Alexander J Kallen

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications16

  1. 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
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  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi 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...
  9. 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. ..
  10. 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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. ..
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi 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...