List of Publications

  • 01. 02. 2017

⋄ Dvalishvili M, Mesxishvili D, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, McFarland D, Bednarczyk RA. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare providers in the country of Georgia regarding influenza vaccinations for pregnant women. Vaccine. 2016 Nov 21;34(48):5907-5911. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.10.033. PubMed PMID: 27773474.

⋄ Gvinjilia L, Nasrullah M, Sergeenko D, Tsertsvadze T, Kamkamidze G, Butsashvili M, Gamkrelidze A, Imnadze P, Kvaratskhelia V, Chkhartishvili N, Sharvadze L, Drobeniuc J, Hagan L, Ward JW, Morgan J, Averhoff F.  National progress toward Hepatitis C elimination - Georgia, 2015-2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Oct 21;65(41):1132-1135.

⋄ Topuridze M, Baliashvili D, Komakhidze T, Shishniashvili M, Grdzelidze N, Butsashvili M. Rotavirus vaccine implementation in Georgia –Impact of Knowledge, approach, and practices of health care workers. Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):7-15. PubMed PMID: 27770519

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kajaia M, Kochlamazashvili M, Zarandia M, Gagua T, Meskhishvili D, Avaliani N, Kamkamidze G. Genotypic distribution of HPV among women of reproductive age in Georgia.. Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):40-43. PubMed PMID: 27770526

⋄ Kochlamazashvili M, Khatiashvili K, Butsashvili M, Chubinishvili O, Khetsuriani S, Kamkamidze G. Role of viral pathogens in infants with systemic infection at the newborn intensive care units in Georgia. Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):43-46. PubMed PMID: 27770527

⋄ Kajaia M, Butsashvili M, Gulbiani L, Khatiashvili K, Mindeli K, Osepaishvili N, Gordeladze K, Kobaek A, Kamkamidze G. Knowledge, attitude toward disease and practice survey on diabetes in gardabani district. Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):68-73. PubMed PMID: 27770533.

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Butsashvili M, Gendzekhadze K. Immunogenetic factors influencing clinical course of HCV infection (review). Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):84-89. PubMed PMID: 27770537

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Migriauli I, Razmadze D, Kochlamazashvili M, Mulkijanyan K, Butsashvili M. Rapid identification of the etiological factors causing diarrheal diseases. Georgian Med News. 2016 Sep;(258):89-92. PubMed PMID: 27770538.

⋄ Luhmann N, Champagnat J, Golovin S, Maistat L, Agustian E, Inaridze I, Myint WM, Butsashvili M, Bouscaillou J. Access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs in low and middle income settings: Evidence from 5 countries in Eastern Europe and Asia. Int J Drug Policy. 2015 Nov;26(11):1081-7. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.07.016. Review. PubMed PMID: 26342273.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Abzianidze T, Kajaia M, Agladze D, Kldiashvili E, Bednarczyk R, McNutt LA, Kamkamidze G. Seroprevalence and awareness of human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer screening results among reproductive-aged Georgian women. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2015 Oct;41(4):265-71. doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2013-100833. PubMed PMID: 25900523.

⋄ Mitruka K, Tsertsvadze T, Butsashvili M, Gamkrelidze A, Sabelashvili P, Adamia E, Chokheli M, Drobeniuc J, Hagan L, Harris AM, Jiqia T, Kasradze A, Ko S, Qerashvili V, Sharvadze L, Tskhomelidze I, Kvaratskhelia V, Morgan J, Ward JW, Averhoff F. Launch of a Nationwide Hepatitis C Elimination Program--Georgia, April 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Jul 24;64(28):753-7. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Jul 31;64(29):806. PubMed PMID: 26203628.

⋄ Bouscaillou J, Champagnat J, Luhmann N, Avril E, Inaridze I, Miollany V, Labartkava K, Kirtadze I, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Pataut D. Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Tbilisi, Georgia: an urgent need for prevention and treatment. Int J Drug Policy. 2014 Sep;25(5):871-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.01.007. PubMed PMID: 24529802.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kajaia M, Kamkamidze G, Tchendjou P, Desgrees du Loû A, Dabis F, Orne-Gliemann J. Factors associated with HIV testing history among pregnant women and their partners in Georgia: the ANRS 12127 prenahtest trial. AIDS Res Treat. 2014;2014:356090. doi: 10.1155/2014/356090. PubMed PMID: 25328692; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4195251.

