R W Frenck

Summary

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of uncomplicated typhoid fever in children
    R W Frenck
    US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Clin Infect Dis 31:1134-8. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter in the developing world
    Robert W Frenck
    Enteric Disease Research Program, US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Microbes Infect 5:705-13. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of self-reported diarrhea in operations Iraqi freedom and enduring freedom
    John W Sanders
    Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 50:89-93. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding epidemiology and management of travelers' diarrhea: a survey of front-line providers in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Mark S Riddle
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Mil Med 170:492-5. 2005
  5. pmc Universal high-level primary metronidazole resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolated from children in Egypt
    May Sherif
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4832-4. 2004
  6. pmc Case series study of traveler's diarrhea in U.S. military personnel at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
    C K Porter
    Naval Medical Research Center, Enteric Disease Department, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:1884-7. 2008
  7. pmc A prospective study of acute diarrhea in a cohort of United States military personnel on deployment to the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt
    Mark S Riddle
    United States Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:59-64. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli colonization factor types collected from 1997 to 2001 in US military personnel during operation Bright Star in northern Egypt
    David M Rockabrand
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 55:9-12. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of illness and non-combat injury during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
    John W Sanders
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt, AE 09835
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:713-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Incidence, etiology, and impact of diarrhea among deployed US military personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
    Marshall R Monteville
    US Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:762-7. 2006

