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Association between chlorhexidine gluconate concentrations and resistant bacterial bioburden on skin.

Nadimpalli G, O'Hara LM, Leekha S, Calfee DP, Miller LG, Pineles L, Blanco N, Johnson JK, Harris AD; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Oct 11:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.265. [Epub ahead of print]


Sample Size Estimates for Cluster-Randomized Trials in Hospital Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Blanco N, Harris AD, Magder LS, Jernigan JA, Reddy SC, O'Hagan J, Hatfield KM, Pineles L, Perencevich E, O'Hara LM.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Oct 2;2(10):e1912644. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12644.


Preventing Viral Contamination: Effects of Wipe and Spray-based Decontamination of Gloves and Gowns.

Robinson GL, Hitchcock S, Kpadeh-Rogers Z, Karikari N, Johnson JK, Blanco N, Morgan DJ, Harris AD, Leekha S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 13;69(Supplement_3):S228-S230. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz622.


Admission Laboratory Values Accurately Predict In-hospital Mortality: a Retrospective Cohort Study.

Blanco N, Leekha S, Magder L, Jackson SS, Tamma PD, Lemkin D, Harris AD.

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 20. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05282-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Traumatic corneal flap avulsion and loss 13 years after LASIK.

Galvis V, Tello A, Ortiz AI, Quintero MP, Parra MM, Blanco NA.

Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr-Jun;33(2):172-176. doi: 10.1016/j.sjopt.2018.08.001. Epub 2018 Aug 15.


Adaptive flexibility in category learning? Young children exhibit smaller costs of selective attention than adults.

Blanco NJ, Sloutsky VM.

Dev Psychol. 2019 Oct;55(10):2060-2076. doi: 10.1037/dev0000777. Epub 2019 Jul 1.


Massive Hyphaema Following Laser Iridotomy in a Patient on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (Aspirin plus Ticagrelor): Case report and literature review.

Galvis V, Tello A, Carreño NI, Sánchez WA, Frederick GA, Blanco NA.

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2019 Feb;19(1):e63-e67. doi: 10.18295/squmj.2019.19.01.012. Epub 2019 May 30. Review.


Design, implementation, and analysis considerations for cluster-randomized trials in infection control and hospital epidemiology: A systematic review.

O'Hara LM, Blanco N, Leekha S, Stafford KA, Slobogean GP, Ludeman E, Harris AD; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jun;40(6):686-692. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.48. Epub 2019 May 2.


Reducing Cancellations and Optimizing Surgical Scheduling of Ophthalmology Cases at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dawson VJ, Margo J, Blanco N, Munir WM.

J Healthc Qual. 2019 Mar/Apr;41(2):83-90. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000187.


Transmission pathways of multidrug-resistant organisms in the hospital setting: a scoping review.

Blanco N, O'Hara LM, Harris AD.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):447-456. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.359. Epub 2019 Mar 6.


Advances and Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections: the Need for Diagnostic Stewardship.

Claeys KC, Blanco N, Morgan DJ, Leekha S, Sullivan KV.

Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2019 Mar 5;21(4):11. doi: 10.1007/s11908-019-0668-7. Review.


Dual and dynamic intracellular localization of Arabidopsis thaliana SnRK1.1.

Blanco NE, Liebsch D, Guinea Díaz M, Strand Å, Whelan J.

J Exp Bot. 2019 Apr 15;70(8):2325-2338. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz023.


Cannabidiol reduces airway inflammation and fibrosis in experimental allergic asthma.

Vuolo F, Abreu SC, Michels M, Xisto DG, Blanco NG, Hallak JE, Zuardi AW, Crippa JA, Reis C, Bahl M, Pizzichinni E, Maurici R, Pizzichinni MMM, Rocco PRM, Dal-Pizzol F.

Eur J Pharmacol. 2019 Jan 15;843:251-259. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2018.11.029. Epub 2018 Nov 24.


Serum from Asthmatic Mice Potentiates the Therapeutic Effects of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Experimental Allergic Asthma.

Abreu SC, Xisto DG, de Oliveira TB, Blanco NG, de Castro LL, Kitoko JZ, Olsen PC, Lopes-Pacheco M, Morales MM, Weiss DJ, Rocco PRM.

Stem Cells Transl Med. 2019 Mar;8(3):301-312. doi: 10.1002/sctm.18-0056. Epub 2018 Nov 13.


Transmission of resistant Gram-negative bacteria to healthcare personnel gowns and gloves during care of residents in community-based nursing facilities.

Blanco N, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Lydecker AD, Levy L, Mody L, Roghmann MC.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;39(12):1425-1430. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.247. Epub 2018 Oct 8.


Health care worker perceptions toward computerized clinical decision support tools for Clostridium difficile infection reduction: A qualitative study at 2 hospitals.

Blanco N, O'Hara LM, Robinson GL, Brown J, Heil E, Brown CH, Stump BD, Sigler BW, Belani A, Miller HL, Chiplinski AN, Perlmutter R, Wilson L, Morgan DJ, Leekha S.

Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct;46(10):1160-1166. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.204. Epub 2018 May 24.


