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March 2017
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Anesthesiology and Critical Care Archives

1. Frank SM, Ejaz A, Pawlik TM. Blood transfusion strategy and clinical outcomes. Ann Surg. 2015 Jul;262(1):7-8. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001276.
Key words: Blood, Outcomes, Strategy, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26020112

2. Gani F, Kim Y, Weiss MJ, Makary MA, Wolfgang CL, Hirose K, Cameron JL, Wasey JO, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Effect of surgeon and anesthesiologist volume on surgical outcomes. J Surg Res. 2015 Aug 14. pii: S0022-4804(15)00823-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.08.010. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Anesthesiologist, Outcomes, Surgeon, Surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26342836

3. Kim Y, Ejaz A, Gani F, Wasey JO, Xu L, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Crystalloid administration among patients undergoing liver surgery: Defining patient- and provider-level variation. Surgery. 2015 Aug 8. pii: S0039-6060(15)00536-X. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.06.037. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Crystalloid, Fluid, Liver, Surgery, Variation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26263833

4. Kim Y, Spolverato G, Lucas DJ, Ejaz A, Xu L, Wagner D, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Red cell transfusion triggers and postoperative outcomes after major surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Outcomes, Surgery, Transfusion, Trigger
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26307346

5. Mavros MN, Xu L, Maqsood H, Gani F, Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Al-Refaie WB, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Perioperative blood transfusion and the prognosis of pancreatic cancer surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Cancer, Meta-analysis, Pancreatic, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26293837

6. Spolverato G, Kim Y, Ejaz A, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Effect of relative decrease in blood hemoglobin concentrations on postoperative morbidity in patients who undergo major gastrointestinal surgery. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jul 29. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1704. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Decrease, Hemoglobin, Relative, Trigger, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26222497

1. Han X, Lan X, Li Q, Gao Y, Zhu W, Cheng T, Maruyama T, Wang J. Inhibition of prostaglandin E2 receptor EP3 mitigates thrombin toxicity. JCBFM. 2015. In process.
Key words: intracerebral hemorrhage, prostaglandin EP3 receptor, Rho-Rho kinase

1. Chang DS, Raghavan R, Christiansen S, Cohen SP. Emerging targets in treating pain. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015; 28: 379-97.
Key words: Neuropathic pain; nociceptive pain; pain mechanism; nerve growth factor inhibitor; glial cell; sodium channel; opioid
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26087270

2. Cohen SP, Moon JY, Brummett CM, White RL, Larkin TM. Medial branch blocks or intra-articular injections as a prognostic tool before lumbar facet radiofrequency denervation: a multicenter, case-control study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015; 40: 376-83.
Key words: Facet joint; zygapophyseal joint; radiofrequency; predictive value
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26066382

3. Cohen SP. Botulinum toxin Type B for chronic pain: panacea or snake oil? the need for more and better preclinical studies. Anesth Analg. 2015; 121: 20-1.
Key words: Botulinum toxin; Botox; neuropathic pain; pain model
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26086506

4. Cohen SP. Oral steroids for improved function but not pain in acute radiculopathy due to disc herniation. Evid Based Med. 2015 Jul 1. pii: ebmed-2015-110240. doi: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110240. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Steroid; radiculopathy; sciatica; herniated disc
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26135211

1. Bicket MC, Chakravarthy K, Chang D, Cohen SP. Epidural steroid injections: An updated review on recent trends in safety and complications. Pain Manag. 2015; 5: 129-46.
Key words: Epidural steroid injectionl; back pain; neck pain; radiculopathy; complication
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25806907

1. Bicket M, Horowitz J, Benzon HT, Cohen SP. Epidural injections for spinal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating need for surgery in randomized controlled trials. Spine J. 2015 Feb; 15: 348-62.
Key words: Surgery; epidural steroid injection; prevention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25463400

2. Cohen SP. Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of neck Pain. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 Feb; 90(2): 284-99.
Key words: Neck pain, radiculopathy, cervical, myelopathy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25659245

3. Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Kim Y, Gupta R, Amini N, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Impact of blood transfusions and transfusion practice on long term outcomes following hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, outcomes, target, transfusion, trigger
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25707813

4. Hooten WM, Cohen SP, Rathmell JP. Introduction to the symposium on pain medicine. Mayo Clin Proc 2015; 90: 4-5.
Key words: chronic pain, pain medicine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25572190

5. Hsu E, Murphy S, Chang D, Cohen SP. Expert opinion on emerging drugs: Chronic low back pain. Exp Opin Emerg Drugs. 2015 Mar;20(1):103-27.
Key words: low back pain, cannabinoid, opioid, glial cell, cytokine, channel blocker
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25519435

6. Zuckerberg GS, Scott AV, Wasey JO, Wick EC, Pawlik TM, Ness PM, Patel ND, Resar LM, Frank SM: Efficacy of education followed by computerized provider order entry with clinician decision support to reduce red blood cell utilization. Transfusion. 2015 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/trf.13003. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, CPOE, education, management, transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646579

1. Ness PM, Frank SM. Enhancing patient blood management: a long-term FOCUS. Lancet. 2014 Dec 9. pii: S0140-6736(14)62344-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62344-8.
Key words: blood, outcomes, transfusion, trigger
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25499166

2. Zuckerberg GS, Scott AV, Wasey JO, Wick EC, Pawlik TM, Ness PM, Patel ND, Resar LM, Frank SM. Efficacy of education followed by computerized provider order entry with clinician decision support to reduce red blood cell utilization. Transfusion. 2015 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/trf.13003. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, CPOE, decision, support
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646579

1. Fan C, Meuchel LW, Su Q, Angelini DJ, Zhang A, Cheadle C, Kolosolva I, Makarevich OD, Yamaji-Kegan K, Rothenberg ME, Johns RA. Resistin-like molecule alpha in allergen-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Jan 8.
Key words: resistin-like molecule alpha; pulmonary hypertension; vascular remodeling; inflammation; T helper 17
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1165/rcmb.2014-0322OC
PMID:25569618

2. Ness PM, Frank SM. Enhancing patient blood management: A long term focus. Lancet. 2014 Dec 9. pii: S0140-6736(14)62344-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62344-8. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Clinical, Lesion, Outcomes, Storage
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25499166

3. Noel S, Zheng L, Navas-Acien A, Fuchs RJ. The effect of ex vivo CDDO-Me activation on nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 pathway in white blood cells from patients with septic shock. Shock. 2014 Nov;42(5):392-9.
Key words: critical illness, septic shock, NRF2, CDDO-Me, antioxidants
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105464

1. Bicket MC, Horowitz J, Benzon H, Cohen SP. Epidural injections in prevention of surgery for spinal pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Spine J. 2014 Oct 13. pii: S1529-9430(14)01569-1.
Key words: low back pain; radiculopathy; sciatica; neck pain; surgery; prevention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25463400

2. Cohen SP. Precision targeting for neuroablative therapies: the future of interventional pain medicine. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014; 39: 447-9.
Key words: Neck pain; facet joint; cervical medial branch; radiofrequency ablation; denervation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25340482

3. Cohen SP, Hayek S, Semenov Y, Pasquina PF, White RL, Veizi E, et al. Epidural steroid injections, conservative treatment, or combination treatment for cervical radicular pain: A multicenter, randomized, comparative-effectiveness study. Anesthesiology. 2014; 121: 1045-55.
Key words: Neck pain; cervical radiculopathy; epidural steroid injections; gabapentin; nortriptyline
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25335172

11/14

1. Dietz AS, Pronovost PJ, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wyskiel R, Marsteller JA, Thompson DA, Rosen MA. A systematic review of teamwork in the intensive care unit: What do we know about teamwork, team tasks, and improvement strategies? J Crit Care. 2014 Dec;29(6):908-914.
Key words: group processes, intensive care unit, patient safety, teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25001565

2. Hsu YJ, Weeks K, Yang T, Sawyer MD, Marsteller JA. Impact of self-reported guideline compliance: Bloodstream infection prevention in a national collaborative. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10 Suppl):S191-6.
Key words: central line-associated bloodstream infections, guidelines, hospital-acquired infection, intensive care unit
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239709

