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Disparity in Quality of Infectious Disease vs Addiction Care Among Patients With Injection Drug Use-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.

Serota DP, Niehaus ED, Schechter MC, Jacob JT, Jones J, Ray SM, Kelley CF, Kempker RR.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 18;6(7):ofz289. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz289. eCollection 2019 Jul.


Increasing Number and Volume of Cavitary Lesions on Chest Computed Tomography Are Associated With Prolonged Time to Culture Conversion in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Hernandez-Romieu AC, Little BP, Bernheim A, Schechter MC, Ray SM, Bizune D, Kempker R.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 24;6(6):ofz232. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz232. eCollection 2019 Jun.


Public Health Importance of Invasive Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Infections: Surveillance in 8 US Counties, 2016.

Jackson KA, Gokhale RH, Nadle J, Ray SM, Dumyati G, Schaffner W, Ham DC, Magill SS, Lynfield R, See I.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 23. pii: ciz323. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz323. [Epub ahead of print]


Vital Signs: Epidemiology and Recent Trends in Methicillin-Resistant and in Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections - United States.

Kourtis AP, Hatfield K, Baggs J, Mu Y, See I, Epson E, Nadle J, Kainer MA, Dumyati G, Petit S, Ray SM; Emerging Infections Program MRSA author group, Ham D, Capers C, Ewing H, Coffin N, McDonald LC, Jernigan J, Cardo D.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Mar 8;68(9):214-219. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6809e1.


Evaluating movement of patients with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area using social network analysis.

Bower CW, Fridkin DW, Wolford HM, Slayton RB, Kubes JN, Jacob JT, Ray SM, Fridkin SK.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 27. pii: ciz154. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz154. [Epub ahead of print]


Trends in incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections differ by strain type and healthcare exposure, United States, 2005-2013.

See I, Mu Y, Albrecht V, Karlsson M, Dumyati G, Hardy DJ, Koeck M, Lynfield R, Nadle J, Ray SM, Schaffner W, Kallen AJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 25. pii: ciz158. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz158. [Epub ahead of print]


Changes in Prevalence of Health Care-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals.

Magill SS, O'Leary E, Janelle SJ, Thompson DL, Dumyati G, Nadle J, Wilson LE, Kainer MA, Lynfield R, Greissman S, Ray SM, Beldavs Z, Gross C, Bamberg W, Sievers M, Concannon C, Buhr N, Warnke L, Maloney M, Ocampo V, Brooks J, Oyewumi T, Sharmin S, Richards K, Rainbow J, Samper M, Hancock EB, Leaptrot D, Scalise E, Badrun F, Phelps R, Edwards JR; Emerging Infections Program Hospital Prevalence Survey Team.

N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 1;379(18):1732-1744. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1801550.


Treatment Complexities Among Patients with Tuberculosis in a High HIV Prevalence Cohort in the United States.

Bizune DJ, Kempker RR, Kagei M, Yamin A, Mohamed O, Holland DP, Oladele A, Wang YF, Rebolledo PA, Blumberg HM, Ray SM, Schechter MC.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1089/AID.2018.0126. [Epub ahead of print]


High Frequencies of Caspase-3 Expressing Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific CD4+ T Cells Are Associated With Active Tuberculosis.

Adekambi T, Ibegbu CC, Cagle S, Ray SM, Rengarajan J.

Front Immunol. 2018 Jun 25;9:1481. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01481. eCollection 2018.


Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs - Six Sites, 2005-2016.

Jackson KA, Bohm MK, Brooks JT, Asher A, Nadle J, Bamberg WM, Petit S, Ray SM, Harrison LH, Lynfield R, Dumyati G, Schaffner W, Townes JM, See I.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Jun 8;67(22):625-628. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6722a2.


Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA500 Strains from the U.S. Emerging Infections Program Constitute Three Geographically Distinct Lineages.

