Gary A Noskin

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint National trends in Staphylococcus aureus infection rates: impact on economic burden and mortality over a 6-year period (1998-2003)
    Gary A Noskin
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1132-40. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of Staphylococcus aureus infections on hospitals in the United States: an analysis of the 2000 and 2001 Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database
    Gary A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1756-61. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Tigecycline: a new glycylcycline for treatment of serious infections
    Gary A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:S303-14. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: emerging problems and new prospects for management
    G A Noskin
    Northwestern University Medical School, Division of Infectious Diseases, 251 E Huron Feinberg 16 704, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 30:320-31. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: Position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago Hospitals, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:73-85. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The clinical impact of linezolid susceptibility reporting in patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:407-13. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Budget impact analysis of rapid screening for Staphylococcus aureus colonization among patients undergoing elective surgery in US hospitals
    Gary A Noskin
    Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:16-24. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:249-60. 2007
  9. pmc Impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on inpatient mortality and length of stay
    Kimberly K Scarsi
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3355-60. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Contamination of examination gloves in patient rooms and implications for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms
    Maureen H Diaz
    Department of Microbiology Immunology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:63-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint National trends in Staphylococcus aureus infection rates: impact on economic burden and mortality over a 6-year period (1998-2003)
    Gary A Noskin
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1132-40. 2007
    ..We evaluated historical trends in the Staphylococcus aureus infection rate, economic burden, and mortality in US hospitals from 1998 through 2003...
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of Staphylococcus aureus infections on hospitals in the United States: an analysis of the 2000 and 2001 Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database
    Gary A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1756-61. 2005
    ..Previous studies have investigated the impact of Staphylococcus aureus infections on individual hospitals, but to date, no study using nationally representative data has estimated this burden...
  3. ncbi request reprint Tigecycline: a new glycylcycline for treatment of serious infections
    Gary A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:S303-14. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: emerging problems and new prospects for management
    G A Noskin
    Northwestern University Medical School, Division of Infectious Diseases, 251 E Huron Feinberg 16 704, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 30:320-31. 2001
    ..A number of studies have demonstrated that patients infected with either methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are at higher risk for mortality and medical resource expenditures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: Position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago Hospitals, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:73-85. 2007
    ..5) The APIC and the SHEA support stronger collaboration between state and local public health authorities and institutional infection prevention and control experts...
  6. ncbi request reprint The clinical impact of linezolid susceptibility reporting in patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:407-13. 2006
    ..006). Therefore, inaccurate detection and reporting of LIRVRE by disk diffusion and Etest is associated with increased patient morbidity and resource use...
  7. doi request reprint Budget impact analysis of rapid screening for Staphylococcus aureus colonization among patients undergoing elective surgery in US hospitals
    Gary A Noskin
    Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:16-24. 2008
    ..aureus...
  8. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:249-60. 2007
    ..5) APIC and SHEA support stronger collaboration between state and local public health authorities and institutional infection prevention and control experts...
  9. pmc Impact of inactive empiric antimicrobial therapy on inpatient mortality and length of stay
    Kimberly K Scarsi
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3355-60. 2006
    ..Inactive antimicrobial therapy in the first 24 h did not significantly impact average outcomes for GNBI among hospitalized patients but may have caused harm to specific individuals...
  10. doi request reprint Contamination of examination gloves in patient rooms and implications for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms
    Maureen H Diaz
    Department of Microbiology Immunology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:63-5. 2008
    ..This mechanism is indicated by the recovery of identical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from gloves and from the clinical cultures of a patient with invasive infection...
  11. doi request reprint Use of electronic alerts to enhance hand hygiene compliance and decrease transmission of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a hematology unit
    Arjun K Venkatesh
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:199-205. 2008
    ..Hand hygiene (HH) compliance among health care workers (HCWs) has been historically low and hampered by poor surveillance methods. This study evaluated the use of an electronic device to measure and impact HH compliance...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of postprescription review and feedback as a method of promoting rational antimicrobial use: a multicenter intervention
    Sara E Cosgrove
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:374-80. 2012
    ..To evaluate the impact of postprescription review of broad-spectrum antimicrobial (study-ABX) agents on rates of antimicrobial use...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: an analysis of risk factors and outcomes
    Claudia Hawkins
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 N St Clair, Ste 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1861-7. 2007
    ..We studied key clinical characteristics and outcomes associated with pSAB to better define the epidemiological features of this increasingly recognized clinical entity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Discriminating inhalational anthrax from community-acquired pneumonia using chest radiograph findings and a clinical algorithm
    Demetrios N Kyriacou
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 Erie St, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Chest 131:489-96. 2007
    ..Limiting the effects of a large-scale bioterrorist anthrax attack will require rapid and accurate detection of the earliest victims. We undertook this study to improve physicians' ability to rapidly detect inhalational anthrax victims...
