James G Johnson

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BACKGROUND Whether community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genotypes (e.g., USA300) are a major cause of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and health care-associated infections has been poorly defined. METHODS Consecutive MRSA isolates recovered from patients with BSIs were prospectively collected at an urban public hospital.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an institutional hand hygiene accountability program on healthcare personnel hand hygiene adherence. DESIGN Time-series design with correlation analysis. SETTING Tertiary care academic medical center, including outpatient clinics and procedural areas. PARTICIPANTS Medical center healthcare personnel. METHODS A(More)
Staphylococcus aureus • Author(s): James G. Johnson, MD, MPH; Elizabeth J. Saye, MS; Natalia Jimenez-Truque, PhD, MSCI; Nicole Soper, MT; Isaac Thomsen, MD; Thomas R. Talbot, MD, MPH; C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 12 (December 2013), pp. 1326-1327 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) against influenza is an important component of infection control in healthcare settings but HCW vaccination rates remain low. Here we review current and emerging strategies for influenza vaccination of HCWs. RECENT FINDINGS Professional organizations have recommended annual influenza vaccination(More)
A 2.5-year-old intact male miniature lop rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was presented with multiple nodules surrounding the eyes, nose, mouth, and prepuce. Cytological evaluation of the periocular nodules revealed the presence of intracellular (within macrophages) and extracellular yeast organisms. The yeast organisms were approximately 3-5 µm in diameter,(More)
Three rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis) maintained in a zoological collection had chronic hypercalcemia and azotemia. In addition, all animals displayed signs of lameness due to footpad lesions that were histologically characterized as marked metastatic mineralization with granulomatous inflammation, reminiscent of calcinosis circumscripta. Although the(More)
Five hundred five blood cultures collected through a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) in an emergency department were matched to cultures obtained by dedicated venipuncture from the same patient within 10 minutes. The relative risk of contamination for cultures collected through PIVs compared with dedicated venipuncture was 1.83 (95% confidence(More)
CASE DESCRIPTION A 5-year-old sexually intact female blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) was evaluated because of a swelling on the right side of the face and irritated area on the ventral aspect of the keel. CLINICAL FINDINGS Clinical findings were consistent with dermatitis (right facial lesion) and a coalescing subdermal granuloma (ventral keel lesion).(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the ophthalmic biomicroscopy findings and intraocular pressures (IOP) in a captive population of box turtles and to determine whether a relationship exists between body morphometrics or health status and IOP. PROCEDURES Hundred and three box turtles (69 Gulf coast, 24 three-toed, one ornate, one eastern, and eight unidentified) were(More)
A four-year-old neutered male nutria (Myocastor coypus) was presented for a one-day history of lethargy and anorexia. A right-sided facial swelling and loose right mandibular fourth molar that exuded caseous exudate from the root were noted; however, the animal continued to decline despite removal of the affected tooth and antibiotic and anti-inflammatory(More)