Marin L. Schweizer, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Contact Information

Primary Office: B42-157 VAMC
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-338-0581

Education

BS, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Drake University
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Healthcare Outcomes Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Publications

Chiang, H. Y., Perencevich, E. N., Nair, R., Nelson, R. E., Samore, M., Khader, K., Chorazy, M. L., Herwaldt, L. A., Blevins, A., Ward, M. A. & Schweizer, M. L. (2017). Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Infections Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in the United States: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 38(2), 203-215. PMID: 27825401.

Nelson, R. E., Deka, R., Khader, K., Stevens, V. W., Schweizer, M. L. & Rubin, M. A. (2017). Dynamic Transmission Models for Economic Analysis Applied to Healthcare Associated Infections: a Review of the Literature. (Vols. 45). (12), pp. 1382-1387. American Journal of Infection Control.

Marra, A. R., Schweizer, M. L. & Edmond, M. B. (2017). No-Touch Disinfection Methods to Decrease Multidrug-Resistant Organism Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 1-12. PMID: 29144223.

Ammann, E. M., Leira, E. C., Winiecki, S. K., Nagaraja, N., Dandapat, S., Carnahan, R. M., Schweizer, M. L., Torner, J. C., Fuller, C. C., Leonard, C. E., Garcia, C., Pimental, M. & Chrischilles, E. A. (2017). Chart validation of inpatient ICD-9-CM administrative diagnosis codes for ischemic stroke among IGIV users in the Sentinel Distributed Database. Medicine (Baltimore), 96(52), e9440.

Nair, R., Schweizer, M. L. & Singh, N. (2017). Septic Arthritis and Prosthetic Joint Infections in Older Adults. (Vols. 31). (4), pp. 715-729. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America.

Marra, A. R., Edmond, M. B., Schweizer, M. L., Ryan, G. W. & Diekema, D. J. (2017). Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. American journal of infection control. PMID: 29031432.

Schweizer, M. L., Nair, R. (2017). A Practical Guide to Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Infection Prevention: Planning, Challenges, and Execution. (Vols. 45). (11), pp. 1292-1294. American Journal of Infection Control.

Goto, M., Schweizer, M. L., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Perencevich, E. N., Livorsi, D. J., Diekema, D. J., Richardson, K. K., Beck, B. F., Alexander, B. & Ohl, M. E. (2017). Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014. JAMA internal medicine, 177(10), 1489-1497. PMID: 28873140.

Shaw, C. A., Steelman, V. M., DeBerg, J. & Schweizer, M. L. (2017). 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 trails. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 38, 93-104.

McDanel, J. S., Roghmann, M., Perencevich, E. N., Ohl, M. E., Goto, M., Livorsi, D. J., Jones, M., Albertson, J. P., Nair, R., O'Shea, A. M. & Schweizer, M. L. (2017). Comparative Effectiveness of Cefazolin versus Nafcillin or Oxacillin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infections Complicated by Bacteremia: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 65(1), 100-106.

Burdsall, D. P., Gardner, S. E., Cox, T., Schweizer, M., Culp, K. R., Steelman, V. M. & Herwaldt, L. A. (2017). Exploring inappropriate certified nursing assistant glove use in long-term care. American journal of infection control, 45(9), 940-945. PMID: 28863810.

Leelakanok, N., Holcombe, A. L., Lund, B., Gu, X. & Schweizer, M. L. (2017). Association between polypharmacy and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, S1544-3191(17), 30714-8.

Carrel, M., Goto, M., Schweizer, M. L., David, M. Z., Livorsi, D. & Perencevich, E. N. (2017). Diffusion of clindamycin-resistant and erythromycin-resistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), potential ST398, in United States Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 6, 55. PMID: 28593043.

Branch-Elliman, W., Ripollone, J. E., O'Brien, W. J., Itani, K. M., Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E., Strymish, J. & Gupta, K. (2017). 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. PLOS Medicine, 14(7), e1002340. PMID: 28692690.

Nair, R., Perencevich, E. N., Blevins, A. E., Goto, M., Nelson, R. E. & Schweizer, M. L. (2016). Clinical Effectiveness of Mupirocin for Preventing Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Nonsurgical Settings: A Meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(5), 618-30. PMID: 26503378.

