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Distinct Genomic Features in a Retrospective Cohort of Mucosal, Acral and Vulvovaginal Melanomas.

Shi K, Zhang B, Kong BY, Zhang Y, Igartua C, Mohan LS, Quan VL, Panah E, Isales MC, Beaubier N, Taxter TJ, White KP, Zou L, Gerami P.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul 12. pii: S0190-9622(19)32374-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.07.017. [Epub ahead of print]


The role of gene fusions in melanocytic neoplasms.

Quan VL, Panah E, Zhang B, Shi K, Mohan LS, Gerami P.

J Cutan Pathol. 2019 Jun 1. doi: 10.1111/cup.13521. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Can pneumococcal meningitis surveillance be used to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on total invasive pneumococcal disease? A case-study from South Africa, 2005-2016.

Kleynhans J, Cohen C, McMorrow M, Tempia S, Crowther-Gibson P, Quan V, de Gouveia L, von Gottberg A; for GERMS-SA.

Vaccine. 2019 May 7. pii: S0264-410X(19)30590-0. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.04.090. [Epub ahead of print]


Impact of abstinence and of reducing illicit drug use without abstinence on HIV viral load.

Nance RM, Trejo MEP, Whitney BM, Delaney JAC, Altice F, Beckwith CG, Chander G, Chandler R, Christopoulous K, Cunningham C, Cunningham WE, Del Rio C, Donovan D, Eron JJ, Fredericksen RJ, Kahana S, Kitahata MM, Kronmal R, Kuo I, Kurth A, Mathews WC, Mayer KH, Moore RD, Mugavero MJ, Ouellet LJ, Quan VM, Saag MS, Simoni JM, Springer S, Strand L, Taxman F, Young JD, Crane HM.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 17. pii: ciz299. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz299. [Epub ahead of print]


The relationship between health-related variables and increases in smoking among recently diagnosed HIV+ people who inject drugs in Vietnam.

Chockalingam L, Pence B, Frangakis CE, Ha TV, Latkin CA, Sripaipan T, Quan VM, Go VF.

Addict Behav. 2019 Aug;95:118-124. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.03.008. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Neonates Prior to Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Use in South Africa: 2003-2008.

Moodley K, Coovadia YM, Cohen C, Meiring S, Lengana S, De Gouveia L, von Mollendorf C, Crowther-Gibson P, Quan V, Eley B, Reubenson G, Nana T, von Gottberg A.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Apr;38(4):424-430. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002096.


Risk factors for bacterial zoonotic pathogens in acutely febrile patients in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Berrian AM, Martínez-López B, Quan V, Conrad PA, van Rooyen J, Simpson GJG, Frean J, Weyer J, Rossouw J, Knobel D, Blumberg L.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2019 Aug;66(5):458-469. doi: 10.1111/zph.12577. Epub 2019 Mar 11.


Activating Structural Alterations in MAPK Genes Are Distinct Genetic Drivers in a Unique Subgroup Of Spitzoid Neoplasms.

Quan VL, Zhang B, Mohan LS, Shi K, Isales MC, Panah E, Taxter TJ, Beaubier N, White K, Gerami P.

Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Apr;43(4):538-548. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001213.


Distinct Genomic Patterns in Pigmented Epithelioid Melanocytoma: A Molecular and Histologic Analysis of 16 Cases.

Isales MC, Mohan LS, Quan VL, Garfield EM, Zhang B, Shi K, Arva N, Beaubier N, Yazdan P, White K, Taxter TJ, Gerami P.

Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Apr;43(4):480-488. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001195.


Anti-cholinergic burden and patient related clinical outcomes in an emergency general surgical setting.

Ablett AD, Browning A, Quan V, Tay HS, McCormack C, Carter B, Hewitt J, Myint PK; Older Persons Surgical Outcomes Collaboration.

Asian J Surg. 2019 Apr;42(4):527-534. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.10.005. Epub 2018 Nov 10.


Approaches for creating comparable measures of alcohol use symptoms: Harmonization with eight studies of criminal justice populations.

Hussong AM, Gottfredson NC, Bauer DJ, Curran PJ, Haroon M, Chandler R, Kahana SY, Delaney JAC, Altice FL, Beckwith CG, Feaster DJ, Flynn PM, Gordon MS, Knight K, Kuo I, Ouellet LJ, Quan VM, Seal DW, Springer SA.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jan 1;194:59-68. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.10.003. Epub 2018 Oct 23.


Depressive Symptoms at HIV Testing and Two-Year All-Cause Mortality Among Men Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam.

Levintow SN, Pence BW, Ha TV, Le Minh N, Sripaipan T, Latkin CA, Vu PT, Quan VM, Frangakis C, Go VF.

