Researcher’s Profile

Shanta M. Modak, PhD


Infection control
Infection-resistant surgical devices
Strategies for Wound healing

In Vivo Efficacy Of An Alcohol-based Surgical hand disinfectant Containing Synergistic Combination Of Ethylhexylglycerin And Preservatives Gaonkar TA,Geraldo I,Shintre MS,Modak S. Journal of Hospital Infection 2006 (in Press).An alcohol-based surgical hand disinfectant containing synergistic combination of Farnesol and benzethonium chloride: Evaluation of immediate and persistent activity against resident hand flora in volunteers and using a novel in vitro pig skin model. Shintre MS,Gaonkar TA,Modak S. Journal of Infection control and Hospital epidemiology 2006 (in press).\ Modak S,Gaonkar TA,Shintre M,Sampath L,Caraos L,Geraldo I,a topical cream containing a Zinc gel (Allergy Guard) as a prophylactic against latex Glove " Related Contact Dermatitis Dermatitis 2005,16,22-27.Gaonkar TA,Geraldo I,Caraos L,Modak SM.An alcohol containing synergistic combination of an emollient and preservatives: Prolonged activity against transient pathogens.Journal of Hospital Infection.2005,59,12-18.Pacheco-Fowler V,Gaonkar TA,Wyer PC,Modak SM.Antiseptic impregnated endotracheal tubes for the Prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia.Journal of Hospital Infection 2004; 57(2):170-174.Gaonkar TA,Modak SM. Comparison of microbial adherence to antiseptic and antibiotic central venous catheters using a novel agar subcutaneous infection model. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2003; 52: 389-396.Gaonkar TA,Sampath L,Modak SM.Evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of Urinary Catheters impregnated with antiseptics in an In vitro Urinary tract model.Infection control and Hospital Epidemiology 2003; 24:506-513.Km CY,Kumar A,Sampath L,Modak SM. Evaluation of an antimicrobial impregnated continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter for infection control in rats. American J of Kidney Diseases 2002; 39(1):165-173.Sampath L,Saborio D,Yaron I,Modak SM.Safety and Efficacy of an improved antiseptic catheter impregnated intraluminally with chlorhexidine.Journal of Infusion Nursing.2001; 24(6): 395-403.Sampath L,Tambe S,Modak SM. In vitro and in vivo efficacy of catheters impregnated with antiseptics or antibiotics: evaluation of the risk of bacterial resistance to the antimicrobials in the catheter.Infection control and hospital epidemiol 2001; 22:640-646.Tambe S,Sampath L,Modak SM. In vitro evaluation of the risk of developing bacterial resistance to antiseptics and antibiotics used in medical devices. J of Atimicrob Chemother 2001; 47:589-598.Choi L,Choudhri AF,Pillarisetty VG,Sampath LA,Caraos L,Brunnert SR,Oz MC,Modak SM. Development of an Infection-Resistant LVAD Driveline: A Novel Approach to the Prevention of Device-Related Infections. J Heart Lung Transplant 1999; 18:1103-1110.Greenfeld JI,Sampath L,Popilskis SJ,Brunnert SR,Stylianos S,Modak SM.Decreased bacterial adherence and biofilm formation on chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters implanted in swine. Critical Care Medicine 1995; 23(5):895-900.Sampath L,Chowdhury N,Caraos L,Modak SM. Infection resistance of surface modified catheters with either short-lived or prolonged activity. J of Hospital Infection 1995; 30:201-210.Dent L,Modak SM,Sampath L,Oluwole SF,Hardy MA.Evaluation of an Infection resistant silver-chlorhexidine impregnation PTFE soft tissue patch.Surgical Forum,American College of Surgeons,1992; Vol.XLIII:70-71.Modak SM,Sampath L,Miller HSS and Millman I. Rapid Inactivation of Infectious Pathogens by Chlorhexidine-coated Gloves. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 1992; 13(8):463-471.Modak SM and Sampath L. Development and Evaluation of a New Polyurethane Central Venous Antiseptic Catheter: Reducing Central Venous Catheter Infections.Complications in surgery 1992; 11:23-28.Modak SM. Chapter: \Infection-resistant Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator and Other Prosthetic Devices.\ In: Research Frontiers in Implantable Defibrillator Surgery,Ed.Henry M.Spotnitz.R.G.Landes Co.,Austin,TX,pp.90-97,1992.Fox CL,Rao TN,Azmeth R,Ghandi SS and Modak SM. Comparative evaluation of zinc sulfadiazine and silver sulfadiazine in burn wound infection. Journal Burn Care Rehab 1990; 11(2):112-117.Modak SM,Sampath L,Fox CL Jr.,Benvenisty AI,Nowygrod R and Reemtsma K. A new method for the direct incorporation of antibiotic in prosthetic vascular grafts. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1987; 164:143-147.