N Deborah Friedman

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The establishment of a statewide surveillance program for hospital-acquired infections in large Victorian public hospitals: a report from the VICNISS Coordinating Centre
    Philip L Russo
    VICNISS Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 34:430-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infection complicating laminectomy
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1060-5. 2007
  3. doi request reprint The effectiveness of a single-stage versus traditional three-staged protocol of hospital disinfection at eradicating vancomycin-resistant Enterococci from frequently touched surfaces
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:227-31. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis at an Australian teaching hospital
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital, Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:71-4. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint An alternative scoring system to predict risk for surgical site infection complicating coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1162-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infection surveillance data from a statewide surveillance system in Australia
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, North Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:812-7. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Investigation of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal unit via a case-control study and molecular typing
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 36:22-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Performance of the national nosocomial infections surveillance risk index in predicting surgical site infection in australia
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:55-9. 2007
  9. pmc Incidence, clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, treatment and predictors of paradoxical reactions during antibiotic treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:416. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent Mycobacterium ulcerans disease after exclusive surgical treatment in an Australian cohort
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:436-9. 2013

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint The establishment of a statewide surveillance program for hospital-acquired infections in large Victorian public hospitals: a report from the VICNISS Coordinating Centre
    Philip L Russo
    VICNISS Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 34:430-6. 2006
    ..The survey identified the need for an effective surveillance system for HAI...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infection complicating laminectomy
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1060-5. 2007
    ..To examine risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery and to analyze the associations between a surgeon's years of operating experience and surgical specialty and patients' SSI risk...
  3. doi request reprint The effectiveness of a single-stage versus traditional three-staged protocol of hospital disinfection at eradicating vancomycin-resistant Enterococci from frequently touched surfaces
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:227-31. 2013
    ..Environmental contamination is a reservoir for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) in hospitals...
  4. doi request reprint Compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis at an Australian teaching hospital
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital, Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 41:71-4. 2013
    ..Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) is one practice proven to prevent surgical site infections...
  5. ncbi request reprint An alternative scoring system to predict risk for surgical site infection complicating coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1162-8. 2007
    ..To analyze the risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) complicating coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and to create an alternative SSI risk score based on the results of multivariate analysis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infection surveillance data from a statewide surveillance system in Australia
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, North Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:812-7. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Investigation of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal unit via a case-control study and molecular typing
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 36:22-8. 2008
    ..In March 2004, infection or colonization with Serratia marcescens affected one third of all neonates in a newborn services unit (NBS)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Performance of the national nosocomial infections surveillance risk index in predicting surgical site infection in australia
    N Deborah Friedman
    Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System, Melbourne, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:55-9. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Incidence, clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, treatment and predictors of paradoxical reactions during antibiotic treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:416. 2013
    ..Data is lacking regarding their incidence, clinical and diagnostic features, treatment, outcomes and risk factors in an Australian population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent Mycobacterium ulcerans disease after exclusive surgical treatment in an Australian cohort
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:436-9. 2013
    ..To describe risk factors for recurrence after exclusive surgical treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection...
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans in an Australian population
    Sarah C Boyd
    Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:341-4. 2012
    ..To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection occurring on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria...
  12. doi request reprint Mortality and time to extubation in severe hospital-acquired pneumonia
    Sarah M Connelly
    Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:143-9. 2009
    ..This study examined predictors of in-hospital mortality and time to extubation among patients with acute, severe hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) managed in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of surgical-site infections following orthopedic surgery at a community hospital and a university hospital: adverse quality of life, excess length of stay, and extra cost
    James D Whitehouse
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:183-9. 2002
    ..To measure the impact of orthopedic surgical-site infections (SSIs) on quality of life, length of hospitalization, and cost...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for ineffective therapy in patients with bloodstream infection
    Jay R McDonald
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:308-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of health care-associated status on effectiveness of initial therapy in hospitalized patients with bloodstream infections...
  15. pmc Clinical Features and Risk Factors of Oedematous Mycobacterium ulcerans Lesions in an Australian Population: Beware Cellulitis in an Endemic Area
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia Manson Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2612. 2014
    ..We report the first comprehensive descriptions of the clinical features and risk factors of patients with oedematous disease from the Bellarine Peninsula of south-eastern Victoria, Australia...
  16. pmc Mycobacterium ulcerans disease: experience with primary oral medical therapy in an Australian cohort
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2315. 2013
    ..Antibiotics have been shown to be highly effective in sterilizing lesions and preventing disease recurrences when used alone or in combination with surgery. Our practice has evolved to using primarily oral medical therapy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health care--associated bloodstream infections in adults: a reason to change the accepted definition of community-acquired infections
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center and Durham Regional Hospital, Box 3605, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:791-7. 2002
    ..Bloodstream infections occurring in persons residing in the community, regardless of whether those persons have been receiving health care in an outpatient facility, have traditionally been categorized as community-acquired infections...
  18. ncbi request reprint Infections after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Victorian hospitals--VICNISS Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance
    Philip L Russo
    VICNISS Coordinating Centre, North Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:244-8. 2005
    ..To establish a surveillance program reporting surgical site infection rates after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABGS) in Victorian public hospitals...
  19. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous dermal abscesses and ulcers as a result of Serratia marcescens
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:S193-4. 2003
    ..These skin ulcers and underlying dermal abscesses were found to be a result of S marcescens, with the presumed portal of entry being a toe-web infection...
  20. pmc Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010-11 seasons: a test-negative observational study
    Allen C Cheng
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e68760. 2013
    ..3% (95% CI: 30.0, 61.8%). Influenza vaccination was moderately protective against hospitalisation with influenza in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. ..
  21. pmc Successful outcomes with oral fluoroquinolones combined with rifampicin in the treatment of Mycobacterium ulcerans: an observational cohort study
    Daniel P O'Brien
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1473. 2012
    ..We describe outcomes and tolerability of fluoroquinolone-containing antibiotic regimens for Mycobacterium ulcerans in south-eastern Australia...
  22. doi request reprint 2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, Australia
    Saliya Hewagama
    Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 50:686-90. 2010
    ..Pregnant women have been identified as a group at risk of increased morbidity and mortality associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza A 2009 (H1N1/09) outbreak...
  23. pmc Prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization among healthcare workers
    N Deborah Friedman
    Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:459. 2013
    ..The carriage of C. difficile among healthy adults and hospital inpatients has been established. We sought to determine whether C. difficile colonization exists among healthcare workers (HCWs) in our setting...