Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2014 MSG-01: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of caspofungin prophylaxis followed by preemptive therapy for invasive candidiasis in high-risk adults in the critical care settingClinical Infectious Diseases.  58:1219-1226. 2014
2011 An official American Thoracic Society statement: Treatment of fungal infections in adult pulmonary and critical care patientsAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  183:96-128. 2011
2010 Clinical practice guidelines for the management of cryptococcal disease: 2010 update by the infectious diseases society of AmericaClinical Infectious Diseases.  50:291-322. 2010
2010 Commentary: IDSA guidelines for improving the teaching of preclinical medical microbiology and infectious diseasesAcademic Medicine.  85:19-22. 2010
2008 Defining responses to therapy and study outcomes in clinical trials of invasive fungal diseases: Mycoses Study Group and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Consensus CriteriaClinical Infectious Diseases.  47:674-683. 2008
2008 Clinical practice guidelines for the management of blastomycosis: 2008 Update by the infectious diseases society of AmericaClinical Infectious Diseases.  46:1801-1812. 2008
2008 Revised definitions of invasive fungal disease from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Invasive Fungal Infections Cooperative Group and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) Consensus GroupClinical Infectious Diseases.  46:1813-1821. 2008
2007 Non-HACEK gram-negative bacillus endocarditisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  147:829-835. 2007
2007 Multicenter retrospective development and validation of a clinical prediction rule for nosocomial invasive candidiasis in the intensive care settingEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases.  26:271-276. 2007
2006 Clinical research in the lay press: Irresponsible journalism raises a huge dose of doubtClinical Infectious Diseases.  43:1031-1039. 2006
2006 Antifungal therapy: Lessons learned over the past 27 yearsClinical Infectious Diseases.  42:1289-1296. 2006
2006 Invasive fungal infections in low-risk liver transplant recipients: A multi-center prospective observational studyAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  6:386-391. 2006
2005 A randomized study of the use of fluconazole in continuous versus episodic therapy in patients with advanced HIV infection and a history of oropharyngeal candidiasis: AIDS clinical trials group study 323/mycoses study group study 40Clinical Infectious Diseases.  41:1473-1480. 2005
2005 Phase I evaluation of the safety and pharmacokinetics of murine-derived anticryptococcal antibody 18B7 in subjects with treated cryptococcal meningitisAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  49:952-958. 2005
2004 S. Richardson Hill, Jr., MD: 1923-2003.Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association.  115. 2004
2004 Guidelines for Treatment of CandidiasisClinical Infectious Diseases.  38:161-189. 2004
2004 Effect of adenine arabinoside on severe Herpesvirus hominis infections in man. 1973.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  190:1362-1367. 2004
2003 A prospective observational study of candidemia: Epidemiology, therapy, and influences on mortality in hospitalized adult and pediatric patientsClinical Infectious Diseases.  37:634-643. 2003
2002 Blastomycosis: Gilchrist's disease revisitedCurrent clinical topics in infectious diseases.  61-77. 2002
2002 Safety and efficacy of liposomal amphotericin B compared with conventional amphotericin B for induction therapy of histoplasmosis in patients with AIDSAnnals of Internal Medicine.  137:105-109. 2002
2002 Decisions about voriconazole versus liposomal amphotericin B [3] (multiple letters)New England Journal of Medicine.  346:1499. 2002
2001 Cryptococcosis in human immunodeficiency virus-negative patients in the era of effective azole therapyClinical Infectious Diseases.  33:690-699. 2001
2001 Adequacy of fellowship training: Results of a survey of recently graduated fellowsClinical Infectious Diseases.  32:255-262. 2001
2001 Reply to Dr. Chandrasekar (Clin Infect Dis 2001; 32: 320-1) and Drs. Marr and Boeckh (Clin Infect Dis 2001; 32: 321) [1]Clinical Infectious Diseases.  32:518-519. 2001
