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Delayed Implantation of Pumped Kidneys Decreases Renal Allograft Futility in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation.

Lunsford KE, Agopian VG, Yi SG, Nguyen DTM, Graviss EA, Harlander-Locke MP, Saharia A, Kaldas FM, Mobley CM, Zarrinpar A, Hobeika M, Veale JL, Podder H, Farmer DG, Knight RJ, Danovitch GM, Gritsch HA, Li XC, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW, Gaber AO.

Transplantation. 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003040. [Epub ahead of print]


Preemptive pain-management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescriptions after benign minimally invasive foregut surgery.

Kim MP, Godoy C, Nguyen DT, Meisenbach LM, Chihara R, Chan EY, Graviss EA.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31351-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.056. [Epub ahead of print]


United States donation after circulatory death liver transplantation is driven by a few high-utilization transplant centers.

Hobeika MJ, Menser T, Nguyen DT, Beal LL, Zajac S, Graviss EA.

Am J Transplant. 2019 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15629. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Homelessness and Mortality Among Persons With Tuberculosis in Texas, 2010-2017.

Agarwal S, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA.

Public Health Rep. 2019 Nov/Dec;134(6):643-650. doi: 10.1177/0033354919874087. Epub 2019 Sep 20.


Rapid Tuberculosis Diagnosis Using Reporter Enzyme Fluorescence.

Sule P, Tilvawala R, Mustapha T, Hassounah H, Noormohamed A, Kundu S, Graviss EA, Walkup GK, Kong Y, Cirillo JD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Nov 22;57(12). pii: e01462-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01462-19. Print 2019 Dec.


Robotic and per-oral endoscopic myotomy have fewer technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy.

Ali AB, Khan NA, Nguyen DT, Chihara R, Chan EY, Graviss EA, Dunkin BJ, Kim MP.

Surg Endosc. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07093-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Comparing QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus with Other Tests To Diagnose Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection.

Venkatappa TK, Punnoose R, Katz DJ, Higgins MP, Banaei N, Graviss EA, Belknap RW, Ho CS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Oct 23;57(11). pii: e00985-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00985-19. Print 2019 Nov.


Robot-assisted hiatal hernia repair demonstrates favorable short-term outcomes compared to laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.

Soliman BG, Nguyen DT, Chan EY, Chihara RK, Meisenbach LM, Graviss EA, Kim MP.

Surg Endosc. 2019 Aug 5. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07055-8. [Epub ahead of print]


Prognostic Score Predicts Survival in HPV-Negative Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Patients.

Qian X, Nguyen DT, Dong Y, Sinikovic B, Kaufmann AM, Myers JN, Albers AE, Graviss EA.

Int J Biol Sci. 2019 May 12;15(7):1336-1344. doi: 10.7150/ijbs.33329. eCollection 2019.


Weight Gain after Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.

Knight RJ, Islam AK, Pham C, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Moore LW, Kagan A, Sadhu AR, Podder H, Gaber AO.

Transplantation. 2019 Jun 27. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002862. [Epub ahead of print]


Outcomes of Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) criteria: a single center experience.

Victor DW 3rd, Monsour HP Jr, Boktour M, Lunsford K, Balogh J, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, McFadden R, Divatia MK, Heyne K, Ankoma-Sey V, Egwim C, Galati J, Duchini A, Saharia A, Mobley C, Gaber AO, Ghobrial RM.

Transplantation. 2019 Jun 18. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002835. [Epub ahead of print]


Normal Reference Values and Reproducibility of Tricuspid Annulus Dimensions Using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Zhan Y, Debs D, Khan MA, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA, Shah DJ.

Am J Cardiol. 2019 Aug 15;124(4):594-598. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.05.019. Epub 2019 May 24.


Hot and Cold Spot Areas of Household Tuberculosis Transmission in Southern China: Effects of Socio-Economic Status and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotypes.

Cui Z, Lin D, Chongsuvivatwong V, Graviss EA, Chaiprasert A, Palittapongarnpim P, Lin M, Ou J, Zhao J.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 May 27;16(10). pii: E1863. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101863.


Texas tuberculosis research symposium 2018: Research and clinical collaboration within the State of Texas - Moving towards elimination of TB.

Dhandayuthapani S, Actor JK, Graviss EA.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S1. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 May 16. No abstract available.


Compounding effect of vitamin D3 diet, supplementation, and alcohol exposure on macrophage response to mycobacterium infection.

Gough ME, Graviss EA, Chen TA, Obasi EM, May EE.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S42-S58. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Apr 30.


The Houston Methodist Lung Transplant Risk Model: A Validated Tool for Pretransplant Risk Assessment.

Chan EY, Nguyen DT, Kaleekal TS, Goodarzi A, Graviss EA, Gaber AO; Houston Methodist Lung Outcomes Group.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct;108(4):1094-1100. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.108. Epub 2019 May 10.


Head and neck tuberculosis: Literature review and meta-analysis.

Qian X, Albers AE, Nguyen DTM, Dong Y, Zhang Y, Schreiber F, Sinikovic B, Bi X, Graviss EA.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S78-S88. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 May 3.


