Robert R Muder

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Implementation of an industrial systems-engineering approach to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Robert R Muder
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:702-8, 7 p following 708. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Optimizing therapy for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
    Robert R Muder
    Infectious Disease Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 28:672-7. 2007
  3. pmc The potential economic value of a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for neonates
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:4653-60. 2010
  4. pmc The economic effect of screening orthopedic surgery patients preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1130-8. 2010
  5. pmc Universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance for adults at hospital admission: an economic model and analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:598-606. 2010
  6. pmc Screening cardiac surgery patients for MRSA: an economic computer model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e163-73. 2010
  7. pmc The potential value of Clostridium difficile vaccine: an economic computer simulation model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:5245-53. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of environmental surveillance in determining the risk of hospital-acquired legionellosis: a national surveillance study with clinical correlations
    Janet E Stout
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:818-24. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Veterans Affairs initiative to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Rajiv Jain
    Patient Care Services, Veterans Affairs Central Office, and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:1419-30. 2011
  10. pmc Should vascular surgery patients be screened preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1158-65. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Implementation of an industrial systems-engineering approach to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Robert R Muder
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:702-8, 7 p following 708. 2008
    ..To measure the effectiveness of an industrial systems-engineering approach to a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention program...
  2. ncbi request reprint Optimizing therapy for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
    Robert R Muder
    Infectious Disease Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 28:672-7. 2007
    ..Further, resistance to this agent is increasing. Certain combinations of antibiotics are synergistic and may be appropriate for patients harboring resistant organisms or with life-threatening infections...
  3. pmc The potential economic value of a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for neonates
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:4653-60. 2010
    ..aureus vaccine for the neonatal population would be strongly cost-effective (and in many situations dominant) over a wide range of vaccine efficacies (down to 10%) for vaccine costs (<or=$500), and S. aureus attack rates (>or=1%)...
  4. pmc The economic effect of screening orthopedic surgery patients preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1130-8. 2010
    ..We sought to estimate the economic value of routine preoperative MRSA screening and decolonization of orthopedic surgery patients...
  5. pmc Universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance for adults at hospital admission: an economic model and analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:598-606. 2010
    ..Although some have recommended universal surveillance for MRSA at hospital admission to identify and to isolate MRSA-colonized patients, there is a need for formal economic studies to determine the cost-effectiveness of such a strategy...
  6. pmc Screening cardiac surgery patients for MRSA: an economic computer model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e163-73. 2010
    ..To estimate the economic value of preoperative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and decolonization for cardiac surgery patients...
  7. pmc The potential value of Clostridium difficile vaccine: an economic computer simulation model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:5245-53. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that a C. difficile vaccine could be cost-effective over a wide range of C. difficile risk, vaccine costs, and vaccine efficacies especially, when being used post-CDI treatment to prevent recurrent disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of environmental surveillance in determining the risk of hospital-acquired legionellosis: a national surveillance study with clinical correlations
    Janet E Stout
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:818-24. 2007
    ..None of these hospitals had previously experienced endemic hospital-acquired Legionella pneumonia...
  9. doi request reprint Veterans Affairs initiative to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Rajiv Jain
    Patient Care Services, Veterans Affairs Central Office, and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, USA
    N Engl J Med 364:1419-30. 2011
    ..Health care-associated infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been an increasing concern in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals...
  10. pmc Should vascular surgery patients be screened preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1158-65. 2009
    ..Testing all vascular surgery patients preoperatively for MRSA and attempting to decolonize those who have positive results may be a strategy to prevent MRSA infection. The economic value of such a strategy has not yet been determined...
  11. doi request reprint Identifying the risk factors for hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among patients colonized with MRSA on admission
    Yuriko Fukuta
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1219-25. 2012
    ..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen in hospital-acquired infections. MRSA-colonized inpatients who may benefit from undergoing decolonization have not been identified...
  12. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from the urinary tract: association of isolation with symptomatic urinary tract infection and subsequent staphylococcal bacteremia
    Robert R Muder
    Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:46-50. 2006
    ..The significance of staphylococcal bacteriuria is uncertain. We hypothesized that S. aureus is a urinary pathogen and that colonized urine could be a source of future staphylococcal infection...
  13. pmc The potential economic value of a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine among hemodialysis patients
    Yeohan Song
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, University of Pittsburgh, 3520 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 30:3675-82. 2012
    ..e., ICERs ≤ $50,000/QALY) among hemodialysis patients over a wide range of S. aureus prevalence, vaccine costs and efficacies, and vaccine protection durations and delineate potential target parameters for such a vaccine...
