Cassandra D Salgado

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased rate of catheter-related bloodstream infection associated with use of a needleless mechanical valve device at a long-term acute care hospital
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:684-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint What proportion of hospital patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are identified by clinical microbiological cultures?
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:116-21. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Higher risk of failure of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic joint infections
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 461:48-53. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Analysis of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection controlled with enhanced infection control measures
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Avenue, 12th Floor RT, Suite 1204, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:458-64. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Retroviruses and other latent viruses: the deadliest of pathogens are not necessarily the best candidates for bioterrorism
    Cassandra D Salgado
    MUSC Division of Infectious Diseases, 135 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J S C Med Assoc 105:104-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:479-86. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Copper continuously limits the concentration of bacteria resident on bed rails within the intensive care unit
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:530-3. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk
    Hubert H Attaway
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:907-12. 2012
  9. pmc Attributable hospital cost and length of stay associated with health care-associated infections caused by antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria
    Patrick D Mauldin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:109-15. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of targeted surveillance for control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a community hospital system
    Timothy E West
    Infectious Diseases Consultants and Travel Medicine, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:233-8. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Increased rate of catheter-related bloodstream infection associated with use of a needleless mechanical valve device at a long-term acute care hospital
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:684-8. 2007
    ..To determine whether introduction of a needleless mechanical valve device (NMVD) at a long-term acute care hospital was associated with an increased frequency of catheter-related bloodstream infection (BSI)...
  2. ncbi request reprint What proportion of hospital patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are identified by clinical microbiological cultures?
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:116-21. 2006
    ..We sought to determine what proportion of patients who are colonized with MRSA at admission are identified by CMCs during hospitalization...
  3. ncbi request reprint Higher risk of failure of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic joint infections
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 461:48-53. 2007
    ..52-22.19]) and removal of hardware (hazard ratio, 0.24; 95% confidence interval, 0.077-0.75). Efforts should be made to prevent methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections of joint arthroplasties and develop new treatment modalities...
  4. doi request reprint Analysis of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection controlled with enhanced infection control measures
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Avenue, 12th Floor RT, Suite 1204, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:458-64. 2009
    ..51; 95% confidence interval: 2.96-4.16) from a baseline rate of 1.35 per 1000 patient-days. We describe the outbreak, the relationship between antibiotic use and CDI, and the effect of enhanced infection control measures (EICM) on CDI...
  5. ncbi request reprint Retroviruses and other latent viruses: the deadliest of pathogens are not necessarily the best candidates for bioterrorism
    Cassandra D Salgado
    MUSC Division of Infectious Diseases, 135 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J S C Med Assoc 105:104-6. 2009
    ..The very characteristics that make a universal vaccine or curative treatment for HIV/AIDS so difficult to achieve also make it a rather poor candidate to be predictably manipulated and wielded as a bioterrorist's weapon...
  6. doi request reprint Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:479-86. 2013
    ..Additional studies are needed to determine the clinical effect of copper alloy surfaces in additional patient populations and settings...
  7. doi request reprint Copper continuously limits the concentration of bacteria resident on bed rails within the intensive care unit
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:530-3. 2013
    ..However, BB can quickly return. Copper, when used to surface hospital bed rails, was found to consistently limit surface BB before and after cleaning through its continuous antimicrobial activity...
  8. doi request reprint Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk
    Hubert H Attaway
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:907-12. 2012
    ..A quantitative assessment was conducted of the risk represented by the intrinsic bacterial burden associated with bed rails in a medical intensive care unit (MICU), and how disinfection might mitigate this risk...
  9. pmc Attributable hospital cost and length of stay associated with health care-associated infections caused by antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria
    Patrick D Mauldin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:109-15. 2010
    ..This information should be used to assess the potential cost-efficacy of interventions aimed at the prevention of such infections...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of targeted surveillance for control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a community hospital system
    Timothy E West
    Infectious Diseases Consultants and Travel Medicine, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:233-8. 2006
    ..To examine the cost associated with targeted surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the effect of such surveillance on the rate of nosocomial MRSA infection in a community hospital system...
