Kathleen M McMullen
Affiliation: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Use of hypochlorite solution to decrease rates of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrheaKathleen M McMullen
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:205-7. 2007..One unit instituted enhanced environmental cleaning with a hypochlorite solution in all rooms, whereas the other unit used hypochlorite solution only in rooms of patients with CDAD. The CDAD rates decreased in both units...
- Peripherally inserted central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in hospitalized adult patientsM Cristina Ajenjo
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:125-30. 2011..In 2007, dedicated intravenous therapy nurses were no longer available to place difficult peripheral intravenous catheters or provide PICC care Barnes-Jewish Hospital...
- Assessing colectomies due to Clostridium difficile infection: increases in the community, but not in the referral centerKathleen M McMullen
Infection Prevention, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
Am J Infect Control 40:778-80. 2012..The investigation found an increase in CDI-related colectomies for CDI not associated with the study institution. Electronically available data facilitated surveillance for severe CDI...
- The changing susceptibilities of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a midwestern hospital: the emergence of "community-associated" MRSAKathleen M McMullen
Hospital Infection and Epidemiology Department, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
Am J Infect Control 37:454-7. 2009..The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has been well described; however, few studies have reviewed long-term hospital-wide data...
- Hospital-associated Clostridium difficile infection: is it necessary to track community-onset disease?Erik R Dubberke
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:332-7. 2009....
- Identification of a pseudo-outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and the effect of repeated testing, sensitivity, and specificity on perceived prevalence of CDIMarina Litvin
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1166-71. 2009..difficile on perceived CDI burden, positive predictive value, and false-positive results...
- A Clostridium difficile infection "intervention": change in toxin assay results in fewer C difficile infection cases without changes in patient outcomesZhuolin Han
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Am J Infect Control 40:349-53. 2012..The objective of this study was to determine whether the decreased CDI incidence related to the change in EIA resulted in adverse patient outcomes...
- Discontinuation of reflex testing of stool samples for vancomycin-resistant enterococci resulted in increased prevalenceMandy Bodily
Barnes Jewish Hospital, Infection Prevention Department, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:838-40. 2013..21 vs 0.36 cases per 1,000 patient-days; P<.01). Cost-benefit analysis showed reflex screening and isolation of VRE reduced hospital costs...
- Patient- and device-specific risk factors for peripherally inserted central venous catheter-related bloodstream infectionsMakhawadee Pongruangporn
Infectious Disease Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:184-9. 2013..To determine the patient- and device-specific risk factors for hospital-acquired peripherally inserted central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (PICC BSIs) in adult patients...
- Risk factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization on hospital admission among oncology patientsAdam M Schaefer
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
Am J Infect Control 37:603-5. 2009..Risk factors for any S aureus and MRSA colonization on admission in oncology patients are consistent with previous studies in general populations. In addition, recent chemotherapy as a risk factor is a unique finding in this population...
- Evaluation of Clostridium difficile-associated disease pressure as a risk factor for C difficile-associated diseaseErik R Dubberke
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:1092-7. 2007..The purpose of this study was to evaluate CDAD pressure, a modified form of colonization pressure based on symptomatic CDAD cases, as a risk factor for CDAD...
- Long-term effect of infection prevention practices and case mix on cesarean surgical site infectionsNupur D Kittur
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Obstet Gynecol 120:246-51. 2012....
- Electronic surveillance for healthcare-associated central line-associated bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unitKeith F Woeltje
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1086-90. 2011..An automated surveillance system using existing databases with patient-level variables and microbiology data was investigated...
- Developing information technology for infection prevention surveillanceKeith F Woeltje
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, and the Center for Clinical Exellence, St Louis, MO, USA
Crit Care Med 38:S399-404. 2010..We review the progress that has been made in this area and issues that need to be addressed as surveillance systems are implemented, as well as promising areas for future development...