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Erika Maria Concetta D'Agata, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Slosberg Landy Bldg Rm 435G
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/632-8407
Fax617/667-7251

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  1. D'Agata EM. Antimicrobial use and stewardship programs among dialysis centers. Semin Dial. 2013 Jul; 26(4):457-64.
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  2. Snyder GM, Patel PR, Kallen AJ, Strom JA, Tucker JK, D'Agata EM. Antimicrobial use in outpatient hemodialysis units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):349-57.
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  3. Mitchell SL, Shaffer ML, Kiely DK, Givens JL, D'Agata E. The study of pathogen resistance and antimicrobial use in dementia: Study design and methodology. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Jan-Feb; 56(1):16-22.
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  4. Doi Y, Adams-Haduch JM, Peleg AY, D'Agata EM. The role of horizontal gene transfer in the dissemination of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in an endemic setting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 74(1):34-8.
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  5. Denkinger CM, Grant AD, Denkinger M, Gautam S, D'Agata EM. Increased multi-drug resistance among the elderly on admission to the hospital-A 12-year surveillance study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Jan-Feb; 56(1):227-30.
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  6. Snyder GM, D'Agata EM. Novel antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among patients requiring chronic hemodialysis. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2012 Mar; 21(2):211-5.
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  7. D'Agata EM, Horn MA, Ruan S, Webb GF, Wares JR. Efficacy of infection control interventions in reducing the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms in the hospital setting. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e30170.
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  8. Grima DT, Webb GF, D'Agata EM. Mathematical model of the impact of a nonantibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile on the endemic prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a hospital setting. Comput Math Methods Med. 2012; 2012:605861.
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  9. Snyder GM, D'Agata EM. Diagnostic accuracy of surveillance cultures to detect gastrointestinal colonization with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Jun; 40(5):474-6.
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  10. Snyder GM, O'Fallon E, D'Agata EM. Co-colonization with multiple different species of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Aug; 39(6):506-10.
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  11. O'Fallon E, Kandel R, Kandell R, Schreiber R, D'Agata EM. Acquisition of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria: incidence and risk factors within a long-term care population. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov; 31(11):1148-53.
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  12. Kandel R, Srinivasan A, D'Agata EM, Lu X, Erdman D, Jhung M. Outbreak of adenovirus type 4 infection in a long-term care facility for the elderly. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jul; 31(7):755-7.
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  13. Pressley J, D'Agata EM, Webb GF. The effect of co-colonization with community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains on competitive exclusion. J Theor Biol. 2010 Jun 7; 264(3):645-56.
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  14. Webb GF, Horn MA, D'Agata EM, Moellering RC, Ruan S. Competition of hospital-acquired and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in hospitals. J Biol Dyn. 2010 Jan; 4(1):115-29.
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  15. O'Fallon E, Schreiber R, Kandel R, D'Agata EM. Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria at a long-term care facility: assessment of residents, healthcare workers, and inanimate surfaces. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Dec; 30(12):1172-9.
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  16. O'Fallon E, Gautam S, D'Agata EM. Colonization with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria: prolonged duration and frequent cocolonization. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 May 15; 48(10):1375-81.
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  17. Pop-Vicas A, Tacconelli E, Gravenstein S, Lu B, D'Agata EM. Influx of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative bacteria in the hospital setting and the role of elderly patients with bacterial bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):325-31.
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  18. Johnson LE, D'Agata EM, Paterson DL, Clarke L, Qureshi ZA, Potoski BA, Peleg AY. Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia over a 10-year period: multidrug resistance and outcomes in transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2009 Jun; 11(3):227-34.
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  19. D'Agata EM, Webb GF, Horn MA, Moellering RC, Ruan S. Modeling the invasion of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus into hospitals. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1; 48(3):274-84.
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  20. O'Fallon E, Pop-Vicas A, D'Agata E. The emerging threat of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms in long-term care facilities. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Jan; 64(1):138-41.
