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GAIL J HARRISON

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pathology & Immunology
    DivisionPathology


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    2010Award of Excellence for Teaching and Mentorship in Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
    2010Charles C Shepard Science Award for Laboratory Methods, Centers for Disease Control
    2009Research Alumni of the Year Award, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
    2009Tom Hazinski Distinguished Service Award, The Society for Pediatric Research
    1988National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
    2004President Society for Pediatric Research, The Society for Pediatric Research
    1996 - 2001Secretary-Treasurer The Society for Pediatric Research , The Society for Pediatric Research
    2010 - 2013Chair, Pediatric Academic Societies PAS Annual Meeting Program Committee, Pediatric Academic Societies

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    1. Demmler-Harrison G, Jin HD, Coats D, Payssee E, Bhatt A, Ahmed S, Miller, J and the Houston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study Group. Long term ophthalmologic outcomes in congenital cytomegalovirus infection. European Congenital Cytomegalovirus Iniatiative Program, San Servolo, Venic, Italy, April 24-26, 2016. 2016.
    2. Demmler-Harrison Gail. UpToDate 2016. Congenital cytomegalovirus infections: Clinical Features and Diagnosis and Management and Outcome. 2016.
    3. Gail Demmler- Harrison. Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections: Clinical features, diagnosis, management and outcome UpToDate. 2016.
    4. Chaudhary M, Harrison GJ. . Use of Intravenous Peramivir in a Critically Ill Toddler With Influenza A Infection and Cardiac Involvement. Global Pediatric Health. 2015; 2:1-4.
    5. Yermakova A, Banerjee P, Watkin L, Carisey A, Demmler-Harrison G, Vensak J, Orange J. American College Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting Program, San Antonio Texas. 2015.
    6. Chaudhary M, Harrison GJ. Use of Intravenous Peramivir in a Critically Ill Toddler With Influenza A Infection and Cardiac Involvement. Glob Pediatr Health. 2015; 2:2333794X15608800. PMID: 27335983; PMCID: PMC4784614.
    7. Harrison GJ. Current controversies in diagnosis, management, and prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus: updates for the pediatric practitioner. Pediatr Ann. 2015 May; 44(5):e115-25. PMID: 25996198.
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    8. Hanley PJ, Melenhorst JJ, Nikiforow S, Scheinberg P, Blaney JW, Demmler-Harrison G, Cruz CR, Lam S, Krance RA, Leung KS, Martinez CA, Liu H, Douek DC, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Shpall EJ, Barrett AJ, Rodgers JR, Bollard CM. CMV-specific T cells generated from naïve T cells recognize atypical epitopes and may be protective in vivo. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Apr 29; 7(285):285ra63. PMID: 25925682; PMCID: PMC4479400.
    9. Demmler-Harrison G, Lyons C, Johnson J, Flores M. . Global response to CMV through a pediatric hospital BLOG 5th International Congenital CMV Conference and 15th International CMV/Betaherpes virus Workshop Program, Brisbane, Au. 2015.
    10. Lopez A, Bialek S, Lanzieri T, Claussen A, Abedia G, Sellers V, Turcich M, Iovino I, Voigt R, Caviness AC, Williamson WD, Demmler-Harrison G for the HOuston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study. . Cognitive Outcomes of children with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (AcCMV) infection. International Congenital CMV Conference and 15th International CMV/Beta herpes Workshop; Brisbane AU. 2015.
    11. Lanzieri T, Demmler-Harrison G, Chung W, Flores M, Blum P, Miller J, Caviness AC, Bialek S, Grosse S for the Houston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study. . Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection (AcCMV) identified through newborn screening followed for up to 18 years. 2015.
    12. Demmler-Harrison G, Lanzieri T, Flores M, Blum P, Caviness AC, Chung W, Miller J, Bialek, for the Houston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study Group. . Hearing device interventions in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMV) and sensorineural hearing loss ( SNHL) 5th International Congenital CMV conference and 15th International CMV/Betaherpes virus Workshop Program, Brisbane AU. 2015.
