Loren G Miller

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Incidence of skin and soft tissue infections in ambulatory and inpatient settings, 2005-2010
    Loren G Miller
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit ID CORE, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 15:362. 2015
  2. pmc Modeling the transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a dynamic agent-based simulation
    Charles M Macal
    Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S, Cass Ave, Bldg 221, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
    J Transl Med 12:124. 2014
  3. pmc Incidence and cost of hospitalizations associated with Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in the United States from 2001 through 2009
    Jose A Suaya
    Health Outcomes, North America Vaccine Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 14:296. 2014
  4. pmc Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing healthcare-associated infections
    Cynthia L Maree
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California90509, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:236-42. 2007
  5. pmc Staphylococcus aureus colonization among household contacts of patients with skin infections: risk factors, strain discordance, and complex ecology
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1523-35. 2012
  6. pmc Prospective investigation of nasal mupirocin, hexachlorophene body wash, and systemic antibiotics for prevention of recurrent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Loren G Miller
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:1084-6. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective investigation of outcomes after hospital discharge for endemic, community-acquired methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus skin infection
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:483-92. 2007
  8. pmc Impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence among S. aureus isolates on surgical site infection risk after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Loren G Miller
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Outcomes Research Unit ID CORE, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:342-50. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus: a community pathogen
    Loren G Miller
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control Program, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 466, Torrance CA 90509, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:35-52. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Clinical practice: colonization, fomites, and virulence: rethinking the pathogenesis of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California Los Angeles, Torrance, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:752-60. 2008

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Publications65

  1. doi request reprint Incidence of skin and soft tissue infections in ambulatory and inpatient settings, 2005-2010
    Loren G Miller
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit ID CORE, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Center at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 15:362. 2015
    ..aureus was associated with dramatically increased skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) incidence in the first few years of the 21(st) century in the U.S. However, subsequent trends are poorly understood...
  2. pmc Modeling the transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a dynamic agent-based simulation
    Charles M Macal
    Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S, Cass Ave, Bldg 221, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
    J Transl Med 12:124. 2014
    ..Control measures have focused on hospital transmission. Limited public health education has focused on care for skin infections...
  3. pmc Incidence and cost of hospitalizations associated with Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in the United States from 2001 through 2009
    Jose A Suaya
    Health Outcomes, North America Vaccine Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 14:296. 2014
    ..The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and its role in skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) accentuated the role of SA-SSTIs in hospitalizations...
  4. pmc Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing healthcare-associated infections
    Cynthia L Maree
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California90509, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:236-42. 2007
    ..In conclusion, MRSA isolates phenotypically similar to CA strains have become the predominant isolates associated with HA-MRSA in our hospital...
  5. pmc Staphylococcus aureus colonization among household contacts of patients with skin infections: risk factors, strain discordance, and complex ecology
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:1523-35. 2012
    ..aureus infections in the U.S. However, epidemiologic characteristics of S. aureus household transmission are poorly understood...
  6. pmc Prospective investigation of nasal mupirocin, hexachlorophene body wash, and systemic antibiotics for prevention of recurrent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
    Loren G Miller
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:1084-6. 2012
    ..The mean number of MRSA infections after the intervention decreased significantly from baseline (0.03 versus 0.84 infections/month, P = <0.0001). This regimen appears promising at preventing recurrent CA-MRSA infections...
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective investigation of outcomes after hospital discharge for endemic, community-acquired methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus skin infection
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:483-92. 2007
    ..Although community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection has become increasingly common, prospective data on outcomes of patients with skin infection remain poorly defined...
  8. pmc Impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence among S. aureus isolates on surgical site infection risk after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Loren G Miller
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Outcomes Research Unit ID CORE, Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:342-50. 2011
    ..aureus isolates (hereafter, "MRSA prevalence"); however, "high" remains undefined. We sought to identify the MRSA prevalence at which glycopeptide prophylaxis would minimize SSIs relative to β-lactam prophylaxis...
  9. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus: a community pathogen
    Loren G Miller
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control Program, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 466, Torrance CA 90509, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:35-52. 2009
    ..This article reviews current knowledge of the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of community-associated S aureus and CA-MRSA infections...
  10. doi request reprint Clinical practice: colonization, fomites, and virulence: rethinking the pathogenesis of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California Los Angeles, Torrance, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:752-60. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics cannot distinguish community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection from methicillin-susceptible S. aureus infection: a prospective investigation
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:471-82. 2007
    ..aureus infections who have risk factors for acquisition of MRSA. However, there are no prospective data examining this approach...
