Russell R Kempker

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False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Among Low-Risk Healthcare Workers Following Implementation of Fifty-Dose Vials of Purified Protein Derivative.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 Jun 2;39(6):750-752. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

1Division of Infectious Diseases,Department of Medicine,Emory University School of Medicine,Atlanta,Georgia.

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June 2018

The Impact of a Fogarty International Center-Supported Tuberculosis Research Training Program in the Country of Georgia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Apr 1;98(4):1069-1074. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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April 2018

Challenges Across the HIV Care Continuum for Patients With HIV/1 TB Co-infection in Atlanta, GA.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Apr 21;5(4):ofy063. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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April 2018

Isoniazid Monoresistance and Rate of Culture Conversion among Patients in the State of Georgia with Confirmed Tuberculosis, 2009-2014.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2018 Mar;15(3):331-340

1 Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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March 2018

Reply to Chang et al., "Pyrazinamide Is a Two-Edged Sword: Do WHO Guidelines Matter?"

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 Jan 21;62(1). Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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January 2018

Cost-effectiveness of WHO-Recommended Algorithms for TB Case Finding at Ethiopian HIV Clinics.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Jan 23;5(1):ofx269. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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January 2018

Reply to Srivastava et al., "pH Conditions under Which Pyrazinamide Works in Humans".

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 Sep 24;61(9). Epub 2017 Aug 24.

National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Tbilisi, Georgia.

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September 2017

Asymptomatic Cardiovascular Syphilis With Aortic Regurgitation Requiring Surgical Repair in an HIV-Infected Patient.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 14;4(4):ofx198. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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September 2017

Point-of-Care Testing for Cryptococcal Disease Among Hospitalized Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults in Ethiopia.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 10 15;95(4):786-792. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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October 2016

Diabetes Reduces the Rate of Sputum Culture Conversion in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2016 Sep 16;3(3):ofw126. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University; Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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September 2016

Vitamin D status and the risk for hospital-acquired infections in critically ill adults: a prospective cohort study.

PLoS One 2015 7;10(4):e0122136. Epub 2015 Apr 7.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 615 Michael Street, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States of America.

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March 2016

Macronutrient intake and body composition changes during anti-tuberculosis therapy in adults.

Clin Nutr 2016 Feb 26;35(1):205-12. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Health Sciences Graduate Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States; Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States. Electronic address:

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February 2016

Cavitary penetration of levofloxacin among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 16;59(6):3149-55. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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February 2016

Contacts of retreatment tuberculosis cases with a prior poor treatment outcome are at increased risk of latent tuberculosis infection.

Int J Infect Dis 2016 Feb 25;43:49-50. Epub 2015 Dec 25.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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February 2016

Metabolomics and Mycobacterial Disease: Don't Forget the Bioinformatics.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Jan;13(1):141-2

1 Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia and.

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January 2016

High-dose vitamin D3 in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Am J Clin Nutr 2015 Nov 23;102(5):1059-69. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids and Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Departments of

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November 2015

High utility of contact investigation for latent and active tuberculosis case detection among the contacts: a retrospective cohort study in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010-2011.

PLoS One 2014 7;9(11):e111773. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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July 2015

Plasma metabolomics in human pulmonary tuberculosis disease: a pilot study.

PLoS One 2014 15;9(10):e108854. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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June 2015

Tobacco smoking and tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Georgia.

Bull World Health Organ 2015 Jun 30;93(6):390-9. Epub 2015 Mar 30.

Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA .

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June 2015

Determinants of tuberculosis infection control-related behaviors among healthcare workers in the country of Georgia.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 May 4;36(5):522-8. Epub 2015 Feb 4.

6Division of Infectious Diseases,Department of Medicine,School of Medicine,Emory University,Atlanta,Georgia,USA.

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May 2015

Diabetes mellitus, smoking status, and rate of sputum culture conversion in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a cohort study from the country of Georgia.

PLoS One 2014 15;9(4):e94890. Epub 2014 Apr 15.

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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January 2015

Significant clinical impact of a rapid molecular diagnostic test (Genotype MTBDRplus assay) to detect multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2014 Dec 4;59(11):1559-66. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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December 2014

Hepatitis C virus co-infection increases the risk of anti-tuberculosis drug-induced hepatotoxicity among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

PLoS One 2013 19;8(12):e83892. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America ; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America ; Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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October 2014

No association of cryptococcal antigenemia with poor outcomes among antiretroviral therapy-experienced HIV-infected patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2014 21;9(1):e85698. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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October 2014

Interferon-γ release assays for the evaluation of tuberculosis infection.

JAMA 2014 Oct;312(14):1460-1

Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

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October 2014

Mortality and causes of death among HIV-infected individuals in the country of Georgia: 1989-2012.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2014 Jun 24;30(6):560-6. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

1 Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center , Tbilisi, Georgia .

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June 2014

Diabetes mellitus and risk of all-cause mortality among patients with tuberculosis in the state of Georgia, 2009-2012.

Ann Epidemiol 2014 May 8;24(5):369-75. Epub 2014 Feb 8.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

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May 2014

Effectiveness of a multimodal hand hygiene campaign and obstacles to success in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2014 Mar 17;3(1). Epub 2014 Mar 17.

Emory University School of Medicine, 1648 Pierce Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

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March 2014

Substantial overlap between incarceration and tuberculosis in atlanta, georgia, 2011.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2014 Mar 30;1(1):ofu041. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Department of Epidemiology , Rollins School of Public Health ; Emory University School of Medicine , Emory University , Atlanta , Georgia.

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March 2014

Prevalence and incidence of latent tuberculosis infection in georgian healthcare workers.

PLoS One 2013 25;8(3):e58202. Epub 2013 Mar 25.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

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December 2013

Infection control knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Dec 28;34(12):1289-96. Epub 2013 Oct 28.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Addis Ababa University School of Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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December 2013

Poor agreement between interferon-gamma release assays and the tuberculin skin test among HIV-infected individuals in the country of Georgia.

BMC Infect Dis 2013 Nov 1;13:513. Epub 2013 Nov 1.

Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center, 16 Al, Kazbegi Avenue, Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia.

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November 2013

Favorable outcomes for multidrug and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis patients undergoing surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Jun 1;95(6):1892-8. Epub 2013 May 1.

National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

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June 2013

Additional drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from resected cavities among patients with multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2012 Mar 23;54(6):e51-4. Epub 2011 Dec 23.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA.

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March 2012

Surgical treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Lancet Infect Dis 2012 Feb;12(2):157-66

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

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February 2012

Association of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) USA300 genotype with mortality in MRSA bacteremia.

J Infect 2010 Nov 22;61(5):372-81. Epub 2010 Sep 22.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

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November 2010