Alexander J Kallen

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint In search of a rational approach to chronic kidney disease detection and management
    A J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Kidney Int 72:3-5. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Prevalence of beta-lactam nonsusceptible Gram-negative bacilli and use and interpretation of current susceptibility breakpoints: a survey of infectious disease physicians
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:316-9. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Current epidemiology of multidrug‐resistant gram‐negative bacilli in the United States
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:S51-4. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated invasive MRSA infections, 2005-2008
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA 304:641-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit: expanding prevention to new settings
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:335-41. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS A 35, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:643-55. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Multidrug resistance among gram-negative pathogens that caused healthcare-associated infections reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2006-2008
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:528-31. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus community-onset pneumonia in patients admitted to children's hospitals during autumn and winter of 2006-2007
    A J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 138:666-72. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Gadolinium-containing magnetic resonance imaging contrast and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a case-control study
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:966-75. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Complete restriction of fluoroquinolone use to control an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection at a community hospital
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:264-72. 2009

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint In search of a rational approach to chronic kidney disease detection and management
    A J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Kidney Int 72:3-5. 2007
    ..The detection of CKD using existing electronic data sources has been proposed as an efficient identification method; however, this method is not without potential challenges and limitations...
  2. doi request reprint Prevalence of beta-lactam nonsusceptible Gram-negative bacilli and use and interpretation of current susceptibility breakpoints: a survey of infectious disease physicians
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:316-9. 2011
    ..Many reported encountering resistant Enterobacteriaceae; respondents generally favored a more conservative interpretation of antimicrobial susceptibility results...
  3. doi request reprint Current epidemiology of multidrug‐resistant gram‐negative bacilli in the United States
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:S51-4. 2010
    ..This synopsis reviews the incidence of multidrug resistance among gram‐negative bacilli in the United States and describes emerging issues in their epidemiology...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated invasive MRSA infections, 2005-2008
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA 304:641-8. 2010
    ..Whether there have been changes in MRSA infection incidence as these programs become established is unknown; however, recent data have shown that rates of MRSA bloodstream infections (BSIs) in intensive care units are decreasing...
  5. doi request reprint Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit: expanding prevention to new settings
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:335-41. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS A 35, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:643-55. 2010
    ..In this article, we review many of the current infection control challenges facing outpatient dialysis centers and discuss recommended infection control policies and practices aimed at combating these challenges...
  7. ncbi request reprint Multidrug resistance among gram-negative pathogens that caused healthcare-associated infections reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2006-2008
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:528-31. 2010
    ..The pooled mean percentage of resistance varied by the definition used; however, multidrug resistance was relatively common and widespread...
  8. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus community-onset pneumonia in patients admitted to children's hospitals during autumn and winter of 2006-2007
    A J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 138:666-72. 2010
    ..Mechanical ventilation was required in 21 (70%) episodes; five (17%) patients died. When evaluating patients with severe COP, providers should be aware of the potential for S. aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains...
  9. doi request reprint Gadolinium-containing magnetic resonance imaging contrast and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a case-control study
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:966-75. 2008
    ..A cluster of patients with NSF was investigated to identify risk factors. Limited preliminary findings from this investigation were presented in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
  10. doi request reprint Complete restriction of fluoroquinolone use to control an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection at a community hospital
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:264-72. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Bloodstream infections in patients given treatment with intravenous prostanoids
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:342-9. 2008
    ..An investigation was conducted to determine rates of prostanoid-associated BSI in this patient population and possible risk factors for infection...
  12. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia during the 2006 to 2007 influenza season
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:358-65. 2009
    ..In response to a number of cases reported to public health authorities in early 2007, additional case reports were solicited nationwide to better define S. aureus community-acquired pneumonia during the 2006 to 2007 influenza season...
  13. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention of hepatitis C virus infections in hemodialysis patients
    Priti R Patel
    National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:371-8. 2010
    ..This article describes the current epidemiology of HCV infection in US maintenance hemodialysis patients and prevention practices to decrease its incidence and transmission...
