School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Abstracts, Posters & Presentations

2015

Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) in the Diagnosis of Neurosyphilis.
Wong EA, Reyes M, Long P, Webb H.  ID Week October 7 -11, 2015, San Diego, CA

A Five Residue Insertion between Codons 28 and 29 of the HIV-1 Protease Gene Reduces the Replicative Capacity of the Virus.
Wong EA, McLeod C, Keusch B, Kuiper B, Kovari I, Salimnia H, Veltman J, Kovari L.  ID Week October 7-11, 2015, San Diego, CA

Risk Factors for Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Receiving Concomitant Vancomycin and Piperacillin/Tazobactam.
Pogue J, Karino S, Navalkele B, Tashtoush N, Nishan B, Salim M, Solanki S, Pervaiz A, Shaikh H, Koppula S, Kaye K.  ID Week October 7-11, 2015, San Diego, CA

Acute Kidney Injury in Patients on Concomitant Vancomycin and Piperacillin/Tazobactam:  Are Extended Infusions to Blame?
Navalkele B, Karino S, Pogue J, Tashtoush N,. Nishan B, Salim M, Solanki S, Pervaiz A, Shaikh H, Koppula S, Kaye K.  ID Week October 7-11, 2015, San Diego, CA

Evaluation of Daptomycin Combined with Beta-Lactams Against Daptomycin-Nonsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci.
Henson KR, Levine MT, Smith JR, Yim J, Raut A, Rybak MJ.  ICAAC September 17-21, 2015 San Diego, CA

An Evaluation of Synergistic Antibiotic Combinations to Treat Persistent Enterococcal Bacteremia.
ICAAC September 17-21, 2015 San Diego, CA

2014

ID Plan C:  Infectious Disease Division Prepared Checklists and Algorithms for This New Era of Hepatitis C Care.
Buensalido J, Crane L.  Presented at the 3rd Annual QuESST GME Research Day, April 16, 2014, Detroit, MI

Improving Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection Rates in PICC Utilization at DMC.
Karino S.  Presented at the 3rd Annual QuESST GME Research Day, April 16, 2014, Detroit, MI

Importance of Catheter Associated with Urinary Tract Infection(CAUTI) Surveillance in the ICU.
Tashtoush N. Presented at the 3rd Annual QuESST GME Research Day, April 16, 2014, Detroit, MI

Insights into associations between spa types and multidrug resistance efflux pump gene overexpression in clinical isolates of staphylococcus aures.
Buensalido JAL, Jacinto PL, Schindler BD, Kaatz GW.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society (MIDS) Meeting, March 22, 2014, Detroit, MI,

Neutrophil Recovery in a Leukemia Patient with Neutropenic Fever of Unknown Origin Unmasks the Symptoms of Cholecystitis.
Buensalido JAL, Rupali P, Alangaden GJ.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society (MIDS) Meeting, March 22, 2014, Detroit, MI

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome:  An Under-Recognized Complication of Viridans Streptococcal Sepsis in Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia.
Rupali P, Buensalido JAL, Alangaden GJ.  Michigan Infectious diseases Society (MIDS), March 22, 2014, Detroit MI

Outbreak of Colistin-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii In Intensive Care Units in Detroit, Michigan.
Neelakanta A, Karino S, Tashtoush N, Martin E, Kesani V.P. Jackson J, Awasthy P, Chevalie T, Dziekan B, Haier S, Bonomo R, Mynatt R, Pogue J, Robinson M, Flanagan E, Kaye KS, Dhar S.  ID Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia

Improving Appropriateness of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Utilization and Decreasing the Incidence of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection.
Karino S, Mann T, Palleschi M, Testani S., Nemens J, Harvill M, Flanagan E, Chevalie T, Robinson P, Moshos J, Dhar S, Neelakanta A, Tashtoush N, Robinson M, Huda N. Kaye K.  ID Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

Impact of Changes in the NHSN Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Definition on the Frequency and Epidemiology of CAUTS in Intensive Care Units (ICUS).
Neelakanta A, Sharma S, Kesani VP, Salim M, Pervaiz A, Aftab N, Mann T, Tashtoush N, Karino S, Dhar S, Kaye K.  ID Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

The Epidemiology of CAUTI Due to Candida SPP. In The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – Infection or Colonization? 
Tashtoush N, Mann T, Dhar S, Karino S, Flanagan E, Sharma S, Kesani V, Salim M, Kaye KS, Neelakanta A.  ID Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

Identification of High Risk Healthcare Workers with Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) In An Inner City Healthcare System.
Neelakanta A, John J, Grimshaw R, Russell J, Kaye K, Upfal M.  I.D. Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