  11. doi request reprint Nosocomial infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus: relationships with antibiotic use and cost drivers
    Patrick D Mauldin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 42:317-26. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint The risk of developing a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bloodstream infection for colonized patients
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S175.e5-8. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Risk of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bloodstream infection among patients colonized with VRE
    Chamion N Olivier
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:404-9. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the proportion of VRE-colonized patients who subsequently develop VRE BSI and to identify risk factors for VRE BSI among these patients...
  14. doi request reprint Patient environment microbial burden reduction: a pilot study comparison of 2 terminal cleaning methods
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:559-61. 2012
    ..There was no difference in effectiveness, with a mean relative reduction of microbial burden of 84% for the traditional method versus 88% for the PureMist method...
  15. doi request reprint Clinical and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among patients in an ambulatory hemodialysis center
    Gopi Patel
    Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:881-8. 2011
    ..To describe the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage and transmission in an ambulatory hemodialysis population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Preventing nosocomial influenza by improving the vaccine acceptance rate of clinicians
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:923-8. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of interventions to prevent transmission of influenza and to increase employee compliance with influenza vaccination...
  17. ncbi request reprint Failure to develop vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus with oral vancomycin treatment of Clostridium difficile
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd, Room 3E 113, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:413-7. 2004
    ..Oral vancomycin therapy has been a risk factor for turning culture positive for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). VRE colonization status was reviewed for all patients who received oral vancomycin and underwent prospective cultures...
  18. doi request reprint Prevalence of USA300 strain type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among patients with nasal colonization identified with active surveillance
    Eduardo A F Freitas
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:469-75. 2010
    ..USA300 is the most prevalent strain type of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but the proportion of patients colonized with USA300 strains and their risk for infection are largely unknown...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of antimicrobial-resistant infections in intensive care patients
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:2373-82. 2005
    ..To review the literature summarizing important aspects of infection control in the critical care setting and to provide recommendations to reduce infections with resistant bacteria in the intensive care unit...
  20. ncbi request reprint Challenges and advances in infection control of hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    Claire E Magauran
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    Infect Disord Drug Targets 11:18-26. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Association between health care workers' knowledge of influenza vaccine and vaccine uptake
    Oluwatosin Jaiyeoba
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    Am J Infect Control 42:69-70. 2014
    ....
  22. pmc Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through introduction of copper
    Michael G Schmidt
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2217-23. 2012
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  23. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among women admitted for preterm delivery
    Gweneth B Lazenby
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:329.e1-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between preterm maternal methicillin-resistant S aureus colonization and subsequent colonization and infection in premature neonates...
  24. ncbi request reprint Low rate of false-positive results with use of a rapid HIV test
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:335-7. 2002
    ..9%. We used this test from January 1999 until September 2000, when it was withdrawn from the market following reports claiming a high rate of false-positive results...
  25. doi request reprint Recommendations for metrics for multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings: SHEA/HICPAC Position paper
    Adam L Cohen
    Divisions of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:901-13. 2008
  26. doi request reprint Universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospitals
    Cassandra D Salgado
    JAMA 300:503-4; author reply 504-5. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a meta-analysis of prevalence and risk factors
    Cassandra D Salgado
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:131-9. 2003
    ..24%). Effective control of dissemination of MRSA throughout the community likely will require effective control of nosocomial MRSA transmission...
  28. ncbi request reprint Influenza in the acute hospital setting
    Cassandra D Salgado
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:145-55. 2002
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  29. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Cassandra D Salgado
    JAMA 291:1960-1; author reply 1961. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci: a meta-analysis
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:690-8. 2003
    ..Because patients with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteremia (VREB) usually have a higher severity of illness, it has been unclear whether VREB is worse than vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus bacteremia (VSEB)...