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RAY Y HACHEM

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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
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    1. Dib RW, Khalil MC, Fares J, Hachem RY, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Raad II. Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis: Comparative Analysis in Cancer Patients with Underlying Haematologic Malignancies Versus Solid Tumors. J Hosp Infect. 2019 Oct 01. PMID: 31585141.
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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. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. Li X, Arias CA, Aitken SL, Galloway Peña J, Panesso D, Chang M, Diaz L, Rios R, Numan Y, Ghaoui S, DebRoy S, Bhatti MM, Simmons DE, Raad I, Hachem R, Folan SA, Sahasarabhojane P, Kalia A, Shelburne SA. Clonal Emergence of Invasive Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Deconvoluted via a Combination of Whole-Genome Sequencing and Microbiome Analyses. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 07 18; 67(3):398-406. PMID: 29546356.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. Insights on the role of antimicrobial cuffed endotracheal tubes in preventing transtracheal transmission of VAP pathogens from an in vitro model of microaspiration and microbial proliferation. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:120468. PMID: 24818125.
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    35. 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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    36. Reitzel R, Rosenblatt J, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. Disposable gendine antimicrobial gloves for preventing transmission of pathogens in health care settings. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jan; 42(1):55-9. PMID: 24388469.
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    37. 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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    38. Rosenblatt J, Reitzel R, Dvorak T, Jiang Y, Hachem RY, Raad II. Glyceryl trinitrate complements citrate and ethanol in a novel antimicrobial catheter lock solution to eradicate biofilm organisms. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Aug; 57(8):3555-60. PMID: 23669393.
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    39. 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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    40. 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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    41. Uthamanthil RK, Hachem RY, Gagea M, Reitzel RA, Borne AT, Tinkey PT. Urinary catheterization of male rabbits: a new technique and a review of urogenital anatomy. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2013 Mar; 52(2):180-5. PMID: 23562102.
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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. Raad I, Rosenblatt J, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Dvorak T, Hachem R. Chelator-based catheter lock solutions in eradicating organisms in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan; 57(1):586-8. PMID: 23070163.
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    47. 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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    48. Mahajan SN, Shah JN, Hachem R, Tverdek F, Adachi JA, Mulanovich V, Rolston KV, Raad II, Chemaly RF. Characteristics and outcomes of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in patients with cancer treated with vancomycin: 9-year experience at a comprehensive cancer center. Oncologist. 2012; 17(10):1329-36. PMID: 22707509.
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    49. 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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    50. Hachem RR, Tiriveedhi V, Patterson GA, Aloush A, Trulock EP, Mohanakumar T. Antibodies to K-a 1 tubulin and collagen V are associated with chronic rejection after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8):2164-71. PMID: 22568593.
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    51. Lee LD, Hachem RY, Berkheiser M, Hackett B, Jiang Y, Raad II. Hospital environment and invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Apr; 40(3):247-9. PMID: 21856045.
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    52. 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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    53. 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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    54. Campo M, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Dvorak T, Carrillo-Marquez M, Hulten K, Chemaly RF, Raad I. Panton Valentine Leukocidin exotoxin has no effect on the outcome of cancer patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Medicine (Baltimore). 2011 Sep; 90(5):312-8. PMID: 21862937.
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    55. 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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    56. Hamdi Y, Masmoudi-Kouki O, Kaddour H, Belhadj F, Gandolfo P, Vaudry D, Mokni M, Leprince J, Hachem R, Vaudry H, Tonon MC, Amri M. Protective effect of the octadecaneuropeptide on hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress and cell death in cultured rat astrocytes. J Neurochem. 2011 Aug; 118(3):416-28. PMID: 21599667.
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    57. Ramos ER, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Kassis C, Kontoyiannis DP, Raad I. Outcome analysis of invasive aspergillosis in hematologic malignancy and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: the role of novel antimold azoles. Oncologist. 2011; 16(7):1049-60. PMID: 21659609.
