Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Thirty years of critical care medicineJean Louis Vincent
Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium
Crit Care 14:311. 2010..We then look at the process of care and realize that, here, huge progress has been made. Lastly, we suggest how critical care medicine will continue to evolve for the better over the next 30 years...
- Diagnostic utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in critically ill patients with pulmonary edema: a prospective cohort studyJoseph E Levitt
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, MC 5236, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Crit Care 12:R3. 2008..B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) can effectively identify congestive heart failure in the emergency room setting but, despite increasing use, its diagnostic utility has not been validated in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
- Brain dysfunction in critically ill patients--the intensive care unit and beyondNuala J Meyer
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Crit Care 10:223. 2006..Psychiatric impairment including depression or post-traumatic stress disorder may also arise. Mechanisms contributing to each of these entities are reviewed...
- Creating the animated intensive care unitJesse B Hall
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Crit Care Med 38:S668-75. 2010....
- Role of analgesics, sedatives, neuromuscular blockers, and deliriumJesse B Hall
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Merion Station, PA, USA
Crit Care Med 37:S416-21. 2009..This review surveys recent literature documenting these relationships and identifying approaches to minimize pharmacologic contributions to intensive care unit-acquired weakness...
- ICU-acquired weaknessWilliam D Schweickert
Pulmonary Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC 6026, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
Chest 131:1541-9. 2007..We advocate an approach to this common syndrome that identifies risk factors early in the hope of minimizing their impact...
- Power and limitations of daily prognostications of death in the medical intensive care unitWilliam Meadow
Department of Medicine and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Crit Care Med 39:474-9. 2011..We tested the accuracy of predictions of impending death for medical intensive care unit patients, offered daily by their professional medical caretakers...
- A randomized trial of intermittent lorazepam versus propofol with daily interruption in mechanically ventilated patientsShannon S Carson
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 4134 Bioinformatics Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7020, USA
Crit Care Med 34:1326-32. 2006..To compare duration of mechanical ventilation for patients randomized to receive lorazepam by intermittent bolus administration vs. continuous infusions of propofol using protocols that include scheduled daily interruption of sedation...
- Improving the process of informed consent in the critically illNicole Davis
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Office of Risk Management, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill 60637, USA
JAMA 289:1963-8. 2003..Little is known about the effectiveness of intensivists in obtaining informed consent...
- Informed consent in the intensive care unit: ensuring understanding in a complex environmentWilliam Schweickert
Section of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 11:624-8. 2005..Furthermore, research investigations of critical illness add a level of complexity to informed consent and decision making that mandates a careful approach...
- Management of sedation in mechanically ventilated patientsD Kyle Hogarth
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 10:40-6. 2004....
- Some are old, some are new: life and death in the ICUWilliam Meadow
Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Semin Perinatol 27:471-9. 2003..To the extent that informed decisions can be made with 95% certainty, we may have found a foothold on the slippery ethical slope of benefit/burden calculations in the NICU. Unfortunately, we have no comparable data for MICU survivors...
- Correlates of prolonged hospitalization in inner-city ICU patients receiving noninvasive and invasive positive pressure ventilation for status asthmaticusBrian Gehlbach
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Chest 122:1709-14. 2002..To describe the outcome of patients with status asthmaticus (SA) treated in a medical ICU with positive pressure ventilation (PPV), and to identify those factors associated with increased length of hospital stay...
- Use of sedatives and neuromuscular blockers in a cohort of patients receiving mechanical ventilationAlejandro Arroliga
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
Chest 128:496-506. 2005..To describe the use of sedatives and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBs) and their impact in outcome in an international cohort of patients receiving mechanical ventilation...
- "Routine" supportive care in the ICU: filtering out the bad newsJesse Hall
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:435-7. 2002