Thomas J Sandora

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of needleless connector change frequency on central line-associated bloodstream infection rate
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:485-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training in healthcare epidemiology: a national needs assessment
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:195-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Epidemiology and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:580-4. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Prevention of healthcare-associated infections in children: new strategies and success stories
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:300-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Test characteristics of commercial influenza assays for detecting pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:261-2. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Assessing quality indicators for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:419-27. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Adverse events after administration of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine to healthcare workers
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:389-91. 2009
  8. pmc Pertussis vaccination for health care workers
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 21:426-34. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Medical errors detected and corrected by a pediatric infectious diseases consultation service
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:417-20. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in hospitalized children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, LO 650, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 52:1059-81, viii. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of needleless connector change frequency on central line-associated bloodstream infection rate
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:485-9. 2014
    ..Bloodstream infection is the most common pediatric health care-associated infection and is strongly associated with catheter use. These infections greatly increase the cost of hospital stay...
  2. doi request reprint Pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training in healthcare epidemiology: a national needs assessment
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:195-9. 2013
    ..We sought to assess the current state of healthcare epidemiology training for fellows and to determine which topics are considered important by key stakeholders...
  3. doi request reprint Epidemiology and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:580-4. 2011
    ..Pediatric Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)-related hospitalizations are increasing. We sought to describe the epidemiology of pediatric CDI at a quaternary care hospital...
  4. doi request reprint Prevention of healthcare-associated infections in children: new strategies and success stories
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:300-5. 2010
    ..This review highlights recent literature and new successes in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections in children...
  5. doi request reprint Test characteristics of commercial influenza assays for detecting pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:261-2. 2010
    ..The sensitivities of BinaxNOW (59.6%) and direct fluorescence antibody (57.3%) were similar. The specificity of each test was >99%...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing quality indicators for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:419-27. 2009
    ..Time to antibiotic administration is predictive of more rapid stabilization and reduced length of stay. Modification of several other adult measures would improve their applicability for pediatric CAP...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adverse events after administration of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine to healthcare workers
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:389-91. 2009
    ..Systemic adverse events were more common among healthcare workers aged less than 30 years. These findings provide guidance for counseling of healthcare workers who receive Tdap vaccine...
  8. pmc Pertussis vaccination for health care workers
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 21:426-34. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint Medical errors detected and corrected by a pediatric infectious diseases consultation service
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:417-20. 2005
    ..Many of these errors have the potential to cause harm and can be corrected by the intervention of an infectious diseases consultant...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in hospitalized children
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, LO 650, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 52:1059-81, viii. 2005
    ..Hospital management should emphasize timely diagnosis and prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy when appropriate. Issues of particular relevance to inpatient management are emphasized in this article...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reducing absenteeism from gastrointestinal and respiratory illness in elementary school students: a randomized, controlled trial of an infection-control intervention
    Thomas J Sandora
    Children s Hospital Boston, Division of Infectious Diseases, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e1555-62. 2008
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention, including alcohol-based hand-sanitizer and surface disinfection, in reducing absenteeism caused by gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses in elementary school students...
  12. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted intervention including alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand-hygiene education to reduce illness transmission in the home
    Thomas J Sandora
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatrics 116:587-94. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a multifactorial campaign centered on increasing alcohol-based hand sanitizer use and hand-hygiene education reduces illness transmission in the home...
  13. doi request reprint Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
    John M Costello
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 10:453-9. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) in patients receiving care in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit...
  14. ncbi request reprint Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccination of adults in the USA
    Courtney A Gidengil
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Expert Rev Vaccines 7:621-34. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to elucidate the role of vaccination in pregnant women and those over 65 years of age, and also to determine whether further booster doses of Tdap are needed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infection after cardiac surgery in children
    John M Costello
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5737, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1833-41; discussion 1841-2. 2010
    ..We sought to identify risk factors for surgical site infections (SSI) in children undergoing cardiac surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Improving stethoscope disinfection at a children's hospital
    Justin Zaghi
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1189-93. 2013
    ..We sought to improve stethoscope disinfection rates among pediatric healthcare providers by providing access to disinfection materials and visual reminders to disinfect stethoscopes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Systematic intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
    John M Costello
    Division of Cardiac Intensive Care, Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 121:915-23. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine whether an intervention involving staff education, increased awareness, and practice changes would decrease central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a pediatric cardiac ICU...
  18. doi request reprint Recent trends in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatric surgery
    Shawn J Rangel
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:366-71. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to examine (1) trends in the use of AP for commonly performed operations, (2) appropriateness in the context of available guidelines, and (3) adverse events potentially attributable to AP...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care units
    Matthew C Wylie
    From the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1049-56. 2010
    ..We sought to identify risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) to describe children who might benefit from adjunctive interventions...
  20. pmc Moving CLABSI prevention beyond the intensive care unit: risk factors in pediatric oncology patients
    Matthew Kelly
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1079-85. 2011
    ..Our objectives were to describe the microbiology and identify risk factors for hospital-onset CLABSI in this patient population...
  21. doi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction test for Clostridium difficile toxin B gene reveals similar prevalence rates in children with and without inflammatory bowel disease
    Esi S N Lamousé-Smith
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 57:293-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of positive C difficile PCR results in children and young adults with and without active IBD compared with patients with non-IBD gastrointestinal disease...
  22. doi request reprint Disinfection of needleless connectors with chlorhexidine-alcohol provides long-lasting residual disinfectant activity
    Haeyeon Hong
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:e77-9. 2013
    ..With ≥5-second scrub, chlorhexidine-alcohol and alcohol performed similarly, but chlorhexidine-alcohol showed residual disinfectant activity for up to 24 hours. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2034-41. 2006
    ..To examine the extent to which television (TV) and video viewing is associated with consumption of fast food by preschool-age children...
  24. doi request reprint Predictors of stethoscope disinfection among pediatric health care providers
    Jeanette Muniz
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:922-5. 2012
    ..We sought to describe health care provider stethoscope disinfection attitudes and practices and determine predictors of frequent disinfection...
  25. pmc Microbiology and risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections among pediatric oncology outpatients: a single institution experience of 41 cases
    Matthew S Kelly
    Department of Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35:e71-6. 2013
    ..Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) among children with cancer in the outpatient setting remain poorly defined, and the microbiology may differ from hospital-onset CLABSI...
  26. pmc Higher prevalence of pharyngeal than nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in pediatric intensive care units
    Mari M Nakamura
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2957-9. 2010
    ..We examined the sensitivity of nasal and pharyngeal sampling for S. aureus colonization in 331 children admitted to intensive care units. Pharyngeal screening was more sensitive than nasal screening (92.6% versus 63.1%, P < 0.0001)...
  27. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a vancomycin loading dose in children
    Alicia Demirjian
    From the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacology Research Program, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA Division of Emergency Medicine Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Pharmacy and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1217-23. 2013
    ..Our objective was to assess whether a loading dose of vancomycin would increase the proportion of children reaching target trough concentrations 8 hours after initiation of therapy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of an immunization recall intervention for adolescents
    Kathryn S Brigham
    Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 130:507-14. 2012
    ..Determine if adolescent immunization rates can be improved by contacting the parents or by contacting both the parents and adolescents...
  29. doi request reprint Neisseria meningitidis: epidemiology, treatment and prevention in adolescents
    Kathryn S Brigham
    Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 21:437-43. 2009
    ..Given the high burden of disease in adolescents, it is important for clinicians to be familiar with current recommendations regarding N. meningitidis...