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    58. Cairo J, Hachem R, Rangaraj G, Granwehr B, Raad I. Predictors of catheter-related gram-negative bacilli bacteraemia among cancer patients. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Nov; 17(11):1711-6. PMID: 21595787.
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    59. Kassis C, Hachem R, Raad II, Perego CA, Dvorak T, Hulten KG, Frenzel E, Thomas G, Chemaly RF. Outbreak of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections among health care workers in a cancer center. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Mar; 39(2):112-7. PMID: 20817317.
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    60. 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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    61. 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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    62. 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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    63. Mihu CN, Kassis C, Ramos ER, Jiang Y, Hachem RY, Raad II. Does combination of lipid formulation of amphotericin B and echinocandins improve outcome of invasive aspergillosis in hematological malignancy patients? Cancer. 2010 Nov 15; 116(22):5290-6. PMID: 20665889.
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    64. Al Wohoush I, Rivera J, Cairo J, Hachem R, Raad I. Comparing clinical and microbiological methods for the diagnosis of true bacteraemia among patients with multiple blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Apr; 17(4):569-71. PMID: 20854425.
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    65. Al Wohoush I, Cairo J, Rangaraj G, Granwehr B, Hachem R, Raad I. Comparing quantitative culture of a blood sample obtained through the catheter with differential time to positivity in establishing a diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct; 31(10):1089-91. PMID: 20807036.
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    66. Hiemenz JW, Raad II, Maertens JA, Hachem RY, Saah AJ, Sable CA, Chodakewitz JA, Severino ME, Saddier P, Berman RS, Ryan DM, Dinubile MJ, Patterson TF, Denning DW, Walsh TJ. Efficacy of caspofungin as salvage therapy for invasive aspergillosis compared to standard therapy in a historical cohort. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Nov; 29(11):1387-94. PMID: 20703506.
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    67. Safdar A, Ma J, Saliba F, Dupont B, Wingard JR, Hachem RY, Mattiuzzi GN, Chandrasekar PH, Kontoyiannis DP, Rolston KV, Walsh TJ, Champlin RE, Raad II. Drug-induced nephrotoxicity caused by amphotericin B lipid complex and liposomal amphotericin B: a review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2010 Jul; 89(4):236-44. PMID: 20616663.
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    68. 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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    69. Hogan HL, Hachem RY, Neuhauser M, Raad II, Coyle E. Clinical experience of linezolid in bone marrow transplantation patients. J Pharm Pract. 2010 Aug; 23(4):352-7. PMID: 21507835.
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    70. Kassis C, Champlin RE, Hachem RY, Hosing C, Tarrand JJ, Perego CA, Neumann JL, Raad II, Chemaly RF. Detection and control of a nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a stem cell transplantation unit: the role of palivizumab. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1265-71. PMID: 20304082.
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    71. Rangaraj G, Granwehr BP, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Raad I. Perils of quinolone exposure in cancer patients: breakthrough bacteremia with multidrug-resistant organisms. Cancer. 2010 Feb 15; 116(4):967-73. PMID: 20052728.
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    72. Chemaly RF, Hachem RY, Husni RN, Bahna B, Abou Rjaili G, Rjaili GA, Waked A, Graviss L, Nebiyou Bekele B, Shah JN, Raad II. Characteristics and outcomes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical-site infections in patients with cancer: a case-control study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun; 17(6):1499-506. PMID: 20127184.
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    73. 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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    74. Chemaly RF, Sharma PS, Youssef S, Gerber D, Hwu P, Hanmod SS, Jiang Y, Hachem RY, Raad II. The efficacy of catheters coated with minocycline and rifampin in the prevention of catheter-related bacteremia in cancer patients receiving high-dose interleukin-2. Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 14(7):e548-52. PMID: 20005762.
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    75. 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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    76. Sipsas NV, Lewis RE, Tarrand J, Hachem R, Rolston KV, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. Candidemia in patients with hematologic malignancies in the era of new antifungal agents (2001-2007): stable incidence but changing epidemiology of a still frequently lethal infection. Cancer. 2009 Oct 15; 115(20):4745-52. PMID: 19634156.
