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Pediatrics

Alexis M. Elward, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases Division


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite D, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-4050
Fax:   314-454-2836
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116, 660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Nosocomial infections, hospital-acquired infection, nosocomial blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia

Areas of Research Interest
nosocomial infections, hospital-acquired infection, nosocomial blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia,

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Infectious Diseases -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1994
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1997
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University. St. Louis, MO, 2001
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Bucher BT, Guth RM, Elward AM, Hamilton NA, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. Risk factors and outcomes of surgical site infection in children. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1033-1038.e1.

Toltzis P, Elward A, Davis D, Helfaer M, Smathers S, Zaoutis T. Opportunities for antibiotic reduction in mechanically ventilated children. Toltzis P, Elward A, Davis D, Helfaer M, Smathers S, Zaoutis T. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May;12(3):282-5.

Shaklee J, Zerr DM, Elward A, Newland J, Leckerman K, Asti L, Guth R, Bass J, Selvarangan R, Coffin S, Zaoutis T. Improving surveillance for pediatric Clostridium difficile infection: derivation and validation of an accurate case-finding tool. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Mar;30(3):e38-40.

Bucher BT, Guth RM, Elward AM, Hamilton NA, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. 
General recommendations on immunization --- recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1033-1038.e1. Epub 2011 Mar 12.

Milstone AM, Song X, Coffin S, Elward A; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's Pediatric Special Interest Group. Identification and eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: results of a national survey.   Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jul;31(7):766-8.

Elward AM, McAndrews JM, Young VL. Methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: preventing surgical site infections following plastic surgery.
Aesthet Surg J. 2009 May-Jun;29(3):232-44.

Blossom DB, Kallen AJ, Patel PR, Elward A, Robinson L, Gao G, Langer R, Perkins KM, Jaeger JL, Kurkjian KM, Jones M, Schillie SF, Shehab N, Ketterer D, Venkataraman G, Kishimoto TK, Shriver Z, McMahon AW, Austen KF, Kozlowski S, Srinivasan A, Turabelidze G, Gould CV, Arduino MJ, Sasisekharan R. Outbreak of adverse reactions associated with contaminated heparin. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 18;359(25):2674-84. Epub 2008 Dec 3. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 18;362(11):1056.

Fritz SA, Garbutt J, Elward A, Shannon W, Storch GA. Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network.Fritz SA, Garbutt J, Elward A, Shannon W, Storch GA. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun;121(6):1090-8.

Foglia EE, Fraser VJ, Elward AM. Effect of nosocomial infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms on length of stay and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;28(3):299-306. Epub 2007 Feb 20.

Foglia E, Meier MD, Elward A. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit patients. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2007 Jul;20(3):409-25, table of contents. Review.

Foglia EE, Fraser VJ, Elward AM. Effect of nosocomial infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms on length of stay and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;28(3):299-306. Epub 2007 Feb 20.

Warren DK, Quadir WW, Hollenbeak CS, Elward AM, Cox MJ, Fraser VJ. Attributable cost of catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care patients in a nonteaching hospital. Crit Care Med. 2006 Aug;34(8):2084-9.

Elward AM, Fraser VJ. Risk factors for nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients: a 2-year prospective cohort study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;27(6):553-60. Epub 2006 May 31.

Elward AM, Hollenbeak CS, Warren DK, Fraser VJ. Attributable cost of nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr;115(4):868-72.

Kennedy AM, Elward AM, Fraser VJ. Survey of knowledge, beliefs, and practices of neonatal intensive care unit healthcare workers regarding nosocomial infections, central venous catheter care, and hand hygiene. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Sep;25(9):747-52.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Librar of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Alexis M Elward.

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