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1.

Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Preservation of Central Venous Access in Children.

Baskin KM, Mermel LA, Saad TF, Journeycake JM, Schaefer CM, Modi BP, Vrazas JI, Gore B, Drews BB, Doellman D, Kocoshis SA, Abu-Elmagd KM, Towbin RB; Venous Access: National Guideline and Registry Development (VANGUARD) Initiative Affected Persons Advisory Panel.

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Jul;43(5):591-614. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1591. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

PMID:
31006886
2.

Ban the handshake in winter?

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jun;40(6):699-700. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.58. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

PMID:
30968791
3.

Drawing blood cultures through intravascular catheters: Controversy and update.

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):457-459. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.37. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

PMID:
30837006
4.

Prevention of hospital-acquired respiratory viral infections: Assessment of a multimodal intervention program.

Mermel LA, Jefferson JA, Smit MA, Auld DB.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Mar;40(3):362-364. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.337. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

PMID:
30767792
5.

Babesiosis-Associated Splenic Rupture: Case Series from a Hyperendemic Region.

Patel KM, Johnson JE, Reece R, Mermel LA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 12. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1060. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
30541016
6.

Eye protection for preventing transmission of respiratory viral infections to healthcare workers.

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Nov;39(11):1387. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.232. Epub 2018 Sep 18. No abstract available.

PMID:
30226118
7.

The great influenza centennial-what have we learned about the epidemiology and prevention of transmission?

Mermel LA.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Dec;24(12):1227-1228. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.07.001. Epub 2018 Jul 11. No abstract available.

PMID:
30017971
8.

Peripheral arterial catheter colonization in cardiac surgical patients.

Levinson AT, Chapin KC, LeBlanc L, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Aug;39(8):1008-1009. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.127. Epub 2018 Jun 26. No abstract available. Erratum in: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 May;40(5):619.

PMID:
29941061
9.

Visitor screening and staff sick leave policies in US hospitals.

Chow EJ, Smit MA, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Aug;39(8):1006-1008. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.131. Epub 2018 Jun 21. No abstract available.

PMID:
29925446
10.

Antimicrobial Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Gas Plasma-Activated Catheter Lock Solution.

Bhatt S, Mehta P, Chen C, Daines DA, Mermel LA, Chen HL, Kong MG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jul 27;62(8). pii: e00744-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00744-18. Print 2018 Aug.

11.

More Than a Cold: Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Viral Infections, Sick Leave Policy, and A Need for Culture Change.

Chow EJ, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;39(7):861-862. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.94. Epub 2018 Apr 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
29708092
12.

Chronic Central Venous Access: From Research Consensus Panel to National Multistakeholder Initiative.

Baskin KM, Durack JC, Abu-Elmagd K, Doellman D, Drews BB, Journeycake JM, Kocoshis SA, McLennan G, Rupp SM, Towbin RB, Wasse H, Mermel LA, Toomay SM, Camillus JC, Ahrar K, White SB.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 Apr;29(4):461-469. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2017.12.009. Epub 2018 Feb 15. No abstract available.

PMID:
29456059
13.

My Mentor.

Mermel LA.

WMJ. 2017 Dec;116(5):189. No abstract available.

14.

Antibiotic resistance rates for Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical respiratory and bloodstream isolates among the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System from 2009 to 2013.

Appaneal HJ, Caffrey AR, Jiang L, Dosa D, Mermel LA, LaPlante KL.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;90(4):311-315. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.11.022. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

PMID:
29310949
15.

Coordination of Infection Control Activities at the Healthcare System Level: Survey Results.

Jefferson J, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):121-122. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.257. Epub 2017 Dec 19. No abstract available.

PMID:
29254515
16.

Short-term Peripheral Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections: A Systematic Review.

Mermel LA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 30;65(10):1757-1762. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix562. Review.

PMID:
29020252
17.

Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Viral Infections: Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality in Pediatric and Adult Patients.

Chow EJ, Mermel LA.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 3;4(1):ofx006. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx006. eCollection 2017 Winter.

18.

