University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Publications 2016

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  • Zarnowski R, Sanchez H, Andes D.  Large-scale production and isolation of Candida biofilm extracellular matrix.  Nat Protoc 11(12). 2016 Dec.  pp 2320-2327.  DOI:  10.1038/nprot.2016.132.  PMID: 27809313.

  • Gustafson DH Sr, Landucci G, McTavish F, Kornfield R, Johnson RA, Mares ML, Westergaard RP, Quanbeck A, Alagoz E, Pe-Romashko K, Thomas C, Shah D.  The effect of bundling medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction with mHealth: study protocol for a randomized clinical trial.  Trials 17(1).  2016 Dec 12.  pp592.  DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1726-1.  PMID: 27955689.

  • Liebenstein T, Schulz LT, Viesselmann C, Bingen E, Musuuza J, Safdar N, Rose WE.  Effectiveness and Safety of Tigecycline Compared with Other Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobials in Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients with Polymicrobial Intraabdominal Infections.  Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Dec 16.  DOI: 10.1002/phar.1883. PMID: 27983753. (Epud ahead of print) 

  • Pop-Vicas A, Musuuza JS, Schmitz M, Al-Niaimi A, Safdar N.  Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection post-hysterectomy in a tertiary care center.  Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 9. pii: S0196-6553(16)30961-0.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.10.008.  PMID: 27938988. (Epub ahead of print)

  • Garcia-Arguello LY, O'Horo JC, Farrell A, Blakney R, Sohail MR, Evans CT, Safdar N.  Infections in the spinal cord-injured population: a systematic review.  Spinal Cord.  2016 Dec 6.  DOI: 10.1038/sc.2016.173.  PMID: 27922625.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Dela-Pena J, Kerstenetzky L, Schulz L, Kendall R, Lepak A,Fox B.  Top 1% of Inpatients Administered Antimicrobial Agents Comprising 50% of Expenditures: A Descriptive Study and Opportunities for Stewardship Intervention.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2016 Dec 5.  pp1-7.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.261.  PMID: 27917735.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Mody L, Greene MT, Saint S, Meddings J, Trautner BW, Wald HL, Crnich C, Banaszak-Holl J, McNamara SE, King BJ, Hogikyan R, Edson BS, Krein SL.  Comparing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Programs Between Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes and Non-Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2016 Dec 5.  pp1-7.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.279.  PMID: 27917728.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Woolford CA, Lagree K, Xu W, Aleynikov T, Adhikari H, Sanchez H, Cullen PJ, Lanni F, Andes DR, Mitchell AP.  Bypass of Candida albicans Filamentation/Biofilm Regulators through Diminished Expression of Protein Kinase Cak1.  PLoS Genet.  2016 Dec 9.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006487.  

  • Shirley D, Scholtz H, Osterby K, Musuuza J, Fox B, Safdar N.  Optimizing Inpatient Urine Culture Ordering Practices Using the Electronic Medical Record: A Pilot Study Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol . 2016 Dec 27.  pp1-3.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.301.  PMID: 28025951.  [Epub ahead of print]
  • Brennan MB, Hess TM, Bartle B, Cooper JM, Kang J, Huang ES, Smith M, Sohn MW, Crnich C.  Diabetic foot ulcer severity predicts mortality among veterans with type 2 diabetes.  J Diabetes Complications. 2016 Dec 10.  ppi: S1056-8727(16)30997-7.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.11.020.  PMID: 27993523.
  • Wille CK, Li Y, Rui L, Johannsen EC, Kenney SC.  Restricted TET2 expression in germinal center type B cells promotes stringent Epstein-Barr virus latency.  J Virol. 2016 Dec 21.  pii: JVI.01987-16.  DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01987-16.  PMID: 28003489. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Misch EA, Safdar N.  Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis.  J Thorac Dis 8(12). 2016 Dec.  ppE1771-E1776. DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2016.12.76.  PMID: 28149638.  PMCID: PMC5227283.
  • Hammond EN, Duster M, Musuuza JS, Safdar N. Effect of United States buckwheat honey on antibiotic-resistant hospital acquired pathogens. Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Dec 6. DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2016.25.212.10414. PMID: 28292167. PMCID: PMC5326189.


