Stacey Hoferka

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OBJECTIVES As Mycoplasma genitalium is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), we examined the efficacy of a commonly used PID antimicrobial in treating M genitalium upper genital tract infection. METHODS In the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health study of inpatient versus outpatient treatment, 682 women treated with cefoxitin and doxycycline(More)
OBJECTIVES As the aetiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not well understood, this study sought to determine the relationships between several fastidious microbes, BV and selected clinical characteristics of BV. METHODS Endometrial and cervical specimens from 50 women with non-gonococcal, non-chlamydial endometritis were tested for Leptotrichia(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been infrequently reported historically, and is typically associated with isolated cases or small clusters of respiratory illness. Beginning in August, 2014, increases in severe respiratory illness associated with EV-D68 were reported across the USA. We aimed to describe the clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory(More)
Introduction CRE are drug-resistant bacteria that have a mortality rate of up to 50% in those infected1. Several clusters of CRE have been detected in Illinois, often in long-term acute care hospitals2. In response Illinois created the XDRO registry, a mandatory reporting system designed to aid inter-facility communication concerning CRE. Despite being a(More)
Objective This roundtable will provide a forum for the syndromic surveillance Community of Practice (CoP) to learn about activities of the BioSense 2.0 User Group (BUG) workgroups that address priority issues in syndromic surveillance. It will be an opportunity to discuss key challenges faced by public health jurisdictions in the era of Meaningful Use and(More)
Objective The main objective is to broaden the collection of use cases developed by the ISDS Technical Conventions Committee (TCC) to enhance effective collaboration between public health practice and analyst researchers in various disciplines and institutions. Panellists will present and motivate use case concepts including requirements for practical(More)
Objective This presentation will describe public health efforts to improve data collection by utilizing technology that supports record linkage through the implementation of the Master Patient Index (MPI). The initial use case will be applied to ambulatory syndromic surveillance at Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). It will include applications(More)
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