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Susan E. Coffin, MD, MPH; Michael Klompas, MD; David Classen, MD, MS; Kathleen M. Arias, MS, CIC; Kelly Podgorny, RN, MS, CPHQ; Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH; Helen Burstin, MD; David P. Calfee, MD, MS; Erik R. Dubberke, MD; Victoria Fraser, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Frances A. Griffin, RRT, MPA; Peter Gross, MD; Keith S. Kaye, MD; Evelyn Lo, MD; Jonas… (More)
Author(s): Deverick J. Anderson , MD, MPH, Keith S. Kaye , MD, David Classen , MD, MS, Kathleen M. Arias , MS, CIC, Kelly Podgorny , RN, MS, CPHQ, Helen Burstin , MD, David P. Calfee , MD, MS, Susan E. Coffin , MD, MPH, Erik R. Dubberke , MD, Victoria Fraser , MD, Dale N. Gerding , MD, Frances A. Griffin , RRT, MPA, Peter Gross , MD, Michael Klompas , MD,… (More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exist on recent demographic and microbiological changes in infective endocarditis (IE) and the impact of these changes on patient survival. METHODS Data were collected from all patients with definite or possible IE at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, from 1993 to 1999. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify… (More)
We sought to determine the burden of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infection in comparison to other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in community hospitals participating in an infection control network. Our data suggest that C. difficile has replaced MRSA as the most common etiology of HAI in community hospitals in the southeastern United States.
Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals.
BACKGROUND The clinical and financial outcomes of SSIs directly attributable to MRSA and methicillin-resistance are largely uncharacterized. Previously published data have provided conflicting conclusions. METHODOLOGY We conducted a multi-center matched outcomes study of 659 surgical patients. Patients with SSI due to MRSA were compared with two groups:… (More)
Evelyn Lo, MD; Lindsay Nicolle, MD; David Classen, MD, MS; Kathleen M. Arias, MS, CIC; Kelly Podgorny, RN, MS, CPHQ; Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH; Helen Burstin, MD; David P. Calfee, MD, MS; Susan E. Coffin, MD, MPH; Erik R. Dubberke, MD; Victoria Fraser, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Frances A. Griffin, RRT, MPA; Peter Gross, MD; Keith S. Kaye, MD; Michael… (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the epidemiology of severe (ie, nonsuperficial) surgical site infection (SSI) in community hospitals. METHODS SSI data were collected prospectively at 26 community hospitals in the southeastern United States. Two analyses were performed: (1) a study of the overall prevalence rates of SSI and the prevalence rates of SSI due to… (More)
Staphylococcus aureus is the leading cause of surgical site infections (SSI) in the United States. In particular, SSI caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as a devastating complication, leading to increased mortality rates, increased length of hospitalization, and increased costs. Proven strategies for prevention of SSI… (More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that conventionally used procedures for semen cryopreservation may cause an increase in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by sperm or by seminal leukocytes, which may contribute to poor sperm function following cryopreservation. METHODS Eighteen semen specimens with normal parameters from healthy male donors… (More)