1. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 11-2015. A 28-year-old woman with headache, fever, and a rash.

    New England Journal of Medicine 372(15):1454 (2015) PMID 25853750

    A 28-year-old woman was seen in the emergency department of this hospital because of the acute onset of headache, fever, rash, and myalgias. On examination, she had petechiae on the chest, abdomen, and thighs and a purpuric lesion on the right shoulder. Presentation of Case ...
  2. Time to dedifferentiate.

    Southern Medical Journal 108(3):198 (2015) PMID 25772056

  3. Sleep quality in adult hospitalized patients with infection: an observational study.

    American Journal of the Medical Sciences 349(1):56 (2015) PMID 25319438

    Sleep deprivation may adversely affect host defenses against infection while infection may impact sleep. We studied sleep quality in hospitalized patients with infection-related diagnoses. This was an observational study in a 900-bed tertiary care community teaching hospital involving consecutiv...
  4. Sleep quality in adult hospitalized patients with infection: an observational study.

    American Journal of the Medical Sciences 349(1):56 (2015) PMID 25319438

    Sleep deprivation may adversely affect host defenses against infection while infection may impact sleep. We studied sleep quality in hospitalized patients with infection-related diagnoses. This was an observational study in a 900-bed tertiary care community teaching hospital involving consecutiv...
  5. Sleep quality in adult hospitalized patients with infection: an observational study.

    American Journal of the Medical Sciences 349(1):56 (2015) PMID 25319438

    Sleep deprivation may adversely affect host defenses against infection while infection may impact sleep. We studied sleep quality in hospitalized patients with infection-related diagnoses. This was an observational study in a 900-bed tertiary care community teaching hospital involving consecutiv...
  6. Sleep quality in adult hospitalized patients with infection: an observational study.

    American Journal of the Medical Sciences 349(1):56 (2015) PMID 25319438

    Sleep deprivation may adversely affect host defenses against infection while infection may impact sleep. We studied sleep quality in hospitalized patients with infection-related diagnoses. This was an observational study in a 900-bed tertiary care community teaching hospital involving consecutiv...
  7. The role of postoperative factors in surgical site infections: time to take notice.

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 59(9):1272 (2014) PMID 25028464

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) continue to occur, in many instances despite high compliance with best practice measures primarily revolving around pre- and intraoperative periods. Postoperative factors have traditionally been considered to play a relatively minor role in the causation of SSIs. ...
  8. The role of postoperative factors in surgical site infections: time to take notice.

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 59(9):1272 (2014) PMID 25028464

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) continue to occur, in many instances despite high compliance with best practice measures primarily revolving around pre- and intraoperative periods. Postoperative factors have traditionally been considered to play a relatively minor role in the causation of SSIs. ...
  9. Implementation of hospital-wide enhanced terminal cleaning of targeted patient rooms and its impact on endemic Clostridium difficile infection rates.

    American Journal of Infection Control 41(6):537 (2013) PMID 23219675

    Implementation of a hospital-wide program of terminal cleaning of patient rooms revolving around hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) technology and evaluation of its impact on endemic nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) have not been previously reported. This was a retrospectiv...
  10. Implementation of hospital-wide enhanced terminal cleaning of targeted patient rooms and its impact on endemicClostridium difficileinfection rates

    American Journal of Infection Control 41(6):537 (2013)

    Background Implementation of a hospital-wide program of terminal cleaning of patient rooms revolving around hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) technology and evaluation of its impact on endemic nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) have not been previously re...
  11. Impact of terminal cleaning and disinfection on isolation of Acinetobacter baumannii complex from inanimate surfaces of hospital rooms by quantitative and qualitative methods.

    American Journal of Infection Control 41(4):384 (2013) PMID 23040606

    Quantitative broth cultures were obtained from hospital rooms newly vacated by patients positive for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii complex (ABC) before and after terminal cleaning and disinfection. Of 10 ABC-positive precleaned room surfaces, 6 (60%) remained culture-positive after...
  12. Impact of terminal cleaning and disinfection on isolation ofAcinetobacter baumanniicomplex from inanimate surfaces of hospital rooms by quantitative and qualitative methods

    American Journal of Infection Control 41(4):384 (2013)

    Quantitative broth cultures were obtained from hospital rooms newly vacated by patients positive for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii complex (ABC) before and after terminal cleaning and disinfection. Of 10 ABC-positive precleaned room surfaces, 6 (60%) remained culture-posi...
  13. Does Candida species overgrowth protect against Clostridium difficile infection?

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 56(3):464 (2013) PMID 23042967

  14. Does Candida species overgrowth protect against Clostridium difficile infection?

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 56(3):464 (2013) PMID 23042967

  15. Does Candida species overgrowth protect against Clostridium difficile infection?

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 56(3):464 (2013) PMID 23042967

  16. Fever, abnormal white blood cell count, neutrophilia, and elevated serum C-reactive protein in adult hospitalized patients with bacteremia.

    Southern Medical Journal 105(9):474 (2012) PMID 22948327

    Relatively little is known about the prevalence of and factors associated with the absence of fever, normal white blood cell count (WBC), lack of neutrophilia, and the frequency of elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in adult hospitalized patients with bacteremia. Frequencies of fever (tempe...
  17. Fever, abnormal white blood cell count, neutrophilia, and elevated serum C-reactive protein in adult hospitalized patients with bacteremia.

    Southern Medical Journal 105(9):474 (2012) PMID 22948327

    Relatively little is known about the prevalence of and factors associated with the absence of fever, normal white blood cell count (WBC), lack of neutrophilia, and the frequency of elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in adult hospitalized patients with bacteremia. Frequencies of fever (tempe...
  18. Use of procalcitonin to guide duration of antimicrobial therapy in intensive care units: proceed with caution.

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 54(4):578; author reply 578 (2012) PMID 22144546

  19. Use of procalcitonin to guide duration of antimicrobial therapy in intensive care units: proceed with caution.

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 54(4):578; author reply 578 (2012) PMID 22144546

  20. Isolation of Acinetobacter baumannii complex and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospital rooms following terminal cleaning and disinfection: can we do better?

    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 32(7):667 (2011) PMID 21666397

    To study the frequency of isolation of Acinetobacter baumannii complex (ABC) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from surfaces of rooms newly vacated by patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) ABC following various rounds of routine terminal cleaning and disinfection (C/D) wit...