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David Pitrak

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Infectious Diseases
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Newman M, Gregg K, Estes R, Pursell K, Pitrak D. Acquired hypogammaglobulinemia and pathogen-specific antibody depletion after solid organ transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus infection: A brief report. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 06; e13188. PMID: 31587457.
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    2. Ridgway JP, Almirol E, Schmitt J, Wesley-Madgett L, Pitrak D. A Clinical Informatics Approach to Reengagement in HIV Care in the Emergency Department. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 May/Jun; 25(3):270-273. PMID: 30180113.
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    3. McNulty MC, Shibib DR, Steinbeck JL, Mullane K, Pisano J, Matushek S, Beavis KG, Tesic V, Pitrak D. Misdiagnosis of Bordetella bronchiseptica Respiratory Infection as Bordetella pertussis by Multiplex Molecular Assay. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 11 28; 67(12):1919-1921. PMID: 29860317.
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    4. Almirol EA, McNulty MC, Schmitt J, Eavou R, Taylor M, Tobin A, Ramirez K, Glick N, Stamos M, Schuette S, Ridgway JP, Pitrak D. Gender Differences in HIV Testing, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care in Healthcare Settings: Identifying African American Women with HIV in Chicago. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 10; 32(10):399-407. PMID: 30277816.
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    5. Greenberg JA, David MZ, Churpek MM, Pitrak DL, Hall JB, Kress JP. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score Modified for Recent Infection in Patients With Hematologic Malignant Tumors and Severe Sepsis. Am J Crit Care. 2016 09; 25(5):409-17. PMID: 27587420.
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    6. McNulty M, Cifu AS, Pitrak D. HIV Screening. JAMA. 2016 Jul 12; 316(2):213-4. PMID: 27404189.
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    7. Morgan E, Skaathun B, Michaels S, Young L, Khanna A, Friedman SR, Davis B, Pitrak D, Schneider J. Marijuana Use as a Sex-Drug is Associated with HIV Risk Among Black MSM and Their Network. AIDS Behav. 2016 Mar; 20(3):600-7. PMID: 26400079.
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    8. Bares S, Eavou R, Bertozzi-Villa C, Taylor M, Hyland H, McFadden R, Shah S, Pho MT, Walter J, Badlani S, Schneider J, Prachand N, Benbow N, Pitrak D. Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care: Conventional vs. Point-of-Care Testing and Assignment of Patient Notification and Linkage to Care to an HIV Care Program. Public Health Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb; 131 Suppl 1:107-20. PMID: 26862236.
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    9. Rucker MG, Eavou R, Allgood KL, Sinclair D, Lawal R, Tobin A, Pitrak D, Glick NR. Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Three Chicago Hospitals: Lessons Learned. Public Health Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb; 131 Suppl 1:121-9. PMID: 26862237.
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    10. Pitrak DL, Novak RM, Estes R, Tschampa J, Abaya CD, Martinson J, Bradley K, Tenorio AR, Landay AL. Short communication: Apoptosis pathways in HIV-1-infected patients before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy: relevance to immune recovery. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2015 Feb; 31(2):208-16. PMID: 25386736.
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    11. Bares S, Steinbeck J, Bence L, Kordik A, Acree ME, Jih J, Farnan J, Watson S, Rasinski K, Schneider J, Pitrak D. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Ordering Patterns for Routine HIV Screening among Resident Physicians at an Urban Medical Center. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 07; 15(4):320-7. PMID: 25320147.
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    12. Greenberg JA, David MZ, Pitrak DL, Hall JB, Kress JP. Prior infections are associated with increased mortality from subsequent blood-stream infections among patients with hematological malignancies. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Sep; 33(9):1615-21. PMID: 24791952.
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    13. Gregg KS, Barin B, Pitrak D, Ramaprasad C, Pursell K. Acquired hypogammaglobulinemia in HIV-positive subjects after liver transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Dec; 15(6):581-7. PMID: 24103022.
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    14. Soni NJ, Samson DJ, Galaydick JL, Vats V, Huang ES, Aronson N, Pitrak DL. Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep; 8(9):530-40. PMID: 23955852.
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    15. Estes R, Theusch J, Beck A, Pitrak D, Mullane KM. Activity of daptomycin with or without 25 percent ethanol compared to combinations of minocycline, EDTA, and 25 percent ethanol against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates embedded in biofilm. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Apr; 57(4):1998-2000. PMID: 23403427.
