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Aladdin Shadyab

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
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    University of California, San DiegoPhD06/2016Epidemiology
    San Diego State UniversityMS05/2012Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics
    San Diego State UniversityMPH05/2010Epidemiology
    San Diego State UniversityBS05/2008Biochemistry
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    San Diego State University2016Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
    San Diego State University2013John O. and Mary L. Anderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Public Health
    National Science Foundation2011Statistical Biomedical Informatics Track Scholarship
    San Diego State University2010Epidemiology Student of the Year Nomination
    San Diego State University2010Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter of Excellence 2010Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    San Diego State University2008Phi Beta Kappa

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    Dr. Aladdin H. Shadyab, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Shadyab’s research focuses on women’s health, longevity, and healthy aging. Dr. Shadyab has expertise in the health of older women and has authored nearly 50 scientific publications on lifestyle and genetic factors associated with chronic diseases, successful aging, and longevity. Dr. Shadyab’s research has been extensively published in high-impact, prestigious journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Epidemiology, Diabetes Care, JAMA Network Open, European Heart Journal, and Neurology. Dr. Shadyab’s work has been featured in a wide array of media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, the San Diego Union Tribune, Reuters, CNN, BBC, and TIME.

    Dr. Shadyab received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego; MPH in epidemiology from San Diego State University; MS in bioinformatics and medical informatics from San Diego State University; and BS in biochemistry from San Diego State University (Phi Beta Kappa). He has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements, including induction into Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and Phi Beta Kappa. Before joining UCSD faculty, Dr. Shadyab completed an NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rheumatic Diseases at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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    1. Kim ES, Tindle HA, Kubzansky LD, Liu S, Duncan MS, Manson JE, Springfield S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Shadyab AH, Liu B, Grodstein F, DeVivo I. The Relation of Optimism to Relative Telomere Length in Older Men and Women. Psychosom Med. 2019 Nov 04. PMID: 31688458.
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    2. George A, Sturgeon SR, Hankinson SE, Shadyab AH, Wallace RB, Reeves KW. Psychotropic medication use and postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Nov 04. PMID: 31685559.
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    3. Lo K, Liu Q, Madsen T, Rapp S, Chen JC, Neuhouser M, Shadyab A, Pal L, Lin X, Shumaker S, Manson J, Feng YQ, Liu S. Relations of magnesium intake to cognitive impairment and dementia among participants in the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 03; 9(11):e030052. PMID: 31685499.
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    4. Kremer PA, Laughlin GA, Shadyab ASH, Crandall CJ, Masaki K, Orchad T, LaCroix AZ. Association between soft drink consumption and osteoporotic fractures among postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative. Menopause. 2019 Oct 14. PMID: 31613830.
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    5. Luo J, Chen X, Manson JE, Shadyab AH, Wactawski-Wende J, Vitolins M, Rohan TE, Cheng TD, Zhang Z, Qi L, Hendryx M. Birth weight, weight over the adult life course, and risk of breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2019 Oct 04. PMID: 31584193.
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    6. Manson JE, Aragaki AK, Bassuk SS, Chlebowski RT, Anderson GL, Rossouw JE, Howard BV, Thomson CA, Stefanick ML, Kaunitz AM, Crandall CJ, Eaton CB, Henderson VW, Liu S, Luo J, Rohan T, Shadyab AH, Wells G, Wactawski-Wende J, Prentice RL. Menopausal Estrogen-Alone Therapy and Health Outcomes in Women With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy: A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 10. PMID: 31499528.
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    7. Chen GC, Arthur R, Iyengar NM, Kamensky V, Xue X, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Allison MA, Shadyab AH, Wild RA, Sun Y, Banack HR, Chai JC, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Dannenberg AJ, Rohan TE, Qi Q. Association between regional body fat and cardiovascular disease risk among postmenopausal women with normal body mass index. Eur Heart J. 2019 Sep 07; 40(34):2849-2855. PMID: 31256194.
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    8. Luo J, Hendryx M, LeBlanc ES, Shadyab AH, Qi L, Sealy-Jefferson S, Manson JE. Associations Between Parity, Breastfeeding, and Risk of Maternal Type 2 Diabetes Among Postmenopausal Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Sep; 134(3):591-599. PMID: 31403595.
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    9. Skiba MB, Kohler LN, Crane TE, Jacobs ET, Shadyab AH, Kato I, Snetselaar L, Qi L, Thomson CA. The Association Between Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Use and Colorectal Cancer Risk and Mortality in the Women's Health Initiative. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Aug 27. PMID: 31455673.
