Jeffrey S Gerber

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Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Trends in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in children's hospitals in the United States
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:65-71. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Effect of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention on broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians: a randomized trial
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 309:2345-52. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 131:677-84. 2013
  4. pmc Variability in antibiotic use at children's hospitals
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP North, Suite 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:1067-73. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Valerie C Cluzet
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:1226-33. 2016
  6. pmc Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis
    Brendan J Kelly
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 85:109-15. 2016
  7. doi request reprint Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children
    Rachael K Ross
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Clin Infect Dis 58:834-8. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Variability in the diagnosis and treatment of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by primary care pediatricians
    Julie L Fierro
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:S79-85. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Identifying targets for antimicrobial stewardship in children's hospitals
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1252-8. 2013
  10. pmc The use of intravenous colistin among children in the United States: results from a multicenter, case series
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA ptamma1 jhmi edu
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:17-22. 2013

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  1. pmc Trends in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in children's hospitals in the United States
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:65-71. 2009
    ..The incidence of and outcomes associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in hospitalized children have been incompletely characterized...
  2. doi request reprint Effect of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention on broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians: a randomized trial
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    JAMA 309:2345-52. 2013
    ..Antimicrobial stewardship programs have been effective for inpatients, often through prescribing audit and feedback. However, most antimicrobial use occurs in outpatients with acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs)...
  3. doi request reprint Racial differences in antibiotic prescribing by primary care pediatricians
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 131:677-84. 2013
    ..To determine whether racial differences exist in antibiotic prescribing among children treated by the same clinician...
  4. pmc Variability in antibiotic use at children's hospitals
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP North, Suite 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:1067-73. 2010
    ..Variation in medical practice has identified opportunities for quality improvement in patient care. The degree of variation in the use of antibiotics in children's hospitals is unknown...
  5. doi request reprint The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Valerie C Cluzet
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:1226-33. 2016
    ..However, subjects who were compliant with the protocol had more rapid clearance Trial registration. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00966446 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-8. ..
  6. pmc Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis
    Brendan J Kelly
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 85:109-15. 2016
    ..The combination of A2M and PCT discriminated bacterial sepsis from other SIRS among SICU patients with suspected sepsis...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children
    Rachael K Ross
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Clin Infect Dis 58:834-8. 2014
    ..Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted. ..
  8. doi request reprint Variability in the diagnosis and treatment of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by primary care pediatricians
    Julie L Fierro
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:S79-85. 2014
    ..To compare practice patterns regarding the diagnosis and management of streptococcal pharyngitis across pediatric primary care practices...
  9. doi request reprint Identifying targets for antimicrobial stewardship in children's hospitals
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1252-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to develop a strategy for identifying high-impact targets for antimicrobial stewardship efforts...
  10. pmc The use of intravenous colistin among children in the United States: results from a multicenter, case series
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA ptamma1 jhmi edu
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:17-22. 2013
    ..Although it is well described among adults, colistin use and its associated toxicities in children are poorly understood. We report findings from the largest case series of pediatric colistin use to date...
  11. doi request reprint Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis
    Matthew P Kronman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and
    Pediatrics 138:. 2016
    ..The goal of this study was to compare the effectiveness of extended-spectrum versus narrower-spectrum antibiotics for children with appendicitis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Frontline Clinician Knowledge of Antimicrobial Prescribing in an Academic Tertiary Children's Hospital: A Point Prevalence Study
    Beatriz Larru
    Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center of Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 5:462-464. 2016
    ..Night shift clinicians were less likely to know day of therapy and duration of therapy than day shift clinicians caring for the same patients...
  13. doi request reprint Safety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship
    Rachael K Ross
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:974-8. 2016
    ..Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:974-978. ..
  14. doi request reprint Antibiotic Exposure During the First 6 Months of Life and Weight Gain During Childhood
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    JAMA 315:1258-65. 2016
    ..Infant antibiotic exposure is common and often inappropriate. Studies of the association between infant antibiotics and childhood weight gain have reported inconsistent results...
  15. doi request reprint Cost of antimicrobial therapy across US children's hospitals
    Rachael K Ross
    1Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:1242-4. 2015
    ..Antimicrobial stewardship programs should consider these data to incorporate high-value antimicrobial prescribing when clinically appropriate...
  16. doi request reprint Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium difficile Infection by Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physicians
    Julia Shaklee Sammons
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 3:43-8. 2014
    ..Our objective was to describe current CDI management practices by pediatric infectious diseases (ID) physicians...
  17. doi request reprint Outcomes of children with enterobacteriaceae bacteremia with reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone: do the revised breakpoints translate to improved patient outcomes?
    Pranita D Tamma
    From the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, PA Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Medical Microbiology, Baltimore, MD and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:965-9. 2013
    ..The impact that these recommendations have on clinical outcomes of children have not been previously evaluated...
  18. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at freestanding children's hospitals in the United States
    Jason G Newland
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:265-71. 2014
    ..The extent to which ASPs are formally implemented in freestanding children's hospitals is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of ASPs in freestanding children's hospitals...
