D A Leiby
Affiliation: American Red Cross
Leiby D, Rentas F, Nelson K, Stambolis V, Ness P, Parnis C, et al
. Evidence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Chagas' disease) among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Circulation. 2000;102:2978-82 pubmed
..Indeed, Chagas' disease may be an underdiagnosed cause of cardiac disease in the United States, particularly among patients born in countries in which T cruzi is endemic. ..
Leiby D, Gill J. Transfusion-transmitted tick-borne infections: a cornucopia of threats. Transfus Med Rev. 2004;18:293-306 pubmed
..Given that interactions between humans and ticks are likely to increase in the future, vigilance is required as new and extant tick-borne agents pose potential threats to transfusion safety. ..
Leiby D. Babesiosis and blood transfusion: flying under the radar. Vox Sang. 2006;90:157-65 pubmed
..However, recognition that the Babesia spp. are indeed an ongoing and expanding blood safety threat will probably prove instrumental in the development of viable interventions to limit transmission of these agents. ..
Leiby D. Threats to blood safety posed by emerging protozoan pathogens. Vox Sang. 2004;87 Suppl 2:120-2 pubmed
Leiby D. Transfusion-transmitted Babesia spp.: bull's-eye on Babesia microti. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2011;24:14-28 pubmed publisher
..Despite current obstacles, continued discussion of TTB without proactive intervention is no longer a viable alternative...
Leiby D, Chung A, Cable R, Trouern Trend J, McCullough J, Homer M, et al
. Relationship between tick bites and the seroprevalence of Babesia microti and Anaplasma phagocytophila (previously Ehrlichia sp.) in blood donors. Transfusion. 2002;42:1585-91 pubmed
..Despite an increased recognition of the threat tick-borne agents pose to blood safety, our understanding of the prevalence and transmissibility of these agents in blood donors is limited...