University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Publications 2017

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  • Evans CT, Fitzpatrick MA, Jones MM, Burns SP, Poggensee L, Ramanathan S, LaVela SL, Safdar N, Suda KJ. Prevalence and Factors Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Organisms in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Dec. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.238. PMID: 29157323. (Epub 2017 Nov 21)

  • Yanke E, Moriarty H, Carayon P, Safdar N. A qualitative, interprofessional analysis of barriers to and facilitators of implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Clostridium difficile prevention bundle using a human factors engineering approach. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Dec 18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.027. pii: S0196-6553(17)31007-6. PMID: 29269166. (Epub ahead of print)

  • Rossi DCP, Gleason JE, Sanchez H, Schatzman SS, Culbertson EM, Johnson CJ, McNees CA, Coelho C, Nett JE, Andes DR, Cormack BP, Culotta VC. Candida albicans FRE8 encodes a member of the NADPH oxidase family that produces a burst of ROS during fungal morphogenesis. PLoS Pathog 13(12). 2017 Dec 1. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006763.  PMID: 29194441. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Mortimer TD, Annis DS, O'Neill MB, Bohr LL, Smith TM, Poinar HN, Mosher DF, Pepperell CS. Adaptation in a Fibronectin Binding Autolysin of Staphylococcus saprophyticus. mSphere 2(6). 2017 Nov 29-Dec. pii: e00511-17. DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00511-17. PMID: 29202045. PMCID: PMC5705806.

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, VanScoy B, Ambrose PG, Andes DR. Pharmacodynamics of the Long Acting Echinocandin, CD101, in the Neutropenic Invasive Candidiasis Murine Model Using an Extended Interval Dosing Design. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Dec 4. pii: AAC.02154-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02154-17. PMID: 29203480. (Epub ahead of print)

  • Batina NG, Crnich CJ, Döpfer D. Acquisition and persistence of strain-specific methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and their determinants in community nursing homes. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 6. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2837-3. PMID: 29212459. PMCID: PMC5719525.

  • McElligott M, Welham G, Pop-Vicas A, Taylor L, Crnich CJ. Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Facilities. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Dec. DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.07.008. PMID: 29079152.

  • Hernández-Santos N, Klein BS. Through the Scope Darkly: The Gut Mycobiome Comes into Focus. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Dec 13. DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.11.013. PMID: 29241038.

  • Wiesner DL, Klein BS. Lung epithelium: barrier immunity to inhaled fungi and driver of fungal-associated allergic asthma. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2017 Dec. DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2017.10.007. PMID: 29096195. PMCID: PMC5733720. (Epub 2017 Oct 27)


  • Donohue S, Haine JE, Li Z, Feldstein DA, Micek M, Trowbridge ER, Kamnetz SA, Sosman JM, Wilke LG, Sesto ME, Tevaarwerk AJ. Cancer Survivorship Care Plan Utilization and Impact on Clinical Decision-Making at Point-of-Care Visits with Primary Care: Results from an Engineering, Primary Care, and Oncology Collaborative for Survivorship Health. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Nov 2. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-017-1295-3. PMID: 29098650. [Epub ahead of print]

  • McBride JA, Striker R. Imbalance in the game of T cells: What can the CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio tell us about HIV and health? PLoS Pathog 13(11). 2017 Nov 2. e1006624. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006624. PMID: 29095912.

  • Knobloch MJ, Chewning B, Musuuza J, Rees S, Green C, Patterson E, Safdar N. Leadership rounds to reduce health care-associated infections. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Nov 2. pii: S0196-6553(17)31053-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.045. PMID: 29102425.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kalluru S, Eggers S, Barker A, Shirley D, Sethi AK, Sengupta S, Yeptho K, Safdar N. Risk factors for infection with multidrug-resistant organisms in Haryana, India. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Nov 1. pii: S0196-6553(17)31001-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.021. PMID: 29102426.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Barker AK, Alagoz O, Safdar N. Interventions to reduce the incidence of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection: An agent-based modeling approach to evaluate clinical effectiveness in adult acute care hospitals. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 3. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix962. PMID: 29112710. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Pezzi HM, Berry SM, Beebe DJ, Striker R. RNA-mediated TILDA for improved cell capacity and enhanced detection of multiply-spliced HIV RNA. Integr Biol (Camb) 9(11). 2017 Nov 13. pp876-884. DOI: 10.1039/c7ib00112f. PMID: 29098230.