Comparison of linezolid and vancomycin lock solutions with and without heparin against biofilm-producing bacteria.

Luther MK, Mermel LA, LaPlante KL.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 May 1;74(9):e193-e201. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150804.

PMID:
28438824
19.

Ebola Preparedness Resources for Acute-Care Hospitals in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Study of Costs, Benefits, and Challenges.

Smit MA, Rasinski KA, Braun BI, Kusek LL, Milstone AM, Morgan DJ, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):405-410. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.6. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

PMID:
28260535
20.

Antimicrobial Resistance of Escherichia coli Urinary Isolates in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Morrill HJ, Morton JB, Caffrey AR, Jiang L, Dosa D, Mermel LA, LaPlante KL.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Apr 24;61(5). pii: e02236-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02236-16. Print 2017 May.

21.

Do Patients Get Whacked When Hospitals Get HACed?

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):249-250. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.267. Epub 2016 Nov 28. No abstract available.

PMID:
27890034
22.

Surveillance of Travel-Related Mosquito-borne Illness in Rhode Island.

Alang N, Glavis-Bloom J, Alexander-Scott N, Mermel LA, Mileno MD.

R I Med J (2013). 2016 Jul 1;99(7):22-3.

PMID:
27379354
23.

Comparison of alcoholic chlorhexidine and povidone-iodine cutaneous antiseptics for the prevention of central venous catheter-related infection: a cohort and quasi-experimental multicenter study.

Pages J, Hazera P, Mégarbane B, du Cheyron D, Thuong M, Dutheil JJ, Valette X, Fournel F, Mermel LA, Mira JP, Daubin C, Parienti JJ; 3SITES Study Group.

Intensive Care Med. 2016 Sep;42(9):1418-26. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4406-4. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

PMID:
27311311
24.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Rhode Island Long-Term Care Facilities: Current Standings and Future Opportunities.

Morrill HJ, Mermel LA, Baier RR, Alexander-Scott N, Dosa D, Kavoosifar S, Reece R, LaPlante KL.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Aug;37(8):979-82. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.99. Epub 2016 May 17.

PMID:
27185014
25.

Complications of Central Venous Catheterization.

Parienti JJ, du Cheyron D, Mermel LA; 3SITES Study Group.

N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 14;374(15):1491-2. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1600131. No abstract available.

PMID:
27074073
26.

Enterovirus D68 Infection in an Adult.

Ward NS, Hughes BL, Mermel LA.

Am J Crit Care. 2016 Mar;25(2):178-80. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2016955.

27.

Comparison of telavancin and vancomycin lock solutions in eradication of biofilm-producing staphylococci and enterococci from central venous catheters.

Luther MK, Mermel LA, LaPlante KL.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016 Mar 1;73(5):315-21. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150029.

PMID:
26896504
28.

Screening of nursing home residents for colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae admitted to acute care hospitals: Incidence and risk factors.

Cunha CB, Kassakian SZ, Chan R, Tenover FC, Ziakas P, Chapin KC, Mermel LA.

Am J Infect Control. 2016 Feb;44(2):126-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.019. Epub 2015 Nov 26.

PMID:
26631643
29.

Antibiotic Prescribing for Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department Based on Local Antibiotic Resistance Patterns: Implications for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Hudepohl NJ, Cunha CB, Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;37(3):359-60. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.283. Epub 2015 Nov 26. No abstract available.

PMID:
26607498
30.

Single fluorophore melting curve analysis for detection of hypervirulent Clostridium difficile.

Angione SL, Croote D, Leung JW, Mermel LA, Tripathi A.

J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jan;65(1):62-70. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000199. Epub 2015 Oct 29.

PMID:
26516039
31.

Intravascular Complications of Central Venous Catheterization by Insertion Site.

Parienti JJ, Mongardon N, Mégarbane B, Mira JP, Kalfon P, Gros A, Marqué S, Thuong M, Pottier V, Ramakers M, Savary B, Seguin A, Valette X, Terzi N, Sauneuf B, Cattoir V, Mermel LA, du Cheyron D; 3SITES Study Group.

