Christopher J Lettieri

Summary

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comparison of adjustable and fixed oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 7:439-45. 2011
  2. pmc Impact of group education on continuous positive airway pressure adherence
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:537-41. 2013
  3. pmc Persistence of obstructive sleep apnea after surgical weight loss
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 4:333-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: are we missing an at-risk population?
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 1:381-5. 2005
  5. pmc Eszopiclone improves overnight polysomnography and continuous positive airway pressure titration: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Sleep 31:1310-6. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Pneumatic compression devices are an effective therapy for restless legs syndrome: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 135:74-80. 2009
  7. doi request reprint An intensivist-directed intensive care unit improves clinical outcomes in a combat zone
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:1256-60. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Sedative use during continuous positive airway pressure titration improves subsequent compliance: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 136:1263-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Effects of a short course of eszopiclone on continuous positive airway pressure adherence: a randomized trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:696-702. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Does zolpidem enhance the yield of polysomnography?
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 1:129-31. 2005

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Comparison of adjustable and fixed oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 7:439-45. 2011
    ..To compare the efficacy of adjustable and fixed oral appliances for the treatment of OSA...
  2. pmc Impact of group education on continuous positive airway pressure adherence
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:537-41. 2013
    ..To compare the impact of a group educational program versus individual education on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence...
  3. pmc Persistence of obstructive sleep apnea after surgical weight loss
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 4:333-8. 2008
    ..We sought to clarify the impact of bariatric surgery on OSA. We hypothesized that, despite substantial weight loss and reductions in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), many will have persistent disease...
  4. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: are we missing an at-risk population?
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 1:381-5. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that the severity of OSAS is independent of age and BMI in a younger less-obese population...
  5. pmc Eszopiclone improves overnight polysomnography and continuous positive airway pressure titration: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Sleep 31:1310-6. 2008
    ..To assess whether premedication with eszopiclone would improve sleep duration and continuity during polysomnography, thereby improving the quality of diagnostic and CPAP titration studies...
  6. doi request reprint Pneumatic compression devices are an effective therapy for restless legs syndrome: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 135:74-80. 2009
    ..Uncontrolled series using pneumatic compression devices (PCDs) have been shown to reduce symptoms of RLS. We sought to assess the efficacy of PCDs as a nonpharmacologic treatment for RLS...
  7. doi request reprint An intensivist-directed intensive care unit improves clinical outcomes in a combat zone
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:1256-60. 2009
    ..Numerous barriers exist that limit hospitals adopting this practice. We sought to show this staffing model can be implemented in an austere environment with limited resources resulting in improved outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint Sedative use during continuous positive airway pressure titration improves subsequent compliance: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 136:1263-8. 2009
    ..To validate these findings, we conducted a prospective clinical trial to assess whether premedication with eszopiclone prior to CPAP titration would improve short-term CPAP compliance...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of a short course of eszopiclone on continuous positive airway pressure adherence: a randomized trial
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:696-702. 2009
    ..Adherence to short-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may predict long-term use. Unfortunately, initial CPAP intolerance may lead to poor adherence or abandonment of therapy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Does zolpidem enhance the yield of polysomnography?
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 1:129-31. 2005
    ..Nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics may improve sleep efficiency without disruption of sleep architecture. We hypothesized that premedication with zolpidem improves polysomnogram quality and decreases the need to restudy...
  11. ncbi request reprint The distance-saturation product predicts mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Respir Med 100:1734-41. 2006
    ..We compared the performance of the DSP to the individual 6MWT parameters in predicting mortality...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of pulmonary arterial hypertension in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 129:746-52. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize the prevalence of PAH and its impact on survival in patients with advanced IPF...
  13. ncbi request reprint Discordance between general and pulmonary pathologists in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Respir Med 99:1425-30. 2005
    ..However, the agreement between general and pulmonary pathologists in histopathologic diagnosis of ILD has not been established...
  14. ncbi request reprint Utility of split-night polysomnography in the diagnosis of upper airway resistance syndrome
    David A Kristo
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Sleep Breath 13:271-5. 2009