  15. ncbi request reprint Indirect protection of adults from rotavirus by pediatric rotavirus vaccination
    Evan J Anderson
    Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:755-60. 2013
    ..Whether this protection extends to adults is unknown...
  16. pmc Postpartum mastitis and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Pavani Reddy
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:298-301. 2007
    ..Twenty (95%) isolates contained the Staphylococcus cassette chromosome mec type IV gene; this suggests that the increase is due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus...
  17. ncbi request reprint Active surveillance reduces the incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia
    Connie S Price
    Department of Pathology, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:921-8. 2003
    ..Lower VRE bacteremia rates and a more polyclonal population, representing less horizontal transmission, may result from routine screening of patients who are at risk for VRE and prompt contact isolation of colonized individuals...
  18. pmc In vitro activities of various antimicrobials alone and in combination with tigecycline against carbapenem-intermediate or -resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg Pavilion LC 700, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:1621-6. 2007
    ..Future studies should evaluate these findings in vivo...
  19. ncbi request reprint A multicenter intervention to prevent catheter-associated bloodstream infections
    David K Warren
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:662-9. 2006
    ..Education-based interventions can reduce the incidence of catheter-associated bloodstream infection. The generalizability of findings from single-center studies is limited...
  20. pmc Emerging incidence of Enterococcus faecium among hospital isolates (1993 to 2002)
    Adam N Treitman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, 251 E Huron, Galter 3 210, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:462-3. 2005
    ..9 to 72.4% (P < 0.001). Both the percentage of E. faecium among the enterococci and the proportion of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium increased significantly over this 10-year period...
  21. ncbi request reprint Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to a prostatic abscess
    Thomas G Fraser
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 35:273-4. 2003
    ..The literature describing complications of S. aureus bacteremia and the bacteriology of prostatic abscesses is reviewed. This was found to be the first report of a patient with persistent MRSA bacteremia maintained by a prostatic focus...
  22. ncbi request reprint Management of outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in the neonatal intensive care unit: a consensus statement
    Susan I Gerber
    Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:139-45. 2006
    ..To better understand these issues on a regional level, the CDPH and the Evanston Department of Health and Human Services (EDHHS; Evanston, Illinois) began an investigation...
  23. doi request reprint The impact of infection control upon hospital-acquired influenza and respiratory syncytial virus
    Kathryn M Weedon
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:297-303. 2013
    ..The occurrence of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza resulted in additional efforts to intensify infection control (IC) strategies. We detail the impact of IC strategies between 2003 and 2010 on influenza and RSV...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes associated with non-Enterococcus faecalis, non-Enterococcus faecium enterococcal bacteremia
    Marie A de Perio
    Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:28-33. 2006
    ....
  25. pmc Microbiologic surveillance using nasal cultures alone is sufficient for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in neonates
    Kamaljit Singh
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2755-7. 2003
    ..There were no positive umbilical samples...
  26. pmc Results of the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) study: an analysis of medication reconciliation errors and risk factors at hospital admission
    Kristine M Gleason
    Division of Quality and Operations, Department of Clinical Quality Management, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:441-7. 2010
    ..This study was designed to determine risk factors and potential harm associated with medication errors at hospital admission...
  27. doi request reprint Rotavirus in adults requiring hospitalization
    Evan J Anderson
    Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children s Memorial Hospital, Box 20, 2300 Children s Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Infect 64:89-95. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of rotavirus among adults admitted to the hospital with diarrhea that have bacterial stool cultures sent...
  28. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for acquisition of vancomycin-resistant enterococci among hematology-oncology patients
    Nila Suntharam
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:183-8. 2002
    ..Mortality among these patients was high, due to serious underlying disease...
  29. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of an antimicrobial stewardship team on bloodstream infections: a probabilistic analysis
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:816-25. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams (ASTs) on the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with nosocomial bacteraemia...
  30. doi request reprint Improved surveillance for surgical site infections after orthopedic implantation procedures: extending applications for automated data
    Maureen K Bolon
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1223-9. 2009
    ..We evaluated the use of automated inpatient diagnosis codes and pharmacy data to identify SSIs after arthroplasty...
  31. pmc Yield of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from stools submitted for Clostridium difficile testing compared to results from a focused surveillance program
    D M Hacek
    Department of Pathology, Clinical Microbiology Division, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1152-4. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Assessment of materials commonly utilized in health care: implications for bacterial survival and transmission
    Mary G Lankford
    Division of Operations and Quality, Patient Safety, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:258-63. 2006
    ..Upholstery, walls, and flooring may enhance bacterial survival, providing infectious reservoirs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Potential impact of vancomycin pulmonary distribution on treatment outcomes in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 26:539-50. 2006
    ..The possibility of increased serum vancomycin concentrations as a method to optimize current treatment outcomes is also explored...
