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ISSAM I RAAD

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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
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    1. Malek AE, Fares JE, Raad II, Ericsson C. Pasteurella multocida vertebral osteomyelitis, myositis and epidural abscess in a diabetic cirrhotic patient. IDCases. 2019; 18:e00630. PMID: 31516829.
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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. Rosenblatt J, Vargas-Cruz N, Reitzel RA, Raad II. Assessment of the Potential for Inducing Resistance in Multidrug-Resistant Organisms from Exposure to Minocycline, Rifampin, and Chlorhexidine Used To Treat Intravascular Devices. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 May; 63(5). PMID: 30833430.
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    6. Kontoyiannis DP, Shah EC, Wurster S, Aitken SL, Graviss L, Raad II, Chemaly RF. Culture-Documented Invasive Mold Infections at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Pre- and Post-Hurricane Harvey. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Apr; 6(4):ofz138. PMID: 31024975.
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    7. Taremi M, Artau A, Foolad F, Berlin S, White C, Jiang Y, Raad I, Adachi J. Safety, Efficacy, and Clinical Impact of Penicillin Skin Testing in Immunocompromised Cancer Patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Sep - Oct; 7(7):2185-2191.e1. PMID: 30928660.
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    8. 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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    9. Rolston KVI, Jamal M, Nesher L, Raad I, Rice SA, Rybak MJ, Prince RA. Bactericidal activity of ceftaroline, vancomycin and daptomycin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cancer patients. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2019 Jun; 17:16-18. PMID: 30844496.
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    10. Debiane L, Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Gagea M, Chavez MA, Adachi R, Grosu HB, Sheshadri A, Hill LR, Raad I, Ost DE. A Design-Based Stereologic Method to Quantify the Tissue Changes Associated with a Novel Drug-Eluting Tracheobronchial Stent. Respiration. 2019; 98(1):60-69. PMID: 30799409.
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    11. Torres HA, Economides MP, Angelidakis G, Hosry J, Kyvernitakis A, Mahale P, Jiang Y, Miller E, Blechacz B, Naing A, Samaniego F, Kaseb A, Raad II, Granwehr BP. Sofosbuvir-Based Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Cancer Patients: A Prospective Observational Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb; 114(2):250-257. PMID: 30410039.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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 Aug 31; 67(6):971-977. PMID: 29668936.
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    20. 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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    21. Folan SA, Marx KR, Tverdek FP, Raad I, Mulanovich VE, Tarrand JJ, Shelburne SA, Aitken SL. Clinical Outcomes Associated With Linezolid Resistance in Leukemia Patients With Linezolid-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacteremia. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Jul; 5(7):ofy167. PMID: 30090838.
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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. Rolston KVI, Reitzel R, Vargas-Cruz N, Shelburne SA, Raad II, Prince RA. In vitro activity of tedizolid and comparator agents against clinical Gram-positive isolates recovered from patients with cancer. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Aug; 91(4):351-353. PMID: 29661529.
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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. Cornely OA, Robertson MN, Haider S, Grigg A, Geddes M, Aoun M, Heinz WJ, Raad I, Schanz U, Meyer RG, Hammond SP, Mullane KM, Ostermann H, Ullmann AJ, Zimmerli S, Van Iersel MLPS, Hepler DA, Waskin H, Kartsonis NA, Maertens J. Pharmacokinetics and safety results from the Phase 3 randomized, open-label, study of intravenous posaconazole in patients at risk of invasive fungal disease. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Dec 01; 72(12):3406-3413. PMID: 28961714.
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    30. Cornely OA, Robertson MN, Haider S, Grigg A, Geddes M, Aoun M, Heinz WJ, Raad I, Schanz U, Meyer RG, Hammond SP, Mullane KM, Ostermann H, Ullmann AJ, Zimmerli S, Van Iersel MLPS, Hepler DA, Waskin H, Kartsonis NA, Maertens J. Pharmacokinetics and safety results from the Phase 3 randomized, open-label, study of intravenous posaconazole in patients at risk of invasive fungal disease. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 12 01; 72(12):3501. PMID: 29029280.
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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. Mahfouz N, Tahtouh R, Alaaeddine N, El Hajj J, Sarkis R, Hachem R, Raad I, Hilal G. Gastrointestinal cancer cells treatment with bevacizumab activates a VEGF autoregulatory mechanism involving telomerase catalytic subunit hTERT via PI3K-AKT, HIF-1a and VEGF receptors. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179202. PMID: 28594907.
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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. Rolston KVI, Jamal MA, Nesher L, Shelburne SA, Raad I, Prince RA. In vitro activity of ceftaroline and comparator agents against Gram-positive and Gram-negative clinical isolates from cancer patients. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Apr; 49(4):416-421. PMID: 28257904.
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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. Torres HA, Roach LR, Mahale P, Economides MP, Blechacz B, Miller E, Borchardt R, Rashid A, Oo TH, Shukla B, Farida M, Ericsson CD, Granwehr BP, Raad II. Transdisciplinary Approach to Managing Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients at a Tertiary Care Cancer Center. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 09; 14(9):1185-8. PMID: 27587628.
