G W Wortmann

Summary

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis following local trauma: a clinical pearl
    G W Wortmann
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:199-201. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary manifestations of other agents: brucella, Q fever, tularemia and smallpox
    Glenn Wortmann
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 10:99-109. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Real-time polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Panama from both fresh and frozen tissue
    Glenn W Wortmann
    Infectious Diseases Division, Ward 63, ID Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:148-51. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Guatemala using a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay and the Smartcycler
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Diseases Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:906-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of leishmaniasis by fluorogenic polymerase chain reaction
    G Wortmann
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:583-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification of Leishmania complexes by a real-time PCR assay
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:999-1004. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Nonhealing skin lesions in a sailor and a journalist returning from Iraq
    Emil P Lesho
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:93-4, 96, 98-9 passim. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Mortality associated with Acinetobacter baumannii complex bacteremia among patients with war-related trauma
    Grace Kang
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:92-4. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Syphilis co-infection does not affect HIV disease progression
    A C Weintrob
    Uniformed Services University Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 21:57-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Phase 2a trial of 0, 1, and 3 month and 0, 7, and 28 day immunization schedules of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS02 in malaria-naïve adults at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Kent E Kester
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Vaccine 26:2191-202. 2008

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis following local trauma: a clinical pearl
    G W Wortmann
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:199-201. 2000
    ..Here we report a case series and review the literature on patients who developed cutaneous leishmaniasis after local trauma, which may familiarize clinicians with this presentation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary manifestations of other agents: brucella, Q fever, tularemia and smallpox
    Glenn Wortmann
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Respir Care Clin N Am 10:99-109. 2004
    ..The onus is on the clinician,however, to be able to recognize the first few, unexpected cases, because early identification will be paramount in helping curb the effect of the outbreak...
  3. ncbi request reprint Real-time polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Panama from both fresh and frozen tissue
    Glenn W Wortmann
    Infectious Diseases Division, Ward 63, ID Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:148-51. 2004
    ..Although the yield of PCR diagnosis was lower when testing frozen smears, the assay still outperformed existing diagnostic modalities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Guatemala using a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay and the Smartcycler
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Diseases Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:906-8. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates that a RT-PCR assay can be successfully deployed to offer enhanced sensitivity for the diagnosis of CL...
  5. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of leishmaniasis by fluorogenic polymerase chain reaction
    G Wortmann
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:583-7. 2001
    ..This assay provides a specific and rapid diagnostic modality to detect infection with Leishmania...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rapid identification of Leishmania complexes by a real-time PCR assay
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:999-1004. 2005
    ..Real-time PCR offers rapid (within hours) identification of Leishmania to the complex level and provides a useful molecular tool to assist both epidemiologists and clinicians...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nonhealing skin lesions in a sailor and a journalist returning from Iraq
    Emil P Lesho
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:93-4, 96, 98-9 passim. 2005
    ..Assistance is available through the CDC and, for Department of Defense beneficiaries, certain military facilities...
  8. doi request reprint Mortality associated with Acinetobacter baumannii complex bacteremia among patients with war-related trauma
    Grace Kang
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:92-4. 2010
    ..Despite a high prevalence of multidrug-resistant strains, the 30-day mortality rate was 2%. For relatively young patients with war-related trauma, A. baumannii complex bacteremia appears to be associated with a low risk of death...
  9. doi request reprint Syphilis co-infection does not affect HIV disease progression
    A C Weintrob
    Uniformed Services University Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 21:57-9. 2010
    ..Despite transient changes in CD4 counts and viral loads, syphilis does not appear to affect HIV disease progression...
  10. doi request reprint Phase 2a trial of 0, 1, and 3 month and 0, 7, and 28 day immunization schedules of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS02 in malaria-naïve adults at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Kent E Kester
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Vaccine 26:2191-202. 2008
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  11. pmc Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the AFHSC-GEIS network
    William G Meyer
    Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, 11800 Tech Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S8. 2011
    ..This section documents the accomplishments and activities of the network through AFHSC-GEIS partners in 2009...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence of bacteremia after routine tooth brushing
    Joshua D Hartzell
    Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Am J Med Sci 329:178-80. 2005
    ..Improved culture techniques suggest that these rates could be higher now. The objective of this study was to determine the current incidence of bacteremia after routine tooth brushing...
  13. pmc In vitro activity of the aminoglycoside antibiotic arbekacin against Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus isolated from war-wounded patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Michael J Zapor
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:3015-7. 2010
    ..There was no association between the arbekacin MIC and susceptibility to 16 other antibiotics or the specimen source (P = 0.7239). Synergy testing suggested an enhanced effect of arbekacin-carbapenem combinations...
