Benjamin A Lipsky

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Publications

  1. pmc A prospective, multicenter, observational study of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized patients: clinical characteristics, medical treatment, and outcomes
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:227. 2012
  2. doi 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
  3. pmc Are the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines effective? Meta-analysis of the prospective trials
    R A Moore
    Pain Research and Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, The Churchill Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 1:1. 2000
  4. doi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103:2-7. 2013
  7. doi 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
  8. 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
  9. doi Does this coughing adolescent or adult patient have pertussis?
    Paul B Cornia
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 304:890-6. 2010
  10. ncbi 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

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc A prospective, multicenter, observational study of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized patients: clinical characteristics, medical treatment, and outcomes
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:227. 2012
    ..We designed this prospective, multicenter, observational study to to explore the current epidemiology, treatment, and resulting clinical outcomes of cSSTIs to help develop strategies to potentially improve outcomes...
  2. doi 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...
  3. pmc Are the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines effective? Meta-analysis of the prospective trials
    R A Moore
    Pain Research and Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, The Churchill Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 1:1. 2000
    ..Present guidelines recommend pneumococcal vaccination for "high-risk" groups. There is no evidence from randomised trials that this is of any benefit...
  4. doi 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103:2-7. 2013
    ..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...
  7. doi 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...
  8. 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...
  9. doi Does this coughing adolescent or adult patient have pertussis?
    Paul B Cornia
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 304:890-6. 2010
    ..Pertussis is often overlooked as a cause of chronic cough, especially in adolescents and adults. Several symptoms are classically thought to be suggestive of pertussis, but the diagnostic value of each of them is uncertain...
  10. ncbi 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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  11. ncbi 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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  12. doi The value of a wound score for diabetic foot infections in predicting treatment outcome: a prospective analysis from the SIDESTEP trial
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Primary Care Clinic, Antibiotic Research, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Wound Repair Regen 17:671-7. 2009
    ..This easily performed wound score appears to be a reliable, valid, and useful tool for predicting clinical outcomes. Further validation studies in different patient populations should refine the items included...
  13. doi 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...
  14. doi 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
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  15. doi 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...
  16. ncbi Medical treatment of diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, and General Internal Medicine Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle 98108 1597, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:S104-14. 2004
    ..Definitive therapy depends on culture results and the clinical response. Bone infection is particularly difficult to treat and often requires surgery. Several adjuvant agents may be beneficial in some cases...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. ncbi 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
  19. doi 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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  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi 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
  22. doi 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...
  23. doi 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...
  24. doi 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...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. doi 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. ncbi Use of maximal sterile barriers during central venous catheter insertion: clinical and economic outcomes
    Kent K Hu
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Program, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle 98108, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1441-5. 2004
    ..Use of MSBs when placing CVCs may reduce the risk of infections but is more cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive than other techniques...
  29. ncbi "Are we there yet?"
    LISA H WILLIAMS
    Primary and Specialty Medicine Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:181-8. 2007
  30. ncbi Daptomycin for treating infected diabetic foot ulcers: evidence from a randomized, controlled trial comparing daptomycin with vancomycin or semi-synthetic penicillins for complicated skin and skin-structure infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    University of Washington School of Medicine, and General Internal Medicine Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System S 111 GIMC, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:240-5. 2005
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  31. ncbi Diagnosing and treating diabetic foot infections
    Benjamin A Lipsky
    University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 20:S56-64. 2004
    ..This paper presents a summary of a minisymposium on infection of the diabetic foot that was held at the fourth International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands...