Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Schaffner, William , M.D.
Professor of Health Policy
Professor of Medicine

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Jules, A, Grijalva, CG, Zhu, Y, Talbot, KH, Williams, JV, Dupont, WD, Edwards, KM, Schaffner, W, Shay, DK, Griffin, MR. Estimating age-specific influenza-related hospitalization rates during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Davidson Co, TN. Influenza Other Respi Viruses, 6(3), e63-71, 2012.

Murphree, R, Dunn, JR, Schaffner, W, Jones, TF. La Crosse Encephalitis Surveillance using Single Versus Paired Serologic Testing. Zoonoses Public Health, 59(3), 181-3, 2012.

Carnevale, RJ, Talbot, TR, Schaffner, W, Bloch, KC, Daniels, TL, Miller, RA. Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaks. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 18(4), 466-72, 2011.

Creech, CB, Litzner, B, Talbot, TR, Schaffner, W. Frequency of detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from rectovaginal swabs in pregnant women. Am J Infect Control, 38(1), 72-4, 2010.

Schaffner, W, Rehm, SJ, File, TM. Keeping our adult patients healthy and active: the role of vaccines across the lifespan. Phys Sportsmed, 38(4), 35-47, 2010.

Talbot, TR, Schaffner, W. On being the first: Virginia Mason Medical Center and mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 31(9), 889-92, 2010.

Thomas, LD, Schaffner, W. Tularemia pneumonia. Infect Dis Clin North Am, 24(1), 43-55, 2010.

Devasia, RA, Jones, TF, Collier, B, Schaffner, W. Compliance with azithromycin versus erythromycin in the setting of a pertussis outbreak. Am J Med Sci, 337(3), 176-8, 2009.

Daniels, TL, Deppen, S, Arbogast, PG, Griffin, MR, Schaffner, W, Talbot, TR. Mortality rates associated with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in surgical intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 29(11), 1080-3, 2008.

Pont, SJ, Carpenter, LR, Griffin, MR, Jones, TF, Schaffner, W, Dudley, JA, Arbogast, PG, Cooper, WO. Trends in healthcare usage attributable to diarrhea, 1995-2004. J Pediatr, 153(6), 777-82, 2008.

Schaffner, W. Update on vaccine-preventable diseases: are adults in your community adequately protected. J Fam Pract, 57(4 Suppl), S1-11; quiz S12, 2008.

Allos, BM, Schaffner, W. Transmission of hepatitis B in the health care setting: the elephant in the room ... Or the mouse. J Infect Dis, 195(9), 1245-7, 2007.

Goins, WP, Schaffner, W, Edwards, KM, Talbot, TR. Healthcare workers'' knowledge and attitudes about pertussis and pertussis vaccination. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 28(11), 1284-9, 2007.

Grijalva, CG, Poehling, KA, Edwards, KM, Weinberg, GA, Staat, MA, Iwane, MK, Schaffner, W, Griffin, MR. Accuracy and interpretation of rapid influenza tests in children. Pediatrics, 119(1), e6-11, 2007.

Halasa, NB, Shankar, SM, Talbot, TR, Arbogast, PG, Mitchel, EF, Wang, WC, Schaffner, W, Craig, AS, Griffin, MR. Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among individuals with sickle cell disease before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin Infect Dis, 44(11), 1428-33, 2007.

Nania, JJ, Skinner, J, Wilkerson, K, Warkentin, JV, Thayer, V, Swift, M, Schaffner, W, Talbot, TR. Exposure to pulmonary tuberculosis in a neonatal intensive care unit: unique aspects of contact investigation and management of hospitalized neonates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 28(6), 661-5, 2007.

Daniels, TL, Talbot, TR, Schaffner, W. Who, what, when, where, why, and how? The unanswered questions of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. Curr Infect Dis Rep, 8(2), 83-5, 2006.

Grijalva, CG, Craig, AS, Dupont, WD, Bridges, CB, Schrag, SJ, Iwane, MK, Schaffner, W, Edwards, KM, Griffin, MR. Estimating influenza hospitalizations among children. Emerg Infect Dis, 12(1), 103-9, 2006.