  • Barker AK, Duster M, Valentine S, Hess T, Archbald-Pannone L, Guerrant R, Safdar N. A randomized controlled trial of probiotics for Clostridium difficile infection in adults (PICO). J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Nov. DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx254. PMID: 28961980.


  • Johnson CJ, Kernien JF, Hoyer AR, Nett JE.  Mechanisms involved in the triggering of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) by Candida glabrata during planktonic and biofilm growth. Sci Rep 7(1). 2017 Oct 12. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13588-6. PMID: 29026191.

  • Barker AK, Zellmer C, Tischendorf J, Duster M, Valentine S, Wright MO, Safdar N. On the hands of patients with Clostridium difficile: A study of spore prevalence and the effect of hand hygiene on C difficile removal. Am J Infect Control 45(10). 2017 Oct 1. pp1154-1156. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.005. PMID: 28964347.

  • Ehlenbach WJ, Gilmore-Bykovskyi A, Repplinger MD, Westergaard RP, Jacobs EA, Kind AJH, Smith M. Sepsis Survivors Admitted to Skilled Nursing Facilities: Cognitive Impairment, Activities of Daily Living Dependence, and Survival. Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct 6. DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002755. PMID: 28991827. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Hochstatter KR, Stockman LJ, Holzmacher R, Greer J, Seal DW, Taylor QA, Gill EK, Westergaard RP. The continuum of hepatitis C care for criminal justice involved adults in the DAA era: a retrospective cohort study demonstrating limited treatment uptake and inconsistent linkage to community-based care. Health Justice 5(1). 2017 Oct 30. p10. DOI: 10.1186/s40352-017-0055-0. PMID: 29086078.

  • McDermott AJ, Tumey TA, Huang M, Hull CM, Klein BS. Inhaled Cryptococcus neoformans elicits allergic airway inflammation independent of Nuclear Factor Kappa B signalling in lung epithelial cells. Immunology. 2017 Oct 20. DOI: 10.1111/imm.12853. PMID: 29055116. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Andes DR, Lepak AJ. In vivo infection models in the pre-clinical pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic evaluation of antimicrobial agents. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2017 Oct. DOI: 10.1016/j.coph.2017.09.004. PMID: 28964956. (Epub 2017 Sep 29)


  • Donohue S, Haine JE, Li Z, Trowbridge ER, Kamnetz SA, Feldstein DA, Sosman JM, Wilke LG, Sesto ME, Tevaarwerk AJ. The Impact of a Primary Care Education Program Regarding Cancer Survivorship Care Plans: Results from an Engineering, Primary Care, and Oncology Collaborative for Survivorship Health. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Sep 20. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-017-1281-9. PMID: 28932992. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lorenzini J, Scott Fites J, Nett J, Klein BS.  Blastomyces dermatitidis serine protease dipeptidyl peptidase IVA (DppIVA) cleaves ELR+ CXC chemokines altering their effects on neutrophils. Cell Microbiol 19(9). 2017 Sep.  DOI: 10.1111/cmi.12741.  PMID: 28346820. PMCID: PMC5544578.

  • McBride JA, Gauthier GM, Klein BS. Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Blastomycosis. Clin Chest Med 38(3). 2017 Sep. pp435-449. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccm.2017.04.006. PMID: 28797487. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wiesner DL, Klein BS. The balance between immunity and inflammation. Science 357(6355).  pp. 973-974. DOI: 10.1126/science.aao3086. PMID: 28883060.

  • Kottom TJ, Hebrink DM, Jenson PE, Marsolek PL, Wüthrich M, Wang H, Klein B, Yamasaki S Ph D, Limper AH.  Dectin-2 is a C-Type Lectin Receptor that Recognizes Pneumocystis and Participates in Innate Immune Responses. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 Sep 8. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2016-0335OC. DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2016-0335OC [Epub ahead of print]

  • Mitchell KF, Barker AK, Abad CL, Safdar N. Infection control at an urban hospital in Manila, Philippines: a systems engineering assessment of barriers and facilitators. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 6(90). 2017 Sep 2. DOI: 10.1186/s13756-017-0248-2. PMID: 28883912. PMCID: PMC5581421.