    13. Chung W, Lanzier T, Flores M, Blum P Miller J, Caviness AC, Bialek S, Demmler-Harrison G and the Houston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study. . 18 year audiologic follow-up of children with symptomatic congenital CMV infection. 2015 Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society (AAS) Scottsdale AZ Program. 2015.
    14. Lanzieri T, Chung W, Flores M, Blum P, Miller J, Caviness AC, Bialek S, demmler-Harrison G and the Houston Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study. 18-year audiologic followup of children with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection. 2015 Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society (AAS). 2015.
    15. Bayer DK, Martinez CA, Sorte HS, Forbes LR, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Hanson IC, Pearson NM, Noroski LM, Zaki SR, Bellini WJ, Leduc MS, Yang Y, Eng CM, Patel A, Rodningen OK, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Campbell IM, Shaw CA, Baker MW, Zhang V, Lupski JR, Orange JS, Seeborg FO, Stray-Pedersen A. Vaccine-associated varicella and rubella infections in severe combined immunodeficiency with isolated CD4 lymphocytopenia and mutations in IL7R detected by tandem whole exome sequencing and chromosomal microarray. Clin Exp Immunol. 2014 Dec; 178(3):459-69. PMID: 25046553; PMCID: PMC4238873.
    16. Baer HR, McBride HE, Caviness AC, Demmler-Harrison GJ. Survey of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) knowledge among medical students. J Clin Virol. 2014 Jul; 60(3):222-42. PMID: 24794398.
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    17. Keitel WA, Piedra PA, Atmar RL, Demmler G, El Sahly HM, Barrett J, Halpin RA, Lagos R, Fisher-Hoch S, Munoz F. Rapid research response to the 2009 A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza pandemic (Revised). BMC Res Notes. 2013; 6:177. PMID: 23641940; PMCID: PMC3651415.
    18. Bucasas KL, Mian AI, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Caviness AC, Piedra PA, Franco LM, Shaw CA, Zhai Y, Wang X, Bray MS, Couch RB, Belmont JW. Global gene expression profiling in infants with acute respiratory syncytial virus broncholitis demonstrates systemic activation of interferon signaling networks. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Feb; 32(2):e68-76. PMID: 23190772.
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    19. Cherry J, Harrison G, Kaplan S, Steinbach W, Hotez P, editors. Feigin & Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2013.
    20. Irizarry K, Honigbaum S, Demmler-Harrison G, Rippel S, Wilsey M. Successful treatment with oral valganciclovir of primary CMV enterocolitis in a congenitally infected infant. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2011; 30(6):437-41. PMID: 21905765.
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    21. Hanley PJ, Shaffer DR, Cruz CR, Ku S, Tzou B, Liu H, Demmler-Harrison G, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Gottschalk S, Bollard CM. Expansion of T cells targeting multiple antigens of cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and adenovirus to provide broad antiviral specificity after stem cell transplantation. Cytotherapy. 2011 Sep; 13(8):976-86. PMID: 21539497; PMCID: PMC3692015.
    22. Caviness AC, Oelze LL, Saz UE, Greer JM, Demmler-Harrison GJ. Direct immunofluorescence assay compared to cell culture for the diagnosis of mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infections in children. J Clin Virol. 2010 Sep; 49(1):58-60. PMID: 20620099.
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    23. Noyola DE, Jiménez-Capdeville ME, Demmler-Harrison GJ. Central nervous system disorders in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Neurol Res. 2010 Apr; 32(3):278-84. PMID: 20406606.
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    24. Okomo-Adhiambo M, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Deyde VM, Sheu TG, Xu X, Klimov AI, Gubareva LV. Detection of E119V and E119I mutations in influenza A (H3N2) viruses isolated from an immunocompromised patient: challenges in diagnosis of oseltamivir resistance. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 May; 54(5):1834-41. PMID: 20194700; PMCID: PMC2863645.