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  21. Peleg AY, Tilahun Y, Fiandaca MJ, D'Agata EM, Venkataraman L, Moellering RC, Eliopoulos GM. Utility of peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization for rapid detection of Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Mar; 47(3):830-2.
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  22. D'Agata EM, Dupont-Rouzeyrol M, Magal P, Olivier D, Ruan S. The impact of different antibiotic regimens on the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. PLoS One. 2008; 3(12):e4036.
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  23. Pop-Vicas A, Mitchell SL, Kandel R, Schreiber R, D'Agata EM. Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in a long-term care facility: prevalence and risk factors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jul; 56(7):1276-80.
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  24. Pop-Vicas A, Strom J, Stanley K, D'Agata EM. Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria among patients who require chronic hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 May; 3(3):752-8.
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  25. D'Agata E, Mitchell SL. Patterns of antimicrobial use among nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Feb 25; 168(4):357-62.
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  26. D'Agata EM, Magal P, Olivier D, Ruan S, Webb GF. Modeling antibiotic resistance in hospitals: the impact of minimizing treatment duration. J Theor Biol. 2007 Dec 7; 249(3):487-99.
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  27. Tacconelli E, Pop-Vicas AE, D'Agata EM. Increased mortality among elderly patients with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. J Hosp Infect. 2006 Nov; 64(3):251-6.
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  28. D'Agata EM, Cataldo MA, Cauda R, Tacconelli E. The importance of addressing multidrug resistance and not assuming single-drug resistance in case-control studies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jul; 27(7):670-4.
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  29. Kassutto S, Maghsoudi K, Johnston MN, Robbins GK, Burgett NC, Sax PE, Cohen D, Pae E, Davis B, Zachary K, Basgoz N, D'agata EM, DeGruttola V, Walker BD, Rosenberg ES. Longitudinal analysis of clinical markers following antiretroviral therapy initiated during acute or early HIV type 1 infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Apr 1; 42(7):1024-31.
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  30. D'Agata EM, Webb G, Horn M. A mathematical model quantifying the impact of antibiotic exposure and other interventions on the endemic prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. J Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 1; 192(11):2004-11.
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  31. Webb GF, D'Agata EM, Magal P, Ruan S. A model of antibiotic-resistant bacterial epidemics in hospitals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Sep 13; 102(37):13343-8.
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  32. Pop-Vicas AE, D'Agata EM. The rising influx of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli into a tertiary care hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Jun 15; 40(12):1792-8.
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  33. D'Agata EM. Methodologic issues of case-control studies: a review of established and newly recognized limitations. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Apr; 26(4):338-41.
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  34. D'Agata EM. Rapidly rising prevalence of nosocomial multidrug-resistant, Gram-negative bacilli: a 9-year surveillance study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Oct; 25(10):842-6.
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  35. Tacconelli E, Karchmer AW, Yokoe D, D'Agata EM. Preventing the influx of vancomycin-resistant enterococci into health care institutions, by use of a simple validated prediction rule. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Oct 1; 39(7):964-70.
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  36. Talbot TR, D'Agata EM, Brinsko V, Lee B, Speroff T, Schaffner W. Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant? Clin Infect Dis. 2004 May 15; 38(10):1378-82.
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  37. Tacconelli E, Carmeli Y, Aizer A, Ferreira G, Foreman MG, D'Agata EM. Mupirocin prophylaxis to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infection in patients undergoing dialysis: a meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 15; 37(12):1629-38.
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  38. Tacconelli E, D'Agata EM, Karchmer AW. Epidemiological comparison of true methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia at hospital admission. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Sep 1; 37(5):644-9.
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  39. D'Agata EM. Antimicrobial-resistant, Gram-positive bacteria among patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Nov 15; 35(10):1212-8.
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  40. D'Agata EM, Horn MA, Webb GF. The impact of persistent gastrointestinal colonization on the transmission dynamics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. J Infect Dis. 2002 Mar 15; 185(6):766-73.
