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Edwin J Asturias

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-PEDS
Phone303/724-6282

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    R21HD084115     (ASTURIAS, EDWIN JOSE)Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2017
    NIH/NICHD
    SMS mobile technology to improve early childhood vaccine coverage in Guatemala
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Olson D, Rick AM, Krager S, Lamb M, Asturias EJ. Vaccine Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Arbovirus Vaccines: A Cross Sectional Survey in Rural Guatemala. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Aug 27. PMID: 30153226.
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    2. Domek GJ, O'Leary ST, Bull S, Bronsert M, Contreras-Roldan IL, Bolaños Ventura GA, Kempe A, Asturias EJ. Measuring vaccine hesitancy: Field testing the WHO SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy survey tool in Guatemala. Vaccine. 2018 08 23; 36(35):5273-5281. PMID: 30061026.
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    3. Asturias EJ. Uncovering the Spectrum of Postnatal Zika Infection in Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jul 01; 172(7):624-625. PMID: 29813163.
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    4. Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Asensio C, Cruz A, Tenney L, Weitzenkamp D, Dally M, Asturias EJ, Newman LS. Risk Factors for Declines in Kidney Function in Sugarcane Workers in Guatemala. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Jun; 60(6):548-558. PMID: 29370016.
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    5. Domek GJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, Asturias EJ, Bronsert M, Bolaños Ventura GA, O'Leary ST, Kempe A, Bull S. Characteristics of mobile phone access and usage in rural and urban Guatemala: assessing feasibility of text message reminders to increase childhood immunizations. Mhealth. 2018; 4:9. PMID: 29780812.
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    6. Kamidani S, Melgar M, Robinson C, Asturias E, Berman S, Gaensbauer J. No Detection of Entamoeba Histolytica by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction in Children With Acute Non-bloody Diarrhea in Guatemala. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Apr; 37(4):e107-e108. PMID: 28858041.
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    7. Olson D, Krager S, Lamb MM, Rick AM, Asturias EJ. Knowledge of Norovirus and Attitudes toward a Potential Norovirus Vaccine in Rural Guatemala: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Survey. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 May; 98(5):1498-1501. PMID: 29582734.
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    8. Messacar K, Asturias EJ, Hixon AM, Van Leer-Buter C, Niesters HGM, Tyler KL, Abzug MJ, Dominguez SR. Enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis-evaluating the evidence for causality. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Aug; 18(8):e239-e247. PMID: 29482893.
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    9. Rick AM, Domek G, Cunningham M, Olson D, Lamb MM, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Heinrichs G, Berman S, Asturias EJ. High Background Congenital Microcephaly in Rural Guatemala: Implications for Neonatal Congenital Zika Virus Infection Screening. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 12 28; 5(4):686-696. PMID: 29284702.
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    10. Gaensbauer JT, Melgar MA, Calvimontes DM, Lamb MM, Asturias EJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, Dominguez SR, Robinson CC, Berman S. Efficacy of a bovine colostrum and egg-based intervention in acute childhood diarrhoea in Guatemala: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(4):e000452. PMID: 29259822.
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    11. Bandyopadhyay AS, Asturias EJ, O'Ryan M, Oberste MS, Weldon W, Clemens R, Rüttimann R, Modlin JF, Gast C. Exploring the relationship between polio type 2 serum neutralizing antibodies and intestinal immunity using data from two randomized controlled trials of new bOPV-IPV immunization schedules. Vaccine. 2017 12 19; 35(52):7283-7291. PMID: 29150209.
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    12. Olson D, Lamb M, Lopez MR, Colborn K, Paniagua-Avila A, Zacarias A, Zambrano-Perilla R, Rodríguez-Castro SR, Cordon-Rosales C, Asturias EJ. Performance of a Mobile Phone App-Based Participatory Syndromic Surveillance System for Acute Febrile Illness and Acute Gastroenteritis in Rural Guatemala. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Nov 09; 19(11):e368. PMID: 29122738.
