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Bala Hota

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentInternal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Address1700 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago IL 60612
Phone312-942-8728
Fax312-942-4062
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    My ORCID is 0000-0003-4389-1109.
    My Scopus ID is 8985717700.
    My NIH COMMONS name is BNHOTA.

    Education:
    MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


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    1. Schwartz DN, McConeghy KW, Lyles RD, Wu U, Glowacki RC, Itokazu GS, Kieszkowski P, Xiang Y, Hota B, Weinstein RA. Computer-Assisted Antimicrobial Recommendations for Optimal Therapy: Analysis of Prescribing Errors in an Antimicrobial Stewardship Trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 02; 1-3. PMID: 28571589.
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    2. Popovich KJ, Snitkin ES, Hota B, Green SJ, Pirani A, Aroutcheva A, Weinstein RA. Genomic and Epidemiological Evidence for Community Origins of Hospital-Onset Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections. J Infect Dis. 2017 May 09. PMID: 28486667.
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    3. Papagiannopoulos D, Whelan P, Ahmad W, Rybak J, Hota B, Deane L, Nehra A. Procalcitonin is a strong predictor of urine culture results in patients with obstructing ureteral stones: A prospective, pilot study. Urol Ann. 2016 Jul-Sep; 8(3):277-80. PMID: 27453647; PMCID: PMC4944618.
    4. Raman J, Ballal A, Hota B, Mirza S, Lai D, Bleck T, Lateef O. Reconstructive valve surgery within 10 days of stroke in endocarditis. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2016 Jul; 24(6):523-9. PMID: 27230516.
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    5. Hota B, Webb TA, Stein BD, Gupta R, Ansell D, Lateef O. Consumer Rankings and Health Care: Toward Validation and Transparency. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016; 42(10):439-446. PMID: 27712602.
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    6. Hota B, Malpiedi P, Fridkin SK, Martin J, Trick W. Probabilistic Measurement of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb; 37(2):149-55. PMID: 26654731.
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    7. Manadan AM, Mathur T, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA. The Authors Respond. J Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Oct; 21(7):389. PMID: 26398475.
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    8. Popovich KJ, Zawitz C, Weinstein RA, Grasso AE, Hotton AL, Hota B. The Intersecting Epidemics of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Incarceration. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Dec; 2(4):ofv148. PMID: 26543878; PMCID: PMC4631903.
    9. Rhee Y, Aroutcheva A, Hota B, Weinstein RA, Popovich KJ. Evolving Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 36(12):1417-22. PMID: 26372679.
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    10. Popovich KJ, Snitkin E, Green SJ, Aroutcheva A, Hayden MK, Hota B, Weinstein RA. Genomic Epidemiology of USA300 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Urban Community. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 01; 62(1):37-44. PMID: 26347509.
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    11. Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA. Corticosteroid Monotherapy Is Usually Insufficient Treatment for Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy. Am J Ther. 2015 Sep-Oct; 22(5):350-4. PMID: 23797759.
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    12. Lateef O, Hota B, Landon E, Kociolek LK, Morita J, Black S, Noskin G, Kelleher M, Curell K, Galat A, Ansell D, Segreti J, Weber SG. Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN): A Citywide Cross-hospital Collaborative for Infectious Disease Preparedness. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 15; 61(10):1554-7. PMID: 26123936.
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    13. Kho AN, Cashy JP, Jackson KL, Pah AR, Goel S, Boehnke J, Humphries JE, Kominers SD, Hota BN, Sims SA, Malin BA, French DD, Walunas TL, Meltzer DO, Kaleba EO, Jones RC, Galanter WL. Design and implementation of a privacy preserving electronic health record linkage tool in Chicago. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Sep; 22(5):1072-80. PMID: 26104741; PMCID: PMC5009931.
    14. Solomonides A, Goel S, Hynes D, Silverstein JC, Hota B, Trick W, Angulo F, Price R, Sadhu E, Zelisko S, Fischer J, Furner B, Hamilton A, Phua J, Brown W, Hohmann SF, Meltzer D, Tarlov E, Weaver FM, Zhang H, Concannon T, Kho A. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Practice: The CAPriCORN Infrastructure. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 216:584-8. PMID: 26262118.
