C N Sessler

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Protocol-directed weaning: a process of continuous performance improvement
    Venkat Ramachandran
    The Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Crit Care 9:138-40. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint New concepts in sepsis
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 23289, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 8:465-72. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale: validity and reliability in adult intensive care unit patients
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1338-44. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Steroids for septic shock: back from the dead? (Con)
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond 23298, USA
    Chest 123:482S-9S. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Management of severe sepsis and septic shock
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 10:354-63. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Mechanical ventilation of patients with acute lung injury
    C N Sessler
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Crit Care Clin 14:707-29, vii. 1998
  7. pmc Evaluating and monitoring analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Crit Care 12:S2. 2008
  8. pmc Analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit: an overview of the issues
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Crit Care 12:S1. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Infection control and the prevention of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit
    Gonzalo M L Bearman
    Division of Quality HealthCare, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 27:310-24. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Oral health status and development of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a descriptive study
    Cindy L Munro
    Adult Health Department, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0567, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:453-60. 2006

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Publications34

  1. pmc Protocol-directed weaning: a process of continuous performance improvement
    Venkat Ramachandran
    The Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Crit Care 9:138-40. 2005
    ..However, one must avoid selecting criteria that are too restrictive, potentially delaying the discontinuation of ventilation...
  2. ncbi request reprint New concepts in sepsis
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 23289, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 8:465-72. 2002
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  3. ncbi request reprint The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale: validity and reliability in adult intensive care unit patients
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1338-44. 2002
    ..Our nurses described RASS as logical, easy to administer, and readily recalled. RASS has high reliability and validity in medical and surgical, ventilated and nonventilated, and sedated and nonsedated adult ICU patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Steroids for septic shock: back from the dead? (Con)
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond 23298, USA
    Chest 123:482S-9S. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Management of severe sepsis and septic shock
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 10:354-63. 2004
    ..Recent publications (2003 and early 2004) have been systematically reviewed for important new original research and scholarly reviews, with an emphasis on clinical advances in adults...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mechanical ventilation of patients with acute lung injury
    C N Sessler
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Crit Care Clin 14:707-29, vii. 1998
    ..No single approach is best for all patients; adjustment of ventilatory parameters to individual characteristics, such as lung mechanics and gas exchange, is required...
  7. pmc Evaluating and monitoring analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Crit Care 12:S2. 2008
    ..Further clarification of the roles of these tools, particularly within the context of patient safety, is needed, as is further technology development to eliminate artifacts and investigation to demonstrate added value...
  8. pmc Analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit: an overview of the issues
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Crit Care 12:S1. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Infection control and the prevention of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit
    Gonzalo M L Bearman
    Division of Quality HealthCare, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 27:310-24. 2006
    ..For greatest risk reduction, multifaceted programs ensuring maximal adherence with evidence-based infection control guidelines are needed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Oral health status and development of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a descriptive study
    Cindy L Munro
    Adult Health Department, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0567, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:453-60. 2006
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and may be influenced by oral health...
  11. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of universal gloving versus contact precautions for preventing the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms
    Gonzalo M L Bearman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:650-5. 2007
    ..Contact precautions are recommended to reduce the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms. However, the optimal method for control of multidrug-resistant organisms remains unclear...
  12. doi request reprint Patient-focused sedation and analgesia in the ICU
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Box 980050, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Chest 133:552-65. 2008
    ..Finally, more work is needed to explore the relationship of critical illness and sedation management with long-term psychological outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Intensive care management of life-threatening avian influenza A (H5N1)
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Respirology 13:S27-32. 2008
    ..Management of multiple organ failure may include vasopressor support for septic shock and renal replacement therapy for acute renal failure...
  14. doi request reprint Protocolized and target-based sedation and analgesia in the ICU