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    46. 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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    47. 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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    48. 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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    49. 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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    50. 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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    51. Frenzel E, Chemaly RF, Ariza-Heredia E, Jiang Y, Shah DP, Thomas G, Graviss L, Raad I. Association of increased influenza vaccination in health care workers with a reduction in nosocomial influenza infections in cancer patients. Am J Infect Control. 2016 09 01; 44(9):1016-21. PMID: 27158088.
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    52. 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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    53. 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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    54. Cornely OA, Duarte RF, Haider S, Chandrasekar P, Helfgott D, Jiménez JL, Candoni A, Raad I, Laverdiere M, Langston A, Kartsonis N, Van Iersel M, Connelly N, Waskin H. Phase 3 pharmacokinetics and safety study of a posaconazole tablet formulation in patients at risk for invasive fungal disease. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 06; 71(6):1747. PMID: 26960721.
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    55. 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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    56. Li Y, Zhang P, Cai W, Rosenblatt JS, Raad II, Xu D, Gu T. Glyceryl trinitrate and caprylic acid for the mitigation of the Desulfovibrio vulgaris biofilm on C1018 carbon steel. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Feb; 32(2):23. PMID: 26745983.
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    57. Maertens JA, Raad II, Marr KA, Patterson TF, Kontoyiannis DP, Cornely OA, Bow EJ, Rahav G, Neofytos D, Aoun M, Baddley JW, Giladi M, Heinz WJ, Herbrecht R, Hope W, Karthaus M, Lee DG, Lortholary O, Morrison VA, Oren I, Selleslag D, Shoham S, Thompson GR, Lee M, Maher RM, Schmitt-Hoffmann AH, Zeiher B, Ullmann AJ. Isavuconazole versus voriconazole for primary treatment of invasive mould disease caused by Aspergillus and other filamentous fungi (SECURE): a phase 3, randomised-controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2016 Feb 20; 387(10020):760-9. PMID: 26684607.
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    58. Cornely OA, Duarte RF, Haider S, Chandrasekar P, Helfgott D, Jiménez JL, Candoni A, Raad I, Laverdiere M, Langston A, Kartsonis N, Van Iersel M, Connelly N, Waskin H. Phase 3 pharmacokinetics and safety study of a posaconazole tablet formulation in patients at risk for invasive fungal disease. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Mar; 71(3):718-26. PMID: 26612870.
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    59. Aboshady I, Raad I, Vela D, Hassan M, Aboshady Y, Safi HJ, Buja LM, Khalil KG. Prevention of perioperative vascular prosthetic infection with a novel triple antimicrobial-bonded arterial graft. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec; 64(6):1805-1814. PMID: 26626182.
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    60. 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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    61. Chemaly RF, Ghantoji SS, Huber T, Raad II, Jinadatha C, Stibich M. Innovative Analysis of the Sequenced Patterns of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Strains to Determine Clonal Transmission in a Hospital Setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 36(12):1461-3. PMID: 26329908.
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    62. 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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    63. Jamal MA, Hachem RY, Rosenblatt J, McArthur MJ, Felix E, Jiang Y, Tailor RC, Raad I. In vivo biocompatibility and in vitro efficacy of antimicrobial gendine-coated central catheters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Sep; 59(9):5611-8. PMID: 26124171.
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    64. Jamal MA, Garoge K, Rosenblatt JS, Hachem RY, Raad II. Development of Gendine-Coated Cannula for Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for Extended Use. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Aug; 59(8):4397-402. PMID: 25941227.
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    65. Tahtouh R, Azzi AS, Alaaeddine N, Chamat S, Bouharoun-Tayoun H, Wardi L, Raad I, Sarkis R, Antoun NA, Hilal G. Telomerase inhibition decreases alpha-fetoprotein expression and secretion by hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines: in vitro and in vivo study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0119512. PMID: 25822740.
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    66. 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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    67. Ghantoji SS, Stibich M, Stachowiak J, Cantu S, Adachi JA, Raad II, Chemaly RF. Non-inferiority of pulsed xenon UV light versus bleach for reducing environmental Clostridium difficile contamination on high-touch surfaces in Clostridium difficile infection isolation rooms. J Med Microbiol. 2015 Feb; 64(Pt 2):191-4. PMID: 25627208.
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    68. Yousif A, Jamal MA, Raad I. Biofilm-based central line-associated bloodstream infections. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015; 830:157-79. PMID: 25366227.
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    69. Torres HA, Mahale P, Blechacz B, Miller E, Kaseb A, Herlong HF, Fowler N, Jiang Y, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. Effect of hepatitis C virus infection in patients with cancer: addressing a neglected population. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jan; 13(1):41-50. PMID: 25583768.
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    70. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel RA, Raad I. Caprylic acid and glyceryl trinitrate combination for eradication of biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Mar; 59(3):1786-8. PMID: 25534725.
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    71. 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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    72. 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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    73. Raad II, Zakhem AE, Helou GE, Jiang Y, Kontoyiannis DP, Hachem R. Clinical experience of the use of voriconazole, caspofungin or the combination in primary and salvage therapy of invasive aspergillosis in haematological malignancies. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2015 Mar; 45(3):283-8. PMID: 25455847.
