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Selected Publications


  • Preshaw, P M, Novak, M J ,Mellonig J, Magnusson, I, Polson, A,  Giannobile W        V, Rowland, R W, Thomas, J G, Walker C, Dawson, D R , Sharkey, D and Bradshaw, MH.  Modified-release subantimicrobial dose doxycycline enhances scaling and root planning in patients with periodontal disease.  Journal of Periodondology …..March , 2008


  • Cross,Jenny L., Ramadan, Hassan H., and Thomas , John G.  (2007)  The impact of a cation channel blocker (furosemide) on Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 biofilm architecture .Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . 137 (1):21-26.Oxley, K S, Thomas, J G, Ranadan, H H (2007).  Effect of ototopical medications on tympanostomy tube biofilms. Laryngoscope 117 (10):1819-24.
  • Thomas, John G Nakaishi, Lindsay and Corum, Linda .Consequences of Biofilms on Indwelling Medical Devices:  Cost and Prevention,p.  289-334,   in Disinfection and Decontamination , Principles , Applications and Related Issues.  Ed, Gurusamy Manivannan, CRC Press 2007.
  • Thomas, John G. and Nancy T. Rector .  Susceptibility-Testing Protocols for Antibiograms and Preventive Surveillance: A Continuum of Data Collection , Analysis and Presentation .  p. 105-138. in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Protocols . Ed by Richard Schwalbe, Lynn Steele-Moore and Avery C. Goodwin   CRC Press. 2007  


  • Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 3rd Edition. Mahon, C.R., Lehman, D.C. and Manuselius, G. Eds. “Biofilms: Architects of Disease.” Chapter 31.  2007.
  • Thomas, J., Nakaishi, L., Corum, L. “Antimicrobial Anti-infective Coated Medical Devices: Costs and Consequences of Biofilms” in “Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications, and Related Issues. CRC Press. 2007.
  • Thomas, J. and Nakaishi, L. Managing the Complexity of a Dynamic Biofilm (Article in Importance of Antiseptic Mouthrinses in the Daily Oral Care Regimen Supplement).  JADA . November 2006.
  •  Livengood, R. and Thomas, J. A Unique Fungal Infection requiring Mold MIC’s. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2006.
  • Thomas, J.  2007 The Year 2006 for Microbiology: Changing Paradigms.  ADVANCE for Administrators in Laboratory.  
  • Thomas, J., Gray, D., Nakaishi, L., Crout, R., McNeil, D., Weyant, R., Marazita, M.  3 Species Oral Microbial Signature from two Rural Populations.  IADR 2006 Orlando.
  • Thomas, J.G., Carpenter, J., Martens, P., Gray, D., and Nakaishi, L. Imaging luminal location of the ETT accretions by CT Topographical radiography.  ICACC 2006 San Francisco
  • Thomas, J.G.,  Martens, P., Gray, D., Nakaishi, L., and Ortiz, M. Impact of ETT accretions on airway resistance in mechanically ventilated patients.  ICACC 2006 San Francisco.
  • Thomas, J., Sokos, LG., Canfield, P., Gray, D. Linking Adverse Outcome of Fungemic Patient to Organism Resistant Phenotype: BEC50 : MIC. ASM 2006 Orlando
  • Thomas, J., Martens, P., Gray, D., Nakaishi, L, Thomas, K. The Impact of Silver Ions Upon Oral/Dental flora Co-Biofilm Colonization in Endotrach (ETT) ASM 2006 Orlando