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    77. Hachem R, Reitzel R, Borne A, Jiang Y, Tinkey P, Uthamanthil R, Chandra J, Ghannoum M, Raad I. Novel antiseptic urinary catheters for prevention of urinary tract infections: correlation of in vivo and in vitro test results. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Dec; 53(12):5145-9. PMID: 19805562.
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    78. 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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    79. Kassis C, Rangaraj G, Jiang Y, Hachem RY, Raad I. Differentiating culture samples representing coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia from those representing contamination by use of time-to-positivity and quantitative blood culture methods. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Oct; 47(10):3255-60. PMID: 19692564.
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    82. Lawrence KL, Morrell MR, Storch GA, Hachem RR, Trulock EP. Clinical outcomes of solid organ transplant recipients with ehrlichiosis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2009 Jun; 11(3):203-10. PMID: 19228344.
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    84. Ramos ER, Hachem R, Youssef S, Fang X, Jiang Y, Raad I. The crucial role of catheters in micrococcal bloodstream infections in cancer patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jan; 30(1):83-5. PMID: 19046050.
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    85. Adachi JA, Perego C, Graviss L, Dvorak T, Hachem R, Chemaly RF, Raad II. The role of interventional molecular epidemiology in controlling clonal clusters of multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in critically ill cancer patients. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Aug; 37(6):442-6. PMID: 19118923.
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    86. Hachem RY, Kontoyiannis DP, Chemaly RF, Jiang Y, Reitzel R, Raad I. Utility of galactomannan enzyme immunoassay and (1,3) beta-D-glucan in diagnosis of invasive fungal infections: low sensitivity for Aspergillus fumigatus infection in hematologic malignancy patients. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan; 47(1):129-33. PMID: 19005145.
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    87. Ghanem G, Hachem RY, Chemaly RF, Dvorak T, Hulten K, Graviss L, Raad II. The role of molecular methods in the prevention of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clusters in cancer patients. Am J Infect Control. 2008 Nov; 36(9):656-60. PMID: 18834742.
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    88. Hachem RY, Langston AA, Graybill JR, Perfect JR, Pedicone LD, Patino H, Raad II. Posaconazole as salvage treatment of invasive fungal infections in patients with underlying renal impairment. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Dec; 62(6):1386-91. PMID: 18835806.
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    89. Tokay T, Hachem R, Masmoudi-Kouki O, Gandolfo P, Desrues L, Leprince J, Castel H, Diallo M, Amri M, Vaudry H, Tonon MC. Beta-amyloid peptide stimulates endozepine release in cultured rat astrocytes through activation of N-formyl peptide receptors. Glia. 2008 Oct; 56(13):1380-9. PMID: 18512251.
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    90. Huang HJ, Yusen RD, Meyers BF, Walter MJ, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA, Trulock EP, Hachem RR. Late primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Am J Transplant. 2008 Nov; 8(11):2454-62. PMID: 18785961.
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    91. Raad II, Hachem RY, Hanna HA, Fang X, Jiang Y, Dvorak T, Sherertz RJ, Kontoyiannis DP. Role of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) in catheter lock solutions: EDTA enhances the antifungal activity of amphotericin B lipid complex against Candida embedded in biofilm. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2008 Dec; 32(6):515-8. PMID: 18783924.
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    92. Hachem RY, Boktour MR, Hanna HA, Husni R, Hanna EY, Keutgen X, Shukrallah B, Raad II. Sinus surgery combined with antifungal therapy is effective in the treatment of invasive Aspergillus sinusitis in neutropenic patients with cancer. Infection. 2008 Dec; 36(6):539-42. PMID: 18726553.
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    93. Raad II, Fang X, Keutgen XM, Jiang Y, Sherertz R, Hachem R. The role of chelators in preventing biofilm formation and catheter-related bloodstream infections. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2008 Aug; 21(4):385-92. PMID: 18594291.