Frisch MB, Castillo-Ramírez S, Petit RA 3rd, Farley MM, Ray SM, Albrecht VS, Limbago BM, Hernandez J, See I, Satola SW, Read TD.

mSphere. 2018 May 2;3(3). pii: e00571-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00571-17. eCollection 2018 May-Jun.


Racial Disparities in Invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections, 2005-2014.

Gualandi N, Mu Y, Bamberg WM, Dumyati G, Harrison LH, Lesher L, Nadle J, Petit S, Ray SM, Schaffner W, Townes J, McDonald M, See I.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 28;67(8):1175-1181. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy277.


Challenges Across the HIV Care Continuum for Patients With HIV/TB Co-infection in Atlanta, GA [corrected].

Schechter MC, Bizune D, Kagei M, Holland DP, Del Rio C, Yamin A, Mohamed O, Oladele A, Wang YF, Rebolledo PA, Ray SM, Kempker RR.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 21;5(4):ofy063. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy063. eCollection 2018 Apr. Erratum in: Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 30;5(4):ofy079. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 26;5(11):ofy279.


False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Among Low-Risk Healthcare Workers Following Implementation of Fifty-Dose Vials of Purified Protein Derivative.

Collins JM, Hunter M, Gordon W, Kempker RR, Blumberg HM, Ray SM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;39(6):750-752. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.59. Epub 2018 Apr 2.


Time to Sputum Culture Conversion and Treatment Outcomes Among Patients with Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schechter MC, Bizune D, Kagei M, Machaidze M, Holland DP, Oladele A, Wang YF, Rebolledo PA, Ray SM, Kempker RR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1862-1871. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix686.


Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) levels in human plasma are associated with active TB.

Schechter MC, Buac K, Adekambi T, Cagle S, Celli J, Ray SM, Mehta CC, Rada B, Rengarajan J.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 4;12(8):e0182587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182587. eCollection 2017.


Use of Activity Space in a Tuberculosis Outbreak: Bringing Homeless Persons Into Spatial Analyses.

Worrell MC, Kramer M, Yamin A, Ray SM, Goswami ND.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 9;4(1):ofw280. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw280. eCollection 2017 Winter.


Outbreak of Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Among Homeless People in Atlanta, Georgia, 2008-2015.

Powell KM, VanderEnde DS, Holland DP, Haddad MB, Yarn B, Yamin AS, Mohamed O, Sales RF, DiMiceli LE, Burns-Grant G, Reaves EJ, Gardner TJ, Ray SM.

Public Health Rep. 2017 Mar/Apr;132(2):231-240. doi: 10.1177/0033354917694008.


Risk of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections among Children Found to be Staphylococcus aureus MRSA USA300 Carriers.

Immergluck LC, Jain S, Ray SM, Mayberry R, Satola S, Parker TC, Yuan K, Mohammed A, Jerris RC.

West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):201-212. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.10.30483. Epub 2017 Jan 27.


Sustained Resolution of Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder With a Single Ketamine Infusion: A Case Report.

Ray SM, Kious BM.

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016 Jul 7;18(4). doi: 10.4088/PCC.15l01899. No abstract available.


Diabetes mellitus and extrapulmonary tuberculosis: site distribution and risk of mortality.

Magee MJ, Foote M, Ray SM, Gandhi NR, Kempker RR.

Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Jul;144(10):2209-16. doi: 10.1017/S0950268816000364. Epub 2016 Mar 1.


Completeness of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection Reporting From Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013.

Nguyen DB, See I, Gualandi N, Shugart A, Lines C, Bamberg W, Dumyati G, Harrison LH, Lesher L, Nadle J, Petit S, Ray SM, Schaffner W, Townes J, Njord L, Sievert D, Thompson ND, Patel PR.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):205-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.265. Epub 2015 Nov 11.


Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary pulmonary care clinic within an existing clinic program.

Wheeler JS, Ray SM, Helmer RS, Stevens AB, Franks AS.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Nov 1;72(21):1844-7. doi: 10.2146/ajhp140605. No abstract available.


