D J Sexton

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Carbapenems for surgical prophylaxis?
    Daniel J Sexton
    N Engl J Med 355:2693-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Rocky mountain spotted fever
    Daniel J Sexton
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:351-60, vii-viii. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Current best practices and guidelines. Assessment and management of complications in infective endocarditis
    Daniel J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Box 3605, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 16:507-21, xii. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of antimicrobial resistance on empiric antibiotic selection and antimicrobial use in clinical practice
    D J Sexton
    Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Med Liban 48:215-20. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Current best practices and guidelines. Assessment and management of complications in infective endocarditis
    Daniel J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Box 3605, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Cardiol Clin 21:273-82, vii-viii. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Vascular access infections in patients undergoing dialysis with special emphasis on the role and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus
    D J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:731-42, vii. 2001
  7. pmc Dual infection with Ehrlichia chaffeensis and a spotted fever group rickettsia: a case report
    D J Sexton
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 4:311-6. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus: 59 prospectively identified cases with follow-up
    V G Fowler
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:106-14. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Enterococcal prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: report of 45 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-merged database
    D J Anderson
    Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Box 3824, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:665-70. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of echocardiography in evaluation of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: experience in 103 patients
    V G Fowler
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 30:1072-8. 1997

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Carbapenems for surgical prophylaxis?
    Daniel J Sexton
    N Engl J Med 355:2693-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Rocky mountain spotted fever
    Daniel J Sexton
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:351-60, vii-viii. 2002
    ..With prompt, appropriate antimicrobial therapy, patient outcomes are excellent. However, RMSF is often misdiagnosed, particularly during the initial stages of illness, and as a result, patient outcomes are sometimes suboptimal...
  3. ncbi request reprint Current best practices and guidelines. Assessment and management of complications in infective endocarditis
    Daniel J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Box 3605, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 16:507-21, xii. 2002
    ..This review focuses on the cardiac, embolic, neurologic and renal complications of endocarditis and discusses how these complications influence the clinical management of individual cases in daily practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of antimicrobial resistance on empiric antibiotic selection and antimicrobial use in clinical practice
    D J Sexton
    Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Med Liban 48:215-20. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Current best practices and guidelines. Assessment and management of complications in infective endocarditis
    Daniel J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Box 3605, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Cardiol Clin 21:273-82, vii-viii. 2003
    ..This review focuses on the cardiac, embolic, neurologic and renal complications of endocarditis and discusses how these complications influence the clinical management of individual cases in daily practice...
  6. ncbi request reprint Vascular access infections in patients undergoing dialysis with special emphasis on the role and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus
    D J Sexton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:731-42, vii. 2001
    ..Moreover, vascular placement and complications account for approximately one fourth of all admissions and hospital days among patients on dialysis...
  7. pmc Dual infection with Ehrlichia chaffeensis and a spotted fever group rickettsia: a case report
    D J Sexton
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 4:311-6. 1998
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis due to Staphylococcus aureus: 59 prospectively identified cases with follow-up
    V G Fowler
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:106-14. 1999
    ..TEE established the diagnosis of S. aureus IE in many instances when TTE was nondiagnostic. Visualization of vegetations by TTE may provide prognostic information for patients with S. aureus IE...
  9. ncbi request reprint Enterococcal prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: report of 45 episodes from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-merged database
    D J Anderson
    Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Box 3824, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:665-70. 2005
    ..Importantly, the prevalence of enterococcal PVE was higher in the European centers in this study...
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of echocardiography in evaluation of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: experience in 103 patients
    V G Fowler
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 30:1072-8. 1997
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the role of echocardiography in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Surgical-site infection due to Staphylococcus aureus among elderly patients: mortality, duration of hospitalization, and cost
    Sarah A McGarry
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:461-7. 2004
    ..aureus SSI...
