Joseph L Wheat

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BACKGROUND The clinical utility of Platelia Aspergillus enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for galactomannan (GM) antigen detection in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in lung transplant recipients is not known. METHODS BAL fluid samples from consecutive lung transplant recipients who underwent bronchoscopy were(More)
The purpose of the study reported here was to investigate the impact of prophylaxis against gram-positive infections in patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation in a randomized trial. Forty-three patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplant were enrolled in a nonblinded(More)
We report an infant with localized pulmonary histoplasmosis in whom Histoplasma antibody assays, quantitative Histoplasma urine and serum antigen concentrations, and histopathologic findings of a mediastinal mass were nondiagnostic. A provisional diagnosis of histoplasmosis was established by using laboratory methods that increase the sensitivity of the(More)
Elias J. Anaissie, Brahm H. Segal, John R. Graybill, Carola Arndt, John R. Perfect, Michael Kleinberg, Peter Pappas, Danny Benjamin, Robert Rubin, Judith A. Aberg, Elisabeth E. Adderson, Felice C. Adler-Shohet, Hamdi Akan, Murat Akova, Nikolaos G. Almyroudis, Barbara D. Alexander, David Andes, Antonio Arrieta, John W. Baddley, Michelle A. Barron, Howard(More)
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