Results of a Treatment Protocol Encouraging First-Line Use of Fidaxomicin for Select Patients With Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI).
Navalkele B, Downham G, Hanes K, Gallagher J, Reill J, Trivedi M.  I.D. Week October 8-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Insights into Associations Between spa Type and Multidrug-Resistance Efflux Pump Gene Overexpression in Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. 
Buensalido JL, Jacinto PL, Schnilder BD, Seo SM, Kaatz GW.  Presented at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 10-13, 2013, Denver, CO

Comparison of Wild Type with Four Multi-Drug Resistant HIV-1 Protease Enzymes Utilizing Molecular Dynamics Simulation Techniques.
Chordia P, Dewdney T, MacArthur R, Hossein S, Ladislau Kovari.  Presented at the 2nd Annual ID Week, October 2-6, 2013 San Francisco, CA

Two Curious Cases of Gram-Negative Endocarditis.
Buensalido JAL, Reyes MP.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society Meeting (MIDS), March 21, 2013, Royal Oak, MI

2012

Epidemiology of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) colonization among patients with exposure to long term care acute centers (LTACs).
Bhargava, Hayakawa K, Alluri KC, Haider S, Datla S, Chopra T, Marchaim D, Kaye K.  Oral presentation at MIDS March 23, 2013

Risk factors and outcomes associated with colonization due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) among patients with exposure to long term care acute centers (LTACs). 
Bhargava A, Hayakawa K, Alluri KC, Samran H, Datla S, Diviti S, Kuchipudi V, Muppavarapu K, Lephart P, Khan SH, Reyes-Sacin C, Chopra T, Marchaim D, Kaye KS. Oral Presentation IDSA at ID Week October 2012

Vaginitis Co-infections based upon DNA Homology: Two Year Experience at a Tertiary Medical Center.
Bhargava A, Mitchell R, Painter T, Lephart P, Salimnia A, Balic N, Fairfax M, Salimnia H, Sobel J.  Poster Presentation at ICAAC September 2012

Difference Between Patients with Isolates of CTX-M Type Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli.
Hayakawa K, Gattu S , Marchaim D, Bhargava A, Palla M, Gudur U, Alshabani K, Bathina P , Datla S, Kuchipudi V, Shahani S, Upputuri V, Moshos JA, Lephart PR, Bush K, Kaye KS.  Poster Presentation ICAAC September 2012.

The Effects of Severity Parameters of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) on Likelihood of Co-colonization of Vancomycin-Resistant E. faecalis and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Martin ET, Alshabani K, Bhargava A, Yadav D, Dhoj Thapa SS, Kumar V, Mahabashya A, Ahmad S, Marchaim D, Reyes-Sacin C, Chopra T, Dhar S. Abreu-Lanfranco O, Pogue JM, Rybak MJ, Kaye KS, Hayakawa K.  Poster Presentation at ID week at IDSA October 2012.

Epidemiology and outcomes of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who undergo splenectomy prior to valve replacement surgery (VR). 
Hayakawa K, Diviti S, Marrey, S, Marchaim D, Bhargava A, Levine DP, Sobel JD, Kaye KS.  Poster Presentation  ID Week at IDSA  October 2012.

Meningitis Due to Enterobacter species Among Adult Patients.  Khan SH, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Haider S, Bhargava A, Dhar S, Kaye K.  Poster Presentation at ID Week at IDSA October 2012

Knowledge gaps and Training needs of Medical Residents pertaining to Antibiotic Stewardship in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Greater Detroit Area.
Reyes-Sacin C, Samuel P, Hayakawa K, Ramakrishna S, Baures T, Bhargava A, Kaye K, Chopra T.  Poster presentation at ID week at IDSA October 2012

A case-control study of risk factors and outcomes for isolation of CTX-M extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in a large US medical center.
Hayakawa K, Gattu S, Marchaim D, Pulluru H, Sarkar M, Mohin S, Dasagi M, Reddy S, Marrey S, annamani V, Madhanagopal N, Annangi S, Sudha B, Muppavarapu KS, Sundaragiri PR, Kakarlapudi H, Nanjireddy P, Bhargava A, Lephart PR, Pogue JM, Bush K, Kaye KS.  Poster presentation at ID week at IDSA October 2012

Current Epidemiology and clinical impact of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli at a tertiary medical center.
Hayakawa K, Marchaim D, Bhargava A, Palla M, Alshabani K, Maesh U, Pulluru H, Bathina P, Sundaragiri PR, Sarkar M, Kakarlapudi H, Ramasamy B, Priyanka N, Mohin S, Dasagi M, Datla S, Kuchipudi V,Swetha Reddy MSSX, Shobha S, Upputuri V, Moshos JA, Lephart PR, Martin ET, Pogue J, Bush K, Kaye KS.  Poster presentation at Association for Professionals in Infection Control and epidemiology.