Kuperman, E. F., Schweizer, M., Joy, P., Gu, X. & Fang, M. M. (2016). The effects of advanced age on primary total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis and systematic review. BMC Geriatrics, 16, 41. PMID: 26864215.

Kelesidis, T., Braykov, N., Uslan, D. Z., Morgan, D. J., Gandra, S., Johannsson, B., Schweizer, M. L., Weisenberg, S. A., Young, H., Cantey, J., Perencevich, E., Septimus, E., Srinivasan, A. & Laxminarayan, R. (2016). Indications and Types of Antibiotic Agents Used in 6 Acute Care Hospitals, 2009-2010: A Pragmatic Retrospective Observational Study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 37(1), 70-9. PMID: 26456803.

Leelakanok, N., Holcombe, A. & Schweizer, M. L. (2016). Domperidone and Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia and Cardiac Death: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Drug Investigation, 36(2), 97-107. PMID: 26649742.

Mohr, N. M., Harland, K. K., Crabb, V., Mutnick, R., Baumgartner, D., Spinosi, S., Haarstad, M., Ahmed, A., Schweizer, M. & Faine, B. (2016). Urinary Squamous Epithelial Cells Do Not Accurately Predict Urine Culture Contamination, but May Predict Urinalysis Performance in Predicting Bacteriuria. Academic Emergency Medicine, 23(3), 323-30. PMID: 26782662.

Chang, N. N., Reisinger, H. S., Jesson, A. R., Schweizer, M. L., Morgan, D. J., Forrest, G. N. & Perencevich, E. N. (2016). Feasibility of monitoring compliance to the My 5 Moments and Entry/Exit hand hygiene methods in US hospitals. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(8), 938-40. PMID: 27061257.

Le, J., Dam, Q., Schweizer, M., Thienphrapa, W., Nizet, V. & Sakoulas, G. (2016). Effects of vancomycin versus nafcillin in enhancing killing of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus causing bacteremia by human cathelicidin LL-37. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 35(9), 1441-7. PMID: 27234592.

Nelson, R. E., Jones, M., Leecaster, M., Samore, M. H., Ray, W., Huttner, A., Huttner, B., Khader, K., Stevens, V. W., Gerding, D., Schweizer, M. L. & Rubin, M. A. (2016). An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Control Clostridium difficile Transmission and Infection Using an Agent-Based Simulation Model. PlOS One, 11(3), e0152248. PMID: 27031464.

Nelson, R. E., Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E. N., Nelson, S. D., Khader, K., Chiang, H. Y., Chorazy, M. L., Blevins, A., Ward, M. A. & Samore, M. H. (2016). Costs and Mortality Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Infections. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 37(10), 1212-8. PMID: 27406609.

Donovan, B. M., Spracklen, C. N., Schweizer, M. L., Ryckman, K. K. & Saftlas, A. F. (2016). Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the risk for adverse infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 123(8), 1289-99. PMID: 26956568.

Nelson, R. E., Stevens, V. W., Khader, K., Jones, M., Samore, M. H., Evans, M. E., Scott, R. D., Slayton, R. B., Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E. N. & Rubin, M. A. (2016). Economic Analysis of Veterans Affairs Initiative to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5 Suppl 1), S58-65. PMID: 27102860.

McDanel, J. S., Perencevich, E. N., Storm, J., Diekema, D. J., Herwaldt, L., Johnson, J. K., Winokur, P. L. & Schweizer, M. L. (2016). Increased Mortality Rates Associated with Staphylococcus aureus and Influenza Co-infection, Maryland and Iowa, USA1. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(7), 1253-1256. PMID: 27315549.

Albertson, J., McDanel, J. S., Carnahan, R., Chrischilles, E., Perencevich, E. N., Goto, M., Jiang, L., Alexander, B. & Schweizer, M. L. (2015). Determination of Risk Factors for Recurrent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in a Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Population. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 36(5), 543-549. PMID: 25682861.

Eko, K. E., Forshey, B. M., Carrel, M., Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E. N. & Smith, T. C. (2015). Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization and infection isolates in a Veterans Affairs hospital. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 4, 10. PMID: 25838886.

