Susan S Huang

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from residents of 26 nursing homes in Orange County, California
    Lyndsey O Hudson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3788-95. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection
    Susan S Huang
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:2255-65. 2013
  3. pmc Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 100 Theory, Ste 110, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Crit Care 15:R210. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:775-83. 2011
  5. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and hospitalization in high-risk patients in the year following detection
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24340. 2011
  6. pmc Continued impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on carriage in young children
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e1-11. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:325-6. 2013
  8. pmc Differences in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from pediatric and adult patients from hospitals in a large county in California
    Lyndsey O Hudson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 50:573-9. 2012
  9. pmc Epidemiology and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children in the post-PCV7 era
    Grace M Lee
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:110. 2009
  10. pmc Carried pneumococci in Massachusetts children: the contribution of clonal expansion and serotype switching
    William P Hanage
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:302-8. 2011

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Publications57

  1. pmc Diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from residents of 26 nursing homes in Orange County, California
    Lyndsey O Hudson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3788-95. 2013
    ..Control strategies tailored to the complex problem of MRSA transmission and infection in nursing homes are needed in order to minimize the impact of this unique reservoir on the overall regional MRSA burden. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection
    Susan S Huang
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:2255-65. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 100 Theory, Ste 110, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Crit Care 15:R210. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:775-83. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether longitudinal insurer claims data allow reliable identification of elevated hospital surgical site infection (SSI) rates...
  5. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and hospitalization in high-risk patients in the year following detection
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24340. 2011
    ..None have assessed the comprehensive burden of MRSA infection in the period after hospital discharge while accounting for healthcare utilization across institutions...
  6. pmc Continued impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on carriage in young children
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e1-11. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:325-6. 2013
    ..In multivariate models, carriage was associated with age less than 65 years (odds ratio, 1.2; P<.001) and Hispanic ethnicity (odds ratio, 1.2; P=.006). Interventions are needed to target CA-MRSA...
  8. pmc Differences in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from pediatric and adult patients from hospitals in a large county in California
    Lyndsey O Hudson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 50:573-9. 2012
    ..Community-associated MRSA spa type t008 is significantly more common in pediatric patients...
  9. pmc Epidemiology and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children in the post-PCV7 era
    Grace M Lee
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:110. 2009
    ..aureus and MRSA colonization in young children in the context of widespread use of PCV7; and (2) examine risk factors for S. aureus colonization in the post-PCV7 era, including the absence of vaccine-type S. pneumoniae colonization...
  10. pmc Carried pneumococci in Massachusetts children: the contribution of clonal expansion and serotype switching
    William P Hanage
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:302-8. 2011
    ..Vaccination against 7 serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae has led to the near extinction of vaccine serotypes in both disease and asymptomatic carriage. In carriage, vaccine serotypes have been replaced by nonvaccine serotypes...
  11. pmc Pneumococcal carriage and antibiotic resistance in young children before 13-valent conjugate vaccine
    Peter C Wroe
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:249-54. 2012
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  12. pmc Diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from inpatients of 30 hospitals in Orange County, California
    Lyndsey O Hudson
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e62117. 2013
    ..Community-based infection control strategies may still be helpful in stemming the influx of traditionally community-associated strains, particularly USA300, into the healthcare setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diversity and antibiotic resistance among nonvaccine serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage isolates in the post-heptavalent conjugate vaccine era
    William P Hanage
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Infect Dis 195:347-52. 2007
    ..Possible mechanisms include de novo acquisition of resistance, serotype switching, introduction of new clones, and expansion of existing clones...
  14. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Department of Infection Control, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:339-46. 2007
    ..Routine surveillance cultures can substantially improve prevalence and incidence estimates, and assessing the range of improvement across diverse units is important...
  15. pmc Evidence that pneumococcal serotype replacement in Massachusetts following conjugate vaccination is now complete
    William P Hanage
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Epidemics 2:80-4. 2010
    ..For other serotypes, the future course of replacement disease remains to be determined...
  16. doi request reprint Inclusion of 30-day postdischarge detection triples the incidence of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Taliser R Avery
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:114-21. 2012
    ..Hospitalized patients are at increased risk for acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). As hospital length of stay shortens, hospital-acquired MRSA events may be more likely to be detected after discharge...
  17. ncbi request reprint Risk of acquiring antibiotic-resistant bacteria from prior room occupants
    Susan S Huang
    Departments of Medicine and Infection Control, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1945-51. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Emergence of 19A as virulent and multidrug resistant Pneumococcus in Massachusetts following universal immunization of infants with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Stephen I Pelton
    Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:468-72. 2007
    ..Ongoing surveillance is necessary to identify emerging invasive serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities...
  19. pmc Re-emergence of the type 1 pilus among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Massachusetts, USA
    Gili Regev-Yochay
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Vaccine 28:4842-6. 2010