  • Thomas, J., Lynton, I., Rinde, H. Economic Impact of Biofilms on Treatment Costs. Biofilm Infec Antimicrob Therapy. 2005;21-37
  • Ramadan, H., Sanclement, J., Thomas, J. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Biofilms.  Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 2005;132:414-7.
  • Thomas, J. Biofilms. APIC Epidemiology. 2005;96:1-13.
  • Thomas, J., Parsons, J., and Canfield, P. 2005 The Changing Culture in Infectious Disease. ADVANCE Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory. 6.
  • Thomas, J. 2005. Anaerobic Infections. ADVANCE Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory 9.
  • Thomas, J. 2005 Antibiotic Resistance and the Clinical Laboratory. ADVANCE Magazine for Administrators. 4.
  • Sessa, A., Shelton, J., Thomas, J., Ceri, H.  Antibiotic Effect on an Engineered Periodontal Biofilm Tooth Surface.  IADR 2005 Baltimore.
  • Thomas, K., Thomas, J., Thomas, K., Schwegler-Berry, D.  Anti-biofilm Effect on Chemically Modified Tetracyclines in an Oral Model.  IADR 2005 Baltimore
  • Thomas, J., Gagisetty, S., Karakiozis, J., Martens, P.  The Antibiofilm Effect of a Silver Releasing Compound in a Polymicrobic Ventilator Endotrach Lung Model.  ASM 2005 Atlanta.
  • Thomas, J., Thomas, K., Powala, C.  Unmasking the Link Between Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Periodontal Disease and Biofilms.  ASM 2005 Atlanta.


  • “Biofilms and Implant Infections”, in Medical Biofilms, Sr. Editors, M. Ghonnoum, Case Western Reserve Medical Center and George A. O’Toole, Dartmouth Medical School, ASM Press. 2004.
  • “Economic Impact of Biofilms on Treatment Costs” in Biofilm Infections, Roles of Antibiotic Tolerance and Resistance, Ed., John L. Pace, Marcel-Dekkar Press. 2004.
  • Computerized Antimicrobial Decision Support:  An Offline Evaluation of a Database-Driven Empiric Antimicrobial Guidance Program in Hospitalized Patients with a Bloodstream Infection. Charles Mullett, John Thomas, et al.  IJMI, In Press. 2004.


  • Database-Driven Computerized Antibiotic Decision Support: Novel use of Expert Antibiotic Susceptibility Rules Embedded in a Pathogen-Antibiotic Logic Matrix, Charles J. Mullett, M.D., Ph.D. and John G. Thomas, Ph.D., AMIA Paper 2003.
  • 61 Year Old Immunocompromised Man with a Cough and Worsening Dyspnea, Authors: P. Hartel, D. Taniguchi, J. Thomas, Clinical Micro Newsletter, 25(7):53-55, 2003.
  • ‘“Biofilms and Implant Infections”, in Medical Biofilms, Sr. Editors, M. Ghonnoum, Case Western Reserve Medical Center and George A. O’Toole, Dartmouth Medical School, ASM Press. 2003.
  • Thomas, JG.  2003 The expanding role of microbiology.  ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory 11(12):33-38.
  • Thomas, J.G., Orr, B., 2003 Cost-benefit analysis in Microbiology. ADVANCE Magazine for the Laboratory Administrator 12(15):34-40.
  • Thomas, J.G., 2003 Changing Cultures of Microbiology. ADVANCE Magazine for the Laboratory Administrator 12(12).


  • Christina Debias, Dental Microbiology.  2002.
  • R. Skidmore, Kovach, R., Walker, C., Thomas, J., Bradshaw, M., Leyden, J.,  Powala, C.  “Effects of Subantimicrobial Dose Doxycycline Hyclate and the Treatment of Moderate Acne”, Journal of Dermatology. 2002.
  • Thomas, J.G. 2002. The Re-evaluation of Diagnostic Microbiology, ADVANCE Magazine for the Laboratory Administrator 1:35-38
  • Thomas, J.G. 2002. Development of a Molecular Genetics Test Menu for Microbiology, ADVANCE Magazine for the Laboratory Administrator, 9:9-10.
  • Thomas, J.G. 2002. Changing Paradigms in Microbiology: A Changing Future, ADVANCE Magazine for the Laboratory Administrator, 12.
  • J. Thomas, K. Miller, J. Karakiozis, D. Mayfield, Utilization of Microbiology Database for Implementing a Cost-Effective, Restrictive Strategy for UTIs.    ASM, Salt Lake 2002.
  • J. Thomas, J. Karakiozis, B. Arguero, J. Bergstein, S. Kincaid, P. Kite, Correlation of Endotrach Microbial Biofilm Staging with Organism Morphotype in Critical Care Patients.  ASM, Salt Lake 2002.
  • J. Thomas, A. Murray, J. Karakiozis, K. Thomas, R. Crout and G. Hobbs.  Selection of Emperic Antibiotics vs. Antibiotic Resistance from Periodontal Cultures.  AAP, San Diego 2002.