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ANNE-MARIE P CHAFTARI

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
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    1. Fares J, Khalil M, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Kantarjian HM, Raad II. Impact of Catheter Management on Clinical Outcome in Adult Cancer Patients With Gram-Negative Bacteremia. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Oct; 6(10):ofz357. PMID: 31660336.
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    2. Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Chaftari AM, Wilson Dib R, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis DP, Raad II. Nitroglycerin-Citrate-Ethanol Catheter Lock Solution Is Highly Effective for In Vitro Eradication of Candida auris Biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jul; 63(7). PMID: 31036689.
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    3. Chaftari AM, Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Hachem R, Raad I. Advances in the prevention and management of central-line-associated bloodstream infections: The role of chelator-based catheter locks. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep; 40(9):1036-1045. PMID: 31230604.
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    4. Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Epidemiology of Infectious and Noninfectious Catheter Complications in Patients Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Sep; 43(7):832-851. PMID: 31172542.
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    5. Shomali W, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Bahu R, El Helou G, Jiang Y, Hanania AN, Reitzel R, Raad I. Corrigendum to "Can procalcitonin differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in clustered gram-positive bacteremia?" [Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019;76(2):158-161]. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 05; 94(1):105. PMID: 30852051.
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    6. Hachem R, Batista MV, Kanj SS, El Zein S, Haddad S, Jiang Y, Mori N, Vanderson R, Chaftari AM, Raad I. International Multicenter Experience in the Treatment Outcome of Invasive Aspergillosis in Immunocompromised Cancer Patients. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2019; 11(1):e2019003. PMID: 30671209.
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    7. Dib RW, Hachem RY, Chaftari AM, Ghaly F, Jiang Y, Raad I. Treating invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy: diagnostic-driven approach versus empiric therapies. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 13; 18(1):656. PMID: 30545320.
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    8. Wilson Dib R, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Yuan Y, Dandachi D, Raad II. Catheter-Related Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Septic Thrombosis: The Role of Anticoagulation Therapy and Duration of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Oct; 5(10):ofy249. PMID: 30377625.
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    9. Dandachi D, Wilson Dib R, Fernández-Cruz A, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with solid tumours: risk factors and predictors of clinical outcomes. Ann Med. 2018 12; 50(8):713-720. PMID: 30230385.
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    10. Raad II, Chaftari AM, Torres HA, Ayoub EM, Narouz LI, Bartek J, Hachem R. Challenge of hepatitis C in Egypt and hepatitis B in Mauritania. World J Hepatol. 2018 Sep 27; 10(9):549-557. PMID: 30310533.
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    11. Holland TL, Raad I, Boucher HW, Anderson DJ, Cosgrove SE, Aycock PS, Baddley JW, Chaftari AM, Chow SC, Chu VH, Carugati M, Cook P, Corey GR, Crowley AL, Daly J, Gu J, Hachem R, Horton J, Jenkins TC, Levine D, Miro JM, Pericas JM, Riska P, Rubin Z, Rupp ME, Schrank J, Sims M, Wray D, Zervos M, Fowler VG. Effect of Algorithm-Based Therapy vs Usual Care on Clinical Success and Serious Adverse Events in Patients with Staphylococcal Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018 09 25; 320(12):1249-1258. PMID: 30264119.
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    12. El Haddad H, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Chaftari P, Raad II. Biomarkers of Sepsis and Bloodstream Infections: The Role of Procalcitonin and Proadrenomedullin With Emphasis in Patients With Cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 08 31; 67(6):971-977. PMID: 29668936.
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    13. Raad II, Chaftari AM, Dib RW, Graviss EA, Hachem R. Emerging outbreaks associated with conflict and failing healthcare systems in the Middle East. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 10; 39(10):1230-1236. PMID: 30099975.
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    14. Raad S, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Shah P, Natividad E, Cleeland CS, Rosenblatt J. Removal and insertion of central venous catheters in cancer patients is associated with high symptom burden. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2018 Aug; 15(8):591-596. PMID: 30067125.
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    15. Hachem R, Kanj S, Hamerschlak N, Saad H, Assir FF, Mori N, Jiang Y, Ghaly F, Chaftari AM, Raad II. International experience with minocycline, EDTA and ethanol lock for salvaging of central line associated bloodstream infections. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2018 Jun; 15(6):461-466. PMID: 29927699.
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    16. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Shah P, Hussain A, Hamal ZA, Yousif A, Jordan M, Michael M, Raad I. Changing Epidemiology of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Cancer Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 06; 39(6):727-729. PMID: 29770754.
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    17. Dib RW, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Appropriate Duration of Intravenous Treatment of Candidemia and Timing of Step Down to Oral Therapy in Non-neutropenic Patients. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2018; 10(1):e2018028. PMID: 29755705.
