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How We Approach Central Venous Catheter Safety: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.

Levy ER, Hutchins KA, Schears GJ, Rodriguez V, Huskins WC.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Dec 30. pii: piz096. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piz096. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Whole-genome sequencing for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak investigation in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Madigan T, Cunningham SA, Patel R, Greenwood-Quaintance KE, Barth JE, Sampathkumar P, Cole NC, Kohner PC, Colby CE, Asay GF, Fang JL, Baker CA, Heinrich AL, Fjerstad KA, Lujero MJ, Chia N, Jeraldo PR, Nelson H, Huskins WC.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;39(12):1412-1418. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.239. Epub 2018 Oct 4.


Closing the Brief Case: A 10-Year-Old Girl with Meningoencephalitis.

Madigan T, Ryan CS, Huskins WC, Theel ES, Pritt BS, Palm J, Schiffman E, Strain AK, Binnicker MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Sep 25;56(10). pii: e00255-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00255-18. Print 2018 Oct. No abstract available.


The Brief Case: A 10-Year-Old Girl with Meningoencephalitis.

Madigan T, Ryan CS, Huskins WC, Theel ES, Pritt BS, Palm J, Schiffman E, Strain AK, Binnicker MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Sep 25;56(10). pii: e00254-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00254-18. Print 2018 Oct. No abstract available.


Humidity as a non-pharmaceutical intervention for influenza A.

Reiman JM, Das B, Sindberg GM, Urban MD, Hammerlund MEM, Lee HB, Spring KM, Lyman-Gingerich J, Generous AR, Koep TH, Ewing K, Lilja P, Enders FT, Ekker SC, Huskins WC, Fadel HJ, Pierret C.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 25;13(9):e0204337. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204337. eCollection 2018.


Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials: Application to Healthcare Epidemiology Research.

Huskins WC, Fowler VG Jr, Evans S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 19;66(7):1140-1146. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix907. Review.


A Dynamic Transmission Model to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Infection Control Strategies.

Khader K, Thomas A, Huskins WC, Leecaster M, Zhang Y, Greene T, Redd A, Samore MH.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 10;4(1):ofw247. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw247. eCollection 2017 Winter.


Raccoon Roundworm Infection Associated with Central Nervous System Disease and Ocular Disease - Six States, 2013-2015.

Sircar AD, Abanyie F, Blumberg D, Chin-Hong P, Coulter KS, Cunningham D, Huskins WC, Langelier C, Reid M, Scott BJ, Shirley DA, Babik JM, Belova A, Sapp SG, McAuliffe I, Rivera HN, Yabsley MJ, Montgomery SP.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Sep 9;65(35):930-3. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6535a2.


Promotion of Influenza Prevention Beliefs and Behaviors through Primary School Science Education.

Koep TH, Jenkins S, M Hammerlund ME, Clemens C, Fracica E, Ekker SC, Enders FT, Huskins WC, Pierret C.

J Community Med Health Educ. 2016 Jun;6(3). pii: 444. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


The Association of Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections With Central-Line Utilization Rate and Maintenance Bundle Compliance Among Types of PICUs.

Affolter JT, Huskins WC, Moss M, Kuhn EM, Gedeit R, Rice TB.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul;17(7):591-7. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000736.


Monocyte HLA-DR expression and neutrophil CD64 expression as biomarkers of infection in critically ill neonates and infants.

Juskewitch JE, Abraham RS, League SC, Jenkins SM, Smith CY, Enders FT, Grebe SK, Carey WA, Huskins WC.

Pediatr Res. 2015 Dec;78(6):683-90. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.164. Epub 2015 Aug 31.


Desirability of Outcome Ranking (DOOR) and Response Adjusted for Duration of Antibiotic Risk (RADAR).

Evans SR, Rubin D, Follmann D, Pennello G, Huskins WC, Powers JH, Schoenfeld D, Chuang-Stein C, Cosgrove SE, Fowler VG Jr, Lautenbach E, Chambers HF.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 1;61(5):800-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ495. Epub 2015 Jun 25.


Sponsors meet scientists to speed pediatric medicines development.

Davis JM, Smoyer WE, Connor EM, Huskins WC, Pastern C, Purucker M, Schrader EC, Jackson CR, Kaskel FJ, Hirschfeld S.

Sci Transl Med. 2015 Mar 18;7(279):279fs11. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa2045.


Central line-associated bloodstream infections in neonates with gastrointestinal conditions: developing a candidate definition for mucosal barrier injury bloodstream infections.

Coffin SE, Klieger SB, Duggan C, Huskins WC, Milstone AM, Potter-Bynoe G, Raphael B, Sandora TJ, Song X, Zerr DM, Lee GM; Pediatric Prevention EpiCenter Consortium.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Nov;35(11):1391-9. doi: 10.1086/678410. Epub 2014 Oct 2.


Influenza knowledge, attitude, and behavior survey for grade school students: design and novel assessment methodology.

Koep TH, Huskins WC, Clemens C, Jenkins S, Pierret C, Ekker SC, Enders FT.

