Marin L Schweizer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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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  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus colonization before infection is not associated with mortality among S. aureus-infected patients: a meta-analysis
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:796-802. 2012
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis was to review and analyze the current literature to determine whether prior history of S. aureus colonization is associated with mortality among S. aureus-infected patients...