Thomas R Talbot

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Update on immunizations for healthcare personnel in the United States
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4869-75. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint The use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in healthcare personnel (HCP): guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:981-3. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Duration of virus shedding after trivalent intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination in adults
    Thomas R Talbot
    Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:494-500. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers and vaccine allocation for healthcare workers during vaccine shortages
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, A 2200 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:882-90. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Optimal bandaging of smallpox vaccination sites to decrease the potential for secondary vaccinia transmission without impairing lesion healing
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1184-92. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with increased healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates: results from a national survey of university hospitals and medical centers
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:456-62. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the microbiology of soft-tissue abscesses in the era of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an argument for empirical contact precautions
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:730-2. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Absence of pharyngeal shedding of vaccinia following smallpox vaccination
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:486-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Survey of infection control programs in a large national healthcare system
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1401-3. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving rates of influenza vaccination among healthcare workers: educate; motivate; mandate?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:107-10. 2008

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Update on immunizations for healthcare personnel in the United States
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4869-75. 2014
    ..This article will review current practices, policies, and issues surrounding HCP immunization in the U.S. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint The use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in healthcare personnel (HCP): guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:981-3. 2012
    ..This document provides guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America regarding use of LAIV in HCP and the infection control precautions that are recommended with its use in this population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Duration of virus shedding after trivalent intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination in adults
    Thomas R Talbot
    Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:494-500. 2005
    ..To characterize the probability and duration of viral shedding among adults given trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers and vaccine allocation for healthcare workers during vaccine shortages
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, A 2200 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:882-90. 2005
    ..These recommendations apply to all types of healthcare facilities, including acute care hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and ambulatory care settings...
  5. ncbi request reprint Optimal bandaging of smallpox vaccination sites to decrease the potential for secondary vaccinia transmission without impairing lesion healing
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:1184-92. 2006
    ..To assess the optimal method for covering smallpox vaccination sites to prevent transmission of vaccinia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with increased healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates: results from a national survey of university hospitals and medical centers
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:456-62. 2010
    ..To ascertain which components of healthcare worker (HCW) influenza vaccination programs are associated with higher vaccination rates...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the microbiology of soft-tissue abscesses in the era of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an argument for empirical contact precautions
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:730-2. 2007
    ..7%) of 182 culture samples from episodes in the pediatric cohort. Thus, empirical use of contact precautions for patients with skin abscesses should be strongly considered...
  8. ncbi request reprint Absence of pharyngeal shedding of vaccinia following smallpox vaccination
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:486-8. 2007
    ..8), which suggests a lack of oral shedding of vaccinia after immunization. This supports recommendations that individuals who were recently vaccinated against smallpox do not require placement in airborne or droplet precautions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Survey of infection control programs in a large national healthcare system
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1401-3. 2007
    ..Infection control practices and resources varied substantially among hospitals, and many facilities reported difficulty acquiring the data they needed to report infection rates...
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving rates of influenza vaccination among healthcare workers: educate; motivate; mandate?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:107-10. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint Do declination statements increase health care worker influenza vaccination rates?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:773-9. 2009
    ..This review examines the available data on the use and impact of declination statements to increase health care worker vaccination rates and notes some potential pitfalls and issues that may arise with their use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does the specific time of day used to capture data on ventilator-days have an impact on the documented rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:548-50. 2010
    ..Rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia did not significantly differ when denominator data were collected at midnight, 8 am, or 4 pm, supporting standard definitions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Asthma as a risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2082-90. 2005
    ..The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease among persons with asthma is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and cardiothoracic surgical site infections
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:353-9. 2005
    ....
  15. pmc Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections among HIV-infected patients in a human monocytic ehrlichiosis-endemic area
    Thomas R Talbot
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2605, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1123-7. 2003
    ..64% overall. The baseline seroprevalence of HME was 0%. In contrast to infection in immunocompetent patients, E. chaffeensis infection in HIV-positive persons typically causes symptomatic disease...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk of vaccinia transfer to the hands of vaccinated persons after smallpox immunization
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:536-41. 2004
    ..17-10.0). Vaccinia autoinoculation did not occur. The rate of vaccinia recovery outside occlusive bandages covering smallpox vaccination sites was remarkably low, suggesting excellent protection against inadvertent transmission...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:641-8. 2004
    ..One measure to combat IPD is vaccination with the recently introduced 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1378-82. 2004
    ..41-7.31) and diabetes (OR, 3.65; 95% CI, 1.42-9.36) were predictors for SSI. The exact role of blood transfusion in the pathogenesis of SSI, whether as a direct immunosuppressant or a surrogate marker for morbidity, remains unresolved...
  19. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of invasive pneumococcal disease: temporal relation to documented influenza and respiratory syncytial viral circulation
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Med 118:285-91. 2005
    ..Using two prospective surveillance networks, the temporal relation between invasive pneumococcal disease and isolation of circulating winter viruses was explored...