  14. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind study of the efficacy of a 10- or 20-day course of sodium stibogluconate for treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in United States military personnel
    Glenn Wortmann
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:261-7. 2002
    ..In this group of otherwise healthy young adults, SSG at a dosage of 20 mg/kg/day for 10 days appears to have been therapeutically equivalent and less toxic than the standard 20-day course...
  15. ncbi request reprint Varicella zoster virus--specific immune response after treatment with sodium stibogluconate for cutaneous leishmaniasis
    In Kyu Yoon
    Allergy and Immunology Division, Department of Clinical Investigation, and Infectious Disease Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20307 5100, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:402-5. 2008
    ..Lymphocyte proliferative responses to VZV and other antigens and mitogens did not change from baseline. The mechanism for the increased rate of VZV reactivation after treatment with sodium stibogluconate remains undefined...
  16. doi request reprint Genotypic evolution of Acinetobacter baumannii strains in an outbreak associated with war trauma
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:553-5. 2008
    ..Using multilocus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and mass spectrometry to genotype isolates, we found an atypical and evolving strain distribution, distinct from those found at nonmilitary hospitals in the United States...
  17. doi request reprint Emergence of multidrug resistance in bacteria and impact on antibiotic expenditure at a major army medical center caring for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Michael J Zapor
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:661-3. 2008
    ..Moreover, antibiotic prescribing patterns during this period have changed remarkably and mirror the emergence of these organisms at our institution...
  18. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of elite controllers, viremic controllers, and long-term nonprogressors in the US Department of Defense HIV natural history study
    Jason F Okulicz
    Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:1714-23. 2009
    ..042). Definitions of controllers and LTNPs describe distinct populations whose differing clinical outcomes improve with the stringency of criteria, underscoring the need for comparability between study populations...
  19. doi request reprint Nephrotoxicity associated with intravenous colistin (colistimethate sodium) treatment at a tertiary care medical center
    Joshua D Hartzell
    US Army, Infectious Diseases Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bldg 2, Ward 63, 6900 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1724-8. 2009
    ..The RIFLE criteria should be used in the future to allow for comparison of nephrotoxicity among studies...
  20. pmc Lipsosomal amphotericin B for treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Glenn Wortmann
    Infectious Diseases Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20307, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:1028-33. 2010
    ..Although the optimum dosing regimen is undefined and the cost and toxicity may limit widespread use, liposomal amphotericin B is a viable treatment alternative for cutaneous leishmaniasis...
  21. pmc Cutaneous and presumed visceral leishmaniasis in a soldier deployed to Afghanistan
    James P Woodrow
    Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    MedGenMed 8:43. 2006
    ..Overlap of cutaneous and visceral involvement is rare and has not been reported in our cohort. Latent Plasmodium vivax infection may have been an exacerbating cofactor. We discuss this case and present a review of the literature...
  22. ncbi request reprint Race and mental health diagnosis are risk factors for highly active antiretroviral therapy failure in a military cohort despite equal access to care
    Joshua D Hartzell
    Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 20307 5001, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:411-6. 2007
    ..In a US Military clinic, where beneficiaries have ready access to no-cost health care, the impact of several variables (including race) on HIV virologic suppression were examined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Old world leishmaniasis: an emerging infection among deployed US military and civilian workers
    Peter J Weina
    Leishmania Diagnostics Laboratory, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1674-80. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Varicella zoster virus meningitis complicating sodium stibogluconate treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Joshua D Hartzell
    Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:591-2. 2006
    ..We report the first known case of an immunocompetent adult who developed VZV aseptic meningitis and dermatomal herpes zoster during treatment with sodium stibogluconate...
  25. ncbi request reprint Lack of vaccinia viremia after smallpox vaccination
    James F Cummings
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:456-8. 2004
    ..3%). Viremia with vaccinia virus after smallpox vaccination appears to be an uncommon occurrence...
  26. ncbi request reprint A US soldier who returned from Iraq with nonhealing sores
    Mark E Polhemus
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1008-9,1065-6. 2004
  27. pmc The effect of human immunodeficiency virus on hepatitis B virus serologic status in co-infected adults
    Michael L Landrum
    Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e8687. 2010
    ..Factors associated with serologic hepatitis B virus (HBV) outcomes in HIV-infected individuals remain incompletely understood, yet such knowledge may lead to improvements in the prevention and treatment of chronic HBV infection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antiretrovirals, part 1: overview, history, and focus on protease inhibitors
    Gary H Wynn
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Psychosomatics 45:262-70. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the mechanism of action, side effects, toxicities, and drug interactions of the protease inhibitors...
