Publications

  1. Koep TH, Huskins WC, Clemens C, Jenkins S, Pierret C, Ekker SC, Enders FT. Influenza Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Survey for Grade School Students: Design and Novel Assessment Methodology. J Community Health. 2014 May 24.
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  2. 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. Training mentors of clinical and translational research scholars: a randomized controlled trial. Acad Med. 2014 May; 89(5):774-82.
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  3. Sadarangani SP, Batdorf R, Buchhalter LC, Mrelashvili A, Banerjee R, Henry NK, Huskins WC, Boyce TG. Clostridium septicum brain abscesses in a premature neonate. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 May; 33(5):538-40.
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  4. Mueller JT, Wright AJ, Fedraw LA, Murad MH, Brown DR, Thompson KM, Flick R, Seville MT, Huskins WC. Standardizing central line safety: lessons learned for physician leaders. Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):191-9. Epub 2013 Jul 23.
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  5. Milstone AM, Reich NG, Advani S, Yuan G, Bryant K, Coffin SE, Huskins WC, Livingston R, Saiman L, Smith PB, Song X. Catheter dwell time and CLABSIs in neonates with PICCs: a multicenter cohort study. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1609-15. Epub 2013 Nov 11.
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  6. Gaur AH, Miller MR, Gao C, Rosenberg C, Morrell GC, Coffin SE, Huskins WC. 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. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul; 34(7):663-70. Epub 2013 May 21.
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  7. Khanna S, Baddour LM, Huskins WC, Kammer PP, Faubion WA, Zinsmeister AR, Harmsen WS, Pardi DS. The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in children: a population-based study. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 May; 56(10):1401-6. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
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  8. Juskewitch JE, Enders FT, Abraham RS, Huskins WC. Novel infrastructure for sepsis biomarker research in critically ill neonates and children. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Feb; 6(1):21-5. Epub 2013 Jan 14.
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  9. Koep TH, Enders FT, Pierret C, Ekker SC, Krageschmidt D, Neff KL, Lipsitch M, Shaman J, Huskins WC. Predictors of indoor absolute humidity and estimated effects on influenza virus survival in grade schools. BMC Infect Dis. 2013; 13:71. Epub 2013 Feb 05.
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  10. Beekmann SE, Diekema DJ, Huskins WC, Herwaldt L, Boyce JM, Sherertz RJ, Polgreen PM, Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network. Diagnosing and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep; 33(9):875-82. Epub 2012 Jul 23.
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  11. 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. Tracking the impact of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards on child health research: developing and evaluating a measurement strategy. Pediatr Res. 2012 May; 71(5):619-24. Epub 2012 Feb 01.
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  12. Juskewitch JE, Huskins WC. Evaluation of respiration and heart rate decreases reliability of the pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome definition. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 13(3):371-8.
  13. Huskins WC. Quality improvement interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections in neonates and children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 24(1):103-12.
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  14. Juskewitch JE, Prasad S, Salas CF, Huskins WC. Reliability of the identification of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in critically ill infants and children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan; 13(1):e55-7.
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  15. Fleming M, Burnham EL, Huskins WC. Mentoring translational science investigators. JAMA. 2012; 308(19):1981-2.
  16. Santillan Salas CF, Joshi AY, Dhiman N, Banerjee R, Huskins WC, Wengenack NL, Henry NK. Fatal post-operative Trichoderma longibrachiatum mediastinitis and peritonitis in a paediatric patient with complex congenital cardiac disease on peritoneal dialysis. J Med Microbiol. 2011 Dec; 60(Pt 12):1869-71. Epub 2011 Jul 28.
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  17. Huskins WC, Silet K, Weber-Main AM, Begg MD, Fowler VG Jr, Hamilton J, Fleming M. Identifying and aligning expectations in a mentoring relationship. Clin Transl Sci. 2011 Dec; 4(6):439-47. Epub 2011 Nov 18.
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  18. Niedner MF, Huskins WC, Colantuoni E, Muschelli J, Harris JM 2nd, Rice TB, Brilli RJ, Miller MR. Epidemiology of central line-associated bloodstream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Dec; 32(12):1200-8. Epub 2011 Oct 13.
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  19. 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 Infecti Reducing PICU central line-associated bloodstream infections: 3-year results. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1077-83. Epub 2011 Oct 24.
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  20. Nair N, Kourbatova E, Poole K, Huckabee CM, Murray P, Huskins WC, Blumberg HM. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients admitted to adult intensive care units: the STAR*ICU trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov; 32(11):1057-63. Epub 2011 Sep 20.
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  21. Al-Hasan MN, Huskins WC, Lahr BD, Eckel-Passow JE, Baddour LM. Epidemiology and outcome of Gram-negative bloodstream infection in children: a population-based study. Epidemiol Infect. 2011 May; 139(5):791-6. Epub 2010 Jul 02.
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  22. 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. Intervention to reduce transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 14; 364(15):1407-18.