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    13. Wichmann O, Vannice K, Asturias EJ, de Albuquerque Luna EJ, Longini I, Lopez AL, Smith PG, Tissera H, Yoon IK, Hombach J. Live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccines: The needs and challenges of post-licensure evaluation of vaccine safety and effectiveness. Vaccine. 2017 10 09; 35(42):5535-5542. PMID: 28893477.
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    14. Bosch I, de Puig H, Hiley M, Carré-Camps M, Perdomo-Celis F, Narváez CF, Salgado DM, Senthoor D, O'Grady M, Phillips E, Durbin A, Fandos D, Miyazaki H, Yen CW, Gélvez-Ramírez M, Warke RV, Ribeiro LS, Teixeira MM, Almeida RP, Muñóz-Medina JE, Ludert JE, Nogueira ML, Colombo TE, Terzian ACB, Bozza PT, Calheiros AS, Vieira YR, Barbosa-Lima G, Vizzoni A, Cerbino-Neto J, Bozza FA, Souza TML, Trugilho MRO, de Filippis AMB, de Sequeira PC, Marques ETA, Magalhaes T, Díaz FJ, Restrepo BN, Marín K, Mattar S, Olson D, Asturias EJ, Lucera M, Singla M, Medigeshi GR, de Bosch N, Tam J, Gómez-Márquez J, Clavet C, Villar L, Hamad-Schifferli K, Gehrke L. Rapid antigen tests for dengue virus serotypes and Zika virus in patient serum. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Sep 27; 9(409). PMID: 28954927.
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    15. Luna-Asturias C, Apple J, Bolaños GA, Bowser JM, Asturias EJ. Are Physician Assistants Needed in Guatemala? A Survey of Potential Urban and Rural Users. J Physician Assist Educ. 2017 Sep; 28(3):138-142. PMID: 28816992.
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    16. Olson D, Lamb MM, Lopez MR, Paniagua-Avila MA, Zacarias A, Samayoa-Reyes G, Cordon-Rosales C, Asturias EJ. Rapid Active Sampling Surveys as a Tool to Evaluate Factors Associated with Acute Gastroenteritis and Norovirus Infection among Children in Rural Guatemala. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):944-948. PMID: 28722580.
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    17. Lopez-Medina E, Melgar M, Gaensbauer JT, Bandyopadhyay AS, Borate BR, Weldon WC, Rüttimann R, Ward J, Clemens R, Asturias EJ. Inactivated polio vaccines from three different manufacturers have equivalent safety and immunogenicity when given as 1 or 2 additional doses after bivalent OPV: Results from a randomized controlled trial in Latin America. Vaccine. 2017 06 16; 35(28):3591-3597. PMID: 28455172.
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    18. Olson D, Lamb MM, Lopez MR, Paniagua-Avila MA, Zacarias A, Samayoa-Reyes G, Cordon-Rosales C, Asturias EJ. A Rapid Epidemiological Tool to Measure the Burden of Norovirus Infection and Disease in Resource-Limited Settings. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(2):ofx049. PMID: 28730158.
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    19. Rick AM, Aguilar A, Cortes R, Gordillo R, Melgar M, Samayoa-Reyes G, Frank DN, Asturias EJ. Group B Streptococci Colonization in Pregnant Guatemalan Women: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Vaginal Microbiome. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofx020. PMID: 28480290.
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    20. Asturias EJ, Bandyopadhyay AS, Clemens R, Orenstein W, Rüttimann R. New poliovirus vaccine schedules - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2016 11 19; 388(10059):2478. PMID: 27871743.
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    21. Wright PF, Connor RI, Wieland-Alter WF, Hoen AG, Boesch AW, Ackerman ME, Oberste MS, Gast C, Brickley EB, Asturias EJ, Rüttimann R, Bandyopadhyay AS. Vaccine-induced mucosal immunity to poliovirus: analysis of cohorts from an open-label, randomised controlled trial in Latin American infants. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Dec; 16(12):1377-1384. PMID: 27638357.
