Jon P Furuno

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Impact of freezing on the future utility of archived surveillance culture specimens
    Heather P Green
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:886-8. 2007
  2. pmc Antithrombotic therapy and outcomes of cervical arterial dissection in the trauma patient: a case series
    Holly E Hinson
    Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 4:13. 2010
  3. ncbi Prediction rules to identify patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci upon hospital admission
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:436-40. 2004
  4. pmc Comparison of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition among rehabilitation and nursing home residents
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:244-9. 2011
  5. ncbi Identifying groups at high risk for carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:580-5. 2006
  6. ncbi Value of performing active surveillance cultures on intensive care unit discharge for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:666-70. 2007
  7. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci co-colonization
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1539-44. 2005
  8. pmc Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii in a long-term acute care facility
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:468-71. 2008
  9. ncbi Cigarette smoking and low maternal weight gain in Medicaid-eligible pregnant women
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:770-7. 2004
  10. pmc Frequent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of gloves, gowns, and hands of healthcare workers
    Daniel J Morgan
    Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:716-21. 2010

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Publications58

  1. ncbi Impact of freezing on the future utility of archived surveillance culture specimens
    Heather P Green
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:886-8. 2007
    ..Results demonstrate that 98% of 250 bacterial isolates identified on initial culture were subsequently recovered by culture of frozen specimens after a median storage period of 564 days...
  2. pmc Antithrombotic therapy and outcomes of cervical arterial dissection in the trauma patient: a case series
    Holly E Hinson
    Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Trauma Manag Outcomes 4:13. 2010
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to compare the safety of antithrombotic therapy in post-traumatic CAD. Analysis from the first year is presented...
  3. ncbi Prediction rules to identify patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci upon hospital admission
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:436-40. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of factors from past medical history in defining patients at high risk for subsequent positive cultures with VRE or MRSA upon hospital admission...
  4. pmc Comparison of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition among rehabilitation and nursing home residents
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:244-9. 2011
    ..To assess risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquisition among extended care residents focusing on level of care (residential vs rehabilitation) and room placement with an MRSA-positive resident...
  5. ncbi Identifying groups at high risk for carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:580-5. 2006
    ..We aimed to develop a highly sensitive, simple-to-administer prediction rule to identify subpopulations of patients at high risk for colonization on hospital admission...
  6. ncbi Value of performing active surveillance cultures on intensive care unit discharge for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:666-70. 2007
    ..To quantify the value of performing active surveillance cultures for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on intensive care unit (ICU) discharge...
  7. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci co-colonization
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1539-44. 2005
    ..06, 95% CI 1.85-5.07). None of the co-colonized patients would have been identified with clinical cultures alone. We report a high prevalence of VRE/MRSA co-colonization upon admission to ICUs at a tertiary-care hospital...
  8. pmc Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii in a long-term acute care facility
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:468-71. 2008
    ..Patients in long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities often have many known risk factors for acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, the prevalence of resistance in these facilities has not been well described...
  9. ncbi Cigarette smoking and low maternal weight gain in Medicaid-eligible pregnant women
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:770-7. 2004
    ..This analysis was conducted to examine if cigarette smoking during pregnancy was associated with low maternal weight gain, as defined by the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommendations, independent of caloric intake...
  10. pmc Frequent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of gloves, gowns, and hands of healthcare workers
    Daniel J Morgan
    Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:716-21. 2010
    ..Multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacilli are important nosocomial pathogens...
  11. pmc Clinical utility of infection control documentation of prior methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection for optimization of empirical antibiotic therapy
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:972-4. 2008
    ..Documented prior MRSA colonization or infection was predictive of subsequent MRSA infections (odds ratio, 4.05). Physicians appear to use this documentation when prescribing empirical therapy for suspected bacteremia...
  12. pmc Targeted surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its potential use to guide empiric antibiotic therapy
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W Baltimore St, Room 330, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:3143-8. 2010
    ..The risk of MRSA infection was far higher in those who were deemed to be at high risk and who were surveillance culture positive. Targeted MRSA active surveillance may be beneficial in guiding empiric anti-MRSA therapy...