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    18. El Haddad H, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Michael M, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Raad S, Jordan M, Chaftari P, Raad I. Author Correction: Procalcitonin Guiding Antimicrobial Therapy Duration in Febrile Cancer Patients with Documented Infection or Neutropenia. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 19; 8(1):6258. PMID: 29674672.
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    19. Haddad HE, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Michael M, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Raad S, Jordan M, Chaftari P, Raad I. Procalcitonin Guiding Antimicrobial Therapy Duration in Febrile Cancer Patients with Documented Infection or Neutropenia. Sci Rep. 2018 01 18; 8(1):1099. PMID: 29348438.
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    20. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad S, Jiang Y, Natividad E, Chaftari P, Raad I. Unnecessary Removal of Central Venous Catheters in Cancer Patients with Bloodstream Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 02; 39(2):222-225. PMID: 29331162.
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    21. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Vargas-Cruz N, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I. Caprylic and Polygalacturonic Acid Combinations for Eradication of Microbial Organisms Embedded in Biofilm. Front Microbiol. 2017; 8:1999. PMID: 29093703.
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    22. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I. Correction for Chaftari et al., "A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients". Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 08; 61(8). PMID: 28743701.
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    23. Hachem R, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Comparing the safety and efficacy of voriconazole versus posaconazole in the prevention of invasive fungal infections in high-risk patients with hematological malignancies. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Sep; 50(3):384-388. PMID: 28694233.
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    24. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Szvalb A, Taremi M, Granwehr B, Viola GM, Amin S, Assaf A, Numan Y, Shah P, Gasitashvili K, Natividad E, Jiang Y, Slack R, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Mouhayar E, Raad I. A Novel Nonantibiotic Nitroglycerin-Based Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Intraluminal Central Venous Catheter Infections in Cancer Patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 07; 61(7). PMID: 28416559.
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    25. Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Jamal M, Szvalb AD, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I. In Vitro Study of Antimicrobial Percutaneous Nephrostomy Catheters for Prevention of Renal Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 06; 61(6). PMID: 28320713.
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    26. Hilal G, Reitzel R, Al Hamal Z, Chaftari AM, Al Wohoush I, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad II. Novel plasma telomerase detection method to improve cancer diagnostic assessment. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0174266. PMID: 28467443.
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    27. Zakhour R, Hachem R, Alawami HM, Jiang Y, Michael M, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Comparing catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric and adult cancer patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Oct; 64(10). PMID: 28409898.
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    28. Hachem R, Reitzel R, Rolston K, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Antimicrobial Activities of Ceftazidime-Avibactam and Comparator Agents against Clinical Bacteria Isolated from Patients with Cancer. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 04; 61(4). PMID: 28115350.
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    29. Chaftari P, Chaftari AM, Adachi J, Hachem R, Raad S, Natividad E, Oliver N, Ellickalputhenpura B, Jiang Y, Tarrand J, Raad I. Improvement in the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections in a tertiary cancer center. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 01; 45(3):e34-e39. PMID: 28254252.
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    30. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Vargas-Cruz N, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad II. Comparative Efficacies of Antimicrobial Catheter Lock Solutions for Fungal Biofilm Eradication in an in Vitro Model of Catheter-Related Fungemia. J Fungi (Basel). 2017 Feb 10; 3(1). PMID: 29371526.
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    31. Zakhour R, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Catheter-related infections in patients with haematological malignancies: novel preventive and therapeutic strategies. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Nov; 16(11):e241-e250. PMID: 27788992.
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    32. Reitzel RA, Rosenblatt J, Hirsh-Ginsberg C, Murray K, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I. In Vitro Assessment of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Optimized Nitroglycerin-Citrate-Ethanol as a Nonantibiotic, Antimicrobial Catheter Lock Solution for Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 09; 60(9):5175-81. PMID: 27297475.
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    33. Raad I, Chaftari AM, Zakhour R, Jordan M, Al Hamal Z, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Garoge K, Mulanovich V, Viola GM, Kanj S, Pravinkumar E, Rosenblatt J, Hachem R. Successful Salvage of Central Venous Catheters in Patients with Catheter-Related or Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections by Using a Catheter Lock Solution Consisting of Minocycline, EDTA, and 25% Ethanol. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 06; 60(6):3426-32. PMID: 27001822.
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    34. Chaftari AM, Jordan M, Hachem R, Al Hamal Z, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Garoge K, Deshmukh P, Raad I. A clinical practical approach to the surveillance definition of central line-associated bloodstream infection in cancer patients with mucosal barrier injury. Am J Infect Control. 2016 08 01; 44(8):931-4. PMID: 27112370.