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    74. 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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    75. 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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    76. Chemaly RF, Dantes R, Shah DP, Shah PK, Pascoe N, Ariza-Heredia E, Perego C, Nguyen DB, Nguyen K, Modarai F, Moulton-Meissner H, Noble-Wang J, Tarrand JJ, LiPuma JJ, Guh AY, MacCannell T, Raad I, Mulanovich V. Cluster and sporadic cases of herbaspirillum species infections in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 01; 60(1):48-54. PMID: 25216687.
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    188. Ghanem G, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Chemaly RF, Raad I. Outcomes for and risk factors associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia in cancer patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Sep; 28(9):1054-9. PMID: 17932826.
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    190. Lee LD, Berkheiser M, Jiang Y, Hackett B, Hachem RY, Chemaly RF, Raad II. Risk of bioaerosol contamination with Aspergillus species before and after cleaning in rooms filtered with high-efficiency particulate air filters that house patients with hematologic malignancy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Sep; 28(9):1066-70. PMID: 17932828.
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    193. Ghanem G, Adachi J, Han XY, Raad I. Central venous catheter-related Streptomyces septic thrombosis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 May; 28(5):599-601. PMID: 17464923.
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    194. Hachem RY, Chemaly RF, Ahmar CA, Jiang Y, Boktour MR, Rjaili GA, Bodey GP, Raad II. Colistin is effective in treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cancer patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Jun; 51(6):1905-11. PMID: 17387153.
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    198. Chemaly RF, Torres HA, Aguilera EA, Mattiuzzi G, Cabanillas M, Kantarjian H, Gonzalez V, Safdar A, Raad II. Neuraminidase inhibitors improve outcome of patients with leukemia and influenza: an observational study. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 01; 44(7):964-7. PMID: 17342649.
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    200. Ghanem GA, Boktour M, Warneke C, Pham-Williams T, Kassis C, Bahna P, Aboufaycal H, Hachem R, Raad I. Catheter-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in cancer patients: high rate of complications with therapeutic implications. Medicine (Baltimore). 2007 Jan; 86(1):54-60. PMID: 17220756.
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    202. Aboufaycal H, Sader HS, Rolston K, Deshpande LM, Toleman M, Bodey G, Raad I, Jones RN. blaVIM-2 and blaVIM-7 carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates detected in a tertiary care medical center in the United States: report from the MYSTIC program. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Feb; 45(2):614-5. PMID: 17151207.
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    207. Matar MJ, Tarrand J, Raad I, Rolston KV. Colonization and infection with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus among patients with cancer. Am J Infect Control. 2006 Oct; 34(8):534-6. PMID: 17015161.
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    250. Torres HA, Prieto VG, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. Proven pulmonary cryptococcosis due to capsule-deficient Cryptococcus neoformans does not differ clinically from proven pulmonary cryptococcosis due to capsule-intact Cr. neoformans. Mycoses. 2005 Jan; 48(1):21-4. PMID: 15679661.
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    252. Chaiban G, Hanna H, Dvorak T, Raad I. A rapid method of impregnating endotracheal tubes and urinary catheters with gendine: a novel antiseptic agent. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005 Jan; 55(1):51-6. PMID: 15574478.
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    254. Maertens J, Raad I, Petrikkos G, Boogaerts M, Selleslag D, Petersen FB, Sable CA, Kartsonis NA, Ngai A, Taylor A, Patterson TF, Denning DW, Walsh TJ. Efficacy and safety of caspofungin for treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients refractory to or intolerant of conventional antifungal therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Dec 01; 39(11):1563-71. PMID: 15578352.
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    255. Lee SA, Raad II, Adachi JA, Han XY. Catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Mycobacterium brumae. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Nov; 42(11):5429-31. PMID: 15528764.
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    258. Lionakis MS, Bodey GP, Tarrand JJ, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. The significance of blood cultures positive for emerging saprophytic moulds in cancer patients. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2004 Oct; 10(10):922-5. PMID: 15373888.
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    259. Hachem RY, Kontoyiannis DP, Boktour MR, Afif C, Cooksley C, Bodey GP, Chatzinikolaou I, Perego C, Kantarjian HM, Raad II. Aspergillus terreus: an emerging amphotericin B-resistant opportunistic mold in patients with hematologic malignancies. Cancer. 2004 Oct 01; 101(7):1594-600. PMID: 15378491.
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    260. Radhakrishnan R, Donato ML, Prieto VG, Mays SR, Raad II, Kuerer HM. Invasive cutaneous fungal infections requiring radical resection in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. J Surg Oncol. 2004 Oct 01; 88(1):21-26. PMID: 15384060.
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    261. Raad II, Hanna HA, Hachem RY, Dvorak T, Arbuckle RB, Chaiban G, Rice LB. Clinical-use-associated decrease in susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to linezolid: a comparison with quinupristin-dalfopristin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Sep; 48(9):3583-5. PMID: 15328133.