Disseminated Blastomycosis in a morbidly obese patient with uncontrolled diabetes.
Qiao E, Khan SH, Bains K, Bhargava A.  Poster Presentation at ACP Michigan Chapter Session.

Risk factors and outcomes from bloodstream infections resulting from Nocardia species.
Poster presented in Michigan ID Society Meeting 2013

Not the usual cases:  Two curious cases of gram negative endocarditis. 
Poster presented in Michigan ID Society Meeting 2013

Insights into associations between spa types and multidrug resistance efflux pump overexpression in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus.
Poster Presented at Michigan ID Society Meeting. 2013

Changing trends in the epidemiology of bacteremia during 2007-2011 in a cancer hospital.
Suramaethakul N, Revankar S , Salimnia H, Chandrasekar PH.  Poster presentation at IDSA 2012

Currently recommended BK virus plasma viral load cutoff of > 4 log 10/ml underestimates the diagnosis of BKV associated nephropathy.  A Single Transplant center experience.
Hassan S, Mittal C , Emilio M, Holguin M, Amer S, Buitron P, Suramaethakul N, Patel A, Alangaden G, Delbusto R, Ramesh M.  Oral Presentation at IDSA 2012

Time to Contact Isolation: Manual vs. Automated Surveillance.
Moshos J, Reid D, Hafeez W, Flanagan E, Reyes-Sacin C, Kaye K. APIC’s 40th Annual ,June 2013, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

iPads at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC: a reservoir for Bacteria? 
Reyes-Sacin C, Khan A, Kaye KS, Levine DL.  2nd Annual Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) GME Resident/Fellow Research Day Poster Competition, April 2013, Detroit, Medical Center.

Recovery from coma ten days after starting combination antiretroviral therapy in a patient with HIV associated neurocognitive disorder.
Alani A, Reyes-Sacin C, Patel M, Kadhim A, Brown P.  Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).  October 2012, Troy, MI

The Effects of Severity Parameters of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Likelihood of Co-Colonization of Vancomycin-Resistant E faecalis and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Martin E, Alshabani K, Bhargava A, Yadav D, Sarkar D, Thapa SD, Kumar V, Mahabashya A, Ahmad S, Marchaim D, Reyes-Sacin C, Chopra T, Dhar S, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Pogue JM, Rybak MJ, Kaye KS, Hayakawa K.  ID Week 2012 San Diego CA

Knowledge gap and Training needs of Medical Residents pertaining to Antibiotic Stewardship in a Teriary Care Hospital in Greater Detroit Area. 
Reyes-sacin, Samuel P, Hayakawa K, Ramakrishna S, Baures T, Bhargava A, Kaye KS, Chopra.  ID Week 2012, San Diego CA

Pulmonary Fungus Ball In A Patient with Sarcoidosis: Is It Always An Aspergilloma? 
Arora NP, Reyes-Sacin C, Revankar SG.  ACP Michigan Chapter Associates Day.  May 2012, Detroit

2011

Hepatic Schistosomiasis.
Mitra S, Reyes M.  MIDS 2011 Spring Scientific Conference, Michigan, September 2, 2011.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections After Renal Transplantion.
Mitra S, Shah S, Doshi M, Sing A, Khan S, Sternbauer D, Morawaski K, Renvankar S, Chandrasekar PH, Alangaden G.  49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011.

Role of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) in Promoting Multidrug Resistance Efflux Pump (MDR-EP) Gene Overexpression (OE) in Staphylococcus aures (SA).
Bains K, Kaatz GW, Patel D, Seo SM.  51st Annual ICAAC Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 17-20, 2011.

Fosfomycin activity versus carbapenems-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Pouge JM, Marchaim D , Mynatt RP, Zhao JJ, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Bheemreddy S, Sunkara B, Hayakawa K, Chopra T, Dhar S, Kaye KS, Lephart PR.  SHEA Annual Scientific Meeting, April 1-4, 2011, Dallas, Texas.

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole Compared to Daptomycin or Linezolid for the Treatment of Infections due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. 
Campbell M, Sunkara B, Chugh N, Poona A, Wilson MN, Moshos J, Bhemmreddy S, Ku K, Singh Karambir, Chopra T, Hayakawa K, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Lephart PR, Pogue JM, Dhar S, Kaye KS, Marchaim D.  SHEA Annual Scientific Meeting, April 1-4, 2011, Dallas, Texas.

