This collection showcases the journal articles, book chapters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Publications from 2013

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Sites and Artifacts Related to Horace Wells in Hartford, Connecticut, Antonio Aponte-Feliciano, Sukumar P. Desai, and Manisha S. Desai

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William James Morton (1845 – 1920): Like Father, Like Son?, Antonio Aponte-Feliciano, Sukumar P. Desai, and Manisha S. Desai

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Physician Referral Rather than Proxy Referral to an Organ Procurement Organization Following Asystolic Death Results in Higher Tissue Donation Rates, Justin A. Caramiciu, Janice P. Adams, Brendan P. McKown, Corinne D. French, Stephen P. Baker, and Stephen O. Heard

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Medical History for Anesthesiologists: Continuation of a Primer, Manisha S. Desai and Sukumar P. Desai

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A Retrospective Analysis of Opioid Consumption Among Different Orthopedic Surgeons for Total Joint Replacement, Costas J. Gioules, Hayden B. Rockson, Russell M. Flatto, Arnel J. Almeda, and Anthony L. Schwagerl

Publications from 2012

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Horace Wells Memorials in the City of Hartford, Connecticut, Antonio Aponte-Feliciano, Sukumar P. Desai, and Manisha S. Desai

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Can a detailed neurological exam improve prediction of extubation success in neurocritically ill patients?, Sanam Baghshomali, Nathanael Slater, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Unanticipated Ascending Aortic Dissection and Grafting After Coming Off CPB for CABG, Jason Blue and Rana Badr

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Anesthetic Considerations for Cervical Fusion Surgery in Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension, Robert Canelli, John P. Weaver, and Elifce Cosar

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Duration of CPR: How Long is Too Long? A Positive Outcome After 90 Minutes of CPR, Laura Cohen and Shubjeet Kaur

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Ultrasound as a Modality for Detection and Treatment of an Ilioinguinal Neuroma, Adam Currier and Issam Khayata

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Delayed Emergence from General Anesthesia, Jose De Leon, Betty Medeiros-Beattie, Stephen O. Heard, and Antonio Aponte-Feliciano

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The teaching of anesthesia history in US residency programs: results of a nationwide survey, Manisha S. Desai, Shirish R. Chennaiahgari, and Sukumar P. Desai

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Alternative Methods to Teach History of Anesthesia, Manisha S. Desai and Sukumar P. Desai

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Primer on Medical History for Anesthesiologists: Introduction, Manisha S. Desai and Sukumar P. Desai

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Paraplegia Following Pneumonectomy and Descending Thoracic Aorta Mass Resection, Layla Fakhrzadeh, Elifce Cosar, Christian Mueller, and Nicholas C. Watson

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation? Diagnostic Dilemma in the ICU, Lindsay Gittens, Katherine Metcalf, and Nicholas C. Watson

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Post-Anesthesia Evaluation: Using a Systems Based Team Approach to Achieve Compliance with CMS Interpretive Guidelines, Shubjeet Kaur, Issam Khayata, Patricia M. Amelin, and Stephen O. Heard

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Patient Flow in Peri-Operative Services: Analysis of Factors that Impact OR Turn Over Time, Shubjeet Kaur, Shimul A. Shah, John J. Wixted, Costin Catalin Negroiu, and Stephen O. Heard

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The Use of Ultrasound to Measure the Depth of Thoracic Epidural Space, Issam Khayata, Gustavo Angaramo, Robert Lee, Costin Catalin Negroiu, Alexandr Zilber, and Patricia M. Amelin

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Mobile Anesthesia: Ready, Set, Pack, and Go, Issam Khayata and Jesse Bourque

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Antibiotic-Induced Thrombocytopenia in the ICU: Case Report of a Diagnostic Challenge, Spiro Khoury and Nicholas C. Watson

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The state of radiological protection; views of the radiation protection profession: IRPA13, Glasgow, May 2012, Edward Lazo, IRPA13 International Congress Programme Committee, and Astrid Liland

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Management of a Patient with an Encapsulated Parapneumonic Empyema Complicated by the Intraoperative Development of an Acute Bronchopleural Fistula and ARDS, Nancy Lee and Stephen O. Heard

