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Sandra Bliss Nelson, M.D.


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  1. Humphrey TJ, Dunahoe JA, Nelson SB, Katakam A, Park ABK, Heng M, Bedair HS, Melnic CM. Peri-Prosthetic Joint Infection in Patients Prescribed Suppressive Antibiotic Therapy Undergoing Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty: A 1:4 Case Control Matched Study. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2022 Dec; 23(10):917-923. PMID: 36472508.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Humphrey TJ, Tatara AM, Bedair HS, Alpaugh K, Melnic CM, Nelson SB. Rates and Outcomes of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Persons Who Inject Drugs. J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jan; 38(1):152-157. PMID: 35931269.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Kamalapathy PN, Karhade AV, Groot OQ, Lin KE, Shah AA, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. Predictors of reoperation after surgery for spinal epidural abscess. Spine J. 2022 11; 22(11):1830-1836. PMID: 35738500.
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  4. Humphrey TJ, Marchwiany D, Salimy MS, Nelson SB, Bedair HS, Melnic CM. Outcomes of Concurrent Endocarditis and Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Retrospective Case Series of 16 Patients. Cureus. 2022 Apr; 14(4):e24139. PMID: 35573522; PMCID: PMC9106541.
  5. Vyas DA, Marinacci L, Bearnot B, Wakeman SE, Sundt TM, Jassar AS, Triant VA, Nelson SB, Dudzinski DM, Paras ML. Creation of a Multidisciplinary Drug Use Endocarditis Treatment (DUET) Team: Initial Patient Characteristics, Outcomes, and Future Directions. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Mar; 9(3):ofac047. PMID: 35252467; PMCID: PMC8890495.
  6. Tatara AM, Gandhi RG, Mooney DJ, Nelson SB. Antiplatelet therapy for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: Will it stick? PLoS Pathog. 2022 02; 18(2):e1010240. PMID: 35143595; PMCID: PMC8830658.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Dugdale CM, Rubins DM, Lee H, McCluskey SM, Ryan ET, Kotton CN, Hurtado RM, Ciaranello AL, Barshak MB, McEvoy DS, Nelson SB, Basgoz N, Lazarus JE, Ivers LC, Reedy JL, Hysell KM, Lemieux JE, Heller HM, Dutta S, Albin JS, Brown TS, Miller AL, Calderwood SB, Walensky RP, Zachary KC, Hooper DC, Hyle EP, Shenoy ES. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Diagnostic Clinical Decision Support: A Pre-Post Implementation Study of CORAL (COvid Risk cALculator). Clin Infect Dis. 2021 12 16; 73(12):2248-2256. PMID: 33564833.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Nelson SB, Ciaranello AL. Six Feet and the Classroom. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 16; 73(10):1879-1881. PMID: 33782681.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ciaranello A, Goehringer C, Nelson SB, Ruark LJ, Pollock NR. Lessons Learned From Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Screening in K-12 Public Schools in Massachusetts. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Aug; 8(8):ofab287. PMID: 34395706.
    Citations: 4     
  10. Xiong GX, Crawford AM, Striano B, Lightsey HM, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. The NIMS framework: an approach to the evaluation and management of epidural abscesses. Spine J. 2021 12; 21(12):1965-1972. PMID: 34010684.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Husseini JS, Habibollahi S, Nelson SB, Rosenthal DI, Chang CY. Best Practices: CT-Guided Percutaneous Sampling of Vertebral Discitis-Osteomyelitis and Technical Factors Maximizing Biopsy Yield. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 11; 217(5):1057-1068. PMID: 33336581.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Husseini JS, Simeone FJ, Nelson SB, Chang CY. CT-guided discitis-osteomyelitis biopsies: needle gauge and microbiology results. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Sep; 49(9):1431-1439. PMID: 32306072.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Simeone FJ, Husseini JS, Yeh KJ, Lozano-Calderon S, Nelson SB, Chang CY. MRI and clinical features of acute fungal discitis/osteomyelitis. Eur Radiol. 2020 Apr; 30(4):2253-2260. PMID: 31900707.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Yeh KJ, Husseini JS, Hemke R, Nelson SB, Chang CY. CT-guided discitis-osteomyelitis biopsies with negative microbiology: how many days should we wait before repeating the biopsy? Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Apr; 49(4):619-623. PMID: 31760457.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Karhade AV, Shah AA, Bono CM, Ferrone ML, Nelson SB, Schoenfeld AJ, Harris MB, Schwab JH. Development of machine learning algorithms for prediction of mortality in spinal epidural abscess. Spine J. 2019 12; 19(12):1950-1959. PMID: 31255788.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Karhade AV, Shah KC, Shah AA, Ogink PT, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and mortality in spinal epidural abscess. Spine J. 2019 07; 19(7):1180-1185. PMID: 30763714.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Hogan JI, Hurtado RM, Nelson SB. Mycobacterial Musculoskeletal Infections. Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 Feb; 29(1):85-94. PMID: 30454925.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  18. Karhade AV, Shah AA, Lin KY, Ogink PT, Shah KC, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. Albumin and Spinal Epidural Abscess: Derivation and Validation in Two Independent Data Sets. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar; 123:e416-e426. PMID: 30500590.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Zalavras CG, Nelson SB. Editorial Comment: 2017 Musculoskeletal Infection Society Proceedings. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 10; 476(10):1938-1939. PMID: 30794238; PMCID: PMC6259851.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Yang H, Shah AA, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. Fungal spinal epidural abscess: a case series of nine patients. Spine J. 2019 03; 19(3):516-522. PMID: 30121322.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. D'Couto HT, Robbins GK, Ard KL, Wakeman SE, Alves J, Nelson SB. Outcomes According to Discharge Location for Persons Who Inject Drugs Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 May; 5(5):ofy056. PMID: 29766017; PMCID: PMC5941140.
