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Code Rewrite

Hello everyone, I decided it was time to clean up the code a bit. I deployed the new software a few minutes ago, so I figured I would release a statement. There was nothing inherently wrong with the code as it was. Functionally, you should not see any change at all. However, with a little …

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ASHEX Overview and Walkthrough Video

In the spirit of conference time and this month’s increased usage, I put together a little video. It doesn’t start until about 25 seconds as it was recorded via livestream. I hope it’s instructive and enjoyable. ~Adam

Mobile Friendly Form

Hello Microbiology Friends, It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since I last gave a status update on ASHEX. I have made a more touchscreen-friendly version of the NFB ID form. I have also created a link that will allow you to bypass the main site (which can be quite …

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The Cloud Grows – Say hello to the MAGI…

Having trouble pinning an unknown to a point on the GNNFB-Enterics-Vibrio spectrum? Allow me to introduce you to the SAVE MAGI. This program uses a trio of 18-test matrices to point users to one of the individual WIPs for the likeliest final identification. Just enter the results of the 18 tests and Melchior, Balthazar, and …

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AID Cloud Report

In the week since the AID Cloud was announced, has received over 2000 hits from at least a dozen countries. The WIPs have been accessed at least 1200 times in that time frame as well. I hope these tools continue to assist the medical community. ~A.P. Schreckenberger

App Identification (AID) Cloud

Dear Microbiology Friends, In the past week, has introduced the ASHEX WIP – an online tool that helps identify gram-negative, non-fermenting bacilli (GNNFB). Over the course of the last few days, with the help of Brent Barrett, Enterobacteria and Vibrio species WIPs have been developed. Together, with the ASHEX WIP, these programs mark the …

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WIP Announced

Paraphrased from my dad’s email to CLINMICRONET: Dear Colleagues, I want to inform you of a new tool for identification of glucose non-fermenting gram-negative bacilli that is available as freeware at This is a computer assisted probability program created by my son Adam, that is linked to the non-fermenter database that I have developed …

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The WIP has been updated to now list modal scores as well. In addition, if the Modal Score falls below the 1.0 threshold, it will display the anomalous results of the top candidate specimen.

ASHEX Web ID Program

For those who have trouble downloading programs or have systems incompatible with PIBWin, I have designed a web-based application that will compute ID probabilities without the need to download anything. Click the ‘WIP’ link at the top of the page to access the new ASHEX WIP!

ASHEX12X released on January 9, 2012

Hello followers! I am pleased to announce the release of the ASHEX12X matrix. The current version represents 815 clinical isolates of gram-negative, glucose non-fermenting strains. The matrix has the ability to identify 88 organisms. 30 of these have met the 10 isolate criterion established in 2004, and an additional 30 are represented by at …

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