Ari Robicsek

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 5 Million Lives Campaign. Case study: an MRSA intervention at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:732-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:350-3. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Electronic surveillance for infectious disease trend analysis following a quality improvement intervention
    Kari E Peterson
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:790-5. 2012
  5. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
  6. pmc Implementation of a universal admission surveillance and decolonization program for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reduces the number of MRSA and total number of S. aureus isolates reported by the clinical laboratory
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3749-52. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection: light at the end of the tunnel
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 136:372-80. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Does my patient have Clostridium difficile infection?
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:176-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1152-60. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint 5 Million Lives Campaign. Case study: an MRSA intervention at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:732-8. 2007
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  2. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
    ..The effect of large-scale expanded surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on health care-associated MRSA disease is not known...
  3. doi request reprint Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:350-3. 2010
    ..In response, an intervention of terminal room cleaning with dilute bleach was instituted to decrease the amount of C difficile environmental spore contamination from patients with C difficile infection (CDI)...
  4. doi request reprint Electronic surveillance for infectious disease trend analysis following a quality improvement intervention
    Kari E Peterson
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:790-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate electronic tools for MRSA healthcare-associated infection (HAI) trending that can replace manual medical record review...
  5. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
    ..When one is dealing with large specimen numbers, the ACP lysis method offers easier processing without negatively affecting the sensitivity or specificity of the PCR assay...
  6. pmc Implementation of a universal admission surveillance and decolonization program for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reduces the number of MRSA and total number of S. aureus isolates reported by the clinical laboratory
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3749-52. 2009
    ..The decreases in the numbers of MRSA and total S. aureus clinical isolates for each year after August 2005 were highly statistically significant compared to the numbers in each of the prior 3 years (P < 0.0001)...
  7. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010
    ..We describe the systematic investigation initiated to discover an environmental reservoir and a novel measure taken to terminate the outbreak...
  8. doi request reprint Laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection: light at the end of the tunnel
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 136:372-80. 2011
    ..The common enzyme immunoassay tests all had sensitivity values less than 50%. Clinical laboratory professionals need to seriously consider their diagnostic testing and use the assays that perform best for the detection of CDI...
  9. ncbi request reprint Does my patient have Clostridium difficile infection?
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:176-9. 2009
    ..Diagnoses of CDI will be more accurate if clinicians use tests with a higher sensitivity, reduce the frequency of testing for a single episode of diarrhea, and give more attention to key elements of the patient's history...
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1152-60. 2007
    ..Current laboratory testing lacks a single assay that is sensitive, specific, and rapid. The purpose of this work was to design and validate a sensitive and specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test for CDAD...
  11. doi request reprint Chromogenic media vs real-time PCR for nasal surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: impact on detection of MRSA-positive persons
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Walgreen SB525, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 131:532-9. 2009
    ..There was no substantial difference in the labor required for any of the 3 approaches...
  12. doi request reprint Reporting catheter-associated urinary tract infections: denominator matters
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:635-40. 2011
    ..To evaluate two different methods of measuring catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in the setting of a quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing device utilization...
  13. doi request reprint Continuous passive disinfection of catheter hubs prevents contamination and bloodstream infection
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:33-8. 2013
    ..Catheter hub decontamination requires a thorough scrub and compliance varies. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a disinfection cap with 70% alcohol in preventing contamination/infection...
  14. doi request reprint The electronic medical record as a tool for infection surveillance: successful automation of device-days
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, 2650 Ridge Ave, Burch 124, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:364-70. 2009
    ..Manual collection of central venous catheter, ventilator, and indwelling urinary catheter device-days is time-consuming, often restricted to intensive care units (ICU) and prone to error...
  15. doi request reprint Duration of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:910-3. 2009
    ..8% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 45.8%-51.7%) remained colonized; at 4 years, 21.2% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 13.1%-31.4%) remained colonized...
  16. doi request reprint Impact of laboratory-reported urine culture colony counts on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection for hospitalized patients
    Jennie H Kwon
    Department of Internal Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 137:778-84. 2012
    ..These data suggest that reporting colony counts less than 100,000 CFU/mL encourages treatment of non-clinically significant UTIs in hospitalized patients, causing inappropriate antibiotic use...
  17. pmc Prediction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus involvement in disease sites by concomitant nasal sampling
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:588-92. 2008
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  18. pmc Role of the extended alpha4 domain of Staphylococcus aureus gyrase A protein in determining low sensitivity to quinolones
    Jacob Strahilevitz
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:600-6. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that the extended alpha4 domain of S. aureus GyrA is responsible, at least in part, for the increased resistance of S. aureus gyrase to quinolones and that this effect is modulated by K+-glutamate...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in non-Typhi serotypes of Salmonella enterica
    Kathryn Gay
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:297-304. 2006
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  20. pmc Prevalence in the United States of aac(6')-Ib-cr encoding a ciprofloxacin-modifying enzyme
    Chi Hye Park
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3953-5. 2006
    ..aac(6')-Ib-cr was geographically widespread, stable over time, most common in Escherichia coli, equally prevalent in ciprofloxacin-susceptible and -resistant strains, and not associated with qnr genes...
  21. ncbi request reprint The worldwide emergence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance
    Ari Robicsek
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:629-40. 2006
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  22. pmc Changes in qnr prevalence and fluoroquinolone resistance in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterobacter spp. collected from 1990 to 2005
    Jacob Strahilevitz
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:3001-3. 2007
    ..Isolates bearing these genes emerged in the mid-1990s, coinciding with the time of a rapid increase in fluoroquinolone resistance. Sixty percent of these isolates were ciprofloxacin susceptible by CLSI breakpoints...
  23. ncbi request reprint Fluoroquinolone-modifying enzyme: a new adaptation of a common aminoglycoside acetyltransferase
    Ari Robicsek
    Harvard Medical School, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, GRJ 512, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Nat Med 12:83-8. 2006
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