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Mon 9/9/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Open House for Undergraduates IDM Seminar Series
Open House for Undergraduates
Mon 9/9/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/16/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation by Laurie Silva, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Presentation by Laurie Silva, PhD
Mon 9/16/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Fri 9/20/2019 8:30AM - 12:00PM
35th Anniversary of the Pitt Men's Study IDM Event
35th Anniversary of the Pitt Men's Study
Fri 9/20/2019 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Public Health Auditorium (G23)
IDM
Event
Mon 9/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
IDM Research Day Winners IDM Seminar Series
IDM Research Day Winners
Mon 9/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
"TBA" IDM Seminar Series
"TBA"
Mon 10/7/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/8/2019 9:00AM - 4:30PM
PrEP Summit: Engagement, Adherence, Retention MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Conference
PrEP Summit: Engagement, Adherence, Retention
Tue 10/8/2019 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces


Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Conference
Mon 10/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation by Dustin T. Duncan, ScD IDM Seminar Series
Presentation by Dustin T. Duncan, ScD
Mon 10/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentations by: Subramanian Thothathri & Jason Yeung IDM Seminar Series
Presentations by: Subramanian Thothathri & Jason Yeung
Mon 10/21/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/22/2019 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Erie Evening Update: Sexual Health and Stigma MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Conference
Erie Evening Update: Sexual Health and Stigma
Tue 10/22/2019 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

This evening dinner update, in collaboration with the Erie Department of Health and Erie HIV Task Force, will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center.  The presenters will discuss Sexual Health History Taking and Sexual Health and Stigma, followed by a panel of local providers.


Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Conference
Mon 10/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentations by: Byron Chuan & Zachary Koenig IDM Seminar Series
Presentations by: Byron Chuan & Zachary Koenig
Mon 10/28/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation by Mari Webel, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Presentation by Mari Webel, PhD
Mon 11/4/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentations by: Emily Olsen & Karsen Shoger IDM Seminar Series
Presentations by: Emily Olsen & Karsen Shoger
Mon 11/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 11/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentations by: Victoria Gould & Katrina Stephenson IDM Seminar Series
Presentations by: Victoria Gould & Katrina Stephenson
Mon 11/18/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 12/2/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Presentation by: Gwen Kettenburg IDM Seminar Series
Presentation by: Gwen Kettenburg
Mon 12/2/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
IDM
Seminar Series

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IDM Master's Defense

Emily Schmitz - MPH MIC '18: Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO): Cost-effective analysis of...

Monday 4/9 8:30AM - 9:30AM

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO): Cost-effective analysis of horizontal vs. vertical surveillance

Introduction: Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) are still a serious public health problem in healthcare facilities and are a major cause for morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. There is currently no consensus for the most effective surveillance approach for MDRO management. The objective of this study is to compare focused enhanced surveillance for populations at high-risk for MDRO colonization to the current vertically oriented (organism focused) surveillance strategy. A cost-effective analysis will be performed to determine which approach is more economical.

Methods: Electronic medical record surveillance was performed to randomly identify 100 high-risk patients. Nursing staff in the UPMC-Mercy ICUs and infection control department gathered samples from patients for the following MDRO: Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE), Carbapenem resistant enterobactericiae (CRE) and extended spectrum Beta lactamase producing organisms (ESBL). Specimens were analyzed, and the results were recorded. Chart abstraction collected patient characteristics, severity index and comorbidity index. Stata SE 15.1 was used for data analysis to compare the current surveillance method to the horizontal approach. TreeAge software was used to conduct a cost-effective analysis to compare the two approaches. 

Results: From Oct 1st, 2017 through Nov. 30th, 2017 there were total of 155 eligible patients identified through EMR surveillance. We screened 74 patients who met our clinical criteria and 26 patients who met our 7-day length of stay criterion. There were 52% men in our cohort, with an average age of 60.1 years. The mean severity index was 38.8 and the mean comorbidity index was 4.4.  There was evidence of MDRO (CRE, ESBL, VRE & MRSA) in 30% of patients with high-risk clinical criteria and 27% in 7-day LOS patients, as compared to 10% MRSA captured using the current screening strategy. Horizontal surveillance was found to be the cost-effective approach.

Discussion: Clinical-based horizontal surveillance is a more effective way of identifying MDRO colonization and infection. The next step in our research is to include a larger patient sample to verify these data results.

Advisor: Lawrence Kingsley

Last Updated On Thursday, April 05, 2018 by Abby Kincaid
Created On Thursday, April 05, 2018

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