Jon C Rittenberger

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Errors of omission in the treatment of prehospital chest pain patients
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:2-7. 2005
  2. pmc Outcomes of a hospital-wide plan to improve care of comatose survivors of cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Resuscitation 79:198-204. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Successful outcome utilizing hypothermia after cardiac arrest in pregnancy: a case report
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1354-6. 2008
  4. pmc Predictors of ROSC in witnessed aeromedical cardiac arrests
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Resuscitation 76:43-6. 2008
  5. pmc Association between clinical examination and outcome after cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Resuscitation 81:1128-32. 2010
  6. pmc Association between Cerebral Performance Category, Modified Rankin Scale, and discharge disposition after cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, PA 15261, United States
    Resuscitation 82:1036-40. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of delay to first intervention with return of spontaneous circulation in a swine model of cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 73:154-60. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability for witnessed collapse and presence of bystander CPR
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 70:410-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Time to give the first medication during resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 70:201-6. 2006
  10. pmc Increasing CPR duration prior to first defibrillation does not improve return of spontaneous circulation or survival in a swine model of prolonged ventricular fibrillation
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 79:155-60. 2008

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Errors of omission in the treatment of prehospital chest pain patients
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:2-7. 2005
    ..They also sought to quantify any time delays in treatment of potential ischemic cardiac chest pain...
  2. pmc Outcomes of a hospital-wide plan to improve care of comatose survivors of cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Resuscitation 79:198-204. 2008
    ..We implemented a series of process interventions designed to increase TH use and improve outcomes in patients successfully resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) or in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA)...
  3. doi request reprint Successful outcome utilizing hypothermia after cardiac arrest in pregnancy: a case report
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1354-6. 2008
    ..To date, pregnancy has been considered a contraindication to the use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest...
  4. pmc Predictors of ROSC in witnessed aeromedical cardiac arrests
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Resuscitation 76:43-6. 2008
    ..We completed a retrospective analysis of aeromedical patient care records in order to describe the pre-arrest characteristics and the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in this subset of patients...
  5. pmc Association between clinical examination and outcome after cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Resuscitation 81:1128-32. 2010
    ..We measured the association between clinical examination findings at hospital arrival, 24, and 72 h after cardiac arrest in a modern intensive care unit setting...
  6. pmc Association between Cerebral Performance Category, Modified Rankin Scale, and discharge disposition after cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, PA 15261, United States
    Resuscitation 82:1036-40. 2011
    ..Cerebral Performance Category (CPC), Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and discharge disposition are commonly used to determine outcomes following cardiac arrest. This study tested the association between these outcome measures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of delay to first intervention with return of spontaneous circulation in a swine model of cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 73:154-60. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the duration of circulatory arrest after which maximal drug treatment and a rescue shock would fail to achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability for witnessed collapse and presence of bystander CPR
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 70:410-5. 2006
    ..We sought to determine the inter-rater reliability for different methods of ascertaining and defining witnessed collapse and performance of bystander CPR...
  9. ncbi request reprint Time to give the first medication during resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 70:201-6. 2006
    ..Then, the mean time and ranges of reported study medication delivery in clinical trials where medication was the experimental intervention was determined...
  10. pmc Increasing CPR duration prior to first defibrillation does not improve return of spontaneous circulation or survival in a swine model of prolonged ventricular fibrillation
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 79:155-60. 2008
    ..In this porcine model of basic life support, our outcomes were rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), survival, and coronary perfusion pressure (CPP)...
  11. doi request reprint Admission temperature and survival in patients admitted to burn centers
    David Hostler
    From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Department of Surgery, UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Burn Care Res 34:498-506. 2013
    ..18). Hypothermia at hospital admission is independently associated with mortality in burn patients when controlling for clinical confounders. Future studies should address potential causes underlying this observation. ..
  12. pmc Effects of pre-arrest and intra-arrest hypothermia on ventricular fibrillation and resuscitation
    James J Menegazzi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 80:126-32. 2009
    ..The electrophysiological mechanisms of hypothermia are not well-understood, nor are the effects of beginning cooling during the resuscitation...
  13. doi request reprint The effect of adenosine A1 receptor antagonism on return of spontaneous circulation and short-term survival in prolonged ventricular fibrillation
    Timothy J Mader
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:352-8. 2008
    ..We have previously shown that ADO A1 receptor (ADOA1R) antagonism hastens the time-dependent decay in VF waveform morphology during the circulatory phase of cardiac arrest...
  14. ncbi request reprint Measuring adverse events in helicopter emergency medical services: establishing content validity
    P Daniel Patterson
    From the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Prehosp Emerg Care 18:35-45. 2014
    ..We demonstrate a standardized process for the development of a content-valid framework for AE detection. The framework is a model for the development of a method for AE identification in other settings, including ground-based EMS. ..