2000 Candiduria: A randomized, double-blind study of treatment with fluconazole and placeboClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:19-24. 2000
2000 Diagnosis and management of increased intracranial pressure in patients with AIDS and cryptococcal meningitisClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:47-54. 2000
2000 Prospective multicenter surveillance study of funguria in hospitalized patientsClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:14-18. 2000
2000 Citrobacter diversus endocarditisAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  320:408-410. 2000
2000 Introduction to antifungal drugsClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:653-657. 2000
2000 Practice guidelines for the management of cryptococcal diseaseClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:710-718. 2000
2000 Practice guidelines for the treatment of candidiasisClinical Infectious Diseases.  30:662-678. 2000
1999 Liposomal amphotericin B for fever and neutropenia [1] (multiple letters)New England Journal of Medicine.  341:1152-1153. 1999
1999 Liposomal amphotericin b for empirical therapy in patients with persistent fever and neutropeniaNew England Journal of Medicine.  340:764-771. 1999
1999 A comparison of itraconazole versus fluconazole as maintenance therapy for AIDS-associated cryptococcal meningitisClinical Infectious Diseases.  28:291-298. 1999
1999 Itraconazole prophylaxis for fungal infections in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studyClinical Infectious Diseases.  28:1049-1056. 1999
1998 A heart transplant patient with a scotomaInfections in medicine.  15:827-831. 1998
1998 Ceftriaxone once daily for four weeks compared with ceftriaxone plus gentamicin once daily for two weeks for treatment of endocarditis due to penicillin-susceptible streptococciClinical Infectious Diseases.  27:1470-1474. 1998
1998 Established and emerging invasive mycosesInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice.  7. 1998
1997 Cryptococcosis in non-HIV infected patients: A multicemer surveyClinical Infectious Diseases.  25:379. 1997
1997 Treatment of histoplasmosis with fluconazole in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAmerican Journal of Medicine.  103:223-232. 1997
1997 Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndromeNew England Journal of Medicine.  337:15-21. 1997
1997 Treatment of blastomycosis with higher doses of fluconazoleClinical Infectious Diseases.  25:200-205. 1997
1996 Emerging and reemerging infectionsAmerican Journal of Medicine.  100:12-14. 1996
1996 Fluconazole therapy for histoplasmosisClinical Infectious Diseases.  23:996-1001. 1996
1996 Treatment of lymphocutaneous and visceral sporotrichosis with fluconazoleClinical Infectious Diseases.  22:46-50. 1996
1995 Cryptococcal empyema: Case report and reviewClinical Infectious Diseases.  20:1396-1398. 1995
1995 Treatment of blastomycosis with fluconazole: A pilot studyClinical Infectious Diseases.  20:267-271. 1995
1994 Oral azole drugs as systemic antifungal therapyNew England Journal of Medicine.  330:1759-1760. 1994
1994 Oral Azole Drugs as Systemic Antifungal TherapyNew England Journal of Medicine.  330:263-272. 1994
1994 Erratum: NIAID mycoses study group multicenter trial of oral itraconazole therapy for invasive aspergillosis (American Journal of Medicine (August 1994) 97 (135-144))American Journal of Medicine.  97:497. 1994
1994 Measurement of cryptococcal antigen in serum and cerebrospinal fluid: Value in the management of aids-associated cryptococcal meningitisClinical Infectious Diseases.  18:789-792. 1994
1994 NIAID mycoses study group multicenter trial of oral itraconazole therapy for invasive aspergillosisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  97:135-144. 1994
1993 Blastomycosis in immunocompromised patientsMedicine.  72:311-325. 1993
1993 Catastrophic visual loss due to Cryptococcus neoformans meningitisMedicine.  72:207-224. 1993
1993 Home intravenous antibiotic therapyAmerican Journal of Medicine.  94:114. 1993
1993 Management of CryptococcosisClinical Infectious Diseases.  17:S507-S512. 1993
1993 Treatment of sporotrichosis with itraconazoleAmerican Journal of Medicine.  95:279-285. 1993
1992 Suppressive Therapy for Cryptococcal MeningitisNew England Journal of Medicine.  327:565-566. 1992
