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BARBARA WELLS TRAUTNER

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address2002 Holcombe Blvd., #4A-330B
Houston TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    DivisionMolecular Virology & Microbiology


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    urinary tract infection, antimicrobial stewardship, asymptomatic bacteriuria, bacteriophage, catheter-associated urinary tract infection


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    1. Trautner BW, Greene MT, Krein SL, Wald HL, Saint S, Rolle AJ, McNamara S, Edson BS, Mody L. Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Knowledge for Selected Infections Among Nursing Home Personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Oct 4; 1-6. PMID: 27697086.
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    2. Zoorob R, Grigoryan L, Nash S, Trautner BW. Nonprescription Antimicrobial Use in a Primary Care Population in the United States. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep; 60(9):5527-32. PMID: 27401572.
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    3. Fakih MG, Gould CV, Trautner BW, Meddings J, Olmsted RN, Krein SL, Saint S. Beyond Infection: Device Utilization Ratio as a Performance Measure for Urinary Catheter Harm. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Mar; 37(3):327-33. PMID: 26894622.
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    4. Carter ME, Divita G, Redd A, Rubin MA, Samore MH, Gupta K, Trautner BW, Gundlapalli AV. Finding 'Evidence of Absence' in Medical Notes: Using NLP for Clinical Inferencing. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016; 226:79-82. PMID: 27350471.
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    5. Horstman MJ, Cowart JB, Mcmaster-Baxter NL, Trautner BW, Stewart DE. A human factors approach to improving electronic performance measurement of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Feb; 28(1):59-65. PMID: 26660442.
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    6. Divita G, Carter M, Redd A, Zeng Q, Gupta K, Trautner B, Samore M, Gundlapalli A. Scaling-up NLP Pipelines to Process Large Corpora of Clinical Notes. Methods Inf Med. 2015 Nov 27; 54(6):548-52. PMID: 26534722.
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    7. Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Wang H, Trautner BW. Low Concordance With Guidelines for Treatment of Acute Cystitis in Primary Care. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Dec; 2(4):ofv159. PMID: 26753168.
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    8. Crnich CJ, Jump R, Trautner B, Sloane PD, Mody L. Optimizing Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes: A Narrative Review and Recommendations for Improvement. Drugs Aging. 2015 Sep; 32(9):699-716. PMID: 26316294.
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    9. Mody L, Meddings J, Edson BS, McNamara SE, Trautner BW, Stone ND, Krein SL, Saint S. Enhancing Resident Safety by Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infection: A National Initiative to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 1; 61(1):86-94. PMID: 25814630.
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    10. Horstman MJ, Li YF, Almenoff PL, Freyberg RW, Trautner BW. Denominator Doesn't Matter: Standardizing Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates by Bed Days or Device Days. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 36(6):710-6. PMID: 25782986.
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    11. Gundlapalli AV, Divita G, Carter ME, Redd A, Samore MH, Gupta K, Trautner B. Taming Big Data: An Information Extraction Strategy for Large Clinical Text Corpora. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 213:175-8. PMID: 26152985.
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    12. Grigoryan L, Trautner BW, Gupta K. Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in the outpatient setting: a review. JAMA. 2014 Oct 22-29; 312(16):1677-84. PMID: 25335150.
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    13. Grigoryan L, Abers MS, Kizilbash QF, Petersen NJ, Trautner BW. A comparison of the microbiologic profile of indwelling versus external urinary catheters. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun; 42(6):682-4. PMID: 24837121.
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    14. Trautner BW, Petersen NJ, Hysong SJ, Horwitz D, Kelly PA, Naik AD. Overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria: identifying provider barriers to evidence-based care. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun; 42(6):653-8. PMID: 24713596.
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    15. Naik AD, Trautner BW. Doing the right thing for asymptomatic bacteriuria: knowing less leads to doing less. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Apr; 58(7):984-5. PMID: 24577289.
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    16. Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Approach to a positive urine culture in a patient without urinary symptoms. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014 Mar; 28(1):15-31. PMID: 24484572; PMCID: PMC3912468.
    17. Kizilbash QF, Petersen NJ, Chen GJ, Naik AD, Trautner BW. Bacteremia and mortality with urinary catheter-associated bacteriuria. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Nov; 34(11):1153-9. PMID: 24113598.
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    18. Trautner BW, Patterson JE, Petersen NJ, Hysong S, Horwitz D, Chen GJ, Grota P, Naik AD. Quality gaps in documenting urinary catheter use and infectious outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 34(8):793-9. PMID: 23838219.
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    19. Marschall J, Carpenter CR, Fowler S, Trautner BW. Antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections after removal of urinary catheter: meta-analysis. BMJ. 2013; 346:f3147. PMID: 23757735; PMCID: PMC3678514.
    20. Gupta K, Trautner BW. Diagnosis and management of recurrent urinary tract infections in non-pregnant women. BMJ. 2013; 346:f3140. PMID: 23719637; PMCID: PMC4688544.
