Lance R Peterson

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Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nonimpact of Decolonization as an Adjunctive Measure to Contact Precautions for the Control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission in Acute Care
    Lance R Peterson
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60:99-104. 2015
  2. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the LightCycler methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) advanced test as a rapid method for detection of MRSA in nasal surveillance swabs
    Lance R Peterson
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Walgreen Bldg, SB525, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1661-6. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Molecular laboratory tests for the diagnosis of respiratory tract infection due to Staphylococcus aureus
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem NorthShore and University of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois v, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:S361-6. 2011
  4. pmc To screen or not to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Lance R Peterson
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Walgreen Bldg, SB525, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:683-9. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
  6. pmc Rectal screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases: comparison of real-time PCR and culture using two selective screening agar plates
    Kamaljit Singh
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2596-600. 2012
  7. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
  8. pmc Optimization of a laboratory-developed test utilizing roche analyte-specific reagents for detection of Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species
    Maitry S Mehta
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2377-80. 2008
  9. pmc Prediction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus involvement in disease sites by concomitant nasal sampling
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:588-92. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Nonimpact of Decolonization as an Adjunctive Measure to Contact Precautions for the Control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission in Acute Care
    Lance R Peterson
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60:99-104. 2015
    ..82; 95% CI, 0.46 to 1.45; P = 0.49). Decolonization of MRSA patients does not add benefit when contact precautions are used for patients colonized with MRSA in acute (hospital) care. ..
  2. pmc Multicenter evaluation of the LightCycler methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) advanced test as a rapid method for detection of MRSA in nasal surveillance swabs
    Lance R Peterson
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Walgreen Bldg, SB525, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1661-6. 2010
    ..001) with the LightCycler MRSA advanced test. The sensitivity of direct culture was 80.4%. The LightCycler MRSA advanced test is a useful tool for sensitive and rapid detection of MRSA nasal colonization...
  3. doi request reprint Molecular laboratory tests for the diagnosis of respiratory tract infection due to Staphylococcus aureus
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem NorthShore and University of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois v, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:S361-6. 2011
    ..The FDA is encouraged to work closely with industry providers to expedite the evaluation and clearance process for molecular diagnostic devices detecting S. aureus (including MRSA) in the diagnosis of respiratory tract infection...
  4. pmc To screen or not to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Lance R Peterson
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Walgreen Bldg, SB525, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:683-9. 2010
    ..Lance Peterson of Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL) offers his perspective on why screening for MRSA is to be encouraged. Dr. Daniel Diekema of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA) offers an opposing view...
  5. ncbi request reprint Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
    ..The effect of large-scale expanded surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on health care-associated MRSA disease is not known...
  6. pmc Rectal screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases: comparison of real-time PCR and culture using two selective screening agar plates
    Kamaljit Singh
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2596-600. 2012
    ..0001). Overall, PCR for bla(KPC) represents the best screening test for KPCs with significantly higher sensitivity and with less hands-on time, resulting in a shorter time to results...
  7. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus test before and during high-volume clinical use
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2993-8. 2007
    ..When one is dealing with large specimen numbers, the ACP lysis method offers easier processing without negatively affecting the sensitivity or specificity of the PCR assay...
  8. pmc Optimization of a laboratory-developed test utilizing roche analyte-specific reagents for detection of Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species
    Maitry S Mehta
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2377-80. 2008
    ..The real-time PCR and culture results for S. aureus were similar. PCR had adequate sensitivity, but culture was more specific for the detection of VRE...
  9. pmc Prediction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus involvement in disease sites by concomitant nasal sampling
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:588-92. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Management of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in an intensive care unit using novel environmental disinfection: a 38-month report
    Carlo La Forgia
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:259-63. 2010
    ..We describe the systematic investigation initiated to discover an environmental reservoir and a novel measure taken to terminate the outbreak...
  11. doi request reprint Prospective, multicenter evaluation of the BD GeneOhm VanR assay for direct, rapid detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species in perianal and rectal specimens
    Elena A Usacheva
    Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60201 1781, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 134:219-26. 2010
    ..Samples positive for the vanB genotype should be confirmed by culture owing to the apparent high number of false-positive results...
  12. doi request reprint Topical therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization: impact on infection risk
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:623-32. 2009
    ..We evaluated the usefulness of topical decolonization therapy for reducing the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among MRSA-colonized inpatients...
  13. pmc Implementation of a universal admission surveillance and decolonization program for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reduces the number of MRSA and total number of S. aureus isolates reported by the clinical laboratory
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3749-52. 2009
    ..The decreases in the numbers of MRSA and total S. aureus clinical isolates for each year after August 2005 were highly statistically significant compared to the numbers in each of the prior 3 years (P < 0.0001)...
  14. pmc Direct detection of Staphylococcus aureus from adult and neonate nasal swab specimens using real-time polymerase chain reaction
    Suzanne M Paule
    Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Mol Diagn 6:191-6. 2004
    ..Real-time PCR was able to detect S. aureus in 2 hours compared to 1 to 4 days for culture and provided sensitivity equal to or greater than culture...
