Elias J Anaissie
Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Outcome from mechanical ventilation after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantationBasheer Y Khassawneh
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Chest 121:185-8. 2002..To report the outcome of patients with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) receiving mechanical ventilation...
- Clinical research in the lay press: irresponsible journalism raises a huge dose of doubtElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Clin Infect Dis 43:1031-9. 2006
- When a paradoxical increase in serum galactomannan antigen during caspofungin therapy is not paradoxical after allMarisa H Miceli
Clin Infect Dis 44:757-60; author reply 760-1. 2007
- Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in cancer patients with pulmonary aspergillosis recovering from neutropenia: Proof of principle, description, and clinical and research implicationsMarisa H Miceli
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
Cancer 110:112-20. 2007..In this study, the authors used sequential galactomannan testing to distinguish IRIS responses from progressive aspergillosis...
- A bad bug takes on a new role as a cause of ventilator-associated pneumoniaElias J Anaissie
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:1-2. 2008
- Diagnosis and therapy of fungal infection in patients with leukemia--new drugs and immunotherapyElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 Markham Street, Mail Slot 776, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 7101, USA
Best Pract Res Clin Haematol 21:683-90. 2008..Immunotherapy with hematopoietic growth factors and interferon-gamma has been effective in some patients. Finally, donor-stimulated granulocyte transfusions may be useful in this patient population, but further research is required...
- The natural history of respiratory syncytial virus infection in cancer and transplant patients: implications for managementElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
Blood 103:1611-7. 2004..RSV infection may not necessarily be a contraindication for APBSCT or an indication for therapy with aerosolized ribavirin and IVIG...
- Prophylactic recombinant erythropoietin therapy and thalidomide are predictors of venous thromboembolism in patients with multiple myeloma: limited effectiveness of thromboprophylaxisElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Division of Supportive Care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Cancer 118:549-57. 2012..As a result, most patients receive thromboprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify risk factors for VTE in NDMM and evaluate the effectiveness of LMWH...
- Pathogenic Aspergillus species recovered from a hospital water system: a 3-year prospective studyElias J Anaissie
Myeloma and Transplantation Research Center, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 72205, USA
Clin Infect Dis 34:780-9. 2002..In addition to the air, hospital water systems may be a source of nosocomial aspergillosis...
- The hospital water supply as a source of nosocomial infections: a plea for actionElias J Anaissie
Myeloma and Transplantation Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:1483-92. 2002..The purpose of this review is to assess the magnitude of the problem caused by waterborne nosocomial infections and to plea for immediate action for their prevention...
- Effects of exercise on fatigue, sleep, and performance: a randomized trialElizabeth Ann Coleman
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 39:468-77. 2012..To compare usual care with a home-based individualized exercise program (HBIEP) in patients receiving intensive treatment for multiple myeloma (MM)and epoetin alfa therapy...
- Pathogenic molds (including Aspergillus species) in hospital water distribution systems: a 3-year prospective study and clinical implications for patients with hematologic malignanciesElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Treatment, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
Blood 101:2542-6. 2003..Hospital water distribution systems may serve as a potential indoor reservoir of Aspergillus and other molds leading to aerosolization of fungal spores and potential exposure for patients...
- Effects of exercise in combination with epoetin alfa during high-dose chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for multiple myelomaElizabeth A Coleman
Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 35:E53-61. 2008..To determine the effect of aerobic and strength resistance training and epoetin alfa (EPO) therapy on transfusions, stem cell collections, transplantation recovery, and multiple myeloma treatment response...
- Cleaning patient shower facilities: a novel approach to reducing patient exposure to aerosolized Aspergillus species and other opportunistic moldsElias J Anaissie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Treatment, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Clin Infect Dis 35:E86-8. 2002..In this report, we show that cleaning the floors of patient shower facilities in a bone marrow transplantation unit reduced the mean air concentrations of molds, including Aspergillus species (from 12 cfu/m3 to 4 cfu/m3; P=.0047)...
- Fatigue, sleep, pain, mood, and performance status in patients with multiple myelomaElizabeth Ann Coleman
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham St, Slot 529, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Cancer Nurs 34:219-27. 2011..Cancer-related fatigue and insomnia are common distressing symptoms and may affect mood and performance status...
- Changes in quality-of-life and psychosocial adjustment among multiple myeloma patients treated with high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantationAllen C Sherman
Behavioral Medicine, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 15:12-20. 2009..01) and less depression (P < .05) before transplantation. Our findings emphasize the importance of early screening and intervention...
- Prospective study of religious coping among patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantationAllen C Sherman
Behavioral Medicine, 756, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301W Markham, 72205, Little Rock, AR, USA
J Behav Med 32:118-28. 2009..Results suggest that religious struggle may contribute to adverse changes in health outcomes for transplant patients, and highlight the importance of negative or strained religious responses to illness...