  • Jump RLP, Gaur S, Katz MJ, Crnich CJ, Dumyati G, Ashraf MS, Frentzel E, Schweon SJ, Sloane P, Nace D; Infection Advisory Committee for AMDA—The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Sep 18. pii: S1525-8610(17)30430-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.07.018. PMID: 28935515. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kernien JF, Johnson CJ, Nett JE. Conserved Inhibition of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Release by Clinical Candida albicans Biofilms. J Fungi (Basel) 3(3). 2017 Sep. pii: 49. DOI: 10.3390/jof3030049. PMID: 28944225. PMCID: PMC5607871.

  • Brennan MB, Huang ES, Lobo JM, Kang H, Guihan M, Basu A, Sohn MW.  Longitudinal trends and predictors of statin use among patients with diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Sep 25. pii: S1056-8727(17)31126-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2017.09.014. PMID: 29107453. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Maki DG. Review: In menopause (intact uterus), estrogen + progestogen, isoflavones, and black cohosh reduce hot flashes. Ann Intern Med 167(6). 2017 Sep 19. JC26. DOI: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-6-026. PMID: 28975316.


  • Corey AB, Sonetti D, Maloney JD, Montgomery SP, Rademacher BL, Taylor LJ, Smith JA, Striker R. Transmission of Donor-Derived Trypanosoma cruzi and Subsequent Development of Chagas Disease in a Lung Transplant Recipient. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017. DOI: 10.1155/2017/5381072. PMID: 28912986. PMCID: PMC5585664. [Epub 2017 Aug 21]

  • Zhang F, Barns K, Hoffmann FM, Braun DR, Andes DR, Bugni TS. Thalassosamide, a Siderophore Discovered from the Marine-Derived Bacterium Thalassospira profundimaris. J Nat Prod. 2017 Aug 25. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00328. PMID: 28840714. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Roberts TJ, Gilmore-Bykovskyi A, Lor M, Liebzeit D, Crnich CJ, Saliba D. Important Care and Activity Preferences in a Nationally Representative Sample of Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Aug 23. pii: S1525-8610(17)30371-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.06.028. PMID: 28843525. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Splinter LE, Kerstenetzky L, Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Leverson GE, Saddler CM, Smith JA, Safdar N, Redfield RR. Vancomycin Prophylaxis for Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection Recurrence in Renal Transplant Patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 Aug 1. DOI: 10.1177/1060028017727756. PMID: 28844154. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wright MO, Sampene E, Safdar N. The Relationship Between Infection Prevention Staffing Levels, Certification, and Publicly Reported Hospital-Acquired Condition Scores. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 24. pp1-2. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.187. PMID: 28835288. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Leverson GE, McCreary EK, Lucey MR, Smith JA, Redfield RR. High-Dose Acyclovir for Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis in Seropositive Abdominal Transplant Recipients. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 Aug 1. DOI: 10.1177/1060028017728296. PMID: 28844151. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schaenzer AJ, Wlodarchak 1, Drewry DH, Zuercher WJ, Rose WE, Striker R, Sauer JD. A screen for kinase inhibitors identifies antimicrobial imidazopyridine aminofurazans as specific inhibitors of the Listeria monocytogenes PASTA kinase PrkA. J Biol Chem. 2017 Aug 16. pii: jbc.M117.808600. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.808600. PMID: 28821610. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lakota EA, Bader JC, Ong V, Bartizal K, Miesel L, Andes DR, Bhavnani SM, Rubino CM, Ambrose PG, Lepak AJ. Pharmacological Basis of CD101 Efficacy: Exposure Shape Matters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Aug 28. pii: AAC.00758-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00758-17. PMID: 28848022. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Schuppener LM, Pop-Vicas AE, Brooks EG, Duster MN, Crnich CJ, Sterkel AK, Webb AP, Safdar N. Serratia marcescens Bacteremia: Nosocomial Cluster Following Narcotic Diversion. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 6. Pp1-5. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.137. PMID: 28679460.