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    10. Hayden KM, Gaussoin SA, Hunter JC, Manson JE, Sachs BC, Shadyab AH, Tindle HA, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Mozhui K, Snively BM, Rapp SR, Resnick SM. Cognitive resilience among APOE e4 carriers in the oldest old. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 16. PMID: 31418472.
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    11. Shadyab AH, Manson JE, Li W, Gass M, Brunner RL, Naughton MJ, Cannell B, Howard BV, LaCroix AZ. Associations of parental ages at childbirth with healthy aging among women. Maturitas. 2019 Nov; 129:6-11. PMID: 31547915.
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    12. Marcum ZA, Vasan S, Tom S, Hart L, Wang Y, Shadyab AH, LaCroix AZ, Gray SL. Self-reported barriers to medication use in older women: Findings from the Women's Health Initiative. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Aug 09. PMID: 31405806.
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    13. Cavanaugh AM, Rauh MJ, Thompson CA, Alcaraz J, Mihalko WM, Bird CE, Eaton CB, Rosal MC, Li W, Shadyab AH, Gilmer T, LaCroix AZ. Racial and ethnic disparities in utilization of total knee arthroplasty among older women. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Aug 09. PMID: 31404657.
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    14. Ding M, Zeleznik OA, Guasch-Ferre M, Hu J, Lasky-Su J, Lee IM, Jackson RD, Shadyab AH, LaMonte MJ, Clish C, Eliassen AH, Sacks F, Willett WC, Hu FB, Rexrode KM, Kraft P. Metabolome-wide Association Study with Habitual Physical Activity in Four Prospective Cohort Studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jul 31. PMID: 31364705.
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    15. Follis SL, Bea J, Klimentidis Y, Hu C, Crandall CJ, Garcia DO, Shadyab AH, Nassir R, Chen Z. Psychosocial stress and bone loss among postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Sep; 73(9):888-892. PMID: 31289118.
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    16. Sun Y, Liu B, Snetselaar LG, Wallace RB, Caan BJ, Rohan TE, Neuhouser ML, Shadyab AH, Chlebowski RT, Manson JE, Bao W. Association of Normal-Weight Central Obesity With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Postmenopausal Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03; 2(7):e197337. PMID: 31339542.
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    17. Pan K, Nelson RA, Wactawski-Wende J, Lee DJ, Manson JE, Aragaki AK, Mortimer JE, Phillips LS, Rohan T, Ho GYF, Saquib N, Shadyab AH, Nassir R, Rhee JJ, Hurria A, Chlebowski RT. Insulin Resistance and Cancer-Specific and All-Cause Mortality in Postmenopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Apr 26. PMID: 31184362.
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    18. Haring B, Crandall CJ, Carbone L, Liu S, Li W, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J, Shadyab AH, Gass ML, Kamensky V, Cauley JA, Wassertheil-Smoller S. Lipoprotein(a) plasma levels, bone mineral density and risk of hip fracture: a post hoc analysis of the Women's Health Initiative, USA. BMJ Open. 2019 Apr 24; 9(4):e027257. PMID: 31023762.
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    19. Petkus AJ, Resnick SM, Rapp SR, Espeland MA, Gatz M, Widaman KF, Wang X, Younan D, Casanova R, Chui H, Barnard RT, Gaussoin S, Goveas JS, Hayden KM, Henderson VW, Sachs BC, Saldana S, Shadyab AH, Shumaker SA, Chen JC. General and domain-specific cognitive reserve, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia risk in older women. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:118-128. PMID: 31011622.
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    20. Bjornevik K, Zhang Z, O'Reilly ÉJ, Berry JD, Clish CB, Deik A, Jeanfavre S, Kato I, Kelly RS, Kolonel LN, Liang L, Marchand LL, McCullough ML, Paganoni S, Pierce KA, Schwarzschild MA, Shadyab AH, Wactawski-Wende J, Wang DD, Wang Y, Manson JE, Ascherio A. Prediagnostic plasma metabolomics and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology. 2019 Apr 30; 92(18):e2089-e2100. PMID: 30926684.
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    21. Hall PS, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Parker DR, Manson JE, Howard BV, Sarto GE, Gass ML, Sealy-Jefferson SM, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Stefanick ML, Shadyab AH, Van Horn LV, Park K, Parikh NI. Relation of Pregnancy Loss to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Parous Postmenopausal Women (From the Women's Health Initiative). Am J Cardiol. 2019 May 15; 123(10):1620-1625. PMID: 30871746.