- Incidence and risk factors for lower alimentary tract mucositis after 1529 courses of chemotherapy in a homogenous population of oncology patients: clinical and research implicationsSomashekar G Krishna
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Cancer 117:648-55. 2011....
- Diagnosis of infection of implantable central venous catheters by [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographyMarisa H Miceli
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Nucl Med Commun 25:813-8. 2004..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in the diagnosis of infection of implantable vascular catheters...
- Pharmacokinetics and buccal mucosal concentrations of a 15 milligram per kilogram of body weight total dose of liposomal amphotericin B administered as a single dose (15 mg/kg), weekly dose (7.5 mg/kg), or daily dose (1 mg/kg) in peripheral stem cell tranPaul O Gubbins
Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:3664-74. 2009..5 mg/kg) or a single L-AMB dose (15 mg/kg) produced sufficient concentrations in plasma and highly vascular tissue to warrant further studies of the safety, efficacy, and practicality of the weekly prophylactic administration of L-AMB...
- Use of a supportive care team for screening and preemptive intervention among multiple myeloma patients receiving stem cell transplantationAllen C Sherman
Behavioral Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, 756, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Support Care Cancer 11:568-74. 2003....
- Bradycardia during therapy for multiple myeloma with thalidomideIbrahim Elias Fahdi
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Am J Cardiol 93:1052-5. 2004..Reducing the thalidomide dose appeared to alleviate symptoms in most patients...
- Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral posaconazole in neutropenic stem cell transplant recipientsPaul O Gubbins
College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, 72205, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1993-9. 2006..1483). Moreover, this reduction could be overcome by increasing the total dose and dosing frequency. Posaconazole was safe and well tolerated...
- Mucosa or skin as source of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteraemia?Silvia F Costa
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
Lancet Infect Dis 4:278-86. 2004....
- Bisphosphonates and jaw osteonecrosis: the UAMS experienceBrett M Clarke
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:396-400. 2007..Over the past year at least 10 case series and several case reports on osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) have been published with most found in the oral surgery literature. This clinical entity is largely unknown to head and neck surgeons...
- Genetic diversity of human pathogenic members of the Fusarium oxysporum complex inferred from multilocus DNA sequence data and amplified fragment length polymorphism analyses: evidence for the recent dispersion of a geographically widespread clonal lineagKerry O'Donnell
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U S Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604 3999, USA
J Clin Microbiol 42:5109-20. 2004..S. hospitals, providing support for the hypothesis that hospitals may serve as a reservoir for nosocomial fusarial infections...
- Destruction of isolates from the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs LaboratoryDavid R Snydman
Department of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:1053-9. 2008..This article discusses the implications and protests such destruction as an affront to science and scientific study. A petition signed by 243 individuals accompanies this article...
- Emerging and less common fungal pathogensRhonda V Fleming
Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Infect Dis Clin North Am 16:915-33, vi-vii. 2002....
- Outcome predictors of 84 patients with hematologic malignancies and Fusarium infectionMarcio Nucci
Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology Service, University Hospital, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cancer 98:315-9. 2003..Invasive infection by Fusarium sp. is associated with high mortality in patients with hematologic cancer. Yet to the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding predictors of adverse outcome...
- A phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational trial of iseganan for the prevention of oral mucositis in patients receiving stomatotoxic chemotherapy (PROMPT-CT trial)Francis J Giles
Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 428, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Leuk Lymphoma 44:1165-72. 2003..6 and 2.0 (P = 0.0131). Iseganan was well tolerated; no systemic absorption was detected. Iseganan is safe and may be effective in reducing UOM and its clinical sequelae...
- Presentation of the PATH Alliance registry for prospective data collection and analysis of the epidemiology, therapy, and outcomes of invasive fungal infectionsDavid L Horn
Division of Infectious Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:407-14. 2007..As enrollment continues, additional data will be analyzed and published, which will provide valuable information concerning the epidemiology, therapy, and outcomes of IFIs...
- A phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, study of iseganan for the reduction of stomatitis in patients receiving stomatotoxic chemotherapyFrancis J Giles
M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 428, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Leuk Res 28:559-65. 2004..A major impact of Iseganan on reducing stomatitis, UOM, or its clinical sequelae in patients receiving stomatotoxic therapy was not detected on this study...
- Treatment of aspergillosis: clinical practice guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaThomas J Walsh
Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:327-60. 2008
- Colonization and molecular epidemiology of coagulase-negative Staphylococcal bacteremia in cancer patients: a pilot studySilvia F Costa
Nosocomial Infection Control Committee Laboratório de Bacteriologia Médica LIM54, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Am J Infect Control 34:36-40. 2006..Controversy surrounds the source (skin vs mucosa) of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) bacteremia in cancer patients. Determining the source of this infection has clinical and epidemiologic implications...
- Are antimicrobial-impregnated catheters effective? Replace the water and grab your washcloth, because we have a baby to washScott A McConnell
School of Pharmacy and Health Related Professions, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Clin Infect Dis 39:1829-33. 2004....