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1.

Pasteurella multocida vertebral osteomyelitis, myositis and epidural abscess in a diabetic cirrhotic patient.

Malek AE, Fares JE, Raad II, Ericsson C.

IDCases. 2019 Aug 24;18:e00630. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00630. eCollection 2019.

2.

Advances in the prevention and management of central-line-associated bloodstream infections: The role of chelator-based catheter locks.

Chaftari AM, Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Hachem R, Raad I.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):1036-1045. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.162. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

PMID:
31230604
3.

Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study virulence and azole treatment of the emerging pathogen Candida auris.

Wurster S, Bandi A, Beyda ND, Albert ND, Raman NM, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Jul 1;74(7):1904-1910. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz100.

PMID:
31225606
4.

Epidemiology of Infectious and Noninfectious Catheter Complications in Patients Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Chaftari AM, Raad II.

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Sep;43(7):832-851. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1609. Epub 2019 Jun 6. Review.

PMID:
31172542
5.

Nitroglycerin-Citrate-Ethanol Catheter Lock Solution Is Highly Effective for In Vitro Eradication of Candida auris Biofilm.

Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Chaftari AM, Wilson Dib R, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis DP, Raad II.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jun 24;63(7). pii: e00299-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00299-19. Print 2019 Jul.

PMID:
31036689
6.

Culture-Documented Invasive Mold Infections at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Pre- and Post-Hurricane Harvey.

Kontoyiannis DP, Shah EC, Wurster S, Aitken SL, Graviss L, Raad II, Chemaly RF.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 2;6(4):ofz138. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz138. eCollection 2019 Apr.

7.

Safety, Efficacy, and Clinical Impact of Penicillin Skin Testing in Immunocompromised Cancer Patients.

Taremi M, Artau A, Foolad F, Berlin S, White C, Jiang Y, Raad I, Adachi J.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Sep - Oct;7(7):2185-2191.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.03.025. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

PMID:
30928660
8.

Corrigendum to "Can procalcitonin differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in clustered gram-positive bacteremia?" [Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019;76(2):158-161].

Shomali W, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Bahu R, El Helou G, Jiang Y, Hanania AN, Reitzel R, Raad I.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 May;94(1):105. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.02.001. Epub 2019 Mar 6. No abstract available.

PMID:
30852051
9.

Bactericidal activity of ceftaroline, vancomycin and daptomycin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cancer patients.

Rolston KVI, Jamal M, Nesher L, Raad I, Rice SA, Rybak MJ, Prince RA.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2019 Jun;17:16-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.02.018. Epub 2019 Mar 5. No abstract available.

PMID:
30844496
10.

Assessment of the Potential for Inducing Resistance in Multidrug-Resistant Organisms from Exposure to Minocycline, Rifampin, and Chlorhexidine Used To Treat Intravascular Devices.

Rosenblatt J, Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Raad II.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Apr 25;63(5). pii: e00040-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00040-19. Print 2019 May.

PMID:
30833430
11.

A Design-Based Stereologic Method to Quantify the Tissue Changes Associated with a Novel Drug-Eluting Tracheobronchial Stent.

Debiane L, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Gagea M, Chavez MA, Adachi R, Grosu HB, Sheshadri A, Hill LR, Raad I, Ost DE.

Respiration. 2019;98(1):60-69. doi: 10.1159/000496152. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

PMID:
30799409
12.

International Multicenter Experience in the Treatment Outcome of Invasive Aspergillosis in Immunocompromised Cancer Patients.

Hachem R, Batista MV, Kanj SS, El Zein S, Haddad S, Jiang Y, Mori N, Vanderson R, Chaftari AM, Raad I.

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 1;11(1):e2019003. doi: 10.4084/MJHID.2019.003. eCollection 2019.

13.

Treating invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy: diagnostic-driven approach versus empiric therapies.

Dib RW, Hachem RY, Chaftari AM, Ghaly F, Jiang Y, Raad I.

BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 13;18(1):656. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3584-9.

14.

