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Seizures in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis: Predictors and Outcomes.

Pastick KA, Bangdiwala AS, Abassi M, Flynn AG, Morawski BM, Musubire AK, Eneh PC, Schutz C, Taseera K, Rhein J, Hullsiek KH, Nicol MR, Vidal JE, Nakasujja N, Meintjes G, Muzoora C, Meya DB, Boulware DR.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 5;6(11):ofz478. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz478. eCollection 2019 Nov.


Plasma extracellular microRNAs are related to AIDS/cerebral toxoplasmosis co-infection.

Pereira IS, Maia MM, da Cruz AB, Telles JPM, Vidal JE, Gava R, Meira-Strejevitch CS, Pereira-Chioccola VL.

Parasite Immunol. 2020 Jan 16:e12696. doi: 10.1111/pim.12696. [Epub ahead of print]


Dichotomy in Fatal Outcomes in a Large Cohort of People Living with HTLV-1 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Marcusso RMN, Van Weyenbergh J, de Moura JVL, Dahy FE, de Moura Brasil Matos A, Haziot MEJ, Vidal JE, Fonseca LAM, Smid J, Assone T, Casseb J, de Oliveira ACP.

Pathogens. 2019 Dec 26;9(1). pii: E25. doi: 10.3390/pathogens9010025.


False-negative result of serum cryptococcal antigen lateral flow assay in an HIV-infected patient with culture-proven cryptococcaemia.

Borges MASB, Araújo Filho JA, Soares RBA, Vidal JE, Turchi MD.

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2019 Nov 1;26:64-66. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.10.009. eCollection 2019 Dec.


Lactoferrin Disaggregates Pneumococcal Biofilms and Inhibits Acquisition of Resistance Through Its DNase Activity.

Angulo-Zamudio UA, Vidal JE, Nazmi K, Bolscher JGM, Leon-Sicairos C, Antezana BS, Canizalez-Roman A, León-Sicairos N.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Oct 18;10:2386. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02386. eCollection 2019.


Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Density during Asymptomatic Respiratory Virus Infection and Risk for Subsequent Acute Respiratory Illness.

Howard LM, Zhu Y, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, Williams JV, Gil AI, Vidal JE, Klugman KP, Lanata CF, Grijalva CG.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;25(11):2040-2047. doi: 10.3201/eid2511.190157.


Top 10 evidence-based recommendations from the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases for the Choosing Wisely Project.

Pasqualotto AC, Almeida CS, Kliemann DA, Barcellos GB, Queiroz-Telles F, Abdala E, Resende M, Batista FP, Vidal JE, Rocha J, Raboni SM, Cimerman S, Gales AC.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep - Oct;23(5):331-335. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2019.08.004. Epub 2019 Sep 25.


Efficacy and safety of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in HIV-infected patients with cerebral toxoplasmosis in Brazil: a single-arm open-label clinical trial.

Pellegrino D, Gryschek R, de Oliveira ACP, Marcusso R, Correia A, Vidal JE.

Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Oct;30(12):1156-1162. doi: 10.1177/0956462419865829. Epub 2019 Sep 27. No abstract available.


Impact of Laboratory Methods, Colonization Density and Age on Detection of Streptococcus Pneumoniae in the Nasopharynx.

Sutcliffe CG, Grant LR, Cloessner E, Klugman KP, Vidal JE, Reid R, Colelay J, Weatherholtz RC, Chochua S, Jacobs MR, Santosham M, O'Brien KL, Hammitt LL.

Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Sep 11. pii: kwz191. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz191. [Epub ahead of print]


HIV-Related Cerebral Toxoplasmosis Revisited: Current Concepts and Controversies of an Old Disease.

Vidal JE.

J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2019 Jan-Dec;18:2325958219867315. doi: 10.1177/2325958219867315.


Interaction between Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus Generates ·OH Radicals That Rapidly Kill Staphylococcus aureus Strains.

Wu X, Gordon O, Jiang W, Antezana BS, Angulo-Zamudio UA, Del Rio C, Moller A, Brissac T, Tierney ARP, Warncke K, Orihuela CJ, Read TD, Vidal JE.

J Bacteriol. 2019 Oct 4;201(21). pii: e00474-19. doi: 10.1128/JB.00474-19. Print 2019 Nov 1.


A Connective Tissue Mast-Cell-Specific Receptor Detects Bacterial Quorum-Sensing Molecules and Mediates Antibacterial Immunity.

Pundir P, Liu R, Vasavda C, Serhan N, Limjunyawong N, Yee R, Zhan Y, Dong X, Wu X, Zhang Y, Snyder SH, Gaudenzio N, Vidal JE, Dong X.

Cell Host Microbe. 2019 Jul 10;26(1):114-122.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2019.06.003. Epub 2019 Jul 2.