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    16. Schrantz SJ, Babcock CA, Theodosis C, Brown S, Mercer S, Pillow MT, Watts K, Taylor M, Pitrak DL. A targeted, conventional assay, emergency department HIV testing program integrated with existing clinical procedures. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1 Suppl 1):S85-8.e1. PMID: 21684415.
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    17. Pitrak DL, Estes R, Novak RM, Linnares-Diaz M, Tschampa JM. Beneficial effects of a switch to a Lopinavir/ritonavir-containing regimen for patients with partial or no immune reconstitution with highly active antiretroviral therapy despite complete viral suppression. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2011 Jun; 27(6):659-67. PMID: 21054216.
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    18. Hebert C, Villaran R, Tolentino J, Best L, Boonlayangoor S, Pitrak D, Lin M, Weber SG. Prior antimicrobial exposure and the risk for bloodstream infection with fluconazole-non-susceptible Candida strains. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 42(6-7):506-9. PMID: 20370357.
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    19. Ramaprasad C, Pouch S, Pitrak DL. Neutrophil function after bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Leuk Lymphoma. 2010 May; 51(5):756-67. PMID: 20350278.
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    20. Christoff J, Tolentino J, Mawdsley E, Matushek S, Pitrak D, Weber SG. Optimizing empirical antimicrobial therapy for infection due to gram-negative pathogens in the intensive care unit: utility of a combination antibiogram. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar; 31(3):256-61. PMID: 20055664.
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    21. Sweiss NJ, Salloum R, Gandhi S, Ghandi S, Alegre ML, Sawaqed R, Badaracco M, Pursell K, Pitrak D, Baughman RP, Moller DR, Garcia JG, Niewold TB. Significant CD4, CD8, and CD19 lymphopenia in peripheral blood of sarcoidosis patients correlates with severe disease manifestations. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 05; 5(2):e9088. PMID: 20140091.
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    22. Weber SG, Miller RR, Perencevich EN, Tolentino J, Meltzer D, Pitrak D, McGregor JC, Sachs GA, Harris AD, Furuno JP. Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria isolated from older versus younger hospitalized adults: results of a two-centre study. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Dec; 64(6):1291-8. PMID: 19808237.
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    23. Pitrak DL. Head-to-head comparison of two first-line regimens and an NRTI-sparing regimen for initial therapy of HIV-1 infection: what should we start? Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2009 Feb; 6(1):1-2. PMID: 19149990.
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    24. Schneider JA, Zhang Q, Auerbach A, Gonzales D, Kaboli P, Schnipper J, Wetterneck TB, Pitrak DL, Meltzer DO. Do hospitalists or physicians with greater inpatient HIV experience improve HIV care in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy? Results from a multicenter trial of academic hospitalists. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 01; 46(7):1085-92. PMID: 18444829.
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    25. Artz A, Pitrak D. Separating correlation from prediction: C-reactive protein and infectious complications after chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2008 Mar; 49(3):381-2. PMID: 18297512.
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    26. Pitrak D. Diagnosing and managing pulmonary tuberculosis. Virtual Mentor. 2007 Dec 01; 9(12):814-8. PMID: 23228643.
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    27. Schneider JA, Saluja GS, Oruganti G, Dass S, Tolentino J, Laumann EO, Yeldandi V, Pitrak D. HIV infection dynamics in rural Andhra Pradesh south India: a sexual-network analysis exploratory study. AIDS Care. 2007 Oct; 19(9):1171-6. PMID: 18058402.
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    28. Martin EM, Nixon H, Pitrak DL, Weddington W, Rains NA, Nunnally G, Grbesic S, Gonzalez R, Jacobus J, Bechara A. Characteristics of prospective memory deficits in HIV-seropositive substance-dependent individuals: preliminary observations. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2007 Jul; 29(5):496-504. PMID: 17564915.
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    29. Achenbach C, Flores E, Ferrell P, Pitrak D, Weber SG. Prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococcus among human immunodeficiency virus-positive outpatients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jan; 27(1):102-4. PMID: 16528868.
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    30. Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Weddington W, Rains NA, Nunnally G, Nixon H, Grbesic S, Vassileva J, Bechara A. Cognitive impulsivity and HIV serostatus in substance dependent males. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2004 Nov; 10(7):931-8. PMID: 15803556.
