University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Publications 2018

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  • Robinett NG, Culbertson EM, Peterson RL, Sanchez H, Andes D, Nett JE, Culotta VC. Exploiting the vulnerable active site of a copper-only superoxide dismutase to disrupt fungal pathogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2018 Dec 28. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.007095. pii: jbc.RA118.007095. PMID: 30593499. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Andes DR, Ghannoum MA, Mukherjee PK, Kovanda LL, Lu Q, Jones ME, Santerre Henriksen A, Lademacher C, Hope WW. Outcomes by MIC Values for Patients Treated with Isavuconazole or Voriconazole for Invasive Aspergillosis in the Phase 3 SECURE and VITAL Trials. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Dec 21. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01634-18. pii: e01634-18. PMID: 30373791. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Hanlon JT, Perera S, Drinka PJ, Crnich CJ, Schweon SJ, Klein-Fedyshin M, Wessel CB, Saracco S, Anderson G, Mulligan M, Nace DA. The IOU Consensus Recommendations for Empirical Therapy of Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec 24. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15726. PMID: 30584657. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, Liu Q, Wang P, Wang Y, Bader JC, Ambrose PG, Andes DR. Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of a Novel Aminomethylcycline Antibiotic, KBP-7072, in the Neutropenic Murine Pneumonia Model against S. aureus and S. pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Dec 17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02404-18. pii: AAC.02404-18. PMID: 30559140. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Graustein AD, Misch EA, Musvosvi M, Shey M, Shah JA, Seshadri C, Aguoju A, Bowman K, Mulenga H, Veldsman A, Hanekom WA, Hatherill M, Scriba TJ, Hawn TR. Toll-like receptor chaperone HSP90B1 and the immune response to Mycobacteria. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 14. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208940. PMID: 30550567. PMCID: PMC6294361.

  • Koo H, Andes DR, Krysan DJ. Candida-streptococcal interactions in biofilm-associated oral diseases. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Dec 13. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007342. PMID: 30543717. PMCID: PMC6292568.

  • Pop-Vicas A, Johnson S, Safdar N. Cefazolin as surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in hysterectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 5. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.286. PMID: 30516122. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shea G, Smith W, Koffarnus K, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Kamishibai cards to sustain evidence-based practices to reduce health care-associated infections. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Dec 3. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.004. pii: S0196-6553(18)30992-1. PMID: 30522838. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Liu Q, Ma A, Wei L, Pang Y, Wu B, Luo T, Zhou Y, Zheng HX, Jiang Q, Gan M, Zuo T, Liu M, Yang C, Jin L, Comas I, Gagneux S, Zhao Y, Pepperell CS, Gao Q. China's tuberculosis epidemic stems from historical expansion of four strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Dec. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0680-6. PMID: 30397300.

  • Beck AP, Baubie K, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship by Incorporating it in Undergraduate Medical Education Curricula. WMJ. 2018 Dec. PMID: 30674101


  • Garg N, Jorgenson M, Descourouez J, Saddler CM, Parajuli S, Astor BC, Djamali A, Mandelbrot D. Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in kidney and simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant recipients in the present era of routine post-transplant prophylaxis: risk factors and outcomes. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Nov 21. DOI: 10.1186/s12882-018-1142-8. PMID: 30463516. PMCID: PMC6249739.

  • Baubie K, Shaughnessy C, Safdar N. Exploring patient perceptions of contact precautions. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Nov 21. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.017. pii: S0196-6553(18)30946-5. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Brandhorst TT, Klein BS. Uncertainty surrounding the mechanism and safety of the post-harvest fungicide fludioxonil. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Nov 17. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2018.11.037. PMID: 30458269. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Pulia MS, Schulz LT, Fox BC. Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Use. N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 15. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1811150. PMID: 30439285.