Sofosbuvir-Based Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Cancer Patients: A Prospective Observational Study.

Torres HA, Economides MP, Angelidakis G, Hosry J, Kyvernitakis A, Mahale P, Jiang Y, Miller E, Blechacz B, Naing A, Samaniego F, Kaseb A, Raad II, Granwehr BP.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb;114(2):250-257. doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0383-2.

PMID:
30410039
15.

Risk factors for recurrent percutaneous nephrostomy catheter-related infections.

Szvalb AD, El Haddad H, Rolston KV, Sabir SH, Jiang Y, Raad II, Viola GM.

Infection. 2019 Apr;47(2):239-245. doi: 10.1007/s15010-018-1245-y. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

PMID:
30406481
16.

Catheter-Related Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Septic Thrombosis: The Role of Anticoagulation Therapy and Duration of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy.

Wilson Dib R, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Yuan Y, Dandachi D, Raad II.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 1;5(10):ofy249. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy249. eCollection 2018 Oct.

17.

Challenge of hepatitis C in Egypt and hepatitis B in Mauritania.

Raad II, Chaftari AM, Torres HA, Ayoub EM, Narouz LI, Bartek J, Hachem R.

World J Hepatol. 2018 Sep 27;10(9):549-557. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i9.549. Review.

18.

Effect of Algorithm-Based Therapy vs Usual Care on Clinical Success and Serious Adverse Events in Patients with Staphylococcal Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Holland TL, Raad I, Boucher HW, Anderson DJ, Cosgrove SE, Aycock PS, Baddley JW, Chaftari AM, Chow SC, Chu VH, Carugati M, Cook P, Corey GR, Crowley AL, Daly J, Gu J, Hachem R, Horton J, Jenkins TC, Levine D, Miro JM, Pericas JM, Riska P, Rubin Z, Rupp ME, Schrank J Jr, Sims M, Wray D, Zervos M, Fowler VG Jr; Staphylococcal Bacteremia Investigators.

JAMA. 2018 Sep 25;320(12):1249-1258. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.13155.

19.

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with solid tumours: risk factors and predictors of clinical outcomes.

Dandachi D, Wilson Dib R, Fernández-Cruz A, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I.

Ann Med. 2018 Dec;50(8):713-720. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2018.1518581. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

PMID:
30230385
20.

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.

PMID:
30099975
21.

Clinical Outcomes Associated With Linezolid Resistance in Leukemia Patients With Linezolid-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacteremia.

Folan SA, Marx KR, Tverdek FP, Raad I, Mulanovich VE, Tarrand JJ, Shelburne SA, Aitken SL.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 13;5(7):ofy167. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy167. eCollection 2018 Jul.

22.

International experience with minocycline, EDTA and ethanol lock for salvaging of central line associated bloodstream infections.

Hachem R, Kanj S, Hamerschlak N, Saad H, Assir FF, Mori N, Jiang Y, Ghaly F, Chaftari AM, Raad II.

Expert Rev Med Devices. 2018 Jun;15(6):461-466. doi: 10.1080/17434440.2018.1483237.

PMID:
29927699
23.

Changing Epidemiology of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Cancer Patients.

Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Shah P, Hussain A, Hamal ZA, Yousif A, Jordan M, Michael M, Raad I.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;39(6):727-729. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.75.

PMID:
29770754
24.

Appropriate Duration of Intravenous Treatment of Candidemia and Timing of Step Down to Oral Therapy in Non-neutropenic Patients.

Dib RW, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Raad I.

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2018 May 1;10(1):e2018028. doi: 10.4084/MJHID.2018.028. eCollection 2018. Review.

25.

Author Correction: Procalcitonin Guiding Antimicrobial Therapy Duration in Febrile Cancer Patients with Documented Infection or Neutropenia.

El Haddad H, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Michael M, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Raad S, Jordan M, Chaftari P, Raad I.

Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 19;8(1):6258. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24172-x.

26.

Biomarkers of Sepsis and Bloodstream Infections: The Role of Procalcitonin and Proadrenomedullin With Emphasis in Patients With Cancer.