1992 Amphotericin versus Fluconazole in Cryptococcal MeningitisNew England Journal of Medicine.  326:1567-1569. 1992
1992 A controlled trial of fluconazole or amphotericin b to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndromeNew England Journal of Medicine.  326:793-798. 1992
1992 Comparison of amphotericin b with fluconazole in the treatment of acute aids-associated cryptococcal meningitisNew England Journal of Medicine.  326:83-89. 1992
1992 Antifungal therapy: from amphotericin B to present.Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association.  104. 1992
1992 Blastomycosis in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAnnals of Internal Medicine.  116:847-853. 1992
1992 Evaluation of new antifungal drugs for the treatment of systemic fungal infectionsClinical Infectious Diseases.  15:S274-S281. 1992
1992 Itraconazole therapy for blastomycosis and histoplasmosisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  93:489-497. 1992
1991 In vitro comparison of cilofungin alone and in combination with other antifungal agents against clinical isolates of Candida speciesEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases.  10:588-592. 1991
1991 A controlled trial of nystatin for the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndromeNew England Journal of Medicine.  324:1592-1594. 1991
1991 Epidemiology of opportunistic systemic mycosesCurrent Medical Research and Opinion, Supplement.  12:1-14. 1991
1991 Nystatin for the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndromeAnnals of Internal Medicine.  114:49. 1991
1991 The present status of antifungal treatment, with particular reference to systemic infections: A reviewCurrent Medical Research and Opinion, Supplement.  12:49-59. 1991
1990 A randomized, double-blind trial of nystatin therapy for the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndromeNew England Journal of Medicine.  323:1717-1723. 1990
1990 Central nervous system epidermoid cyst: A probable etiology of Mollaret's meningitisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  89:805-806. 1990
1990 Comparison of cilofungin and amphotericin B for therapy of murine candidiasisAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  34:1619-1621. 1990
1990 Itraconazole treatment of coccidioidomycosisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  89:282-290. 1990
1989 Antimicrobial Treatment of Infective Endocarditis due to Viridans Streptococci, Enterococci, and StaphylococciJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  261:1471-1477. 1989
1989 Minimizing the adverse effects of amphotericin BHospital Therapy.  14:52-65. 1989
1988 Treatment of Cryptococcal MeningitisNew England Journal of Medicine.  318:380-381. 1988
1988 Aids commentary cryptococcal meningitis in patients with aidsJournal of Infectious Diseases.  157:624-628. 1988
1988 Azole antifungal agents: Emphasis on new triazolesAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  32:1-8. 1988
1988 Azole antifungal drugs: Old and newAnnals of Internal Medicine.  109:177-179. 1988
1988 Chemotherapy of the pulmonary mycosesThe American review of respiratory disease.  138:1078-1081. 1988
1988 Ketoconazole Treatment of Coccidioidal MeningitisAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  544:488-496. 1988
1988 Ketoconazole therapy of progressive coccidioidomycosis. Comparison of 400- and 800-mg doses and observations at higher dosesAmerican Journal of Medicine.  84:603-610. 1988
1988 Treatment of histoplasmosis and blastomycosisChest.  93:848-851. 1988
1987 Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis with Combination Amphotericin B and Flucytosine for Four as Compared with Six WeeksNew England Journal of Medicine.  317:334-341. 1987
1987 Acute Glomerulonephritis Following Group G Streptococcal InfectionJournal of Infectious Diseases.  156:411-412. 1987
1987 Biochemical serogrouping of clinical isolates of Cryptococcus neoformansDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  6:131-138. 1987
1987 Pharmacology and toxicity of high-dose ketoconazoleAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  31:1874-1878. 1987
1987 Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: A review of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatmentMedicine.  66:447-456. 1987
1987 Toxicity of amphotericin B plus flucytosine in 194 patients with cryptococcal meningitisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  83:236-242. 1987