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    15. Lin MY, Woeltje KF, Khan YM, Hota B, Doherty JA, Borlawsky TB, Stevenson KB, Fridkin SK, Weinstein RA, Trick WE. Multicenter evaluation of computer automated versus traditional surveillance of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec; 35(12):1483-90. PMID: 25419770.
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    16. Popovich KJ, Aroutcheva A, Hota B, Beavis KG, Hayden MK, Weinstein RA. Anatomic sites of colonization with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep; 35(9):1192-4. PMID: 25111931; PMCID: PMC4422190.
    17. Kho AN, Hynes DM, Goel S, Solomonides AE, Price R, Hota B, Sims SA, Bahroos N, Angulo F, Trick WE, Tarlov E, Rachman FD, Hamilton A, Kaleba EO, Badlani S, Volchenboum SL, Silverstein JC, Tobin JN, Schwartz MA, Levine D, Wong JB, Kennedy RH, Krishnan JA, Meltzer DO, Collins JM, Mazany T. CAPriCORN: Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):607-11. PMID: 24821736; PMCID: PMC4078298.
    18. Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA. Serum transaminases are frequently elevated at time of diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy and normalize with creatine kinase. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Apr; 20(3):130-2. PMID: 24662552.
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    19. Mathur T, Manadan AM, Thiagarajan S, Hota B, Block JA. The utility of serum aldolase in normal creatine kinase dermatomyositis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Jan; 20(1):47-8. PMID: 24356484.
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    20. Popovich KJ, Hota B, Aroutcheva A, Kurien L, Patel J, Lyles-Banks R, Grasso AE, Spec A, Beavis KG, Hayden MK, Weinstein RA. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization burden in HIV-infected patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 56(8):1067-74. PMID: 23325428; PMCID: PMC3601722.
    21. Popovich KJ, Lyles R, Hayes R, Hota B, Trick W, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK. Relationship between chlorhexidine gluconate skin concentration and microbial density on the skin of critically ill patients bathed daily with chlorhexidine gluconate. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Sep; 33(9):889-96. PMID: 22869262; PMCID: PMC3632447.
    22. Kasper AM, Nyazee HA, Yokoe DS, Mayer J, Mangino JE, Khan YM, Hota B, Fraser VJ, Dubberke ER. A multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection-related colectomy, 2000-2006. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 May; 33(5):470-6. PMID: 22476273; PMCID: PMC3657463.
    23. Popovich KJ, Smith KY, Khawcharoenporn T, Thurlow CJ, Lough J, Thomas G, Aroutcheva A, Zawitz C, Beavis KG, Weinstein RA, Hota B. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in high-risk groups of HIV-infected patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 May; 54(9):1296-303. PMID: 22354926; PMCID: PMC3404690.
    24. Won SY, Munoz-Price LS, Lolans K, Hota B, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK. Emergence and rapid regional spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep; 53(6):532-40. PMID: 21865189.
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    25. Hota B, Lyles R, Rim J, Popovich KJ, Rice T, Aroutcheva A, Weinstein RA. Predictors of clinical virulence in community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: the importance of USA300 and pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 53(8):757-65. PMID: 21880583.
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    26. Schweizer ML, Eber MR, Laxminarayan R, Furuno JP, Popovich KJ, Hota B, Rubin MA, Perencevich EN. Validity of ICD-9-CM coding for identifying incident methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections: is MRSA infection coded as a chronic disease? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Feb; 32(2):148-54. PMID: 21460469; PMCID: PMC3663328.
    27. Lin MY, Hota B, Khan YM, Woeltje KF, Borlawsky TB, Doherty JA, Stevenson KB, Weinstein RA, Trick WE. Quality of traditional surveillance for public reporting of nosocomial bloodstream infection rates. JAMA. 2010 Nov 10; 304(18):2035-41. PMID: 21063013.