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    94. Raad I, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Chemaly RF, Dvorak T, Hachem R. Anti-adherence activity and antimicrobial durability of anti-infective-coated catheters against multidrug-resistant bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Oct; 62(4):746-50. PMID: 18653489.
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    95. Hachem R, Hanna H, Kontoyiannis D, Jiang Y, Raad I. The changing epidemiology of invasive candidiasis: Candida glabrata and Candida krusei as the leading causes of candidemia in hematologic malignancy. Cancer. 2008 Jun; 112(11):2493-9. PMID: 18412153.
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    96. Hachem RY, Boktour MR, Hanna HA, Husni RN, Torres HA, Afif C, Kontoyiannis DP, Raad II. Amphotericin B lipid complex versus liposomal amphotericin B monotherapy for invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy. Cancer. 2008 Mar 15; 112(6):1282-7. PMID: 18224662.
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    97. Youssef S, Hachem R, Chemaly RF, Adachi J, Ying J, Rolston K, Raad I. The role of vitamin B6 in the prevention of haematological toxic effects of linezolid in patients with cancer. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Feb; 61(2):421-4. PMID: 18174198.
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    98. Chemaly RF, Torres HA, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis DP, Safdar A, Raad II. Human herpesvirus-6 DNAemia in immunosuppressed adult patients with leukemia at risk for mold infection. Haematologica. 2008 Jan; 93(1):157-8. PMID: 18166808.
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    99. Raad II, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Jiang Y, Torres HA, Afif C, Kontoyiannis DP, Hachem RY. Novel antifungal agents as salvage therapy for invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancies: posaconazole compared with high-dose lipid formulations of amphotericin B alone or in combination with caspofungin. Leukemia. 2008 Mar; 22(3):496-503. PMID: 18094720.
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    100. Raad I, Hachem R, Hanna H, Bahna P, Chatzinikolaou I, Fang X, Jiang Y, Chemaly RF, Rolston K. Sources and outcome of bloodstream infections in cancer patients: the role of central venous catheters. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Aug; 26(8):549-56. PMID: 17582536.
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    101. 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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    102. Keutgen X, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Pham-Williams T, Tarrand J, Raad I. A comparison of galactomannan-ELISA and a newly developed galactomannan-LATEX test in the serologic diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancies. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Sep; 26(9):655-8. PMID: 17623114.
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    103. 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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    104. Ansari SR, Hanna H, Hachem R, Jiang Y, Rolston K, Raad I. Risk factors for infections with multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in patients with cancer. Cancer. 2007 Jun 15; 109(12):2615-22. PMID: 17487860.
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    105. Shukrallah B, Hanna H, Hachem R, Ghannam D, Chatzinikolaou I, Raad I. Correlation between early clinical response after catheter removal and diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Aug; 58(4):453-7. PMID: 17509805.
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    106. 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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    107. Raad I, Hanna H, Jiang Y, Dvorak T, Reitzel R, Chaiban G, Sherertz R, Hachem R. Comparative activities of daptomycin, linezolid, and tigecycline against catheter-related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus bacteremic isolates embedded in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 May; 51(5):1656-60. PMID: 17353249.
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    108. Bahna P, Dvorak T, Hanna H, Yasko AW, Hachem R, Raad I. Orthopaedic metal devices coated with a novel antiseptic dye for the prevention of bacterial infections. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2007 May; 29(5):593-6. PMID: 17317111.
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    109. 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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    110. Walsh TJ, Raad I, Patterson TF, Chandrasekar P, Donowitz GR, Graybill R, Greene RE, Hachem R, Hadley S, Herbrecht R, Langston A, Louie A, Ribaud P, Segal BH, Stevens DA, van Burik JA, White CS, Corcoran G, Gogate J, Krishna G, Pedicone L, Hardalo C, Perfect JR. Treatment of invasive aspergillosis with posaconazole in patients who are refractory to or intolerant of conventional therapy: an externally controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jan 01; 44(1):2-12. PMID: 17143808.
