B Afessa

Summary

Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Identifying potentially ineffective care in the sickest critically ill patients on the third ICU day
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 126:1905-9. 2004
  2. pmc Intensive care of the cancer patient: recent achievements and remaining challenges
    Elie Azoulay
    AP HP, Hopital Saint Louis, Medical ICU, Paris, France
    Ann Intensive Care 1:5. 2011
  3. doi Risk factors and outcome of pulmonary complications after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Chest 141:442-50. 2012
  4. pmc Prediction of death and prolonged mechanical ventilation in acute lung injury
    Ognjen Gajic
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Crit Care 11:R53. 2007
  5. pmc The incidence of relative adrenal insufficiency in patients with septic shock after the administration of etomidate
    Zulfiqar Mohammad
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Crit Care 10:R105. 2006
  6. pmc APACHE III outcome prediction in patients admitted to the intensive care unit after liver transplantation: a retrospective cohort study
    Mark T Keegan
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    BMC Surg 9:11. 2009
  7. ncbi Severity of illness and organ failure assessment in adult intensive care units
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:639-58. 2007
  8. ncbi Evaluating the performance of an institution using an intensive care unit benchmark
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:174-80. 2005
  9. ncbi The influence of missing components of the Acute Physiology Score of APACHE III on the measurement of ICU performance
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Intensive Care Med 31:1537-43. 2005
  10. ncbi Introduction of a 14-hour work shift model for housestaff in the medical ICU
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 128:3910-5. 2005

Detail Information

Publications93

  1. ncbi Identifying potentially ineffective care in the sickest critically ill patients on the third ICU day
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 126:1905-9. 2004
    ..To determine if an increase in the third-ICU-day acute physiology score (APS) of the APACHE (acute physiology and chronic health evaluation) III prognostic system can identify potentially ineffective care...
  2. pmc Intensive care of the cancer patient: recent achievements and remaining challenges
    Elie Azoulay
    AP HP, Hopital Saint Louis, Medical ICU, Paris, France
    Ann Intensive Care 1:5. 2011
    ..Lastly, we propose a research agenda to address unanswered questions...
  3. doi Risk factors and outcome of pulmonary complications after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Chest 141:442-50. 2012
    ..This study describes the PCs, their risk factors, and the impact on mortality in autologous recipients...
  4. pmc Prediction of death and prolonged mechanical ventilation in acute lung injury
    Ognjen Gajic
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Crit Care 11:R53. 2007
    ..We aimed to identify risk factors for a combined end-point of death and/or prolonged ventilator dependence and developed an ALI-specific prediction model...
  5. pmc The incidence of relative adrenal insufficiency in patients with septic shock after the administration of etomidate
    Zulfiqar Mohammad
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Crit Care 10:R105. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of relative adrenal insufficiency in patients with septic shock after etomidate administration compared with patients with septic shock who did not receive etomidate...
  6. pmc APACHE III outcome prediction in patients admitted to the intensive care unit after liver transplantation: a retrospective cohort study
    Mark T Keegan
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    BMC Surg 9:11. 2009
    ..The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) and the Hosmer-Lemeshow C statistic were used to assess, respectively, discrimination and calibration of APACHE III...
  7. ncbi Severity of illness and organ failure assessment in adult intensive care units
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:639-58. 2007
    ..Their roles as clinical decision support tools at the bedside await future studies because of their unknown or poor performance at the individual patient level...
  8. ncbi Evaluating the performance of an institution using an intensive care unit benchmark
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:174-80. 2005
    ..To describe the performances of selected intensive care units (ICUs) in a single institution using the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III benchmark and to propose interventions that may improve performance...
  9. ncbi The influence of missing components of the Acute Physiology Score of APACHE III on the measurement of ICU performance
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Intensive Care Med 31:1537-43. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of missing Acute Physiology Score (APS) values on risk-adjusted mortality...
  10. ncbi Introduction of a 14-hour work shift model for housestaff in the medical ICU
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 128:3910-5. 2005
    ..To describe the outcomes of switching housestaff from a traditional model of "long-call" every 4 days to a 14-h work-shift model in a medical ICU (MICU) over a 5-week pilot period...
