News and Publications
December 8, 2017 – Pneumonia is really just a lung infection, says Dr. Carolee Estelle, associate chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland Hospital and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In and interview with KERA, Dr. Estelle says cases of pneumonia range from mild to very serious. About 50,000 cases a year result in death, usually involving people with underlying conditions. However, Estelle says pneumonia can be treated.
December 6, 2017 – Parkland Hospital examines barriers to acceptance of an S-OPAT program that teaches uninsured patients to deliver IV antibiotics at home. A NEJM Catlyst article features a patient engagement review by medical student Anisha Ganguly, B.A., and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Kativa Bhavan M.D.; along with Associate Professor in Digestive and Liver Diseases, Deepak Agrawal, M.D.
October 14, 2017 – Many people think a flu shot can make you a little sick. But is that true? At Verify, I’ve gotten that question a few times. For answers, I reviewed government reports, academic research and talked to Dr. Trish Perl, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at University of Texas Southwestern.
October 7, 2017 – Kavita P. Bhavan, M.D., MHS, FIDSA, an expert in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), whose innovative approach brought this vital treatment to uninsured patients, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2017 Clinical Practice Innovation Award. This new award recognizes members who devote the majority of their time to patient care and have, within the last five years, significantly advanced the clinical practice of infectious diseases by making innovations in clinical practice design or management, or by fostering change to better recognize the value of infectious diseases practice.
August 08, 2017 – A short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.
Jan. 11, 2017 – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a protein that is central to the immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy the bacterium responsible for the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic
DHHS-BARDA-Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority awarded Trish Perl, M.D, M.Sc. a grant for the respiratory protection effectiveness clinical trial (ResPECT) data analysis.
UT Southwestern awarded Ricardo La Hoz, M.D. the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine Pilot Grant Award.
HRSA awarded Ellen Kitchell, M.D. the Ryan White Part D Grant for HIV testing and research.
DIFFA awarded Ellen Kitchell, M.D. a grant to provide targeted HIV testing and linkage to medical care through outreach and community partnership initiatives to target at-risk populations.
Gilead Science awarded Mamta Jain, M.D. a grant to Expand, Treatment and Detect, Navigate, Coordinate, Education To Eliminate (ERADICATE) HCV.
Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care awarded Pearlie Chong, M.D. a grant for A Pilot Study of Norovirus Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
Gilead Science awarded Ank Nijhawan, M.D. a FOCUS award grant for Routine HIV Screening in Healthcare Setting (Dallas County Jail Health Services).
Program for the Development and Evaluation of Model Community Health Initiatives in Dallas (PDEMCHID) awarded Arti Barmes, M.D. a grant for Delving into Disparities-Formative research to guide interventions promoting cervical and anal cancer screening for HIV infected women attending Ryan White-funded clinics.
Scottish Rite awarded David Greenberg, M.D. a grant for Integrative genomic research for children with invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Chopra R, Shaikh S, Chatzinoff Y, Munaweera I, Cheng B, Daly SM, Xi Y, Bing C, Burns D, Greenberg DE. Employing high-frequency alternating magnetic fields for the non-invasive treatment of prosthetic joint infections, Sci Reports. 2017. In press
Edelman EJ, Maisto SA, Hansen NB, Cutter CJ, Dziura J, Fiellin LE, O'Connor PG, Bedimo R, Gibert C, Marconi VC, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Simberkoff MS, Justice AC, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA. Corrigendum to "The Starting Treatment for Ethanol in Primary care Trials (STEP Trials): Protocol for three parallel multi-site stepped care effectiveness studies for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive patients" [Contemp. Clin. Trials 52 (2017) 80-90]. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Sep;60:125.
Monroe AK, Fleishman JA, Voss CC, Keruly JC, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Aberg JA, Rutstein RM, Moore RD, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network. Assessing Antiretroviral Use During Gaps in HIV Primary Care Using Multisite Medicaid Claims and Clinical Data. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Sep 1;76(1):82-89.
Taylor BS, So-Armah K, Tate JP, Marconi VC, Koethe JR, Bedimo RJ, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Womack JA, Gerschenson M, Lo Re V 3rd, Rimland D, Yin MT, Leaf D, Tracy RP, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. HIV and Obesity Comorbidity Increase Interleukin 6 but Not Soluble CD14 or D-Dimer. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Aug 15;75(5):500-508.
Raifman JR, Gebo KA, Mathews WC, Korthuis PT, Ghanem KG, Aberg JA, Moore RD, Monroe AK, Nijhawan AE, Berry SA; HIV Research Network. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Case Detection Increased When Testing Increased in a Multisite US HIV Cohort, 2004-2014. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jul 31.
