Titus L Daniels
Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- Infection control and prevention considerationsTitus L Daniels
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, A2200 MCN, 1161 21 AVE S, Nashville, TN, 37232, USA
Cancer Treat Res 161:463-83. 2014..This chapter outlines the basic tenets of infection prevention, principles of isolation precautions and control measures, and elements for a successful infection control and prevention program. ..
- A case series of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in lung transplant recipientsTitus L Daniels
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Transplantation 81:1739-42. 2006..We report for the first time on the use of drotrecogin alfa activated in six lung transplant recipients. Clinical trials are warranted to further evaluate the use of drotrecogin alfa activated in transplant recipients...
- Mortality rates associated with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in surgical intensive care unitsTitus L Daniels
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1080-3. 2008..baumannii HAI. The median length of hospital stay before diagnosis of HAI was 4.5 days longer for patients with MDR A. baumannii infection than for patients with non-MDR A. baumannii infection (P < .001)...
- Steroids in the treatment of group A streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infectionAddison K May
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1211 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:77-81. 2011..Group A streptococcal necrotizing soft-tissue infection with toxic shock is a life-threatening disease. Corticosteroid use in the treatment of this process has been reported rarely...
- Clinical impact of blood cultures contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at an academic medical centerYuri F van der Heijden
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:623-5. 2011..For the 85 patients whose cultures were determined to be contaminated, chart abstractions revealed substantial unnecessary antibiotic administration, additional laboratory tests and procedures, and hospital readmissions...
- Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaksRandy J Carnevale
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:466-72. 2011..The authors evaluated algorithms commonly used in syndromic surveillance for use as screening tools to detect potentially clonal outbreaks for review by infection control practitioners...
- Sustained improvement in hand hygiene adherence: utilizing shared accountability and financial incentivesThomas R Talbot
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1129-36. 2013..To evaluate the impact of an institutional hand hygiene accountability program on healthcare personnel hand hygiene adherence...
- Treatment outcomes in patients with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacter bacteremiaCatherine S O'Neal
Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805, USA
Scand J Infect Dis 44:726-32. 2012..Infections with resistant Enterobacter spp. are increasingly described, yet data on outcomes associated with these infections are limited...
- Triaging patients at risk of influenza using a patient portalS Trent Rosenbloom
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:549-54. 2012..The design, implementation, and lessons learned from the pilot release of Flu Tool are described as guidance for institutions implementing decision support through a patient portal infrastructure...
- Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patientsWesley H Self
Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:524-6. 2012..The relative risk of contamination for cultures collected through PIVs compared with dedicated venipuncture was 1.83 (95% confidence interval, 1.08-3.11)...