Heather L Evans

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effect of chlorhexidine whole-body bathing on hospital-acquired infections among trauma patients
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 145:240-6. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Preventing bacterial resistance in surgical patients
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:501-19, x. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint HCV infection of the transplanted liver: changing CD81 and HVR1 variants immediately after liver transplantation
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2504-13. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost of Gram-negative resistance
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:89-95. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of an intensive care unit rotating empiric antibiotic schedule on the development of hospital-acquired infections on the non-intensive care unit ward
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:53-60. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Differences in early- and late-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia between surgical and trauma patients in a combined surgical or trauma intensive care unit
    Traci L Hedrick
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 64:714-20. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Does enteral glutamine supplementation decrease infectious morbidity?
    Alison Saalwachter Schulman
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:29-35. 2006
  8. pmc Reduction in rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after introduction of quarterly linezolid-vancomycin cycling in a surgical intensive care unit
    Robert L Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:423-31. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Does body mass index affect infection-related outcomes in the intensive care unit?
    Robert L Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 8:581-8. 2007
  10. pmc Choosing antibiotics for intra-abdominal infections: what do we mean by "high risk"?
    Brian R Swenson
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:29-39. 2009

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Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Effect of chlorhexidine whole-body bathing on hospital-acquired infections among trauma patients
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 145:240-6. 2010
    ..To demonstrate whether daily bathing with cloths impregnated with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate will decrease colonization of resistant bacteria and reduce the rates of health care-associated infections in critically injured patients...
  2. doi request reprint Preventing bacterial resistance in surgical patients
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:501-19, x. 2009
    ..The use of antibiotic cycling programs for critically ill patients may be another approach to preserving the efficacy of the currently antimicrobial against the continued pressure of increasing bacterial resistance...
  3. ncbi request reprint HCV infection of the transplanted liver: changing CD81 and HVR1 variants immediately after liver transplantation
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2504-13. 2005
    ..In conclusion, HVR1 quasispecies variants differentially associate with, and infect allografts, after liver transplantation. Additionally, allografts express variable amounts of CD81 after transplantation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost of Gram-negative resistance
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:89-95. 2007
    ..We wished to test the hypothesis that rGNR infections are associated with higher resource utilization...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of an intensive care unit rotating empiric antibiotic schedule on the development of hospital-acquired infections on the non-intensive care unit ward
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:53-60. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that this intervention would decrease infectious complications in the non-ICU ward to which these patients were transferred...
  6. doi request reprint Differences in early- and late-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia between surgical and trauma patients in a combined surgical or trauma intensive care unit
    Traci L Hedrick
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    J Trauma 64:714-20. 2008
    ..We sought to compare differences in patient characteristics and outcome between early- and late-onset VAP in trauma and nontrauma surgical patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does enteral glutamine supplementation decrease infectious morbidity?
    Alison Saalwachter Schulman
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:29-35. 2006
    ..This study was designed to investigate the effects of supplemental enteral glutamine on the rate and outcomes of infection in critically ill surgical patients...
  8. pmc Reduction in rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after introduction of quarterly linezolid-vancomycin cycling in a surgical intensive care unit
    Robert L Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:423-31. 2008
    ..Creative interventions may be required to reverse or stabilize this trend...
  9. doi request reprint Does body mass index affect infection-related outcomes in the intensive care unit?
    Robert L Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 8:581-8. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that increasing BMI would be an independent predictor of higher mortality rates in the surgical/trauma ICU...
  10. pmc Choosing antibiotics for intra-abdominal infections: what do we mean by "high risk"?
    Brian R Swenson
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0709, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:29-39. 2009
    ..The definition of "high risk" in intra-abdominal infections remains vague. The purpose of this study was to investigate patient characteristics associated with a high risk of isolation of resistant pathogens from an intra-abdominal source...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of fungal and nonfungal infections in a broad-based surgical patient population
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:55-64. 2005
    ..Our aim was to compare fungal and nonfungal infections among a diverse surgical patient population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does prior transfusion worsen outcomes from infection in surgical patients?
