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How to avoid an epidemic of endotracheal tube occlusion.

François Lellouche, Carole-Anne Lavoie-Bérard, Emilie Rousseau, Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, Jean-Claude Lefebvre, Richard Branson, Laurent Brochard,

Lancet Respir Med (The Lancet. Respiratory medicine)
[2021, 9(11):1215-1216]

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The Polio Ward at Rancho Los Amigos.

Richard D Branson,

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2021, 49(11):e1193-e1194]

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Ventilator Options for COVID-19: Quality Trumps Quantity.

Richard Branson, Dario Rodriquez, Paul N Austin,

Ann Am Thorac Soc (Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
[2021, 18(11):1930-1931]

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Mass Critical Care Surge Response During COVID-19: Implementation of Contingency Strategies - A Preliminary Report of Findings From the Task Force for Mass Critical Care.

Jeffrey R Dichter, Asha V Devereaux, Charles L Sprung, Vikramjit Mukherjee, Jason Persoff, Karyn D Baum, Douglas Ornoff, Amit Uppal, Tanzib Hossain, Kiersten N Henry, Marya Ghazipura, Kasey R Bowden, Henry J Feldman, Mitchell T Hamele, Lisa D Burry, Anne Marie O Martland, Meredith Huffines, Pritish K Tosh, James Downar, John L Hick, Michael D Christian, Ryan C Maves, ,

<h4>Background</h4>After the publication of a 2014 consensus statement regarding mass critical care during public health emergencies, much has been learned about surge responses and the care of overwhelming numbers of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaps in prior pandemic planning were identified and require modification in the midst of ongoing ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, :]

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Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: Patients With OSA: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Susheel P Patil, Nancy A Collop, Alejandro D Chediak, Eric J Olson, Kunwar Praveen Vohra, ,

This document summarizes the work of the CPAP and bilevel PAP therapy for OSA Technical Expert Panel working group. For positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, the most pressing current coverage barriers identified were: an insufficient symptom list describing all potential symptoms in patients with mild OSA; the 4 h per night ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):e409-e417]

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Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: Patients With COPD: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Nicholas S Hill, Gerard J Criner, Richard D Branson, Bartolome R Celli, Neil R MacIntyre, Amen Sergew, ,

This document summarizes the work of the COPD Technical Expert Panel working group. For patients with COPD, the most pressing current coverage barriers identified were onerous diagnostic requirements focused on oxygenation (rather than ventilation) and difficulty obtaining bilevel devices with backup rate capabilities. Because of these difficulties, many patients with ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):e389-e397]

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Oxygen and Ventilator Logistics During California's COVID-19 Surge: When Oxygen Becomes a Scarce Resource.

Asha V Devereaux, Howard Backer, Arzoo Salami, Chuck Wright, Kate Christensen, Kathleen Rice, Cindy Jakel-Smith, Mitch Metzner, Jasmeet K Bains, Kathy Staats, Richard Branson, Markell Pierce, Erin Noste, David Duncan,

The state of California, in the United States of America, has a population of nearly 40 million people and is the 5th largest economy in the world. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020-2021, the state experienced a medical surge that stressed its sophisticated health-care and public health ... Read more >>

Disaster Med Public Health Prep (Disaster medicine and public health preparedness)
[2021, :1-7]

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Remembering the Explorers: Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FCCM

Richard D Branson, Lorenzo Berra, Dean R. Hess,

Crit Care Explor (Critical care explorations)
[2021, 3(8):]

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Creating a Process of Research in Respiratory Care.

Richard D Branson, Richard H Kallet,

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(8):1363-1364]

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Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: Patients With Central Sleep Apnea: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Timothy I Morgenthaler, Atul Malhotra, Richard B Berry, Karin G Johnson, Marc Raphaelson, ,

This document summarizes suggestions of the central sleep apnea (CSA) Technical Expert Panel working group. This paper shares our vision for bringing the right device to the right patient at the right time. For patients with CSA, current coverage criteria do not align with guideline treatment recommendations. For example, CPAP ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):e419-e425]

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Executive Summary: Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Peter C Gay, Robert L Owens, ,

The current national coverage determinations (NCDs) for noninvasive ventilation for patients with thoracic restrictive disorders, COPD, and hypoventilation syndromes were formulated in 1998. New original research, updated formal practice guidelines, and current consensus expert opinion have accrued that are in conflict with the existing NCDs. Some inconsistencies in the NCDs ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):1808-1821]

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Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: Patients With Thoracic Restrictive Disorders: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Lisa F Wolfe, Joshua O Benditt, Loutfi Aboussouan, Dean R Hess, John M Coleman, ,

The existing coverage criteria for noninvasive ventilation (NIV) do not recognize the benefits of early initiation of NIV for those with thoracic restrictive disorders and do not address the unique needs for daytime support as the patients progress to ventilator dependence. This document summarizes the work of the thoracic restrictive ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):e399-e408]

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Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion: Patients With Hypoventilation Syndromes: A Technical Expert Panel Report From the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

Babak Mokhlesi, Christine H Won, Barry J Make, Bernardo J Selim, Bernie Y Sunwoo, ,

The existing coverage criteria for home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) do not recognize the diversity of hypoventilation syndromes and advances in technologies. This document summarizes the work of the hypoventilation syndromes Technical Expert Panel working group. The most pressing current coverage barriers identified were: (1) overreliance on arterial blood gases (particularly ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(5):e377-e387]

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AARC Named Lectures and the Backstory.

Richard D Branson, Ray Masferrer,

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(7):1226-1228]

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Antimicrobial coating prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia in a 72 hour large animal model.