  12. ncbi request reprint High-risk sexual behavior in Los Angeles: who receives testing for HIV?
    L G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, UCLA Medical Center, and UCLA AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, California 90509, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 22:490-7. 1999
    ..However, testing among this group remains suboptimal. Future public health campaigns should intensify efforts to encourage HIV testing among this population...
  13. ncbi request reprint No evidence of an association between transient HIV viremia ("Blips") and lower adherence to the antiretroviral medication regimen
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, and UCLA AIDS Institute Center for AIDS Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:1487-96. 2004
    ..We investigated this relationship in a prospective observational cohort of 128 patients initiating a new regimen...
  14. pmc How well do clinicians estimate patients' adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy?
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance Calif, 90509 USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:1-11. 2002
    ..However, little is known about the accuracy of these assessments. We sought to describe the accuracy of clinicians' estimates of patients' adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus infection unresponsive to highly active antiretroviral therapy: denial of poor medication adherence or recalcitrant infection?
    Loren G Miller
    UCLA AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 16:355-9. 2002
    ..An approach to evaluating patients for causes of poor response to antiretroviral therapy and nonadherence and implications for clinical practice are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of antiretroviral regimen dosing and adherence: a longitudinal study
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance 90502, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:514-8. 2003
    ..03). Because knowledge deficits are common after antiretroviral regimen initiation, clinicians should assess patients' understanding of medication dosing soon after regimen initiation or change...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of antiretroviral regimen switches on adherence
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 3:355-60. 2002
    ..We investigated whether a switch in antiretroviral medications affected adherence by examining a prospective observational cohort of 128 patients who began a new antiretroviral regimen...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences regarding antiretroviral therapy
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 13:593-601. 2002
    ..Pill burden was of least importance among the domains studied. These preferences should be considered when selecting a regimen and developing interventions to improve antiretroviral adherence and patient outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Repeated measures longitudinal analyses of HIV virologic response as a function of percent adherence, dose timing, genotypic sensitivity, and other factors
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:315-22. 2006
    ..The contribution of dose timing and other factors to achieving virologic suppression has received less scrutiny...
  20. pmc A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at time of hospital or intensive care unit admission
    James A McKinnell
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1077-86. 2013
    ..A systematic evaluation of factors associated with colonization is lacking. We performed a systematic review of the literature to assess factors associated with MRSA colonization at hospital admission...
  21. pmc Staphylococcus aureus skin infection recurrences among household members: an examination of host, behavioral, and pathogen-level predictors
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance
    Clin Infect Dis 60:753-63. 2015
    ..Many patients suffer from recurrent Staphylococcus aureus infections, but there are few data examining recurrence predictors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Repeated measures analyses of dose timing of antiretroviral medication and its relationship to HIV virologic outcomes
    Honghu Liu
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Stat Med 26:991-1007. 2007
    ..Investigations of adherence to antiretrovirals would benefit from measuring not only per cent adherence but dose timing adherence...
  23. ncbi request reprint A practical method to calibrate self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:S104-12. 2006
    ..We investigated methods to calibrate patients' self-reported adherence to match objectively measured adherence more closely for the purpose of developing a practical and more accurate self-reported adherence measure...
  24. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive evaluation of survey questions for adherence to antiretroviral medications and exploratory analyses for identifying optimal sets of survey questions
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:760-72. 2006
    ..Because these variables are readily obtainable in clinical settings, these selected questions may provide a clinically useful means of screening patients for antiretroviral medication nonadherence...
  25. ncbi request reprint Necrotizing fasciitis caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Los Angeles
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1445-53. 2005
    ..Staphylococcus aureus has been a very uncommon cause of necrotizing fasciitis, but we have recently noted an alarming number of these infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)...
  26. doi request reprint Adjunctive use of rifampin for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections: a systematic review of the literature
    Joshua Perlroth
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:805-19. 2008
    ..Rifampin is often used as adjunctive therapy to treat S aureus infections, but there have been no systematic investigations examining the usefulness of such an approach...
  27. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine leukocidin targets muscle tissues in a child with myositis and necrotizing fasciitis
    Deborah Lehman
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:69-72. 2010
    ..aureus strain. Immunostaining showed strong binding of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin toxin to necrotic muscle tissues...