  34. ncbi request reprint Peritoneal fluid penetration of tigecycline
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611 2908, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:2064-7. 2006
    ..To describe the peritoneal fluid penetration of tigecycline...
  35. ncbi request reprint Preventing catheter-associated bloodstream infections: a survey of policies for insertion and care of central venous catheters from hospitals in the prevention epicenter program
    David K Warren
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:8-13. 2006
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Antibiotic considerations in the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens: a case-based review
    Pavani Reddy
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:E8-15. 2009
    ..This case-based review will highlight 8 antibiotics that have emerging clinical indications in treating these multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens...
  37. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of bloodstream infections in an outpatient hemodialysis center
    Connie S Price
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:725-9. 2002
    ..Investigate and control an increase in bloodstream infections (BSIs) in an outpatient hemodialysis center...
  38. doi request reprint Using theoretical constructs to identify key issues for targeted message design: African American seniors' perceptions about influenza and influenza vaccination
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Health Commun 24:316-26. 2009
    ..Implications and recommendations for message development are discussed...
  39. pmc Resistance to linezolid: characterization of mutations in rRNA and comparison of their occurrences in vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    J Prystowsky
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:2154-6. 2001
    ..faecalis isolates was associated with a guanine to uracil transversion at bp 2576, while the one E. faecium isolate for which the MIC was 16 microg/ml contained a guanine to adenine transition at bp 2505...
  40. ncbi request reprint Screening for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among high-risk patients and rates of subsequent bacteremia
    P Reddy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:846-52. 2007
    ..However, the role of routine inpatient surveillance for ESBL colonization in predicting related infection is unclear...
  41. pmc New technology for detecting multidrug-resistant pathogens in the clinical microbiology laboratory
    L R Peterson
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:306-11. 2001
    ..000006). In our hospital, the percentage of patients with nosocomial infections is 43% below the U.S. rate. Our typing laboratory costs approximately $400,000 per year, a savings of $5.00 for each dollar spent...
  42. pmc Influence of role models and hospital design on hand hygiene of healthcare workers
    Mary G Lankford
    Northwestern Prevention Epicenter, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:217-23. 2003
    ..An increased number of hand-washing sinks, as a sole measure, did not increase hand-hygiene compliance...
  43. ncbi request reprint Using patient safety morbidity and mortality conferences to promote transparency and a culture of safety
    Marilyn K Szekendi
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:3-9. 2010
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Woman with multiple brain abscesses
    Oluwadamilola A Adeyemi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1351-2, 1397-9. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint Serum piperacillin/tazobactam pharmacokinetics in a morbidly obese individual
    Diane Newman
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 41:1734-9. 2007
    ..To report pharmacokinetic alterations and optimal dosing of piperacillin/tazobactam in an obese patient...
  46. ncbi request reprint Applying antimicrobial pharmacodynamics to resistant gram-negative pathogens
    Marc H Scheetz
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:1346-60. 2006
    ..Guided antibiotic adjustment for the treatment of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative pathogens is explored...
  47. pmc In vitro activities of linezolid against important gram-positive bacterial pathogens including vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    G A Noskin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43:2059-62. 1999
    ..In summary, linezolid appears to be a promising new antimicrobial agent for the treatment of gram-positive infections...
  48. doi request reprint Incidence and impact of false-positive urine pneumococcal antigen testing in hospitalized patients
    Patrick A Ryscavage
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    South Med J 104:593-7. 2011
    ..ICT performance needs to be assessed in a real-world clinical setting. This study aims to describe the incidence and clinical impact of ICT false-positivity in a hospital setting over a 19-month period...
  49. doi request reprint Impact of rotavirus vaccination on hospital-acquired rotavirus gastroenteritis in children
    Evan J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e264-70. 2011
    ..The impact of community-based rotavirus vaccination on the substantial burden of hospital-acquired (HA) rotavirus has not been documented...
  50. ncbi request reprint Paenibacillus macerans pseudobacteremia resulting from contaminated blood culture bottles in a neonatal intensive care unit
    G A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:126-9. 2001
    ..This pseudobacteremia outbreak highlights the importance of adhering to well-established methods for blood culture collection and ongoing infection control surveillance...
  51. pmc Contamination of the clinical microbiology laboratory with vancomycin-resistant enterococci and multidrug- resistant Enterobacteriaceae: implications for hospital and laboratory workers
    S M Collins
    Department of Pathology, Clinical Microbiology Division, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3772-4. 2001
    ..Thus, those in the laboratory should recognize that many surfaces may be contaminated by resistant organisms during routine processing of patient specimens...