J Community Health. 2014 Dec;39(6):1231-40. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9884-0.


Training mentors of clinical and translational research scholars: a randomized controlled trial.

Pfund C, House SC, Asquith P, Fleming MF, Buhr KA, Burnham EL, Eichenberger Gilmore JM, Huskins WC, McGee R, Schurr K, Shapiro ED, Spencer KC, Sorkness CA.

Acad Med. 2014 May;89(5):774-82. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000218.


Clostridium septicum brain abscesses in a premature neonate.

Sadarangani SP, Batdorf R, Buchhalter LC, Mrelashvili A, Banerjee R, Henry NK, Huskins WC, Boyce TG.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 May;33(5):538-40. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000203.


Catheter dwell time and CLABSIs in neonates with PICCs: a multicenter cohort study.

Milstone AM, Reich NG, Advani S, Yuan G, Bryant K, Coffin SE, Huskins WC, Livingston R, Saiman L, Smith PB, Song X.

Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(6):e1609-15. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1645. Epub 2013 Nov 11.


Standardizing central line safety: lessons learned for physician leaders.

Mueller JT, Wright AJ, Fedraw LA, Murad MH, Brown DR, Thompson KM, Flick R, Seville MT, Huskins WC.

Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun;29(3):191-9. doi: 10.1177/1062860613494752. Epub 2013 Jul 23.


Evaluating application of the National Healthcare Safety Network central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance definition: a survey of pediatric intensive care and hematology/oncology units.

Gaur AH, Miller MR, Gao C, Rosenberg C, Morrell GC, Coffin SE, Huskins WC.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):663-70. doi: 10.1086/671005. Epub 2013 May 21.


The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in children: a population-based study.

Khanna S, Baddour LM, Huskins WC, Kammer PP, Faubion WA, Zinsmeister AR, Harmsen WS, Pardi DS.

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 May;56(10):1401-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit075. Epub 2013 Feb 13.


Novel infrastructure for sepsis biomarker research in critically ill neonates and children.

Juskewitch JE, Enders FT, Abraham RS, Huskins WC.

Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Feb;6(1):21-5. doi: 10.1111/cts.12025. Epub 2013 Jan 14.


Predictors of indoor absolute humidity and estimated effects on influenza virus survival in grade schools.

Koep TH, Enders FT, Pierret C, Ekker SC, Krageschmidt D, Neff KL, Lipsitch M, Shaman J, Huskins WC.

BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 5;13:71. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-71.


Mentoring translational science investigators.

Fleming M, Burnham EL, Huskins WC.

JAMA. 2012 Nov 21;308(19):1981-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.14367. No abstract available.


Diagnosing and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Beekmann SE, Diekema DJ, Huskins WC, Herwaldt L, Boyce JM, Sherertz RJ, Polgreen PM; Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;33(9):875-82. Epub 2012 Jul 23.


Reply: Evaluation of respiration and heart rate decreases reliability of the pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome definition.

Juskewitch JE, Huskins WC.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 May;13(3):371-2. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3182417238. No abstract available.


Tracking the impact of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards on child health research: developing and evaluating a measurement strategy.

Huskins WC, Sullivan CD, Wang J, Aitken M, Alexander SR, Epstein LG, Hoberman A, Neufeld E, Philipps A, Shanley TP, Szilagyi P, Purucker M, Barkin SL.

Pediatr Res. 2012 May;71(5):619-24. doi: 10.1038/pr.2012.5. Epub 2012 Feb 1. No abstract available.


Editorial Commentary: Healthcare-Associated Infections: One Size Does Not Fit All.

Coffin SE, Huskins WC.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Mar;1(1):44-6. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pis039. Epub 2012 Mar 1. No abstract available.


Identifying and aligning expectations in a mentoring relationship.

Huskins WC, Silet K, Weber-Main AM, Begg MD, Fowler VG Jr, Hamilton J, Fleming M.

Clin Transl Sci. 2011 Dec;4(6):439-47. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00356.x. Epub 2011 Nov 18.


Quality improvement interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections in neonates and children.

Huskins WC.

Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Feb;24(1):103-12. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32834ebdc3. Review.


Epidemiology of central line-associated bloodstream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Niedner MF, Huskins WC, Colantuoni E, Muschelli J, Harris JM 2nd, Rice TB, Brilli RJ, Miller MR.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Dec;32(12):1200-8. doi: 10.1086/662621. Epub 2011 Oct 13.


Reducing PICU central line-associated bloodstream infections: 3-year results.

Miller MR, Niedner MF, Huskins WC, Colantuoni E, Yenokyan G, Moss M, Rice TB, Ridling D, Campbell D, Brilli RJ; National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Quality Transformation Teams.

Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):e1077-83. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3675. Epub 2011 Oct 24.


Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients admitted to adult intensive care units: the STAR*ICU trial.

Nair N, Kourbatova E, Poole K, Huckabee CM, Murray P, Huskins WC, Blumberg HM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov;32(11):1057-63. doi: 10.1086/662178. Epub 2011 Sep 20.


Reliability of the identification of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in critically ill infants and children.