Hospital Bath Basins are Frequently Contaminated with Multi-Drug Resistant Human Pathogens. 
Marchaim D, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Taylor AR, Bheemreddy S, Sunkara B, Bhargave A, Manickam P, Moshos J, Chevalier T, Bohlinger CG, Robinson P, Han JI, Toftey B, Rice K, Dziekan B, Semproch L, Preney K, Flanagan E, Hayakawa K, Chopra T, Pogue JM, Lephart PR, Dhar S, Kaye KS.  SHEA 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting,  April 1-4, Dallas, Texas.

Epidemiology of Influenza and Poor Efficacy of Influenza Immunization in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) and non-SCT cancer Patients (2009-2011). 
Urday-Cornejo V, Croswell C, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Chopra T, Engles L, Lesperance M, Revankar S, Chandrasekar PH, Alangaden G. 49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011

Epidemiology of Past-Season Influenza Strains at Detroit Medical Center. 
Abreu-Lancranco O, Marchaim D, Urday-Cornejo V, Cooper CC, Babu M, Manikonda G, Hayakawa K, Chopra T, Dhar S, Lephart P, Alangaden G, Kaye KS, Martin E. 49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011

Impact of Implementation of Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers At A Tertiary Care Center:  A Step In The Right Direction. 
Chopra T, Krishna Am Engles L, Lesparance M, Marchaim D, Kaye KS, Revankar S, Chandrasekar PH, Urday-Cornejo V, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Russel J, Upfal M, Alangaden G.  .  49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011

Growing Prevalence of Providencia stuartii at Detroit Medical Center  2005-2009. 
Hayakawa K, Lephart PR, Kumar S, Mynatt R, Zhao JJ, Chopra T, Dhar S, Sobel JD, Kaye KS, Marchaim D.  SHEA 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting, April 1-4, 2011, Dallas, Texas.

Economic burden Attributable to Infection of Pressure Ulcers in Paraplegic Gunshot Wound Victims in Greater Detroit. 
Chopra T, Chalana I, Sathyaprakash S, Levine M, Ahmad F, Tamam Z, Panda S, Whittington S, Ruffin K, Wang K, Marchaim D, Hayakawa K, Sobel JD, Taylor T, Martin E, Kaye KS.  49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011

A Multicenter Study of the Epidemiology of Colistin and Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae; A Preponderance of ST-258. 
Abreu-Lanfranco O, Marchaim D, vanDuin D, Perez F, Marshall S, Hayakawa K, Lephart P, Hall G, Jacobs M, Bonomo R, Kaye KS.  49th Annual IDSA Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20-23, 2011

Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Patients with Blood Stream Infections (BSI) Due to Acinetobacter Baumannii (AB) – A Multicenter Case-Controlled Study. 
Chopra T, Johnson PC, Doshi H, Zhao JJ, Pogue JM, Hayakawa K, Abreu Lanfranco O, Parmar S, Marchaim D, Dhar S, Kaye KS.

Risk Factors for Co-Colonization of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA):  A Multivariate Analysis. 
Ahmad F, Hasan A, Hayakawa K, Jagadeesh KK, Kaye KS, Kotra H, Ku K, Kumar S, Lepaksi Reddy SM, Lephart PR, Levine M, Marchaim D, Martin E, Moshos JA, Musstapha M, Osulana AM, Patel D, Pogue JM, Rybak MJ, Suhrawardy U, Sunkara B, Swan J, Tiwari N, Yee V, Yerramalla.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

Risk Factors of Daptomycin-nonsusceptible Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci: a Case-Case Control Study. 
Bheemreddy S, Biedron C, Chalana IK, Hayakawa K, Ho K, Jagadeesh KK, Judge, T, Kamatam S, Kaye KS, Khammam V, Lephart PR, Marchaim D , Mynatt R, Nanjireddy P, Parveen S, Pogue J, Reddy SM, Rybak MJ, Tiwari N, Tumma RS, Zhao J.  51st ICAAC National Meeting, September 17-20, 2011, Chicago, IL

Comparison of the Outcome of VR E. faecalis and VR E. faecium Bacteremia: a Propensity Score Adjusted Analysis. 
Bheemreddy S, Bommarito S, Chaudhry A, Collins V, Doshi H, Farhat M, Hasan A, Hayakawa K, Jagadeesh KK, Kaye KS, Kotra H, Lee D, Lephart PR, Marchaim D, Martin ET, Mroue R, Rybak MJ, Shango M, Sheth P, Sunkara B, Yousuf A.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