Intraoperative red blood cell transfusion, delayed graft function, and infection after kidney transplant: an observational cohort study.

Mazzeffi M, Jonna S, Blanco N, Mavrothalassitis O, Odekwu O, Fontaine M, Rock P, Tanaka K, Thom K.

J Anesth. 2018 Jun;32(3):368-374. doi: 10.1007/s00540-018-2484-x. Epub 2018 Mar 20.


Clostridium difficile shows no trade-off between toxin and spore production within the human host.

Blanco N, Walk S, Malani AN, Rickard A, Benn M, Eisenberg M, Zhang M, Foxman B.

J Med Microbiol. 2018 May;67(5):631-640. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000719. Epub 2018 Mar 13.


Hypotension in hemodialysis secondary to a reaction to synthetic membranes.

Delgado Córdova M, Blanco N, Azaña C.

Nefrologia. 2018 May - Jun;38(3):329-330. doi: 10.1016/j.nefro.2017.04.001. Epub 2018 Mar 10. English, Spanish. No abstract available.


Laxative Use in the Setting of Positive Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection.

Ahmad SM, Blanco N, Dewart CM, Dobosz A, Malani AN.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Dec;38(12):1513-1515. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.221. No abstract available.


Risk Factors and Outcomes Associated with Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii upon Intensive Care Unit Admission.

Blanco N, Harris AD, Rock C, Johnson JK, Pineles L, Bonomo RA, Srinivasan A, Pettigrew MM, Thom KA; the CDC Epicenters Program.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Dec 21;62(1). pii: e01631-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01631-17. Print 2018 Jan.


Mesenchymal stromal cell therapy reduces lung inflammation and vascular remodeling and improves hemodynamics in experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension.

de Mendonça L, Felix NS, Blanco NG, Da Silva JS, Ferreira TP, Abreu SC, Cruz FF, Rocha N, Silva PM, Martins V, Capelozzi VL, Zapata-Sudo G, Rocco PRM, Silva PL.

Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017 Oct 3;8(1):220. doi: 10.1186/s13287-017-0669-0.


Do we perform surgical programming well? How can we improve it?

Albareda J, Clavel D, Mahulea C, Blanco N, Ezquerra L, Gómez J, Silva JM.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2017 Nov - Dec;61(6):375-382. doi: 10.1016/j.recot.2017.07.006. Epub 2017 Sep 8. English, Spanish.


An in silico evaluation of treatment regimens for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.

Blanco N, Foxman B, Malani AN, Zhang M, Walk S, Rickard AH, Eisenberg MC.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 11;12(8):e0182815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182815. eCollection 2017.


Transmission of Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria to Health Care Worker Gowns and Gloves during Care of Nursing Home Residents in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers.

Blanco N, Pineles L, Lydecker AD, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Morgan DJ; VA Gown and Glove Investigators, Roghmann MC.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Sep 22;61(10). pii: e00790-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00790-17. Print 2017 Oct.


Indirect Versus Direct Standardization Methods for Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections: An Analysis of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Maryland.

O'Hara LM, Masnick M, Leekha S, Jackson SS, Blanco N, Harris AD.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Aug;38(8):989-992. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.120. Epub 2017 Jun 19.


Effect of meteorological factors and geographic location on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in the US.

Blanco N, Perencevich E, Li SS, Morgan DJ, Pineles L, Johnson JK, Robinson G, Anderson DJ, Jacob JT, Maragakis LL, Harris AD; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program.

PLoS One. 2017 May 30;12(5):e0178254. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178254. eCollection 2017.


Non-exacerbator phenotype in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Should we go a little further?

Baloira A, Blanco N.

Arch Bronconeumol. 2017 Oct;53(10):537-538. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2017.03.013. Epub 2017 May 3. English, Spanish. No abstract available.


Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to health care worker gowns and gloves during care of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

Pineles L, Morgan DJ, Lydecker A, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Blanco N, Lesse A, Sellick J, Gupta K, Leykum L, Cadena J, Lepcha N, Roghmann MC.

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Sep 1;45(9):947-953. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Apr 18.


Transcranial infrared laser stimulation improves rule-based, but not information-integration, category learning in humans.

Blanco NJ, Saucedo CL, Gonzalez-Lima F.

Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2017 Mar;139:69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2016.12.016. Epub 2016 Dec 27.


Framing matters: Effects of framing on older adults' exploratory decision-making.

Cooper JA, Blanco NJ, Maddox WT.

Psychol Aging. 2017 Feb;32(1):60-68. doi: 10.1037/pag0000146. Epub 2016 Dec 15.


Stevens-Johnson syndrome in childhood.

Blanco N, Gutiérrez B, Valls I, Puertas D, Martín C, Rivera M, Hernández Á, Torrelo A.

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2017 May;92(5):241-244. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2016.10.003. Epub 2016 Nov 26. English, Spanish.


Electronic Clostridium difficile Infection Bundle Reduces Time to Initiation of Contact Precautions.

Dewart CM, Blanco N, Foxman B, Malani AN.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):242-244. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.250. Epub 2016 Nov 8.


