Alison Gail Freifeld, MD

  • 8982 Citations
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1977 …2020

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Research Output

2020

De-escalation of empiric broad spectrum antibiotics in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with febrile neutropenia

Rearigh, L., Stohs, E., Freifeld, A. & Zimmer, A., Aug 1 2020, In : Annals of Hematology. 99, 8, p. 1917-1924 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Incidence of Febrile Neutropenia in Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Recipients on levofloxacin prophylaxis

Signorelli, J., Zimmer, A., Liewer, S., Shostrom, V. K. & Freifeld, A., Apr 1 2020, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 22, 2, e13225.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Safety at the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to keep our oncology patients and healthcare workers safe

Cinar, P., Kubal, T., Freifeld, A., Mishra, A., Shulman, L., Bachman, J., Fonseca, R., Uronis, H., Klemanski, D., Slusser, K., Lunning, M. & Liu, C., May 2020, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 18, 5, p. 504-509 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
17 Scopus citations
2019

Antimicrobial stewardship in patients with cancer: The time is now

Aitken, S. L., Nagel, J. L., Abbo, L., Alegria, W., Barreto, J. N., Dadwal, S., Freifeld, A. G., Jain, R., Pergam, S. A., Tverdek, F. P. & Seo, S. K., 2019, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 17, 7, p. 772-775 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of influenza infection in oncology patients

El Ramahi, R. & Freifeld, A., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of oncology practice. 15, 7, p. 177-184 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Lack of efficacy of high-titered immunoglobulin in patients with West Nile virus central nervous system disease

the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group, 2019, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 25, 11, p. 2064-2073 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Optimal management of neutropenic fever in patients with cancer

Zimmer, A. J. & Freifeld, A. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of oncology practice. 15, 1, p. 19-24 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

9 Scopus citations
2018

BK Viremia as a Predictor of Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Adults During the First 100 Days After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Kesherwani, V., Guzman Vinasco, L. F., Awaji, M., Bociek, R. G., Meza, J., Shostrom, V. K., Freifeld, A. G. & Gebhart, C. L., Jun 2018, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 50, 5, p. 1504-1509 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Inactivated varicella zoster vaccine in autologous haemopoietic stem-cell transplant recipients: an international, multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

V212 Protocol 001 Trial Team, May 26 2018, In : The Lancet. 391, 10135, p. 2116-2127 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Infections in cancer

Zimmer, A. J. & Freifeld, A. G., Jun 18 2018, Management of Infections in the Immunocompromised Host. Springer International Publishing, p. 183-194 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

Clinical efficacy of β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations for the treatment of bloodstream infection due to extended-spectrum β-lactamaseproducing Enterobacteriaceae in haematological patients with neutropaenia: A study protocol for a retrospective observational study (BICAR)

Gudiol, C., Royo-Cebrecos, C., Tebe, C., Abdala, E., Akova, M., Álvarez, R., Maestro-De La Calle, G., Cano, A., Cervera, C., Clemente, W. T., Martín-Dávila, P., Freifeld, A., Gómez, L., Gottlieb, T., Gurguí, M., Herrera, F., Manzur, A., Maschmeyer, G., Meije, Y., Montejo, M. & 5 others, Peghin, M., Rodríguez-Banõ, J., Ruiz-Camps, I., Sukiennik, T. C. & Carratalà, J., Jan 1 2017, In : BMJ open. 7, 1, e013268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in the oncology patient

Neemann, K. & Freifeld, A. G., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of oncology practice. 13, 1, p. 25-30 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

19 Scopus citations

Efficacy of ß-lactam/ß-lactamase inhibitor combinations for the treatment of bloodstream infection due to extended-spectrum-ß-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in hematological patients with neutropenia

Gudiol, C., Royo-Cebrecos, C., Abdala, E., Akova, M., Álvarez, R., De La Calle, G. M., Cano, A., Cervera, C., Clemente, W. T., Martín-Dávila, P., Freifeld, A., Gómez, L., Gottlieb, T., Gurguí, M., Herrera, F., Manzur, A., Maschmeyer, G., Meije, Y., Montejo, M., Peghin, M. & 5 others, Rodríguez-Baño, J., Ruiz-Camps, I., Sukiennik, T. C., Tebe, C. & Carratalà, J., Aug 2017, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 61, 8, e00164-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Mycobacterium talmoniae sp. Nov., a slowly growing mycobacterium isolated from human respiratory samples

