Publications

Recent Publications

Elias SP, Lubleczyk CB, Rand PW, Staples JK, St. Amand TW, Stubbs CS, Lacombe EH, Smith LB, Smith RP. Effect of botanical acaricide on Ixodes scapularis (Acari:Ixodidae) and non-target arthropods. J. Med Entomol. 2013; 50: 126-136. PMID 23427661

Lubelczyk C, Mutebi J-P, Robinson S, Elias S, Smith LB, Juris S, Foss K, Lichtenwalner A, Shively KJ, Hoenig DE, Webber L, Sears S, Smith RP. An epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis virus, Maine, USA in 2009; Outbreak description and entomological studies. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013; 88: 95-102. PMID 23208877

Daikh BE, Emerson FE, Smith RP, Lucas FL, McCarthy CA. Lyme arthritis: a comparison of presentation, synovial fluid analysis, and treatment course in children and adults. Arthritis Care and Research 2013 ; 65 :1986-1990. doi 10.10021.acr.22686. PMID 23925915

Lubelczyk C, Elias SP, Kantar L, Albert J, Hansen S, Saxton-Shaw K, MacMillan K. Smith LB, Eisen R, Swope B, Smith RP, Mutebi-JP. Detection of Eastern Equine virus antibodies in moose (Alces americana), Maine, 2010. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Dis 2014; 14: 77- 81.doi:10.1089/vbz.2012.1172. PMID 24359417

Lubelczyk C, Lacombe E, Elias S, Beati L, Rand PW, Smith RP. Parasitism of mustelids by ixodid ticks (Acari:Ixodidae), Maine and New Hampshire, USA. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases; 2014; 5: 432-435. PMID 24690190

Smith RP, Elias SP, Borelli T, Missaghi B, York BJ, Kessler RA, Lubelczyk CB, Lacombe E, Hayes CM, Coulter M, Rand PW. Human Babesiosis, Maine, USA, 1995-2011. Emerging Infect Disease 2014; 20:1723-1726. PMID 25272145

Thakarar K, Collins M, Kwong L, Sulis C, Korn C, Bhadelia N. The role of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Use and Systemic Hypercoagulability in Cenral Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. Am J Infect Control 2014 Apr;42(4):417-20. PMID 24559598

Mutebi J-P, Godsey M, Swope BN, Eisen R, MacMillan K, Saxton-Shaw KD, Smith RP et al: Prevalence of EEE Antibodies among White-Tailed Deer Populations in Maine. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Dis: 2015;15(3):210-4. PMID 25793477

Thakarar K, Morgan JR, Gaeta JM, Hohl C, Drainoni ML. Predictors of Frequent Emergency Room Visits Among a Homeless Population. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 23;10(4):e0124552. PMID 25906394

Rokas KE, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Ohl CA, Luther VP, Williamson JC. The Addition of Intravenous Metronidazole to Oral Vancomycin is Associated with Improved Mortality in Critically Ill Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection. Clin Infect Dis 2015 Sept 15;61(6):934-41. PMID 26024909

Balwan A, Nicolau DP, Wungwattana M, Zuckerman JB, Waters V. Clinafloxacin for Treatment of Burkholderia Cenocepacia Infection in a Cystic Fibrosis Patient. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 Dec 31;60(1):1-5. PMID 26722110

Thakarar K, Morgan JR, Gaeta JM, Hohl C, Drainoni ML. Homelessness, HIV, and Incomplete Viral Suppression. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016 Feb;27(1):145-156. PMID 27528794

Thakarar K, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY. Optimising health and Safety of People Who inject Drugs during Transition from Acute to Outpatient Care: Narrative Review with Clinical Checklist. Postgrad Med J 2016 Jun;92(1088):356-63. PMID 27004476

Thakarar K, Asiimwe SB, Cheng DM, Forman L, Ngabirano C, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Alcohol Consumption in Ugandan HIV-Infected Household-Brewers versus Non-Brewers. AIDS Behav 2016 Oct:20(10):2408-2417. PMID 27150894

Elais SP, Keenan P, Kenney JL, Morris SR, Covino KM, Robinson S, Foss KA, Rand PW, Lubelczyk C, Lacombe EH, Mutebi JP, Evers D, Smith RP. Seasonal Patterns in Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Antibody in Songbirds in Southern Maine. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Dis: 2017 May;17(5)325-330. PMID 28287934

Cavanaugh CE, Muscat PL, Telford SR 3rd, Goethert H, Pendlebury W, Elias SP, Robich R, Welch M, Lubelczyk CB, Smith RP. Fat Deer Tick Virus Infection in Maine. Clin Infect Dis 2017 Sept 15;65(6):1043-1046. PMID 28903511

Mercuro NJ, Stogsdill P, Wungwattana M. A Retrospective Analysis Comparing Oral Stepdown Therapy for Enterbacteriaceae Bloodstream Infections: Fluoroquinolones versus Beta-lactams. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2017 Dec 25 PMID 29284155

Dejace J, Bagley P, Wood E. Streptococcus suis Meningitis can Require A Prolonged Treatment Course. Int J Infect Dis 2017 Dec;65:34-36. PMID 28939359

Editorials / Essays / Letters

Williamson JC, Gibbs HG, Ohl CA, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Luther VP, Rokas KE. Reply to Young, Ochi, and Marimuthu. Clin Infect Dis 2016 Mar 15:62(6):810-1. PMID 26703864

Case Reports, Book Chapters & Invited Reviews

 Bookstaver PB, Connolly KER, Caulder CR. "Chapter 3: Antiretroviral Therapy" in Scahfer JJ. HIV Pharmacotherapy: The Pharmacist’s Role in Care and Treatment. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. (Published November 2017).

