Henry M Blumberg

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus-associated oral warts among human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: an emerging infection
    Mark D King
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:641-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Update on the treatment of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection
    Henry M Blumberg
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    JAMA 293:2776-84. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased efficiency in evaluating patients with suspected tuberculosis by use of a dedicated airborne infection isolation unit
    Michael K Leonard
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:69-72. 2006
  4. doi request reprint A multicenter study on optimizing piperacillin-tazobactam use: lessons on why interventions fail
    Robert P Gaynes
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, GA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:794-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as a cause of health care-associated infections among patients with prosthetic joint infections
    Ekaterina V Kourbatova
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:385-91. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients admitted to adult intensive care units: the STAR*ICU trial
    Nisha Nair
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1057-63. 2011
  7. pmc Vitamin D status and antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (LL-37) concentrations in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis
    Alexandra V Yamshchikov
    Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:603-11. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection associated with contamination of a flexible bronchoscope
    Carlos A DiazGranados
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:550-5. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as the predominant cause of skin and soft-tissue infections
    Mark D King
    Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:309-17. 2006
  10. pmc Poor concordance between interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals
    Naasha J Talati
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:15. 2009

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Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus-associated oral warts among human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: an emerging infection
    Mark D King
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:641-8. 2002
    ..Oral warts were associated with reductions in virus load, which suggests that this may in part be related to immune reconstitution...
  2. ncbi request reprint Update on the treatment of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection
    Henry M Blumberg
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    JAMA 293:2776-84. 2005
    ..The preferred regimen for the treatment of latent TB infection is 9 months of isoniazid. There is now renewed interest in and great need for the development of new drugs to treat TB and latent TB infection...
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased efficiency in evaluating patients with suspected tuberculosis by use of a dedicated airborne infection isolation unit
    Michael K Leonard
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:69-72. 2006
    ..The resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in the 1980s and early 1990s in the United States was also accompanied by numerous hospital outbreaks of TB and nosocomial transmission to health care workers...
  4. doi request reprint A multicenter study on optimizing piperacillin-tazobactam use: lessons on why interventions fail
    Robert P Gaynes
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, GA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:794-6. 2009
    ..Because prescribing practices seemed to be institution specific, interventions should address attitudes of local prescribers. Interventions should target empiric therapy and ordering of appropriate cultures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as a cause of health care-associated infections among patients with prosthetic joint infections
    Ekaterina V Kourbatova
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:385-91. 2005
    ..Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has emerged as an important cause of staphylococcal infections, but there have been little data on whether CA-MRSA causes health care-associated infections...
  6. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients admitted to adult intensive care units: the STAR*ICU trial
    Nisha Nair
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1057-63. 2011
    ..Our study objective was to examine the molecular epidemiology of MRSA and assess the prevalence and risk factors for community acquired (CA)-MRSA genotype nasal carriage at the time of ICU admission...
  7. pmc Vitamin D status and antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (LL-37) concentrations in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis
    Alexandra V Yamshchikov
    Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:603-11. 2010
    ..Little information is available on the clinical relation between vitamin D, LL-37 concentrations, and disease severity in patients with tuberculosis...
  8. doi request reprint Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection associated with contamination of a flexible bronchoscope
    Carlos A DiazGranados
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:550-5. 2009
    ..These P. aeruginosa isolates were recovered from bronchoscopically obtained specimens...
  9. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as the predominant cause of skin and soft-tissue infections
    Mark D King
    Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:309-17. 2006
    ..Studies have shown that community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes S. aureus skin and soft-tissue infection in selected populations...
  10. pmc Poor concordance between interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals
    Naasha J Talati
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:15. 2009
    ..A new generation of diagnostic tests, the interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), have been developed for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Limited data are available on their use in HIV-infected persons...
  11. ncbi request reprint Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 genotype as a major cause of health care-associated blood stream infections
    Ulrich Seybold
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:647-56. 2006
    ..Whether community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genotypes (e.g., USA300) are a major cause of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and health care-associated infections has been poorly defined...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients admitted to an urban hospital: emergence of community-associated MRSA nasal carriage
    Alicia I Hidron
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:159-66. 2005
    ..We determined the prevalence of and risk factors for MRSA colonization at the time of hospital admission among patients cared for at a public urban hospital...
  13. ncbi request reprint Colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in evacuees after Hurricane Katrina
    Ulrich Seybold
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:726-9. 2007
    ..Presence of a wound was the strongest predictor for MDR colonization. More data are needed to reliably predict MDR bacterial colonization...
