Publications



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.

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:

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.

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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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