Pranita D Tamma
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancyPranita D Tamma
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:547-52. 2009..In this article, we review the evidentiary basis for the recommendation of vaccination of all women who will be pregnant during the influenza season and safety data of influenza vaccination during pregnancy...
- Antimicrobial stewardshipPranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3095, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Infect Dis Clin North Am 25:245-60. 2011....
- Does the piperacillin minimum inhibitory concentration for Pseudomonas aeruginosa influence clinical outcomes of children with pseudomonal bacteremia?Pranita D Tamma
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Clin Infect Dis 55:799-806. 2012..Data on whether PK-PD modeling correlates with clinical outcomes in children are needed before resorting to broader classes of antibiotics to treat P. aeruginosa...
- Combination therapy for treatment of infections with gram-negative bacteriaPranita D Tamma
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 25:450-70. 2012..In this review, we summarize the available data comparing monotherapy versus combination antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of infections with Gram-negative bacteria...
- An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unitPranita D Tamma
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:631-4. 2012..Although the source of infection was unknown, overcrowding and understaffing appeared to have been aggravating factors...
- Does prolonged β-lactam infusions improve clinical outcomes compared to intermittent infusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized, controlled trialsPranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
BMC Infect Dis 11:181. 2011..The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to determine if prolonged β-lactam infusion resulted in decreased mortality and improved clinical cure compared to intermittent β-lactam infusion...
- Behavior outbursts, orofacial dyskinesias, and CSF pleocytosis in a healthy childPranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 200 N Wolfe St, Suite 3150, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Pediatrics 128:e242-5. 2011..We report here the case of a previously healthy 7-year-old boy with new-onset aggressive behavior, seizure activity, and orofacial dyskinesias with cerebrospinal fluid and serum that tested positive for anti-NMDA receptors...
- Ventilator-associated tracheitis in children: does antibiotic duration matter?Pranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:1324-31. 2011..The secondary objective was to determine whether prolonged-course therapy was more likely to result in the acquisition of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) compared with short-course therapy...
- Clinical outcomes of seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in pediatric inpatientsPranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Suite 3150 Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
BMC Pediatr 10:72. 2010..Although influenza pandemics have the possibility of resulting in considerable illness, we must not ignore the impact that we can experience annually with SI...
- Chlorhexidine use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from a national surveyPranita D Tamma
Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:846-9. 2010..Prospective studies are needed to further address concerns regarding the safety of CHG in patients in the neonatal intensive care unit...
- Sustained savings from a longitudinal cost analysis of an internet-based preapproval antimicrobial stewardship programAnna C Sick
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:573-80. 2013..Targeting specific units, drugs, and seasons may optimize preapproval programs for additional cost savings...
- Influenza infection and vaccination in pregnant womenPranita D Tamma
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, David M Rubinstein Building, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3150, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Expert Rev Respir Med 4:321-8. 2010..Despite the potential benefit of this vaccine during pregnancy, low vaccination rates in both the USA and in other industrialized countries have been disconcerting...