  • Weber BR, Noble BN, Bearden DT, Crnich CJ, Ellingson KD, McGregor JC, Furuno JP. Antibiotic prescribing upon discharge from the hospital to long-term care facilities: Implications for antimicrobial stewardship requirements in post-acute settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Nov 9. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.288. PMID: 30409235. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Matson KM, Sonetti DA. Successful treatment of Ureaplasma-induced hyperammonemia syndrome post-lung transplant. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 7. DOI: 10.1111/tid.13022. PMID: 30403322. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wlodarchak N, Teachout N, Beczkiewicz J, Procknow R, Schaenzer AJ, Satyshur K, Pavelka M, Zuercher W, Drewry D, Sauer JD, Striker R. In Silico Screen and Structural Analysis Identifies Bacterial Kinase Inhibitors which Act with β-Lactams To Inhibit Mycobacterial Growth. Mol Pharm. 2018 Nov 5. DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.8b00905. PMID: 30285456.


  • Bader JC, Lakota EA, Andes DR, Rubino CM, Ambrose PG, Bhavnani SM. Time for Precision: A World Without Susceptibility Breakpoints. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 31. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofy282. PMID: 30581880. PMCID: PMC6297858.

  • Legenza L, Barnett S, Rose W, Safdar N, Emmerling T, Peh KH, Coetzee R. Clostridium difficile infection perceptions and practices: a multicenter qualitative study in South Africa. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Oct 29. DOI: 10.1186/s13756-018-0425-y. PMID: 30386594. PMCID: PMC6206849.

  • Andes DR, Ghannoum MA, Mukherjee PK, Kovanda LL, Lu Q, Jones ME, Santerre Henriksen A, Lademacher C, Hope WW. Outcomes by Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations for Patients Treated with Isavuconazole or Voriconazole for Invasive Aspergillosis in the Phase 3 SECURE and VITAL Trials. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Oct 29. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01634-18. pii: AAC.01634-18. PMID: 30373791. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Brynildsrud OB, Pepperell CS, Suffys P, Grandjean L, Monteserin J, Debech N, Bohlin J, Alfsnes K, Pettersson JO, Kirkeleite I, Fandinho F, da Silva MA, Perdigao J, Portugal I, Viveiros M, Clark T, Caws M, Dunstan S, Thai PVK, Lopez B, Ritacco V, Kitchen A, Brown TS, van Soolingen D, O'Neill MB, Holt KE, Feil EJ, Mathema B, Balloux F, Eldholm V. Global expansion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 4 shaped by colonial migration and local adaptation.Sci Adv. 2018 Oct 17. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat5869. PMID: 30345355. PMCID: PMC6192687.

  • Caldera F, Misch EA, Saha S, Wald A, Zhang Y, Hubers J, Megna B, Ley D, Reichelderfer M, Hayney MS. Immunosuppression Does Not Affect Antibody Concentrations to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Oct 13. DOI: 10.1007/s10620-018-5321-z. PMID: 30317494. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Schaenzer AJ, Wlodarchak N, Drewry DH, Zuercher WJ, Rose WE, Ferrer CA, Sauer JD, Striker R. GW779439X and Its Pyrazolopyridazine Derivatives Inhibit the Serine/Threonine Kinase Stk1 and Act As Antibiotic Adjuvants against β-Lactam-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. ACS Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 12. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00136. PMID: 30059625.

  • Sundermann AJ, Clancy CJ, Pasculle AW, Liu G, Cumbie RB, Driscoll E, Ayres A, Donahue L, Pergam SA, Abbo L, Andes DR, Chandrasekar P, Galdys AL, Hanson KE, Marr KA, Mayer J, Mehta S, Morris MI, Perfect J, Revankar SG, Smith B, Swaminathan S, Thompson GR 3rd, Varghese M, Vazquez J, Whimbey E, Wingard JR, Nguyen MH. How Clean Is the Linen at My Hospital? The Mucorales on Unclean Linen Discovery Study of Large United States Transplant and Cancer Centers. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 9. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy669. PMID: 30299481. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Brys N, Keating JA, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Engaging patients in health care epidemiology research: A case example. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct 9. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.013. pii: S0196-6553(18)30840-X. PMID: 30314749. [Epub ahead of print]