Biomarkers on patient T cells diagnose active tuberculosis and monitor treatment response.

Adekambi T, Ibegbu CC, Cagle S, Kalokhe AS, Wang YF, Hu Y, Day CL, Ray SM, Rengarajan J.

J Clin Invest. 2015 Sep;125(9):3723. doi: 10.1172/JCI83279. Epub 2015 Sep 1. No abstract available.


Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Coinfection Among Adults With Candidemia in Atlanta, GA, 2008-2012.

Reno J, Doshi S, Tunali AK, Stein B, Farley MM, Ray SM, Jacob JT.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov;36(11):1298-304. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.185. Epub 2015 Aug 27.


Evaluating Epidemiology and Improving Surveillance of Infections Associated with Health Care, United States.

Magill SS, Dumyati G, Ray SM, Fridkin SK.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;21(9):1537-42. doi: 10.3201/eid2109.150508.


Biomarkers on patient T cells diagnose active tuberculosis and monitor treatment response.

Adekambi T, Ibegbu CC, Cagle S, Kalokhe AS, Wang YF, Hu Y, Day CL, Ray SM, Rengarajan J.

J Clin Invest. 2015 May;125(5):1827-38. doi: 10.1172/JCI77990. Epub 2015 Mar 30. Erratum in: J Clin Invest. 2015 Sep;125(9):3723.


Substantial overlap between incarceration and tuberculosis in atlanta, georgia, 2011.

Haddad MB, Foote MK, Ray SM, Maggio DM, Sales RM, Kim MJ, Kempker RR, Spaulding AC.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 30;1(1):ofu041. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu041. eCollection 2014 Mar.


Diagnosis of tuberculosis by using a nucleic acid amplification test in an urban population with high HIV prevalence in the United States.

Kobayashi M, Ray SM, Hanfelt J, Wang YF.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 23;9(10):e107552. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107552. eCollection 2014.


Prevalence of antimicrobial use in US acute care hospitals, May-September 2011.

Magill SS, Edwards JR, Beldavs ZG, Dumyati G, Janelle SJ, Kainer MA, Lynfield R, Nadle J, Neuhauser MM, Ray SM, Richards K, Rodriguez R, Thompson DL, Fridkin SK; Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Prevalence Survey Team.

JAMA. 2014 Oct 8;312(14):1438-46. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.12923.


Impaired degranulation and proliferative capacity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD8+ T cells in HIV-infected individuals with latent tuberculosis.

Kalokhe AS, Adekambi T, Ibegbu CC, Ray SM, Day CL, Rengarajan J.

J Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 15;211(4):635-40. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu505. Epub 2014 Sep 9.


Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections.

Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, Beldavs ZG, Dumyati G, Kainer MA, Lynfield R, Maloney M, McAllister-Hollod L, Nadle J, Ray SM, Thompson DL, Wilson LE, Fridkin SK; Emerging Infections Program Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Prevalence Survey Team.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27;370(13):1198-208. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1306801.


Diabetes mellitus and risk of all-cause mortality among patients with tuberculosis in the state of Georgia, 2009-2012.

Magee MJ, Foote M, Maggio DM, Howards PP, Narayan KM, Blumberg HM, Ray SM, Kempker RR.

Ann Epidemiol. 2014 May;24(5):369-75. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.01.012. Epub 2014 Feb 8.


Induction of human plasmablasts during infection with antibiotic-resistant nosocomial bacteria.

Band VI, Ibegbu C, Kaur SP, Cagle SM, Trible R, Jones CL, Wang YF, Kraft CS, Ray SM, Wrammert J, Weiss DS.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Jul;69(7):1830-3. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku047. Epub 2014 Feb 28.


Choosing the right inhaled medication device for COPD.

Ray SM, Barger Stevens AR.

Am Fam Physician. 2013 Nov 15;88(10):650, 652. No abstract available.


Pharmacoeconomic analysis of the diabetes initiative program: a pharmacist-physician collaborative care model.