    25. Cruz AT, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Caviness AC, Buffone GJ, Revell PA. Performance of a rapid influenza test in children during the H1N1 2009 influenza a outbreak. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):e645-50. PMID: 20156902.
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    26. Micklethwaite KP, Savoldo B, Hanley PJ, Leen AM, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Cooper LJ, Liu H, Gee AP, Shpall EJ, Rooney CM, Heslop HE, Brenner MK, Bollard CM, Dotti G. Derivation of human T lymphocytes from cord blood and peripheral blood with antiviral and antileukemic specificity from a single culture as protection against infection and relapse after stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2010 Apr 1; 115(13):2695-703. PMID: 20110422; PMCID: PMC2852368.
    27. Demmler-Harrison GJ. Congenital cytomegalovirus: Public health action towards awareness, prevention, and treatment. J Clin Virol. 2009 Dec; 46 Suppl 4:S1-5. PMID: 19879187.
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    28. Cruz AT, Patel B, DiStefano MC, Codispoti CR, Shook JE, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Sirbaugh PE. Outside the box and into thick air: implementation of an exterior mobile pediatric emergency response team for North American H1N1 (swine) influenza virus in Houston, Texas. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Jan; 55(1):23-31. PMID: 19837479.
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    29. Oliver SE, Cloud GA, Sánchez PJ, Demmler GJ, Dankner W, Shelton M, Jacobs RF, Vaudry W, Pass RF, Soong SJ, Whitley RJ, Kimberlin DW. Neurodevelopmental outcomes following ganciclovir therapy in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infections involving the central nervous system. J Clin Virol. 2009 Dec; 46 Suppl 4:S22-6. PMID: 19766534; PMCID: PMC2805252.
    30. Garten RJ, Davis CT, Russell CA, Shu B, Lindstrom S, Balish A, Sessions WM, Xu X, Skepner E, Deyde V, Okomo-Adhiambo M, Gubareva L, Barnes J, Smith CB, Emery SL, Hillman MJ, Rivailler P, Smagala J, de Graaf M, Burke DF, Fouchier RA, Pappas C, Alpuche-Aranda CM, López-Gatell H, Olivera H, López I, Myers CA, Faix D, Blair PJ, Yu C, Keene KM, Dotson PD, Boxrud D, Sambol AR, Abid SH, St George K, Bannerman T, Moore AL, Stringer DJ, Blevins P, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Ginsberg M, Kriner P, Waterman S, Smole S, Guevara HF, Belongia EA, Clark PA, Beatrice ST, Donis R, Katz J, Finelli L, Bridges CB, Shaw M, Jernigan DB, Uyeki TM, Smith DJ, Klimov AI, Cox NJ. Antigenic and genetic characteristics of swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses circulating in humans. Science. 2009 Jul 10; 325(5937):197-201. PMID: 19465683; PMCID: PMC3250984.
    31. Heo J, Petheram S, Demmler G, Murph JR, Adler SP, Bale J, Sparer TE. Corrigendum to "Polymorphisms within human cytomegalovirus chemokine (UL146/UL147) and cytokine receptor genes (UL144) are not predictive of sequelae in congenitally infected children" [Virology 378 (2008) 86-96]. Virology. 2009 Jan 5; 383(1):168-171. PMID: 21037973.
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    32. Levent F, Greer JM, Snider M, Demmler-Harrison GJ. Performance of a new immunochromatographic assay for detection of adenoviruses in children. J Clin Virol. 2009 Feb; 44(2):173-5. PMID: 19101199.
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    33. Laham FR, Jewell AM, Schoonover SL, Demmler GJ, Piedra PA. The search for adenovirus 14 in children in Houston, Texas. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jul; 27(7):653-4. PMID: 18520449.
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    34. Caviness AC, Demmler GJ, Swint JM, Cantor SB. Cost-effectiveness analysis of herpes simplex virus testing and treatment strategies in febrile neonates. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Jul; 162(7):665-74. PMID: 18606938.
