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Initiation of maintenance hemodialysis through central venous catheters: study of patients' perceptions based on a structured questionnaire.

Tang TT, Levin ML, Ahya SN, Boobes K, Hasan MH.

BMC Nephrol. 2019 Jul 17;20(1):270. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1422-y.


Frequent Prescribed Fires Can Reduce Risk of Tick-borne Diseases.

Gleim ER, Zemtsova GE, Berghaus RD, Levin ML, Conner M, Yabsley MJ.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 10;9(1):9974. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46377-4.


Rickettsiales in Ticks Removed from Outdoor Workers, Southwest Georgia and Northwest Florida, USA.

Gleim ER, Conner LM, Zemtsova GE, Levin ML, Wong P, Pfaff MA, Yabsley MJ.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 May;25(5):1019-1021. doi: 10.3201/eid2505.180438.


Extensive Ethnic Variation and Linkage Disequilibrium at the FCGR2/3 Locus: Different Genetic Associations Revealed in Kawasaki Disease.

Nagelkerke SQ, Tacke CE, Breunis WB, Tanck MWT, Geissler J, Png E, Hoang LT, van der Heijden J, Naim ANM, Yeung RSM, Levin ML, Wright VJ, Burgner DP, Ponsonby AL, Ellis JA, Cimaz R, Shimizu C, Burns JC, Fijnvandraat K, van der Schoot CE, van den Berg TK, de Boer M, Davila S, Hibberd ML, Kuijpers TW; International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium.

Front Immunol. 2019 Mar 21;10:185. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00185. eCollection 2019.


Effects of Rickettsia amblyommatis Infection on the Vector Competence of Amblyomma americanum Ticks for Rickettsia rickettsii.

Levin ML, Schumacher LBM, Snellgrove A.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Nov;18(11):579-587. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2284. Epub 2018 Aug 10.


The Unpredictability of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy: An Illustrative Case Report.

Levin ML, Ahya S.

Case Rep Nephrol Dial. 2018 Jun 1;8(2):103-106. doi: 10.1159/000489773. eCollection 2018 May-Aug.


Vector competence of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) for Rickettsia rickettsii.

Levin ML, Zemtsova GE, Killmaster LF, Snellgrove A, Schumacher LBM.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017 Jun;8(4):615-622. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.04.006. Epub 2017 Apr 12.


Unique Strain of Rickettsia parkeri Associated with the Hard Tick Dermacentor parumapertus Neumann in the Western United States.

Paddock CD, Allerdice MEJ, Karpathy SE, Nicholson WL, Levin ML, Smith TC, Becker T, Delph RJ, Knight RN, Ritter JM, Sanders JH, Goddard J.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Apr 17;83(9). pii: e03463-16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03463-16. Print 2017 May 1.


Assessment of Domestic Goats as Models for Experimental and Natural Infection with the North American Isolate of Rickettsia slovaca.

Lukovsky-Akhsanov N, Keating MK, Spivey P, Lathrop GW Jr, Powell N, Levin ML.

PLoS One. 2016 Oct 14;11(10):e0165007. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165007. eCollection 2016.


Manual for maintenance of multi-host ixodid ticks in the laboratory.

Levin ML, Schumacher LB.

Exp Appl Acarol. 2016 Nov;70(3):343-367. Epub 2016 Sep 20. Review.


Comparative value of blood and skin samples for diagnosis of spotted fever group rickettsial infection in model animals.

Levin ML, Snellgrove AN, Zemtsova GE.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016 Jul;7(5):1029-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 May 26.


Diapause in ticks of the medically important Ixodes ricinus species complex.

Gray JS, Kahl O, Lane RS, Levin ML, Tsao JI.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016 Jul;7(5):992-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 May 17.


Isolation and Short-Term Persistence of Ehrlichia ewingii in Cell Culture.

Killmaster LF, Levin ML.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Jul;16(7):445-8. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1938. Epub 2016 May 26.


Diagnosis and Management of Tickborne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Anaplasmosis - United States.

Biggs HM, Behravesh CB, Bradley KK, Dahlgren FS, Drexler NA, Dumler JS, Folk SM, Kato CY, Lash RR, Levin ML, Massung RF, Nadelman RB, Nicholson WL, Paddock CD, Pritt BS, Traeger MS.

MMWR Recomm Rep. 2016 May 13;65(2):1-44. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.rr6502a1.


Phylogeography of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and its relationships with climatic factors.

