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Mark Sawyer

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Pediatrics
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-966-7406
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    San Diego-Influenza Coverage Extension (SD-ICE)
    CDC/NCIRD U01IP000189Sep 15, 2008 - Sep 14, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of New Adolescent Vaccines
    CDC/NCIRD U01IP000136Sep 1, 2008 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    San Diego Hospital Influenza Immunization Partnership
    CDC/NCIRD U01IP000063Sep 15, 2005 - Sep 14, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kumar MM, Boies EG, Sawyer MH, Kennedy M, Williams C, Rhee KE. A Brief Provider Training Video Improves Comfort With Recommending the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jan; 58(1):17-23. PMID: 30280580.
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    2. Liang JL, Tiwari T, Moro P, Messonnier NE, Reingold A, Sawyer M, Clark TA. Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2018 04 27; 67(2):1-44. PMID: 29702631.
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    3. Madewell ZJ, Wester RB, Wang WW, Smith TC, Peddecord KM, Morris J, DeGuzman H, Sawyer MH, McDonald EC. Voluntarily Reported Immunization Registry Data: Reliability and Feasibility to Predict Immunization Rates, San Diego, California, 2013. Public Health Rep. 2017 May/Jun; 132(3):357-365. PMID: 28379785.
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    4. Sawyer MH, Rathore M. Pneumococcal Vaccines in Preterm Infants: Are More Doses Better? Implications for Other Vaccines. Pediatrics. 2016 09; 138(3). PMID: 27503350.
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    5. Sawyer MH, Simon G, Byington C. Vaccines and Febrile Seizures: Quantifying the Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 07; 138(1). PMID: 27273713; PMCID: PMC4925088 [Available on 07/01/17].
    6. Schuster JE, Sawyer MH, O'Leary S, Kimberlin D. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Jun; 5(2):101-4. PMID: 27170697.
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    7. Sawyer MH. The Pertussis Problem and a Possible Solution: Will Parents Go Along? JAMA Pediatr. 2016 05 01; 170(5):421-2. PMID: 27019461.
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    8. Iroh Tam PY, Sawyer MH, Kimberlin D. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Mar; 5(1):3-6. PMID: 26759500.
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    9. Peddecord KM, Wang W, Wang L, Ralston K, Ly E, Friedman L, Curtis CR, Sawyer MH. Adolescents' Self-Reported Recall of Anticipatory Guidance Provided During Well-Visits at Nine Medical Clinics in San Diego, California, 2009-2011. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Mar; 58(3):267-75. PMID: 26699230.
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    10. Sawyer MH, Long SS. Tdap in every pregnancy: circling the wagons around the newborn. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun; 135(6):e1483-4. PMID: 25963010.
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    11. Morris J, Wang W, Wang L, Peddecord KM, Sawyer MH. Comparison of reminder methods in selected adolescents with records in an immunization registry. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May; 56(5 Suppl):S27-32. PMID: 25863551.
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    12. Iroh Tam PY, Sawyer MH, Kimberlin D. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Jun; 4(2):94-5. PMID: 26407407.
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    13. Ly E, Peddecord KM, Wang W, Ralston K, Sawyer MH. Student column: Using academic detailing to improve childhood influenza vaccination rates in San Diego. Public Health Rep. 2015 Mar-Apr; 130(2):179-87. PMID: 25729111; PMCID: PMC4315861.
    14. Djibo DA, Peddecord KM, Wang W, Ralston K, Sawyer MH. Factors Associated With Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination: Review of Medical Records in a Diverse Sample of Primary Care Clinics, San Diego County, 2010-2011. J Prim Care Community Health. 2015 Jul; 6(3):147-53. PMID: 25432588.
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    15. Rosenblum E, McBane S, Wang W, Sawyer M. Protecting newborns by immunizing family members in a hospital-based vaccine clinic: a successful Tdap cocooning program during the 2010 California pertussis epidemic. Public Health Rep. 2014 May; 129(3):245-51. PMID: 24791022; PMCID: PMC3982543.
    16. James SH, Sawyer MH, Kimberlin DW. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Jun; 3(2):94-7. PMID: 26625361.
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    17. Schlaudecker EP, Sawyer MH, Kimberlin DW. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Mar; 3(1):1-3. PMID: 26624904.
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    18. Nagel AC, Tsou MH, Spitzberg BH, An L, Gawron JM, Gupta DK, Yang JA, Han S, Peddecord KM, Lindsay S, Sawyer MH. The complex relationship of realspace events and messages in cyberspace: case study of influenza and pertussis using tweets. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Oct 24; 15(10):e237. PMID: 24158773; PMCID: PMC3841359.
