Research ArticlesAbstracts Assefa D, Grinberg S, Achu E, Nagarakanti S, Bishburg E. Empiric Acyclovir Use for Suspected Herpes Simplex Meningoencephalitis, How Are We Doing? Accepted for presentation, ID Week 2016, New Orleans, LA. M.Brown, E Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti, M Divita Gram-negative Ventricular Assist Device Infections Experience in a Tertiary Care Hospital. ID Week October 2015. Abstract: 50511, presentation #240 M.Brown, E. Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti The Role of Procalcitonin in the Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections in Patients with Cardiac devices and Orthotopic Heart Transplant, ID Week October 2015.Abstract 50507, Presentation # 245 A.Patel, E.Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti , M.Shah, M.Brown, D.Baran, M.Camacho. Gram- Negative Associated Ventricular Assist Device Infections. IDSA, ( ID week) Philadelphia PA. Patel, E.Bishburg, M.Shah, N Airewele , C.Engell. Experience with Legionella Pneumonia during a County Wide Outbreak. IDSA, San Francisco CA, October 2013. Abstract #41823, presentation # 896. M.Corbett, E.Bishburg. Evaluation of Antimicrobial Utilization in Early Empiric Protocol – Guided Management of Sepsis: A Single – Center Experience. IDSA, San Francisco CA. October 2013, Abstract # 41966, Presentation # 969. M. Corbett, E.Bishburg , C Engell. Mandated Annual Chlamydia trachomatis and Screening of a Federally – funded HIV Clinical Cohort: Screening Yield and Correlates. IDSA, San Diego Ca. October 2012. Abstract # 37717. E.E Okon, A.Isedeh, C. Engell, E.Bishburg. Atypical Presentation of Tacrolimus Associated Neurotoxicity. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2012. Absract # 31631. E.E Okon , C. Engell, E.Bishburg. Non Neoformans Cryptococcal Lung Infection in an African Immigrant with AIDS: adiagnostic Challenge. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May 2012 Abstract # 29040. V. Kapoor, M. Shah, E. Bishburg., Accuracy of Diagnosis of Sepsis and Antibiotic Utilization in the Emergency Room. Abstract#340; IDSA Vancouver B.C. Canada October 2010. V. Kapoor, E. Bishburg, M. Shah., Diagnosis and Antibiotic Utilization in Patients with Pulmonary diseases in the Emergency Room. Abstract # 459, IDSA Vancouver B.C Canada; October 2010. V. Kapoor, C. Engell, E. Bishburg, M. Shah, L. Singh, J. Slim., Tigecycline Induced Severe Pancreatitis. Abstract # 276 IDSA Vancouver B.C Canada; October 2010. V. Kapoor, C Engell, E. Bishburg., Gram Negative Bacillary Catheter Related blood Stream Infection in the Era of Increased Resistance. International conference on Infectious Diseases. Abstract#1599; March 2010. S. Khan, S. Nalmas, T. Chan, E. Bishburg., Trends in Isolation of Mycobacteria in a Tertiary Care Hospital. IDSA Abstract #1004. October 2009. S. Khan, E. Bishburg, M. Shah, S. Nalmas., Diagnosis of Community Acquired Pneumonia and Antibiotic Utilization in the Emergency Room IDSA Abstract #954. October 2009. S. Khan, S. Akbar, S.Nalmas, S. Mathai, J. Slim, E. Bishburg., CD4 Response to Antiretroviral Treatment in HIV Patients with Renal Failure. IDSA Abstract#293 October 2009. S. Mathai, S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg., Left Ventricular Assist Device Related Infection: Experience in a Teaching Hospital. ICAAC, Abstract #2393; October 2008. S. Nalmas S, E. Bishburg, M. Shah, T. Chan. Skin and Soft Tissue Abscess; One Year Experience in an Inner City Hospital. IDSA annual meeting, Abstract#1070; October 2007. S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg. Rosuvastatin as Treatment of Hyperlipedemia in HIV patients. IDSA annual meeting, Abstract #1159; October 2007. S. Nalmas S, J. Slim, A. Khyne, S. Mathai, S. Khan, E. Bishburg. CD4+ Cell Response to AntiretroviralsTherapy in Advanced AIDS Patients. IDSA Annual Meeting. Abstract#1404; October 