Mohamad G Fakih

Summary

Affiliation: St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effect of nurse-led multidisciplinary rounds on reducing the unnecessary use of urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:815-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Peripheral venous catheter care in the emergency department: education and feedback lead to marked improvements
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:531-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Sustained reductions in urinary catheter use over 5 years: bedside nurses view themselves responsible for evaluation of catheter necessity
    Mohamad G Fakih
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 190, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:236-9. 2013
  4. pmc Introducing a population-based outcome measure to evaluate the effect of interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Mohamad G Fakih
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:359-64. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Sustained improvements in peripheral venous catheter care in non-intensive care units: a quasi-experimental controlled study of education and feedback
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:449-55. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Increase in the rate of sternal surgical site infection after coronary artery bypass graft: a marker of higher severity of illness
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:655-60. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Effect of establishing guidelines on appropriate urinary catheter placement
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:337-40. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint A Web-based course on infection control for physicians in training: an educational intervention
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:704-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Urinary catheters in the emergency department: very elderly women are at high risk for unnecessary utilization
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, 19251 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:683-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Do resident physicians use antibiotics appropriately in treating upper respiratory infections? A survey of 11 programs
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:853-6. 2003

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  1. doi request reprint Effect of nurse-led multidisciplinary rounds on reducing the unnecessary use of urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:815-9. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of nurse-led multidisciplinary rounds on reducing the unnecessary use of urinary catheters (UCs)...
  2. doi request reprint Peripheral venous catheter care in the emergency department: education and feedback lead to marked improvements
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:531-6. 2013
    ..Peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) can be associated with serious complications. We evaluated the effect of education and feedback on processes related to PVC placement...
  3. doi request reprint Sustained reductions in urinary catheter use over 5 years: bedside nurses view themselves responsible for evaluation of catheter necessity
    Mohamad G Fakih
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 190, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:236-9. 2013
    ..Multiple approaches are needed to improve urinary catheter use and sustain compliance with the appropriate indications for catheter use...
  4. pmc Introducing a population-based outcome measure to evaluate the effect of interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection
    Mohamad G Fakih
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:359-64. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Sustained improvements in peripheral venous catheter care in non-intensive care units: a quasi-experimental controlled study of education and feedback
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:449-55. 2012
    ..Peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) can be associated with serious infectious complications. We evaluated the effect of education and feedback on process measures to improve PVC care and infectious complications...
  6. ncbi request reprint Increase in the rate of sternal surgical site infection after coronary artery bypass graft: a marker of higher severity of illness
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:655-60. 2007
    ..To evaluate factors related to a gradual rise in sternal surgical site infection (SSI) rates...
  7. doi request reprint Effect of establishing guidelines on appropriate urinary catheter placement
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:337-40. 2010
    ..The authors sought to evaluate the effect of establishing institutional guidelines for appropriate UC placement coupled with emergency physician (EP) education on UC utilization...
  8. ncbi request reprint A Web-based course on infection control for physicians in training: an educational intervention
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:704-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a Web-based course on infection control accessed by physicians in training...
  9. doi request reprint Urinary catheters in the emergency department: very elderly women are at high risk for unnecessary utilization
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, 19251 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:683-8. 2010
    ..Many of the urinary catheters (UCs) placed in the emergency department (ED) might not be necessary. We evaluated compliance with our institutional UC utilization guidelines and assessed factors influencing utilization...
  10. ncbi request reprint Do resident physicians use antibiotics appropriately in treating upper respiratory infections? A survey of 11 programs
    Mohamad G Fakih
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:853-6. 2003
    ..Although they viewed excess antibiotic use as the most important factor increasing resistance, they had little knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance and were willing to prescribe antibiotics for common viral illnesses...
  11. doi request reprint Harvest surgical site infection following coronary artery bypass grafting: risk factors, microbiology, and outcomes
    Mamta Sharma
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:653-7. 2009
    ....
  12. pmc Role of SCCmec type in outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a single medical center
    Roopa Ganga
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:590-5. 2009
    ..aureus bacteremia. Additional studies are needed to identify which virulence factors are the determinants of increased mortality with SCCmec type II and metastatic infection with SCCmec type IVa...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistence in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: incidence, characteristics of patients and outcome