  11. ncbi Bronchoscopy in ventilator-associated pneumonia: agreement of calibrated loop and serial dilution
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1229-32. 2006
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  12. ncbi Major complications following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 27:297-309. 2006
    ..Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome occurs at any time following transplant. Bronchoscopy is usually helpful for the diagnosis of the infectious pulmonary complications and DAH...
  13. doi Noninfectious pneumonitis after blood and marrow transplant
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 20:227-33. 2008
    ..This review will summarize recent developments in noninfectious complications that manifest as pulmonary infiltrates...
  14. pmc Predicting mortality in intensive care unit survivors using a subjective scoring system
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Crit Care 11:109. 2007
    ..However, if it is to be generalizable and reproducible and to perform well without bias, then a good prediction model should be based on objectively defined variables...
  15. pmc Critical care support of patients with nicotine addiction
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care 14:155. 2010
    ..Despite the abundance of active smokers, there is a paucity of data describing nicotine withdrawal, and its prevention and treatment options in the critically ill. Future studies are warranted to address these issues...
  16. doi Association between a silver-coated endotracheal tube and reduced mortality in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 0001, USA
    Chest 137:1015-21. 2010
    ..A silver-coated endotracheal tube (ETT) reduced the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) compared with an uncoated ETT in the North American Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tube (NASCENT) study...
  17. doi Critical care of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Clin 26:133-50. 2010
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  18. ncbi The hospital mortality of patients admitted to the ICU on weekends
    S Allen Ensminger
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 126:1292-8. 2004
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether weekend admission to the ICU increases the risk of dying in the hospital...
  19. ncbi Intensive care unit support and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation III performance in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1715-21. 2003
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical course of HSCT recipients admitted to the ICU and to determine the performance of APACHE III in predicting their mortality...
  20. ncbi Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:641-5. 2002
  21. pmc Association between ICU admission during morning rounds and mortality
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 136:1489-95. 2009
    ..No previous study has evaluated the association between admission to ICUs during round time and patient outcome. The objective of this study was to determine the association between round-time ICU admission and patient outcome...
  22. ncbi Pleural effusions and pneumothoraces in AIDS
    B Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:202-9. 2001
    ..Kaposi sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma are associated with human herpesvirus 8. The prognosis of patients with pleural Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in AIDS is poor, and the major goal of treatment is palliation...
  23. ncbi Outcome of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Medicine, Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Hematology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1364-8. 2002
    ..This study shows that survival rate of hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is better than previously reported, and that early onset and autologous transplant are favorable prognostic indicators...
  24. ncbi Association of pulmonary artery catheter use with in-hospital mortality
    B Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 29:1145-8. 2001
    ..To determine the association of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) use with in-hospital mortality...
  25. ncbi Clinical course, prognostic factors, and outcome prediction for HIV patients in the ICU. The PIP (Pulmonary complications, ICU support, and prognostic factors in hospitalized patients with HIV) study
    B Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Chest 118:138-45. 2000
    ..To describe the clinical course and prognostic factors in patients with HIV admitted to the ICU...
  26. ncbi Prognostic factors, clinical course, and hospital outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to an intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure
    Bekele Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:1610-5. 2002
    ..To describe prognostic factors, clinical course, and hospital outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to an intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure...
  27. pmc Bacteremia in hospitalized patients with human immunodeficiency virus: A prospective, cohort study
    B Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 1:13. 2001
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  28. ncbi Hospital mortality rate and length of stay in patients admitted at night to the intensive care unit
    Ian J Morales
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:858-63. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether there are any associations between the timing of patient admission to a medical intensive care unit and hospital outcome...
  29. ncbi Mortality rate and length of stay of patients admitted to the intensive care unit in July
    Javier D Finkielman
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1161-5. 2004
    ..This inexperience can lead to poor patient outcome, especially in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of July ICU admission on patient outcome...
