Alison Gail Freifeld, MD

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1977 …2020

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2020

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.

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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., Apr 15 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. p. 1-6 6 p.

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Open Access
5 Scopus citations
2019

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.

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4 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, Jan 1 2019, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 25, 11, p. 2064-2073 10 p.

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Open Access
1 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.

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2 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.

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28 Scopus citations
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.

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5 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.

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21 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., Jan 1 2017, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 8, p. 2640-2645 6 p., 001998.

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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.

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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.

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27 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., Jan 1 2016, In : IDCases. 6, p. 68-71 4 p.

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1 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.

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6 Scopus citations
57 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

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2 Scopus citations
2014

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.

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67 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., Jan 1 2014, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 58, 9, p. 1219-1226 8 p.

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97 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.

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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.

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42 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.

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69 Scopus citations
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 1 2012, In : Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. 14, 3, p. 274-279 6 p.

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8 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.

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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 1 2012, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 14, 6, p. E161-E165

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73 Scopus citations
2011

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.

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155 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.

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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.

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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 1 2010, In : Computational Biology and Chemistry. 34, 2, p. 86-96 11 p.

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7 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.

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789 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.

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841 Scopus citations
8 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 1 2010, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 12, 2, p. 120-126 7 p.

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21 Scopus citations
2009

Bacterial infection prevention after hematopoietic cell transplantation

Engelhard, D., Akova, M., Boeckh, M. J., Freifeld, A., Sepkowitz, K., Viscoli, C., Wade, J. & Raad, I., Nov 11 2009, In : Bone marrow transplantation. 44, 8, p. 467-470 4 p.

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31 Scopus citations

Cerebral aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus ustus following orthotopic heart transplantation: Case report and review of the literature

Florescu, D. F., Iwen, P. C., Hill, L. A., Dumitru, I., Quader, M. A., Kalil, A. C. & Freifeld, A. G., Apr 3 2009, In : Clinical Transplantation. 23, 1, p. 116-120 5 p.

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11 Scopus citations

Evaluation of the coagulation and inflammatory responses in solid organ transplant recipients and donors

Levitsky, J., Freifeld, A., Lyden, E., Stoner, J., Florescu, D., Langnas, A., Brian Stevens, R., Hardiman, P., Hill, L. & Kalil, A. C., Jan 1 2009, In : Clinical Transplantation. 23, 6, p. 943-950 8 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Myeloid growth factors

Crawford, J., Armitage, J., Balducci, L., Bennett, C., Blayney, D. W., Cataland, S. R., Dale, D. C., Demetri, G. D., Erba, H. P., Foran, J., Freifeld, A. G., Goemann, M., Heaney, M. L., Htoy, S., Hudock, S., Kloth, D. D., Kuter, D. J., Lyman, G. H., Michaud, L. B., Miyata, S. C. & 4 others, Tallman, M. S., Vadhan-Raj, S., Westervelt, P. & Wong, M. K., Jan 2009, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 7, 1, p. 64-83 20 p.

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Open Access
39 Scopus citations

Valganciclovir for cytomegalovirus prevention in solid organ transplant patients: An evidence-based reassessment of safety and efficacy

Kalil, A. C., Freifeld, A. G., Lyden, E. R. & Stoner, J. A., May 13 2009, In : PloS one. 4, 5, e5512.

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59 Scopus citations

Voriconazole use for endemic fungal infections

Freifeld, A., Proia, L., Andes, D., Baddour, L. M., Blair, J., Spellberg, B., Arnold, S., Lentnek, A. & Wheat, L. J., Apr 1 2009, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 53, 4, p. 1648-1651 4 p.

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89 Scopus citations
2008

Clinical practice patterns of managing low-risk adult febrile neutropenia during cancer chemotherapy in the USA

Freifeld, A., Sankaranarayanan, J., Ullrich, F. & Sun, J., Feb 1 2008, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 16, 2, p. 181-191 11 p.

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31 Scopus citations

Cytomegalovirus viremia in solid organ transplantation: Does the initial viral load correlate with risk factors and outcomes?

