Michael Z David
Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Asymptomatic carriage of sequence type 398, spa type t571 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an urban jail: a newly emerging, transmissible pathogenic strainMichael Z David
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Clin Microbiol 51:2443-7. 2013..Among methicillin-susceptible S. aureus isolates colonizing Dallas County Jail detainees, 13.2% were ST398, spa type t571, and were genetically similar to human colonization isolates from New York, Chicago, and the Dominican Republic...
- Comparing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis with multilocus sequence typing, spa typing, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing, and PCR for panton-valentine leukocidin, arcA, and opp3 in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolatesMichael Z David
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Clin Microbiol 51:814-9. 2013..None of the tested genotyping methods provided an accurate means of identifying the next most common PFGE-based backgrounds, USA100 and USA500...
- Increasing burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus hospitalizations at US academic medical centers, 2003-2008Michael Z David
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:782-9. 2012..We estimated the incidence of all MRSA infections among inpatients at US academic medical centers (AMCs) per 1,000 admissions during 2003-2008...
- MRSA USA300 at Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2000-2006Michael Z David
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC6054, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 18:105-8. 2012..Among Anchorage-region residents, USA300 was a minor constituent among MRSA isolates in 2000-2003 (11/68, 16%); by 2006, USA300 was the exclusive genotype identified (10/10)...
- Central venous catheter-related bacteremia caused by Kocuria kristinae: case report and review of the literatureRyan Dunn
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 10:31. 2011..A case of catheter-related bacteremia with pulmonary septic emboli in a pregnant adult female without chronic medical conditions is described. A review of other reported Kocuria infections is provided...
- Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus as a predominantly healthcare-associated pathogen: a possible reversal of roles?Michael Z David
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e18217. 2011..We hypothesized that, as MRSA infections became more common among S. aureus infections in the community, perhaps MSSA infections had become more important as a cause of healthcare-associated infection...
- Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiology and clinical consequences of an emerging epidemicMichael Z David
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 23:616-87. 2010..It also addresses the therapy of these infections and strategies for their prevention...
- Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, rural southwestern AlaskaMichael Z David
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 6054, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1693-9. 2008..1% were ST8. Among 120 prospective isolates, 57.5% were clindamycin resistant. CA-MRSA epidemiology in southwestern Alaska differs from that in the lower 48 states; ST8 strains were rarely identified and clindamycin resistance was common...
- Predominance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pathogens causing skin and soft tissue infections in a large urban jail: risk factors and recurrence ratesMichael Z David
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 6054, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:3222-7. 2008..6%) of MSSA SSTI patients (P = 0.004). MRSA is the predominant cause of SSTIs requiring culture in the jail. Few risk factors differentiated MRSA from MSSA SSTIs, and detainee patients with MRSA SSTIs are at high risk for recurrent SSTIs...
- What is community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?Michael Z David
Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Infect Dis 197:1235-43. 2008..We sought to determine whether the absence or presence of these risk factors still predicts the phenotypic or genotypic characteristics of MRSA strains...
- Contrasting pediatric and adult methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolatesMichael Z David
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 12:631-7. 2006..In our region, clindamycin is an appropriate empiric therapy of community-associated MRSA infection in children but should be used with caution in adults...
- Clinical importance of purulence in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infectionsSusan E Crawford
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 22:647-54. 2009..We assessed whether predictive clinical characteristics of presumptive MRSA infections can be identified to guide choice of empiric antibiotic therapy...
- Association of high-level mupirocin resistance and multidrug-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at an academic center in the midwestern United StatesAdriana Cadilla
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 6054, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Clin Microbiol 49:95-100. 2011..However, CA- and HA-MRSA genotypes were more evenly distributed among mupA-positive isolates compared to mupA-negative MDR isolates. Thus, in Chicago, mupA is circulating among both CA- and HA-MRSA backgrounds...
- Complex molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus isolates from children with cystic fibrosis in the era of epidemic community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureusDaniel Glikman
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Chest 133:1381-7. 2008..We sought to characterize MRSA strains from these patients and compare them with MRSA strains from non-CF pediatric patients...
- Two cases of necrotizing fasciitis due to Acinetobacter baumanniiAngella Charnot-Katsikas
Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland, MC 0001, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:258-63. 2009..We report on two cases of fatal monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis due to Acinetobacter baumannii, an unusual finding that may be an indication of enhanced virulence of the organism...
- Determining whether methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is associated with health careMichael Z David
JAMA 299:519; author reply 519-20. 2008