Patty Walchak Wright, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine
M.D., MEDICINE, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AlabamaB.S., Biology & Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Office Address
A-2200 MCN
TN 2582
Research Description
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Orthopedic Infections
Clinical Description
Orthopedic Infections
General Infectious Diseases
Research Keywords
Infectious Disease, antibiotics, antibacterial agents
Klausing BT, Tillman SD, Wright PW, Talbot TR. The influence of contaminated urine cultures in inpatient and emergency department settings. Am J Infect Control [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/13/2016; PMID: 27311512, PII: S0196-6553(16)30413-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.055, ISSN: 1527-3296.

Tewell C, Wright PW, Talbot HK. Provider knowledge of trivalent inactivated and high-dose influenza vaccines. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct 10/21/2014; 32(46): 6025-8. PMID: 25252197, PMCID: PMC4194210, PII: S0264-410X(14)01250-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.08.081, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Riddell J, Kauffman CA, Smith JA, Assi M, Blue S, Buitrago MI, Deresinski S, Wright PW, Drevets DA, Norris SA, Vikram HR, Carson PJ, Vergidis P, Carpenter J, Seidenfeld SM, Wheat LJ. Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis: multicenter case series with review of current diagnostic techniques and treatment. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Jul; 93(5): 186-93. PMID: 25181311, PMCID: PMC4602453, PII: 00005792-201407020-00002, DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000034, ISSN: 1536-5964.

Jones W, Chastain CA, Wright PW. Iatrogenic cushing syndrome secondary to a probable interaction between voriconazole and budesonide. Pharmacotherapy [print-electronic]. 2014 Jul; 34(7): e116-9. PMID: 24757038, DOI: 10.1002/phar.1432, ISSN: 1875-9114.

Noto MJ, Koethe JR, Miller G, Wright PW. Detectable serum tobramycin levels in patients with renal dysfunction and recent placement of antibiotic-impregnated cement knee or hip spacers [letter]. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 58(12): 1783-4. PMID: 24633689, PMCID: PMC4064010, PII: ciu159, DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu159, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Pettit AC, Raynor MB, Schwartz HS, Wright PW. Histoplasmosis Masquerading as a Rheumatoid Nodule in an Immunocompromised Host: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2014; 4(3): PMID: 25590018, PMCID: PMC4290366, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00277, ISSN: 2160-3251.

Wright PW. Red ribbon. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(4): 384. PMID: 24082365, PMCID: PMC3783152, ISSN: 1526-6702.

Menge TJ, Koethe JR, Jenkins CA, Wright PW, Shinar AA, Miller GG, Holt GE. Acute kidney injury after placement of an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer during revision total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun; 27(6): 1221-7.e1. PMID: 22321301, PII: S0883-5403(11)00683-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2011.12.005, ISSN: 1532-8406.

Self WH, Speroff T, McNaughton CD, Wright PW, Miller G, Johnson JG, Daniels TL, Talbot TR. Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 33(5): 524-6. PMID: 22476282, DOI: 10.1086/665319, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Pettit AC, Jahangir AA, Wright PW. Mycobacterium doricum osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2011 Nov; 17(11): 2075-7. PMID: 22099105, PMCID: PMC3310567, DOI: 10.3201/eid1711.110460, ISSN: 1080-6059.

Talbot TR, May AK, Obremskey WT, Wright PW, Daniels TL. Intraoperative patient-to-healthcare-worker transmission of invasive group A streptococcal infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 32(9): 924-6. PMID: 21828977, DOI: 10.1086/661596, ISSN: 1559-6834.

van der Heijden YF, Miller G, Wright PW, Shepherd BE, Daniels TL, Talbot TR. Clinical impact of blood cultures contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at an academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun; 32(6): 623-5. PMID: 21558778, DOI: 10.1086/660096, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Stover DG, Freeman AF, Wright PW, Hummell DS, Ness RM. Diverticulitis in a young man with hyper-IgE syndrome. South. Med. J. 2010 Dec; 103(12): 1261-3. PMID: 21037522, PMCID: PMC3059239, DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181fa5f0e, ISSN: 1541-8243.

Bariola JR, Perry P, Pappas PG, Proia L, Shealey W, Wright PW, Sizemore JM, Robinson M, Bradsher RW. Blastomycosis of the central nervous system: a multicenter review of diagnosis and treatment in the modern era. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2010 Mar 3/15/2010; 50(6): 797-804. PMID: 20166817, DOI: 10.1086/650579, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Bradford RD, Pettit AC, Wright PW, Mulligan MJ, Moreland LW, McLain DA, Gnann JW, Bloch KC. Herpes simplex encephalitis during treatment with tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009 Sep 9/15/2009; 49(6): 924-7. PMID: 19681709, PMCID: PMC3315107, DOI: 10.1086/605498, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Talbot TR, Nania JJ, Wright PW, Jones I, Aronsky D. Evaluation of the microbiology of soft-tissue abscesses in the era of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an argument for empirical contact precautions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2007 Jun; 28(6): 730-2. PMID: 17520550, PII: ICHE2006200, DOI: 10.1086/516799, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Wright PW, Pappagianis D, Wilson M, Louro A, Moser SA, Komatsu K, Pappas PG. Donor-related coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2003 Nov 11/1/2003; 37(9): 1265-9. PMID: 14557974, PII: CID31082, DOI: 10.1086/378741, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Wright PW, Hoesley CJ, Squires KE, Croom-Rivers A, Weiss HL, Gnann JW. A prospective study of genital herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-seropositive women: correlations with CD4 cell count and plasma HIV-1 RNA level. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2003 Jan 1/15/2003; 36(2): 207-11. PMID: 12522754, PII: CID21052, DOI: 10.1086/345440, ISSN: 1537-6591.