  13. pmc Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci on the gowns and gloves of healthcare workers
    Graham M Snyder
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:583-9. 2008
    ..To assess the rate of and the risk factors for the detection of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) on the protective gowns and gloves of healthcare workers (HCWs)...
  14. ncbi Comorbidity risk-adjustment measures were developed and validated for studies of antibiotic-resistant infections
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1266-73. 2006
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  15. pmc Controlling for severity of illness in outcome studies involving infectious diseases: impact of measurement at different time points
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1048-53. 2008
    ..Severity of illness is an important confounder in outcome studies involving infectious diseases. However, it is unclear whether the time at which severity of illness is measured is important...
  16. pmc Staphylococcus aureus infections in US veterans, Maryland, USA, 1999-2008
    LaRee A Tracy
    University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 685 W Baltimore St, MSTF 336, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:441-8. 2011
    ..Incidence of all S. aureus infections significantly increased (p<0.001), driven by noninvasive, MRSA, and community-onset infections (p<0.001); incidence of invasive S. aureus infection significantly decreased (p<0.001)...
  17. pmc Comparative effectiveness of nafcillin or cefazolin versus vancomycin in methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:279. 2011
    ..The outcome of interest for this study was 30-day in-hospital mortality...
  18. pmc Impact of empiric antimicrobial therapy on outcomes in patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: a cohort study
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:116. 2008
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  19. ncbi Increasing prevalence of gastrointestinal colonization with ceftazidime-resistant gram-negative bacteria among intensive care unit patients
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1240-6. 2007
    ..Gastrointestinal colonization is an important reservoir for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and it often precedes clinical infection...
  20. pmc Empiric antibiotic therapy for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia may not reduce in-hospital mortality: a retrospective cohort study
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11432. 2010
    ..We aimed to measure the clinical impact of appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy on mortality, while statistically adjusting for comorbidities, severity of illness and presence of virulence factors in the infecting strain...
  21. pmc Improving efficiency in active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus at hospital admission
    Daniel J Morgan
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1230-5. 2010
    ..Design and setting.  Prospective cohort of adult inpatients admitted to the medical and surgical wards of a 119-bed tertiary care VA hospital...
  22. pmc Colonization sites of USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in residents of extended care facilities
    Simone M Shurland
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:313-8. 2009
    ..The anterior nares are the most sensitive single site for detecting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization. Colonization patterns of USA300 MRSA colonization are unknown...
  23. ncbi Aggressive control measures for resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the impact on acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a medical intensive care unit
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:167-8. 2004
    ..Aggressive control measures can reduce VRE, and perhaps MRSA, transmission...
  24. pmc Prolonged colonization with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 among residents of extended care facilities
    Simone M Shurland
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland 20201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:838-41. 2010
    ..We found no difference in prolonged colonization (adjusted odds ratio, 1.1 [95% confidence interval, 0.5-2.4])...
  25. pmc Association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection may not differ by age group
    Adebola O Ajao
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:93-5. 2013
    ..Among 7,405 patients (9,511 admissions), MRSA colonization was significantly associated with infection (adjusted odds ratio, 13.7 [95% confidence interval, 7.3-25.7]) but did not differ significantly by age group...
  26. pmc Systematic review of measurement and adjustment for colonization pressure in studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and clostridium difficile acquisition
    Adebola O Ajao
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, MSTF Room 360 Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:481-9. 2011
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  27. pmc Risk factors for development of intestinal colonization with imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the intensive care unit setting
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:719-22. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify potential risk factors for the development of IRPA not due to patient-to-patient transmission...
  28. ncbi Summer Peaks in the Incidences of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection Among Hospitalized Patients
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of MarylandSchool of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1124-31. 2008
    ..We quantified the seasonal variation in the incidences of hospital infection caused by common bacterial pathogens and estimated the association between temperature changes and infection rates...
