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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: HELP
Articles by Heather Schacht Reisinger
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Heather Schacht Reisinger wrote the following 2 articles about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
 
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1 Article Association between universal gloving and healthcare-associated infections: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. 2019

Chang, Nai-Chung N / Kates, Ashley E / Ward, Melissa A / Kiscaden, Elizabeth J / Reisinger, Heather Schacht / Perencevich, Eli N / Schweizer, Marin L / Anonymous1221176. ·Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health,University of Iowa, Iowa City,Iowa. · Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health,University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, Wisconsin. · Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine,University of Iowa,Iowa City, Iowa. · Hardin Library for the Health Sciences,University of Iowa,Iowa City, Iowa. · Iowa City Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE), Iowa City,Iowa. ·Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol · Pubmed #31099327.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a significant burden on healthcare facilities. Universal gloving is a horizontal intervention to prevent transmission of pathogens that cause HAI. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to identify whether implementation of universal gloving is associated with decreased incidence of HAI in clinical settings. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to find all relevant publications using search terms for universal gloving and HAIs. Pooled incidence rate ratios (IRRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random effects models. Heterogeneity was evaluated using the Woolf test and the I2 test. RESULTS: In total, 8 studies were included. These studies were moderately to substantially heterogeneous (I2 = 59%) and had varied results. Stratified analyses showed a nonsignificant association between universal gloving and incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA; pooled IRR, 0.94; 95% CI, 0.79-1.11) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE; pooled IRR, 0.94; 95% CI, 0.69-1.28). Studies that implemented universal gloving alone showed a significant association with decreased incidence of HAI (IRR, 0.77; 95% CI, 0.67-0.89), but studies implementing universal gloving as part of intervention bundles showed no significant association with incidence of HAI (IRR, 0.95; 95% CI, 0.86-1.05). CONCLUSIONS: Universal gloving may be associated with a small protective effect against HAI. Despite limited data, universal gloving may be considered in high-risk settings, such as pediatric intensive care units. Further research should be performed to determine the effects of universal gloving on a broader range of pathogens, including gram-negative pathogens.

2 Article Establishing a Research Agenda for Preventing Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Acute-Care Settings in the Veterans Health Administration. 2018

Perencevich, Eli N / Harris, Anthony D / Pfeiffer, Christopher D / Rubin, Michael A / Hill, Jennifer N / Baracco, Gio J / Evans, Martin E / Klutts, J Stacey / Streit, Judy A / Nelson, Richard E / Khader, Karim / Reisinger, Heather Schacht. ·1Iowa City Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System,Iowa City,Iowa. · 3Maryland VA Health Care System,Baltimore,Maryland. · 5Department of Hospital and Specialty Medicine,VA Portland Health Care System,Portland Oregon. · 7VA Salt Lake City Health Care System,Salt Lake City,Utah. · 9Department of Veterans Affairs,Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare,Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital,Hines,Illinois. · 10Miami VA Health Care System,Miami,Florida. · 12MRSA/MDRO Prevention Office,National Infectious Diseases Service,Patient Care Services,Veterans Health Administration,Washington,DC. ·Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol · Pubmed #29417927.

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