  12. doi request reprint Coagulase-negative staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis--a contemporary update based on the International Collaboration on Endocarditis: prospective cohort study
    V H Chu
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Heart 95:570-6. 2009
    ..To describe the contemporary features of coagulase-negative staphylococcal (CoNS) prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Enterococcal endocarditis: 107 cases from the international collaboration on endocarditis merged database
    J R McDonald
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolin, USA
    Am J Med 118:759-66. 2005
    ..To describe clinical features and outcomes of enterococcal left-sided native valve endocarditis and to compare it to endocarditis caused by other pathogens...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cardiac conduction abnormalities in endocarditis defined by the Duke criteria
    T J Meine
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 142:280-5. 2001
    ..039). CONCLUSIONS: ECG conduction changes commonly occur in endocarditis despite more sensitive diagnostic criteria and are associated with increased mortality and invasive infection...
  15. ncbi request reprint The risk of stroke and death in patients with aortic and mitral valve endocarditis
    C H Cabell
    Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 142:75-80. 2001
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for infective endocarditis in patients with enterococcal bacteremia: a case-control study
    D J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infection 32:72-7. 2004
    ..Based on previous studies, enterococcal infective endocarditis (IE) is considered a unimicrobial, community-acquired disease of older Caucasian men...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of surgical-site infections following orthopedic surgery at a community hospital and a university hospital: adverse quality of life, excess length of stay, and extra cost
    James D Whitehouse
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:183-9. 2002
    ..To measure the impact of orthopedic surgical-site infections (SSIs) on quality of life, length of hospitalization, and cost...
  18. ncbi request reprint Proposed modifications to the Duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis
    J S Li
    Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 30:633-8. 2000
    ..aureus should be considered a major criterion, regardless of whether the infection is nosocomially acquired or whether a removable source of infection is present. Positive Q-fever serology should be changed to a major criterion...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinical information determines the impact of transesophageal echocardiography on the diagnosis of infective endocarditis by the duke criteria
    M T Roe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 139:945-51. 2000
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk of endocarditis among patients with prosthetic valves and Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
    Fadi El-Ahdab
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med 118:225-9. 2005
    ..However, the risk of endocarditis in patients with a prosthetic valve who develop S. aureus bacteremia is unclear. The aim of this study was to define the risk of prosthetic valve endocarditis in patients with S. aureus bacteremia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of in-hospital death in infective endocarditis
    Vivian H Chu
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 109:1745-9. 2004
    ..Data on early determinants of outcome in infective endocarditis (IE) are limited. We evaluated the prognostic significance of early clinical characteristics in a large, prospective cohort of patients with IE...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early surgery in patients with infective endocarditis: a propensity score analysis
    Olcay Aksoy
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:364-72. 2007
    ..Largely because of these limitations, the role of surgery in long-term survival has not been adequately studied...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective analysis of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in nonneutropenic adults with malignancy
    A K Gopal
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Oncol 18:1110-5. 2000
    ..To determine the primary sources and secondary complications of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in cancer patients, as well as predictors of outcome in cancer patients with SAB...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for postoperative mediastinitis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    E S Dodds Ashley
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1555-60. 2004
    ..Changes in perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, in addition to other interventions, should be considered for prevention of POM due to MRSA in targeted, high-risk populations...
  25. ncbi request reprint Influence of diabetes mellitus on the clinical manifestations and prognosis of infective endocarditis: a report from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Merged Database
    Wissam M Kourany
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:613-9. 2006
    ..08-2.70), especially in male patients, as diabetic males had higher mortality than non-diabetic males (OR 2.18, CI 1.08-4.35). DM is an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality among patients hospitalized with IE...
  26. ncbi request reprint Leptotrichia endocarditis: report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases
    L B Caram
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3824, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:139-43. 2008
    ..goodfellowii sp. nov. Both cases were identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Review of the English literature revealed only two other cases of Leptotrichia sp. endocarditis...
  27. doi request reprint Acute eosinophilic pneumonia secondary to daptomycin: a report of three cases
    Becky A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:e63-8. 2010
    ..Clinical suspicion for this adverse drug event and cessation of daptomycin until definitive diagnosis can be made is crucial...
