Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
In memoriam: John P. Quinn, MD. Perez F, Arias CA, Bush K, Drusano GL, Lolans K, Munoz-Price LS, Nicolau DP, Queenan AM, Rice LB, Segreti J, Shlaes DM, Weinstein RA, Bonomo RA Clin. Infect. Dis. 2014 Mar 58(5):748-50.
Oral antibiotic therapy. O'Toole P, Osmon D, Soriano A, Berdal JE, Bostrum M, Franco-Cendejas R, Huang D, Nelson C, Nishisaka F, Roslund B, Salgado CD, Sawyer R, Segreti J, Senneville E, Zhang XL J. Orthop. Res. 2014 Jan 32 Suppl 1:S152-7.
Oral antibiotic therapy. O'Toole P, Osmon D, Soriano A, Berdal JE, Bostrum M, Franco-Cendejas R, Huang D, Nelson C, Nishisaka F, Salgado CD, Sawyer R, Segreti J, Senneville E, Zhang XL J Arthroplasty 2014 Feb 29(2 Suppl):115-8.
One of the biggest developments in the field of infectious diseases is the realization that not everyone needs to be on antibiotics forever. Whether it’s bacteria on the skin, bacteria in the throat, bacteria in the GI tract, once you give an antibiotic that can disrupt that normal flora, you could actually be causing more problems.
Many of the patients that I see on an outpatient basis are for second opinions — people that have been taken care of by their primary care doctor or another infectious disease person. I am trying to educate them about what’s going on, make them comfortable with their referring doctor. And, I try to do this not only for the patient, but also for their family.