P Drinka

Summary

Affiliation: Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Adverse events associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a nursing home
    P Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, N2665 County Rd QQ, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2371-7. 2001
  2. ncbi Clustering of multiple endemic strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a nursing home: an 8-year study
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King 54946 0620, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:215-8. 2005
  3. ncbi The importance of parathyroid hormone and vitamin D status in the treatment of osteoporosis and renal insufficiency
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:382-6. 2004
  4. ncbi The identification of genetically related bacterial isolates using pulsed field gel electrophoresis on nursing home units: a clinical experience
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin 54946, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1373-7. 2004
  5. ncbi Antimicrobial use and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a large nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:256-8. 2004
  6. ncbi Pneumonia in the nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:342-50. 2005
  7. ncbi Experience with the rapid Directigen test for influenza
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:37-9. 2006
  8. ncbi Severe hypercalcemia after transition from calcium carbonate to calcium citrate in an elderly woman treated with ergocalciferol 50,000 IU per day
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King 54946 0620, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:70-4. 2006
  9. ncbi Complications of chronic indwelling urinary catheters
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:388-92. 2006
  10. ncbi Determinants of vitamin D levels in nursing home residents
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:76-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi Adverse events associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a nursing home
    P Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, N2665 County Rd QQ, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2371-7. 2001
    ..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) generates concern in nursing homes. Restrictive isolation precautions may be applied for indefinite periods. Adverse events driving these concerns include transmission and infection...
  2. ncbi Clustering of multiple endemic strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a nursing home: an 8-year study
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King 54946 0620, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:215-8. 2005
    ..05) and space (P < .05) (i.e., 2 separate statistically significant tests). Isolates from individual units were genetically related, with only the occasional unrelated isolate...
  3. ncbi The importance of parathyroid hormone and vitamin D status in the treatment of osteoporosis and renal insufficiency
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:382-6. 2004
    ..If the 25-OH-D level is less than 30 ng/mL, supplementation with vitamin D is recommended. Practitioners should consider supplementing most residents with vitamin D and calcium or follow NKF guidelines...
  4. ncbi The identification of genetically related bacterial isolates using pulsed field gel electrophoresis on nursing home units: a clinical experience
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin 54946, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1373-7. 2004
    ..To describe a laboratory-based technique to track nursing home infections...
  5. ncbi Antimicrobial use and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a large nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:256-8. 2004
    ..In 1997, 18% of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates at the Wisconsin Veterans Home were resistant to methicillin. By 2002, 51% were resistant...
  6. ncbi Pneumonia in the nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:342-50. 2005
    ..Sources of aspiration, including pharyngeal dysphagia, periodontal disease, and gastric regurgitation, should be identified and treated in hopes of preventing recurrence...
  7. ncbi Experience with the rapid Directigen test for influenza
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:37-9. 2006
    ..To determine the sensitivity and positive predictive value of the Becton-Dickson Directigen AB performed on-site in a nursing home compared to viral culture...
  8. ncbi Severe hypercalcemia after transition from calcium carbonate to calcium citrate in an elderly woman treated with ergocalciferol 50,000 IU per day
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King 54946 0620, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:70-4. 2006
    ..However, administering calcium carbonate with meals is logistically challenging in long-term care facilities...
  9. ncbi Complications of chronic indwelling urinary catheters
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:388-92. 2006
    ..Suprapubic catheters should be considered when urethral catheters are associated with discomfort or periurethral suppurative complications, especially in males...
  10. ncbi Determinants of vitamin D levels in nursing home residents
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:76-9. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of various doses of vitamin D(2) and D(3), as well as ambulatory status (a surrogate for sun exposure), on 25-OH-D levels...
  11. ncbi An approach to endemic multi-drug-resistant bacteria in nursing homes
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:132-6. 2005
  12. ncbi Emergence of rimantadine-resistant virus within 6 days of starting rimantadine prophylaxis with oseltamivir treatment of symptomatic cases
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:923-6. 2007
    ..To report on the detection of rimantadine resistance within 6 days of starting rimantadine prophylaxis...
  13. ncbi The effect of culture-positive influenza type A on resource use and adverse events in nursing home residents
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King 54946, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1416-20. 2002
    ..To determine adverse clinical events and resource utilization associated with culture-positive influenza A in nursing home residents...
