Kimberly G Blumenthal

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Peripheral blood eosinophilia and hypersensitivity reactions among patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotics
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 136:1288-94.e1. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Impact of a clinical guideline for prescribing antibiotics to inpatients reporting penicillin or cephalosporin allergy
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 115:294-300.e2. 2015
  3. pmc Tolerability of cefazolin after immune-mediated hypersensitivity reactions to nafcillin in the outpatient setting
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58:3137-43. 2014
  4. pmc Effect of a drug allergy educational program and antibiotic prescribing guideline on inpatient clinical providers' antibiotic prescribing knowledge
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:407-13. 2014
  5. doi request reprint The importance of vancomycin in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:165-71. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Improving Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Reported Penicillin Allergy
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Clin Infect Dis 61:741-9. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Comprehensive allergy evaluation is useful in the subsequent care of patients with drug hypersensitivity reactions during anesthesia
    Autumn C Guyer
    Division of Allergy and Inflammation, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 3:94-100. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Safety and outcomes of test doses for the evaluation of adverse drug reactions: a 5-year retrospective review
    Melissa Iammatteo
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:768-74. 2014

Collaborators

  • Aleena Banerji
  • Autumn C Guyer
  • Aidan A Long
  • Melissa Iammatteo
  • Rebecca R Saff
  • Michelle Conroy
  • Carlos A Camargo
  • Rebecca Saff

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Peripheral blood eosinophilia and hypersensitivity reactions among patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotics
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 136:1288-94.e1. 2015
    ..Although drug-induced peripheral eosinophilia complicates antimicrobial therapy, little is known about its frequency and implications...
  2. doi request reprint Impact of a clinical guideline for prescribing antibiotics to inpatients reporting penicillin or cephalosporin allergy
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 115:294-300.e2. 2015
    ..Self-reported penicillin allergy infrequently reflects an inability to tolerate penicillins. Inpatients reporting penicillin allergy receive alternative antibiotics that might be broader spectrum, more toxic, or less effective...
  3. pmc Tolerability of cefazolin after immune-mediated hypersensitivity reactions to nafcillin in the outpatient setting
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58:3137-43. 2014
    ..No patient experienced worsening of their rash or progressive organ dysfunction. With appropriate monitoring, therapy with cefazolin after non-IgE-mediated HSRs to nafcillin appears to be safe. ..
  4. pmc Effect of a drug allergy educational program and antibiotic prescribing guideline on inpatient clinical providers' antibiotic prescribing knowledge
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:407-13. 2014
    ..Inpatient providers have varying levels of knowledge in managing patients with drug and/or penicillin (PCN) allergy...
  5. doi request reprint The importance of vancomycin in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:165-71. 2012
    ..With increasing use of vancomycin, we are likely to see more cases of DRESS syndrome caused by vancomycin. Recognition of vancomycin as a common cause of inpatient DRESS syndrome is important...
  6. doi request reprint Improving Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Reported Penicillin Allergy
    Kimberly G Blumenthal
    Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Clin Infect Dis 61:741-9. 2015
    ..We used a decision tree with sensitivity analyses to determine the optimal evaluation and treatment for patients with MSSA bacteremia and reported PCN allergy...
  7. doi request reprint Comprehensive allergy evaluation is useful in the subsequent care of patients with drug hypersensitivity reactions during anesthesia
    Autumn C Guyer
    Division of Allergy and Inflammation, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 3:94-100. 2015
    ..For patients with a history of drug hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) during anesthesia, strategies to minimize risk with subsequent anesthesia are unclear. Identification of the cause of HSR during anesthesia remains challenging...
  8. doi request reprint Safety and outcomes of test doses for the evaluation of adverse drug reactions: a 5-year retrospective review
    Melissa Iammatteo
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2:768-74. 2014
    ..Graded challenges are the criterion standard for evaluating adverse drug reactions (ADR). Evidence-based guidelines regarding the optimal number of steps for challenges are lacking...