Aaron Seitz, Jennifer E Baker, Nick C Levinsky, Mackenzie C Morris, Michael J Edwards, Erich Gulbins, Thomas C Blakeman, Dario Rodriquez, Richard D Branson, Michael Goodman,

<h4>Background</h4>The primary goal of this study was to demonstrate that endotracheal tubes coated with antimicrobial lipids plus mucolytic or antimicrobial lipids with antibiotics plus mucolytic would significantly reduce pneumonia in the lungs of pigs after 72 hours of continuous mechanical ventilation compared to uncoated controls.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Eighteen female pigs were ... Read more >>

J Surg Res (The Journal of surgical research)
[2021, 267:424-431]

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2020 Year in Review: Shared Ventilation for COVID-19.

Richard D Branson, Dario Rodriquez,

COVID-19 resulting from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in a pandemic of respiratory failure previously unencountered. Early in the pandemic, concentrated infections in high-density population cities threatened to overwhelm health systems, and ventilator shortages were predicted. An early proposed solution was the use of shared ventilation, ... Read more >>

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(7):1173-1183]

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Routine use of continuous positive airway pressure after major abdominal surgery.

Dean R Hess, Richard D Branson,

Lancet Respir Med (The Lancet. Respiratory medicine)
[2021, 9(11):1204-1205]

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Variation in Early Management Practices in Moderate-to-Severe ARDS in the United States: The Severe ARDS: Generating Evidence Study.

Nida Qadir, Raquel R Bartz, Mary L Cooter, Catherine L Hough, Michael J Lanspa, Valerie M Banner-Goodspeed, Jen-Ting Chen, Shewit Giovanni, Dina Gomaa, Michael W Sjoding, Negin Hajizadeh, Jordan Komisarow, Abhijit Duggal, Ashish K Khanna, Rahul Kashyap, Akram Khan, Steven Y Chang, Joseph E Tonna, Harry L Anderson, Janice M Liebler, Jarrod M Mosier, Peter E Morris, Alissa Genthon, Irene K Louh, Mark Tidswell, R Scott Stephens, Annette M Esper, David J Dries, Anthony Martinez, Kraftin E Schreyer, William Bender, Anupama Tiwari, Pramod K Guru, Sinan Hanna, Michelle N Gong, Pauline K Park, , ,

<h4>Background</h4>Although specific interventions previously demonstrated benefit in patients with ARDS, use of these interventions is inconsistent, and patient mortality remains high. The impact of variability in center management practices on ARDS mortality rates remains unknown.<h4>Research question</h4>What is the impact of treatment variability on mortality in patients with moderate to severe ... Read more >>

Chest (Chest)
[2021, 160(4):1304-1315]

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Multiplex Ventilation: Solutions for Four Main Safety Problems.

Morgan E Sorg, Richard D Branson, Umur Hatipoğlu, Robert L Chatburn,

<h4>Background</h4>The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for mechanical ventilators and concerns of a ventilator shortage. Several groups have advocated for 1 ventilator to ventilate 2 or more patients in the event of such a shortage. However, differences in patient lung mechanics could make sharing a ventilator detrimental ... Read more >>

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(7):1074-1086]

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Using Anesthesia Machines as Critical Care Ventilators During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Paul N Austin, Richard D Branson,

Somewhere between 30% and 89% of patients with COVID-19 admitted to a critical care unit require invasive mechanical ventilation. Concern over the lack of adequate numbers of critical care ventilators to meet this demand led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the use of anesthesia machines as critical ... Read more >>

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(7):1184-1195]

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Ventilator Shortages and Solutions, Real and Imagined.

Richard D Branson, Dario Rodriquez,

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2021, 66(3):533-535]

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Performance Characteristics of Fluid Warming Technology in Austere Environments.

Thomas Blakeman, John Fowler, Richard Branson, Michael Petro, Dario Rodriquez,

Resuscitation of the critically ill or injured is a significant and complex task in any setting, often complicated by environmental influences. Hypothermia is one of the components of the "Triad of Death" in trauma patients. Devices for warming IV fluids in the austere environment must be small and portable, able ... Read more >>

J Spec Oper Med (Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals)
[2021, 21(1):18-24]

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Reply to Chase et al. and to Milner et al.

Aaron M Mittel, Dean Hess, Robert Kacmarek, Richard Kallet, Richard Branson, Daniel Brodie, Laureen L Hill, Jeremy R Beitler,

Am J Respir Crit Care Med (American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine)
[2020, 202(9):1319-1320]

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians.

Ruth Kleinpell, David M Ferraro, Ryan C Maves, Sandra L Kane Gill, Richard Branson, Steven Greenberg, Jennifer K Doersam, Rameela Raman, Lewis J Kaplan,

<h4>Importance</h4>Recent reports identify that among hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 patients, 30% require ICU care. Understanding ICU resource needs remains an essential component of meeting current and projected needs of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients.<h4>Objectives</h4>This study queried U.S. ICU clinician perspectives on challenging aspects of care in managing coronavirus disease ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2020, 48(10):e846-e855]

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Intrathoracic Pressure Regulator Performance in the Setting of Hemorrhage and Acute Lung Injury.

Mackenzie C Morris, Grace M Niziolek, Thomas C Blakeman, Sabre Stevens-Topie, Rosalie Veile, Victor Heh, Basilia Zingarelli, Dario Rodriquez, Richard D Branson, Michael D Goodman,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Intrathoracic pressure regulation (ITPR) can be utilized to enhance venous return and cardiac preload by inducing negative end expiratory pressure in mechanically ventilated patients. Previous preclinical studies have shown increased mean arterial pressure (MAP) and decreased intracranial pressure (ICP) with use of an ITPR device. The aim of this study ... Read more >>

Mil Med (Military medicine)
[2020, 185(7-8):e1083-e1090]

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