Franklin BE, Farland MZ, Thomas J, McFarland MS, Ray SM, Byrd DC.

Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Dec;47(12):1627-34. doi: 10.1177/1060028013506883. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Trends in invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Iwamoto M, Mu Y, Lynfield R, Bulens SN, Nadle J, Aragon D, Petit S, Ray SM, Harrison LH, Dumyati G, Townes JM, Schaffner W, Gorwitz RJ, Lessa FC.

Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e817-24. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1112. Epub 2013 Sep 23. Review.


National burden of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, United States, 2011.

Dantes R, Mu Y, Belflower R, Aragon D, Dumyati G, Harrison LH, Lessa FC, Lynfield R, Nadle J, Petit S, Ray SM, Schaffner W, Townes J, Fridkin S; Emerging Infections Program–Active Bacterial Core Surveillance MRSA Surveillance Investigators.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25;173(21):1970-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10423.


Perceptions of the incorporation of health literacy in pharmacy training programs.

Helmer RS, Ray SM, Byrd DC.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 Sep-Oct;53(5):475-81. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2013.12195.


Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among patients on chronic dialysis in the United States, 2005-2011.

Nguyen DB, Lessa FC, Belflower R, Mu Y, Wise M, Nadle J, Bamberg WM, Petit S, Ray SM, Harrison LH, Lynfield R, Dumyati G, Thompson J, Schaffner W, Patel PR; Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) MRSA Investigators of the Emerging Infections Program.

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;57(10):1393-400. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit546. Epub 2013 Aug 19.


The clinical and economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the USA.

Guarascio AJ, Ray SM, Finch CK, Self TH.

Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2013 Jun 17;5:235-45. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S34321. Print 2013.


Clinical use of colistin induces cross-resistance to host antimicrobials in Acinetobacter baumannii.

Napier BA, Burd EM, Satola SW, Cagle SM, Ray SM, McGann P, Pohl J, Lesho EP, Weiss DS.

MBio. 2013 May 21;4(3):e00021-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00021-13.


β-Blocker use and incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Farland MZ, Peters CJ, Williams JD, Bielak KM, Heidel RE, Ray SM.

Ann Pharmacother. 2013 May;47(5):651-6. doi: 10.1345/aph.1R600. Epub 2013 Apr 12.


Assessing the impact of mobile technology on order verification during pharmacist participation in patient rounds.

Ray SM, Clark S, Jeter JW, Treadway SA.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013 Apr 1;70(7):633-6. doi: 10.2146/ajhp120219.


Clinical utility of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease knowledge questionnaire.

Ray SM, Helmer RS, Stevens AB, Franks AS, Wallace LS.

Fam Med. 2013 Mar;45(3):197-200.


Guidelines for resident teaching experiences.

Havrda DE, Engle JP, Anderson KC, Ray SM, Haines SL, Kane-Gill SL, Ballard SL, Crannage AJ, Rochester CD, Parman MG.

Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jul;33(7):e147-61. doi: 10.1002/phar.1250. Epub 2013 Feb 11.


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis drug susceptibility and molecular diagnostic testing.

Kalokhe AS, Shafiq M, Lee JC, Ray SM, Wang YF, Metchock B, Anderson AM, Nguyen ML.

Am J Med Sci. 2013 Feb;345(2):143-8. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31825d32c6. Review.


Pharmacy student knowledge retention after completing either a simulated or written patient case.

Ray SM, Wylie DR, Shaun Rowe A, Heidel E, Franks AS.

Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 Jun 18;76(5):86. doi: 10.5688/ajpe76586.


Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis biomarkers in a sandwich immunoassay format using a waveguide-based optical biosensor.

Mukundan H, Kumar S, Price DN, Ray SM, Lee YJ, Min S, Eum S, Kubicek-Sutherland J, Resnick JM, Grace WK, Anderson AS, Hwang SH, Cho SN, Via LE, Barry C 3rd, Sakamuri R, Swanson BI.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2012 Sep;92(5):407-16. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2012 Jun 17.

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