Description of Research: Anurag Malani,
Dr. Malani’s research interests include studying
the epidemiology, clinical, and microbiologic characteristics
of fungi, specifically Candida species and opportunistic
mold infections. Current investigations include determining
the rates of oral cavity colonization with C. glabrata
in hospitalized, nursing home-dwelling, and community-dwelling
older adults. Other interests include issues related
to infection control and infections in transplant
Washer L, Chenoweth C, Kim HW, Rogers MA, Malani AN, Riddell J, Kuhn L, Noeyack B, Neusius H, Newton D, Saint S, Flanders SA. Blood culture contamination: A cluster-randomized cross-over trial evaluating the comparative effectiveness of three skin antiseptic interventions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34(1):15-21.
Malani AN, Richards PJ, Kapila S, Otto M, Singal B. Clinical and economic outcomes from a community hospital antimicrobial stewardship program. Am J Infect Cont 2013;41(2):145-8.
Malani AN, Vandenberg DM, Singal B, Kasotakis M, Koch S, Moudgal V, Jagarlamudi R, Neelakanta A, Otto M, Halasyamani L Kaakaji R, Kauffman C. Magnetic resonance imaging screening to identify spinal and paraspinal infections associated with injection of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate. JAMA 2013;309(23):2465-2472.
Hartley S, Valley S, Kuhn L, Washer L, Gandhi T, Meddings J, Chenoweth C,
Malani AN, Saint S, Srinivasan A, Flanders S. Inappropriate testing for urinary tract infection in hospitalized patients: an opportunity for improvement. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34(11):1204-1207.
Chiller T, Roy M, Nguyen D…Malani AN (5/22)… Jernigan J. Clinical findings for fungal infections caused by methylprednisolone injections. N Engl J Med 2013;369:1610-1619.
Marchaim D, Pogue J…Malani AN (18/21)...Kaye K. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of tigecycline to Acinetobacter baumannii: major variations as a function of testing method. J Clin Microbiol 2014; March 5.
Brennan B, Coyle J, Marchaim D, Pogue J, Boehme M, Finks J, Malani AN, VerLee K, Buckley B, Mollon N, Sundin D, Washer L, Kaye K. Statewide surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Michigan. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol; 2014; 35(4):342-49.
Malani AN, Kerr L, Obear J, Singal B, Kauffman C. Alopecia and nail findings associated with voriconazole therapy. (in press)
Moudgal V, Singal B…Malani AN (5/21)…Halasyamani L. Spinal and paraspinal fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections. (in press)
Moon W, Scheller E, Suneja A…Malani AN (5/9)…Vandenberg D. Fluoride level and bone pain as a predictor of voriconazole induced periostitis. (submitted)