  15. pmc Association between a quantitative CT scan measure of brain edema and outcome after cardiac arrest
    Robert B Metter
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 82:1180-5. 2011
    ..This study tested whether the gray matter attenuation to white matter attenuation ratio (GWR) was associated with survival and functional recovery...
  16. doi request reprint Methylphenidate and amantadine to stimulate reawakening in comatose patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest
    Joshua C Reynolds
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 84:818-24. 2013
    ..Methylphenidate and amantadine have treated coma in traumatically-brain-injured patients with mixed success, but have not been explored in post-arrest patients...
  17. pmc Increased survival after EMS witnessed cardiac arrest. Observations from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Epistry-Cardiac arrest
    David Hostler
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, Suite 400A, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Resuscitation 81:826-30. 2010
    ..We examined EMS witnessed OHCA from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) to determine the effect of EMS witnessed vs. bystander witnessed and unwitnessed OHCA...
  18. pmc An early, novel illness severity score to predict outcome after cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 82:1399-404. 2011
    ..We developed an early, novel post-arrest illness severity score to predict survival, good outcome and development of multiple organ failure (MOF) after cardiac arrest...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of an impedance threshold device on hemodynamics and restoration of spontaneous circulation in prolonged porcine ventricular fibrillation
    James J Menegazzi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:179-85. 2007
    ..An impedance threshold device (ITD) has been designed to enhance circulation during CPR by creating a negative intrathoracic pressure during the relaxation phase of chest compression...
  20. ncbi request reprint Initial lactate and lactate change in post-cardiac arrest: a multicenter validation study*
    Michael W Donnino
    1Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 2Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 3Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 5Department of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 6Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 7Department of Anesthesia Critical Care, Division of Critical Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Crit Care Med 42:1804-11. 2014
    ..This association has not been validated in a prospective multicenter study. The objective of the current study was to determine the association between percent lactate change and outcomes in post-cardiac arrest patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and effect of fever on outcome following resuscitation from cardiac arrest
    Kory Gebhardt
    Northwestern University, Department of Emergency Medicine, United States
    Resuscitation 84:1062-7. 2013
    ..Evaluate the prevalence of fever in the first 48 h after cardiac arrest and its effect on outcomes...
  22. pmc Duration of resuscitation efforts and functional outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: when should we change to novel therapies?
    Joshua C Reynolds
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Circulation 128:2488-94. 2013
    ..Our objective was to estimate the dynamic probability of survival and functional recovery as a function of resuscitation effort duration to identify this transition point...
  23. pmc Female sex is not associated with improved rates of ROSC or short term survival following prolonged porcine ventricular fibrillation
    Joshua C Reynolds
    Department of Emergency Medicine University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1386-90. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that sex predicts return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and short-term survival (SURV) in porcine studies of prolonged ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
  24. doi request reprint Identification of adverse events in ground transport emergency medical services
    P Daniel Patterson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:139-46. 2012
    ..Overall physician agreement on presence of an AE per chart was fair (κ = 0.24; 95% CI = 0.19, 0.29). These findings should serve as a basis for refining and implementing an AE evaluation instrument...
  25. pmc Drug administration in animal studies of cardiac arrest does not reflect human clinical experience
    Joshua C Reynolds
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Resuscitation 74:13-26. 2007
    ..Our previous work has shown the mean time to first drug administration in clinical trials is 19.4min. We hypothesized that the average time to drug administration in large animal experiments occurs earlier than in OOHCA clinical trials...
  26. pmc Neurological and functional status following cardiac arrest: method and tool utility
    Ketki D Raina
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Resuscitation 79:249-56. 2008
    ..This study examined the relationships among the CPC and measures of global disability and QOL at discharge from the hospital and at 1 month after CA...
  27. pmc Mild hypothermia alters midazolam pharmacokinetics in normal healthy volunteers
    David Hostler
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Drug Metab Dispos 38:781-8. 2010
    ..Future studies in patients who receive lower levels and a longer duration of hypothermia are warranted...
  28. doi request reprint Near-infrared spectroscopy in post-cardiac arrest patients undergoing therapeutic hypothermia
    Brian Suffoletto
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Resuscitation 83:986-90. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between tissue oxygen saturation during a vascular occlusion test with systemic hemodynamics, central and peripheral skin temperature in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest...
  29. pmc Frequency and timing of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in comatose post-cardiac arrest subjects treated with hypothermia
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Neurocrit Care 16:114-22. 2012
    ..However, nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) may cause persistent coma. The frequency and timing of NCSE after cardiac arrest is unknown...
  30. pmc Regional impact of cardiac arrest center criteria on out-of-hospital transportation practices
    Christian Martin-Gill
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 15:381-7. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that a majority of patients are already transported to hospitals that meet proposed CAC criteria...
