Andrea T Cruz

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance characteristics of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for detection of influenza virus in children during the 2003 to 2004 influenza season
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:250-4. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Toxocariasis causing eosinophilic ascites
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:563-4. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Rapid assays for the diagnosis of influenza A and B viruses in patients evaluated at a large tertiary care children's hospital during two consecutive winter seasons
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Virol 41:143-7. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical manifestations of tuberculosis in children
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Paediatr Respir Rev 8:107-17. 2007
  5. pmc Mycobacterium simiae complex infection in an immunocompetent child
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030 2399, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2745-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint An adolescent with fever, cough, & diffuse lymphadenopathy
    Andrea T Cruz
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, 747 Fifty Second Street, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:275, 280-1. 2007
  7. pmc Pantoea agglomerans, a plant pathogen causing human disease
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1989-92. 2007
  8. pmc Performance of a rapid assay (Binax NOW) for detection of respiratory syncytial virus at a children's hospital over a 3-year period
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1993-5. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Test characteristics of an automated age- and temperature-adjusted tachycardia alert in pediatric septic shock
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:889-94. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterial infections in Texas children: a 5-year case series
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:772-4. 2010

Collaborators

  • J R Starke
  • Sheldon L Kaplan
  • A Chantal Caviness
  • G J Demmler
  • Paul E Sirbaugh
  • Federico R Laham
  • Pedro A Piedra
  • Charles G Macias
  • Veronica K Goytia
  • George Harb
  • Binita Patel
  • Duc Hieu P Bui
  • Beena A Kazi
  • Carla M Laos
  • Nakia N Gaines
  • Asad I Mian
  • Coburn H Allen
  • Cara B Doughty
  • Andreea C Cazacu
  • Edward A Graviss
  • Michael D Dowlin
  • Lakshmi Chandramohan
  • Gregory J Buffone
  • Paula A Revell
  • Eric A Williams
  • Michael C DiStefano
  • Harsha Garg
  • Deborah C Hsu
  • Elysha Grauman
  • Sarah Alander
  • Laura Kuensting
  • Erin E Endom
  • M Denise Dowd
  • Mark A Hostetler
  • Beth L Schissel
  • Melissa Asgaonkar
  • Jacquelyn Hoffman
  • Alison Tothy
  • Sudipa Barr
  • Maria Saccio
  • Melissa K Miller
  • Donald Reinke
  • Lisa S Etzwiler
  • Kate Dutkiewicz
  • Donna Eckardt
  • Michael Petersen
  • Sharon Mace
  • Malinda Teague
  • Sharon R Smith
  • Shirlee S Rusk
  • Adam Silverman
  • Neil Reinhardt
  • Barry Hahn
  • George Maher
  • Troy Bush
  • Joseph Nahlik

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance characteristics of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for detection of influenza virus in children during the 2003 to 2004 influenza season
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:250-4. 2006
    ..We evaluate the performance of a rapid assay (Binax NOW) for the detection of influenza A virus in children...
  2. doi request reprint Toxocariasis causing eosinophilic ascites
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:563-4. 2008
    ..We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with eosinophilic ascites caused by Toxocara, only the second reported case in the literature. The patient had complete symptom resolution after albendazole therapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Rapid assays for the diagnosis of influenza A and B viruses in patients evaluated at a large tertiary care children's hospital during two consecutive winter seasons
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Virol 41:143-7. 2008
    ..The rapid and accurate diagnosis of influenza facilitates antiviral therapy, judicious antibiotic usage, and cohorting patients to decrease nosocomial infection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical manifestations of tuberculosis in children
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Paediatr Respir Rev 8:107-17. 2007
    ..This is reflected in the low yield of diagnostic tests; consequently, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is often based upon a positive skin test, epidemiological information, and compatible clinical and radiographic presentation...