AIDS Behav. 2019 Mar;23(3):609-616. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2318-8.


Declining incidence of invasive meningococcal disease in South Africa: 2003-2016.

Meiring S, Cohen C, de Gouveia L, du Plessis M, Kularatne R, Hoosen A, Lekalakala R, Lengana S, Seetharam S, Naicker P, Quan V, Reubenson G, Tempia S, von Mollendorf C, von Gottberg A; GERMS-SA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy914. [Epub ahead of print]


The role of TERT promoter mutations in differentiating recurrent nevi from recurrent melanomas: A retrospective, case-control study.

Walton KE, Garfield EM, Zhang B, Quan VL, Shi K, Mohan LS, Haugh AM, VandenBoom T, Yazdan P, Isales MC, Panah E, Gerami P.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Mar;80(3):685-693. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.030. Epub 2018 Oct 1.


Clinical and dermoscopic features of cutaneous BAP1-inactivated melanocytic tumors: Results of a multicenter case-control study by the International Dermoscopy Society.

Yélamos O, Navarrete-Dechent C, Marchetti MA, Rogers T, Apalla Z, Bahadoran P, Blázquez-Sánchez N, Busam K, Carrera C, Dusza SW, de la Fouchardière A, Ferrara G, Gerami P, Kittler H, Lallas A, Malvehy J, Millán-Cayetano JF, Nelson KC, Quan VL, Puig S, Stevens H, Thomas L, Marghoob AA.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun;80(6):1585-1593. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.014. Epub 2018 Sep 20.


Genomic Fusions in Pigmented Spindle Cell Nevus of Reed.

VandenBoom T, Quan VL, Zhang B, Garfield EM, Kong BY, Isales MC, Panah E, Igartua C, Taxter T, Beaubier N, White K, Gerami P.

Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Aug;42(8):1042-1051. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001074.


Immunohistochemical and molecular analysis of spitzoid neoplasms with pulverocyte subclones.

Amin SM, Haugh AM, Bubley JA, Verzì AE, Merkel EA, Lee CY, Quan VL, Garfield EM, Sholl LM, Zhang B, Gerami P.

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2018 Oct;43(7):782-789. doi: 10.1111/ced.13556. Epub 2018 May 20.


Histomorphologic spectrum of germline-related and sporadic BAP1-inactivated melanocytic tumors.

Garfield EM, Walton KE, Quan VL, VandenBoom T, Zhang B, Kong BY, Isales MC, Panah E, Kim G, Gerami P.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep;79(3):525-534. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.05.005. Epub 2018 May 10.


Prevalence of Selected Zoonotic Diseases and Risk Factors at a Human-Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Simpson GJG, Quan V, Frean J, Knobel DL, Rossouw J, Weyer J, Marcotty T, Godfroid J, Blumberg LH.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Jun;18(6):303-310. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2158. Epub 2018 Apr 17.


Physiologic anisocoria under various lighting conditions.

Steck RP, Kong M, McCray KL, Quan V, Davey PG.

Clin Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 4;12:85-89. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S147019. eCollection 2018.


Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among HIV-positive men who inject drugs in Vietnam.

Levintow SN, Pence BW, Ha TV, Minh NL, Sripaipan T, Latkin CA, Vu PT, Quan VM, Frangakis C, Go VF.

PLoS One. 2018 Jan 24;13(1):e0191548. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191548. eCollection 2018.


An Unusual Cause of Exercise-Induced Acute Kidney Injury.

Quan V, Ali O, Pavelcova K, Harris F, Stiburkova B.

Am J Med. 2018 Apr;131(4):e145-e146. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.10.053. Epub 2017 Nov 22. No abstract available.


The diagnostic value and histologic correlate of distinct patterns of shiny white streaks for the diagnosis of melanoma: A retrospective, case-control study.

Verzi AE, Quan VL, Walton KE, Martini MC, Marghoob AA, Garfield EM, Kong BY, Isales MC, VandenBoom T, Zhang B, West DP, Gerami P.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 May;78(5):913-919. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.11.021. Epub 2017 Nov 11.


Characteristics of persons who inject drugs and who witness opioid overdoses in Vietnam: a cross-sectional analysis to inform future overdose prevention programs.

Blackburn NA, Lancaster KE, Ha TV, Latkin CA, Miller WC, Frangakis C, Chu VA, Sripaipan T, Quan VM, Minh NL, Vu PT, Go VF.

Harm Reduct J. 2017 Sep 7;14(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s12954-017-0188-4.


Distinct Patterns of Acral Melanoma Based on Site and Relative Sun Exposure.

