Samuel L Aitken

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Does Switching Norepinephrine to Phenylephrine in Septic Shock Complicated by Atrial Fibrillation With Rapid Ventricular Response Improves Time to Rate Control?

J Intensive Care Med 2020 Jan 2:885066619896292. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Department of Pharmacy, Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0885066619896292DOI Listing
January 2020

Optimization of intravenous immune globulin use at a comprehensive cancer center.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2019 Nov;76(Supplement_4):S102-S106

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxz233DOI Listing
November 2019

Antifungal Resistance: a Concerning Trend for the Present and Future.

Curr Infect Dis Rep 2019 Nov 16;21(12):47. Epub 2019 Nov 16.

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11908-019-0702-9DOI Listing
November 2019

Pharmacodynamics of daptomycin in combination with other antibiotics for the treatment of enterococcal bacteraemia.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2019 Sep 5;54(3):346-350. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Division of Infectious Diseases, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.07.002DOI Listing
September 2019

Reply to Cheng and Chuang.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Aug;69(5):903-904

Center for Anti-infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz081DOI Listing
August 2019

Levofloxacin versus Cefpodoxime for Antibacterial Prophylaxis in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2019 08 17;25(8):1637-1641. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.04.013DOI Listing
August 2019

Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Hardware-Associated Vertebral Osteomyelitis with Oritavancin plus Ampicillin.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 07 24;63(7). Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics (CARMiG), UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02622-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6591586PMC
July 2019

Oral Versus Aerosolized Ribavirin for the Treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 May;68(10):1641-1649

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy760DOI Listing
May 2019

Culture-Documented Invasive Mold Infections at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Pre- and Post-Hurricane Harvey.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 Apr 2;6(4):ofz138. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6475585PMC
April 2019

Navigating manuscript assessment: The new practitioner's guide to primary literature peer review.

J Oncol Pharm Pract 2019 Jan 2;25(1):94-100. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

1 Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078155218761222DOI Listing
January 2019

Letermovir for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection in adult cytomegalovirus-seropositive hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 2018 Oct 18;11(10):931-941. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

c Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health , The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston , Texas , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512433.2018.1500897DOI Listing
October 2018

Association of daptomycin dosing regimen and mortality in patients with VRE bacteraemia: a review.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 09;73(9):2277-2283

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dky072DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454563PMC
September 2018

Clinical Outcomes Associated With Linezolid Resistance in Leukemia Patients With Linezolid-Resistant Bacteremia.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Jul 13;5(7):ofy167. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy167DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6061807PMC
July 2018

Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Gram-Negative Infections Treated With Optimized Dosing Cefepime Over Various Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations.

J Pharm Pract 2018 Feb 6;31(1):34-39. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

3 Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0897190017696950DOI Listing
February 2018

Should Piperacillin-Tazobactam Be Used as Definitive Therapy against Enterobacteriaceae Harboring Inducible AmpC β-Lactamases?

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 09 24;61(9). Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01160-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5571301PMC
September 2017

Real-Life Assessment of the Safety and Effectiveness of the New Tablet and Intravenous Formulations of Posaconazole in the Prophylaxis of Invasive Fungal Infections via Analysis of 343 Courses.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 08 25;61(8). Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00188-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5527592PMC
August 2017

Solithromycin: A novel ketolide antibiotic.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2017 Jun 21;74(12):875-887. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

Division of Pharmacy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp160934DOI Listing
June 2017

Daptomycin non-susceptible Enterococcus faecium in leukemia patients: Role of prior daptomycin exposure.

J Infect 2017 03 11;74(3):243-247. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Division of Pharmacy, Unit 0090, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics, University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77225, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2016.11.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5324836PMC
March 2017

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2015.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2017 02 12;74(4):238-252. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine and Department of Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

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http://www.ajhp.org/lookup/doi/10.2146/ajhp160090
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp160090DOI Listing
February 2017

Updates in the Management of Cephalosporin-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria.

Curr Infect Dis Rep 2016 Dec;18(12):39

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 0090, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11908-016-0552-7DOI Listing
December 2016

Regional variation in antibiotic prescribing among medicare part D enrollees, 2013.

BMC Infect Dis 2016 Dec 9;16(1):744. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 0090, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s1287
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-2091-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5148872PMC
December 2016

Development and Validation of a Clostridium difficile Health-related Quality-of-Life Questionnaire.

