B M Farr

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Affiliation: University of Virginia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: misinterpretation and misrepresentation of active detection and isolation
    Barry M Farr
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1238-9; author reply 1239-40. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Barry M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:317-22. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint What to think if the results of the National Institutes of Health randomized trial of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus control measures are negative (and other advice to young epidemiologists): a review and
    Barry M Farr
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1096-106. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tests for healthcare epidemiology
    B M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0473, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 14:443-7. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Political versus epidemiological correctness
    Barry M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:589-93. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing vascular catheter-related infections: current controversies
    B M Farr
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0473, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:1733-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Can antibiotic-resistant nosocomial infections be controlled?
    B M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 1:38-45. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Pseudoepidemic of streptococcal pharyngitis in a hospital pharmacy
    T B Karchmer
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:104-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint A hospital epidemic of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus: risk factors and control
    K E Byers
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:140-7. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheter practices: results of a survey
    M A Clemence
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Am J Infect Control 23:5-12. 1995

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Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: misinterpretation and misrepresentation of active detection and isolation
    Barry M Farr
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1238-9; author reply 1239-40. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Barry M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:317-22. 2004
    ..This article reviews many recent publications relevant to the prevention and control of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection...
  3. ncbi request reprint What to think if the results of the National Institutes of Health randomized trial of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus control measures are negative (and other advice to young epidemiologists): a review and
    Barry M Farr
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1096-106. 2006
    ..Effective measures should be used to minimize the morbidity and mortality attributable to these largely preventable infections...
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tests for healthcare epidemiology
    B M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0473, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 14:443-7. 2001
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  5. ncbi request reprint Political versus epidemiological correctness
    Barry M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:589-93. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing vascular catheter-related infections: current controversies
    B M Farr
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0473, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:1733-8. 2001
    ..Impregnation of catheter and/or hub surfaces with antiseptics raises less concern about fostering the development of antibiotic resistance than does the use of antibiotics for this purpose...
  7. ncbi request reprint Can antibiotic-resistant nosocomial infections be controlled?
    B M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 1:38-45. 2001
    ..Many studies confirm that this approach works when sufficient active-surveillance cultures are undertaken to detect the reservoir for spread. However, most healthcare facilities have not yet tried this approach...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pseudoepidemic of streptococcal pharyngitis in a hospital pharmacy
    T B Karchmer
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:104-8. 2001
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  9. ncbi request reprint A hospital epidemic of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus: risk factors and control
    K E Byers
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:140-7. 2001
    ..Weekly surveillance cultures and contact isolation of colonized patients significantly reduced spread..
  10. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheter practices: results of a survey
    M A Clemence
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Am J Infect Control 23:5-12. 1995
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  11. ncbi request reprint Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among household contacts of individuals with nosocomially acquired MRSA
    David P Calfee
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:422-6. 2003
    ..To determine the frequency with which methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is spread from colonized or infected patients to their household and community contacts...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of perirectal surveillance cultures for controlling vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
    Carlene A Muto
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:429-35. 2002
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  13. pmc Pro/con clinical debate: isolation precautions for all intensive care unit patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization are essential
    Barry M Farr
    The William S Jordan Jr Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Crit Care 8:153-6. 2004
    ..In this issue of Critical Care, two experts face off over the need to isolate patients infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
  14. ncbi request reprint Control of endemic vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus among inpatients at a university hospital
    David P Calfee
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:326-32. 2003
    ..25% and stabilization at this lower level. The use of surveillance cultures to identify and isolate patients with asymptomatic colonization can provide sustained control of the spread of VRE within a health care facility...
  15. ncbi request reprint Duration of colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
    Karin E Byers
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:207-11. 2002
    ..To determine the duration of colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and the adequacy of 3 consecutive negative cultures to determine clearance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene rates unaffected by installation of dispensers of a rapidly acting hand antiseptic
    C A Muto
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Infect Control 28:273-6. 2000
    ..Compliance with handwashing after half of all patient contacts was a result of perfect compliance by some and total noncompliance by others being observed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a meta-analysis of prevalence and risk factors
    Cassandra D Salgado
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:131-9. 2003
    ..24%). Effective control of dissemination of MRSA throughout the community likely will require effective control of nosocomial MRSA transmission...
