Laurel Preheim, MD
Laurel Preheim, MD

Laurel Preheim, MD

Professor
Associate Director, Department of Medicine
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Education

  • Bethel College,B.A.,to 1969
  • Northwestern University Medical School,M.D.,to 1973

Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1973
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), 1980

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Bittner MB, Preheim LC.  Other slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria.  Microbiol Spectrum 4 (5)., TNM17-0012-2016., 2016
  • Preheim LC, Ali MA.  Infection in the alcoholic. In: Schlossberg D (ed).  Clinical Infectious Disease., Cambridge University Press, Second Edition, 597-602, 2015
  • Preheim LC, Nusair AR. Infection in the alcoholic. In: Schlossberg D (ed). Clinical Infectious Disease. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2008., Not Applicable, 637-642, 2008
  • Preheim LC. Infections in cirrhosis in the CCU. In: Cunha BA (ed). Infectious Diseases in Critical Care, 2nd Edition. Informa Healthcare USA, New York., Not Applicable, 2007
  • Preheim LC. Other mycobacterioses. In Goldman L and Ausiello D. Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 22nd edition. Philidelphia, Elsevierl. 2003, p 1902-4., Not Applicable, 22nd Edition, 2003
  • Preheim LC. Other mycobacterioses. In Goldman L and Ausiello D. Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 22nd edition. Philidelphia, Elsevier. 2003 (in press)., Not Applicable, 2003, 2003
  • Preheim, L. Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. In: Cunha, B (ed). Educational Review Manual in Infectious Diseases. New York, Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing. 2003., Not Applicable, 2003, 2003