N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 24;373(13):1220-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1500964.

32.

Effectiveness of Minocycline/Rifampin vs Chlorhexidine/Silver Sulfadiazine-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters.

Mermel LA.

J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Oct;221(4):891-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.07.004. No abstract available.

PMID:
26364070
33.

Arterial Catheter Use in the ICU: A National Survey of Antiseptic Technique and Perceived Infectious Risk.

Cohen DM, Carino GP, Heffernan DS, Lueckel SN, Mazer J, Skierkowski D, Machan JT, Mermel LA, Levinson AT.

Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2346-53. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001250.

PMID:
26262949
34.

Specialty Society Clinical Practice Guidelines: Time for Evolution or Revolution?

Classen DC, Mermel LA.

JAMA. 2015 Sep 1;314(9):871-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.7462. No abstract available.

PMID:
26237739
35.

The human-microbe metaorganism, evolution and extraterrestrial colonization.

Mermel LA.

Future Microbiol. 2015;10(8):1269-70. doi: 10.2217/FMB.15.49. Epub 2015 Jul 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
26226293
36.

Influenza fever restrictions for healthcare workers and pandemic planning: time for reappraisal.

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Oct;36(10):1248. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.173. Epub 2015 Jul 20. No abstract available.

PMID:
26190801
37.

Insertion site for central venous catheters.

Mermel LA, Parienti JJ.

JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):861-2. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.36. No abstract available.

PMID:
25938309
38.

Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol Exposure Increases Biofilm Formation in Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Luther MK, Bilida S, Mermel LA, LaPlante KL.

Infect Dis Ther. 2015 Jun;4(2):219-26. doi: 10.1007/s40121-015-0065-y. Epub 2015 May 3.

39.

Infection control and prevention programs in integrated healthcare delivery systems in the time of ebola and enterovirus d68: the challenge before us.

Mermel LA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb;36(2):239. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.49. No abstract available.

PMID:
25633014
40.

Geographical variability in the likelihood of bloodstream infections due to gram-negative bacteria: correlation with proximity to the equator and health care expenditure.

Fisman D, Patrozou E, Carmeli Y, Perencevich E, Tuite AR, Mermel LA; Geographical Variability of Bacteremia Study Group.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 18;9(12):e114548. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114548. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0122435. Multiple investigator names added. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0122435.

41.

Catheter tip cultures: are they really relegated to the archives of historical medical interest?

Mermel LA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 15;60(6):975. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu980. Epub 2014 Dec 11. No abstract available.

PMID:
25501985
42.

Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update.

Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O'Grady NP, Pettis AM, Rupp ME, Sandora T, Maragakis LL, Yokoe DS.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35 Suppl 2:S89-107. No abstract available.

PMID:
25376071
43.

A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates.

Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35 Suppl 2:S21-31.

PMID:
25376067
44.

Introduction to "A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates".

Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson K, Gerding DN, Haas J, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle L, Salgado C, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Foster N, Humphreys E, Padberg J, Podgorny K, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Wise R, Maragakis LL.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35 Suppl 2:S1-5.

PMID:
25264563
45.

Antimicrobial lock solutions as a method to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Zacharioudakis IM, Zervou FN, Arvanitis M, Ziakas PD, Mermel LA, Mylonakis E.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 15;59(12):1741-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu671. Epub 2014 Aug 25.

PMID:
25156111
46.

Intraoperative stopcock and manifold colonization of newly inserted peripheral intravenous catheters.

Mermel LA, Bert A, Chapin KC, LeBlanc L.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1187-9. doi: 10.1086/677626. Epub 2014 Jul 23. No abstract available.

PMID:
25111929
48.

A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates.

Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Aug;42(8):820-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.07.002.

PMID:
25087135
49.

A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates.

Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):967-77. doi: 10.1086/677216.

50.

Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update.

Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O'Grady NP, Pettis AM, Rupp ME, Sandora T, Maragakis LL, Yokoe DS; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jul;35(7):753-71. doi: 10.1086/676533. No abstract available.

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