L A Mermel

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Affiliation: Rhode Island Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint What is the predominant source of intravascular catheter infections?
    Leonard A Mermel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:211-2. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Reducing Clostridium difficile incidence, colectomies, and mortality in the hospital setting: a successful multidisciplinary approach
    Leonard A Mermel
    Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:298-305. 2013
  3. pmc Impact of catheter antimicrobial coating on species-specific risk of catheter colonization: a meta-analysis
    Aleksey Novikov
    Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Brown, USA
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:40. 2012
  4. pmc How often is a work-up for Legionella pursued in patients with pneumonia? a retrospective study
    Brian Hollenbeck
    Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:237. 2011
  5. pmc Seasonality of MRSA infections
    Leonard A Mermel
    Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17925. 2011
  6. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at different body sites: a prospective, quantitative analysis
    Leonard A Mermel
    Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1119-21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Quantitative analysis and molecular fingerprinting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in different patient populations: a prospective, multicenter study
    L A Mermel
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:592-7. 2010
  8. pmc New technologies to prevent intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections
    L A Mermel
    Brown University School of Medicine and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:197-9. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections
    L A Mermel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence 02903, USA
    Ann Intern Med 132:391-402. 2000
  10. pmc Outbreak of Shigella sonnei in a clinical microbiology laboratory
    L A Mermel
    Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence 02903, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 35:3163-5. 1997

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Publications12

  1. doi request reprint What is the predominant source of intravascular catheter infections?
    Leonard A Mermel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:211-2. 2011
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Reducing Clostridium difficile incidence, colectomies, and mortality in the hospital setting: a successful multidisciplinary approach
    Leonard A Mermel
    Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:298-305. 2013
    ..difficile increased from 139,000 to 336,600, and the yearly national excess hospital cost associated with hospital-onset C. difficile is estimated to be upwards of $1.3 billion...
  3. pmc Impact of catheter antimicrobial coating on species-specific risk of catheter colonization: a meta-analysis
    Aleksey Novikov
    Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Brown, USA
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:40. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc How often is a work-up for Legionella pursued in patients with pneumonia? a retrospective study
    Brian Hollenbeck
    Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:237. 2011
    ..It is unclear how often patients with pneumonia are assessed for Legionella in endemic areas. Additionally, the sensitivity of the IDSA/ATS criteria for recommended Legionella testing is undefined...
  5. pmc Seasonality of MRSA infections
    Leonard A Mermel
    Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17925. 2011
    ..No seasonal variation was observed among adult HA-MRSA infections per hospital admission. We demonstrated seasonality of MRSA infections and provide a summary table of similar observations in other studies...
  6. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at different body sites: a prospective, quantitative analysis
    Leonard A Mermel
    Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1119-21. 2011
    ..Log(10) counts among body sites were correlated. The greatest sensitivity value (98%) was determined for the combined results from 2 sites: the nares and the groin...
  7. doi request reprint Quantitative analysis and molecular fingerprinting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in different patient populations: a prospective, multicenter study
    L A Mermel
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:592-7. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc New technologies to prevent intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections
    L A Mermel
    Brown University School of Medicine and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:197-9. 2001
    ..Nontechnologic strategies for reducing risk include maximal barrier precautions during catheter insertion, specialized nursing teams, continuing quality improvement programs, and tunneling of short-term internal jugular catheters...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections
    L A Mermel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence 02903, USA
    Ann Intern Med 132:391-402. 2000
    ..To review the literature on prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections...
  10. pmc Outbreak of Shigella sonnei in a clinical microbiology laboratory
    L A Mermel
    Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence 02903, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 35:3163-5. 1997
    ..Covering faucet handles with paper towels during hand washing in the laboratory was protective. No further cases occurred after the laboratory was cleaned with a phenolic agent and a handle-free faucet was installed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of community-acquired bloodstream isolates of viridans group streptococci
    R L Yap
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Infection 34:339-41. 2006
    ..02). No other risk factors for isolation of non-susceptible viridans group streptococci were identified...
  12. ncbi request reprint Micrococcus infection in patients receiving epoprostenol by continuous infusion
    R L Yap
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:704-5. 2003