Full Text Journal Articles by
Author Todd J Kowalski

Advertisement

Find full text journal articles






Operating Room Attire: In reply to Fujita.

Shanu N Kothari, Madeline J Anderson, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Todd J Kowalski,

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2018, 227(4):476-477]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Bouffant vs Skull Cap and Impact on Surgical Site Infection: Does Operating Room Headwear Really Matter?

Shanu N Kothari, Madeline J Anderson, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Todd J Kowalski,

BACKGROUND:The American College of Surgeons guidelines indicate that skull caps are acceptable, and the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses recommends bouffant caps. However, no scientific evidence has shown a significant advantage in surgical site infection (SSI) reduction with either cap. The objective of this study was to determine the influence ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2018, 227(2):198-202]

Cited: 4 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Advertisement

Impact of Hair Removal on Surgical Site Infection Rates: A Prospective Randomized Noninferiority Trial.

Todd J Kowalski, Shanu N Kothari, Michelle A Mathiason, Andrew J Borgert,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite substantial prevention efforts, surgical site infections (SSIs) remain the most common health care-associated infection. It is unclear whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to leave hair intact preoperatively reduces SSIs.<h4>Study design</h4>A single-center, prospective, randomized, clinical trial was conducted from October 2009 to February 2015 in a ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2016, 223(5):704-711]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Borrelia miyamotoi Infection in Patients from Upper Midwestern United States, 2014-2015.

Dean A Jobe, Steven D Lovrich, Darby G Oldenburg, Todd J Kowalski, Steven M Callister,

We confirmed Borrelia miyamotoi infection in 7 patients who had contracted an illness while near La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, an area where Ixodes scapularis ticks are endemic. B. miyamatoi infection should now be considered among differential diagnoses for patients from the midwestern United States who have signs and symptoms suggestive ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2016, 22(8):1471-1473]

Cited: 18 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Reply to Werth et al.

Elie F Berbari, Souha S Kanj, Todd J Kowalski, Rabih O Darouiche, Andreas Widmer, Steven K Schmitt, Edward Hendershot, Paul Holtom, Paul Huddleston, Gregory Petermann, Douglas Osmon,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2016, 63(2):282]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



Executive Summary: 2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Adults.

Elie F Berbari, Souha S Kanj, Todd J Kowalski, Rabih O Darouiche, Andreas F Widmer, Steven K Schmitt, Edward F Hendershot, Paul D Holtom, Paul M Huddleston, Gregory W Petermann, Douglas R Osmon,

These guidelines are intended for use by infectious disease specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO). They include evidence and opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with NVO treated with antimicrobial therapy, with or without surgical ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2015, 61(6):859-863]

Cited: 45 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Reply to Dr Fierer.

Elie F Berbari, Souha S Kanj, Todd J Kowalski, Rabih O Darouiche, Andreas Widmer, Steven K Schmitt, Edward Hendershot, Paul Holtom, Paul Huddleston, Gregory Petermann, Douglas Osmon,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2016, 62(7):954]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



The Emergence of Clinically Relevant Babesiosis in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Todd J Kowalski, Dean A Jobe, Emily C Dolan, Anne Kessler, Steven D Lovrich, Steven M Callister,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the frequency and characteristics of babesiosis cases, and to assess the impact of the introduction of a tick-borne infection diagnostic panel on babesiosis diagnosis in the region surrounding La Crosse, Wisconsin, where babesiosis in non-travelers was previously rare.<h4>Methods</h4>In the spring of 2013, we conducted a point-in-time survey of ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2015, 114(4):152-157]

Cited: 7 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers.

Todd J Kowalski, Michelle L Tilson, Sonya A Brickner,

Ann Intern Med (Annals of internal medicine)
[2015, 163(8):645-646]

Cited: 1 time

View full text PDF listing >>



2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Adults.

Elie F Berbari, Souha S Kanj, Todd J Kowalski, Rabih O Darouiche, Andreas F Widmer, Steven K Schmitt, Edward F Hendershot, Paul D Holtom, Paul M Huddleston, Gregory W Petermann, Douglas R Osmon, Infectious Diseases Society of America,

These guidelines are intended for use by infectious disease specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO). They include evidence and opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with NVO treated with antimicrobial therapy, with or without surgical ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2015, 61(6):e26-46]

Cited: 176 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Reflexive culture for diagnosis of group a streptococcal pharyngitis remains of questionable value.

William A Agger, Todd J Kowalski,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2015, 60(3):490-491]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Long-term outcome of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis: a cohort study of 260 patients.

Arjun Gupta, Todd J Kowalski, Douglas R Osmon, Mark Enzler, James M Steckelberg, Paul M Huddleston, Ahmad Nassr, Jayawant M Mandrekar, Elie F Berbari,

<h4>Background</h4>The long-term outcome of patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) has not been fully assessed.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective cohort study to describe the long-term outcome of PVO and to assess risk factors for treatment failure in patients evaluated at our institution between 1994 and 2002. Patients were observed until July ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2014, 1(3):ofu107]

Cited: 24 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Effect of physician orders for life-sustaining treatment documents on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial-resistant organism infections in nursing home residents.

Emily C Dolan, Deepa R Ovian, Bernard J Hammes, Todd J Kowalski,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2014, 58(9):1339-1340]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Classic skin findings of scurvy.

Dexter D Fossitt, Todd J Kowalski,

Mayo Clin Proc (Mayo Clinic proceedings)
[2014, 89(7):e61]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Functional outcomes in patients with Borrelia burgdorferi reinfection.

