Hend A Hanna

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Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differential time to positivity: a useful method for diagnosing catheter-related bloodstream infections
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:18-25. 2004
  2. pmc Comparative in vitro efficacies and antimicrobial durabilities of novel antimicrobial central venous catheters
    Hend Hanna
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3283-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term silicone central venous catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin decrease rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection in cancer patients: a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Hend Hanna
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3163-71. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-impregnated catheters associated with significant decrease in nosocomial and multidrug-resistant bacteremias in critically ill patients
    Hend A Hanna
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 124:1030-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Multiple-species candidemia in patients with cancer
    Maha R Boktour
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:1860-5. 2004
  6. pmc Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: catheter colonization, esp gene, and decreased susceptibility to antibiotics in biofilm
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:5046-50. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Antiseptic effect of a novel alcohol-free mouthwash: a convenient prophylactic alternative for high-risk patients
    Paul Bahna
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 402, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Oral Oncol 43:159-64. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Catheter-related vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia: clinical and molecular epidemiology
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:658-61. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Role of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) in catheter lock solutions: EDTA enhances the antifungal activity of amphotericin B lipid complex against Candida embedded in biofilm
    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, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 32:515-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A rapid method of impregnating endotracheal tubes and urinary catheters with gendine: a novel antiseptic agent
    Gassan Chaiban
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:51-6. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Differential time to positivity: a useful method for diagnosing catheter-related bloodstream infections
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:18-25. 2004
    ..Accurate diagnosis of such infections results in proper management of patients and in reducing unnecessary removal of catheters...
  2. pmc Comparative in vitro efficacies and antimicrobial durabilities of novel antimicrobial central venous catheters
    Hend Hanna
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3283-8. 2006
    ..Central venous catheters impregnated with the novel investigational antiseptic gendine showed in vitro efficacy and provided protection against bacterial adherence more than other approved novel antimicrobial-coated CVCs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term silicone central venous catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin decrease rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection in cancer patients: a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Hend Hanna
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3163-71. 2004
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of long-term nontunneled silicone catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin (M-R) in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections...
  4. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-impregnated catheters associated with significant decrease in nosocomial and multidrug-resistant bacteremias in critically ill patients
    Hend A Hanna
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 124:1030-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of using central venous catheters (CVCs) impregnated with the combination of minocycline and rifampin on nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs), morbidity, and mortality in cancer patients in the ICU...
  5. ncbi request reprint Multiple-species candidemia in patients with cancer
    Maha R Boktour
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:1860-5. 2004
    ..Candidemia is a common cause of bloodstream infections in patients with cancer, with the majority of these infections being caused by a single Candida species. Studies of multiple-species candidemia (MSC) have rarely been reported...
  6. pmc Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: catheter colonization, esp gene, and decreased susceptibility to antibiotics in biofilm
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:5046-50. 2005
    ..In biofilm, daptomycin and minocycline were the most active antibiotics against VREF, and linezolid was the least active...
  7. ncbi request reprint Antiseptic effect of a novel alcohol-free mouthwash: a convenient prophylactic alternative for high-risk patients
    Paul Bahna
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 402, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Oral Oncol 43:159-64. 2007
    ..A novel alcohol-free mouthwash solution, that has low concentration of chlorhexidine, showed antiseptic effect against planktonic and biofilm forms of C. albicans and against K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, and MRSA...
  8. ncbi request reprint Catheter-related vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia: clinical and molecular epidemiology
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:658-61. 2005
    ..To study the clinical and molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium organisms causing catheter-related bacteremia in patients with cancer...
  9. doi request reprint Role of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) in catheter lock solutions: EDTA enhances the antifungal activity of amphotericin B lipid complex against Candida embedded in biofilm
    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, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 32:515-8. 2008
    ..04). In patients with catheter-related candidaemia when catheter removal is not feasible, the combination of ABLC+EDTA may be considered for antifungal catheter lock solution as part of a catheter salvage therapy...
  10. ncbi request reprint A rapid method of impregnating endotracheal tubes and urinary catheters with gendine: a novel antiseptic agent
    Gassan Chaiban
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:51-6. 2005
    ..To test the efficacy of gendine, a novel antiseptic, containing Gentian Violet and chlorhexidine, in coating different medical devices, including endotracheal tubes (ETT) and urinary catheters (UC)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of high-dose granulocyte transfusions in patients with cancer with candidemia: retrospective case-control analysis of 491 episodes of Candida species bloodstream infections
    Amar Safdar
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:2859-65. 2004
    ..The authors sought to determine the impact of high-dose (approximately 5.5 x 10(10) cells) GTX in patients with candidemia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Chest tube-related empyema due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: could the chest tube be coated with antiseptics?
    Harrys A Torres
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:195-7. 2006
    ..Chest tube-related MRSA empyema might complicate tube thoracostomy, and coating the chest tube with antiseptic agents could prevent this complication...
