Nasia Safdar, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Safdar focuses on healthcare-associated infections particularly in the acute care setting.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Medicine|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1995
Dr. Safdar is interested in examining the efficacy of novel interventions to reduce healthcare-associated infection such as the use of probiotics for reducing colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficileand has ongoing trials in this area.
Barker A Sethi A Shulkin E Caniza R Zerbel S Safdar N .
Patients' hand hygiene at home predicts their hand hygiene practices in the hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):585-8
[PubMed ID: 24709731]
Safdar N Anderson DJ Braun BI Carling P Cohen S Donskey C Drees M Harris A Henderson DK Huang SS Juthani-Mehta M Lautenbach E Linkin DR Meddings J Miller LG Milstone A Morgan D Sengupta S Varman M Yokoe D Zerr DM .
The evolving landscape of healthcare-associated infections: recent advances in prevention and a road map for research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):480-93
[PubMed ID: 24709716]
Purvis S Gion T Kennedy G Rees S Safdar N VanDenBergh S Weber J .
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a successful prevention effort employing a multipronged initiative at an academic medical center. J Nurs Care Qual. 2014 Apr-Jun;29(2):141-8
[PubMed ID: 24316667]
Safdar N O'Horo JC Ghufran A Bearden A Didier ME Chateau D Maki DG .
Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Dressing for Prevention of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection: A Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar 26;
[PubMed ID: 24674924]
Crnich CJ Duster M Warrack S Maki D Safdar N .
Assessing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Clustering in Different Healthcare Facilities: A Comparison of Pulsed-Gel Electrophoresis and a Commercial Repetitive-Element PCR Method. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Mar 26;
[PubMed ID: 24671801]
Bergsbaken J Schulz LT Trapskin PJ Marx J Safdar N .
Pharmacist participation in infection prevention: an innovative approach to monitoring compliance with the Five Moments for Hand Hygiene in a large academic medical center. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Mar;42(3):331-2
[PubMed ID: 24581023]
Haun N Hofer A Greene MT Borlaug G Pritchett J Scallon T Safdar N .
Prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in rural hospitals. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Mar;42(3):311-5
[PubMed ID: 24406257]
Oh CC Ko HC Lee HY Safdar N Maki DG Chlebicki MP .
Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing recurrent cellulitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect. 2014 Feb 24;
[PubMed ID: 24576824]
Hansen KE Kleker B Safdar N Bartels CM .
A systematic review and meta-analysis of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in children. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014 Feb 11;
[PubMed ID: 24680381]
O'Horo JC Maki DG Krupp AE Safdar N .
Arterial Catheters as a Source of Bloodstream Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan 9;
[PubMed ID: 24413576]
Anderson M Ottum A Zerbel S Sethi A Safdar N .
Are hospitalized patients aware of the risks and consequences of central line-associated bloodstream infections? Am J Infect Control. 2013 Dec;41(12):1275-7
[PubMed ID: 24119327]
Anderson M Ottum A Zerbel S Sethi A Gaines ME Safdar N .
A survey to examine patient awareness, knowledge, and perceptions regarding the risks and consequences of surgical site infections. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Dec;41(12):1293-5
[PubMed ID: 23680112]
Gudnadottir U Fritz J Zerbel S Bernardo A Sethi AK Safdar N .
Reducing health care-associated infections: patients want to be engaged and learn about infection prevention. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Nov;41(11):955-8
[PubMed ID: 23870794]
Rees S Houlahan B Safdar N Sanford-Ring S Shore T Schmitz M .
Success of a multimodal program to improve hand hygiene compliance. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013 Oct-Dec;28(4):312-8
[PubMed ID: 23579277]
VandeVusse L Hanson L Safdar N .
Perinatal outcomes of prenatal probiotic and prebiotic administration: an integrative review. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Oct-Dec;27(4):288-301; quiz E1-2
[PubMed ID: 24164813]
Ottum A Sethi AK Jacobs E Zerbel S Gaines ME Safdar N .
Engaging patients in the prevention of health care-associated infections: a survey of patients' awareness, knowledge, and perceptions regarding the risks and consequences of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Apr;41(4):322-6
[PubMed ID: 22884494]
Bearden A Abad C Gangnon R Sosman JM Binkley N Safdar N .
Cross-sectional study of vitamin D levels, immunologic and virologic outcomes in HIV-infected adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr;98(4):1726-33
[PubMed ID: 23457406]
Ottum A Sethi AK Jacobs EA Zerbel S Gaines ME Safdar N .
Do patients feel comfortable asking healthcare workers to wash their hands? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;33(12):1282-4
[PubMed ID: 23143376]
Bearden A Friedrich TC Goldberg TL Byrne B Spiegel C Schult P Safdar N .
An outbreak of the 2009 influenza a (H1N1) virus in a children's hospital. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2012 Sep;6(5):374-9
[PubMed ID: 22212690]
Safdar N Abad CL Kaul DR Saint S .
Clinical problem-solving. Skin deep. N Engl J Med. 2012 Apr 5;366(14):1336-40
[PubMed ID: 22475598]