Michael Edmond

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A program for sustained improvement in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in an intensive care setting
    Raquel A Caserta
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Av, Albert Einstein, 627 701 5º Andar Bloco B, Sao Paulo, CEP 05651 901, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 12:234. 2012
  2. pmc Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult patients with nosocomial bloodstream infections due to enterococci
    Katharine Bar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 6:145. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Who is steering the ship? External influences on infection control programs
    Michael Edmond
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond 23298 0019, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1746-50. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Mandatory public reporting in the USA: an example to follow?
    Michael B Edmond
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0019, USA
    J Hosp Infect 65:182-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Active surveillance cultures are not required to control MRSA infections in the critical care setting
    Michael B Edmond
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:461-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital and community fluoroquinolone use and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in 17 US hospitals
    Conan MacDougall
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:435-40. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): new issues for infection control
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, 1101 East Broad Street, P O Box 980663, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:210-2. 2007
  8. pmc Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and fluoroquinolone use
    Conan MacDougall
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1197-204. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Trial of universal gloving with emollient-impregnated gloves to promote skin health and prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms in a surgical intensive care unit
    Gonzalo Bearman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:491-7. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Screening for MRSA: a flawed hospital infection control intervention
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1012-8. 2008

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Publications44

  1. pmc A program for sustained improvement in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in an intensive care setting
    Raquel A Caserta
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Av, Albert Einstein, 627 701 5º Andar Bloco B, Sao Paulo, CEP 05651 901, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 12:234. 2012
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common infection in the intensive care unit (ICU) and associated with a high mortality...
  2. pmc Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult patients with nosocomial bloodstream infections due to enterococci
    Katharine Bar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 6:145. 2006
    ..This study analyzed the inflammatory response of Enterococcal BSI, contrasting infections from vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible isolates...
  3. doi request reprint Who is steering the ship? External influences on infection control programs
    Michael Edmond
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond 23298 0019, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1746-50. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Mandatory public reporting in the USA: an example to follow?
    Michael B Edmond
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0019, USA
    J Hosp Infect 65:182-8. 2007
    ..The transformation of healthcare in the USA into a commodity has fostered a strong role for consumer advocacy to which state legislative bodies have shown willingness to respond...
  5. doi request reprint Active surveillance cultures are not required to control MRSA infections in the critical care setting
    Michael B Edmond
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:461-3. 2008
    ..We observed reductions in all infections, including those caused by MRSA, and conclude that control of MRSA in the critical care setting does not require active surveillance cultures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital and community fluoroquinolone use and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in 17 US hospitals
    Conan MacDougall
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:435-40. 2005
    ..We performed an ecologic-level study to determine whether variability in hospital percentages of fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli and MRSA were associated with fluoroquinolone use in hospitals and their surrounding communities...
  7. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): new issues for infection control
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, 1101 East Broad Street, P O Box 980663, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:210-2. 2007
    ..Questions about changing prophylactic and empirical therapy as well as the use of intravenous immunoglobulin for life-threatening infections are addressed...
  8. pmc Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and fluoroquinolone use
    Conan MacDougall
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1197-204. 2005
    ..The ecologic relationship between fluoroquinolone use and resistance is complex and requires further study...
  9. doi request reprint Trial of universal gloving with emollient-impregnated gloves to promote skin health and prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms in a surgical intensive care unit
    Gonzalo Bearman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:491-7. 2010
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Screening for MRSA: a flawed hospital infection control intervention
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:1012-8. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint A statewide survey of nosocomial infection surveillance in acute care hospitals
    Michael B Edmond
    Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23298 0019, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:480-2. 2005
    ..7. Statewide, an additional 160 ICPs at an estimated annual cost of 11.5 million dollars would be required if reporting of all nosocomial infections were mandated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lessons from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): implications for infection control
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
    Arch Med Res 36:610-6. 2005
    ..Herein we relate our perspectives on useful lessons derived from a review of the SARS epidemic...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicting hospital rates of fluoroquinolone-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa from fluoroquinolone use in US hospitals and their surrounding communities
    Ronald E Polk
    School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:497-503. 2004
    ..aeruginosa. Levofloxacin was associated with resistance, but ciprofloxacin was not. Most of the variability in resistance rates is explained by volume of fluoroquinolone use, both in the hospital and the surrounding community...