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    262. Hanna H, Afif C, Alakech B, Boktour M, Tarrand J, Hachem R, Raad I. Central venous catheter-related bacteremia due to gram-negative bacilli: significance of catheter removal in preventing relapse. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Aug; 25(8):646-9. PMID: 15357155.
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    263. Hanna H, Benjamin R, Chatzinikolaou I, Alakech B, Richardson D, Mansfield P, Dvorak T, Munsell MF, Darouiche R, Kantarjian H, Raad I. Long-term silicone central venous catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin decrease rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection in cancer patients: a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Aug 01; 22(15):3163-71. PMID: 15284269.
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    264. De La Rosa GR, Jacobson KL, Rolston KV, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP, Safdar A. Mycobacterium tuberculosis at a comprehensive cancer centre: active disease in patients with underlying malignancy during 1990-2000. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2004 Aug; 10(8):749-52. PMID: 15301678.
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    265. Raad I, Hachem R, Hanna H. Relationship between myalgias/arthralgias occurring in patients receiving quinupristin/dalfopristin and biliary dysfunction. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004 Jun; 53(6):1105-8. PMID: 15128724.
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    266. Hachem R, Graviss L, Hanna H, Arbuckle R, Dvorak T, Hackett B, Gonzalez V, Perego C, Tarrand J, Raad I. Impact of surveillance for vancomycin-resistant enterococci on controlling a bloodstream outbreak among patients with hematologic malignancy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 May; 25(5):391-4. PMID: 15188844.
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    274. Vora YA, Raad II, McCutcheon IE. Intramedullary abscess from group F Streptococcus. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2004; 5(2):200-4. PMID: 15353118.
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    277. Chatzinikolaou I, Hanna H, Graviss L, Chaiban G, Perego C, Arbuckle R, Champlin R, Darouiche R, Samonis G, Raad I. Clinical experience with minocycline and rifampin-impregnated central venous catheters in bone marrow transplantation recipients: efficacy and low risk of developing staphylococcal resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Dec; 24(12):961-3. PMID: 14700414.
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    283. Hong DS, Jacobson KL, Raad II, de Lima M, Anderlini P, Fuller GN, Ippoliti C, Cool RM, Leeds NE, Narvios A, Han XY, Padula A, Champlin RE, Hosing C. West Nile encephalitis in 2 hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: case series and literature review. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15; 37(8):1044-9. PMID: 14523768.
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    292. Bodey GP, Rolston KV, Raad II. Ciprofloxacin versus tobramycin for neutropenic fevers. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Mar 04; 138(5):435; author reply 436. PMID: 12614101.
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    294. Esmaeli B, Holz ER, Ahmadi MA, Krathen RA, Raad II. Endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection. Retina. 2003 Feb; 23(1):118-9. PMID: 12652247.
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    338. Kontoyiannis DP, Andersson BS, Lewis RE, Raad II. Progressive disseminated aspergillosis in a bone marrow transplant recipient: response with a high-dose lipid formulation of amphotericin B. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Mar 01; 32(5):E94-6. PMID: 11229866.
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    339. Nguyen Q, Estey E, Raad I, Rolston K, Kantarjian H, Jacobson K, Konoplev S, Ghosh S, Luna M, Tarrand J, Whimbey E. Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in adults with leukemia: an emerging problem. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Feb 15; 32(4):539-45. PMID: 11181115.
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    340. Fleming RV, Kantarjian HM, Husni R, Rolston K, Lim J, Raad I, Pierce S, Cortes J, Estey E. Comparison of amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) vs. ambisome in the treatment of suspected or documented fungal infections in patients with leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2001 Feb; 40(5-6):511-20. PMID: 11426524.
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    341. Minari A, Hachem R, Raad I. Candida lusitaniae: a cause of breakthrough fungemia in cancer patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jan 15; 32(2):186-90. PMID: 11170906.
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    342. Chatzinikolaou I, Raad II. Intravascular catheter-related infections: a preventable challenge in the critically ill. Semin Respir Infect. 2000 Dec; 15(4):264-71. PMID: 11220408.
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    343. Abbas J, Bodey GP, Hanna HA, Mardani M, Girgawy E, Abi-Said D, Whimbey E, Hachem R, Raad I. Candida krusei fungemia. An escalating serious infection in immunocompromised patients. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Sep 25; 160(17):2659-64. PMID: 10999981.
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    344. Kontoyiannis DP, Jacobson KL, Whimbey EE, Rolston KV, Raad II. Central venous catheter-associated Nocardia bacteremia: an unusual manifestation of nocardiosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Aug; 31(2):617-8. PMID: 10987735.
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    345. Jacobson KL, Teira R, Libshitz HI, Raad I, Rolston KV, Terrand J, Whimbey E. Mycobacterium kansasii infections in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Aug; 31(2):628-31. PMID: 10987747.
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    346. Kontoyiannis DP, Sumoza D, Tarrand J, Bodey GP, Storey R, Raad II. Significance of aspergillemia in patients with cancer: a 10-year study. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Jul; 31(1):188-9. PMID: 10913421.
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    347. Jacobson KL, Teira R, Libshitz HI, Raad I, Rolston KV, Tarrand J, Whimbey E. Mycobacterium kansasii infections in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Jun; 30(6):965-9. PMID: 10880318.