1986 Diagnosis of BlastomycosisNew England Journal of Medicine.  315:762-763. 1986
1986 Blastomycosis: Leave It to BeaverNew England Journal of Medicine.  314:575-577. 1986
1986 Case report: Q fever endocarditisAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  292:104-106. 1986
1986 Treatment of systemic mycoses with ketoconazole: Studies of ketoconazole serum levelsMykosen.  29:195-209. 1986
1985 Treatment of blastomycosis and histoplasmosis with ketoconazole: Results of a prospective randomized clinical trialAnnals of Internal Medicine.  103:861-872. 1985
1985 Treatment of systemic mycoses with ketoconazole: In vitro susceptibilities of clinical isolates of systemic and pathogenic fungi to ketoconazoleJournal of Infectious Diseases.  152:1249-1256. 1985
1985 High dose ketoconazole therapy and adrenal and testicular function in humansObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  40:374-375. 1985
1984 Disseminated histoplasmosis in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndromeArchives of Internal Medicine.  144:2178-2181. 1984
1984 Failure of colchicine in the treatment of Mollaret's meningitisArchives of Internal Medicine.  144:2265-2266. 1984
1984 High-dose ketoconazole therapy and adrenal and testicular function in humansArchives of Internal Medicine.  144:2150-2153. 1984
1984 Prosthetic valve endocarditisCirculation.  69:223-232. 1984
1983 Prosthetic valve endocarditis: An overviewHerz.  8:320-331. 1983
1983 Current therapy of pulmonary and disseminated fungal diseasesChest.  83:911-917. 1983
1983 Failure of Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim in the Treatment of Nocardiosis: Report of a Patient With Pneumonia and Empyema due to Nocardia brasiliensis and Disseminated Disease due to Nocardia asteroidesArchives of Internal Medicine.  143:383-385. 1983
1983 High-dose ketoconazole for treatment of fungal infections of the central nervous systemAnnals of Internal Medicine.  98:160-167. 1983
1983 Posttraumatic Aeromonas hydrophila OsteomyelitisArchives of Internal Medicine.  143:2073-2074. 1983
1983 Rifampin treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Staphylococcus epidermidisReviews of infectious diseases.  5:S543-S548. 1983
1983 Staphylococcus epidermidis causing prosthetic valve endocarditis: Microbiologic and clinical observations as guides to therapyAnnals of Internal Medicine.  98:447-455. 1983
1983 Treatment of systemic mycoses with ketoconazole: Emphasis on toxicity and clinical response in 52 patients. National institute of allergy and infectious diseases collaborative antifungal studyAnnals of Internal Medicine.  98:13-20. 1983
1982 A computer‐based test item‐bank for cognitive assessment of medical students during a clinical medicine clerkshipMedical Education.  16:12-17. 1982
1982 Human brucellosis caused by Brucella canis. Clinical features and immune responseAnnals of Internal Medicine.  97:717-719. 1982
1982 Listeriosis in renal transplant recipients: report of an outbreak and review of 102 cases.Reviews of infectious diseases.  4:665-682. 1982
1982 Serotype B/C Cryptococcus neoformans isolated from patients in nonendemic areasJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  16:408-410. 1982
1982 The relationship between prior clerkship experience and student performance in medicine clerkships Implications for gradingMedical Education.  16:133-136. 1982
1981 Management of infective endocarditisCardiovascular clinics.  11:189-208. 1981
1981 Progress in management of patients with infective endocarditis.Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association.  93:32-41. 1981
1981 Treatment of infective endocarditis due to viridans streptococci. This statement was prepared by the ad hoc subcommittee on treatment of bacterial endocarditis of the American Heart Association Council on cardiovascular disease in the youngCirculation.  63. 1981
1981 Clinical evaluation of moxalactamAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  20:88-97. 1981
1981 Medical Pathology Conference. Headaches and dysphasia in a renal transplant patient.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  18:61-67. 1981
1981 Who needs endocarditis prophylaxis?Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine.  6:347-357. 1981
