B A Lipsky

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Topical application of a gentamicin-collagen sponge combined with systemic antibiotic therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot infections of moderate severity: a randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 102:223-32. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Executive summary: 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1679-84. 2012
  3. doi request reprint 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:e132-73. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalised patients with diabetes: culture isolates and risk factors associated with mortality, length of stay and cost
    B A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, General Internal Medicine S 111 PCC, University of Washington, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA, USA
    Diabetologia 53:914-23. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of bacterial prostatitis
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    General Internal Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1641-52. 2010
  6. pmc Developing and validating a risk score for lower-extremity amputation in patients hospitalized for a diabetic foot infection
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1695-700. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The role of diabetes mellitus in the treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results from three randomized controlled trials
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Medical Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1880 S Columbian Way S 111 GIMC, Seattle, WA 98108 1587, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e140-6. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Predicting bacteremia among patients hospitalized for skin and skin-structure infections: derivation and validation of a risk score
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    General Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:828-37. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Principles and practice of antibiotic therapy of diabetic foot infections
    B A Lipsky
    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 16:S42-6. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based antibiotic therapy of diabetic foot infections
    B A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 26:267-76. 1999

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Topical application of a gentamicin-collagen sponge combined with systemic antibiotic therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot infections of moderate severity: a randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 102:223-32. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Executive summary: 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1679-84. 2012
    ..Employing multidisciplinary foot teams improves outcomes. Clinicians and healthcare organizations should attempt to monitor, and thereby improve, their outcomes and processes in caring for DFIs...
  3. doi request reprint 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:e132-73. 2012
    ..Employing multidisciplinary foot teams improves outcomes. Clinicians and healthcare organizations should attempt to monitor, and thereby improve, their outcomes and processes in caring for DFIs...
  4. doi request reprint Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalised patients with diabetes: culture isolates and risk factors associated with mortality, length of stay and cost
    B A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, General Internal Medicine S 111 PCC, University of Washington, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA, USA
    Diabetologia 53:914-23. 2010
    ..Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) cause substantial morbidity in persons with diabetes. There are few data on pathogens or risk factors associated with important outcomes in diabetic patients hospitalised with SSTIs...
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of bacterial prostatitis
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    General Internal Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1641-52. 2010
    ..We review recent pharmacological and clinical data on treating bacterial prostatitis...
  6. pmc Developing and validating a risk score for lower-extremity amputation in patients hospitalized for a diabetic foot infection
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1695-700. 2011
    ..We sought to develop and validate a risk score to aid in the early identification of patients hospitalized for diabetic foot infection who are at highest risk of LEA...
  7. doi request reprint The role of diabetes mellitus in the treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results from three randomized controlled trials
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Medical Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1880 S Columbian Way S 111 GIMC, Seattle, WA 98108 1587, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e140-6. 2011
    ..To compare outcomes of treating complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with linezolid versus vancomycin in diabetic and non-diabetic patients...
  8. doi request reprint Predicting bacteremia among patients hospitalized for skin and skin-structure infections: derivation and validation of a risk score
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    General Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:828-37. 2010
    ..We used selected demographic and clinical characteristics easily assessable at initial evaluation to develop a model for the early identification of patients with SSSI who are at higher risk for bacteremia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Principles and practice of antibiotic therapy of diabetic foot infections
    B A Lipsky
    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 16:S42-6. 2000
    ..Various non-antimicrobial adjunct therapies may sometimes be helpful. Published in 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based antibiotic therapy of diabetic foot infections
    B A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 26:267-76. 1999
    ..Suggested regimens based on the severity of infection are provided...
  11. doi request reprint Expert opinion on the management of infections in the diabetic foot
    B A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28:163-78. 2012
    ..If properly treated, most diabetic foot infections can be cured. Providers practising in developing countries, and their patients, face especially challenging situations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Urinary catheters: what type do men and their nurses prefer?
    S Saint
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 48109 0376, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 47:1453-7. 1999
    ..We sought to determine the beliefs of both older male patients and nursing staff about the relative merits and problems of condom and indwelling catheters...
