Thomas G Fraser
Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Do fluoroquinolones predispose patients to Clostridium difficile associated disease? A review of the evidenceAbhishek Deshpande
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Curr Med Res Opin 24:329-33. 2008..The data suggesting that fluoroquinolones are an important risk factor for CDAD is becoming stronger. Also, different fluoroquinolones may pose different risks for CDAD development...
- CLABSI rates in immunocompromised patients: a valuable patient centered outcome?Thomas G Fraser
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:1446-50. 2011..Beyond definitions, IP programs must critically assess the value of their current approach to surveillance to assure that patient-centered outcomes are the focus of prevention efforts...
- Decrease in Staphylococcus aureus colonization and hospital-acquired infection in a medical intensive care unit after institution of an active surveillance and decolonization programThomas G Fraser
Medicine Institute, Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:779-83. 2010..To evaluate the effects of an active surveillance program for Staphylococcus aureus linked to a decolonization protocol on the incidence of healthcare-associated infection and new nasal colonization due to S. aureus...
- Newer antibiotics for serious gram-positive infectionsThomas G Fraser
Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 73:847-53. 2006....
- Active tuberculosis in a healthcare worker: are you ready?Thomas G Fraser
Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease, Quality and Patient Safety Institute, and Occupational Health, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:80-2. 2009..Our experience demonstrates the potential benefits of therapy for latent tuberculosis infection as a component of a tuberculosis-control program...
- Necessary but not sufficient: a comparison of surveillance definitions of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrheaThomas G Fraser
Cleveland Clinic, Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:377-9. 2009..Surveillance definitions mandated by the Ohio Department of Health overrepresented the number of cases attributable to nosocomial transmission at our institution...
- Development of a modified surveillance definition of central line-associated bloodstream infections for patients with hematologic malignanciesMegan J Digiorgio
Department of Infection Prevention, Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:865-8. 2012..To develop a modified surveillance definition of central line-associated bloodstream infection (mCLABSI) specific for our population of patients with hematologic malignancies to better support ongoing improvement efforts at our hospital...
- Challenges of interferon-γ release assay conversions in serial testing of health-care workers in a TB control programKimberlee S Fong
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Chest 142:55-62. 2012..Clinical data with use of serial interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) testing in US health-care workers (HCWs) are limited...
- Endovascular infections caused by Histoplasma capsulatum: a case series and review of the literatureChristopher Ledtke
Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 136:640-5. 2012..Endovascular infection is an uncommon but devastating manifestation of histoplasmosis, which is often diagnosed late in disease...
- Cardiac implantable electronic device infections: presentation, management, and patient outcomesKhaldoun G Tarakji
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Heart Rhythm 7:1043-7. 2010..Indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are increasing. Although CIED infections occur infrequently, the impact of this outcome is expected to be substantial...
- Anti-infective therapy at the end of life: ethical decision-making in hospice-eligible patientsPaul J Ford
The Department of Bioethics JJ60, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Bioethics 19:379-92. 2005....
- Outcomes after surgical treatment of native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditisMahesh B Manne
Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 93:489-93. 2012..Recent literature has drawn conflicting conclusions on the benefit of surgery for IE. We reviewed patients treated surgically for IE at the Cleveland Clinic from 2003 to 2007 to examine their outcomes...
- Treatment and outcomes in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infectionsElizabeth A Neuner
Department of Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 69:357-62. 2011..In summary, CR-Kp bloodstream infections occur in patients who are chronically and acutely ill. They are associated with high 14-day mortality and poor outcomes regardless of tigecycline or other treatment regimens selected...
- The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the communityRavindran A Padmanabhan
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 72:235-41. 2005....
- Impact of isolation on hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems scores: is isolation isolating?Joan Vinski
Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Department of Infection Prevention, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:513-6. 2012..Isolated patients reported lower scores for questions regarding physician communication and staff responsiveness. Overall scores for these domains were lower in isolated than in nonisolated patients...
- The use of real-time polymerase chain reaction for rapid diagnosis of skeletal tuberculosisNaomi Kobayashi
Department of Anatomic Pathology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1053-6. 2006....
- Vancomycin and home health careThomas G Fraser
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1558-64. 2005..Recommendations for prudent vancomycin use are often overlooked when selecting antimicrobial drugs for home infusion. The public health impact of this practice remains unknown...
- Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to a prostatic abscessThomas G Fraser
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Scand J Infect Dis 35:273-4. 2003..The literature describing complications of S. aureus bacteremia and the bacteriology of prostatic abscesses is reviewed. This was found to be the first report of a patient with persistent MRSA bacteremia maintained by a prostatic focus...