    Riad Khatib
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:7-14. 2006
    ..Risk factors include endovascular sources, cardiovascular prosthesis, metastatic infections, vancomycin treatment and diabetes. Patients at risk may benefit from novel treatment strategies...
  14. doi request reprint Decreasing incidence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia over 9 years: greatest decline in community-associated methicillin-susceptible and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant isolates
    Riad Khatib
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:210-3. 2013
    ..The impact of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) emergence on the epidemiology of S aureus bacteremia (SAB) is not well documented...
  15. pmc Translating health care-associated urinary tract infection prevention research into practice via the bladder bundle
    Sanjay Saint
    VA Ann Arbor HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:449-55. 2009
    ..Therefore, learning how to implement these findings is critically important to promoting high-quality care and a safe health care environment...
  16. doi request reprint The effect of resident peer-to-peer education on compliance with urinary catheter placement indications in the emergency department
    Nicholas G Dyc
    Department of Emergency Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
    Postgrad Med J 87:814-8. 2011
    ..A more active approach must be taken and other factors need to be further explored to reduce unnecessary placement of UC by residents in the ED...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of nasal colonization among patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and their household contacts
    Uzma Zafar
    Department of Internal Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:966-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of colonization among patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection and their household contacts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Time to positivity in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: possible correlation with the source and outcome of infection
    Riad Khatib
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:594-8. 2005
    ..It is unknown whether the time between blood culture incubation and growth detection (i.e., the time to positivity) in a continuously monitored system--a probable surrogate marker of bacteremia severity--correlates with outcome...
  19. doi request reprint Relevance of vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility and heteroresistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
    Riad Khatib
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1594-9. 2011
    ..To assess the relevance of vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility (VISA) and heteroresistance (hVISA) in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia...
  20. doi request reprint Delayed peripheral venous catheter-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: onset ≥ 24 hours after catheter removal
    Kathryn T Sanchez
    Department of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 44:551-4. 2012
    ..10, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 1.16-58.61) and age ≥ 65 y (OR 1.63, 95% CI 1.12-23.30). These patients may have impaired local/systemic defenses that lead to D-SAB, or a blunted host response with delayed recognition...
  21. ncbi request reprint Eliminating nosocomial infections at Ascension Health
    Dorine Berriel-Cass
    Infection Control, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:612-20. 2006
    ..Vincent's Hospital (STV), designated alpha sites, developed best practices for the prevention of catheter-related blood stream infections (CR-BSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), respectively...
  22. pmc In vitro activities of LTX-109, a synthetic antimicrobial peptide, against methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate, vancomycin-resistant, daptomycin-nonsusceptible, and linezolid-nonsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus
    Louis D Saravolatz
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:4478-82. 2012
    ..aureus (VRSA) isolates. LTX-109 demonstrated a MIC range of 2 to 4 μg/ml and dose-dependent rapid bactericidal activity against S. aureus. This activity was not influenced by resistance to other antistaphylococcal agents...
  23. pmc Molecular analysis of Staphylococcus aureus blood isolates shows lack of polyclonal bacteremia
    Riad Khatib
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1717-9. 2003
    ..1%) and two related variants in two patients (4.9%). Polyclonal bacteremia was not observed in any patient, including four with genetic diversity in the catheter tip isolate...
  24. doi request reprint Peripherally inserted central venous catheters in the acute care setting: A safe alternative to high-risk short-term central venous catheters
    Basel Al Raiy
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:149-53. 2010
    ..It is not clear which device has a lower risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). We compared CVC- and PICC-related CLABSI rates in the setting of an intervention to remove high-risk CVCs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia and inappropriate utilization of antibiotics: side effects of the 4-h antibiotic administration rule
    Manreet Kanwar
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA
    Chest 131:1865-9. 2007
    ..This quality indicator has been linked to the incentive compensation of third-party payers to hospitals. We evaluated the impact of this recommendation on the diagnosis of CAP and the utilization of antibiotics...
  26. doi request reprint Implementing a national program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a quality improvement collaboration of state hospital associations, academic medical centers, professional societies, and governmental agencies
    Mohamad G Fakih
    St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1048-54. 2013
    ..The work may serve in the future as a model for other large improvement efforts to address other hospital-acquired conditions, such as venous thromboembolism and falls. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcus neoformans myositis without dissemination
    Mamta Sharma
    Department of Medicine, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:858-9. 2002
    ..The patient responded to systemic antifungal therapy with complete resolution of his infection. We also present a review of 5 previously published cases of cryptococcal myositis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Optimal criteria for the diagnosis of Legionella coinfection
    Riad Khatib
    Clin Infect Dis 36:384; author reply 384-5. 2003