Eli N Perencevich

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Projected benefits of active surveillance for vancomycin-resistant enterococci in intensive care units
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1108-15. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Raising standards while watching the bottom line: making a business case for infection control
    Eli N Perencevich
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1121-33. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Physicians' acceptable treatment failure rates in antibiotic therapy for coagulase-negative staphylococcal catheter-associated bacteremia: implications for reducing treatment duration
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1734-41. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: preventing Clostridium difficile-associated disease: is it time to pay the piper?
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:829-31. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Acceptable rates of treatment failure in osteomyelitis involving the diabetic foot: a survey of infectious diseases consultants
    Eli N Perencevich
    VA Maryland Healthcare System, Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:476-82. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Summer Peaks in the Incidences of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection Among Hospitalized Patients
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of MarylandSchool of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1124-31. 2008
  7. pmc Health and economic impact of surgical site infections diagnosed after hospital discharge
    Eli N Perencevich
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:196-203. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Value of performing active surveillance cultures on intensive care unit discharge for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:666-70. 2007
  9. pmc Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii in a long-term acute care facility
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:468-71. 2008
  10. 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

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Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Projected benefits of active surveillance for vancomycin-resistant enterococci in intensive care units
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1108-15. 2004
    ..Passive surveillance was minimally effective. Using the best available data, active surveillance is projected to be effective for reducing VRE transmission in ICU settings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Raising standards while watching the bottom line: making a business case for infection control
    Eli N Perencevich
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1121-33. 2007
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  3. ncbi request reprint Physicians' acceptable treatment failure rates in antibiotic therapy for coagulase-negative staphylococcal catheter-associated bacteremia: implications for reducing treatment duration
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1734-41. 2005
    ..We aimed to identify acceptable failure rates among infectious disease consultants (IDCs) for treatment of central venous catheter-associated bacteremia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: preventing Clostridium difficile-associated disease: is it time to pay the piper?
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:829-31. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Acceptable rates of treatment failure in osteomyelitis involving the diabetic foot: a survey of infectious diseases consultants
    Eli N Perencevich
    VA Maryland Healthcare System, Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:476-82. 2004
    ..4% to be acceptable. The methodology used in this study may prove useful in delineating acceptable treatment failure thresholds, an initial step in shortening durations of antimicrobial therapy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Summer Peaks in the Incidences of Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection Among Hospitalized Patients
    Eli N Perencevich
    Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of MarylandSchool of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1124-31. 2008
    ..We quantified the seasonal variation in the incidences of hospital infection caused by common bacterial pathogens and estimated the association between temperature changes and infection rates...
  7. pmc Health and economic impact of surgical site infections diagnosed after hospital discharge
    Eli N Perencevich
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:196-203. 2003
    ..Average total costs during the 8 weeks after discharge were US dollars 5,155 for patients with SSI and US dollars 1,773 for controls (p<0.001)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Value of performing active surveillance cultures on intensive care unit discharge for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:666-70. 2007
    ..To quantify the value of performing active surveillance cultures for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on intensive care unit (ICU) discharge...
  9. pmc Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii in a long-term acute care facility
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:468-71. 2008
    ..Patients in long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities often have many known risk factors for acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, the prevalence of resistance in these facilities has not been well described...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Utility of the Chronic Disease Score and Charlson Comorbidity Index as comorbidity measures for use in epidemiologic studies of antibiotic-resistant organisms
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:483-93. 2005
    ..05). A revised comorbidity measure specific to resistant infections would likely provide a better assessment of the comorbidity-attributable risk of antibiotic-resistant infections...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of gastrointestinal colonization with ceftazidime-resistant gram-negative bacteria among intensive care unit patients
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1240-6. 2007
    ..Gastrointestinal colonization is an important reservoir for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and it often precedes clinical infection...
  15. pmc Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci on the gowns and gloves of healthcare workers
    Graham M Snyder
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:583-9. 2008
    ..To assess the rate of and the risk factors for the detection of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) on the protective gowns and gloves of healthcare workers (HCWs)...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Impact of empiric antimicrobial therapy on outcomes in patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: a cohort study
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:116. 2008
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  18. 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...
  19. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci co-colonization
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1539-44. 2005
    ..06, 95% CI 1.85-5.07). None of the co-colonized patients would have been identified with clinical cultures alone. We report a high prevalence of VRE/MRSA co-colonization upon admission to ICUs at a tertiary-care hospital...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Controlling for severity of illness in outcome studies involving infectious diseases: impact of measurement at different time points
    Kerri A Thom
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1048-53. 2008
    ..Severity of illness is an important confounder in outcome studies involving infectious diseases. However, it is unclear whether the time at which severity of illness is measured is important...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity risk-adjustment measures were developed and validated for studies of antibiotic-resistant infections
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1266-73. 2006
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint The effect of contact precautions on healthcare worker activity in acute care hospitals
    Daniel 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...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Bacterial contamination of health care workers' white coats
    Amy M Treakle
    Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:101-5. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Automated hand hygiene count devices may better measure compliance than human observation
    Daniel 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...