Grijalva, CG, Weinberg, GA, Bennett, NM, Staat, MA, Craig, AS, Dupont, WD, Iwane, MK, Postema, AS, Schaffner, W, Edwards, KM, Griffin, MR. Estimating the undetected burden of influenza hospitalizations in children. Epidemiol Infect, , 1-8, 2006.

Ma, KK, Schaffner, W, Colmenares, C, Howser, J, Jones, J, Poehling, KA. Influenza vaccinations of young children increased with media coverage in 2003. Pediatrics, 117(2), e157-63, 2006.

Poehling, KA, Talbot, TR, Griffin, MR, Craig, AS, Whitney, CG, Zell, E, Lexau, CA, Thomas, AR, Harrison, LH, Reingold, AL, Hadler, JL, Farley, MM, Anderson, BJ, Schaffner, W. Invasive pneumococcal disease among infants before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. JAMA, 295(14), 1668-74, 2006.

Eisenberg, E, Craig, AS, Gautam, S, Khalil, MM, Shaktour, B, Schaffner, W, Griffin, MR. Beyond screening: identifying new barriers to early onset group B streptococcal disease prevention. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 24(6), 520-4, 2005.

Halasa, NB, Williams, JV, Wilson, GJ, Walsh, WF, Schaffner, W, Wright, PF. Medical and economic impact of a respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 24(12), 1040-4, 2005.

Talbot, TR, Hartert, TV, Mitchel, E, Halasa, NB, Arbogast, PG, Poehling, KA, Schaffner, W, Craig, AS, Griffin, MR. Asthma as a risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease. N Engl J Med, 352(20), 2082-90, 2005.

Talbot, TR, Poehling, KA, Hartert, TV, Arbogast, PG, Halasa, NB, Edwards, KM, Schaffner, W, Craig, AS, Griffin, MR. Seasonality of invasive pneumococcal disease: temporal relation to documented influenza and respiratory syncytial viral circulation. Am J Med, 118(3), 285-91, 2005.

Heavrin, BS, Jones, TF, Shavor, T, Schaffner, W. The changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee. Tenn Med, 97(8), 357-60, 2004.

Jones, TF, Ingram, LA, Craig, AS, Schaffner, W. Determinants of influenza vaccination, 2003-2004: shortages, fallacies and disparities. Clin Infect Dis, 39(12), 1824-8, 2004.

Talbot, TR, D''Agata, EM, Brinsko, V, Lee, B, Speroff, T, Schaffner, W. Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant. Clin Infect Dis, 38(10), 1378-82, 2004.

Talbot, TR, Poehling, KA, Hartert, TV, Arbogast, PG, Halasa, NB, Mitchel, E, Schaffner, W, Craig, AS, Edwards, KM, Griffin, MR. Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin Infect Dis, 39(5), 641-8, 2004.

Talbot, TR, Poehling, KA, Hartert, TV, Arbogast, PG, Halasa, NB, Mitchel, E, Schaffner, W, Craig, AS, Edwards, KM, Griffin, MR. Elimination of racial differences in invasive pneumococcal disease in young children after introduction of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 23(8), 726-31, 2004.

Jones, Timothy F, Woodley, Charles L, Fountain, Francis F, Schaffner, William. Increased incidence of the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the surrounding community after an outbreak in a jail. South Med J, 96(2), 155-7, 2003.

D'Agata, E M, Green, W K, Schulman, G, Li, H, Tang, Y W, Schaffner, W. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci among chronic hemodialysis patients: a prospective study of acquisition. Clin Infect Dis, 32(1), 23-9, 2001.

D'Agata, E M, Mount, D B, Thayer, V, Schaffner, W. Hospital-acquired infections among chronic hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis, 35(6), 1083-8, 2000.

D'Agata, E M, Thayer, V, Schaffner, W. An outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii: the importance of cross-transmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 21(9), 588-91, 2000.

Green, K, Schulman, G, Haas, D W, Schaffner, W, D'Agata, E M. Vancomycin prescribing practices in hospitalized chronic hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis, 35(1), 64-8, 2000.