  29. pmc Immunologic and virologic events in early HIV infection predict subsequent rate of progression
    Anuradha Ganesan
    National Naval Medical Center, Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Infect Dis 201:272-84. 2010
    ..Because central memory T (T(CM)) cells play a critical role in the pathogenesis of simian immunodeficiency virus disease, we hypothesized that quantifying these cells in early HIV infection could provide prognostic information...
  30. doi request reprint Persistence of vaccinia at the site of smallpox vaccination
    James F Cummings
    Infectious Diseases Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:101-2. 2008
    ..On day 21 after vaccination, 37% of volunteers were culture positive, most of whom had received vaccine for the first time. Vaccinia is detectable at least through day 21 after vaccination...
  31. pmc A randomized clinical trial comparing revaccination with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to polysaccharide vaccine among HIV-infected adults
    Nancy F Crum-Cianflone
    Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 92134 1005, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:1114-25. 2010
    ..We determined whether revaccination with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) would enhance these responses...
  32. ncbi request reprint An AIDS patient with fever and rash
    Emil Lesho
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:75-6, 112-3. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Fever in a returned traveler
    Emil P Lesho
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:921-7. 2005
  34. doi request reprint Infectious complications of damage control orthopedics in war trauma
    Rupal M Mody
    Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Trauma 67:758-61. 2009
    ..S. Army policy for war-related fractures. Data on infectious outcomes when DCO is used for war-trauma fractures are scant...
  35. ncbi request reprint The domestic dog, a potential reservoir for Leishmania in the Peten region of Guatemala
    Pamela R Ryan
    College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Vet Parasitol 115:1-7. 2003
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that dogs may play an important role in the transmission of Leishmania in a region where no mammal has ever been implicated as a reservoir...
  36. doi request reprint Guidelines for the prevention of infection after combat-related injuries
    Duane R Hospenthal
    Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 64:S211-20. 2008
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Prevention and management of infections associated with combat-related central nervous system injuries
    Glenn W Wortmann
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Trauma 64:S252-6. 2008
    ..Given these recommendations are not supported by randomized control trials or adequate cohorts studies in a military population, further efforts are needed to answer best treatment strategies...
  38. ncbi request reprint Operation Enduring Freedom: the 48th Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan
    Alan L Beitler
    Department of Surgery, New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange 07018 1095, USA
    Mil Med 171:189-93. 2006
    ..To examine the experience of the 48th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) while deployed to Afghanistan, with an emphasis on trauma care...
  39. doi request reprint Increasing age at HIV seroconversion from 18 to 40 years is associated with favorable virologic and immunologic responses to HAART
    Amy C Weintrob
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 49:40-7. 2008
    ..We examined the effect of age at HIV seroconversion on response to HAART...
  40. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis in a soldier returning from Operation Enduring Freedom
    Eric S Halsey
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
    Mil Med 169:699-701. 2004
    ..This case demonstrates the applicability of recently developed Leishmania polymerase chain reaction and serological assays when conventional methods of diagnosis, such as tissue microscopy and culture, fail...
  41. ncbi request reprint Antiretrovirals, Part II: focus on non-protease inhibitor antiretrovirals (NRTIs, NNRTIs, and fusion inhibitors)
    Michael J Zapor
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychosomatics 45:524-35. 2004
    ..In an overview format for primary care physicians and psychiatrists, this review presents the mechanism of action, side effects, toxicities, and drug interactions of these agents...
  42. ncbi request reprint Med-psych drug-drug interactions update. Antiretrovirals, part III: antiretrovirals and drugs of abuse
    Gary H Wynn
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychosomatics 46:79-87. 2005
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Factors associated with recovery of Acinetobacter baumannii in a combat support hospital
    Matthew E Griffith
    86th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:664-6. 2008
    ..5 to 0 cases per 1,000 patients admitted. The rate correlated with the mean census of host-nation patients in the intensive care unit, the mean census of host-nation patients on the wards, and length of stay in the intensive care unit...
  44. ncbi request reprint Endoscopy in a deployed combat support hospital: maintaining military end-strength
    Alan L Beitler
    Department of Surgery, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018 1095, USA
    Mil Med 171:530-3. 2006
    ..The objective was to examine the safety and efficacy of the 48th Combat Support Hospital's use of diagnostic endoscopy in Afghanistan...