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    35. Al Hamal Z, Jordan M, Hachem RY, Alawami HM, Alburki AM, Yousif A, Deshmukh P, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Mycobacterium arupense in Cancer Patients: An Emerging Infection or a Commensal Organism. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr; 95(14):e2691. PMID: 27057825.
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    36. Yousif A, Chaftari AM, Michael M, Jordan M, Al Hamal Z, Hussain A, Elizabeth N, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. The influence of using antibiotic-coated peripherally inserted central catheters on decreasing the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Am J Infect Control. 2016 09 01; 44(9):1037-40. PMID: 26897695.
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    37. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jordan M, Garoge K, Al Hamal Z, El Zakhem A, Viola GM, Granwehr B, Mulanovich V, Gagel A, Reitzel R, Yousif A, Jiang Y, Raad I. Case-Control Study of Telavancin as an Alternative Treatment for Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections in Patients with Cancer. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 01; 60(1):239-44. PMID: 26482312.
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    38. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Reitzel R, Jordan M, Jiang Y, Yousif A, Garoge K, Deshmukh P, Al Hamal Z, Jabbour J, Hanania A, Raad S, Jamal M, Raad I. Role of Procalcitonin and Interleukin-6 in Predicting Cancer, and Its Progression Independent of Infection. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0130999. PMID: 26148092.
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    39. Debiane L, Hachem RY, Al Wohoush I, Shomali W, Bahu RR, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Jabbour J, Al Shuaibi M, Hanania A, Pravinkumar SE, Schuetz P, Raad I. The utility of proadrenomedullin and procalcitonin in comparison to C-reactive protein as predictors of sepsis and bloodstream infections in critically ill patients with cancer*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec; 42(12):2500-7. PMID: 25083975.
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    40. Raad I, Chaftari AM. Advances in prevention and management of central line-associated bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15; 59 Suppl 5:S340-3. PMID: 25352628.
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    41. Shelburne SA, Chaftari AM, Jamal M, Al Wohoush I, Jiang Y, Abughazaleh S, Cairo J, Raad S, Debiane L, Raad I. Identification and characterization of catheter-related bloodstream infections due to viridans group streptococci in patients with cancer. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct; 42(10):1127-9. PMID: 25278410.
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    42. Chaftari AM, El Zakhem A, Jamal MA, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. The use of minocycline-rifampin coated central venous catheters for exchange of catheters in the setting of staphylococcus aureus central line associated bloodstream infections. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 24; 14:518. PMID: 25253042.
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    43. Hachem R, Gomes MZ, El Helou G, El Zakhem A, Kassis C, Ramos E, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Invasive aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus terreus: an emerging opportunistic infection with poor outcome independent of azole therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Nov; 69(11):3148-55. PMID: 25006241.
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    44. Jamal MA, Rosenblatt J, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Prevention of transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms during catheter exchange using antimicrobial catheters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Sep; 58(9):5291-6. PMID: 24957841.
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    45. El Zakhem A, Chaftari AM, Bahu R, El Helou G, Shelburne S, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. Central line-associated bloodstream infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus in cancer patients: Clinical outcome and management. Ann Med. 2014 May; 46(3):163-8. PMID: 24491173.
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    46. Jamal MA, Rosenblatt JS, Hachem RY, Ying J, Pravinkumar E, Nates JL, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Prevention of biofilm colonization by Gram-negative bacteria on minocycline-rifampin-impregnated catheters sequentially coated with chlorhexidine. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014; 58(2):1179-82. PMID: 24165191.
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    47. Shomali W, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Bahu R, Helou GE, Jiang Y, Hanania AN, Hanania A, Reitzel R, Raad I. Can procalcitonin differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in clustered gram-positive bacteremia? Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 06; 76(2):158-61. PMID: 23578976.
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    48. Raad II, Chaftari AM, Al Shuaibi MM, Jiang Y, Shomali W, Cortes JE, Lichtiger B, Hachem RY. Granulocyte transfusions in hematologic malignancy patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: outcomes and complications. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1873-9. PMID: 23519997.
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    49. Al Shuaibi M, Bahu RR, Chaftari AM, Al Wohoush I, Shomali W, Jiang Y, Debiane L, Raad S, Jabbour J, Al Akhrass F, Hachem RY, Raad I. Pro-adrenomedullin as a novel biomarker for predicting infections and response to antimicrobials in febrile patients with hematologic malignancies. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 56(7):943-50. PMID: 23288950.
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    50. El Helou G, Hachem R, Viola GM, El Zakhem A, Chaftari AM, Jiang Y, Tarrand J, Raad II. Management of rapidly growing mycobacterial bacteremia in cancer patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Mar; 56(6):843-6. PMID: 23254418.