  14. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus rectal carriage and its association with infections in patients in a surgical intensive care unit and a liver transplant unit
    Cheryl Squier
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:495-501. 2002
    ..The role of rectal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus as a risk factor for nosocomial S. aureus infections in critically ill patients has not been fully discerned...
  15. doi request reprint Influenza outbreak management on a locked behavioral health unit
    Kathleen J Risa
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:76-8. 2009
    ..All direct care staff who worked on the unit during the outbreak had been offered immunizations in the fall: 55% (22/40) were immunized...
  16. pmc Economic value of dispensing home-based preoperative chlorhexidine bathing cloths to prevent surgical site infection
    Rachel R Bailey
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 3520 Forbes Avenue, First Floor, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:465-71. 2011
    ..To estimate the economic value of dispensing preoperative home-based chlorhexidine bathing cloth kits to orthopedic patients to prevent surgical site infection (SSI)...
  17. doi request reprint Identifying the incidence of and risk factors for reamputation among patients who underwent foot amputation
    Yuriko Kono
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:1120-6. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Infections in psychiatric facilities, with an emphasis on outbreaks
    Yuriko Fukuta
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:80-8. 2013
    ..Outbreaks in psychiatric units are most often caused by agents circulating in the community. Infection control in psychiatric units also faces unique challenges due to the characteristics of the patients and facilities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Toyota production system quality improvement initiative improves perioperative antibiotic therapy
    Kelly H Burkitt
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr 151C H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:633-42. 2009
    ..To assess the role of a Toyota production system (TPS) quality improvement (QI) intervention on appropriateness of perioperative antibiotic therapy and in length of hospital stay (LOS) among surgical patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Infection due to Legionella species other than L. pneumophila
    Robert R Muder
    Infectious Diseases Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:990-8. 2002
    ..Application of appropriate culture methodology to the etiologic diagnosis of pneumonia is needed to further define the role of these organisms in disease in humans...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for acquisition of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii among cancer patients
    Yuriko Fukuta
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Am J Infect Control 41:1249-52. 2013
    ..Data regarding multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii infections among cancer patients are limited...
  22. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of new point-of-use water filter for preventing exposure to Legionella and waterborne bacteria
    Patricia J Sheffer
    VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:S20-5. 2005
    ..A more effective approach to prevention may be a targeted approach aimed at protecting high-risk patients. One option is the application of a physical barrier (filter) at the point-of-use water fixture...
  23. ncbi request reprint The anergy panel: an ineffective tool to validate tuberculin skin testing
    Cheryl L Squier
    Infectious Disease Section, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15240, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:243-5. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Nursing home-acquired pneumonia: an emergency department treatment algorithm
    Robert R Muder
    University of Pittsburgh and Division of Infectious Diseases, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:1309-20. 2004
    ..It is hoped the NHAP treatment algorithm will contribute to improved outcomes...
  25. pmc Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for orthopedic patients: an economic model and analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Vaccine 28:2465-71. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that a S. aureus vaccine for the pre-operative orthopedic population would be very cost-effective over a wide range of MRSA prevalence and vaccine efficacies and costs...
  26. doi request reprint Protothecosis after liver transplantation
    Masashi Narita
    VA Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Liver Transpl 14:1211-5. 2008
    ..All 4 cases of disseminated protothecosis died despite therapy with amphotericin B. Posttransplant protothecosis is a rare but significant infection that is associated with a grave prognosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Legionnaires' disease in long-term care facilities: overview and proposed solutions
    Meena H Seenivasan
    Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:875-80. 2005
    ..pneumophila serogroup 1 be found...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association between the presence of enterococcal virulence factors gelatinase, hemolysin, and enterococcal surface protein and mortality among patients with bacteremia due to Enterococcus faecalis
    Emanuel N Vergis
    Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:570-5. 2002
    ..Thirty-two percent of isolates carried the esp gene, 64% produced gelatinase, and 11% produced hemolysin. There was no significant association between 14-day mortality and any of the markers studied, singly or in combination...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of cefoperazone and sulbactam in liver transplant patients
    Robert R Muder
    Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 42:644-50. 2002
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  30. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene practices after brief encounters with patients: an important opportunity for prevention
    Rebecca E Dedrick
    Prevention and Evaluation Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:341-5. 2007
    ..To identify characteristics of encounters between healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients that correlated with hand hygiene adherence among HCWs...
  31. doi request reprint Validation study of artificial neural network models for prediction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage
    Cheng Chuan Hsu
    Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:607-14. 2008
    ..We sought to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) model that would predict the likelihood of MRSA colonization...