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    28. Roberts RR, Scott RD, Hota B, Kampe LM, Abbasi F, Schabowski S, Ahmad I, Ciavarella GG, Cordell R, Solomon SL, Hagtvedt R, Weinstein RA. Costs attributable to healthcare-acquired infection in hospitalized adults and a comparison of economic methods. Med Care. 2010 Nov; 48(11):1026-35. PMID: 20940650.
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    29. Dubberke ER, Butler AM, Yokoe DS, Mayer J, Hota B, Mangino JE, Khan YM, Popovich KJ, Fraser VJ. Multicenter study of Clostridium difficile infection rates from 2000 to 2006. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct; 31(10):1030-7. PMID: 20695799; PMCID: PMC3648217.
    30. Chihara S, Popovich KJ, Weinstein RA, Hota B. Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria as a prognosticator for outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a case-control study. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Jul 29; 10:225. PMID: 20667139; PMCID: PMC2920260.
    31. Mathur T, Manadan AM, Hota B, Block JA. Pseudo-septic hip arthritis as the presenting symptom of ankylosing spondylitis: a case series and review of the literature. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010 May-Jun; 28(3):416-8. PMID: 20576228.
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    32. Popovich KJ, Weinstein RA, Aroutcheva A, Rice T, Hota B. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and HIV: intersecting epidemics. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 01; 50(7):979-87. PMID: 20192731.
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    33. Popovich KJ, Hota B, Hayes R, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK. Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 2010 May; 36(5):854-8. PMID: 20213074.
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    34. Dubberke ER, Butler AM, Yokoe DS, Mayer J, Hota B, Mangino JE, Khan YM, Popovich KJ, Stevenson KB, McDonald LC, Olsen MA, Fraser VJ. Multicenter study of surveillance for hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection by the use of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar; 31(3):262-8. PMID: 20100085; PMCID: PMC3640806.
    35. Hota B, Lin M, Doherty JA, Borlawsky T, Woeltje K, Stevenson K, Khan Y, Young J, Weinstein RA, Trick W. Formulation of a model for automating infection surveillance: algorithmic detection of central-line associated bloodstream infection. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Jan-Feb; 17(1):42-8. PMID: 20064800; PMCID: PMC2995624.
    36. Hota B, Harting B, Weinstein RA, Lyles RD, Bleasdale SC, Trick W. Electronic algorithmic prediction of central vascular catheter use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jan; 31(1):4-11. PMID: 19916868.
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    37. Munoz-Price LS, Hota B, Stemer A, Weinstein RA. Prevention of bloodstream infections by use of daily chlorhexidine baths for patients at a long-term acute care hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Nov; 30(11):1031-5. PMID: 19751155.
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    38. Roberts RR, Hota B, Ahmad I, Scott RD, Foster SD, Abbasi F, Schabowski S, Kampe LM, Ciavarella GG, Supino M, Naples J, Cordell R, Levy SB, Weinstein RA. Hospital and societal costs of antimicrobial-resistant infections in a Chicago teaching hospital: implications for antibiotic stewardship. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15; 49(8):1175-84. PMID: 19739972.
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    39. Popovich KJ, Hota B, Hayes R, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK. Effectiveness of routine patient cleansing with chlorhexidine gluconate for infection prevention in the medical intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Oct; 30(10):959-63. PMID: 19712033.
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    40. Lubelchek RJ, Max B, Sandusky CJ, Hota B, Barker DE. Reliability at the lower limits of HIV-1 RNA quantification in clinical samples: a comparison of RT-PCR versus bDNA assays. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 23; 4(6):e6008. PMID: 19547711; PMCID: PMC2696104.
    41. Dubberke ER, Butler AM, Hota B, Khan YM, Mangino JE, Mayer J, Popovich KJ, Stevenson KB, Yokoe DS, McDonald LC, Jernigan J, Fraser VJ. Multicenter study of the impact of community-onset Clostridium difficile infection on surveillance for C. difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jun; 30(6):518-25. PMID: 19419269; PMCID: PMC4156290.