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Box 980050, Richmond, VA 23298 0050, USA
    Crit Care Clin 25:489-513, viii. 2009
    ..Implementation of sedation algorithms in ICUs is a challenging process for which sufficient resources must be allocated...
  15. doi request reprint Effect of timing of dialysis on mortality in critically ill, septic patients with acute renal failure
    Daniel E Carl
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0160, USA
    Hemodial Int 14:11-7. 2010
    ..7, P=0.01), and 365 days (OR 3.5, 95% CI 1.2-10, P=0.02). Septic patients who started dialysis with a BUN <100 mg/dL had improved mortality rates up to 1 year after initiation of dialysis in this single-center, retrospective analysis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Collaborative practice: development, implementation, and evaluation of a weaning protocol for patients receiving mechanical ventilation
    Mary Jo Grap
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Crit Care 12:454-60. 2003
    ..Use of protocols to reduce weaning time for patients receiving mechanical ventilation helps reduce cost and length of stay. However, implementation of this type of protocol is not easy and requires a consistent collaborative effort...
  17. pmc Chlorhexidine, toothbrushing, and preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill adults
    Cindy L Munro
    Adult Health Department, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0567, USA
    Am J Crit Care 18:428-37; quiz 438. 2009
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Are corticosteroids useful in late-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome?
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Respir Care 55:43-55. 2010
    ..If corticosteroids are administered, infection surveillance, avoidance of neuromuscular blockers, and gradual taper of corticosteroids are recommended...
  19. ncbi request reprint Actigraphy in the critically ill: correlation with activity, agitation, and sedation
    Mary Jo Grap
    Adult Health Department of the School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Crit Care 14:52-60. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular blockade for high-frequency oscillatory ventilation
    Curtis N Sessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:S209-16. 2005
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Severe hypoxemic respiratory failure: part 2--nonventilatory strategies
    Suhail Raoof
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 Sixth St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Chest 137:1437-48. 2010
    ..These interventions may be considered for use, particularly for cases of refractory severe hypoxemia, with proper appreciation of potential costs and adverse effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Are there benefits or harm from pressure targeting during lung-protective ventilation?
    Neil R MacIntyre
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Hospital, Box 3911, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Respir Care 55:175-80; discussion 180-3. 2010
    ..Indeed, as is often the case in managing complex life-support devices, it is operator expertise rather than the device design features that most impacts patient outcomes...
  23. doi request reprint Severe hypoxemic respiratory failure: part 1--ventilatory strategies
    Adebayo Esan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 Sixth St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Chest 137:1203-16. 2010
    ..Which, if any, of these approaches should be used is often determined by the availability of equipment and clinician bias...
  24. pmc Alcohol-use disorders in the critically ill patient
    Marjolein de Wit
    Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0050, USA
    Chest 138:994-1003. 2010
    ..AUDs are underdiagnosed, and a first step to improving patient outcomes may lie in systematically and accurately identifying AUDs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of platelet-activating factor antagonist SRI 63-441 on endotoxemia in sheep
    C N Sessler
    Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
    J Appl Physiol 65:2624-31. 1988
    ..8 +/- 1.1 to 14.1 +/- 8.0 (P less than 0.05) and 12.7 +/- 8.6 ml/h at 1 and 4 h, respectively. SRI 63-441 abolished the early and attenuated the late increase in QL.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of backrest elevation on the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Mary Jo Grap
    The Adult Health Department of the School of Nursing
    Am J Crit Care 14:325-32; quiz 333. 2005
    ..Empirical evidence of the effect of backrest positions on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, especially during mechanical ventilation over time, is limited...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sedation scales in the ICU
    Curtis N Sessler
    Chest 126:1727-30. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Monitoring sedation status over time in ICU patients: reliability and validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS)
    E Wesley Ely
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Valley Veteran s Affairs Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Nashville 37232, USA
    JAMA 289:2983-91. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint Duration of action of a single, early oral application of chlorhexidine on oral microbial flora in mechanically ventilated patients: a pilot study
    Mary Jo Grap
    Adult Health Department of the School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298 0567, USA
    Heart Lung 33:83-91. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of an early post-intubation oral application of chlorhexidine gluconate on oral microbial flora and ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  30. ncbi request reprint The critical care crisis in the United States: a report from the profession
    Mark A Kelley
    Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Chest 125:1514-7. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Wake up and breathe
    Curtis N Sessler
    Crit Care Med 32:1413-4. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Endotracheal tube narrowing during mechanical ventilation
    Curtis N Sessler
    Crit Care Med 32:1979-80. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Train-of-four to monitor neuromuscular blockade?
    Curtis N Sessler
    Chest 126:1018-22. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint The Critical Care Family Assistance Program: caring for those who care
    Curtis N Sessler
    Chest 128:1101-3. 2005