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  23. Huskins WC. Active surveillance and use of barrier precautions did not reduce colonization and infection with MRSA and VRE in adult ICUs. Ann Intern Med. 2011; 155(4):JC2-13.
  24. Bryant KA, Zerr DM, Huskins WC, Milstone AM. The past, present, and future of healthcare-associated infection prevention in pediatrics: catheter-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov; 31 Suppl 1:S27-31.
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  25. Zerr DM, Milstone AM, Huskins WC, Bryant KA. The past, present, and future of healthcare-associated infection prevention in pediatrics: viral respiratory infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov; 31 Suppl 1:S22-6.
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  26. Milstone AM, Bryant KA, Huskins WC, Zerr DM. The past, present, and future of healthcare-associated infection prevention in pediatrics: multidrug-resistant organisms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov; 31 Suppl 1:S18-21.
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  27. 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. Dissemination of an Enterococcus Inc18-Like vanA plasmid associated with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Oct; 54(10):4314-20. Epub 2010 Jul 26.
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  28. Tleyjeh IM, Ghomrawi HM, Steckelberg JM, Montori VM, Hoskin TL, Enders F, Huskins WC, Mookadam F, Wilson WR, Zimmerman V, Baddour LM. 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. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Feb; 63(2):139-40. Epub 2009 Nov 12.
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  29. Tleyjeh IM, Ghomrawi HM, Steckelberg JM, Montori VM, Hoskin TL, Enders F, Huskins WC, Mookadam F, Wilson WR, Zimmerman V, Baddour LM. Conclusion about the association between valve surgery and mortality in an infective endocarditis cohort changed after adjusting for survivor bias. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Feb; 63(2):130-5.
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  30. 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. Decreasing PICU catheter-associated bloodstream infections: NACHRI's quality transformation efforts. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 125(2):206-13. Epub 2010 Jan 11.
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  31. Li G, Yilmaz M, Kojicic M, Fernandez-Perez E, Wahab R, Huskins WC, Afessa B, Truwit JD, Gajic O. Outcome of critically ill patients with influenza virus infection. J Clin Virol. 2009 Nov; 46(3):275-8. Epub 2009 Aug 20.
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  32. Tsigrelis C, Tleyjeh IM, Huskins WC, Lahr BD, Nyre LM, Virk A, Baddour LM. Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among children after introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Oct; 84(10):871-5.
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  33. Huckabee CM, Huskins WC, Murray PR. Predicting clearance of colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by use of weekly surveillance cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr; 47(4):1229-30. Epub 2009 Feb 25.
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  34. Gill CJ, Mantaring JB, Macleod WB, Mendoza M, Mendoza S, Huskins WC, Goldmann DA, Hamer DH. Impact of enhanced infection control at 2 neonatal intensive care units in the Philippines. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jan 1; 48(1):13-21.
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  35. Huskins WC, Weavers KM, Gorden JF, Gabriel SE. Training the next generation of translational science teams. Clin Transl Sci. 2008 Sep; 1(2):94-5, 98.
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  36. Saphyakhajon P, Joshi AY, Huskins WC, Henry NK, Boyce TG. Empiric antibiotic therapy for acute osteoarticular infections with suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Kingella. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Aug; 27(8):765-7.
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  37. Tleyjeh IM, Steckelberg JM, Georgescu G, Ghomrawi HM, Hoskin TL, Enders FB, Mookadam F, Huskins WC, Wilson WR, Baddour LM. The association between the timing of valve surgery and 6-month mortality in left-sided infective endocarditis. Heart. 2008 Jul; 94(7):892-6. Epub 2008 Feb 28.
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  38. Huskins WC, Weavers KM, Gorden JF, Gabriel SE. Creating the future: Training the next generation of translational science teams. Clinical and Translational Science. 2008; 1(2):94-6.
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  39. Huskins WC. Interventions to prevent transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the intensive care unit. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007 Oct; 13(5):572-7.
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  40. Tleyjeh IM, Ghomrawi HM, Steckelberg JM, Hoskin TL, Mirzoyev Z, Anavekar NS, Enders F, Moustafa S, Mookadam F, Huskins WC, Wilson WR, Baddour LM. The impact of valve surgery on 6-month mortality in left-sided infective endocarditis. Circulation. 2007 Apr 3; 115(13):1721-8. Epub 2007 Mar 19.
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  41. Weber SG, Huang SS, Oriola S, Huskins WC, Noskin GA, Harriman K, Olmsted RN, Bonten M, Lundstrom T, Climo MW, Roghmann MC, Murphy CL, Karchmer TB. Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: Position statement from the Joint SHEA and APIC Task Force. Am J Infect Control. 2007 Mar; 35(2):73-85.
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  42. Weber SG, Huang SS, Oriola S, Huskins WC, Noskin GA, Harriman K, Olmsted RN, Bonten M, Lundstrom T, Climo MW, Roghmann MC, Murphy CL, Karchmer TB. Legislative mandates for use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci: Position statement from the joint SHEA and APIC task force. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar; 28(3):249-60.
