Dimitri M Drekonja

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Tigecycline treatment for urinary tract infections: case report and literature review
    D M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Chemother 23:168-70. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Urinary tract infections
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Infectious Diseases 111F, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prim Care 35:345-67, vii. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Erysipelothrix bacteremia without endocarditis: rare event or under-reported occurrence?
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 77:280-1. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A survey of resident physicians' knowledge regarding urine testing and subsequent antimicrobial treatment
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 41:892-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:62-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of Clostridium difficile treatments: a systematic review
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minnesota Evidence based Practice Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:839-47. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Antimicrobial use and risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Med 124:1081.e1-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota physicians
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:694-700. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Internet survey of Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota nurses
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:31-7. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Treatment of non-life-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections with alternative antimicrobial agents: a 2-year retrospective review
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 63:201-7. 2009

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Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Tigecycline treatment for urinary tract infections: case report and literature review
    D M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Chemother 23:168-70. 2011
    ..We report successful treatment of an episode of febrile UTI and probable prostatitis with tigecycline, and summarize the relevant literature...
  2. doi request reprint Urinary tract infections
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Infectious Diseases 111F, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Prim Care 35:345-67, vii. 2008
    ..Further research is needed regarding rapid diagnosis of UTI, accurate presumptive identification of patients with resistant pathogens, and development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant UTI...
  3. ncbi request reprint Erysipelothrix bacteremia without endocarditis: rare event or under-reported occurrence?
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 77:280-1. 2013
    ..Treatment with oral moxifloxacin resolved all manifestations of illness. The association between E. rhusiopathiae bacteremia and endocarditis may be spurious. ..
  4. doi request reprint A survey of resident physicians' knowledge regarding urine testing and subsequent antimicrobial treatment
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 41:892-6. 2013
    ..We surveyed internal medicine and medicine-pediatrics resident physicians about their knowledge and attitudes regarding urine testing and subsequent management...
  5. doi request reprint Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:62-8. 2013
    ..The optimal treatment duration and current treatment patterns for urinary tract infection (UTI) in men are unknown. We used Veterans Affairs administrative data to study male UTI treatment and outcomes...
  6. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of Clostridium difficile treatments: a systematic review
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minnesota Evidence based Practice Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:839-47. 2011
    ..Clostridium difficile infection is increasing in incidence and severity. The optimal treatment is unknown...
  7. doi request reprint Antimicrobial use and risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Med 124:1081.e1-7. 2011
    ..We sought to determine the frequency of non-CDI antimicrobial therapy during and after treatment for CDI, and the association of such therapy with recurrent disease...
  8. doi request reprint Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota physicians
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:694-700. 2010
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  9. doi request reprint Internet survey of Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota nurses
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:31-7. 2010
    ..Although nurses insert and care for many Foley catheters, little is known about nurses' attitudes and knowledge regarding indications for catheter use or methods to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)...
  10. doi request reprint Treatment of non-life-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections with alternative antimicrobial agents: a 2-year retrospective review
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 63:201-7. 2009
    ..Alternative agents can be used successfully to treat non-life-threatening MRSA infections in appropriate patients. Randomized comparative trials are needed...
  11. doi request reprint Antimicrobial urinary catheters: a systematic review
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Infectious Diseases, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:495-506. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Use of a computer decision support system and antimicrobial therapy appropriateness
    Gregory A Filice
    Infectious Disease Section, Department of Medicine, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:558-65. 2013
    ..To determine whether antimicrobial (AM) courses ordered with an antimicrobial computer decision support system (CDSS) were more likely to be appropriate than courses ordered without the CDSS...
  13. doi request reprint Unnecessary antimicrobial use in patients with current or recent Clostridium difficile infection
    Megan K Shaughnessy
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:109-16. 2013
    ..To determine the fraction of unnecessary antimicrobial use among patients with current and/or recent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...
  14. doi request reprint Urine Cultures among Hospitalized Veterans: Casting Too Broad a Net?
    Dimitri M Drekonja
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:574-6. 2014
    ..Most cultures were obtained from patients without urinary complaints and a minority from asymptomatic patients. High-count bacteriuria, not clinical manifestations, appeared to trigger most antimicrobial use. ..