Chong PP, Avery RK. A Comprehensive Review of Immunization Practices in Solid Organ Transplant and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Clin Ther. 2017 Jul 24. pii: S0149-2918(17)30774-9.
Zhuang Y, Qiu X, Wang L, Ma Q, Mapstone M, Luque A, Weber M, Tivarus M, Miller E, Arduino RC, Zhong J, Schifitto G. Combination antiretroviral therapy improves cognitive performance and functional connectivity in treatment-naïve HIV-infected individuals. J Neurovirol. 2017 Aug 8.
Aguayo-Hiraldo PI, Arasaratnam RJ, Tzannou I, Kuvalekar M, Lulla P, Naik S, Martinez CA, Piedra PA, Vera JF, Leen AM. Characterizing the Cellular Immune Response to Parainfluenza Virus 3. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 15;216(2):153-161.
Florescu DF, Sonderup JL, Grant W, Chong PP, van Duin D, Kalil AC. Clinical presentation and outcomes of norovirus infection in intestinal allograft compared to native intestine. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;19(3).
Peterson RL, Vock DM, Powers JH, Emery S, Cruz EF, Hunsberger S, Jain MK, Pett S, Neaton JD; INSIGHT FLU-IVIG Study Group. Analysis of an ordinal endpoint for use in evaluating treatments for severe influenza requiring hospitalization. Clin Trials. 2017 Jun;14(3):264-276.
North CS, Pollio DE, Sims OT, Jain MK, Brown GR, Downs DL, Lisker-Melman M, Hong BA. An effectiveness study of group psychoeducation for hepatitis C patients in community clinics. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun;29(6):679-685.
Simms-Waldrip TR, Sunkersett G, Coughlin LA, Savani MR, Arana C, Kim J, Kim M, Zhan X, Greenberg DE, Xie Y, Davies SM, Koh AY. Antibiotic-Induced Depletion of Anti-inflammatory Clostridia Is Associated with the Development of Graft-versus-Host Disease in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Patients. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 May;23(5):820-829.
Nijhawan AE, Liang Y, Vysyaraju K, Muñoz J, Ketchum N, Saber J, Buchberg M, Venegas Y, Bullock D, Jain MK, Villarreal R, Taylor BS. Missed Initial Medical Visits: Predictors, Timing, and Implications for Retention in HIV Care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 May;31(5):213-221.
Lee F. Diagnostics and laboratory role in outbreaks. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2017 May 29.
Freiberg MS, Chang CH, Skanderson M, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Brandt CA, So-Armah KA, Vasan RS, Oursler KA, Gottdiener J, Gottlieb S, Leaf D, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Tracy RP, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Bedimo RJ, Brown ST, Goetz MB, Warner A, Crothers K, Tindle HA, Alcorn C, Bachmann JM, Justice AC, Butt AA. Association Between HIV Infection and the Risk of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Antiretroviral Therapy Era: Results From the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 1;2(5):536-546.
Shelburne SA, Kim J, Munita JM, Sahasrabhojane P, Shields RK, Press EG, Li X, Arias CA, Cantarel B, Jiang Y, Kim MS, Aitken SL, Greenberg DE. Whole Genome Sequencing Accurately Identifies Resistance to Extended Spectrum β-Lactams for Major Gram-Negative Bacterial Pathogens. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 3.
Sood G, Huber K, Dam L, Riedel S, Grubb L, Zenilman J, Perl TM, Argani C. Pseudo-outbreak of Penicillium in an outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinic. Am J Infect Control. 2017 May 1;45(5):557-558.
Teter J, Guajardo I, Al-Rammah T, Rosson G, Perl TM, Manahan M. Assessment of operating room airflow using air particle counts and direct observation of door openings. Am J Infect Control. 2017 May 1;45(5):477-482.
Drechsler H, Ayers C, Cutrell J, Maalouf N, Tebas P, Bedimo R. Current use of statins reduces risk of HIV rebound on suppressive HAART. PLoS One. 2017 Mar;12(3):e0172175.
Howard JJ, Sturge CR, Moustafa DA, Daly SM, Marshall-Batty KR, Felder CF, Zamora D, Yabe-Gill M, Labandeira-Rey M, Bailey SM, Wong M, Goldberg JB, Geller BL, Greenberg DE. Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Peptide-Conjugated Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomers. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Mar 24;61(4). pii: e01938-16.
