Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities

Please see below a sample of research and scholarly activities of the Infectious Diseases Faculty:

  • Serzan MT, Kumar PN, Atkins MB “Diffuse pneumonitis from coronavirus HKU1 on checkpoint inhibitor therapy.” Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 19 May 2020;8:e000898. doi: 10.1136/jitc-2020-000898
  • Michael Kozal, Judith Aberg, Gilles Pialoux, Pedro Cahn. Melanie Thompson Jean-Michel Molina, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Ricardo Diaz, Antonella Castagna, Princy Kumar, Gulam Latiff, Edwin DeJesus, Mark Gummel, Margaret Gartland, Amy Pierce, Peter Ackerman, Cyril Llamoso, and Max Lataillade, for the BRIGHTE Trial Team* “Fostemsavir in Adults with Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Infection” 26 March 2020. N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1232-1243
  • Emu, B, Fessel J, Schrader S, Kumar P, Richmond G, Win S, Weinheimer S, Marsolais C, Lewis S. Phase 3 Study of Ibalizumab for Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1. NEJM August 16 2018 379:645-654
  • Yang CQ, Mathur A, Kumar PN, Dhillon VK. Intralesional Cidofovir for Treatment of Acyclovir-Resistant Laryngeal Herpes Manifesting as Supraglottic Mass. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018;3489418818579. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Johnson Margaret, Kumar Princy, Molina Jean-Michel, et al for the DRIVE-SHIFT Study Group: Switching to Doravirine/Lamivudine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (DOR/3TC/TDF) Maintains HIV-1 Virologic Suppression Through 48 Weeks: Results of the DRIVE-SHIFT Trial. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2019;00:1–10). [Epub ahead of print]
  • Boulougoura Afroditi, Gabriel Erin, Laidlaw Elizabeth, Khetani Vikram, Arakawa Ken, Higgins Jeanette, Rupert Adam, Gorelick Robert J, Lumbard Keith, Pau Alice, Poole April, Kibiy Angela, Kumar Princy, Sereti Irini. A Phase I, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study of CC-11050 in People Living With HIV With Suppressed Plasma Viremia on Antiretroviral Therapy (APHRODITE), Open Forum Infectious Diseases, June 2019; 6(6):10.1093/ofid/ofz246
  • Franck Boccaraa, Princy Kumar b, Bruno Caramellic, Alexandra Calmyd, J. Antonio G. Lópeze, Sarah Braye, Marcoli Cyrillee, Robert S. Rosensonf “Evolocumab treatment in patients with HIV and hypercholesterolemia/mixed dyslipidemia: BEIJERINCK study design and baseline characteristics” American Heart Journal. 12 November 2019 doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.11.004
  • Stanton CA, Kumar PN, Moadel AB, Cunningham CA, Schechter CB, Kim RS, Shuter J. A multicenter randomized controlled trial of intensive group therapy for tobacco treatment in HIV-infected smokers. JAIDS 2020;83:405-14.
  • Shiva, Hassanzadeh-Behbahania, Kyle F. Shattucka, Margarita Bronshteyna ,Matthew Dawsonb Monica Diazc ,Princy Kumar d , David J.Mooreb Ronald J.Ellisbc Xiong Jianga. “Low CD4 nadir linked to widespread cortical thinning in adults living with HIV” 26 December 2019 NeuroImage: Clinical Volume 25, 2020, 102155.
  • Andrea Mantsios, Miranda Murray, Tahilin S. Karver, Wendy Davis, David Margolis, Princy Kumar, Susan Swindells, U. Fritz Bredeek, Miguel García Deltoro, Rafael Rubio García, Antonio Antela, Cindy Garris, Mark Shaefer, Santiago Cenoz Gomis, Miguel Pascual Bernáldez & Deanna Kerrigan.“I feel empowered”: women’s perspectives on and experiences with long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy in the USA and Spain.” 21 May 2020. Culture, Health & Sexuality, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2020.1752397
  • Yeung SHM, Mourad O, Klowak M, Showler AJ, Klowak S, Boggild AK. Implementation and evaluation of a quality and safety tool for ambulatory strongyloidiasis patients at high risk of adverse outcome. Trop. Dis. Trav. Med. Vaccines. 2019 Apr. 3; 5:3.
  • Showler AJ, Kubofcik J, Ricciardi A, Nutman TB. Differences in the clinical and laboratory features of imported onchocerciasis in endemic individuals and temporary residents. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019 Feb 11.