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin versus ceftriaxone for the treatment of uncomplicated typhoid fever in children
    R W Frenck
    US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Clin Infect Dis 31:1134-8. 2000
    ..If these results are confirmed, the agent could be a convenient alternative for the treatment of typhoid fever, especially in individuals in developing countries where medical resources are scarce...
  2. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter in the developing world
    Robert W Frenck
    Enteric Disease Research Program, US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Microbes Infect 5:705-13. 2003
    ..However, these measures are distant objectives for most developing countries, making long-term control of the organism dependent on the development and administration of an effective vaccine...
  3. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of self-reported diarrhea in operations Iraqi freedom and enduring freedom
    John W Sanders
    Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 50:89-93. 2004
    ..Further research is needed to develop better methods for illness prevention and its minimization on operational impact...
  4. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding epidemiology and management of travelers' diarrhea: a survey of front-line providers in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Mark S Riddle
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Mil Med 170:492-5. 2005
    ..Important knowledge gaps about gastroenteritis were identified and should serve as a basis to develop military-specific clinical guidelines and training programs...
  5. pmc Universal high-level primary metronidazole resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolated from children in Egypt
    May Sherif
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4832-4. 2004
    ..Use of metronidazole for the treatment of H. pylori in Egypt should be avoided...
  6. pmc Case series study of traveler's diarrhea in U.S. military personnel at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
    C K Porter
    Naval Medical Research Center, Enteric Disease Department, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:1884-7. 2008
    ..Serologic and fecal immunoglobulin A (IgA) titers to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli antigens (CS6, CS3, and LT) were quite low. In contrast, subjects with Campylobacter infections had high serologic and fecal IgA responses...
  7. pmc A prospective study of acute diarrhea in a cohort of United States military personnel on deployment to the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt
    Mark S Riddle
    United States Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:59-64. 2011
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  8. ncbi request reprint Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli colonization factor types collected from 1997 to 2001 in US military personnel during operation Bright Star in northern Egypt
    David M Rockabrand
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 55:9-12. 2006
    ..However, despite intensive testing, CFs could not be identified in most of the ETEC isolated, highlighting the need for further studies to identify novel CFs and alternative vaccine targets...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of illness and non-combat injury during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
    John W Sanders
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt, AE 09835
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:713-9. 2005
    ..Despite technologic advances in warfare and preventive medicine, illness and non-combat injuries have been common during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, resulting in frequent transient decreases in operational efficiency...
  10. ncbi request reprint Incidence, etiology, and impact of diarrhea among deployed US military personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
    Marshall R Monteville
    US Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:762-7. 2006
    ..coli (12%) and Salmonella spp. (6%). These data are consistent with previous reports implicating ETEC as the primary cause of acute diarrhea for military personnel deployed to this region...
  11. ncbi request reprint Diarrheal illness among deployed U.S. military personnel during Operation Bright Star 2001--Egypt
    John W Sanders
    Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, AE 09835, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 52:85-90. 2005
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  12. doi request reprint Azithromycin and loperamide are comparable to levofloxacin and loperamide for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea in United States military personnel in Turkey
    John W Sanders
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20889, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:294-301. 2007
    ..Azithromycin compared favorably with fluoroquinolones in trials that did not include the use of loperamide, but combination therapy has not, to our knowledge, been studied to date...
  13. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of meningococcal meningitis after introduction of bivalent A/C polysaccharide vaccine into school-based vaccination programs in Egypt
    Isabelle Nakhla
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit Number 3, USA
    Vaccine 23:3288-93. 2005
    ..This investigation reviews data on meningococcal meningitis in Egypt comparing years before and after introduction of the vaccine...
  14. doi request reprint The epidemiology of travelers' diarrhea in Incirlik, Turkey: a region with a predominance of heat-stabile toxin producing enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
    Chad K Porter
    Enteric Diseases Department, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD 20910 7500, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 66:241-7. 2010
    ..Future studies of travelers' diarrhea in this population should adapt more novel microbiologic techniques such as polymerase chain reaction and enhanced culture methods to increase the likelihood of identifying pathogenic E. coli...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility trends in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from a rural Egyptian pediatric population with diarrhea
    Shannon D Putnam
    Enteric Disease Research Program, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 47:601-8. 2003
    ..This study demonstrated that antimicrobial susceptibility in Campylobacter has significantly decreased from 1995 through 2000 among pediatric diarrhea cases in rural Egypt...
  16. ncbi request reprint Enteric pathogens associated with diarrhea in children in Fayoum, Egypt
    Hanon El-Mohamady
    Enteric Diseases Research Program, U S Naval Medical Research Unit N 3, Box 5000, FPO AE 09835 0007 Cairo, Egypt
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:1-5. 2006
    ..Bacterial pathogens were identified in 25% (89/356), whereas rotavirus and Cryptosporidium were detected in 21% (54/253) and 15% (39/253), respectively. Cryptosporidium is an important pathogen in this region...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of Shigella-associated diarrhea in rural Egyptian children
    Remon R Abu-Elyazeed
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:367-72. 2004
    ..In conclusion, Shigella-associated diarrhea remains relatively common in Egyptian children and supports the need for additional control measures including vaccine development...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii meningitis in Egypt: a case report
    A Mansour
    US Naval Medical Research Unit, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 12:241-4. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Short-course azithromycin for the treatment of uncomplicated typhoid fever in children and adolescents
    Robert W Frenck
    US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Clin Infect Dis 38:951-7. 2004
    ..No patient who received azithromycin had a relapse, compared with 6 patients who received ceftriaxone. A 5-day course of azithromycin was found to be an effective treatment for uncomplicated typhoid fever in children and adolescents...
  20. pmc Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in samples obtained from Egyptian children presenting to referral hospitals
    H I Shaheen
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    J Clin Microbiol 47:189-97. 2009
    ..The genome plasticity demonstrated in the ETEC isolates collected in this work suggests an additional challenge to the development of a globally effective vaccine for ETEC...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of various tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in Egyptian children
    Robert W Frenck
    Department of Pediatrics, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 Carson St, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1195-202. 2006
    ..Because no data were available on the validation of noninvasive tests for the diagnosis of H. pylori among children in the Middle East, this study was performed...
  22. pmc Posttreatment changes in Escherichia coli antimicrobial susceptibility rates among diarrheic patients treated with ciprofloxacin
    Shannon D Putnam
    Naval Medical Research Unit 2, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:2571-2. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint Serologic correlates of protection against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhea
    Malla R Rao
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20910 7500, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:562-70. 2005
    ....
  24. pmc High disease burden of diarrhea due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli among rural Egyptian infants and young children
    Malla R Rao
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4862-4. 2003
    ..The incidence increased from 1.7 episodes per child per year in the first 6 months of life to 2.3 in the second 6 months and declined thereafter...
  25. ncbi request reprint Self-reported description of diarrhea among military populations in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
    Shannon D Putnam
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 2, Jakarta, Indonesia
    J Travel Med 13:92-9. 2006
    ..Lacking is information describing clinical presentation, risk behaviors, and treatment of travelers' diarrhea in this population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quinolone treatment for pediatric bacterial meningitis: a comparative study of trovafloxacin and ceftriaxone with or without vancomycin
    Xavier Saez-Llorens
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:14-22. 2002
    ..Trovafloxacin is a new fluoroquinolone that exhibits good penetration into the central nervous system and excellent antimicrobial activity against common meningeal pathogens, including beta-lactam-resistant pneumococci...