HMS Articles of Interest

HMS Articles


Vaughn V, Gandhi TN, Chopra, C, et al. Antibiotic Overuse after Hospital Discharge: A Multi-Hospital Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online 11 September 2020. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa1372. Abstract

Vaughn V, Gandhi TN, Petty LA, Patel PK, et al. Empiric Antibacterial Therapy and Community-onset Bacterial Co-infection in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: A Multi-Hospital Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online 21 August 2020. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa1239 Abstract

Kleidon T, Horowitz J,  Rickard C, Ullman A, Marsh N, Schults J, Ratz D, Chopra V. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Thrombosis Following placement via electrocardiography vs. traditional methods: an analysis of 42,687 patients. The American Journal of Medicine. Published online 13 July 2020. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.06.010 Abstract 

Chopra V. Making MAGIC: how to improve the use of peripherally inserted central catheters. BMJ Quality & Safety. Published online 27 March 2020. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010640 Abstract


Petty L, et al. Risk Factors and Outcomes Associated With Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA Int Med. Published Online 26 August 2019. Abstract

Vaughn V, et al. Excess Antibiotic Treatment Duration and Adverse Events in Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia: A Multihospital Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. Published Online 8 July 2019. Abstract

Paje D, et al. Use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. Published Online 2 July 2019. Abstract 

Chopra V, Kaatz S, Swaminathan L, Boldenow T, Snyder A, Burris R, Bernstein SJ, Flanders S. Variation in use and outcomes related to midline catheters: results from a multicentre pilot study. BMJ Quality & Safety. Published Online First: March 18, 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008554 Abstract

Vaughn V, Gandhi T, Conlon A, Chopra V, Malani A, Flanders SA. The Association of Antibiotic Stewardship with Fluoroquinolone Prescribing in Michigan Hospitals: A Multi-hospital Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online February 13, 2019. Abstract


Govindan S, Snyder A, Flanders SA, Chopra V. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in the ICU: A Retrospective Study of Adult Medical Patients in 52 Hospitals. Critical Care Medicine. Published online September 1, 2018. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003423. Abstract

Grant P, Conlon A, Chopra V, Flanders, S. Use of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published Online May 21, 2018. Abstract

Chopra V, Kaatz S, Grant P, Swaminathan L, Boldenow T, Conlon A, Bernstein S, Flanders S. Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Following Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Exchange: an Analysis of 23,000 Hospitalized Patients. The American Journal of Medicine. Published online February 1, 2018. Abstract

Paje D, Conlon A, Kaatz S, Swaminathan L, Boldenow T, Bernstein S, Flanders SA, Chopra V, Patterns and Predictors of Short-Term Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Use: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. J. Hosp. Med. 2018 February;13(2):76-82. Abstract


Smith, Shawna N. et al. Patterns and Predictors of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Occlusion: The 3P-O Study. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017;2(5). Abstract

Swaminathan L, Flanders S, Rogers M, et al. Improving PICC use and outcomes in hospitalised patients: an interrupted time series study using MAGIC criteria. BMJ Qual Saf Published Online First. 2017;0:1–8. Abstract

Chopra V, Kaatz S, Conlon A, Paje D, Grant P, Rogers M, Bernstein S, Saint S, Flanders F. The Michigan Risk Score to Predict Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-associated Thrombosis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2017 Oct;15(10):1951-1962. Abstract

Herc E, Patel P, Washer L, Conlon A, Flanders S, Chopra V. A Model to Predict Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Among Patients With Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: The MPC Score. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017 Oct;38(10):1155-1166. Abstract


Greene T, Chopra V, Grant P, et al. Validation of Risk Assessment Models of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Medical Patients. Am J Med. 2016;129(9):1001.e9-1001. Abstract

Chopra V, Ratz D, Hofer T, et al. Limiting the Number of Lumens in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Cost: A Simulation Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(7):811-7. Abstract

Chopra V, Smith S, Swaminathan L, et al. Variations in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Use and Outcomes in Michigan Hospitals. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176(4):548-551. Abstract

Moureau N, Chopra V. Making the Magic: Guiding Vascular Access Selection for Intensive Care - a Summary of Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC). ICU Management & Practice. 2016;16(2). AbstractDashboard

Moureau N, Chopra V. Indications for Peripheral, Midline and Central Catheters: Summary of the MAGIC Recommendations. Br J Nurse. 2016;25(8):S15-24. Abstract

Rogers M, Blumberg N, Bernstein S, Flanders S, Chopra V. Association Between Delivery Methods for Red Blood Cell Transfusion and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: a Longitudinal Study. The Lancet. 2016;3(12):563-571. Abstract


Chopra V, Kuhn L, Ratz D, et al.  Vascular Nursing Experience, Practice Knowledge, and Beliefs: Results from the Michigan PICC1 Survey. J Hosp Med. Published online December 30, 2015. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2523.  Abstract

Angelini D, Greene T, Wietzke J, Flanders S, Sood S. Defining the Risk: Benefit Ratio of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Cancer Patients. Blood. December, 2015;126(23):627. Abstract

Chopra V, Flanders S. Revisiting the tale of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients. J Thromb Haemost. 2015;13(12):2152-4. Abstract

Grant P, Greene T, Chopra V, et al.  Assessing the Caprini Score for Risk Assessment of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Medical Patients.  Am J Med. Published online November 6, 2015.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.10.027. Abstract

Chopra V, Flanders S, Saint S, et al. The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC): Results From a Multispecialty Panel Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(6_Supplement):S1-S40. Abstract

Grant P, Flanders S. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: a Path Toward More Appropriate Use. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2015;24:605-607. Abstract

Greene T, Flanders S, Woller S, et al.  The Association Between PICC Use and Venous Thromboembolism in Upper and Lower Extremities. Am J Med. Published online May 1, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.03.028. Abstract


Flanders S, Greene T, Grant P, et al. Hospital Performance for Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Rate of Venous Thromboembolism : A Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 18, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3384. Abstract

Chopra V, Govindan S, Kuhn L, et al. Do Clinicians Know Which of Their Patients Have Central Venous Catheters?: A Multicenter Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161: 562-7. Abstract

Chopra V, Ratz D, Kuhn L, et al. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Related Deep Vein Thrombosis: Contemporary Patterns and Predictors.  J Thromb Haemost. 2014;12(6):847-54.  Abstract


Chopra V, Anand S, Hickner A, et al.  Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Lancet. 2013;382(9889):311-25.  Abstract

Chopra V, Kuhn L, Coffey CE Jr, et al. Hospitalist Experiences, Practice, Opinions, and Knowledge Regarding Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Michigan Survey. J Hosp Med. 2013;8(6):309-14.  Abstract