Diabetic trends and associated mortality in tuberculosis patients in Texas, a large population-based analysis.

Nguyen DT, Graviss EA.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S59-S65. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Apr 26.


Discordance between the QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube and QuantiFERON Gold Plus assays associated with country of birth TB incidence.

Agarwal S, Nguyen DT, Lew JD, Graviss EA.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S2-S10. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Apr 26.


An eight-year epidemiologic study of head and neck tuberculosis in Texas, USA.

Qian X, Nguyen DT, Albers AE, Dong Y, Lyu J, Meng QH, Bi X, Graviss EA.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 May;116S:S71-S77. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Apr 26.


Implication of Ventricular Assist Devices in Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation.

Guha A, Hannawi B, Cruz-Solbes AS, Nguyen DT, Bruckner BA, Trachtenberg B, Graviss EA, Bhimaraj A, Park M, Hussain I, MacGillivray TE, Suarez EE, Estep JD.

J Clin Med. 2019 Apr 26;8(5). pii: E572. doi: 10.3390/jcm8050572.


Chronic kidney disease in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in an urban cohort.

Brito RM, Nguyen DT, Johnson JR, Lai EJ, Castro RE, Albert AM, Barnes AS, Graviss EA, Suki WN.

PLoS One. 2019 Apr 17;14(4):e0215575. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215575. eCollection 2019.


Da Vinci Xi robot decreases the number of thoracotomy cases in pulmonary resection.

Kim MP, Nguyen DT, Meisenbach LM, Graviss EA, Chan EY.

J Thorac Dis. 2019 Jan;11(1):145-153. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.12.59.


Sensitivity and characteristics associated with positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold-Plus assay in children with confirmed tuberculosis.

Nguyen DT, Phan H, Trinh T, Nguyen H, Doan H, Pham N, Nguyen H, Nguyen H, Nguyen HV, Le HV, Nguyen N, Graviss EA.

PLoS One. 2019 Mar 4;14(3):e0213304. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213304. eCollection 2019.


Trends of tuberculosis meningitis and associated mortality in Texas, 2010-2017, a large population-based analysis.

Nguyen DT, Agarwal S, Graviss EA.

PLoS One. 2019 Feb 28;14(2):e0212729. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212729. eCollection 2019.


Ciprofloxacin for BK viremia prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients: Results of a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

Patel SJ, Knight RJ, Kuten SA, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Moore LW, Musick WL, Gaber AO.

Am J Transplant. 2019 Jun;19(6):1831-1837. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15328. Epub 2019 Apr 4.


The Impact of HIV Infection on TB Disparities Among US-Born Black and White Tuberculosis Patients in the United States.

Marks SM, Katz DJ, Davidow AL, Pagaoa MA, Teeter LD, Graviss EA.

J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000949. [Epub ahead of print]


Development and validation of a risk score to predict mortality during TB treatment in patients with TB-diabetes comorbidity.

Nguyen DT, Graviss EA.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 5;19(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3632-5.


Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Is There a Tumor Size Limit?

Daoud A, Teeter L, Ghobrial RM, Graviss EA, Mogawer S, Sholkamy A, El-Shazli M, Gaber AO.

Transplant Proc. 2018 Dec;50(10):3577-3581. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.04.038. Epub 2018 Apr 18.


Suitability of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate for Live Kidney Donor Selection.

Akhimiona CO, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA, Gaber AO, Suki WN.

Transplant Proc. 2018 Dec;50(10):3071-3075. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.09.013. Epub 2018 Sep 8.


Tuberculosis Transmission in Households and Classrooms of Adolescent Cases Compared to the Community in China.

Pan D, Lin M, Lan R, Graviss EA, Lin D, Liang D, Long X, Qin H, Huang L, Huang M, Chongsuvivatwong V.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 10;15(12). pii: E2803. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122803.


Retransplantation Outcomes at a Large Lung Transplantation Program.

Ren D, Kaleekal TS, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Sinha N, Goodarzi A, Agboli I, Suarez EE, Loebe M, Scheinin SA, Bruckner BA.

Transplant Direct. 2018 Oct 25;4(11):e404. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000844. eCollection 2018 Nov.


Blood Collection Technique May Affect QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Assay Results.

Agarwal S, Nguyen DT, Lew JD, Graviss EA.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Feb;16(2):275-276. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201804-239RL. No abstract available.


Performance and variability of QuantiFERON Gold Plus assay associated with phlebotomy type.

Agarwal S, Nguyen DT, Lew JD, Graviss EA.

PLoS One. 2018 Nov 19;13(11):e0207892. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207892. eCollection 2018.


Evaluating an Education Program to Reduce Indeterminate QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube Results.

Agarwal S, Nguyen DT, Lew JD, Campbell B, Graviss EA.

Tuberc Res Treat. 2018 Oct 11;2018:7906846. doi: 10.1155/2018/7906846. eCollection 2018.


Adolescent tuberculosis associated with tuberculosis exposure in classrooms and dorm rooms in Guangxi, China.

