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Transitions of Care After Critical Illness-Challenges to Recovery and Adaptive Problem Solving.

Kimberley J Haines, Elizabeth Hibbert, Nina Leggett, Leanne M Boehm, Tarli Hall, Rita N Bakhru, Anthony J Bastin, Brad W Butcher, Tammy L Eaton, Wendy Harris, Aluko A Hope, James Jackson, Annie Johnson, Janet A Kloos, Karen A Korzick, Pamela Mactavish, Joel Meyer, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Tara Quasim, Andrew Slack, Dorothy Wade, Mary Still, Giora Netzer, Ramona O Hopkins, Theodore J Iwashyna, Mark E Mikkelsen, Joanne McPeake, Carla M Sevin, ,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Investigate the challenges experienced by survivors of critical illness and their caregivers across the transitions of care from intensive care to community, and the potential problem-solving strategies used to navigate these challenges.<h4>Design</h4>Qualitative design-data generation via interviews and data analysis via the framework analysis method.<h4>Setting</h4>Patients and caregivers from three continents, identified ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2021, 49(11):1923-1931]

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Assessment and Impact of Intravenous Medication Fluid Administration in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure.

Jeffrey P Gonzales, Debbi Child, Thelma Harrington, Peter Kratz, Laura Seiberlich, Giora Netzer, Carl B Shanholtz,

<h4>Background</h4>Positive fluid balance early in critical illness is associated with poor outcomes. Reducing intravenous medication volume may mitigate volume overload. <b>Objective:</b> Assessment of fluid and medication administration and clinical outcomes in acute respiratory failure.<h4>Methods</h4>Single-center, prospective observational study of hemodynamically stable adult patients in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) with ... Read more >>

Ann Pharmacother (The Annals of pharmacotherapy)
[2021, :10600280211013581]

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Optimizing Critical Illness Recovery: Perspectives and Solutions From the Caregivers of ICU Survivors.

Carla M Sevin, Leanne M Boehm, Elizabeth Hibbert, Anthony J Bastin, James C Jackson, Joel Meyer, Tara Quasim, Rita N Bakhru, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Andrew Slack, Mary Still, Giora Netzer, Mark E Mikkelsen, Theodore J Iwashyna, Kimberley J Haines, Joanne McPeake,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To understand the unmet needs of caregivers of ICU survivors, how they accessed support post ICU, and the key components of beneficial ICU recovery support systems as identified from a caregiver perspective.<h4>Design</h4>International, qualitative study.<h4>Subjects</h4>We conducted 20 semistructured interviews with a diverse group of caregivers in the United States, the United ... Read more >>

Crit Care Explor (Critical care explorations)
[2021, 3(5):e0420]

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Benefits of Peer Support for Intensive Care Unit Survivors: Sharing Experiences, Care Debriefing, and Altruism.

Joanne McPeake, Theodore J Iwashyna, Leanne M Boehm, Elizabeth Hibbert, Rita N Bakhru, Anthony J Bastin, Brad W Butcher, Tammy L Eaton, Wendy Harris, Aluko A Hope, James Jackson, Annie Johnson, Janet A Kloos, Karen A Korzick, Joel Meyer, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Mark E Mikkelsen, Andrew Slack, Dorothy Wade, Mary Still, Giora Netzer, Ramona O Hopkins, Tara Quasim, Carla M Sevin, Kimberley J Haines,

<h4>Background</h4>After critical illness, patients are often left with impairments in physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Peer support interventions have been implemented internationally to ameliorate these issues.<h4>Objective</h4>To explore what patients believed to be the key mechanisms of effectiveness of peer support programs implemented during critical care recovery.<h4>Methods</h4>In a secondary analysis ... Read more >>

Am J Crit Care (American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
[2021, 30(2):145-149]

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Society of Critical Care Medicine's International Consensus Conference on Prediction and Identification of Long-Term Impairments After Critical Illness.

