Teamwork, Swiss cheese prove the difference in COVID-19 prevention

Frequent, universal COVID-19 testing has been one of the chief preventive methods used in long-term care facilities (LTCs). Although only 8% of COVID-19 cases occur in LTCs, these cases have accounted for 40% of all reported COVID-related deaths. Many facilities have employed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recommendation to frequently test their employees […]

Goto receives K08 to develop a “smart antibiogram”

Bacterial infections that develop resistance to drugs affect at least 2.8 million Americans each year. Gram-negative rod (GNR) infections especially have high and emerging resistance rates and pose a large threat, considering the lack of new antimicrobial medicine. GNR pathogens can cause a wide variety of infections, such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, or intraabdominal […]

Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals

Article: Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Stewardship Improves the Quantity and Quality of Fluoroquinolone-prescribing at Hospital Discharge: A Retrospective Analysis among 122 Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Authors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, MD, Eli N Perencevich, MD, MS, Bruce Alexander, PharmD, Brice E Beck, MA, Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, Brian C Lund, PharmD, Rajeshwari Nair, MBBS, PhD, Daniel J Livorsi, MD, […]

Cho, Goto land case report in NEJM

Drs. Christine Cho and Michihiko Goto, Division of Infectious Diseases, have published a rare case in a recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine. The “Images in Clinical Medicine” report outlines the presentation, diagnosis, and successful treatment of a patient with spinal brucellosis. First author (and recent addition to the faculty) Dr. Cho explained […]

Goto Forms VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry

A team led by Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, Clinical Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases, has recently won a three-year, $778,000 VA grant to begin a VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (PSCI). PSCIs are focused on exploring specific areas of patient safety and determining practical tools to reduce any number of threats to patients in medical centers. […]