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1.

Pilot Ex Vivo and In Vitro Evaluation of a Novel Foley Catheter with Antimicrobial Periurethral Irrigation for Prevention of Extraluminal Biofilm Colonization Leading to Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs).

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

Biomed Res Int. 2019 Dec 23;2019:2869039. doi: 10.1155/2019/2869039. eCollection 2019.

PMID:
31976318
2.

Evaluation of Current Perioperative Antimicrobial Regimens for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Breast Implant-based Reconstructive Surgeries.

Viola GM, Rolston KV, Butler C, Selber J, Reece G, Clemens M, Villa M, Raad II, Baumann D.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jul 26;7(7):e2342. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002342. eCollection 2019 Jul.

3.

Minocycline-EDTA-Ethanol Antimicrobial Catheter Lock Solution is highly effective in vitro for Eradication of Candida auris Biofilms.

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

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Jan 13. pii: AAC.02146-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02146-19. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
31932380
4.

Hepatitis B Virus-associated Liver Failure in a Patient With B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma After Anti-cancer Therapy Including Ibrutinib.

Malek AE, Nieto Y, Szvalb AD, Siddiqui S, Shafi MA, Hwang JP, Raad II, Torres HA.

Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Dec 24. pii: S2152-2650(19)32228-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2019.12.006. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID:
31932250
5.

Glucose restriction reverses the Warburg effect and modulates PKM2 and mTOR expression in breast cancer cell lines.

Tahtouh R, Wardi L, Sarkis R, Hachem R, Raad I, El Zein N, Hilal G.

Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2019 Sep 30;65(7):26-33.

PMID:
31880514
6.

Impact of Catheter Management on Clinical Outcome in Adult Cancer Patients With Gram-Negative Bacteremia.

Fares J, Khalil M, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Kantarjian HM, Raad II.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 28;6(10):ofz357. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz357. eCollection 2019 Oct.

7.

Whole-genome sequencing of Staphylococcus epidermidis bloodstream isolates from a prospective clinical trial reveals that complicated bacteraemia is caused by a limited number of closely related sequence types.

Shelburne SA, Dib RW, Endres BT, Reitzel R, Li X, Kalia A, Sahasrabhojane P, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Vargas-Cruz NS, Jiang Y, Garey K, Fowler VG Jr, Holland TL, Gu J, Miller W, Sakurai A, Arias CA, Aitken SL, Greenberg DE, Kim J, Flores AR, Raad I.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Oct 19. pii: S1198-743X(19)30535-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.10.008. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
31639470
8.

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: comparative analysis in cancer patients with underlying haematologic malignancies versus solid tumours.

Dib RW, Khalil M, Fares J, Hachem RY, Jiang Y, Dandachi D, Chaftari AM, Raad II.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S0195-6701(19)30408-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.09.020. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
31585141
9.

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.

10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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.

14.

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.

15.

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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

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.

19.

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
20.

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.

21.

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.

22.

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
23.

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
24.

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.

25.

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.

26.

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.

27.

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
28.

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
29.

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.

30.

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
31.

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
32.

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.

33.

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.

34.

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. Review.

PMID:
29668936
35.

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
36.

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.

37.

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.

38.

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.

39.

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
40.

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.

41.

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.

42.

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
43.

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
44.

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.

45.

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
46.

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.

47.

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.

48.

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):.

49.

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
50.

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.

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