Randy W Loftus

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Transmission of pathogenic bacterial organisms in the anesthesia work area
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesthesiology 109:399-407. 2008
  2. doi Reduction in intraoperative bacterial contamination of peripheral intravenous tubing through the use of a novel device
    Matthew D Koff
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Anesthesiology 110:978-85. 2009
  3. doi Multiple reservoirs contribute to intraoperative bacterial transmission
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 114:1236-48. 2012
  4. doi Hand contamination of anesthesia providers is an important risk factor for intraoperative bacterial transmission
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 112:98-105. 2011
  5. doi Intraoperative ketamine reduces perioperative opiate consumption in opiate-dependent patients with chronic back pain undergoing back surgery
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesthesiology 113:639-46. 2010
  6. doi Reduction in intraoperative bacterial contamination of peripheral intravenous tubing through the use of a passive catheter care system
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 115:1315-23. 2012
  7. doi Prevention of intravenous bacterial injection from health care provider hands: the importance of catheter design and handling
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr Lebanon, NH 03756
    Anesth Analg 115:1109-19. 2012
  8. doi Reduction in ventilator associated pneumonia in a mixed intensive care unit after initiation of a novel hand hygiene program
    Matthew D Koff
    Department of Anesthesiology, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756
    J Crit Care 26:489-95. 2011
  9. doi Ketamine/propofol admixture (ketofol) is associated with improved hemodynamics as an induction agent: a randomized, controlled trial
    Nathan J Smischney
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:94-101. 2012

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi Transmission of pathogenic bacterial organisms in the anesthesia work area
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesthesiology 109:399-407. 2008
    ..A heightened awareness of intraoperative transmission of potentially pathogenic bacterial organisms may lead to implementation of effective preventative measures...
  2. doi Reduction in intraoperative bacterial contamination of peripheral intravenous tubing through the use of a novel device
    Matthew D Koff
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Anesthesiology 110:978-85. 2009
    ..The authors hypothesized that improvements in intraoperative hand hygiene compliance would reduce transmission of bacteria to surgical patients and reduce the incidence of postsurgical healthcare-associated infections...
  3. doi Multiple reservoirs contribute to intraoperative bacterial transmission
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 114:1236-48. 2012
    ..Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis was used to assess the contribution of reservoir bacterial pathogens to 30-day postoperative infections...
  4. doi Hand contamination of anesthesia providers is an important risk factor for intraoperative bacterial transmission
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 112:98-105. 2011
    ..In this study, we hypothesized that bacterial contamination of anesthesia provider hands before patient contact is a risk factor for direct intraoperative bacterial transmission...
  5. doi Intraoperative ketamine reduces perioperative opiate consumption in opiate-dependent patients with chronic back pain undergoing back surgery
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesthesiology 113:639-46. 2010
    ..Little is known regarding its efficacy in opiate-dependent patients with a history of chronic pain. We hypothesized that ketamine would reduce postoperative opiate consumption in this patient population...
  6. doi Reduction in intraoperative bacterial contamination of peripheral intravenous tubing through the use of a passive catheter care system
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 115:1315-23. 2012
    ..The secondary aim was to evaluate the impact of this novel intervention on the combined incidence of 30-day postoperative infections and IV catheter-associated phlebitis...
  7. doi Prevention of intravenous bacterial injection from health care provider hands: the importance of catheter design and handling
    Randy W Loftus
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr Lebanon, NH 03756
    Anesth Analg 115:1109-19. 2012
    ..The secondary aims were to identify risk factors for bacterial injection and to estimate the quantity of bacterial organisms injected during catheter handling...
  8. doi Reduction in ventilator associated pneumonia in a mixed intensive care unit after initiation of a novel hand hygiene program
    Matthew D Koff
    Department of Anesthesiology, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756
    J Crit Care 26:489-95. 2011
    ..Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 19:858-860, 1998). Contamination of provider hands may be a modifiable risk factor. We instituted a novel multimodal system designed to improve hand hygiene by ICU providers...
  9. doi Ketamine/propofol admixture (ketofol) is associated with improved hemodynamics as an induction agent: a randomized, controlled trial
    Nathan J Smischney
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:94-101. 2012
    ..The primary aim of this study was to assess the hemodynamic effects of "ketofol" in a fixed-dose combination during induction of general anesthesia in a controlled environment...