    19. Sawyer MH. A conversation with Mark H. Sawyer, MD. Interview by Stanford T Shulman. Pediatr Ann. 2013 Mar; 42(3):128. PMID: 23458863.
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    20. McAuliffe K, Peddecord KM, Wang W, Ralston K, Deguire M, Waters-Montijo K, Sawyer MH. Influenza vaccination and its association with clinic use of evidence-based practices and individual patient characteristics, San Diego County, 2009. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(2):178-86. PMID: 23358297.
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    21. Sarnquist C, Sawyer M, Calvin K, Mason W, Blumberg D, Luther J, Maldonado Y. Communicating about vaccines and vaccine safety: what are medical residents learning and what do they want to learn? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Jan-Feb; 19(1):40-6. PMID: 23169402.
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    22. Houkom K, Pickering BD, Sawyer M, Stein MT. Significant weight loss with cognitive and communication limitations in an adolescent. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Oct; 33(8):676-8. PMID: 23027142.
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    23. Chan MH, Ma L, Sidelinger D, Bethel L, Yen J, Inveiss A, Sawyer MH, Waters-Montijo K, Johnson JM, Hicks L, McDonald EC, Ginsberg MM, Bradley JS. The California Pertussis Epidemic 2010: A Review of 986 Pediatric Case Reports From San Diego County. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Mar; 1(1):47-54. PMID: 26618693.
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    24. Sawyer MH, Peddecord KM, Wang W, Deguire M, Miskewitch-Dzulynsky M, Vuong DD. A public health initiative to increase annual influenza immunization among hospital health care personnel: the San Diego Hospital Influenza Immunization Partnership. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Sep; 40(7):595-600. PMID: 22264558.
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    25. Arnold JC, Singh KK, Milder E, Spector SA, Sawyer MH, Gavali S, Glaser C. Human metapneumovirus associated with central nervous system infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Dec; 28(12):1057-60. PMID: 19755929.
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    26. Arnold JC, Singh KK, Spector SA, Sawyer MH. Undiagnosed respiratory viruses in children. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e631-7. PMID: 18310182.
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    27. Coffin SE, Elser J, Marchant C, Sawyer M, Pollara B, Fayorsey R, Nelson L, Lawley D, Goveia M, Stek J, Hille D, DiNubile MJ. Impact of acute rotavirus gastroenteritis on pediatric outpatient practices in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul; 25(7):584-9. PMID: 16804426.
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    28. Arnold JC, Singh KK, Spector SA, Sawyer MH. Human bocavirus: prevalence and clinical spectrum at a children's hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 01; 43(3):283-8. PMID: 16804840.
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    29. Owen EC, Peddecord KM, Wang WW, Vryheid R, Picardal M, Deguire M, Gustafson KW, Ross S, Brodine SK, Sawyer MH. Hepatitis A vaccine uptake in San Diego County: Hispanic children are better immunized. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Oct; 159(10):971-6. PMID: 16203943.
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    30. Saitoh A, Sawyer MH, Leake JA. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with enteroviral infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Dec; 23(12):1174-5. PMID: 15626964.
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    31. Prevots DR, Pascual FB, Angellili ML, Brayden R, Irigoyen M, Larussa P, Sawyer M, Baughman AL, Pallansch MA. Population immunity to polioviruses among preschool children from four urban underserved low income communities, United States, 1997-2001. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Dec; 23(12):1130-6. PMID: 15626951.
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    32. Leake JA, Albani S, Kao AS, Senac MO, Billman GF, Nespeca MP, Paulino AD, Quintela ER, Sawyer MH, Bradley JS. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in childhood: epidemiologic, clinical and laboratory features. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Aug; 23(8):756-64. PMID: 15295226.
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    33. Rosenthal J, Rodewald L, McCauley M, Berman S, Irigoyen M, Sawyer M, Yusuf H, Davis R, Kalton G. Immunization coverage levels among 19- to 35-month-old children in 4 diverse, medically underserved areas of the United States. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4):e296-302. PMID: 15060256.
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    34. Deetz TR, Sawyer MH, Billman G, Schuster FL, Visvesvara GS. Successful treatment of Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis: presentation of 2 cases. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Nov 15; 37(10):1304-12. PMID: 14583863.
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    35. Zúñiga de Nuncio ML, Nader PR, Sawyer MH, De Guire M, Prislin R, Elder JP. A prenatal intervention study to improve timeliness of immunization initiation in Latino infants. J Community Health. 2003 Apr; 28(2):151-65. PMID: 12705316.