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Multiple reservoirs contribute to intraoperative bacterial transmission, Randy W. Loftus, Jeremiah R. Brown, Matthew D. Koff, Sundara Reddy, Stephen O. Heard, Hetal M. Patel, Patrick G. Fernandez, Michael L. Beach, Howard L. Corwin, Jens T. Jensen, David Kispert, Bridget Huysman, Thomas M. Dodds, Kathryn L. Ruoff, and Mark P. Yeager

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Diastrophic Dwarf with a Difficult Airway and Malignant Hyperthermia for Urgent Cesarean Section, Tanya Lucas

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Impact of medical and neurological ICU complications on moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Incidence rates of ICU complications in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Polymorphisms in the myeloperoxidase gene locus are associated with acute kidney injury-related outcomes, Mary C. Perianayagam, Hocine Tighiouart, Orfeas Liangos, Diana Kouznetsov, Ron Wald, Fangwen Rao, Daniel T. O'Connor, and Bertrand L. Jaber

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Point of Care Testing Error in the ICU, Nicholas Petrinec, Bree Huning, and Nicholas C. Watson

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Serum sodium values and their association with adverse outcomes in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Lucia Rivera Lara, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Contributions of ancient Indian physicians--implications for modern times, J. Singh, Manisha S. Desai, C. S. Pandav, and Sukumar P. Desai

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Contributions of ancient Indian physicians--implications for modern times, J. Singh, Manisha S. Desai, C. S. Pandav, and Sukumar P. Desai

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Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury during Liver Transplant: Case Report, Nathanael Slater and Nicholas C. Watson

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Lightweight noninvasive trauma monitor for early indication of central hypovolemia and tissue acidosis: a review, Babs R. Soller, Fengmei Zou, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, Kevin R. Ward, and Victor A. Convertino

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Point: should an anesthesiologist be the specialist of choice in managing the difficult airway in the ICU? Yes, J. Matthias Walz

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Rebuttal from Dr. Walz, J. Matthias Walz

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Effect of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Eradicate Central Line Associated Blood-Stream Infections (CLABSI), J. Matthias Walz, Richard T. Ellison III, Helen Flaherty, John McIlwaine, Deborah Ann Mack, Kathleen Whyte, Karen Landry, Stephen P. Baker, Stephen O. Heard, and CCOC Research Group

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Likert or not, we are biased, Nicholas C. Watson

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An evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the 1991 American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine and the 2001 Society of Critical Care Medicine/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society/Surgical Infection Society sepsis definition, Huifang Zhao, Stephen O. Heard, Marie T. Mullen, Sybil L. Crawford, Robert J. Goldberg, Gyorgy Frendl, and Craig M. Lilly

Publications from 2011

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The making of an anesthesia historian: lessons from a worldwide biographical survey, Sukumar P. Desai, Jerry Buterbaugh, and Manisha S. Desai

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Extubation of the difficult airway, Khaldoun Faris, Maksim Zayaruzny, and Spiro Spanakis

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Ultrasound-guided epidural blood patch, Issam Khayata, J. Lance Lichtor, and Patricia M. Amelin

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Hospital Mortality, Length of Stay, and Preventable Complications Among Critically Ill Patients Before and After Tele-ICU Reengineering of Critical Care Processes, Craig M. Lilly, Shawn Cody, Huifang Zhao, Karen Landry, Stephen P. Baker, John McIlwaine, M. Willis Chandler, Richard S. Irwin, Stephen O. Heard, J. Matthias Walz, and Khaldoun Faris

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Mortality of Patients With Respiratory Insufficiency and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome After Surgery: The Obesity Paradox, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, Anna Maria bombardieri, Yan Ma, J. Matthias Walz, Ya-Lin Chiu, and Madhu Mazumdar

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Perioperative pulmonary outcomes in patients with sleep apnea after noncardiac surgery, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, Spencer S. Liu, Yan Ma, Ya-Lin Chiu, J. Matthias Walz, Licia K. Gaber-Baylis, and Madhu Mazumdar