Zemtsova GE, Apanaskevich DA, Reeves WK, Hahn M, Snellgrove A, Levin ML.

Exp Appl Acarol. 2016 Jun;69(2):191-203. doi: 10.1007/s10493-016-0035-4. Epub 2016 Mar 22.


Co-Feeding Transmission of the Ehrlichia muris-Like Agent to Mice (Mus musculus).

Karpathy SE, Allerdice ME, Sheth M, Dasch GA, Levin ML.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Mar;16(3):145-50. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1878. Epub 2016 Jan 29.


First Report of Rickettsia Identical to R. slovaca in Colony-Originated D. variabilis in the United States: Detection, Laboratory Animal Model, and Vector Competence of Ticks.

Zemtsova GE, Killmaster LF, Montgomery M, Schumacher L, Burrows M, Levin ML.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Feb;16(2):77-84. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1844. Epub 2016 Jan 25.


Isolation of a Rickettsia slovaca-Like Agent from Dermacentor variabilis Ticks in Vero Cell Culture.

Killmaster LF, Zemtsova GE, Montgomery M, Schumacher L, Burrows M, Levin ML.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Jan;16(1):61-2. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1860. Epub 2016 Jan 15.


Panola Mountain Ehrlichia in Amblyomma maculatum From the United States and Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) From the Caribbean and Africa.

Loftis AD, Kelly PJ, Paddock CD, Blount K, Johnson JW, Gleim ER, Yabsley MJ, Levin ML, Beati L.

J Med Entomol. 2016 May;53(3):696-698. Epub 2016 Jan 7.


Physician Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury.

Yamout H, Levin ML, Rosa RM, Myrie K, Westergaard S.

Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):1001-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.04.017. Epub 2015 Apr 23.


Suicide ideation and bullying among US adolescents: examining the intersections of sexual orientation, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Mueller AS, James W, Abrutyn S, Levin ML.

Am J Public Health. 2015 May;105(5):980-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302391. Epub 2015 Mar 19.


Relative sensitivity of conventional and real-time PCR assays for detection of SFG Rickettsia in blood and tissue samples from laboratory animals.

Zemtsova GE, Montgomery M, Levin ML.

PLoS One. 2015 Jan 21;10(1):e0116658. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116658. eCollection 2015.


The effect of malpractice reform on emergency department care.

Levin ML.

N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 8;372(2):191. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1413881. No abstract available.


Clinical presentation, convalescence, and relapse of rocky mountain spotted fever in dogs experimentally infected via tick bite.

Levin ML, Killmaster LF, Zemtsova GE, Ritter JM, Langham G.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 26;9(12):e115105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115105. eCollection 2014.


The phenology of ticks and the effects of long-term prescribed burning on tick population dynamics in southwestern Georgia and northwestern Florida.

Gleim ER, Conner LM, Berghaus RD, Levin ML, Zemtsova GE, Yabsley MJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Nov 6;9(11):e112174. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112174. eCollection 2014.


Effects of homologous and heterologous immunization on the reservoir competence of domestic dogs for Rickettsia conorii (israelensis).

Levin ML, Zemtsova GE, Montgomery M, Killmaster LF.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2014 Feb;5(1):33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2013.07.010. Epub 2013 Nov 5.


Afebrile spotted fever group Rickettsia infection after a bite from a Dermacentor variabilis tick infected with Rickettsia montanensis.

McQuiston JH, Zemtsova G, Perniciaro J, Hutson M, Singleton J, Nicholson WL, Levin ML.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 Dec;12(12):1059-61. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1078. Epub 2012 Nov 15.


Outcomes and native renal recovery following simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation.

Levitsky J, Baker T, Ahya SN, Levin ML, Friedewald J, Gallon L, Ho B, Skaro A, Krupp J, Wang E, Spies SM, Salomon DR, Abecassis MM.

Am J Transplant. 2012 Nov;12(11):2949-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04182.x. Epub 2012 Jul 3.


Detection of a novel spotted fever group Rickettsia in the gophertortoise tick.

Zemtsova GE, Gleim E, Yabsley MJ, Conner LM, Mann T, Brown MD, Wendland L, Levin ML.

J Med Entomol. 2012 May;49(3):783-6.


Crossbreeding between different geographical populations of the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae).

Levin ML, Studer E, Killmaster L, Zemtsova G, Mumcuoglu KY.

Exp Appl Acarol. 2012 Sep;58(1):51-68. doi: 10.1007/s10493-012-9561-x. Epub 2012 Apr 21.