  •  Zarnowski R, Sanchez H, Covelli AS, Dominguez E, Jaromin A, Berhardt J, Heiss C, Azadi P, Mitchell A, Andes DR. Candida albicans biofilm-induced vesicles confer drug resistance through matrix biogenesis. PLoS Biol. 2018 Oct 8. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2006872. PMID: 30296253. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kinn PM, Chen DJ, Gihring TM, Schulz LT, Fox BC, McCreary EK, Lepak AJ. In vitro evaluation of meropenem-vaborbactam against clinical CRE isolates at a tertiary care center with low KPC-mediated carbapenem resistance. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 4. DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.09.017. pii: S0732-8893(18)30442-5. PMID: 30344065. [Epub ahead of print]


  • De Wolfe TJ, Eggers S, Barker AK, Kates AE, Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Safdar N. Oral probiotic combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium alters the gastrointestinal microbiota during antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infection. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 28. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204253. PMID: 30265691.

  • Bishop C, Yacoob Z, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Community pharmacy interventions to improve antibiotic stewardship and implications for pharmacy education: A narrative overview. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2018 Sep 26. DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.09.017. pii: S1551-7411(18)30616-8. PMID: 30279131. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Richards KA, Cesario S, Best SL, Deeren SM, Bushman W, Safdar N. Reflex urine culture testing in an ambulatory urology clinic: Implications for antibiotic stewardship in urology. Int J Urol. 2018 Sep 16. DOI: 10.1111/iju.13803. PMID: 30221416. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Stevenson LD, Banks RE, Stryczek KC, Crnich CJ, Ide EM, Wilson BM, Viau RA, Ball SL, Jump RLP. A pilot study using telehealth to implement antimicrobial stewardship at two rural Veterans Affairs medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 6. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.197. PMID: 30185238.

  • Lepak AJ, Zhao M, Andes DR. Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Rezafungin (CD101) Against Candida auris in the Neutropenic Mouse Invasive Candidiasis Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Sep 4. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01572-18. pii: AAC.01572-18. PMID: 30181375. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Keating JA, Brys N, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Patients as stakeholders: Developing a patient-centered healthcare epidemiology research agenda. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 3. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.214. PMID: 30173677.


  • Sharma A, Lawry SM, Klein BS, Wang X, Sherer NM, Zumwalde NA, Gumperz JE. LFA-1 Ligation by High-Density ICAM-1 Is Sufficient To Activate IFN-γ Release by Innate T Lymphocytes. J Immunol. 2018 Aug 31. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800537. pii: ji1800537. PMID: 30171164.

  • Caya T, Jo Knobloch M, Musuuza J, Wilhelmson E, Safdar N. Patient perceptions of chlorhexidine bathing: A pilot study using the health belief model. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Aug 30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.07.010. pii: S0196-6553(18)30753-3. PMID: 30174255.

  • Mora Pinzon MC, Buie R, Liou JI, Shirley DK, Evans CT, Ramanathan S, Poggensee L, Safdar N. Outcomes of Community and Healthcare-onset Clostridium difficile Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 23. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy715. PMID: 30668844. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Johnson CJ, Davis JM, Huttenlocher A, Kernien JF, Nett JE. Emerging Fungal Pathogen Candida auris Evades Neutrophil Attack. MBio. 2018 Aug 21. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01403-18. pii: e01403-18. PMID: 30131360. PMCID: PMC6106086.