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Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, Naomi P. O'Grady, Mary Alexander, Lillian A. Burns, E. Patchen Dellinger, Jeffery S. Garland, Stephen O. Heard, Pamela A. Lipsett, Henry Masur, Leonard A. Mermel, Michele L. Pearson, Issam I. Raad, Adrienne G. Randolph, Mark E. Rupp, and Sanjay Saint

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Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, Naomi P. O'Grady, Mary Alexander, Lillian A. Burns, E. Patchen Dellinger, Jeffery S. Garland, Stephen O. Heard, Pamela A. Lipsett, Henry Masur, Leonard A. Mermel, Michele L. Pearson, Issam I. Raad, Adrienne G. Randolph, Mark E. Rupp, and Sanjay Saint

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Summary of recommendations: Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections, Naomi P. O'Grady, Mary Alexander, Lillian A. Burns, E. Patchen Dellinger, Jeffery S. Garland, Stephen O. Heard, Pamela A. Lipsett, Henry Masur, Leonard A. Mermel, Michele L. Pearson, Issam I. Raad, Adrienne G. Randolph, Mark E. Rupp, and Sanjay Saint

Publications from 2010

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Pancreatitis associated with Strongyloides stercoralis infection in a patient chronically treated with corticosteroids, Nathan G. Jones, Andrew Cocchiarella, Khaldoun Faris, and Stephen O. Heard

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Comparison of the duration of antimicrobial activity of 2 different antimicrobial central venous catheters, Theofilos Matheos, J. Matthias Walz, Janice P. Adams, Karen Johnson, Karen J. Longtine, Jaclyn K. Longtine, Melissa A. O'Neill, and Stephen O. Heard

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Perioperative mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing major joint replacement, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, Yan Ma, Ya-Lin Chiu, J. Matthias Walz, Robert Voswinckel, and Madhu Mazumdar

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Anti-infective external coating of central venous catheters: a randomized, noninferiority trial comparing 5-fluorouracil with chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine in preventing catheter colonization, J. Matthias Walz, Rui L. Avelar, Karen J. Longtine, Kent L. Carter, Leonard A. Mermel, Stephen O. Heard, 5-FU Catheter Study Group, Khaldoun Faris, Wiley R. Hall, Alan Orquiola, Melissa A. O'Neill, and Jaclyn K. Longtine

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Prevention of central venous catheter bloodstream infections, J. Matthias Walz, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, and Stephen O. Heard

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Oxygen transport characterization of a human model of progressive hemorrhage, Kevin R. Ward, Mohamad H. Tiba, Kathy L. Ryan, Ivo P. Torres Filho, Caroline A. Rickards, Tarryn Witten, Babs R. Soller, David A. Ludwig, and Victor A. Convertino

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The use of lactate as a biomarker, Nicholas Watson and Stephen O. Heard

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Esophago-Pericardial Fistula Following Ablation of the Atrial Fibrillation Focus, Maksim Zayaruzny and Rana Badr

Publications from 2009

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The First Use of Ether Anaesthesia in India -- A Plea for More Information, Sukumar P. Desai and Manisha S. Desai

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Near infrared spectroscopy, Babs R. Soller, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Stephen O. Heard, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, Victor A. Convertino, William H. Cooke, and Bruce A. Crookes

Publications from 2008

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Case Report on Morbidly Obese Patient with Cervical Spine Ankylosing Spondylitis Presenting with Acute Spinal Shock and Complex Airway Management, Ulrike Berth, Shaheen Shaikh, Bronwyn Cooper, and Stephen O. Heard

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Differences in safety climate among hospital anesthesia departments and the effect of a realistic simulation-based training program, Jeffrey B. Cooper, Richard H. Blum, John S. Carroll, Mark Dershwitz, David M. Feinstein, David M. Gaba, John C. Morey, and Aneesh K. Singla

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The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of thiopental as used in lethal injection, Mark Dershwitz and Thomas K. Henthorn

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Oxygen saturation determined from deep muscle, not thenar tissue, is an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans, Babs R. Soller, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, William H. Cooke, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Bruce A. Crookes, Stephen O. Heard, and Victor A. Convertino

