Esther Benamu, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, Hebrew
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Publications

  • Ramanan P, Scherger S, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Jackson W, Hage CA, Hakki M, Baddley JW, Abidi MZ. Toxoplasmosis in non-cardiac solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;22(1):e13218. PubMed PMID: 31769583
  • Sharma P, Gakhar N, MacDonald J, Abidi MZ, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Purev E, Haverkos BM, Tobin J, Kaiser J, Chase S, Miller M, Weinberg A, Gutman JA. Letermovir prophylaxis through day 100 post transplant is safe and effective compared with alternative CMV prophylaxis strategies following adult cord blood and haploidentical cord blood transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2020 Apr;55(4):780-786. PubMed PMID: 31664185
  • Ramanan P, Scherger S, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Jackson W, Hage CA, Hakki M, Baddley JW, Abidi MZ. Toxoplasmosis in non-cardiac solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;22(1):e13218. PubMed PMID: 31769583
  • Scherger S, Mathur S, Bajrovic V, Johnson SC, Benamu E, Ramanan P, Wolfel G, Levi ME, Abidi MZ. Cytomegalovirus myocarditis in solid organ transplant recipients: A case series and review of literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;22(3):e13282. PubMed PMID: 32232951
  • Benamu E. Infectious Risks Associated with Biologics Targeting Janus Kinase-Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription Signaling and Complement Pathway for Inflammatory Diseases. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;34(2):271-310. PubMed PMID: 32444011
  • Mann S, Tobolowsky F, Purohit S, Henao-Martínez A, Bajrovic V, Ramanan P, Wolfel E, Khazanie P, Barron M, Madinger N, Benamu E. Cryptococcal pericarditis in a heart transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;22(6):e13366. PubMed PMID: 32533755
  • Benamu, E., Hogan, C.A. & Gomez, C.A. Endemic Fungi in Transplant and Immunocompromised Hosts: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis 12, 30–53 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40506-020-00212-x
  • Benamu E., Nelson J. (2020) Slow-Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Transplant. In: Morris M.I., Kotton C.N., Wolfe C. (eds) Emerging Transplant Infections. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01751-4_17-1
  • Benamu E, Pereira MR, Taimur S, Jacobs SE, Friedman AL, Jenkins SG, Herold BC, Pellett Madan R. Isolation of antibiotic-resistant gram-negative organisms from donor respiratory culture does not impact non-lung solid organ recipient management. Clin Transplant. 2019 Aug;33(8):e13646. PubMed PMID: 31230392
  • Morrisette T, Van Matre AG, Miller MA, Mueller SW, Bajrovic V, Abidi MZ, Benamu E, Kaiser JN, Barber GR, Chase S, Tobin J, Fish DN, Gutman JA. Oral Vancomycin Prophylaxis as Secondary Prevention Against Clostridioides difficile Infection in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy Population. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 Oct;25(10):2091-2097. PubMed PMID: 31255741
  • Sharma P, Gakhar N, MacDonald J, Abidi MZ, Benamu E, Bajrovic V, Purev E, Haverkos BM, Tobin J, Kaiser J, Chase S, Miller M, Weinberg A, Gutman JA. Letermovir prophylaxis through day 100 post transplant is safe and effective compared with alternative CMV prophylaxis strategies following adult cord blood and haploidentical cord blood transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31664185
  • Murillo-Garcia DR, Galindo J, Pinto N, Motoa G, Benamu E, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Henao-Martínez AF. Anaerobic Bacteremias in Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Advanced Heart Failure. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2019;2019:7571606. PubMed PMID: 31976097
  • Winthrop KL, Mariette X, Silva JT, Benamu E, Calabrese LH, Dumusc A, Smolen JS, Aguado JM, Fernández-Ruiz M. ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) Consensus Document on the safety of targeted and biological therapies: an Infectious Diseases perspective (Soluble immune effector molecules [II]: agents targeting interleukins, immunoglobulins and complement factors). Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29447987
  • Epstein DJ, Benamu E, Subramanian AK. Use of Alternative Agents for Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 30;67(10):1637-1639. PubMed PMID: 29771330
  • Winthrop KL, Mariette X, Silva JT, Benamu E, Calabrese LH, Dumusc A, Smolen JS, Aguado JM, Fernández-Ruiz M. ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) Consensus Document on the safety of targeted and biological therapies: an infectious diseases perspective (Soluble immune effector molecules [II]: agents targeting interleukins, immunoglobulins and complement factors). Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Jun;24 Suppl 2:S21-S40. PubMed PMID: 29447987
  • Benamu E, Deresinski S. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection in the hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient: an overview of epidemiology, management, and prevention. F1000Res. 2018;7:3. PubMed PMID: 29333263
  • Benamu E, Yu AT, Xie L, Fernandez-Pol S, Liu AY, Ho DY. Scedosporium apiospermum infection of the urinary system with a review of treatment options and cases in the literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Feb;20(1). PubMed PMID: 29111602
  • Yu ATH, Cun T, Benamu E, Renault C. Persistent bacteraemia caused by Staphylococcus aureus in the gall bladder. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Nov 8;2017. PubMed PMID: 29122896
  • Benamu E, Yu AT, Xie L, Fernandez-Pol S, Liu AY, Ho DY. Scedosporium apiospermum infection of the urinary system with a review of treatment options and cases in the literature. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29111602
  • Benamu E, Wolfe CR, Montoya JG. Donor-derived infections in solid organ transplant patients: toward a holistic approach. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2017 Aug;30(4):329-339. PubMed PMID: 28538045
  • Benamu E, Montoya JG. Infections associated with the use of eculizumab: recommendations for prevention and prophylaxis. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;29(4):319-29. PubMed PMID: 27257797
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Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification

General Information

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, Hebrew
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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