Bernard C Camins
Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
- Impact of an antimicrobial utilization program on antimicrobial use at a large teaching hospital: a randomized controlled trialBernard C Camins
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:931-8. 2009..Multidisciplinary antimicrobial utilization teams (AUTs) have been proposed as a mechanism for improving antimicrobial use, but data on their efficacy remain limited...
- Prevention and treatment of hemodialysis-related bloodstream infectionsBernard C Camins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Semin Dial 26:476-81. 2013..Until more data are available, catheter removal followed by systemic therapy is preferred for infections involving Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas species, Enterococcus species, and Candida species...
- The clinical impact of fluoroquinolone resistance in patients with E coli bacteremiaBernard C Camins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
J Hosp Med 6:344-9. 2011..There are limited data on fluoroquinolone resistance and its impact on mortality in cases of Escherichia coli bloodstream infection (BSI)...
- A crossover intervention trial evaluating the efficacy of a chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections among patients undergoing hemodialysisBernard C Camins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1118-23. 2010..There are no published data on the efficacy of the chlorhexidine-impregnated foam dressing at reducing the rate of CRBSI among patients undergoing hemodialysis...
- Mupirocin and chlorhexidine resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in patients with community-onset skin and soft tissue infectionsStephanie A Fritz
Departments of Pediatrics, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:559-68. 2013..aureus isolates recovered from outpatients, but eradication efforts were less successful in patients carrying a mupirocin-resistant S. aureus strain at baseline...
- Reducing the risk of health care-associated infections by complying with CDC hand hygiene guidelinesBernard C Camins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:173-9. 2005..The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has made the reduction of health care-associated infections one of its National Patient Safety Goals for 2005...
- Successful treatment of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus pacemaker lead infective endocarditis with telavancinLuis A Marcos
Division of Infection Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8051, Saint Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:5376-8. 2010..aureus. We present a case of pacemaker lead infective endocarditis caused by a non-daptomycin-susceptible strain of VISA. After 8 weeks of parenteral telavancin therapy, the patient achieved microbiological and clinical cure...
- A population-based investigation of invasive vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, and predictors of mortalityBernard C Camins
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:983-91. 2007..Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus organisms (VRE) have emerged as common nosocomial pathogens, but few population-based data are available on the impact of invasive VRE infections...
- Attributable costs of enterococcal bloodstream infections in a nonsurgical hospital cohortAnne M Butler
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:28-35. 2010..Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bloodstream infections (BSIs) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
- Prophylactic antibiotics in aesthetic surgeryMichael A Lane
Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Aesthet Surg J 30:859-71; quiz 873. 2010..The authors review the medical literature, discuss the risks of antibiotic overutilization, and detail nonpharmacological methods for reducing the risk of SSI...
- Acute renal insufficiency during telavancin therapy in clinical practiceLuis A Marcos
Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
J Antimicrob Chemother 67:723-6. 2012..To describe the tolerance to long-term telavancin therapy among inpatients as it relates to nephrotoxicity...
- Effectiveness of measures to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus carriage in patients with community-associated skin and soft-tissue infections: a randomized trialStephanie A Fritz
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:872-80. 2011..Despite a paucity of evidence, decolonization measures are prescribed for outpatients with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection (SSTI)...
- Deriving measures of intensive care unit antimicrobial use from computerized pharmacy data: methods, validation, and overcoming barriersDavid N Schwartz
Division of Infectious Diseases, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:472-80. 2011..To outline methods for deriving and validating intensive care unit (ICU) antimicrobial utilization (AU) measures from computerized data and to describe programming problems that emerged...