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    22. Arthur RS, Kabat GC, Kim MY, Wild RA, Shadyab AH, Wactawski-Wende J, Ho GYF, Reeves KW, Kuller LH, Luo J, Beebe-Dimmer J, Simon MS, Strickler H, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE. Metabolic syndrome and risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women: a prospective study. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Apr; 30(4):355-363. PMID: 30788634.
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    23. Arthur R, Brasky TM, Crane TE, Felix AS, Kaunitz AM, Shadyab AH, Qi L, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE. Associations of a Healthy Lifestyle Index With the Risks of Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Among Women in the Women's Health Initiative Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Feb 01; 188(2):261-273. PMID: 30407487.
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    24. Palumbo AJ, Cannuscio C, De Roos AJ, Robinson L, Mossey J, Wallace R, Garcia L, Shadyab AH, Sealy-Jefferson S, Michael Y. Women's Occupational Patterns and Later Life Physical Functioning. J Aging Health. 2019 Jan 30; 898264319826797. PMID: 30698490.
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    25. Follis S, Bea JW, Cauley JA, Shadyab AH, Cook A, Chen Z. Reply to Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Sarcopenia: Is It Real? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jun; 67(6):1298-1299. PMID: 30697691.
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    26. Luo J, Manson JE, Weitlauf JC, Shadyab AH, Rapp SR, Garcia L, Miao Jonasson J, Tindle HA, Nassir R, Wactawski-Wende J, Hendryx M. Personality traits and diabetes incidence among postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2019 01 21; 26(6):629-636. PMID: 30672885.
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    27. Luo J, Manson JE, Hendryx M, Shadyab AH, Johnson KC, Dinh PC, Going SB, Chlebowski R, Stefanick ML, Margolis KL. Physical activity and weight gain after smoking cessation in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2019 Jan; 26(1):16-23. PMID: 29994975.
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    28. Shadyab AH, Manson JE, Li W, Gass M, Brunner RL, Naughton MJ, Cannell B, Howard BV, LaCroix AZ. Parental longevity predicts healthy ageing among women. Age Ageing. 2018 11 01; 47(6):853-860. PMID: 30124748.
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    29. Follis S, Cook A, Bea JW, Going SB, Laddu D, Cauley JA, Shadyab AH, Stefanick ML, Chen Z, Follis S, Cook A, Bea JW, Going SB, Laddu D, Cauley JA, Shadyab AH, Stefanick ML, Chen Z. Association Between Sarcopenic Obesity and Falls in a Multiethnic Cohort of Postmenopausal Women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 12; 66(12):2314-2320. PMID: 30375641.
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    30. Grinde KE, Qi Q, Thornton TA, Liu S, Shadyab AH, Chan KHK, Reiner AP, Sofer T. Generalizing polygenic risk scores from Europeans to Hispanics/Latinos. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 02; 43(1):50-62. PMID: 30368908.
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    31. Kabat GC, Xue X, Kamensky V, Zaslavsky O, Stone KL, Johnson KC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Shadyab AH, Luo J, Hale L, Qi L, Cauley JA, Brunner RL, Manson JE, Rohan TE. The association of sleep duration and quality with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the Women's Health Initiative. Sleep Med. 2018 10; 50:48-54. PMID: 29982090.
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    32. Shadyab AH, Eaton CB, Li W, LaCroix AZ. Association of Physical Activity with Late-life Mobility Limitation among Women with Total Joint Replacement for Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2018 08; 45(8):1180-1187. PMID: 29858237.
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    33. Shadyab AH, Terkeltaub R, Kooperberg C, Reiner A, Eaton CB, Jackson RD, Krok-Schoen JL, Salem RM, LaCroix AZ. Prospective associations of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and CRP genetic risk scores with risk of total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis in a diverse cohort. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 08; 26(8):1038-1044. PMID: 29758352.
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    34. Shadyab AH, Li W, Eaton CB, LaCroix AZ. General and Abdominal Obesity as Risk Factors for Late-Life Mobility Limitation After Total Knee or Hip Replacement for Osteoarthritis Among Women. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 07; 70(7):1030-1038. PMID: 28973836.
