Daniel J Morgan
Affiliation: University of Maryland
- The effect of contact precautions on healthcare worker activity in acute care hospitalsDaniel J Morgan
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:69-73. 2013..Contact precautions are a cornerstone of infection prevention but have also been associated with less healthcare worker (HCW) contact and adverse events. We studied how contact precautions modified HCW behavior in 4 acute care facilities...
- Automated hand hygiene count devices may better measure compliance than human observationDaniel J Morgan
School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Infect Control 40:955-9. 2012..Hand hygiene is considered a critical factor in the prevention of health care-associated infections, and there have been many studies on ways to measure hand hygiene compliance...
- Does nonpayment for hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections lead to overtesting and increased antimicrobial prescribing?Daniel J Morgan
VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD, USA
Clin Infect Dis 55:923-9. 2012..Since any urinary tract infection present on admission would not fall under this initiative, concerns have been raised that the policy may encourage more testing for and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria...
- Transfer of multidrug-resistant bacteria to healthcare workers' gloves and gowns after patient contact increases with environmental contaminationDaniel 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...
- Improving efficiency in active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus at hospital admissionDaniel 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...
- Characteristics of healthcare-associated infections contributing to unexpected in-hospital deathsDaniel J Morgan
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:864-6. 2010..Overall, 45% of bacterial isolates were multidrug resistant...
- Non-prescription antimicrobial use worldwide: a systematic reviewDaniel J Morgan
University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Lancet Infect Dis 11:692-701. 2011..Non-prescription antimicrobial and antituberculosis use is common outside of North America and northern Europe and must be accounted for in public health efforts to reduce antimicrobial resistance...
- Frequent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of gloves, gowns, and hands of healthcare workersDaniel 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...
- The impact of Contact Isolation on the quality of inpatient hospital careDaniel J Morgan
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e22190. 2011..Contact Isolation is a common hospital infection prevention method that may improve infectious outcomes but may also hinder healthcare delivery...
- Adverse outcomes associated with Contact Precautions: a review of the literatureDaniel J Morgan
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Infect Control 37:85-93. 2009..Whereas few would argue that CP are an important tool in infection control, many reports and small studies have observed worse noninfectious outcomes in patients on CP. However, no review of this literature exists...
- Association between contact precautions and delirium at a tertiary care centerHannah R Day
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:34-9. 2012..To investigate the relationship between contact precautions and delirium among inpatients, adjusting for other factors...
- Risk factors for development of intestinal colonization with imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the intensive care unit settingAnthony 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...
- Survival of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. for an extended period of transportGwen 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...
- Association between depression and contact precautions in veterans at hospital admissionHannah R Day
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Am J Infect Control 39:163-5. 2011..3 vs 13.0; P = .47), and the association was stronger after adjusting for other variables (mean difference, 2.2; P = .21). Although underpowered, in the largest study to date, patients on CP tended toward more depression and anxiety...
- Depression, anxiety, and moods of hospitalized patients under contact precautionsHannah R Day
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:251-8. 2013..To determine the association between contact precautions and depression or anxiety as well as feelings of anger, sadness, worry, happiness, or confusion...
- A randomized controlled trial of enhanced cleaning to reduce contamination of healthcare worker gowns and gloves with multidrug-resistant bacteriaAaron S Hess
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
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. Trial registration. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01481935...
- Serious mental illness and acute hospital readmission in diabetic patientsJennifer S Albrecht
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Am J Med Qual 27:503-8. 2012..However, among patients ≥35 years, SMI was not significantly associated with 30-day hospital readmission (OR = 1.11; 95% CI = 0.86, 1.42). SMI may not be associated with increased odds of 30-day hospital readmission in this population...
- Emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteriaRyan S Arnold
Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
South Med J 104:40-5. 2011..These include the need for special techniques for microbiological detection, the potential for nosocomial transmission, and therapeutic challenges related to limited, relatively unproven antimicrobial treatment options...