Joseph F Perz

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Case-control study of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in older adults: Do healthcare exposures contribute to burden of new infections?
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 57:917-24. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Near elimination of hepatitis B virus infections among Hawaii elementary school children after universal infant hepatitis B vaccination
    Joseph F Perz
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop G 37, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1403-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The contributions of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections to cirrhosis and primary liver cancer worldwide
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hepatol 45:529-38. 2006
  4. pmc Pseudomonas putida septicemia in a special care nursery due to contaminated flush solutions prepared in a hospital pharmacy
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5316-8. 2005
  5. doi request reprint US outbreak investigations highlight the need for safe injection practices and basic infection control
    Joseph F Perz
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS A 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Liver Dis 14:137-51; x. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Postexposure interventions to prevent infection with HBV, HCV, or HIV, and tetanus in people wounded during bombings and other mass casualty events--United States, 2008: recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Disaster Medici
    Louisa E Chapman
    Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control nd Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:150-65. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of the potential for bloodborne pathogen transmission associated with diabetes care practices in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Pinellas County
    Nicola D Thompson
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:914-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Patient notification for bloodborne pathogen testing due to unsafe injection practices in the US health care settings, 2001-2011
    Alice Y Guh
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30030, USA
    Med Care 50:785-91. 2012
  9. pmc Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax in an elderly woman, Connecticut, 2001
    Kevin S Griffith
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:681-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint A large outbreak of hepatitis B virus infections associated with frequent injections at a physician's office
    Taraz Samandari
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:745-50. 2005

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Case-control study of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in older adults: Do healthcare exposures contribute to burden of new infections?
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Hepatology 57:917-24. 2013
    ..4; 95% CI: 1.5, 19.0; 17% attributable risk), injections (aOR=2.7; 95% CI: 1.3, 5.8; 37% attributable risk), and hemodialysis (aOR=11.5; 95% CI: 1.2, 107; 8% attributable risk) were associated with case status...
  2. ncbi request reprint Near elimination of hepatitis B virus infections among Hawaii elementary school children after universal infant hepatitis B vaccination
    Joseph F Perz
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop G 37, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1403-8. 2006
    ..6% had chronic hepatitis B virus infection, and 2.1% had resolved infection. We conducted a follow-up survey to examine changes in hepatitis B virus infection rates...
  3. ncbi request reprint The contributions of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections to cirrhosis and primary liver cancer worldwide
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hepatol 45:529-38. 2006
    ..Chronic infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are well-recognized risk factors for cirrhosis and liver cancer, but estimates of their contributions to worldwide disease burden have been lacking...
  4. pmc Pseudomonas putida septicemia in a special care nursery due to contaminated flush solutions prepared in a hospital pharmacy
    Joseph F Perz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5316-8. 2005
    ..These findings highlight the need for compliance with current standards of aseptic technique and quality assurance during the preparation of compounded sterile products...
  5. doi request reprint US outbreak investigations highlight the need for safe injection practices and basic infection control
    Joseph F Perz
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS A 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Liver Dis 14:137-51; x. 2010
    ..This article highlights the importance of basic infection control and the need for increased awareness of safe injection practices...
  6. doi request reprint Postexposure interventions to prevent infection with HBV, HCV, or HIV, and tetanus in people wounded during bombings and other mass casualty events--United States, 2008: recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Disaster Medici
    Louisa E Chapman
    Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control nd Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:150-65. 2008
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  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of the potential for bloodborne pathogen transmission associated with diabetes care practices in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Pinellas County
    Nicola D Thompson
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:914-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate and characterize routine blood glucose monitoring practices in nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs)...
  8. doi request reprint Patient notification for bloodborne pathogen testing due to unsafe injection practices in the US health care settings, 2001-2011
    Alice Y Guh
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30030, USA
    Med Care 50:785-91. 2012
    ..Evidence of such infection control lapses has resulted in patient notifications, but the scope and magnitude of these events have not been well characterized...
  9. pmc Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax in an elderly woman, Connecticut, 2001
    Kevin S Griffith
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:681-8. 2003
    ..The evidence suggests she was exposed through a cross-contaminated bulk mail letter. Such cross-contamination of letters and postal facilities has implications for managing the response to future B. anthracis-contaminated mailings...
  10. ncbi request reprint A large outbreak of hepatitis B virus infections associated with frequent injections at a physician's office
    Taraz Samandari
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:745-50. 2005
    ..To determine whether hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission occurred among patients visiting a physician's office and to evaluate potential transmission mechanisms...
  11. pmc Rapid assessment of injection practices in Cambodia, 2002
    Sirenda Vong
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:56. 2005
    ..0%), HCV (6.5%), and HIV (2.6%) infection in Cambodia have raised concern over injection safety. To estimate the magnitude and patterns of such practices, a rapid assessment of injection practices was conducted...
  12. pmc Eliminating the blood: ongoing outbreaks of hepatitis B virus infection and the need for innovative glucose monitoring technologies
    Nicola D Thompson
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 3:283-8. 2009
    ..In settings where multiple persons require assistance with blood glucose monitoring, opportunities for bloodborne pathogen transmission may exist...
  13. doi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infections from unsafe injection practices at an endoscopy clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2007-2008
    Gayle E Fischer
    National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:267-73. 2010
    ..In January 2008, 3 persons with acute hepatitis C who all underwent endoscopy at a single facility in Nevada were identified...
