Carlos Franco-Paredes, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Publications

  • Franco-Paredes C, Santos-Preciado JI, Henao-Martinez AF, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Carrasco P. Preventing paralytic polio caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;20(1):21-22. PubMed PMID: 31876491
  • Mujica G, Sternberg Z, Solis J, Wand T, Carrasco P, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. Defusing COVID-19: Lessons Learned from a Century of Pandemics. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 30;5(4). PubMed PMID: 33266051
  • Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martinez AF, Chauhan L, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Khan MI. Current Challenges to Achieving a Polio Free World. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Sep;49(9):704-706. PubMed PMID: 33241262
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. COVID-19: Way Forward With Serosurveillance Without Overemphasizing Neutralizing Antibodies. Viral Immunol. 2020 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33181055
  • Gharamti AA, Mei F, Jankousky KC, Huang J, Hyson P, Chastain DB, Fan J, Osae S, Zhang WW, Montoya JG, Erlandson KM, Scherger SJ, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Shapiro L. Diagnostic utility of a Ferritin-to-Procalcitonin Ratio to differentiate patients with COVID-19 from those with Bacterial Pneumonia: A multicenter study. medRxiv. 2020 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 33106821
  • Mundo W, Morales-Shnaider L, Tewahade S, Wagner E, Archuleta S, Bandali M, Chadalawada S, Johnson SC, Franco-Paredes C, Shapiro L, Henao-Martínez AF. Lower Mortality Associated With Adjuvant Corticosteroid Therapy in Non-HIV-Infected Patients With Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia: A Single-Institution Retrospective US Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Sep;7(9):ofaa354. PubMed PMID: 33005696
  • Franco-Paredes C, Ghandnoosh N, Latif H, Krsak M, Henao-Martinez AF, Robins M, Vargas Barahona L, Poeschla EM. Decarceration and community re-entry in the COVID-19 era. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33007225
  • Canfield GS, Reingold S, Ho A, Thor AD, Pecen PE, DeSanto K, Chastain DB, Franco-Paredes C, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Henao-Martinez AF. AIDS-related Cryptococcus neoformans choroiditis. IDCases. 2020;22:e00931. PubMed PMID: 32884904
  • Chadalawada S, Sillau S, Archuleta S, Mundo W, Bandali M, Parra-Henao G, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Villamil-Gomez WE, Suárez JA, Shapiro L, Hotez PJ, Woc-Colburn L, DeSanto K, Rassi A Jr, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Risk of Chronic Cardiomyopathy Among Patients With the Acute Phase or Indeterminate Form of Chagas Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 3;3(8):e2015072. PubMed PMID: 32865573
  • Franco-Paredes C, Montes de Oca Sanchez G, White C. Global Leprosy Status in 2020: Still Losing Touch. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Jan;49(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 32200391
  • Kon S, Franco-Paredes C, Hawkins KL. Intramedullary spinal cord lesions in an immunocompromised host due to Mycobacterium haemophilum . IDCases. 2020;19:e00674. PubMed PMID: 32226763
  • Basco SA, Steele GM, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB. Unexpected etiology of a pleural empyema in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL): Capnocytophaga ochracea . IDCases. 2020;20:e00747. PubMed PMID: 32300526
  • Franco-Paredes C. Albert Camus' The Plague Revisited for COVID-19. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 28;71(15):898-899. PubMed PMID: 32301966
  • Meyer JP, Franco-Paredes C, Parmar P, Yasin F, Gartland M. COVID-19 and the coming epidemic in US immigration detention centres. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;20(6):646-648. PubMed PMID: 32304631
  • Solis J, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M, Zimmer SM. Structural Vulnerability in the U.S. Revealed in Three Waves of COVID-19. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):25-27. PubMed PMID: 32383432
  • Mann S, Phupitakphol T, Davis B, Newman S, Suarez JA, Henao-Martínez A, Franco-Paredes C. Case Report: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis in Two Travelers Successfully Treated with Miltefosine. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Sep;103(3):1081-1084. PubMed PMID: 32314693
