BARBARA WELLS TRAUTNER

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Approach to a positive urine culture in a patient without urinary symptoms
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety IQuESt, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA Electronic address
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 28:15-31. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Quality gaps in documenting urinary catheter use and infectious outcomes
    Barbara W Trautner
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:793-9. 2013
  3. pmc Development and validation of an algorithm to recalibrate mental models and reduce diagnostic errors associated with catheter-associated bacteriuria
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:48. 2013
  4. pmc Nanoscale surface modification favors benign biofilm formation and impedes adherence by pathogens
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Nanomedicine 8:261-70. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Asymptomatic bacteriuria: when the treatment is worse than the disease
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, MS BCM 286, Room N 1319, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 9:85-93. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Overtreatment of enterococcal bacteriuria
    Eugene Lin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:33-8. 2012
  7. pmc A hospital-site controlled intervention using audit and feedback to implement guidelines concerning inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:41. 2011
  8. pmc Management of catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Barbara W Trautner
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:76-82. 2010
  9. pmc Increased expression of type-1 fimbriae by nonpathogenic Escherichia coli 83972 results in an increased capacity for catheter adherence and bacterial interference
    Barbara W Trautner
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:899-906. 2008
  10. pmc Skin response to delayed hypersensitivity testing in persons with unilateral stroke-related paresis: implications for people with spinal cord injury
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:362-5. 2007

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Approach to a positive urine culture in a patient without urinary symptoms
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety IQuESt, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA Electronic address
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 28:15-31. 2014
    ..The overall purpose of this review is to promote an awareness of ASB as a distinct condition from UTI and to empower clinicians to withhold antibiotics in situations in which antimicrobial treatment of bacteriuria is not indicated. ..
  2. doi request reprint Quality gaps in documenting urinary catheter use and infectious outcomes
    Barbara W Trautner
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:793-9. 2013
    ..We also determined the accuracy of catheter-days reporting at our institution...
  3. pmc Development and validation of an algorithm to recalibrate mental models and reduce diagnostic errors associated with catheter-associated bacteriuria
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:48. 2013
    ..The objectives of this research were to better understand clinicians' mental models for CA-UTI, and to develop and validate an algorithm to improve diagnostic accuracy for CA-UTI...
  4. pmc Nanoscale surface modification favors benign biofilm formation and impedes adherence by pathogens
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Nanomedicine 8:261-70. 2012
    ..coli biofilms, which 100-fold reduces urinary catheter colonization of uropathogens. Future application of this technology is expected to result in substantial UTI risk reduction in catheter users...
  5. doi request reprint Asymptomatic bacteriuria: when the treatment is worse than the disease
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, MS BCM 286, Room N 1319, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 9:85-93. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Overtreatment of enterococcal bacteriuria
    Eugene Lin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:33-8. 2012
    ..The purposes of this study were to investigate the clinical outcomes of enterococcal bacteriuria and to determine whether current management is adherent to Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines...
  7. pmc A hospital-site controlled intervention using audit and feedback to implement guidelines concerning inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria
    Barbara W Trautner
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:41. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Management of catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Barbara W Trautner
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:76-82. 2010
    ..Articles reviewed include the various guidelines concerning CAUTI released recently by multiple organizations...
  9. pmc Increased expression of type-1 fimbriae by nonpathogenic Escherichia coli 83972 results in an increased capacity for catheter adherence and bacterial interference
    Barbara W Trautner
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:899-906. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that improving the catheter adherence of E. coli 83972 would improve its bacterial interference properties...
  10. pmc Skin response to delayed hypersensitivity testing in persons with unilateral stroke-related paresis: implications for people with spinal cord injury
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:362-5. 2007
    ..This would eliminate the the risk of discomfort and soreness at the injection site...
  11. pmc Coating urinary catheters with an avirulent strain of Escherichia coli as a means to establish asymptomatic colonization
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Center for Prostheses Infection, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:92-4. 2007
    ..Ten of 12 subjects were successfully colonized for 14 days or more. The rate of symptomatic UTI during colonization was 0.15 per 100 patient-days...
  12. pmc Prospective evaluation of the risk of serious bacterial infection in children who present to the emergency department with hyperpyrexia (temperature of 106 degrees F or higher)
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 118:34-40. 2006
    ..Previous studies of children with temperatures > or = 106 degrees F (hyperpyrexia) disagree as to whether hyperpyrexia confers a high risk of serious bacterial infection...
  13. pmc Escherichia coli 83972 inhibits catheter adherence by a broad spectrum of uropathogens
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Urology 61:1059-62. 2003
    ..To explore this phenomenon further, we investigated in vitro whether E. coli 83972 could likewise inhibit catheter colonization by gram-negative and fungal uropathogens (Providencia stuartii, uropathogenic E. coli, and Candida albicans)...
  14. pmc Role of biofilm in catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:177-83. 2004
    ..Currently, no proven effective strategies exist for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in persons who are chronically catheterized...
  15. pmc Pre-inoculation of urinary catheters with Escherichia coli 83972 inhibits catheter colonization by Enterococcus faecalis
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Urol 167:375-9. 2002
    ..Enterococcus was chosen for these trials since it is a common urinary pathogen in patients with an indwelling urinary catheter...
  16. pmc Colicins prevent colonization of urinary catheters
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:413-5. 2005
    ..We investigated in vitro whether a colicin-expressing strain of Escherichia coli could prevent urinary catheter colonization by a colicin-susceptible, uropathgenic strain of E. coli...
  17. pmc Silver or nitrofurazone impregnation of urinary catheters has a minimal effect on uropathogen adherence
    Devak G Desai
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Urol 184:2565-71. 2010
    ..We studied in vitro the effect of silver or nitrofurazone impregnation of urinary catheters on uropathogen ability to adhere to urinary catheters...
  18. pmc Catheter-associated infections: pathogenesis affects prevention
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:842-50. 2004
    ..Preventive strategies that avoid the use of antimicrobial agents may be necessary in this population...
  19. pmc Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:37-41. 2005
    ..Considerable work is being done in this area, but little clinical progress has been made. The purpose of this review is to analyze recent publications concerning prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevention of urinary tract infection in patients with spinal cord injury
    Barbara W Trautner
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Center for Prostheses Infection, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 25:277-83. 2002
    ..Altered voiding dynamics, use of urinary drainage catheters, and frequent exposure to antibiotic agents predispose individuals with SCI to recurrent episodes of UTI, often with resistant organisms...
  21. pmc Combination of tigecycline and N-acetylcysteine reduces biofilm-embedded bacteria on vascular catheters
    Saima Aslam
    Infectious Disease Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Room 4B 370, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:1556-8. 2007
    ..N-acetylcysteine-tigecycline significantly decreased all viable biofilm-associated bacteria and was synergistic for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis...

Research Grants3

  1. E. coli for prevention of Catheter UTI in SCI Patients
    BARBARA TRAUTNER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The candidate plans to combine her clinical background in infectious diseases with the mentored research preformed under this award in order to reduce the secondary infectious complications of mobility disorders. ..
  2. Clinical Investigation of E.coli Biofilm Formation in the Human Bladder
    BARBARA TRAUTNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..No effective strategy exists to prevent CAUTI in persons who require ongoing catheter use. Identifying genes that are required to cause CAUTI will lead to new strategies to prevent this illness. ..