J Clin Gastroenterol 2016 09;50(8):631-7

*University of Houston College of Pharmacy †University of Texas School of Public Health ‡University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center **Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX §Department of Pharmacy, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland ∥Merck & Co, Whitehouse Station, NJ ¶Fecal Transplant Foundation, Carmel, IN #National Reference Laboratory for Clostridium difficile, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Paris and Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MCG.0000000000000473DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978607PMC
September 2016

Use of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam in the Treatment of Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bloodstream Infection in a Pediatric Leukemia Patient.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 09;35(9):1040-2

From the *Division of Pharmacy, †Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, ‡Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; §Center for Anti-infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; and ¶Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001228DOI Listing
September 2016

Successful Treatment of Bloodstream Infection Due to Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in a Renal Transplant Patient.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2016 09 22;60(9):5130-4. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, and Department of Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00264-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997835PMC
September 2016

Agricultural Applications for Antimicrobials. A Danger to Human Health: An Official Position Statement of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.

Pharmacotherapy 2016 Apr 1;36(4):422-32. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Department of Pharmacy Services, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/phar.1737DOI Listing
April 2016

Pharmacokinetics and safety of intravesicular cidofovir in allogeneic HSCT recipients.

J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 Mar 26;71(3):727-30. Epub 2015 Nov 26.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1460, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkv393DOI Listing
March 2016

Response to "Effect of geographic region and seasonality on Clostridium difficile incidence and hospital mortality".

Am J Infect Control 2015 Dec 29;43(12):1379. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

Pharmacotherapy Division, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.07.031DOI Listing
December 2015

In the Endemic Setting, Clostridium difficile Ribotype 027 Is Virulent But Not Hypervirulent.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Nov 20;36(11):1318-23. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

1Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research,University of Houston College of Pharmacy,Houston,Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.187DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710480PMC
November 2015

Age-Stratified Treatment Response Rates in Hospitalized Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection Treated with Metronidazole.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 Oct 20;59(10):6113-6. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00816-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4576055PMC
October 2015

Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2014.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2015 Aug;72(16):1380-92

Kady Phe, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellow, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX. Richard M. Cadle, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP, is Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Director, Pharmacy Practice (Postgraduate Year 1) and Infectious Disease (Postgraduate Year 2) Programs, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX. David J. Guervil, Pharm.D., is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Infectious Diseases, Department of Pharmacy, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston. Oscar E. Guzman, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care, Cardinal Health, Innovative Delivery Solutions, Houston. Ashley M. Lockwood, Pharm.D., is Postgraduate Year 2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston. Katherine K. Perez, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pharmacy and Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Assistant Clinical Member, Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston. Nancy N. Vuong, Pharm.D., MBIOT, BCPS, is Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellow, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Samuel L. Aitken, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp150112DOI Listing
August 2015

Cefepime free minimum concentration to minimum inhibitory concentration (fCmin/MIC) ratio predicts clinical failure in patients with Gram-negative bacterial pneumonia.

Int J Antimicrob Agents 2015 May 19;45(5):541-4. Epub 2015 Jan 19.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1441 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2014.12.018DOI Listing
May 2015

Regional and seasonal variation in Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2001-2010.

Am J Infect Control 2015 May;43(5):435-40

Pharmacotherapy Division, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.018DOI Listing
May 2015

Healthcare resource utilization for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a large university hospital in Houston, Texas.

PLoS One 2014 24;9(7):e102848. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, United States of America; Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America; University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102848PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4109955PMC
April 2015

Echinocandin use in hospitalized patients: a multi-institutional study.

Am J Med Sci 2015 Apr;349(4):316-20

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration (KWG, SLA, AD, NDB, KK), University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas; Merck & Co, Inc (YX), Whitehouse Station, New Jersey; and Section of Infectious Diseases (HLK), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAJ.0000000000000412DOI Listing
April 2015

Rh(O)D immune globulin products for prevention of alloimmunization during pregnancy.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2015 Feb;72(4):267-76

Samuel L. Aitken, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Eric M. Tichy, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, is Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Solid Organ Transplantation, and Director, Postgraduate Year 2 Residency, Department of Pharmacy Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp140288DOI Listing
February 2015

Real-world performance of a microarray-based rapid diagnostic for Gram-positive bloodstream infections and potential utility for antimicrobial stewardship.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2015 Jan 2;81(1):4-8. Epub 2014 Oct 2.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1441 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030. Electronic address:

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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S073288931400405
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.09.025DOI Listing
January 2015

Colonic immunopathogenesis of Clostridium difficile infections.

Clin Vaccine Immunol 2014 Apr 29;21(4):509-17. Epub 2014 Jan 29.

The University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Center for Infectious Diseases, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CVI.00770-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3993122PMC
April 2014

Potential for linezolid-related blindness: a review of spontaneous adverse event reports.

Pharmacotherapy 2011 Jun;31(6):585-90

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1592/phco.31.6.585DOI Listing
June 2011

Effect of colistin on phospholipid-based activated partial thromboplastin time clotting assay results in patients receiving concomitant heparin therapy.

Pharmacotherapy 2011 Mar;31(3):277-9

Schools of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1592/phco.31.3.277DOI Listing
March 2011