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    35. Heo J, Petheram S, Demmler G, Murph JR, Adler SP, Bale J, Sparer TE. Polymorphisms within human cytomegalovirus chemokine (UL146/UL147) and cytokine receptor genes (UL144) are not predictive of sequelae in congenitally infected children. Virology. 2008 Aug 15; 378(1):86-96. PMID: 18556037; PMCID: PMC2585519.
    36. Castagnini LA, Laham FR, Demmler GJ. Haemophilus influenzae type B disease: have we forgotten? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Jun; 47(5):507-9. PMID: 18509152.
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    37. Caviness AC, Demmler GJ, Selwyn BJ. Clinical and laboratory features of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection: a case-control study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 May; 27(5):425-30. PMID: 18360301.
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    38. Caviness AC, Demmler GJ, Almendarez Y, Selwyn BJ. The prevalence of neonatal herpes simplex virus infection compared with serious bacterial illness in hospitalized neonates. J Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 153(2):164-9. PMID: 18534225.
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    39. Cruz AT, Cazacu AC, Greer JM, Demmler GJ. Rapid assays for the diagnosis of influenza A and B viruses in patients evaluated at a large tertiary care children's hospital during two consecutive winter seasons. J Clin Virol. 2008 Feb; 41(2):143-7. PMID: 18083627.
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    40. Gray GC, McCarthy T, Lebeck MG, Schnurr DP, Russell KL, Kajon AE, Landry ML, Leland DS, Storch GA, Ginocchio CC, Robinson CC, Demmler GJ, Saubolle MA, Kehl SC, Selvarangan R, Miller MB, Chappell JD, Zerr DM, Kiska DL, Halstead DC, Capuano AW, Setterquist SF, Chorazy ML, Dawson JD, Erdman DD. Genotype prevalence and risk factors for severe clinical adenovirus infection, United States 2004-2006. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 1; 45(9):1120-31. PMID: 17918073; PMCID: PMC2064001.
    41. Cruz AT, Cazacu AC, Greer JM, Demmler GJ. Performance of a rapid assay (Binax NOW) for detection of respiratory syncytial virus at a children's hospital over a 3-year period. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun; 45(6):1993-5. PMID: 17428942; PMCID: PMC1933036.
    42. Demmler GJ. Cytomegalovirus infection: back to the future or no more elephants? Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 1; 43(9):1152-3. PMID: 17029133.
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    43. Goytia VK, Demmler GJ, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Versalovic J. An unusual cause of sepsis and meningitis in a neonate. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2006 Oct; 17(4):187, 225-7. PMID: 17055368.
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    44. Trautner BW, Caviness AC, Gerlacher GR, Demmler G, Macias CG. Prospective evaluation of the risk of serious bacterial infection in children who present to the emergency department with hyperpyrexia (temperature of 106 degrees F or higher). Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):34-40. PMID: 16818546; PMCID: PMC2077849.
    45. Hite LK, Glezen WP, Demmler GJ, Munoz FM. Medically attended pediatric influenza during the resurgence of the Victoria lineage of influenza B virus. Int J Infect Dis. 2007 Jan; 11(1):40-7. PMID: 16678464.
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    46. Demmler GJ. Infectious pericarditis in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Feb; 25(2):165-6. PMID: 16462296.
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    47. Jeon J, Victor M, Adler SP, Arwady A, Demmler G, Fowler K, Goldfarb J, Keyserling H, Massoudi M, Richards K, Staras SA, Cannon MJ. Knowledge and awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus among women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2006; 2006:80383. PMID: 17485810; PMCID: PMC1779612.
    48. Cruz AT, Cazacu AC, McBride LJ, Greer JM, Demmler GJ. Performance characteristics of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for detection of influenza virus in children during the 2003 to 2004 influenza season. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Mar; 47(3):250-4. PMID: 16492491.