  • Romero-Masters JC, Ohashi M, Djavadian R, Eichelberg MR, Hayes M, Bristol JA, Ma S, Ranheim EA, Gumperz J, Johannsen EC, Kenney SC. An EBNA3C-deleted Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) mutant causes B-cell lymphomas with delayed onset in a cord blood-humanized mouse model. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Aug 20. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007221. PMID: 30125329. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Jindai K, Goto M, MacKay K, Forrest GN, Musuuza J, Safdar N, Pfeiffer CD. Improving fluoroquinolone use in the outpatient setting using a patient safety initiative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 17. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.169. PMID: 30115219. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Plafkin C, Singh T, Astor BC, Parajuli S, Bhutani G, Safdar N, Panzer SE. Kidney transplant recipients with polycystic kidney disease have a lower risk of post-transplant BK infection than those with end-stage renal disease due to other causes. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 13. DOI: 10.1111/tid.12974. PMID: 30102820. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Doroshenko A, Pepperell CS, Heffernan C, Egedahl ML, Mortimer TD, Smith TM, Bussan HE, Tyrrell GJ, Long R. Epidemiological and genomic determinants of tuberculosis outbreaks in First Nations communities in Canada. BMC Med. 2018 Aug 8. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-018-1112-9. PMID: 30086755. PMCID: PMC6081810.

  • Cheng YW, Phelps E, Ganapini V, Khan N, Ouyang F, Xu H, Khanna S, Tariq R, Friedman-Moraco RJ, Woodworth MH, Dhere T, Kraftc CS, Kao D, Smith J, Le L, El-Nachef N, Kaur N, Kowsika S, Ehrlich A, Smith M, Safdar N, Misch EA, Allegretti JR, Flynn A, Kassam Z, Sharfuddin A, Vuppalanchi R, Fischer M. Fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent and severe Clostridium difficile infection in solid organ transplant recipients: A multicenter experience. Am J Transplant. 2018 Aug 7. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.15058. PMID: 30085388. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Nanjappa SG, Mudalagiriyappa S, Fites JS, Suresh M, Klein BS. CBLB Constrains Inactivated Vaccine-Induced CD8+ T Cell Responses and Immunity against Lethal Fungal Pneumonia. J Immunol. 2018 Jul 27. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1701241. pii: ji1701241. PMID: 30054317. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bristol JA, Djavadian R, Albright ER, Coleman CB, Ohashi M, Hayes M, Romero-Masters JC, Barlow EA, Farrell PJ, Rochford R, Kalejta RF, Johannsen EC, Kenney SC. A cancer-associated Epstein-Barr virus BZLF1 promoter variant enhances lytic infection. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Jul 27. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007179. PMID: 30052684. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Nace DA, Perera SK, Hanlon JT, Saracco S, Anderson G, Schweon SJ, Klein-Fedyshin M, Wessel CB, Mulligan M, Drinka PJ, Crnich CJ. The Improving Outcomes of UTI Management in Long-Term Care Project (IOU) Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Uncomplicated Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jul 20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.05.030. pii: S1525-8610(18)30302-5. PMID: 30037743. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Maki DG. Review: After PCI in AF, OAC plus single vs dual antiplatelets reduces major bleeding; no difference for MACE. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jul 17. DOI: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-2-008. PMID: 30014097.

  • Legenza L, Barnett S, Rose W, Bianchini M, Safdar N, Coetzee R. Epidemiology and outcomes of Clostridium difficile infection among hospitalised patients: results of a multicentre retrospective study in South Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Jul 15. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000889. PMID: 30057799. PMCID: PMC6058171.

  • Kalan LR, Brennan MB. The role of the microbiome in nonhealing diabetic wounds. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 Jul 13. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13926. PMID: 30003536. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Hoyer AR, Johnson CJ, Hoyer MR, Kernien JF, Nett JE. Echinocandin treatment of Candida albicans biofilms enhances neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jul 9. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00797-18. pii: AAC.00797-18. PMID: 29987146. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Zhao M, Lepak AJ, Marchillo K, VanHecker J, Andes DR. In Vivo Pharmacodynamic Characterization of a Novel Antibiotic Odilorhabdins, NOSO-502 against Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Murine Thigh Infection Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jul 9. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01067-18. pii: AAC.01067-18. PMID: 29987156. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Leback C, Hoang Johnson D, Anderson L, Rogers K, Shirley D, Safdar N. Barriers and Facilitators to Injection Safety in Ambulatory Care Settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.82. PMID: 29970202.