3. Marsteller JA, Hsu YJ, Weeks K. Evaluating the impact of mandatory public reporting on participation and performance in a program to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections: evidence from a national patient safety collaborative. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10 Suppl):S209-15.
Key words: central line-associated bloodstream infections, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, health policy, hospital-acquired infections, mandatory reporting
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239712

4. Rosen MA, Lee BH, Sampson JB, Koka R, Chima AM, Ogbuagu OU, Marx MK, Kamara TB, Koroma M, Jackson EV Jr. Failure mode and effects analysis applied to the maintenance and repair of anesthetic equipment in an austere medical environment. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Aug;26(4):404-10.
Key words: austere medical environments, failure mode and effects analysis, biomedical engineering, developing country
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24836514

5. Weeks KR, Hsu YJ, Yang T, Sawyer M, Marsteller JA. Influence of a multifaceted intervention on central line days in intensive care units: results of a national multisite study. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10 Suppl):S197-202.
Key words: CLABSI bundle, central line denominator; central line denominator days, central line-associated bloodstream infections, central venous catheters
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239710

1. Ali KJ, Farley DO, Speck K, Catanzaro M, Wicker KG, Berenholtz SM. Measurement of implementation components and contextual factors in a two-state healthcare quality initiative to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct;35 Suppl 3:S116-23.
Key words: ventilator-associated pneumonia, patient safety and quality, implementation components and contextual factors, interview surveys, barriers to progress in quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222890

2. DeVita MA, Winters B. It's Not "Do" but "Why Do" Rapid Response Systems Work? Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep;42(9):2133-4.
Key words: cardiac arrest, patient safety, quality improvement, rapid response systems
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25126800

3. Goutier JM, Holzmueller CG, Edwards KC, Klompas M, Speck K, Berenholtz SM. Strategies to enhance adoption of ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention interventions: a systematic literature review. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):998-1005.
Key words: ventilator-associated pneumonia, prevention, hospital-acquired infection, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25026616

4. Herzer KR, Niessen L, Constenla DO, Ward WJ Jr, Pronovost PJ. Cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement programme to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units in the USA.BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 25;4(9):e006065.
Key words: quality improvement, hospital-acquired infection, cost analysis, central line-associated bloodstream infection, intensive care unit
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25256190

5. Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, Ko C, Wick EC. Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. JAMA Surg. 2014 Aug 1;149(8):863-8.
Key words: operating room, briefings, debriefings, surgery, teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25006700

6. Klompas M, Branson R, Eichenwald EC, Greene LR, Howell MD, Lee G, Magill SS, Maragakis LL, Priebe GP, Speck K, Yokoe DS, Berenholtz SM. Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):915-36.
Key words: ventilator-associated pneumonia, prevention, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25026607

7. Murphy DJ, Pronovost PJ, Lehmann CU, Gurses AP, Whitman GJ, Needham DM, Berenholtz SM. Red blood cell transfusion practices in two surgical intensive care units: a mixed methods assessment of barriers to evidence-based practice.Transfusion.2014 Oct;54(10pt2):2658-2667.
Key words: transfusion practice, adherence, intensive care unit, evidence-based practice, barriers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24846447

8. Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA. Creating a fractal-based quality management infrastructure.J Health Organ Manag. Jul/Aug 2014;28(4):576-86.
Key words: quality improvement, management infrastructure, hospital-level organization, capacity building
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25241601

9. Rawat N, Yang T, Speck K, Helzer J, Barenski C, Berenholtz S. An evaluation of ventilator-associated pneumonia process measure sampling strategies in a surgical ICU. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Sep-Oct;29(5):397-402.
Key words: critical care; process assessment; quality of health care; ventilator-associated pneumonia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24061867

10. Rosen MA, Sampson JB, Jackson EV Jr, Koka R, Chima AM, Ogbuagu OU, Marx MK, Koroma M, Lee BH. Failure mode and effects analysis of the universal anaesthesia machine in two tertiary care hospitals in Sierra Leone. Br J Anaesth. 2014 Sep;113(3):410-5.
Key words: Sierra Leone, austere anaesthesia, failure mode and effects analysis, FMEA, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24833727