    ..These emerging piliated non-VT strains are mostly novel clones, with some exceptions. The rise in pilus type 1 frequency across multiple distinct genetic backgrounds suggests that the pilus may confer an intrinsic advantage...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of routine intensive care unit surveillance cultures and resultant barrier precautions on hospital-wide methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Susan S Huang
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:971-8. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, the relative impact of these interventions has not previously been ascertained...
  21. doi request reprint Aging population and future burden of pneumococcal pneumonia in the United States
    Peter C Wroe
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Infect Dis 205:1589-92. 2012
    ..Absent intervention, the total cost of pneumococcal pneumonia will increase by $2.5 billion annually, and the demand for healthcare services for pneumococcal pneumonia, especially inpatient capacity, will double in coming decades...
  22. pmc Risk of infection and death due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in long-term carriers
    Rupak Datta
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:176-81. 2008
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  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of hospitals with endemic community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Courtney R Murphy
    School of Social Ecology and Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:581-7. 2013
    ..We sought to identify hospital characteristics associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage among inpatients...
  24. pmc Impact of an environmental cleaning intervention on the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci on surfaces in intensive care unit rooms
    Eric R Goodman
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:593-9. 2008
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  25. ncbi request reprint Post-PCV7 changes in colonizing pneumococcal serotypes in 16 Massachusetts communities, 2001 and 2004
    Susan S Huang
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e408-13. 2005
    ..Analysis of colonizing serotypes among healthy children in the community provides critical data on such changes...
  26. doi request reprint Environmental cleaning intervention and risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms from prior room occupants
    Rupak Datta
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 100 Theory, Ste 110, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:491-4. 2011
    ..Subsequently, a cleaning intervention was shown to reduce MRSA and VRE room contamination. We now evaluate the effect of this intervention on the risk of acquiring MRSA and VRE from prior room occupants...
  27. pmc Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Burden and Transmission
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:269. 2012
    ..We sought to measure MRSA burden in a large number of nursing homes and identify facility characteristics associated with high MRSA burden...
  28. doi request reprint Use of Medicare claims to identify US hospitals with a high rate of surgical site infection after hip arthroplasty
    Michael S Calderwood
    Departmentof Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:31-9. 2013
    ..To assess the ability of Medicare claims to identify US hospitals with high rates of surgical site infection (SSI) after hip arthroplasty...
  29. doi request reprint What is nosocomial? Large variation in hospital choice of numerators and denominators affects rates of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Rupak Datta
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1166-9. 2012
    ..Survey-reported denominators differed from state-reported patient-days. Numerator and denominator choices substantially impacted HO-MRSA rates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Improving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance and reporting in intensive care units
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Infection Control Department, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:330-8. 2007
    ..In addition, many assessments underestimate the incidence of acquisition by including prevalent carriers in the at-risk population...
  31. pmc Serotype specific invasive capacity and persistent reduction in invasive pneumococcal disease
    Inci Yildirim
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Vaccine 29:283-8. 2010
    ..g. 33F, 22F) as successful colonizers resulting in increased IPD incidence due to replacement serotypes...
  32. doi request reprint Cluster randomized trials in comparative effectiveness research: randomizing hospitals to test methods for prevention of healthcare-associated infections
    Richard Platt
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 48:S52-7. 2010
    ..The need for evidence about the effectiveness of therapeutics and other medical practices has triggered new interest in methods for comparative effectiveness research...
  33. pmc Trends in antibiotic use in Massachusetts children, 2000-2009
    Sharon K Greene
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 3920, USA
    Pediatrics 130:15-22. 2012
    ..Antibiotic use rates have declined dramatically since the 1990s. We aimed to determine if, when, and at what level the decline in antibiotic-dispensing rates ended and which diagnoses contributed to the trends...
  34. doi request reprint Use of Medicare diagnosis and procedure codes to improve detection of surgical site infections following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery
    Michael S Calderwood
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:40-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the use of routinely collected electronic health data in Medicare claims to identify surgical site infections (SSIs) following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Community-level predictors of pneumococcal carriage and resistance in young children
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:645-54. 2004
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 1.0, 11.7). The two- to threefold odds of pneumococcal carriage conferred by certain community characteristics suggest that these measures may target communities for interventions to decrease transmission...
  36. pmc Patient sharing and population genetic structure of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Weixiong Ke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:6763-8. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that concerted efforts among hospitals that share large numbers of patients may be synergistic to prevent MRSA transmission...
  37. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus burden in nursing homes associated with environmental contamination of common areas
    Courtney R Murphy
    School of Social Ecology and Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California 92617, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1012-8. 2012
    ..To determine whether environmental cleaning and contamination are associated with variation in the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between nursing homes...
  38. pmc Gastrointestinal disease outbreak detection using multiple data streams from electronic medical records
    Sharon K Greene
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215 3920, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 9:431-41. 2012
    ..This study's primary objective was to identify data streams from EMRs that may perform well for GI outbreak detection...
  39. pmc Risk of postdischarge infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococcus after initial infection or colonization
