M J Kuehnert

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Human tissue oversight in hospitals: an AABB survey
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Transfusion 47:194-200. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in the United States, 2001-2002
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:172-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical features that discriminate inhalational anthrax from other acute respiratory illnesses
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:328-36. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection in the United States, 1998 through 2000
    M J Kuehnert
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Transfusion 41:1493-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Regional dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci resulting from interfacility transfer of colonized patients
    W E Trick
    Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 180:391-6. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a reporting system for bacterial contamination of blood components in the United States
    V R Roth
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 41:1486-92. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Colonization of skilled-care facility residents with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens
    W E Trick
    Hospital Infectious Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:270-6. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Control of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in health care facilities in a region
    B E Ostrowsky
    Hospital Infections Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:1427-33. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint A multistate cluster of red blood cell transfusion reactions associated with use of a leucocyte reduction filter
    F Alvarado-Ramy
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Transfus Med 16:41-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid evaluation of risk of white particulate matter in blood components by a statewide survey of transfusion reactions
    M Iwamoto
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Transfusion 44:967-72. 2004

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Human tissue oversight in hospitals: an AABB survey
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Transfusion 47:194-200. 2007
    ..The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) implemented new storage and issuance tissue standards for hospital oversight as of July 1, 2005. This study sought to survey hospital tissue responsibilities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in the United States, 2001-2002
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:172-9. 2006
    ..Although methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection has become increasingly reported, population-based S. aureus and MRSA colonization estimates are lacking...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical features that discriminate inhalational anthrax from other acute respiratory illnesses
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:328-36. 2003
    ..8%) of 11 patients with IA and excluded 528 (81.2%) of 650 patients with CAP. In conclusion, selected clinical features of patients with IA differ from those of patients with ILI and are more similar to those of patients with CAP...
  4. ncbi request reprint Transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection in the United States, 1998 through 2000
    M J Kuehnert
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Transfusion 41:1493-9. 2001
    ..Bacterial contamination of blood components can result in transfusion-transmitted infection, but the risk is not established...
  5. ncbi request reprint Regional dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci resulting from interfacility transfer of colonized patients
    W E Trick
    Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 180:391-6. 1999
    ..Soon after the introduction of VRE isolates into this region, dissemination to multiple LTCFs resulted from resident transfer from ACFs to LTCFs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a reporting system for bacterial contamination of blood components in the United States
    V R Roth
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 41:1486-92. 2001
    ..A national effort to assess the frequency of blood component bacterial contamination associated with transfusion reaction (the BaCon Study) was initiated to better estimate their occurrence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Colonization of skilled-care facility residents with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens
    W E Trick
    Hospital Infectious Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:270-6. 2001
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  8. ncbi request reprint Control of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in health care facilities in a region
    B E Ostrowsky
    Hospital Infections Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:1427-33. 2001
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  9. ncbi request reprint A multistate cluster of red blood cell transfusion reactions associated with use of a leucocyte reduction filter
    F Alvarado-Ramy
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Transfus Med 16:41-8. 2006
    ..This cluster of reactions underscores the importance of surveillance efforts to detect adverse events after transfusion, particularly when new methods to modify blood products are introduced...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid evaluation of risk of white particulate matter in blood components by a statewide survey of transfusion reactions
    M Iwamoto
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Transfusion 44:967-72. 2004
    ..To investigate possible adverse patient events associated with WPM, transfusion reaction rates were examined...
  11. pmc Vancomycin-resistant enterococci outside the health-care setting: prevalence, sources, and public health implications
    L C McDonald
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 3:311-7. 1997
    ..If transmission with VRE from unrecognized community sources can be identified and controlled, increased incidence of colonization and infection among hospitalized patients may be prevented...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transmission of monkeypox among persons exposed to infected prairie dogs in Indiana in 2003
    James C Kile
    Environmental Health Services Branch, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:1022-5. 2005
    ..To describe a cluster of human monkeypox cases associated with exposure to ill prairie dogs in a home child care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Summary of the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Bacterial Contamination of Platelets: Fall 2004 impact survey
    Marianne A Silva
    UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Transfusion 46:636-41. 2006
    ..This article summarizes a survey conducted by the Task Force to assess the impact of bacterial detection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Increasing blood culture use at US hospital emergency department visits, 2001 to 2004
    Linda F McCaig
    Ambulatory Care Statistics Branch, Division of Health Care Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:42-8, 48.e1-2. 2007
    ..We describe emergency department (ED) visits in which patients had blood cultured and examine changes in blood culture use...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use for emergency department patients with upper respiratory infections: prescribing practices, patient expectations, and patient satisfaction
    Samuel Ong
    Olive View University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:213-20. 2007
    ..We evaluate the factors that physicians in the emergency department (ED) consider when prescribing antibiotics (eg, patient expectations) and the factors associated with patient satisfaction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bacterial infections associated with blood transfusion: experience and perspective of infectious diseases consultants
    Preethi L Rao
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 47:1206-11. 2007
    ....
  17. pmc Overlapping population structures of nasal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from healthy Dutch and American individuals
    Damian C Melles
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, room L 313, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 46:235-41. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the overall population structures of American and Dutch nasal carriage isolates of S. aureus are surprisingly similar, despite subtle geographic differences in the prevalence of certain S. aureus genotypes...