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    36. Fontanesi J, De Guire M, Holcomb K, Kopald D, Sawyer MH. Can the doctor still see me? What happens when patients arrive late? J Med Pract Manage. 2003 Mar-Apr; 18(5):239-43. PMID: 12733482.
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    37. Fontanesi J, Alexopoulos C, Goldsman D, DeGuire M, Kopald D, Holcomb K, Sawyer MH. Non-punctual patients: planning for variability in appointment arrival times. J Med Pract Manage. 2002 Jul-Aug; 18(1):14-8. PMID: 12235940.
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    38. Prislin R, Sawyer MH, Nader PR, Goerlitz M, De Guire M, Ho S. Provider-staff discrepancies in reported immunization knowledge and practices. Prev Med. 2002 May; 34(5):554-61. PMID: 11969357.
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    39. Prislin R, Sawyer MH, De Guire M, Brennan J, Holcomb K, Nader PR. Missed opportunities to immunize: psychosocial and practice correlates. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Apr; 22(3):165-9. PMID: 11897460.
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    40. Fontanesi J, De Guire M, Chiang J, Kopald D, Holcomb K, Sawyer MH. The forms that bind: multiple data forms result in internal disaggregation of immunization information. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2002 Mar; 8(2):50-5. PMID: 11889852.
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    41. Sawyer MH. Enterovirus infections: diagnosis and treatment. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2002 Jan; 13(1):40-7. PMID: 12118843.
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    42. Fontanesi J, De Guire M, Holcomb K, Sawyer MH. The cost to immunize during well-child visits. Am J Med Qual. 2001 Nov-Dec; 16(6):196-201. PMID: 11816850.
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    43. Sawyer MH. Enterovirus infections: diagnosis and treatment. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2001 Feb; 13(1):65-9. PMID: 11176247.
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    44. Ramers C, Billman G, Hartin M, Ho S, Sawyer MH. Impact of a diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus polymerase chain reaction test on patient management. JAMA. 2000 May 24-31; 283(20):2680-5. PMID: 10819951.
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    45. Sawyer MH. Enterovirus infections: diagnosis and treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999 Dec; 18(12):1033-9; quiz 1040. PMID: 10608620.
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    46. Prislin R, Nader PR, De Guire M, Hoy PL, Pung MA, Ross S, Goerlitz MJ, Sawyer MH. Physicians' immunization knowledge, attitudes, and practices: a valid and internally consistent measurement tool. Am J Prev Med. 1999 Aug; 17(2):151-2. PMID: 10490060.
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    47. Aintablian N, Walpita P, Sawyer MH. Detection of Bordetella pertussis and respiratory synctial virus in air samples from hospital rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1998 Dec; 19(12):918-23. PMID: 9872529.
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    48. Poddar SK, Sawyer MH, Connor JD. Effect of inhibitors in clinical specimens on Taq and Tth DNA polymerase-based PCR amplification of influenza A virus. J Med Microbiol. 1998 Dec; 47(12):1131-5. PMID: 9856650.
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    49. Poddar SK, Sawyer MH, Connor JD. Evaluation of PCR assays in presence of antibody to thermostable DNA polymerases for detection of microbial agents: avoiding false negative results for specimen containing low-titer agent. J Clin Lab Anal. 1998; 12(4):238-41. PMID: 9671176.
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    50. Gray GC, McPhate DC, Leinonen M, Cassell GH, Deperalta EP, Putnam SD, Karcher JA, Sawyer MH, Laurila A, Connor JD. Weekly oral azithromycin as prophylaxis for agents causing acute respiratory disease. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Jan; 26(1):103-10. PMID: 9455517.
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    51. Wallace MR, Chamberlin CJ, Zerboni L, Sawyer MH, Oldfield EC, Olson PE, Arvin AM. Reliability of a history of previous varicella infection in adults. JAMA. 1997 Nov 12; 278(18):1520-2. PMID: 9363973.
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    52. Reuman PD, Sawyer MH, Kuter BJ, Matthews H. Safety and immunogenicity of concurrent administration of measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine and PedvaxHIB vaccines in healthy children twelve to eighteen months old. The MMRV Study Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997 Jul; 16(7):662-7. PMID: 9239770.
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    53. Poddar SK, Sawyer MH, Connor JD. Optimized PCR amplification of influenza A virus RNA using Tth DNA polymerase, incorporating uracil N glycosylase (UNG) in a single tube reaction. J Clin Lab Anal. 1997; 11(6):323-7. PMID: 9406050.
