Nicholas S Ward

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Perceptions of cost constraints, resource limitations, and rationing in United States intensive care units: results of a national survey
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:471-6. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Intensivist/patient ratios in closed ICUs: a statement from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Taskforce on ICU Staffing
    Nicholas S Ward
    Rhode Island Hospital Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:638-45. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Perceived effects of attending physician workload in academic medical intensive care units: a national survey of training program directors
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:400-5. 2012
  4. pmc Roundtable debate: Controversies in the management of the septic patient--desperately seeking consensus
    Aaron B Waxman
    Pulmonary Critical Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care 9:E1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Rationing critical care medicine: recent studies and current trends
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 11:629-32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of clinical information systems
    Nicholas S Ward
    Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St APC 707, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Crit Care 19:221-5. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Clinical concise review: Mechanical ventilation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1614-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Using computers for intensive care unit research
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, 02903, USA
    Respir Care 49:518-24. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a commercially available clinical information system with other methods of measuring critical care outcomes data
    Nicholas S Ward
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Crit Care 19:10-5. 2004
  10. pmc The compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome (CARS) in critically ill patients
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, APC 707, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Clin Chest Med 29:617-25, viii. 2008

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Perceptions of cost constraints, resource limitations, and rationing in United States intensive care units: results of a national survey
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:471-6. 2008
    ..To examine cost constraints, resource limitations, and rationing within U.S. intensive care units (ICUs) as perceived by ICU clinicians and the roles of ICU physician and nurse directors in resource allocation decisions...
  2. doi request reprint Intensivist/patient ratios in closed ICUs: a statement from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Taskforce on ICU Staffing
    Nicholas S Ward
    Rhode Island Hospital Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:638-45. 2013
    ..Due to concern that understaffing may exist, the Society of Critical Care Medicine created a taskforce to generate guidelines on maximum intensivists/patient ratios...
  3. doi request reprint Perceived effects of attending physician workload in academic medical intensive care units: a national survey of training program directors
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:400-5. 2012
    ..This is especially concerning in academic intensive care units where attending physicians must couple teaching duties with patient care...
  4. pmc Roundtable debate: Controversies in the management of the septic patient--desperately seeking consensus
    Aaron B Waxman
    Pulmonary Critical Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care 9:E1. 2005
    ..This presentation is intended to show how experienced intensivists apply clinical science to their practice of critical care medicine...
  5. ncbi request reprint Rationing critical care medicine: recent studies and current trends
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 11:629-32. 2005
    ..This paper reviews the literature on the rationing of critical care resources...
  6. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of clinical information systems
    Nicholas S Ward
    Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St APC 707, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Crit Care 19:221-5. 2004
    ..Additionally, data are presented from a newly published study by the author evaluating the validity of data from a commercially available CIS...
  7. doi request reprint Clinical concise review: Mechanical ventilation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1614-9. 2008
    ..To summarize the current literature on mechanical ventilation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using published data to augment commonly accepted principles of clinical practice...
  8. ncbi request reprint Using computers for intensive care unit research
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, 02903, USA
    Respir Care 49:518-24. 2004
    ..CISs are in a relatively early stage of their development, and engineering improvements will eventually make CIS data highly accurate and easily accessible and queryable so that CISs become even more valuable for research...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a commercially available clinical information system with other methods of measuring critical care outcomes data
    Nicholas S Ward
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Crit Care 19:10-5. 2004
    ..To compare the quality of data recorded by a commercially available clinical information system (CIS) to other commonly used methods for obtaining large amounts of patient data...
  10. pmc The compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome (CARS) in critically ill patients
    Nicholas S Ward
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, APC 707, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Clin Chest Med 29:617-25, viii. 2008
    ..Much research now suggests that the timing and relative magnitude of this response have a profound impact on patient outcomes...
  11. ncbi request reprint End of life issues in the critically ill
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Med Health R I 85:60-2. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint Nonconsented human immunodeficiency virus testing among critically ill patients: intensivists' practices and the influence of state laws
    Scott D Halpern
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Dr, 711 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2323-8. 2007
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing can improve care for many critically ill patients, but state laws and institutional policies may impede such testing when patients cannot provide consent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Rationing and critical care medicine
    Nicholas S Ward
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:S102-5. 2007
    ..In addition, we review the pertinent literature on resource allocation and rationing in intensive care units...
  14. doi request reprint Implementing a collaborative protocol in a sepsis intervention program: lessons learned
    Brian Casserly
    Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown University, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
    Lung 189:11-9. 2011
    ..However, despite a collaborative approach, the sepsis intervention program was underutilized with only 48% of the patients completing the sepsis intervention protocol...
  15. ncbi request reprint Steroid therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Aidan OBrien
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Med Health R I 85:52-5. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Development of an e-mail database of US intensive care physicians
    Scott D Halpern
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Crit Care 22:28-31. 2007
    ..We sought to develop an e-mail database for all intensivists associated with US training programs in critical care medicine (academic intensivists) and to determine the feasibility of using this database to survey intensivists...
  17. doi request reprint Using serial severity scores to predict death in ICU patients: a validation study and review of the literature
    Eric J Gartman
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 15:578-82. 2009
    ..The present study describes the use of serial severity scores to predict death in ICU patients and compares the results with previously published literature on this topic...
  18. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion practice today
    Nicholas S Ward
    Neurointensive Care Unit, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Crit Care Clin 20:179-86. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of prone position ventilation in ARDS. An evidence-based review of the literature
    Nicholas S Ward
    Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Crit Care Clin 18:35-44. 2002
    ..Further studies will be useful...
  20. ncbi request reprint A death worth dying for
    Nicholas S Ward
    Med Care 42:406-7. 2004