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    111. Raad I, Hanna H, Dvorak T, Chaiban G, Hachem R. Optimal antimicrobial catheter lock solution, using different combinations of minocycline, EDTA, and 25-percent ethanol, rapidly eradicates organisms embedded in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Jan; 51(1):78-83. PMID: 17074799.
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    112. Hanna H, Bahna P, Reitzel R, Dvorak T, Chaiban G, Hachem R, Raad I. Comparative in vitro efficacies and antimicrobial durabilities of novel antimicrobial central venous catheters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Oct; 50(10):3283-8. PMID: 17005806.
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    113. Boktour M, Hanna H, Ansari S, Bahna B, Hachem R, Tarrand J, Rolston K, Safdar A, Raad I. Central venous catheter and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in cancer patients. Cancer. 2006 May 01; 106(9):1967-73. PMID: 16565968.
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    114. Hachem R, Bahna P, Hanna H, Stephens LC, Raad I. EDTA as an adjunct antifungal agent for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a rodent model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 May; 50(5):1823-7. PMID: 16641455.
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    115. Raad II, Hachem RY, Herbrecht R, Graybill JR, Hare R, Corcoran G, Kontoyiannis DP. Posaconazole as salvage treatment for invasive fusariosis in patients with underlying hematologic malignancy and other conditions. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 15; 42(10):1398-403. PMID: 16619151.
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    116. Hachem R, Sumoza D, Hanna H, Girgawy E, Munsell M, Raad I. Clinical and radiologic predictors of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients: should the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycosis Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria be revised? Cancer. 2006 Apr 01; 106(7):1581-6. PMID: 16475153.
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    117. Torres HA, Hanna HA, Graviss L, Chaiban G, Hachem R, Chemaly RF, Girgawy E, Raad II. Chest tube-related empyema due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: could the chest tube be coated with antiseptics? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Feb; 27(2):195-7. PMID: 16465639.
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    118. Ullmann AJ, Cornely OA, Burchardt A, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis DP, Töpelt K, Courtney R, Wexler D, Krishna G, Martinho M, Corcoran G, Raad I. Pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy of posaconazole in patients with persistent febrile neutropenia or refractory invasive fungal infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Feb; 50(2):658-66. PMID: 16436724.
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    119. Raad II, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Chaiban G, Hachem RY, Dvorak T, Lewis R, Murray BE. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: catheter colonization, esp gene, and decreased susceptibility to antibiotics in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Dec; 49(12):5046-50. PMID: 16304171.
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    121. Chemaly RF, Torres HA, Hachem RY, Nogueras GM, Aguilera EA, Younes A, Luna MA, Rodriguez G, Tarrand JJ, Raad II. Cytomegalovirus pneumonia in patients with lymphoma. Cancer. 2005 Sep 15; 104(6):1213-20. PMID: 16078263.
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    122. Raad II, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Jabbour N, Hachem RY, Darouiche RO. Catheter-related vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia: clinical and molecular epidemiology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Jul; 26(7):658-61. PMID: 16092749.
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    123. Ohmagari N, Hanna H, Graviss L, Hackett B, Perego C, Gonzalez V, Dvorak T, Hogan H, Hachem R, Rolston K, Raad I. Risk factors for infections with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with cancer. Cancer. 2005 Jul 01; 104(1):205-12. PMID: 15880433.
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    124. Kontoyiannis DP, Boktour M, Hanna H, Torres HA, Hachem R, Raad II. Itraconazole added to a lipid formulation of amphotericin B does not improve outcome of primary treatment of invasive aspergillosis. Cancer. 2005 Jun 01; 103(11):2334-7. PMID: 15844093.
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    125. Raad I, Darouiche R, Vazquez J, Lentnek A, Hachem R, Hanna H, Goldstein B, Henkel T, Seltzer E. Efficacy and safety of weekly dalbavancin therapy for catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by gram-positive pathogens. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Feb 01; 40(3):374-80. PMID: 15668859.