1980 Criteria for evaluation of therapeutic response to antifungal drugs.Reviews of infectious diseases.  2:535-545. 1980
1979 Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Histoplasma capsulatumJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  242:1399-1400. 1979
1979 A Comparison of Amphotericin B Alone and Combined with Flucytosine in the Treatment of Cryptoccal MeningitisNew England Journal of Medicine.  301:126-131. 1979
1979 Clinical and laboratory evaluation of cefamandole in the therapy of Haemophilus spp. bronchopulmonary infectionsAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  15:807-812. 1979
1979 Correlation of aminoglycoside dosages with serum concentrations during therapy of serious gram-negative bacillary diseaseAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  16:353-361. 1979
1979 In vitro activity of LY127935, a new 1-oxa cephalosporin, against aerobic gram-negative bacilliAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  16:864-868. 1979
1979 Legionnaires’ disease: Review of the clinical disease, causative organism, and epidemiologySouthern Medical Journal.  72:1174-1180. 1979
1978 Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Corticosteroid-Treated Patients: Report of Five CasesJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  240:1495-1498. 1978
1978 Herpes simplex virus encephalitis: An atypical presentationSouthern Medical Journal.  71:1431-1433. 1978
1978 Late prosthetic valve endocarditis. Clinical features influencing therapyAmerican Journal of Medicine.  64:199-206. 1978
1978 Treatment of infective endocarditis: A 10-year comparative analysisCirculation.  58:589-597. 1978
1977 Chemical meningitis related to intrathecal corticosteroid therapySouthern Medical Journal.  70:1241-1243. 1977
1977 Evolution of reactive lymphadenopathy into lymphoma over a nine-year period. A clinicopathologic studyAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  68:606-610. 1977
1976 Destructive Bone Disease in Early SyphilisJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  236:2646-2648. 1976
1975 Cryptococcal Meningitis: Diagnostic Value of Cryptococcal Antigen in Cerebrospinal FluidArchives of Internal Medicine.  135:1155-1157. 1975
1974 Effect of adenine arabinoside on cytomegalovirus infectionsJournal of Infectious Diseases.  130:32-39. 1974
1974 Prosthetic valve endocarditis: analysis of therapy and outcome in relationship to early or late onset of diseaseClinical research.  22. 1974
1973 Oxacillin-Induced Hepatic DysfunctionJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  226:861-863. 1973
1973 Hemodialysis-Associated HepatitisJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  225:384-389. 1973
1973 Effect of adenine arabinoside on severe herpesvirus hominis infections in manJournal of Infectious Diseases.  128:658-663. 1973
1973 Prosthetic valve endocarditis: analysis of 38 casesCirculation.  48:365-377. 1973
1973 The effect of adenine arabinoside (ARA A) on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infectionClinical research.  21:594. 1973
1972 Malaria Acquired by Accidental Needle PunctureJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  222:1425. 1972
1972 A New Therapeutic Approach to Candida Infections: A Preliminary ReportArchives of Internal Medicine.  130:241-245. 1972
1970 Therapeutic program for Candida infection.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  10:286-290. 1970
1969 Surveillance of Paralytic Poliomyelitis in the United States: 1966 and 1967 Cases, and 1965-1967 Cases Associated With Oral Poliovirus VaccineJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  210:694-700. 1969
1969 An outbreak of gastroenteritis and infectious hepatitis attributed to raw clamsAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  89:555-561. 1969
1968 Viral Hepatitis Associated With Illicit Parenteral Use of DrugsJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  206:1048-1052. 1968


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2011 Preface to the second edition 2011


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2011 Azoles.  61-93. 2011
2011 Chromoblastomycosis.  427-433. 2011
2011 Cryptococcosis.  207-226. 2011
2011 Infections due to miscellaneous fungi.  455-461. 2011

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1964
  • Full Name

  • William Dismukes