  19. pmc Ocular manifestations of candidemia in children
    Julie L Fierro
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:84-6. 2013
    ..This study found that ocular candidiasis is an uncommon but serious sight-threatening complication in pediatric patients with candidemia...
  20. pmc Vaccines and autism: a tale of shifting hypotheses
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:456-61. 2009
    ..We will discuss the genesis of each of these theories and review the relevant epidemiological evidence...
  21. pmc Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization among pediatric oncology patients
    Sheila M Nolan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:338-45. 2009
    ..To detect the burden of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonization among pediatric oncology patients and to determine risk factors for VRE acquisition...
  22. pmc Patient-generated Digital Images after Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery
    Matthew W Miller
    Matthew Miller, BS, Clinical Research Assistant, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market Street, Suite 1512, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone 215 590 3289, Email
    Appl Clin Inform 7:646-52. 2016
    ..To describe the use of digital images captured by parents or guardians and sent to clinicians for assessment of wounds after pediatric ambulatory surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Database Research for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Matthew P Kronman
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children s Hospital Research Institute, Washington
    J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 4:143-50. 2015
    ....
  24. pmc Use of a Combination Biomarker Algorithm To Identify Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients with Suspected Sepsis at Very Low Likelihood of Bacterial Infection
    Jennifer H Han
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59:6494-500. 2015
    ..Future studies should focus on the use of these algorithms to improve antibiotic use in the ICU setting. ..
  25. pmc Preferred treatment and prevention strategies for recurrent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections: a survey of adult and pediatric providers
    Kara B Mascitti
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Am J Infect Control 38:324-8. 2010
    ..0001). For recurrent infections, 88% of providers employed at least 1 topical decolonization strategy...
  26. doi request reprint Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Children: Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities
    Beatriz Larru
    From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Center of Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Health Care Analytics Unit, Center of Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Center for Clinical and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 35:507-10. 2016
    ..Bloodstream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Much of our understanding of the epidemiology and resistance patterns of bloodstream infections comes from studies of hospitalized adults...
  27. doi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-dwelling adults and children
    Valerie C Cluzet
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:786-93. 2015
    ..The reduced rate of recurrent colonization associated with clindamycin may indicate a unique role for this antibiotic in the treatment of such infection...
  28. doi request reprint Improving Cardiac Surgical Site Infection Reporting and Prevention By Using Registry Data for Case Ascertainment
    Vaidehi Nayar
    Office of Clinical Quality Improvement, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 101:190-8; discussion 198-9. 2016
    ..A quality improvement (QI) initiative was conducted linking clinical registry and administrative databases to improve reporting and reduce the incidence of SSI [2]...
  29. pmc Point-of-prescription interventions to improve antimicrobial stewardship
    Keith W Hamilton
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Clin Infect Dis 60:1252-8. 2015
    ..This review discusses interventions focusing on antimicrobial prescribing at the point of prescription as well as a pilot project to engage unit-based healthcare providers in antimicrobial stewardship. ..
  30. doi request reprint Candida krusei arthritis in an adolescent with acute myelogenous leukemia
    Beatriz Larru
    From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Oncology, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Center for Pediatric Effectiveness, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1142-4. 2013
    ..krusei fungemia 4 months before her presentation. The infection was successfully treated with voriconazole. ..
  31. doi request reprint Cutaneous bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in infants and children
    Beatriz Larru
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4318, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 61:457-78. 2014
    ..If indicated, empiric antimicrobial therapy should target Streptococcus pyogenes for nonpurulent SSSIs, such as uncomplicated cellulitis, and S aureus for purulent SSSIs such as abscesses. ..
  32. doi request reprint Antimicrobial stewardship in pediatric care: strategies and future directions
    Jason G Newland
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 32:735-43. 2012
    ....
  33. pmc Value of Procalcitonin Measurement for Early Evidence of Severe Bacterial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Andrew J Lautz
    Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Electronic address
    J Pediatr 179:74-81.e2. 2016
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Pediatrician perceptions of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention
    Julia E Szymczak
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:S69-78. 2014
    ....
  35. pmc Comparison of prior authorization and prospective audit with feedback for antimicrobial stewardship
    Jimish M Mehta
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:1092-9. 2014
    ..We compared these core ASP strategies at an academic medical center...
  36. doi request reprint Use of administrative data for surgical site infection surveillance after congenital cardiac surgery results in inaccurate reporting of surgical site infection rates
    Krista D Atchley
    The Cardiac Center, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:651-7; discussion 657-8. 2014
    ..A quality improvement initiative was undertaken to better understand issues with SSI reporting and to evaluate the effect of different data sources on annual SSI rates...
  37. pmc Variation in hospital antibiotic prescribing practices for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Brian T Fisher
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA fi
    Leuk Lymphoma 54:1633-9. 2013
    ..Antibiotic use for children with newly diagnosed ALL varies widely across children's hospitals and is not explained by demographics or illness severity...
  38. ncbi request reprint Streptococcus bovis Infection in young Infants
    Jeffrey S Gerber
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:1069-73. 2006
    ..Sporadic cases of invasive Streptococcus bovis disease have been reported in young infants. However, little is known about the clinical manifestations or the conditions that predispose to S. bovis infection in this population...