  14. pmc Prevalence and incidence of latent tuberculosis infection in georgian healthcare workers
    Jennifer A Whitaker
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58202. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate the rates of and risk factors for LTBI prevalence and LTBI test conversion among HCWs using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube assay (QFT-GIT)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of drug resistant tuberculosis among patients at high-risk for Hiv attending outpatient clinics in Delhi, India
    Matthew J Magee
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 43:354-63. 2012
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  16. pmc Site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is associated with HIV infection
    Ira L Leeds
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:75-81. 2012
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine risk factors associated with particular types of EPTB...
  17. pmc A culture-specific nutrient intake assessment instrument in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
    Jennifer K Frediani
    Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin Nutr 32:1023-8. 2013
    ..To develop and evaluate a culture-specific nutrient intake assessment tool for use in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Tbilisi, Georgia...
  18. pmc Additional drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from resected cavities among patients with multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis
    Russell R Kempker
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:e51-4. 2012
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  19. pmc Effects of sunlight and diet on vitamin D status of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Tbilisi, Georgia
    Nirali S Desai
    Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Nutrition 28:362-6. 2012
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is common in tuberculosis (TB) and this may modulate immune responses. This study investigated vitamin D status in patients with TB and examined the sources of vitamin D in Tbilisi, Georgia...
  20. pmc Vitamin D as adjunctive therapy in refractory pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report
    Alexandra V Yamshchikov
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    South Med J 102:649-52. 2009
    ..The basis for vitamin D/TB interactions and a brief literature review are discussed. Data from controlled trials are needed to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin D as adjunctive TB therapy...
  21. pmc Impact of an antimicrobial utilization program on antimicrobial use at a large teaching hospital: a randomized controlled trial
    Bernard C Camins
    Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:931-8. 2009
    ..Multidisciplinary antimicrobial utilization teams (AUTs) have been proposed as a mechanism for improving antimicrobial use, but data on their efficacy remain limited...
  22. pmc High mortality among patients with positive blood cultures at a children's hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia
    Jami Schaffner
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:267-72. 2009
    ..The etiology and outcomes of blood-stream infections (BSI) among paediatric patients is not well described in resource-limited countries including Georgia...
  23. ncbi request reprint A population-based investigation of invasive vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, and predictors of mortality
    Bernard C Camins
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:983-91. 2007
    ..Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus organisms (VRE) have emerged as common nosocomial pathogens, but few population-based data are available on the impact of invasive VRE infections...
  24. pmc Characterization of post-hospital infections in adults requiring home parenteral nutrition
    Vivian M Zhao
    Nutrition and Metabolic Support Service, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Nutrition 29:52-9. 2013
    ..Limited data are available on the incidence and risk factors for infection in patients requiring home parenteral nutrition (HPN)...
  25. doi request reprint Emergence of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 as a cause of necrotising community-onset pneumonia
    Alicia I Hidron
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:384-92. 2009
    ..We report two related cases of community-onset pneumonia due to the MRSA USA300 genotype and review the literature regarding the emergence of CA-MRSA pneumonia...
  26. pmc Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV discordant partners using interferon gamma release assays
    Naasha J Talati
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19019, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:264. 2011
    ..There is limited data on the effect of HIV status and CD4 counts on performance of Interferon-g Release assays (IGRAs) for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for mortality among patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis at an academic inner-city hospital in the US
    Ekaterina V Kourbatova
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:715-21. 2006
    ..Disseminated disease and the presence of CNS/meningeal TB are associated with poor prognosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding piperacillin-tazobactam prescribing practices: results from a multicenter study
    Theresa L Antoine
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1274-7. 2006
    ..Retrospective review of medical records identified inappropriate practices. These findings have influenced ongoing interventions aimed at optimizing piperacillin-tazobactam use...
  29. pmc Vitamin D for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Alexandra V Yamshchikov
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30030, USA
    Endocr Pract 15:438-49. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis of the pancreas: report of two cases and review of the literature
    Carlos Franco-Paredes
    Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Am J Med Sci 323:54-8. 2002
    ..Herein we describe 2 cases of pancreatic tuberculosis that presented as multicystic masses, and we review the literature to describe the diverse clinical manifestations of this condition...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for methicillin-resistance among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia at the time of hospital admission
    Nilton A Rezende
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Sci 323:117-23. 2002
    ..Characteristics permitting recognition of patients with such strains would aid infection control efforts and choice of empiric therapy pending culture and susceptibility results...
