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Infectious Complications of Conventional Laparoscopic vs Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis.

Marra AR, Puig-Asensio M, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, Nepple KG.

J Endourol. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0815. [Epub ahead of print]


Association between diabetes mellitus and poor patient outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Voruganti DC, Chennamadhavuni A, Garje R, Shantha GPS, Schweizer ML, Girotra S, Giudici M.

Sci Rep. 2018 Dec 18;8(1):17921. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36288-1.


Association Between Hospital and Surgeon Volume and Rectal Cancer Surgery Outcomes in Patients With Rectal Cancer Treated Since 2000: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis.

Chioreso C, Del Vecchio N, Schweizer ML, Schlichting J, Gribovskaja-Rupp I, Charlton ME.

Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Nov;61(11):1320-1332. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001198. Review.


Attributable Cost and Length of Stay Associated with Nosocomial Gram-Negative Bacterial Cultures.

Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Jones M, Khader K, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Rubin MA, Samore MH.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Oct 24;62(11). pii: e00462-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00462-18. Print 2018 Nov.


Association Between Marijuana Use and Condom Use: A Meta-Analysis of Between-Subject Event-Based Studies.

Schumacher A, Marzell M, Toepp AJ, Schweizer ML.

J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 May;79(3):361-369.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between vitamin A intake, serum vitamin A, and risk of liver cancer.

Leelakanok N, D'Cunha RR, Sutamtewagul G, Schweizer ML.

Nutr Health. 2018 Jun;24(2):121-131. doi: 10.1177/0260106018777170. Epub 2018 May 23.


An international survey of cleaning and disinfection practices in the healthcare environment.

Kenters N, Gottlieb T, Hopman J, Mehtar S, Schweizer ML, Tartari E; ISAC working group Infection Prevention and Control, Huijskens EGW, Voss A.

J Hosp Infect. 2018 Oct;100(2):236-241. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.05.008. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


A systematic review of the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States.

Livorsi DJ, Chorazy ML, Schweizer ML, Balkenende EC, Blevins AE, Nair R, Samore MH, Nelson RE, Khader K, Perencevich EN.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Apr 24;7:55. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0346-9. eCollection 2018.


Building Implementation Science for Veterans Affairs Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention: VA Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Network (VHIN).

Keating JA, Obasi C, McKinley L, Musuuza J, Knobloch MJ, Crnich C, Evans CT, Evans M, Livorsi D, Morgan DJ, Perencevich E, Reisinger HS, Schweizer ML, Suda KJ, Safdar N.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;39(6):753-757. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.27. Epub 2018 Apr 2. No abstract available.


Age modifies the risk of atrial fibrillation among athletes: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

Ayinde H, Schweizer ML, Crabb V, Ayinde A, Abugroun A, Hopson J.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2018 Feb 18;18:25-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2018.01.002. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States.

Scherer AM, Schacht Reisinger H, Schweizer ML, Askelson NM, Fagerlin A, Lynch CF.

PLoS One. 2018 Feb 23;13(2):e0193363. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193363. eCollection 2018.


Chart validation of inpatient International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) administrative diagnosis codes for venous thromboembolism (VTE) among intravenous immune globulin (IGIV) users in the Sentinel Distributed Database.

Ammann EM, Cuker A, Carnahan RM, Perepu US, Winiecki SK, Schweizer ML, Leonard CE, Fuller CC, Garcia C, Haskins C, Chrischilles EA.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(8):e9960. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009960.


Chart validation of inpatient ICD-9-CM administrative diagnosis codes for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among intravenous immune globulin (IGIV) users in the Sentinel Distributed Database.

Ammann EM, Schweizer ML, Robinson JG, Eschol JO, Kafa R, Girotra S, Winiecki SK, Fuller CC, Carnahan RM, Leonard CE, Haskins C, Garcia C, Chrischilles EA.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Apr;27(4):398-404. doi: 10.1002/pds.4398. Epub 2018 Feb 15.


Chart validation of inpatient ICD-9-CM administrative diagnosis codes for ischemic stroke among IGIV users in the Sentinel Distributed Database.

Ammann EM, Leira EC, Winiecki SK, Nagaraja N, Dandapat S, Carnahan RM, Schweizer ML, Torner JC, Fuller CC, Leonard CE, Garcia C, Pimentel M, Chrischilles EA.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(52):e9440. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009440.


No-Touch Disinfection Methods to Decrease Multidrug-Resistant Organism Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Marra AR, Schweizer ML, Edmond MB.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):20-31. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.226. Epub 2017 Nov 16. Review.


Effects of Aflibercept for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Comparative Studies.

Zhang Y, Chioreso C, Schweizer ML, Abràmoff MD.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Nov 1;58(13):5616-5627. doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-22471. Review.


Septic Arthritis and Prosthetic Joint Infections in Older Adults.

