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Naiel N. Nassar, MD

Geetha Sivasubramanian, MD, FIDSA

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Recent Publications and abstracts

Ghanem H, Martin C, Farrer W and Sivasubramanian G. Eustachian valve endocarditis due to Pasturella multocida – A novel case. Clinical Infection in Practice, Volume 12, 2021, 100076, ISSN 2590-1702,

Ghanem H and Sivasubramanian G. Role of Ivermectin in Management of Institutional Outbreaks of Scabies. Scabies: From Diagnosis to Management; Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 39

Ghanem H and Sivasubramanian G. Cryptococcus neoformans Meningoencephalitis in an Immunocompetent Patient after COVID-19 Infection. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 4; 2021:5597473. doi: 10.1155/2021/5597473. PMID: 34188965

Maison-Fomotar M and Sivasubramanian G. A case of Bordetella hinzii pneumonia and bacteremia in a patient with SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Nov;27(11):2904-2907. doi: 10.3201/eid2711.211468. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34388087

Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. Neurosyphilis and CNS coccidioidomycosis co infection. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2021 Aug 9; 34:5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2021.08.002. 2021 Dec. PMID: 34485045

Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. An unusual cause of chronic diarrhea in an apparently immunocompetent male. IDWeek 2021

Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. A patient with advanced AIDS with cavitary pneumonia, exuberant generalized lymphadenopathy, and pericardial effusion. IDWeek 2021

Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. Extensive Spinal Disease due to Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. American Journal of Medical Sciences, 2022

Sivasubramanian G, Ghanem H, Maison-Fomotar M, Jain R, Libke R. COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Single-Center Experience in Central Valley, California, January 2020-March 2021. J Fungi (Basel). 2021 Nov 10;7(11):948. doi: 10.3390/jof7110948. PMID: 34829235

Sivasubramanian G and Chandrasekar P. An up-to-date evaluation of the efficacy and safety of isavuconazole in the treatment of Aspergillus infection. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2022 Apr;23(5):543-549. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2022.2032645. 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35099351.

Pervaiz S, Kim J, Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. A rare case of gonococcal liver abscess. Sex Transm Dis. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001624. PMID: 35312651.

Joanne Lin DO, Hiral Patel DO, Geetha Sivasubramanian and Gordon Honda MD. Double Trouble- A Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Causing Cholestatic Hepatitis and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. National Annual College of Physicians Meeting April 2022.

Kim JM, Jensen E, Sivasubramanian G. Miliary coccidioidomycosis with hepatic and cutaneous dissemination. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Coccidioidomycosis Study Group Meeting in Bakersfield, CA. April 2022.

Kim J and Sivasubramanian G. Strongyloides Hyper Infection Syndrome among COVID-19 Patients Treated with Corticosteroids. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Jul;28(7):1531-1533. doi: 10.3201/eid2807.220198. PMID: 35731220; PMCID: PMC9239863.

Sivasubramanian G and Chandrasekar P. Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Book chapter in Pulmonary and Critical Care Considerations of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Springer. 2022

Sivasubramanian G, Kadakia S, Kim J, Pervaiz S, Yan Y and Libke R. Non-vertebral Spinal Complications in patients with coccidioidomycosis meningitis. Analysis of Clinical and Imaging Features. Mycosis Study Group Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 2022.

Assi et al. Opardija A among authors. Investigational immunomodulatory therapies for COVID-19, Drugs of the Future 2021, 46(9): 711 -729

Ramos-Poblete J, Kasper E, Mu A. A long way from Laos. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 08; 12(8):e0006534.

Wormser VR, Li ZY, Libke R, Rahmati E. Miliary pattern pulmonary infiltrates in a diabetic patient: Coccidioidomycosis. IDCases. 2020; 22:e00977.

Dizon D, Mitchell M, Dizon B, Libke R, Peterson MW. The utility of real-time polymerase chain reaction in detecting Coccidioides immitis among clinical specimens in the Central California San Joaquin Valley. Med Mycol. 2019 Aug 01; 57(6):688-693.

Wilson L, Ting J, Lin H, Shah R, MacLean M, Peterson MW, Stockamp N, Libke R, Brown P. The Rise of Valley Fever: Prevalence and Cost Burden of Coccidioidomycosis Infection in California. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 03 28; 16(7).

Mitchell M, Dizon D, Libke R, Peterson M, Slater D, Dhillon A. Development of a real-time PCR Assay for identification of Coccidioides immitis by use of the BD Max system. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Mar; 53(3):926-9.

Stockamp NW, Paul S, Sharma S, Libke RD, Boswell JS, Nassar NN. Cutaneous tuberculosis of the penis in an HIV-infected adult. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Jan; 24(1):57-8.

Thompson GR, Sharma S, Bays DJ, Pruitt R, Engelthaler DM, Bowers J, Driebe EM, Davis M, Libke R, Cohen SH, Pappagianis D. Coccidioidomycosis: adenosine deaminase levels, serologic parameters, culture results, and polymerase chain reaction testing in pleural fluid. Chest. 2013 Mar; 143(3):776-781.

Bird GR, Libke RD, Billelo JF, Parks NA, Pollard JS. Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis with Clinically Evident Splenomegaly in an Immunocompetent Host, First Case Reported in the literature. Mcgill J Med. 2009 Nov 16; 12(2):14.

Mortimer RB, Libke R, Eghbalieh B, Bilello JF. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as superior vena cava syndrome secondary to Coccidioides lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected patient. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Nov-Dec; 7(6):283-5.

Merchant M, Romero AO, Libke RD, Joseph J. Pleural effusion in hospitalized patients with Coccidioidomycosis. Respir Med. 2008 Apr; 102(4):537-40.

Mu A, Nassar N. A man with oral lesions, constipation and back pain. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 Jun; 25(7):526-8.

Keiser PH, Nassar N. Time to virological failure with atazanavir/ritonavir and lopinavir/ritonavir, with or without an H2-receptor blocker, not significantly different in HIV observational database study. Int J STD AIDS. 2008 Aug; 19(8):561-2.

Keiser P, Nassar N. Abacavir sulfate/lamivudine/zidovudine fixed combination in the treatment of HIV infection. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007 Mar; 8(4):477-83