⋄ Waltermaurer E, Butsashvili M, Avaliani N, Samuels S, McNutt LA. An examination of domestic partner violence and its justification in the Republic of Georgia. BMC Womens Health. 2013 Nov 1;13:44. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-13-44. PubMed PMID: 24180483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3828390.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kandelaki G, Eloshvili M, Chlikadze R, Imnadze P, Avaliani N. Surveillance of bacterial meningitis in the country of Georgia, 2006-2010. J Community Health. 2013 Aug;38(4):724-6. doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9670-4. PubMed PMID: 23475302.

⋄ Plazy M, Orne-Gliemann J, Balestre E, Miric M, Darak S, Butsashvili M, Tchendjou P, Dabis F, Desgrées du Loû A. [Enhanced prenatal HIV couple oriented counselling session and couple communication about HIV (ANRS 12127 Prenahtest Trial)]. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2013 Aug;61(4):319-27. doi: 10.1016/j.respe.2013.02.013. French. PubMed PMID: 23810627.

⋄ Bednarczyk RA, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, McNutt LA. Attitudes and knowledge of Georgian physicians regarding cervical cancer prevention, 2010. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Jun;121(3):224-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.01.016. PubMed PMID: 23497751; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3642210.

⋄ Orne-Gliemann J, Balestre E, Tchendjou P, Miric M, Darak S, Butsashvili M, Perez-Then E, Eboko F, Plazy M, Kulkarni S, Desgrées du Loû A, Dabis F; Prenahtest ANRS 12127 Study Group.. Increasing HIV testing among male partners. AIDS. 2013 Apr 24;27(7):1167-77. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835f1d8c. PubMed PMID: 23343912.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Topuridze M, Morse D, Triner W, DeHovitz J, Nelson K, McNutt LA. Associated factors for recommending HBV vaccination to children among Georgian health care workers. BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Dec 20;12:362. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-362. PubMed PMID: 23256746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3544730.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, Morse DL, Triner W, Dehovitz J, McNutt LA. Occupational exposure to body fluids among health care workers in Georgia. Occup Med (Lond). 2012 Dec;62(8):620-6. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqs121. PubMed PMID: 22869786; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3612004.

⋄ Kandelaki G, Butsashvili M, Kalandadze I, Iosava M, Avaliani N, Imnadze P. Elimination of malaria in country Georgia. Acta Trop. 2012 Jul;123(1):47-8. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.02.068. PubMed PMID: 22410541.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kandelaki G, Zakhashvili K, Machablishvili A, Avaliani N. Influenza-associated mortality in georgia (2009-2011). Influenza Res Treat. 2012;2012:480763. doi: 10.1155/2012/480763. PubMed PMID: 23074667; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3447290.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, Kandelaki G, Zhorzholadze N. Circumstances surrounding the community needle-stick injuries in Georgia. J Community Health. 2011 Dec;36(6):1050-2. doi: 10.1007/s10900-011-9408-0. PubMed PMID: 21533886.

⋄ Kandelaki G, Butsashvili M, Geleishvili M, Avaliani N, Macharashvili N, Topuridze M, Del Rio C, Blumberg HM, Tsertsvadze T. Nosocomial infections in Tbilisi, Georgia: a retrospective study of microbiological data from 4 major tertiary care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Sep;32(9):933-4. doi: 10.1086/661788. PubMed PMID: 21828982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3580382.

⋄ Bednarczyk RA, Kldiashvili E, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, McNutt LA. Descriptive epidemiology of Pap test results from women with gynecologic symptoms in Georgia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011 Mar;112(3):245-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.11.003. PubMed PMID: 21272882; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3039132.