  • Nett JE. Special Issue: Candida and Candidiasis. J Fungi (Basel). 2018 Jun 21. DOI: 10.3390/jof4030074. pii: E74. PMID: 29933544.

  • Dijck PV, Sjollema J, Cammue BP, Lagrou K, Berman J, d'Enfert C, Andes DR, Arendrup MC, Brakhage AA, Calderone R, Cantón E, Coenye T, Cos P, Cowen LE, Edgerton M, Espinel-Ingroff A, Filler SG, Ghannoum M, Gow NAR, Haas H, Jabra-Rizk MA, Johnson EM, Lockhart SR, Lopez-Ribot JL, Maertens J, Munro CA, Nett JE, Nobile CJ, Pfaller MA, Ramage G, Sanglard D, Sanguinetti M, Spriet I, Verweij PE, Warris A, Wauters J, Yeaman MR, Zaat SAJ, Thevissen K. Methodologies for in vitro and in vivo evaluation of efficacy of antifungal and antibiofilm agents and surface coatings against fungal biofilms. Microb Cell. 2018 Jun 14.DOI: 10.15698/mic2018.07.638. PMID: 29992128. PMCID: PMC6035839.

  • Pulia M, Kern M, Schwei RJ, Shah MN, Sampene E, Crnich CJ. Comparing appropriateness of antibiotics for nursing home residents by setting of prescription initiation: a cross-sectional analysis. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Jun 14. DOI: 10.1186/s13756-018-0364-7. PMID: 29946449. PMCID: PMC6000953.

  • van Buul LW, Vreeken HL, Bradley SF, Crnich CJ, Drinka PJ, Geerlings SE, Jump RLP, Mody L, Mylotte JJ, Loeb M, Nace DA, Nicolle LE, Sloane PD, Stuart RL, Sundvall PD, Ulleryd P, Veenhuizen RB, Hertogh CMPM. The Development of a Decision Tool for the Empiric Treatment of Suspected Urinary Tract Infection in Frail Older Adults: A Delphi Consensus Procedure. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jun 14. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.05.001. pii: S1525-8610(18)30237-8. PMID: 29910137. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Sun S, Crooks N, Kemnitz R, Westergaard RP. Re-entry experiences of Black men living with HIV/AIDS after release from prison: Intersectionality and implications for care. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Jun 12. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.06.003. PMID: 29913303. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Yanke E, Moriarty H, Carayon P, Safdar N."The Invisible Staff": A Qualitative Analysis of Environmental Service Workers' Perceptions of the VA Clostridium difficile Prevention Bundle Using a Human Factors Engineering Approach. J Patient Saf. 2018 Jun 11. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000500. PMID: 29894437. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Jaromin A, Zarnowski R, Piętka-Ottlik M, Andes DR, Gubernator J. Topical delivery of ebselen encapsulated in biopolymeric nanocapsules: drug repurposing enhanced antifungal activity. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2018 Jun 6. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2017-0337. PMID: 29873597.  [Epub ahead of print]

  • Brys NA, Whittle J, Safdar N. Development of a veteran engagement toolkit for researchers. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 Jun 1. DOI: 10.2217/cer-2017-0101. PMID: 29856238. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Weng C, Lee D, Gelbmann CB, Van Sciver N, Nawandar DM, Kenney SC, Kalejta RF. Human cytomegalovirus productively replicates in vitro in undifferentiated oral epithelial cells. J Virol. 2018 May 30. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00903-18. pii: JVI.00903-18. PMID: 29848590. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Siodlak M, Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Leverson GE, Mandelbrot DA, Smith JA, Redfield RR. Impact of High-Dose Acyclovir Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis Failure in Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 May 25. DOI: 10.1002/phar.2126. PMID: 29800500. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Brennan MB, Guihan M, Budiman-Mak E, Kang H, Lobo JM, Sutherland BL, Emanuele N, Huang ES, Sohn MW. Increasing SBP variability is associated with an increased risk of developing incident diabetic foot ulcers. J Hypertens. 2018 May 22. DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001783. PMID: 29794815. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Abad CL, Haleem A. Prosthetic Joint Infections: an Update. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 May 22. DOI: 10.1007/s11908-018-0622-0. PMID: 29789958.

