Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section

The Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy has provided a wide range of scholarly, teaching, and clinical services to the University and the Chicagoland area since its inception in 1996. Co-directors Larry Danziger and Keith Rodvold continue to provide leadership and vision for the section.

The Section provides clinical pharmacy services to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Members of the section provide care to patients in the Family Center for Infectious Diseases, a variety of HIV Outreach Clinics throughout the city, the John H Stroger Cook County Hospital, and the Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center.

In addition to patient care services, the Section maintains its commitment to educating future clinician-scientists. The Section has one of the largest and longest-standing Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship Training programs in the U.S. To date, over 75 Infectious Diseases Fellows have completed the program under the leadership and expertise of Drs. Danziger and Rodvold.

Our Latest Publications

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Determining support for and barriers to pharmacist-driven research: Results of a national survey
Kathryn M. O’Brien, Melissa E. Badowski, Anna S. Bartoo, William J. Peppard, Kerry Schwarz, Abigail R. Sharpe, Jennifer Austin Szwak
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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Telehealth and technological applications in patient-centered care: Implications for pharmacy learners and clinical pharmacists
Melissa E. Badowski, Jessica A. Bente, Estella M. Davis, Diana Isaacs, Lindi Lewis, Jay L. Martello, Matthew Pitlick, Armando Silva Almodóvar, Sheila Stadler, Elizabeth Sutton Burke, Madeline Belk, Amber Tovey, Sandra L. Kane-Gill
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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Intrapulmonary pharmacokinetic profile of cefiderocol in mechanically ventilated patients with pneumonia
Takayuki Katsube, David P. Nicolau, Keith A. Rodvold, Richard G. Wunderink, Roger Echols, Yuko Matsunaga, Anju Menon, Simon Portsmouth, Toshihiro Wajima
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

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Candida auris Urinary Tract Infections and Possible Treatment
Nicole Griffith, Larry Danziger
Antibiotics

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The race to a COVID-19 vaccine: opportunities and challenges in development and distribution
Rodrigo M Burgos, Melissa E Badowski, Emily Drwiega, Samaneh Ghassemi, Nikki Griffith, Fischer Herald, Mikayla Johnson, Renata O Smith, Sarah M Michienzi
Drugs in Context

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Role delineation for pharmacotherapy specialists: Re‐evaluating the clinical relevance of a patient‐centered credential
Timothy Muckle, Melissa Blair, Melissa E. Badowski, Felix Yam, Samuel G. Johnson
Clinical Pharmacy Forum

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Impact of Pharmacist-Driven Antiretroviral Stewardship and Transitions of Care Interventions on Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Marisa B. Brizzi, Rodrigo M. Burgos, Thomas D. Chiampas, Sarah M. Michienzi, Renata Smith, Paa Kwesi Yanful, Melissa E. Badowski
Open Forum Infectious Diseases

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Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Associated Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Pediatrics
Rodrigo M. Burgos, Kate M. Reynolds, Jean Williams, Wenchin Li, Connie H. Yan
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

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Two’s a Company, Three’s a Crowd: A Review of Initiating or Switching to a Two-Drug Antiretroviral Regimen in Treatment-Naïve and Treatment-Experienced Patients Living with HIV-1
Melissa Badowski, Sarah E. Pérez, David Silva, Andrea Lee
Infectious Diseases and Therapy

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Activity of Imipenem-Relebactam and Meropenem-Vaborbactam against Carbapenem-Resistant, SME-Producing Serratia marcescens
Mark J. Biagi, A. Shajee, A. Vialichka, M. Jurkovic, Xing Tan, Eric Wenzler
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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Therapeutic monitoring of vancomycin for serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: A revised consensus guideline and review by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
Michael J. Rybak, Jennifer Le, Thomas P. Lodise, Donald P. Levine, John S. Bradley, Catherine Liu, Bruce A. Mueller, Manjunath P. Pai, Annie Wong-Beringer, John C. Rotschafer, Keith A. Rodvold, Holly D. Maples, Benjamin M. Lomaestro
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

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Development of gynecomastia following initiation of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide
Mark J. Biagi, Christopher A. Schriever, Thomas D. Chiampas, Sarah M. Michienzi, M. C. Patel, J. D. Young, Melissa E. Badowski
International Journal of STD & AIDS