Hemorrhagic brain lesions in a newly diagnosed HIV-1 infected patient.

Pellegrino D, de Lima PP, de Oliveira ACP, Vidal JE.

Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Aug;30(9):930-933. doi: 10.1177/0956462419845965. Epub 2019 Jun 3. No abstract available.


Detection of antimicrobial-resistance diarrheagenic Escherichia coli strains in surface water used to irrigate food products in the northwest of Mexico.

Canizalez-Roman A, Velazquez-Roman J, Valdez-Flores MA, Flores-Villaseñor H, Vidal JE, Muro-Amador S, Guadrón-Llanos AM, Gonzalez-Nuñez E, Medina-Serrano J, Tapia-Pastrana G, León-Sicairos N.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2019 Sep 2;304:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.05.017. Epub 2019 May 22.


Histoplasmosis, An Underdiagnosed Disease Affecting People Living With HIV/AIDS in Brazil: Results of a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study Using Both Classical Mycology Tests and Histoplasma Urine Antigen Detection.

Falci DR, Monteiro AA, Braz Caurio CF, Magalhães TCO, Xavier MO, Basso RP, Melo M, Schwarzbold AV, Ferreira PRA, Vidal JE, Marochi JP, Godoy CSM, Soares RBA, Paste A, Bay MB, Pereira-Chiccola VL, Damasceno LS, Leitão TDMJS, Pasqualotto AC.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 13;6(4):ofz073. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz073. eCollection 2019 Apr.


Children from a rural region in The Chiapas Highlands, Mexico, show an increased risk of stunting and intestinal parasitoses when compared with urban children.

Gutiérrez-Jiménez J, Luna-Cázares LM, Cruz LM, De Aquino-López JA, Sandoval-Gómez D, León-Ortiz AT, Hernández-Shilón JA, Constantino-Jonapa LA, Matamoros WA, Vidal JE.

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex. 2019;76(1):18-26. doi: 10.24875/BMHIM.18000069.


Chronic skull osteomyelitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans: first case report in an HIV-infected patient.

Adiwardana NS, Morás JA, Bernardo LL, Klautau GB, Queiroz W, Vidal JE.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Nov - Dec;22(6):499-502. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2018.11.004. Epub 2018 Dec 6.


Stunting and intestinal parasites in school children from high marginalized localities at the Mexican southeast.

Cruz-Cruz C, López-Hernández D, Hernández-Shilón JA, Luna-Cazáres LM, Vidal JE, Gutiérrez-Jiménez J.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2018 Nov 30;12(11):1026-1033. doi: 10.3855/jidc.10481.


Pneumococcal colonization among tracheostomy tube dependent children.

Erdem G, Singh AK, Brusnahan AJ, Moore AN, Barson WJ, Leber A, Vidal JE, Atici S, King SJ.

PLoS One. 2018 Oct 19;13(10):e0206305. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206305. eCollection 2018.


Use of Multiple Imputation to Estimate the Proportion of Respiratory Virus Detections Among Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

Bozio CH, Flanders WD, Finelli L, Bramley AM, Reed C, Gandhi NR, Vidal JE, Erdman D, Levine MZ, Lindstrom S, Ampofo K, Arnold SR, Self WH, Williams DJ, Grijalva CG, Anderson EJ, McCullers JA, Edwards KM, Pavia AT, Wunderink RG, Jain S.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 16;5(4):ofy061. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy061. eCollection 2018 Apr.


Xpert MTB/RIF® assay for the diagnosis of HIV-related tuberculous meningitis in São Paulo, Brazil.

Azevedo RG, Dinallo FS, de Laurentis LS, Boulware DR, Vidal JE.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Jun 1;22(6):706-707. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0191. No abstract available.


The LuxS/AI-2 Quorum-Sensing System of Streptococcus pneumoniae Is Required to Cause Disease, and to Regulate Virulence- and Metabolism-Related Genes in a Rat Model of Middle Ear Infection.

Yadav MK, Vidal JE, Go YY, Kim SH, Chae SW, Song JJ.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018 May 4;8:138. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00138. eCollection 2018.


A Mechanism of Unidirectional Transformation, Leading to Antibiotic Resistance, Occurs within Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Biofilm Consortia.

Lattar SM, Wu X, Brophy J, Sakai F, Klugman KP, Vidal JE.

mBio. 2018 May 15;9(3). pii: e00561-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00561-18.


Correction to: Molecular Characterization of Pneumococcal Surface Protein A (PspA), Serotype Distribution and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains Isolated from Pakistan.

Khan F, Vidal JE, Khan MA, Ahmed N, Khan MI, Bashir H, Tahir S, Zafar AU.

