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Westyn Branch-Elliman

TitleAffiliate - VA
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED

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    1. Branch-Elliman W. A Roadmap for Reducing Cardiac Device Infections: a Review of Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Actionable Risk Factors to Guide the Development of an Infection Prevention Program for the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2017 Aug 16; 19(10):34. PMID: 28815459.
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    2. Branch-Elliman W, Ripollone JE, O'Brien WJ, Itani KMF, Schweizer ML, Perencevich E, Strymish J, Gupta K. 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 Med. 2017 Jul; 14(7):e1002340. PMID: 28692690.
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    3. Mittenzwei SE, Topkoff JL, Bessesen MT, Porter CA, Rai GS, Branch-Elliman W. When Sterile Processing Goes Down: An Economic Analysis of Alternative Strategies for Supporting the Service. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Aug; 38(8):1002-1004. PMID: 28625181.
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    4. Acuna-Villaorduna C, Branch-Elliman W, Strymish J, Gupta K. Active identification of patients who are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonized is not associated with longer duration of vancomycin therapy. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jun 16. PMID: 28629753.
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    5. LaSalvia MT, Branch-Elliman W, Snyder GM, Mahoney MV, Alonso CD, Gold HS, Wright SB. Does Adjunctive Tigecycline Improve Outcomes in Severe-Complicated, Nonoperative Clostridium difficile Infection? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw264. PMID: 28480257.
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    6. Mehrotra P, Gupta K, Strymish J, Kramer DB, Lambert-Kerzner A, Ho PM, Branch-Elliman W. Implementation of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: Results from the SHEA Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr; 38(4):496-498. PMID: 28103958.
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    7. Kirby JE, Branch-Elliman W, LaSalvia MT, Longhi L, MacKechnie M, Urman G, Baldini LM, Muriel FR, Sullivan B, Yassa DS, Gold HS, Wagner TK, Diekema DJ, Wright SB. Investigation of a Candida guilliermondii Pseudo-outbreak Reveals a Novel Source of Laboratory Contamination. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Apr; 55(4):1080-1089. PMID: 28100597.
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    8. Branch-Elliman W, Stanislawski M, Strymish J, BarĂ³n AE, Gupta K, Varosy PD, Gold HS, Ho PM. Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: A Potential Target for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality Improvement? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Sep; 37(9):1005-11. PMID: 27322021.
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    9. Branch-Elliman W, Savor Price C, Bessesen MT, Perl TM. Using the Pillars of Infection Prevention to Build an Effective Program for Reducing the Transmission of Emerging and Reemerging Infections. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2015 Sep; 2(3):226-35. PMID: 26231500.
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    10. Branch-Elliman W, Wright SB, Howell MD. Determining the Ideal Strategy for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Prevention. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 01; 192(1):57-63. PMID: 25871807.
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    11. Branch-Elliman W, Strymish J, Kudesia V, Rosen AK, Gupta K. Natural Language Processing for Real-Time Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Surveillance: Results of a Pilot Implementation Trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Sep; 36(9):1004-10. PMID: 26022228.
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    12. Branch-Elliman W, Perumalswami P, Factor SH, Sled SM, Flamm SL. Rates of recurrent variceal bleeding are low with modern esophageal banding strategies: a retrospective cohort study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2015; 50(9):1059-67. PMID: 25865440.
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    13. Branch-Elliman W, Savor Price C, McGeer A, Perl TM. Protecting the frontline: designing an infection prevention platform for preventing emerging respiratory viral illnesses in healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):336-45. PMID: 25695176.
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    14. Branch-Elliman W, Strymish J, Itani KM, Gupta K. Using clinical variables to guide surgical site infection detection: a novel surveillance strategy. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Dec; 42(12):1291-5. PMID: 25465259.
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    15. Branch-Elliman W, Strymish J, Gupta K. Development and validation of a simple and easy-to-employ electronic algorithm for identifying clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 35(6):692-8. PMID: 24799646.
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    16. Branch-Elliman W, Robillard E, McCarthy G, Gupta K. Direct feedback with the ATP luminometer as a process improvement tool for terminal cleaning of patient rooms. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb; 42(2):195-7. PMID: 24485376.
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    17. Branch-Elliman W, Lee GM, Golen TH, Gold HS, Baldini LM, Wright SB. Health and economic burden of post-partum Staphylococcus aureus breast abscess. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73155. PMID: 24039877; PMCID: PMC3764182.
    18. Branch-Elliman W, Wright SB, Gillis JM, Howell MD. Estimated nursing workload for the implementation of ventilator bundles. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Apr; 22(4):357-61. PMID: 23431219.
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    19. Strymish J, Branch-Elliman W, Itani KM, Williams S, Gupta K. A clinical history of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a poor predictor of preoperative colonization status and postoperative infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Nov; 33(11):1113-7. PMID: 23041809.
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    20. Branch-Elliman W, Weiss D, Balter S, Bornschlegel K, Phillips M. Hepatitis C transmission due to contamination of multidose medication vials: summary of an outbreak and a call to action. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jan; 41(1):92-4. PMID: 22632822.
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    21. Branch-Elliman W, Golen TH, Gold HS, Yassa DS, Baldini LM, Wright SB. Risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus postpartum breast abscess. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 01; 54(1):71-7. PMID: 22052894.
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    22. Walewski JL, Gutierrez JA, Branch-Elliman W, Stump DD, Keller TR, Rodriguez A, Benson G, Branch AD. Mutation Master: profiles of substitutions in hepatitis C virus RNA of the core, alternate reading frame, and NS2 coding regions. RNA. 2002 May; 8(5):557-71. PMID: 12022223; PMCID: PMC1370277.
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