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Dr. Emily Shuman

Description of Research: Emily Shuman

Dr. Shuman’s research has focused primarily upon the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections, including central line-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and surgical site infection. In particular, she has studied risk factors for healthcare-associated bloodstream infection in patients with peripherally inserted central catheters, as well as in patients with hospital-acquired bacteriuria. Dr. Shuman has also conducted a randomized trial of preoperative treatment with topical antimicrobials prior to certain surgical procedures for prevention of postoperative infection.

More recently, Dr. Shuman has become interested in studying implementation of measures to prevent infections in hospitalized patients. She participated in a study of compliance with contact precautions in intensive care unit patients, which has been submitted for publication. In addition, she recently conducted a large survey of hospitals regarding implementation of patient bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate for prevention of healthcare-associated infections. That study is currently in the data analysis phase.

Recent Publications:

Rogers MAM, Blumberg N, Heal JM, Kuhn L, Greene MT, Shuman EK, Chenoweth CE, Chang R, Saint S. Role of transfusion in the development and treatment of urinary tract-related bloodstream infection. Arch Intern Med 2011;171:1587-9.

Chang R, Chenoweth CE, Rogers MAM, Kuhn L, Greene MT, Shuman EK, Saint S. Epidemiology of hospital-acquired urinary tract-related bloodstream infection at a university hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32:1127-9.

Shuman EK, Chenoweth CE. Reuse of medical devices: implications for infection control. Infect Dis Clin North Am 2012;26:165-72.

Shuman EK, Urquhart A, Malani PN. Management and prevention of prosthetic joint infection. Infect Dis Clin North Am 2012;26:127-41.

Greene MT, Chang R, Kuhn L, Rogers MAM, Chenoweth CE, Shuman EK, Saint S. Predictors of hospital-acquired urinary tract-related bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33:1001-7.

Shuman AG, Shuman EK, Hauff SJ, Fernandes LL, Light E, Chenoweth CE, Bradford CR. Preoperative topical antimicrobial decolonization in head and neck surgery. Laryngoscope 2012;122:2454-60.

Riddell J, Shuman EK. Epidemiology of central nervous system infection. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2012;22:543-56.

Baxi SM, Shuman EK, Scipione CA, Chen B, Sharma A, Rasanathan J, Chenoweth CE. Impact of post-placement adjustment of peripherally inserted central catheters on the risk of bloodstream infection and venous thrombus formation. Infection Control and Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34:785-92.

Shuman EK. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and the upcoming Hajj. Int J Occup Environ Med 2013;4:169-71.

Dhar S, Marchaim D, Tansek R,…, Shuman EK (11/19),…,Herzke C, Perl T, Kaye KS. Contact precautions: more is not necessarily better. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35:213-21.



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