  32. ncbi request reprint How many sputum specimens are necessary to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis?
    Michael K Leonard
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:58-61. 2005
    ..In summary, 2 respiratory specimens proved adequate in establishing a diagnosis of tuberculosis, and the third specimen added little additional diagnostic value...
  33. ncbi request reprint Pre-event willingness to receive smallpox vaccine among physicians and public safety personnel
    Benjamin J Silk
    Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA
    South Med J 98:876-82. 2005
    ..Planning for voluntary smallpox vaccination of health and safety officials began in December 2002...
  34. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus among hospitalized, febrile patients: a case for expanding diagnostic testing
    Ellen A Spotts Whitney
    Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:42-9. 2006
    ..When indicators of WNV activity are present and patients are likely to have had intensive mosquito exposure, WNV should be considered in the differential diagnosis of seriously ill, febrile patients...
  35. pmc Surgical treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Russell R Kempker
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:157-66. 2012
    ..Well designed studies are needed to establish the efficacy of surgery in treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis...
  36. pmc Alterations in vitamin D status and anti-microbial peptide levels in patients in the intensive care unit with sepsis
    Leo Jeng
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Lipids, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Transl Med 7:28. 2009
    ..Thus, the relationship between vitamin D status and LL-37 production may be of importance for host immunity, but little data is available on this subject, especially in the setting of human sepsis syndrome and other critical illness...
  37. ncbi request reprint Polymyxin B and doxycycline use in patients with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections in the intensive care unit
    Katherine P Holloway
    Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Atlanta, GA 30341 4155, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:1939-45. 2006
    ..MDR-Ab is resistant to most standard antimicrobials but often retains susceptibility to polymyxin B and doxycycline...
  38. ncbi request reprint Updated guidelines for using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection - United States, 2010
    Gerald H Mazurek
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 59:1-25. 2010
    ..Specific areas needing additional research are listed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Hospital water as a source of Mycobacterium avium complex isolates in respiratory specimens
    Melissa J Tobin-D'Angelo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:98-104. 2004
    ..We conclude that acquisition of MAC from institutional water systems leads to substantial MAC disease but that most patients with MAC recovered from respiratory specimens have only transient colonization by MAC...
  40. ncbi request reprint Exposure to tuberculosis among newborns in a nursery: decision analysis for initiation of prophylaxis
    Frank E Berkowitz
    Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:604-11. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk of tuberculin skin test conversion among health care workers: occupational versus community exposure and infection
    Nina M Larsen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:796-801. 2002
    ..67), and increasing age. In the setting of an effective tuberculosis infection-control program, TST conversion rates were low, and risk of conversion among HCWs was associated most strongly with nonoccupational factors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the neonatal intensive care unit from a patient with community-acquired disease
    Christiane Eckhardt
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:460-1. 2003
    ..We report the transmission of a strain of community-acquired MRSA in our neonatal intensive care unit...
  43. ncbi request reprint Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: back to the beginning
    Henry M Blumberg
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1772-5. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Controlling tuberculosis in the United States. Recommendations from the American Thoracic Society, CDC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Zachary Taylor
    National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 54:1-81. 2005
    ..The audience also includes the full range of medical practitioners, organizations, and institutions involved in the health care of persons in the United States who are at risk for TB...
  45. ncbi request reprint Re: how many sputum specimens are necessary to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis
    Michael K Leonard
    Am J Infect Control 34:328-9. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Reading the tea leaves or deciphering DNA microarrays: are certain methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones adapted to cause specific infections?
    Ulrich Seybold
    Clin Infect Dis 44:502-5. 2007
  47. pmc Nosocomial tuberculosis in India
    Madhukar Pai
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1311-8. 2006
    ..Finally, we outline the critical information needed to effectively address the problem of nosocomial transmission of TB in India...
  48. ncbi request reprint American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America: treatment of tuberculosis
    Henry M Blumberg
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:603-62. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint Short-course rifampin and pyrazinamide compared with isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection: a multicenter clinical trial
    Robert M Jasmer
    San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:640-7. 2002
    ..Clinical trials have not compared this treatment with isoniazid in adults without HIV infection...
  50. ncbi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: are we learning from history or repeating it?
    Carol Dukes Hamilton
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:338-42. 2007
    ..We urge the development of shorter, less toxic TB treatment and prevention regimens. Funding of TB control and research should be reassessed to prevent budget cuts at a time when the disease is killing as many as 2 million people a year...