Schweizer, M. L., Chiang, H. Y., Septimus, E., Moody, J., Braun, B., Hafner, J., Ward, M. A., Hickok, J., Perencevich, E. N., Diekema, D. J., Richards, C. L., Cavanaugh, J. E., Perlin, J. B. & Herwaldt, L. A. (2015). Association of a Bundled Intervention with Surgical Site Infections among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Hip, or Knee Surgery. JAMA, 313(21), 2162-2171. PMID: 26034956.

Nelson, R. E., Nelson, S. D., Khader, K., Perencevich, E., Schweizer, M., Rubin, M., Graves, N., Harbarth, S., Slayton, R., Jernigan, J. & Samore, M. H. (2015). The magnitude of time-dependent bias in the estimation of excess length of stay attributable to healthcare-associated infections. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 36(9), 1089-94. PMID: 26041436.

Pugely, A. J., Martin, C. T., Gao, Y., Schweizer, M. L. & Callaghan, J. J. (2015). The Incidence of and Risk Factors for 30-Day Surgical Site Infections Following Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, pii: S0883-5403(15), 00476-3. PMID: 26071247.

McDanel, J. S., Perencevich, E. N., Diekema, D. J., Winokur, P. L., Johnson, J. K., Herwaldt, L. A., Smith, T. C., Chrischilles, E. A., Dawson, J. D. & Schweizer, M. L. (2015). Association between microbial characteristics and poor outcomes among patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 4, 51. PMID: 26668737.

McDanel, J. S., Perencevich, E. N., Diekema, D. J., Herwaldt, L. A., Smith, T. C., Chrischilles, E. A., Dawson, J. D., Jiang, L., Goto, M. & Schweizer, M. L. (2015). Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-Lactams Versus Vancomycin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections Among 122 Hospitals. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 61(3), 361-7. PMID: 25900170.

Braykov, N. P., Morgan, D., Schweizer, M. L., Uslan, D. Z., Kelesidis, T., Weisenberg, S. A., Johannsson, B., Young, H., Cantey, J., Srinivasan, A., Perencevich, E., Septimus, E. & Laxminarayan, R. (2014). Assessment of empirical antibiotic therapy optimization in six hospitals: an observational cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 14(12), 1220-7. PMID: 25455989.

Ohl, M. E., Richardson, K. K., Goto, M., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Schweizer, M. L. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). HIV quality report cards: impact of case-mix adjustment and statistical methods. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(8), 1160-7. PMID: 25034427.

Yin, J., Reisinger, H. S., Vander Weg, M., Schweizer, M. L., Jesson, A., Morgan, D. J., Forrest, G., Graham, M., Pineles, M. A. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Establishing Evidence-based Criteria for Directly Observed Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Programs: A Prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(9), 1163-8. PMID: 25111925.

Vyas, A., Schweizer, M. L., Malhotra, A. & Karrowni, W. (2014). Meta-analysis of same versus different stent for drug-eluting stent restenosis. American Journal of Cardiology, 113(4), 601-6. PMID: 24342760.

Ward, M. A., Schweizer, M. L., Polgreen, P. M., Gupta, K., Reisinger, H. S. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Automated and Electronically Assisted Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Infection Control, 42, 472-8. PMID: 24773785.

Nair, R., Ammann, E., Rysavy, M. & Schweizer, M. L. (2014). Mortality Among Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Versus non-USA300 invasive infections: a Meta-Analysis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(1), 34-41. PMID: 24334796.

Schweizer, M. L., Reisinger, H. S., Ohl, M., Formanek, M. B., Blevins, A., Ward, M. A. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Searching for an Optimal Hand Hygiene Bundle: a Meta-Analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58(2), 248-59. PMID: 24107409.

McDanel, J. S., Ward, M. A., Leder, L., Schweizer, M. L., Dawson, J. D., Diekema, D. J., Smith, T. C., Chrischilles, E. A., Perencevich, E. N. & Herwaldt, L. A. (2014). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention Practices in Hospitals throughout a Rural State. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(8), 868-73. PMID: 25087139.

Carrel, M., Schweizer, M. L., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Smith, T. C. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Residential proximity to large numbers of swine in feeding operations is associated with increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at time of hospital admission in rural Iowa veterans. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(2), 190-2. PMID: 24442084.