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    22. Brown AEC, Asturias EJ, Melgar M, Antillon-Klussmann FA, Mettler P, Levin MJ. Incidence and consequences of varicella in children treated for cancer in Guatemala. World J Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 12(3):320-326. PMID: 27351567.
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    23. Asturias EJ, Heinrichs G, Domek G, Brett J, Shick E, Cunningham M, Bull S, Celada M, Newman LS, Tenney L, Krisher L, Luna-Asturias C, McConnell K, Berman S. The Center for Human Development in Guatemala: An Innovative Model for Global Population Health. Adv Pediatr. 2016 08; 63(1):357-87. PMID: 27426907.
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    24. Asturias EJ, Bandyopadhyay AS, Self S, Rivera L, Saez-Llorens X, Lopez E, Melgar M, Gaensbauer JT, Weldon WC, Oberste MS, Borate BR, Gast C, Clemens R, Orenstein W, O'Ryan G M, Jimeno J, Clemens SA, Ward J, Rüttimann R. Humoral and intestinal immunity induced by new schedules of bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine and one or two doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Latin American infants: an open-label randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Jul 09; 388(10040):158-69. PMID: 27212429.
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    25. Asturias EJ, Wharton M, Pless R, MacDonald NE, Chen RT, Andrews N, Salisbury D, Dodoo AN, Hartigan-Go K, Zuber PL. Contributions and challenges for worldwide vaccine safety: The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety at 15 years. Vaccine. 2016 06 17; 34(29):3342-9. PMID: 27195758.
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    26. Gaensbauer JT, Asturias EJ, Soto M, Holt E, Olson D, Halsey NA. Pediatric Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Guatemala City: Importance of Serotype 2. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May; 35(5):e139-43. PMID: 26825154.
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    27. Domek GJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, O'Leary ST, Bull S, Furniss A, Kempe A, Asturias EJ. SMS text message reminders to improve infant vaccination coverage in Guatemala: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Vaccine. 2016 05 05; 34(21):2437-2443. PMID: 27026145; PMCID: PMC4859823.
    28. DelaFuente JP, Castillo-Mazariegos EJ, Asturias EJ. Differential preference for pertussis and poliomyelitis vaccines in urban versus rural parents in Guatemala. Paediatr Child Health. 2016 Mar; 21(2):e15-6. PMID: 27095889; PMCID: PMC4807807.
    29. D'Ardenne KK, Darrow J, Furniss A, Chavez C, Hernandez H, Berman S, Asturias EJ. Use of rapid needs assessment as a tool to identify vaccination delays in Guatemala and Peru. Vaccine. 2016 Mar 29; 34(14):1719-25. PMID: 26902545.
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    30. Dutmer CM, Asturias EJ, Smith C, Dishop MK, Schmid DS, Bellini WJ, Tirosh I, Lee YN, Notarangelo LD, Gelfand EW. Late Onset Hypomorphic RAG2 Deficiency Presentation with Fatal Vaccine-Strain VZV Infection. J Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 35(8):754-60. PMID: 26515615; PMCID: PMC4662621 [Available on 11/01/16].
    31. O'Ryan M, Bandyopadhyay AS, Villena R, Espinoza M, Novoa J, Weldon WC, Oberste MS, Self S, Borate BR, Asturias EJ, Clemens R, Orenstein W, Jimeno J, Rüttimann R, Costa Clemens SA. Inactivated poliovirus vaccine given alone or in a sequential schedule with bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in Chilean infants: a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 4, non-inferiority study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Nov; 15(11):1273-82. PMID: 26318714.