Experimental infection by capillary tube feeding of Rhipicephalus sanguineus with Bartonella vinsonii subspecies berkhoffii.

Billeter SA, Kasten RW, Killmaster LF, Breitschwerdt EB, Levin ML, Levy MG, Kosoy MY, Chomel BB.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;35(1):9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cimid.2011.09.004. Epub 2011 Nov 5.


Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) as reservoir hosts for Rickettsia conorii.

Levin ML, Killmaster LF, Zemtsova GE.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 Jan;12(1):28-33. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0684. Epub 2011 Sep 16.


Vector competence of the tick Ixodes ricinus for transmission of Bartonella birtlesii.

Reis C, Cote M, Le Rhun D, Lecuelle B, Levin ML, Vayssier-Taussat M, Bonnet SI.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5(5):e1186. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001186. Epub 2011 May 31.


Co-feeding as a route for transmission of Rickettsia conorii israelensis between Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks.

Zemtsova G, Killmaster LF, Mumcuoglu KY, Levin ML.

Exp Appl Acarol. 2010 Dec;52(4):383-92. doi: 10.1007/s10493-010-9375-7. Epub 2010 Jun 30.


Spotted fever rickettsiae, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, in ticks from peridomestic environments in Panama.

Eremeeva ME, Karpathy SE, Levin ML, Caballero CM, Bermudez S, Dasch GA, Motta JA.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Dec;15 Suppl 2:12-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02638.x. Epub 2009 May 18. No abstract available.


Incongruent effects of two isolates of Rickettsia conorii on the survival of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks.

Levin ML, Killmaster L, Zemtsova G, Grant D, Mumcuoglu KY, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA.

Exp Appl Acarol. 2009 Dec;49(4):347-59. doi: 10.1007/s10493-009-9268-9. Epub 2009 May 7.


Effects of Rickettsia conorii infection on the survival of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks.

Levin ML, Killmaster L, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Dec;15 Suppl 2:277-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02234.x. Epub 2009 Mar 13. No abstract available.


A sustained-release formulation of doxycycline hyclate (Atridox) prevents simultaneous infection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by tick bite.

Zeidner NS, Massung RF, Dolan MC, Dadey E, Gabitzsch E, Dietrich G, Levin ML.

J Med Microbiol. 2008 Apr;57(Pt 4):463-8. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.47535-0.


Two USA Ehrlichia spp. cause febrile illness in goats.

Loftis AD, Levin ML, Spurlock JP.

Vet Microbiol. 2008 Aug 25;130(3-4):398-402. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.01.010. Epub 2008 Feb 2.


Isolation and propagation of the Ap-Variant 1 strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in a tick cell line.

Massung RF, Levin ML, Munderloh UG, Silverman DJ, Lynch MJ, Gaywee JK, Kurtti TJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jul;45(7):2138-43. Epub 2007 May 2.


Infection of a goat with a tick-transmitted Ehrlichia from Georgia, U.S.A., that is closely related to Ehrlichia ruminantium.

Loftis AD, Reeves WK, Spurlock JP, Mahan SM, Troughton DR, Dasch GA, Levin ML.

J Vector Ecol. 2006 Dec;31(2):213-23.


Isolation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum strain Ap-variant 1 in a tick-derived cell line.

Massung RF, Levin ML, Munderloh UG, Silverman DJ, Lynch MJ, Kurtti TJ.

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Oct;1078:541-4.


Reservoir competency of goats for Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Massung RF, Levin ML, Miller NJ, Mather TN.

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Oct;1078:476-8.


Prophylactic use of sustained-release doxycycline blocks tick-transmitted infection by Anaplasma phagocytophilum in a murine model.

Massung RF, Zeidner NS, Dolan MC, Roellig D, Gabitzsch E, Troughton DR, Levin ML.

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1063:436-8.


Reservoir competency of goats for the Ap-variant 1 strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Massung RF, Mather TN, Levin ML.

Infect Immun. 2006 Feb;74(2):1373-5.


Rocky Mountain spotted fever from an unexpected tick vector in Arizona.

Demma LJ, Traeger MS, Nicholson WL, Paddock CD, Blau DM, Eremeeva ME, Dasch GA, Levin ML, Singleton J Jr, Zaki SR, Cheek JE, Swerdlow DL, McQuiston JH.

N Engl J Med. 2005 Aug 11;353(6):587-94.

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