Anne Marie Chaftari

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of daptomycin in the treatment of Gram-positive catheter-related bloodstream infections in cancer patients
    Anne Marie Chaftari
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1460, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:182-6. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of posaconazole versus weekly amphotericin B lipid complex for the prevention of invasive fungal infections in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation
    Anne Marie Chaftari
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Transplantation 94:302-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Pro-adrenomedullin as a novel biomarker for predicting infections and response to antimicrobials in febrile patients with hematologic malignancies
    Munirah Al Shuaibi
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:943-50. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Management of rapidly growing mycobacterial bacteremia in cancer patients
    Gilbert El Helou
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:843-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Can procalcitonin distinguish infectious fever from tumor-related fever in non-neutropenic cancer patients?
    William Shomali
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 118:5823-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Management of the catheter in documented catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia: remove or retain?
    Issam Raad
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston and 2Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1187-94. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Can procalcitonin differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in clustered gram-positive bacteremia?
    William Shomali
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:158-61. 2013
  8. pmc Rhodococcus bacteremia in cancer patients is mostly catheter related and associated with biofilm formation
    Fadi Al Akhrass
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e32945. 2012
  9. pmc Improved antibiotic-impregnated catheters with extended-spectrum activity against resistant bacteria and fungi
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:935-41. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Nephrostomy tube related pyelonephritis in patients with cancer: epidemiology, infection rate and risk factors
    Ramez Bahu
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Urol 189:130-5. 2013

Collaborators

  • Ruth A Reitzel
  • Kamran Ahrar
  • George M Viola
  • Jamal A Mohamed
  • Ying Jiang
  • Issam Raad
  • William Shomali
  • Ray Hachem
  • Ramez Bahu
  • Munirah Al Shuaibi
  • Ray Y Hachem
  • Issam I Raad
  • Gilbert El Helou
  • Iba Al Wohoush
  • Sammy Raad
  • Rawan Kassar
  • Aline El Zakhem
  • Joseph Jabbour
  • Jeffrey Tarrand
  • Fadi Al Akhrass
  • Alex Hanania
  • Munirah Alshuaibi
  • Fady Al Akhrass
  • Labib Debiane
  • Ramez R Bahu
  • Mahmoud Ghannoum
  • Tanya L Dvorak
  • Mahmoud A Ghannoum
  • Dany Ghannam

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of daptomycin in the treatment of Gram-positive catheter-related bloodstream infections in cancer patients
    Anne Marie Chaftari
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1460, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:182-6. 2010
    ..32%; P=0.003). In conclusion, compared with vancomycin, daptomycin treatment of Gram-positive CRBSI in cancer patients was significantly associated with earlier clinical and microbiological response as well as improved overall response...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of posaconazole versus weekly amphotericin B lipid complex for the prevention of invasive fungal infections in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation
    Anne Marie Chaftari
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Transplantation 94:302-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated once weekly intravenous amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC), given its broad-spectrum antifungal activity and prolonged half-life (172 hr), as an alternative prophylaxis in HSCT...
  3. doi request reprint Pro-adrenomedullin as a novel biomarker for predicting infections and response to antimicrobials in febrile patients with hematologic malignancies
    Munirah Al Shuaibi
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:943-50. 2013
    ..Health professionals and researchers have become increasingly interested in biomarkers that help them in diagnosis of infections with recent growing attention to procalcitonin (PCT) and pro-adrenomedullin (proADM)...
  4. doi request reprint Management of rapidly growing mycobacterial bacteremia in cancer patients
    Gilbert El Helou
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:843-6. 2013
    ..Mycobacterium mucogenicum was the leading cause of disease. Removal of the catheter correlated with significant decrease in the bacteremia relapse rate (P = .007). A median duration of 4 weeks of therapy produced a good outcome...
  5. doi request reprint Can procalcitonin distinguish infectious fever from tumor-related fever in non-neutropenic cancer patients?
    William Shomali
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 118:5823-9. 2012
    ..Procalcitonin (PCT) has been proposed as a marker of infection and was studied in neutropenic patients. This study investigated its role in non-neutropenic febrile cancer patients (NNCPs)...
  6. doi request reprint Management of the catheter in documented catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia: remove or retain?
    Issam Raad
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston and 2Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1187-94. 2009
    ..In this study, we used strict definitions of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia to determine the impact of CVC retention on response to and recurrence of infection...
  7. doi request reprint Can procalcitonin differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in clustered gram-positive bacteremia?
    William Shomali
    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:158-61. 2013
    ..26 ng/mL and 1.14 nmol/L) (P = 0.51 and 0.57, respectively). In cancer patients, PCT (and to a lesser extent, ProADM) was useful in differentiating CoNS from S. aureus and gram-negative bacteremia...
  8. pmc Rhodococcus bacteremia in cancer patients is mostly catheter related and associated with biofilm formation
    Fadi Al Akhrass
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e32945. 2012
    ..Rhodococcus species should be added to the list of biofilm forming organisms in immunocompromised hosts and most of the Rhodococcus bacteremias in cancer patients are central line associated...
  9. pmc Improved antibiotic-impregnated catheters with extended-spectrum activity against resistant bacteria and fungi
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:935-41. 2012
    ..Our study shows that novel CHX-M/R-coated catheters have unique properties in completely inhibiting biofilm colonization of MRSA, VRE, P. aeruginosa, and fungi in a manner superior to that of M/R- and chlorhexidine-treated catheters...
  10. doi request reprint Nephrostomy tube related pyelonephritis in patients with cancer: epidemiology, infection rate and risk factors
    Ramez Bahu
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Urol 189:130-5. 2013
    ..Therefore, in this study we determined rates of nephrostomy tube related pyelonephritis and predisposing risk factors in patients with cancer...
  11. doi request reprint The prevention of biofilm colonization by multidrug-resistant pathogens that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia with antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Biomaterials 32:2689-94. 2011
    ..Future animal and clinical studies are warranted to determine whether the gardine- and gendine-coated ETTs can significantly reduce the risk of VAP...
  12. doi request reprint Management of Bacillus bacteremia: the need for catheter removal
    Rawan Kassar
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 88:279-83. 2009
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