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    348. Huaringa AJ, Leyva FJ, Signes-Costa J, Morice RC, Raad I, Darwish AA, Champlin RE. Bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary complications of bone marrow transplant patients. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000 May; 25(9):975-9. PMID: 10800066.
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    349. Mardani M, Hanna HA, Girgawy E, Raad I. Nosocomial Candida guilliermondii fungemia in cancer patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 May; 21(5):336-7. PMID: 10823569.
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    350. Ghosh S, Champlin RE, Englund J, Giralt SA, Rolston K, Raad I, Jacobson K, Neumann J, Ippoliti C, Mallik S, Whimbey E. Respiratory syncytial virus upper respiratory tract illnesses in adult blood and marrow transplant recipients: combination therapy with aerosolized ribavirin and intravenous immunoglobulin. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000 Apr; 25(7):751-5. PMID: 10745261.
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    351. Raad I. Management of intravascular catheter-related infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2000 Mar; 45(3):267-70. PMID: 10702543.
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    352. Hanna H, Raad I, Gonzalez V, Umphrey J, Tarrand J, Neumann J, Champlin R. Control of nosocomial Clostridium difficile transmission in bone marrow transplant patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Mar; 21(3):226-8. PMID: 10738997.
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    353. Darouiche RO, Smith JA, Hanna H, Dhabuwala CB, Steiner MS, Babaian RJ, Boone TB, Scardino PT, Thornby JI, Raad II. Efficacy of antimicrobial-impregnated bladder catheters in reducing catheter-associated bacteriuria: a prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial. Urology. 1999 Dec; 54(6):976-81. PMID: 10604693.
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    354. Raad I, Hanna H. Intravascular catheters impregnated with antimicrobial agents: a milestone in the prevention of bloodstream infections. Support Care Cancer. 1999 Nov; 7(6):386-90. PMID: 10541979.
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    355. Ghosh S, Champlin R, Couch R, Englund J, Raad I, Malik S, Luna M, Whimbey E. Rhinovirus infections in myelosuppressed adult blood and marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Sep; 29(3):528-32. PMID: 10530441.
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    356. Schierholz JM, Pulverer G, Bach A, Wachol-Drebeck Z. In vitro activity of rifampin-minocyclin coating to Candida albicans. Crit Care Med. 1999 Aug; 27(8):1691-3. PMID: 10470803.
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    358. Bach A. Efficacy of antibiotic-coated central venous catheters. Crit Care Med. 1999 Jun; 27(6):1217. PMID: 10397232.
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    359. Raad I, Bompart F, Hachem R. Prospective, randomized dose-ranging open phase II pilot study of quinupristin/dalfopristin versus vancomycin in the treatment of catheter-related staphylococcal bacteremia. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1999 Mar; 18(3):199-202. PMID: 10357054.
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    360. Nguyen Q, Champlin R, Giralt S, Rolston K, Raad I, Jacobson K, Ippoliti C, Hecht D, Tarrand J, Luna M, Whimbey E. Late cytomegalovirus pneumonia in adult allogeneic blood and marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Mar; 28(3):618-23. PMID: 10194088.
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    361. Abi-Said D, Raad I, Umphrey J, Gonzalez V, Richardson D, Marts K, Hohn D. Infusion therapy team and dressing changes of central venous catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 Feb; 20(2):101-5. PMID: 10064212.
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    362. Nichols RL, Raad II. Management of bacterial complications in critically ill patients: surgical wound and catheter-related infections. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1999 Feb; 33(2):121-30. PMID: 10091035.
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    363. Darouiche RO, Raad II, Heard SO, Thornby JI, Wenker OC, Gabrielli A, Berg J, Khardori N, Hanna H, Hachem R, Harris RL, Mayhall G. A comparison of two antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters. Catheter Study Group. N Engl J Med. 1999 Jan 07; 340(1):1-8. PMID: 9878638.
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    364. Elting LS, Rubenstein EB, Kurtin D, Rolston KV, Fangtang J, Martin CG, Raad II, Whimbey EE, Manzullo E, Bodey GP. Mississippi mud in the 1990s: risks and outcomes of vancomycin-associated toxicity in general oncology practice. Cancer. 1998 Dec 15; 83(12):2597-607. PMID: 9874468.
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    365. Darouiche RO, Meade R, Mansouri M, Raad II. In vivo efficacy of antimicrobial-coated fabric from prosthetic heart valve sewing rings. J Heart Valve Dis. 1998 Nov; 7(6):639-46. PMID: 9870198.
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    366. Raad I, Abi-Said D, Carrasco CH, Umphrey J, Hill LA. The risk of infection associated with intra-arterial catheters for cancer chemotherapy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1998 Sep; 19(9):640-2. PMID: 9778160.
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    367. Jacobson K, Garcia R, Libshitz H, Whimbey E, Rolston K, Abi-Said D, Raad I. Clinical and radiological features of pulmonary disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria in cancer patients. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1998 Sep; 17(9):615-21. PMID: 9832262.
