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GEORGE MICHAEL VIOLA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
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    1. 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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    2. Szvalb AD, El Haddad H, Rolston KV, Sabir SH, Jiang Y, Raad II, Viola GM. Risk factors for recurrent percutaneous nephrostomy catheter-related infections. Infection. 2019 Apr; 47(2):239-245. PMID: 30406481.
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    3. Mah A, Viola GM, Ariza Heredia E, Rezvani K, Kebriaei P, Bhatti MM, Han X, Shpall EJ, Mulanovich VE. Graft loss attributed to possible transfusion-transmitted ehrlichiosis following cord blood stem cell transplant. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Aug; 20(4):e12899. PMID: 29668040.
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    4. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Viola GM, Vargas-Cruz N, Selber J, Raad I. Sodium Mercaptoethane Sulfonate Reduces Collagenolytic Degradation and Synergistically Enhances Antimicrobial Durability in an Antibiotic-Loaded Biopolymer Film for Prevention of Surgical-Site Infections. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017:3149536. PMID: 29238713.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Ariza-Heredia EJ, Granwehr BP, Viola GM, Bhatti M, Kelley JM, Kochenderfer J, Hosing C. False-positive HIV nucleic acid amplification testing during CAR T-cell therapy. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Aug; 88(4):305-307. PMID: 28610774.
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    8. Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Raad II. Drug eluting antimicrobial vascular catheters: Progress and promise. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2017 03; 112:35-47. PMID: 27496702.
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    9. Viola GM, Selber JC, Crosby M, Raad II, Butler CE, Villa MT, Kronowitz SJ, Clemens MW, Garvey P, Yang W, Baumann DP. Salvaging the Infected Breast Tissue Expander: A Standardized Multidisciplinary Approach. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jun; 4(6):e732. PMID: 27482480.
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    10. 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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    11. Viola GM, Baumann DP, Mohan K, Selber J, Garvey P, Reece G, Raad II, Rolston KV, Crosby MA. Improving Antimicrobial Regimens for the Treatment of Breast Tissue Expander-Related Infections. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 May; 4(5):e704. PMID: 27579229.
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    12. 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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    13. Rosenblatt J, Viola GM, Reitzel RA, Jamal MA, Crosby MA, Raad I. Novel in situ liquefying antimicrobial wrap for preventing tissue expander infections following breast reconstructive surgeries. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016 Feb; 104(2):369-74. PMID: 25809618.
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    14. Torres HA, Rallapalli V, Saxena A, Granwehr BP, Viola GM, Ariza-Heredia E, Adachi JA, Chemaly RF, Marfatia R, Jiang Y, Mahale P, Kyvernitakis A, Fanale MA, Mulanovich V. Efficacy and safety of antiretrovirals in HIV-infected patients with cancer. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Oct; 20(10):O672-9. PMID: 24529214.
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    15. Szvalb AD, Raad II, Weinberg JS, Suki D, Mayer R, Viola GM. Ommaya reservoir-related infections: clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes. J Infect. 2014 Mar; 68(3):216-24. PMID: 24360921.
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    16. Viola GM, Raad II, Rolston KV. Breast tissue expander-related infections: perioperative antimicrobial regimens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jan; 35(1):75-81. PMID: 24334802.
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    17. Viola GM, Rosenblatt J, Raad II, Darouiche RO. Comparison of bacterial adherence to titanium versus polyurethane for cardiac implantable electronic devices. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jun 15; 111(12):1764-6. PMID: 23523061.
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    18. El Helou G, Viola GM, Hachem R, Han XY, Raad II. Rapidly growing mycobacterial bloodstream infections. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Feb; 13(2):166-74. PMID: 23347634.
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    19. 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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    20. Viola GM, Awan LL, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Chan W, Darouiche RO. Infections of cardiac implantable electronic devices: a retrospective multicenter observational study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2012 May; 91(3):123-30. PMID: 22543626.
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    21. McConn KK, Viola GM. Tuberculosis screening: prevention in the patient with immunosuppression. JAAPA. 2012 Apr; 25(4):29-30. PMID: 22506333.
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    22. Siddiq DM, Koo HL, Adachi JA, Viola GM. Norovirus gastroenteritis successfully treated with nitazoxanide. J Infect. 2011 Nov; 63(5):394-7. PMID: 21839773.
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    23. Viola GM, Darouiche RO. Cardiovascular implantable device infections. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):333-42. PMID: 21484218.
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    24. Viola GM, White AC, Serpa JA. Hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events and neurocysticercosis: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Mar; 84(3):402-5. PMID: 21363977.
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    25. Viola GM. Extreme hypoglycorrhachia: not always bacterial meningitis. Nat Rev Neurol. 2010 Nov; 6(11):637-41. PMID: 20842184.
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    26. Viola GM, Zu Y, Baker KR, Aslam S. Epstein-Barr virus-related lymphoproliferative disorder induced by equine anti-thymocyte globulin therapy. Med Oncol. 2011 Dec; 28(4):1604-8. PMID: 20680523.
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    27. Viola GM, Sutton R. Allergic fungal sinusitis complicated by fungal brain mass. Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Sep; 14 Suppl 3:e299-301. PMID: 20627788.
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    28. Viola GM, Awan LL, Darouiche RO. Nonstaphylococcal infections of cardiac implantable electronic devices. Circulation. 2010 May 18; 121(19):2085-91. PMID: 20439783.
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    29. Viola GM, Narasimhan S, Kielhofner MA. Diffuse centripetal vesicular rash. Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE). Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 01; 50(1):84, 119-20. PMID: 20001522.
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    30. Viola GM, Mansouri MD, Nasir N, Darouiche RO. Incubation alone is adequate as a culturing technique for cardiac rhythm management devices. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Dec; 47(12):4168-70. PMID: 19846629.
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    31. An unusual case of neurocysticercosis. Infections in Medicine. 24:36-38.
    32. Drug eluting antimicrobial vascular catheters. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
    33. 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.
    34. Invasive fungal infections in acute leukemia. Therapeutic Advances in Hematology. 2:231-247.
    35. Novel in situ liquefying antimicrobial wrap for preventing tissue expander infections following breast reconstructive surgeries. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials. 104:369-374.
    36. 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.
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