11. Stonemetz, J and Dutton, R "Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) Market Update" ASA Newsletter 2014 (78)10: 38-40.
Key words: AIMS; Anesthesia Information Management Systems; Market Update
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9ec833c#/f9ec833c/42

12. Weaver SJ, Weeks K, Pham JC, Pronovost PJ. On the CUSP: Stop BSI: Evaluating the relationship between central line-associated bloodstream infection rate and patient safety climate profile. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10 Suppl):S203-8.
Key words: central line-associated bloodstream infection, organizational culture, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239711

13. Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson KD, Gerding DN, Haas JP, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle LE, Salgado CD, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Deloney VM, Fishman NO, Foster N, Goldmann DA, Humphreys E, Jernigan JA, Padberg J, Perl TM, Podgorny K, Septimus EJ, VanAmringe M, Weaver T, Weinstein RA, Wise R, Maragakis LL. A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Aug;42(8):820-8.
Key words: healthcare-associated infection, hospital-acquired infection, prevention, compendium of strategies
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25087135

1. Austin JM, Miller MR, Pronovost PJ. Acad Pediatr. Young and reckless? Greater standardization and transparency of performance is needed for pediatric performance measures.2014 Sep-Oct;14(5 Suppl):S15-6.
Key words: measures, performance measures, quality, pediatric
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25169451

2. Brown C, Grega M, Selnes O, McKhann G, Shah A, LaFlam A, Savage W, Frank SM, Hogue C, Gottesman R. Length of red cell-unit storage and risk for delirium after cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2014; Aug;119(2):242-50. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000134.
Key words: blood, delirium, storage, lesion, transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24859077

3. Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Kim Y, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Identifying variations in blood use based hemoglobin transfusion trigger and target among hepatopanreaticobiliary surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug;219(2):217-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.02.033.
Key words: blood, hepatobiliary, transfusion, target, trigger
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038960

4. Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Kim Y, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Variation in triggers and use of perioperative blood transfusion in major gastrointestinal surgery. Br J Surg 2014, Aug 5. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9617. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, surgery, transfusion, trigger, variation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25091410

5. Frank SM, Oleyar MJ, Ness PM, Tobian AA. Reducing unnecessary preoperative blood orders and costs by implementing an updated institution-specific maximum surgical blood order schedule and remote electronic blood issue. Anesthesiology. 2014; Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, ordering, MSBOS, preoperative, unnecessary
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24932853

6. Frank SM, Wasey JO, Dwyer IM, Gokaslan ZL, Ness PM, Kebaish KM: Radiofrequency bipolar hemostatic sealer reduces blood loss, transfusion requirements and cost for patients undergoing multilevel spinal fusion surgery. J Orthopaed Surg Res, 2014 Jul 5;9(1):50.
Key words: blood, bipolar, cautery, hemostasis, transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24997589

7. Frank SM, Wick EC, Dezern AE, Ness PM, Wasey JO, Pippa AC, Dackiw E, Resar LM: Risk-adjusted clinical outcomes for patients enrolled in a bloodless program. Transfusion, 2014, Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/trf.12752. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: adjusted, bloodless, outcomes, risk
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942198

8. Haider AH, Schneider EB, Sriram N, Dossick DS, Scott VK, Swoboda SM, Losonczy L, Haut ER, Efron DT, Pronovost PJ, Freischlag JA, Lipsett PA, Cornwell EE 3rd, MacKenzie EJ, Cooper LA. Unconscious race and class bias: Its association with decision making by trauma and acute care surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep;77(3):409-16
Key words: trauma, care, race, race bias
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25159243

9. Herzer KR, Pronovost PJ. Motivating physicians to improve quality: light the intrinsic fire. Am J Med Qual 2014 Sep;29(5):451-3.
Key words: quality improvement, intrinsic motivators, physician performance
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249836