  29. pmc The impact of Contact Isolation on the quality of inpatient hospital care
    Daniel 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prediction rules to identify patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci upon hospital admission
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:436-40. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of factors from past medical history in defining patients at high risk for subsequent positive cultures with VRE or MRSA upon hospital admission...
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of freezing on the future utility of archived surveillance culture specimens
    Heather P Green
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:886-8. 2007
    ..Results demonstrate that 98% of 250 bacterial isolates identified on initial culture were subsequently recovered by culture of frozen specimens after a median storage period of 564 days...
  32. doi request reprint Clinical and economic burden of antimicrobial resistance
    Lisa L Maragakis
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 6:751-63. 2008
    ..Representative literature is reviewed regarding the associations between antimicrobial resistance in specific pathogens and adverse outcomes, including increased mortality, length of hospital stay and cost...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc Association between contact precautions and delirium at a tertiary care center
    Hannah 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint The role of institutional epidemiologic weight in guiding infection surveillance and control in community and hospital populations
    David M Hartley
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:170-4. 2006
    ..Our objective was to quantify and compare the relative impact that individual institutions or subpopulations have on wider population-level outbreaks of emerging pathogens...
  37. ncbi request reprint Co-carriage rates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria among a cohort of intensive care unit patients: implications for an active surveillance program
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:105-8. 2004
    ..To assess the co-colonization rates of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) obtained on active surveillance cultures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Preliminary assessment of an automated surveillance system for infection control
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, 29 South Greene Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:325-32. 2004
    ..We examined the use of automated control charts, provided by an automated surveillance system, for detection of potential outbreaks...
  39. pmc Impact of empiric antibiotic therapy on outcomes in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia
    Regina B Osih
    University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 100 N Greene St lower level, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:839-44. 2007
    ..74). These data suggest that the use of appropriate empirical therapy, i.e., before susceptibility results are known may not be as critical to patient outcomes as other studies have suggested...
  40. ncbi request reprint Statistical analysis and application of quasi experiments to antimicrobial resistance intervention studies
    Michelle Shardell
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:901-7. 2007
    ..An example of a hospital-based intervention to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rates and reduce overall length of stay is used to explore these methods...
  41. ncbi request reprint Relative influence of antibiotic therapy attributes on physician choice in treating acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:387-94. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of admission hyperglycemia on hospital mortality in various intensive care unit populations
    Brian W Whitcomb
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:2772-7. 2005
    ..This study aimed to assess the generalizability of the association between hyperglycemia and in-hospital mortality in different intensive care unit types adjusting for illness severity and diabetic history...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Aggressive control measures for resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the impact on acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a medical intensive care unit
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:167-8. 2004
    ..Aggressive control measures can reduce VRE, and perhaps MRSA, transmission...
  45. ncbi request reprint Risk of mortality with a bloodstream infection is higher in the less severely ill at admission
    Peter W Kim
    VA Maryland Health Care System, 100 N Greene St lower level, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:616-20. 2005
    ..Health care-associated bloodstream infections are common in critically ill patients; however, investigators have had difficulty in quantifying the clinical impact of these infections given the high expected mortality among these patients...
  46. doi request reprint Depression, Anxiety, and Moods of Hospitalized Patients under Contact Precautions
    Hannah R Day
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:251-8. 2013
    ..The use of contact precautions should not be restricted by the belief that contact precautions will produce more depression or anxiety...
  47. pmc Epidemiological risk factors for isolation of ceftriaxone-resistant versus -susceptible citrobacter freundii in hospitalized patients
    Peter W Kim
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:2882-7. 2003
    ..1 to 6.2). Risk factors for CSCF were peripheral vascular disease (OR, 23.2; 95% CI, 4.3 to 124.6), AIDS (OR, 9.5; 95% CI, 1.6 to 55.5), cerebrovascular disease (OR, 4.2; 95% CI, 1.6 to 10.8), and ICU stay (OR, 3.1; 95% CI, 1.8 to 5.4)...
  48. pmc Association between depression and contact precautions in veterans at hospital admission
    Hannah 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...
  49. pmc Validity of ICD-9-CM coding for identifying incident methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections: is MRSA infection coded as a chronic disease?
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:148-54. 2011
    ..We sought to assess the validity of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code for infection with drug-resistant microorganisms (V09) for identifying culture-proven MRSA infection...
  50. ncbi request reprint Population antibiotic susceptibility for Streptococcus pneumoniae and treatment outcomes in common respiratory tract infections
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:1-9. 2006
    ..pneumoniae are associated with higher risk of treatment failure in suppurative acute otitis media (AOM), acute sinusitis, and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB)...
