Fellowship Publications and Presentations

 

Harry (Buck) Scholtz (Fellowship 2015-2017)

  • Shirley D, Scholtz H, Osterby K, Musuuza J, Fox B, Safdar N.  Optimizing Inpatient Urine Culture Ordering Practices Using the Electronic Medical Record: A Pilot Study.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol . 2016 Dec 27.  pp1-3.  DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.301.  PMID: 28025951.  [Epub ahead of print]

Joe McBride (Fellowship 2014- 2016)

  • Schulz L, McBride J, DiPoto J,Sippel N, Osterby K, Fox BInfluence of the non-invasive induced respiratory sample on antibiotic utilization in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections: a pilot study.  Eighth Annual University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Research Day, Madison, WI, May 2015.

 

Anna Corey (Fellowship 2013-2015)

  • Thapa R, Corey A, Safdar N.   Using a systems engineering model to promote hand hygiene in a transplant unit at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Poster Session, Madison, WI, June 2014. Won the "Most Creative Project" award.

 

Rameet Thapa (Fellowship 2013-2015)

  • Safdar N, Odden A, Abad CL, Thapa R, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving: In sight and out of mind.N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 4;372(23):2218-23. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcps1413402.
  • Thapa R, Kuehl T,  Peng M,  Westergaard R. Improving Retention in HIV Care After Release From Prison: A Retrospective Cohort Study.  University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Poster Session, Madison, WI, June 2015.
  • Thapa R, Corey A, Safdar N.   Using a systems engineering model to promote hand hygiene in a transplant unit at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Poster Session, Madison, WI, June 2014. Won the "Most Creative Project" award.
  • Thapa R, Anderson M, Smith J. Rice body formation due to Mycobacterium avium complex tenosynovitis. The Pennsylvania Convention Center-- IDWeek 2014, Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.

 

Mike Anderson (Fellowship 2012-2014)

 

Kazu Jindai (Fellowship 2012-2014)

 

Julie Horbul (Fellowship 2011-2013)

 

Meghan Brennan (Fellowship 2009-2011)

 

Jennifer Hsu (Fellowhip 2008-2010)

 

Alexander Lepak (Fellowship 2008-2010)

 

Allison Bearden (Research Fellowship 2008-2009, ID Fellowship 2010-2012)

  • Bearden, A, Safdar, N. Advances in the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections Infectious Disease Special Edition 2008, 9-27

 

Ravikiran Barigala (Fellowship 2007-2009)

 

Cybele Abad, (Fellowship 2006-2008)

 

Shravan K Kethireddy (Fellowship 2006-2008)

 

Jeniel Nett (Research Fellowship 2005-2011, ID Fellowship 2011-2013)

 

Greg Gauthier (Fellowship 2002-2004)

  • G. Gauthier, D. Andes, N. Safdar. The epidemiology of Blastomycosis in solid organ transplant recipients. IDSA 2003.

 

Wendy Slattery (Fellowship 2002-2004)

  • W. Slattery, N. Safdar, V. Knasinski, DR Andes. Case-Control Analysis of Risk Factors For Candiduria in Renal Transplant Recipients. IDSA 2003.

 

Christopher Crnich (Fellowship 2001-2005)

 

John Christianson (Fellowship 2000-2002)

  • Christianson J, Andes DR and Craig WA. Pharmacodynamic Characterization of Clindamycin Against Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Murine Thigh-Infection Model. Slide presentation at 42nd ICAAC, Chicago, IL, December 2001.
  • Christianson J, Andes DR and Craig WA. Characterization of the Pharmacodynamics Doxycycline Against Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Murine Thigh-Infection Model. Slide presentation at 42nd ICAAC, Chicago, IL, December 2001.
  • Christianson J, Andes DR and Craig WA. Magnitude of the 24-H AUC/MIC Required for Efficacy of Doxycycline Against Streptococcus pneumoniae. Poster presentation at IDSA 2001, San Francisco, IL.
  • Christianson JC, WA Craig, S. Kiem, DR Andes. Impact of neutrophils on pharmacodynamic activity of clindamycin and doxycycline against Streptococcus pneumoniae. 42th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, American Society for Microbiology 2002
  • Christianson J. and Andes D. Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis: Case Report and Literature Review. 40thInfectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting. 2002
  • Christianson JC, Engber W, Andes D. Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. Med Mycol. 2003 Jun;41(3):177-88.