  5. pmc Mycobacterium simiae complex infection in an immunocompetent child
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030 2399, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2745-6. 2007
    ..We describe a pediatric case of Mycobacterium simiae complex lymphadenitis in an immunocompetent child and review the natural history, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and current management of the disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint An adolescent with fever, cough, & diffuse lymphadenopathy
    Andrea T Cruz
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, 747 Fifty Second Street, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:275, 280-1. 2007
  7. pmc Pantoea agglomerans, a plant pathogen causing human disease
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1989-92. 2007
    ..P. agglomerans was most associated with penetrating trauma by vegetative material and catheter-related bacteremia...
  8. pmc Performance of a rapid assay (Binax NOW) for detection of respiratory syncytial virus at a children's hospital over a 3-year period
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1993-5. 2007
    ..There were 794 viral culture-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus infections. Sensitivity was 81%, and specificity was 93.2%. Sensitivity was greatest for neonates (91.1% versus 80.7% [P < 0.01])...
  9. ncbi request reprint Test characteristics of an automated age- and temperature-adjusted tachycardia alert in pediatric septic shock
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:889-94. 2012
    ..This study aimed to create and analyze the performance of an automated triage tool alerting triage nursing staff and physicians to an abnormal heart rate consistent with septic shock in a pediatric emergency department...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterial infections in Texas children: a 5-year case series
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:772-4. 2010
    ..Divergent antibiotic susceptibility profiles and the persistence of disease caused by TB emphasize the importance of microbiologic diagnosis for suspected mycobacterial disease...
  11. doi request reprint Mobile pediatric emergency response team: patient satisfaction during the novel H1N1 influenza outbreak
    Carla M Laos
    Dell Children s Medical Center, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Austin, TX, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:274-9. 2012
    ..The objective was to determine child caregiver satisfaction with a nontraditional pediatric emergency department (ED) venue during the 2009 novel H1N1 influenza outbreak...
  12. doi request reprint Tuberculosis among families of children with suspected tuberculosis and employees at a children's hospital
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas TX 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:188-90. 2011
    ..Screening caregivers was more cost-effective than performing employee contact investigations, with one-sixteenth the cost ($5,470 vs $88,323) and requiring screening of 35 times fewer persons...
  13. doi request reprint Comparing the tuberculin skin test and T-SPOT.TB blood test in children
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e31-8. 2011
    ..Interferon-γ-release assays (IGRAs) have been developed for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection, but few data are available for children. There currently is no reference standard for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection...
  14. doi request reprint Recombinant human hyaluronidase-enabled subcutaneous pediatric rehydration
    Coburn H Allen
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e858-67. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Performance characteristics of urinalyses for the diagnosis of pediatric urinary tract infection
    Beena A Kazi
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030
    Am J Emerg Med 31:1405-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether point-of-care (POCT) urinalysis (UA) is as accurate as laboratory-performed UA in diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the pediatric emergency department (PED)...
  16. doi request reprint A current review of infection control for childhood tuberculosis
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin Street, Suite A2210, MC 1 1481, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 91:S11-5. 2011
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  17. doi request reprint Childhood pleural tuberculosis: a review of 45 cases
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:981-4. 2009
    ..Pleural tuberculosis (TB) can be seen in isolation or complicate untreated pulmonary disease in children. It is infrequently suspected in low incidence countries, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment...
  18. doi request reprint Emergency department presentation of children with tuberculosis
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:726-32. 2011
    ..The objectives were to describe emergency department (ED) presentations of children with tuberculosis (TB) disease and assess the utility in children of TB screening tools developed for adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treatment of tuberculosis in children
    Andrea T Cruz
    Texas Children s Hospital, MC 3 2371, 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1150, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 6:939-57. 2008
    ..Finally, evolving trends in TB therapy, such as the impact of HIV and multidrug-resistant TB on future therapeutics, emerging or re-emerging medication options, shorter-course regimens and immunomodulation, are discussed...
  20. doi request reprint Adolescents with tuberculosis: a review of 145 cases
    Andrea T Cruz
    From the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:937-41. 2013
    ..Adolescents comprise one-third of pediatric tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States, but there are few specific data on the epidemiology and clinical course in this population...