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    35. Howard BV, Aragaki AK, Tinker LF, Allison M, Hingle MD, Johnson KC, Manson JE, Shadyab AH, Shikany JM, Snetselaar LG, Thomson CA, Zaslavsky O, Prentice RL. A Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Diabetes: A Secondary Analysis From the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. Diabetes Care. 2018 04; 41(4):680-687. PMID: 29282203.
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    36. Shadyab AH, LaMonte MJ, Kooperberg C, Reiner AP, Carty CL, Manini TM, Hou L, Di C, LaCroix AZ. Association of Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity With Leukocyte Telomere Length Among Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 12; 72(11):1532-1537. PMID: 28329327.
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    37. Shadyab AH, Kooperberg C, Reiner AP, Jain S, Manson JE, Hohensee C, Macera CA, Shaffer RA, Gallo LC, LaCroix AZ. Replication of Genome-Wide Association Study Findings of Longevity in White, African American, and Hispanic Women: The Women's Health Initiative. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 01; 72(10):1401-1406. PMID: 27707806.
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    38. Shadyab AH, LaCroix AZ. Shadyab and LaCroix Respond. Am J Public Health. 2017 09; 107(9):1382-1383. PMID: 28787196.
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    39. Laddu DR, Wertheim BC, Garcia DO, Brunner R, Groessl E, Shadyab AH, Going SB, LaMonte MJ, Cannell B, LeBoff MS, Cauley JA, Thomson CA, Stefanick ML. Associations Between Self-Reported Physical Activity and Physical Performance Measures Over Time in Postmenopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct; 65(10):2176-2181. PMID: 28675421.
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    40. Shadyab AH, LaMonte MJ, Kooperberg C, Reiner AP, Carty CL, Manini TM, Hou L, Di C, Macera CA, Gallo LC, Shaffer RA, Jain S, LaCroix AZ. Leisure-time physical activity and leukocyte telomere length among older women. Exp Gerontol. 2017 09; 95:141-147. PMID: 28552815.
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    41. Shadyab AH, Macera CA, Shaffer RA, Jain S, Gallo LC, LaMonte MJ, Reiner AP, Kooperberg C, Carty CL, Di C, Manini TM, Hou L, LaCroix AZ. Associations of Accelerometer-Measured and Self-Reported Sedentary Time With Leukocyte Telomere Length in Older Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 02 01; 185(3):172-184. PMID: 28100466.
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    42. Shadyab AH, Macera CA, Shaffer RA, Jain S, Gallo LC, Gass ML, Waring ME, Stefanick ML, LaCroix AZ. Ages at menarche and menopause and reproductive lifespan as predictors of exceptional longevity in women: the Women's Health Initiative. Menopause. 2017 01; 24(1):35-44. PMID: 27465713.
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    43. Shadyab AH, Hale BR, Shaffer RA. HIV/AIDS Securitization: Outcomes and Current Challenges. Curr HIV Res. 2017; 15(2):78-81. PMID: 28521723.
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    44. Shadyab AH, Gass ML, Stefanick ML, Waring ME, Macera CA, Gallo LC, Shaffer RA, Jain S, LaCroix AZ. Maternal Age at Childbirth and Parity as Predictors of Longevity Among Women in the United States: The Women's Health Initiative. Am J Public Health. 2017 01; 107(1):113-119. PMID: 27854529.
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    45. Shadyab AH, Kritz-Silverstein D, Laughlin GA, Wooten WJ, Barrett-Connor E, Araneta MR. Ethnic-specific associations of sleep duration and daytime napping with prevalent type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. Sleep Med. 2015 Feb; 16(2):243-9. PMID: 25637103.
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    46. Shadyab AH, LaCroix AZ. Genetic factors associated with longevity: a review of recent findings. Ageing Res Rev. 2015 Jan; 19:1-7. PMID: 25446805.
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    47. Vyas KJ, Shadyab AH, Lin CD, Crum-Cianflone NF. Trends and factors associated with initial and recurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft-tissue infections among HIV-infected persons: an 18-year study. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 May-Jun; 13(3):206-13. PMID: 23603632.
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    48. Shadyab AH, Crum-Cianflone NF. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among HIV-infected persons in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: a review of the literature. HIV Med. 2012 Jul; 13(6):319-32. PMID: 22276696.
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    49. Crum-Cianflone NF, Shadyab AH, Weintrob A, Hospenthal DR, Lalani T, Collins G, Mask A, Mende K, Brodine SK, Agan BK. Association of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization with high-risk sexual behaviors in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Medicine (Baltimore). 2011 Nov; 90(6):379-89. PMID: 22033452.
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