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    368. Raad II, Abi-Said D, Rolston KV, Karl CL, Bodey GP. How should imipenem-cilastatin be used in the treatment of fever and infection in neutropenic cancer patients? Cancer. 1998 Jun 15; 82(12):2449-58. PMID: 9635539.
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    369. Raad I, Alrahwan A, Rolston K. Staphylococcus epidermidis: emerging resistance and need for alternative agents. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 May; 26(5):1182-7. PMID: 9597250.
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    370. Raad I. Intravascular-catheter-related infections. Lancet. 1998 Mar 21; 351(9106):893-8. PMID: 9525387.
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    372. Raad II, Hachem RY, Abi-Said D, Rolston KV, Whimbey E, Buzaid AC, Legha S. A prospective crossover randomized trial of novobiocin and rifampin prophylaxis for the prevention of intravascular catheter infections in cancer patients treated with interleukin-2. Cancer. 1998 Jan 15; 82(2):403-11. PMID: 9445199.
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    373. Darouiche RO, Safar H, Raad II. In vitro efficacy of antimicrobial-coated bladder catheters in inhibiting bacterial migration along catheter surface. J Infect Dis. 1997 Oct; 176(4):1109-12. PMID: 9333179.
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    374. Raad I, Darouiche R, Dupuis J, Abi-Said D, Gabrielli A, Hachem R, Wall M, Harris R, Jones J, Buzaid A, Robertson C, Shenaq S, Curling P, Burke T, Ericsson C. Central venous catheters coated with minocycline and rifampin for the prevention of catheter-related colonization and bloodstream infections. A randomized, double-blind trial. The Texas Medical Center Catheter Study Group. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Aug 15; 127(4):267-74. PMID: 9265425.
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    375. Raad I, Buzaid A, Rhyne J, Hachem R, Darouiche R, Safar H, Albitar M, Sherertz RJ. Minocycline and ethylenediaminetetraacetate for the prevention of recurrent vascular catheter infections. Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Jul; 25(1):149-51. PMID: 9243049.
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    376. Garcia R, Raad I, Abi-Said D, Bodey G, Champlin R, Tarrand J, Hill LA, Umphrey J, Neumann J, Englund J, Whimbey E. Nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus infections: prevention and control in bone marrow transplant patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1997 Jun; 18(6):412-6. PMID: 9181397.
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    377. Abi-Said D, Anaissie E, Uzun O, Raad I, Pinzcowski H, Vartivarian S. The epidemiology of hematogenous candidiasis caused by different Candida species. Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Jun; 24(6):1122-8. PMID: 9195068.
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    378. Darouiche RO, Hampel OZ, Boone TB, Raad II. Antimicrobial activity and durability of a novel antimicrobial-impregnated bladder catheter. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 1997 May; 8(4):243-7. PMID: 18611809.
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    379. Darouiche RO, Raad II. Prevention of catheter-related infections: the skin. Nutrition. 1997 Apr; 13(4 Suppl):26S-29S. PMID: 9178307.
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    381. Raad I, Abbas J, Whimbey E. Infection control of nosocomial respiratory viral disease in the immunocompromised host. Am J Med. 1997 Mar 17; 102(3A):48-52; discussion 53-4. PMID: 10868143.
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    382. Sherertz RJ, Heard SO, Raad II. Diagnosis of triple-lumen catheter infection: comparison of roll plate, sonication, and flushing methodologies. J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Mar; 35(3):641-6. PMID: 9041404.
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    383. Rolston KV, Rodriguez S, Dholakia N, Whimbey E, Raad I. Pulmonary infections mimicking cancer: a retrospective, three-year review. Support Care Cancer. 1997 Mar; 5(2):90-3. PMID: 9069606.
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    384. Garcia R, Raad I. In vitro study of the potential role of quinupristin/dalfopristin in the treatment of catheter-related staphylococcal infections. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996 Dec; 15(12):933-6. PMID: 9031876.
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    385. Sherertz RJ, Heard SO, Raad II, Gentry L, Bowton D, Scuderi P, Hu J, Carruth W, Satishchandra B, Pepe J, Mosenthal A, Burke T, Dupuis J. Gamma radiation-sterilized, triple-lumen catheters coated with a low concentration of chlorhexidine were not efficacious at preventing catheter infections in intensive care unit patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1996 Sep; 40(9):1995-7. PMID: 8878569.
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    386. Bodey G, Abi-Said D, Rolston K, Raad I, Whimbey E. Imipenem or cefoperazone-sulbactam combined with vancomycin for therapy of presumed or proven infection in neutropenic cancer patients. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1996 Aug; 15(8):625-34. PMID: 8894569.
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    387. Anaissie EJ, Vartivarian SE, Abi-Said D, Uzun O, Pinczowski H, Kontoyiannis DP, Khoury P, Papadakis K, Gardner A, Raad II, Gilbreath J, Bodey GP. Fluconazole versus amphotericin B in the treatment of hematogenous candidiasis: a matched cohort study. Am J Med. 1996 Aug; 101(2):170-6. PMID: 8757357.