The Correlations Between the New Taxonomy of Streptococcus Bovis and its Clonality to Colon Cancer and Endocarditis. 
Akins R, Brusovansky R, Hayakawa K, Kaye KS, Lazarovitch T, Levine M, Marchaim D, Maryann Shango, Sobel JD.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

The “CRE Score”:  A Bedside Score to Shorten the Time to Initiation of Effective Therapy for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. 
Abreu-Lanfranco O, Chopra T, Dhar S, Hayakawa K, Kaye KS, Lephart PR, Marchaim D, Martin ET, Pogue JM, Sunkara B, Tansek R.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

Fluconazole Resistant Candida albicans Vulvovaginitis. 
Akins R, Arora A, Arora K, Bheemreddy S, Chopra T, Dixon C, Hayakawa, K, Kaye KS, Lemanek L, Marchaim D, Moody M, Nanjireddy P, Patel D, Ruffin KC, Sobel JD, Sunkara B, Wang Y.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

The Efficacy of Carbapenems, Including Ertapenem, Compared to Alternative Therapies for Bloodstreams Infections (BSI) Caused by Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Enterobacteriaceae. 
Abreu-Lanfranco O, Bhargava P, Bheemreddy S, Blunden C, Carmeli Y, Chopra T, Chugh N, Collins V, Eiseler S, Hayakawa K, Irfan Memon B, Kaye KS, Lephart Pr, Marchaim D, Moshos J, Munoz S, Mynatt RP, Pogue JM, Shallal A, Sunkara B.  51St ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

Enterococcal Urinary Tract Infections after Renal Transplantation.  
Alangaden G, Chandrasekar PH, Doshi M, Khan S, Mitra S, Morawski K, Revankar S, Shah S, Singh A, Sternbauer D.  51st ICAAC National Meeting, September 17 -20, 2011, Chicago, IL

2010

Extended Spectrum Triazole Plus Type II Topoisomerase Inhibitor (TI) against Azole-Resistant ® Isolates of Aspergillus: Synergistic Interaction in vitro. 
Krishnan-Natesan S, Swaminathan S, Chandrasekar P.H.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern of Aspergillus fumigatus isolated from Clinical Specimens in Detroit Medical Center (DMC): Rising frequency of High MIC of azoles (2003-06). 
Krishnan-Natesan S, Swaminathan S, Cutright J.L., Subramanian C, Goyal N, George R, Chandrasekar P.H.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Growing Prevalence of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in Southeastern Michigan. 
Hayakawa K, Marchaim D, Lephart P, Kaye K. ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Outcomes and Genetic Relatedness of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)at Detroit Medical Center (DMC). 
Marchaim D, Perez F, Hayakawa K, Lephart P, Bheemreddy S, Bluden C, Hujer A, Rudin S, Endimiani A, Bonomo M, Slim J, Campbell M, Varkey J, Chen, T, Hothi J, Pogue J, Boikov D, Salimnia H, Chopra T, Zhao J, Dhar S, Kaye K.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Single Residue Substitutions in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) Mep A Multidrug Efflux Pump (MDR-EP) Changing Efflux Efficiency and or Inhibitor Sensitivity. 
Patel, D, Kosmidis C, Kaatz G, Seo S.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Utility of Ethidium Bromide (EB) Microtiter MIC Testing as a Screen for Multidrug Efflux Pump (MDR-EP) Activity in Staphylococcus aureus (SA). 
Patel D, Kosmidis C, Kaatz G, Seo S.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Acyclovir Resistant Herpes Simplex Virus (ACV-R HSV) Infection in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HCT) Recipients: ? Rising Trend. 
Patel D, Chandrasekar PH. IDSA 48th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  October 21-24, 2010.

Clinical Significance of Single Versus Multiple Positive Blood Cultures in Patients with Acinetobacter Baumannii (AB) Blood Stream Infections (BSI). 
Johnson P, Kaye KS, Marchaim D, Hayakawa K, Pogue J, Zhao JJ, Dhar S, Chopra T.  IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 21-24, 2010.

Risk Factors and Outcomes of Pediatric Neurosurgical Infections.  Dhar S, Marchaim D, Chopra T, Yousuf A, Tansek R, et al. 
IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 21-24, 2010.

Predictive Scoring of Mortality Due to Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI):  Potential Use in Elderly Hospitalized Patients. 
IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 21-24, 2010.

Atlas-A Bedside Scoring System –Predicting Mortality Due to Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) in Elderly Hospitalized Patients. 
Chopra T, Miller MA, Saddler CM, Severson RK, Marchaim D, Kaye KS.  IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada Oct. 21-24, 2010.