  13. doi request reprint Amphotericin B lipid complex versus liposomal amphotericin B monotherapy for invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancy
    Ray Y Hachem
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer 112:1282-7. 2008
    ..There are limited data comparing the efficacy and safety of these 2 agents in the treatment of IA in patients with cancer...
  14. pmc Comparative activities of daptomycin, linezolid, and tigecycline against catheter-related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus bacteremic isolates embedded in biofilm
    Issam Raad
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:1656-60. 2007
    ..In summary, daptomycin, minocycline, and tigecycline should be considered further for antibiotic lock therapy, and rifampin should be considered for enhanced antistaphylococcal activity but not as a single agent...
  15. pmc Optimal antimicrobial catheter lock solution, using different combinations of minocycline, EDTA, and 25-percent ethanol, rapidly eradicates organisms embedded in biofilm
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:78-83. 2007
    ..We conclude that M-EDTA in 25% ethanol is highly effective at rapidly eradicating S. aureus and C. parapsilosis embedded in biofilm adhering to catheter segments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with minocycline and rifampin-impregnated central venous catheters in bone marrow transplantation recipients: efficacy and low risk of developing staphylococcal resistance
    Ioannis Chatzinikolaou
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infectious Control and Employee Health, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:961-3. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Minocycline-ethylenediaminetetraacetate lock solution for the prevention of implantable port infections in children with cancer
    Ioannis Chatzinikolaou
    Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:116-9. 2003
    ..M-EDTA is a promising lock solution in long-term catheters...
  18. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-coated hemodialysis catheters for the prevention of vascular catheter-related infections: a prospective, randomized study
    Ioannis Chatzinikolaou
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Med 115:352-7. 2003
    ..To determine the efficacy of minocycline-rifampin-coated hemodialysis catheters in reducing catheter-related infections in patients requiring hemodialysis for acute renal failure...
  19. pmc Clinical-use-associated decrease in susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to linezolid: a comparison with quinupristin-dalfopristin
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:3583-5. 2004
    ..More than 6 months after their clinical use, a decrease in susceptibility was noted for only linezolid at 83%. This was related in part to a single G2576U gene mutation in domain V of the 23S rRNA gene...
  20. ncbi request reprint Treatment of febrile neutropenic patients with cancer who require hospitalization: a prospective randomized study comparing imipenem and cefepime
    Issam I Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 98:1039-47. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Nocardiosis in cancer patients
    Harrys A Torres
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 81:388-97. 2002
    ..The present study confirms that timely diagnosis, the site of NOC, the type of, the presence of comorbidities, and cytomegalovirus coinfection influence the outcome of patients with cancer and NOC...
  22. ncbi request reprint Orthopaedic metal devices coated with a novel antiseptic dye for the prevention of bacterial infections
    Paul Bahna
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:593-6. 2007
    ..01), resulting in 90% reduction in MRSA biofilm adherence compared with uncoated control rods. Results indicate that gendine-coated metal rods are highly efficacious in the prevention of MRSA biofilm...
  23. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheter-related bacteremia due to gram-negative bacilli: significance of catheter removal in preventing relapse
    Hend Hanna
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health Unit 402, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:646-9. 2004
    ..To study the characteristics of catheter-related, gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) and the role of central venous catheter (CVC) removal...
  24. ncbi request reprint Breakthrough candidemia in patients with cancer differs from de novo candidemia in host factors and Candida species but not intensity
    Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:542-5. 2002
    ..To evaluate the risk factors associated with breakthrough candidemia in patients with cancer and to compare them with those of de novo candidemia in this patient population...
  25. ncbi request reprint The importance of two-step tuberculin skin testing for newly employed healthcare workers
    Elizabeth C Frenzel
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:512-4. 2006
    ..Boosted reactions were significantly associated with male sex and older age. A verbal history of previous tuberculin skin test results was not a reliable indicator of baseline tuberculin skin test status at the time of hire...
  26. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction on blood for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 94:1032-6. 2002
    ..Two prospective studies confirmed this finding but included a small number of IPA cases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis using polymerase chain reaction-based detection of aspergillus in BAL
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 121:1171-6. 2002
    ..To assess the value of Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed on the BAL in diagnosing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA)...
  28. pmc EDTA as an adjunct antifungal agent for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a rodent model
    Ray Hachem
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Unit 402, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301402, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1823-7. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Management of central venous catheters in patients with cancer and candidemia
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1119-27. 2004
    ..03). CVC removal < or =72 h after onset should be considered in patients with suspected catheter-related candidemia who have no evidence of dissemination, recent corticosteroid therapy, or chemotherapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical and radiologic predictors of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients: should the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycosis Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria be revised?
    Ray Hachem
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:1581-6. 2006
    ..The outcome of such infections depends on early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy. The objective of the current study was to determine the significant predictive factors that characterize IPA in patients with cancer...