 

Nasia Safdar (Fellowship 2000-2006)

  • Safdar N. An Unusual Cause of Low Back Pain [Abstract]. National meeting of the American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
  • Safdar N, Andes DR, Craig WA. The pharmacodynamics of Daptomycin in a murine thigh model [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Thirty-ninth Interscience conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Diego, CA 1988
  • Safdar N, Andes DR, Craig WA. The post-antibiotic effect of daptomycin [Abstract]. Proceedings of the thirty-sixth conference of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Philadelphia, PA 1998. Article submitted to Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. The commonality of risk factors for infection/colonization with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, clostridium difficile, candida spp and extended spectrum beta lactamase producing gram negative bacilli. Proceedings of the Fourth Decennial Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-associated Infections, Atlanta, GA March 5- 8, 2000
  • Safdar N, Graziano FM. Laboratory monitoring in HIV disease. Advances in Laboratory Medicine January 2001
  • Safdar N, Graziano FM. Monitoring parameters in HIV. Diagnosis in Laboratory Medicine February 2001
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. An analysis of risk factors for nosocomial infection/colonization with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, VRE, MRSA, C diff, candida spp and ESBL positive GNB. Proceedings of the thirtieth International Educational Scientific Symposium of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA, February 10- 14, 2001
  • Safdar N, Crnich CJ, Maki DG. Nosocomial Infections in the Intensive Care Unit Associated with Invasive Medical Devices. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2001 Dec;3:487-495.
  • Safdar N, Wang Shu-Hua, Mejicano GC. Severe disseminated coxsackievirus Infection as a cause of prolonged febrile illness in an immunocompetent host. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the thirty-ninth conference of the Infectious Disease Society of America, San Francisco, CA, 2001. Article submitted for publication to Infections in Medicine
  • Urban A, Safdar N, Wand P, Wallace R. A cluster of Mycobacterium Lentiflavum Isolates initally misidentified as M. simiae.[Abstract]. Proceedings of the 39th conference of the Infectious Disease Society of America, San Francisco, CA, 2001
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. Inflammation at the exit site is not predictive of bloodstream infection with short-term, noncuffed, percutaneously placed central venous catheters. Proceedings of the 42nd Interscience conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL, 2001.
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. Risk of bloodstream infection with peripherally-inserted central venous catheters in an inpatient population[Abstract]. Proceedings of the 42nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Chicago, IL, 2001.
  • Crnich CJ, Safdar N, Maki DG. Infections associated with prosthetic devices. In: Finch RG, Greenwood D, Norrby SR and Whitley RJ. eds. Antibiotics and Chemotherapy: Anti-infective agents and their use in therapy. New York, N.Y.: Churchill Livingstone, 2002
  • Safdar N, Andes D, Craig WA. In-vivo pharmacodynamic activity of daptomycin. In press Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
  • Safdar N, Young, DK, Andes D. Autochthonous furuncular myiasis in the United States: case report and literature review. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;36:73-80.
  • N. Safdar, V. Knasinski, D. Andes. Epidemiology of Candiduria in Renal Transplant Recipients. 13th Annual SHEA 2003.
  • N. Safdar, V. Knasinski, D. Andes. Characterization of Candiduria in Renal Transplant Recipients. 15th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) Abstr 369. 2003.
  • Safdar N, Love RB, Maki DG. Severe Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection in a lung transplant recipient with features of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: Ehrlichiosis in the immunocompromised host- A review. Emerging Infectious Diseases 8: 320-323 (2002)
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. Inflammation at the insertion site is not predictive of bloodstream infection with short-term, noncuffed, percutaneously placed central venous catheters. Critical Care Medicine Crit Care Med 30: 2632-5 (2002)