  • Zumwalde NA, Sharma A, Xu X, Ma S, Schneider CL, Romero-Masters JC, Hudson AW, Gendron-Fitzpatrick A, Kenney SC, Gumperz JE.  Adoptively transferred Vγ9Vδ2 T cells show potent antitumor effects in a preclinical B cell lymphomagenesis model.  JCI Insight 2(13). 2017 Jul 6. pii: 93179. DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.93179.  PMID: 28679955. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lacerda Pigosso L, Baeza LC, Vieira Tomazett M, Batista Rodrigues Faleiro M, Brianezi Dignani de Moura VM, Melo Bailão A, Borges CL, Alves Parente Rocha J, Rocha Fernandes G, Gauthier GM, Soares CMA.  Paracoccidioides brasiliensis presents metabolic reprogramming and secretes a serine proteinase during murine infection.  Virulence. 2017 Jul 13. DOI: 10.1080/21505594.2017.1355660. PMID: 28704618. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wyche TP, Alvarenga RFR, Piotrowski JS, Duster MN, Warrack SR, Cornilescu G, De Wolfe TJ, Hou Y, Braun DR, Ellis GA, Simpkins SW, Nelson J, Myers CL, Steele J, Mori H, Safdar N, Markley JL, Rajski SR, Bugni TS. Chemical Genomics, Structure Elucidation, and In Vivo Studies of the Marine-derived Anticlostridial Ecteinamycin. ACS Chem Biol. 2017 Jul 14. DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00388. PMID: 28708379. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Seibert G, Ewers T, Barker AK, Slavick A, Wright MO, Stevens L, Safdar N. What do visitors know and how do they feel about contact precautions?  Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jul 18.  pii: S0196-6553(17)30740-X. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.011. PMID: 28732742. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Srivastava A, Sircaik S, Husain F, Thomas E, Ror S, Rastogi S, Alim D, Bapat P, Andes DR, Nobile CJ, Panwar SL. Distinct roles of the 7-transmembrane receptor protein Rta3 in regulating the asymmetric distribution of phosphatidylcholine across the plasma membrane and biofilm formation in Candida albicans. Cell Microbiol. 2017 Jul 25. DOI: 10.1111/cmi.12767. PMID: 28745020. [Epub ahead of print]

  • McBride J, Sterkel AK, Rehrauer WM, Smith JA. First described case of prosthetic joint infection with Clostridium disporicum. Anaerobe 48. 2017 Jul 1. pp56-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.06.022. PMID: 28673848. [Epub ahead of print]

  • McClung L, Obasi C, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Health care worker perspectives of their motivation to reduce health care-associated infections. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jul 25. pii: S0196-6553(17)30686-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.002. PMID: 28754223. [Epub ahead of print]

  • McCreary EK, Heim ME, Schulz LT, Hoffman R, Pothof J, Fox B. Top 10 Myths Regarding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cellulitis. J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 3. pii: S0736-4679(17)30436-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.05.007. PMID: 28684060. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bernatz JT, Safdar N, Hetzel S, Anderson PA. Antibiotic Overuse is a Major Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile Infection in Surgical Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 31. pp1-4. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.158. PMID: 28756789. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Knobloch MJ, Thomas KV, Patterson E, Zimbric ML, Musuuza J, Safdar N. Implementation in the midst of complexity: Using ethnography to study health care-associated infection prevention and control. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jul 31. pii: S0196-6553(17)30842-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.06.024. PMID: 28774756.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Tikhmyanova N, Tutton S, Martin KA, Lu F, Kossenkov AV, Paparoidamis N, Kenney S, Salvino JM, Lieberman PM. Small molecule perturbation of the CAND1-Cullin1-ubiquitin cycle stabilizes p53 and triggers Epstein-Barr virus reactivation. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jul 17. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006517. PMID: 28715492 PMCID: PMC5531659.


