Areas of Expertise (5)
Epidemiology of Sepsis
Clinical infectious diseases
Tufts University School of Medicine: MD
- Infectious Disease Society of America
- Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America
Media Appearances (9)
New COVID Guidance, Variants and ‘Common Sense’: Living With the Coronavirus in 2024
The California Department of Public Health issued new COVID-19 guidance last week, advising that people may return to school and work even if they test positive for the virus. We’ll talk about California’s recommendations, the new COVID variant known as JN.1 and the latest developments in treatment and prevention. … Guests: … Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention and professor of infectious diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.
CDC Issues Warning Over Deadly Tick-Borne Illness: What to Know
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a warning due to the rise of a condition called Rocky Mountain spotted fever. … Dr. Shruti Gohil (MD, MPH), an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine’s medical school, calls the disease “notorious” in her field and says there’s one particular age group that is at the most risk. “If you look at the really high-risk cases of people who actually go on to the die, it’s the younger ones, it’s children… Everybody’s at risk, sure, but children have a propensity for more severe consequences,” Gohil said.
Doctors Are Warning Of A ‘Tripledemic’ – What You Need To Know
LAist – AirTalk radio
Flu is picking up steam while RSV lung infections that can hit kids and older people hard may be peaking, U.S. health officials said Friday. COVID-19, though, continues to cause the most hospitalizations and deaths among respiratory illnesses …. Joining us to discuss is Shruti Gohil, M.D., professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.
Superbugs are on the rise. How can we prevent antibiotics from becoming obsolete?
Live Science print
"When we give lots of antibiotics, or we give more broad antibiotics than are necessary, then you will breed more antibiotic resistance in a patient and in our populations," [said] Dr. Shruti Gohil, the associate medical director of the Epidemiology and Infection Prevention program [and an assistant professor] at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and a lead investigator of four INSPIRE-ASP Trials — federally funded research aimed at curbing the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals … The hope is that, by reigning in the misuse of antibiotics, we can reduce the rate that people get infected with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), while also reducing the opportunities for new MDROs to emerge and spread between people.
COVID May Feel Like A Thing Of The Past, But Case Numbers Are Ticking Up This Summer. What’s Behind It?
LAist – AirTalk radio
With us to talk about what’s contributing to this summer COVID spike is Dr. Shruti Gohil, [assistant] professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.
Spring allergies vs. COVID-19: What you should know
Yahoo Life online
Symptoms that are more likely to indicate that someone is suffering from allergies rather than COVID-19 include itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing, Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director, epidemiology and infection prevention and assistant professor, infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, tells Yahoo Life. … “Many symptoms can overlap with many different diseases. People should recognize that at the end of the day, they know their bodies best. It's important to listen to your body,” says Gohil.
AirTalk LIVE: COVID Doctors Retrospective
For the past three years, AirTalk has dedicated hundreds of on-air hours to COVID-19 coverage. … One of the ways AirTalk has been able to deliver this information in such an immediate manner has been tapping into a powerhouse line-up of doctors working on the frontlines. Each week, these healthcare superstars joined Larry [Mantle] on air to talk through the current state of the pandemic and answer your questions live. … Join Larry and the COVID doctors as we reflect on three years of living through a pandemic and to hear what they envision for the future. … The panel included … Dr. Shruti Gohil, Associate Medical Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, Infectious Diseases, UCI School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, UCI School of Medicine ….
No, your sexual partner’s mRNA vaccine will not vaccinate you
This claim about "shedding" is an old, false narrative frequently used by anti-vaccine activists. … Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention [and assistant professor] at the University of California, Irvine, told PolitiFact in 2021, "There is absolutely no biological mechanism for any COVID-19 vaccine side effects or vaccine components to shed to others."
Here’s what happens to your body in subzero temperatures
The Boston Globe online
Dr. Shruti Gohil, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine, said breathing in cold, dry air can constrict upper airways. While this can cause coughing and wheezing, it also disrupts our systems for keeping viruses out of the lungs. “The little hairs in the trachea, [or] your windpipe, get kind of frozen,” Gohil said, preventing them from catching and clearing out viruses, and bringing down the lungs’ immunity.
Impact of Policies on the Rise in Sepsis Incidence, 2000–2010Clinical Infectious Diseases
Shruti K. Gohil, Chenghua Cao, Michael Phelan, Thomas Tjoa, Chanu Rhee, Richard Platt, Susan S. Huang
2016 Sepsis hospitalizations have increased dramatically in the last decade. It is unclear whether this represents an actual rise in sepsis illness or improved capture by coding. We evaluated the impact of Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance after newly introduced sepsis codes and medical severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) systems on sepsis trends.
Marked reduction in compliance with central line insertion practices (CLIP) when accounting for missing CLIP data and incomplete line captureAmerican Journal of Infection Control
SK Scott, SK Gohil, K Quan, SS Huang
2016 Adherence to central line insertion practices can significantly reduce infections and is used as a hospital benchmark for quality. However, current national standards for central line insertion practices (CLIP) compliance calculation do not include missing CLIP forms. We found adherence rates significantly decreased when accounting for all lines at an academic medical center.
Healthcare Workers and Post-Elimination Era Measles: Lessons on Acquisition and Exposure PreventionClinical Infectious Diseases
Shruti K. Gohil, Sandra Okubo, Stephen Klish, Linda Dickey, Susan S. Huang, Matthew Zahn
2016 When caring for measles patients, N95 respirator use by healthcare workers (HCWs) with documented immunity is not uniformly required or practiced. In the setting of increasingly common measles outbreaks and provider inexperience with measles, HCWs face increased risk for occupational exposures. Meanwhile, optimal infection prevention responses to healthcare-associated exposures are loosely defined. We describe measles acquisition among HCWs despite prior immunity and lessons from healthcare-associated exposure investigations during a countywide outbreak.
Impact of Hospital Population Case-Mix, Including Poverty, on Hospital All-Cause and Infection-Related 30-Day Readmission RatesClinical Infectious Diseases
Shruti K. Gohil, Rupak Datta, Chenghua Cao, Michael J. Phelan, Vinh Nguyen, Armaan A. Rowther, Susan S. Huang
2015 Reducing hospital readmissions, including preventable healthcare-associated infections, is a national priority. The proportion of readmissions due to infections is not well-understood. Better understanding of hospital risk factors for readmissions and infection-related readmissions may help optimize interventions to prevent readmissions.
Regulatory Mandates for Sepsis Care — Reasons for CautionThe New England Journal of Medicine
Chanu Rhee, M.D., Shruti Gohil, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H.
2014 Sepsis, the syndrome of dysregulated inflammation that occurs with severe infection, affects millions of people worldwide each year. Multiple studies suggest that the incidence of sepsis is dramatically increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for example, sepsis rates doubled between 2000 and 2008.1 In 2010, sepsis was the 11th leading cause of death in the United States,2 and in 2011, it was the single most expensive condition treated in hospitals.