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    126. Safdar A, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Kontoyiannis DP, Hachem R, Lichtiger B, Freireich EJ, Raad II. Impact of high-dose granulocyte transfusions in patients with cancer with candidemia: retrospective case-control analysis of 491 episodes of Candida species bloodstream infections. Cancer. 2004 Dec 15; 101(12):2859-65. PMID: 15529309.
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    127. Ohmagari N, Raad II, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis DP. Invasive aspergillosis in patients with solid tumors. Cancer. 2004 Nov 15; 101(10):2300-2. PMID: 15452832.
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    128. Chatzinikolaou I, Hanna H, Hachem R, Alakech B, Tarrand J, Raad I. Differential quantitative blood cultures for the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections associated with short- and long-term catheters: a prospective study. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Nov; 50(3):167-72. PMID: 15541601.
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    129. Boktour MR, Kontoyiannis DP, Hanna HA, Hachem RY, Girgawy E, Bodey GP, Raad II. Multiple-species candidemia in patients with cancer. Cancer. 2004 Oct 15; 101(8):1860-5. PMID: 15386338.
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    130. 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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    131. 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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    132. Marr KA, Hachem R, Papanicolaou G, Somani J, Arduino JM, Lipka CJ, Ngai AL, Kartsonis N, Chodakewitz J, Sable C. Retrospective study of the hepatic safety profile of patients concomitantly treated with caspofungin and cyclosporin A. Transpl Infect Dis. 2004 Sep; 6(3):110-6. PMID: 15569226.
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    133. 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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    134. 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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    135. 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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    136. Raad I, Hanna H, Boktour M, Girgawy E, Danawi H, Mardani M, Kontoyiannis D, Darouiche R, Hachem R, Bodey GP. Management of central venous catheters in patients with cancer and candidemia. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Apr 15; 38(8):1119-27. PMID: 15095217.
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    137. Raad I, Hachem R, Hanna H, Afif C, Escalante C, Kantarjian H, Rolston K. Prospective, randomized study comparing quinupristin-dalfopristin with linezolid in the treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004 Apr; 53(4):646-9. PMID: 14998986.
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    138. Kontoyiannis DP, Bodey GP, Hanna H, Hachem R, Boktour M, Girgaway E, Mardani M, Raad II. Outcome determinants of fusariosis in a tertiary care cancer center: the impact of neutrophil recovery. Leuk Lymphoma. 2004 Jan; 45(1):139-41. PMID: 15061210.
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    139. Kontoyiannis DP, Torres HA, Chagua M, Hachem R, Tarrand JJ, Bodey GP, Raad II. Trichosporonosis in a tertiary care cancer center: risk factors, changing spectrum and determinants of outcome. Scand J Infect Dis. 2004; 36(8):564-9. PMID: 15370667.
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    140. Raad I, Chatzinikolaou I, Chaiban G, Hanna H, Hachem R, Dvorak T, Cook G, Costerton W. In vitro and ex vivo activities of minocycline and EDTA against microorganisms embedded in biofilm on catheter surfaces. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Nov; 47(11):3580-5. PMID: 14576121.
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    141. Hachem RY, Wright KC, Zermeno A, Bodey GP, Raad II. Evaluation of the silver iontophoretic catheter in an animal model. Biomaterials. 2003 Sep; 24(20):3619-22. PMID: 12809792.
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    143. Kontoyiannis DP, Hachem R, Lewis RE, Rivero GA, Torres HA, Thornby J, Champlin R, Kantarjian H, Bodey GP, Raad II. Efficacy and toxicity of caspofungin in combination with liposomal amphotericin B as primary or salvage treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancies. Cancer. 2003 Jul 15; 98(2):292-9. PMID: 12872348.
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    144. Hachem RY, Hicks K, Huen A, Raad I. Myelosuppression and serotonin syndrome associated with concurrent use of linezolid and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in bone marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jul 01; 37(1):e8-11. PMID: 12830431.
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    145. Torres HA, Rivero GA, Lewis RE, Hachem R, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. Aspergillosis caused by non-fumigatus Aspergillus species: risk factors and in vitro susceptibility compared with Aspergillus fumigatus. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 May; 46(1):25-8. PMID: 12742315.
