B N Hota

Summary

Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria as a prognosticator for outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a case-control study
    Shingo Chihara
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 10:225. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Contamination, disinfection, and cross-colonization: are hospital surfaces reservoirs for nosocomial infection?
    Bala Hota
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1182-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections at a public hospital: do public housing and incarceration amplify transmission?
    Bala Hota
    Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1026-33. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Electronic algorithmic prediction of central vascular catheter use
    Bala Hota
    John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:4-11. 2010
  5. pmc Formulation of a model for automating infection surveillance: algorithmic detection of central-line associated bloodstream infection
    Bala Hota
    Department of Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:42-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of a fluoroquinolone formulary change on acquisition of quinolone-resistant gram-negative bacilli
    B N Hota
    Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Division of Infectious Diseases, 637 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:405-10. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Interventional evaluation of environmental contamination by vancomycin-resistant enterococci: failure of personnel, product, or procedure?
    B Hota
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Hosp Infect 71:123-31. 2009
  8. pmc Phenotypic prediction rule for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Kyle Popovich
    Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 637 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2293-5. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit
    Kyle J Popovich
    Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA
    Intensive Care Med 36:854-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and HIV: intersecting epidemics
    Kyle J Popovich
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:979-87. 2010

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria as a prognosticator for outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a case-control study
    Shingo Chihara
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 10:225. 2010
    ..Because such spread might have special clinical significance, we evaluated predictors and outcomes of S. aureus bacteriuria among patients with S. aureus bacteremia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Contamination, disinfection, and cross-colonization: are hospital surfaces reservoirs for nosocomial infection?
    Bala Hota
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1182-9. 2004
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  3. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections at a public hospital: do public housing and incarceration amplify transmission?
    Bala Hota
    Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1026-33. 2007
    ..Understanding the epidemiology of CA-MRSA is critical for developing control measures...
  4. doi request reprint Electronic algorithmic prediction of central vascular catheter use
    Bala Hota
    John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:4-11. 2010
    ..Such algorithms could be used for measurement of device utilization rates and for clinical decision support rules...
  5. pmc Formulation of a model for automating infection surveillance: algorithmic detection of central-line associated bloodstream infection
    Bala Hota
    Department of Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:42-8. 2010
    ..To formulate a model for translating manual infection control surveillance methods to automated, algorithmic approaches...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of a fluoroquinolone formulary change on acquisition of quinolone-resistant gram-negative bacilli
    B N Hota
    Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Division of Infectious Diseases, 637 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:405-10. 2005
    ..In conclusion, a formulary change from ciprofloxacin to levofloxacin was not significantly associated with an increased risk of acquisition of QRGNB...
  7. doi request reprint Interventional evaluation of environmental contamination by vancomycin-resistant enterococci: failure of personnel, product, or procedure?
    B Hota
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Hosp Infect 71:123-31. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that surface contamination with VRE is due to a failure to clean rather than to a faulty cleaning procedure or product...
  8. pmc Phenotypic prediction rule for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Kyle Popovich
    Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 637 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2293-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the performance characteristics of a rule using the antimicrobial phenotype to predict genotype. This rule could be applied for epidemiologic purposes to describe the trend in CA-MRSA infections over time...
  9. doi request reprint Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit
    Kyle J Popovich
    Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA
    Intensive Care Med 36:854-8. 2010
    ..Most studies have been done in medical ICUs. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine skin cleansing on CLABSI rates in a surgical ICU...
  10. doi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and HIV: intersecting epidemics
    Kyle J Popovich
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:979-87. 2010
    ..Single-site studies have suggested a link between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)...
  11. doi request reprint Effectiveness of routine patient cleansing with chlorhexidine gluconate for infection prevention in the medical intensive care unit
    Kyle J Popovich
    Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:959-63. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Multicenter study of the impact of community-onset Clostridium difficile infection on surveillance for C. difficile infection
    Erik R Dubberke
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:518-25. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of cases of community-onset, healthcare facility (HCF)-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) on the incidence and outbreak detection of CDI...
  13. doi request reprint Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates
    Michael Y Lin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    JAMA 304:2035-41. 2010
    ..However, such comparisons are valid only if surveillance is performed consistently across institutions...
  14. pmc Delay of active antimicrobial therapy and mortality among patients with bacteremia: impact of severe neutropenia
    Michael Y Lin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:3188-94. 2008
    ..While the delay of active antimicrobial therapy was not significantly associated with higher mortality for most patients in this cohort, patients with severe neutropenia appeared to be vulnerable...
  15. doi request reprint Treatment and prevention of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections
    Kyle J Popovich
    Rush University Medical Center, Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Ther 21:167-79. 2008
    ..Healthcare practitioners in outpatient and inpatient settings need to be familiar with prevention and treatment strategies for CA-MRSA...
  16. doi request reprint Are community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains replacing traditional nosocomial MRSA strains?
    Kyle J Popovich
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, and Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:787-94. 2008
    ..We describe the epidemiology of hospital-onset community-associated MRSA bloodstream infections using phenotypic and genotypic analysis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular assist device-related infection: treatment and outcome
    David Simon
    Section of Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1108-15. 2005
    ..Significant infection rates have been reported among LVAD recipients. However, few reports have focused specifically on device infection, its treatment, and the impact of LVAD-related infection on clinical outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint The role of rapid vs conventional human immunodeficiency virus testing for inpatients: effects on quality of care
    Ronald Lubelchek
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1956-60. 2005
    ..We compared quality of care for inpatients diagnosed in the emergency department via rapid testing vs patients whose conditions were diagnosed via conventional testing during their hospital admission...
  19. doi request reprint Costs attributable to healthcare-acquired infection in hospitalized adults and a comparison of economic methods
    Rebecca R Roberts
    Department of Emergency Medicine, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Med Care 48:1026-35. 2010
    ..Our goals were to estimate the costs attributable to healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) and conduct a sensitivity analysis comparing analytic methods...
  20. doi request reprint Hospital and societal costs of antimicrobial-resistant infections in a Chicago teaching hospital: implications for antibiotic stewardship
    Rebecca R Roberts
    Department of Emergency Medicin, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1175-84. 2009
    ..Organisms resistant to antimicrobials continue to emerge and spread. This study was performed to measure the medical and societal cost attributable to antimicrobial-resistant infection (ARI)...
  21. doi request reprint Lost in translation? Reliability of assessing inpatient antimicrobial appropriateness with use of computerized case vignettes
    David N Schwartz
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1901 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:163-71. 2009
    ..To describe and measure reliability of a computer-assisted method of case vignette assembly and expert review to assess the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy for hospitalized adults...
  22. pmc Reliability at the lower limits of HIV-1 RNA quantification in clinical samples: a comparison of RT-PCR versus bDNA assays
    Ronald J Lubelchek
    Division of Infectious Diseases, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6008. 2009
    ..We compared the proportion with detectable viremia during RT-PCR vs. bDNA periods...
  23. pmc Community associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bala Hota
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1469-71. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Infection control or formulary control: what is the best tool to reduce nosocomial infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
    Bala Hota
    Clin Infect Dis 42:785-7. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Basics work: preventing infections in intensive care units in developing countries
    Bala Hota
    Crit Care Med 33:2133-4. 2005