S E Beekmann

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:875-82. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Pathology, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:331-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Determining the clinical significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from blood cultures
    Susan E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:559-66. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Macrolide use identified as risk factor for macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in a 17-center case-control study
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology 265 MRC, University of Iowa, Iowa, IA, 52242, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:335-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Toxicity of extended courses of linezolid: results of an Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network survey
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:407-10. 2008
  6. pmc Effects of rapid detection of bloodstream infections on length of hospitalization and hospital charges
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3119-25. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Monitoring adherence to Standard Precautions
    K D McCoy
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:24-31. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint The molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae with quinolone resistance mutations
    S S Richter
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242 1009, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:225-35. 2005
  9. pmc Epidemiology and outcome of nosocomial and community-onset bloodstream infection
    D J Diekema
    Department of Internal Medicine, Roy J and Lucille A Carver University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3655-60. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial use in Europe and antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    S Riedel
    Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:485-90. 2007

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:875-82. 2012
    ..The diagnosis of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) is often controversial, and existing guidelines differ in important ways...
  2. ncbi request reprint Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Pathology, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:331-6. 2005
    ..Nonetheless, a substantial number of parenteral exposures continue to occur. Updated developments are summarized here, and recommendations for the protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens are provided...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determining the clinical significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from blood cultures
    Susan E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:559-66. 2005
    ..Our objective was to develop an algorithm to assist in determining the clinical significance of coagulase-negative staphylococci...
  4. ncbi request reprint Macrolide use identified as risk factor for macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in a 17-center case-control study
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology 265 MRC, University of Iowa, Iowa, IA, 52242, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:335-9. 2006
    ..pneumoniae. Macrolide resistance was associated with use of any antibiotic during the prior 6 weeks, and was most strongly associated with previous macrolide use...
  5. doi request reprint Toxicity of extended courses of linezolid: results of an Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network survey
    Susan E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 62:407-10. 2008
    ..Close monitoring for signs and symptoms of these adverse events should be considered for patients receiving long-term therapy...
  6. pmc Effects of rapid detection of bloodstream infections on length of hospitalization and hospital charges
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3119-25. 2003
    ..The newest generation of automated continuous-monitoring blood culture systems, which shorten the time required to obtain a positive result, should impact length of hospitalization...
  7. ncbi request reprint Monitoring adherence to Standard Precautions
    K D McCoy
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:24-31. 2001
    ..Occupational groups should be considered independently when strategies are developed to increase compliance. Interventions based on modifiable factors identified by this study may reduce bloodborne pathogen exposure among HCWs...
  8. ncbi request reprint The molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae with quinolone resistance mutations
    S S Richter
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242 1009, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:225-35. 2005
    ..A second objective was to examine the genetic relatedness of pneumococcal isolates with parC and/or gyrA mutations during the period of 1994-2002...
  9. pmc Epidemiology and outcome of nosocomial and community-onset bloodstream infection
    D J Diekema
    Department of Internal Medicine, Roy J and Lucille A Carver University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3655-60. 2003
    ..0001). Although accounting for about half of all bloodstream infections, nosocomial bloodstream infections account for most of the mortality and costs associated with bloodstream infection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial use in Europe and antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    S Riedel
    Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:485-90. 2007
    ..pneumoniae. There was variation among the different antimicrobial classes as drivers of resistance, with beta-lactams having the strongest association...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hospital bloodborne pathogens programs: program characteristics and blood and body fluid exposure rates
    S E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:73-82. 2001
    ..Healthcare workers clearly remain at risk for injury. Further effective interventions are needed for employee training, improving adherence, and providing needlestick prevention devices...
  12. pmc Minimizing the workup of blood culture contaminants: implementation and evaluation of a laboratory-based algorithm
    S S Richter
    Medical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2437-44. 2002
    ..6% of 71 isolates. The laboratory-based algorithm provided an acceptably accurate means for assessing the clinical significance of potential contaminants recovered from blood cultures...
  13. doi request reprint Communication gaps for solid organ transplant-transmitted infections among infectious disease physicians: an Emerging Infections Network survey
    R A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Transpl Infect Dis 15:8-13. 2013
    ..Improved ID physician access to donor information and educational resources will allow more optimal management of potential TTIs...
