L Silvia Munoz-Price

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Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Infection control in field hospitals after a natural disaster: lessons learned after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
    Paola Lichtenberger
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:951-7. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Department of Anesthesiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 41:922-4. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Clinical epidemiology of the global expansion of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:785-96. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Deconstructing the infection control bundles for the containment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33136 1096, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:378-87. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Differential laundering practices of white coats and scrubs among health care professionals
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:565-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Acinetobacter baumannii: association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:517-20. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Bed bugs in healthcare settings
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1137-42. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Associations between bacterial contamination of health care workers' hands and contamination of white coats and scrubs
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:e245-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Decreasing operating room environmental pathogen contamination through improved cleaning practice
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:897-904. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of stepwise interventions targeted to decrease central catheter-associated bloodstream infections
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:1464-9. 2012

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Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Infection control in field hospitals after a natural disaster: lessons learned after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
    Paola Lichtenberger
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:951-7. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Department of Anesthesiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 41:922-4. 2013
    ..Line insertions, bronchoscopies, or blood exposures were not followed by hand hygiene. Stopcocks were accessed 66 times and only disinfected on 10 (15%) of these occasions. ..
  3. doi request reprint Clinical epidemiology of the global expansion of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:785-96. 2013
    ..In view of the limitations of present treatments and the paucity of new drugs in the pipeline, infection control must be our primary defence for now. ..
  4. doi request reprint Deconstructing the infection control bundles for the containment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33136 1096, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:378-87. 2013
    ..Therefore, prevention of acquisition of these organisms is essential. This review summarizes published infection control interventions (bundles) that have been implemented for the control of outbreaks caused by KPC-producing organisms...
  5. doi request reprint Differential laundering practices of white coats and scrubs among health care professionals
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:565-7. 2013
    ..7 ± 0.1 days (mean ± standard error; P < .001). Faculty physicians washed their scrubs more frequently than house staff (1.0 vs 1.9 days, respectively, P = .018), and no differences were observed among specialties...
  6. doi request reprint Acinetobacter baumannii: association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:517-20. 2013
    ..baumannii-negative patients were positive (odds ratio, 5.72 [95% confidence interval, 3.66-8.96]; [Formula: see text]). Clinical and environmental isolates shared pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns...
  7. doi request reprint Bed bugs in healthcare settings
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1137-42. 2012
    ..It is important for healthcare facilities to be prepared for this pest by implementing policies, carefully selecting materials used for hospital furniture, and educating providers on early identification and control...
  8. doi request reprint Associations between bacterial contamination of health care workers' hands and contamination of white coats and scrubs
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:e245-8. 2012
    ..The study aimed to determine the association between the bacterial contamination of HCWs' hands and uniforms (white coats and scrubs)...
  9. doi request reprint Decreasing operating room environmental pathogen contamination through improved cleaning practice
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:897-904. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the change in both the thoroughness of environmental cleaning and the proportion of environmental surfaces within operating rooms from which pathogenic organisms were recovered...
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of stepwise interventions targeted to decrease central catheter-associated bloodstream infections
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:1464-9. 2012
    ..Determine the impact of three stepwise interventions on the rate of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections...
  11. doi request reprint Ultraviolet powder versus ultraviolet gel for assessing environmental cleaning
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:192-5. 2012
    ..001). In 92% of discordant findings, the powder was removed but not the gel (P < .001). These findings suggest preferential cleaning of visible UV targets among units with high levels of previous experience with powder...
  12. doi request reprint Successful control of an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae at a long-term acute care hospital
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33136 1096, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:341-7. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of a bundle of infection control interventions on the horizontal transmission of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae during an outbreak...
  13. doi request reprint Prevention of bloodstream infections by use of daily chlorhexidine baths for patients at a long-term acute care hospital
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Medical Specialists, Munster, Indiana, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1031-5. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of bathing patients with 2% chlorhexidine on the rates of central vascular catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) at a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH)...
  14. doi request reprint Successful eradication of a monoclonal strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae during a K. pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae outbreak in a surgical intensive care unit in Miami, Florida
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1074-7. 2010
    ..Nine patients were either colonized or infected with a monoclonal strain of K. pneumoniae. The implementation of a bundle of interventions on July 2009 successfully controlled the further horizontal spread of this organism...
  15. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections: study of a 2-state monoclonal outbreak
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1057-62. 2010
    ..To characterize the clinical outcomes of patients with bloodstream infection caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii during a 2-state monoclonal outbreak...
  16. doi request reprint Four years of surveillance cultures at a long-term acute care hospital
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami, and Infection Control Department, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:59-63. 2010
    ..To characterize the degree of colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) among patients admitted to a long-term acute care hospital...
  17. doi request reprint Use of UV powder for surveillance to improve environmental cleaning
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:283-5. 2011
    ..We found a baseline cleaning rate of 41.8% that increased up to 80% (P < .001) after the institution of weekly electronic feedback (unit rates and rankings) to environmental services, hospital leadership, and unit administrators...
  18. doi request reprint Eighteen years of experience with Acinetobacter baumannii in a tertiary care hospital
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    1Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 3Department of Infection Control, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 4Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 5Division of Statistics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 6Service de Bactériologie Virologie, INSERM U914 Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics, Hopital de Bicetre, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, South Paris Medical School, K Bicêtre, France 7Department of Pathology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 8Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
    Crit Care Med 41:2733-42. 2013
    ..To characterize the descriptive and molecular epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii in our hospital...
  19. doi request reprint Aerosolization of Acinetobacter baumannii in a trauma ICU*
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1915-8. 2013
    ..To establish the presence of air contamination with Acinetobacter baumannii in the trauma ICU...
  20. doi request reprint Emergence and rapid regional spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Sarah Y Won
    Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Infectious Diseases, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:532-40. 2011
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  21. ncbi request reprint Four cases of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections treated with tigecycline
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Munster Community Hospital, Munster, IN, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:1081-4. 2006
    ..All 4 patients were eventually cured although 1 experienced a relapse of her bacteremia while on treatment due to inadequate dosing...
  22. pmc Efficacy of ertapenem for treatment of bloodstream infections caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Vicki L Collins
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:2173-7. 2012
    ..From 2005 to 2010, 261 patients with ESBL BSIs were analyzed. Outcomes were equivalent between patients treated with ertapenem and those treated with group 2 carbapenems (mortality rates of 6% and 18%, respectively; P = 0.18)...
  23. doi request reprint Acinetobacter infection
    L Silvia Munoz-Price
    Medical Specialists, Dyer, IN 46311, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:1271-81. 2008