R J Sherertz

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Blood drawn through valved catheter hub connectors carries a significant risk of contamination
    R J Sherertz
    Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:1571-7. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Education of physicians-in-training can decrease the risk for vascular catheter infection
    R J Sherertz
    North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem 27157, USA
    Ann Intern Med 132:641-8. 2000
  3. pmc "Cloud" health-care workers
    R J Sherertz
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:241-4. 2001
  4. doi request reprint Surgical site infection as a surrogate marker of physician impairment
    Robert J Sherertz
    Department of Infection Control, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1120-2. 2009
  5. pmc Comparative in vitro efficacies of various catheter lock solutions
    Robert J Sherertz
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27517, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1865-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Update on vascular catheter infections
    Robert J Sherertz
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:303-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Airborne dispersal as a novel transmission route of coagulase-negative staphylococci: interaction between coagulase-negative staphylococci and rhinovirus infection
    Werner E Bischoff
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:504-11. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of antibiotic-coated catheters in preventing subcutaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection in rabbits
    R J Sherertz
    Department of Medicine, Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042
    J Infect Dis 167:98-106. 1993
  9. doi request reprint Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis
    E Andrew Stevens
    Department of Neurosurgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:86-92. 2010
  10. pmc Prolonged antimicrobial activity of a catheter containing chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine extends protection against catheter infections in vivo
    S Bassetti
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:1535-8. 2001

Research Grants

  1. THE CLOUD ADULT
    Robert Sherertz; Fiscal Year: 2003

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Blood drawn through valved catheter hub connectors carries a significant risk of contamination
    R J Sherertz
    Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:1571-7. 2011
    ..Drawing BC through a catheter hub connector carries a risk of false-positives that could increase BSI rates by up to 3-fold. Further work is necessary to evaluate this concern...
  2. ncbi request reprint Education of physicians-in-training can decrease the risk for vascular catheter infection
    R J Sherertz
    North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem 27157, USA
    Ann Intern Med 132:641-8. 2000
    ..The authors observed that during insertion of central venous catheters (CVCs), few physicians used full-size sterile drapes (an intervention proven to reduce the risk for CVC-related infection)...
  3. pmc "Cloud" health-care workers
    R J Sherertz
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:241-4. 2001
    ..This review summarizes the data supporting the existence of cloud health-care workers...
  4. doi request reprint Surgical site infection as a surrogate marker of physician impairment
    Robert J Sherertz
    Department of Infection Control, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1120-2. 2009
    ..001), and higher than the rate among peer surgeons (P = .02)...
  5. pmc Comparative in vitro efficacies of various catheter lock solutions
    Robert J Sherertz
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27517, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1865-8. 2006
    ..Traditional lock solutions minocycline (M), rifampin (R), ciprofloxacin (C), and vancomycin, except pharmacologic concentrations of C and R and of M and R, were less effective than MEDTA and T/PVP...
  6. ncbi request reprint Update on vascular catheter infections
    Robert J Sherertz
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:303-7. 2004
    ..This update highlights 22 primary research articles selected from 415 randomized clinical trials and over 2500 other articles on vascular catheter infections published between January 2002 and March 2004...
  7. ncbi request reprint Airborne dispersal as a novel transmission route of coagulase-negative staphylococci: interaction between coagulase-negative staphylococci and rhinovirus infection
    Werner E Bischoff
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:504-11. 2004
    ..To investigate whether rhinovirus infection leads to increased airborne dispersal of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of antibiotic-coated catheters in preventing subcutaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection in rabbits
    R J Sherertz
    Department of Medicine, Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1042
    J Infect Dis 167:98-106. 1993
    ..aureus inoculation was delayed 48 or 96 h after catheter implantation. These data suggest that vascular catheters with antiinfective coatings should be investigated further in hospitalized patients...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis
    E Andrew Stevens
    Department of Neurosurgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:86-92. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether AI EVDs had any significant effect on bacterial culture results compared with nonantibiotic-impregnated (NAI) EVDs...
  10. pmc Prolonged antimicrobial activity of a catheter containing chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine extends protection against catheter infections in vivo
    S Bassetti
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:1535-8. 2001
    ..aureus was inoculated 2 days after catheter implantation (P < 0.001). These results suggest that prolonged anti-infective activity on the external catheter surface provides improved efficacy in the prevention of infection...
  11. ncbi request reprint Dispersal of Staphylococcus aureus into the air associated with a rhinovirus infection
    Stefano Bassetti
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:196-203. 2005
    ..To determine whether healthy adult nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus can disperse S. aureus into the air after rhinovirus infection...
  12. doi request reprint Recognition and prevention of nosocomial vascular device and related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
    Paul Chittick
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:S363-72. 2010
    ..Diagnostic methods discussed include how to obtain blood cultures, when to culture catheter tips, how to interpret culture results, and the best methods for diagnosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Airborne dispersal of Staphylococcus aureus associated with symptomatic rhinitis allergica
    Stefano Bassetti
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:W-W60. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in a student community: prevalence, clonal relationships, and risk factors
    Werner E Bischoff
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:485-91. 2004
    ..To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of nasal Staphylococcus aureus (SA) in the community...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of a new vascular catheter flush solution (minocycline-EDTA) in temporary hemodialysis access
    Anthony J Bleyer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:520-4. 2005
    ..This study compared heparin with minocycline-EDTA as flush solutions used among dialysis patients with central venous catheters, a high-risk group for catheter-related BSI...
  16. ncbi request reprint "Gesundheit!" sneezing, common colds, allergies, and Staphylococcus aureus dispersion
    Werner E Bischoff
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1042, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:1119-26. 2006
    ..Staphylococcus aureus is among the most important pathogens in today's hospital setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Preventing the airborne spread of Staphylococcus aureus by persons with the common cold: effect of surgical scrubs, gowns, and masks
    Werner E Bischoff
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1148-54. 2007
    ..This study investigates the impact of barrier precautions on the spread of airborne S. aureus by volunteers with experimentally induced rhinovirus infection (ie, the common cold)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among patients receiving allergen-injection immunotherapy: associated factors and quantitative nasal cultures
    S Bassetti
    Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North-Carolina 27157-1042, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:741-5. 2001
    ..aureus. However, factors other than the regular use of needles, and in particular abnormalities related to the atopic constitution of these patients, may predispose this population for S. aureus carriage...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection associated with an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Stefano Bassetti
    Clin Infect Dis 40:633-4; author reply 634-5. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint Vascular catheters inserted in the trenches versus guideline documents: can the discrepancies be resolved?
    Robert J Sherertz
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:887-9. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Skin: the first battlefield
    Richard C Prielipp
    Anesth Analg 97:933-5. 2003

Research Grants4

  1. THE CLOUD ADULT
    Robert Sherertz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..aureus associated with a viral URI, have been shown to cause outbreaks. Understanding the "cloud phenomenon" may facilitate S.aureus outbreak prevention and possibly the transmission of other pathogens, as well. ..