L Berra

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Endotracheal tubes coated with antiseptics decrease bacterial colonization of the ventilator circuits, lungs, and endotracheal tube
    Lorenzo Berra
    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:1446-56. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Novel system for complete removal of secretions within the endotracheal tube: the Mucus Shaver
    Theodor Kolobow
    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, Section of Pulmonary and Cardiac Assist Devices, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892 1590, USA
    Anesthesiology 102:1063-5. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes: an experimental study
    Lorenzo Berra
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Intensive Care Med 34:1020-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Alternative approaches to ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention
    L Berra
    Anesthesia and Critical Care Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:323-33. 2011
  5. pmc Determinants of tracheostomy decannulation: an international survey
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, EG23A, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 2T9
    Crit Care 12:R26. 2008
  6. pmc A clinical assessment of the Mucus Shaver: a device to keep the endotracheal tube free from secretions
    Lorenzo Berra
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:119-24. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa: acute lung injury or ventilator-associated pneumonia?
    L Berra
    Department of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 76:824-32. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial-coated tracheal tubes cleaned with the Mucus Shaver : a novel method to retain long-term bactericidal activity of coated tracheal tubes
    Lorenzo Berra
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Boston MA, USA
    Intensive Care Med 32:888-93. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Internally coated endotracheal tubes with silver sulfadiazine in polyurethane to prevent bacterial colonization: a clinical trial
    Lorenzo Berra
    Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Intensive Care Med 34:1030-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation after critical illness
    Luca M Bigatello
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:2491-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Endotracheal tubes coated with antiseptics decrease bacterial colonization of the ventilator circuits, lungs, and endotracheal tube
    Lorenzo Berra
    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:1446-56. 2004
    ..The authors investigated bacterial colonization of the ventilator circuit, the ETT, and the lungs when the ETT was coated with silver-sulfadiazine and chlorhexidine in polyurethane, using no bacterial/viral filter attached to the ETT...
  2. ncbi request reprint Novel system for complete removal of secretions within the endotracheal tube: the Mucus Shaver
    Theodor Kolobow
    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, Section of Pulmonary and Cardiac Assist Devices, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892 1590, USA
    Anesthesiology 102:1063-5. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes: an experimental study
    Lorenzo Berra
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Intensive Care Med 34:1020-9. 2008
    ..After 24 h of mechanical ventilation, standard microbiological studies were performed together with scanning electron microscopy and confocal microscopy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Alternative approaches to ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention
    L Berra
    Anesthesia and Critical Care Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:323-33. 2011
    ..Prevention of VAP cannot be achieved solely by eliminating bacterial biofilm on respiratory devices, and more comprehensive care of the intubated patient needs to be implemented...
  5. pmc Determinants of tracheostomy decannulation: an international survey
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, EG23A, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 2T9
    Crit Care 12:R26. 2008
    ..Although tracheostomy is probably the most common surgical procedure performed on critically ill patients, it is unknown when a tracheostomy tube can be safely removed...
  6. pmc A clinical assessment of the Mucus Shaver: a device to keep the endotracheal tube free from secretions
    Lorenzo Berra
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:119-24. 2012
    ..We evaluated a new device designed to clean the endotracheal tube in mechanically ventilated patients, the Mucus Shaver...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa: acute lung injury or ventilator-associated pneumonia?
    L Berra
    Department of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 76:824-32. 2010
    ..aeruginosa that are related to infection, and (III) to illustrate clinical outcomes of ventilated patients with large burdens of P. aeruginosa as well as the mechanism by which this bacterium may evade the host immune response...
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial-coated tracheal tubes cleaned with the Mucus Shaver : a novel method to retain long-term bactericidal activity of coated tracheal tubes
    Lorenzo Berra
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Boston MA, USA
    Intensive Care Med 32:888-93. 2006
    ..To assess the long-term benefit from antibacterial coatings of the tracheal tube (ETT), and to keep clean the lumen of the ETT...
  9. doi request reprint Internally coated endotracheal tubes with silver sulfadiazine in polyurethane to prevent bacterial colonization: a clinical trial
    Lorenzo Berra
    Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Intensive Care Med 34:1030-7. 2008
    ..We coated endotracheal tubes (ETT) with silver sulfadiazine (SSD), and tested them in a clinical study to assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of preventing bacterial colonization...
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation after critical illness
    Luca M Bigatello
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:2491-7. 2007
    ..To examine the longitudinal outcome of a cohort of mechanically ventilated patients admitted to an acute care respiratory unit after critical illness...
  11. ncbi request reprint Silver-coated endotracheal tubes: is the bactericidal effect time limited?
    Gianluigi Li Bassi
    Crit Care Med 35:986; author reply 987. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretion in an in vivo study
    Lorenzo Berra
    Section on Pulmonary and Cardiac Assist Devices, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2071-8. 2004
    ..Continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (CASS) is believed to lower the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Animal studies to establish safety and efficacy of CASS have not been conducted...
  13. ncbi request reprint Ultrathin-wall, two-stage, twin endotracheal tube: a tracheal tube with minimal resistance and minimal dead space for use in newborn and infant patients
    Theodor Kolobow
    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, Section of Pulmonary and Cardiac Assist Devices, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1434, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 5:379-83. 2004
    ..To design and fabricate crush-proof polyurethane tracheal tubes for the newborn with the lowest resistance, least dead space, and thinnest wall...