Formanek, M. B., Perencevich, E. N., Herwaldt, L. A. & Schweizer, M. L. (2014). Gentamicin-Collagen Sponge Use May Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Operations: A Meta-Analysis. Surgical Infections, 15(3), 244-55. PMID: 24773201.

Chiang, H. Y., Herwaldt, L. A., Blevins, A., Cho, E. & Schweizer, M. L. (2014). Effectiveness of local vancomycin powder to decrease surgical site infections: a meta-analysis. The Spine Journal, 14(3), 397-407. PMID: 24373682.

Feazel, L. M., Malhotra, A., Perencevich, E. N., Kaboli, P., Diekema, D. J. & Schweizer, M. L. (2014). Effect of antibiotic stewardship programmes on Clostridium difficile incidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 69(7), 1748-54. PMID: 24633207.

Schweizer, M. L., Cullen, J. J., Perencevich, E. N. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. (2014). Costs Associated with Surgical Site Infections in VA Hospitals. JAMA Surgery, 149(6), 575-581. PMID: 24848779.

Goto, M., Ohl, M., Schweizer, M. L. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Accuracy of Administrative Code Data for the Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58(5), 688-96. PMID: 24218103.

Reisinger, H. S., Perencevich, E. N., Morgan, D. J., Forrest, G. N., Shardell, M. D., Schweizer, M. L., Graham, M. M., Franciscus, C. L. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2014). Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance with Point-of-Use Reminder Signs Designed Using Theoretically-Grounded Messages. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(5), 593-4. PMID: 24709734.

Morgan, D. J., Pineles, L., Shardell, M., Graham, M. M., Mohammadi, S., Forrest, G. N., Reisinger, H. S., Schweizer, M. L. & Perencevich, E. N. (2013). The effect of contact precautions on healthcare worker activity in acute care hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 34(1), 69-73. PMID: 23221195.

Ajao, A. O., Harris, A. D., Johnson, J. K., Roghmann, M. C., Perencevich, E. N., Schweizer, M. L., Zhan, M., Chen, W. H. & Furuno, J. P. (2013). Association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection may not differ by age group. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 34(1), 93-5. PMID: 23221199.

Quezada Joaquin, N. M., Diekema, D. J., Perencevich, E., Bailey, G., Winokur, P. L. & Schweizer, M. L. (2013). Long-term risk for readmission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, and death among MRSA-colonized veterans. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(3), 1169-72. PMID: 23254427.

Yin, J., Schweizer, M. L., Herwaldt, L. A., Pottinger, J. & Perencevich, E. N. (2013). Benefits of universal gloving on hospital-acquired infections in acute care pediatric units. Pediatrics, 131(5), e1515-20. PMID: 23610206.

Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E. N., Eber, M. R., Cai, X., Shardell, M. D., Braykov, N. & Laxminarayan, R. (2013). Optimizing Antimicrobial Prescribing: Are Clinicians Following National Trends in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections Rather than Local Data When Treating MRSA Wound Infections?. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2(1), 28. PMID: 24128420.

Karrowni, W., Vyas, A., Giacomino, B., Schweizer, M. L., Blevins, A., Girotra, S. & Horwitz, P. A. (2013). Radial versus femoral access for primary percutaneous interventions in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, 6(8), 814-23. PMID: 23968700.

Schweizer, M. L., Perencevich, E. N., McDanel, J. S., Carson, J., Formanek, M. B., Hafner, J., Braun, B. & Herwaldt, L. A. (2013). Effectiveness of a bundled intervention of decolonization and prophylaxis to decrease Gram positive surgical site infections after cardiac or orthopedic surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 346, f2743. PMID: 23766464.

Schweizer, M., Ward, M., Cobb, S., McDanel, J., Leder, L., Wibbenmeyer, L., Latenser, B., Diekema, D. & Herwaldt, L. (2012). The Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on a Burn Trauma Unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33(11), 1118-25. PMID: 23041810.

Schweizer, M., Graham, M., Ohl, M., Heilmann, K., Boyken, L. & Diekema, D. (2012). Novel Hospital Curtains with Antimicrobial Properties: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33(11), 1081-5. PMID: 23041804.