El Haddad H, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Chaftari P, Raad II.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 31;67(6):971-977. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy331.

PMID:
29668936
27.

In vitro activity of tedizolid and comparator agents against clinical Gram-positive isolates recovered from patients with cancer.

Rolston KVI, Reitzel R, Vargas-Cruz N, Shelburne SA, Raad II, Prince RA.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;91(4):351-353. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.03.009. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

PMID:
29661529
28.

Clonal Emergence of Invasive Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Deconvoluted via a Combination of Whole-Genome Sequencing and Microbiome Analyses.

Li X, Arias CA, Aitken SL, Galloway Peña J, Panesso D, Chang M, Diaz L, Rios R, Numan Y, Ghaoui S, DebRoy S, Bhatti MM, Simmons DE, Raad I, Hachem R, Folan SA, Sahasarabhojane P, Kalia A, Shelburne SA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 18;67(3):398-406. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy089.

29.

Comparative Efficacies of Antimicrobial Catheter Lock Solutions for Fungal Biofilm Eradication in an in Vitro Model of Catheter-Related Fungemia.

Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Vargas-Cruz N, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad II.

J Fungi (Basel). 2017 Feb 10;3(1). pii: E7. doi: 10.3390/jof3010007.

30.

Procalcitonin Guiding Antimicrobial Therapy Duration in Febrile Cancer Patients with Documented Infection or Neutropenia.

Haddad HE, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Michael M, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Raad S, Jordan M, Chaftari P, Raad I.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 18;8(1):1099. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19616-3. Erratum in: Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 19;8(1):6258.

31.

Unnecessary Removal of Central Venous Catheters in Cancer Patients with Bloodstream Infections.

Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad S, Jiang Y, Natividad E, Chaftari P, Raad I.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb;39(2):222-225. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.284. Epub 2018 Jan 14.

PMID:
29331162
32.

Sodium Mercaptoethane Sulfonate Reduces Collagenolytic Degradation and Synergistically Enhances Antimicrobial Durability in an Antibiotic-Loaded Biopolymer Film for Prevention of Surgical-Site Infections.

Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Viola GM, Vargas-Cruz N, Selber J, Raad I.

Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:3149536. doi: 10.1155/2017/3149536. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

33.

Caprylic and Polygalacturonic Acid Combinations for Eradication of Microbial Organisms Embedded in Biofilm.

Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Vargas-Cruz N, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Oct 18;8:1999. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01999. eCollection 2017.

34.

Pharmacokinetics and safety results from the Phase 3 randomized, open-label, study of intravenous posaconazole in patients at risk of invasive fungal disease.

Cornely OA, Robertson MN, Haider S, Grigg A, Geddes M, Aoun M, Heinz WJ, Raad I, Schanz U, Meyer RG, Hammond SP, Mullane KM, Ostermann H, Ullmann AJ, Zimmerli S, Van Iersel MLPS, Hepler DA, Waskin H, Kartsonis NA, Maertens J.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Dec 1;72(12):3501. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx382. No abstract available.

PMID:
29029280
35.

Pharmacokinetics and safety results from the Phase 3 randomized, open-label, study of intravenous posaconazole in patients at risk of invasive fungal disease.

Cornely OA, Robertson MN, Haider S, Grigg A, Geddes M, Aoun M, Heinz WJ, Raad I, Schanz U, Meyer RG, Hammond SP, Mullane KM, Ostermann H, Ullmann AJ, Zimmerli S, Van Iersel MLPS, Hepler DA, Waskin H, Kartsonis NA, Maertens J.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Dec 1;72(12):3406-3413. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx263. Erratum in: J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Dec 1;72(12):3501.

PMID:
28961714
36.

Correction for Chaftari et al., "A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients".

Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25;61(8). pii: e01324-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01324-17. Print 2017 Aug. No abstract available.

37.

Comparing the safety and efficacy of voriconazole versus posaconazole in the prevention of invasive fungal infections in high-risk patients with hematological malignancies.