  • Brennan MB, Herwaldt BL, Kazmierczak JJ, Weiss JW, Klein CL, Leith CP, He R, Oberley MJ, Tonnetti L, Wilkins PP, Gauthier GM.  Transmission of Babesia microti Parasites by Solid Organ Transplantation.  Emerg Inf Dis22 (11).  2016 Nov.  DOI: 10.3201/eid2211.151028.  PMID: 27767010. 
  • Golden S, Yu XM, Odorico S, Jain V, Marin A, Ma S, Kenney S, Chen H.  The Epstein-Barr virus EBNA2 protein induces a subset of NOTCH target genes in thyroid cancer cell lines but fails to suppress proliferation.  Sugery.  2016 Nov 12.  pii:  S0039-6060(16)30524-4. DOI:10.1016/j.surg.2016.06.068.   PMID: 27847111  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Safdar N, Sengupta S, Musuuza JS, Juthani-Mehta M, Drees M, Abbo LM, Milstone AM, Furuno JP, Varman M, Anderson DJ, Morgan DJ, Miller LG, Snyder GM; and the SHEA Research Committee.  Status of the Prevention of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in International Settings: A Survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Nov.  pp1-8.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Eggers S, Barker A, Valentine S, Hess T, Duster M, Safdar N.  Impact of Probiotics for Reducing Infections in Veterans (IMPROVE): Study protocol for a double-blind, randomized controlled trial to reduce carriage of Staphylococcus aureus.  Contemp Clin Trials 52.  2016 Nov 9.  pp39-45.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.11.004.  PMID: 27836508.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bulik CC, Okusanya ÓO, Lakota EA, Forrest A, Bhavnani SM, Hoover JL, Andes DR, Ambrose PG.  Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Gepotidacin Against Gram-Positive Organisms Using Data From Murine Infection Models.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother.  2016 Nov 21.  pii: AAC.00115-16.  DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00115-16.  PMID: 27872075.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Zhao M, Lepak AJ, Andes DR.  Animal models in the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic evaluation of antimicrobial agents.  Bioorg Med Chem.  2016 Nov 9.  pii: S0968-0896(16)31131-2.  doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2016.11.008.  PMID: 27887963.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Pensinger DA, Boldon KM, Chen GY, Vincent WJ, Sherman K, Xiong M, Schaenzer AJ, Forster ER, Coers J, Striker R, Sauer JD.  The Listeria monocytogenes PASTA Kinase PrkA and Its Substrate YvcK Are Required for Cell Wall Homeostasis, Metabolism, and Virulence.  PLoS Pathog 12(11). 2016 Nov 2.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006001.  PMID: 27806131.  PMCID: PMC5091766.

  • Purvis S, Kennedy GD, Knobloch MJ, Marver A, Marx J, Rees S, Safdar N, Shirley D.  Incorporation of Leadership Rounds in CAUTI Prevention Efforts.  J Nurs Care Qual.  2016 Nov 21.  DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000239.  PMID: 27875382.  [Epub ahead of print] 

  • Eggers S, Barker A, Valentine S, Hess T, Duster M, Safdar N.  Impact of Probiotics for Reducing Infections in Veterans (IMPROVE): Study protocol for a double-blind, randomized controlled trial to reduce carriage of Staphylococcus aureus.  Contemp Clin Trials.  2016 Nov 9.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.11.004.  PMID: 27836508.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Eldholm V, Pettersson JH, Brynildsrud OB, Kitchen A, Rasmussen EM, Lillebaek T, Rønning JO, Crudu V, Mengshoel AT, Debech N, Alfsnes K, Bohlin J, Pepperell CS, Balloux F.  Armed conflict and population displacement as drivers of the evolution and dispersal of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.  2016 Nov 29.  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1611283113.  PMID: 27872285.  

  • Lawry SM, Tebbets B, Kean I, Stewart D, Hetelle J, Klein BS.  Fludioxonil Induces Drk1, a Fungal Group III Hybrid Histidine Kinase, to Dephosphorylate its Downstream Target, Ypd1.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Nov 21. pii: AAC.01414-16.   DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01414-16.  PMID: 27872062.  [Epub ahead of print]