  18. ncbi request reprint A pseudo-outbreak of nosocomial infections associated with the introduction of an antibiotic management programme
    D P Calfee
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, MR4 Building Room 2144, Lane Road Box 801337, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Hosp Infect 55:26-32. 2003
    ..This change in documentation produced a large pseudo-outbreak of nosocomial infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Emerging evidence of selection of fluconazole-tolerant fungi in surgical intensive care units
    T G Gleason
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    Arch Surg 132:1197-201; discussion 1202. 1997
    ..To determine whether increased use of fluconazole has coincided with a shift in the relative proportion of fluconazole-tolerant species isolated from critically ill surgical patients in 2 university hospitals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Infection control and cost control in the era of managed care
    David P Calfee
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:407-10. 2002
  21. ncbi request reprint Failure to develop vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus with oral vancomycin treatment of Clostridium difficile
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd, Room 3E 113, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:413-7. 2004
    ..Oral vancomycin therapy has been a risk factor for turning culture positive for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). VRE colonization status was reviewed for all patients who received oral vancomycin and underwent prospective cultures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Survey of patients' knowledge of nosocomial infections
    P J Miller
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville 22908
    Am J Infect Control 17:31-4. 1989
    ..This survey suggests that the subset of responding patients want to know more about the risk of nosocomial infections, and they are willing to pay for more resources to be channeled into effective infection control programs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Influenza in the acute hospital setting
    Cassandra D Salgado
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:145-55. 2002
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  24. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet light disinfection of hospital water for preventing nosocomial Legionella infection: a 13-year follow-up
    Keri K Hall
    University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 1337, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:580-3. 2003
    ..This study reports the rate of nosocomial Legionella infection and water contamination since opening the new hospital...
  25. ncbi request reprint The state of the science
    Barry M Farr
    University of Virginia Health System, 1004 Cobb Hall, Hospital Drive, PO Box 800473, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0473, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:106-13. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk of transmission of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from patients colonized with MRSA
    Christine Geffers
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:114-5. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Has methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus stopped spreading in intensive care units?
    Carlene A Muto
    Clin Infect Dis 41:269-70; author reply 270-1. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Positive predictive value of a percutaneously drawn blood culture growing skin flora varies markedly by organism
    Christine Geffers
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:507-9. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint What proportion of hospital patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are identified by clinical microbiological cultures?
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:116-21. 2006
    ..We sought to determine what proportion of patients who are colonized with MRSA at admission are identified by CMCs during hospitalization...
  30. ncbi request reprint Control of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Carlene A Muto
    Clin Infect Dis 43:387-8. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Doing the right thing (and figuring out what that is)
    Barry M Farr
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:999-1003. 2006
  32. doi request reprint Universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by hospitals
    Cassandra D Salgado
    JAMA 300:503-4; author reply 504-5. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus
    Kathleen Ledell
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:639-41. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Cassandra D Salgado
    JAMA 291:1960-1; author reply 1961. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint For nosocomial vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections: the ounce of prevention or the pound of cure?
    Barry M Farr
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1116-8. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Volume 25: An important milestone despite continuing infection control challenges
    Barry M Farr
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:7-9. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Would active surveillance cultures help control healthcare-related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections?
    Barry M Farr
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:65-8. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Mupirocin to prevent S. aureus infections
    Barry M Farr
    N Engl J Med 346:1905-6. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococcus
    Carlene A Muto
    Division of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, UPMC P, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:362-86. 2003
    ..After 2 more years without improvement, a SHEA task force was appointed to draft this evidence-based guideline on preventing nosocomial transmission of such pathogens, focusing on the two considered most out of control: MRSA and VRE...
  40. ncbi request reprint Change, constancy, and help wanted (from the whole village)
    Barry M Farr
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:11-2. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Three, if by air
    Kent A Sepkowitz
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:470-1. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Preventing nosocomial influenza by improving the vaccine acceptance rate of clinicians
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:923-8. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of interventions to prevent transmission of influenza and to increase employee compliance with influenza vaccination...
  43. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci: a meta-analysis
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:690-8. 2003
    ..Because patients with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteremia (VREB) usually have a higher severity of illness, it has been unclear whether VREB is worse than vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus bacteremia (VSEB)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of antimicrobial-resistant infections in intensive care patients
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:2373-82. 2005
    ..To review the literature summarizing important aspects of infection control in the critical care setting and to provide recommendations to reduce infections with resistant bacteria in the intensive care unit...
  45. ncbi request reprint Another tale of two guidelines
    Carlene A Muto
    Clin Infect Dis 43:796-7;; author reply 797-8. 2006