Davidson, R. M., DeGroote, M. A., Marola, J. L., Buss, S., Jones, V., McNeil, M. R., Freifeld, A. G., Epperson, L. E., Hasan, N. A., Jackson, M., Iwen, P. C., Salfinger, M. & Strong, M., 2017, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 8, p. 2640-2645 6 p., 001998.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2016

Blood cultures for persistent fever in neutropenic pediatric patients are of low diagnostic yield

Neemann, K., Yonts, A. B., Qiu, F., Simonsen, K. A., Lowas, S. & Freifeld, A. G., Jun 10 2016, In : Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 5, 2, p. 219-221 3 p., piu145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
34 Scopus citations

Current practices for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus and other non-influenza respiratory viruses in high-risk patient populations: A survey of institutions in the Midwestern Respiratory Virus Collaborative

Beaird, O. E., Freifeld, A., Ison, M. G., Lawrence, S. J., Theodoropoulos, N., Clark, N. M., Razonable, R. R., Alangaden, G., Miller, R., Smith, J., Young, J. A. H., Hawkinson, D., Pursell, K. & Kaul, D. R., Apr 1 2016, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 18, 2, p. 210-215 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

Nocardia arthritidis as a cause of disseminated nocardiosis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Roberts, A. L., Davidson, R. M., Freifeld, A. G. & Iwen, P. C., 2016, In : IDCases. 6, p. 68-71 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Prevention and treatment of cancer-related infections, version 2.2016

Baden, L. R., Swaminathan, S., Angarone, M., Blouin, G., Camins, B. C., Casper, C., Cooper, B., Dubberke, E. R., Engemann, A. M., Freifeld, A. G., Greene, J. N., Ito, J. I., Kaul, D. R., Lustberg, M. E., Montoya, J. G., Rolston, K., Satyanarayana, G., Segal, B., Seo, S. K., Shoham, S. & 5 others, Taplitz, R., Topal, J., Wilson, J. W., Hoffmann, K. G. & Smith, C., Jul 1 2016, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 14, 7, p. 882-913 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

110 Scopus citations

The emerging problem of bacterial resistance in cancer patients; proceedings of a workshop held by MASCC “Neutropenia, Infection and Myelosuppression” Study Group during the MASCC annual meeting held in Berlin on 27–29 June 2013

Rapoport, B., Klastersky, J., Raftopoulos, H., Freifeld, A., Aoun, M., Zinner, S. H. & Rolston, K. V. I., Jul 1 2016, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 24, 7, p. 2819-2826 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
62 Scopus citations

When to Use Prophylactic Antibiotics in Neutropenic Patients

Zimmer, A. & Freifeld, A. G., Sep 15 2016, In : Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 30, 9, p. 838-40, 846

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2015

Histoplasmosis Complicating Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Blocker Therapy: A Retrospective Analysis of 98 Cases

Vergidis, P., Avery, R. K., Wheat, L. J., Dotson, J. L., Assi, M. A., Antoun, S. A., Hamoud, K. A., Burdette, S. D., Freifeld, A. G., McKinsey, D. S., Money, M. E., Myint, T., Andes, D. R., Hoey, C. A., Kaul, D. A., Dickter, J. K., Liebers, D. E., Miller, R. A., Muth, W. E., Prakash, V. & 3 others, Steiner, F. T., Walker, R. C. & Hage, C. A., Aug 1 2015, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 61, 3, p. 409-417 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

71 Scopus citations
12 Scopus citations
2014

Editorial commentary: Viridans group streptococci in febrile neutropenic cancer patients: What should we fear?

Freifeld, A. G. & Razonable, R. R., Jul 15 2014, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 59, 2, p. 231-233 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

10 Scopus citations

Endemic fungal infections in solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients enrolled in the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network (TRANSNET)

Kauffman, C. A., Freifeld, A. G., Andes, D. R., Baddley, J. W., Herwaldt, L., Walker, R. C., Alexander, B. D., Anaissie, E. J., Benedict, K., Ito, J. I., Knapp, K. M., Lyon, G. M., Marr, K. A., Morrison, V. A., Park, B. J., Patterson, T. F., Schuster, M. G., Chiller, T. M. & Pappas, P. G., Apr 2014, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 16, 2, p. 213-224 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Scopus citations

MSG-01: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of caspofungin prophylaxis followed by preemptive therapy for invasive candidiasis in high-risk adults in the critical care setting