Risk Factors and Outcomes of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) Recipients – A Case-Control Study. 
Chopra T, Li MJ, Bradley P, Mohammadies AK, Bheemreddy S, Saddler CM, Salimnia H,  Chandrasekar PH, Kaye KS.  IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada Oct. 21-24, 2010.

Predictors of Mortality Due to Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Older Adults – A Multicenter Case-Control Study. 
Chopra T, Severson R, Bheemreddy, Saddler CM, Bradley P, Li MJ, Mohammadieh AK, Bernabela L, Marchaim D, Hossein S.  IDSA 48th Annual Meeting Vancouver British Columbia, Canada Octo. 21-24, 2010.

Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern of Aspergillus fumigatus isolated from Clinical Specimens in Detroit Medical Center (DMC): Rising frequency of High MIC of azoles (2003-06). 
Krishnan-Natesan S, Swaminath S, Cutright J, Subramanian C, Goyal R, George R, Chandrasekar PH.  ICAAC 50th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 12-15, 2010.

Risk factors for colonization with daptomycin resistant, vancomycin resistant enterococcus. 
Judge TM, Pogue JM, Hayakawa K, Marchaim D, Kaye KS. Resident Poster Listing 8-150 MCM 2010

2009

Chlorhexidine Oral Decontamination and Selection of Multidrug Efflux Pump Upregulation in Lac+Gram- Negative Bacteria. 
Dickey L, Raygada J, Kosmidis C, Nailor M, Kaatz G.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, March 2009.

Successful surgical treatment of a Fulminant case of Austrian’s Syndrome in a HIV patient. 
Chopra T, Patel P, Woldie I, Baciewicz FA Jr, Sobel JD.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, March 2009.

Nocardia cyricigeorgica:  An Emerging Pathogen in immunocompromised patients. 
Bhargave A, Chopra T, Alangaden G.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, March 2009

Pistons Model For Approaching Infectious Disease. 
Woldie I, Chopra T, Sobel J.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, March 2009.

Out of Drugs, Out of Time:  Clinical and Infection Control Aspects of a Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 
McGrath EJ, Chopra T, Abdel-Haq N, Preney C, Koo W, Asmar BI, Kaye KS.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, March 2009.

Outcomes of Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia Treated with Vancomycin (VAN). 
Kullar R, Bhan R, Davis SL, Rybak MJ.  Intersience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #k-525.

Evaluation of Opportunistic Infections with Novel Combination of Rabit Anti-Thymocyte Globulin, Sirolimus and Tacrolimus for Gaft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. 
Ramesh MS, Lum LG, Abidi MH, Ratanatharathorn V, Uberti J, Mitchell A, Chandrasekar PH, Al-Kadhimi Z. 

Molecular and Epidemiological Characterization of Clostridium difficile (CD) Strains in a Tertiary Care Hospital. 
Chopra T, Bernabela L, Johnson L, McNamara S, Donabedian S, Perri M, Salimnia H, Amjad M, Chandrasekar PH, Kaye K, Alangaden G.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #K-2080.

Risk Factors for Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumonia (ESBL):  A Focus on Previous Antibiotic Exposure (PAE). 
Saely S, Kaye KS, Fairfax M, Chopra T, Pogue M.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #K-278.

Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in Acinetobacter Baumannii (ACB) in Detroit Area Health System. 
Reddy TN, Chopra T, Pogue J, Alangaden G, Salimnia H, Dhar S, Kaye KS.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #K-308.

Epidemiology and Outcomes Associated with Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Following Bariatric Surgery. 
Chopra T, Kosmidis C, Dhar S, Gulish D, Turner D, Preney K, Wood M, Alangaden G, Kaye K.  Presented at Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009 #K-955.

Chlorhexidine (CHX) Oral Decontamination (COD) and Multidrug (MDR) Efflux Pump (EP) Activity in Lac+ Bacteria (LPB). 
Dickey L, Raygada J, Kosmidis C, Nailor M, Kaatz G.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #C2-102.

Single Residue Substitutions in the Staphylococcus aureus (SA) MepA Multidrug Efflux Pump (MDR-EP) Result in Improved Function and Reduced Inhibitor Susceptibility. 
Raygada J, Seo S, Kaatz GW.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2009, #C1-1352.

Hepatic Dysfunction in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Recipients:  Role of Liver Biopsy (LBx) and Risk of Voriconazole Use. 
Ramesh MS, Bains K, Alangaden G, Al-Kadhimi Z, Chandrasekar P H.  Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2009, Poster Presentation #410.

Impact of Nosocomial Blood Stream Infection (BSI) in the Elderly on Length of Stay and Hospital Cost. 
Chen TY, Anderson DJ, Chopra T, Choi Y et al.  Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2009, Poster Presentation #418.