  20. ncbi request reprint Focal and generalized folliculitis following smallpox vaccination among vaccinia-naive recipients
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    JAMA 289:3290-4. 2003
    ..During a multicenter, randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of various dilutions of smallpox vaccine, we observed the appearance of a papulovesicular eruption (focal and generalized) in study volunteers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Elimination of racial differences in invasive pneumococcal disease in young children after introduction of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:726-31. 2004
    ..Racial differences in the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) have been widely recognized, but the impact of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) introduction in 2000 on these differences has not been extensively studied...
  22. doi request reprint Nearly complete elimination of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine serotypes in Tennessee
    Natasha B Halasa
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:604-9. 2013
    ..Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) rates decreased after 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) introduction in 2000. We assessed whether previously described decreases were sustained...
  23. ncbi request reprint Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among individuals with sickle cell disease before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Natasha B Halasa
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1428-33. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) among individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)...
  24. pmc A comparison of 2 strategies to prevent infection following pertussis exposure in vaccinated healthcare personnel
    William P Goins
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:938-45. 2012
    ..Antibiotic postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) following pertussis exposure is recommended but has never been evaluated in healthcare personnel (HCP) vaccinated with acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cellular immune responses to diluted and undiluted aventis pasteur smallpox vaccine
    Michael T Rock
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2905, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:435-43. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, there have been no studies that examine the cellular immune response or that distinguish CD4(+) T cell responses from CD8(+) T cell responses after primary immunization with varying dilutions of APSV...
  26. ncbi request reprint Providers' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors before implementing a computerized pneumococcal vaccination reminder
    Judith W Dexheimer
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1312-8. 2006
    ..The emergency department (ED) has been recommended as a suitable setting for offering pneumococcal vaccination; however, implementations of ED vaccination programs remain scarce...
  27. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease among infants before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Katherine A Poehling
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 2504, USA
    JAMA 295:1668-74. 2006
    ..Streptococcus pneumoniae is a serious infection in young infants. A heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was licensed in 2000 and recommended for all children aged 2 to 23 months...
  28. pmc A computerized pneumococcal vaccination reminder system in the adult emergency department
    Judith W Dexheimer
    Division of Biomedical Informatics, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University, 2209 Garland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37232 8340, USA
    Vaccine 29:7035-41. 2011
    ..We examined whether an information technology supported approach would provide a feasible and sustainable method to increase vaccination rates in an adult ED...
  29. pmc Adherence to perinatal group B streptococcal prevention guidelines
    William P Goins
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:1217-24. 2010
    ....
  30. pmc Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaks
    Randy 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Differential regulation of granzyme and perforin in effector and memory T cells following smallpox immunization
    Michael T Rock
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    J Immunol 174:3757-64. 2005
    ..Together, these data suggest an important role for effector CD8+ T cells in controlling poxvirus infection, and have implications for our understanding of human CD8+ T cell differentiation...
  32. pmc Respiratory virus shedding in a cohort of on-duty healthcare workers undergoing prospective surveillance
    Jennifer C Esbenshade
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:373-8. 2013
    ..Healthcare-associated transmission of respiratory viruses is a concerning patient safety issue...
  33. doi request reprint Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients
    Wesley 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)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sustained improvement in hand hygiene adherence: utilizing shared accountability and financial incentives
    Thomas 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...
  35. doi request reprint Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches
    Theodore Speroff
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:271-8. 2011
    ..Collaborative and toolkit approaches have gained traction for improving quality in health care...
  36. ncbi request reprint Systems initiatives reduce healthcare-associated infections: a study of 22,928 device days in a single trauma unit
    Richard S Miller
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Trauma 68:23-31. 2010
    ..We hypothesized a system-based initiative to reduce nosocomial infection would lower the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), urinary tract infection (UTI), and bloodstream infection (BSI)...
  37. doi request reprint Infection reduction strategies including antibiotic stewardship protocols in surgical and trauma intensive care units are associated with reduced resistant gram-negative healthcare-associated infections
    Marcus J Dortch
    Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:15-25. 2011
    ..We describe the implementation of infection reduction protocols, including antibiotic stewardship, and assess their impact on multi-drug-resistant (MDR) healthcare-acquired gram-negative infections...
  38. ncbi request reprint Vaccination success rate and reaction profile with diluted and undiluted smallpox vaccine: a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA s
    JAMA 292:1205-12. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Mortality rates associated with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in surgical intensive care units
    Titus 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)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Strategies for use of a limited influenza vaccine supply
    Sara E Cosgrove
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 293:229-32. 2005
  41. pmc Reducing blood culture contamination in the emergency department: an interrupted time series quality improvement study
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 20:89-97. 2013
    ..The study objective was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) intervention for reducing blood culture contamination in an ED...
  42. ncbi request reprint Healthcare workers' knowledge and attitudes about pertussis and pertussis vaccination
    William P Goins
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1284-9. 2007
    ..To determine knowledge and attitudes about pertussis and pertussis vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs)...