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. The commonality of risk factors for infection/colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, Clostridium difficile, candida spp and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram- negative bacilli. Ann Intern Med 2002; 136: 834- 44
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. Risk of bloodstream infection with peripherally-inserted central venous catheters in an inpatient population. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [In press].
  • Safdar N, Said A, Gangnon R, Maki DG. The risk of hemolytic-uremic syndrome after antimicrobial therapy for E coli O157: H7 enteritis. A meta-analysis. JAMA 288: 3110-2 (2002).
  • Safdar N, Kluger D, Maki DG. Risk factors for central venous catheter related bloodstream infection Medicine (Baltimore) 81:466-79 (2002)
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. When to do a lumbar puncture: Indications and Contraindications. Elsevier Science Publications [In press].
  • Safdar N, Narans LL, Gordon BJ, Maki DG. A comparative trial of 32 different microbiologic methods for detection of MRSA in nasal specimens. J Clin Microbiol 2003; 41: 3163-3136
  • Maki DG, Kluger DM, Safdar N. The relative risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection with intravascular catheters in neonates and children: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics [In press].
  • Safdar N, Mermel LA, Maki DG. Epidemiology of catheter-related infection in the critically ill. In: Catheter-related Infection in the Critically ill. O'Grady NP, Pittet D (eds). [In press].
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. Pathogenesis of catheter-related bloodstream infection with short-term noncuffed central venous catheters. Intensive Care Medicine [Revision submitted].
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. The incidence, risk factors and pathogenesis of peripheral arterial catheters. Submitted to American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Said A, Safdar N, Maki DG. Post-liver transplant infected fluid collections: Risk factors, management and outcome. In: Proceedings and Abstracts of the American Society for Transplantation Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2003.
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. The risk of infection following colonization with MRSA, VRE and gram-negative bacilli resistant to 3rd generation cephalosporins. In: Proceedings and Abstracts of the Third Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, Bethesda, MD, 2003
  • Safdar N, Fine JP, Maki DG. Diagnosis of Catheter-related Bloodstream infection : a meta-analysis. In Proceedings and Abstracts of the 43rd InterScience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL 2003
  • Safdar N, Handelsman J, Maki DG. Does combination therapy reduce mortality in gram-negative bacteremia? A meta-analysis. In Proceedings and Abstracts of the 43rd InterScience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL 2003
  • Safdar N, Maki DG. The effectiveness of enhanced barrier precautions in prevention of nosocomial MRSA colonization and infection in a burn unit: A time-series analysis. In Proceedings and Abstracts of the 43rd InterScience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL 2003
  • Safdar N, Said A, Maki DG. The epidemiology of biloma formation following liver transplantation: microbiology, risk factors and outcomes. In Proceedings and Abstracts of the 43rd InterScience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL 2003
  • W. Slattery, N. Safdar, V. Knasinski, DR Andes. Case-Control Analysis of Risk Factors For Candiduria in Renal Transplant Recipients. IDSA 2003.

 

Matthew G. Erickson (Fellowship 1999-2002)

  • Smith EA, Erickson MG, Ulijasz AT, Weisblum B, and Corn RM. Monitoring Binding and Binding Inhibition of Response Regulator Proteins to DNA Arrays Fabricated on Gold Surfaces by Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging. Invited paper submitted to special edition of Lagmuir.
  • Erickson MG, Smith EA, Ulijasz AT, and Weisblum B. High Throughput Screening Assays for Drug Lead Discovery of Bacterial Signal Transduction Inhibitors. Poster presentation at 42nd ICAAC, Chicago, Illinois December 2001.