Dennis G. Maki, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Maki’s interests over the past three decades have included the study and prevention of nosocomial infections, the clinical application of novel agents for the treatment of septic shock, and the epidemiology and prevention of infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Medicine|
Professional Certifications and Education
Critical Care Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston City Hospital-Harvard Medical Unit
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1967
Programs & Conditions
- Lyme Disease (Chronic/Confirmed)
Dr. Maki’s research on the use of novel technology for the prevention of nosocomial infections has shown that the use of antimicrobial-impregnated foley catheters significantly reduces the rates of bacteruria among hospitalized patients who are catheterized for short periods of time.
Maki DG .
ACP Journal Club. Clinically indicated and routine replacement of peripheral IV catheters did not differ for phlebitis. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jan 15;158(2):JC8
[PubMed ID: 23318342]
Maki DG Ash SR Winger RK Lavin P .
A novel antimicrobial and antithrombotic lock solution for hemodialysis catheters: a multi-center, controlled, randomized trial. Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr;39(4):613-20
[PubMed ID: 21200319]
Maki DG Rosenthal VD Salomao R Franzetti F Rangel-Frausto MS .
Impact of switching from an open to a closed infusion system on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis of time-sequence cohort studies in 4 countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jan;32(1):50-8
[PubMed ID: 21121815]
Maki DG .
In vitro studies of a novel antimicrobial luer-activated needleless connector for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):1580-7
[PubMed ID: 20455695]
Alvarado CJ Anderson AG Maki DG .
Microbiologic assessment of disposable sterile endoscopic sheaths to replace high-level disinfection in reprocessing: a prospective clinical trial with nasopharygoscopes. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Jun;37(5):408-13
[PubMed ID: 19482219]
Maki DG .
Coming to grips with foodborne infection--peanut butter, peppers, and nationwide salmonella outbreaks. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 5;360(10):949-53
[PubMed ID: 19213675]
Maki DG .
Low-dose vasopressin did not reduce mortality more than norepinephrine in septic shock. ACP J Club. 2008 Sep 16;149(3):14
[PubMed ID: 18783190]
Maki DG Ebert SC Rybak MJ .
Case study and panel discussion. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Oct;27(10 Pt 2):136S-143S
[PubMed ID: 17896907]
Maki DG Safdar N Ebert SC .
Prevalence, consequences, and solutions. Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Oct;27(10 Pt 2):121S-125S
[PubMed ID: 17896904]
Maki DG .
Don't eat the spinach--controlling foodborne infectious disease. N Engl J Med. 2006 Nov 9;355(19):1952-5
[PubMed ID: 17093245]
Safdar N Marx J Meyer NA Maki DG .
Effectiveness of preemptive barrier precautions in controlling nosocomial colonization and infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a burn unit. Am J Infect Control. 2006 Oct;34(8):476-83
[PubMed ID: 17015152]
Safdar N Maki DG .
Use of vancomycin-containing lock or flush solutions for prevention of bloodstream infection associated with central venous access devices: a meta-analysis of prospective, randomized trials. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 15;43(4):474-84
[PubMed ID: 16838237]
Crnich CJ Maki DG .
Are antimicrobial-impregnated catheters effective? When does repetition reach the point of exhaustion? Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Sep 1;41(5):681-5
[PubMed ID: 16080091]
Safdar N Maki DG .
Risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection with peripherally inserted central venous catheters used in hospitalized patients. Chest. 2005 Aug;128(2):489-95
[PubMed ID: 16100130]
Crnich CJ Halfmann JA Crone WC Maki DG .
The effects of prolonged ethanol exposure on the mechanical properties of polyurethane and silicone catheters used for intravascular access. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Aug;26(8):708-14
[PubMed ID: 16156328]
Crnich CJ Safdar N Maki DG .
The role of the intensive care unit environment in the pathogenesis and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respir Care. 2005 Jun;50(6):813-36; discussion 836-8
[PubMed ID: 15913471]
Safdar N Crnich CJ Maki DG .
The pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: its relevance to developing effective strategies for prevention. Respir Care. 2005 Jun;50(6):725-39; discussion 739-41
[PubMed ID: 15913465]
Safdar N Fine JP Maki DG .
Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Mar 15;142(6):451-66
[PubMed ID: 15767623]
Safdar N Said A Lucey MR Knechtle SJ D'Alessandro A Musat A Pirsch J McDermott J Kalayoglu M Maki DG .
Infected bilomas in liver transplant recipients: clinical features, optimal management, and risk factors for mortality. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Aug 15;39(4):517-25
[PubMed ID: 15356815]
Safdar N Handelsman J Maki DG .
Does combination antimicrobial therapy reduce mortality in Gram-negative bacteraemia? A meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Aug;4(8):519-27
[PubMed ID: 15288826]
Tambyah PA Marx JA Maki DG .
Nosocomial infection with vancomycin-dependent enterococci. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jul;10(7):1277-81
[PubMed ID: 15324549]