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Issam I. Raad

Department of Infectious Diseases

Infection Control and Employee Health

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center




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  • Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. 2000 - 2013
  • Address correspondence to Issam Raad. 2012
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; and 2Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington, USA. 1999 - 2009
  • The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230-1402, USA. 2006 - 2008


  1. Chelator-based catheter lock solutions in eradicating organisms in biofilm. Raad, I., Rosenblatt, J., Reitzel, R., Jiang, Y., Dvorak, T., Hachem, R. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2013) [Pubmed]
  2. Improved Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters with Extended-Spectrum Activity against Resistant Bacteria and Fungi. Raad, I., Mohamed, J.A., Reitzel, R.A., Jiang, Y., Raad, S., Al Shuaibi, M., Chaftari, A.M., Hachem, R.Y. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2012) [Pubmed]
  3. Outcome analysis of invasive aspergillosis in hematologic malignancy and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: the role of novel antimold azoles. Ramos, E.R., Jiang, Y., Hachem, R., Kassis, C., Kontoyiannis, D.P., Raad, I. Oncologist (2011) [Pubmed]
  4. The prevention of biofilm colonization by multidrug-resistant pathogens that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia with antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes. Raad, I.I., Mohamed, J.A., Reitzel, R.A., Jiang, Y., Dvorak, T.L., Ghannoum, M.A., Hachem, R.Y., Chaftari, A.M. Biomaterials (2011) [Pubmed]
  5. Management of the catheter in documented catheter-related coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia: remove or retain? Raad, I., Kassar, R., Ghannam, D., Chaftari, A.M., Hachem, R., Jiang, Y. Clin. Infect. Dis. (2009) [Pubmed]
  6. The role of chelators in preventing biofilm formation and catheter-related bloodstream infections. Raad, I.I., Fang, X., Keutgen, X.M., Jiang, Y., Sherertz, R., Hachem, R. Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. (2008) [Pubmed]
  7. Novel antifungal agents as salvage therapy for invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancies: posaconazole compared with high-dose lipid formulations of amphotericin B alone or in combination with caspofungin. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A., Boktour, M., Jiang, Y., Torres, H.A., Afif, C., Kontoyiannis, D.P., Hachem, R.Y. Leukemia (2008) [Pubmed]
  8. Anti-adherence activity and antimicrobial durability of anti-infective-coated catheters against multidrug-resistant bacteria. Raad, I., Reitzel, R., Jiang, Y., Chemaly, R.F., Dvorak, T., Hachem, R. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2008) [Pubmed]
  9. Role of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) in catheter lock solutions: EDTA enhances the antifungal activity of amphotericin B lipid complex against Candida embedded in biofilm. Raad, I.I., Hachem, R.Y., Hanna, H.A., Fang, X., Jiang, Y., Dvorak, T., Sherertz, R.J., Kontoyiannis, D.P. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents (2008) [Pubmed]
  10. Commentary: zero tolerance for catheter-related bloodstream infections: the unnegotiable objective. Raad, I.I. Infect. Control. Hosp. Epidemiol (2008) [Pubmed]
  11. Sources and outcome of bloodstream infections in cancer patients: the role of central venous catheters. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Hanna, H., Bahna, P., Chatzinikolaou, I., Fang, X., Jiang, Y., Chemaly, R.F., Rolston, K. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (2007) [Pubmed]
  12. Intravascular catheter-related infections: advances in diagnosis, prevention, and management. Raad, I., Hanna, H., Maki, D. Lancet. Infect. Dis (2007) [Pubmed]
  13. Posaconazole as salvage treatment for invasive fusariosis in patients with underlying hematologic malignancy and other conditions. Raad, I.I., Hachem, R.Y., Herbrecht, R., Graybill, J.R., Hare, R., Corcoran, G., Kontoyiannis, D.P. Clin. Infect. Dis. (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. Safety of long-term oral posaconazole use in the treatment of refractory invasive fungal infections. Raad, I.I., Graybill, J.R., Bustamante, A.B., Cornely, O.A., Gaona-Flores, V., Afif, C., Graham, D.R., Greenberg, R.N., Hadley, S., Langston, A., Negroni, R., Perfect, J.R., Pitisuttithum, P., Restrepo, A., Schiller, G., Pedicone, L., Ullmann, A.J. Clin. Infect. Dis. (2006) [Pubmed]