Mark E Mikkelsen, Mary Still, Brian J Anderson, O Joseph Bienvenu, Martin B Brodsky, Nathan Brummel, Brad Butcher, Alison S Clay, Hali Felt, Lauren E Ferrante, Kimberley J Haines, Michael O Harhay, Aluko A Hope, Ramona O Hopkins, Megan Hosey, Catherine Terri L Hough, James C Jackson, Annie Johnson, Babar Khan, Nazir I Lone, Pamela MacTavish, Joanne McPeake, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Dale M Needham, Giora Netzer, Christa Schorr, Becky Skidmore, Joanna L Stollings, Reba Umberger, Adair Andrews, Theodore J Iwashyna, Carla M Sevin,

<h4>Background</h4>After critical illness, new or worsening impairments in physical, cognitive, and/or mental health function are common among patients who have survived. Who should be screened for long-term impairments, what tools to use, and when remain unclear.<h4>Objectives</h4>Provide pragmatic recommendations to clinicians caring for adult survivors of critical illness related to screening ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2020, 48(11):1670-1679]

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Key Components of ICU Recovery Programs: What Did Patients Report Provided Benefit?

Joanne McPeake, Leanne M Boehm, Elizabeth Hibbert, Rita N Bakhru, Anthony J Bastin, Brad W Butcher, Tammy L Eaton, Wendy Harris, Aluko A Hope, James Jackson, Annie Johnson, Janet A Kloos, Karen A Korzick, Pamela MacTavish, Joel Meyer, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Tara Quasim, Andrew Slack, Dorothy Wade, Mary Still, Giora Netzer, Ramona O Hopkins, Mark E Mikkelsen, Theodore J Iwashyna, Kimberley J Haines, Carla M Sevin,

To understand from the perspective of patients who did, and did not attend ICU recovery programs, what were the most important components of successful programs and how should they be organized. Design:International, qualitative study. Setting:Fourteen hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Patients:We conducted 66 semi-structured interviews with ... Read more >>

Crit Care Explor (Critical care explorations)
[2020, 2(4):e0088]

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Financial impact of an analgosedation protocol for mechanically ventilated patients in a cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Karan Kapoor, Avelino C Verceles, Giora Netzer, Jonathan Ludmir, Gautam Ramani, Amal Chaudhry, Mary Bolgiano, Jeremy S Pollock, Michael T Mccurdy,

PURPOSE:The primary objective was to evaluate the impact of an analgosedation protocol in a cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) on daily doses and costs of analgesic, sedative, and antipsychotic medications. METHODS:We conducted a single-center quasi-experimental study in 363 mechanically ventilated patients admitted to our CICU from March 1, 2011, to ... Read more >>

Am J Health Syst Pharm (American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
[2020, 77(1):14-21]

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Injury Characteristics and von Willebrand Factor for the Prediction of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Patients With Burn Injury: Development and Internal Validation.

Majid Afshar, Ellen L Burnham, Cara Joyce, Robin Gagnon, Robert Dunn, Joslyn M Albright, Luis Ramirez, John E Repine, Giora Netzer, Elizabeth J Kovacs,

<h4>Objective</h4>To derive and validate a prediction model for the development of ARDS in burn-injured patients.<h4>Summary background data</h4>Burn injury carries the highest incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) among all predisposing conditions, but few studies exist on risk factors in these patients. Studies employing biomarkers and clinical risk factors for ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2019, 270(6):1186-1193]

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Metoprolol for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD.