10. Hicks CW, Frank SM, Wasey JO, Efron,J, Gearhart, S, Fang, S, Safar B, Makary MA, Wick EC: A novel means of assessing institutional adherence to blood transfusion guidelines, Am J Med Quality. 2014 Jul 17. pii: 1062860614542972. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood, guidelines, transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25034028

11. Pronovost P, Jha AK. Did hospital engagement networks actually improve care? N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 21;371(8):691-3.
Key words: Hospital engagement networks, HEN, quality, safety, improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25140953

1. Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Kim Y, Frank SM, Pawlik TM. Variation in triggers and use of perioperative blood transfusion in major gastrointestinal surgery. Br J Surg. 2014 Aug 5. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9617. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Transfusion, Trigger, Variation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25091410

2. Frank SM, Oleyar MJ, Ness PM, Tobian AAR: Reducing unnecessary preoperative blood orders
and costs by implementing an updated institution-specific maximum surgical blood order schedule
and remote electronic blood issue. Anesthesiology. 2014 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Ordering, Preoperative, Surgical
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24932853

3. Frank SM, Wasey JO, Dwyer IM, Gokaslan ZL, Ness PM, Kebaish KM: Radiofrequency bipolar
hemostatic sealer reduces blood loss, transfusion requirements and cost for patients undergoing
multilevel spinal fusion surgery. J Orthopaed Surg Res. 2014 Jul 5;9(1):50. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Bipolar, Blood, Cautery, Hemostasis, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24997589

4. Frank SM, Smith-Resar L, Stonemetz JL, Wasey JO, Dackiw EA, Ness PM: Risk-adjusted
clinical outcomes for patients enrolled in a bloodless program. Transfusion, 2014, Jun 18. doi:
10.1111/trf.12752. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Bloodless, Clinical, Outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942198

5. Hicks CW, Frank SM, Wasey JO, Efron,J, Gearhart, S, Fang, S, Makary MA, Wick EC: A novel means of assessing institutional adherence to blood transfusion guidelines. Am J Med Quality.
2014 Jul 17. pii: 1062860614542972. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Guidelines, Novel, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25034028

6. Kudchadkar SR, Yaster M, Punjabi NM. Sedation, sleep promotion, and delirium screening practices in the care of mechanically ventilated children: A wake-up call for the pediatric critical care community. Crit Care Med. 2014; 42(7):1592-600.
Key words: analgesia, circadian rhythm, delirium, intensive care units, mechanical ventilation, pediatric, sedation, sleep
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24717461

1. Cohen SP, Atanelov L, Rammasubu C, Amasha R, Kurihara C, Verdun A, Duarte SS, Stambaugh T. Can changes in vital signs be used to predict the response to lumbar facet blocks and radiofrequency denervation? A prospective, correlational study. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2014; 39: 333-40.
Key words: facet joint; predictor; phenotype; low back pain; diagnostic injection; medial branch block
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24918331

2. Ephraim PL, Hill-Briggs F, Roter DL, Bone LR, Wolff JL, Lewis-Boyer L, Levine DM, Aboumatar HJ, Cooper LA, Fitzpatrick SJ, Gudzune KA, Albert MC, Monroe D, Simmons M, Hickman D, Purnell L, Fisher A, Matens R, Noronha GJ, Fagan PJ, Ramamurthi HC, Ameling JM, Charlston J, Sam TS, Carson KA, Wang NY, Crews DC, Greer RC, Sneed V, Flynn SJ, DePasquale N, Boulware LE. Contemp Clin Trials. Improving urban African Americans' blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) study: A randomized clinical trial. 2014 Jun 21;38(2):370-382.
Key words: Community health worker, hypertension, self-management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24956323

3. Latif A, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ. Evaluating Safety Initiatives in Healthcare. Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2014 Jun;4(2):100-106.
Key words: quality improvement, best practices, evaluation, framework, improvement science
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24976794

4. Paradis E, Leslie M, Puntillo K, Gropper M, Aboumatar HJ, Kitto S, Reeves S. Delivering interprofessional care in intensive care: a scoping review of ethnographic studies. Am J Crit Care. 2014 May;23(3):230-8.
Key words: teamwork, ethnography, literature review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24786811