Sully EK, Geller BL, Li L, Moody CM, Bailey SM, Moore AL, Wong M, Nordmann P, Daly SM, Sturge CR, Greenberg DE. Peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PPMO) restores carbapenem susceptibility to NDM-1-positive pathogens in vitro and in vivo. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Mar 1;72(3):782-790.
Mantyh CR, Xi H, Pearson L, Perl TM. Minimizing hair dispersal: Is this an opportunity for improvement in health care-acquired infection prevention? Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 1;45(3):308-310.
Chow JY, Konda KA, Calvo GM, Klausner JD, Cáceres CF. Demographics, Behaviors, and Sexual Health Characteristics of High-Risk Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women Who Use Social Media to Meet Sex Partners in Lima, Peru. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Mar;44(3):143-148.
Martin IW, Tonner R, Trivedi J, Miller H, Lee R, Liang X, Rotello L, Isenbergh E, Anderson J, Perl T, Zhang SX. Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic-associated fungemia: questioning the safety of this preventive probiotic's use. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;87(3):286-288.
Drum BE, Collinsworth K, Arnoldo BD, Sreeramoju PV. Hospital-Onset Bloodstream Infection Rates After Discontinuing Active Surveillance Cultures for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Regional Burn Center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Mar;38(3):371-372. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.280. PMID: 27974052
Sigel K, Wisnivesky J, Crothers K, Gordon K, Brown ST, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Gibert C, Goetz MB, Bedimo R, Park LS, Dubrow R. Immunological and infectious risk factors for lung cancer in US veterans with HIV: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2017 Feb;4(2):e67-e73.
Agwu AL, Fleishman JA, Mahiane G, Nonyane BA, Althoff KN, Yehia BR, Berry SA, Rutstein R, Nijhawan A, Mathews C, Aberg JA, Keruly JC, Moore RD, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network. Comparing longitudinal CD4 responses to cART among non-perinatally HIV-infected youth versus adults: Results from the HIVRN Cohort. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 9;12(2):e0171125
Arasaratnam RJ, Restrepo A. Persistent Mouth Ulceration in a Renal Allograft Recipient. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 1;64(3):384-385.
Munita JM, Shelburne S, Greenberg DE, Arias CA. The Growing Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance. Tex Med. 2017 Feb 1;113(2):48-52.
Edelman EJ, Maisto SA, Hansen NB, Cutter CJ, Dziura J, Fiellin LE, O'Connor PG, Bedimo R, Gibert C, Marconi VC, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Simberkoff MS, Justice AC, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA. The Starting Treatment for Ethanol in Primary care Trials (STEP Trials): Protocol for Three Parallel Multi-Site Stepped Care Effectiveness Studies for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV-Positive Patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Jan;52:80-90.
Keller SC, Williams D, Gavgani M, Hirsch D, Adamovich J, Hohl D, Krosche A, Cosgrove S, Perl TM. Environmental Exposures and the Risk of Central Venous Catheter Complications and Readmissions in Home Infusion Therapy Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):68-75.
Bhatti MD, Kalia A, Sahasrabhojane P, Kim J, Greenberg DE, Shelburne SA. Identification and Whole Genome Sequencing of the First Case of Kosakonia radicincitans Causing a Human Bloodstream Infection. Front Microbiol. 2017 Jan 24;8:62.
Franco LH, Nair VR, Scharn CR, Xavier RJ, Torrealba JR, Shiloh MU, Levine B. The Ubiquitin Ligase Smurf1 Functions in Selective Autophagy of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Anti-tuberculous Host Defense. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Jan 11;21(1):59-72.
Lewis JD, Enfield KB, Perl TM, Sifri CD. Preparedness planning and care of patients under investigation for or with Ebola virus disease: A survey of physicians in North America. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jan 1;45(1):65-68.
Daly SM, Sturge CR, Greenberg DE. Inhibition of Bacterial Growth by Peptide-Conjugated Morpholino Oligomers. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1565:115-122.
Prokesch, B. A Doctor’s Doctor The Pharos. 2017; 80(2): 47-50
New Faculty and Promotions
September 15, 2017 - Helen King, M.D. new faculty hire.
September 1, 2017 - Reuben Arasaratnam, B.M.B.Ch. new faculty hire.
September 1, 2017 - Carolee Estelle, M.D. new faculty hire.
September 1, 2017 - Arti Barnes, M.D., promoted to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
September 1, 2017 - Roger Bedimo, M.D., promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine
September 1, 2017 - Ellen Kitchell, M.D., promoted to Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
March 01, 2017 - Dr. Pearlie Chong new faculty hire.