  14. ncbi request reprint Infection with community-onset Staphylococcus aureus and influenza virus in hospitalized children
    Carrie Reed
    Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:572-6. 2009
    ..aureus coinfection, compared with 2% to 7% in 2004-2006. The overall occurrence, however, remains unclear...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention of bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients
    Priti R Patel
    National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:566-77. 2010
    ..This article describes the current epidemiology of BSIs in hemodialysis patients and effective prevention strategies to decrease the incidence of these devastating infections...
  16. pmc New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, United States
    J Kamile Rasheed
    Antimicrobial Resistance and Characterization Laboratory, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop G08, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:870-8. 2013
    ..Restriction profiles of the remaining New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase plasmids, including 2 from the same patient, were diverse...
  17. doi request reprint Decolonization to prevent infections with Staphylococcus aureus in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a review of current evidence
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Semin Dial 24:533-9. 2011
    ..This brief review describes the current epidemiology of S.aureus infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis and reviews the evidence surrounding decolonization as an infection prevention strategy...
  18. doi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus and Staphylococcus aureus coinfection in children hospitalized with pneumonia
    Lauren J Stockman
    Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:1048-50. 2010
    ..RSV-S. aureus patients were younger and had less medical comorbidity than those without RSV...
  19. doi request reprint Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae producing New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase at an acute care hospital, Colorado, 2012
    Erin E Epson
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:390-7. 2014
    ..To investigate an outbreak of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and determine interventions to interrupt transmission...
  20. doi request reprint Identifying and classifying bloodstream infections among hemodialysis patients
    Alexander J Kallen
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Semin Dial 26:407-15. 2013
    ....
  21. pmc Outbreak of adverse reactions associated with contaminated heparin
    David B Blossom
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:2674-84. 2008
    ..Preliminary findings suggested that heparin was a possible cause of the reactions...
  22. pmc Report of the 13th vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate from the United States
    Brandi M Limbago
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:998-1002. 2014
    ..All previous VRSA isolates belonged to clonal complex 5, a lineage associated primarily with health care. This report describes the most recent (13th) U.S. VRSA isolate, the first to be community associated. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Bloodstream infection rates in outpatient hemodialysis facilities participating in a collaborative prevention effort: a quality improvement report
    Priti R Patel
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 62:322-30. 2013
    ..We sought to assess the impact of a set of interventions on BSI and access-related BSI rates in participating facilities using data reported to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)...
  24. doi request reprint Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: epidemiology and prevention
    Neil Gupta
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A 35, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:60-7. 2011
    ..As a result, preventing both CRE transmission and CRE infections have become important public health objectives. This review describes the current epidemiology of CRE in the United States and highlights important prevention strategies...
  25. doi request reprint Transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus among healthcare personnel-Southern California, 2009
    Jenifer L Jaeger
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1149-57. 2011
    ..We evaluated pH1N1 transmission among exposed healthcare personnel (HCP) and assessed the use and effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the outbreak...
  26. doi request reprint Investigation of an outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus (H1N1) infections among healthcare personnel in a Chicago hospital
    Shelley S Magill
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:611-5. 2011
    ..Eleven (55%) of HCP with pH1N1 infection worked for 1 day or more after the onset of illness. Personnel working with mild illness may have contributed to transmission among HCP...
  27. doi request reprint Clinical incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization or infection as a proxy measure for MRSA transmission in acute care hospitals
    Pei Jean I Feng
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:20-5. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors associated with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus precursor organism colonization among patients with chronic lower-extremity wounds in Southeastern Michigan
    Pritish K Tosh
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:954-60. 2013
    ..VRSA infections develop when the vanA gene from vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) transfers to S. aureus. Inc18-like plasmids in VRE and pSK41-like plasmids in S. aureus appear to be important precursors to this transfer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clonally related Burkholderia contaminans among ventilated patients without cystic fibrosis
    Amy E Peterson
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 41:1298-300. 2013
    ..The investigation identified practices that might have led to contamination of patient respiratory care supplies with tap water, which might have contributed to the cluster...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States
    Alice Y Guh
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 12:565-80. 2014
    ..This review describes the current epidemiology and surveillance of CRE in the United States and the recommended approach to prevention. ..
  31. doi request reprint Hospital staff perceptions of a legislative mandate for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening
    Matthew E Wise
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:573-8. 2011
    ..In August 2007, Illinois passed legislation mandating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) admission screening for intensive care unit patients. We assessed hospital staff perceptions of the implementation of this law...