Boyce, T G, Craig, A S, Schaffner, W, Dermody, T S. Fever and encephalopathy in two school age boys. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 17(10), 935, 939-40, 1998.

Haas, D W, Milton, S, Kreiswirth, B N, Brinsko, V L, Bifani, P J, Schaffner, W. Nosocomial transmission of a drug-sensitive W-variant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Tennessee. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 19(9), 635-9, 1998.

Raffanti, S P, Schaffner, W, Federspiel, C F, Blackwell, R B, Ching, O A, K??hne, F W. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the immune modulator WF10 in patients with advanced AIDS. Infection, 26(4), 202-7, 1998.

Antony, S J, Schaffner, W. Q fever pneumonia. Semin Respir Infect, 12(1), 2-6, 1997.

Gregory, D W, Schaffner, W. Psittacosis. Semin Respir Infect, 12(1), 7-11, 1997.

Johnson, M D, Schaffner, W, Atkinson, J, Pierce, M A. Autopsy risk and acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus infection: a case report and reappraisal. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 121(1), 64-6, 1997.

Schaffner, W. Varicella vaccination for adolescents with asthma. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 16(7), 723, 1997.

Allos, B M, Genshelmer, K F, Bloch, A B, Parrotte, D, Horan, J M, Lewis, V, Schaffner, W. Management of an outbreak of tuberculosis in a small community. Ann Intern Med, 125(2), 114-7, 1996.

Schaffner, W, LaForce, F M. Training field epidemiologists: Alexander D. Langmuir and the epidemic intelligence service. Am J Epidemiol, 144(8 Suppl), S16-22, 1996.

Griffin, M R, Daugherty, J, Reed, G W, Standaert, S M, Hutchins, S S, Hutcheson, R H, Schaffner, W. Immunization coverage among infants enrolled in the Tennessee Medicaid program. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 149(5), 559-64, 1995.

Schaffner, W, Mishu-Allos, B. Protecting patients when their surgeon or dentist is infected with a blood-borne virus. J Hosp Infect, 30 Suppl, 156-62, 1995.

Scott, M A, Graham, B S, Verrall, R, Dixon, R, Schaffner, W, Tham, K T. Rhodococcus equi--an increasingly recognized opportunistic pathogen. Report of 12 cases and review of 65 cases in the literature. Am J Clin Pathol, 103(5), 649-55, 1995.

Stratton, C W, Ratner, H, Johnston, P E, Schaffner, W. Focused microbiologic surveillance by specific hospital unit: practical application and clinical utility. Clin Ther, 15 Suppl A, 12-20, 1993.

Latham, R H, Schaffner, W. Rocky Mountain spotted (and spotless) fever. Compr Ther, 18(12), 18-21, 1992.

Stratton, C W, Ratner, H, Johnston, P E, Schaffner, W. Focused microbiologic surveillance by specific hospital unit as a sensitive means of defining antimicrobial resistance problems. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, 15(2 Suppl), 11S-18S, 1992.

Griffin, M R, Ray, W A, Mortimer, E A, Fenichel, G M, Schaffner, W. Risk of seizures after measles-mumps-rubella immunization. Pediatrics, 88(5), 881-5, 1991.

Schaffner, W. Surgeons with HIV infection: the risk to patients. J Hosp Infect, 18 Suppl A, 191-6, 1991.

Barg, N L, Hutson, F S, Wheeler, L A, Thomson, C J, Amyes, S G, Wharton, M, Schaffner, W. Novel dihydrofolate reductases isolated from epidemic strains of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole-resistant Shigella sonnei. J Infect Dis, 162(2), 466-73, 1990.

Decker, M D, Schaffner, W. Immunization of hospital personnel and other health care workers. Infect Dis Clin North Am, 4(2), 211-21, 1990.

Griffin, M R, Ray, W A, Mortimer, E A, Fenichel, G M, Schaffner, W. Risk of seizures and encephalopathy after immunization with the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. JAMA, 263(12), 1641-5, 1990.

Stone, W J, Schaffner, W. Strongyloides infections in transplant recipients. Semin Respir Infect, 5(1), 58-64, 1990.

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