Lyman Barth Reller, MD

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 2616 McDowell Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 971-5669
Email address barth.reller@duke.edu

To develop and to evaluate procedures and protocols that support, enhance, and extend the ability of the clinical laboratories to carry out effectively their primary service and teaching responsibilities as relates to detection of sepsis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Education and Training

  • Professor, Medicine, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1982 - 1988
  • Asociate Professor, Medicine, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1977 - 1982
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1973 - 1977
  • Fellow, Clinical Microbiology, University of Washington, 1972 - 1973
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, 1971 - 1972
  • Resident, Medicine, University of Washington, 1970 - 1971
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Center for Disease Control, 1968 - 1970
  • Resident, Medicine, University of Washington, 1967 - 1968
  • Intern, Medicine, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1966 - 1967
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1966

Publications

Pericàs, JM, Messina, JA, Garcia-de-la-Mària, C, Park, L, Sharma-Kuinkel, BK, Marco, F, Wray, D, Kanafani, ZA, Carugati, M, Durante-Mangoni, E, Tattevin, P, Chu, VH, Moreno, A, Fowler, VG, Miró, JM, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Microbiology Investigators, . "Influence of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration on the outcome of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus left-sided infective endocarditis treated with antistaphylococcal β-lactam antibiotics: a prospective cohort study by the International Collaboration on Endocarditis." Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 544-549.

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28159672
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Doern, CD, Mirrett, S, Halstead, D, Abid, J, Okada, P, and Reller, LB. "Controlled clinical comparison of new pediatric medium with adsorbent polymeric beads (PF Plus) versus charcoal-containing PF medium in the BacT/alert blood culture system." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52, no. 6 (June 2014): 1898-1900.

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Kirn, TJ, Mirrett, S, Reller, LB, and Weinstein, MP. "Controlled clinical comparison of BacT/alert FA plus and FN plus blood culture media with BacT/alert FA and FN blood culture media." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52, no. 3 (March 2014): 839-843.

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Schuetz, AN, Brasso, WB, Crandon, JL, Hardy, DJ, Jenkins, SG, Jones, RN, Knapp, CC, and Reller, LB. "Cefazolin as a class representative for oral cephalosporins and uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by indicated Enterobacteriaceae." Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 77, no. 4 (December 1, 2013): 381-382. (Letter)

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Caliendo, AM, Gilbert, DN, Ginocchio, CC, Hanson, KE, May, L, Quinn, TC, Tenover, FC, Alland, D, Blaschke, AJ, Bonomo, RA, Carroll, KC, Ferraro, MJ, Hirschhorn, LR, Joseph, WP, Karchmer, T, MacIntyre, AT, Reller, LB, Jackson, AF, and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), . "Better tests, better care: improved diagnostics for infectious diseases." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 57 Suppl 3 (December 2013): S139-S170. (Review)

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Schuetz, AN, Brasso, WB, Crandon, JL, Hardy, DJ, Jenkins, SG, Jones, RN, Knapp, CC, Reller, LB, and Ad Hoc Oral Cephalosporin Working Group of the Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of the CLSI, . "Cefazolin as a class representative for oral cephalosporins and uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by indicated Enterobacteriaceae." Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 77, no. 4 (December 2013): 381-382. (Letter)

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Bhowmick, T, Mirrett, S, Reller, LB, Price, C, Qi, C, Weinstein, MP, and Kirn, TJ. "Controlled multicenter evaluation of a bacteriophage-based method for rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus in positive blood cultures." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51, no. 4 (April 2013): 1226-1230.

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Crump, JA, Ramadhani, HO, Morrissey, AB, Saganda, W, Mwako, MS, Yang, L-Y, Chow, S-C, Njau, BN, Mushi, GS, Maro, VP, Reller, LB, and Bartlett, JA. "Bacteremic disseminated tuberculosis in sub-saharan Africa: a prospective cohort study." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 55, no. 2 (July 2012): 242-250.

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22511551
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Millender, TW, Reller, LB, Meekins, LC, and Afshari, NA. "Streptococcal pharyngitis leading to corneal ulceration." Ocul Immunol Inflamm 20, no. 2 (April 2012): 143-144. (Letter)

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Crump, JA, Tuohy, MJ, Morrissey, AB, Ramadhani, HO, Njau, BN, Maro, VP, Reller, LB, and Procop, GW. "Performance of nucleic acid amplification following extraction of 5 milliliters of whole blood for diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteremia." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50, no. 1 (January 2012): 138-141.

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22031703
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