  30. ncbi Bacterial pneumonia in hospitalized patients with HIV infection: the Pulmonary Complications, ICU Support, and Prognostic Factors of Hospitalized Patients with HIV (PIP) Study
    B Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
    Chest 117:1017-22. 2000
    ..To describe the causative organisms and factors associated with bacterial pneumonia and to assess its impact on the outcome of hospitalized patients with HIV...
  31. ncbi Clinical course and outcome of patients admitted to an ICU for status asthmaticus
    B Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Chest 120:1616-21. 2001
    ..Higher APACHE II score and PaCO(2) and lower arterial pH within 24 h of hospital admission are associated with increased mortality. Sepsis and nonpulmonary organ failure are more likely to develop in nonsurvivors than survivors...
  32. ncbi Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, organ failure, and outcome in critically ill obstetric patients treated in an ICU
    B Afessa
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Chest 120:1271-7. 2001
    ..Despite the severity of illness and the development of SIRS and organ failure in most patients, the mortality rate was low...
  33. ncbi Internal medicine resident education in the medical intensive care unit: the impact on education and patient care of a scheduling change for didactic sessions
    Kaiser G Lim
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:1534-7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the impact of rescheduling critical care didactic sessions on medicine residents' education during their medical intensive care unit (MICU) rotation and on outcomes...
  34. doi The association between nighttime transfer from the intensive care unit and patient outcome
    Tarik Hanane
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2232-7. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of nighttime transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) on clinical outcome...
  35. doi Intraoperative ventilator settings and acute lung injury after elective surgery: a nested case control study
    E R Fernandez-Perez
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, G10a, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Thorax 64:121-7. 2009
    ..While acute lung injury (ALI) is among the most serious postoperative pulmonary complications, its incidence, risk factors and outcome have not been prospectively studied...
  36. ncbi Outcome of patients with end-stage renal disease admitted to the intensive care unit
    Saqib I Dara
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 79:1385-90. 2004
    ....
  37. doi Significance of elevated cardiac troponin T levels in critically ill patients with acute respiratory disease
    Vlad C Vasile
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Am J Med 123:1049-58. 2010
    ..After adjusting for the severity of disease measured by the Acute Physiology, Age, and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III prognostic system, we evaluated short-term (30 days) and long-term (3 years) mortality...
  38. ncbi Fresh-frozen plasma and platelet transfusions are associated with development of acute lung injury in critically ill medical patients
    Hasrat Khan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 131:1308-14. 2007
    ..Transfusion has long been identified as a risk factor for acute lung injury (ALI)/ARDS. No study has formally evaluated the transfusion of specific blood products as a risk factor for ALI/ARDS in critically ill medical patients...
  39. ncbi Ethical dilemmas in a randomized trial of asthma treatment: can Bayesian statistical analysis explain the results?
    M T Holley
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:1128-35. 2001
    ..The development of physician treatment bias made patient enrollment difficult. The article subsequently describes the use of Bayesian statistics to explain study results when this bias occurs...
  40. ncbi Toward the prevention of acute lung injury: protocol-guided limitation of large tidal volume ventilation and inappropriate transfusion
    Murat Yilmaz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1660-6; quiz 1667. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of two quality improvement interventions (low tidal volume ventilation and restrictive transfusion) on the development of acute lung injury in mechanically ventilated patients...
  41. ncbi Outcome of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis admitted to the intensive care unit
    Ghulam Saydain
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:839-42. 2002
    ..Patients with IPF and their families should be informed about the overall outlook when they make decisions about life support and ICU care...
  42. ncbi The association of nicotine replacement therapy with mortality in a medical intensive care unit
    Amy H Lee
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1517-21. 2007
    ..However, the safety of nicotine replacement in the critically ill has not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of nicotine replacement on the outcome of critically ill patients...
  43. ncbi Suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia in cardiac patients admitted to the coronary care unit
    S Allen Ensminger
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:32-5. 2006
    ..To determine the incidence, risk factors, associated pathogens, and outcome of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients admitted to a coronary care unit (CCU)...