  • Fites JS, Gui M, Kernien JF, Negoro P, Dagher Z, Sykes DB, Nett JE, Mansour MK, Klein BS. An unappreciated role for neutrophil-DC hybrids in immunity to invasive fungal infections. PLoS Pathog. 2018 May 21. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007073. PMID: 29782541.

  • McDermott AJ, Klein BS. Helper T-Cell Responses and Pulmonary Fungal Infections. Immunology. 2018 May 20. DOI: 10.1111/imm.12953. PMID: 29781185. [Epub ahead of print]

  • McBride JA, Lepak AJ, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Safdar N. The Wrong Frame of Mind. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 3. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcps1710814. PMID: 29719187.


  • Kim D, Liu Y, Benhamou RI, Sanchez H, Simón-Soro Á, Li Y, Hwang G, Fridman M, Andes DR, Koo H. Bacterial-derived exopolysaccharides enhance antifungal drug tolerance in a cross-kingdom oral biofilm. ISME J. 2018 Apr 18. DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0113-1. PMID: 29670217. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Owens RC Jr, Bulik CC, Andes DR. Pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics, computer decision support technologies, and antimicrobial stewardship: the compass and rudder. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 13. DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.03.015. pii: S0732-8893(18)30108-1. PMID: 29776710. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Jump RLP, Crnich CJ, Mody L, Bradley SF, Nicolle LE, Yoshikawa TT. Infectious Diseases in Older Adults of Long-Term Care Facilities: Update on Approach to Diagnosis and Management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Apr. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15248. PMID: 29667186. PMCID: PMC5909836

  • Dugan JP, Haverkos BM, Villagomez L, Martin L, Lustberg ME, Patton JT, Martin M, Huang Y, Nuovo G, Yan F, Cavaliere R, Fingeroth JD, Kenney SC, Ambinder RF, Lozanski G, Porcu P, Caligiuri MA, Baiocchi RA. Complete and durable responses in Primary Central Nervous System Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder with Zidovudine, Ganciclovir, Rituximab and Dexamethasone. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Apr 9. DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-2685. pii: clincanres.2685.2017. PMID: 29632007. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kujoth GC, Sullivan TD, Merkhofer R, Lee TJ, Wang H, Brandhorst T, Wüthrich M, Klein BS. CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Disruption Reveals the Importance of Zinc Metabolism for Fitness of the Dimorphic Fungal Pathogen Blastomyces dermatitidis. MBio. 2018 Apr 3. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00412-18. pii: e00412-18. PMID: 29615501.

  • Dominguez E, Zarnowski R, Sanchez H, Covelli AS, Westler WM, Azadi P, Nett J, Mitchell AP, Andes DR. Conservation and Divergence in the Candida Species Biofilm Matrix Mannan-Glucan Complex Structure, Function, and Genetic Control. MBio. 2018 Apr 3. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00451-18. pii: e00451-18. PMID: 29615504.