  • Jones RJ, Lempridee T, Wang X, Lee HC, Mertz JE, Kenney SC, Lin HC, Baladandayuthapani V, Dawson CW, Shah JJ, Weber DM, Orlowski RZ.  Lenaliddomide, Thalidomide, and Pomalide Reactivate the Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Cycle through Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Signaling and Ikaros Expression.  Clinc Cancer Res 22(19).  2016 Oct 1.   pp 4901-4912.  DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-2242.  PMID: 27297582.  PMCID: PMC5050094.
  • Muñoz JF, Gauthier GM, Desjardins CA, Gallo JE, Holder J, Sullivan TD, Marty AJ, Carmen JC, Chen Z, Ding L6, Gujja S, Magrini V, Misas E, Mitreva M, Priest M, Saif S, Whiston EA, Young S, Zeng Q, Goldman WE8, Mardis ER, Taylor JW, McEwen JG, Clay OK, Klein BS, Cuomo CA.  The Dynamic Genome and Transcriptome of the Human Fungal Pathogen Blastomyces and Close Relative Emmonsia.  PLoS Genet 11(10).  2016 Oct 6.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005493.  PMID: 26439490.  PMCID: PMC4595289.
  • Dang UJ, Devault AM, Mortimer TD, Pepperell CS, Poinar HN, Golding GB.  Estimation of Gene Insertion/Deletion Rates with Missing Data.  Genetics 204(2).  2016 Oct.  pp 513-529.  DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.191973.  PMID: 27565162.
  • Maki DG.  Review: In renal failure, direct oral anticoagulants reduce risk for hemorrhagic stroke compared with VKAs.  Ann Intern Med 165(8).  2016 Oct 18.  DOI: 10.7326/ACPJC-2016-165-8-043.  PMID: 27750303. 
  • Eke-Usim AC, Rogers MA, Gibson KE, Crnich C, Mody L; Targeted Infection Prevention Study Team.  Constitutional Symptoms Trigger Diagnostic Testing Before Antibiotic Prescribing in High-Risk Nursing Home Residents.  J Am Geriatr Soc.  2016 Oct.  doi: 10.1111/jgs.14286.  PMCID: PMC5119646.  [Epub ahead of print] 


  • Dala CK, Zuleta IA, Mitchell KF, Andes DR, El-Samad H, Johnson AD.  Transcriptional rewiring over evolutionary timescales changes quantitative and qualitative properties of gene expression.  Elife.  2016 Sept 10.  ppi: e18981.   DOI: 10.7554/elife.18981.  PMID: 27614020.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Johnson CJ, Cabezas-Olcoz J, Kernien JF, Wang SX, Beebe DJ, Huttenlocher A, Ansari H, Nett JE.  The Extracellular Matrix of Candida albicans Biofilms Impairs Formation of Neutrophil Extracellular TrapsPLoS Path 12(9).  2016 Sept 13.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005884.  PMID: 27622514. 

  • Haun N, Hooper-Lane C, Safdar N.  Healthcare Personnel Attire and Devices as Fomites: A Systematic Review.  Infection Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2016 Sept 9.  pp1-7.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.192.  PMID: 27609491 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Winter MB, Salcedo EC, Lohose MB, Hartooni N, Gulati M, Sanchez H, Takagi J, Hube B, Andes DR, Johnson AD, Craik CS, Nobile CJ.  Global Identification of Biofilm-Specific Proteolysis in Candida albicans.  MBio 7(5).  2016 Sept 13.  ppi: e01514-16 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01514-16.  MPID: 27624133.  PMCID: PMC5021810.  

  • Andes DR, Safdar N, Baddley JW, Alexander B, Brumble L, Hadley S, Herwaldt L, Kauffman C, Lyon GM, Morrison V, Patterson T, Perl T, Walker R, Hess T, Chiller T, Pappas PG.  The epidemiology and outcomes of invasive Candida infections among organ transplant recipients in the United States: results of the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network (TRANSNET).  Transpl Infect Dis.  2016 Sept 19.  DOI: 10.1111/tid.12613.  PMID: 27643395.  [Epud ahead of print]

  • Mitchell KF, Zarnowski R, Andes DR.  Fungal Super Glue: The Biofilm Matrix and its Composition, Assembly, and Functions.  PLoS Pathog.  2016 Sept 29.  DOI: 10.137/journal.ppat.1005828.  PMID: 27685086

  • Batina NG, Crnich CJ, Anderson DF, Döpfer D.  Identifying conditions for elimination and epidemic potential of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes.  Anitmicrob Resist Infect Control.  2016 Sept 22.  DOI: 10.1186/s13756-016-0130-7.  PMID: 27688877.