Levitsky, J., Freifeld, A. G., Puumala, S., Bargenquast, K., Hardiman, P., Gebhart, C. L., Wrenshall, L., Langnas, A. & Kalil, A. C., Mar 1 2008, In : Clinical Transplantation. 22, 2, p. 222-228 7 p.

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22 Scopus citations

Paecilomyces lilacinus infection in a liver transplant patient: Case report and review of the literature

Van Schooneveld, T., Freifeld, A., Lesiak, B., Kalil, A., Sutton, D. A. & Iwen, P. C., Apr 1 2008, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 10, 2, p. 117-122 6 p.

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46 Scopus citations

Pharmacoeconomic analysis of microbiologic techniques for differentiating staphylococci directly from blood culture bottles

Hermsen, E. D., Shull, S. S., Klepser, D. G., Iwen, P. C., Armbrust, A., Garrett, J., Freifeld, A. G. & Rupp, M. E., Sep 1 2008, In : Journal of clinical microbiology. 46, 9, p. 2924-2929 6 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Randomized trial of single-dose versus divided-dose rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin induction in renal transplantation: an interim report

Stevens, R. B., Mercer, D. F., Grant, W. J., Freifeld, A. G., Lane, J. T., Groggel, G. C., Rigley, T. H., Nielsen, K. J., Henning, M. E., Skorupa, J. Y., Skorupa, A. J., Christensen, K. A., Sandoz, J. P., Kellogg, A. M., Langnas, A. N. & Wrenshall, L. E., May 27 2008, In : Transplantation. 85, 10, p. 1391-1399 9 p.

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44 Scopus citations
2007

Higher Risk of Cytomegalovirus and Aspergillus Infections in Recipients of T Cell-Depleted Unrelated Bone Marrow: Analysis of Infectious Complications in Patients Treated with T Cell Depletion Versus Immunosuppressive Therapy to Prevent Graft-versus-Host Disease

van Burik, J. A. H., Carter, S. L., Freifeld, A. G., High, K. P., Godder, K. T., Papanicolaou, G. A., Mendizabal, A. M., Wagner, J. E., Yanovich, S. & Kernan, N. A., Dec 1 2007, In : Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 13, 12, p. 1487-1498 12 p.

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105 Scopus citations

Mucor circinelloides was identified by molecular methods as a cause of primary cutaneous zygomycosis

Iwen, P. C., Sigler, L., Noel, R. K. & Freifeld, A. G., Feb 1 2007, In : Journal of clinical microbiology. 45, 2, p. 636-639 4 p.

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29 Scopus citations

Myeloid growth factors: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology™

Crawford, J., Althaus, B., Armitage, J., Balducci, L., Bennett, C., Blayney, D. W., Cataland, S. R., Dale, D. C., Demetri, G. D., Erba, H. P., Foran, J., Freifeld, A. G., Heaney, M. L., Htoy, S., Kloth, D. D., Lyman, G. H., Messersmith, W. A., Michaud, L. B., Miyata, S. C., Robbins, A. & 4 others, Tallman, M. S., Vadhan-Raj, S., Westervelt, P. & Wong, M. K., Feb 2007, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 5, 2, p. 188-202 15 p.

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54 Scopus citations
2005

Chicken pox after pediatric liver transplantation

Levitsky, J., Kalil, A. C., Meza, J. L., Hurst, G. E. & Freifeld, A., Dec 1 2005, In : Liver Transplantation. 11, 12, p. 1563-1566 4 p.

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15 Scopus citations

Herpes zoster infection after liver transplantation: A case-control study

Levitsky, J., Kalil, A., Meza, J. L., Hurst, G. E. & Freifeld, A., Mar 1 2005, In : Liver Transplantation. 11, 3, p. 320-325 6 p.

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24 Scopus citations

Histoplasmosis in solid organ transplant recipients at a large Midwestern university transplant center

Freifeld, A. G., Iwen, P. C., Lesiak, B. L., Gilroy, R. K., Stevens, R. B. & Kalil, A. C., Sep 1 2005, In : Transplant Infectious Disease. 7, 3-4, p. 109-115 7 p.

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106 Scopus citations