Ostrosky-Zeichner, L., Shoham, S., Vazquez, J., Reboli, A., Betts, R., Barron, M. A., Schuster, M., Judson, M. A., Revankar, S. G., Caeiro, J. P., Mangino, J. E., Mushatt, D., Bedimo, R., Freifeld, A., Nguyen, M. H., Kauffman, C. A., Dismukes, W. E., Westfall, A. O., Deerman, J. B., Wood, C. & 2 others, Sobel, J. D. & Pappas, P. G., 2014, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 58, 9, p. 1219-1226 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

98 Scopus citations

Reduction in false-positive aspergillus serum galactomannan enzyme immunoassay results associated with use of piperacillin-tazobactam in the United States

Vergidis, P., Razonable, R. R., Wheat, L. J., Estes, L., Caliendo, A. M., Baden, L. R., Wingard, J. R., Baddley, J., Assi, M., Norris, S., Chandrasekar, P., Shields, R., Nguyen, H., Freifeld, A., Kohler, R., Kleiman, M., Walsh, T. J. & Hage, C. A., Jun 2014, In : Journal of clinical microbiology. 52, 6, p. 2199-2201 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Treatment and outcomes of invasive fusariosis: Review of 65 cases from the PATH Alliance® registry

Horn, D. L., Freifeld, A. G., Schuster, M. G., Azie, N. E., Franks, B. & Kauffman, C. A., Nov 1 2014, In : Mycoses. 57, 11, p. 652-658 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations
2013

Histoplasmosis after solid organ transplant

Assi, M., Martin, S., Wheat, L. J., Hage, C., Freifeld, A., Avery, R., Baddley, J. W., Vergidis, P., Miller, R., Andes, D., Young, J. A. H., Hammoud, K., Huprikar, S., McKinsey, D., Myint, T., Garcia-Diaz, J., Esguerra, E., Kwak, E. J., Morris, M., Mullane, K. M. & 7 others, Prakash, V., Burdette, S. D., Sandid, M., Dickter, J., Ostrander, D., Antoun, S. A. & Kaul, D. R., Dec 1 2013, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 57, 11, p. 1542-1549 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Scopus citations

Infection in the Patient with Cancer

Freifeld, A. G. & Kaul, D. R., Oct 22 2013, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology: Fifth Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 562-580 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Management and prophylaxis of infections after BMT/SCT

Barber, N. & Freifeld, A. G., Jan 1 2013, The BMT Data Book: Including Cellular Therapy. Cambridge University Press, p. 330-347 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012

A new rapid method for clostridium difficile DNA extraction and detection in stool: Toward point-of-care diagnostic testing

Freifeld, A. G., Simonsen, K. A., Booth, C. S., Zhao, X., Whitney, S. E., Karre, T., Iwen, P. C. & Viljoen, H. J., May 2012, In : Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. 14, 3, p. 274-279 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

False-positive Aspergillus galactomannan assay in solid organ transplant recipients with histoplasmosis

Vergidis, P., Walker, R. C., Kaul, D. R., Kauffman, C. A., Freifeld, A. G., Slagle, D. C., Kressel, A. K. & Wheat, L. J., Apr 2012, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 14, 2, p. 213-217 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

Fecal microbiota transplantation for fulminant Clostridium difficile infection in an allogeneic stem cell transplant patient

Neemann, K., Eichele, D. D. D., Smith, P. P. W., Bociek, R. G., Akhtari, M. & Freifeld, A. G., Dec 2012, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 14, 6, p. E161-E165

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

74 Scopus citations

Prevention and treatment of cancer-related infections

Baden, L. R., Bensinger, W., Angarone, M., Casper, C., Dubberke, E. R., Freifeld, A. G., Garzon, R., Greene, J. N., Greer, J. P., Ito, J. I., Karp, J. E., Kaul, D. R., King, E., Mackler, E., Marr, K. A., Montoya, J. G., Morris-Engemann, A., Pappas, P. G., Rolston, K., Segal, B. & 4 others, Seo, S. K., Swaminathan, S., Naganuma, M. & Shead, D. A., Nov 1 2012, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 10, 11, p. 1412-1445 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
115 Scopus citations

The neutropenic diet reviewed: Moving toward a safe food handling approach

Fox, N. & Freifeld, A. G., 2012, In : ONCOLOGY (United States). 26, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

25 Scopus citations
2011

Clinical practice guideline for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with cancer: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Freifeld, A. G., Bow, E. J., Sepkowitz, K. A., Boeckh, M. J., Ito, J. I., Mullen, C. A., Raad, I. I., Rolston, K. V., Young, J. A. H. & Wingard, J. R., Feb 15 2011, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 52, 4, p. e56-e93