Kwon, S., Schweizer, M. L. & Perencevich, E. N. (2012). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Funding for Studies of Hospital-Associated Bacterial Pathogens: Are Funds Proportionate to Burden of Disease?. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 1(1), 5. PMID: 22958856.

Ohl, M. E., Schweizer, M. L., Graham, M. M., Heilmann, K., Boyken, L. & Diekema, D. J. (2012). Hospital Privacy Curtains are Frequently and Rapidly Contaminated with Potentially-Pathogenic Bacteria. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(10), 904-6. PMID: 22464039.

Schweizer, M. L., Bossen, A., McDanel, J. S. & Dennis, L. K. (2012). Staphylococcus aureus colonization before infection is not associated with mortality among S. aureus Infected Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 33(8), 796-802. PMID: 22759547.

Schweizer, M. L., Furuno, J. P., Harris, A. D., Johnson, J. K., Sakoulas, G., Shardell, M. D., McGregor, J. C., Thom, K. A., Cosgrove, S. E. & Perencevich, E. N. (2011). Comparative effectiveness of nafcillin or cefazolin versus vancomycin in methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. BMC Infectious Diseases, 11, 279. PMID: 22011388.

Eber, M. R., Shardell, M. D., Schweizer, M. L., Laxminarayan, R. & Perencevich, E. N. (2011). Seasonal and temperature-associated increases in Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections among hospitalized patients. PLoS ONE, 6(9), e25298. PMID: 21966489.

Furuno, J. J., Johnson, J. K., Schweizer, M. L., Uche, A., Stine, O. C., Shurland, S. M. & Forrest, G. N. (2011). Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis among HIV Patients: a cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 11(1), 298. PMID: 22040268.

Schweizer, M. L., Eber, M. R., Laxminarayan, R., Furuno, J. P., Popovich, K. J., Hota, B., Rubin, M. A. & Perencevich, E. N. (2011). Validity of ICD-9-CM Coding for Identifying Incident Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) Infections: Is MRSA Coded as a Chronic Disease?. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(2), 148-154. PMID: 21460469.

Schweizer, M. L., Furuno, J. P., Sakoulas, G., Johnson, J. K., Harris, A. D., Shardell, M. D., McGregor, J. C., Thom, K. A. & Perencevich, E. N. (2011). Increased Mortality with Accessory Gene Regulator (agr)-Dysfunction in Staphylococcus aureus among Bacteremic Patients. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(3), 1082-7. PMID: 21173172.

Harris, A. D., Furuno, J. P., Roghmann, M., Johnson, J. K., Venezia, R. A., Standiford, H. C., Schweizer, M. L., Hebden, J. N., Moore, A. C. & Perencevich, E. N. (2010). Targeted surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its potential use to guide empiric antibiotic therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 54(8), 3143-8. PMID: 20479207.

Schweizer, M. L., Furuno, J. P., Harris, A. D., Johnson, J. K., Shardell, M. D., McGregor, J. C., Thom, K. A., Sakoulas, G. & Perencevich, E. N. (2010). Empiric Therapy for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia May Not Reduce In-Hospital Mortality. PLoS ONE, 5(7), 1432. PMID: 20625395.

Furuno, J. P., Schweizer, M. L., McGregor, J. C. & Perencevich, E. N. (2008). Infection Control Surveillance Technology: Cost-effective or Just Cost?. American Journal of Infect Control, 36, S12-S17.

Schweizer, M. L., Furuno, J. P., Harris, A. D., McGregor, J. C., Thom, K. A., Johnson, J. K., Shardell, M. D. & Perencevich, E. (2008). Clinical Utility of Infection Control Documentation of Prior History of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization or Infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 29(10), 972-4. PMID: 18793097.

Thom, K., Schweizer, M. L., Osih, R., McGregor, J., Furuno, J., Perencevich, E. & Harris, A. (2008). Clinical Impact of Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy on Outcomes in Patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia Bacteremia. BMC Infectious Disease, 8, 116.

Thom, K. A., Shardell, M. D., Osih, R. B., Schweizer, M. L., Furuno, J. P., Perencevich, E. N., McGregor, J. C. & Harris, A. D. (2008). Controlling for severity of illness in outcome studies involving infectious diseases: impact of measurement at different time points. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 29(11), 1048-53. PMID: 18817505.