  29. pmc Healthcare-associated infection and hospital readmission
    Carley B Emerson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:539-44. 2012
    ..This study quantified the association between having a clinical culture positive for 1 of 3 prevalent hospital-associated organisms and time to hospital readmission...
  30. pmc Predictive ability of positive clinical culture results and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, to identify and classify noninvasive Staphylococcus aureus infections: a validation study
    LaRee A Tracy
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:694-700. 2010
    ..To develop and validate an algorithm to identify and classify noninvasive infections due to Staphylococcus aureus by using positive clinical culture results and administrative data...
  31. pmc The impact of Contact Isolation on the quality of inpatient hospital care
    Daniel J Morgan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22190. 2011
    ..Contact Isolation is a common hospital infection prevention method that may improve infectious outcomes but may also hinder healthcare delivery...
  32. pmc Bacterial contamination of health care workers' white coats
    Amy M Treakle
    Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:101-5. 2009
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  33. pmc Low prevalence of Acinetobacter baumannii colonization on hospital admission
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:329-31. 2010
    ..18%); no multidrug-resistant A baumannii was identified. Interventions aimed at early identification of A baumannii-colonized patients may not benefit by widely targeting non-critically ill patients on hospital admission...
  34. ncbi Utility of the Chronic Disease Score and Charlson Comorbidity Index as comorbidity measures for use in epidemiologic studies of antibiotic-resistant organisms
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:483-93. 2005
    ..05). A revised comorbidity measure specific to resistant infections would likely provide a better assessment of the comorbidity-attributable risk of antibiotic-resistant infections...
  35. ncbi The role of institutional epidemiologic weight in guiding infection surveillance and control in community and hospital populations
    David M Hartley
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:170-4. 2006
    ..Our objective was to quantify and compare the relative impact that individual institutions or subpopulations have on wider population-level outbreaks of emerging pathogens...
  36. pmc Impact of empiric antibiotic therapy on outcomes in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia
    Regina B Osih
    University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 100 N Greene St lower level, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:839-44. 2007
    ..74). These data suggest that the use of appropriate empirical therapy, i.e., before susceptibility results are known may not be as critical to patient outcomes as other studies have suggested...
  37. ncbi Statistical analysis and application of quasi experiments to antimicrobial resistance intervention studies
    Michelle Shardell
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:901-7. 2007
    ..An example of a hospital-based intervention to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rates and reduce overall length of stay is used to explore these methods...
  38. ncbi Relative influence of antibiotic therapy attributes on physician choice in treating acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:387-94. 2007
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  39. pmc Validity of ICD-9-CM coding for identifying incident methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections: is MRSA infection coded as a chronic disease?
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:148-54. 2011
    ..We sought to assess the validity of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code for infection with drug-resistant microorganisms (V09) for identifying culture-proven MRSA infection...
  40. pmc Risk of acquiring extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli from prior room occupants in the intensive care unit
    Adebola O Ajao
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:453-8. 2013
    ..Intensifying environmental decontamination may be less effective than other interventions in preventing transmission of ESBL-producing pathogens...
  41. pmc Serious mental illness and acute hospital readmission in diabetic patients
    Jennifer S Albrecht
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:503-8. 2012
    ..However, among patients ≥35 years, SMI was not significantly associated with 30-day hospital readmission (OR = 1.11; 95% CI = 0.86, 1.42). SMI may not be associated with increased odds of 30-day hospital readmission in this population...
  42. ncbi Population antibiotic susceptibility for Streptococcus pneumoniae and treatment outcomes in common respiratory tract infections
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:1-9. 2006
    ..pneumoniae are associated with higher risk of treatment failure in suppurative acute otitis media (AOM), acute sinusitis, and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB)...
  43. ncbi What infection control interventions should be undertaken to control multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria?
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:S57-61. 2006
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  44. pmc Economics of infection control surveillance technology: cost-effective or just cost?
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S12-7. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of these tools...