  15. Catheter-related vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia: clinical and molecular epidemiology. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A., Boktour, M., Jabbour, N., Hachem, R.Y., Darouiche, R.O. Infect. Control. Hosp. Epidemiol (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: catheter colonization, esp gene, and decreased susceptibility to antibiotics in biofilm. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A., Boktour, M., Chaiban, G., Hachem, R.Y., Dvorak, T., Lewis, R., Murray, B.E. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2005) [Pubmed]
  17. Prospective, randomized study comparing quinupristin-dalfopristin with linezolid in the treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Hanna, H., Afif, C., Escalante, C., Kantarjian, H., Rolston, K. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. Management of central venous catheters in patients with cancer and candidemia. Raad, I., Hanna, H., Boktour, M., Girgawy, E., Danawi, H., Mardani, M., Kontoyiannis, D., Darouiche, R., Hachem, R., Bodey, G.P. Clin. Infect. Dis. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Relationship between myalgias/arthralgias occurring in patients receiving quinupristin/dalfopristin and biliary dysfunction. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Hanna, H. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2004) [Pubmed]
  20. Clinical-use-associated decrease in susceptibility of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to linezolid: a comparison with quinupristin-dalfopristin. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A., Hachem, R.Y., Dvorak, T., Arbuckle, R.B., Chaiban, G., Rice, L.B. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2004) [Pubmed]
  21. Treatment of febrile neutropenic patients with cancer who require hospitalization: a prospective randomized study comparing imipenem and cefepime. Raad, I.I., Escalante, C., Hachem, R.Y., Hanna, H.A., Husni, R., Afif, C., Boktour, M.R., Whimbey, E.E., Kontoyiannis, D., Jacobson, K., Kantarjian, H., Levett, L.M., Rolston, K.V. Cancer (2003) [Pubmed]
  22. In vitro and ex vivo activities of minocycline and EDTA against microorganisms embedded in biofilm on catheter surfaces. Raad, I., Chatzinikolaou, I., Chaiban, G., Hanna, H., Hachem, R., Dvorak, T., Cook, G., Costerton, W. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2003) [Pubmed]
  23. Efficacy of minocycline and EDTA lock solution in preventing catheter-related bacteremia, septic phlebitis, and endocarditis in rabbits. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Tcholakian, R.K., Sherertz, R. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Polymerase chain reaction on blood for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients. Raad, I., Hanna, H., Sumoza, D., Albitar, M. Cancer (2002) [Pubmed]
  25. Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis using polymerase chain reaction-based detection of aspergillus in BAL. Raad, I., Hanna, H., Huaringa, A., Sumoza, D., Hachem, R., Albitar, M. Chest (2002) [Pubmed]
  26. Intravascular catheter-related infections: new horizons and recent advances. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A. Arch. Intern. Med. (2002) [Pubmed]
  27. Treatment of nosocomial postoperative pneumonia in cancer patients: a prospective randomized study. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Hanna, H., Abi-Said, D., Bivins, C., Walsh, G., Thornby, J., Whimbey, E., Huaringa, A., Sukumaran, A. Ann. Surg. Oncol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  28. Treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections in the immunocompromised host: quinupristin-dalfopristin in combination with minocycline. Raad, I., Hachem, R., Hanna, H., Girgawy, E., Rolston, K., Whimbey, E., Husni, R., Bodey, G. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2001) [Pubmed]
  29. Diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections: is it necessary to culture the subcutaneous catheter segment?. Raad, I.I., Hanna, H.A., Darouiche, R.O. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (2001) [Pubmed]
  30. Management of intravascular catheter-related infections. Raad, I. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (2000) [Pubmed]
  31. Intravascular catheters impregnated with antimicrobial agents: a milestone in the prevention of bloodstream infections. Raad, I., Hanna, H. Support. Care. Cancer (1999) [Pubmed]
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