John M Boyce

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital of Saint Raphael
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Variations in hospital daily cleaning practices
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:99-101. 2010
  2. doi Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:936-44. 2012
  3. doi An expert panel report of a proposed scientific model demonstrating the effectiveness of antibacterial handwash products
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:742-9. 2012
  4. doi Comparison of fluorescent marker systems with 2 quantitative methods of assessing terminal cleaning practices
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1187-93. 2011
  5. ncbi Lack of association between the increased incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease and the increasing use of alcohol-based hand rubs
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:479-83. 2006
  6. pmc Frequency and possible infection control implications of gastrointestinal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5992-5. 2005
  7. pmc Comparison of BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PCR versus the CHROMagar MRSA assay for screening patients for the presence of MRSA strains
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:350-1. 2008
  8. doi Monitoring the effectiveness of hospital cleaning practices by use of an adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:678-84. 2009
  9. doi Evaluation of an electronic device for real-time measurement of alcohol-based hand rub use
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1090-5. 2009
  10. ncbi Widespread environmental contamination associated with patients with diarrhea and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization of the gastrointestinal tract
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1142-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi Variations in hospital daily cleaning practices
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:99-101. 2010
    ..Substantial variations were found in the amount of time spent cleaning high-touch surfaces, in the number of disinfectant wipes used in each room, and in the level of cleanliness achieved by housekeepers...
  2. doi Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:936-44. 2012
    ..The available evidence supports more routine use of antimicrobial lock solutions as an HD-CLABSI prevention measure in hemodialysis units...
  3. doi An expert panel report of a proposed scientific model demonstrating the effectiveness of antibacterial handwash products
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:742-9. 2012
    ..This article summarizes the expert panel's deliberations, conclusions, and recommendations...
  4. doi Comparison of fluorescent marker systems with 2 quantitative methods of assessing terminal cleaning practices
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1187-93. 2011
    ..To compare fluorescent markers with aerobic colony counts (ACCs) and an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay system for assessing terminal cleaning practices...
  5. ncbi Lack of association between the increased incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease and the increasing use of alcohol-based hand rubs
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:479-83. 2006
    ..To determine whether there is an association between the increasing use of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) and the increased incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD)...
  6. pmc Frequency and possible infection control implications of gastrointestinal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5992-5. 2005
    ..We conclude that gastrointestinal colonization with MRSA may serve as an unrecognized reservoir from which transmission of MRSA may occur in health care facilities...
  7. pmc Comparison of BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PCR versus the CHROMagar MRSA assay for screening patients for the presence of MRSA strains
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:350-1. 2008
    ..Compared with the CHROMagar MRSA assay, PCR had sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive values of 100%, 98.6%, 95.8%, and 100%, respectively. The mean PCR turnaround time was 14.5 h...
  8. doi Monitoring the effectiveness of hospital cleaning practices by use of an adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:678-84. 2009
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay for assessing the efficacy of daily hospital cleaning practices...
  9. doi Evaluation of an electronic device for real-time measurement of alcohol-based hand rub use
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1090-5. 2009
    ..Observational surveys of hand hygiene compliance are time consuming. Measuring the use of a hand hygiene product is a less time-consuming method of monitoring the frequency of hand hygiene performance...
  10. ncbi Widespread environmental contamination associated with patients with diarrhea and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization of the gastrointestinal tract
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1142-7. 2007
    ..We investigated the frequency of environmental contamination in the rooms of patients with diarrheal stools and heavy gastrointestinal colonization with MRSA...
  11. doi Impact of hydrogen peroxide vapor room decontamination on Clostridium difficile environmental contamination and transmission in a healthcare setting
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of St Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:723-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) decontamination can reduce environmental contamination with and nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile...
  12. doi Measuring healthcare worker hand hygiene activity: current practices and emerging technologies
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1016-28. 2011
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  13. doi Terminal decontamination of patient rooms using an automated mobile UV light unit
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:737-42. 2011
    ..To determine the ability of a mobile UV light unit to reduce bacterial contamination of environmental surfaces in patient rooms...
  14. pmc Antiseptic technology: access, affordability, and acceptance
    J M Boyce
    Hospital of St Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:231-3. 2001
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  15. ncbi Consequences of inaction: importance of infection control practices
    J M Boyce
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:S133-7. 2001
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  16. ncbi MRSA patients: proven methods to treat colonization and infection
    J M Boyce
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Hosp Infect 48:S9-14. 2001
    ..Because MRSA is transmitted primarily on the hands of healthcare workers, greater emphasis should be given to improving hand hygiene practices among health personnel. For patients infected with MRSA, vancomycin remains a drug of choice...
  17. ncbi Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:S3-40. 2002
    ..Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included...
  18. ncbi Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HIPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven
    Am J Infect Control 30:S1-46. 2002
    ..Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included...
  19. doi Discontinuation of contact precautions for patients no longer colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Holenarasipur R Vikram
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:541-3. 2010
    ..Twenty-one (21%) of 98 patients were no longer colonized and were removed from contact precautions...
  20. doi Cleanliness of portable medical equipment disinfected by nursing staff
    Nancy L Havill
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Infect Control 39:602-4. 2011
    ..We found that the equipment was not being disinfected as per protocol and that education and feedback to nursing are warranted to improve disinfection of medical equipment...
  21. ncbi Environmental contamination makes an important contribution to hospital infection
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, USA
    J Hosp Infect 65:50-4. 2007
    ..Preliminary studies suggest that hydrogen peroxide vapour technology deserves further evaluation as a method for decontamination of the environment in healthcare settings...
  22. ncbi Nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea associated with enterotoxin-producing strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael and Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1828-34. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to present new evidence that enterotoxin-producing strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus may cause nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea...