    21. Trautner BW, Bhimani RD, Amspoker AB, Hysong SJ, Garza A, Kelly PA, Payne VL, Naik AD. Development and validation of an algorithm to recalibrate mental models and reduce diagnostic errors associated with catheter-associated bacteriuria. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13:48. PMID: 23587259; PMCID: PMC3664217.
    22. Nelsen A, Gupta S, Trautner BW, Petersen NJ, Garza A, Giordano TP, Naik AD, Rodriguez-Barradas MC. Intention to adhere to HIV treatment: a patient-centred predictor of antiretroviral adherence. HIV Med. 2013 Sep; 14(8):472-80. PMID: 23551395.
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    23. Trautner BW. New perspectives on urinary tract infection in men. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):68-70. PMID: 23212451.
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    24. Rose SR, Petersen NJ, Gardner TJ, Hamill RJ, Trautner BW. Etiology of thrombocytosis in a general medicine population: analysis of 801 cases with emphasis on infectious causes. J Clin Med Res. 2012 Dec; 4(6):415-23. PMID: 23226175; PMCID: PMC3513424.
    25. Liao KS, Lehman SM, Tweardy DJ, Donlan RM, Trautner BW. Bacteriophages are synergistic with bacterial interference for the prevention of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation on urinary catheters. J Appl Microbiol. 2012 Dec; 113(6):1530-9. PMID: 22985454; PMCID: PMC3501575.
    26. Roig IL, Darouiche RO, Musher DM, Trautner BW. Device-related infective endocarditis, with special consideration of implanted intravascular and cardiac devices in a predominantly male population. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 44(10):753-60. PMID: 22681242.
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    27. Nelsen A, Trautner BW, Petersen NJ, Gupta S, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Giordano TP, Naik AD. Development and validation of a measure for intention to adhere to HIV treatment. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Jun; 26(6):329-34. PMID: 22680281; PMCID: PMC3412581.
    28. Trautner BW, Gupta K. The advantages of second best: comment on "Lactobacilli vs antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections". Arch Intern Med. 2012 May 14; 172(9):712-4. PMID: 22782200; PMCID: PMC4285709.
    29. Gupta K, Trautner B. In the clinic. Urinary tract infection. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 6; 156(5):ITC3-1-ITC3-15; quiz ITC3-16. PMID: 22393148.
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    30. Lin E, Bhusal Y, Horwitz D, Shelburne SA, Trautner BW. Overtreatment of enterococcal bacteriuria. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jan 9; 172(1):33-8. PMID: 22232145.
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    31. Trautner BW, Lopez AI, Kumar A, Siddiq DM, Liao KS, Li Y, Tweardy DJ, Cai C. Nanoscale surface modification favors benign biofilm formation and impedes adherence by pathogens. Nanomedicine. 2012 Apr; 8(3):261-70. PMID: 22197726; PMCID: PMC3311755.
    32. Trautner BW. Asymptomatic bacteriuria: when the treatment is worse than the disease. Nat Rev Urol. 2012 Feb; 9(2):85-93. PMID: 22143416.
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    33. Burns AC, Petersen NJ, Garza A, Arya M, Patterson JE, Naik AD, Trautner BW. Accuracy of a urinary catheter surveillance protocol. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Feb; 40(1):55-8. PMID: 21813209.
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    34. Trautner BW, Kelly PA, Petersen N, Hysong S, Kell H, Liao KS, Patterson JE, Naik AD. A hospital-site controlled intervention using audit and feedback to implement guidelines concerning inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria. Implement Sci. 2011; 6:41. PMID: 21513539; PMCID: PMC3107805.
    35. Desai DG, Liao KS, Cevallos ME, Trautner BW. Silver or nitrofurazone impregnation of urinary catheters has a minimal effect on uropathogen adherence. J Urol. 2010 Dec; 184(6):2565-71. PMID: 21030042; PMCID: PMC2991122.
    36. Qin G, Santos C, Zhang W, Li Y, Kumar A, Erasquin UJ, Liu K, Muradov P, Trautner BW, Cai C. Biofunctionalization on alkylated silicon substrate surfaces via "click" chemistry. J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Nov 24; 132(46):16432-41. PMID: 21033708; PMCID: PMC3059218.
    37. Buscher A, Li L, Han XY, Trautner BW. Aortic valve endocarditis possibly caused by a Haematobacter-like species. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct; 48(10):3791-3. PMID: 20610676; PMCID: PMC2953082.
    38. Trautner BW. Management of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010 Feb; 23(1):76-82. PMID: 19926986; PMCID: PMC2865895.
    39. Trautner BW, Musher DM. Dichotomy between content and interpretation. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 1; 49(7):1140. PMID: 19739968.
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    40. Lopez AI, Reins RY, McDermott AM, Trautner BW, Cai C. Antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity of PEGylated poly(amidoamine) dendrimers. Mol Biosyst. 2009 Oct; 5(10):1148-56. PMID: 19756304; PMCID: PMC2965593.