  • Keating JA, Obasi C, McKinley L, Musuuza J, Knobloch MJ, Crnich C, Evans CT, Evans M, Livorsi D, Morgan DJ, Perencevich E, Reisinger HS, Schweizer ML, Suda KJ, Safdar N. Building Implementation Science for Veterans Affairs Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention: VA Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Network (VHIN).Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 2. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.27. PMID: 29606169. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Pineles L, Petruccelli C, Perencevich EN, Roghmann MC, Gupta K, Cadena J, Baracco G, Pfeiffer CD, Forrest G, Bradley SF, Crnich C, Reisinger H, Morgan DJ. The Impact of Isolation on Healthcare Worker Contact and Compliance With Infection Control Practices in Nursing Homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 2. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.50. PMID: 29606163. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Sui P, Wiesner DL, Xu J, Zhang Y, Lee J, Van Dyken S, Lashua A, Yu C, Klein BS, Locksley RM, Deutsch G, Sun X. Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells amplify allergic asthma responses. Science. 2018 Mar 29. DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8546. pii: eaan8546. PMID: 29599193. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Eggers S, Malecki KM, Peppard P, Mares J, Shirley D, Shukla SK, Poulsen K, Gangnon R, Duster M, Kates A, Suen G, Sethi AK, Safdar N. Wisconsin microbiome study, a cross-sectional investigation of dietary fibre, microbiome composition and antibiotic-resistant organisms: rationale and methods. BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 27. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019450. PMID: 29588324.

  • Urban CF, Nett JE. Neutrophil extracellular traps in fungal infection. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2018 Mar 27. DOI: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2018.03.020. pii: S1084-9521(17)30175-1. PMID: 29601861. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Hernández-Santos N, Wiesner DL, Fites JS, McDermott AJ, Warner T, Wüthrich M, Klein BS. Lung Epithelial Cells Coordinate Innate Lymphocytes and Immunity against Pulmonary Fungal Infection. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Mar 20. DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.02.011. pii: S1931-3128(18)30097-0. PMID: 29576482. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Maki DG. In adults with S aureus bacteremia, adding rifampin to standard antibiotic therapy did not improve outcomes. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Mar 20. DOI: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-6-032. PMID: 29554670.

  • Misch EA, Saddler C, Davis JM. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Due to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 Mar 19. DOI: 10.1007/s11908-018-0611-3. PMID: 29556857.

  • Hoebe E, Wille C, Hagemeier S, Kenney S, Greijer A, Middeldorp J. Epstein-Barr Virus Gene BARF1 Expression is Regulated by the Epithelial Differentiation Factor ΔNp63α in Undifferentiated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Mar 17. DOI: 10.3390/cancers10030076. PMID: 29562599.

  • Eggers S, Barker AK, Valentine S, Hess T, Duster M, Safdar N. Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 on carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: results of the impact of probiotics for reducing infections in veterans (IMPROVE) study. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 14. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-018-3028-6. PMID: 29540160.

  • McBride JA, Gauthier GM, Klein BS. Turning on Virulence: Mechanisms that underpin the Morphologic Transition and Pathogenicity of Blastomyces. Virulence. 2018 Mar 13. DOI: 10.1080/21505594.2018.1449506. PMID: 29532714. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Schwartz X, Schmitz M, Safdar N, Pop-Vicas A. Adherence to surgical hand antisepsis: Barriers and facilitators in a tertiary care hospital. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Feb 22. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.12.011. pii: S0196-6553(17)31332-9. PMID: 29478759. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lewandowski DE, Pierce D, Barnett A, Sampene E, Safdar N, Field ME, Wright JM. Impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on catheter-associated urinary tract infections during atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2018 Feb 14. DOI: 10.1007/s10840-018-0325-3. PMID: 29445984. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shirley D, Thibodeau L, Catz SL, McCoy K, Jorenby DE, Safdar N, Sosman JM. Cessation-related information, motivation, and behavioral skills in smokers living with HIV. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1367088. PMID: 28817951. PMCID: PMC5725260. (Epub 2017 Aug 17)

  • Evans CT, Jump RL, Krein SL, Bradley SF, Crnich CJ, Gupta K, Perencevich EN, Vander Weg MW, Morgan DJ. Setting a Research Agenda in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) Outside of Acute Care Settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.291. PMID: 29417921.