Hachem R, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad II.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Sep;50(3):384-388. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.03.021. Epub 2017 Jul 8.

PMID:
28694233
38.

Gastrointestinal cancer cells treatment with bevacizumab activates a VEGF autoregulatory mechanism involving telomerase catalytic subunit hTERT via PI3K-AKT, HIF-1α and VEGF receptors.

Mahfouz N, Tahtouh R, Alaaeddine N, El Hajj J, Sarkis R, Hachem R, Raad I, Hilal G.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 8;12(6):e0179202. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179202. eCollection 2017.

39.

Novel plasma telomerase detection method to improve cancer diagnostic assessment.

Hilal G, Reitzel R, Al Hamal Z, Chaftari AM, Al Wohoush I, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad II.

PLoS One. 2017 May 3;12(5):e0174266. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174266. eCollection 2017.

40.

A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients.

Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jun 27;61(7). pii: e00091-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00091-17. Print 2017 Jul. Erratum in: Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25;61(8):.

41.

Comparing catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric and adult cancer patients.

Zakhour R, Hachem R, Alawami HM, Jiang Y, Michael M, Chaftari AM, Raad I.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Oct;64(10). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26537. Epub 2017 Apr 14.

PMID:
28409898
42.

In Vitro Study of Antimicrobial Percutaneous Nephrostomy Catheters for Prevention of Renal Infections.

Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Jamal M, Szvalb AD, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 May 24;61(6). pii: e02596-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02596-16. Print 2017 Jun.

43.

In vitro activity of ceftaroline and comparator agents against Gram-positive and Gram-negative clinical isolates from cancer patients.

Rolston KVI, Jamal MA, Nesher L, Shelburne SA, Raad I, Prince RA.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Apr;49(4):416-421. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.12.016. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

PMID:
28257904
44.

Improvement in the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections in a tertiary cancer center.

Chaftari P, Chaftari AM, Adachi J, Hachem R, Raad S, Natividad E, Oliver N, Ellickalputhenpura B, Jiang Y, Tarrand J, Raad I.

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 1;45(3):e34-e39. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.12.009.

PMID:
28254252
45.

Antimicrobial Activities of Ceftazidime-Avibactam and Comparator Agents against Clinical Bacteria Isolated from Patients with Cancer.

Hachem R, Reitzel R, Rolston K, Chaftari AM, Raad I.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Mar 24;61(4). pii: e02106-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02106-16. Print 2017 Apr.

46.

Catheter-related infections in patients with haematological malignancies: novel preventive and therapeutic strategies.

Zakhour R, Chaftari AM, Raad II.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;16(11):e241-e250. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30213-4. Review.

PMID:
27788992
47.

Transdisciplinary Approach to Managing Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients at a Tertiary Care Cancer Center.

Torres HA, Roach LR, Mahale P, Economides MP, Blechacz B, Miller E, Borchardt R, Rashid A, Oo TH, Shukla B, Farida M, Ericsson CD, Granwehr BP, Raad II.

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Sep;14(9):1185-8. No abstract available.

PMID:
27587628
48.

Improving Antimicrobial Regimens for the Treatment of Breast Tissue Expander-Related Infections.

Viola GM, Baumann DP, Mohan K, Selber J, Garvey P, Reece G, Raad II, Rolston KV, Crosby MA.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 May 6;4(5):e704. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000690. eCollection 2016 May.

49.

Drug eluting antimicrobial vascular catheters: Progress and promise.

Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Raad II.

Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2017 Mar;112:35-47. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2016.07.011. Epub 2016 Aug 2. Review.

PMID:
27496702
50.

Salvaging the Infected Breast Tissue Expander: A Standardized Multidisciplinary Approach.

Viola GM, Selber JC, Crosby M, Raad II, Butler CE, Villa MT, Kronowitz SJ, Clemens MW, Garvey P, Yang W, Baumann DP.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jun 10;4(6):e732. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000676. eCollection 2016 Jun.

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