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    49. Vanchiere JA, Nicome RK, Greer JM, Demmler GJ, Butel JS. Frequent detection of polyomaviruses in stool samples from hospitalized children. J Infect Dis. 2005 Aug 15; 192(4):658-64. PMID: 16028135; PMCID: PMC4010313.
    50. Pryor SP, Demmler GJ, Madeo AC, Yang Y, Zalewski CK, Brewer CC, Butman JA, Fowler KB, Griffith AJ. Investigation of the role of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in the etiology of enlarged vestibular aqueducts. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 May; 131(5):388-92. PMID: 15897416.
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    51. Demmler GJ. Screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection: a tapestry of controversies. J Pediatr. 2005 Feb; 146(2):162-4. PMID: 15689898.
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    52. Bradford RD, Cloud G, Lakeman AD, Boppana S, Kimberlin DW, Jacobs R, Demmler G, Sanchez P, Britt W, Soong SJ, Whitley RJ. Detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA by polymerase chain reaction is associated with hearing loss in newborns with symptomatic congenital CMV infection involving the central nervous system. J Infect Dis. 2005 Jan 15; 191(2):227-33. PMID: 15609232.
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    53. Maricich SM, Neul JL, Lotze TE, Cazacu AC, Uyeki TM, Demmler GJ, Clark GD. Neurologic complications associated with influenza A in children during the 2003-2004 influenza season in Houston, Texas. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):e626-33. PMID: 15520093.
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    54. Cazacu AC, Chung SE, Greer J, Demmler GJ. Comparison of the directigen flu A+B membrane enzyme immunoassay with viral culture for rapid detection of influenza A and B viruses in respiratory specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Aug; 42(8):3707-10. PMID: 15297520; PMCID: PMC497654.
    55. Cazacu AC, Demmler GJ, Neuman MA, Forbes BA, Chung S, Greer J, Alvarez AE, Williams R, Bartholoma NY. Comparison of a new lateral-flow chromatographic membrane immunoassay to viral culture for rapid detection and differentiation of influenza A and B viruses in respiratory specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Aug; 42(8):3661-4. PMID: 15297513; PMCID: PMC497609.
    56. Demmler GJ. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Nov; 22(11):1005-6. PMID: 14614375.
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    57. Wootton SH, Demmler GJ. Ear pain, fever, and altered mental status in an 8-year-old boy. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2003 Jul; 14(3):188, 250-2. PMID: 12913829.
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    58. Demmler GJ, Ligon BL. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): a review of the history, epidemiology, prevention, and concerns for the future. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2003 Jul; 14(3):240-4. PMID: 12913837.
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    59. Kimberlin DW, Lin CY, Sánchez PJ, Demmler GJ, Dankner W, Shelton M, Jacobs RF, Vaudry W, Pass RF, Kiell JM, Soong SJ, Whitley RJ. Effect of ganciclovir therapy on hearing in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease involving the central nervous system: a randomized, controlled trial. J Pediatr. 2003 Jul; 143(1):16-25. PMID: 12915819.
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    60. Cazacu AC, Greer J, Taherivand M, Demmler GJ. Comparison of lateral-flow immunoassay and enzyme immunoassay with viral culture for rapid detection of influenza virus in nasal wash specimens from children. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 May; 41(5):2132-4. PMID: 12734259; PMCID: PMC154694.
    61. Carter BA, Karpen SJ, Quiros-Tejeira RE, Chang IF, Clark BS, Demmler GJ, Heslop HE, Scott JD, Seu P, Goss JA. Intravenous Cidofovir therapy for disseminated adenovirus in a pediatric liver transplant recipient. Transplantation. 2002 Oct 15; 74(7):1050-2. PMID: 12394854.
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    62. Amaya RA, Al-Dossary F, Demmler GJ. Gardnerella vaginalis bacteremia in a premature neonate. J Perinatol. 2002 Oct-Nov; 22(7):585-7. PMID: 12368979.
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    63. Demmler GJ. Laboratory diagnosis of influenza: recent advances. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2002 Apr; 13(2):85-9. PMID: 12122957.
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