Haugh AM, Zhang B, Quan VL, Garfield EM, Bubley JA, Kudalkar E, Verzi AE, Walton K, VandenBoom T, Merkel EA, Lee CY, Tan T, Isales MC, Kong BY, Wenzel AT, Bunick CG, Choi J, Sosman J, Gerami P.

J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Feb;138(2):384-393. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.08.022. Epub 2017 Sep 1.


A small proportion of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, compared to healthcare-associated cases, in two South African provinces.

Perovic O, Singh-Moodley A, Govender NP, Kularatne R, Whitelaw A, Chibabhai V, Naicker P, Mbelle N, Lekalakala R, Quan V, Samuel C, Van Schalkwyk E; for GERMS-SA.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;36(12):2519-2532. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3096-3. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Estimated severe pneumococcal disease cases and deaths before and after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in children younger than 5 years of age in South Africa.

von Mollendorf C, Tempia S, von Gottberg A, Meiring S, Quan V, Feldman C, Cloete J, Madhi SA, O'Brien KL, Klugman KP, Whitney CG, Cohen C.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 3;12(7):e0179905. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179905. eCollection 2017.


Effectiveness of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease in South African children: a case-control study.

Cohen C, von Mollendorf C, de Gouveia L, Lengana S, Meiring S, Quan V, Nguweneza A, Moore DP, Reubenson G, Moshe M, Madhi SA, Eley B, Hallbauer U, Finlayson H, Varughese S, O'Brien KL, Zell ER, Klugman KP, Whitney CG, von Gottberg A; South African IPD Case-Control Study Group.

Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Mar;5(3):e359-e369. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30043-8. Epub 2017 Jan 28.


Co-calibration of two self-reported measures of adherence to antiretroviral therapy.

Nance RM, Delaney JA, Golin CE, Wechsberg WM, Cunningham C, Altice F, Christopoulos K, Knight K, Quan V, Gordon MS, Springer S, Young J, Crane PK, Mayer KH, Mugavero MJ, Del Rio C, Kronmal RA, Crane HM.

AIDS Care. 2017 Apr;29(4):464-468. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1263721. Epub 2016 Dec 2.


Increased Survival Among HIV-Infected PWID Receiving a Multi-Level HIV Risk and Stigma Reduction Intervention: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Go VF, Frangakis C, Le Minh N, Ha TV, Latkin CA, Sripaipan T, Zelaya CE, Davis WW, Celentano DD, Quan VM.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 1;74(2):166-174. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001245.


The changing characteristics and molecular profiles of papillary thyroid carcinoma over time: a systematic review.

Vuong HG, Altibi AM, Abdelhamid AH, Ngoc PU, Quan VD, Tantawi MY, Elfil M, Vu TL, Elgebaly A, Oishi N, Nakazawa T, Hirayama K, Katoh R, Huy NT, Kondo T.

Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 7;8(6):10637-10649. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12885. Review.


Roles and Functions of Social Networks Among Men Who Use Drugs in ART Initiation in Vietnam.

Latkin CA, Smith MK, Ha TV, Mo TT, Zelaya C, Sripaipan T, Le Minh N, Quan VM, Go VF.

AIDS Behav. 2016 Nov;20(11):2782-2789.


Recurrent anti-GBM disease with pulmonary artery aneurysms.

Dixon J, Wilkinson H, Iqbal K, Quan V.

JRSM Open. 2016 Sep 1;7(9):2054270416640154. doi: 10.1177/2054270416640154. eCollection 2016 Sep.


The Epidemiology of Meningitis among Adults in a South African Province with a High HIV Prevalence, 2009-2012.

Britz E, Perovic O, von Mollendorf C, von Gottberg A, Iyaloo S, Quan V, Chetty V, Sriruttan C, Ismail NA, Nanoo A, Musekiwa A, Reddy C, Viljoen K, Cohen C, Govender NP.

PLoS One. 2016 Sep 26;11(9):e0163036. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163036. eCollection 2016.


Criteria of "persistent vomiting" in the WHO 2009 warning signs for dengue case classification.

Vuong NL, Manh DH, Mai NT, Phuc le H, Luong VT, Quan VD, Thuong NV, Lan NT, Nhon CT, Mizukami S, Doan NN, Huong VT, Huy NT, Hirayama K.

Trop Med Health. 2016 May 16;44:14. doi: 10.1186/s41182-016-0014-9. eCollection 2016.


Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in South Africa: Importance of Surveillance Methodology.

Quan V, Verani JR, Cohen C, von Gottberg A, Meiring S, Cutland CL, Schrag SJ, Madhi SA.

PLoS One. 2016 Apr 7;11(4):e0152524. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152524. eCollection 2016.


HIV Infection and the Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) in South African Adults and Older Children Prior to the Introduction of a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV).