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    51. Bahu R, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Ahrar K, Shomali W, El Zakhem A, Jiang Y, AlShuaibi M, Raad II. Nephrostomy tube related pyelonephritis in patients with cancer: epidemiology, infection rate and risk factors. J Urol. 2013 Jan; 189(1):130-5. PMID: 23164390.
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    52. Chaftari AM, Hachem RY, Ramos E, Kassis C, Campo M, Jiang Y, Prince RA, Wang W, Raad II. Comparison of posaconazole versus weekly amphotericin B lipid complex for the prevention of invasive fungal infections in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 15; 94(3):302-8. PMID: 22814329.
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    53. Shomali W, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Jiang Y, Bahu R, Jabbour J, Raad S, Al Shuaibi M, Al Wohoush I, Raad I. Can procalcitonin distinguish infectious fever from tumor-related fever in non-neutropenic cancer patients? Cancer. 2012 Dec 01; 118(23):5823-9. PMID: 22605389.
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    54. Al Akhrass F, Al Wohoush I, Chaftari AM, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Ghannoum M, Tarrand J, Hachem R, Raad I. Rhodococcus bacteremia in cancer patients is mostly catheter related and associated with biofilm formation. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e32945. PMID: 22427914.
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    55. Raad I, Mohamed JA, Reitzel RA, Jiang Y, Raad S, Al Shuaibi M, Chaftari AM, Hachem RY. Improved antibiotic-impregnated catheters with extended-spectrum activity against resistant bacteria and fungi. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Feb; 56(2):935-41. PMID: 22123686.
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    56. Al Akhrass F, Hachem R, Mohamed JA, Tarrand J, Kontoyiannis DP, Chandra J, Ghannoum M, Haydoura S, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Central venous catheter-associated Nocardia bacteremia in cancer patients. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Sep; 17(9):1651-8. PMID: 21888790.
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    57. Raad II, Mohamed JA, Reitzel RA, Jiang Y, Dvorak TL, Ghannoum MA, Hachem RY, Chaftari AM. The prevention of biofilm colonization by multidrug-resistant pathogens that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia with antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes. Biomaterials. 2011 Apr; 32(11):2689-94. PMID: 21295343.
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    58. Ramos ER, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Hachem RY, Chaftari AM, Chemaly RF, Hackett B, Pravinkumar SE, Nates J, Tarrand JJ, Raad II. Clinical effectiveness and risk of emerging resistance associated with prolonged use of antibiotic-impregnated catheters: more than 0.5 million catheter days and 7 years of clinical experience. Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb; 39(2):245-51. PMID: 21057308.
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    59. Chaftari AM, Kassis C, El Issa H, Al Wohoush I, Jiang Y, Rangaraj G, Caillouet B, Pravinkumar SE, Hachem RY, Raad II. Novel approach using antimicrobial catheters to improve the management of central line-associated bloodstream infections in cancer patients. Cancer. 2011 Jun 01; 117(11):2551-8. PMID: 24048803.
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    60. Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Mulanovich V, Chemaly RF, Adachi J, Jacobson K, Jiang Y, Raad I. Efficacy and safety of daptomycin in the treatment of Gram-positive catheter-related bloodstream infections in cancer patients. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2010 Aug; 36(2):182-6. PMID: 20452752.
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    61. Ghide S, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Catheter-related Corynebacterium bacteremia: should the catheter be removed and vancomycin administered? Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Feb; 29(2):153-6. PMID: 20016995.
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    62. Raad I, Kassar R, Ghannam D, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Jiang Y. Management of the catheter in documented catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia: remove or retain? Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15; 49(8):1187-94. PMID: 19780661.
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    63. Kassar R, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad I. Management of Bacillus bacteremia: the need for catheter removal. Medicine (Baltimore). 2009 Sep; 88(5):279-83. PMID: 19745686.
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    64. In Vitro assessment of the antimicrobial efficacy of optimized nitroglycerin-citrate-ethanol as a nonantibiotic, antimicrobial catheter lock solution for prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60:5175-5181.
    65. The influence of using antibiotic-coated peripherally inserted central catheters on decreasing the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections. American Journal of Infection Control.
    66. Role of procalcitonin and interleukin-6 in predicting cancer, and its progression independent of infection. PLoS One. 10.
    67. Catheter-related infections in patients with haematological malignancies. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 16:e241-e250.
    68. Successful salvage of central venous catheters in patients with catheter-related or central line-associated bloodstream infections by using a catheter lock solution consisting of minocycline, EDTA, and 25% ethanol. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60:3426-3432.
    69. A clinical practical approach to the surveillance definition of central line-associated bloodstream infection in cancer patients with mucosal barrier injury. American Journal of Infection Control.
    70. Erratum. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 57:779.
    71. Case-control study of telavancin as an alternative treatment for gram-positive bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 60:239-244.
    72. Intravascular catheter-related infections. 717-721.
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