J Kristie Johnson

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone
    Jennifer K Johnson
    Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1195-200. 2007
  2. pmc Multilocus sequence typing compared to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for molecular typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Jennifer K Johnson
    Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MSTF, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3707-12. 2007
  3. pmc The role of patient-to-patient transmission in the acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the intensive care unit
    J Kristie Johnson
    Department of Pathology, Institute of Genomic Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 10 South Pine Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:900-5. 2009
  4. 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
  5. pmc USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and the risk of severe sepsis: is USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with more severe infections?
    Kristen M Kreisel
    University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70:285-90. 2011
  6. 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
  7. pmc Transfer of multidrug-resistant bacteria to healthcare workers' gloves and gowns after patient contact increases with environmental contamination
    Daniel J Morgan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:1045-51. 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. pmc Skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone
    Jennifer K Johnson
    Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1195-200. 2007
    ..5). The increase in community-associated MRSA infections and the overall increase in SSTIs in our population suggest that USA300 is becoming more virulent and has a greater propensity to cause SSTIs...
  2. pmc Multilocus sequence typing compared to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for molecular typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Jennifer K Johnson
    Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MSTF, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3707-12. 2007
    ..999 versus 0.975, respectively). Thus, while MLST was better for detecting genetic relatedness, we determined that PFGE was more discriminatory than MLST for determining genetic differences in P. aeruginosa...
  3. pmc The role of patient-to-patient transmission in the acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the intensive care unit
    J Kristie Johnson
    Department of Pathology, Institute of Genomic Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 10 South Pine Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:900-5. 2009
    ..Imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (IRPA) is an emerging problem. The causal role of antibiotic selective pressure versus patient-to-patient transmission has not been assessed using a large cohort...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and the risk of severe sepsis: is USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with more severe infections?
    Kristen M Kreisel
    University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70:285-90. 2011
    ..82; 95% confidence interval, 1.16-2.87; P = 0.01). This suggests that patients with USA300 MRSA are more likely to develop severe sepsis in response to their infection, which could be due to host or bacterial differences...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Transfer of multidrug-resistant bacteria to healthcare workers' gloves and gowns after patient contact increases with environmental contamination
    Daniel J Morgan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:1045-51. 2012
    ..To assess the role of environmental contamination in the transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria to healthcare workers' clothing...
  8. 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...
  9. 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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  10. 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...
  11. pmc Environmental contamination because of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii surrounding colonized or infected patients
    Kerri A Thom
    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 39:711-5. 2011
    ..Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) is an important nosocomial pathogen associated with significant morbidity and mortality...
  12. pmc Patients with Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections are colonized in the gastrointestinal tract with identical strains
    Kerri A Thom
    Division of Healthcare Outcomes Research, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:751-3. 2010
    ..Seven patients with imipenem-resistant A baumannii bacteremia were identified from January to June of 2008. Six of 7 (86%) patients were colonized in the gastrointestinal tract with genetically similar strains preceding their bacteremia...
  13. pmc Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. for an extended period of transport
    Gwen L Robinson
    University of Maryland, Department of Pathology, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2466-8. 2012
    ..Our study showed that transportation in Liquid Amies medium could be performed at room temperature or 4°C for up to 14 days without a decrease in recovery of MRSA or VRE...
  14. pmc Assessing the burden of Acinetobacter baumannii in Maryland: a statewide cross-sectional period prevalence survey
    Kerri A Thom
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:883-8. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of Acinetobacter baumannii, an important healthcare-associated pathogen, among mechanically ventilated patients in Maryland...
  15. pmc Illicit drug use and risk for USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections with bacteremia
    Kristen M Kreisel
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:1419-27. 2010
    ..23 for trend). Notably, the proportion of patients with USA300 MRSA bacteremia who did not use illicit drugs increased over time. This finding suggests that this strain has spread from users of illicit drugs to other populations...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc A randomized controlled trial of enhanced cleaning to reduce contamination of healthcare worker gowns and gloves with multidrug-resistant bacteria
    Aaron S Hess
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:487-93. 2013
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether intense environmental cleaning will lead to significant reductions and fewer infections...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Persistent Staphylococcus aureus colonization is not a strongly heritable trait in Amish families
    Mary Claire Roghmann
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17368. 2011
    ..aureus colonization in this community...