  • Reno E, Quan NG, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Chauhan L, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Henao-Martínez AF. Prevention of yellow fever in travellers: an update. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;20(6):e129-e137. PubMed PMID: 32386609
  • Bonfiglio G, Rosal K, Henao-Martínez A, Franco-Paredes C, Poeschla EM, Moo-Young J, Seefeldt T, Dunlevy H, Haas M, Young J. The long journey inside immigration detention centres in the USA. J Travel Med. 2020 Nov 9;27(7). PubMed PMID: 32463091
  • Krsak M, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. Screening for Covid-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 9;383(2):190-191. PubMed PMID: 32469480
  • Franco-Paredes C, Jankousky K, Schultz J, Bernfeld J, Cullen K, Quan NG, Kon S, Hotez P, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M. COVID-19 in jails and prisons: A neglected infection in a marginalized population. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Jun;14(6):e0008409. PubMed PMID: 32569274
  • Jankousky KC, Schultz J, Windham S, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Shapiro L. Preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection by blocking a tissue serine protease. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2049936120933076. PubMed PMID: 32577236
  • Canfield GS, Schultz JS, Windham S, Scherger S, Henao-Martinez AF, Shapiro L, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Wand T, Krsak M. Empiric Therapies for COVID-19: Destined to Fail by Ignoring the Lessons of History. J Hosp Med. 2020 Jul 1;15(7):434-436. PubMed PMID: 32584243
  • Thomas G, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB. Treatment of osteoarticular, cardiovascular, intravascular-catheter-related and other complicated infections with dalbavancin and oritavancin: A systematic review. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2020 Sep;56(3):106069. PubMed PMID: 32603683
  • Pritchett MA, Oberg CL, Belanger A, De Cardenas J, Cheng G, Nacheli GC, Franco-Paredes C, Singh J, Toth J, Zgoda M, Folch E. Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy Consensus Statement and Guidelines for bronchoscopy and airway management amid the COVID-19 pandemic. J Thorac Dis. 2020 May;12(5):1781-1798. PubMed PMID: 32642084
  • Motoa G, Pate A, Chastain D, Mann S, Canfield GS, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Increased cryptococcal meningitis mortality among HIV negative, non-transplant patients: a single US center cohort study. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2049936120940881. PubMed PMID: 32685148
  • Chastain DB, Stitt TM, Ly PT, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Osae SP. Countermeasures to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Are Immunomodulators Rational Treatment Options-A Critical Review of the Evidence. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;7(7):ofaa219. PubMed PMID: 32691007
  • Bandali M, Schultz J, Than K, McGregor D, Archuleta S, Chadalawada S, Mundo W, Chastain D, Franco-Paredes C, Reno E, Henao-Martínez AF. Ensuring the Safety of Yellow Fever Vaccination in Travelers-The Experience at a Large U.S. Academic Medical Center in Colorado. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 29;5(3). PubMed PMID: 32751094
  • Scherger S, Henao-Martínez A, Franco-Paredes C, Shapiro L. Rethinking interleukin-6 blockade for treatment of COVID-19. Med Hypotheses. 2020 Nov;144:110053. PubMed PMID: 32758889
  • Chastain DB, Osae SP, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain JS, Young HN. Racial Disproportionality in Covid Clinical Trials. N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 27;383(9):e59. PubMed PMID: 32780573
  • Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Cardona-Ospina JA, Gutiérrez-Ocampo E, Villamizar-Peña R, Holguin-Rivera Y, Escalera-Antezana JP, Alvarado-Arnez LE, Bonilla-Aldana DK, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martinez AF, Paniz-Mondolfi A, Lagos-Grisales GJ, Ramírez-Vallejo E, Suárez JA, Zambrano LI, Villamil-Gómez WE, Balbin-Ramon GJ, Rabaan AA, Harapan H, Dhama K, Nishiura H, Kataoka H, Ahmad T, Sah R. Clinical, laboratory and imaging features of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Mar - Apr;34:101623. PubMed PMID: 32179124