Articles

  • Foral PA, Anthone JM, Destache CJ, Vivekanandan R, Preheim LC, Gorby GL, Horne JM, Dobronski LA,  Syed JJ, Mindru C, Ali MA, Ali KF, Neemann KA, Bittner MJ. Education and Communication in an Interprofessional Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. , Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 116, 9, 588-93, 2016
  • Knaak E, Cavalieri SJ, Elasser GN, Preheim LC, Gonitzke A, Destache CJ.  Does antibiotic de-escalation for nosocomial pneumonia impact intensive care unit length of stay? , Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice, 21, 3, 172-6, 2013
  • Preheim LC. Infections in cirrhosis in the Critical Care Unit. In: Cunha BA (ed). Infectious Diseases in Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition. Informa Healthcare USA, Inc., New York. 2008., Not Applicable, 2nd Edition, 433-43, 2008
  • Propst-Graham KL, Preheim LC, Vander Top EA, Snitily MU, Gentry-Nielsen MJ. Cirrhosis-induced defects in innate pulmonary defenses against Streptococcus pneumoniae., BMC Microbiology, 7, 94-104, 2007
  • Effect of cirrhosis on antibiotic efficacy in a rat model of pneumococcal pneumonia. Preheim LC, Olsen KM, Yue M, Snitily MU, Gentry-Nielsen MJ., Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 51, 103-111, 2005
  • Gentry-Nielsen MJ, Vander Top E, Snitily MU, Casey CA, Preheim LC. A rat model to determine the biomedical consequences of concurrent ethanol ingestion and cigarette smoke eposure., Alcoholism:Clinical and Experimental Research, 28 (1), 1120-28, 2004
  • Slifer KD, Dworzack D, Preheim L. Case report: Perplexing pyrexia in a man from Mexico. [Clinical Insights, ID Rounds]. Available at: http://www.mdconsult.com, MD Consult Infectious Disease, 2003
  • Ayi BS, Rupp M, Preheim L. Case report: Man with fever, confusion, and a red hand. [Clinical Insights, ID Rounds]. Available at: http://www.mdconsult.com, Not Applicable, 2003
  • Nawab M, Preheim L. Case report: Man with nosocomial bacteremic pneumonia caused by a Gram-positive rod [Prespectives, ID Rounds]. Available at: http://www.mdconsult.com, MD Consult Infectious Disease, 2003
  • Ellbogen MH, Olsen KM, Gentry-Nielsen MJ, Preheim LC. Efficacy of liposome-encapsulated ciprofloxacin compared with ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone in a rat model of pneumococcal penumonia., J Antimicrob Chemother, 51(1), 83-91, 2003
  • Gentry-Nielsen MJ, Olsen KM, Preheim LC. The pharmacodynamic activity and efficacy of linezolid in a rat model of pneumococcal pneumonia., Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 46(5), 1345-51, 2002
  • Sharma A, Preheim L. Case Study: Woman with a sore shoulder and substance abuse. http://www.mdconsult.com, MD Consult Infectious Disease, 2002
  • Gentry-Nielsen MJ, Preheim LC, Lyman KN, McDonough KH, Potter BJ. Use of rat models to mimic alterations in iron homeostasis during human alcohol abuse and cirrhosis., Alcohol, 23, 71-81, 2001
  • Alcantara RB, Preheim LC, Gentry MJ. Pneumolysin-induced complement depletion during experimental pneumococcal bacteremia., Infect Immun, 69(6), 3569-3575, 2001
  • Alcantara RB, Preheim LC, Gentry MJ. Pneumolysin-induced complement depletion during experimental penumococcal pneumonia., Infect Immun, 69(6), 3569-3575, 2001
  • Use of rat models to minic alterations in iron homeostasis during human alcohol abuse and cirrhosis, Alcohol, 23, 71-81, 2001
  • Preheim LC, Gentry MJ. Infection in the alcoholic. In: Schlossberg D (ed). Current therapy of infectious disease, 2nd edition. St. Louis, Mosby., Other, 376-380, 2001
  • McCashland TM, Preheim LC, Gentry MJ. Effects of cirrhosis and liver transplantation on response to pneumococcal vaccine., J Infect Dis, 2000; 181, 757-60, 2000
  • Preheim LC. Other mycobacterioses. In: Goldman L, Bennett JC (eds). Cecil textbook of medicine, 21st edition. Philadelphia, WB Saunders 2000., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 21st Edition, 2000, 1731-33, 2000
  • Dominguez EA, Rupp ME, Preheim LC. Fever in the patient without neutropenia. In Abeloff MD, Armitage JO, Lichter AS, Niederhuber JE (eds.). Clinical oncology. New York, Churchill Livingstone, 2nd edition 2000., Clinical Oncology, 2nd Edition, 2000, 707-718, 2000
  • Preheim LC, Gentry MJ, Yue M, Snitily MU, Olsen KM. Comparison of azithromycin, trovafloxacin, and ceftriaxone for pneumococcal pneumonia in ethanol-fed rates. In Zinner SH, Young LS, Acar JF, Ortiz-Neu C (eds). New considerations for macrolides, azalides, streptogramins, and ketolides. New York. Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2000., New considerations for macrolides, azalides, streptogramins, and ketolides, 2000, 649-652, 2000
  • Stalder TS, Preheim LC. Gram-positive bacteria. In: Mainous AG III, Pomeroy C (eds). Management of antimicrobials in infectious diseases. Impact of antibiotic resistance. Totowa, NJ, Humana Press., Other, 29-41, 2000
  • Ellbogen MH, Preheim LC, Alcantara RB, Gentry MJ. Lemierre's syndrome: features of a classic infectious disease. Infect Dis Practice 1999;23:1-3., Not Applicable, 1999
  • The role of pneumolysin's complement-activating activity during pnuemococcal bacteremia in cirrhotic rats. Infect Immun 1999;67:2862-2866., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Preheim LC, Olsen KM, Yue M, Snitily MU, Gentry MJ. Ethanol feeding does not affect the efficacy or pharmacokinetics of azithromycin, trovafloxacin, or ceftriaxone in a rat model of pneumococcal pneumonia. Alcoholism Clin Exp Res 1999;23:842-849; Alcantara RB, Preheim LC, Gentry MJ., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Preheim LC. Other non-tuberculous mycobacteria and Mycobacterium bovis. In: Schlossberg D (ed). Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. Orlando. WB Saunders. 1999, p. 398-405., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Gentry MJ, Preheim LC. Models of pneumonia in ethanol-treated rats. In: Zak O, Sande M (eds). Handbook of animal models of infection. Academic Press. 1999, p. 501-507, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Preheim LC, Gorby GL, Gentry MJ. Pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia in a cirrhotic rat model In: Zak O, Sande M (eds). Handbook of animal models of infection. Academic Press. 1999, p. 509-515., Not Applicable, 1999

Publications

  • Gentry-Nielsen MJ, Gerriets JE, Agrawal DK, Preheim LC. Upregulation of platelet activating factor receptors facilitates pneumococcal pneumonia in cirrhotic hosts. 42nd Meeting of Infectious Diseases Society of America (Boston, MA). Abstract No. 1087. 9/30-10/3/04., 42nd Annual Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Alcantara RB, Preheim LC, Gentry MJ. Effects of pneumolysin's complement-activating activity on serum complement levels during pneumococcal bacteremia of cirrhotic and control rats. 99th Annual Meeting, Amer Soc for Micro (Chicago, IL) June, 1999. (Abstract No. B/D256.), Not Applicable, 1999
  • ii. Preheim LC, Olsen KM, Gentry-Nielsen MJ. Efficacy and pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin, trovafloxacin, and moxifloxacin in ethanol-fed rats with experimental pneumococcal pneumonia. 37th Annual Meeting, Infectious Diseases Society of America (Philadelphia, PA) Abstract No. 73, November 1999., Not Applicable, 1999

