Katherine C. Reyes

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Using data from the 2000-2004 US Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample, we found that total hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections increased by 29% during 2000-2004; admissions for pneumonia were largely unchanged. These results are consistent with recent reported increases in community-associated(More)
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and health-care-associated pneumonia (HCAP). These infections are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. The impact of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) on(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of nosocomial pneumonia. To characterize pathogen-derived and host-related factors in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with MRSA pneumonia, we evaluated the Improving Medicine through Pathway Assessment of Critical Therapy in Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (IMPACT-HAP) database. We performed(More)
We retrospectively evaluated 410 patients with coinfection or cocolonization due to vancomycin-resistant (VR) enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The prevalence rate was 19.8%. Risk factors included isolation of VR Enterococcus faecalis and use of linezolid or clindamycin. Inc18-like vanA plasmids were found in 7% of(More)
BACKGROUND The 2014-2015 influenza season was severe, with circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses that were antigenically drifted from the vaccine virus. Reported vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates from ambulatory care settings were markedly decreased. METHODS Adults, hospitalized at 2 hospitals in southeast Michigan for acute respiratory illnesses,(More)
Aerobic gram-negative bacilli are rare causes of endocarditis. The epidemiology and risk factors for developing gram-negative endocarditis are evolving. New pathogens, some of which are multidrug resistant, are emerging. The role of nosocomial infections, particularly central venous catheter infections, is increasing. Medical and surgical outcomes appear to(More)
Bacteremia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) USA600 has been associated with increased patient mortality. We found that USA600 MRSA exhibited significantly increased resistance to human cathelicidin LL-37 killing and daptomycin MIC creep compared to non-USA600 MRSA. Virulent health care-associated MRSA strains may coevolve innate(More)
A retrospective case control study evaluated risk factors for co-infection with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Over an 8-year period, 111 patients with MRSA and VRE were identified as cases and 1077 patients with MRSA alone were controls. The variables collected were age, gender, previous(More)
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are a major cause of nosocomial infections but are rarely found in humans in the community and have not been identified in food animals in the United States. We evaluated a total of 360 fecal specimens from humans and their animals being raised for exhibit at three county fairs in Michigan. Fecal samples from 158 humans, 55(More)
2049. Comparison of the Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 Definitions of Sepsis and Their Ability to Predict Mortality in a Prospective Intensive Care Unit Cohort Debra D. Poutsiaka, MD, PhD, FIDSA; Maura Porto, MD; Whitney Perry, MD; Jana Hudcova, MD; David Tybor, PhD, MPH; Susan Hadley, MD, FIDSA; Shira Doron, MD, MS, FIDSA; John Adam Reich, MD; David Snydman, MD,(More)