Mark T Dransfield, Helen Voelker, Surya P Bhatt, Keith Brenner, Richard Casaburi, Carolyn E Come, J Allen D Cooper, Gerard J Criner, Jeffrey L Curtis, MeiLan K Han, Umur Hatipoğlu, Erika S Helgeson, Vipul V Jain, Ravi Kalhan, David Kaminsky, Robert Kaner, Ken M Kunisaki, Allison A Lambert, Matthew R Lammi, Sarah Lindberg, Barry J Make, Fernando J Martinez, Charlene McEvoy, Ralph J Panos, Robert M Reed, Paul D Scanlon, Frank C Sciurba, Anthony Smith, Peruvemba S Sriram, William W Stringer, Jeremy A Weingarten, J Michael Wells, Elizabeth Westfall, Stephen C Lazarus, John E Connett, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Observational studies suggest that beta-blockers may reduce the risk of exacerbations and death in patients with moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but these findings have not been confirmed in randomized trials.<h4>Methods</h4>In this prospective, randomized trial, we assigned patients between the ages of 40 and 85 years who ... Read more >>

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2019, 381(24):2304-2314]

Cited: 19 times

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Family-Centered Care in the Intensive CareUnit-What Does Best Practice Tell Us?

Jonathan Ludmir, Giora Netzer,

Families in the intensive care unit (ICU) experience high-stress levels and are at risk of developing psychological symptoms including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Family-centered care defines an approach that encompasses respect, compassion, and support for families. By alleviating stress and anxiety, this approach can increase family satisfaction, ... Read more >>

Semin Respir Crit Care Med (Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine)
[2019, 40(5):648-654]

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Enablers and Barriers to Implementing ICU Follow-Up Clinics and Peer Support Groups Following Critical Illness: The Thrive Collaboratives.

Kimberley J Haines, Joanne McPeake, Elizabeth Hibbert, Leanne M Boehm, Krishna Aparanji, Rita N Bakhru, Anthony J Bastin, Sarah J Beesley, Lynne Beveridge, Brad W Butcher, Kelly Drumright, Tammy L Eaton, Thomas Farley, Penelope Firshman, Andrew Fritschle, Clare Holdsworth, Aluko A Hope, Annie Johnson, Michael T Kenes, Babar A Khan, Janet A Kloos, Erin K Kross, Pamela Mactavish, Joel Meyer, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Tara Quasim, Howard L Saft, Andrew Slack, Joanna Stollings, Gerald Weinhouse, Jessica Whitten, Giora Netzer, Ramona O Hopkins, Mark E Mikkelsen, Theodore J Iwashyna, Carla M Sevin,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Data are lacking regarding implementation of novel strategies such as follow-up clinics and peer support groups, to reduce the burden of postintensive care syndrome. We sought to discover enablers that helped hospital-based clinicians establish post-ICU clinics and peer support programs, and identify barriers that challenged them.<h4>Design</h4>Qualitative inquiry. The Consolidated Framework ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2019, 47(9):1194-1200]

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Key mechanisms by which post-ICU activities can improve in-ICU care: results of the international THRIVE collaboratives.

Kimberley J Haines, Carla M Sevin, Elizabeth Hibbert, Leanne M Boehm, Krishna Aparanji, Rita N Bakhru, Anthony J Bastin, Sarah J Beesley, Brad W Butcher, Kelly Drumright, Tammy L Eaton, Thomas Farley, Penelope Firshman, Andrew Fritschle, Clare Holdsworth, Aluko A Hope, Annie Johnson, Michael T Kenes, Babar A Khan, Janet A Kloos, Erin K Kross, Belinda J MacLeod-Smith, Pamela Mactavish, Joel Meyer, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Tara Quasim, Howard L Saft, Andrew Slack, Joanna Stollings, Gerald Weinhouse, Jessica Whitten, Giora Netzer, Ramona O Hopkins, Mark E Mikkelsen, Theodore J Iwashyna, Joanne McPeake,

<h4>Objective</h4>To identify the key mechanisms that clinicians perceive improve care in the intensive care unit (ICU), as a result of their involvement in post-ICU programs.<h4>Methods</h4>Qualitative inquiry via focus groups and interviews with members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's THRIVE collaborative sites (follow-up clinics and peer support). Framework analysis ... Read more >>

Intensive Care Med (Intensive care medicine)
[2019, 45(7):939-947]

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Blind Men, the Scoping Review, and the Syndromic Elephant.

Mario V Fusaro, Giora Netzer,

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2019, 47(6):878-879]

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Outcomes in Burn-Injured Patients Who Develop Sepsis.

