mycoplasmas. In: Bacterial Infections of Humans:  Epidemiology and Control. In: Brachman, P.S., Abrutin, E., eds. Springer Publications, pp. 519-541, 2009.
  2. Waites, K.B. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: Kiser, K., Payne, W., Taff, T.A., eds., Clinical Laboratory Microbiology, Pearson Education, Inc. pp. 670-683, 2010.
  3. Waites, K.B., Duffy, L.B., Schwartz, S., Talkington, D.F. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.In: Garcia, L., ed. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook, 3rd ed., ASM Press. pp. 3.15.1-3.15.17, 2010.
  4. Waites, K.B., Xiao. L., Paralanov, V., Glass, J.I. Ureaplasma, In: Liu, D., ed., Molecular Detection of Human Pathogens, Taylor and Francis, CRC Press. pp. 469-487, 2011.
  5. Waites, K.B. Taylor-Robinson, D. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: Versalovic, J., Carroll, K.C.,  Funke, G.,  Jorgensen, J.H.,  Landry, M., Warnock, D.W. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 10th ed., ASM Press. pp. 970-985, 2011.
  6. Waites, K.B., Duffy, L.B., Bébéar, C.M., Matlow, A., Talkington, D.F., Totten, P., Kenny, G., Shortridge, D., Bade, D., Zheng, X., Davidson, M., Watts, J., Brown, S.D. Methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing for human mycoplasmas; approved guideline M43-A. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne, PA. 2011.
  7. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L., Paralanov, V., Viscardi, R.M., Glass, J.I. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: McKee, M., de Fillipis, I., eds., Molecular Typing in Bacterial Infections, Humana Press. pp. 229-281, 2012.
  8. Baseman, J.B., Waites, K.B. Mycoplasma: Curiosity and pathogen. In: Engleberg, N.C., DiRita, V., Dermody, T.S., eds., Schaecter’s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 308-313, 2013.
  9. Waites, K.B., Bébéar, C.M. Chemotherapy of Mycoplasma Infections. In:  Nightingale, C.H., G. Gahan, eds., Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Springer Publishing. 2013.
  10. Waites, K.B., Lysynyansky, I., Bébéar, C.M. Antibiotic susceptibility testing and resistance in mycoplasmas of humans and animals. In: Browning, G., Citti, C., eds. Mollicutes Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis, Caister Academic Press. pp. 289-322, 2014.
  11. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and other mycoplasmas. In: Tang, Y-W, Liu, D., Poxton, I.R., Schwartzman, J.D., Sussman, M., Alonso, M., Versteeg-Buschman, L., eds., Molecular Medical Microbiology, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2014.
  12. Waites, K.B., Taylor-Robinson, D. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: Jorgensen, J, Pfaller, M, Carroll, K, Funke, G, Landry, M, Richter, S, Warnock, D.W. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th ed., ASM Press. pp. 1088-1105, 2015.
  13. Waites, K.B. Mycoplasma.In: Schlossberg, D., ed., Clinical Infectious Disease, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press. pp. 1076-1085, 2015.
  14. Waites, K.B.  Medically Relevant Mycoplasmas and Ureaplasmas. In: Tang, Y-W., ed. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, Elsevier, 2015.
  15. Waites, K.B. Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum infections. In: Kimberlin, D.W., Brady, M.T., Jackson, M.A., Long, S.S., eds. Red Book 2015 Report of the Committee of Infectious Diseases, 30th ed., American Academy of Pediatrics. pp. 845-846, 2015.
  16. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L., Duffy, L.B. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.In: Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook, 4th ed., ASM Press, 2016. In: Leber, A, ed. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook, 4th ed., ASM Press. pp. 3.15, 2016.
  17. Waites, K.B., Brown M.B., Simecka, J.W. Mycoplasmas. In: Detrick, B., Hamilton, R., and Folds, J., eds. Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology, 8th ed. ASM Press, pp. 444-452, 2016.
  18. Waites, K.B. and Bebear, C.M. Mycoplasma. In: Truant, A., Waites, K.B., Rennie, R., Bébéar , C.M., Tang, Y-W., eds., Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology, John Wiley and Sons,  pp. 195-213, 2016.
  19. Truant, A., Waites, K.B., Rennie, R., Bébéar, C.M., Tang, Y-W., eds. Commercial Methods in Clinical Microbiology, John Wiley and Sons. 2016.
  20. Waites, K.B., Duffy, L.B., Xiao, L. Detection of human mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas from clinical specimens by culture and PCR. In: Laber, Amy, ed. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook, 4th ed., ASM Press. Chapter 3.15., 2016.
  21. Viscardi, R.M., Waites, K.B. Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvumIn: Read, J.S. and Schliess, M.R. Congenital and Perinatal Infections. Oxford University Press, pp. 295-308, 2018.
  22. Waites, K.B. Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum infections. In: Kimberlin, D.W., Brady, M.T., Jackson, M.A., Long, S.S., eds. Red Book 2018-2021 Report of the Committee of Infectious Diseases, 31th ed., American Academy of Pediatrics. pp. 867-869, 2018.
  23. Waites, K.B., Bébéar, C.M. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: Carroll, K.C., Pfaller, M, Carroll, Landry, McAdam, A.J., Patel, R., M., Richter, S., Warnock, D.W. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 12th ed., ASM Press, pp. 1117-1136, 2019.
  24. Leal, A.M., Jr., Waites, K.B. Mycoplasma.In: Schlossberg, D., Cunha, C., eds., Clinical Infectious Disease, 3nd ed., Cambridge University Press. In press, 2019.
  25. Waites, K.B., Ambalavanan, N. Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma Infections. In: Up To Date, Wolters Kluwer Health, Waltham, MA. In press, 2019.
  26. Waites, K.B., Xiao, L., Viscardi, R.M., Leal, S.M., Jr., Glass, J.I. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. In: McKee, M., de Fillipis, I., eds., Molecular Typing in Bacterial Infections, 2nd Edition, Humana Press. In press, 2019.