  23. doi Who is really caring for your environment of care? Developing standardized cleaning procedures and effective monitoring techniques
    Diane G Dumigan
    Infection Control Program, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:387-92. 2010
    ..In 2007, a multidisciplinary task force revised policies outlining staff responsibilities for cleaning in-patient nursing care units and chose a monitoring system using a specialized adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence test...
  24. pmc Evaluation of a new selective medium, BD BBL CHROMagar MRSA II, for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in stool specimens
    Nancy L Havill
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2228-30. 2010
    ..The recovery of MRSA was greater on the CMRSAII agar. Screening of stool samples can identify patients who were previously unknown carriers of MRSA...
  25. pmc Clinical progression of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus vertebral osteomyelitis associated with reduced susceptibility to daptomycin
    Holenarasipur R Vikram
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Hopital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5384-7. 2005
    ..Herein we describe a patient in whom methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to daptomycin was responsible for bacteremia and progressive vertebral osteomyelitis during daptomycin therapy...
  26. ncbi Do infection control measures work for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:395-401. 2004
    ..To review evidence regarding the effectiveness of control measures in reducing transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals...
  27. doi Comparison of the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor and ultraviolet light processes for room decontamination
    Nancy L Havill
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:507-12. 2012
    ..To compare the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) and ultraviolet radiation (UVC) for room decontamination...
  28. ncbi Low frequency of fires from alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in healthcare facilities
    John M Boyce
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:618-9. 2003
    ..None of the 798 responding facilities using ABHRs reported a dispenser-related fire; 766 facilities had accrued an estimated 1,430 hospital-years of ABHR use...
  29. ncbi Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:653-63. 2005
  30. ncbi Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Association for Prof
    John M Boyce
    Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 51:1-45, quiz CE1-4. 2002
    ..Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included...
  31. doi Hand hygiene compliance monitoring: current perspectives from the USA
    John M Boyce
    Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Hosp Infect 70:2-7. 2008
    ..Clearly, further research is needed to develop efficient, reliable, and reproducible methods for monitoring hand hygiene compliance...
  32. pmc A trial of discontinuation of empiric vancomycin therapy in patients with suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care-associated pneumonia
    John M Boyce
    Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Program, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:1163-8. 2013
    ..In the absence of adequate lower-respiratory-tract cultures, it is reasonable to discontinue empirical vancomycin HCAP therapy in patients with negative MRSA nasal and throat cultures and a CPIS of <6...
  33. ncbi Strategies for controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals
    J M Boyce
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Chemother 7:81-5. 1995
    ..Additional studies of this issue need to include surveillance for mupirocin-resistant strains...
  34. doi Obtaining Blood Cultures by Venipuncture versus from Central Lines: Impact on Blood Culture Contamination Rates and Potential Effect on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Reporting
    John M Boyce
    Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1042-7. 2013
    ..Conclusions.‚ÄÉMultiple interventions resulted in a reduction in blood culture contamination rates and substantial cost savings to the hospital, and they may have reduced the number of reportable CLABSIs. ..
  35. doi Evaluation of a new hydrogen peroxide wipe disinfectant
    John M Boyce
    Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:521-3. 2013
    ..After cleaning, 99% of surfaces yielded less than 2.5 colony-forming units/cm(2), 75% yielded no growth, and 70% yielded adenosine triphosphate counts of less than 250 relative light units. The new disinfectant was highly effective...
  36. ncbi New insights for improving hand hygiene practices
    John M Boyce
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:187-8. 2004
  37. doi Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of health care-associated infection
    John M Boyce
    Clin Infect Dis 46:795-8. 2008
  38. ncbi Revolutionising hand hygiene in health-care settings: guidelines revisited
    Didier Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:269-70. 2003
  39. ncbi Understanding and controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    John M Boyce
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:485-7. 2002
  40. ncbi Evaluation of real-time polymerase chain reaction for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on environmental surfaces
    Jonathan A Otter
    BIOQUELL UK Ltd, Hampshire, UK
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1003-5. 2007
    ..The sensitivity of RT-PCR, compared with culture, was 92.5%, and the specificity was 51.4%. Because of poor specificity, the RT-PCR kit tested is not suitable for the detection of MRSA on hospital surfaces...
  41. ncbi Alcohol-based hand gels and hand hygiene in hospitals
    John M Boyce
    Lancet 360:1509-10; author reply 1511. 2002
  42. ncbi Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients visiting the emergency room at a tertiary hospital in Brazil
    Julival Ribeiro
    Hospital de Base, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
    Braz J Infect Dis 9:52-5. 2005
    ..The empirical use of vancomycin for suspected community-acquired infections is seldom warranted...
  43. ncbi SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococcus
    Carlene A Muto
    Division of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, UPMC P, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:362-86. 2003
    ..After 2 more years without improvement, a SHEA task force was appointed to draft this evidence-based guideline on preventing nosocomial transmission of such pathogens, focusing on the two considered most out of control: MRSA and VRE...
  44. doi Trial of alcohol-based hand gel in critical care units
    Leonard A Mermel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:577-9; author reply 580-2. 2008
  45. ncbi The importance of evaluating product dispensers when selecting alcohol-based handrubs
    Cynthia Kohan
    Infection Control Program and Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Saint Raphael
    Am J Infect Control 30:373-5. 2002
    ..Soon after installation, dispensers began to malfunction and continued to do so despite efforts to rectify the problem...
  46. ncbi Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices
    Didier Pittet
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:641-52. 2006
    ..We review the evidence supporting each of these steps and propose a dynamic model for hand hygiene research and education strategies, together with corresponding indications for hand hygiene during patient care...