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Noninvasive determination of exercise-induced hydrodgen ion threshold through direct optical measurement, Babs R. Soller, Ye Yang, Stuart M. C. Lee, Cassie A. Wilson, and R. Donald Hagan

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Noninvasively determined muscle oxygen saturation is an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans, Babs R. Soller, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, J. Matthias Walz, Stephen O. Heard, and Victor A. Convertino

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Noninvasively determined muscle oxygen saturation is an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans, Babs R. Soller, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, J. Matthias Walz, Stephen O. Heard, and Victor A. Convertino

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Who let the bugs in, J. Matthias Walz, Khaldoun Faris, and Stephen O. Heard

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The effect of an orthopedic trauma room on after-hours surgery at a level one trauma center, John J. Wixted, Mark A. Reed, Mark S. Eskander, Bryce Millar, Richard C. Anderson, Kaushik Bagchi, Shubjeet Kaur, Patricia D. Franklin, and Walter J. Leclair

Publications from 2007

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Efficacy and safety of epoetin alfa in critically ill patients, Howard L. Corwin, Andrew Gettinger, Timothy C. Favian, Addison May, Ronald G. Pearl, Stephen O. Heard, Robert An, Peter J. Bowers, Paul Burton, Mark A. Klausner, and Michael J. Corwin

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A tale of two paintings: depictions of the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia, Sukumar P. Desai, Manisha S. Desai, Rosemarie Maddi, and George E. Battit

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The Discovery of Modern Anaesthesia–Contributions of Davy, Clarke, Long, Wells and Morton, Sukumar P. Desai, Manisha S. Desai, and Chandrakant S. Pandav

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A semi-centennial report on the participants depicted in Joel Babb's portrait, 'the first successful kidney transplantation', Sukumar P. Desai, Manisha S. Desai, D. N. Wood, Rosemarie Maddi, S. Leeson, and N. L. Tilney

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Critical care issues in the patient after major joint replacement, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, Peter B. Rosenberger, and J. Matthias Walz

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Comparison of intramuscular and venous blood pH, PCO(2) and PO(2) during rhythmic handgrip exercise, Babs R. Soller, R. Donald Hagan, Michael Shear, J. Matthias Walz, Michelle Landry, Dulce Anunciacion, Alan Orquiola, and Stephen O. Heard

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Airway management in critical illness, J. Matthias Walz, Maksim Zayaruzny, and Stephen O. Heard

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Noninvasive in vivo measurement of venous blood pH during exercise using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Michelle R. Landry, and Babs R. Soller

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Quantitative measurement of muscle oxygen saturation without influence from skin and fat using continuous-wave near infrared spectroscopy, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Peter J. Scott, Michelle R. Landry, Stuart M. C. Lee, Leah Stroud, and Babs R. Soller

Publications from 2006

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Report of a National Conference on Donation after cardiac death, James L. Bernat, Anthony M. D'Alessandro, Friedrich K. Port, Thomas P. Bleck, Stephen O. Heard, Justine Medina, Stanley H. Rosenbaum, Michael A. Devita, Robert S. Gaston, Robert M. Merion, Mark L. Barr, William H. Marks, Howard Nathan, Kevin O'Connor, Dianne LaPointe Rudow, Alan B. Leichtman, Paul Schwab, Nancy L. Ascher, Robert A. Metzger, Virginia McBride, Walter Graham, Dennis Wagner, James Warren, and Francis L. Delmonico

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Surgical site infection following bowel surgery: a retrospective analysis of 1446 patients, J. Matthias Walz, Craig A. Paterson, Jeanne M. Seligowski, and Stephen O. Heard

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Removal of analyte-irrelevant variations in near-infrared tissue spectra, Ye Yang, Leah Shoer, Olusola O. Soyemi, Michelle R. Landry, and Babs R. Soller

Publications from 2005

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Frequency of laboratory test utilization in the intensive care unit and its implications for large-scale data collection efforts, Joseph J. Frassica