  52. pmc Active surveillance using electronic triggers to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients
    M K Szekendi
    Division of Operations and Quality, Patient Safety, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:184-90. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that it would be possible to design a method to conduct real time active surveillance and conducted a pilot study to identify adverse events and medical errors...
  53. pmc Comparison of the Rodac imprint method to selective enrichment broth for recovery of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from environmental surfaces
    D M Hacek
    Northwestern Prevention Epicenter, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 38:4646-8. 2000
    ..A larger study is needed for MDRE, as only 4 of 43 surfaces were MDRE positive. The Rodac imprint technique successfully recovered VRE from environmental surfaces...
  54. ncbi request reprint Persistent contamination of fabric-covered furniture by vancomycin-resistant enterococci: implications for upholstery selection in hospitals
    G A Noskin
    Departments of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and Pathology Division of Clinical Microbiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 28:311-3. 2000
    ..Environmental surfaces such as chairs may serve as a potential reservoir for nosocomial transmission of VRE, and an easily cleanable, nonporous material is the preferred upholstery in hospitals...
  55. ncbi request reprint Infection control practices among interventional radiologists: results of an online survey
    Pavani Reddy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 645 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 20:1070-1074.e5. 2009
    ..To assess current infection control practices of interventional radiologists (IRs) in the context of recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
  56. ncbi request reprint Epidural abscess and osteomyelitis due to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
    Shilpa Majmudar Patel
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA s patel4 northwestern edu
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 50:283-5. 2004
    ..The patient responded to surgical debridement and prolonged antimicrobial therapy with intravenous ceftriaxone...
  57. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of scheduled dosing of opioid analgesics: a quality improvement study
    Judith A Paice
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Pain 6:639-43. 2005
    ..0001). There was no difference in adverse events between the 2 groups. These findings suggest that scheduled dosing of opioids in an inpatient medical population provides improved analgesia with no increased risk of adverse events...
  58. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of prescribing errors: the potential impact of computerized prescriber order entry
    Anne Bobb
    Division of Operations and Quality, Patient Safety, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:785-92. 2004
    ..Adverse drug events (ADEs) are the most common cause of injury to hospitalized patients and are often preventable. Medication errors resulting in preventable ADEs most commonly occur at the prescribing stage...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pharmacist participation in medical rounds reduces medication errors
    Kimberly K Scarsi
    Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg LC 700, 251 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 59:2089-92. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax
    Demetrios N Kyriacou
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Lancet 364:449-52. 2004
    ..8-78.1) compared with community-acquired pneumonia, and 95.6% specific (90.0-98.5) compared with influenza-like illness. Our findings represent preliminary efforts toward identifying clinical predictors of inhalational anthrax...
  61. pmc Comparison of an automated ribotyping system to restriction endonuclease analysis and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for differentiating vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates
    Connie S Price
    Department of Pathology, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1858-61. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the RiboPrinter is not reliable for VRE investigation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Reconciliation of discrepancies in medication histories and admission orders of newly hospitalized patients
    Kristine M Gleason
    Division of Quality and Operations, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:1689-95. 2004
  63. ncbi request reprint The incidence of antimicrobial allergies in hospitalized patients: implications regarding prescribing patterns and emerging bacterial resistance
    C E Lee
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Galter Carriage House, Room 701B, 215 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:2819-22. 2000
    ..Investigating reasons for the prescribing of alternative antimicrobial agents outside of these guidelines is crucial for modifying practices that may adversely impact institutional antimicrobial goals...
  64. ncbi request reprint Non-PmrA-mediated multidrug resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Ekaterina Pestova
    Northwestern Prevention Epicenter, Galter Carriage House, Suite 701b, 215 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 49:553-6. 2002
    ....
  65. pmc Engineering infection control through facility design
    G A Noskin
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:354-7. 2001
    ..We describe historical landmarks about hospital design, modern facility design, and specific designs to prevent acquisition and spread of infections such as tuberculosis and aspergillosis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Department of Infection Control, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:339-46. 2007
    ..Routine surveillance cultures can substantially improve prevalence and incidence estimates, and assessing the range of improvement across diverse units is important...
  67. ncbi request reprint Postoperative vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endophthalmitis
    Harshivinderjit S Bains
    Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:1292-3. 2007
  68. ncbi request reprint Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa cholangitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: failure of routine endoscope cultures to prevent an outbreak
    Thomas G Fraser
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:856-9. 2004
    ..In July 2002, the infectious disease consultation service was asked to see three patients with sepsis due to multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effect of on-call infectious-diseases pharmacists on antibiotic expenditures
    Marc H Scheetz
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 62:1967-8. 2005
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