  18. doi request reprint Changes in the prevalence of nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in the United States, 2001-2004
    Rachel J Gorwitz
    National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:1226-34. 2008
    ..Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of infection, particularly in persons colonized by this organism. Virulent strains of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have emerged in the general community...
  19. pmc Methicillin-resistant-Staphylococcus aureus hospitalizations, United States
    Matthew J Kuehnert
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:868-72. 2005
    ..95 per 1,000 hospital discharges. The method used in our analysis may provide a simple way to assess trends of the magnitude of MRSA infection nationally...
  20. doi request reprint Fatal group C streptococcal infection due to transfusion of a bacterially contaminated pooled platelet unit despite routine bacterial culture screening
    Fernanda Lessa
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 48:2177-83. 2008
    ..An investigation was conducted to identify both the infection's source and the reasons for the false-negative screening result...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lack of SARS transmission among healthcare workers, United States
    Benjamin J Park
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:244-8. 2004
    ..Lack of transmission in the United States may be related to the relative absence of high-risk procedures or patients, factors that may place healthcare workers at higher risk for infection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Transmission of influenza: implications for control in health care settings
    Carolyn Buxton Bridges
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1094-101. 2003
    ..In this article, the results of studies on the modes of influenza transmission and their relevant isolation precautions are reviewed...
  23. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus infection transmitted by blood transfusion
    Theresa Harrington
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Branch, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 43:1018-22. 2003
    ..An investigation was initiated to determine a possible association between transfusion and WNV infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Intervention to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections in a correctional facility in Georgia
    Susan H Wootton
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemic Intelligence Service Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:402-7. 2004
    ..In August 2001, a cluster of MRSA skin infections was detected in a correctional facility. An investigation was conducted to determine its cause and to prevent further MRSA infections...
  25. ncbi request reprint Human monkeypox infection: a family cluster in the midwestern United States
    James J Sejvar
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:1833-40. 2004
    ..We describe a cluster of monkeypox in a family with a spectrum of clinical illness, including encephalitis, and outline the laboratory confirmation of monkeypox...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of human-to-human transmission of monkeypox from infected patients to health care workers
    Aaron T Fleischauer
    Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:689-94. 2005
    ..The outbreak was associated with exposure to infected prairie dogs, but the potential for person-to-person transmission was a concern. This study examines health care worker (HCW) exposure to 3 patients with confirmed monkeypox...
  27. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism web site resources for infectious disease clinicians and epidemiologists
    Natalie E Ferguson
    Office of Health Communications, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1458-73. 2003
    ..Agents covered included anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fever...
  28. ncbi request reprint Possible transmission of human herpesvirus-8 by blood transfusion in a historical United States cohort
    Sheila C Dollard
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 45:500-3. 2005
    ..Transmission of human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) by blood transfusion in the United States appears plausible but has not been demonstrated. The objective of this study was to evaluate evidence of HHV-8 transmission via blood transfusion...
  29. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use for emergency department patients with acute diarrhea: Prescribing practices, patient expectations, and patient satisfaction
    David J Karras
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:835-42. 2003
    ..We evaluated factors emergency physicians consider in prescribing antibiotics to patients with diarrhea and examined patient expectations, physician-perceived patient expectations, and patient satisfaction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influenza viremia and the potential for blood-borne transmission
    Anna M Likos
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Transfusion 47:1080-8. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Preventing antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections in surgical patients
    Daniel P Raymond
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 3:375-85. 2002
    ..Methods to prevent these infections in surgical patients have rarely been addressed specifically...
  32. ncbi request reprint Nationwide outbreak of red eye syndrome associated with transfusion of leukocyte-reduced red blood cell units
    Juan Alonso-Echanove
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1146-52. 2006
    ..To characterize red eye reactions occurring within 24 hours after receipt of units of leukocyte-reduced red blood cells, determine their etiology, and investigate their potential link to transfusion...
  33. ncbi request reprint Preserving blood safety against emerging retroviruses
    Walid Heneine
    Transfusion 46:1276-8. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Transmission of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus by organ transplantation
    Staci A Fischer
    Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2235-49. 2006
    ..Each cluster was investigated because diagnostic evaluations were unrevealing, and in each a common donor was recognized...
  35. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of human monkeypox, and risk factors for severe disease
    Gregory D Huhn
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329 4018, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1742-51. 2005
    ..Knowledge of the clinical manifestations of monkeypox in adults is limited, and clinical laboratory findings have been unknown...
  36. ncbi request reprint Transmission of rabies virus from an organ donor to four transplant recipients
    Arjun Srinivasan
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1103-11. 2005
    ..In 2004, four recipients of kidneys, a liver, and an arterial segment from a common organ donor died of encephalitis of an unknown cause...
  37. ncbi request reprint A national survey of severe influenza-associated complications among children and adults, 2003-2004
    Laura Jean Podewils
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1693-6. 2005
    ..The survey identified severe complications, including secondary infection with Staphylococcus aureus and deaths among children and adults, as well as perceived shortages in rapid diagnostic tests and influenza vaccine...