2001-2014 – Infection Prevention in Aging


Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Mody L et al. Urinary tract infections in older women: a clinical review. JAMA. (IF: 51.3; Times cited: 221)

2. Lum H et al. Pandemic influenza plans in residential care facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1)

3. Fisch J et al. The 24-hour report as an effective monitoring and communication tool in infection prevention and control in nursing homes. Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

4. Gibson KE et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: site of acquisition and strain variation in high-risk nursing home residents with indwelling devices. Infect Control Host Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

5. Marchaim D et al. Major variation in Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) of tigecycline in Gram-negative bacilli as a function of testing method. J Clin Microbiol. (IF: 4.1)


1. Montoya A et al. Impact of health care worker policy awareness on hand hygiene and urinary catheter care in nursing homes: results of a self-reported survey.  Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

2. Wharton T et al. Assessing health status differences between VA Home-based Primary Care and State Medicaid Waiver Program Clients. J Am Med Dir Assoc. (IF: 4.9)

3. Min L et al. A simple clinical risk nomogram to predict mortality-associated geriatric complications in severely injured geriatric patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. (IF: 3.4)

4. Mody L et al. The ‘Home’ in Nursing Home: Implications for Infection Prevention. JAMA Internal Med. (IF: 20.8)


1. Mody L et al. Infection Prevention Research in Nursing Homes. Fed Pract.

2. Furono JJ et al. Health care worker opinions on use of isolation precautions in long-term care facilities. Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

3. Wang L et al. Infection rate and colonization with antibiotic-resistant organisms in skilled nursing facility residents with indwelling devices. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. (IF: 2.6)

4. Fisch J et al. New acquisition of antibiotic resistant organisms in nursing homes. J Clin Microbiol. (IF: 4.1; Times cited: 62)

5. Stone N et al for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Long-term care Special Interest Group. Surveillance definitions of infections in long-term care facilities: Revisiting the McGeer criteria. Mody, L: Co-author and co-group leader for Respiratory Tract Infections writing group. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)


1. Dommeti P et al. Patterns of  ciprofloxacin-resistant Gram negative bacteria colonization in nursing home residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

2. Mody L et al. Conceptual model for reducing infections and antimicrobial resistance in skilled nursing facilities: focusing on residents with indwelling devices. Clin Infect Dis. (IF: 9.1)

3. Flanagan E et al. Infection prevention in alternative healthcare settings. Infect Dis Clin North Am. (IF: 4.8)

4. Flannery E et al. Wounds, functional disability, and indwelling devices are associated with cocolonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci in southeast Michigan. Clin Infect Dis. (IF: 9.1)

5. Montoya A et al. Common infections in Nursing Homes: A review of current issues and challenges. Aging Health. (Times cited: 62)


1. Furono JP et al. Implementing Long-Term Care Infection Control Guidelines Into Practice: A Case-Based Approach. Ann of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

2. Mody L et al. Knowledge of evidence-based urinary catheter care practice recommendations among healthcare workers in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1)

3. Gau J et al. Pharmacotherapy and the risk for community-acquired pneumonia. BMC Geriatr. (IF: 2.8; Times cited: 79)


1. Aiello A et al. The influence of knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs, on hand hygiene practices in nursing homes. Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

2. Flannery EL et al. Identification of a modular pathogenicity island that is widespread among urease-producing uropathogens and shares features with a diverse group of mobile elements. Infect and Immun. (IF: 3.3)


1. Mody L et al. Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing homes. Clin Infect Dis. (IF: 9.1, Times cited: 142)

2. Rogers MA et al. Use of urinary collection devices in skilled nursing facilities in five states. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1; Times cited: 61)

3. Smith PW et al. Preparedness for pandemic influenza in nursing homes: a 2-state survey. JAMA. (IF: 51.3)

4. Smith PW et al. Infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9; Times cited: 198)

5. Rogers MA et al. Incidence of Antibiotic-Resistant Infection in Long-Term Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities. Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

6. Mody L et al. Recruitment and retention of older adults in aging research. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1; Times cited: 195)

7. Mody L et al. Adoption of alcohol-based handrub by United States hospitals: a national survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

8. Rogers MA et al. Mobility and other predictors of hospitalization for urinary tract infection: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Geriatr. (IF: 2.8)


1. Mody L. Optimizing antimicrobial use in nursing homes: No longer optional. Editorial. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1)

2. Mody L et al. Pandemic influenza planning in nursing homes: are we prepared? J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1)

3. Mody L et al. Indwelling device use and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes: Identifying a high-risk group. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1; Times cited: 99)


1. Mody L et al. Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in 2 long-term care facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

2. Mody L et al. Impact of the 2004-05 influenza vaccine shortage on immunization practices in long-term care facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

3. Mody L et al. Assessment of pneumonia in older adults: effect of functional status. J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1; Times cited: 69)


1. Mody L et al. Preventing infections in nursing homes: A survey of infection control practices in Southeast Michigan. Am J Infect Control. (IF: 2.0)

2. Hurdle JG et al. In vivo transfer of high-level mupirocin resistance from Staphylococcus epidermidis to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with failure of mupirocin prophylaxis. J Antimicrob Chemother. (IF: 5.1; Times cited: 112)


1. Mody L et al. Introduction of a waterless alcohol-based hand rub in a long-term care facility. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9; Times cited: 114)

2. Mody L et al. Mupirocin-based decolonization of Staphylococcus aureus carriers in residents of 2 long-term care facilities: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis. (IF: 9.1, Times cited: 165)


1. Mody L et al. Community acquired pneumonia in older veterans: Does pneumonia prognosis index help? J Am Geriatr Soc. (IF: 4.1)

2. McNeil SA et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Management of asymptomatic colonization and outbreaks of infection in long-term care. Geriatrics.


1. Mody LR et al. Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a VA Medical Center: Clustering of Cases, Association with Antibiotic Usage, and Impact on HIV-Infected Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

2. Mody L et al. Prevalence of Ceftriaxone and Ceftazidime resistant gram-negative bacteria in long-term-care facilities. Infect Control and Hosp Epidemiol. (IF: 2.9)

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