  • Xu X, Pocock GM, Sharma A, Peery SL, Fites JS, Felley L, Zarnowski R, Stewart D, Berthier E, Klein BS, Sherer NM, Gumperz JE.  Human Inkt Cells Promote Protective Inflammation by Inducing Oscillating Purinergic Signaling in Monocyte-Derived DCs.  Cell Rep 16(12).  2016 Sept 20.  DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.061.  PMID: 27653689.

  • Arriola V, Tischendorf J, Musuuza J, Barker A, Rozelle JW, Safdar N.  Assessing the Risk of Hospital-acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use: A Meta-Analysis.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2016 Sept 28.  pp1-10. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.194.  PMID: 27677811.  

  • Musuuza JS, Hundt AS, Zimbric M, Carayon P, Safdar N.  Standardizing Direct Observation for Assessing Compliance to a Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing Protocol Among Hospitalized Patients.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2016 Sept 28.  pp 1-2.   DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.214.  PMID: 27677927.  [Epud ahead of print] 

 AUGUST 2016

  • Wang H, Li M, Sinha M, Lee LM, Wiesner DL, LeBert V, Lerksuthirat T, Galles K, Suresh M, DeFranco AL, Lowell CA, Klein BS,Wüthrich M.  MyD88 Shapes Vaccine Immunity by Extrinsically Regulating Survival of CD4+T Cells during the Contraction Phase.  PLoS Pathog 12(8).  2016 Aug 19.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005787.  PMID: 27542117.

  • Safdar N, Abbo LM, Knobloch MJ, Seo SK.  Research methods in healthcare epidemiology: Survey and qualitative research.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiology.  2016 Aug 12  pp1-6.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.171.  PMID: 27514583.  [Epub ahead of print] 

  • Dang UJ, Devault AM, Mortimer TD, Pepperell CS, Poinar HN, Golding GB.  Estimation of gene insertion/deletion rates missing data.  Genetics.  2016 Aug 26.  DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.191973.  PMID: 27565162.  [Epub ahead of print] 

  • Piggott DA, Muzaale AD, Varadhan R, Mehta SH, Westergaard RP, Brown TT, Patel KV, Walston JD, Leng SX, Kirk GD.  Frailty and cause-specific hospitalization among persons aging with HIV infection and injection drug use.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sic.  2016 Aug 11.  DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glw142.  PMID: 27516622.  [Epub ahead of print]

JULY 2016

  • Ruis AR, Shaffer DW, Shirley DR, Safdar N.  Teaching health care works to adopt a systems perspective for improved control and prevention of health care-associated infections.  Am J Infection Control.  2016 July 13.  pii: S0196-6553(16)30259-0.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.211.  PMID: 27424302.  [Epub ahead of print]

  •  Becerra MB, Shirley D, Safdar N.  Am J Infection Control.  2016 14 July.  Prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of idle intravenous catheters: An integrative review.  Am J Infection Control. 2016 14 July.  pii: S0196-6553(16)30496-5.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.073.  PMID: 27425008. [Epub ahead of print] 

  • Safdar N, Musuuza JS, Xie A, Hundt AS, Hall M, Wood K, Carayon P.  Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a mixed methods study assessing barriers and facilitators to guideline adherence.  BMC Infect Dis 394(16).  2016 22 July.  DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-16665-1.  PMID: 27448800.  PMCID: PMC4957386.

  • Lam Y, Westergaard R, Kirk G, Ahmadi A, Genz A, Keruly, Hutton H, Surkan PJ.  Provider-Level and other health systems factors influencing engagement in HIV care:  A qualitative study of a vunerable population.  PLoS One 11(7).  2016 18 July.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158759.  PMID: 27428012.  PMCID: PMC4948838.

  • Stockman LJ, Greer J, Holzmacher R, Dittmann B, Hoftiezer SA, Alsum LE, Prieve A, Westergaard RP, Guilfoyle SM, Vergeront JM.  Performance of risk-based and birth-cohort strategies for identifying hepatitis c virus infection among people entering prison, Wisconsin, 2014.  Public Health Rep 131(4).  2016 July-Aug.  pp544-551.  PMID: 27453598.  PMCID: PMC4937115.    

  • Djavadian R, Chiu YF, Johannsen E.  An Epstein-Barr virus-encoded protein complex requires an origin of lytic replication in cis to mediate late gene transcription.  PLoS Pathology 12(6).  2016 June 27.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005718.  PMID: 27348612.  PMCID: PMC4922670.  