5. Rosen MA, Pronovost PJ. Advancing the use of checklists for evaluating performance in health care. Acad Med. 2014 Jul;89(7):963-5.
Key words: patient safety, assessment, checklist, standardized care, medical education
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24826861

6. Vega RA, Lyon C, Kierce JF, Tye GW, Ritter AM, Rhodes JL. J Neurosurg Pediatr. Minimizing transfusion requirements for children undergoing craniosynostosis repair: the CHoR protocol. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 May 30:1-6.
Key words: acute normovolemic hemodilution; estimated surgical blood loss; estimated blood volume; recombinant human erythropoietin alpha; intracranial pressure; transfusion-related lung injury; transfusion-related immune modulation; blood recycling; craniofacial surgery; craniosynostosis; erythropoietin; transfusion
http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2014.4.PEDS13449?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
PMID:24877603

7. Yamaji-Kegan K, Takimoto E, Zhang A, Weiner NC, Meuchel LW, Berger AE, Cheadle C, Johns RA. Hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (FIZZ1/RELM?) induces endothelial cell apoptosis and subsequent interleukin-4-dependent pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014; June 15;306(12):L1090-103.
Key words: Pulmonary hypertension, endothelial apoptosis, Th2 inflammation, hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF)/FIZZ1/RELM?, human resistin
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24793164

1. Cohen SP. Con: I would not perform another ESI in this patient. Pain Med. 2014 Apr;15(4):545-6.
Key words: ethics; low back pain; epidural steroid injection; radiculopathy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24635907

2. Jamison DE, Hsu E, Cohen SP. Epidural adhesiolysis: an evidence-based review. J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2):65-76.
Key words: failed back surgery syndrome; epidural steroid injection; postlaminectomy syndrome; lysis of adhesions
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24819483

3. Manchikanti L, Hirsch JA, Heavner JE, Cohen SP, et al. Development of an interventional pain management specific instrument for methodologic quality assessment of nonrandomized studies of interventional techniques. Pain Physician. 2014 May-Jun;17(3):E291-317.
Key words: injection; chronic pain; instrument; systematic review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24850112

4. Manchikanti L, Hirsch JA, Cohen SP, et al. Assessment of methodologic quality of randomized trials of interventional techniques: development of an interventional pain management specific instrument. Pain Physician. 2014 May-Jun;17(3):E263-90.
Key words: injection; chronic pain; instrument; systematic review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24850111

5. Weaver SJ, Dy SM, Rosen MA. Team-training in healthcare: a narrative synthesis of the literature. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 May;23(5):359-72.
Key words: patient safety, team training, teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24501181

1. Klompas M, Speck K, Howell MD, Greene LR, Berenholtz SM. Reappraisal of routine oral care with chlorhexidine gluconate for patients receiving mechanical ventilation: systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May 1;174(5):751-61.
Key words: oral care, chlorhexidine, mechanical ventilation, ventilator-associated pneumonia, meta-analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24663255

2. Paradis E, Leslie M, Puntillo K, Gropper M, Aboumatar HJ, Kitto S, Reeves S. Delivering interprofessional care in intensive care: a scoping review of ethnographic studies. Am J Crit Care. 2014 May;23(3):230-8.
Key words: interprofessional care, intensive care, qualitative research, review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24786811

3. Perez B, Knych SA, Weaver SJ, Liberman A, Abel EM, Oetjen D, Wan TT. Understanding the barriers to physician error reporting and disclosure: a systemic approach to a systemic problem. J Patient Saf. 2014 Mar;10(1):45-51.
Key words: error reporting, physician disclosure, review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24553443

4. Salaria ON, Barodka VM, Hogue CW, Berkowitz DE, Ness PM, Wasey JO, Frank SM. Impaired red blood cell deformability after transfusion of stored allogeneic blood but not autologous salvaged blood in cardiac surgery patients. Anesth Analg. 2014; doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000227
Key words: Autologous, Blood, Deformability, Salvage, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24806142