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    388. Hachem R, Raad I, Rolston KV, Whimbey E, Katz R, Tarrand J, Libshitz H. Cutaneous and pulmonary infections caused by Mycobacterium vaccae. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Jul; 23(1):173-5. PMID: 8816149.
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    389. Raad I, Hachem R, Zermeno A, Dumo M, Bodey GP. In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of silver iontophoretic catheter. Biomaterials. 1996 Jun; 17(11):1055-9. PMID: 8718964.
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    390. Whimbey E, Champlin RE, Couch RB, Englund JA, Goodrich JM, Raad I, Przepiorka D, Lewis VA, Mirza N, Yousuf H, Tarrand JJ, Bodey GP. Community respiratory virus infections among hospitalized adult bone marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 May; 22(5):778-82. PMID: 8722930.
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    391. Raad II, Whimbey EE, Rolston KV, Abi-Said D, Hachem RY, Pandya RG, Ghaddar HM, Karl CL, Bodey GP. A comparison of aztreonam plus vancomycin and imipenem plus vancomycin as initial therapy for febrile neutropenic cancer patients. Cancer. 1996 Apr 01; 77(7):1386-94. PMID: 8608520.
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    392. Raad I, Hachem R, Leeds N, Sawaya R, Salem Z, Atweh S. Use of adjunctive treatment with interferon-gamma in an immunocompromised patient who had refractory multidrug-resistant tuberculosis of the brain. Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Mar; 22(3):572-4. PMID: 8852983.
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    393. Raad I, Darouiche R, Hachem R, Mansouri M, Bodey GP. The broad-spectrum activity and efficacy of catheters coated with minocycline and rifampin. J Infect Dis. 1996 Feb; 173(2):418-24. PMID: 8568304.
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    394. Raad I, Hachem R, Zermeno A, Stephens LC, Bodey GP. Silver iontophoretic catheter: a prototype of a long-term antiinfective vascular access device. J Infect Dis. 1996 Feb; 173(2):495-8. PMID: 8568321.
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    395. Raad I, Darouiche R, Hachem R, Sacilowski M, Bodey GP. Antibiotics and prevention of microbial colonization of catheters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1995 Nov; 39(11):2397-400. PMID: 8585715.
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    396. Darouiche RO, Raad II, Bodey GP, Musher DM. Antibiotic susceptibility of staphylococcal isolates from patients with vascular catheter-related bacteremia: potential role of the combination of minocycline and rifampin. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 1995 Sep; 6(1):31-6. PMID: 18611682.
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    397. Whimbey E, Couch RB, Englund JA, Andreeff M, Goodrich JM, Raad II, Lewis V, Mirza N, Luna MA, Baxter B, et al. Respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in hospitalized adult patients with leukemia. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Aug; 21(2):376-9. PMID: 8562747.
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    398. Rubenstein EB, Fender A, Rolston KV, Elting LS, Prasco P, Palmer J, Road I, Pollock RE, Frisbee-Hume S, Laurence D, et al. Vascular access by physician assistants: evaluation of an implantable peripheral port system in cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 1995 Jun; 13(6):1513-9. PMID: 7751900.
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    399. Raad I, Hachem R. Treatment of central venous catheter-related fungemia due to Fusarium oxysporum. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Mar; 20(3):709-11. PMID: 7756502.
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    400. Raad II, Baba M, Bodey GP. Diagnosis of catheter-related infections: the role of surveillance and targeted quantitative skin cultures. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Mar; 20(3):593-7. PMID: 7756481.
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    401. Anaissie E, Samonis G, Kontoyiannis D, Costerton J, Sabharwal U, Bodey G, Raad I. Role of catheter colonization and infrequent hematogenous seeding in catheter-related infections. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1995 Feb; 14(2):134-7. PMID: 7758480.
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    402. Raad II, Fraschini G. Intravascular device-related infections in cancer patients. Cancer Treat Res. 1995; 79:211-31. PMID: 8746656.
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    403. Darouiche RO, Dhir A, Miller AJ, Landon GC, Raad II, Musher DM. Vancomycin penetration into biofilm covering infected prostheses and effect on bacteria. J Infect Dis. 1994 Sep; 170(3):720-3. PMID: 7915751.
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    404. Raad II, Luna M, Khalil SA, Costerton JW, Lam C, Bodey GP. The relationship between the thrombotic and infectious complications of central venous catheters. JAMA. 1994 Apr 06; 271(13):1014-6. PMID: 8139059.
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    405. Raad II, Hohn DC, Gilbreath BJ, Suleiman N, Hill LA, Bruso PA, Marts K, Mansfield PF, Bodey GP. Prevention of central venous catheter-related infections by using maximal sterile barrier precautions during insertion. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1994 Apr; 15(4 Pt 1):231-8. PMID: 8207189.
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    406. Raad II. The pathogenesis and prevention of central venous catheter-related infections. Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 1994 Feb; 12(4):381-403. PMID: 8007893.
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    407. Clayman GL, Raad II, Hankins PD, Weber RS. Bacteriologic profile of surgical infection after antibiotic prophylaxis. Head Neck. 1993 Nov-Dec; 15(6):526-31. PMID: 8253560.