  28. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infection complicating laminectomy
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1060-5. 2007
    ..To examine risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) following spinal surgery and to analyze the associations between a surgeon's years of operating experience and surgical specialty and patients' SSI risk...
  29. doi request reprint Infectious complications following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: an automated surveillance system for detecting postprocedure bacteremia
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:592-4. 2008
    ..Because invasive procedures are performed in various outpatient and inpatient settings, novel methods are needed to conduct effective surveillance for infection...
  30. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in an intensive care nursery: potential for interinstitutional spread
    Jay R McDonald
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:678-83. 2007
    ..After surveillance surveys documented the absence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in our intensive care nursery, an outbreak of MRSA infection occurred there during a 7-month period in 2005...
  31. ncbi request reprint Underresourced hospital infection control and prevention programs: penny wise, pound foolish?
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:767-73. 2007
    ..To estimate the cost of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in a network of 28 community hospitals and to compare this sum to the amount budgeted for infection control programs at each institution and for the entire network...
  32. ncbi request reprint A returning traveler with fever and rash
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1453-4, 1529-30. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for 1-year mortality after postoperative mediastinitis
    Ravi Karra
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:537-43. 2006
    ..Postoperative mediastinitis after median sternotomy is associated with disability and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for mortality 1 year after postoperative mediastinitis diagnosis...
  34. doi request reprint Surgical volume and the risk of surgical site infection in community hospitals: size matters
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Surg 247:343-9. 2008
    ..To determine if surgical volume affects the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) in community hospitals...
  35. doi request reprint Seasonal variation in Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection on 4 continents
    Deverick J Anderson
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:752-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the incidence of K. pneumoniae bloodstream infection (BSI) was higher during warm months...
  36. doi request reprint Complex surgical site infections and the devilish details of risk adjustment: important implications for public reporting
    Deverick J Anderson
    Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:941-6. 2008
    ..To validate the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NNIS) risk index as a tool to account for differences in case mix when reporting rates of complex surgical site infection (SSI)...
  37. doi request reprint Risk factors for gram-negative bacterial surgical site infection: do allergies to antibiotics increase risk?
    Jane V Trinh
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27704, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:440-6. 2009
    ..To determine the relationship between inadequate antimicrobial prophylaxis and development of gram-negative bacterial (GNB) surgical site infection (SSI)...
  38. doi request reprint Poor functional status as a risk factor for surgical site infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Deverick J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:832-9. 2008
    ..To identify risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  39. doi request reprint Patient-days: a better measure of incidence of occupational bloodborne exposures
    Luke F Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Infect Control 37:534-40. 2009
    ..There is currently no accepted standard denominator to calculate and to report the incidence of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens (OEBBPs) in health care...
  40. doi request reprint Treatment of TIPS/biliary fistula-related endotipsitis with a covered stent
    Paul V Suhocki
    Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 19:937-9. 2008
    ..The biliary/TIPS fistula was closed with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent. The patient remains asymptomatic and follow-up blood cultures remain negative with a low dose of oral antibiotics 2 years after the procedure...
  41. doi request reprint The deadly toll of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in community hospitals
    Keith S Kaye
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1568-77. 2008
    ..Data regarding the epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in rural and community hospitals are limited...
  42. doi request reprint What's new in Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    Luke F Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3824, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 22:415-32, vii-viii. 2008
    ..Decisions about giving empiric therapy to such patients are difficult and require skill and careful judgement...
  43. doi request reprint Emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community hospitals throughout North Carolina: a harbinger of a wider problem in the United States?
    Joshua T Freeman
    Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:e30-2. 2009
    ..We report the emergence and subsequent rapid increase in the incidence of these infections in community hospitals throughout North Carolina since 2006...
  44. doi request reprint Validating a 3-point prediction rule for surgical site infection after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Luke F Chen
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:64-8. 2010
    ..Investigators from Australia proposed a new, 3-point scale that assesses SSI risk on the basis of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and body mass index...