  14. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of universal gloving versus contact precautions for preventing the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms
    Gonzalo M L Bearman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:650-5. 2007
    ..Contact precautions are recommended to reduce the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms. However, the optimal method for control of multidrug-resistant organisms remains unclear...
  15. pmc Vancomycin susceptibility of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing nosocomial bloodstream infections
    Sandra M Tallent
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2249-50. 2002
    ..Only one isolate exhibiting heterotypic resistance was detected. Thus, vancomycin heteroresistance in clinical bloodstream isolates remains rare in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint Practices and an assessment of health care workers' perceptions of compliance with infection control knowledge of nosocomial infections
    Mezgebe Berhe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:55-7. 2005
  17. doi request reprint Impact of 2 different levels of performance feedback on compliance with infection control process measures in 2 intensive care units
    Susan Assanasen
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Quality Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:407-13. 2008
    ..Performance monitoring and feedback of infection control process measures is an important tool for improving guideline adherence. Different feedback strategies may lead to distinctive outcomes...
  18. doi request reprint Community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a women's collegiate basketball team
    Michael P Stevens
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23298 0509, USA
    South Med J 101:1067-8. 2008
    ..Interestingly, multiple MRSA strains were discovered on testing of the team, raising concern that the prevalence of colonization in this population may be high...
  19. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of coagulase-negative staphylococcal nosocomial bloodstream isolates to the chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheter
    Adriana E Rosato
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:486-8. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial bloodstream infections in US hospitals: analysis of 24,179 cases from a prospective nationwide surveillance study
    Hilmar Wisplinghoff
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:309-17. 2004
    ..Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States...
  21. pmc Central venous catheter colonization by linezolid-resistant, vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus faecalis
    Alexandre R Marra
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1915-6. 2006
    ..A strain resistant to this antimicrobial but susceptible to vancomycin was found to cause central venous catheter colonization in a patient who never received linezolid...
  22. ncbi request reprint Managing SARS amidst uncertainty
    Richard P Wenzel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1947-8. 2003
  23. doi request reprint Continued non-compliance with the american college of surgeons recommendations to decrease infectious exposure in the operating room: why?
    Christina M Welc
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 14:288-92. 2013
    ..Despite this endorsement, compliance is low. This survey determined the perceptions, attitudes, and barriers to compliance with these guidelines...
  24. ncbi request reprint Measurement and feedback of infection control process measures in the intensive care unit: Impact on compliance
    Mezgebe Berhe
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:537-9. 2006
    ..Infection control process measures provide actionable and measurable indicators for performance improvement...
  25. pmc Time to blood culture positivity as a predictor of clinical outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection
    Alexandre R Marra
    A D Williams Clinic, 1201 East Marshall Street, 6th Floor, Room 6 602, P O Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1342-6. 2006
    ..aureus (OR, 9.3; 95% CI, 1.45 to 59.23), and TTPs of </=12 h (OR, 6.9; 95% CI, 1.07 to 44.66). In this historical cohort study of BSIs due to S. aureus, a TTP of </=12 h was a predictor of the clinical outcome...
  26. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection surveillance for neurosurgical procedures: a comparison of passive surveillance by surgeons to active surveillance by infection control professionals
    Diane Heipel
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:200-2. 2007
    ..Although concurrent surveillance of SSIs by ICPs at our medical center documented an incidence of 2.2 SSIs per 100 procedures, the neurosurgeons perceived a much higher rate of SSIs...
  27. doi request reprint Health care-associated transmission of hepatitis B and C in oncology care
    Michael P Stevens
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 1201 East Marshall Street, P O Box 980019, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Clin Liver Dis 14:69-74; viii. 2010
    ..Optimizing infection control in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings is essential in preventing the health care-associated transmission of hepatitis B and C to oncology patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Endocarditis due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci: case report and review of the literature
    Michael P Stevens
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23298 0019, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1134-42. 2005
    ..Endocarditis due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is rare, and the literature consists almost exclusively of reports of single cases...