  14. pmc Decreasing prevalence of beta-lactamase production among respiratory tract isolates of Haemophilus influenzae in the United States
    Kris P Heilmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Roy J and Lucille A Carver University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:2561-4. 2005
    ..In comparison to the results of four previous national surveys conducted since 1994, the prevalence of beta-lactamase production with this pathogen appears to be decreasing...
  15. pmc Detection and treatment of bloodstream infection: laboratory reporting and antimicrobial management
    Erik L Munson
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 55242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:495-7. 2003
    ..Most therapy interventions occurred at the time of phlebotomy and after notification of Gram stain results by telephone. Release of antimicrobial susceptibility data had the least impact on antimicrobial management...
  16. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous injury, blood exposure, and adherence to standard precautions: are hospital-based health care providers still at risk?
    Bradley N Doebbeling
    Program in Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1006-13. 2003
    ..New strategies for preventing exposures, training, and monitoring adherence are needed...
  17. doi request reprint Relationship of influenza vaccination declination statements and influenza vaccination rates for healthcare workers in 22 US hospitals
    Philip M Polgreen
    University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:675-7. 2008
    ..In most hospitals, there were no negative consequences for healthcare workers who refused to sign the forms, and most policies were implemented along with other interventions designed to increase vaccination rates...
  18. doi request reprint Increasing telithromycin resistance among Streptococcus pyogenes in Europe
    Sandra S Richter
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:603-11. 2008
    ..To assess changes in macrolide and ketolide resistance among Streptococcus pyogenes in Europe and to examine the relationship of resistance to antimicrobial usage...
  19. ncbi request reprint Macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in the United States, 2002-2003
    Sandra S Richter
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:599-608. 2005
    ..pyogenes isolates from throughout the United States and to elucidate the mechanisms of resistance and genetic relatedness of macrolide-resistant isolates...
  20. pmc Antimicrobial resistance among Gram-negative bacilli causing infections in intensive care unit patients in the United States between 1993 and 2004
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3352-9. 2007
    ..P. aeruginosa, K. pneumoniae, and E. cloacae...
  21. pmc Critical incidents of nonadherence with standard precautions guidelines among community hospital-based health care workers
    Kristi J Ferguson
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:726-31. 2004
    ..To identify, categorize, and assess critical incidents of nonadherence to standard precautions...
  22. pmc Comparison of the BACTEC 9240 and BacT/Alert blood culture systems for detection of bacterial contamination in platelet concentrates
    Stefan Riedel
    Division of Clinical Microbiology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2262-4. 2006
    ..Among all comparisons, growth was detected, on average, 1.7 h sooner with the BACTEC system. The differences in length of time to detection were statistically significant...
  23. ncbi request reprint Factors promoting consistent adherence to safe needle precautions among hospital workers
    Thomas E Vaughn
    Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:548-55. 2004
    ..To examine organizational factors and occupational characteristics associated with adherence to occupational safety guidelines recommending never recapping needles...
  24. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a rural state
    Philip M Polgreen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, 52246, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:252-6. 2006
    ..Infection control personnel need to understand the epidemiology of MRSA and VRE across the continuum of care, including small rural hospitals, to develop effective control strategies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and group A beta-haemolytic streptococci in 2002-2003. Results of the multinational GRASP Surveillance Program
    Susan E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology Roy J and Lucille A Carver University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 25:148-56. 2005
    ..influenzae and 80-100% for M. catarrhalis. Antibiotic resistance in S. pneumoniae remains a significant problem world wide...
  26. doi request reprint Variability among pediatric infectious diseases specialists in the treatment and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections
    C Buddy Creech
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:270-2. 2008
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  27. pmc Accuracy of phenotypic methods for identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates included in surveillance programs
    Sandra S Richter
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1009, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2184-8. 2008
    ..9% and 59.3% for optochin susceptibility. Colony morphology was of limited value, as 391 (23.7%) isolates lacked the typical button or mucoid colony appearance of S. pneumoniae...
  28. doi request reprint Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia during the 2006-2007 influenza season
    Alexander J Kallen
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1655. 2007