JUNE 2016

  • Nitesh Kumar Khandelwal, Philipp Kaemmer, Toni M. Förster, Ashutosh Singh, Alix T. Coste, David R. Andes, Bernhard Hube, Dominique Sanglard, Neeraj Chauhan, Rupinder Kaur, Christophe d'Enfert, Alok Kumar Mondal, Rajendra Prasad.  Pleiotropic effects of the vacuolar ABC transporter MLT1 of Candida albicans on cell function and virulence.  BioChem J 473(11).  2016 June 1.  pp1537-1552.  DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20160024.  PMID: 27026051.  PMCID: PMC4888455.

  • Meghan B. Brennan, Kurt Osterby, Lucas Schulz, Alexander J. LepakImpact of Low Procalcitonin Results on Antibiotic Administration in Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Center.  Infect Dis Therapy 5(2).  2016 June 1.  pp185-191.  DOI: 10.1007/s40121-016-0114-1.  PMID: 27251126.

  • Livorsi D, Knobloch MJ, Blue LA, Swafford K, Maze L, Riggins K, Hayward T, Safdar N.  A rapid assessment of barriers and facilitators to safety culture in an intensive care unit.  Int Nurs Rev.  2016 June 2.  DOI: 10.1111/inr.12254.  PMID: 27250081.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Erica Peethumnongsin MD, PhD, Megan E. Gussick MD, James E. Svenson MD, MS, Sean K. Golden BA, William J. Ehlenbach MD, MSc, Ryan P. Westergaard MD, PhD, Scott B. Reeder MD, PhD, David J. Vanness PhD.  Systematic review and meta-analysis of the accuracy of MRI to diagnose appendicitis in the general population.  J Magn Reson Imaging 43(6).  2016 June.  pp1346-1354.  DOI: 10.1002/jmri.25115.  PMID: 26691590.  PMICD: PMC4865442.

  • Walker Julliard, MD, Travis J. De Wolfe, MS, John H. Fechner, MS, Nasia Safdar, MD, Rashmi Agni, MD, and Joshua D. Mezrich, MD.  Amelioration of Clostridium difficile Infection in Mice by Dietary Supplementation With Indole-3-carbinol.  Ann Surgery.  2016 June 8.  DOI: 10.1097/SLA.00000000000001830.  PMID: 27280500.

  • Kaitlin F. Mitchell, Robert Zaronwski, and David R. Andes.  The Extracellular Matrix of Fungal Biofilms.  Adv Exp Med Bio.  2016 June 7.  DOI: 10.1007/5584 2016 6.  PMID: 27271680. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Richard J. Jones, Tawin Iempridee, Xiaobin Wang, Hans C. Lee, Janet E. Mertz, Shannon C. Kenney, Heather C. Lin, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Christopher W. Dawson, Jatin J. Shah, Donna M. Weber, and Robert Z. Orlowski.  Lenalidomide, Thalidomide, and Pomalidomide Reactivate the Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Cycle Through Phosphoinositide 3-kinase Signaling and Ikaros Expression.  Clinical Cancer Research.  2016 June 13.  DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-2242.  pii: clinicanres.2242.2015.  PMID: 27297582.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Ye Xiong, Jerry B. Lingrel, Marcel Wüthrich, Bruce S. Klein, Neelakantan T. Vasudevan, Mukesh K. Jain, Mariam George, George S. Deepe, Jr.  Transcription Factor KLF2 in Dendritic Cells Downregulates Th2 Programming via the HIF-1/Jagged2/Notch Axis.  MicroBio 7(3).  2016 June 14.  DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00436-16.  pii: e00436-16.  PMID: 27302755  PMCID: PMC4916374.   

  • Reza Djavadian, Ya-Fang Chiu, and Eric Johannsen.  An Epstein-Barr Virus-Encoded Protein Complex Requires an Origin of Lytic Replication In Cis to Mediate Late Gene Transcription.  PLOS 12(6).  2016 June 27. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005718.  PMID: 27348612.

  • Misch EA.  Legionella: Virulence factors and host response.  Curr Opin Infect Dis 29(3).  2016 June. pp280-286.  DOI: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000268.  PMID: 26998861.