  • Motoa G, Pate A, Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Henao-Martínez AF, Hojat L. Use of Procalcitonin to Guide Discontinuation of Antimicrobial Therapy in Patients with Persistent Intra-Abdominal Collections: A Case Series. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2020;2020:6342180. PubMed PMID: 32158570
  • Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Gallego V, Escalera-Antezana JP, Méndez CA, Zambrano LI, Franco-Paredes C, Suárez JA, Rodriguez-Enciso HD, Balbin-Ramon GJ, Savio-Larriera E, Risquez A, Cimerman S. COVID-19 in Latin America: The implications of the first confirmed case in Brazil. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 May - Jun;35:101613. PubMed PMID: 32126292
  • Canfield GS, Bock A, Mann S, Zimmer S, Somerset H, Franco-Paredes C, Wilson CC, Metter RB. A 31-year-old Micronesian Man With Shoulder Fungating Mass. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 14;70(5):973-975. PubMed PMID: 32055859
  • Franco-Paredes C, Villamil-Gómez WE, Schultz J, Henao-Martínez AF, Parra-Henao G, Rassi A Jr, Rodríguez-Morales AJ, Suarez JA. A deadly feast: Elucidating the burden of orally acquired acute Chagas disease in Latin America - Public health and travel medicine importance. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Jul - Aug;36:101565. PubMed PMID: 32004732
  • Franco-Paredes C, Santos-Preciado JI, Henao-Martinez AF, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Carrasco P. Preventing paralytic polio caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;20(1):21-22. PubMed PMID: 31876491
  • Chand S, Thapa S, Kon S, Johnson SC, Poeschla EM, Franco-Paredes C, Rodríguez-Morales AJ, Mattar S, Henao-Martínez AF. Hantavirus Infection with Renal Failure and Proteinuria, Colorado, USA, 2019. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;26(2):383-385. PubMed PMID: 31961310
  • Canfield GS, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Zhelnin K, Wilson ML, Shihadeh KC, Wyles D, Gardner EM. Corticosteroids for Posttransplant Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in Cryptococcus gattii Meningoencephalitis: Case Report and Literature Review. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;6(11):ofz460. PubMed PMID: 31737740
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Archuleta S, Vargas D, Franco-Paredes C. A Latin American Patient With a Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Presenting With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations. Am J Med. 2019 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31712095
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Chadalawada S, Villamil-Gomez WE, DeSanto K, Rassi A Jr, Franco-Paredes C. Duration and determinants of Chagas latency: an etiology and risk systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2019 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31639115
  • Bonilla-Aldana DK, Suárez JA, Franco-Paredes C, Vilcarromero S, Mattar S, Gómez-Marín JE, Villamil-Gómez WE, Ruíz-Sáenz J, Cardona-Ospina JA, Idarraga-Bedoya SE, García-Bustos JJ, Jimenez-Posada EV, Rodríguez-Morales AJ. Brazil burning! What is the potential impact of the Amazon wildfires on vector-borne and zoonotic emerging diseases? - A statement from an international experts meeting. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2019 Sep - Oct;31:101474. PubMed PMID: 31494225
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Chadalawada S, Villamil-Gomez WE, DeSanto K, Rassi A Jr, Franco-Paredes C. Duration and determinants of Chagas latency: an etiology and risk systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2019 Oct;17(10):2122-2128. PubMed PMID: 31335560
  • Parra-Henao G, Oliveros H, Hotez PJ, Motoa G, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. In Search of Congenital Chagas Disease in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Sep;101(3):482-483. PubMed PMID: 31264558
  • Gharamti AA, Pinto NC, Henao-SanMartin V, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Successful treatment of gonococcal osteomyelitis with one week of intravenous antibiotic therapy. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 May;30(6):610-612. PubMed PMID: 31074358