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Activity of Potential Alternative Treatment Agents for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolates Nonsusceptible to Levofloxacin and/or Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole
Mark J. Biagi, Xing Tan, T Wu, M Jurkovic, A Vialichka, K Meyer, RE Mendes, Eric Wenzler
Journal of Clinical Microbiology

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Ex Vivo Urinary Bactericidal Activity and Urinary Pharmacodynamics of Fosfomycin after Two Repeated Dosing Regimens of Oral Fosfomycin Tromethamine in Healthy Adult Subjects
Eric Wenzler, KM Meyer, SC Bleasdale, M Sikka, RE Mendes, KL Bunnell, M Finnemeyer, SL Rosenkranz, Larry H. Danziger, Keith A. Rodvold
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

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Antiretroviral Stewardship: A Review of Published Outcomes with Recommendations for Program Implementation
Sarah M. Michienzi, Amber F. Ladak, Sarah E. Perez, Daniel B. Chastain
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

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In Vitro Pharmacodynamic Analyses Help Guide the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Enterococcus faecium and Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacter cloacae Bacteremia in a Liver Transplant Patient
Eric Wenzler, M Santarossa, KA Meyer, AT Harrington, GE Reid, NM Clark, FS Albarillo, Zackery P. Bulman
Open Forum Infectious Diseases

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Activity of ceftazidime-avibactam alone and in combination with polymyxin B against carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a tandem in vitro time-kill/in vivo Galleria mellonella survival model analysis
Jovan Borjan, Kevin A. Meyer, Ryan K. Shields, Eric Wenzler
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

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Omadacycline: A Review of the Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Keith A. Rodvold, Rodrigo M. Burgos, Xing Tan, Manjunath P. Pai
Clinical Pharmacokinetics

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Polymyxin Susceptibility Testing and Interpretive Breakpoints: Recommendations from the United States Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (USCAST)
Jason M. Pogue, Ronald N. Jones, John S. Bradley, David R. Andes, Sujata M. Bhavnani, George L. Drusano, Michael N. Dudley, Robert K. Flamm, Keith R. Rodvold, Paul G. Ambrose
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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Mycobacterium conceptionense Pneumonitis in Patient with HIV/AIDS
Sarah M. Michienzi, Rodrigo M. Burgos, Richard M. Novak
Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile Infections: Should We Respond More to Toxin B?
Christopher A. Schriever, Larry H. Danziger
Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Real-world evaluation of the safety and tolerability of abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine in an incarcerated population
Marisa B. Brizzi, Thomas D. Chiampas, Sarah M. Michienzi
International Journal of STD & AIDS

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Impact of an HIV-Trained Clinical Pharmacist Intervention on Error Rates of Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infection Medications in the Inpatient Setting
Thomas D. Chiampas, Mark J. Biagi, Melissa E. Badowski
Pharmacy Practice

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Development of High-Level Echinocandin Resistance in a Patient With Recurrent Candida auris Candidemia Secondary to Chronic Candiduria
Mark J. Biagi, NP Wiederhold, C Gibas, BL Wickes, V Lozano, SC Bleasdale, Larry H. Danziger
Open Forum Infectious Diseases

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Renal Dosing of Antibiotics: Are We Jumping the Gun?
Ryan L. Crass, Keith A. Rodvold, Bruce A. Mueller, Manjunath P. Pai
Clinical Infectious Diseases

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60 Plus Years Later and We Are Still Trying to Learn How to Dose Vancomycin
Keith A. Rodvold
Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Pharmacokinetics and dialytic clearance of isavuconazole during in vitro and in vivo continuous renal replacement therapy
Mark Biagi, David Butler, Xing Tan, Samah Qasmieh, Khushbu Tejani, Shree Patel, Ryan Rivosecchi, Hong Nguyen, Neil Clancy, Ryan Shields, Eric Wenzler
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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Pharmacokinetic evaluation of meropenem and vaborbactam for the treatment of urinary tract infection
Rodrigo M. Burgos, Mark J. Biagi, Keith A. Rodvold, Larry H. Danziger
Expert Opinion Drug Metabolism and Toxicology

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Pharmacodynamics of dose-escalated ‘front-loading’ polymyxin B regimens against polymyxin-resistant mcr-1-harbouring Escherichia coli
Nicholas M. Smith, Zackery P. Bulman, Arthur O. Sieron, Jürgen B. Bulitta, Patricia N. Holden, Roger L. Nation, Jian Li, Gerard D. Wright, Brian T. Tsuji
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

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