Nair R, Schweizer ML, Singh N.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Dec;31(4):715-729. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2017.07.013. Review.


Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

Marra AR, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, Ryan GW, Diekema DJ.

Am J Infect Control. 2018 Mar;46(3):333-340. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.031. Epub 2017 Oct 12.


Dynamic transmission models for economic analysis applied to health care-associated infections: A review of the literature.

Nelson RE, Deka R, Khader K, Stevens VW, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA.

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Dec 1;45(12):1382-1387. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.035. Epub 2017 Sep 25. Review.


A practical guide to systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses in infection prevention: Planning, challenges, and execution.

Schweizer ML, Nair R.

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Nov 1;45(11):1292-1294. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Sep 13. Review.


Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014.

Goto M, Schweizer ML, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Perencevich EN, Livorsi DJ, Diekema DJ, Richardson KK, Beck BF, Alexander B, Ohl ME.

JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1489-1497. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3958. Erratum in: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1544.


Association between polypharmacy and death: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Leelakanok N, Holcombe AL, Lund BC, Gu X, Schweizer ML.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Nov - Dec;57(6):729-738.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Aug 5. Review.


Risk of surgical site infection, acute kidney injury, and Clostridium difficile infection following antibiotic prophylaxis with vancomycin plus a beta-lactam versus either drug alone: A national propensity-score-adjusted retrospective cohort study.

Branch-Elliman W, Ripollone JE, O'Brien WJ, Itani KMF, Schweizer ML, Perencevich E, Strymish J, Gupta K.

PLoS Med. 2017 Jul 10;14(7):e1002340. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002340. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Diffusion of clindamycin-resistant and erythromycin-resistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), potential ST398, in United States Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014.

Carrel M, Goto M, Schweizer ML, David MZ, Livorsi D, Perencevich EN.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017 Jun 5;6:55. doi: 10.1186/s13756-017-0212-1. eCollection 2017.


Comparative Effectiveness of Cefazolin Versus Nafcillin or Oxacillin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infections Complicated by Bacteremia: A Nationwide Cohort Study.

McDanel JS, Roghmann MC, Perencevich EN, Ohl ME, Goto M, Livorsi DJ, Jones M, Albertson JP, Nair R, O'Shea AMJ, Schweizer ML.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 1;65(1):100-106. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix287.


Effectiveness of active and passive warming for the prevention of inadvertent hypothermia in patients receiving neuraxial anesthesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Shaw CA, Steelman VM, DeBerg J, Schweizer ML.

J Clin Anesth. 2017 May;38:93-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2017.01.005. Epub 2017 Jan 31. Review.


Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Infections Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in the United States: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis.

Chiang HY, Perencevich EN, Nair R, Nelson RE, Samore M, Khader K, Chorazy ML, Herwaldt LA, Blevins A, Ward MA, Schweizer ML.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):203-215. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.254. Epub 2016 Nov 9. Review.


Costs and Mortality Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Infections.

Nelson RE, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Nelson SD, Khader K, Chiang HY, Chorazy ML, Blevins A, Ward MA, Samore MH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;37(10):1212-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.145. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


Increased Mortality Rates Associated with Staphylococcus aureus and Influenza Co-infection, Maryland and Iowa, USA(1).

McDanel JS, Perencevich EN, Storm J, Diekema DJ, Herwaldt L, Johnson JK, Winokur PL, Schweizer ML.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jul;22(7):1253-6. doi: 10.3201/eid2207.151319.


Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship-Quasi-Experimental Designs.

Schweizer ML, Braun BI, Milstone AM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;37(10):1135-40. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.117. Epub 2016 Jun 7.


Economic Analysis of Veterans Affairs Initiative to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections.

Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Khader K, Jones M, Samore MH, Evans ME, Douglas Scott R 2nd, Slayton RB, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EL, Rubin MA.

Am J Prev Med. 2016 May;50(5 Suppl 1):S58-S65. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.10.016.


Feasibility of monitoring compliance to the My 5 Moments and Entry/Exit hand hygiene methods in US hospitals.

Chang NC, Reisinger HS, Jesson AR, Schweizer ML, Morgan DJ, Forrest GN, Perencevich EN.

Am J Infect Control. 2016 Aug 1;44(8):938-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.007. Epub 2016 Apr 6.


An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Control Clostridium Difficile Transmission and Infection Using an Agent-Based Simulation Model.

Nelson RE, Jones M, Leecaster M, Samore MH, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Khader K, Stevens VW, Gerding D, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 31;11(3):e0152248. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152248. eCollection 2016.


Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the risk for adverse infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Donovan BM, Spracklen CN, Schweizer ML, Ryckman KK, Saftlas AF.

BJOG. 2016 Jul;123(8):1289-99. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13928. Epub 2016 Mar 9. Review.


Decolonization in Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections.

