David J Murphy
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Monitoring and reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national survey of state hospital associationsDavid J Murphy
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Med Qual 25:255-60. 2010..A national collaborative to address CLABSIs may reduce these infections while building capacity to improve other aspects of health care quality...
- ICU staffing and patient outcomes: more work remainsDavid J Murphy
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Crit Care 13:101. 2009..Future studies should evaluate other potential mechanisms by which closed ICUs improve patient outcomes. An improved understanding of these mechanisms may yield new targets for improving the quality of medical care for all ICU patients...
- Transfusion practice in the intensive care unit: a 10-year analysisGiora Netzer
From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Transfusion 50:2125-34. 2010..Clinical guidelines recommend a restrictive transfusion strategy in nonhemorrhaging critically ill patients...
- A practical tool to identify and eliminate barriers to compliance with evidence-based guidelinesAyse P Gurses
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:526-32, 485. 2009..A practical tool provides an interdisciplinary approach to identify barriers to guideline compliance and implement actions to eliminate or mitigate the effect of the barriers...
- Using evidence, rigorous measurement, and collaboration to eliminate central catheter-associated bloodstream infectionsMelinda Sawyer
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Crit Care Med 38:S292-8. 2010..If successful, this program will be the first national quality improvement program in the United States with quantifiable and measurable goals...
- Inhaled corticosteroids in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysisM Bradley Drummond
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
JAMA 300:2407-16. 2008..Recent studies of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy for managing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have yielded conflicting results regarding survival and risk of adverse events...
- Red blood cell transfusion practices in acute lung injury: what do patient factors contribute?David J Murphy
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Crit Care Med 37:1935-40. 2009..To describe red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices and evaluate the association between patient-related factors and pretransfusion hemoglobin concentration in acute lung injury (ALI)...