Factors Predictive for Severe Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) in the Elderly-A Case-Control Study. 
Nagi J, Chopra T, Kaye K, Alangaden G.  Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2009, Poster Presentation #418.

Clinical Significance of 16S Ribosomal Gene Sequencing (16srRNA) method for Rapid Bacterial Identification. 
Bharadwaj RA, Fairfax M, Salimnia H, Chandrasekar P.  Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2009, Poster Presentation #234.

Successful Surgical Treatment of a Fulminant Case of Austrian’s Syndrome in an HIV Patient. 
Chopra T, Patel P, Woldie I, Baiewicz FA Jr, Sobel JD.  First prize in oral presentation at Research Day, Wayne State University, Detroit MI.

Immunotherapy with Anti-CD3 x Anti-CMV Bispecific Antibody (CMVBi) Armed Donor Derived Activated T Cells (ATC) – A Novel Strategy Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT). 
Ramesh MS, Thakur A, Pellett P , Das S, Al-Kadhimi ZS, Lum LG.  American Society of Hematology 2009, Abstract #1157.

T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocyte (T-LGL) Expansion Post Adult Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) – A Prognostic Indicator for Improved overall Survival. 
Ramesh Ms, Al-Kadhimi Z, Mellon-Reppens S, Valent J, Lum L, Ayash L, Abidi MH, Ratanatharathorn V, Uberti J.  Abstract submitted for poster presentation.  American Society of Hematology 2009, Abstract #2241.

Low multiplicity HCMV Infection Causes Detectable Changes in Cellular Micro RNA expression. 
Sivasubramanian G, Ishwaran H and Pellett PE.  Poster presented, ICAAC 2009.

2008

Interaction of Posaconazole with Calcineurin Inhibitors (CI) Against Zygomycetes. 
Narreddy S, Manavathu E, Chandrasekar PH, Natesan S, Alangaden G, Revankar S.  Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, Spring 2008.

Multicenter Clinical Study of Panresistant Pseudomonas Aeruginossa (Pa) Blood Stream Infections (BSI). 
Munoz-Price LS, Atieh M, Schreckenberger P, Lidji S, Carmeli Y, Vais D, Leong L, Lee-Such SC, Raygada J, Zervos M, Hota B, Quinn J.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Soceity of America, 2008, #K-3384.

Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infections in Renal Transplant Recipients:  6 Year Experience at a Single Transplant Center. 
Raygada JL, Doshi M, Gruber SA, Morawski K, Singh A, Mehta K, West MS, Chandrasekar PH, Alangaden GJ.  Presented at Joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #K-1464.

Multidrug Efflux Pump (MDR-EP) Overexpression (OE) in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) after Single and Multiple in vitro Exposures to Biocides and Dyes. 
Huet A, Raygada J, Mendiratta K, Seo S, Kaatz G.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of American, 2008, #c=C1-169.

Association Between mprF and Daptomycin Susceptibility in Staphylococcus aureus (SA). 
Husain, M, Raygada J, Seo S, Kaatz G.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #C1-179.

Severe Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome in an HIV Patient. 
Mathew M, Raygada J, Revankar S.  Presented at ACP Michigan Chapter Meeting, September f2008.

Hand-hygiene:  Knowledge, Attitudes & Behavior of Internal Medicine Residents. 
Sivasubramanian G, Jokela JA, Reis J.  Presented at SHEA Conference, Orlando, FL, 2008.

Identification of Weisella confuse (Wc) Causing Bacteremia in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (AHSCT) Recipient. 
Salimnia H, Alangaden G, Bharadwaj R, Painter T, Fairfax MR.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #D-4004.

What is Vancomycin Failure?  It Depends on Your Definition. 
Bhan R, Davis SL, Levine DP, Rybak MJ.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #K-561.

Interaction of Posaconazole with Calcineurin Inhibitors (CI) Against Zygomycetes. 
Narreddy S, Manavathu E, Alangaden G, Chandrasekar PH, Revankar SG.  Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #D-305.

Clinical Impact of the Staphylococcus aureus PNA FISH Test for Early Differentiation between S.aureus and non-aureus Staphylococcal Bacteremia. 
Presented at joint Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008, #D-305.

2007

Interaction of Triazoles with Calcineurin Inhibitors (CI) Against Zygomycetes. 
Narredy S, Manavathu E, Chandrasekar PH, Natesan S, Alangaden G, Alangaden K, Revankar S.  Presented at 47th Interscience Conference Antimicrobial Agents, 2007, #M-1440.