⋄ Kajaia M, Morse DL, Kamkamidze G, Butsashvili M, Chubabria G, Zenaishvili O, Kokaia N, McNutt LA. Risk factors for relapse of visceral leishmaniasis in Georgia. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Feb;16(2):186-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02694.x. PubMed PMID: 21143353.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Umikashvili L, Gvinjilia L, Kankadze K, Berdzuli N. Knowledge of health care-associated infections among Georgian obstetricians and gynecologists. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2010 Jun 3;4(5):329-33. PubMed PMID: 20539065.

⋄ Orne-Gliemann J, Tchendjou PT, Miric M, Gadgil M, Butsashvili M, Eboko F, Perez-Then E, Darak S, Kulkarni S, Kamkamidze G, Balestre E, du Loû AD, Dabis F. Couple-oriented prenatal HIV counseling for HIV primary prevention: an acceptability study. BMC Public Health. 2010 Apr 19;10:197. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-197. PubMed PMID: 20403152; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2873579.

⋄ Topuridze M, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, Morse D, McNutt LA. Barriers to hepatitis B vaccine coverage among healthcare workers in the Republic of Georgia: An international perspective. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Feb;31(2):158-64. doi: 10.1086/649795. PubMed PMID: 20038247.

⋄ Macharashvili N, Kourbatova E, Butsashvili M, Tsertsvadze T, McNutt LA, Leonard MK. Etiology of neonatal blood stream infections in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Jul;13(4):499-505. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.08.020. PubMed PMID: 19058989; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2695829.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kourbatova E, Macharashvili N, Kamkamidze G, McNutt LA, Dehovitz J, Leonard MK. Risk factors of mortality in septic newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia. Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24(8):477-9. doi: 10.1007/s10654-009-9360-9. PubMed PMID: 19526198; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2863109.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Preble E, Kamkamidze G, Robinson J, Chubinishvili O, Sukhiashvili R. Uptake of an HIV voluntary counseling and testing program for pregnant women in Georgia. AIDS Care. 2008 Oct;20(9):1125-7. doi: 10.1080/09540120701842837. PubMed PMID: 18825518.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Triner W, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, McNutt LA. Knowledge and anticipated behaviour of health-care workers in response to an outbreak of pandemic influenza in Georgia. World Hosp Health Serv. 2008;44(2):24-6. PubMed PMID: 18795502.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Triner W, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, McNutt LA. Knowledge and anticipated behavior of health care workers in response to an outbreak of pandemic influenza in Georgia. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2007 Dec 1;1(3):329-32. PubMed PMID: 19734614.

⋄ Gamkrelidze N, Butsashvili M, Barabadze K, Kamkamidze G. Rare recurrence of seizures in children with episodes of febrile seizures associated with herpesvirus 6 infection. Georgian Med News. 2006 May;(134):88-90. PubMed PMID: 16783075.

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Capoulade-Metay C, Butsashvili M, Dudoit Y, Chubinishvili O, Debre P, Theodorou L. 32-nucleotide deletion, associated with defence against hiv/aids, is a predominant mutation of CCR5 gene in the population of Georgia. Georgian Med News. 2005 Jan;(118):74-9. PubMed PMID: 15821335.

⋄ Wade NA, Zielinski MA, Butsashvili M, McNutt LA, Warren BL, Glaros R, Cheku B, Pulver W, Pass K, Fox K, Novello AC, Birkhead GS. Decline in perinatal HIV transmission in New York State (1997-2000). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Aug 15;36(5):1075-82. PubMed PMID: 15247561.

⋄ Barbakadze G, Kamkamidze G, Butsashvili M, Kiladze M, Jatchvliani D. The role of specific CD4+ T helper cell response in the course of hepatitis C virus infection. Sb Lek. 2003;104(1):79-83. PubMed PMID: 14577138.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Tsertsvadze T, McNutt LA, Kamkamidze G, Gvetadze R, Badridze N. Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV in Georgian blood donors. Eur J Epidemiol. 2001;17(7):693-5. PubMed PMID: 12086085.

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Kikvidze T, Butsashvili M, Chubinishvili O. Factors Associated with Persistence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Journal of Liver 2014; 3: 153. doi: 10.4172/2167-0889.10000153.

⋄ Gogichadze G, Gogichadze T, Kamkamidze G. Opinion: Molecular Genetic Aspects of Carcinogenesis at its Different Steps. Asian American Microbiology Research Journal 2014; 1(1): 1-6.

