A L Pakyz

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An evaluation of the association between an antimicrobial stewardship score and antimicrobial usage
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 70:1588-91. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Facilitators and barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship strategies: Results from a qualitative study
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:S257-63. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Use of data envelopment analysis to quantify opportunities for antibacterial targets for reduction of health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Am J Med Qual 29:437-44. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Influence of state laws mandating reporting of healthcare-associated infections: the case of central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:780-4. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Economic impact of Clostridium difficile infection in a multihospital cohort of academic health centers
    Amy Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcome Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 31:546-51. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Antifungal use in hospitalized adults in U.S. academic health centers
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:415-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Rates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia colonization and infection in relation to antibiotic cycling protocols
    A L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1679-83. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Trends in antibacterial use in hospitalized pediatric patients in United States academic health centers
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:600-3. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events complicate antifungal therapy for pulmonary aspergilloma
    Amy Pakyz
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Consult Pharm 23:804-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The utility of hospital antibiograms as tools for guiding empiric therapy and tracking resistance. Insights from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1306-12. 2007

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi request reprint An evaluation of the association between an antimicrobial stewardship score and antimicrobial usage
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 70:1588-91. 2015
    ..To determine whether an antimicrobial stewardship 'intensity' score predicts hospital antimicrobial usage...
  2. doi request reprint Facilitators and barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship strategies: Results from a qualitative study
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:S257-63. 2014
    ..However there are few data concerning the facilitators and barriers that ASPs face when implementing their strategies. We conducted a qualitative study to discern factors that lead to successful uptake of ASP strategies...
  3. doi request reprint Use of data envelopment analysis to quantify opportunities for antibacterial targets for reduction of health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Am J Med Qual 29:437-44. 2014
    ..This study suggests that there are areas of improvement in high-risk antibacterial use that could lead to decreased CDIs. ..
  4. doi request reprint Influence of state laws mandating reporting of healthcare-associated infections: the case of central line-associated bloodstream infections
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:780-4. 2013
    ..To evaluate the impact of state laws on reporting of healthcare-associated infections on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates...
  5. doi request reprint Economic impact of Clostridium difficile infection in a multihospital cohort of academic health centers
    Amy Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcome Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 31:546-51. 2011
    ..To assess the economic impact of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in a large multihospital cohort...
  6. doi request reprint Antifungal use in hospitalized adults in U.S. academic health centers
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:415-8. 2011
    ..Use of antifungal agents and predictors of total antifungal use among adult inpatients at U.S. academic health centers was characterized...
  7. doi request reprint Rates of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia colonization and infection in relation to antibiotic cycling protocols
    A L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1679-83. 2009
    ..Antibiotic cycling protocols were not associated with a significantly increased rate of colonization of S. maltophilia as determined by the frequency of patients having at least one positive routine clinical culture in this hospital...
  8. doi request reprint Trends in antibacterial use in hospitalized pediatric patients in United States academic health centers
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:600-3. 2009
    ..There was a significant increase in the use of linezolid (P < .001) and of macrolides (P = .001) and a significant decrease in the use of aminoglycosides (P < .001) and of first-generation cephalosporins (P < .001)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events complicate antifungal therapy for pulmonary aspergilloma
    Amy Pakyz
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Consult Pharm 23:804-8. 2008
    ..After an adjustment of his medication regimen for potential drug-drug interactions, the patient was discharged on posaconazole for three to six months, with regular follow-up of liver transaminase monitoring...
  10. ncbi request reprint The utility of hospital antibiograms as tools for guiding empiric therapy and tracking resistance. Insights from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
    Amy L Pakyz
    School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1306-12. 2007
    ..Additional data are needed for specialized applications of resistance analyses...
  11. ncbi request reprint A case of recurrent Clostridium difficile diarrhea
    Amy Pakyz
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    Consult Pharm 22:249-53. 2007
    ..The patient was concurrently prescribed lactobacillus, a probiotic, for treatment of CDAD. The use of probiotics in the treatment of CDAD needs further study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rifaximin: a new treatment for travelers' diarrhea
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Smith Building, 410 North 12th St, PO Box 980533, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:284-9. 2005
    ..To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, adverse effects, drug interactions and precautions, and dosing recommendations of rifaximin, a new nonabsorbed antimicrobial agent for travelers' diarrhea...
  13. doi request reprint Trends in antibacterial use in US academic health centers: 2002 to 2006
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2254-60. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to characterize trends in antibacterial use in a sample of US hospitals and to identify predictors of use...
  14. pmc Relationship of carbapenem restriction in 22 university teaching hospitals to carbapenem use and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Amy L Pakyz
    Department of Pharmacy, VCU School of Pharmacy, MCV Campus, 410 North 12th Street, P O Box 980533, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:1983-6. 2009
    ..Restriction of carbapenems is associated with both lower use and lower incidence rates of carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa...