Elizabeth A Talbot
Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Maintenance of Sensitivity of the T-SPOT.TB Assay after Overnight Storage of Blood Samples, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaElizabeth A Talbot
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Tuberc Res Treat 2012:345290. 2012..8% (95%CI; 88.8-99.6%). Conclusions. When T Cell Xtend reagent is added to specimens held overnight at recommended temperatures, T-SPOT.TB is as sensitive as the standard assay in patients with tuberculosis...
- Test characteristics of urinary lipoarabinomannan and predictors of mortality among hospitalized HIV-infected tuberculosis suspects in TanzaniaElizabeth Talbot
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e32876. 2012..We assessed the test characteristics of urinary lipoarabinomannan (LAM) and predictors of mortality among HIV-associated tuberculosis suspects in Tanzania...
- The safety of immunizing with tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) less than 2 years following previous tetanus vaccination: Experience during a mass vaccination campaign of healthcare personnel during a respiratory illness outbreakElizabeth A Talbot
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
Vaccine 28:8001-7. 2010..During a medical center Tdap vaccination campaign, we assessed the safety of use of a Td/TT to Tdap interval <2 years in HCP. We also describe reactogenicity in HCP who were aged ≥65 years or pregnant...
- Specificity of the tuberculin skin test and the T-SPOT.TB assay among students in a low-tuberculosis incidence settingElizabeth A Talbot
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Am Coll Health 60:94-6. 2012..Insufficient data exist about IGRA specificity in college health centers, most of which screen students for LTBI using the tuberculin skin test (TST)...
- Travel medicine research priorities: establishing an evidence baseElizabeth A Talbot
Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
J Travel Med 17:410-5. 2010..Travel medicine is the medical subspecialty which promotes healthy and safe travel. Numerous studies have been published that provide evidence for the practice of travel medicine, but gaps exist...
- Common ground for the control of multidrug-resistant Salmonella in ground beefElizabeth A Talbot
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Clin Infect Dis 42:1455-62. 2006..Nevertheless, enhanced farm-based animal infection control, judicious veterinary and human antibiotic use, regulatory controls, and consumer practices will lead to important industry, veterinary, and public health outcomes...
- Ability of healthcare workers to recall previous receipt of tetanus-containing vaccinationJose Mario Fontanilla
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:647-9. 2010..Self-report of previous receipt of tetanus-diphtheria or tetanus toxin vaccination was validated using an electronic medical record. Results showed that HCWs' self-report is reliable during a vaccination campaign...
- Kinetics of pertussis immune responses to tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine in health care personnel: implications for outbreak controlKathryn B Kirkland
Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
Clin Infect Dis 49:584-7. 2009..By 2 weeks after vaccination, 88%-94% of subjects demonstrated a booster response. This brisk response of adults to Tdap supports a role for vaccination in pertussis outbreak control...
- Immune responses in infants whose mothers received Tdap vaccine during pregnancyAbbey J Hardy-Fairbanks
From the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater, PA Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA and Cohen Children s Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1257-60. 2013..The effect of maternal Tdap vaccination on infant immunologic responses to routine pediatric vaccines is unknown...
- Outbreak of skin infections in college football team members due to an unusual strain of community-acquired methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureusJose Mario Fontanilla
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
J Clin Microbiol 48:609-11. 2010..We postulate that the strain is a community-associated USA300 MRSA strain that lost methicillin resistance but retained important virulence factors...
- Proposed definitions for epidemiologic and clinical studies of Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary diseaseRachel N Plotinsky
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States of America Providence St Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e77385. 2013..We reviewed patients treated for MAC pulmonary disease at an academic medical center to propose revised definitions encompass the full spectrum of MAC pulmonary disease...
- An outbreak of pertussis in a hematology-oncology care unit: implications for adult vaccination policyBrian R Boulay
Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:92-5. 2006..No screened patients contracted pertussis, likely because of isolation measures. Hospitals should consider employee immunization with acellular vaccine in healthcare settings where pertussis has high rates of morbidity and mortality...
- Variability in the Hawthorne effect with regard to hand hygiene performance in high- and low-performing inpatient care unitsErol Kohli
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, New Hampshire, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:222-5. 2009..OBJECTIVE. To determine the impact of known observers on hand hygiene performance in inpatient care units with differing baseline levels of hand hygiene compliance...
- Interventions to improve delivery of isoniazid preventive therapy: an overview of systematic reviewsLisa V Adams
Infectious Disease and International Health Section, Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 1 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
BMC Infect Dis 14:281. 2014....
- Diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis: a role for new testing modalities?Carolyn T Bramante
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Int Ophthalmol Clin 47:45-62. 2007
- Congenital rubella syndrome in a child born to Liberian refugees: clinical and public health perspectivesRachel N Plotinsky
Division of Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH, USA
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 46:349-55. 2007..Clinicians should maintain vigilance for congenital rubella syndrome in infants with relevant stigmata, particularly those whose mothers are from countries with nonexistent or recently implemented rubella vaccination programs...
- Epidemic preparedness in New Hampshire: assessment of increased airborne infection isolation capacity 1 year after distribution of portable isolation unitsRachel N Plotinsky
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1093-5. 2007..Although personnel reported feeling prepared to use portable isolation units, the effectiveness of the unit deployment program would be enhanced by retrofitted rooms and an improved ability to monitor negative air pressure...