2007. S. Mathai, E. Bishburg, S. Nalmas, S. Khan, J. Slim. Malaria in an Inner City Teaching Hospital Over 10 Years. IDSA annual meeting Absract#1052; October 2007. S. Mathai, E. Bishburg, S. Nalmas, J. Slim. Vancomycin –Resistant Ampicillin- Sensitive,Enterococcus faecalis in Urine Cultures, a Retrospective Study. IDSA annual meeting Abstract#1549; October 2007. S. Nalmas, E. Abter, S. Mathai, S. Khan, J. Slim, E. Bishburg., Atazanavir and Ritonavir Boosted Atazanavir, in non Advanced HIV Positive Patients, IDSA Annual Meeting, Abstract # 967; October 2006. Publications and Articles Nagarakanti S, Bishburg E, Brown M, A Rare Case of Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis due to Streptococcus mitis and Staphylococcus lugdunensis; Accepted for publication Journal of clinical and Diagnostic Research July 2016. S.Nagarakanti, E.Bishburg. Is Minocycline an Antiviral Agent ? A Review of Current Literature. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015 Jul 14 (In Press) A.Patel, E.Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti . Pseudomonas aeruginosa Prostatic Abscess, a Case Report and Literature Review. JMMCR (In Press) A.Patel, E.Bishburg , M. Zucker, P.Tsang, S.Nagarakant, I.Sabnani. Concomitant Kaposi Sarcoma and Multicentric Castelman's Disease in a Heart Transplant Recipient. Heart and Lung. 2014 Nov-Dec;43(6):506-9. PMID 25169666 A.Patel, E.Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti. Mucormycosis in an HIV infected Renal Transplant patient, a Case Report and Review of the Literature. American J. of Case Reports. 2014; 15:74-78. A.Patel , E.Bishburg, S.Nagarakanti. Kingella Kingae Endocarditis, a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2014; 22(4)204-206. E.Bishburg, M.Shah, T.Chan. Use of Intravenous Minocycline for the Treatment of Methicillin –Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-Negative Organisms. Experience in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice. 2014; 22(1) :26-31. E. Okon, E.Bishburg, S.Ugras, T.Chan, He Wang. Clostridium perfringens meningitis, Pleisomonas shigelloides sepsis: A lethal combination. Am J Case Rep. 2013; 14:70-72 E. Okon , C. Engell, R. Van Manen, J. Brown. Tigecycline-related pancreatitis: a review of spontaneous adverse event reports. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jan; 33(1):63-8. doi: 10.1002/phar.1159. S. Mathai, E. Bishburg, J. Slim, S. Nalmas. Severe Malaria in Immigrant Population: A Retrospective Review. J. Immigrant Minority Health 2010; 12:921-924. S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg, M. Shah, T. Chan. Skin and soft Tissue Abscess: A One Year Experience. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2009; 13(5):257-61. E. Bishburg , D. Ghuman, A. Cohen, T. Chan, S. Nalmas. Abiotrophia spp and Staphylococcus epidermidis Endocarditis Treated with daptomycin. The Scientific World Journal 2008; 8: 793-795. S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg, J. Murillo, S. Khoobiar, M. Cohen. Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis and Aortic Root Abscess Caused by Staphylococcus capitis: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature - Heart &Lung- The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 2008 September: 37 (5):380-384. S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg, C. Goldstein. Mucormycosis in a Transplanted Kidney Transpl Infect Dis. 2008 Jul; 10(4):269-71. S. Nalmas, J. Slim, R. Nagarakanti, E. Abter, E.Bishburg. Aerococcus Urinae Endocarditis Case Report and Literature Review. Infections in Medicine 2007 November; 24(11):498-501. S. Nalmas, E. Bishburg, T. Chan, E. Abter. "Streptococcus constellates and Prevotella bivia penile abscess" Case report- - The Scientific World Journal. 2007 October; 7:1631-1633. S. Nalmas, R. Nagarakanti, J. Slim, E. Abter, E. Bishburg. EKG in Infectious Diseases. Hospital Physician 2007 September; 43(9):17-25.