  21. doi request reprint Etiologies of septic shock in a pediatric emergency department population
    Nakia N Gaines
    Sections of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:1203-5. 2012
    ..Empiric antibiotic coverage of vancomycin/piperacillin-tazobactam/gentamicin for immunocompromised children and vancomycin/nafcillin/cefotaxime for previously healthy children would have covered all bacteremic children...
  22. doi request reprint Increasing adherence for latent tuberculosis infection therapy with health department-administered therapy
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:193-5. 2012
    ..The only variable positively associated with adherence to latent tuberculosis infection therapy in our population was health department-assisted administration of drugs (odds ratio, 7.2; 95% confidence interval, 3.8-13.8)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Abdominal pain and fever in an adolescent
    Andreea C Cazacu
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 16:234, 342-3. 2005
  24. doi request reprint Performance of a rapid influenza test in children during the H1N1 2009 influenza a outbreak
    Andrea T Cruz
    Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin St, Suite A210, MC 1 1481, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e645-50. 2010
    ..Patients for whom the RIDT (BinaxNOW [Binax, Inc, Portland, ME]), viral culture, and rRT-PCR results were known were included. Sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios (LRs) were calculated...
  25. doi request reprint Outside the box and into thick air: implementation of an exterior mobile pediatric emergency response team for North American H1N1 (swine) influenza virus in Houston, Texas
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:23-31. 2010
    ..We describe the implementation of a mobile pediatric emergency response team for mildly ill children with influenza-like illnesses during the H1N1 swine influenza outbreak...
  26. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation patients
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Department of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:1484-5. 2014
    ..All children should be screened for latent tuberculosis before chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014; 61:1484-1485. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Disseminated tuberculosis in 2 children with inflammatory bowel disease receiving infliximab
    Andrea T Cruz
    From the Sections of Infectious Diseases Emergency Medicine and Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:779-81. 2014
    ..Multimodal testing using tuberculin skin tests and interferon gamma release assays at the time of inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis and annually may increase the sensitivity of LTBI testing in these high risk children. ..
  28. doi request reprint Indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube assay results in children: possible association with procedural specimen collection
    Duc Hieu P Bui
    From the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:220-2. 2014
    ..9-34.9], but not with age, gender or medical comorbidities. This indicates that indeterminates may be due to specimen handling, and proper procedural training may be necessary to decrease indeterminate QuantiFERON results. ..
  29. doi request reprint Old and new approaches to diagnosing and treating latent tuberculosis in children in low-incidence countries
    Andrea T Cruz
    aDepartment of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas bDivision of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 26:106-13. 2014
    ..Diagnosis of and treatment completion for LTBI are critical to diminish future cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease...
  30. pmc Nitric oxide metabolites as biomarkers for influenza-like acute respiratory infections presenting to the emergency room
    Asad I Mian
    Dept of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 77030, USA
    Open Respir Med J 6:127-34. 2012
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  31. doi request reprint Increasing out-of-hospital regional surge capacity for H1N1 2009 influenza A through existing community pediatrician offices: a qualitative description of quality improvement strategies
    Andrea T Cruz
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:113-6. 2012
    ..To describe initiatives undertaken by a network of community pediatricians to increase a city's surge capacity for patients presenting with influenza-like illnesses during the 2009 H1N1 influenza A pandemic...
  32. ncbi request reprint Unsuspected central nervous system lesions in a small child
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:91, 94-5. 2007
  33. doi request reprint A bullous lesion in a neutropenic adolescent
    Cara B Doughty
    Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:100-1. 2009
    ..Ecthyma gangrenosum can be the herald of severe sepsis in neutropenic children...
  34. doi request reprint Implementation of goal-directed therapy for children with suspected sepsis in the emergency department
    Andrea T Cruz
    Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin St, Suite A210, MC 1 1481, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e758-66. 2011
    ..Suboptimal care for children with septic shock includes delayed recognition and inadequate fluid resuscitation...