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James R. Palmieri, PhD

Current Research Projects

  • Determination of weaning foods used in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Honduras and the impact they have upon gastrointestinal parasitic infections in children
  • Improved diagnosis of acute and chronic Lyme disease in humans and dogs
  • Joint research project on necrotizing periodontal diseases in children
  • Nanotrap tick-panel test development
  • Pediatric Lyme disease in Southwest Virginia
  • Potential damage to nerve cells due to antibodies from a patient infected with Lyme disease
  • The prevalence of dermatological infections found in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and rural Appalachia
  • Undetected Lyme disease in populations in Southwest Virginia, leading to delayed treatment and an increased incidence of chronic infection

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2016

Marty M, Palmieri J, Noirrit-Esclassan E, Vaysse F, Bailleul-Forestier I. Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases in Children: A Literature Review and Adjustment of Treatment. Published ahead of print in the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2016 March 10.

2015

Palmieri JR, Warehime J, King S, Doolan A, Reynolds D, et al. Undetected Lyme disease (LD) and Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI) in populations of Southwest Virginia, leading to delayed treatment and an increased incidence of chronic infection. Austin J Microbiology. 2015;1(1):1005.

2015

Palmieri JR, Warehime J, Childers KAG, Meacham S. Relationships between weaning food preparation and the transmission of parasitic infections among children in Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic [editorial]. Austin J Microbiology. 2015;1(1):1003.

2015

Palmieri JR, McArtan II KR, Hendershot R, King S, Warehime J. Three cases of clinical pediatric erythema migrans in southwest Virginia. Austin J Microbiology. 2015;1(2): 1006.

2014

Geers Childers KA, Palmieri JR, Sampson M, Burnet D. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in children from Ver—n, a rural city of the Dominican Republic. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 2014 Jul; 2014(5):45-53. doi: 10.2147/RRTM.S64948.

2014

Elswaifi SF, Palmieri JR, El-Tantawy N, El-Hussiny M, Besheer T, Abohashem E. Comparison of microscopic and immunoassay examination in the diagnosis of intestinal protozoa of humans in Mansoura, Egypt. Journal of Parasitic Diseases. 2014 Aug;1-6. doi: 10.1007/s12639-01400542-3.

2014

Geers Childers KA, Palmieri JR. Commentary: Factors contributing to high prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in children aged 2-15 years in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic. Reports in Parasitology. 2014 Dec; 2015(4): 1-5. doi: 10.2147/RIP.S68817.

2014

Elswaifi SF, Palmieri JR, El-Tantawy N, El-Hussiny M, Besheer T, Abohashem E. Comparison of microscopic and immunoassay examination in the diagnosis of intestinal protozoa of humans in Mansoura, Egypt. Journal of Parasitic Diseases. 2014 Aug; 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s12639-01400542-3.

2014

Geers Childers KA, Palmieri JR, Sampson M, Burnet D. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in children from Verón, a rural city of the Dominican Republic. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 2014 Jul; 2014(5):45-53. doi: 10.2147/RRTM.S64948.

2014

Palmieri JR, Santo A, Johnson SE. Soil-acquired cutaneous nocardiosis on the forearm of a healthy male contracted in a swamp in rural eastern Virginia. International Medical Case Reports Journal. 2014 Mar 7; 7:41-7.

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2013

Baird JK, Elyazar I, Basri H, Chand K, Hoffman SL, Palmieri JR, Richie TL et al. Purnomo Projodipuro (April 11, 1934-May 10, 2013). The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013; 89(2):202-4. PMID: 23926139.

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2013

Palmieri JR, King S, Case M, Santo A. Lyme disease: case report of persistent Lyme disease from Pulaski County, Virginia. International Medical Case Reports Journal. 2013 Dec 5;6:99-105. PMID: 24353444.

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2013

Palmieri JR, North D, Santo A. Furuncular myiasis of the foot caused by the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga: report in a medical student returning from a medical mission trip to Tanzania. International Medical Case Reports Journal. 2013 Jun 24; 6:25-8. PMID: 23843710.

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2012

Palmieri J, Skinner CF, Elswaifi SF. Giardiasis revisited: an under-appreciated reemerging zoonotic disease. Journal American Osteopathic Association. 2012 Oct; 112(10): 649-51. PMID: 23055462.

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2012

Palmieri JR, Elswaifi SF, Minichino C, Gehring G. Uptake of cerium oxide and yttrium oxide by Acanthamoeba castellanii (protozoa) and Daphnia magna (crustacea) [abstract]. Virginia Journal of Sciences. 2012;62 (1-2):3.

2011

Palmieri JR, Elswaifi SF, Fried KF. Emerging need for parasitology education: training to identify and diagnose parasitic infections. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2011 Jun; 84(6):845-6. PMID: 21633016.

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2010

Palmieri JR, Elswaifi SF, Lindsay DS, Junko G, Callahan C. Chronic microsporidial enteritis in a missionary from Mozambique. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010 Nov; 83(5):1116-8. PMID: 21036848.

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