  • Khatib A, Showler AJ, Kain D, Melvin R, Lecce C, Boggild AK. A diagnostic gap illuminated by a sexually-transmitted case of congenital Zika virus infection. Trav. Med. and Infectious Dis. 2019 Jan.-Feb.; 27:117-118.
  • Showler AJ, Nutman TB. Imported Onchocerciasis in migrants and travelers. Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2018; 31:393-398
  • Valbuena V, Bai AD, Showler A, Meem M, Steinberg M, Bell CM, Morris AM. Mandatory infectious diseases consultation leads to improved process measure adherence in the management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: A multicentre, quasi-control study. JAMMI. 2018 Dec 1.
  • MacRae C, Kopalakrishnan S, Faust L, Klowak M, Showler A, Klowak SA, Boggild AK. Evaluation of safety tool for ambulatory leprosy patients at risk of adverse outcome. Trop. Dis. Travel Med. Vaccines. 2018 Mar. 2; 4:1.
  • Bai AD, Agarwal A, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM. Clinical predictors and clinical prediction rules to estimate initial patient risk for infective endocarditis in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2017 Dec.; 23(12):900-906.
  • Bai AD, Steinberg M, Showler A, Burry L, Bhatia RS, Tomlinson GA, Bell CM, Morris AM. Diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiograpy for infective endocarditis findings using transesophageal echocardiography as the reference standard: A meta-analysis. J. Am. Soc. Echocardiogr. 2017 July; 30(7):639-646.
  • Sasson G, Bai AD, Showler A, Burry L, Steinberg M, Ricciuto DR, Fernandes T, Chiu A, Raybardhan S, Science M, Fernando E, Morris AM, Bell CM. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in immunosuppressed patients: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2017 July; 36(7):1231-1241.
  • Showler AJ, Boggild A. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in travellers: a focus on epidemiology and treatment in 2015. Curr. Infect. Dis. Rep. 2015 July: 17(7):489.
  • Morales, Megan & Nabha, Linda & Toussant, Brian & Teran, Richard & E Raybould, Jillian & Vanessa Fan, W & Kumar, Princy & Shoham, Shumel & Summerfield, Michael & G Timpone, Joseph. Risk Factors for Premature Nuclear Cataract Formation in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Individuals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (2017). Current Research HIV/AIDS. CRHA-108.
  • Raybould JE, Raybould AL, Morales MK, Zaheer M, Lipkowitz MS, Timpone JG, Kumar PN. Bartonella Endocarditis and Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2016 Sep;24(5):254-260. Epub 2016 Mar 1. Review. PMID: 27885316 Free PMC Article
  • K. Grewal, Harkiran N. Kumar, Princy ; Shah, Namrata & G. Timpone, Joseph. Verruconis Gallopava: Recurrent Infection in a Renal Transplant Recipient (2017). Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 1. 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000569.
  • Timpone JG, Yimen M, Cox S , Teran R, Ajluni S, Goldstein D, Fishbein T, Kumar PN, Matsumoto C Resistant Cytomegalovirus In Intestinal And Multivisceral Transplant Recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;18(2):202-9. doi: 10.1111/tid.12507.
  • E. Raybould, Jillian &; E. Conroy, Megan &; G. Timpone, Joseph; Kumar, Princy. Legionnaires Disease With Focal Neurologic Deficits and a Reversible Lesion in the Splenium of the Corpus Callosum: A Case Report and Review of the Literatur (2016). Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 25. 1. 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000441.
  • Raybould JE Raybould AL Morales MK Zaheer M Lipkowitz MS Timpone JG Kumar PN. Bartonella endocarditis and pauci-immune glomerulonephritis. A case report and review of the literature. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2016; 24: 254–260.
  • Kadri SS, Hohmann SF, Orav EJ, Bonne SL, Moffa MA, Timpone JG, Strich JR, Palmore T, Christopher KB, Varughese C, Hooper DC, Danner RL. Tracking Colistin-Treated Patients To Monitor The Incidence And Outcome Of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 1;60(1):79-87. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu741. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
  • Nabha L, Duong L, Timpone J. HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Perspective on Management Strategies. Drugs. 2013 Jun 4.
  • Primeggia J, Matsumoto CS, Fishbein TM, Karacki PS, Fredette TM, Timpone JG. Infection among adult small bowel and multivisceral transplant recipients in the 30-day postoperative period. Transplant Infectious Disease 2013 Jun 28.