Infect Dis Ther. 2018 Jun;7(2):291. doi: 10.1007/s40121-018-0199-9.


Dynamics of Colonization of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains in Healthy Peruvian Children.

Nelson KN, Grijalva CG, Chochua S, Hawkins PA, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, Klugman KP, Vidal JE.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 17;5(3):ofy039. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy039. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Virulence genes and resistance to antibiotics of beta-hemolytic streptococci isolated from children in Chiapas, Mexico.

Gutiérrez-Jiménez J, Mendoza-Orozco MI, Vicente-Serrano A, Luna-Cazáres LM, Feliciano-Guzmán JM, Girón-Hernández JA, Vidal JE.

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2018 Feb 28;12(2):80-88. doi: 10.3855/jidc.9679.


Performance of cryptococcal antigen lateral flow assay in serum, cerebrospinal fluid, whole blood, and urine in HIV-infected patients with culture-proven cryptococcal meningitis admitted at a Brazilian referral center.

Vidal JE, Toniolo C, Paulino A, Colombo AL, Martins MDA, Meira CDS, Azevedo RGS, Pereira-Chioccola VL, Gomes HR, Lazera MDS, Oliveira ACP, Boulware DR.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2018;60:e1. doi: 10.1590/s1678-9946201860001. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


Absence of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in tuberculous meningitis is a common occurrence in HIV co-infection and a predictor of poor outcomes.

Cresswell FV, Bangdiwala AS, Meya DB, Bahr NC, Vidal JE, Török ME, Thao LTP, Thwaites GE, Boulware DR.

Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar;68:77-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.01.014. Epub 2018 Jan 31. No abstract available.


Neuropsychological Assessment of 412 HIV-Infected Individuals in São Paulo, Brazil.

Gascón MRP, Vidal JE, Mazzaro YM, Smid J, Marcusso RMN, Capitão CG, Coutinho EM, Benute GRG, De Lucia MCS, de Oliveira ACP.

AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 Jan;32(1):1-8. doi: 10.1089/apc.2017.0202.


HIV-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome: early infection, immune reconstitution syndrome or secondary to other diseases? Case report and literature review.

Guedes BF, Vieira Filho MAA, Listik C, Carra RB, Pereira CB, Silva ERD, Gomes HR, Vidal JE.

J Neurovirol. 2018 Feb;24(1):123-127. doi: 10.1007/s13365-017-0603-3. Epub 2017 Dec 14. Review.


Systematic review and meta-analysis of secondary prophylaxis for prevention of HIV-related toxoplasmic encephalitis relapse using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Connolly MP, Haitsma G, Hernández AV, Vidal JE.

Pathog Glob Health. 2017 Sep;111(6):327-331. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2017.1377974. Review.


Molecular diagnosis of symptomatic toxoplasmosis: a 9-year retrospective and prospective study in a referral laboratory in São Paulo, Brazil.

Camilo LM, Pereira-Chioccola VL, Gava R, Meira-Strejevitch CDS, Vidal JE, Brandão de Mattos CC, Frederico FB, De Mattos LC, Spegiorin LCJF; FAMERP Toxoplasma Research Group.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2017 Nov - Dec;21(6):638-647. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Sep 29.


Long-term virologic and immunologic responses on darunavir/ritonavir - containing regimens among highly antiretroviral therapy-experienced patients: 7-year follow-up of a prospective cohort study in São Paulo, Brazil.

Vidal JE, Santos AMRD, Peixoto de Miranda ÉJF, Segurado AC.

Braz J Infect Dis. 2017 Nov - Dec;21(6):680-681. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Sep 29. No abstract available.


Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Density Is Associated With Viral Activity but Not With Use of Improved Stoves Among Young Andean Children.

Howard LM, Fan R, Zhu Y, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, Hartinger S, Williams JV, Vidal JE, Klugman KP, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Grijalva CG.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 2;4(3):ofx161. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx161. eCollection 2017 Summer.


Nosocomial, Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains Isolated from Mexico City Produce Robust Biofilms on Abiotic Surfaces but Not on Human Lung Cells.

Ostria-Hernandez ML, Juárez-de la Rosa KC, Arzate-Barbosa P, Lara-Hernández A, Sakai F, Ibarra JA, Castro-Escarpulli G, Vidal JE.

Microb Drug Resist. 2018 May;24(4):422-433. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2017.0073. Epub 2017 Sep 15.


Performance of nested RT-PCR on CSF for tuberculous meningitis diagnosis in HIV-infected patients.

Gualberto FAS, Gonçalves MG, Fukasawa LO, Santos AMRD, Sacchi CT, Harrison LH, Boulware DR, Vidal JE.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Oct 1;21(10):1139-1144. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0001.