  14. ncbi request reprint Developing a broader approach to management of infection control breaches in health care settings
    Priti R Patel
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:685-90. 2008
    ..We describe an approach to management of these incidents that focuses on risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission and the role of public health and other stakeholders to inform patient notification and testing decisions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nonhospital health care-associated hepatitis B and C virus transmission: United States, 1998-2008
    Nicola D Thompson
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:33-9. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Occupational exposure of health care personnel to hepatitis B and hepatitis C: prevention and surveillance strategies
    Taranisia MacCannell
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Liver Dis 14:23-36, vii. 2010
    ..The review focuses on prevention programs and available surveillance programs to aid in monitoring and reducing occupational exposures to blood-borne pathogens...
  17. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for postexposure interventions to prevent infection with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus, and tetanus in persons wounded during bombings and other mass-casualty events--United States, 2008: recommendat
    Louisa E Chapman
    National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Mailstop D 68, 1600 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 57:1-21; quiz CE1-4. 2008
    ..S. federal public health officials and reflect the experience and input of public health officials at all levels of government and the acute injury response community...
  18. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of hepatitis C virus infections among outpatients at a hematology/oncology clinic
    Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:898-902. 2005
    ..The authors suspected a health care-associated HCV outbreak after the report of 4 HCV infections among patients at the same hematology/oncology clinic...
  19. ncbi request reprint Public perceptions and preferences for patient notification after an unsafe injection
    Amy K Schneider
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Patient Saf 9:8-12. 2013
    ..Few studies have assessed public perceptions and preferences for patient notification...
  20. doi request reprint Multiple clusters of hepatitis virus infections associated with anesthesia for outpatient endoscopy procedures
    Bruce Gutelius
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Gastroenterology 139:163-70. 2010
    ..We investigated an outbreak of acute HBV and HCV infections among patients who received anesthesia during endoscopy procedures from the same anesthesiologist (anesthesiologist 1), in 2 different gastroenterology clinics...
  21. doi request reprint Infection control practices in assisted living facilities: a response to hepatitis B virus infection outbreaks
    Ami S Patel
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:209-14. 2009
    ..In 2005, two outbreaks of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in ALFs in Virginia were associated with sharing fingerstick devices used in blood glucose monitoring...
  22. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of hepatitis B virus infection among methamphetamine injectors: the role of sharing injection drug equipment
    Tara M Vogt
    Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Addiction 101:726-30. 2006
    ..To identify risk factors for acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among Wyoming methamphetamine injectors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Infection control assessment of ambulatory surgical centers
    Melissa K Schaefer
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop A 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 303:2273-9. 2010
    ..The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) piloted an infection control audit tool in a sample of ASC inspections to assess facility adherence to recommended practices...
  24. pmc National trends and disparities in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, 1998-2003
    Faruque Ahmed
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 52, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A74. 2008
    ..Previous studies indicate that the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States is increasing. These reports, however, have contained limited information on population groups other than whites and blacks...
  25. pmc SARS surveillance during emergency public health response, United States, March-July 2003
    Stephanie J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:185-94. 2004
    ..Successes and limitations of this emergency surveillance can guide preparations for future outbreaks of SARS or respiratory diseases of unknown etiology...
  26. doi request reprint Measurement of influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel in US hospitals
    Megan C Lindley
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1150-7. 2009
    ..To characterize practices related to measuring influenza vaccination rates among healthcare personnel in US hospitals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Outbreaks of Infections Associated With Drug Diversion by US Health Care Personnel
    Melissa K Schaefer
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:878-87. 2014
    ..To summarize available information about outbreaks of infections stemming from drug diversion in US health care settings and describe recommended protocols and public health actions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A among international adoptees and their contacts
    Gayle E Fischer
    Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:812-4. 2008
    ..Most cases occurred among nontraveling contacts of adoptees, suggesting the need to extend prevention guidelines to include hepatitis A vaccination for at-risk nontravelers...
  29. pmc Anthrax postexposure prophylaxis in postal workers, Connecticut, 2001
    Jennifer L Williams
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1133-7. 2002
    ..The influence of these concerns on adherence suggests that communication about risks of acquiring anthrax, education about adverse events, and careful management of adverse events are essential elements in increasing adherence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Changes in antibiotic prescribing for children after a community-wide campaign
    Joseph F Perz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 287:3103-9. 2002
    ..Very high levels (>50%) of antibiotic resistance among invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae have been documented in Knox County, Tennessee...
  31. ncbi request reprint Preventing the transmission of bloodborne viruses during glucose monitoring: lessons learned from recent outbreaks
    Joseph F Perz
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:65-6. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint The coming wave of HCV-related liver disease: dilemmas and challenges
    Joseph F Perz
    J Hepatol 44:441-3. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint A large nosocomial outbreak of hepatitis C and hepatitis B among patients receiving pain remediation treatments
    R Dawn Comstock
    Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:576-83. 2004
    ..In August 2002, the Oklahoma State Department of Health received a report of six patients with unexplained hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection treated in the same pain remediation clinic. We investigated the outbreak's extent and etiology...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perinatal hepatitis C virus transmission--role of human immunodeficiency virus infection and injection drug use
    Gregory L Armstrong
    J Infect Dis 187:872; author reply 872-4. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Preventing blood contamination in nuclear pharmacies: lessons from an outbreak of hepatitis C virus infections and contaminated 99mTc-sestamibi
    Priti R Patel
    J Nucl Med 48:1911-2; author reply 1912. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection risks among diabetic patients residing in long-term care facilities
    Joseph F Perz
    Clin Infect Dis 41:760-1. 2005