Relationship Between Overexpression (OE) of Multidrug Efflux Pumps (MDEP) in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and Clinical Outcomes. 
DeMarco C, Frempong-Manso E, Seo S, Kaatz G.  Presented at 47th Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2007, IDSA #259

Resurgence of Pseudomonas Endocarditis (PsE)in Detroit, 2006. 
Ammar Ali, DeMarco C, Reyes MP.  Presented at 47th Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2007, IDSA #1001.

Multidrug Efflux Pump (MDEP) Gene Expression in Geographically Diverse Staphylococcus aureus (SA) stains. 
DeMarco C, Frempong-Manos E, Seo S, Kaatz g.  47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2007, #C2-192.

PCR-Based Characterization of Microbiota from Normal Women and Those with Bacterial Vaginosis. 
Palcu CT, Kalra A, Sobel JD, Akins RA.  47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2007, #L-617.

Value of differential identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Nontuberculous Mycobateria (NTM) Using Enhanced Amplified Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test (E – MTD). 
47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2007, #D-1573

Mycobacterium fortuitum Brain Abscess:  Case Report and Review of the Literature. 
Narreddy S, Brown P, Moudgal V.  Presented at Michigan Infectious Dieases Society (MIDS), March 2007

Fluoroquinolone resistance mechanisms inpseudomonas aeruginosa (PA). 
Cushing LA, Seo SM and Kaatz GW.  Presented at Michigan Infectious Diseases Society (MIDS) March 2007.

2006

Efflux-related drug resistance is common in clinical isolates of staphylococcus aureus (SA). 
DeMarco CE, Kaatz GW, Meo SM, Cushing LA.  46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2006, #C2-1146.

 Non-pertussis bordetella (NPB) infections:  an important pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. 
Bhan R, Kalra A, Chandrasekar PH, Merline J, Salimnia H, Alangaden GJ.  44th Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2006, #454.

Accessory gene regulator group and function:  association with clinical outcomes in patients with MRSA bacteremia. 
Bhan R, Rybak M, Rose W, Davis S, Sakoulas G.  44th Infectious Diseases Society of America 2006, #356.

Epidemiology of non-pertussis bordetella infections:  5 year experience in immunocompromised hosts at a large medical center. 
Bhan R, Kalra A, Chandrasekar PH, Merline J, Salimnia H, Alangaden GJ.  44th Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2006, #1204.

Characterization of normal and bacterial vaginosis microbiota by polymerase chain reaction using sub-universal primers. 
Palcu CT, Kalra A, Sobel JK, Akins RA.  46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2006, #D-1721.

The complex epidemiology of candida glabrata colonization in a tertiary care medical ICU. 
Vazuez JA, Buhari M, Obeid K, Biokov D, Vager D, Donabedian S, Guzman J.  46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2006, #M-906.

In vitro activities of statins (anti-cholesteroal agents) alone and in combination with antifungal drugs against aspergillus species. 
Krishnan S, Chandrasekar PH, Alangaden GJ, Manavathu EK.  46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2006.  #M-304

Breakthrough cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is frequent in stem cell recipients receiving valganciclovir (V-GCV) prophylaxis. 
Chan CW, Chandrasekar P, Alangaden G, Uberti J, Salimnia H.  44th Infectious Diseases Society of America 2006, #865.

2005

Substrate exposure affects the expression of mepA and mepR which encode a novel staphylococcus aureus (SA) MATE-Family multidrug efflux pump and its repressor. 
DeMarco CE, Schuman J, Seo SM, Brennan R, Kaatz GW.  45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2005, #C1-2217.

The complex epidemiology of candida colonization in a tertiary care burn unit. 
Chen A, buhari M, Boikov D, Diezken D, White M, Ebright J, Vazquez J.  45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2005, #M-987.

 Functional analyses of the norA multidrug efflux pump and mgr A global regulatory protein homologues in staphylococcus epidermidis (SE). 
Kaatz G, DeMarco C, Thyagarajan R, Moudgal V, Seo S.  45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2005; #C1-1349.

Efficacy of cefepime against an extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing strain of Escherichia coli in a murine neutropenic thigh infection mode. 
Alangaden GJ, Cutright J, Manavathu E, Krishnan S, Chandrasekar P, Cha $.  45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2005; #B-40.

 Lumboperitoneal shunt infection with mycobacterium fortuitum:  case report and review of the literature. 
Michigan Infectious Diseases Society 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2005.

Functional analyses of the norA multidrug efflux pump and mgr A global regulatory protein homologues in staphylococcus epidermidis (SE). 
Kaatz G, DeMarco C, Thyagarajan R, Moudgal V, Seo S.  45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2005, #1-1349.