  43. doi request reprint Clinical impact of blood cultures contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at an academic medical center
    Yuri 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Treatment outcomes in patients with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacter bacteremia
    Catherine 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Influence of broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on intracranial pressure monitor infections and subsequent infectious complications in head-injured patients
    Addison K May
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:409-17. 2006
    ..In April 2002, a protocol change was instituted that substituted cefazolin for ceftriaxone as single-agent prophylaxis for ICP monitors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Adverse events after smallpox immunizations are associated with alterations in systemic cytokine levels
    Michael T Rock
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2581, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:1401-10. 2004
    ..We also found that particular adverse events correlated with systemic cytokine patterns, which suggests a role for these molecules in the pathogenesis of adverse events...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vaccination as infection control: a pilot study to determine the impact of Staphylococcus aureus vaccination on nasal carriage
    C Buddy Creech
    Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell, Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, United States
    Vaccine 28:256-60. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigated the impact of S. aureus conjugate vaccine comprised of capsular polysaccharides 5 and 8 (CP5, CP8) on nasal colonization with S. aureus...
  48. pmc Reducing blood culture contamination in community hospital emergency departments: a multicenter evaluation of a quality improvement intervention
    Wesley H Self
    The Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
    Acad Emerg Med 21:274-82. 2014
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this sterile blood culture collection process for reducing blood culture contamination in two community hospital EDs...
  49. pmc Triaging patients at risk of influenza using a patient portal
    S 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...
  50. doi request reprint New approaches for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
    James G Johnson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 24:363-9. 2011
    ..Here we review current and emerging strategies for influenza vaccination of HCWs...
  51. ncbi request reprint Exposure to pulmonary tuberculosis in a neonatal intensive care unit: unique aspects of contact investigation and management of hospitalized neonates
    Joseph Jacob Nania
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:661-5. 2007
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Steroids in the treatment of group A streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infection
    Addison 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...
  53. pmc One-year surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and skin and soft tissue infections in collegiate athletes
    C Buddy Creech
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 2573, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:615-20. 2010
    ..To determine the frequency and clinical importance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in student athletes...
  54. pmc Prompting clinicians about preventive care measures: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Judith W Dexheimer
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:311-20. 2008
    ..Despite increased implementation of electronic health records, randomized controlled trials evaluating computerized reminder systems are infrequent...
  55. ncbi request reprint Smallpox vaccination does not elevate systemic levels of prothrombotic proteins associated with ischemic cardiac events
    Julia F Shaklee
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:724-30. 2005
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Infection control and prevention considerations
    Titus 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. ..
  57. pmc Health care-acquired viral respiratory diseases
    William P Goins
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Road, BCM 620, Suite 6 15, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 25:227-44. 2011
    ..These infections typically reflect the level of viral activity within the community. This article focuses on the epidemiology, transmission, and control of health care-associated RSV and influenza virus...
  58. doi request reprint Frequency of detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from rectovaginal swabs in pregnant women
    C Buddy Creech
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 2573, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:72-4. 2010
    ..Overall, S aureus was detected in 21.6% of the women; 53.7% of the isolates were MRSA. Despite a lack of risk factors for MRSA colonization, rectovaginal MRSA was detected in 10.4% of pregnant women in this study...
  59. ncbi request reprint Improving timely surgical antibiotic prophylaxis redosing administration using computerized record prompts
    Paul St Jacques
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 7115, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:215-21. 2005
    ..We assessed the utility of a computerized reminder as part of the anesthesia charting system to increase the rate of timely intraoperative prophylactic antibiotic redosing...
  60. pmc Cost analysis of strategies to reduce blood culture contamination in the emergency department: sterile collection kits and phlebotomy teams
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:1021-8. 2014
    ..In addition to improving quality, implementing a sterile collection kit or phlebotomy team strategy is likely to result in net cost savings. ..
  61. ncbi request reprint The challenges of pertussis outbreaks in healthcare facilities: is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
    Kathryn M Edwards
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:537-40. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Two studies feed the debate on active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci carriage: to screen or not to screen?
    Thomas R Talbot
    J Infect Dis 195:314-7. 2007
  63. doi request reprint Relationship of influenza vaccination declination statements and influenza vaccination rates for healthcare workers in 22 US hospitals
    Philip M Polgreen
    University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:675-7. 2008
    ..In most hospitals, there were no negative consequences for healthcare workers who refused to sign the forms, and most policies were implemented along with other interventions designed to increase vaccination rates...
  64. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the way to the wound is through the nose
    Clarence Buddy Creech
    J Infect Dis 193:169-71. 2006
  65. ncbi request reprint Use of population-based cohort data to assess community-acquired pneumonia: a powerful approach
    Thomas R Talbot
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1651-3. 2004
  66. ncbi request reprint Relationship between age and the risk of surgical site infection: a contemporary reexamination of a classic risk factor
    Thomas R Talbot
    J Infect Dis 191:1032-5. 2005