Garlo KG, Perros N, Smith R, Linskey K. New rash and fever in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease. Consultant 2016; 56(9): 823.

Cavanaugh CE, Muscat PL, Telford SR, Goethert H, Pendlebury W, Elias SP, Lubleczyk CB, Smith RP. Fatal Deer Tick virus infection in Maine. Clinical Infectious Disease 2017; 65:1043-1046.

Wungwattana M, Savic M. Tacrolimus Interaction with Nafcillin Resulting in Significant Decreases in Tracrolimus Concentrations: A Case Report. Transpl Infect Dis 2017 Apr;19(2). Doi:10.1111/tid.12662. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PMID 28067989

Stokem K, Zuckerman JB, Nicolau DP, Wungwattana M, Sears EH. Use of Ceftoloazne-Tazobactam in a Cystic Fibrosis Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Infection and Renal Insufficiency. Respir Med Case Rep 2017 Oct 28;23-8-9. PMID 29159032

Edwards M., Withers C. and Thakarar K., Chronic Infections of the Heart, 2018. In: Vasan R., Sawyer, D.(eds.) The Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine, vol.[1], pp. 593-599. Oxford: Elsevier. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Recent Abstracts

Elias S, Lacombe E, Lubelczyk C, Rand P, Smith RP…Robinson S. Climate change by 2060 and range expansion of Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) in Maine. 13th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Infections, Boston, August 18-21, 2013. (Published Frontiers Research Topics ed: Tanya Petricki-Ocwiej; Catherine Brissette; ISBN:987-2-88919-408-7; DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-408-7)

Ping H, Smith RP, Sammy F, Lin T, Beasley-Topliffe L, Kwak Y, Cahill B, Elias C, Warren S.Macrophage inflammatory response to B. burgdorferi is diminished in the presence of mouse sera from deer and humans. 13th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Infections, Boston, Aug 18-21, 2013. (Published Frontiers Research Topics ed: Tanya Petricki-Ocwiej; Catherine Brissette; ISBN:987-2-88919-408-7; DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-408-7)

Lubleczyk CB, Elias SP, Bosco-Lauth A, Robinson S, Renell MR, Smith LB, Rand PW, Lacombe EH, Sears SD, Ebel G, Smith RP, Mutebi J-P. Prevalence and distribution of deer tick virus in cervids. 13th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Infections, Boston, Aug 18-21, 2013. (Published Frontiers Research Topics ed: Tanya Petricki-Ocwiej; Catherine Brissette; ISBN:987-2-88919-408-7; DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-408-7

Smith RP, Kessler R, Missaghi B, Borelli T, Coulter M, Elias S, Lubelczyk C, Lacombe E, Rand P. Emergence of babesiosis in Maine: entomological correlates of human seroprevalence and disease. 13th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Infections, Boston, August 18-21, 2013. (Published Frontiers Research Topics ed: Tanya Petricki-Ocwiej; Catherine Brissette; ISBN:987-2-88919-408-7; DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919- 408-7)

Elias S, Keenan PC, Lubelczyk C, Evers D, Morris S, Smith RP. Serosurvey for eastern equine encephalitis antibody (EEEV) in passerine birds in Maine. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland , April 14, 2014.

Smith RP, Cavanaugh C, Elias S, Rand PW, Lubelczyk C, Lacombe E, Ebel G, Brancato J, Krause P. Seroprevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan/Deer Tick Virus
(POW/DTV) in persons bitten by Ixodes scapularis ticks in Maine, USA. 14th International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Infections, Vienna, Austria, September 27-30, 2015.

Thakarar K, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Winter MR, Ventura AS, Sullivan M, Drainoni M, Saitz R. Medication Treatment for Addiction and Health Service Utilization in HIV-infected Adults with Substance Abuse Disorders. Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse National Conference. November 2015, Washington DC.

Thakarar K, Rokas K, Lucas FL, Andrews E, DeMatteo C, Mooney D, Powers S, Rosenblatt JA, Valenti A, Sorg MH, Cohen MC. Infectious Endocarditis and Morbidity: Epidemiological Paterns in the Setting of the Opioid Epidemic. Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse National Conference. November 2016, Washington DC.

Robich RM, Lubelczyk CB, Welch M, Henderson E, Smith R. Detection of Powassan virus (lineage II) from Ixodes scapularis collected from four Maine counties. 66th Annual Meeting, American Soc of Tropical Medicine (ASTMH), Baltimore MD, November 7th, 2017.

Kenney J, Lubelczyk CB, Elias SP, Welch M, Smith RP, Robinson S, Mutebi J-P. Using cervids as sentinels for evaluation of Eastern Equine Encephalitis emergence in Maine. 66th Annual Meeting, American Society of Tropical Medicine (ASTMH), Baltimore MD, November 8th, 2017.