  13. ncbi request reprint Improving the appropriateness of vancomycin use by sequential interventions
    B A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98108 1532, USA
    Am J Infect Control 27:84-91. 1999
    ..However, educational interventions provided only transient benefit on institutional prescribing patterns...
  14. doi request reprint The evaluation and treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections
    Paul B Cornia
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Primary and Specialty Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:717-30. 2008
    ..Skin and skin structure infections are frequently encountered in clinical practice. Fortunately, these infections usually produce only mild to moderate symptoms and signs. Some, however, are severe and may even be life-threatening...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98108 9804, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:885-910. 2004
  16. ncbi request reprint Optimising antimicrobial therapy in diabetic foot infections
    Nalini Rao
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232 1381, USA
    Drugs 67:195-214. 2007
    ..Certain other organisms, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus spp., while potentially pathogenic, are often colonisers that do not require targeted therapy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of treatment failure for diabetic foot infections: data from a prospective trial
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Int Wound J 4:30-8. 2007
    ..Increased white blood cell count and severe UT wound grade at baseline, but not other features, were significant independent and additive risk factors for clinical failure in patients treated for a diabetic foot infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Treating diabetic foot infections with sequential intravenous to oral moxifloxacin compared with piperacillin-tazobactam/amoxicillin-clavulanate
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:370-6. 2007
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  19. doi request reprint Topical antimicrobial therapy for treating chronic wounds
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and 2University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1541-9. 2009
    ..We provide clinically relevant information on currently available topical antimicrobial agents...
  20. ncbi request reprint Which antimicrobial impregnated central venous catheter should we use? Modeling the costs and outcomes of antimicrobial catheter use
    Kristin D Marciante
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195, USA
    Am J Infect Control 31:1-8. 2003
    ..It remains unclear whether minocycline/rifampin catheters are cost-effective for all high-risk patients or only those requiring longer-term catheterization...
  21. ncbi request reprint Using maximal sterile barriers to prevent central venous catheter-related infection: a systematic evidence-based review
    Kent K Hu
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Program, Department of Medicine, University of Washington and VA Puget Sound HCS, 1660 South Columbian Way, HSR and D 152, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:142-6. 2004
    ..Accordingly, we conducted a systematic, evidence-based review of the medical literature to determine the value of maximal sterile barriers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical problem-solving. Nothing to cough at--a 73-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of nonproductive cough that worsened at night
    Paul B Cornia
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1432-7. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Are granulocyte colony-stimulating factors beneficial in treating diabetic foot infections?: A meta-analysis
    Mario Cruciani
    University of Washington, School of Medicine, Director, General Internal Medicine Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System S 111 GIMC, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:454-60. 2005
    ..To assess the value of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) as adjunctive therapy for diabetic foot infections...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ertapenem versus piperacillin/tazobactam for diabetic foot infections (SIDESTEP): prospective, randomised, controlled, double-blinded, multicentre trial
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    University of Washington School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System S 111 GIMC, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Lancet 366:1695-703. 2005
    ..Our aim was to assess the efficacy and safety of ertapenem versus piperacillin/tazobactam for foot infections...
  25. doi request reprint New developments in diagnosing and treating diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    University of Washington, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 24:S66-71. 2008
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  26. doi request reprint Commentary: indwelling urinary catheters in hospitalized patients: when in doubt, pull it out
    Paul B Cornia
    Primary and Specialty Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:820-2. 2008
  27. pmc Influenza vaccination rates of children in households with high-risk adults
    Ru Chien Chi
    Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:192-8. 2010
    ..We evaluated influenza vaccine coverage among children to determine whether or not living with a high-risk adult predicts the likelihood of being vaccinated...
  28. doi request reprint Topical versus systemic antimicrobial therapy for treating mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers: a randomized, controlled, double-blinded, multicenter trial of pexiganan cream
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98116 1597, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1537-45. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint infections in hospitalized patients: epidemiology and microbiological, clinical, and economic outcomes
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1290-8. 2007
    ..There are currently few published studies on the epidemiology and clinical and economic outcomes of these infections, whether acquired in the community or healthcare setting, in a large population...