  44. ncbi Characteristics associated with analgesia ordering in the intensive care unit and relationships with outcome
    Amado X Freire
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis 38163, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:2468-72. 2002
    ..To describe clinical characteristics associated with analgesia utilization in the intensive care unit...
  45. doi Progression of organ failure in patients approaching brain stem death
    F T Lytle
    Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, MN, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1446-50. 2009
    ..8 h (9.5-17.6). The fact that mean SOFA scores did not change significantly over time, even after BSD occurred, has implications for the timing of retrieval of organs for transplantation...
  46. pmc Early identification of patients at risk of acute lung injury: evaluation of lung injury prediction score in a multicenter cohort study
    Ognjen Gajic
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:462-70. 2011
    ..Objectives: To determine the frequency and outcome of ALI development in patients at risk and validate a lung injury prediction score (LIPS)...
  47. ncbi Low baseline serum creatinine concentration predicts mortality in critically ill patients independent of body mass index
    Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Epidemiology and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:2420-3. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that low baseline serum creatinine would predict poor outcome in the critically ill...
  48. pmc Hospitalized patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza infection: the Mayo Clinic experience
    Chakradhar Venkata
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:798-805. 2010
    ..To describe the clinical course and outcome of adults hospitalized with the 2009 H1N1 influenza infection...
  49. ncbi Effect of 24-hour mandatory versus on-demand critical care specialist presence on quality of care and family and provider satisfaction in the intensive care unit of a teaching hospital
    Ognjen Gajic
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:36-44. 2008
    ..We compared the quality of care and patient/family and provider satisfaction before and after changing the staffing model from on-demand to continuous 24-hr critical care specialist presence in the intensive care unit...
  50. doi Outcome of critically ill patients with influenza virus infection
    Guangxi Li
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
    J Clin Virol 46:275-8. 2009
    ..An accurate prognosis is essential for decision-making during pandemic as well as interpandemic periods...
  51. ncbi The acute physiology and chronic health evaluation III outcome prediction in patients admitted to the intensive care unit after pneumonectomy
    Mark T Keegan
    Department of Anesthesia, Division of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 21:832-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if the APACHE III predicts hospital mortality after pneumonectomy...
  52. pmc Prophylactic endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients undergoing endoscopy for upper GI hemorrhage
    Ahmer Rehman
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 69:e55-9. 2009
    ..Cardiopulmonary complications are common after endoscopy for upper GI (UGI) hemorrhage in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  53. doi Changes in intensive care unit performance measures associated with opening a dedicated thoracic surgical progressive care unit
    Mark T Keegan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 22:347-53. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of the introduction of a specialty-specific progressive care unit (PCU) on the intensive care unit (ICU) to which relatively low-acuity patients had previously been admitted...
  54. doi Elevated cardiac troponin is an independent risk factor for short- and long-term mortality in medical intensive care unit patients
    Luciano Babuin
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:759-65. 2008
    ..Troponin elevations are common in critically ill patients. Whether they are predictors of mortality independent of the severity of the underlying disease is unclear...
  55. doi Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III outcome prediction after major vascular surgery
    Mark T Keegan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 22:713-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the performance of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III scoring system in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after major vascular surgery...
  56. ncbi Comparison of community and referral intensive care unit patients in a tertiary medical center: evidence for referral bias in the critically ill
    Edward G Seferian
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2779-86. 2008
    ....
  57. doi The Stability and Workload Index for Transfer score predicts unplanned intensive care unit patient readmission: initial development and validation
    Ognjen Gajic
    Department of Internal Medicine and the Mayo Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care Program, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:676-82. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to develop and validate a numerical index, named the Stability and Workload Index for Transfer, to predict ICU readmission...
  58. doi Physician staffing models and patient safety in the ICU
    Ognjen Gajic
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 135:1038-44. 2009
    ..In this commentary, we will discuss the available evidence behind the current models and express our opinions about current and future ICU intensivist staffing...
  59. pmc Peripheral blood stem cell transplant for POEMS syndrome is associated with high rates of engraftment syndrome
    Angela Dispenzieri
    Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Eur J Haematol 80:397-406. 2008
    ..Unraveling the mechanisms of the syndrome both in the context of ASCT and in general are challenges for the future...