Pan D, Lan R, Graviss EA, Lin D, Liang D, McNeil E, Lin M, Chongsuvivatwong V.

Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;78:8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.019. Epub 2018 Sep 26.


Association of methacholine challenge test with diagnosis of chronic lung allograft dysfunction in lung transplant patients.

Siddiqui AS, Kumar G, Majumdar T, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Goodarzi A, Kaleekal T.

Clin Transplant. 2018 Oct;32(10):e13397. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13397. Epub 2018 Sep 15.


Emerging outbreaks associated with conflict and failing healthcare systems in the Middle East.

Raad II, Chaftari AM, Dib RW, Graviss EA, Hachem R.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1230-1236. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.177. Epub 2018 Aug 13. Review.


Computed tomography criteria for the use of advanced localization techniques in minimally invasive thoracoscopic lung resection.

Kim MP, Nguyen DT, Chan EY, Meisenbach LM, Kopas LM, Graviss EA, Lumsden AB, Gupta N.

J Thorac Dis. 2018 Jun;10(6):3390-3398. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.05.54.


Unexplained fever after pancreas transplantation.

Klasek R, Kuten SA, Patel SJ, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Hobeika MJ, Gaber OA, Podder H, Knight RJ.

Clin Transplant. 2018 Sep;32(9):e13351. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13351. Epub 2018 Aug 11.


Chlorhexidine bathing and Clostridium difficile infection in a surgical intensive care unit.

Bui LN, Swan JT, Shirkey BA, Olsen RJ, Long SW, Graviss EA.

J Surg Res. 2018 Aug;228:107-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.02.063. Epub 2018 Apr 3.


Risk factors for extrapulmonary dissemination of tuberculosis and associated mortality during treatment for extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

Qian X, Nguyen DT, Lyu J, Albers AE, Bi X, Graviss EA.

Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Jun 6;7(1):102. doi: 10.1038/s41426-018-0106-1.


Schistosomiasis Induces Persistent DNA Methylation and Tuberculosis-Specific Immune Changes.

DiNardo AR, Nishiguchi T, Mace EM, Rajapakshe K, Mtetwa G, Kay A, Maphalala G, Secor WE, Mejia R, Orange JS, Coarfa C, Bhalla KN, Graviss EA, Mandalakas AM, Makedonas G.

J Immunol. 2018 Jul 1;201(1):124-133. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800101. Epub 2018 May 11.


Influence of Seasonality and Circulating Cytokines on Serial QuantiFERON Discordances.

Griffin ML, Agarwal S, Murphy MZ, Teeter LD, Graviss EA.

Tuberc Res Treat. 2018 Mar 12;2018:6731207. doi: 10.1155/2018/6731207. eCollection 2018.


Diagnostic and Treatment Monitoring Potential of A Stool-Based Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

DiNardo AR, Kay AW, Maphalala G, Harris NM, Fung C, Mtetwa G, Ustero P, Dlamini S, Ha N, Graviss EA, Mejia R, Mandalakas AM.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Aug;99(2):310-316. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0004. Epub 2018 Apr 19.


Conversion from tacrolimus-mycophenolate mofetil to tacrolimus-mTOR immunosuppression after kidney-pancreas transplantation reduces the incidence of both BK and CMV viremia.

Knight RJ, Graviss EA, Nguyen DT, Kuten SA, Patel SJ, Gaber L, Gaber AO.

Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun;32(6):e13265. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13265. Epub 2018 May 12.


Prognostic score to predict mortality during TB treatment in TB/HIV co-infected patients.

Nguyen DT, Jenkins HE, Graviss EA.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 16;13(4):e0196022. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196022. eCollection 2018.


Development and validation of a prognostic score to predict tuberculosis mortality.

Nguyen DT, Graviss EA.

J Infect. 2018 Oct;77(4):283-290. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.02.009. Epub 2018 Apr 9.


Liver transplantation for locally advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma treated with neoadjuvant therapy: a prospective case-series.

Lunsford KE, Javle M, Heyne K, Shroff RT, Abdel-Wahab R, Gupta N, Mobley CM, Saharia A, Victor DW, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA, Kaseb AO, McFadden RS, Aloia TA, Conrad C, Li XC, Monsour HP, Gaber AO, Vauthey JN, Ghobrial RM; Methodist–MD Anderson Joint Cholangiocarcinoma Collaborative Committee (MMAJCCC).

Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 May;3(5):337-348. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30045-1. Epub 2018 Mar 13. Erratum in: Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;3(6):e3.


Tuberculosis Mortality in the United States: Epidemiology and Prevention Opportunities.

Beavers SF, Pascopella L, Davidow AL, Mangan JM, Hirsch-Moverman YR, Golub JE, Blumberg HM, Webb RM, Royce RA, Buskin SE, Leonard MK, Weinfurter PC, Belknap RW, Hughes SE, Warkentin JV, Welbel SF, Miller TL, Kundipati SR, Lauzardo M, Barry PM, Katz DJ, Garrett DO, Graviss EA, Flood JM; Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Feb 28. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201705-405OC. [Epub ahead of print]

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