  29. ncbi request reprint Look before you leap: active surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms
    Daniel J Diekema
    University of Iowa Healthcare, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1101-7. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Current trends in the epidemiology of nosocomial bloodstream infections in patients with hematological malignancies and solid neoplasms in hospitals in the United States
    Hilmar Wisplinghoff
    Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, 50935 Cologne, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1103-10. 2003
    ..The source of BSI was not determined for 57% of patients. The crude mortality rate was 36% for neutropenic patients and 31% for nonneutropenic patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in nosocomial bloodstream infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus Species: comparison of elderly and nonelderly patients
    Alexandre R Marra
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de São Paulo Hospital São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:804-8. 2006
    ..is different in elderly patients than in younger patients...
  32. pmc Bloodstream infections with metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa: epidemiology, microbiology, and clinical outcomes
    Alexandre R Marra
    Divsion of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brasil UNIFESP EPM Hospital São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rua Napoleao de Barros, 715 7th andar, CEP 04023 062, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:388-90. 2006
    ..We evaluated the epidemiological and microbiological characteristics of monomicrobial bloodstream infections caused by MBL-producing P. aeruginosa isolates, as well as the clinical outcomes in patients with these infections...
  33. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial bloodstream infections in pediatric patients in United States hospitals: epidemiology, clinical features and susceptibilities
    Hilmar Wisplinghoff
    Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Cologne, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:686-91. 2003
    ....
  34. pmc Comparison of severity of illness scoring systems for patients with nosocomial bloodstream infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Alexandre R Marra
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brasil UNIFESP EPM Hospital São Paulo HSP, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 6:132. 2006
    ..We compared three severity of illness scoring systems for predicting mortality in patients with nBSI due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
  35. ncbi request reprint Listening to SARS: lessons for infection control
    Richard P Wenzel
    Ann Intern Med 139:592-3. 2003
  36. pmc Comparison of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome between monomicrobial and polymicrobial Pseudomonas aeruginosa nosocomial bloodstream infections
    Alexandre R Marra
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 5:94. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare differences in systemic inflammatory response and mortality between monomicrobial and polymicrobial nBSI with Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
  37. doi request reprint Controlled trial measuring the effect of a feedback intervention on hand hygiene compliance in a step-down unit
    Alexandre R Marra
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:730-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate hand hygiene compliance in 2 adult step-down units (SDUs)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Team-based prevention of catheter-related infections
    Richard P Wenzel
    N Engl J Med 355:2781-3. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult patients with nosocomial bloodstream infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Alexandre R Marra
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brazil UNIFESP EPM Hospital São Paulo HSP, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Infect 53:30-5. 2006
    ..To evaluate relationships between the inflammatory response, clinical course, and outcome of nosocomial BSI due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
  40. pmc Nosocomial bloodstream infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae: impact of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production on clinical outcome in a hospital with high ESBL prevalence
    Alexandre R Marra
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brasil UNIFESP EPM Hospital São Paulo HSP, Brasil
    BMC Infect Dis 6:24. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C virus
    Richard P Wenzel
    Ann Intern Med 142:940-1. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Use of ethanol lock therapy to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections in home parenteral nutrition patients
    Marianne T Opilla
    Department of Nursing, Nutrishare, Inc, Elk Grove, California, USA
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 31:302-5. 2007
    ..To reduce the incidence of infection in frequently infected HPN patients, prophylactic ethanol lock therapy (ELT) was initiated...
  43. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of bloodstream infections in patients receiving long-term total parenteral nutrition
    Alexandre R Marra
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de São Paulo UNIFESP EPM Hospital São Paulo, Brazil
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:19-28. 2007
    ..To describe the epidemiology and microbiologic characteristics of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients receiving long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN)...
  44. pmc Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated disease in the intensive care unit setting: epidemiology, clinical course and outcome
    Alexandre R Marra
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 7:42. 2007
    ..We evaluated the epidemiology, clinical course and outcome of hospital-acquired CDAD in the critical care setting...