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    32. Olson D, Lamb MM, Gaensbauer JT, Todd JK, Halsey NA, Asturias EJ. Risk Factors for Death and Major Morbidity in Guatemalan Children with Acute Bacterial Meningitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jul; 34(7):724-8. PMID: 26069947; PMCID: PMC4467373.
    33. Smith C, Dutmer C, Schmid DS, Dishop MK, Bellini WJ, Gelfand EW, Asturias EJ. A Toddler With Rash, Encephalopathy, and Hemolytic Anemia. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec; 4(4):376-80. PMID: 26407265.
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    34. Olson D, Birkholz M, Gaensbauer JT, Asturias EJ, Todd JK. Analysis of the pediatric health information system database as a surveillance tool for travel-associated infectious diseases. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 May; 92(5):1067-9. PMID: 25778506; PMCID: PMC4426564.
    35. Asturias EJ. Women scientist and the will to prevent Hib disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Dec; 33(12):1311. PMID: 25386972.
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    36. Gaensbauer JT, Rakhola JT, Onyango-Makumbi C, Mubiru M, Westcott JE, Krebs NF, Asturias EJ, Fowler MG, McFarland E, Janoff EN. Impaired haemophilus influenzae type b transplacental antibody transmission and declining antibody avidity through the first year of life represent potential vulnerabilities for HIV-exposed but -uninfected infants. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1661-7. PMID: 25298109; PMCID: PMC4248779.
    37. Smith C, Lee-Miller C, Dishop MK, Cost C, Wang M, Asturias EJ. Multicentric Castleman disease presenting with fever. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec; 165(6):1261-5. PMID: 25282064.
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    38. Behrens RH, Cramer JP, Jelinek T, Shaw H, von Sonnenburg F, Wilbraham D, Weinke T, Bell DJ, Asturias E, Pauwells HL, Maxwell R, Paredes-Paredes M, Glenn GM, Dewasthaly S, Stablein DM, Jiang ZD, DuPont HL. Efficacy and safety of a patch vaccine containing heat-labile toxin from Escherichia coli against travellers' diarrhoea: a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trial in travellers from Europe to Mexico and Guatemala. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Mar; 14(3):197-204. PMID: 24291168.
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    39. Asturias EJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, Ram M, Garcia-Melgar AJ, Morales-Oquendo V, Hartman K, Rauscher M, Moulton LH, Halsey NA. Post-authorization safety surveillance of a liquid pentavalent vaccine in Guatemalan children. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 02; 31(49):5909-14. PMID: 24055354.
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    40. Tozzi AE, Asturias EJ, Balakrishnan MR, Halsey NA, Law B, Zuber PL. Assessment of causality of individual adverse events following immunization (AEFI): a WHO tool for global use. Vaccine. 2013 Oct 17; 31(44):5041-6. PMID: 24021304.
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    41. Gaensbauer JT, Press CA, Hollister JR, Asturias EJ. Procalcitonin: a marker of infection not subverted by treatment with interleukin-6 receptor inhibition. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Sep; 32(9):1040. PMID: 24008743.
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    42. Geevarghese B, Gaensbauer J, Cataldi J, Schultz M, Asturias EJ, Dominguez SR. Acute Demyelinating Lesion of the Upper Thoracic Spine Complicating Kawasaki Disease. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Dec; 2(4):397-401. PMID: 26619505.
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    43. Melgar M, De-Leon RE, Gerónimo M, Ramírez M, Asturias EJ, Antillon-Klussmann F, Guimera D, Caniza MA. How we optimized prevention and control of pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) in a resource-limited nation's pediatric oncology unit. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Aug; 39(6):534-5. PMID: 21612844.
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    44. Asturias EJ, Corral JE, Quezada J. Evaluation of six risk factors for the development of bacteremia in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia. Curr Oncol. 2010 Apr; 17(2):59-63. PMID: 20404980; PMCID: PMC2854640.