  51. pmc Concurrent acute illness and comorbid conditions poorly predict antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections: a cross-sectional analysis
    Ilene H Zuckerman
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 7:47. 2007
    ..Antibiotics are generally not indicated for upper respiratory infections (URIs). Our objectives were to describe patterns of URI treatment and to identify patient and provider factors associated with antibiotic use for URIs...
  52. pmc Multilocus sequence typing versus pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates
    Lucia L Nemoy
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MSTF Building, Room 9 34, 10 South Pine Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1776-81. 2005
    ..MLST has clear utility in studies of ESBL-producing E. coli, based on a greater discriminatory ability and reproducibility than PFGE and the ability to a priori define genetically related bacterial strains...
  53. pmc The use and interpretation of quasi-experimental studies in medical informatics
    Anthony D Harris
    Division of Healthcare Outcomes Research, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 100 N Greene Street, Lower Level, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:16-23. 2006
    ..They hope that future medical informatics studies will implement higher level quasi-experimental study designs that yield more convincing evidence for causal links between medical informatics interventions and outcomes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Rates of hand disinfection associated with glove use, patient isolation, and changes between exposure to various body sites
    Peter W Kim
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Infect Control 31:97-103. 2003
    ..It is unclear whether workers change gloves and disinfect hands adequately between exposures to different body sites/secretions while caring for a patient...
  55. pmc Economics of infection control surveillance technology: cost-effective or just cost?
    Jon P Furuno
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S12-7. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of these tools...
  56. 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...
  57. doi request reprint Effects of contact precautions on patient perception of care and satisfaction: a prospective cohort study
    Preeti Mehrotra
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1087-93. 2013
    ..64-5.00]; [Formula: see text]). Conclusions. Patients under contact precautions were more likely to perceive problems with their care, especially poor coordination of care and a lack of respect for patient preferences. ..
  58. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality associated with methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a meta-analysis
    Sara E Cosgrove
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:53-9. 2003
    ..54-2.42; P<.001); significant heterogeneity was present. We explored the reasons for heterogeneity by means of subgroup analyses. MRSA bacteremia is associated with significantly higher mortality rate than is MSSA bacteremia...
  59. pmc Impact of a computerized clinical decision support system on reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use: a randomized controlled trial
    Jessina C McGregor
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 100 North Greene Street, Lower Level, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:378-84. 2006
    ..However, most function with minimal computer support. We evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support system for the management of antimicrobial utilization...
  60. ncbi request reprint The use and interpretation of quasi-experimental studies in infectious diseases
    Anthony D Harris
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1586-91. 2004
    ....
  61. pmc Adverse outcomes associated with Contact Precautions: a review of the literature
    Daniel 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Central venous catheter-associated fungemia secondary to mucormycosis
    Kirk M Chan-Tack
    Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:925-7. 2005
    ..Positive blood cultures are rare. We report the first case of central venous catheter-associated mucormycosis fungemia (Mucor circinelloides). Early diagnosis and multi-modal therapy led to clinical and microbiological cure...
  63. pmc Non-prescription antimicrobial use worldwide: a systematic review
    Daniel 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Was this the demise of the food critic?
    Kirk M Chan-Tack
    Div of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine, HSF II, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:718, 7545. 2005
  65. pmc Efficient recovery of fluoroquinolone-susceptible and fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli strains from frozen samples
    Ebbing Lautenbach
    Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine, the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:367-9. 2008
    ..The strains that were not recovered were typically present only in low numbers in the initial sample. These findings emphasize the utility of frozen surveillance samples...
  66. ncbi request reprint Of models and methods: our analytic armamentarium applied to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Eli N Perencevich
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:594-7. 2005
  67. pmc Test characteristics of perirectal and rectal swab compared to stool sample for detection of fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in the gastrointestinal tract
    Ebbing Lautenbach
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:798-800. 2005
    ..For rectal swab, the sensitivity was 90% (95% CI, 68 to 99%) and the specificity was 100% (95% CI, 91 to 100%)...
  68. 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...
  69. pmc Persistent colonization and the spread of antibiotic resistance in nosocomial pathogens: resistance is a regional problem
    David L Smith
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 2220, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:3709-14. 2004
    ..To successfully manage ARB at tertiary-care hospitals, regional coordination of infection control may be necessary, including tracking asymptomatic carriers through health-care systems...
  70. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the methods used to assess the association between appropriate antibiotic therapy and mortality in bacteremic patients
    Jessina C McGregor
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:329-37. 2007
    ..In brief, future studies should define "inappropriate" therapy on the basis of in vitro susceptibility data, should separately evaluate empiric and definitive therapy, and should control for the baseline severity of illness...