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    31. Weber SG, Pitrak D. Accuracy of a local surveillance system for early detection of emerging infectious disease. JAMA. 2003 Aug 06; 290(5):596-8. PMID: 12902360.
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    32. Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Rains N, Grbesic S, Pursell K, Nunnally G, Bechara A. Delayed nonmatch-to-sample performance in HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative polydrug abusers. Neuropsychology. 2003 Apr; 17(2):283-8. PMID: 12803434.
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    33. Pursell K, Verral S, Daraiesh F, Shrestha N, Skariah A, Hasan E, Pitrak D. Impaired phagocyte respiratory burst responses to opportunistic fungal pathogens in transplant recipients: in vitro effect of r-metHuG-CSF (Filgrastim). Transpl Infect Dis. 2003 Mar; 5(1):29-37. PMID: 12791072.
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    34. Green JA, Martin EM, Mullen BT, Lum T, Pitrak D, Green DS, Fletcher T. Immune-specific immunoglobulin G-mediated enhancement of human immunodeficiency virus-induced IFN-alpha production. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2002 Dec; 22(12):1201-8. PMID: 12581493.
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    35. Pitrak DL, Bolaños J, Hershow R, Novak RM. Discordant CD4 T lymphocyte responses to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection are associated with ex-vivo rates of apoptosis. AIDS. 2001 Jul 06; 15(10):1317-9. PMID: 11426081.
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    36. Martin EM, Sullivan TS, Reed RA, Fletcher TA, Pitrak DL, Weddington W, Harrow M. Auditory working memory in HIV-1 infection. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2001 Jan; 7(1):20-6. PMID: 11253838.
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    37. Farinpour R, Martin EM, Seidenberg M, Pitrak DL, Pursell KJ, Mullane KM, Novak RM, Harrow M. Verbal working memory in HIV-seropositive drug users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2000 Jul; 6(5):548-55. PMID: 10932474.
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    38. Novak RM, Koirala J, Sirdar ML, D'Alfonso-Laghi N, Moreira L, Pitrak DL, Ghassemi M. Lymphoproliferative responses to mitogens and prepared antigens of M. avium complex in patients with HIV infection. J Clin Immunol. 2000 Jan; 20(1):62-7. PMID: 10798609.
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    39. Paice JA, Ferrans CE, Lashley FR, Shott S, Vizgirda V, Pitrak D. Topical capsaicin in the management of HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2000 Jan; 19(1):45-52. PMID: 10687326.
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    40. Pitrak DL. Neutrophil deficiency and dysfunction in HIV-infected patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 1999 Dec 15; 56 Suppl 5:S9-16. PMID: 10613381.
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    41. Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Novak RM, Pursell KJ, Mullane KM. Reaction times are faster in HIV-seropositive patients on antiretroviral therapy: A preliminary report. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1999 Oct; 21(5):730-5. PMID: 10572290.
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    42. Bennett CL, Schwartz D, Lane DR, Sipler AM, Bhattacharya M, Kozloff M, Berland D, Pitrak D, Moswin A, Luskin-Hawk R, Weinstein RA. Variations in inpatient care for HIV-related tuberculosis patients during a recent nosocomial outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1999 Aug 01; 21(4):348-9. PMID: 10428116.
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    43. Hayani KC, Verral SC, Pitrak DL. Impaired phagocyte oxidative capacity in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. J Infect Dis. 1999 Mar; 179(3):584-9. PMID: 9952364.
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    44. Pitrak DL, Sutton SH, Tsai HC, Mullane KM, Pau AK. Reversal of accelerated neutrophil apoptosis and restoration of respiratory burst activity with r-metHuG-CSF (Filgrastim therapy in patients with AIDS. AIDS. 1999 Feb 25; 13(3):427-9. PMID: 10199239.
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    45. Pitrak DL. Filgrastim treatment of HIV-infected patients improves neutrophil function. AIDS. 1999; 13 Suppl 2:S25-30. PMID: 10596678.
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    46. Pitrak DL, Mullane KM, Bilek ML, Stevens P, Allen RC. Impaired phagocyte oxidative capacity in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Lab Clin Med. 1998 Oct; 132(4):284-93. PMID: 9794699.
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    47. Hartung T, Pitrak DL, Foote M, Shatzen EM, Verral SC, Wendel A. Filgrastim restores interleukin-2 production in blood from patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Infect Dis. 1998 Sep; 178(3):686-92. PMID: 9728536.