  45. pmc Clinical and financial outcomes due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection: a multi-center matched outcomes study
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8305. 2009
    ..The clinical and financial outcomes of SSIs directly attributable to MRSA and methicillin-resistance are largely uncharacterized. Previously published data have provided conflicting conclusions...
  46. ncbi request reprint Severe surgical site infection in community hospitals: epidemiology, key procedures, and the changing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Deverick J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1047-53. 2007
    ..To characterize the epidemiology of severe (ie, nonsuperficial) surgical site infection (SSI) in community hospitals...
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of increasing age on the risk of surgical site infection
    Keith S Kaye
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:1056-62. 2005
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the relationship between increasing age and risk of SSI...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adverse clinical and economic outcomes attributable to methicillin resistance among patients with Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection
    John J Engemann
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:592-8. 2003
    ..Methicillin resistance is independently associated with increased mortality and hospital charges among patients with S. aureus SSI...
  49. ncbi request reprint Aortic coarctation endarteritis in an adult: case report with cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging findings and review of the literature
    Albert M L Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:e28-31. 2005
    ..Diagnosis is critically important given the risk of rupture. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful in management...
  50. ncbi request reprint Repeat infective endocarditis: differentiating relapse from reinfection
    Vivian H Chu
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:406-9. 2005
    ..The agreement between clinical and molecular criteria was imperfect (agreement in 10 [77%] of 13 cases)...
  51. doi request reprint Variation in the type and frequency of postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections according to type of surgical procedure
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Disease, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:701-9. 2010
    ..To determine the epidemiological characteristics of postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection following 4 types of major surgical procedures.design. Retrospective cohort study...
  52. ncbi request reprint Favorable impact of an infection control network on nosocomial infection rates in community hospitals
    Keith S Kaye
    Department of Medicine and Infection Control, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:228-32. 2006
    ..To describe an infection control network (the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network [DICON]) and its impact on nosocomial infection rates in community hospitals...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for ineffective therapy in patients with bloodstream infection
    Jay R McDonald
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:308-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of health care-associated status on effectiveness of initial therapy in hospitalized patients with bloodstream infections...
  54. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infections in older people
    Keith S Kaye
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:391-6. 2006
    ..To identify risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) in older people and to test a priori hypotheses regarding particular variables and SSI risk...
  55. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia after median sternotomy: clinical utility of blood culture results in the identification of postoperative mediastinitis
    Vance G Fowler
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 108:73-8. 2003
    ..Mediastinitis is a complication of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) that can be difficult to diagnose. This study evaluated the utility of blood culture results in identifying patients with mediastinitis...
  56. ncbi request reprint Changing patient characteristics and the effect on mortality in endocarditis
    Christopher H Cabell
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 31020, Durham, NC 27710
    Arch Intern Med 162:90-4. 2002
    ..Limited data exist on recent demographic and microbiological changes in infective endocarditis (IE) and the impact of these changes on patient survival...
  57. ncbi request reprint Postoperative bacteremia secondary to surgical site infection
    Cathy A Petti
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:305-8. 2002
    ..Patients with S. aureus isolated in either pure or mixed culture from SSI were more than twice as likely to have postoperative bacteremia secondary to SSI than were those without S. aureus wound infection...
  58. ncbi request reprint Health care--associated bloodstream infections in adults: a reason to change the accepted definition of community-acquired infections
    N Deborah Friedman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center and Durham Regional Hospital, Box 3605, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:791-7. 2002
    ..Bloodstream infections occurring in persons residing in the community, regardless of whether those persons have been receiving health care in an outpatient facility, have traditionally been categorized as community-acquired infections...
  59. ncbi request reprint Acute terminal ileitis associated with pneumococcal bacteremia: case report and review of pneumococcal gastrointestinal diseases
    Cathy A Petti
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:E50-3. 2002
    ..Various theories have been advanced to explain the pathogenesis of this rare and potentially life-threatening form of pneumococcal infection, but the mechanism by which S. pneumoniae causes gastrointestinal disease is still unknown...
