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Dr. Preeti Malani


Description of Research: Preeti Malani

Dr. Malani's research interests include infections in older adults, antimicrobial resistant organisms, and infection control. Dr. Malani also holds a long standing interest in Humanities and Medicine. Her previous work has primarily centered on topics related to infection control, device associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, and infections in transplantation. She serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Previously, she was an Associate Editor for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Deputy Editor at Clinical Infectious Diseases. 

Recent Publications

Young MH, Washer LL, Malani PN. Surgical site infections among older adults: epidemiology and management strategies. Drugs and Aging 2008;25:399-414.

Malani PN, Rana MM, Banerjee M, Bradley SF. Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: the association between age and mortality and functional status. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:1485-1489.

Malani PN. Debility and the risk for surgical site infection: Defining the next steps. Infect Contr Hosp Epidemiol 29 (9): 840-841, 2008.

Meurer WJ, Smith BL, Losman ED, Sherman D, Yaksich JD, Jared JD, Malani PN, Younger JG. Real-Time Identification of Serious Infection in Geriatric Patients Using Clinical Information System Surveillance. J Amer Geriatr Soc 57 (1): 40-45, 2009.

Flinn DR, Malani PN. Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities: The Need for Engagement. J Am Geriatr Soc 57 (3): 569-570, 2009.

Cober ED, Malani PN. Clostridium Difficile Infection in the "Oldest" Old: Clinical Outcomes in Patients Aged 80 and Older. J Am Geriatr Soc 57 (4): 659-662, 2009.

Eyler RF, Butler SO, Walker PC, DePestel DD, Spoor MT, Pagani FD, Malani PN. Vancomycin Use During Left Ventricular Assist Device Support. Infect Contr Hosp Epidemiol 30 (5): 484-486, 2009.

Farry JK, Miles CD, Collins CD, Malani PN. Adverse events among renal transplant recipients receiving outpatient parenteral antimicrobial infusion therapy. Transpl Infect Dis 11 (3): 284-285, 2009.

Flinn DR, Diehl KM, Seyfried LS, Malani PN. Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults. J Am Coll Surg 209 (2): 261-268, 2009.

Yancon AR, Kelly SG, Valsangkar B, Iyengar P, Malani PN. A multidisciplinary approach to improving women's health in semi-urban Ecuador. Int J Gynecol Obstet 107 (1): 70-72, 2009.

Shanahan, A, Malani, PN, Kaul, DR. Relapsing cytomegalovirus infection in solid organ transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis 11 (6): 513-518, 2009.

Malani PN. Functional Status Assessment in the Preoperative Evaluation of Older Adults. JAMA 302 (14): 1582-1583, 2009.

Chun ED, Rodgers PE, Vitale CA, Collins CD, Malani PN. Antimicrobial Use Among Patients Receiving Palliative Care Consultation. Am J Hospice Palliative Med 27 (4): 261-265, 2010.

Patterson JE, Malani PN, Maragakis LL. Infection control in the intensive care unit: Progress and challenges in systems and accountability. Crit Care Med 38 (8): S265-S268 Suppl. S, 2010.

Heung M, Adamowski T, Segal JH, Malani PN. A Successful Approach to Fall Prevention in an Outpatient Hemodialysis Center. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5 (10): 1775-1779, 2010.

Big C, Malani PN. Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections in Older Adults: Clinical Outcomes and Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality. J Am Geriatrics Soc 58 (2): 300-305, 2010.

DePestel DD, Hershberger E, Lamp KC, Malani PN. Safety and Clinical Outcomes Among Older Adults Receiving Daptomycin Therapy: Insights From a Patient Registry. Am J Geriatric Pharmacother 8 (6): 551-561, 2010.

Pettit NN, DePestel DD, Malani PN, Riddell J. Factors Associated With Seroconversion After Standard Dose Hepatitis B Vaccination and High-Dose Revaccination Among HIV-Infected Patients. HIV Clin Trials 11 (6): 332-339, 2010.

Shuman EK, Malani PN. Prevention and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection in Older Adults. Drugs Aging 28 (1): 13-26, 2011.

Meurer WJ, Losman ED, Smith BL, Malani PN, Younger JG. Short-term functional decline of older adults admitted for suspected sepsis. Am J Emergency Med 29 (8): 936-942, 2011.

Malani AN, Psarros G, Malani PN, Kauffman CA. Is age a risk factor for Candida glabrata colonisation? Mycoses 54 (6): 531-537, 2011.

Vitale CA, Chandekar R, Rodgers PE, Pagani FD, Malani PN. A Call for Guidance in the Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Older Adults. J Am Geriatrics Soc 60 (1):145-150, 2012.

Shuman EK, Urquhart AG, Malani PN. Management and prevention of prosthetic joint infections. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2012;26:29-39.

Young MH, Upchurch GR Jr., Malani PN. Vascular graft infections. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2012:26:41-56.

Califano S, Pagani FD, Malani PN. Left ventricular assist device associated infections. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2012;26:77-87

Bagdasarian NG, Heung M, Malani PN. Infectious complications of dialysis access devices. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2012:26:127-141.

Diaz K, Kelly SG, Smith B, Malani PN, Younger JG. A prospective study of central venous catheters placed in a tertiary care emergency department: indications for use, infectious complications, and natural history. Amer J Infect Control 2012;40:65-67.

Joshi DK, Bluhm RA, Malani PN, Fetyko S, Denton T, Blaum CS. The successful development of a subacute care service associated with a large academic health system. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012;13:564-567.

Jain A, Malani PN, Fitzgerald JT, Vitale CA. Internal medicine house officers’ attitudes and experiences with patients that overstep patient-physician boundaries. Med Teacher 2012;34:643-648.

Rogers MAM, Greene MT, Saint S, Chenoweth CE, Malani PN, Trivedi I, Aronoff DA. Higher rates of Clostridium difficile infection among smokers, United States. PLoS One 2012;7:e42091.

Stone ND, Ashraf MS, Calder J…Malani PN (12/21)…Bradley SF. Surveillance definitions of infections in long-term care facilities: revisiting the McGeer criteria. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33:965-977.

Thompson A, Silvera MJ, Vitale CA, Malani PN. Antimicrobial use at the end of life among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2012;29:599-603.

Abecassis M, Bridges ND, Clancy CJ…Malani PN (21/38)…High KP. Solid organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research. Am J Transplant 2012;12:2608-2622.

Walk S, Micic D, Jain R, Trivedi I, Liu EW, Almassalha LM, Ewing SA, Newton DW, Galecki AT, Ring C, Malani PN, Washer L, Young VB, Aronoff DM. Clostridium difficile ribotype does not predict severe infection. Clin Infect Dis (electronically published, September 12, 2012)

Iwashyna TJ, Odden A, Rohde J, Bonham C, Kuhn L, Malani P, Chen L, Flanders S. Identifying patients with severe sepsis using administrative claims: Patient-level validation of the Angus implementation of the international consensus conference definition of severe sepsis. Med Care (electronically published September 18, 2012)


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