Tyler M Jares, Michelle A Mathiason, Todd J Kowalski,

When Lyme disease is treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy in the early stages, long-term outcomes are good. However, a few patients have persistent symptoms despite appropriate therapy. Whether these patients' symptoms are any different from those of patients with reinfection is unclear. Our objective was to compare long-term symptoms and ... Read more >>

Ticks Tick Borne Dis (Ticks and tick-borne diseases)
[2014, 5(1):58-62]

Cited: 8 times

View full text PDF listing >>



The effect of residual osteomyelitis at the resection margin in patients with surgically treated diabetic foot infection.

Todd J Kowalski, Miki Matsuda, Matthew D Sorenson, Jacob D Gundrum, William A Agger,

The appropriate antibiotic treatment of surgically resected diabetic foot osteomyelitis is controversial. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the prognostic impact of residual osteomyelitis at the surgical margin of surgically resected diabetic foot osteomyelitis, and to assess the effectiveness of postoperative antibiotic therapy for residual osteomyelitis after surgical ... Read more >>

J Foot Ankle Surg (The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
[2011, 50(2):171-175]

Cited: 27 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Expansion of the Midwestern focus for human granulocytic anaplasmosis into the region surrounding La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Steven D Lovrich, Dean A Jobe, Todd J Kowalski, Seema M Policepatil, Steven M Callister,

Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), shares the same enzootic life cycle as Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. Although La Crosse, WI, is a well-recognized Lyme disease focus with an abundance of Ixodes scapularis vector ticks and the first documentation of HGA occurred ... Read more >>

J Clin Microbiol (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2011, 49(11):3855-3859]

Cited: 8 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Rapid decline of OspC borreliacidal antibodies following treatment of patients with early Lyme disease.

Dean A Jobe, Todd J Kowalski, Marissa Bloemke, S D Lovrich, Steven M Callister,

We determined whether the levels of OspC borreliacidal antibodies declined following treatment of early Lyme disease and whether the OspC7 peptide enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) could be used as an alternative test for detecting the response. Serum samples were collected from 37 subjects at the onset of illness and 2 ... Read more >>

Clin Vaccine Immunol (Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI)
[2011, 18(6):1034-1037]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Appropriately prescribing antibiotics for patients with pharyngitis: a physician-based approach vs a nurse-only triage and treatment algorithm.

Duane K Undeland, Todd J Kowalski, Wendy L Berth, Jacob D Gundrum,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the safety and appropriateness of antibiotic use in adult patients with pharyngitis who opted for a nurse-only triage and treatment algorithm vs patients who underwent a physician-directed clinical evaluation.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>Using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes to query the electronic medical record database at our institution, ... Read more >>

Mayo Clin Proc (Mayo Clinic proceedings)
[2010, 85(11):1011-1015]

Cited: 9 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Chronic granulomatous disease, catalase, and Actinomyces.

William A Agger, Todd J Kowalski,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2010, 50(9):1325; author reply 1325-6]

Cited: 2 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Antibiotic treatment duration and long-term outcomes of patients with early lyme disease from a lyme disease-hyperendemic area.

Todd J Kowalski, Sujatha Tata, Wendy Berth, Michelle A Mathiason, William A Agger,

<h4>Background</h4>The length of antibiotic therapy and long-term outcomes in patients with early Lyme disease are incompletely described. We report the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with early localized and early disseminated Lyme disease based on the duration of antibiotic therapy prescribed.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective cohort study and follow-up survey of patients diagnosed ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2010, 50(4):512-520]

Cited: 36 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Art supports new plague science.

Todd J Kowalski, William A Agger,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2009, 48(1):137-138]

Cited: 0 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Truffle's revenge: a pig-eating fungus.

Erin L Greer, Todd J Kowalski, Monica L Cole, Dylan V Miller, Larry M Baddour,

A 77-year-old female initially presented with symptomatic mitral valve stenosis involving a bioprosthesis that had been implanted 8 months earlier for myxomatous mitral valve disease and severe valvular regurgitation. The patient was taken for a second mitral valve replacement due to stenosis. Intraoperatively, the bioprosthetic mitral valve was noted to ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc Pathol (Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology)
[2008, 17(5):342-343]

Cited: 3 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Propionibacterium acnes vertebral osteomyelitis: seek and ye shall find?

Todd J Kowalski, Elie F Berbari, Paul M Huddleston, James M Steckelberg, Douglas R Osmon,

The pathogenic potential of Propionibacterium acnes in implant-associated spine infections is increasingly recognized. However, the clinical findings and outcomes associated with this pathogen in nonimplant-associated spine infections are unknown. We retrospectively reviewed nine male patients who met our strict case definition for P. acnes vertebral osteomyelitis to determine whether the ... Read more >>

Clin Orthop Relat Res (Clinical orthopaedics and related research)
[2007, 461:25-30]

Cited: 13 times

View full text PDF listing >>



The management and outcome of spinal implant infections: contemporary retrospective cohort study.

Todd J Kowalski, Elie F Berbari, Paul M Huddleston, James M Steckelberg, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Douglas R Osmon,

<h4>Background</h4>Spinal implant infections provide unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate risk factors for treatment failure in patients with early- and late-onset spinal implant infections at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) during 1994-2002.<h4>Results</h4>We identified 30 patients with early-onset spinal implant infection and 51 patients with ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2007, 44(7):913-920]

Cited: 77 times

View full text PDF listing >>



Advertisement


Disclaimer

0.8299 s