Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Pegues’ current research interests include evaluating clinical decision support tools to improve the use of medical devices, microbiology testing and antimicrobial therapy for infection diagnosis and management; evaluating novel technologies and implementation strategies to reduce environmental microbial contamination and infection risk; and the epidemiology and prevention of infections in solid organ transplant recipients.
Weingart MF, Vecker R, Fitzpatrick R, Lautenbach E, Pegues DA, Kelly BJ: Electronic records of daily subglottic suctioning predict infectious and non-infectious adverse ventilator-associated events during critical care ID Week 2018 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2018.
Ziegler M, Kelly B, Landsburg D, Pegues D, Reesey E, Gilmar C, Gorman T, Bink K, Moore A, Han J: Impact of levofloxacin for the prophylaxis of bloodstream infection on the gut microbiome in patients with hematologic malignancy ID Week 2018 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2018.
Lautenbach E, Pegues D, Fuchs B, Martin N, Nachamkin IN, Bilker W, Tolomeo P, Cressman L, Omorogbe K, Han JH: Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Copper Textiles on Healthcare-Associated Infections and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: The “Investigating Microbial Pathogen Activity of Copper Textiles” (IMPACT) Study ID Week 2018 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2018.
Wigneswaran J, Van Wyck D, Pegues D, Gholam P, Nissenson AR: Hepatitis C virus infection in patients with end stage renal disease Hemodial Int 22 : 297-307,2018.
Ziegler M, Landsburg D, Pegues D, Alby K, Gilmar C, Bink K, Gorman T, Moor A, Han J: Clinical characteristics and outcomes of hematologic malignancy patients with Clostridium difficile toxin EIA versus PCR positive test results Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38 : 863-866,2018.
O’Rourke K, Murphy T, Srinivas S, Pegues D: Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Perinatal Population J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 47 (2): 245-253,2018.
Ma GK, Pegues DA, Kochman ML, Alby K, Fishman NO, Saunders M, Grous C, Dempsey DT, Ginsberg GG: Implementation of a systematic culturing program to monitor efficacy of endoscope reprocessing: outcomes and costs Gastrointest Endosc 87 (1): 104-109,2018.
Pegues DA: Product evaluation Practical Healthcare Epidemiology, 4th edition : 2018.
Pegues DA, Miller SI: Salmonellosis Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2018.
Pegues DA: Administering an infection prevention program Practical Healthcare Epidemiology, 4th edition : 2018.