    Citations: 16     
  22. Shah AA, Ogink PT, Nelson SB, Harris MB, Schwab JH. Nonoperative Management of Spinal Epidural Abscess: Development of a Predictive Algorithm for Failure. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Apr 04; 100(7):546-555. PMID: 29613923.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Knipp D, Simeone FJ, Nelson SB, Huang AJ, Chang CY. Percutaneous CT-guided sacroiliac joint sampling for infection: aspiration, biopsy, and technique. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Apr; 47(4):473-482. PMID: 29143113.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Park L, Nelson SB, Turbett SE. Case 29-2017. A 59-Year-Old Woman with Pain and Swelling in the Right Hand and Ankles. N Engl J Med. 2017 09 21; 377(12):1189-1195. PMID: 28930511.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. de Graeff JJ, Paulino Pereira NR, van Wulfften Palthe OD, Nelson SB, Schwab JH. Prognostic Factors for Failure of Antibiotic Treatment in Patients With Osteomyelitis of the Spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Sep 01; 42(17):1339-1346. PMID: 28134749.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Chen AF, Nana AD, Nelson SB, McLaren A. What's New in Musculoskeletal Infection: Update Across Orthopaedic Subspecialties. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 07 19; 99(14):1232-1243. PMID: 28719563.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Hogan JI, Hurtado RM, Nelson SB. Mycobacterial Musculoskeletal Infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 06; 31(2):369-382. PMID: 28292541.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Friedman LS, Lee SR, Nelson SB, Masia R. Case 36-2016. A 50-Year-Old Man with Acute Liver Injury. N Engl J Med. 2016 11 24; 375(21):2082-2092. PMID: 27959737.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Mi MY, Nelson SB, Weiner RB. Clinical and Echocardiographic Factors Associated With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Infective Endocarditis Affecting the Native Tricuspid Valve. Am J Cardiol. 2016 09 01; 118(5):739-43. PMID: 27392511.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Kim JB, Ejiofor JI, Yammine M, Ando M, Camuso JM, Youngster I, Nelson SB, Kim AY, Melnitchouk SI, Rawn JD, MacGillivray TE, Cohn LH, Byrne JG, Sundt TM. Surgical outcomes of infective endocarditis among intravenous drug users. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 09; 152(3):832-841.e1. PMID: 27068439.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Chang CY, Simeone FJ, Nelson SB, Taneja AK, Huang AJ. Is Biopsying the Paravertebral Soft Tissue as Effective as Biopsying the Disk or Vertebral Endplate? 10-Year Retrospective Review of CT-Guided Biopsy of Diskitis-Osteomyelitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jul; 205(1):123-9. PMID: 26102390.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Blumenthal KG, Youngster I, Rabideau DJ, Parker RA, Manning KS, Walensky RP, Nelson SB. Peripheral blood eosinophilia and hypersensitivity reactions among patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotics. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 136(5):1288-94.e1. PMID: 25981739; PMCID: PMC4640981.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Youngster I, Shenoy ES, Hooper DC, Nelson SB. Comparative evaluation of the tolerability of cefazolin and nafcillin for treatment of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in the outpatient setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 01; 59(3):369-75. PMID: 24785233.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Blumenthal KG, Youngster I, Shenoy ES, Banerji A, Nelson SB. Tolerability of cefazolin after immune-mediated hypersensitivity reactions to nafcillin in the outpatient setting. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jun; 58(6):3137-43. PMID: 24637693.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Choi HR, Kwon YM, Freiberg AA, Nelson SB, Malchau H. Periprosthetic joint infection with negative culture results: clinical characteristics and treatment outcome. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jun; 28(6):899-903. PMID: 23523496.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Choi HR, von Knoch F, Zurakowski D, Nelson SB, Malchau H. Can implant retention be recommended for treatment of infected TKA? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Apr; 469(4):961-9. PMID: 21080127; PMCID: PMC3048274.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Nelson SB. Management of diabetic foot infections in an era of increasing microbial resistance. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2009 Sep; 11(5):375-82. PMID: 19698281.
    Citations: 6     
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