Marin L Schweizer

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Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of a bundled intervention of decolonization and prophylaxis to decrease Gram positive surgical site infections after cardiac or orthopedic surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Marin Schweizer
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMJ 346:f2743. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on a burn trauma unit
    Marin Schweizer
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1118-25. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Novel hospital curtains with antimicrobial properties: a randomized, controlled trial
    Marin Schweizer
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1081-5. 2012
  4. 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
  5. pmc Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis among HIV patients: a cohort study
    Jon P Furuno
    Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:298. 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Increased mortality with accessory gene regulator (agr) dysfunction in Staphylococcus aureus among bacteremic patients
    Marin L Schweizer
    Iowa City VAMC, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 2208, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:1082-7. 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications26

  1. pmc Effectiveness of a bundled intervention of decolonization and prophylaxis to decrease Gram positive surgical site infections after cardiac or orthopedic surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Marin Schweizer
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMJ 346:f2743. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on a burn trauma unit
    Marin Schweizer
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1118-25. 2012
    ..We also assessed risk factors for MRSA colonization among BTU patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Novel hospital curtains with antimicrobial properties: a randomized, controlled trial
    Marin Schweizer
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:1081-5. 2012
    ..The aim of this randomized, controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness in a clinical setting of curtains incorporating a complex element compound (CEC) with antimicrobial properties...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis among HIV patients: a cohort study
    Jon P Furuno
    Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:298. 2011
    ..aureus bloodstream infections and. 2) determine risk factors for infective endocarditis and in-hospital mortality among patients in this population...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Increased mortality with accessory gene regulator (agr) dysfunction in Staphylococcus aureus among bacteremic patients
    Marin L Schweizer
    Iowa City VAMC, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 2208, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:1082-7. 2011
    ..The δ-hemolysin assay examining agr function may be a simple and inexpensive approach to predicting patient outcomes and potentially optimizing antibiotic therapy...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention practices in hospitals throughout a rural state
    Jennifer S McDanel
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:868-73. 2014
    ..The study aim was to identify which components of the IHI's MRSA bundle that rural hospitals have implemented and to identify barriers that hindered implementation of bundle components...
  15. ncbi request reprint Benefits of universal gloving on hospital-acquired infections in acute care pediatric units
    Jun Yin
    Departments of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1515-20. 2013
    ..We sought to assess whether a mandatory gloving policy reduced the risk of other health care-acquired infections (HAIs)...
  16. 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
    ....
  17. pmc Long-term risk for readmission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, and death among MRSA-colonized veterans
    Nestor M Quezada Joaquin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:1169-72. 2013
    ..Noncarriers are at very low risk of subsequent MRSA infection. Future studies should address whether interventions such as nasal or skin decolonization could result in improved outcomes for MRSA carriers...
  18. doi request reprint Surgical site infections and their prevention
    Marin L Schweizer
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 25:378-84. 2012
    ..Recent studies have assessed interventions and bundles of interventions to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs). We reviewed numerous studies to identify those with the strongest evidence supporting interventions for preventing SSIs...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of antibiotic stewardship programmes on Clostridium difficile incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Leah M Feazel
    Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 69:1748-54. 2014
    ..difficile infections by limiting exposure to certain antibiotics. Our objective was to perform a meta-analysis of published studies to assess the effect of ASPs on the risk of C. difficile infection in hospitalized adult patients...
  22. pmc Gentamicin/collagen sponge use may reduce the risk of surgical site infections for patients undergoing cardiac operations: a meta-analysis
    Michelle B Formanek
    1 College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 15:244-55. 2014
    ..A meta-analysis of all published randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of gentamicin/collagen sponges for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Automated and electronically assisted hand hygiene monitoring systems: a systematic review
    Melissa A Ward
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
    Am J Infect Control 42:472-8. 2014
    ..Our systematic review assesses the existing evidence surrounding the adoption and accuracy of automated systems or electronically enhanced direct observations and also reviews the effectiveness of such systems in health care settings...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of local vancomycin powder to decrease surgical site infections: a meta-analysis
    Hsiu Yin Chiang
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:397-407. 2014
    ..However, the effectiveness of local vancomycin powder application for preventing SSIs has not been established...
  25. doi request reprint Residential proximity to large numbers of swine in feeding operations is associated with increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at time of hospital admission in rural Iowa veterans
    Margaret Carrel
    Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:190-3. 2014
    ..0928-3.2289]; P = .0239) and, after controlling for multiple admissions and age, was associated with nearly triple the odds of MRSA colonization (odds ratio, 2.76 [95% confidence interval, 1.2728-5.9875]; P = .0101)...