MAY 2016

APRIL 2016

  • Lepak AJ, Seiler P, Surivet JP, Ritz D, Kohl C, Andes DR.  In vivo Pharmacodynamic Target Investigation of Two Bacterial Topoisomerase inhibitors, ACT-387042 and ACT-292706, in the Neutropenic Murine Thigh Model against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 4. pii: AAC.00363-16.
  • Peter G. Pappas, Carol A. Kauffman, David R. Andes . Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access (Reply).  Clinic Infect Dis.  2016 April 24.  DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciw254.  PMID: 27114379.
  • Caroline Zellmer, Travis J. De Wolfe, Sarah Van Hoof, Rebekah Blakney, Nasia Safdar. Patient Perspectives on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile Infection.  Infectious Disease Ther. 2016 April 5.  DOI: 10.1007/s40121-016-0106-1.  PMID: 27048199. [Epun ahead of print]
  • Linda McKinley MPH, RN, CIC, Benjamin Becerra DrPH, MPH, MS, Helene Moriarty PhD, RN, Thomas H. Short PhD, Mary Hagle PhD, RN, Abigail Reymann MS, MLS (ASCP), Susan Valentine MSN, RN, Megan Duster MT, ASCP, Simone Warrack BS and Nasia Safdar MD, PhD. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus co-colonization rates with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in critically ill veterans.  Am J Infection Control. 2016 April 7.  pii: S0196-6553(16)00156-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.005. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Morgan DJ, Safdar N, Milstone AM, Anderson DJ. Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 37(6).  2016 April 14.  pp627-628.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.91.  PMID:  27074955.
  • Ian C. Holmena, Celestin Senezaa, Berthine Nyiranzayisabaa, Vincent Nyiringaboa, Mugisha Bienfaita and Nasia Safdar. Improving Hand Hygiene Practices in a Rural Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 37(7).  2016 April 4. pp834-839. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.71.  PMID 27040124.  
  • Danielle M. Schulte, Megan Duster, Simone Warrack, Susan Valentine, Douglas Jorenby, Daniel Shirley, James Sosman, Sheryl Catz and Nasia Safdar. Feasibility and patient satisfaction with smoking cessation interventions for prevention of healthcare-associated infections in inpatients.  Subst Abuse and Treat Prev Policy. 11 (15). 2016 April 26.  DOI: 10.1186/s13011-016-0059-0.  PMID:  27113448.  PMCID:  PMC4845502.
  • Joshua A. Barocas, Benjamin P. Linas, Arthur Y. Kim, John Fangman, and Ryan P. Westergaard.   Acceptability of Rapid Point-of-Care Hepatitis C Tests Among People Who Inject Drugs and Utilize Syringe-Exchange Programs.  Oxford Journal 3(2).  2016 April 6. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw07.  PMID:27191007.  PMCID:  PMC4867657.

  • Andrew L. Garfoot, Qian Shen, Marcel Wüthrich, Bruce S. Klein, and Chad A. Rappleye. The Eng1 β-Glucanase Enhances Histoplasma Virulence by Reducing β-Glucan Exposure.  J. MicroBio 7(2).  2016 April 19.  e01388–15. PMCID: PMC4850272.
  • Beaird OE, Freifeld A, Ison MG, Lawrence SJ, Theodoropoulos N, Clark NM, Razonable RR, Alangaden G, Miller R, Smith J, Young JA, Hawkinson D, Pursell K, Kaul DR.  Current practices for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus and other non-influenza respiratory viruses in high-risk patient populations: a survey of institutions in the Midwestern Respiratory Virus Collaborative. Transpl Infect Dis 18(2). 2016 Apr.  pp210-215. DOI: 10.1111/tid.12510.  PMID: 26923867.  [Epub ahead of print]

MARCH 2016

  • Wang H, LeBert V, Li M, Lerksuthirat T, Galles K, Klein B, Wüthrich M. Mannose Receptor Is Required for Optimal Induction of Vaccine-Induced T-Helper Type 17 Cells and Resistance to Blastomyces dermatitidis Infection.  J Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 1. pii: jiw010.

  • Golden SK, Harringa JB, Pickhardt PJ, Ebinger A, Svenson JE, Zhao YQ, Li Z, Westergaard RP, Ehlenbach WJ, Repplinger MD. Prospective evaluation of the ability of clinical scoring systems and physician-determined likelihood of appendicitis to obviate the need for CT. Emerg Med J. 2016 Mar 2. pii: emermed-2015-205301. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205301. [Epub ahead of print]

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