Megan A Rech, Michael J Mosier, Kevin McConkey, Susan Zelisko, Giora Netzer, Elizabeth J Kovacs, Majid Afshar,

This study examines health outcomes in burn patients with sepsis. We hypothesized that burn patients with sepsis would have an increased odds risk for in-hospital death and longer intensive care unit (ICU) stays. This was a retrospective cohort of consecutive patients admitted to the burn ICU with total BSA (TBSA) ... Read more >>

J Burn Care Res (Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association)
[2019, 40(3):269-273]

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Cardiologist perceptions of family-centred rounds in cardiovascular clinical care.

Jonathan Ludmir, Xinggang Liu, Anuj Gupta, Gautam V Ramani, Stanley S Liu, Sammy Zakaria, Avelino C Verceles, Nirav G Shah, Michael T McCurdy, Jennifer A Dammeyer, Giora Netzer,

<h4>Objective</h4>Few data exist regarding physician attitudes and implementation of family-centred rounds (FCR) in cardiovascular care. This study aimed to assess knowledge and attitudes among cardiologists and cardiology fellows regarding barriers and benefits of FCRs.<h4>Methods</h4>An electronic, web-based questionnaire was nationally distributed to cardiology fellows and attending cardiologists.<h4>Results</h4>In total, 118 subjects were ... Read more >>

Open Heart (Open heart)
[2018, 5(2):e000834]

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Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness.

Timothy D Girard, Matthew C Exline, Shannon S Carson, Catherine L Hough, Peter Rock, Michelle N Gong, Ivor S Douglas, Atul Malhotra, Robert L Owens, Daniel J Feinstein, Babar Khan, Margaret A Pisani, Robert C Hyzy, Gregory A Schmidt, William D Schweickert, R Duncan Hite, David L Bowton, Andrew L Masica, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Brenda T Pun, Cayce Strength, Leanne M Boehm, James C Jackson, Pratik P Pandharipande, Nathan E Brummel, Christopher G Hughes, Mayur B Patel, Joanna L Stollings, Gordon R Bernard, Robert S Dittus, E Wesley Ely, ,

<h4>Background</h4>There are conflicting data on the effects of antipsychotic medications on delirium in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).<h4>Methods</h4>In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we assigned patients with acute respiratory failure or shock and hypoactive or hyperactive delirium to receive intravenous boluses of haloperidol (maximum dose, 20 mg daily), ... Read more >>

N Engl J Med (The New England journal of medicine)
[2018, 379(26):2506-2516]

Cited: 76 times

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Seeing the Patient and Family Through: Nurses and Physicians Experiences With Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy in the ICU.

Debra L Wiegand, Jooyoung Cheon, Giora Netzer,

Withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy at the end of life is a complex phenomenon. Intensive care nurses and physicians are faced with caring for patients and supporting families, as these difficult decisions are made. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experience of critical care nurses and ... Read more >>

Am J Hosp Palliat Care (The American journal of hospice & palliative care)
[2019, 36(1):13-23]

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Effects of binge alcohol consumption on sleep and inflammation in healthy volunteers.

Amanda N Wilkinson, Majid Afshar, Osman Ali, Waqas Bhatti, Jeffrey D Hasday, Giora Netzer, Avelino C Verceles,

Objective Alcohol is a hypnotic that modifies immune function, specifically the cytokines interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin 2 (IL-2). We evaluated the association between unscheduled napping and acute alcohol-induced augmentation of IFN-γ and IL-2 expression. Methods In this prospective, observational pilot study, volunteers completed questionnaires on sleep quality, alcohol use, ... Read more >>

J Int Med Res (The Journal of international medical research)
[2018, 46(9):3938-3947]

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Anticipatory grief and impaired problem solving among surrogate decision makers of critically ill patients: A cross-sectional study.