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  43. Dellit TH, Owens RC, McGowan JE Jr, Gerding DN, Weinstein RA, Burke JP, Huskins WC, Paterson DL, Fishman NO, Carpenter CF, Brennan PJ, Billeter M, Hooton TM, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jan 15; 44(2):159-77. Epub 2006 Dec 13.
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  44. Grohskopf LA, Huskins WC, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Levine GL, Goldmann DA, Jarvis WR. Use of antimicrobial agents in United States neonatal and pediatric intensive care patients. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Sep; 24(9):766-73.
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  45. Zaidi AKM, Huskins WC, Thaver D, Bhutta ZA, Abbas Z, Goldmann DA. Hospital-acquired neonatal infections in developing countries. Lancet. 2005 Mar-Apr; 365(9465):1175-88.
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  46. Jump SM, Sauver JL, Weaver AL, Bagniewski SM, Wilson JW, Huskins WC, Aksamit TR, Brutinel WM, Scalcini MC, Sia IG, Correa AG, McCoy K, Boyce TG. Incidence of tuberculosis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1990-2001. Mayo Clin Proc. 2004 Sep; 79(9):1119-23.
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  47. Wright SB, Huskins WC, Dokholyan RS, Goldmann DA, Platt R. Administrative databases provide inaccurate data for surveillance of long-term central venous catheter-associated infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Dec; 24(12):946-9.
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  48. Harbarth S, Levine GL, Jarvis WR, Goldmann DA, Huskins WC. Computerized pharmacy databases as source of data on antimicrobial prescriptions in children's hospitals. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2001 Nov 1; 58(21):2069-71.
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  49. Weinberg M, Fuentes JM, Ruiz AI, Lozano FW, Angel E, Gaitan H, Goethe B, Parra S, Hellerstein S, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA, Huskins WC. Reducing infections among women undergoing cesarean section in Colombia by means of continuous quality improvement methods. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Oct 22; 161(19):2357-65.
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  50. Huskins WC, Ba-Thike K, Festin MR, Limpongsanurak S, Lumbiganon P, Peedicayil A, Purwar M, Shenoy S, Goldmann DA, Tolosa JE, Global Network for Perinatal and Reproductive Health. An international survey of practice variation in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in cesarean section. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2001 May; 73(2):141-5.
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  51. Gulacsi L, Kiss ZT, Goldmann DA, Huskins WC. Risk-adjusted infection rates in surgery: a model for outcome measurement in hospitals developing new quality improvement programs. J Hosp Infect. 2000; 44:43-52.
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  52. Chen A, Zaidi AKM, Mueller BU, Huskins WC, Perez-Atayde AR, McIntosh K. Pneumocystis carinii presenting as a mediastinal mass in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999; 18:827-31.
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  53. Carmeli Y, Samore MH, Huskins WC. The association between antecedent vancomycin treatment and vancomycin resistant enterococci: a meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 1999; 159:2461-8.
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  54. Malley R, Inkelis SH, Coelho P, Huskins WC, Kuppermann N. Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis and prognosis in invasive meningococcal disease in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1998 Oct; 17(10):855-9.
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  55. Huskins WC, Soule B. Infection control in countries with limited resources. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 1998 Aug; 11(4):449-55.
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  56. Chong CY, Goldmann DA, Huskins WC. Prevention of occupationally acquired infections among heath-care workers. Pediatr Rev. 1998 Jul; 19(7):219-30; quiz 231.
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  57. Huskins WC, Soule BM, Williams CO, Gulacsi L, O'Rourke EJ, Goldmann DA. Hospital infection prevention and control: a model for improving the quality of hospital care in low- and middle-income countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1998; 19:125-35.
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  58. Goldmann DA, Huskins WC. Control of nosocomial antimicrobial-resistant bacteria: a strategic priority for hospitals worldwide. Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Jan; 24 Suppl 1:S139-45.
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  59. Malley R, Huskins WC, Kuppermann N. Multivariable predictive models for adverse outcome of invasive meningococcal disease in children. J Pediatr. 1996 Nov; 129(5):702-10.
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  60. Bird LM, Jones MC, Kuppermann N, Huskins WC. Gram-negative bacteremia in four patients with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. Pediatr. 1996; 97:739-41.
  61. Huskins WC, Griffiths JK, Faruque ASG, Bennish MO. Shigellosis in neonates and young infants. J Pediatr. 1994; 125:14-22.
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  62. Huskins WC, Kaplan EK. Inhibitory substances produced by Streptococcus salivarius and colonization of the upper respiratory tract with group A streptococci. Epidemiol Inf. 1989; 102:401-12.
  63. Smith TD, Huskins WC, Kim KS, Kaplan EK. Efficacy of beta-lactamase resistant penicillin and influence of penicillin tolerance in eradicating streptococci from the pharynx after failure of penicillin therapy for group A streptococcal pharyngitis. J Pediatr. 1987; 110:777-82.
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