    41. Cope M, Cevallos ME, Cadle RM, Darouiche RO, Musher DM, Trautner BW. Inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria in a tertiary care hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 May 1; 48(9):1182-8. PMID: 19292664.
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    42. Prasad A, Cevallos ME, Riosa S, Darouiche RO, Trautner BW. A bacterial interference strategy for prevention of UTI in persons practicing intermittent catheterization. Spinal Cord. 2009 Jul; 47(7):565-9. PMID: 19139758; PMCID: PMC2705471.
    43. Trautner BW, Cevallos ME, Li H, Riosa S, Hull RA, Hull SI, Tweardy DJ, Darouiche RO. Increased expression of type-1 fimbriae by nonpathogenic Escherichia coli 83972 results in an increased capacity for catheter adherence and bacterial interference. J Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15; 198(6):899-906. PMID: 18643750; PMCID: PMC2965608.
    44. Aslam S, Trautner BW, Ramanathan V, Darouiche RO. Pilot trial of N-acetylcysteine and tigecycline as a catheter-lock solution for treatment of hemodialysis catheter-associated bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Sep; 29(9):894-7. PMID: 18643743.
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    45. Hussain R, Cevallos ME, Darouiche RO, Trautner BW. Gram-negative intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in patients with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Feb; 89(2):339-42. PMID: 18226660.
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    46. Aslam S, Trautner BW, Ramanathan V, Darouiche RO. Combination of tigecycline and N-acetylcysteine reduces biofilm-embedded bacteria on vascular catheters. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Apr; 51(4):1556-8. PMID: 17220399; PMCID: PMC1855497.
    47. Trautner BW, Zimmermann KP, Darouiche RO. Skin response to delayed hypersensitivity testing in persons with unilateral stroke-related paresis: implications for people with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2007; 30(4):362-5. PMID: 17853658; PMCID: PMC2031941.
    48. Trautner BW, Hull RA, Thornby JI, Darouiche RO. Coating urinary catheters with an avirulent strain of Escherichia coli as a means to establish asymptomatic colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jan; 28(1):92-4. PMID: 17230395; PMCID: PMC2047818.
    49. Hung EW, Darouiche RO, Trautner BW. Proteus bacteriuria is associated with significant morbidity in spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2007 Sep; 45(9):616-20. PMID: 17179975; PMCID: PMC2038981.
    50. Trautner BW, Caviness AC, Gerlacher GR, Demmler G, Macias CG. Prospective evaluation of the risk of serious bacterial infection in children who present to the emergency department with hyperpyrexia (temperature of 106 degrees F or higher). Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):34-40. PMID: 16818546; PMCID: PMC2077849.
    51. Trautner BW, Hull RA, Darouiche RO. Colicins prevent colonization of urinary catheters. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005 Aug; 56(2):413-5. PMID: 15980093; PMCID: PMC2077848.
    52. Trautner BW, Hull RA, Darouiche RO. Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2005 Feb; 18(1):37-41. PMID: 15647698; PMCID: PMC2955262.
    53. Trautner BW, Atmar RL, Hulstrom A, Darouiche RO. Inactivated influenza vaccination for people with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Nov; 85(11):1886-9. PMID: 15520986; PMCID: PMC2955264.
    54. Trautner BW, Darouiche RO. Role of biofilm in catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Am J Infect Control. 2004 May; 32(3):177-83. PMID: 15153930; PMCID: PMC2963581.
    55. Trautner BW, Darouiche RO. Catheter-associated infections: pathogenesis affects prevention. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Apr 26; 164(8):842-50. PMID: 15111369; PMCID: PMC2963580.
    56. Trautner BW, Hull RA, Darouiche RO. Escherichia coli 83972 inhibits catheter adherence by a broad spectrum of uropathogens. Urology. 2003 May; 61(5):1059-62. PMID: 12736047; PMCID: PMC2963591.
    57. Trautner BW, Clarridge JE, Darouiche RO. Skin antisepsis kits containing alcohol and chlorhexidine gluconate or tincture of iodine are associated with low rates of blood culture contamination. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Jul; 23(7):397-401. PMID: 12138980.
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    58. Shelburne SA, Hamill RJ, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Greenberg SB, Atmar RL, Musher DW, Gathe JC, Visnegarwala F, Trautner BW. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: emergence of a unique syndrome during highly active antiretroviral therapy. Medicine (Baltimore). 2002 May; 81(3):213-27. PMID: 11997718.
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    59. Trautner BW, Darouiche RO, Hull RA, Hull S, Thornby JI. Pre-inoculation of urinary catheters with Escherichia coli 83972 inhibits catheter colonization by Enterococcus faecalis. J Urol. 2002 Jan; 167(1):375-9. PMID: 11743359; PMCID: PMC2963589.
    60. Trautner BW, Darouiche RO. Prevention of urinary tract infection in patients with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2002; 25(4):277-83. PMID: 12482169.
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    61. Trautner BW, Darouiche RO. Tuberculous pericarditis: optimal diagnosis and management. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Oct 1; 33(7):954-61. PMID: 11528565.
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