5. Weaver SJ, Dy SM, Rosen MA. Team-training in healthcare: a narrative synthesis of the literature.BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 May;23(5):359-72.
Key words: patient safety, team training, teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24501181

1. Ameling JM, Ephraim PL, Bone LR, Levine DM, Roter DL, Wolff JL, Hill-Briggs F, Fitzpatrick SL, Noronha GJ, Fagan PJ, Lewis-Boyer L, Hickman D, Simmons M, Purnell L, Fisher A, Cooper LA, Aboumatar HJ, Albert MC, Flynn SJ, Boulware LE; ACT Study Investigators. Adapting hypertension self-management interventions to enhance their sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans. Fam Community Health. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):119-33.
Key words: community-based participatory research, health disparities, hypertension, implementation science
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24569158

2. Chalfin JH, Frank SM, Feng Z, Trock BJ, Drake BJ, Partin AW, Humphreys E, Ness PM, Jeong BC, Lee SB, Han M. Allogeneic versus autologous blood transfusion and survival after radical prostatectomy. Transfusion. 2014; Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/trf.12611. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Autologous, Blood, Cancer, Prostate, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24601996

3. Fan E, Dowdy DW, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C, Himmelfarb CR, Desai SV, Ciesla N, Herridge MS, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Physical complications in acute lung injury survivors: a two-year longitudinal prospective study. Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr;42(4):849-59.
Key words: adult, cohort study, intensive care units, muscle weakness, respiratory distress syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24247473

4. Lucas DJ, Schexneider KI, Weiss M, Wolfgang CL, Frank SM, Hirose K, Ahuja N, Makary M, Cameron JL, Pawlik TM. Trends and risk factors for transfusion in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014; Apr;18(4):719-28. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2417-9. Epub 2013 Dec 10.
Key words: Blood, Hepatic, Pancreatic, Surgery, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24323432

5. Nussenblatt V, Avdic E, Berenholtz S, Daugherty E, Hadhazy E, Lipsett PA, Maragakis LL, Perl TM, Speck K, Swoboda SM, Ziai W, Cosgrove SE. Ventilator-associated pneumonia: overdiagnosis and treatment are common in medical and surgical intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):278-84.
Key words: misdiagnosis, ventilator-associated pneumonia, VAP, antibiotic overuse, overdiagnosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24521594

6. Ozak A, Wu H, Garrido M, Pronovost PJ, Gurses AP. Usability and perceived usefulness of personal health records for preventive health care; A case study focusing on patients' and primary care providers' perspectives. Appl Ergon. 2014 May;45(3):613-28.
Key words: personal health records, usability, usefulness
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24119975

7. Septimus E, Yokoe DS, Weinstein RA, Perl TM, Maragakis LL, Berenholtz SM. Maintaining the momentum of change: the role of the 2014 updates to the compendium in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):460-3
Key words: healthcare-associated infection, HAI, prevention, translating evidence into practice
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24709714

8. Stonemetz JL, Allen PX, Wasey JO, Rivers RJ, Ness PM, Frank SM. Development of a risk-adjusted blood utilization metric. Transfusion. 2014; Feb 24. doi: 10.1111/trf.12548. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Adjusted, Blood, Metric, Risk, Transfusion, Utilization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24611645

9. Yokoe DS, Anderson DJ, Berenholtz SM, Calfee DP, Dubberke ER, Ellingson K, Gerding DN, Haas J, Kaye KS, Klompas M, Lo E, Marschall J, Mermel LA, Nicolle L, Salgado C, Bryant K, Classen D, Crist K, Foster N, Humphreys E, Padberg J, Podgorny K, Vanamringe M, Weaver T, Wise R, Maragakis LL. Introduction to "a compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):455-9.
Key words: healthcare-associated infection, HAI prevention compendium, methods for compendium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24709713

1. Aslakson R, Cheng J, Vollenweider D, Galusca D, Smith TJ, Pronovost PJ. Evidence-based palliative care in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of interventions. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb;17(2):219-35.
Key words: palliative care, evidence-based care, review, interventions, intensive care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24517300