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    54. Wallace MR, Chamberlin CJ, Sawyer MH, Arvin AM, Harkins J, LaRocco A, Colopy MW, Bowler WA, Oldfield EC. Treatment of adult varicella with sorivudine: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Infect Dis. 1996 Aug; 174(2):249-55. PMID: 8699051.
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    55. Randel RC, Kearns DB, Nespeca MP, Scher CA, Sawyer MH. Vocal cord paralysis as a presentation of intrauterine infection with varicella-zoster virus. Pediatrics. 1996 Jan; 97(1):127-8. PMID: 8545208.
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    56. Aintablian N, Pratt RD, Sawyer MH. Rapidly recurrent enteroviral meningitis in non-immunocompromised infants caused by different viral strains. J Med Virol. 1995 Oct; 47(2):126-9. PMID: 8830115.
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    57. Pratt RD, Bradley JS, Loubert C, LaRocco A, McNeal RM, Newbury RO, Sawyer MH. Rhabdomyolysis associated with acute varicella infection. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Feb; 20(2):450-3. PMID: 7742454.
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    58. Rotbart HA, Sawyer MH, Fast S, Lewinski C, Murphy N, Keyser EF, Spadoro J, Kao SY, Loeffelholz M. Diagnosis of enteroviral meningitis by using PCR with a colorimetric microwell detection assay. J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Oct; 32(10):2590-2. PMID: 7814507.
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    59. Schlesinger Y, Sawyer MH, Storch GA. Enteroviral meningitis in infancy: potential role for polymerase chain reaction in patient management. Pediatrics. 1994 Aug; 94(2 Pt 1):157-62. PMID: 8036066.
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    60. Sawyer MH, Holland D, Aintablian N, Connor JD, Keyser EF, Waecker NJ. Diagnosis of enteroviral central nervous system infection by polymerase chain reaction during a large community outbreak. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1994 Mar; 13(3):177-82. PMID: 8177623.
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    61. Sawyer MH, Chamberlin CJ, Wu YN, Aintablian N, Wallace MR. Detection of varicella-zoster virus DNA in air samples from hospital rooms. J Infect Dis. 1994 Jan; 169(1):91-4. PMID: 8277202.
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    62. Dangond F, Engle E, Yessayan L, Sawyer MH. Pre-eruptive varicella cerebellitis confirmed by PCR. Pediatr Neurol. 1993 Nov-Dec; 9(6):491-3. PMID: 7605561.
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    63. Sawyer MH, Wu YN, Chamberlin CJ, Burgos C, Brodine SK, Bowler WA, LaRocco A, Oldfield EC, Wallace MR. Detection of varicella-zoster virus DNA in the oropharynx and blood of patients with varicella. J Infect Dis. 1992 Oct; 166(4):885-8. PMID: 1326584.
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    64. Baird RE, Daly P, Sawyer MH. Varicella arthritis diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Dec; 10(12):950-2. PMID: 1662797.
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    65. Straus SE, Croen KD, Sawyer MH, Freifeld AG, Felser JM, Dale JK, Smith HA, Hallahan C, Lehrman SN. Acyclovir suppression of frequently recurring genital herpes. Efficacy and diminishing need during successive years of treatment. JAMA. 1988 Oct 21; 260(15):2227-30. PMID: 2845160.
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    66. Sawyer MH, Inchauspe G, Biron KK, Waters DJ, Straus SE, Ostrove JM. Molecular analysis of the pyrimidine deoxyribonucleoside kinase gene of wild-type and acyclovir-resistant strains of varicella-zoster virus. J Gen Virol. 1988 Oct; 69 ( Pt 10):2585-93. PMID: 2844967.
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    67. Straus SE, Ostrove JM, Inchauspé G, Felser JM, Freifeld A, Croen KD, Sawyer MH. NIH conference. Varicella-zoster virus infections. Biology, natural history, treatment, and prevention. Ann Intern Med. 1988 Feb; 108(2):221-37. PMID: 2829675.
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    68. Sawyer MH, Edwards DK, Spector SA. Cytomegalovirus infection and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants. Am J Dis Child. 1987 Mar; 141(3):303-5. PMID: 3028127.
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    69. Sawyer MH, Ostrove JM, Felser JM, Straus SE. Mapping of the varicella zoster virus deoxypyrimidine kinase gene and preliminary identification of its transcript. Virology. 1986 Feb; 149(1):1-9. PMID: 3004022.
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