Eric W Mueller
Affiliation: Cholesterol Center
- Tobramycin bladder irrigation for treating a urinary tract infection in a critically ill patientG Christopher Wood
Ann Pharmacother 38:1318-9. 2004
- The use of extended-interval aminoglycoside dosing strategies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe infections encountered in critically ill surgical patientsEric W Mueller
Department of Pharmacy Services, The University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 2316, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:563-70. 2009..The ability of published extended-interval dosing nomograms to achieve optimal pharmacodynamic endpoints may be limited in certain critically ill surgical patients...
- Repeat bronchoalveolar lavage to guide antibiotic duration for ventilator-associated pneumoniaEric W Mueller
Department of Pharmacy Services, The University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
J Trauma 63:1329-37; discussion 1337. 2007..We sought to determine whether antibiotic duration for VAP can be safely abbreviated in trauma patients using repeat bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)...
- The impact of preinjury antiplatelet and anticoagulant pharmacotherapy on outcomes in elderly patients with hemorrhagic brain injuryGerald R Fortuna
Department of Surgery, Division of Pharmacy Practice, The University Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Surgery 144:598-603; discussion 603-5. 2008..The purpose of this study was to determine whether preinjury CAW use was an important predictor of mortality in patients aged >or=50 years with blunt, hemorrhagic brain injury (HBI)...
- Effects of critical illness and organ failure on therapeutic argatroban dosage requirements in patients with suspected or confirmed heparin-induced thrombocytopeniaShaun P Keegan
Critical Care, Department of Pharmacy Services, The University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA
Ann Pharmacother 43:19-27. 2009..Critically ill patients often require therapeutic argatroban dosages lower than those recommended in package labeling. The magnitude of dosage alteration in relation to severity of organ failure is unknown...
- An analgesia-delirium-sedation protocol for critically ill trauma patients reduces ventilator days and hospital length of stayBryce R H Robinson
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0558, USA
J Trauma 65:517-26. 2008..We examined the effects of such a protocol on ventilator duration, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, hospital slength of stay, and medication requirements...
- Utility of bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill surgical patientsSha Ron Jackson
Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, P O Box 670558, Cincinnati, OH 45264, USA
Am J Surg 195:159-63. 2008..Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is recommended to facilitate the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). It is unclear if bilateral sampling improves the accuracy of BAL...
- The predictive value of preliminary bacterial colony counts from bronchoalveolar lavage in critically ill trauma patientsEric W Mueller
Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
Am Surg 69:749-55; discusiion 755-6. 2003..Empiric antibiotics should be continued until the final results are available in those patients with NG BALs...
- Antibiotic therapy and immunosuppression: choosing an edge on a familiar double-edged swordEric W Mueller
Crit Care Med 35:1430-1. 2007
- Evaluation of a clinical pathway for ventilator-associated pneumonia: changes in bacterial flora and the adequacy of empiric antibiotics over a three-year periodG Christopher Wood
Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:203-13. 2005..The objectives of this study were to compare organisms causing VAP over a three-year period to previous data, and to determine the adequacy of the empiric antibiotic regimens...
- Effect from multiple episodes of inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia on morbidity and mortality among critically ill trauma patientsEric W Mueller
Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
J Trauma 58:94-101. 2005..The impact of inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy (IEAT) may vary among critically ill populations. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the effect of IEAT on the outcome for adult trauma patients with VAP...
- The appropriate diagnostic threshold for ventilator-associated pneumonia using quantitative culturesMartin A Croce
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
J Trauma 56:931-4; discussion 934-6. 2004..The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal diagnostic threshold for VAP diagnosis using quantitative cultures of the BAL effluent...