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June 2016
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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

1. Berenholtz SM, Lubomski LH, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, Marsteller JA, Pham JC, Sawyer MD, Thompson DA, Winters BD, Cosgrove SE, Yang T, Louis TA, Meyer Lucas B, George CT, Watson SR, Albert-Lesher MI, St Andre JR, Combes JR, Bohr D, Hines SC, Battles JB, Pronovost PJ. Eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national patient safety imperative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):56-62.
Key words: hospital- acquired infections, quality improvement, CLABSI, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24334799

2. Cohen SP, Mao J. Neuropathic pain: mechanisms and their clinical implications. BMJ 2014; 348: f7656.
Key words: neuropathic pain; n-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA); glial cell; central sensitization; wind-up; cytokine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24500412

3. Hsiao CJ, Marsteller JA, Simon AE. Electronic medical record features and seven quality of care measures in physician offices. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):44-52.
Key words: ambulatory care, electronic medical record, informatics, quality of health care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23610232

4. Hsu E, Lin D, Evans SJ, Hamid KS, Frick KD, Yang T, Pronovost PJ, Pham JC. Doing well by doing good: assessing the cost savings of an intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in a hawaii hospital.Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):13-9.
Key words: cost savings, critical care, health care economics and organizations, health care quality access and evaluation, insurance health reimbursement, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23652336

5. Hurley RW, Zhao K, Tighe PJ, Ko PS, Pronovost PJ, Wu CL. Examination of publications from academic anesthesiology faculty in the United States. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan;118(1):192-9.
Key words: publication performance, scholarship, anesthesiology, academic
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149582

6. Lee F, Jamison DE, Hurley RW, Cohen SP. Epidural lysis of adhesions. Korean J Pain 2014; 27: 3-15.
Key words: adhesiolysis; postlaminectomy syndrome; failed back surgery; epidural neuroplasty
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24478895

7. Leslie M, Paradis E, Gropper MA, Reeves S, Kitto S. Applying ethnography to the study of context in healthcare quality and safety. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Feb;23(2):99-105.
Key words: patient-centered care, qualitative research, quality improvement, teamwork
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096894

8. Martin GP, Leslie M, Minion J, Willars J, Dixon-Woods M. Between surveillance and subjectification: Professionals and the governance of quality and patient safety in English hospitals. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Dec;99:80-8.
Key words: acute care, Foucault, governmentality, Panopticon, United Kingdom
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24355474

9. Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Ciesla N, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Factors associated with timing of initiation of physical therapy in acute lung injury patients. J Crit Care 2013. Dec; 28(6);980:4.
Key words: acute lung injury, critical illness, intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, physical therapy, rehabilitation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845792

10. Miyazaki C, Zeynalov EN, Koehler RC, Littleton-Kearney MT. Effects of delayed estrogen treatment and 20-HETE synthesis inhibition on postischemic pial artery response to acetylcholine in rats. Open J Mol Integr Physiol 2014 Feb;4:1-10.
Key words: cerebral ischemia, estrogen, hormone replacement therapy, 20-HETE, arterial vasodilation
http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojmip.2014.41001
No PMID available

11. Paradis E, Leslie M, Gropper M, Aboumatar H, Kitto S, Reeves S. Interprofessional care in intensive care settings and the factors that impact it: results from a scoping review of ethnographic studies. J Crit Care. 2013 Dec;28(6):1062-7.
Key words: acute care, ethnographic research, interprofessional relations, literature review, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890936

12. Paradis E, Reeves S, Leslie M, Aboumatar H, Chesluk B, Clark P, Courtenay M, Franck L, Lamb G, Lyndon A, Mesman J, Puntillo K, Schmitt M, van Soeren M, Wachter B, Zwarenstein M, Gropper M, Kitto S. Exploring the nature of interprofessional collaboration and family member involvement in an intensive care context. J Interprof Care. 2014 Jan;28(1):74-5.
Key words: clinical outcomes, comparative, ethnography, intensive care, interprofessional collaboration
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23672585

13. Pham JC, Frick KD, Pronovost PJ. Why don't we know whether care is safe? Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec;28(6):457-63.
Key words: improvement, measurement, patient safety, quality of care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23526357

14. Pronovost PJ. Enhancing physicians' use of clinical guidelines. JAMA. 2013 Dec 18;310(23):2501-2.
Key words: clinical guidelines, adherence, implementation strategies
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24310916

15. Pronovost PJ, Demski R, Callender T, Winner L, Miller MR, Austin JM, Berenholtz SM; National Leadership Core Measures Work Groups. Demonstrating high reliability on accountability measures at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Dec;39(12):531-44.
Key words: quality improvement, core measure, compliance, performance measure, reliability
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24416944

