Fernanda C Lessa

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection: how real is it?
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS A 24, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA Electronic address
    Anaerobe 24:121-3. 2013
  2. pmc Current status of Clostridium difficile infection epidemiology
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:S65-70. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Impact of USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on clinical outcomes of patients with pneumonia or central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:232-41. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Risk of infections associated with improperly reprocessed transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy equipment
    Fernanda Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:289-93. 2008
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in incidence of late-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in neonatal intensive care units: data from the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, 1995-2004
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:577-81. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Health care transmission of a newly emergent adenovirus serotype in health care personnel at a military hospital in Texas, 2007
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:1759-65. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint National burden of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, United States, 2011
    Raymund Dantes
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia2Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1970-8. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of Changes in Clostridium difficile Testing Practices on Stool Rejection Policies and C. difficile Positivity Rates across Multiple Laboratories in the United States
    Jessica Cohen
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:632-4. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile infection among children across diverse US geographic locations
    Joyanna M Wendt
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Pediatrics 133:651-8. 2014

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection: how real is it?
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS A 24, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA Electronic address
    Anaerobe 24:121-3. 2013
    ..The current epidemic strain, NAP1, is the most prevalent strain causing these infections. Although complications, recurrence and death are uncommon, one-fourth of the CA-CDI patients are hospitalized within 7 days after the diagnosis. ..
  2. pmc Current status of Clostridium difficile infection epidemiology
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:S65-70. 2012
    ..In the face of these changes in the epidemiology and microbiology of CDI, surveillance systems are necessary to monitor trends and inform public health actions...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on clinical outcomes of patients with pneumonia or central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:232-41. 2012
    ..However, its impact on patient outcomes has not been well studied. We evaluated patients with invasive MRSA infections to assess differences in outcomes between infections caused by USA100 and those caused by USA300...
  4. doi request reprint Risk of infections associated with improperly reprocessed transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy equipment
    Fernanda Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:289-93. 2008
    ..An investigation was initiated to assess the risks of transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and bacteria during prostate biopsies...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in incidence of late-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in neonatal intensive care units: data from the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, 1995-2004
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:577-81. 2009
    ..We assessed the scope and magnitude of MRSA infections with disease onset after 3 days of age (late-onset MRSA infections) in NICUs...
  7. doi request reprint Health care transmission of a newly emergent adenovirus serotype in health care personnel at a military hospital in Texas, 2007
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:1759-65. 2009
    ..From April through June 2007, 15 trainees at one base were hospitalized for pneumonia due to Ad14. Subsequent reports of febrile respiratory illness among health care personnel suggested nosocomial transmission...
  8. ncbi request reprint National burden of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, United States, 2011
    Raymund Dantes
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia2Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1970-8. 2013
    ..Estimating the US burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections is important for planning and tracking success of prevention strategies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of Changes in Clostridium difficile Testing Practices on Stool Rejection Policies and C. difficile Positivity Rates across Multiple Laboratories in the United States
    Jessica Cohen
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:632-4. 2014
    ..difficile positivity rates. Of the laboratories with complete surveys, 51 (43%) reported using NAAT in 2011. Laboratories using NAAT had stricter rejection policies and increased positivity rates. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile infection among children across diverse US geographic locations
    Joyanna M Wendt
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Pediatrics 133:651-8. 2014
    ..We sought to describe pediatric CDI incidence, clinical presentation, and outcomes across age groups...
  11. doi request reprint Trends in invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Martha Iwamoto
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop C 09, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Pediatrics 132:e817-24. 2013
    ..To describe trends in the incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in children during 2005-2010...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of nucleic acid amplification testing on population-based incidence rates of Clostridium difficile infection
    Carolyn V Gould
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Clin Infect Dis 57:1304-7. 2013
    ..CDI surveillance requires adjustment for testing methods. ..
  13. doi request reprint Device-associated infections among neonatal intensive care unit patients: incidence and associated pathogens reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2006-2008
    Susan N Hocevar
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1200-6. 2012
    ..To describe rates and pathogen distribution of device-associated infections (DAIs) in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and compare differences in infection rates by hospital type (children's vs general hospitals)...
  14. doi request reprint Trends in Candida central line-associated bloodstream infections among NICUs, 1999-2009
    Amit S Chitnis
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 130:e46-52. 2012
    ..To assess trends in incidence of Candida spp. central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in US NICUs, 1999-2009...
  15. doi request reprint Comparison of incidence of bloodstream infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus between England and United States, 2006-2007
    Fernanda C Lessa
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:925-8. 2010
    ..The incidence of community-onset MRSA BSI was 6.3-fold higher in the United States than in England, whereas the incidence of hospital-onset MRSA BSI was similar between the 2 countries...
  16. doi request reprint Community-onset invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections following hospital discharge
    Jonathan Duffy
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:782-6. 2013
    ..The majority of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the United States are community-onset and occur in persons with recent health care exposure...
  17. doi request reprint Impact of Changes in Clostridium difficile Testing Practices on Stool Rejection Policies and C. difficile Positivity Rates across Multiple Laboratories in the United States
    Jessica Cohen
    Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:632-4. 2014
    ..difficile positivity rates. Of the laboratories with complete surveys, 51 (43%) reported using NAAT in 2011. Laboratories using NAAT had stricter rejection policies and increased positivity rates. ..
  18. doi request reprint Epidemiology of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection, 2009 through 2011
    Amit S Chitnis
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1359-67. 2013
    ..Recent data suggest that community-associated CDI represents one-third of all C difficile cases. The epidemiology and potential sources of C difficile in the community are not fully understood...
  19. doi request reprint Outbreak of Enterococcus gallinarum infections after total knee arthroplasty
    Michael P Cooper
    Ohio Department of Health, 8th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:361-3. 2008
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