  60. pmc Transfusion-related acute lung injury in the critically ill: prospective nested case-control study
    Ognjen Gajic
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:886-91. 2007
    ..Several transfusion characteristics have been postulated as risk factors for TRALI, but the evidence is limited to retrospective studies...
  61. ncbi Increased risk associated with pulmonary artery catheterization in the medical intensive care unit
    Steve G Peters
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Crit Care 18:166-71. 2003
    ....
  62. ncbi Ventilator-associated lung injury in patients without acute lung injury at the onset of mechanical ventilation
    Ognjen Gajic
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1817-24. 2004
    ..We tested the hypothesis that acute lung injury, which develops after the initiation of mechanical ventilation, is associated with known risk factors for ventilator-induced lung injury such as ventilation with large tidal volume...
  63. ncbi Demographic and clinical variation of adult intensive care unit utilization from a geographically defined population
    Edward G Seferian
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2113-9. 2006
    ..To determine population-based rates of adult intensive care unit (ICU) use and evaluate the effects that demographic variables and chronic illness have on ICU utilization...
  64. ncbi The clinical utility of flexible bronchoscopy in the evaluation of chronic cough
    Terrance W Barnes
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 126:268-72. 2004
    ..To assess the clinical utility of flexible bronchoscopy (FB) in the evaluation of patients with chronic cough and normal or nonlocalizing chest radiographic findings...
  65. ncbi Is there a role for inhaled nitric oxide as a rescue therapy in respiratory failure associated with hematologic malignancies?
    Mark T Keegan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Hematol 81:729-34. 2006
    ..Therefore, despite initial improvement in oxygenation, we did not observe any survival benefit to INO in this setting...
  66. ncbi Acute lung injury after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Steve G Peters
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Clin Chest Med 26:561-9, vi. 2005
    ..A major proportion of these complications are the direct result of infection. This article addresses early, noninfectious causes of acute lung injury in the HSCT recipient...
  67. ncbi Infectious complications in survivors of cardiac arrest admitted to the medical intensive care unit
    Ognjen Gajic
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Resuscitation 60:65-9. 2004
    ..To describe the incidence, associated factors and outcome of infectious complications in patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)...
  68. ncbi Outcome of patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted to a medical ICU
    S Anjum Khan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 131:972-6. 2007
    ..This study aims to describe the clinical course and prognostic factors of patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted to a medical ICU...
  69. ncbi Adult intensive care unit use at the end of life: a population-based study
    Edward G Seferian
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:896-901. 2006
    ..To determine population-based rates of intensive care unit (ICU) use at the end of life in adults and describe demographic and clinical variation in end-of-life ICU use...
  70. ncbi Transfusion from male-only versus female donors in critically ill recipients of high plasma volume components
    Ognjen Gajic
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1645-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of transfusing components from male-only vs. female donors on development of ALI, gas exchange, and outcome in critically ill patients...
  71. ncbi Predictors of intensive care unit and hospital length of stay in diabetic ketoacidosis
    Amado X Freire
    Department of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    J Crit Care 17:207-11. 2002
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  72. ncbi Chronic lung disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Bekele Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Clin Chest Med 26:571-86, vi. 2005
    ..This article reviews some of the noninfectious, chronic pulmonary complications...
  73. ncbi Fresh frozen plasma transfusion in critically ill medical patients with coagulopathy
    Saqib I Dara
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:2667-71. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that the practice of FFP transfusion in the medical intensive care unit is variable and that liberal use may not be associated with improved outcome...
  74. ncbi Intensivist-to-bed ratio: association with outcomes in the medical ICU
    Saqib I Dara
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 128:567-72. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if there are any associations between the intensivist-to-ICU bed ratio and the outcome of patients admitted to the medical ICU...