  • Primeggia J, Timpone JG Jr, Kumar PN. Pharmacologic Issues of Antiretroviral Agents and Immunosuppressive Regimens in HIV-infected Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;27(2):473-86. Epub 2013 Mar 29.
  • Brooks K, Garrett K, Kuriakose S, George J, Balba G, Anderson M, Lane H, Maldarelli F, Pau A. Decreased absorption of dolutegravir and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, but not emtricitabine, in an HIV-infected patient following oral and jejunostomy-tube administration. Pharmacotherapy 2017 May 27. doi: 10.1002/phar.1960. PMID: 2855635
  • Walsh, C, Workowski K, Terrault N, Sax P, Cohen A, Bowlus C, Kim A, Hyland R, Han B, Wang J, Stamm L, Brainard D, Mchutchison J, Von Drygalski A, Rhame F, Fried M, Kouides P, Balba G, Reddy K. Ledipasivir-sofosbuvir and sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C and bleeding disorders. Haemophilia 2017 Jan, doi: 10.1111/hae.13178. PMID 28124511.
  • Nabha L, Balba G, Tuazon C, Kumar P. Etravirine Induced Severe Hypersensitivity Reaction and Fulminant Hepatitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J AIDS Clinic Res 2012.
  • Kelesidis T, Balba G, Worthington M. Axillary abscess in a patient with Yersinia enterocolitica infection as a result of exposure to pork. Am J Med. 2008 Mar 4;121(3):e1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2007.10.017. PMID;18328287.
  • *Balba G, Kumar P, James A, Malani A, Palestine A, Welch J, Timpone J. Ocular Syphilis in HIV-Infected Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. Am J Med. 2006 May;119(5):448.e21-5. PMID: 16651059.
  • *Balba G, Javaid B, Timpone J.  BK Polyomavirus Infection in the Renal Transplant Recipient. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2013 Jun; 27(2):271-283. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.02.002.   PubMed PMID: 23714340.
  • Antony N., Lewis J.H., Balba G.P. (2019) Disorders of the Liver Excluding Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. In: Chirch L., Ivanaviciene J. (eds) HIV and GI Tract Complications. Clinical Gastroenterology. Humana, Cham  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13377-1_4
  • Brooks K, Garrett, K, Kuriakose S, George S, Balba G, Bailey B, Anderson M, Lane H, Maldarelli F, Pau A. Impaired absorption of dolutegravir and tenofovir DF, but not emtricitabine, following oral and jejunostomy-tube administration in a patient with advanced HIV infection. International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of Antiviral Therapy 2017.
  • Reddy K, Stedman C, Workowski K, Yang J, Stamm L, Brainard D, McHutchison J, Balba G, Gane E, Walsh C. An Integrated Safety and Efficacy Analysis of Sofosbuvir-Based Regimens in Patients with Hereditary Bleeding Disorders. Accepted for ePoster and Paper Poster Session EASL 2016
  • Truong D, Zakrzewski J, Kon S, Balba G, Teran R, Duong L, Kumar P, Ajluni S, Timpone J. Correlation of antibiotic exposure with the development of Daptomycin non-susceptible enterococcus (DNSE) and linezolid non-susceptible enterococcus (LNSE) isolates at a tertiary care center. Poster Abstract Session ID Week 2015.
  • Kon S, Truong D, Zakrzewski J, Balba G, Teran R, Toimil B, Duong L, Kumar P, Timpone J. Clinical Characteristics and Patient Outcomes Associated with Daptomycin non-susceptible Enterococcus (DNSE) and Linezolid non-susceptible Enterococcus (LNSE). Poster Abstract Session ID Week 2015.
  • Balba G, Lloyd M, Descale S, Weissinger P. Does Social Media Improve Mentoring in Academic Medicine? Poster Presentation Medstar Health Research Institute Teaching Scholars Capstone 2014.
  • Phadungchai G. Kumar P. Welsch J, James A, Timpone J. Unusually High Prevalence of Ocular Syphilis in HIV-infected Patients Receiving HAART. Abstracts 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2003.
  • Coster LO, *Mohanraj BS, Kessler R, Kumar P. Jeryl-Lynn Mumps Vaccine-derived parotitis diagnosed in the setting of a recent Mumps Outbreak. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2016 Nov; 24(6): e60-e62. doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000422.
  • Mohanraj BS, Hou Q, Monroe A, Kumar P, Kassaye S. Six years of integrase inhibitor use in a metropolitan city. Poster presentation. CROI 2019.