Septimus EJ, Schweizer ML.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2016 Apr;29(2):201-22. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00049-15. Review.


Association between microbial characteristics and poor outcomes among patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study.

McDanel JS, Perencevich EN, Diekema DJ, Winokur PL, Johnson JK, Herwaldt LA, Smith TC, Chrischilles EA, Dawson JD, Schweizer ML.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015 Dec 14;4:51. doi: 10.1186/s13756-015-0092-1. eCollection 2015.


Domperidone and Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia and Cardiac Death: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Leelakanok N, Holcombe A, Schweizer ML.

Clin Drug Investig. 2016 Feb;36(2):97-107. doi: 10.1007/s40261-015-0360-0. Review.


Clinical Effectiveness of Mupirocin for Preventing Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Nonsurgical Settings: A Meta-analysis.

Nair R, Perencevich EN, Blevins AE, Goto M, Nelson RE, Schweizer ML.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 1;62(5):618-630. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ901. Epub 2015 Oct 26.


Indications and Types of Antibiotic Agents Used in 6 Acute Care Hospitals, 2009-2010: A Pragmatic Retrospective Observational Study.

Kelesidis T, Braykov N, Uslan DZ, Morgan DJ, Gandra S, Johannsson B, Schweizer ML, Weisenberg SA, Young H, Cantey J, Perencevich E, Septimus E, Srinivasan A, Laxminarayan R.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Jan;37(1):70-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.226. Epub 2015 Oct 12.


The Incidence of and Risk Factors for 30-Day Surgical Site Infections Following Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty.

Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Schweizer ML, Callaghan JJ.

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep;30(9 Suppl):47-50. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.01.063. Epub 2015 Jun 3.


The Magnitude of Time-Dependent Bias in the Estimation of Excess Length of Stay Attributable to Healthcare-Associated Infections.

Nelson RE, Nelson SD, Khader K, Perencevich EL, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA, Graves N, Harbarth S, Stevens VW, Samore MH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;36(9):1089-94. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.129. Epub 2015 Jun 4. Review.


Association of a bundled intervention with surgical site infections among patients undergoing cardiac, hip, or knee surgery.

Schweizer ML, Chiang HY, Septimus E, Moody J, Braun B, Hafner J, Ward MA, Hickok J, Perencevich EN, Diekema DJ, Richards CL, Cavanaugh JE, Perlin JB, Herwaldt LA.

JAMA. 2015 Jun 2;313(21):2162-71. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.5387.


Comparative effectiveness of beta-lactams versus vancomycin for treatment of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections among 122 hospitals.

McDanel JS, Perencevich EN, Diekema DJ, Herwaldt LA, Smith TC, Chrischilles EA, Dawson JD, Jiang L, Goto M, Schweizer ML.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 1;61(3):361-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ308. Epub 2015 Apr 21.


Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization and infection isolates in a Veterans Affairs hospital.

Eko KE, Forshey BM, Carrel M, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Smith TC.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015 Apr 2;4:10. doi: 10.1186/s13756-015-0048-5. eCollection 2015.


Determination of risk factors for recurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a Veterans Affairs healthcare system population.

Albertson J, McDanel JS, Carnahan R, Chrischilles E, Perencevich EN, Goto M, Jiang L, Alexander B, Schweizer ML.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May;36(5):543-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.25. Epub 2015 Feb 16.


Assessment of empirical antibiotic therapy optimisation in six hospitals: an observational cohort study.

Braykov NP, Morgan DJ, Schweizer ML, Uslan DZ, Kelesidis T, Weisenberg SA, Johannsson B, Young H, Cantey J, Srinivasan A, Perencevich E, Septimus E, Laxminarayan R.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;14(12):1220-7. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70952-1. Epub 2014 Nov 17.


Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene.

Ellingson K, Haas JP, Aiello AE, Kusek L, Maragakis LL, Olmsted RN, Perencevich E, Polgreen PM, Schweizer ML, Trexler P, VanAmringe M, Yokoe DS.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35 Suppl 2:S155-78. No abstract available.


Establishing evidence-based criteria for directly observed hand hygiene compliance monitoring programs: a prospective, multicenter cohort study.

Yin J, Reisinger HS, Vander Weg M, Schweizer ML, Jesson A, Morgan DJ, Forrest G, Graham M, Pineles L, Perencevich EN.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1163-8. doi: 10.1086/677629. Epub 2014 Jul 28.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention practices in hospitals throughout a rural state.

McDanel JS, Ward MA, Leder L, Schweizer ML, Dawson JD, Diekema DJ, Smith TC, Chrischilles EA, Perencevich EN, Herwaldt LA.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Aug;42(8):868-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.05.004.


HIV quality report cards: impact of case-mix adjustment and statistical methods.

Ohl ME, Richardson KK, Goto M, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 15;59(8):1160-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu551. Epub 2014 Jul 16.


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