Joseph Kohn

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OBJECTIVE To develop a risk score to predict probability of bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Two large community hospitals. PATIENTS Hospitalized adults with Enterobacteriaceae BSI between January 1, 2010, and June 30, 2015. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective case-control study examines risk factors for bloodstream infections (BSI) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSA). METHODS Hospitalized adults with Gram-negative BSI at Palmetto Health from 2010 to 2015 were identified. Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine PSA BSI risk factors. RESULTS Seventy and 910 patients(More)
Serum concentration of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the juvenile female rat increases independently from that of luteinizing hormone (LH). The objective of this study was to determine whether this increase in serum FSH is accompanied by a proliferation of FSH-cells greater than the proliferation of LH-cells. Thus, we measured circulating FSH and LH(More)
The bloodstream infection mortality risk score (BSIMRS) predicts the outcome of patients with Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) with high discrimination. This retrospective cohort study examined the impact of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on mortality in adult patients with Gram-negative BSI admitted to Palmetto Health Hospitals in Columbia,(More)
OBJECTIVES The potential benefit from appropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy in patients with favourable prognosis at initial presentation with Gram-negative bloodstream infection (BSI) remains unclear. This retrospective cohort study examined the impact of inappropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy on hospital length of stay (HLOS) following(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of inherent antimicrobial resistance and high mortality after bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by chromosomally mediated AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CAE) emphasizes the importance of identifying patients at risk of BSI because of these bacteria. This retrospective case-control study examines chronic hemodialysis among(More)
There has been a concerning increase in fluoroquinolone resistance among Gram-negative bloodstream isolates. This retrospective cohort study examines the implications of fluoroquinolone resistance on use of healthcare resources in patients with Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI). Hospitalized adults with first episodes of community-onset(More)
Increasing rates of fluoroquinolone resistance (FQ-R) have limited empirical treatment options for Gram-negative infections, particularly in patients with severe beta-lactam allergy. This case-control study aims to develop a clinical risk score to predict the probability of FQ-R in Gram-negative bloodstream isolates. Adult patients with Gram-negative(More)