  75. ncbi Predicting 3-day and 7-day outcomes of weaning from mechanical ventilation
    B Afessa
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, USA
    Chest 116:456-61. 1999
    ..To determine the correlation of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score and various weaning indexes (WIs) with 3- and 7-day weaning outcomes...
  76. doi Candida bloodstream infections in intensive care units: analysis of the extended prevalence of infection in intensive care unit study
    Daniel H Kett
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:665-70. 2011
    ..To provide a global, up-to-date picture of the prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of Candida bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients and compare Candida with bacterial bloodstream infection...
  77. ncbi Bronchiolitis obliterans and other late onset non-infectious pulmonary complications in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    B Afessa
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Bone Marrow Transplant 28:425-34. 2001
    ..BO and BOOP occur almost exclusively in allogeneic HSCT, and have 61% and 21% mortality rates, respectively. BOOP responds favorably to corticosteroids. IPS has less than 15% 1-year survival...
  78. doi Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in critically ill patients with sepsis
    Salam Salman
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 23:178-83. 2008
    ..It occurs more frequently in patients with advanced age, history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, high severity of illness, and lower left ventricular ejection fraction and is associated with increased mortality...
  79. doi Long-term prognostic significance of elevated cardiac troponin levels in critically ill patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding
    Vlad C Vasile
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:140-7. 2009
    ..However, there are no data addressing the independent association of troponin levels and mortality, adjusted for the severity of the underlying disease, in patients with GI bleeding...
  80. ncbi The intensive care support of patients with malignancy: do everything that can be done
    Elie Azoulay
    Intensive Care Med 32:3-5. 2006
  81. ncbi Benchmark for intensive care unit length of stay: One step forward, several more to go
    Bekele Afessa
    Crit Care Med 34:2674-6. 2006
  82. ncbi The clinical course of patients with septic abortion admitted to an intensive care unit
    Javier Daniel Finkielman
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Intensive Care Med 30:1097-102. 2004
    ..0001), and pulmonary artery catheter (8 vs 41%, p=0.0026). CONCLUSIONS: Although it is an avoidable complication, septic abortion requiring admission to the ICU is associated with high morbidity and mortality...
  83. ncbi From "pro and con" debate to evidence-based practice: ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Bekele Afessa
    Chest 125:1600-2. 2004
  84. ncbi Evidence-based red cell transfusion in the critically ill: quality improvement using computerized physician order entry
    Rimki Rana
    Family Medicine Residency, Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, IA, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:1892-7. 2006
    ..In this quality improvement intervention we assessed the effect of an institutional protocol and computerized decision support for red cell transfusion in the critically ill...
  85. ncbi Pulmonary complications in adult blood and marrow transplant recipients: autopsy findings
    Sunita Sharma
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Chest 128:1385-92. 2005
    ..To describe the pulmonary findings at autopsy of blood and bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients...
  86. ncbi Intensive care unit physician staffing: seven days a week, 24 hours a day
    Bekele Afessa
    Crit Care Med 34:894-5. 2006
  87. doi Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: the NASCENT randomized trial
    Marin H Kollef
    Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    JAMA 300:805-13. 2008
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) causes substantial morbidity. A silver-coated endotracheal tube has been designed to reduce VAP incidence by preventing bacterial colonization and biofilm formation...
  88. ncbi The role of autopsy in the intensive care unit
    Hassan F Nadrous
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 78:947-50. 2003
    ..To identify the frequency and spectrum of clinically relevant diagnoses found at autopsy but not determined before death in adult patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU)...
  89. ncbi Pretransplant pulmonary evaluation of the blood and marrow transplant recipient
    Bekele Afessa
    Chest 128:8-10. 2005
  90. ncbi Chronic cough from the patient's perspective
    Tomasz J Kuzniar
    Sleep Disorders Center, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:56-60. 2007
    ..To identify the factors that patients consider most concerning about their cough...
  91. doi Risk factors for the development of acute lung injury in patients with septic shock: an observational cohort study
    Remzi Iscimen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clini, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1518-22. 2008
    ..The understanding why some patients do and others do not develop ALI is limited. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that delayed treatment of septic shock is associated with the development of ALI...