    42. Schwartz DN, Wu US, Lyles RD, Xiang Y, Kieszkowski P, Hota B, Weinstein RA. Lost in translation? Reliability of assessing inpatient antimicrobial appropriateness with use of computerized case vignettes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):163-71. PMID: 19090769.
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    43. Rubin MA, Mayer J, Greene T, Sauer BC, Hota B, Trick W, Trick WE, Jernigan JA, Samore MH. An agent-based model for evaluating surveillance methods for catheter-related bloodstream infection. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 631-5. PMID: 18999291; PMCID: PMC2655959.
    44. Borlawsky T, Hota B, Lin MY, Khan Y, Young J, Santangelo J, Stevenson KB. Development of a reference information model and knowledgebase for electronic bloodstream infection detection. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 56-60. PMID: 18999213; PMCID: PMC2656042.
    45. Popovich KJ, Hota B, Weinstein RA. Treatment of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2008 Sep; 10(5):411-20. PMID: 18687206.
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    46. Lin MY, Weinstein RA, Hota B. Delay of active antimicrobial therapy and mortality among patients with bacteremia: impact of severe neutropenia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Sep; 52(9):3188-94. PMID: 18625778; PMCID: PMC2533498.
    47. Popovich KJ, Hota B. Treatment and prevention of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections. Dermatol Ther. 2008 May-Jun; 21(3):167-79. PMID: 18564247.
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    48. James L, Roberts R, Jones RC, Watson JT, Hota BN, Kampe LM, Weinstein RA, Gerber SI. Emergency care physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to surveillance for foodborne disease in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 15; 46(8):1264-70. PMID: 18444866.
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    49. Popovich KJ, Weinstein RA, Hota B. Are community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains replacing traditional nosocomial MRSA strains? Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15; 46(6):787-94. PMID: 18266611.
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    50. Popovich KJ, Hota B, Weinstein RA. Treatment of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2007 Sep; 9(5):398-407. PMID: 17880851.
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    51. Badri SM, Adeyemi OM, Max BE, Hota BN, Barker DE. Utility of repeat genotypic resistance testing and clinical response in patients with three class resistance and virologic treatment failure. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Aug; 21(8):544-50. PMID: 17711379.
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    52. Hota B, Ellenbogen C, Hayden MK, Aroutcheva A, Rice TW, Weinstein RA. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections at a public hospital: do public housing and incarceration amplify transmission? Arch Intern Med. 2007 May 28; 167(10):1026-33. PMID: 17533205.
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    53. Popovich K, Hota B, Rice T, Aroutcheva A, Weinstein RA. Phenotypic prediction rule for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jul; 45(7):2293-5. PMID: 17494715; PMCID: PMC1932987.
    54. Hota B, Weinstein RA. Community associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Sep; 12(9):1469-71. PMID: 17073112; PMCID: PMC3294745.
    55. Hota B. Infection control or formulary control: what is the best tool to reduce nosocomial infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus? Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15; 42(6):785-7. PMID: 16477554.
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    56. Lubelchek R, Kroc K, Hota B, Sharief R, Muppudi U, Pulvirenti J, Weinstein RA. The role of rapid vs conventional human immunodeficiency virus testing for inpatients: effects on quality of care. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Sep 26; 165(17):1956-60. PMID: 16186464.
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    57. Hota B, Weinstein RA. Basics work: preventing infections in intensive care units in developing countries. Crit Care Med. 2005 Sep; 33(9):2133-4. PMID: 16148500.
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    58. Simon D, Fischer S, Grossman A, Downer C, Hota B, Heroux A, Trenholme G. Left ventricular assist device-related infection: treatment and outcome. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Apr 15; 40(8):1108-15. PMID: 15791509.
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    59. Hota B. Contamination, disinfection, and cross-colonization: are hospital surfaces reservoirs for nosocomial infection? Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Oct 15; 39(8):1182-9. PMID: 15486843.
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