  14. ncbi Influenza vaccination and antiviral therapy: is there a role for concurrent administration in the institutionalised elderly?
    Paul J Drinka
    Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 54946, USA
    Drugs Aging 20:165-74. 2003
    ..An institutional programme to control influenza should include vaccination, and contingency plans for clinical surveillance, specimen processing and the rapid application of antiviral treatment and prophylaxis...
  15. ncbi Determinants of parathyroid hormone levels in nursing home residents
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:328-31. 2007
    ..Elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels contribute to age-related bone loss. Practitioners should be aware of iatrogenic and/or correctable determinants of PTH elevation...
  16. ncbi Risk of acquiring influenza A in a nursing home from a culture-positive roommate
    Paul J Drinka
    Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, WI 54946 0620, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:872-4. 2003
    ..4%). During 3,294 resident-seasons, influenza was cultured in 208 single rooms (6.3%). Those who lived in double rooms with a culture-positive roommate had a 3.07 relative risk (CI95, 1.61-5.78) of acquiring influenza...
  17. ncbi Osteoporosis assessment strategies for male nursing home residents
    Mary E Elliott
    University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Maturitas 48:225-33. 2004
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  18. ncbi Between-meal risedronate does not alter bone turnover in nursing home residents
    Sabina Agrawal
    Osteoporosis Clinical Center and Research Program, University of Wisconsin, 2870 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:790-5. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of between-meal weekly risedronate and daily calcium 630 mg and vitamin D 400 IU on bone turnover markers...
  19. ncbi Culture and sensitivity of infected chronic wounds
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:421-2. 2005
  20. ncbi Apparent transmission of Citrobacter koseri in catheterized residents on a 17-bed nursing home wing
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:140-1. 2003
  21. doi Response to the article by Holroyd-Leduc et al.: The relationship of indwelling urinary catheters to death, length of hospital stay, functional decline, and nursing home admission in hospitalized older medical patients
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:177-8. 2008
  22. ncbi Norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1839-40. 2005
  23. ncbi Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus more contagious than methicillin-susceptible S. aureus in a surgical intensive care unit?
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:363-4. 2004
  24. doi Diagnostic accuracy of criteria for urinary tract infection in a cohort of nursing home residents
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:376-7; author reply 378. 2008
  25. ncbi Does the composition of urinary catheters influence clinical outcomes and the results of research studies?
    Christopher J Crnich
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:102-3. 2007
  26. ncbi Risk of acquiring influenza B in a nursing home from a culture-positive roommate
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1437. 2005
  27. ncbi Long term tracking of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a large skilled nursing facility
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1968. 2004
  28. ncbi Apparent transmission of two species of gram-negative rods in catheterized residents on a 50-bed nursing home unit
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:233. 2003
  29. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:233-4. 2003
  30. ncbi Delays in the application of outbreak control prophylaxis for influenza A in a nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:600-3. 2002
    ..To identify delayed prophylaxis from a pre-existing database and strategies to improve performance...
  31. ncbi What has SARS taught us about infection control in nursing homes?
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:59-60. 2004
  32. ncbi Mechanisms of unexplained anemia in the nursing home
    Andrew S Artz
    Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:423-7. 2004
    ..To characterize anemia in elderly nursing home residents...
  33. ncbi Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a nursing home
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:95-6. 2004
  34. ncbi Report of an outbreak: nursing home architecture and influenza-A attack rates: update
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:847-8. 2004
  35. ncbi Experience with a rapid diagnostic test for influenza
    Paul J Drinka
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:561. 2002
  36. ncbi Colonization of residents with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in skilled care facilities
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:2105. 2002
  37. ncbi How should nursing homes use vaccine to prevent zoster?
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:419-20. 2007
  38. ncbi "Aspiration of gastric contents"
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:345-6. 2007
  39. ncbi Clinical features of influenza a virus infection in older hospitalized persons
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1184. 2003
  40. ncbi Inter-observer reliability of radiologists' interpretation of mobile chest radiographs for nursing home-acquired pneumonia
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 7:467-9. 2006
  41. ncbi Mandatory infection control training for maintenance staff in a nursing home
    Ginger Bryers
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1328. 2003
  42. ncbi Prevalence of anemia in skilled-nursing home residents
    Andrew S Artz
    Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, 1700 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 39:201-6. 2004
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  43. doi Medications prescribed by specialists in nursing homes
    Paul J Drinka
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:137-8. 2008