Danielle R Glick, Melissa Motta, Debra L Wiegand, Patrick Range, Robert M Reed, Avelino C Verceles, Nirav G Shah, Giora Netzer,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Anticipatory grief, the experience of grief before the death of a mourned individual, is common among people with seriously ill loved ones and associated with impaired social problem solving. We sought to evaluate anticipatory grief in the Intensive Care Unit setting.<h4>Research methodology/design</h4>Cross-sectional study of surrogate decision-makers of patients admitted to ... Read more >>

Intensive Crit Care Nurs (Intensive & critical care nursing)
[2018, 49:1-5]

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Numeracy and Interpretation of Prognostic Estimates in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Among Surrogate Decision Makers in the Neurologic ICU.

Nikita Leiter, Melissa Motta, Robert M Reed, Temitope Adeyeye, Debra L Wiegand, Nirav G Shah, Avelino C Verceles, Giora Netzer,

OBJECTIVE:Clinicians caring for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage must often discuss prognosis and goals of care with their patients' surrogate decision makers, and may make numeric estimates of likelihood of survival and functional independence, informed by validated prediction models. Surrogates' prognostic estimates are often discordant with physicians', suggesting that physicians' numeric ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2018, 46(2):264-271]

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Oxygen Exposure Resulting in Arterial Oxygen Tensions Above the Protocol Goal Was Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Neil R Aggarwal, Roy G Brower, David N Hager, B Taylor Thompson, Giora Netzer, Carl Shanholtz, Adrian Lagakos, William Checkley, ,

<h4>Objectives</h4>High fractions of inspired oxygen may augment lung damage to exacerbate lung injury in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Participants enrolled in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network trials had a goal partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood range of 55-80 mm Hg, yet the effect of oxygen exposure ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2018, 46(4):517-524]

Cited: 16 times

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Survival of Lung Transplant Candidates With COPD: BODE Score Reconsidered.

Robert M Reed, Howard J Cabral, Mark T Dransfield, Michael Eberlein, Christian A Merlo, Matthew J Mulligan, Giora Netzer, Pablo G Sanchez, Steven M Scharf, Don D Sin, Bartholome R Celli,

<h4>Background</h4>The BMI, obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity (BODE) score is used to inform prognostic considerations for lung transplantation for COPD, but it has not been validated in this context. A large proportion of mortality in COPD is attributable to comorbidities that could preclude transplant candidacy. We hypothesized that patients with ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2018, 153(3):697-701]

Cited: 5 times

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Fair Is Fair: Just Visiting Hours and Reducing Inequities.

Giora Netzer, Theodore J Iwashyna,

Although family is an essential unit of every society, many intensive care units continue to impose limitations on families' access to their loved ones. Unlimited family presence is backed both by data and the guidelines of multiple professional societies. We propose that the obligation to protect the integrity and needs ... Read more >>

Ann Am Thorac Soc (Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
[2017, 14(12):1744-1746]

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The association of antidepressant treatment with COPD maintenance medication use and adherence in a comorbid Medicare population: A longitudinal cohort study.

Yu-Jung Wei, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Jennifer S Albrecht, Ting-Ying Huang, Patience Moyo, Bilal Khokhar, Ilene Harris, Patricia Langenberg, Giora Netzer, Susan W Lehmann,

The effect of treating comorbid depression to achieve optimal management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has not yet empirically tested. We examined the association between antidepressant treatment and use of and adherence to COPD maintenance medications among patients with new-onset COPD and comorbid depression.<h4>Methods</h4>Using 2006-2012 Medicare data, this retrospective ... Read more >>

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry (International journal of geriatric psychiatry)
[2018, 33(2):e212-e220]

Cited: 6 times

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A Collaborative Cardiologist-Intensivist Management Model Improves Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Outcomes.

Karan Kapoor, Avelino C Verceles, Giora Netzer, Amal Chaudhry, Mary Bolgiano, Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Jonathan Ludmir, Jeremy S Pollock, Gautam V Ramani, Michael T McCurdy,

J Am Coll Cardiol (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
[2017, 70(11):1422-1423]

Cited: 4 times

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