  31. pmc In vitro and ex vivo activities of minocycline and EDTA against microorganisms embedded in biofilm on catheter surfaces
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:3580-5. 2003
    ..01). We concluded that M-EDTA is highly active in eradicating microorganisms embedded in fresh and mature biofilm adhering to catheter surfaces...
  32. ncbi request reprint Relationship between myalgias/arthralgias occurring in patients receiving quinupristin/dalfopristin and biliary dysfunction
    Issam Raad
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 402, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 53:1105-8. 2004
    ..To determine whether myalgias/arthralgias occurring in cancer patients who receive quinupristin/dalfopristin are associated with biliary tract dysfunction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Intravascular catheter-related infections: advances in diagnosis, prevention, and management
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:645-57. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Itraconazole added to a lipid formulation of amphotericin B does not improve outcome of primary treatment of invasive aspergillosis
    Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 103:2334-7. 2005
    ..Itraconazole (ITC), a triazole with activity against Aspergillus, has been used in combination with AMB or lipid formulations of AMB (LipoAMB) in the treatment of IA, although the efficacy of this strategy is uncertain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized study comparing quinupristin-dalfopristin with linezolid in the treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections
    Issam Raad
    Departments of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Texas 77030, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 53:646-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the two drugs in the treatment of VREF infections in cancer patients...
  36. doi request reprint The changing epidemiology of invasive candidiasis: Candida glabrata and Candida krusei as the leading causes of candidemia in hematologic malignancy
    Ray Hachem
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:2493-9. 2008
    ..The objective of the current retrospective study was to compare the epidemiology of candidemia and its risk factors in patients who had hematologic malignancies(HM) with those in patients who had solid tumors (ST)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Intravascular catheter-related infections: new horizons and recent advances
    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, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:871-8. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Differential quantitative blood cultures for the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections associated with short- and long-term catheters: a prospective study
    Ioannis Chatzinikolaou
    The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 50:167-72. 2004
    ..In conclusion, DQBCs are not diagnostic of CRBSIs for short-term CVCs. In long-term CVCs, DQBCs at 2:1 or greater or 5:1 or greater are sensitive but associated with low specificity and positive predictive value...
  39. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheter and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in cancer patients
    Maha Boktour
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
    Cancer 106:1967-73. 2006
    ..Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia is frequently found in cancer patients. This study attempted to determine how often the catheters were the source of this infection and the risk factors associated with catheter-related bacteremias...
  40. ncbi request reprint Impact of surveillance for vancomycin-resistant enterococci on controlling a bloodstream outbreak among patients with hematologic malignancy
    Ray Hachem
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:391-4. 2004
    ..To determine the impact of stool surveillance cultures of critically ill patients on controlling vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) outbreak bacteremia...
  41. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of Candida glabrata and Candida albicans fungemia in immunocompromised patients with cancer
    Gerald P Bodey
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 112:380-5. 2002
    ..This yeast is less susceptible to fluconazole in vitro than is Candida albicans. We compared the characteristics of patients who had C. glabrata and C. albicans candidemia at a large cancer center...
  42. ncbi request reprint Masking of neutropenic patients on transport from hospital rooms is associated with a decrease in nosocomial aspergillosis during construction
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:41-3. 2002
    ..24 per 1,000 hospital patient-days during fiscal years 1996 to 1999 (P < .001). High-efficiency masks reduced nosocomial aspergillosis during hospital construction...
  43. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of weekly dalbavancin therapy for catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by gram-positive pathogens
    Issam Raad
    The M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:374-80. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Correlation between early clinical response after catheter removal and diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection
    Bassam Shukrallah
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 58:453-7. 2007
    ..However, response to antimicrobial therapy at >or=48 h after CVC removal was less likely to be diagnostic of CRBSI and could reflect a response to antimicrobial therapy irrespective of the source of the bloodstream infections...
  45. pmc Prospective study of the value of quantitative culture of organisms from blood collected through central venous catheters in differentiating between contamination and bloodstream infection
    Ioannis Chatzinikolaou
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1834-5. 2006
    ..Quantitative cultures of organisms from blood collected through central venous catheters were found to be highly sensitive, specific, and predictive of bacteremia, especially when a cutoff point of 15 colonies of skin organisms was used...
  46. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, molecular mycology, and environmental sources of Fusarium infection in patients with cancer
    Issam Raad
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:532-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the epidemiology and environmental sources of Fusarium infections in patients with cancer...
  47. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection in colonized patients with cancer
    Rola Husni
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:102-3. 2002
    ..Therefore, colonized neutropenic patients with cancer who have previously used oral vancomycin are most prone to VRE infection...
  48. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for infections with multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in patients with cancer
    Shoaib R Ansari
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:2615-22. 2007
    ..In the current study, the risk factors were determined for the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) S. maltophilia...