Presentations

  • Guest Faculty. 21st Century Infectious Diseases Challenges.   Wyoming Medical Center Frontiers in Wyoming Medicine Conference, Jackson Hole, WY, , 2017
  • Faculty Lecturer, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Foral P, Anthone J, Horne J, Dobronski L, Syed J, Destache C, Vivekanandan R, Preheim L, Gorby G, Bittner M.  Incorporating Interprofessional Practice Education and Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at Two Academic Medical Centers. IDWeek 2015, San Diego, California., 2015
  • Faculty Lecturer, 21st Staphylococcal Infections.  Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.  Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Faculty Lecturer, 21st Century Infectious Diseases Challenges.  Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.  Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2014
  • Foral P, Jamieson E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Horowitz E, Ali K, Neemann K, Vivekanandan R, Mindru C, Ali M, Hrdy M, Horne J, Dobronski L, Preheim L.  Provider acceptance and impact of a consultative, non-coercive antimicrobial stewardship program at a Veterans Affairs medical center. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting (Austin, TX), Abstract No. 268. , 2014
  • Faculty Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Emergencies.  Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, July 10, 2014., 2014
  • Anthone J, Vivekanandan R, Mindru C, Ali K, Ali M, Horowitz E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Destache C, Preheim L.  Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on antimicrobial usage and incidence of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) at a teaching hospital.  Infectious Diseases Week. (San Francisco, CA) Abstract No. 1016., 2013
  • Faculty Lecturer, Antibiotic Stewardship Update.  Department of Surgery Teaching Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • Faculty Lecturer, Infective Endocarditis. Department of Medicine Noon Conference. Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Faculty Lecturer, Bacterial Respiratory Infections. Department of Medicine Noon Conference. Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Faculty Lecturer, Antibiotic Stewardship.  Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Faculty Lecturer, Antibiotic Stewardship.  Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, The Curse of CA-MRSA: Coming Soon to a Theater Near You. Infectious Diseases Critical Care Symposium, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV., 2008
  • Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Challenges in the 21st Century. Medical Grand Rounds, University of Delaware Christiana Medical Center, Wilmington, DE., 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Emergencies. VIP CME Conference, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE., 2006
  • Guest Lecturer, Bacterial resistance. New Problems and New Solutions. Medical Grand Rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE., 2006
  • Propst KL, Snitily MU, Wyatt TA, Preheim LC, Gentry-Nielsen MJ. Cirrhosis decreases pulmonary killing of Streptococcus pneumoniae. 106th General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology (Orlando, FL)., 2006
  • Prospst KL, Snitily MU, Preheim LC, Gentry-Nielsen MJ. Cirrhosis decreases pulmonary killing of Streptococcus pneumoniae. 34th Annual Autumn Immunology Conference (Chicago, IL), 2005
  • 201. Michael Rytel Memorial Lecture, “Pneumococcal Infections: New Threats from the Old Man’s Friend.” Infectious Diseases Society of Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI., 2004
  • New and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases. Clinical Update in Internal Medicine Course. Creighton University Department of Medicine, Omaha, NE., 2004
  • Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, and Future. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Pneumococcal Infections: New Threats From the Old Man's Friend. Pulmonary/Infectious Diseases Combined Conference, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, 2002
  • Faculty Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Pneumococcal Infections: New Threates From the Old Man's Friend. University of Michigan School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Review Course, Mackinac Island, MI, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Mycobacterial Infections: An Atypical Success Story, University of Michigan School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Review Course, Mackinac Island, MI, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, CNS Infections: What's Hot and What's Not. University of Michigan School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Review Course, Mackinac Island, MI, 2002
  • Faculty Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Emergency Medicine Lecture Series, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2002
  • Faculty Lecturer, CNS Infections: Whats Hot and Whats Not. Creighton University Department of Neurology Grand Rounds., 2002
  • Guest Lecturer. Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, and Future. Medicine Grand Rounds, Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL., 2001
  • Faculty Lecturer. Blood Transfusion - Related Infections: Whats the Beef About? Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Faculty Lecturer. Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer. Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE, 2001
  • Director. 21th Annual Infectious Diseases Symposium, Creighton University School of Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Embassy Suites Old Market, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Faculty Lecturer. Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Medicine Department Ambulatory Core Curriculum, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer. Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Infectious Diseases Update, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer. Bacterial Resistance – New Problems and New Solutions. Clarkson Family Practice Resident’s Conference, Clarkson Family Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • Olsen, KM, Preheim LC, Gentry-Nielsen MJ. The pharmacodynamic activity and efficacy of linezolid in a rat model of Pneumococcal pneumonia. 40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Abstract No. 2251, 2000
  • Faculty Lecturer. Bacterial Resistance – New Problems and New Solutions. Medicine Department Grand Rounds, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • Faculty Lecturer. Infectious Diseases Emergencies. Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer. Bacterial Resistance – New Problems and New Solutions. Medicine Department Grand Rounds, VA Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer, Update on Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Philippine Medical Association of Greater St. Louis, Inc., St. Louis, MO, September 12, 1999., 1999
  • Faculty Lecturer, Infectious Diseases Emergencies, Department of Medicine Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, September 8, 1999, 1999
  • Coordinator, Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 31, 1999., 1999
  • Metro Omaha Medical Society Health Topics Program. Antibiotic Resistance. January 20, 1999. Aired on Cox Cable channel 4, Douglas Count Cable Vision channel 24, and US West channel 6., 1999

Awards and Honors

  • Evergreen Award, American College of Pysicians, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America - Central Region, 2000