Cassiana E Bittencourt

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Assistant Professor, Pathology
School of Medicine


M.D.

Phone: (714) 456-5439
Email: bittencc@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UCIMC, Bldg. 54
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Infectious disease histology, application of non-culture based methods
Publications
Bittencourt CE, Ha JP, Maitta RW. Re-examination of 30-day survival and relapse rates in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127744. PMID: 26000799.
 
Quan KA, Yim J, Merrill D, Khusbu U, Madey K, Dickey L, Dangodara AA, Rudkin SE, O'Brien M, Thompson D, Parekh N, Albers CG, Wilson WC, Thrupp L, Bittencourt CE, Huang SS, Gohil SK. Reductions in Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Rates Using Real-Time Automated Clinical Criteria Verification to Enforce Appropriate Testing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 05; 39(5):625-627. PMID: 29552992.
 
Lutgring JD, Bittencourt C, McElvania TeKippe E, Cavuoti D, Hollaway R, Burd EM. Evaluation of the Accelerate Pheno System: Results from Two Academic Medical Centers. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 04; 56(4). PMID: 29386262.
 
Kraft CS, Parrott JS, Cornish NE, Rubinstein ML, Weissfeld AS, McNult P, Nachamkin I, Humphries RM, Kirn TJ, Dien Bard J, Lutgring JD, Gullett JC, Bittencourt CE, Benson S, Bobenchik AM, Sautter RL, Baselski V, Atlas MC, Marlowe EM, Miller NS, Fischer M, Richter SS, Gilligan P, Snyder JW. A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) and Algorithms Including NAATs for the Diagnosis of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile in Adults. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2019 06 19; 32(3). PMID: 31142497.
 
Speiser L, Hsieh L, Huang SS, Bittencourt C, Forthal D. Brucellosis Presenting as Cholecystitis: A Case Report and Literature Review. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Oct; 6(10):ofz334. PMID: 31660329.
 
McKinnell JA, Singh RD, Miller LG, Kleinman K, Gussin G, He J, Saavedra R, Dutciuc TD, Estevez M, Chang J, Heim L, Yamaguchi S, Custodio H, Gohil SK, Park S, Tam S, Robinson PA, Tjoa T, Nguyen J, Evans KD, Bittencourt CE, Lee BY, Mueller LE, Bartsch SM, Jernigan JA, Slayton RB, Stone ND, Zahn M, Mor V, McConeghy K, Baier RR, Janssen L, O'Donnell K, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK, Coady MH, Bhattarai M, Peterson EM, Huang SS. The SHIELD Orange County Project: Multidrug-resistant Organism Prevalence in 21 Nursing Homes and Long-term Acute Care Facilities in Southern California. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 15; 69(9):1566-1573. PMID: 30753383.
 
Behtaj M, Zhu ML, Bittencourt CE, Ha JP, Maitta RW. Non-O blood group thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura patients take longer to recover as measured by number of therapeutic plasma exchanges needed for platelet recovery. Thromb Res. 2020 Jan; 185:78-84. PMID: 31778944.
Professional Societies
American Society for Microbiology
Southern California Branch of the American Society for Micro
College of American Pathologist
American Society of Clinical Pathology
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Last updated
04/14/2020