Donna M Hacek

Summary

Affiliation: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Computer-assisted surveillance for detecting clonal outbreaks of nosocomial infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Clinical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201 1718, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1170-5. 2004
  2. pmc Staphylococcus aureus nasal decolonization in joint replacement surgery reduces infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:1349-55. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
  4. pmc Optimization of a laboratory-developed test utilizing roche analyte-specific reagents for detection of Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species
    Maitry S Mehta
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2377-80. 2008
  5. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Electronic surveillance for infectious disease trend analysis following a quality improvement intervention
    Kari E Peterson
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:790-5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:350-3. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010
  9. pmc Implementation of a universal admission surveillance and decolonization program for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reduces the number of MRSA and total number of S. aureus isolates reported by the clinical laboratory
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3749-52. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection: light at the end of the tunnel
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 136:372-80. 2011

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Computer-assisted surveillance for detecting clonal outbreaks of nosocomial infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Clinical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201 1718, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1170-5. 2004
    ..Statistical methods applied to clinical microbiology laboratory information system data efficiently supplement infection control efforts for outbreak detection...
  2. pmc Staphylococcus aureus nasal decolonization in joint replacement surgery reduces infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:1349-55. 2008
    ..6%) developed SSIs for an overall rate of 0.77%. Among the 583 control patients who were not screened or decolonized, 10 (1.7%) developed S. aureus SSIs. SSIs from other organisms were 0.44% and 0.69%, respectively...
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
    ..The effect of large-scale expanded surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on health care-associated MRSA disease is not known...
  4. pmc Optimization of a laboratory-developed test utilizing roche analyte-specific reagents for detection of Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species
    Maitry S Mehta
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2377-80. 2008
    ..The real-time PCR and culture results for S. aureus were similar. PCR had adequate sensitivity, but culture was more specific for the detection of VRE...
  5. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
    ..When one is dealing with large specimen numbers, the ACP lysis method offers easier processing without negatively affecting the sensitivity or specificity of the PCR assay...
  6. doi request reprint Electronic surveillance for infectious disease trend analysis following a quality improvement intervention
    Kari E Peterson
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:790-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate electronic tools for MRSA healthcare-associated infection (HAI) trending that can replace manual medical record review...
  7. doi request reprint Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:350-3. 2010
    ..In response, an intervention of terminal room cleaning with dilute bleach was instituted to decrease the amount of C difficile environmental spore contamination from patients with C difficile infection (CDI)...
  8. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010
    ..We describe the systematic investigation initiated to discover an environmental reservoir and a novel measure taken to terminate the outbreak...
  9. pmc Implementation of a universal admission surveillance and decolonization program for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reduces the number of MRSA and total number of S. aureus isolates reported by the clinical laboratory
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3749-52. 2009
    ..The decreases in the numbers of MRSA and total S. aureus clinical isolates for each year after August 2005 were highly statistically significant compared to the numbers in each of the prior 3 years (P < 0.0001)...
  10. doi request reprint Laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection: light at the end of the tunnel
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 136:372-80. 2011
    ..The common enzyme immunoassay tests all had sensitivity values less than 50%. Clinical laboratory professionals need to seriously consider their diagnostic testing and use the assays that perform best for the detection of CDI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1152-60. 2007
    ..Current laboratory testing lacks a single assay that is sensitive, specific, and rapid. The purpose of this work was to design and validate a sensitive and specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test for CDAD...
  12. doi request reprint Chromogenic media vs real-time PCR for nasal surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: impact on detection of MRSA-positive persons
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Walgreen SB525, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 131:532-9. 2009
    ..There was no substantial difference in the labor required for any of the 3 approaches...
  13. ncbi request reprint 5 Million Lives Campaign. Case study: an MRSA intervention at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:732-8. 2007
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  14. pmc Real-time detection of blaKPC in clinical samples and surveillance specimens
    Kathy A Mangold
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3338-9. 2011
    ..The assay accurately detects KPC-containing strains with high analytical specificity and sensitivity...
  15. pmc Direct detection of Staphylococcus aureus from adult and neonate nasal swab specimens using real-time polymerase chain reaction
    Suzanne M Paule
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Mol Diagn 6:191-6. 2004
    ..Real-time PCR was able to detect S. aureus in 2 hours compared to 1 to 4 days for culture and provided sensitivity equal to or greater than culture...
  16. doi request reprint Dose-ranging study to assess the application of intranasal 2% mupirocin calcium ointment to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization
    Maitry S Mehta
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 14:69-72. 2013
    ..aureus from the anterior nares is twice daily for 5 d (10 doses). We performed a two-center, randomized, open-label study to compare the utility of six and 10 doses for decolonization of S. aureus...
  17. ncbi request reprint Three surveillance strategies for vancomycin-resistant enterococci in hospitalized patients: detection of colonization efficiency and a cost-effectiveness model
    Todd A Lee
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:39-46. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Detection of a community infection outbreak with virtual surveillance
    Lance R Peterson
    Lancet 362:1587-8. 2003