Juskewitch JE, Prasad S, Salas CF, Huskins WC.

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan;13(1):e55-7. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31822f177a.


Fatal post-operative Trichoderma longibrachiatum mediastinitis and peritonitis in a paediatric patient with complex congenital cardiac disease on peritoneal dialysis.

Santillan Salas CF, Joshi AY, Dhiman N, Banerjee R, Huskins WC, Wengenack NL, Henry NK.

J Med Microbiol. 2011 Dec;60(Pt 12):1869-71. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.030718-0. Epub 2011 Jul 28.


Intervention to reduce transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care.

Huskins WC, Huckabee CM, O'Grady NP, Murray P, Kopetskie H, Zimmer L, Walker ME, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Jernigan JA, Samore M, Wallace D, Goldmann DA; STAR*ICU Trial Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 14;364(15):1407-18. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1000373.


The past, present, and future of healthcare‐associated infection prevention in pediatrics: catheter‐associated bloodstream infections.

Bryant KA, Zerr DM, Huskins WC, Milstone AM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S27-31. doi: 10.1086/655994.


The past, present, and future of healthcare‐associated infection prevention in pediatrics: viral respiratory infections.

Zerr DM, Milstone AM, Huskins WC, Bryant KA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S22-6. doi: 10.1086/655990.


The past, present, and future of healthcare‐associated infection prevention in pediatrics: multidrug‐resistant organisms.

Milstone AM, Bryant KA, Huskins WC, Zerr DM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1:S18-21. doi: 10.1086/656001.


Dissemination of an Enterococcus Inc18-Like vanA plasmid associated with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Zhu W, Murray PR, Huskins WC, Jernigan JA, McDonald LC, Clark NC, Anderson KF, McDougal LK, Hageman JC, Olsen-Rasmussen M, Frace M, Alangaden GJ, Chenoweth C, Zervos MJ, Robinson-Dunn B, Schreckenberger PC, Reller LB, Rudrik JT, Patel JB.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Oct;54(10):4314-20. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00185-10. Epub 2010 Jul 26.


Epidemiology and outcome of Gram-negative bloodstream infection in children: a population-based study.

Al-Hasan MN, Huskins WC, Lahr BD, Eckel-Passow JE, Baddour LM.

Epidemiol Infect. 2011 May;139(5):791-6. doi: 10.1017/S0950268810001640. Epub 2010 Jul 2.


Conclusion about the association between valve surgery and mortality in an infective endocarditis cohort changed after adjusting for survivor bias.

Tleyjeh IM, Ghomrawi HM, Steckelberg JM, Montori VM, Hoskin TL, Enders F, Huskins WC, Mookadam F, Wilson WR, Zimmerman V, Baddour LM.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Feb;63(2):130-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2008.06.022.


Decreasing PICU catheter-associated bloodstream infections: NACHRI's quality transformation efforts.

Miller MR, Griswold M, Harris JM 2nd, Yenokyan G, Huskins WC, Moss M, Rice TB, Ridling D, Campbell D, Margolis P, Muething S, Brilli RJ.

Pediatrics. 2010 Feb;125(2):206-13. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-1382. Epub 2010 Jan 11.


Propensity score analysis with a time-dependent intervention is an acceptable although not an optimal analytical approach when treatment selection bias and survivor bias coexist.

Tleyjeh IM, Ghomrawi HM, Steckelberg JM, Montori VM, Hoskin TL, Enders F, Huskins WC, Mookadam F, Wilson WR, Zimmerman V, Baddour LM.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Feb;63(2):139-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2009.07.017. Epub 2009 Nov 12. No abstract available.


Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among children after introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Tsigrelis C, Tleyjeh IM, Huskins WC, Lahr BD, Nyre LM, Virk A, Baddour LM.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Oct;84(10):871-5. doi: 10.1016/S0025-6196(11)60504-1.


Outcome of critically ill patients with influenza virus infection.

Li G, Yilmaz M, Kojicic M, Fernández-Pérez E, Wahab R, Huskins WC, Afessa B, Truwit JD, Gajic O.

J Clin Virol. 2009 Nov;46(3):275-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2009.07.015. Epub 2009 Aug 20.


Predicting clearance of colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by use of weekly surveillance cultures.

Huckabee CM, Huskins WC, Murray PR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1229-30. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02424-08. Epub 2009 Feb 25.


Impact of enhanced infection control at 2 neonatal intensive care units in the Philippines.

Gill CJ, Mantaring JB, Macleod WB, Mendoza M, Mendoza S, Huskins WC, Goldmann DA, Hamer DH.

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jan 1;48(1):13-21. doi: 10.1086/594120.


Training the next generation of translational science teams.

Huskins WC, Weavers KM, Gorden JF, Gabriel SE.

Clin Transl Sci. 2008 Sep;1(2):94-5, 98. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2008.00043.x. No abstract available.


Empiric antibiotic therapy for acute osteoarticular infections with suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Kingella.

Saphyakhajon P, Joshi AY, Huskins WC, Henry NK, Boyce TG.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Aug;27(8):765-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816fc34c.


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