    Michael G Hughes
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 4:335-43. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effect of transfusion on outcomes among infected surgical patients...
  13. doi request reprint Timing of intubation and ventilator-associated pneumonia following injury
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1041-6. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint Outbreak of resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections during a quarterly cycling antibiotic regimen
    Traci L Hedrick
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:139-52. 2008
    ..Antibiotic cycling or rotation of antimicrobial agent classes has been proposed to combat antimicrobial resistance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nature of gram-negative rod antibiotic resistance during antibiotic rotation
    Heather L Evans
    Surgical Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1380, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:223-31. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the evolution of gram-negative antibiotic resistance during a study of empiric antibiotic rotation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Does the addition of glutamine to enteral feeds affect patient mortality?
    Alison Saalwachter Schulman
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:2501-6. 2005
    ..The objective was to study in a prospective fashion the effects of adding glutamine to standard or immune-modulated (supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and amino acids such as glutamine and arginine) tube feeds...
  17. doi request reprint Infection control for critically ill trauma patients: a systematic approach to prevention, detection, and provider feedback
    Heather L Evans
    Departments of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 35:241-6. 2012
    ..We describe a multidisciplinary approach to infection control in the critically ill trauma patient with a special focus on ventilator-associated pneumonia at a level 1 trauma and burn center...
  18. doi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia: bacteremia and death after traumatic injury
    GRANT E O'KEEFE
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:713-9. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that bacteremia was associated with death in trauma patients who developed VAP...
  19. ncbi request reprint Primary human hepatocytes in spheroid formation to study hepatitis C infection
    Tae W Chong
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Surg Res 130:52-7. 2006
    ..As hepatocytes are the primary reservoir for the virus in vivo, we report on a model using primary human hepatocytes cultured in spheroid formation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Contact isolation in surgical patients: a barrier to care?
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Surgery 134:180-8. 2003
    ..Contact isolation is commonly used to prevent transmission of resistant organisms. We hypothesized that contact isolation negatively impacts the amount of direct patient care...
  21. pmc Serum estradiol concentration as a predictor of death in critically ill and injured adults
    Lesly A Dossett
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:41-8. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the predictive ability and test characteristics of the serum estradiol concentration at 48 h in critically ill patients...
  22. doi request reprint Active surveillance cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a tool to predict methicillin-resistant S. aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Jeannie D Chan
    Department of Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center and School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:1437-42. 2012
    ..aureus colonization in predicting the development of methicillin-resistant S. aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  23. pmc Pre-hospital intubation factors and pneumonia in trauma patients
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:339-44. 2011
    ..A subset of PH intubations with continuous quality assessment was re-examined to identify the intubation factors associated with VAP...
  24. ncbi request reprint E2 quasispecies specificity of hepatitis C virus association with allografts immediately after liver transplantation
    Michael G Hughes
    University of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Surgical Infectious Disease Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:208-16. 2004
    ..02 and P = 0.04, respectively). Immediately after transplantation but before actual infection, liver allografts select out from the infecting serum inoculum a less heterogeneous, more closely related population of quasispecies variants...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of immunomodulatory oligodeoxynucleotides on cytokine production in the lipopolysaccharide-stimulated human whole blood model
    Robert L Smith
    Surgical Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Surgery 136:464-72. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that CpG ODNs would have considerable counterinflammatory effects on LPS-induced cytokine production...
  26. doi request reprint Helicopter transport: help or hindrance?
    Rebecca E Plevin
    Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 17:596-600. 2011
    ..Individual trauma systems should conduct an assessment of their resources and needs in order to most effectively incorporate helicopter transport into their triage model...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cycling chemotherapy: a promising approach to reducing the morbidity and mortality of nosocomial infections
    Heather L Evans
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 39:733-8. 2003
    ..Cycling chemotherapy for empiric treatment of suspected infection is a method uniquely designed to address these challenges...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacilli infections on outcome in hospitalized patients
    Daniel P Raymond
    Surgical Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1035-41. 2003
    ..The impact of resistant (vs. nonresistant) Gram-negative infections on mortality remains unclear. We sought to define risk factors for and excess mortality from these infections...