  45. pmc The use and interpretation of quasi-experimental studies in medical informatics
    Anthony D Harris
    Division of Healthcare Outcomes Research, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Lower Level, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:16-23. 2006
    ..They hope that future medical informatics studies will implement higher level quasi-experimental study designs that yield more convincing evidence for causal links between medical informatics interventions and outcomes...
  46. pmc Impact of a computerized clinical decision support system on reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use: a randomized controlled trial
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 100 North Greene Street, Lower Level, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:378-84. 2006
    ..However, most function with minimal computer support. We evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support system for the management of antimicrobial utilization...
  47. ncbi Support for emergency department screening for intimate partner violence depends on perceived risk
    Michael D Witting
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 S Paca St, 6th Floor, Suite 200, Baltimore, 21201, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:585-96. 2006
    ..These responses indicate greater support for IPV screening in the ED for high-risk than for low-risk cases, particularly among visitors...
  48. ncbi Variability in institutional review board assessment of minimal-risk research
    Jon Mark Hirshon
    Division of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, The Charles McC Mathias, Jr, National Study Center for Trauma and EMS, University of Baltimore, 701 West Pratt Street, Room 548, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:1417-20. 2002
    ..To examine variability in responses from institutional review boards (IRBs) to submission of a proposed minimal-risk survey...
  49. pmc Health care worker opinions on use of isolation precautions in long-term care facilities
    Jon P Furuno
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:263-6. 2012
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  50. doi Quality of hospice care for individuals with dementia
    Jennifer S Albrecht
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1060-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify differences in quality of care measures between hospice patients with and without dementia...
  51. ncbi Characterization of microbial communities from coastal waters using microarrays
    O Colin Stin
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 81:327-36. 2003
    ..The data may be applied to understanding patterns of environmental change; assessing the "health" of the Bay; and evaluating the risk of human illness associated with exposure to and ingestion of water and shellfish...
  52. pmc Clinical prediction tool to identify patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa respiratory tract infections at greatest risk for multidrug resistance
    Thomas P Lodise
    Albany College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Department of Pharmacy, Albany Medical Center Hospital, 106 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 3492, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:417-22. 2007
    ..aeruginosa respiratory tract infections at our institution. Identifying these risk factors enabled us to develop a prediction tool to assess the risk of resistance and thus guide empirical antibiotic therapy...
  53. ncbi Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonization among hospitalized prisoners
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Department of Infection Control, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:877-9. 2007
    ..Hospitalized prisoners are at high risk for MRSA infection and colonization, and surveillance should include cultures of nares and wound samples...
  54. pmc Predictors of 30-day mortality among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infections: impact of delayed appropriate antibiotic selection
    Thomas P Lodise
    Albany College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY 12208 3492, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:3510-5. 2007
    ..The data strongly suggest that delaying appropriate therapy for approximately 2 days significantly increases the risk of 30-day mortality in patients with P. aeruginosa bloodstream infections...
  55. ncbi Perceptions of help resources for victims of intimate partner violence
    Scott D Krugman
    University of Maryland, USA
    J Interpers Violence 19:766-77. 2004
    ..Understanding the differences between health care providers' and community members' perceptions of resources for victims of IPV may improve the effectiveness of referral to IPV resources...
  56. ncbi Clinical utility of multiple stool ova and parasite examinations in low-prevalence patient populations
    Jon P Furuno
    Clin Infect Dis 43:795-6. 2006
  57. ncbi A systematic review of the methods used to assess the association between appropriate antibiotic therapy and mortality in bacteremic patients
    Jessina C McGregor
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:329-37. 2007
    ..In brief, future studies should define "inappropriate" therapy on the basis of in vitro susceptibility data, should separately evaluate empiric and definitive therapy, and should control for the baseline severity of illness...
  58. ncbi FoodNet survey of food use and practices in long-term care facilities
    Jennifer M Nelson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Food Prot 71:365-72. 2008
    ..Enhanced educational efforts focusing on food safety practices and aimed at LTCFs are needed...