    Rupak Datta
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1290-3. 2010
    ..Fifteen patients (8%) developed 27 VRE infections in the 18 months after detection. Among 10 postdischarge infections, 2 involved bacteremia and 3 resulted in readmission...
  40. doi request reprint Discord among performance measures for central line-associated bloodstream infection
    David M Tehrani
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92617, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:176-83. 2013
    ..Differences in chart review versus claims-based metrics used by national agencies and groups raise concerns about the validity of these measures...
  41. pmc Frequent hospital readmissions for Clostridium difficile infection and the impact on estimates of hospital-associated C. difficile burden
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:20-8. 2012
    ..Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with hospitalization and may cause readmission following admission for any reason. We aimed to measure the incidence of readmissions due to CDI...
  42. pmc Strain-relatedness of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from patients with repeated infection
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1241-7. 2008
    ..We found that MRSA infection following initial colonization or infection is caused by the same strain in most cases, suggesting that a single successful attempt at decolonization may prevent the majority of later infection...
  43. pmc Automated detection of infectious disease outbreaks in hospitals: a retrospective cohort study
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000238. 2010
    ..Ideally, outbreak detection programs should evaluate many pathogens, using a wide array of data sources...
  44. ncbi request reprint Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: results of a cluster-randomized, multicommunity intervention
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:698-706. 2007
    ..The goal was to determine the impact of a community-wide educational intervention on parental misconceptions likely contributing to pediatric antibiotic overprescribing...
  45. ncbi request reprint Risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after previous infection or colonization
    Susan S Huang
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:281-5. 2003
    ..Accurate assessment of the risk of MRSA-associated sequelae requires prolonged follow-up after discharge...
  46. pmc Animal and human antibodies to distinct Staphylococcus aureus antigens mutually neutralize opsonic killing and protection in mice
    David Skurnik
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Clin Invest 120:3220-33. 2010
    ..aureus infections in humans could be due, in part, to interference in OPK when antibodies to CP and PNAG antigens are both present. This information could be used to better design S. aureus vaccine components...
  47. ncbi request reprint Estimated burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in California hospitals after changes to administrative codes, 2005-2010
    David M Tehrani
    Division of Infectious Disease and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1218-21. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, despite new colonization codes, coded data demonstrated poor retention between serial hospitalizations. ..
  48. pmc Successful strategies for high participation in three regional healthcare surveys: an observational study
    Kristen R Elkins
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:176. 2011
    ..However, the success of such surveys depends upon high participation and representativeness of respondents...
  49. ncbi request reprint Modeling community- and individual-level effects of child-care center attendance on pneumococcal carriage
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1215-22. 2005
    ..This variation is not fully explained by risk factors at the individual level but may be explained by factors producing effects at both the individual and community levels, such as child-care center (CCC) attendance...
  50. doi request reprint Harnessing claims to improve detection of surgical site infections following hysterectomy and colorectal surgery
    Alyssa R Letourneau
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1321-3. 2013
    ..Claims-enhanced screening identified SSIs missed by routine surveillance and could be used for targeted chart review to improve SSI detection. ..
  51. pmc Quantifying interhospital patient sharing as a mechanism for infectious disease spread
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1160-9. 2010
    ..Assessments of infectious disease spread in hospitals seldom account for interfacility patient sharing. This is particularly important for pathogens with prolonged incubation periods or carrier states...
  52. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era: predictors of carriage in a multicommunity sample
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School HPHC, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 112:862-9. 2003
    ..Data on carriage of resistant organisms by healthy children in communities in which immunization with PCV7 has been implemented will help to define and decrease these risks further...
  53. doi request reprint Are nursing homes less likely to admit methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers?
    Courtney Reynolds
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:63-5. 2014
    ..02) and receiving lower ratings for overall suitability for admission (odds ratio, 5.9; P < .001). Larger studies are needed to determine whether decolonization may remove barriers to accessing postdischarge care for MRSA carriers. ..
  54. doi request reprint Health care-associated infection: assessing the value and validity of our measures
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1116-22. 2009
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  55. doi request reprint Voluntary to mandatory: evolution of strategies and attitudes toward influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel
    Kathleen Quan
    Department of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:63-70. 2012
    ..Assessing the relative success of serial strategies for increasing healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza vaccination rates is important to guide hospital policies to increase vaccine uptake...
  56. pmc High nasal burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus increases risk of invasive disease
    Rupak Datta
    Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:312-4. 2014
    ..There was a significant trend in infection risk with increasing nasal burden (P = 0.007). In multivariate models, high nasal burden remained significantly associated with invasive infection. ..
  57. doi request reprint Healthcare utilization and cost of pneumococcal disease in the United States
    Susan S Huang
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University California Irvine School of Medicine, 100 Theory Ave, Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Vaccine 29:3398-412. 2011
    ..Streptococcus pneumoniae continues to cause a variety of common clinical syndromes, despite vaccination programs for both adults and children. The total U.S. burden of pneumococcal disease is unknown...

Research Grants3

  1. Improving Assessment of MRSA & VRE Transmission in ICUs
    SUSAN HUANG; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Project CLEAR - Changing Lives by Eradicating Antibiotic Resistance
    Susan S Huang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Findings could potentially impact best practice for the 1.8 million MRSA carriers who are discharged from U.S. hospitals each year. ..