⋄ Gogichadze G, Gogichadze T, Kamkamidze G. Presumably Common Trigger Mechanism of Action of Diametrically Different Carcinogens on Target Cells. Cancer and Oncology Research. 2013; 1(2): 65-68.

⋄ Kokashvili T, Elbakidze T, Jaiani E, Janelidze N, Kamkamidze G, Whitehouse C, Huq A, Tediashvili M. Comparative phenotypic characterization of Vibrio cholerae isolates collected from aquatic environments of georgia. Georgian Med News. 2013 Nov; (224):55-62.

⋄ Demetrashvili Z, Lashkhi I, Ekaladze E, Kamkamidze G. Comparison of intravenous pantoprazole with intravenous ranitidine in peptic ulcer bleeding. Georgian Med News. 2013 Oct; (223):7-11.

⋄ Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, Morse DL, Triner W, Dehovitz J, McNutt LA. Occupational exposure to body fluids among health care workers in Georgia. Occup Med 2012; 62(8): 620-6.

⋄ Demetrashvili Z, Qerqadze V, Kamkamidze G, Topchishvili G, Lagvilava L, Chartholani T, Archvadze V. Comparison of Lichtenstein and laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of recurrent inguinal hernias. Int Surg. 2011; 96(3): 233-8.

⋄ Topuridze M, Butsashvili M, Kamkamidze G, Kajaia M, Morse D, McNutt LA. Barriers to hepatitis B vaccine coverage among healthcare workers in the Republic of Georgia: An international perspective. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010; 31(2): 158-64.

⋄ Norman PJ, Abi-Rached L, Gendzekhadze K, Hammond JA, Moesta AK, Sharma D, Graef T, McQueen KL, Guethlein LA, Carrington CV, Chandanayingyong D, Chang YH, Crespí C, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Hameed K, Kamkamidze G, Koram KA, Layrisse Z, Matamoros N, Milà J, Park MH, Pitchappan RM, Ramdath DD, Shiau MY, Stephens HA Struik S, Tyan D, Verity DH, Vaughan RW, Davis RW, Fraser PA, Riley EM, Ronaghi M, Parham P. Meiotic recombination generates rich diversity in NK cell receptor genes, alleles, and haplotypes. Genome Research 2009; 19(5): 757-69.

⋄ Norman PJ, Abi-Rached L, Gendzekhadze K, Korbel D, Gleimer M, Rowley D, Bruno D, Carrington CV, Chandanayingyong D, Chang YH, Crespí C, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Fraser PA, Hameed K, Kamkamidze G, Koram KA, Layrisse Z, Matamoros N, Milà J, Park MH, Pitchappan RM, Ramdath DD, Shiau MY, Stephens HA, Struik S, Verity DH, Vaughan RW, Tyan D, Davis RW, Riley EM, Ronaghi M, Parham P. Unusual selection on the KIR3DL1/S1 natural killer cell receptor in Africans. Nature Genetics 2007; 39(9): 1092-9.

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Capoulade-Metay C, Butsashvili M, Dudoit Y, Chubinishvili O, Debre P, Theodorou L. 32-nucleotide deletion, associated with defence against hiv/aids, is a predominant mutation of CCR5 gene in the population of Georgia. Georgian Med News. 2005; 118: 74-9.

⋄ Alatrakchi N, Duvivier C, Costagliola D, Samri A, Marcelin A, Kamkamidze G, Astriti M, Agher R, Autran B, Katlama C. Persistent low viral load on antiretroviral therapy is associated with T cell mediated control of HIV replication. AIDS, 2005, 19: 25-33.

⋄ Iglesias E, Sun Y, Samri A, Kamkamidze G, Decoville T, Carcelain G, Autran B. A systematic comparison of methods to measure HIV-1 specific CD8 T cells. Journal of Immunological methods, 2003, 272: 23-34.

⋄ Kamkamidze G, Sullivan T, Charbonneau T. Occurrence of reverse transcriptase gene mutation at codon 215 in HIV-1-infected infants. Journal of Clinical Virology, 2001, 22(1): 143-8.