  28. pmc Nitrofurantoin compares favorably to recommended agents as empirical treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in a decision and cost analysis
    James A McKinnell
    Division of Infectious Disease Clinical Outcome Research Unit IDCORE, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 86:480-8. 2011
    ..To analyze the costs of nitrofurantoin use compared to those of other antibiotics recommended for treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  29. doi request reprint Persistent environmental contamination with USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other pathogenic strain types in households with S. aureus skin infections
    Samantha J Eells
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:1373-82. 2014
    ..To understand the genotypic spectrum of environmental contamination of Staphylococcus aureus in households and its persistence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Incidence of and risk factors for clinically significant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a cohort of HIV-infected adults
    Wm Christopher Mathews
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, Owen Clinic, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:155-60. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to estimate trends in the incidence of and risk factors for clinically significant MRSA (CS-MRSA) infection in a cohort of HIV-infected adults...
  31. ncbi request reprint Emergence of multidrug-resistant, community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone USA300 in men who have sex with men
    Binh An Diep
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:249-57. 2008
    ..Infection with multidrug-resistant, community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been reported but seems to be isolated...
  32. ncbi request reprint Postpartum iliopsoas pyomyositis due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Karen M Sokolov
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:535-8. 2007
    ..A new, serious community-acquired MRSA manifestation, postpartum iliopsoas pyomyositis is described...
  33. pmc Asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections in HIV-infected men who have sex with men: prevalence, incidence, predictors, and screening strategies
    Gunter Rieg
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90502, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:947-54. 2008
    ..Our data support current Center for Disease Control and Prevention STI guidelines that recommend routine screening at increased frequency for HIV-infected MSM...
  34. pmc Quantifying the impact of extranasal testing of body sites for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at the time of hospital or intensive care unit admission
    James A McKinnell
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:161-70. 2013
    ..However, MRSA colonization at extranasal sites is increasingly recognized. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify the yield of extranasal testing for MRSA...
  35. pmc Risk factors for infection and colonization with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Los Angeles County jail: a case-control study
    Cynthia L Maree
    University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1248-57. 2010
    ..Spread of these infections can be extremely difficult to control. Development of effective prevention protocols requires an understanding of MRSA risk factors in incarcerated persons...
  36. pmc Transmission and microevolution of USA300 MRSA in U.S. households: evidence from whole-genome sequencing
    Md Tauqeer Alam
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MBio 6:e00054. 2015
    ..Decolonization of household members may be a critical component of prevention programs to control USA300 MRSA spread in the United States...
  37. pmc Systematic review and meta-analysis of linezolid and daptomycin for treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bloodstream infections
    Donald W Whang
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:5013-8. 2013
    ..Additional research, including randomized clinical trials, is needed before conclusions can be drawn about treatment options for VRE therapy. ..
  38. doi request reprint Evidence for the insufficient evaluation and undertreatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in a predominantly low-income and immigrant population
    Chin W Jung
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:369-75. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the rates of laboratory evaluation and treatment of HBV infection in a predominantly low-income and immigrant population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic discordance for hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:290-300. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and mortality in hepatitis C-positive haemodialysis patients: a population based study
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Harbor UCLA Medical Center 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1662-9. 2005
    ..The association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and clinical and laboratory measures in maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients are poorly understood...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C infection in dialysis patients: a link to poor clinical outcome?
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, C1 Annex, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 39:247-59. 2007
    ..In this article, we review the link between the HCV infection and mortality in dialysis patients and compare HCV antibody to molecular methods to detect HCV infection in these individuals...
  42. pmc Clindamycin versus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for uncomplicated skin infections
    Loren G Miller
    From the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute L G M, S J E and Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center L G M, S J E, Torrance, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles L G M, S J E, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco UCSF D Y, and Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF M D D, H F C, San Francisco all in California Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago R S D Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University, Nashville C B C the EMMES Corporation, Rockville, MD S P and Cota Enterprises, Meriden, KS R J H
    N Engl J Med 372:1093-103. 2015
    ..Skin and skin-structure infections are common in ambulatory settings. However, the efficacy of various antibiotic regimens in the era of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is unclear...
  43. pmc Association between vancomycin-resistant Enterococci bacteremia and ceftriaxone usage
    James A McKinnell
    Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:718-24. 2012
    ..We measured antimicrobial usage and VRE bloodstream infection (VRE-BSI) incidence to test our hypothesis that increased ceftriaxone usage would be associated with a higher incidence of VRE-BSI...
  44. pmc Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine leukocidin contributes to inflammation and muscle tissue injury
    Ching Wen Tseng
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6387. 2009
    ..PVL could contribute to the increased incidence of myositis in CA-MRSA infection, and the toxin could mediate tissue injury by mechanisms other than direct killing of phagocytes...
  45. doi request reprint Treatment for Positive Urine Cultures in Hospitalized Adults: A Survey of Prevalence and Risk Factors in 3 Medical Centers
    Jonathan D Grein
    1Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:319-26. 2016
    ..Associating abnormal urinalysis results with the need for antibiotic treatment regardless of symptoms may drive unnecessary antibiotic use. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(3):319-326. ..
