Michael W Ellis
Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Is antimicrobial therapy needed to manage uncomplicated skin and soft-tissue abscesses?Michael W Ellis
Infectious Disease Service, MCHE MDI, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6200, USA
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 6:9-13. 2008....
- Natural history of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection in soldiersMichael W Ellis
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6200, USA
Clin Infect Dis 39:971-9. 2004..Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is an emerging pathogen for which the prevalence, risk factors, and natural history are incompletely understood...
- Treatment approaches for community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infectionsMichael W Ellis
Infectious Disease Service MCHE MDI, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:496-501. 2005....
- Presence and molecular epidemiology of virulence factors in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains colonizing and infecting soldiersMichael W Ellis
Department of Medicine Infectious Diseases, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:940-5. 2009..Although various MRSA strains may colonize soldiers, USA300 is the most virulent when evaluated prospectively, and PVL, ACME, and type IV SCCmec are associated with these abscesses...
- Targeted intranasal mupirocin to prevent colonization and infection by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in soldiers: a cluster randomized controlled trialMichael W Ellis
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Infectious Disease Service MCHE MDI, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:3591-8. 2007..Furthermore, CA-MRSA eradication did not prevent new colonization within the study group...
- Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus blood and skin and soft tissue infections in the US military health system, 2005-2010Michael L Landrum
Infectious Disease Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
JAMA 308:50-9. 2012..Rates of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are reported as decreasing, but recent rates of community-onset S. aureus infections are less known...
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in wound cultures recovered from a combat support hospital in IraqClinton K Murray
Infectious Disease Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
J Trauma 69:S102-8. 2010..aureus (CA-MRSA) strains seem to produce severe disease but retain susceptibility to many oral antimicrobials. This study characterizes 84 MRSA isolates recovered from wound cultures at a combat support hospital in Iraq...
- Twenty-five year epidemiology of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates recovered at a burn centerClinton K Murray
Infectious Disease Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Burns 35:1112-7. 2009..Continued active surveillance and aggressive infection control strategies are recommended to prevent the spread of community-acquired MRSA to this burn unit...
- Acinetobacter skin colonization of US Army SoldiersMatthew E Griffith
Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:659-61. 2006..To evaluate whether skin colonization with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex exists in a population of healthy, nondeployed US Army soldiers and, if present, how it might relate to the infections seen in current war casualties...
- Efficacy of macrolides and telithromycin against leptospirosis in a hamster modelJames E Moon
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1989-92. 2006..We conclude that all agents tested have demonstrated in vivo efficacy in treating acute leptospirosis. These results provide support for further evaluation of macrolide and ketolide antimicrobial agents in human trials...
- Activity of ceftobiprole against community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates recently recovered from US military traineesHeather C Yun
Department of Infectious Disease, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:463-6. 2007..5 microg/mL (range, 0.25-0.5 microg/mL) with 29 methicillin-susceptible isolates recovered from military trainees during 2 prospective investigations...
- The expanding spectrum of eschar-associated rickettsioses in the United StatesW Chad Cragun
Dermatology Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Ste 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 9908, USA
Arch Dermatol 146:641-8. 2010..Rickettsia parkeri, originally thought to be nonpathogenic in humans, was recently proved to be another cause of tick-borne SFG rickettsiosis...
- Disseminated histoplasmosis in a patient with AIDS: case report and review of the literatureAmy Y Paul
Department of Dermatology, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO 80913, USA
Cutis 80:309-12. 2007....
- USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerging as a cause of bloodstream infections at military medical centersJeffrey Sherwood
Department of Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:393-9. 2013..USA300 MRSA has emerged as an important cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) in metropolitan centers...
- Antimicrobial activity against CA-MRSA and treatment of uncomplicated nonpurulent cellulitisMatthew E Griffith
Department of Medicine, F Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:777-80. 2013..In this review, we examine the findings from a recent prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial that refutes the need for empirical coverage of CA-MRSA when treating nonpurulent cellulitis. ..
- Susceptibility of Leptospira serovars to antimalarial agentsClinton K Murray
Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:685-6. 2004..The only agents identified with the potential to treat both infections other than doxycycline (MIC(90) = 1.56 microg/mL) were azithromycin (MIC(90) = 0.002 microg/mL) and clindamycin (MIC(90) = 0.2 microg/mL)...
- Comparison of short-course (5 days) and standard (10 days) treatment for uncomplicated cellulitisMatthew J Hepburn
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex, USA
Arch Intern Med 164:1669-74. 2004..Cellulitis is a condition routinely encountered in the primary care setting. No previous study has compared a short (5 days) vs standard (10 days) course of therapy of the same antibiotic in patients with uncomplicated cellulitis...
- Necrotizing staphylococcal pneumonia in a neonateRyan M McAdams
Department of Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78236, USA
J Perinatol 25:677-9. 2005..The severe course of this patient may be attributed to the presence of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene, a well-known virulence factor leading to soft tissue and pulmonary infections...
- Coccidioidomycosis mimicking ovarian cancerMichael W Ellis
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
Obstet Gynecol 104:1177-9. 2004..Dissemination of coccidioidomycosis to the abdominal cavity is rare. No previous case of peritoneal coccidioidomycosis has presented as an adnexal mass...
- Approaches to serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections with decreased susceptibility to vancomycin: clinical significance and options for managementJames S Lewis
Department of Pharmacy, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas 78229 4493, USA
Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:568-73. 2007..This review addresses therapeutic approaches to Staphylococcus aureus infections with diminished susceptibility to vancomycin, focusing on recently published data in English language medical literature between June 2006 and July 2007...
- Acinetobacter nares colonization of healthy US soldiersMatthew E Griffith
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:787-8. 2006
- Alternative diagnoses that often mimic cellulitisMatthew J Hepburn
Am Fam Physician 67:2471. 2003