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    408. Raad I, Davis S, Becker M, Hohn D, Houston D, Umphrey J, Bodey GP. Low infection rate and long durability of nontunneled silastic catheters. A safe and cost-effective alternative for long-term venous access. Arch Intern Med. 1993 Aug 09; 153(15):1791-6. PMID: 8392831.
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    409. Raad I, Costerton W, Sabharwal U, Sacilowski M, Anaissie E, Bodey GP. Ultrastructural analysis of indwelling vascular catheters: a quantitative relationship between luminal colonization and duration of placement. J Infect Dis. 1993 Aug; 168(2):400-7. PMID: 8335977.
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    410. Weber RS, Hankins P, Rosenbaum B, Raad I. Nonwound infections following head and neck oncologic surgery. Laryngoscope. 1993 Jan; 103(1 Pt 1):22-7. PMID: 8421415.
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    412. Weber RS, Raad I, Frankenthaler R, Hankins P, Byers RM, Guillamondegui O, Wolf P, Smith T, Goepfert H. Ampicillin-sulbactam vs clindamycin in head and neck oncologic surgery. The need for gram-negative coverage. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992 Nov; 118(11):1159-63. PMID: 1418893.
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    413. Raad II, Bodey GP. Infectious complications of indwelling vascular catheters. Clin Infect Dis. 1992 Aug; 15(2):197-208. PMID: 1520756.
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    414. Raad I, Narro J, Khan A, Tarrand J, Vartivarian S, Bodey GP. Serious complications of vascular catheter-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in cancer patients. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1992 Aug; 11(8):675-82. PMID: 1425725.
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    415. Widmer AF, Pittet D. Optimal duration of therapy for catheter-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis. 1992 Jun; 14(6):1259-60. PMID: 1623083.
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    416. Raad I, Davis S, Khan A, Tarrand J, Elting L, Bodey GP. Impact of central venous catheter removal on the recurrence of catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1992 Apr; 13(4):215-21. PMID: 1593102.
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    417. Raad II, Sabbagh MF, Rand KH, Sherertz RJ. Quantitative tip culture methods and the diagnosis of central venous catheter-related infections. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1992 Jan; 15(1):13-20. PMID: 1730183.
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    419. Raad II, Vartivarian S, Khan A, Bodey GP. Catheter-related infections caused by the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex: 15 cases and review. Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Nov-Dec; 13(6):1120-5. PMID: 1775845.
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    420. Singh V, Raad I, Hamadeh R. AIDS and residency training. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Apr 01; 114(7):605-6. PMID: 2001096.
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    421. Singh VR, Raad I. Fatal Staphylococcus saprophyticus native valve endocarditis in an intravenous drug addict. J Infect Dis. 1990 Sep; 162(3):783-4. PMID: 2388008.
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    422. Raad I, Rand K, Gaskins D. Buffered charcoal-yeast extract medium for the isolation of brucellae. J Clin Microbiol. 1990 Jul; 28(7):1671-2. PMID: 2116452.
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    423. Raad II, Sabbagh MF, Caranasos GJ. Acute bacterial sialadenitis: a study of 29 cases and review. Rev Infect Dis. 1990 Jul-Aug; 12(4):591-601. PMID: 2385766.
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    424. Raad II, Sherertz RJ, Russell BA, Reuman PD. Uncontrolled nosocomial rotavirus transmission during a community outbreak. Am J Infect Control. 1990 Feb; 18(1):24-8. PMID: 2156470.
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    425. Sherertz RJ, Raad II, Belani A, Koo LC, Rand KH, Pickett DL, Straub SA, Fauerbach LL. Three-year experience with sonicated vascular catheter cultures in a clinical microbiology laboratory. J Clin Microbiol. 1990 Jan; 28(1):76-82. PMID: 2405016.
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    426. Raad I, Cusick J, Sherertz RJ, Sabbagh M, Howell N. Annual tuberculin skin testing of employees at a university hospital: a cost-benefit analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Oct; 10(10):465-9. PMID: 2509550.
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    427. Raad I, Singh V, Quan TJ. Concurrent positive serology for ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease. J Infect Dis. 1989 Oct; 160(4):727-8. PMID: 2794568.
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    428. Raad II, Sherertz RJ, Rains CS, Cusick JL, Fauerbach LL, Reuman PD, Belcuore TR. The importance of nosocomial transmission of measles in the propagation of a community outbreak. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Apr; 10(4):161-6. PMID: 2715628.
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    430. Rand KH, Raad I, el Koussi A, Houck HJ, Brey W, Rocca J, Loftsson T, Bodor N. Trifluorothymidine: potential non-invasive diagnosis of herpes simplex infection using 19F nuclear magnetic resonance in a murine hepatitis model. J Virol Methods. 1987 Dec; 18(4):257-69. PMID: 2832432.
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    431. Rand KH, Bodor N, el Koussi AA, Raad I, Miyake A, Houck H, Gildersleeve N. Potential treatment of herpes simplex virus encephalitis by brain-specific delivery of trifluorothymidine using a dihydropyridine in equilibrium pyridinium salt type redox delivery system. J Med Virol. 1986 Sep; 20(1):1-8. PMID: 3020165.
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