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1594 Scopus citations

Executive summary: Clinical practice guideline for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with cancer: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Freifeld, A. G., Bow, E. J., Sepkowitz, K. A., Boeckh, M. J., Ito, J. I., Mullen, C. A., Raad, I. I., Rolston, K. V., Young, J. A. H. & Wingard, J. R., Feb 15 2011, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 52, 4, p. 427-431 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

312 Scopus citations

Invasive non-Aspergillus mold infections in transplant recipients, United States, 2001-2006

Park, B. J., Pappas, P. G., Wannemuehler, K. A., Alexander, B. D., Anaissie, E. J., Andes, D. R., Baddley, J. W., Brown, J. M., Brumble, L. M., Freifeld, A. G., Hadley, S., Herwaldt, L., Ito, J. I., Kauffman, C. A., Lyon, G. M., Marr, K. A., Morrison, V. A., Papanicolaou, G., Patterson, T. F., Perl, T. M. & 5 others, Schuster, M. G., Walker, R., Wingard, J. R., Walsh, T. J. & Kontoyiannis, D. P., Oct 2011, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 17, 10, p. 1855-1864 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

156 Scopus citations

No place like home? Outpatient management of patients with febrile neutropenia and low risk

Freifeld, A. G. & Sepkowitz, K. A., Oct 20 2011, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 29, 30, p. 3952-3954 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

13 Scopus citations

Validation and comparison of clinical prediction rules for invasive candidiasis in intensive care unit patients: A matched case-control study

Hermsen, E. D., Zapapas, M. K., Maiefski, M., Rupp, M. E., Freifeld, A. G. & Kalil, A. C., Aug 9 2011, In : Critical Care. 15, 4, R198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations
2010

Adenovirus infections in pediatric small bowel transplant recipients

Florescu, D. F., Islam, M. K., Mercer, D. F., Grant, W., Langnas, A. N., Freifeld, A. G., Sudan, D., Basappa, R., Dimaio, D. & Kalil, A. C., Jul 27 2010, In : Transplantation. 90, 2, p. 198-204 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

A model of tuberculosis transmission and intervention strategies in an urban residential area

Pienaar, E., Fluitt, A. M., Whitney, S. E., Freifeld, A. G. & Viljoen, H. J., Apr 2010, In : Computational Biology and Chemistry. 34, 2, p. 86-96 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Cefepime and death: Reality to the rescue

Freifeld, A. G. & Sepkowitz, K., Aug 15 2010, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 51, 4, p. 390-391 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Scopus citations

Invasive fungal infections among organ transplant recipients: results of the transplant-associated infection surveillance network (Transnet)

Pappas, P. G., Alexander, B. D., Andes, D. R., Hadley, S., Kauffman, C. A., Freifeld, A., Anaissie, E. J., Brumble, L. M., Herwaldt, L., Lto, J., Kontoyiannis, D. P., Marshall Lyon, G., Marr, K. A., Morrison, V. A., Park, B. J., Patterson, T. F., Perl, T. M., Oster, R. A., Schuster, M. G., Walker, R. & 3 others, Walsh, T. J., Wannemuehler, K. A. & Chiller, T. M., Apr 15 2010, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 50, 8, p. 1101-1111 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

813 Scopus citations

Prospective surveillance for invasive fungal infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, 2001-2006: Overview of the transplant- associated infection surveillance network (TRANSNET) database

Kontoyiennis, D. P., Marr, K. A., Park, B. J., Alexander, B. D., Anaissie, E. J., Walsh, T. J., Ito, J., Andes, D. R., Baddley, J. W., Brown, J. M., Brumble, L. M., Freifeld, A. G., Hadley, S., Herwaldt, L. A., Kauffman, C. A., Knapp, K., Lyon, G. M., Morrison, V. A., Papanicolaou, G., Patterson, T. F. & 7 others, Perl, T. M., Schuster, M. G., Walker, R., Wannemuehler, K. A., Wingard, J. R., Chiller, T. M. & Pappas, P. G., Apr 15 2010, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 50, 8, p. 1091-1100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

862 Scopus citations
9 Scopus citations

Seroprevalence of West Nile virus infection in solid organ transplant recipients

Freifeld, A. G., Meza, J., Schweitzer, B., Shafer, L., Kalil, A. C. & Sambol, A. R., Apr 2010, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 12, 2, p. 120-126 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations