Deborah S Yokoe

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Simplified surveillance for nosocomial bloodstream infections
    D S Yokoe
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 19:657-60. 1998
  2. pmc Pharmacy data for tuberculosis surveillance and assessment of patient management
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1426-31. 2004
  3. pmc Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among inpatients
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1924-30. 2004
  4. pmc Multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection rates from 2000 to 2006
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8051, 660 South Euclid, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1030-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Department of Infection Control, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:339-46. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Use of Medicare diagnosis and procedure codes to improve detection of surgical site infections following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery
    Michael S Calderwood
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:40-9. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Enhanced surgical site infection surveillance following hysterectomy, vascular, and colorectal surgery
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Channing Laboratory and Infectious Diseases Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:768-73. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:775-83. 2011
  9. pmc The impact of ICD-9-CM code rank order on the estimated prevalence of Clostridium difficile infections
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:20-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Proposed checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection
    Sarah K Abbett
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1062-9. 2009

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Simplified surveillance for nosocomial bloodstream infections
    D S Yokoe
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 19:657-60. 1998
    ..To compare a surveillance definition of noso comial bloodstream infections requiring only microbiology data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current definition...
  2. pmc Pharmacy data for tuberculosis surveillance and assessment of patient management
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1426-31. 2004
    ..Pharmacy data can help public health officials to find TB cases and assess their management in populations that receive care in the private sector...
  3. pmc Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among inpatients
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1924-30. 2004
    ..This screening method was efficient, readily standardized, and suitable for most hospitals...
  4. pmc Multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection rates from 2000 to 2006
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8051, 660 South Euclid, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1030-7. 2010
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  5. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Department of Infection Control, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:339-46. 2007
    ..Routine surveillance cultures can substantially improve prevalence and incidence estimates, and assessing the range of improvement across diverse units is important...
  6. doi request reprint Use of Medicare diagnosis and procedure codes to improve detection of surgical site infections following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery
    Michael S Calderwood
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:40-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the use of routinely collected electronic health data in Medicare claims to identify surgical site infections (SSIs) following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Enhanced surgical site infection surveillance following hysterectomy, vascular, and colorectal surgery
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Channing Laboratory and Infectious Diseases Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:768-73. 2012
    ..To evaluate the use of inpatient pharmacy and administrative data to detect surgical site infections (SSIs) following hysterectomy and colorectal and vascular surgery...
  8. doi request reprint Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:775-83. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether longitudinal insurer claims data allow reliable identification of elevated hospital surgical site infection (SSI) rates...
  9. pmc The impact of ICD-9-CM code rank order on the estimated prevalence of Clostridium difficile infections
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:20-5. 2011
    ..Whether ICD-9-CM code rank order affects CDI prevalence estimates is important because the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) have varying limits on the number of ICD-9-CM codes collected...
  10. doi request reprint Proposed checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection
    Sarah K Abbett
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1062-9. 2009
    ..The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are increasing, and previously described interventions for controlling the spread of CDI are not easily generalized to multiple healthcare institutions...
  11. pmc Impact of an environmental cleaning intervention on the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci on surfaces in intensive care unit rooms
    Eric R Goodman
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:593-9. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Objective surveillance definitions for ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Michael Klompas
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:3154-61. 2012
    ..We explored the feasibility of creating objective surveillance definitions for ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Improving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance and reporting in intensive care units
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Infection Control Department, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:330-8. 2007
    ..In addition, many assessments underestimate the incidence of acquisition by including prevalent carriers in the at-risk population...
  14. pmc Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among outpatients
    Andrew L Miner
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1931-7. 2004
    ..Claims data may complement other data sources for identification of surgical site infections following breast surgery and cesarean section...
  15. doi request reprint Improving patient safety through infection control: a new healthcare imperative
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:S3-11. 2008
    ..In this introduction, we provide background and context and discuss the major issues that shaped the recommendations included in the compendium...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of routine intensive care unit surveillance cultures and resultant barrier precautions on hospital-wide methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Susan S Huang
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:971-8. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, the relative impact of these interventions has not previously been ascertained...
  17. doi request reprint Multicenter study of the impact of community-onset Clostridium difficile infection on surveillance for C. difficile infection
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:518-25. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of cases of community-onset, healthcare facility (HCF)-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) on the incidence and outbreak detection of CDI...
  18. doi request reprint A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals
    Deborah S Yokoe
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:S12-21. 2008
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Automated surveillance of health care-associated infections
    Michael Klompas
    Infection Control Department, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1268-75. 2009
    ..The efficiency and objectivity of these methods make them promising candidates for more manageable and meaningful benchmarking within and between facilities...
  20. pmc Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease
    Timothy J Henrich
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:415-22. 2009
    ..06), and computed tomography scan showing colorectal inflammation (OR 13.54). These clinical and laboratory markers for severe disease may be useful for identifying patients at risk for serious outcomes or death...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of postoperative surgical-site infections: comparison of health plan-based surveillance with hospital-based programs
    Kenneth E Sands
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eastern Massachusetts Prevention Epicenter, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:741-3. 2003
    ..We compared these two methods for identifying SSIs following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Admission-specific chronic disease scores as alternative predictors of surgical site infection for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Ruth Batista
    Disciplina de Doencas Infecciosas e Parasitarias, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:802-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the admission chronic disease score (ACDS) and a variant of the ACDS as predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) for study participants who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  23. ncbi request reprint Varying rates of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea at prevention epicenter hospitals
    SeJean Sohn
    Infection Control, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:676-9. 2005
    ..Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) causes substantial healthcare-associated morbidity. Unlike other common healthcare-associated pathogens, little comparative information is available about CDAD rates in hospitalized patients...