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    146. Hadi U, Bitar M, Hachem R, Saade R, Husni R, Raad I. Fungal sinusitis in the immunocompetent patient: risk factors and surgical management. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2003; 4(2):199-204. PMID: 12906720.
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    147. Chatzinikolaou I, Zipf TF, Hanna H, Umphrey J, Roberts WM, Sherertz R, Hachem R, Raad I. Minocycline-ethylenediaminetetraacetate lock solution for the prevention of implantable port infections in children with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 01; 36(1):116-9. PMID: 12491212.
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    148. Bodey GP, Boktour M, Mays S, Duvic M, Kontoyiannis D, Hachem R, Raad I. Skin lesions associated with Fusarium infection. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Nov; 47(5):659-66. PMID: 12399756.
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    149. Raad I, Tarrand J, Hanna H, Albitar M, Janssen E, Boktour M, Bodey G, Mardani M, Hachem R, Kontoyiannis D, Whimbey E, Rolston K. Epidemiology, molecular mycology, and environmental sources of Fusarium infection in patients with cancer. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Sep; 23(9):532-7. PMID: 12269452.
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    150. Bodey GP, Mardani M, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Abbas J, Girgawy E, Hachem RY, Kontoyiannis DP, Raad II. The epidemiology of Candida glabrata and Candida albicans fungemia in immunocompromised patients with cancer. Am J Med. 2002 Apr 01; 112(5):380-5. PMID: 11904112.
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    151. Raad I, Hanna H, Huaringa A, Sumoza D, Hachem R, Albitar M. Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis using polymerase chain reaction-based detection of aspergillus in BAL. Chest. 2002 Apr; 121(4):1171-6. PMID: 11948049.
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    152. Husni R, Hachem R, Hanna H, Raad I. Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection in colonized patients with cancer. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Feb; 23(2):102-3. PMID: 11893144.
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    153. Raad I, Hachem R, Tcholakian RK, Sherertz R. Efficacy of minocycline and EDTA lock solution in preventing catheter-related bacteremia, septic phlebitis, and endocarditis in rabbits. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002 Feb; 46(2):327-32. PMID: 11796338.
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    154. Hachem R, Raad I. Prevention and management of long-term catheter related infections in cancer patients. Cancer Invest. 2002; 20(7-8):1105-13. PMID: 12449743.
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    155. Raad I, Hanna H, Osting C, Hachem R, Umphrey J, Tarrand J, Kantarjian H, Bodey GP. Masking of neutropenic patients on transport from hospital rooms is associated with a decrease in nosocomial aspergillosis during construction. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Jan; 23(1):41-3. PMID: 11868892.
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    156. Hachem R, Raad I. Failure of oral antimicrobial agents in eradicating gastrointestinal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Jan; 23(1):43-4. PMID: 11868893.
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    157. Raad I, Hachem R, Hanna H, Girgawy E, Rolston K, Whimbey E, Husni R, Bodey G. Treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections in the immunocompromised host: quinupristin-dalfopristin in combination with minocycline. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2001 Nov; 45(11):3202-4. PMID: 11600379.
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    158. Kontoyiannis DP, Vaziri I, Hanna HA, Boktour M, Thornby J, Hachem R, Bodey GP, Raad II. Risk Factors for Candida tropicalis fungemia in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Nov 15; 33(10):1676-81. PMID: 11568858.
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    159. Hachem R, Afif C, Gokaslan Z, Raad I. Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus meningitis with linezolid. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2001 Jun; 20(6):432-4. PMID: 11476449.
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    160. Raad I, Hachem R, Hanna H, Abi-Said D, Bivins C, Walsh G, Thornby J, Whimbey E, Huaringa A, Sukumaran A. Treatment of nosocomial postoperative pneumonia in cancer patients: a prospective randomized study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2001 Mar; 8(2):179-86. PMID: 11258785.
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    161. 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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    162. 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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    163. 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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