  • Livorsi DJ, Evans CT, Morgan DJ, Reisinger HS, Safdar N, Suda KJ, Perencevich EN. Setting the Research Agenda for Preventing Infections From Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in the Veterans Health Administration. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.302. PMID: 29417926.

  • Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Redfield RR, Smith JA, Mandelbrot DA. Demonstration of Resistant or Wild-Type Virus in Recurrent Viremia After Ganciclovir-Resistant Cytomegaloviral Infection. Ann Pharmacother. 2018 Feb 1. DOI: 10.1177/1060028018760578. PMID: 29457490. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kates AE, Tischendorf JS, Schweizer M, Herwaldt L, Samore M, Dukes KC, Gerding DN, Diekema DJ, Safdar N. Research Agenda for Microbiome Based Research for Multidrug-resistant Organism Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration System. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Feb. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.311. PMID: 29417924. 


  • 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. 2018 Jan. DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002755. PMID: 28991827.
  • Mortimer TD, Weber AM, Pepperell CS. Signatures of Selection at Drug Resistance Loci in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. mSystems. 2018 Jan 30. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00108-17. pii: e00108-17. PMID: 29404424. PMCID: PMC5790871.

  • Park JH, Craig W, Marchillo K, Huang DB, Andes DR. Identification of the In Vivo Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Drivers of Iclaprim. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jan 29. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02550-17. pii: AAC.02550-17. PMID: 29378717. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Barker AK, Krasity B, Musuuza J, Safdar N. Screening for Asymptomatic Clostridium difficile Among Bone Marrow Transplant Patients: A Mixed-Methods Study of Intervention Effectiveness and Feasibility. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018 Jan 25. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.286. PMID: 29366434. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Michlig GJ, Westergaard RP, Lam Y, Ahmadi A, Kirk GD, Genz A, Keruly J, Hutton H, Surkan PJ. Avoidance, meaning and grief: psychosocial factors influencing engagement in HIV care. AIDS Care. 2018 Jan 17. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1425366. PMID: 29338328.

  • Zhao M, Lepak AJ, VanScoy B, Bader JC, Marchillo K, Vanhecker J, Ambrose PG, Andes DR. In Vivo Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of APX001 against Candida spp. in a Neutropenic Disseminated Candidiasis Mouse Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jan 29. pii: AAC.02542-17. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02542-17. PMID: 29378706. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kernien JF, Snarr BD, Sheppard DC, Nett JE. The Interface between Fungal Biofilms and Innate Immunity. Front Immunol. 2018 Jan 10. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01968. PMID: 29375581. PMCID: PMC5767580.

  • Eggers S, Safdar N, Malecki KM. Heavy metal exposure and nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Environ Health. 2018 Jan 5. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-017-0349-7. PMID: 29304819. PMCID: PMC5756436.

  • Redwood R, Knobloch MJ, Pellegrini DC, Ziegler MJ, Pulia M, Safdar N. Reducing unnecessary culturing: a systems approach to evaluating urine culture ordering and collection practices among nurses in two acute care settings. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Jan 8. DOI: 10.1186/s13756-017-0278-9. PMID: 29340148. PMCID: PMC5759376.

  • Bader JC, Bhavnani SM, Andes DR, Ambrose PG. We can do better: a fresh look at echinocandin dosing. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Jan 1. DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx448. PMID: 29304211.

  • Garfoot AL, Goughenour KD, Wüthrich M, Rajaram MVS, Schlesinger LS, Klein BS, Rappleye CA. O-Mannosylation of Proteins Enables Histoplasma Yeast Survival at Mammalian Body Temperatures. MBio. 2018 Jan 2. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02121-17. pii: e02121-17. PMID: 29295913. PMCID: PMC5750402.

  • Abbott DE, Macke RA, Kurtz J, Safdar N, Greenberg CC, Weber SM, Voils CI, Fisher DA, Maloney JD. Financial and Temporal Advantages of Virtual Consultation in Veterans Requiring Specialty Care. Mil Med. 2018 Jan 1. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usx006. PMID: 29401334.