David N Schwartz
Affiliation: Cook County Hospital
- Effects of type and level of training on variation in physician knowledge in the use and acquisition of blood cultures: a cross sectional surveyJorge P Parada
Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
BMC Infect Dis 5:71. 2005..Little is known about physician training and BCX-related knowledge. We sought to assess variations in caregiver BCX-related knowledge, and their relation to medical training...
- Pharmacists' perceptions of the effectiveness of antimicrobial control programsGail S Itokazu
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:2504-8. 2006..The perceptions of the effectiveness of antimicrobial control programs (ACPs) among infectious diseases (ID) pharmacists were studied...
- Lost in translation? Reliability of assessing inpatient antimicrobial appropriateness with use of computerized case vignettesDavid N Schwartz
Division of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1901 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:163-71. 2009..To describe and measure reliability of a computer-assisted method of case vignette assembly and expert review to assess the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy for hospitalized adults...
- An educational intervention to improve antimicrobial use in a hospital-based long-term care facilityDavid N Schwartz
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1236-42. 2007..To improve antimicrobial use in patients receiving long-term care (LTC)...
- Deriving measures of intensive care unit antimicrobial use from computerized pharmacy data: methods, validation, and overcoming barriersDavid N Schwartz
Division of Infectious Diseases, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:472-80. 2011..To outline methods for deriving and validating intensive care unit (ICU) antimicrobial utilization (AU) measures from computerized data and to describe programming problems that emerged...
- Learning by doing: developing fellows' academic skills through collaborative researchMiguel G Madariaga
John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA
Med Teach 28:77-80. 2006..This problem-based approach for learning research methods seems more effective than traditional methods and may be applicable to a broad range of training programs...
- Antimicrobial consumption data from pharmacy and nursing records: how good are they?Gail S Itokazu
John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Division of Infectious Diseases, 637 S Wood St, Durand Building Room 110, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:395-400. 2005..To determine whether randomly selected intravenous (IV) antimicrobial doses dispensed from an inpatient pharmacy were administered...
- Implementation of an extended-infusion piperacillin-tazobactam program at an urban teaching hospitalRenee C Xamplas
Department of Pharmacy, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, 1901 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 67:622-8. 2010..The development and implementation of an extended-infusion piperacillin-tazobactam program at an urban teaching hospital are described...
- Antibiotic combinations with redundant antimicrobial spectra: clinical epidemiology and pilot intervention of computer-assisted surveillanceRobert C Glowacki
John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Clin Infect Dis 37:59-64. 2003..Use of redundant antibiotic combinations was common, and a pharmacist-based intervention was feasible, with a potential annualized cost savings of 48,000 dollars...
- Why don't they listen? Adherence to recommendations of infectious disease consultationsEvelyn Lo
John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Rush PresbyterianSt Luke s Medical Center, and Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:1212-8. 2004..Whether modification of consultant practice will lead to improved recommendation compliance and patient outcomes warrants further study...
- Procalcitonin to guide duration of antimicrobial therapy in intensive care units: a systematic reviewRajender Agarwal
Department of Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Clin Infect Dis 53:379-87. 2011..Procalcitonin guidance of antimicrobial duration appears to decrease antimicrobial use in the ICU safely and significantly and may also decrease the length of stay in the ICU...
- Septic pulmonary emboli and bacteremia associated with deep tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusMichael Y Lin
Rush University Medical Center, Section of Infectious Diseases, 600 S Paulina St, Suite 143, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:1553-5. 2008..The patients lacked evidence of right-sided endocarditis or thrombophlebitis. This association, previously described in children, may also be important in adults...
- Antibiotic resistance: a survey of physician perceptionsC William Wester
Collaborative Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Room 1600, Administration Building, 1900 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:2210-6. 2002..Disparities in physician knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes may compromise efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing and infection control practices...
- Potential mechanisms for mortality reduction associated with combination antibiotic therapy among severely ill patients with pneumococcal bacteremiaDavid N Schwartz
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1472-3; author reply 1474. 2005