  15. doi request reprint Laboratory testing for Clostridium difficile infection: light at the end of the tunnel
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 136:372-80. 2011
    ..The common enzyme immunoassay tests all had sensitivity values less than 50%. Clinical laboratory professionals need to seriously consider their diagnostic testing and use the assays that perform best for the detection of CDI...
  16. doi request reprint Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
    Donna M Hacek
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:350-3. 2010
    ..In response, an intervention of terminal room cleaning with dilute bleach was instituted to decrease the amount of C difficile environmental spore contamination from patients with C difficile infection (CDI)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1152-60. 2007
    ..Current laboratory testing lacks a single assay that is sensitive, specific, and rapid. The purpose of this work was to design and validate a sensitive and specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test for CDAD...
  18. ncbi request reprint Does my patient have Clostridium difficile infection?
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:176-9. 2009
    ..Diagnoses of CDI will be more accurate if clinicians use tests with a higher sensitivity, reduce the frequency of testing for a single episode of diarrhea, and give more attention to key elements of the patient's history...
  19. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR can rapidly detect methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus directly from positive blood culture bottles
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:404-7. 2005
    ..PCR detection yields rapid (2-3 hours) results and accurate identification of S aureus directly from signal-positive blood culture bottle samples...
  20. doi request reprint Electronic surveillance for infectious disease trend analysis following a quality improvement intervention
    Kari E Peterson
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:790-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate electronic tools for MRSA healthcare-associated infection (HAI) trending that can replace manual medical record review...
  21. pmc Staphylococcus aureus nasal decolonization in joint replacement surgery reduces infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:1349-55. 2008
    ..6%) developed SSIs for an overall rate of 0.77%. Among the 583 control patients who were not screened or decolonized, 10 (1.7%) developed S. aureus SSIs. SSIs from other organisms were 0.44% and 0.69%, respectively...
  22. doi request reprint Electronic prediction rules for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:9-19. 2011
    ..This process is costly, and false-positive test results lead to isolation of individuals who do not carry MRSA. The performance of this technique would improve if patients who are at high risk of colonization could be readily targeted...
  23. pmc Multiple broad-spectrum Beta-lactamase targets for comprehensive surveillance
    Kathy A Mangold
    Pathology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3423-5. 2013
    ..While blaKPC was detected in 69/102 swabs (67.6%), testing for four other targets increased the positivity rate for a broad-spectrum ╬▓-lactamase to 73.5% (McNemar's P = 0.03). ..
  24. pmc Real-time detection of blaKPC in clinical samples and surveillance specimens
    Kathy A Mangold
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3338-9. 2011
    ..The assay accurately detects KPC-containing strains with high analytical specificity and sensitivity...
  25. doi request reprint Dose-ranging study to assess the application of intranasal 2% mupirocin calcium ointment to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization
    Maitry S Mehta
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 14:69-72. 2013
    ..aureus from the anterior nares is twice daily for 5 d (10 doses). We performed a two-center, randomized, open-label study to compare the utility of six and 10 doses for decolonization of S. aureus...
  26. pmc Performance of the BD GeneOhm MRSA achromopeptidase assay for real-time PCR detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal specimens
    Parul A Patel
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2266-8. 2011
    ..6%, respectively. The new lysis method provides good sensitivity and simplifies specimen preparation...
  27. pmc Identification of Staphylococcus species directly from positive blood culture broth by use of molecular and conventional methods
    Maitry S Mehta
    NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1082-6. 2009
    ..Molecular testing significantly outperformed commercially available latex tests (sensitivity for both latex tests, <15%) when it was used directly with broth from signal-positive blood cultures...
  28. ncbi request reprint 5 Million Lives Campaign. Case study: an MRSA intervention at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:732-8. 2007
    ....
  29. pmc Comparison of PCR assay to culture for surveillance detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    Suzanne M Paule
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4805-7. 2003
    ..001) or perianal swab (17 of 58 versus 12 of 58; P = 0.059) for the detection of gastrointestinal colonization by vancomycin-resistant enterococci...
  30. doi request reprint The electronic medical record as a tool for infection surveillance: successful automation of device-days
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, 2650 Ridge Ave, Burch 124, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:364-70. 2009
    ..Manual collection of central venous catheter, ventilator, and indwelling urinary catheter device-days is time-consuming, often restricted to intensive care units (ICU) and prone to error...
  31. doi request reprint Reporting catheter-associated urinary tract infections: denominator matters
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:635-40. 2011
    ..To evaluate two different methods of measuring catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in the setting of a quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing device utilization...
  32. pmc Clinical correlation of the CLSI susceptibility breakpoint for piperacillin- tazobactam against extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species
    Patrick J Gavin
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, IL 60201, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:2244-7. 2006
    ..Treatment was successful in 10 of 11 nonurinary infections from susceptible strains and in 2 of 6 infections with MICs of >16/4 mug/ml. All six urinary infections responded to treatment regardless of susceptibility...
  33. doi request reprint Chromogenic media vs real-time PCR for nasal surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: impact on detection of MRSA-positive persons
    Suzanne M Paule
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Walgreen SB525, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 131:532-9. 2009
    ..There was no substantial difference in the labor required for any of the 3 approaches...