  31. ncbi request reprint Increased chest compression to ventilation ratio improves delivery of CPR
    David Hostler
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
    Resuscitation 74:446-52. 2007
    ..We evaluated a protocol change from the recommended C:V ratio of 15:2-30:2 during CPR in our municipal emergency medical system...
  32. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of basic emergency medical technicians to perform selected advanced life support interventions
    Francis X Guyette
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:518-21. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the feasibility of training EMT-B providers to provide additional cardiac resuscitation procedures using the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and intraosseous (IO) access...
  33. ncbi request reprint Renal dysfunction is common following resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Joseph Yanta
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, United States
    Resuscitation 84:1371-4. 2013
    ..The incidence of renal dysfunction in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is not well described. Renal dysfunction has been associated with worse outcomes in critical illness...
  34. ncbi request reprint Emergency neurological life support: resuscitation following cardiac arrest
    Jon C Rittenberger
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurocrit Care 17:S21-8. 2012
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  35. ncbi request reprint Hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not alter serum inflammatory markers
    Clifton W Callaway
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2607-12. 2008
    ..This study tested whether therapeutic hypothermia altered levels of inflammatory markers in serum...
  36. pmc Work of CPR during two different compression to ventilation ratios with real-time feedback
    Amy E Betz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Resuscitation 79:278-82. 2008
    ..The effect of the additional exertion required to deliver more chest compressions may present a considerable physical burden on the provider...
  37. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of laryngeal mask airway use by prehospital personnel in simulated pediatric respiratory arrest
    Francis X Guyette
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:245-9. 2007
    ..Although the LMA has been used successfully for pediatric resuscitation in the hospital setting, there is no data describing its use in the prehospital setting...
  38. pmc Effect of crew size on objective measures of resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Christian Martin-Gill
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:229-34. 2010
    ..Increased numbers of providers may improve the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but this has not been studied as part of a comprehensive resuscitation scenario...
  39. pmc Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Clifton W Callaway
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 81:524-9. 2010
    ..This study examined whether survival to hospital discharge was related to receiving hospital characteristics, including bed number, capability of performing cardiac catheterization and hospital volume of OOHCA cases...
  40. pmc Coronary angiography predicts improved outcome following cardiac arrest: propensity-adjusted analysis
    Joshua C Reynolds
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 24:179-86. 2009
    ..Determine if clinical parameters of resuscitated patients predict coronary angiography (CATH) performance and if receiving CATH after cardiac arrest is associated with outcome...
  41. pmc Continuous neuromuscular blockade is associated with decreased mortality in post-cardiac arrest patients
    Justin D Salciccioli
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States
    Resuscitation 84:1728-33. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine whether neuromuscular blockade is associated with improved outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
  42. ncbi request reprint Comparison of public safety provider injury rates
    Joe Suyama
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:451-5. 2009
    ..Objective. To determine the types and severity of injuries encountered by public safety personnel during routine work conditions within a single urban population...
  43. pmc In-flight automated external defibrillator use and consultation patterns
    Aaron Michael Brown
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:235-9. 2010
    ..Limited information exists about the in-flight use and outcomes associated with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on commercial airlines...
  44. doi request reprint Patterns of organ donation among resuscitated patients at a regional cardiac arrest center
    Joshua C Reynolds
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States Electronic address
    Resuscitation 85:248-52. 2014
    ..Regional cardiac arrest centers are expected to address organ donation, but there are few guidelines available and the yield from this population is not fully known...
  45. ncbi request reprint Early coronary angiography and induced hypothermia are associated with survival and functional recovery after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Clifton W Callaway
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States Electronic address
    Resuscitation 85:657-63. 2014
    ..We measured the association of early (≤24h after arrival) coronary angiography, reperfusion, and induced hypothermia with favorable outcome after OHCA...
  46. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest
    Jessica L Erb
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital, PA, USA
    Am J Nurs 112:38-44; quiz 46,45. 2012
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  47. ncbi request reprint Quality of BLS decreases with increasing resuscitation complexity
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 68:365-9. 2006
    ..This study examines the effectiveness of artificial ventilation and chest compressions both with and without an AED...
  48. pmc Toxicology laboratory analysis and human exposure to p-chloroaniline
    Anthony F Pizon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 47:132-6. 2009
    ..An in-vitro study evaluating the metabolism of p-chloroaniline in human hepatocytes was undertaken to evaluate the metabolic fate more closely...
  49. doi request reprint The development and implementation of cardiac arrest centers
    Michael W Donnino
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, WCC2, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Resuscitation 82:974-8. 2011
    ..This paper may assist other potential clinical sites that are considering or actively developing cardiac arrest centers of their own...
  50. ncbi request reprint Determinants of heat generation in patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest
    Matthew R Murnin
    Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000580. 2014
    ..We further hypothesized that neurologic outcome would be most strongly associated with heat generation...