  • Vela-Duarte D, Nyberg E, Sillau S, Pate A, Castellanos P, Chastain DB, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Response to Ajay Kumar Mishra, et al. Lacunar strokes in Cryptococcal meningitis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jun;28(6):1785-1786. PubMed PMID: 30898446
  • Reno E, Goss F, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Fatal fulminant hepatitis A in a US traveller returning from Peru. J Travel Med. 2019 Jun 11;26(5). PubMed PMID: 30843589
  • Chastain DB, Giles RL, Bland CM, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Young HN. A clinical pharmacist survey of prophylactic strategies used to prevent adverse events of lipid-associated formulations of amphotericin B. Infect Dis (Lond). 2019 May;51(5):380-383. PubMed PMID: 30773080
  • Vela-Duarte D, Nyberg E, Sillau S, Pate A, Castellanos P, Chastain DB, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF. Lacunar Stroke in Cryptococcal Meningitis: Clinical and Radiographic Features. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jun;28(6):1767-1772. PubMed PMID: 30655043
  • 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
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Olague N, Franco-Paredes C. Spontaneous Mycobacterium bolletti skin abscesses -an underrecognized zoonosis from raw bovine milk. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29391204
  • Kashef Hamadani BH, Franco-Paredes C, McCollister B, Shapiro L, Beckham JD, Henao-Martínez AF. Cryptococcosis and cryptococcal meningitis: New predictors and clinical outcomes at a United States academic medical centre. Mycoses. 2017 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29284182
  • Franco-Paredes C. The Harmony of Disequilibrium. Perm J. 2017;22. PubMed PMID: 29236659
  • Chastain DB, Franco-Paredes C, Stover KR. Addressing Antiretroviral Therapy-Associated Drug-Drug Interactions in Patients Requiring Treatment for Opportunistic Infections in Low-Income and Resource-Limited Settings. J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Nov;57(11):1387-1399. PubMed PMID: 28884831
  • Chastain DB, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C. Opportunistic Invasive Mycoses in AIDS: Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Coccidiodomycosis, and Talaromycosis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2017 Aug 22;19(10):36. PubMed PMID: 28831671
  • Chastain DB, Guarner J, Franco-Paredes C. Cryptococcal antigen negative meningoencephalitis in HIV/AIDS. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Oct;89(2):143-145. PubMed PMID: 28784461
  • Chastain DB, Ngando I, Bland CM, Franco-Paredes C, Hawkins WA. Effect of the 2014 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute urine-specific breakpoints on cefazolin susceptibility rates at a community teaching hospital. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2017 May 30;16(1):43. PubMed PMID: 28558707
  • Franco-Paredes C, Chastain D, Taylor P, Stocking S, Sellers B. Boar hunting and brucellosis caused by Brucella suis. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017 Mar - Apr;16:18-22. PubMed PMID: 28300645
  • Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Marcos LA. Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in HIV/AIDS: when to start antiretroviral therapy?. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2017 Mar 6;16(1):9. PubMed PMID: 28264683
  • Franco-Paredes C, Chastain DB, Ezigbo C, Callins KR. Reducing transmission of HIV in southeastern USA. Lancet HIV. 2017 Mar;4(3):e101-e102. PubMed PMID: 28254145
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Member
  • Colombia Society of Infectious Diseases, Member of the Committee in travel medicine and tropical medicine

Practice Locations

UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0191

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification
  • Certificate in Tropical Medicine - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Certificate (2006)
  • Certificate in Travelers health - International Society of Travel Medicine, International Certificate (2004)
Personal Interests
Health Equity Caring for Underserved Populations

Public Speaking
Yes
Neglected Tropical Diseases Leprosy Chagas Disease

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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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