    45. Suárez E, Asturias EJ, Hilbert AK, Herzog C, Aeberhard U, Spyr C. A fully liquid DTPw-HepB-Hib combination vaccine for booster vaccination of toddlers in El Salvador. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2010 Feb; 27(2):117-24. PMID: 20339615.
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    46. Asturias EJ, Mayorga C, Caffaro C, Ramirez P, Ram M, Verstraeten T, Clemens R, Halsey NA. Differences in the immune response to hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines in Guatemalan infants by ethnic group and nutritional status. Vaccine. 2009 Jun 02; 27(27):3650-4. PMID: 19464546.
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    47. Dueger EL, Asturias EJ, Halsey NA. Culture- and antigen-negative meningitis in Guatemalan children. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2008 Oct; 24(4):248-55. PMID: 19133173.
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    48. Frech SA, Dupont HL, Bourgeois AL, McKenzie R, Belkind-Gerson J, Figueroa JF, Okhuysen PC, Guerrero NH, Martinez-Sandoval FG, Meléndez-Romero JH, Jiang ZD, Asturias EJ, Halpern J, Torres OR, Hoffman AS, Villar CP, Kassem RN, Flyer DC, Andersen BH, Kazempour K, Breisch SA, Glenn GM. Use of a patch containing heat-labile toxin from Escherichia coli against travellers' diarrhoea: a phase II, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trial. Lancet. 2008 Jun 14; 371(9629):2019-25. PMID: 18554712.
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    49. Dueger EL, Asturias EJ, Matheu J, Gordillo R, Torres O, Halsey N. Increasing penicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistance in nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Guatemalan children, 2001--2006. Int J Infect Dis. 2008 May; 12(3):289-97. PMID: 18035570; PMCID: PMC2430874.
    50. Asturias EJ, Dueger EL, Omer SB, Melville A, Nates SV, Laassri M, Chumakov K, Halsey NA. Randomized trial of inactivated and live polio vaccine schedules in Guatemalan infants. J Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 01; 196(5):692-8. PMID: 17674310.
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    51. Asturias EJ, Grazioso CF, Luna-Fineman S, Torres O, Halsey NA. Poliovirus excretion in Guatemalan adults and children with HIV infection and children with cancer. Biologicals. 2006 Jun; 34(2):109-12. PMID: 16682223.
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    52. Khan AJ, Gebreselassie H, Asturias EJ, Agboatwalla M, Teklehaimanot R, Luby SP, Beyene B, Bayene B, Chezzi C, Asghar H, Moatter T, Torres OR, Kew O, Winkelstein J, Halsey NA. No evidence for prolonged excretion of polioviruses in persons with residual paralytic poliomyelitis in Ethiopia, Pakistan and Guatemala. Biologicals. 2006 Jun; 34(2):113-6. PMID: 16682222.
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    53. Halsey NA, Pinto J, Espinosa-Rosales F, Faure-Fontenla MA, da Silva E, Khan AJ, Webster AD, Minor P, Dunn G, Asturias E, Hussain H, Pallansch MA, Kew OM, Winkelstein J, Sutter R. Search for poliovirus carriers among people with primary immune deficiency diseases in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Bull World Health Organ. 2004 Jan; 82(1):3-8. PMID: 15106294; PMCID: PMC2585894.
    54. Asturias EJ, Soto M, Menendez R, Ramirez PL, Recinos F, Gordillo R, Holt E, Halsey NA. Meningitis and pneumonia in Guatemalan children: the importance of Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2003 Dec; 14(6):377-84. PMID: 14769154.
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    55. Sondheimer JM, Asturias E, Cadnapaphornchai M. Infection and cholestasis in neonates with intestinal resection and long-term parenteral nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1998 Aug; 27(2):131-7. PMID: 9702641.
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    56. Sicherer SH, Asturias EJ, Winkelstein JA, Dick JD, Willoughby RE. Francisella philomiragia sepsis in chronic granulomatous disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997 Apr; 16(4):420-2. PMID: 9109152.
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