  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, Berkow EL, Lockhart SR, Andes DR. Pharmacodynamic Optimization for Treatment of Invasive Candida auris Infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jun 5. pii: AAC.00791-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00791-17. PMID: 28584152. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Holmen IC, Niyokwizerwa D, Nyiranzayisaba B, Singer T, Safdar N. Challenges to sustainability of hand hygiene at a rural hospital in Rwanda. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jun 5. pii: S0196-6553(17)30298-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.006. PMID: 28596020. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kemnitz R, Kuehl TC, Hochstatter KR, Barker E, Corey A, Jacobs EA, Repplinger MD, Ehlenbach WJ, Seal DW, Sosman JM, Westergaard RP. Manifestations of HIV stigma and their impact on retention in care for people transitioning from prisons to communities. Health Justice 5(1). 2017 Jun. p7. DOI: 10.1186/s40352-017-0054-1. PMID: 28589252. [Epub 2017 Jun 6]

  • Crnich CJ, Jump RL, Nace DA. Improving Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults: A Paradigm Shift or Therapeutic Nihilism? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun 27. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14961. PMID: 28653467. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Barker AK, Van Galen A, Sethi AK, Shirley D, Safdar N. Tobacco use as a screener for Clostridium difficile infection outcomes. J Hosp Infect. 2017 Jun 24. pii: S0195-6701(17)30348-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.06.026. PMID: 28655511. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kraus RJ, Yu X, Cordes BA, Sathiamoorthi S, Iempridee T, Nawandar DM, Ma S, Romero-Masters JC, McChesney KG, Lin Z, Makielski KR, Lee DL, Lambert PF, Johannsen EC, Kenney SC, Mertz JE. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α plays roles in Epstein-Barr virus's natural life cycle and tumorigenesis by inducing lytic infection through direct binding to the immediate-early BZLF1 gene promoter. PLoS Pathog 13(6). 2017 Jun 15. pii:e1006404. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006404. PMID: 28617871. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Bataille CJ, Brennan MB, Byrne S, Davies SG, Durbin M, Fedorov O, Huber KV, Jones AM, Knapp S, Liu G1, Nadali A, Quevedo CE, Russell AJ, Walker RG, Westwood R, Wynne GM. Thiazolidine derivatives as potent and selective inhibitors of the PIM kinase family. Bioorg Med Chem 25(9). 2017 May 1. pp2657-2665. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2017.02.056. PMID: 28341403.

  • Wiemann P, Perevitsky A, Lim FY, Shadkchan Y, Knox BP, Landero Figueora JA, Choera T, Niu M, Steinberger AJ, Wüthrich M, Idol RA, Klein BS, Dinauer MC, Huttenlocher A, Osherov N, Keller NP. Aspergillus fumigatus Copper Export Machinery and Reactive Oxygen Intermediate Defense Counter Host Copper-Mediated Oxidative Antimicrobial Offense.  Cell Rep 19(5). 2017 May 2. pp1008-1021. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.04.019.  PMID: 28467895.

  • Nanjappa SG, McDermott AJ, Fites JS, Galles K, Wüthrich M, Deepe GS Jr, Klein BS. Antifungal Tc17 cells are durable and stable, persisting as long-lasting vaccine memory without plasticity towards IFNγ cells. PLoS Pathog 13(5). 2017 May 22.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006356. PMID: 28542595. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M VanScoy B, Taylor DS, Ellis-Grosse E, Ambrose PG, Andes DR. In Vivo Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of ZTI-01 (Fosfomycin for Injection) in the Neutropenic Murine Thigh Infection Model against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 61(6). 2017 May 24. pii: e00476-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00476-17.  PMID: 28396549.

  • Pop-Vicas A, Musuuza JS, Schmitz M, Al-Niaimi A, Safdar N. Reply. Am J Infect Control 45(5). 2017 May 1. pp581-582. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.009. PMID: 28456324.

  • Gauthier GM.  Fungal Dimorphism and Virulence: Molecular Mechanisms for Temperature Adaptation, Immune Evasion, and In Vivo Survival.  Mediators Inflamm. 2017 May 23. DOI: 10.1155/2017/8491383. PMID: 28626345. PMCID: PMC5463121. [Epub ahead if print]


  • Dumyati G, Stone ND, Nace DA, Crnich CJ, Jump RL.  Challenges and Strategies for Prevention of Multidrug-Resistant Organism Transmission in Nursing Homes.  Curr Infect Dis Rep.  2017 Apr 19.  doi: 10.1007/s11908-017-0576-7.  PMID: 28382547.