  21. pmc Comparison of swab and sponge methodologies for identification of Acinetobacter baumannii from the hospital environment
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2140-1. 2012
    ..The sensitivity of the swab method was 87%, while the sensitivity of the sponge method was 75%. Given the comparable results, use of the cheaper and less laborious swab technique is acceptable and may be preferable...
  22. pmc Genomic comparison of multi-drug resistant invasive and colonizing Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from diverse human body sites reveals genomic plasticity
    Jason W Sahl
    Department of Microbiology, Institute for Genome Sciences, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    BMC Genomics 12:291. 2011
    ..baumannii strains isolated from distinct body sites. Isolates from blood, peri-anal, and wound sources were examined in an attempt to identify genetic features that could be correlated to each isolation source...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of Candida parapsilosis candidemia with caspofungin usage
    Graeme N Forrest
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, 20 Penn Street, Room S403B, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Infect 56:126-9. 2008
    ..To determine the impact on the change in epidemiology of Candida species at our institution since the introduction of caspofungin...
  26. doi request reprint MRSA with progression from otitis media and sphenoid sinusitis to clival osteomyelitis, pachymeningitis and abducens nerve palsy in an immunocompetent 10-year-old patient
    Matthew B Laurens
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72:945-51. 2008
    ..This case exemplifies an aggressive MRSA intracranial infection that advanced despite antibiotic therapy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Candida dubliniensis fungemia at a large teaching hospital
    Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1064-7. 2005
    ..Peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis was used as a rapid and reliable test for differentiating C. dubliniensis from Candida albicans, making it feasible to determine the prevalence of C. dubliniensis fungemia...
  28. pmc Peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization for hospital-acquired enterococcal bacteremia: delivering earlier effective antimicrobial therapy
    Graeme N Forrest
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:3558-63. 2008
    ..04). The EFOE PNA FISH test in conjunction with an AMT treatment algorithm resulted in earlier initiation of appropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy for patients with hospital-acquired E. faecium bacteremia...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint An unusual Gram stain finding
    Kirk M Chan-Tack
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1649, 1677-8. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of rapid in situ hybridization testing on coagulase-negative staphylococci positive blood cultures
    Graeme N Forrest
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:154-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of the early identification of CoNS by ruling out S. aureus in conjunction with an antimicrobial team (AMT) on antimicrobial therapy, patient length of stay and hospital costs...
  33. pmc Recovery of Gram-negative bacilli in stored endotracheal aspirates
    Tarah D Ranke
    Departments of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2791-2. 2012
    ....
  34. pmc Genome sequence of Klebsiella oxytoca 11492-1, a nosocomial isolate possessing a FOX-5 AmpC β-lactamase
    Tracy H Hazen
    Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Bacteriol 194:3028-9. 2012
    ..The K. oxytoca 11492-1 draft genome contains multiple antibiotic resistance genes, including a FOX-5 AmpC β-lactamase encoded on a large IncA/C plasmid...
  35. ncbi request reprint How important is patient-to-patient transmission in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase Escherichia coli acquisition
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, 100 North Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:97-101. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to quantify the amount of patient-to-patient transmission among patients who acquire an ESBL-producing E coli infection using perianal surveillance cultures in an intensive care unit (ICU) population...
  36. 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...
  37. 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])...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dog bite transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to a human
    Jennifer K Johnson
    Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:762-3. 2006
    ..This report describes a case of a companion dog that was treated with multiple courses of antibiotics for a chronic illness and transmitted multidrug-resistant bacteria to a human through a bite...
  39. ncbi request reprint 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...
  40. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the Candida albicans/Candida glabrata peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization method for simultaneous dual-color identification of C. albicans and C. glabrata directly from blood culture bottles
    Janeen R Shepard
    AdvanDx, Inc, 10A Roessler Road, Woburn, MA 01801, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:50-5. 2008
    ..albicans and C. glabrata in positive blood culture bottles. This rapid assay may aid in the selection of initial antifungal drugs, leading to improved patient outcomes...
  41. ncbi request reprint The prodromal questionnaire (PQ): preliminary validation of a self-report screening measure for prodromal and psychotic syndromes
    Rachel L Loewy
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Schizophr Res 79:117-25. 2005
    ..The PQ shows good preliminary validity in detecting individuals with an interview-diagnosed prodromal or psychotic syndrome, but it is less sensitive to the threshold between prodromal and full-blown psychosis...