    ..We sought to determine if split-night polysomnography could be effectively used in upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) without diminishing diagnostic accuracy or success of CPAP titration...
  15. doi request reprint Efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance and comparison with continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    Aaron B Holley
    Department of Pulmonary Sleep and Critical Care Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
    Chest 140:1511-6. 2011
    ..We sought to establish the efficacy of an adjustable oral appliance (aOA) in the largest patient population studied to date, to our knowledge, and to provide a comparison with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of surgical weight loss on measures of obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis
    David L Greenburg
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Med 122:535-42. 2009
    ..We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify the effects of surgical weight loss on the apnea-hypopnea index...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances among soldiers with combat-related traumatic brain injury
    Jacob Collen
    Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
    Chest 142:622-30. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of sleep disorders among soldiers who sustained combat-related traumatic brain injury...
  18. ncbi request reprint Silent upper airway resistance syndrome: prevalence in a mixed military population
    David A Kristo
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 20307, USA
    Chest 127:1654-7. 2005
    ..This report describes a subset of patients with UARS diagnosed by polysomnography who do not manifest snoring, which we define as silent upper airway resistance syndrome (SUARS)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outcomes and safety of surgical lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease
    Christopher J Lettieri
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 127:1600-5. 2005
    ..To determine the safety of surgical lung biopsy (SLB) in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), and specifically in those with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sequential compression devices for treatment of restless legs syndrome
    Arn H Eliasson
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 86:317-23. 2007
    ..02). In this group of patients, wearing the SCD in the evening for an hour improved symptoms of RLS and improved quality of life, with complete resolution of symptoms in 3 of 10 patients...
  21. pmc The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on CPAP adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Jacob F Collen
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 8:667-72. 2012
    ..Sleep fragmentation and insomnia are common in PTSD and may impair CPAP adherence. We sought to determine the impact of combat-related PTSD on CPAP adherence in soldiers...
  22. pmc Fulminant meningococcal sepsis in a woman with previously unknown hyposplenism
    Anita Shah
    Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Medscape J Med 10:36. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint Transient blindness due to posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome following ephedra overdose
    Fouad J Moawad
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    South Med J 99:511-4. 2006
    ..This case emphasizes the need for prompt treatment and consideration of toxic ingestions in patients presenting with hypertension-related end-organ dysfunction...
  24. doi request reprint Does home sleep testing impair continuous positive airway pressure adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
    Christine F Lettieri
    Department of Family Medicine, DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, USA
    Chest 139:849-54. 2011
    ..We sought to determine the difference in PAP use between HST and traditional in-laboratory studies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of perioperative cardiac assessment guidelines on management of orthopedic surgery patients
    Stephen M Salerno
    Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
    Am J Med 120:185.e1-6. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical model for predicting prolonged mechanical ventilation
    Paul A Clark
    Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA Electronic address
    J Crit Care 28:880.e1-7. 2013
    ..Our aim was to identify clinical variables at the time of intubation that could identify individuals who will require PMV...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of sleep on soldier performance
    Scott G Williams
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center, 2817 Reilly Rd, Fort Bragg, NC, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:459. 2014
    ..This review highlights sleep disorders which are prevalent in the modern military force and discusses the impact of poor sleep on overall performance. Medical treatments and recommendations for unit leaders are also discussed. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Intralobular bronchopulmonary sequestrations associated with bronchogenic cysts
    Ramey L Wilson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Respir Med 99:508-10. 2005
    ..As congenital abnormalities tend to be found together, these cases question the notion that intralobar sequestrations only occur secondary to chronic inflammation or infection, and suggest they can be congenital lesions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Depreotide scanning in sarcoidosis: a pilot study
    Andrew F Shorr
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Chest 126:1337-43. 2004
    ..To determine whether sarcoidosis results in uptake on (99m)Tc-labeled depreotide (DP) scintigraphy and to generate preliminary data to guide the development of future trials exploring this imaging modality in sarcoidosis patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Linear pulmonary opacities in an asymptomatic patient
    Timothy J Biega
    Department of Neuroradiology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D C, USA
    Respiration 73:705-7. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Role for transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of usual interstitial pneumonia
    Andrew F Shorr
    Chest 131:329-30; author reply 330. 2007