  • Price AM, Dai J, Bazot Q, Patel L, Nikitin PA, Djavadian R, Winter PS, Salinas CA, Barry AP, Wood KC, Johannsen EC, Letai A, Allday MJ, Luftig MA.  Epstein-Barr virus ensures B cell survival by uniquely modulating apoptosis at early and late times after infection.  Elife 6. 2017 Apr 20. pii: e22509. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.22509. PMID: 28425914. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Maki DG.  Review: HbA1c has low accuracy for prediabetes; lifestyle programs and metformin reduce progression to T2DM.  Ann Intern Med 166(8) JC41. 2017 Apr 18. DOI: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-8-041. PMID: 28418543.

  • Cannon CM, Musuuza JS, Barker AK, Duster M, Juckett MB, Pop-Vicas AE, Safdar N.  Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection in Hematology-Oncology Patients Colonized With Toxigenic C. difficile.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 11.  pp1-3.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.48.   PMID: 28397624. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Barker AK, Brown K, Siraj D, Ahsan M, Sengupta S, Safdar N. Barriers and facilitators to infection control at a hospital in northern India: a qualitative study.  Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 6(35). 2017 Apr 8.  DOI: 10.1186/s13756-017-0189-9.  PMID: 28405312. PMCID: PMC5385016.

  • Barker AK, Brown K, Ahsan M, Sengupta S, Safdar N.  Social determinants of antibiotic misuse: a qualitative study of community members in Haryana, India.  BMC Public Health 17(1). 2017 Apr 19.  DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4261-4.  PMID: 28420365. PMCID: PMC5395834.

  • Musuuza JS, Sethi AK, Roberts TJ, Safdar N. Implementation of daily chlorhexidine bathing to reduce colonization by multidrug-resistant organisms in a critical care unit. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Apr 18. pii: S0196-6553(17)30193-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.038. PMID: 28431846. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Westergaard RP, Genz A, Panico K, Surkan PJ, Keruly J, Hutton HE, Chang LW, Kirk GD.  Acceptability of a mobile health intervention to enhance HIV care coordination for patients with substance use disorders. Addict Sci Clin Pract 12(1). 2017 Apr 26.  pp11.  DOI: 10.1186/s13722-017-0076-y.  PMID: 28441962.

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, Marchillo K, VanHecker J, Andes DR.  In Vivo Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Omadacycline (PTK 0796) against Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Murine Pneumonia Model.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother 61(5). 2017 Apr 24. pii: e02368-16. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02368-16. PMID: 28193651.  PMCID: PMC5404567.

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, Andes DR.  Comparative Pharmacodynamics of Telavancin and Vancomycin in the Neutropenic Murine Thigh and Lung Infection Models against Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Apr 17. pii: AAC.00281-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00281-17. PMID: 28416551. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Zhao M, Lepak AJ, Marchillo K, VanHecker J, Andes DR. In Vivo Pharmacodynamic Target Assessment of Eravacycline against Escherichia Coli in a Murine Thigh Infection Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Apr 17. pii: AAC.00250-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00250-17. PMID: 28416552. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Barker AK, Brown K, Ahsan M, Sengupta S, Safdar N. What drives inappropriate antibiotic dispensing? A mixed-methods study of pharmacy employee perspectives in Haryana, India. BMJ Open 7(3). 2017 Mar 2. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013190. PMID: 28255093.
  • Schumann CL, Westergaard RP, Meier AE, Ruetten ML, Vergeront JM. Developing a Patient Navigation Program to Improve Engagement in HIV Medical Care and Viral Suppression: A Demonstration Project Protocol. AIDS Behav. 2017 Mar 10. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1727-4. PMID: 28283775. Epub ahead of print]

  • Barker AK, Codella J, Ewers T, Dundon A, Alagoz O, Safdar N.  Changes to physician and nurse time burdens when caring for patients under contact precautions.  Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 13.  pii: S0196-6553(17)30089-5.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.026.  PMID: 28302435.

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