Meiring S, Cohen C, Quan V, de Gouveia L, Feldman C, Karstaedt A, Klugman KP, Madhi SA, Rabie H, Sriruttan C, von Gottberg A; GERMS-SA.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 10;11(2):e0149104. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149104. eCollection 2016.


Epidemiology of Serotype 1 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, South Africa, 2003-2013.

von Mollendorf C, Cohen C, Tempia S, Meiring S, de Gouveia L, Quan V, Lengana S, Karstaedt A, Dawood H, Seetharam S, Lekalakala R, Madhi SA, Klugman KP, von Gottberg A; Group for Enteric, Respiratory, and Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa (GERMS-SA).

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Feb;22(2):261-70. doi: 10.3201/eid2202.150967.


Periodontal associations in cardiovascular diseases: The latest evidence and understanding.

Nguyen CM, Kim JW, Quan VH, Nguyen BH, Tran SD.

J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2015 Sep-Dec;5(3):203-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jobcr.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jul 29. Review.


Identification of the active components in Bone Marrow Soup: a mitigator against irradiation-injury to salivary glands.

Fang D, Hu S, Liu Y, Quan VH, Seuntjens J, Tran SD.

Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 3;5:16017. doi: 10.1038/srep16017.



Lim TW, Davis WW, Quan VM, Frangakis C, Viet T, Minh NL, Latkin C, Zelaya C, Mo TT, Go VF.

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2014 Nov;45(6):1425-36.


Efficacy of a Multi-level Intervention to Reduce Injecting and Sexual Risk Behaviors among HIV-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam: A Four-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial.

Go VF, Frangakis C, Minh NL, Latkin C, Ha TV, Mo TT, Sripaipan T, Davis WW, Zelaya C, Vu PT, Celentano DD, Quan VM.

PLoS One. 2015 May 26;10(5):e0125909. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125909. eCollection 2015.


Variations in the Role of Social Support on Disclosure Among Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam.

Go VF, Latkin C, Le Minh N, Frangakis C, Ha TV, Sripaipan T, Mo TT, Davis WW, Vu PT, Quan VM.

AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan;20(1):155-64. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1063-5.


Prevalence and correlates of HCV monoinfection and HIV and HCV coinfection among persons who inject drugs in Vietnam.

Zhang L, Celentano DD, Le Minh N, Latkin CA, Mehta SH, Frangakis C, Ha TV, Mo TT, Sripaipan T, Davis WW, Quan VM, Go VF.

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 May;27(5):550-6. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000321.


Increased risk for and mortality from invasive pneumococcal disease in HIV-exposed but uninfected infants aged <1 year in South Africa, 2009-2013.

von Mollendorf C, von Gottberg A, Tempia S, Meiring S, de Gouveia L, Quan V, Lengana S, Avenant T, du Plessis N, Eley B, Finlayson H, Reubenson G, Moshe M, O'Brien KL, Klugman KP, Whitney CG, Cohen C; Group for Enteric, Respiratory and Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 May 1;60(9):1346-56. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ059. Epub 2015 Feb 2.


Crossover study of the effect of coffee consumption on simulated laparoscopy skills.

Quan V, Alaraimi B, Elbakbak W, Bouhelal A, Patel B.

Int J Surg. 2015 Feb;14:90-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.01.004. Epub 2015 Jan 14.


Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Gauteng academic hospitals, South Africa.

Fortuin-de Smidt MC, Singh-Moodley A, Badat R, Quan V, Kularatne R, Nana T, Lekalakala R, Govender NP, Perovic O; for GERMS-SA.

Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Jan;30:41-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Oct 30.


Effects of vaccination on invasive pneumococcal disease in South Africa.

von Gottberg A, de Gouveia L, Tempia S, Quan V, Meiring S, von Mollendorf C, Madhi SA, Zell ER, Verani JR, O'Brien KL, Whitney CG, Klugman KP, Cohen C; GERMS-SA Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 13;371(20):1889-99. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401914. Epub 2014 Nov 11.


Protective effect of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus carriage against methicillin-resistant S. aureus acquisition in nursing homes: a prospective cross-sectional study.

Datta R, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson EM, Reynolds C, Meyers H, Cheung M, Huang SS.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct;35(10):1257-62. doi: 10.1086/678062. Epub 2014 Sep 3.


A randomized prospective study comparing acquisition of laparoscopic skills in three-dimensional (3D) vs. two-dimensional (2D) laparoscopy.

Alaraimi B, El Bakbak W, Sarker S, Makkiyah S, Al-Marzouq A, Goriparthi R, Bouhelal A, Quan V, Patel B.

World J Surg. 2014 Nov;38(11):2746-52. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2674-0.


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