  60. ncbi request reprint Stroke location, characterization, severity, and outcome in mitral vs aortic valve endocarditis
    D J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neurology 61:1341-6. 2003
    ..To characterize the incidence and clinical features of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and stroke...
  61. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic risk stratification for early surgery with endocarditis: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    L Liao
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Heart 94:e18. 2008
    ..Despite widespread acceptance of echocardiography for diagnosis of infective endocarditis, few investigators have evaluated its utility as a risk-stratification tool to aid therapeutic decision-making...
  62. doi request reprint Seasonal peaks in Escherichia coli infections: possible explanations and implications
    J T Freeman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, NC, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:951-3. 2009
    ..coli associated with urinary tract infection...
  63. ncbi request reprint Dermatologic manifestations of arthropod-borne diseases
    S A Myers
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 8:689-712. 1994
    ..In other arthropod-borne infections, the appearance or evolution of the skin rash may be characteristic enough to suggest the proper diagnosis...
  64. pmc The effect of surgical site infection on older operative patients
    Keith S Kaye
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:46-54. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of surgical site infection (SSI) on mortality, duration of hospitalization, and hospital cost in older operative patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Elevated preoperative fasting serum glucose levels increase the risk of postoperative mediastinitis in patients undergoing open heart surgery
    Stephen J Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:776-8. 2003
    ..Multivariate analysis revealed that a glucose level of 126 mg/dL or greater was associated with a significantly increased risk of mediastinitis (OR, 5.25; P = .002)...
  66. ncbi request reprint The effects of intravenous doxycycline therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    E W St Clair
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 44:1043-7. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Although IV doxycycline therapy was generally well-tolerated by patients in this trial, it did not show any evidence of reducing disease activity or collagen crosslink production...
  67. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the initiation of antimicrobial therapy and the incidence of stroke in infective endocarditis: an analysis from the ICE Prospective Cohort Study (ICE-PCS)
    Stuart A Dickerman
    Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am Heart J 154:1086-94. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and predictors of infectious pathogens
    Matthew J McGirt
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:858-62. 2003
    ..27; 95% CI, 1.15-25.3) and prior Staphylococcus aureus shunt infection (OR, 5.91; 95% CI, 1.35-25.9) independently increased the odds that S. aureus was the causal pathogen...
  69. pmc Rickettsialpox in North Carolina: a case report
    Allan Krusell
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:727-8. 2002
    ..Including rickettsialpox in the evaluation of patients with eschars or vesicular rashes is likely to extend the recognized geographic distribution of Rickettsia akari, the etiologic agent of this disease...
  70. pmc Candida infective endocarditis
    J W Baddley
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0006, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:519-29. 2008
    ..Indications for surgical intervention are different and mortality is increased. Newer antifungal treatment options are increasingly used. Large, multi-center studies are needed to help better define Candida IE...
  71. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in infective endocarditis: pre- and co-morbid conditions lead to different management and outcomes in female patients
    Olcay Aksoy
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:101-7. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint The value of an infectious diseases specialist
    Russell M Petrak
    Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1013-7. 2003
    ..This article summarizes the versatile attributes possessed by ID specialists and delineates their value to patients, hospitals, and other integral groups in the health care continuum...
  73. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia after isolation from urine
    Deverick J Anderson
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1504-5. 2006
  74. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of tickborne rickettsial diseases: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichioses, and anaplasmosis--United States: a practical guide for physicians and other health-care and public health professionals
    Alice S Chapman
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 55:1-27. 2006
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Surgical site infections after laparoscopic and open cholecystectomies in community hospitals
    Luke F Chen
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:92-4; author reply 94-5. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Co-infection or co-colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a network of community hospitals
    Jay R McDonald
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:622. 2004
  77. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals: time for a culture change
    Luke F Chen
    Med J Aust 188:62-3; author reply 63-4. 2008
  78. doi request reprint Inappropriate therapy for staphylococcal infection is common and commonly fatal
    Deverick J Anderson
    Crit Care Med 36:2462-4. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint Acute hearing loss and rickettsial diseases
    Daniel J Sexton
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1506. 2006