Benjamin J Park

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Invasive non-Aspergillus mold infections in transplant recipients, United States, 2001-2006
    Benjamin J Park
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1855-64. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up and survival of antiretroviral-naive patients with cryptococcal meningitis in the pre-antiretroviral therapy era, Gauteng Province, South Africa
    B J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:199-203. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Estimation of the current global burden of cryptococcal meningitis among persons living with HIV/AIDS
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 23:525-30. 2009
  4. pmc Preliminary laboratory report of fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2654-61. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Changes in incidence and antifungal drug resistance in candidemia: results from population-based laboratory surveillance in Atlanta and Baltimore, 2008-2011
    Angela Ahlquist Cleveland
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:1352-61. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Outcomes among inmates treated for coccidioidomycosis at a correctional institution during a community outbreak, Kern County, California, 2004
    Lauren A Burwell
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, and Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:e113-9. 2009
  7. pmc Species identification and antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida bloodstream isolates from population-based surveillance studies in two U.S. cities from 2008 to 2011
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3435-42. 2012
  8. pmc Comparison of in vitro susceptibility characteristics of Candida species from cases of invasive candidiasis in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients: Transplant-Associated Infections Surveillance Network (TRANSNET), 2001 to 2006
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2404-10. 2011
  9. doi request reprint High prevalence of cryptococcal infection among HIV-infected patients hospitalized with pneumonia in Thailand
    Julie R Harris
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:e43-50. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of the use of administrative data and an active system for surveillance of invasive aspergillosis
    Douglas C Chang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:25-30. 2008

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Invasive non-Aspergillus mold infections in transplant recipients, United States, 2001-2006
    Benjamin J Park
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1855-64. 2011
    ..Non-Aspergillus mold infections continue to be associated with high mortality rates. The incidence of mucormycosis in HCT recipients increased substantially during the surveillance period...
  2. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up and survival of antiretroviral-naive patients with cryptococcal meningitis in the pre-antiretroviral therapy era, Gauteng Province, South Africa
    B J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:199-203. 2011
    ..These data are an important baseline from which to measure effectiveness of public health management of CM in South Africa...
  3. doi request reprint Estimation of the current global burden of cryptococcal meningitis among persons living with HIV/AIDS
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 23:525-30. 2009
    ..In order to help develop global strategies and priorities for prevention and treatment, it is important to estimate the burden of cryptococcal meningitis...
  4. pmc Preliminary laboratory report of fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2654-61. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Changes in incidence and antifungal drug resistance in candidemia: results from population-based laboratory surveillance in Atlanta and Baltimore, 2008-2011
    Angela Ahlquist Cleveland
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:1352-61. 2012
    ..Candidemia is common and associated with high morbidity and mortality; changes in population-based incidence rates have not been reported...
  6. doi request reprint Outcomes among inmates treated for coccidioidomycosis at a correctional institution during a community outbreak, Kern County, California, 2004
    Lauren A Burwell
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, and Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:e113-9. 2009
    ..In response to an increase of coccidioidomycosis at a correctional institution in an endemic area, physicians initiated an enhanced diagnosis and treatment program...
  7. pmc Species identification and antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida bloodstream isolates from population-based surveillance studies in two U.S. cities from 2008 to 2011
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3435-42. 2012
    ..1% isolates resistant to anidulafungin in Atlanta. Given the increase at both sites and the higher echinocandin resistance, C. glabrata should be closely monitored in future surveillance...
  8. pmc Comparison of in vitro susceptibility characteristics of Candida species from cases of invasive candidiasis in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients: Transplant-Associated Infections Surveillance Network (TRANSNET), 2001 to 2006
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2404-10. 2011
    ..glabrata, ganciclovir use in the 3 months prior to the IFI, diabetes acquired since the transplant, and gender...