Development and characterization of a synthetic DNA, NUversa, to be used as a standard in quantitative polymerase chain reactions for molecular pneumococcal serotyping.

Sakai F, Sonaty G, Watson D, Klugman KP, Vidal JE.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2017 Sep 15;364(17). doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnx173.


Editorial: Molecular Pathogenesis of Pneumococcus.

Bai G, Vidal JE.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2017 Jul 11;7:310. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00310. eCollection 2017. No abstract available.


Competitive Dominance within Biofilm Consortia Regulates the Relative Distribution of Pneumococcal Nasopharyngeal Density.

Wu X, Jacobs NT, Bozio C, Palm P, Lattar SM, Hanke CR, Watson DM, Sakai F, Levin BR, Klugman KP, Vidal JE.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Aug 1;83(16). pii: e00953-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00953-17. Print 2017 Aug 15.


Cognitive impairment is frequent among symptomatic carriers of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1), regardless of their clinical status.

Gascón MRP, Casseb J, Smid J, Vidal JE, Fonseca LAM, Paiva A, Haziot MJ, Penalva de Oliveira AC.

J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jun 15;377:185-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.04.019. Epub 2017 Apr 13.


Is it possible to differentiate tuberculous and cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients using only clinical and basic cerebrospinal fluid characteristics?

Vidal JE, Peixoto de Miranda EJ, Gerhardt J, Croda M, Boulware DR.

S Afr Med J. 2017 Jan 30;107(2):156-159. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i2.11162.


Surveillance of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Strains Isolated from Diarrhea Cases from Children, Adults and Elderly at Northwest of Mexico.

Canizalez-Roman A, Flores-Villaseñor HM, Gonzalez-Nuñez E, Velazquez-Roman J, Vidal JE, Muro-Amador S, Alapizco-Castro G, Díaz-Quiñonez JA, León-Sicairos N.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Nov 30;7:1924. eCollection 2016.


Increased Nasopharyngeal Density and Concurrent Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis Are Associated with Pneumonia in Febrile Children.

Chochua S, D'Acremont V, Hanke C, Alfa D, Shak J, Kilowoko M, Kyungu E, Kaiser L, Genton B, Klugman KP, Vidal JE.

PLoS One. 2016 Dec 1;11(12):e0167725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167725. eCollection 2016.


Meningococcal meningitis: clinical and laboratorial characteristics, fatality rate and variables associated with in-hospital mortality.

Strelow VL, Miranda ÉJ, Kolbe KR, Framil JV, Oliveira AP, Vidal JE.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2016 Nov;74(11):875-880. doi: 10.1590/0004-282X20160143.


Asymptomatic cryptococcal antigen prevalence detected by lateral flow assay in hospitalised HIV-infected patients in São Paulo, Brazil.

Vidal JE, Toniolo C, Paulino A, Colombo A, Dos Anjos Martins M, da Silva Meira C, Pereira-Chioccola VL, Figueiredo-Mello C, Barros T, Duarte J, Fonseca F, Alves Cunha M, Mendes C, Ribero T, Dos Santos Lazera M, Rajasingham R, Boulware DR.

Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Dec;21(12):1539-1544. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12790. Epub 2016 Oct 24.


Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Density and Evolution of Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Young Children, Peru, 2009-2011.

Fan RR, Howard LM, Griffin MR, Edwards KM, Zhu Y, Williams JV, Vidal JE, Klugman KP, Gil AI, Lanata CF, Grijalva CG.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):1996-1999. doi: 10.3201/eid2211.160902.


Streptococcus pneumoniae Eradicates Preformed Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms through a Mechanism Requiring Physical Contact.

Khan F, Wu X, Matzkin GL, Khan MA, Sakai F, Vidal JE.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2016 Sep 27;6:104. eCollection 2016.


Polyomavirus detection in multiple sclerosis patients under natalizumab therapy: Profile and frequency of urinary shedding.

Nali LH, Fink MC, do Olival GS, Moraes L, Callegaro D, Tilbery CP, Vidal JE, Sumita LM, de Oliveira AC, Romano CM.

J Med Virol. 2017 Mar;89(3):528-534. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24646. Epub 2016 Aug 9.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relative efficacy and safety of treatment regimens for HIV-associated cerebral toxoplasmosis: is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole a real option?

Hernandez AV, Thota P, Pellegrino D, Pasupuleti V, Benites-Zapata VA, Deshpande A, Penalva de Oliveira AC, Vidal JE.

HIV Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):115-124. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12402. Epub 2016 Jun 28. Review.


Preemptive Therapy for Cryptococcal Meningitis: A Valid Strategy for Latin America?

Vidal JE.

J Fungi (Basel). 2016 May 23;2(2). pii: E14. doi: 10.3390/jof2020014.

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