Interprosthetic femoral fractures: Treatment with a lateral angular-stable plate.

Albareda J, Gómez J, Ezquerra L, Blanco N.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2017 Jan - Feb;61(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.recot.2016.09.002. Epub 2016 Nov 3. English, Spanish.


Descemetorhexis Without Endothelial Graft in Fuchs Dystrophy.

Galvis V, Tello A, Berrospi RD, Cuadros MO, Blanco NA.

Cornea. 2016 Sep;35(9):e26-8. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000931. No abstract available.


To not settle for small losses: evidence for an ecological aspiration level of zero in dynamic decision-making.

Pang B, Blanco NJ, Maddox WT, Worthy DA.

Psychon Bull Rev. 2017 Apr;24(2):536-546. doi: 10.3758/s13423-016-1080-z.


What Transmission Precautions Best Control Influenza Spread in a Hospital?

Blanco N, Eisenberg MC, Stillwell T, Foxman B.

Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 1;183(11):1045-54. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv293. Epub 2016 May 13.


Exploratory decision-making as a function of lifelong experience, not cognitive decline.

Blanco NJ, Love BC, Ramscar M, Otto AR, Smayda K, Maddox WT.

J Exp Psychol Gen. 2016 Mar;145(3):284-297. doi: 10.1037/xge0000133. Epub 2016 Jan 4.


Demographic and clinical characteristics of deaths associated with influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 in Central America and Dominican Republic 2009-2010.

Chacon R, Mirza S, Rodriguez D, Paredes A, Guzman G, Moreno L, Then CJ, Jara J, Blanco N, Bonilla L, Clara WA, Minaya P, Palekar R, Azziz-Baumgartner E.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Jul 31;15:734. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2064-z.


Improving executive function using transcranial infrared laser stimulation.

Blanco NJ, Maddox WT, Gonzalez-Lima F.

J Neuropsychol. 2017 Mar;11(1):14-25. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12074. Epub 2015 May 28.


A frontal dopamine system for reflective exploratory behavior.

Blanco NJ, Love BC, Cooper JA, McGeary JE, Knopik VS, Maddox WT.

Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015 Sep;123:84-91. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2015.05.004. Epub 2015 May 22.


Enhanced procedural learning of speech sound categories in a genetic variant of FOXP2.

Chandrasekaran B, Yi HG, Blanco NJ, McGeary JE, Maddox WT.

J Neurosci. 2015 May 20;35(20):7808-12. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4706-14.2015.


Structural and functional analysis of yeast Crh1 and Crh2 transglycosylases.

Blanco N, Sanz AB, Rodríguez-Peña JM, Nombela C, Farkaš V, Hurtado-Guerrero R, Arroyo J.

FEBS J. 2015 Feb;282(4):715-31. doi: 10.1111/febs.13176. Epub 2015 Jan 19.


Improvements in pandemic preparedness in 8 Central American countries, 2008-2012.

Johnson LE, Clará W, Gambhir M, Chacón-Fuentes R, Marín-Correa C, Jara J, Minaya P, Rodríguez D, Blanco N, Iihoshi N, Orozco M, Lange C, Pérez SV, Amador N, Widdowson MA, Moen AC, Azziz-Baumgartner E.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 May 9;14:209. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-209.


Infectious endocarditis associated with a permanent pacemaker lead.

Pérez Baztarrica G, Salvaggio F, Rotryng F, Blanco N, Botbol A, Porcile R.

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Jun;15(3):349-50. doi: 10.1089/sur.2013.084. Epub 2014 May 8. No abstract available.


Effects of soluble and insoluble fractions from bilberries, black currants, and raspberries on short-chain fatty acid formation, anthocyanin excretion, and cholesterol in rats.

Jakobsdottir G, Nilsson U, Blanco N, Sterner O, Nyman M.

J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 14;62(19):4359-68. doi: 10.1021/jf5007566. Epub 2014 May 5.


Influenza-associated Hospitalizations and Deaths, Costa Rica, 2009-2012.

Saborío GG, Clara A, Garcia A, Quesada F, Palekar R, Minaya P, Cervantes M, Lopez M, Lara J, Jara J, Blanco N, Bresee J, Widdowson MA, Azziz-Baumgartner E.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 May;20(5):878-81. doi: 10.3201/eid2005.131775..


Evaluation of Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Berries in High-Fat Fed C57BL/6J Mice.

Heyman L, Axling U, Blanco N, Sterner O, Holm C, Berger K.

J Nutr Metab. 2014;2014:403041. doi: 10.1155/2014/403041. Epub 2014 Jan 14.


Interaction between plastid and mitochondrial retrograde signalling pathways during changes to plastid redox status.

Blanco NE, Guinea-Díaz M, Whelan J, Strand Å.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2014 Mar 3;369(1640):20130231. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0231. Print 2014 Apr 19.


[Morbimortality of infective endocarditis associated with permanent cardiovascular implantable electronic devices].

Pérez-Baztarrica G, Salvaggio F, Blanco N, Mazzetti H, Levin R, Botbol A, Porcile R.

Invest Clin. 2013 Dec;54(4):382-91. Spanish.


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