  9. doi request reprint High prevalence of cryptococcal infection among HIV-infected patients hospitalized with pneumonia in Thailand
    Julie R Harris
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:e43-50. 2012
    ..We evaluated Cryptococcus species as a cause of acute respiratory infection in hospitalized patients in Thailand and evaluated clinical characteristics associated with CrAg+...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of the use of administrative data and an active system for surveillance of invasive aspergillosis
    Douglas C Chang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:25-30. 2008
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  11. pmc Lack of SARS transmission and U.S. SARS case-patient
    Angela J Peck
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:217-24. 2004
    ..Improving the understanding of risk factors for transmission will help focus public health control measures...
  12. pmc Evaluation of amphotericin B interpretive breakpoints for Candida bloodstream isolates by correlation with therapeutic outcome
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, N E, Mailstop C 09, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1287-92. 2006
    ..06 to 2 microg/ml, respectively). Etest produced the widest distribution of MICs (0.094 to 2 microg/ml). However, none of the test formats studied generated results that significantly correlated with therapeutic success or failure...
  13. ncbi request reprint An epidemic of coccidioidomycosis in Arizona associated with climatic changes, 1998-2001
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:1981-7. 2005
    ..Reports of coccidioidomycosis cases in Arizona have increased substantially. We investigated factors associated with the increase...
  14. doi request reprint Trichosporon asahii among intensive care unit patients at a medical center in Jamaica
    Robyn Neblett Fanfair
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:638-41. 2013
    ..Patient washbasins should be single-patient use only; adherence to appropriate hospital disinfection guidelines was recommended...
  15. doi request reprint Necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis after a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, in 2011
    Robyn Neblett Fanfair
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:2214-25. 2012
    ..Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by environmentally acquired molds. We investigated a cluster of cases of cutaneous mucormycosis among persons injured during the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin, Missouri...
  16. pmc National outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with use of a contact lens solution, United States
    Jennifer R Verani
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1236-42. 2009
    ..Premarket standardized testing of contact lens solutions for activity against Acanthamoeba spp. is warranted...
  17. doi request reprint Determination of in vitro susceptibility of ocular Fusarium spp. isolates from keratitis cases and comparison of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M38-A2 and E test methods
    Naureen J Iqbal
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:348-50. 2008
    ..Further work is required to determine any potential correlation between MIC and clinical outcome in keratitis...
  18. pmc Testing for coccidioidomycosis among patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Douglas C Chang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1053-9. 2008
    ..However, because Coccidioides spp. testing among CAP patients was infrequent, reportable-disease data, which rely on positive diagnostic test results, greatly underestimate the true disease prevalence...
  19. doi request reprint A large community outbreak of blastomycosis in wisconsin with geographic and ethnic clustering
    Monika Roy
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS C 09, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:655-62. 2013
    ..We investigated an increase in reported cases of blastomycosis that occurred during 2009-2010 in Marathon County, Wisconsin...
  20. doi request reprint Incidence trends in pathogen-specific central line-associated bloodstream infections in US intensive care units, 1990-2010
    Ryan P Fagan
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:893-9. 2013
    ..Enterococcus spp., specified gram-negative rods, and Staphylococcus aureus...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lack of SARS transmission among healthcare workers, United States
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:244-8. 2004
    ..Lack of transmission in the United States may be related to the relative absence of high-risk procedures or patients, factors that may place healthcare workers at higher risk for infection...
  22. pmc Prevalence of cryptococcal antigenemia and cost-effectiveness of a cryptococcal antigen screening program--Vietnam
    Rachel M Smith
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62213. 2013
    ..We evaluated CrAg prevalence and cost-effectiveness of this screening strategy in HIV-infected adults in northern and southern Vietnam...
  23. pmc Whole genome sequence typing to investigate the Apophysomyces outbreak following a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, 2011
    Kizee A Etienne
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e49989. 2012
    ..Additionally, species delineation based on WGST demonstrated the need to reassess currently accepted taxonomic classifications of phylogenetic species within the genus Apophysomyces...
  24. pmc Evaluation of a newly developed lateral flow immunoassay for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis
    Mark D Lindsley
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:321-5. 2011
    ..This study compares the performance of a recently developed lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) to blood culture and enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Multistate outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with use of a contact lens solution
    Douglas C Chang
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Career Development Division, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 296:953-63. 2006
    ..Beginning in March 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received multiple reports of Fusarium keratitis among contact lens wearers...