2. Austin JM, D'Andrea G, Birkmeyer JD, Leape LL, Milstein A, Pronovost PJ, Romano PS, Singer SJ, Vogus TJ, Wachter RM. Safety in Numbers: The Development of Leapfrog's Composite Patient Safety Score for U.S. Hospitals. J Patient Saf. 2014 Mar;10(1):64-71.
Key words: patient safety, composite, score, performance measurement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24080719

3. Cohen SP, Hameed H, Kurihara C, Pasquina PF, Patel AM, Babade M, Griffith SR, Erdek ME, Jamison DE, Hurley RW. The effect of sedation on the accuracy and treatment outcomes for diagnostic injections: a randomized, controlled, crossover study. Pain Med. 2014 Feb 13. doi: 10.1111/pme.12389. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Accuracy; specificity; sensitivity; diagnostic block; sedation; sacroiliac joint; sympathetically-maintained pain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24524866

4. Chalfin HJ, Frank SM, Feng Z, Trock BJ, Drake CG, Reach M, Partin AW, Humphreys E, Ness PM, Jeong BC, Lee SB, Han M. Allogeneic vs. autologous blood transfusion and survival after radical prostatectomy. Transfusion. 2014, March 6. doi: 10.1111/trf.12611
Key words: Allogeneic, Autologous, Prostatectomy, Survival, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24601996

5. Cohen SP, Mao J. Neuropathic pain: Mechanisms and their implications. BMJ. 2014; 348: f7656.
Key words: Neuropathic pain; mechanisms; central sensitization; peripheral sensitization; wind-up
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24500412

6. Herrick DB, Ullman N, Nekoovaght-Tak S, Hanley DF, Awad I, Ledroux S, Thompson CB, Ziai WC. Determinants of external ventricular drain placement and associated outcomes in patients with spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: External ventricular drain, Intracerebral hemorrhage, Tissue plasminogen activator, Stroke, Cerebrovascular disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24522761

7. Kudchadkar SR, Aljohani OA, Punjabi NM. Sleep of critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit: A systematic review. Sleep Med Rev. 2014 April; 18(2): 103-110.
Key words: Sleep, Pediatric, Intensive care, Mechanical Ventilation, Delirium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23702219

8. Martinez EA, Donelan K, Henneman JP, Berenholtz SM, Miralles PD, Krug AE, Iezzoni LI, Charnin JE, Pronovost PJ. Identifying meaningful outcome measures for the intensive care unit. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr;29(2):144-52.
Key words: adverse outcomes, intensive care unit, outcome measures, outcomes, patient safety, quality measurement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23892372

9. Nussenblatt V, Avdic E, Berenholtz S, Daugherty E, Hadhazy E, Lipsett PA, Maragakis LL, Perl TM, Speck K, Swoboda SM, Ziai WC, Cosgrove SE. Ventilator-associated pneumonia: overdiagnosis and treatment are common in medical and surgical intensive care units.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35(3):278-84.
Key words: ventilator-associated pneumonia, critical care, antimicrobial therapy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24521594

10. Pham JC, Alblaihed L, Cheung DS, Levy F, Hill PM, Kelen GD, Pronovost PJ, Kirsch TD.Measuring patient safety in the emergency department. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr;29(2):99-104.
Key words: emergency medicine, measurement, quality of health care, safety, safety management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23728473

11. Pronovost PJ, Bo-Linn GW, Sapirstein A. From heroism to safe design: leveraging technology. Anesthesiology. 2014 Mar;120(3):526-9.
Key words: technology, safe systems, integrated care systems, device-technology connections
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24406798

12. Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM. Progress in patient safety: a glass fuller than it seems. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr;29(2):165-9.
Key words: safety, measurement, global trigger tool, improvement progress
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23939487

13. Qureshi A, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Ziai WC. A rare infectious presentation of a temporal bone meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2014 ;116(3):633-4.
Key words: Brain tumor, Meningioma, Neurocritical care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24338211

14. Weaver SJ, Dy SM, Rosen MA. Team-training in healthcare: a narrative synthesis of the literature. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Feb 5. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2013-001848. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Patient safety, Team training, Teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24501181

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