Vazquez chairs the Antimicrobial Stewardship service at Augusta University Medical Center and the Institutional Review Board at Augusta University. Prior to this, he was Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical System both in Detroit, Michigan.
Areas of Expertise (5)
- The American College of Physicians
- The American Society for Microbiology
- HIV Medicine Association
- Infectious Disease Society of America
- International AIDS Society
- International Society for Infectious Diseases
- International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
- Mycosis Study Group
Media Appearances (2)
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease
The Augusta Chronicle
Jose Vazquez, a professor and chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at Georgia Regents University, said STARI can be transmitted from the lone star tick and is easily mistaken for Lyme disease.
“STARI does produce the bullseye and the fever, but it doesn’t become chronic like Lyme disease,” Vazquez said, noting that STARI symptoms typically subside and vanish within a week. “Most Georgians who see a rash form after a tick bite will likely find that it is STARI and not full blown Lyme disease.”...
Bacteria evolve 'dome' to hide, resist
The Augusta Chronicle print
Bacteria are increasingly using a “dome” to evade the immune system, develop resistance in the body and thrive in the environment, researchers at Georgia Regents University (now Augusta University) said.
Invasive infection due to Candida species is largely a condition associated with medical progress, and is widely recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the healthcare environment...
Purpose: To evaluate safety and efficacy of long-term posaconazole in HIV-infected patients with azole-refractory oropharyngeal candidiasis and/or esophageal candidiasis.
Background: Microbiologic cultures, the current gold standard diagnostic method for invasive Candida infections, have low specificity and take up to 2–5 days to grow. We present the results of the first extensive multicenter clinical trial of a new nanodiagnostic approach, T2 magnetic resonance (T2MR), for diagnosis of candidemia.