  46. doi request reprint The association of patient complexities with antibiotic ordering
    Darcy Wooten
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
    J Hosp Med 10:446-52. 2015
    ..Antibiotic treatment decisions for medically complex patients are complicated, as the risk of undertreatment may be severe, whereas overtreatment may be associated with adverse effects and the emergence of antibiotic resistant pathogens...
  47. doi request reprint Body site Staphylococcus aureus colonization among maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Samantha J Eells
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif, USA
    Nephron 129:79-83. 2015
    ..aureus colonization is more common than previously believed and in certain body sites even more common than nasal colonization. There are few data describing extranasal colonization among maintenance hemodialysis patients...
  48. pmc Cost-benefit analysis from the hospital perspective of universal active screening followed by contact precautions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers
    James A McKinnell
    1Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:2-13. 2015
    ..Policy makers should consider the economic burden of MRSA screening and contact precautions in relation to other interventions when choosing programs to improve patient safety and outcomes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Research and Education Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif 90509, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 79:1048-53; quiz 1053-4. 2004
    ..We review options for management of uncomplicated UTIs in light of these considerations...
  50. doi request reprint Survival and transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from fomites
    Rishi Desai
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 39:219-25. 2011
    ..However, the amount and duration of transmissibility of MRSA have not been quantified...
  51. ncbi request reprint Levofloxacin penetration into a renal cyst in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
    Lauren Hiyama
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:e9-13. 2006
    ..Therefore, levofloxacin may be useful in the management of renal cyst infection, particularly for the treatment of gram-positive organisms...
  52. doi request reprint Tolerance of benznidazole in a United States Chagas Disease clinic
    David A Miller
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance
    Clin Infect Dis 60:1237-40. 2015
    ..The side-effect profile was suboptimal, including 5 cases of debilitating neuropathy and an unusually high angioedema rate. ..
  53. doi request reprint Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections in the era of prevention bundles
    Devin Callister
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:214-6. 2015
    ..Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;00(0): 1-3. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Visualizing coronary calcium is associated with improvements in adherence to statin therapy
    Nove K Kalia
    Division of Cardiology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Research and Education Institute, Torrance, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 185:394-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether visualization of coronary calcium would positively affect patients' adherence rates...
  55. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy in patients admitted to hospitals with cellulitis
    Consuelo V David
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    Dermatol Online J 17:1. 2011
    ..Inclusion of decision support tools early in the diagnostic workflow may reduce misdiagnosis and result in more efficient healthcare management...
  56. ncbi request reprint Trends in antimicrobial drug development: implications for the future
    Brad Spellberg
    Research and Education Institute and Department of Medicine, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1279-86. 2004
    ..Despite the critical need for new antimicrobial agents, the development of these agents is declining. Solutions encouraging and facilitating the development of new antimicrobial agents are needed...
  57. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus and death risk in hemodialysis patients
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:1584-93. 2007
    ..More diligent efforts to prevent and treat HCV infection may improve outcomes in MHD patients...
  58. pmc A prospective study of predictors of adherence to combination antiretroviral medication
    Carol E Golin
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:756-65. 2002
    ..We sought to assess predictors of long-term (up to 1 year) adherence to newly initiated combination ART using an accurate, objective adherence measure...
  59. ncbi request reprint Is the influence of social desirability on patients' self-reported adherence overrated?
    Glenn Wagner
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:203-4. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Treatment of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections with drainage but no antibiotic therapy
    Loren G Miller
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:795; author reply 795-6. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Spider bites and infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Loren G Miller
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:321-2; author reply 322. 2004
  62. doi request reprint In vitro production of panton-valentine leukocidin among strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing diverse infections
    Stephanie M Hamilton
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boise, Idaho 83702, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1550-8. 2007
    ..Greater than 75% of these strains carry the genes for Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), suggesting that this toxin may mediate these severe infections. However, to date, studies have not provided evidence of toxin production...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral intervention to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial (CCTG 578)
    Glenn J Wagner
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    AIDS 20:1295-302. 2006
    ..We conducted a randomized, multi-site, controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral adherence intervention for patients initiating or changing an antiretroviral (ART) regimen...
  64. ncbi request reprint An estimate of the incidence of Candiduria among hospitalized patients in the United States
    Anthony C Shay
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:894-5. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Does in vitro fluoroquinolone resistance predict clinical failure in urinary tract infections?
    Loren G Miller
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:605-7. 2007

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