Susan S Huang

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications37

  1. 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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  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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. ..
  23. 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. ..
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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. ..
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:249-60. 2007
    ..5) APIC and SHEA support stronger collaboration between state and local public health authorities and institutional infection prevention and control experts...
  31. ncbi request reprint Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: Position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force
    Stephen G Weber
    Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago Hospitals, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:73-85. 2007
    ..5) The APIC and the SHEA support stronger collaboration between state and local public health authorities and institutional infection prevention and control experts...
  32. 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
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Recommendations for metrics for multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings: SHEA/HICPAC Position paper
    Adam L Cohen
    Divisions of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:901-13. 2008
  34. 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...
  35. 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
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. pmc Antibiotic resistance patterns of bacterial isolates from blood in San Francisco County, California, 1996-1999
    Susan S Huang
    University of California San Francisco, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:195-201. 2002
    ..We describe the utility, difficulties, and limitations of countywide surveillance...