Dr. Diekema's research involves several aspects of hospital epidemiology and clinical mycology, including the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients and the use of molecular typing in infection control and antimicrobial resistance control.


Recent Publications

Draft Genome Sequence of USA100 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain 209. Chen Y, Crosby HA, Oosthuysen WF 2nd, Diekema DJ, Kelley ST, Horswill AR. Genome Announc. 2018 Jan 4;6(1). pii: e01399-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01399-17.

Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Marra AR, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, Ryan GW, Diekema DJ. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Oct 11. pii: S0196-6553(17)31037-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.031. 

Infection prevention strategies for procedures performed outside operating rooms: A conceptual integrated model. Masse V, Edmond MB, Diekema DJAm J Infect Control. 2017 Sep 20. pii: S0196-6553(17)30947-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.07.030.

Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014. Goto M, Schweizer ML, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Perencevich EN, Livorsi DJ, Diekema DJ, Richardson KK, Beck BF, Alexander B, Ohl ME. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1489-1497. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3958.

Diagnostic Stewardship-Leveraging the Laboratory to Improve Antimicrobial Use. Morgan DJ, Malani P, Diekema DJ. JAMA. 2017 Aug 15;318(7):607-608. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.8531

Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with contaminated heater-cooler devices for cardiac surgery: Outbreak Management. Marra AR, Diekema DJ, Edmond MB. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 19. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix368.

Rising Stakes for Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention: Implications for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Diekema DJ. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Apr;55(4):996-1001. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02544-16. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Investigation of a Candida guilliermondii Pseudo-outbreak Reveals a Novel Source of Laboratory Contamination. Kirby JE, Branch-Elliman W, LaSalvia MT, Longhi L, MacKechnie M, Urman G, Baldini LM, Muriel FR, Sullivan B, Yassa DS, Gold HS, Wagner TK, Diekema DJ, Wright SB. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Apr;55(4):1080-1089. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02336-16.

Mycobacterium chimaera Outbreak Associated With Heater-Cooler Devices: Piecing the Puzzle Together. Sommerstein R, Schreiber PW, Diekema DJ, Edmond MB, Hasse B, Marschall J, Sax H. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):103-108. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.283.

Failure of Risk-Adjustment by Test Method for C. difficile Laboratory-Identified Event Reporting. Marra AR, Edmond MB, Ford BA, Herwaldt LA, Algwizani AR, Diekema DJ. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):109-111. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.227

See a complete list of publications at Pubmed