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Transpulmonary CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis, Sridhar Shankar, Pankaj Bhargava, Farajallah Habib, Manisha S. Desai, Girish Tyagi, and Giles F. Whalen

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Roundtable Debate: Controversies in the Management of the Septic Patient--Desperately Seeking Consensus, Aaron B. Waxman, Nicholas Ward, Taylor Thompson, Craig M. Lilly, Alan Lisbon, Nicholas Hill, Stanley A. Nasraway, Stephen O. Heard, Howard Corwin, and Mitchell Levy

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Simultaneous correction of the influence of skin color and fat on tissue spectroscopy by use of a two-distance fiber-optic probe and orthogonalization technique, Ye Yang, Michelle R. Landry, Olusola O. Soyemi, Michael A. Shear, Dulce Anunciacion, and Babs R. Soller

Publications from 2004

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Is droperidol safe? Probably…, Mark Dershwitz

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Frequency of laboratory test utilization in the intensive care unit and its implications for large scale data collection efforts, Joseph J. Frassica

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Tissue pH determination for the detection of metabolically active, inflamed vulnerable plaques using near-infrared spectroscopy: an in-vitro feasibility study, Tania N. Khan, Babs R. Soller, Morteza Naghavi, and Ward Casscells

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Intact gram-negative Helicobacter pylori, Helicobacter felis, and Helicobacter hepaticus bacteria activate innate immunity via toll-like receptor 2 but not toll-like receptor 4, Leisa Mandell, Anthony P. Moran, Andrew Cocchiarella, JeanMarie Houghton, Nancy Taylor, James G. Fox, Timothy C. Wang, and Evelyn A. Kurt-Jones

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In vitro exposure of bacteria to antimicrobial impregnated-central venous catheters does not directly lead to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, Erik L. Munson, Stephen O. Heard, and Gary V. Doern

Publications from 2003

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Prevention of descending pneumonia in rts with perflubron-delivered tobramycin, Eric W. Dickson, Gary V. Doern, Leo Trevino, Michelle Mazzoni, and Stephen O. Heard

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Gastric tonometry: the hemodynamic monitor of choice (Pro), Stephen O. Heard

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Noninvasive, near infrared spectroscopic-measured muscle pH and PO2 indicate tissue perfusion for cardiac surgical patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, Babs R. Soller, Patrick O. Idwasi, Jorge Balaguer, Steven Levin, Sinan A. Simsir, Thomas J. Vander Salm, Helen Collette, and Stephen O. Heard

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Investigation of muscle pH as an indicator of liver pH and injury from hemorrhagic shock, Babs R. Soller, Tania N. Khan, Janice Favreau, Charles Hsi, Juan Carlos Puyana, and Stephen O. Heard

Publications from 2002

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Droperidol: should the black box be light gray, Mark Dershwitz

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Postoperative nausea and vomiting after total intravenous anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil or alfentanil: how important is the opioid, Mark Dershwitz, Piotr Michalowski, YuChiao Chang, Carl E. Rosow, and Lydia A. Conlay

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Liquid ventilation with perflubron in the treatment of rats with pneumococcal pneumonia, Eric W. Dickson, Stephen O. Heard, Thomas E. Tarara, Jeffry G. Weers, Angela B. Brueggemann, and Gary V. Doern

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Septic shock: targeting evaluation and treatment; halting the progression to multiple organ failure, Khaldoun Faris

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Effects of a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, hospital-wide quality improvement program on weaning from mechanical ventilation, Nicholas A. Smyrnios, Ann E. Connolly, Mark M. Wilson, Frederick J. Curley, Cynthia T. French, Stephen O. Heard, and Richard S. Irwin

Publications from 2001

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Diffusion of nitrous oxide into the pleural cavity, Shubjeet Kaur, Joanquin Cortiella, and Charles A. Vacanti

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Simultaneous measurement of hepatic tissue pH, venous oxygen saturation and hemoglobin by near infrared spectroscopy, Babs R. Soller, Ndumiso A. Cingo, Juan Carlos Puyana, Tania N. Khan, Charles Hsi, H Kim, Janice Favreau, and Stephen O. Heard