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  41. Tang YW, Li H, Griffin JP, Haas DW, D'Agata EM. Rapidly increasing prevalence of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in middle Tennessee: a 10-year clinical and molecular analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Feb; 40(2):395-9.
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  42. D'Agata EM, Gautam S, Green WK, Tang YW. High rate of false-negative results of the rectal swab culture method in detection of gastrointestinal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jan 15; 34(2):167-72.
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  43. D'Agata EM, Jirjis J, Gouldin C, Tang YW. Community dissemination of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Am J Infect Control. 2001 Oct; 29(5):316-20.
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  44. D'Agata EM, Gerrits MM, Tang YW, Samore M, Kusters JG. Comparison of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and amplified fragment-length polymorphism for epidemiological investigations of common nosocomial pathogens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Sep; 22(9):550-4.
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  45. D'Agata EM, Li H, Gouldin C, Tang YW. Clinical and molecular characterization of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strains during establishment of endemicity. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Aug 15; 33(4):511-6.
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  46. D'Agata EM, Wise S, Stewart A, Lefkowitz LB. Nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from an extrapulmonary site. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Jan; 22(1):10-2.
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  47. D'Agata EM, Green WK, Schulman G, Li H, Tang YW, Schaffner W. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci among chronic hemodialysis patients: a prospective study of acquisition. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jan; 32(1):23-9.
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  48. Golper TA, Schulman G, D'Agata EM. Indications for vancomycin in dialysis patients. Semin Dial. 2000 Nov-Dec; 13(6):389-92.
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  49. D'Agata EM, Thayer V, Schaffner W. An outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii: the importance of cross-transmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Sep; 21(9):588-91.
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  50. Luther JM, Lakey DL, Larson RS, Kallianpur AR, D'Agata E, Cousar JB, Haas DW. Utility of bone marrow biopsy for rapid diagnosis of febrile illnesses in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. South Med J. 2000 Jul; 93(7):692-7.
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  51. D'Agata EM, Mount DB, Thayer V, Schaffner W. Hospital-acquired infections among chronic hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2000 Jun; 35(6):1083-8.
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  52. Green K, Schulman G, Haas DW, Schaffner W, D'Agata EM. Vancomycin prescribing practices in hospitalized chronic hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2000 Jan; 35(1):64-8.
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  53. D'Agata EM, Venkataraman L, DeGirolami P, Samore M. Molecular epidemiology of ceftazidime-resistant gram-negative bacilli on inanimate surfaces and their role in cross-transmission during nonoutbreak periods. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Sep; 37(9):3065-7.
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  54. Ostrowsky BE, Venkataraman L, D'Agata EM, Gold HS, DeGirolami PC, Samore MH. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci in intensive care units: high frequency of stool carriage during a non-outbreak period. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Jul 12; 159(13):1467-72.
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  55. Clough LA, D'Agata E, Raffanti S, Haas DW. Factors that predict incomplete virological response to protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Jul; 29(1):75-81; discussion 82-4.
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  56. D'Agata EM, Venkataraman L, DeGirolami P, Burke P, Eliopoulos GM, Karchmer AW, Samore MH. Colonization with broad-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant gram-negative bacilli in intensive care units during a nonoutbreak period: prevalence, risk factors, and rate of infection. Crit Care Med. 1999 Jun; 27(6):1090-5.
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  57. D'Agata E, Venkataraman L, DeGirolami P, Weigel L, Samore M, Tenover F. The molecular and clinical epidemiology of enterobacteriaceae-producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in a tertiary care hospital. J Infect. 1998 May; 36(3):279-85.
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  58. D'Agata E, Venkataraman L, DeGirolami P, Samore M. Molecular epidemiology of acquisition of ceftazidime-resistant gram-negative bacilli in a nonoutbreak setting. J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Oct; 35(10):2602-5.
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