  34. doi request reprint Continuous passive disinfection of catheter hubs prevents contamination and bloodstream infection
    Marc Oliver Wright
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:33-8. 2013
    ..Catheter hub decontamination requires a thorough scrub and compliance varies. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a disinfection cap with 70% alcohol in preventing contamination/infection...
  35. pmc Sensitivity of surveillance testing for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in the intensive care unit
    Jessica P Ridgway
    University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:4047-8. 2014
    ..The sensitivity of the surveillance test for detecting MDR GNB was 58.8% (95% confidence interval, 48.6 to 68.5%). Among 133 patients with positive surveillance tests, 61% had no prior clinical culture with MDR GNB. ..
  36. pmc Computer-assisted surveillance for detecting clonal outbreaks of nosocomial infection
    Donna M Hacek
    Clinical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201 1718, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1170-5. 2004
    ..Statistical methods applied to clinical microbiology laboratory information system data efficiently supplement infection control efforts for outbreak detection...
  37. pmc Microbiologic surveillance using nasal cultures alone is sufficient for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in neonates
    Kamaljit Singh
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2755-7. 2003
    ..There were no positive umbilical samples...
  38. pmc Clinical significance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization on hospital admission: one-year infection risk
    Jessica P Ridgway
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79716. 2013
    ....
  39. pmc Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus infections, Chicago Pediatric Hospital
    Preeti Jaggi
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:311-4. 2007
    ..aureus strains during 2000-2004. Isolates were analyzed for presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin. A USA400 lineage clone (n = 6) and the predominant USA300 lineage clone emerged...
  40. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile over the course of 10 years in a tertiary care hospital
    Jaime Belmares
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Maywood 60153, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1141-7. 2009
    ..The molecular epidemiology of endemic and outbreak Clostridium difficile strains across time is not well known...
  41. pmc Real-time PCR for detection and identification of Plasmodium spp
    Kathy A Mangold
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2435-40. 2005
    ..Real-time PCR with melting curve analysis could be a rapid and objective supplement to the examination of Giemsa-stained blood smears and may replace microscopy following further validation...
  42. doi request reprint Duration of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Ari Robicsek
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:910-3. 2009
    ..8% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 45.8%-51.7%) remained colonized; at 4 years, 21.2% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 13.1%-31.4%) remained colonized...
  43. doi request reprint A review of tigecycline--the first glycylcycline
    Lance R Peterson
    Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Chicago, IL, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 32:S215-22. 2008
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Multidrug-resistant organisms contaminating supply carts of contact isolation patients
    Shane Zelencik
    Department of Infection Control, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:1124-6. 2014
    ..A single isolate containing a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was isolated, representing 1.3% of the 80 swabs collected. ..
  45. doi request reprint Impact of laboratory-reported urine culture colony counts on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection for hospitalized patients
    Jennie H Kwon
    Department of Internal Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 137:778-84. 2012
    ..These data suggest that reporting colony counts less than 100,000 CFU/mL encourages treatment of non-clinically significant UTIs in hospitalized patients, causing inappropriate antibiotic use...
  46. doi request reprint Impact of Detection, Education, Research and Decolonization without Isolation in Long-term care (DERAIL) on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and transmission at 3 long-term care facilities
    Donna M Schora
    Department of Infectious Disease Research, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:S269-73. 2014
    ..55% (P < .001) compared with baseline. The transmission rates were 1.66% and 3.52% in years 1 and 2, respectively (P = .034). The planned interventions of screening and decolonization were successful at lowering MRSA colonization...
  47. ncbi request reprint Active surveillance reduces the incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia
    Connie S Price
    Department of Pathology, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:921-8. 2003
    ..Lower VRE bacteremia rates and a more polyclonal population, representing less horizontal transmission, may result from routine screening of patients who are at risk for VRE and prompt contact isolation of colonized individuals...
  48. pmc Hunting health care-associated infections from the clinical microbiology laboratory: passive, active, and virtual surveillance
    Lance R Peterson
    Department of Pathology, Clinical Microbiology Division, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1-4. 2002
  49. pmc Evaluation of performance and potential clinical impact of ProSpecT Shiga toxin Escherichia coli microplate assay for detection of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli in stool samples
    Patrick J Gavin
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Enteric Laboratory, Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1652-6. 2004
    ..Shiga toxin assays should be considered for routine use in settings where prevalence of STEC disease warrants testing...
  50. doi request reprint Performance of 3 real-time PCR assays for direct detection of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA from clinical samples
    Maitry S Mehta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 83:211-5. 2015
    ..aureus and MRSA directly from clinical specimens; however, culture follow-up would be needed to identify other potential pathogens in the specimen. ..
  51. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial activity and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of the novel glycylcycline, tigecycline
    Lance R Peterson
    Clinical Microbiology Division, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 52:163-4. 2005
  52. doi request reprint Joint Transcriptional Control of Virulence and Resistance to Antibiotic and Environmental Stress in Acinetobacter baumannii
    Michael J Gebhardt
    Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    MBio 6:e01660-15. 2015
    ..This work thus establishes a novel connection between virulence and resistance to both antibiotics and environmental stress in A. baumannii...