  • Klein CN, Mohanraj BS, Musial R, Popnikolov N, Vielemeyer O. Rapidly Progressive Skin Lesions Requiring Admission in a Young, HIV-Infected Man. Clinical Infectious Diseases Photo Quiz. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2013 Jan; 56(1):117, 159-160. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis665. PMID: 23230302
  • Mohanraj BS, Kaushik P. Candida utilis: A Rare Pathogen. Case Report. Drexel Med Journal. 2012; 6(1): 25
  • Mohanraj BS, Lee DH. Streptococcus sanguinis infective endocarditis masquerading as TTP in a patient with HIV, HCV and active IVDU: A case report. Drexel Discovery Day poster presentation. October 2010.
  • Shnitser A, Mohanraj BS, Fenkel JM. Infectious enteritis presenting with transient leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Northeast regional ACP poster competition. October 2008.
  • Kassaye SG, Wang C, Ocampo JMF, Wilson TE, Anastos K, Cohen M, Greenblatt RM, Fischl MA, Otofukun I, Adimora A, Kempf MC, Sharp GB, Young M, Plankey M. Viremia Trajectories of HIV in HIV-Positive Women in the United States, 1994-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e193822. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3822. PMID: 31099865
  • Kassaye SG, Grossman Z, Balamane M, Johnston-White B, Liu C, Kumar P, Young M, Sneller MC, Sereti I, Dewar R, Rehm C, Meyer W III, Shafer R, Katzenstein D, and Maldarelli F. Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance High and Longstanding in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 June 15. PMID: PMC4996138
  • Levy, M. E., Anastos, K., Levine, S. R., Plankey, M., Castel, A. D., Molock, S., Sen, S., Asch, F. M., Milam, J., Aouizerat, B., Weber, K. M., Golub, E. T., Kaplan, R. C., and Kassaye, S. Depression and Psychosocial Stress Are Associated With Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis Among Women Living With HIV. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2020 July 7; 9(13), e016425. PMID: 32564652
  • Dawson, L; Benbow, N; Fletcher, FE; Kassaye S; Killelea, A; Latham, SR; Lee, LM; Leitner, T; Little, SJ; Mehta, SR; Martinez, O; Minalga, B; Poon, A; Rennie, S; Sugarman, J; Sweeney, P; Torian, LV; and Wertheim, JO. Addressing ethical challenges in US-based HIV phylogenetic research. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 11 June 2020 PMID: 32525980
  • Ocampo JM, Plankey M, Zou K, Collman J, Wang C, Young MA, Lui C, and Kassaye S. Trajectory analyses of virologic outcomes reflecting community-based HIV treatment in Washington, D.C., 1994-2012. BMC Public Health 2015 Dec 22: 1277 *co-first authors
  • Goparaju L, Experton LS, Praschan NC, Warren-Jeanpiere L, Young MA, Kassaye S. Women want Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis but are Advised Against it by Their HIV-positive Counterparts. J AIDS Clin Res. 2015;6(11):1-10. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000522 PMID: 27019765;
  • Goparaju L, Praschan NC, Warren-Jeanpiere L, Experton LS, Young MA, and Kassaye S. Stigma, Partners, Providers and Costs: Potential Barriers to PrEP Uptake among US Women. J AIDS Clin Res. 2017 September 25. 8: 730.
  • Kassaye SG, Ong’ech J, Sirengo M, Kose J, Matu L, McOdida P, Simiyu R, Syengo T, Muthama D, and Machekano R. Cluster-Randomized Controlled Study of SMS Text Messages for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Rural Kenya. AIDS Res Treat. 2016;2016:1289328. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
  • Machekano R, Tiam A, Kassaye S, Tukei V, Gill M, Mohai F, Nchepe M, Mokone M, Barasa J, Mohale S, Letsie M, and Guay L. HIV incidence among pregnant and postpartum women in a high prevalence setting. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 28;13(12):e0209782. PMID:30311104
  • Tiam A, Kassaye SG, Machekano R, Tukei V, Gill MM, Mokone M, Letsie M, Tsietso M, Seipati I, Barasa J, Isavwa A, Tylleskär T, Guay L. Comparison of 6-week PMTCT outcomes for HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed infants in the era of lifelong ART: Results from an observational prosective cohort study. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 26;14(12):e0226339. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226339. eCollection 2019.PMID: 31877153