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    48. Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Pursell KJ, Andersen BR, Mullane KM, Novak RM. Information processing and antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infection. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 1998 Jul; 4(4):329-35. PMID: 9656606.
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    49. Hatipoglu U, Gao X, Verral S, Séjourné F, Pitrak D, Alkan-Onyüksel H, Rubinstein I. Sterically stabilized phospholipids attenuate human neutrophils chemotaxis in vitro. Life Sci. 1998; 63(8):693-9. PMID: 9718098.
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    50. Bartok JA, Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Novak RM, Pursell KJ, Mullane KM, Harrow M. Working memory deficits in HIV-seropositive drug users. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 1997 Sep; 3(5):451-6. PMID: 9322404.
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    51. Pitrak DL. Effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor on the bactericidal functions of neutrophils. Curr Opin Hematol. 1997 May; 4(3):183-90. PMID: 9209834.
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    52. Lam NP, Pitrak D, Speralakis R, Lau AH, Wiley TE, Layden TJ. Effect of obesity on pharmacokinetics and biologic effect of interferon-alpha in hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci. 1997 Jan; 42(1):178-85. PMID: 9009135.
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    53. Pitrak DL, Tsai HC, Mullane KM, Sutton SH, Stevens P. Accelerated neutrophil apoptosis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. J Clin Invest. 1996 Dec 15; 98(12):2714-9. PMID: 8981916.
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    54. Martin EM, Pitrak DL, Pursell KJ, Mullane KM, Novak RM. Delayed recognition memory span in HIV-1 infection. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 1995 Nov; 1(6):575-80. PMID: 9375245.
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    55. Bennett CL, Horner RD, Weinstein RA, Kessler HA, Dickinson GM, Pitrak DL, Gilman SC, George WL, Cohn SE, Simberkoff MS, et al. Empirically treated Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami: 1987-1990. J Infect Dis. 1995 Jul; 172(1):312-5. PMID: 7797940.
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    56. Lam NP, DeGuzman LJ, Pitrak D, Layden TJ. Clinical and histologic predictors of response to interferon-alpha in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Dig Dis Sci. 1994 Dec; 39(12):2660-4. PMID: 7995193.
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    57. DeGuzman LJ, Pitrak DL, Dawson GJ, Shin DC, Holzer TJ, Layden TJ. Diagnosis of acute hepatitis E infection utilizing enzyme immunoassay. Dig Dis Sci. 1994 Aug; 39(8):1691-3. PMID: 8050318.
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    58. Kazi S, Prasad S, Pollak R, Holzer T, Heynen C, Fabrega AJ, Pitrak D, Layden TJ. Hepatitis C infection in potential recipients with normal liver biochemistry does not preclude renal transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 1994 May; 39(5):961-4. PMID: 7513631.
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    59. Holzer TJ, Heynen CA, Novak RM, Pitrak DL, Dawson GJ. Frequency of cells positive for HIV-1 p24 antigen assessed by flow cytometry. AIDS. 1993 Nov; 7 Suppl 2:S3-5. PMID: 7909224.
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    60. Pitrak DL, Bak PM, DeMarais P, Novak RM, Andersen BR. Depressed neutrophil superoxide production in human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Infect Dis. 1993 Jun; 167(6):1406-10. PMID: 8388903.
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    61. Pau AK, Pitrak DL. Management of cytomegalovirus infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Clin Pharm. 1990 Aug; 9(8):613-31. PMID: 2167189.
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    62. Mozwecz H, Pavel D, Pitrak D, Orellana P, Schlesinger PK, Layden TJ. Erythromycin stearate as prokinetic agent in postvagotomy gastroparesis. Dig Dis Sci. 1990 Jul; 35(7):902-5. PMID: 2364846.
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    63. Pitrak DL, Gindorf JD. Bacteremic cellulitis caused by non-serogroup O1 Vibrio cholerae acquired in a freshwater inland lake. J Clin Microbiol. 1989 Dec; 27(12):2874-6. PMID: 2592550.
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    64. Pitrak DL, Andersen BR. Cerebral blastomycoma after ketoconazole therapy for respiratory tract blastomycosis. Am J Med. 1989 Jun; 86(6 Pt 1):713-4. PMID: 2729325.
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    65. Pitrak DL, Koneman EW, Estupinan RC, Jackson J. Phialophora richardsiae infection in humans. Rev Infect Dis. 1988 Nov-Dec; 10(6):1195-203. PMID: 3060948.
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