R K Albert
Affiliation: Denver Health Medical Center
- Mannose-binding lectin deficiency and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRichard K Albert
Medicine Service, Denver Health and Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:767-77. 2012..Mannose-binding lectin is a collectin involved in host defense against infection. Whether mannose-binding lectin deficiency is associated with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is debated...
- The role of ventilation-induced surfactant dysfunction and atelectasis in causing acute respiratory distress syndromeRichard K Albert
Department of Medicine, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:702-8. 2012..If the proposed scenario is correct, it also implies that at least some instances of ARDS might be prevented by implementing a number of simple, safe modifications in patient care...
- The prone position eliminates compression of the lungs by the heartR K Albert
Medical Service, Denver Health Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 161:1660-5. 2000....
- Prone ventilationR K Albert
Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
Clin Chest Med 21:511-7. 2000..Whether these changes translate into improved clinical outcomes has yet to be determined, but prone ventilation has the potential of reducing oxygen toxicity and limiting ventilator-induced lung injury...
- Azithromycin for prevention of exacerbations of COPDRichard K Albert
Medicine Service, Denver Health and Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204 4507, USA
N Engl J Med 365:689-98. 2011..Acute exacerbations adversely affect patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Macrolide antibiotics benefit patients with a variety of inflammatory airway diseases...
- Left atrial pressure can be accurately transmitted to the pulmonary artery despite zone 1 conditionsRichard K Albert
Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock, MC 4000, Denver, CO 80204 4507, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1016-20. 2003..The greater the PA, the lower the Ppa could track Pla below PA. Pla can be accurately measured by a pulmonary arterial catheter under Zone 1 conditions...
- The importance of leukotrienes in airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthmaW R Henderson
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
J Exp Med 184:1483-94. 1996..The role of leukotrienes or eosinophils in mediating airway hyperresponsiveness to aeroallergen could not be established, however, in this murine model...
- A structured handoff program for internsEugene S Chu
Division of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
Acad Med 84:347-52. 2009..To develop, teach, and supervise a structured process for handing off patient care and to evaluate its effect on interns' knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward handoffs...
- Preoperative evaluation of the patient with pulmonary diseaseSrinivas R Bapoje
Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 660 Bannock St, MC 4000, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Chest 132:1637-45. 2007..Identifying patients who are at risk for the development of PPCs and managing their underlying modifiable risk factors aggressively prior to surgery is essential...
- Underutilized time for health education of hospitalized patientsEugene S Chu
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
J Hosp Med 3:238-46. 2008....
- Intimate partner violence in women hospitalized on an internal medicine service: prevalence and relationship to responses to the review of systemsBarbara S Cleary
Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
J Hosp Med 3:299-307. 2008..Although intimate partner violence is common, the prevalence in patients hospitalized on internal medicine services and whether it is associated with numerous positive responses to the review of systems are not known...
- Effectiveness of a course designed to teach handoffs to medical studentsEugene S Chu
Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
J Hosp Med 5:344-8. 2010..A significant number, if not the large majority, of first-year Internal Medicine residents have not received formal education pertaining to handoffs during medical school...
- Unplanned transfers to a medical intensive care unit: causes and relationship to preventable errors in careSrinivas R Bapoje
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
J Hosp Med 6:68-72. 2011..Unplanned intensive care unit (ICU) transfers may result from errors in care but the frequency of their occurrence, and whether these transfers might be prevented, has not been investigated...
- Blockade of CD49d (alpha4 integrin) on intrapulmonary but not circulating leukocytes inhibits airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in a mouse model of asthmaW R Henderson
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
J Clin Invest 100:3083-92. 1997..In this asthma model, a CD49d-positive intrapulmonary leukocyte distinct from the eosinophil is the key effector cell of allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation and hyperresponsiveness...
- Observations of residents' work activities for 24 consecutive hours: implications for workflow redesignPatricia A Gabow
Denver Health, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
Acad Med 81:766-75. 2006..Improving these processes of care will be difficult and will likely require analytic skills and knowledge of systems engineering that most physicians do not have...
- Bilateral thumb burns leading to the diagnosis of crack lungDavid Gatof
Denver Health Medical Center University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80204-4507, USA
Chest 121:289-91. 2002..Inspection of the hands for burns consistent with handling cocaine pipes should prompt a consideration of crack lung in patients with pulmonary infiltrates...
- "Imitators" of the ARDS: implications for diagnosis and treatmentMarvin I Schwarz
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver Health Medical Center, USA
Chest 125:1530-5. 2004
- The pragmatics of prone positioningErica Messerole
Department of Medicine, Regions Hospital and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:1359-63. 2002
- Mandatory protocol for treating adult patients with diabetic ketoacidosis decreases intensive care unit and hospital lengths of stay: results of a nonrandomized trialSarah V Bull
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
Crit Care Med 35:41-6. 2007..To determine the effect of a mandatory protocol for treating diabetic ketoacidosis...
- Novel Strategies Targeting Acute Exacerbation of COPDRichard Albert; Fiscal Year: 2007..This information will, at the same time, also provide information regarding the pathobiology of COPD exacerbations. ..