16. Wahr JA, Shore AD, Harris LH, Rogers P, Panesar S, Matthew L, Pronovost PJ, Cleary K, Pham JC. Comparison of intensive care unit medication errors reported to the United States' MedMarx and the United Kingdom's National Reporting and Learning System: a cross-sectional study. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):61-9.
Key words: critical care, hospital incident reporting, medication errors, risk management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23656705

1. Brown CH, Savage WJ; Masear CG; Walston JD; Tian J; Hogue CW, Frank SM: Odds of transfusion for older adults compared with younger adults undergoing surgery. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Elderly, Surgery, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24413550

2. Frank SM, Masear CG. Optimizing preoperative blood product orders at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2013; 45:13-4.
Key words: Blood, MSBOS, Optimizing, Ordering
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24294691

3. Frank SM, Smith-Resar L, Rothschild JA, Dackiw EA, Savage WJ, Ness PM: A Novel Method of Data Analysis for Utilization of Red Cell Transfusion. Transfusion. 2013 Dec;53(12):3052-9. doi: 10.1111/trf.12227
Key words: Analysis, Blood, Novel, Method, Utilization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23621848

4. Grant MC, Rothschild JA, Whitman GJ, Savage WJ, Ness PM, Frank SM; Clinical Predictors of Postoperative Hemoglobin Drift. Transfusion. 2013. Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.12491. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Drift, Hemoglobin, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24236570

5. Hsu E, Atanelov L, Plunkett AR, Chai N, Chen Y, SP. Epidural lysis of adhesions for failed back surgery and spinal stenosis: factors associated with treatment outcome. Anesth Analg. 2014; 118: 215-24.
Key words: Lysis of adhesions; adhesiolysis; failed back surgery syndrome; postlaminectomy; epidural adhesion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24356168

6. 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. 2013; Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Hepatobiliary, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24323432

1. Frank SM, Barodka VM. In response. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov; 117(5):1260-1.
Key words: Blood, Cell, Deformability
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149505

2. Frank SM, Masear CG. Optimizing preoperative blood product orders at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2013 Oct; 45(10):13-4.
Key words:Blood, MSBOS, Ordering, Surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24294691

3. Grant MC, Whitman GJ, Savage WJ, Ness PM, Frank SM. Clinical predictors of postoperative hemoglobin drift. Transfusion 2013; Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.12491. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Drift, Hemoglobin, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24236570

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. 2013; Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Blood, Hepatic, Pancreatic, Surgery, Transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24323432

5. Marsteller JA, Hsu YJ, Wen M, Wolff J, Frick K, Reider L, Scharfstein D, Boyd C, Leff B, Schwartz L, Karm L, Boult C. Effects of guided care on providers' satisfaction with care: a three-year matched-pair cluster-randomized trial. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Oct 16(5):317-25.
Key words: guided care model, chronic illness, health provider satisfaction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23560515

6. Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Ciesla N, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Factors associated with timing of initiaition of physical therapy in patients wfith acute lung surgery. J Crit Care. 2013 Dec;28(6):980-4.
Key words: acute lung injury, critical illness, intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, physical therapy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845792

7. Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ. Identifying potential predictors of a safe attending physician workload: A survey of hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2013 Nov;8(11):644-6.
Key words: physician workload, hospitalists, patient safety, unsafe census
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24124053

8. Murphy DJ, Needham DM, Netzer G, Zeger SL, Colantuoni E, Ness P, Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM. RBC transfusion practices among critically ill patients: has evidence changed practice? Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct;41(10):2344-2353.
Key words: blood transfusion, health services research, intensive care units, outcome and process assessment (healthcare), quality of health care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23939350

9. Palomar M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Riera A, Díaz MT, Torres F, Agra Y, Larizgoitia I, Goeschel CA, Pronovost PJ. Impact of a national multimodal intervention to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in the ICU: The Spanish experience. Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct;41(10):2364-2372.
Key words: catheter-related bacteremia, intensive care unit, multimodal intervention, patient safety, prevention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23939352

1. Aboumatar HJ, Carson KA, Beach MC, Roter DL, Cooper LA. The impact of health literacy on desire for participation in healthcare, medical visit communication, and patient reported outcomes among patients with hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Nov;28(11):1469-76.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23690237
Key words: health literacy, participatory decision making, patient-physician relationship, communication

2. Bicket MC, Gupta A, Brown CH 4th, Cohen SP. epidural injections for spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the "control" injections in randomized controlled trials. Anesthesiology. 2013 Oct;119:907-31.
Key words: Epidural steroid; sciatica; radiculopathy; placebo
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24195874

3. Bienvenu OJ, Gellar J, Althouse BM, Colantuoni E, Sricharoenchai T, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Dennison CR, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after acute lung injury: a 2-year prospective longitudinal study. Psychol Med. 2013 Dec;43(12):2657-2671.
Key words: acute lung surgery, adult, epidemiology, glucocorticoids, post-traumatic stress disorder
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23438256

4. Cohen SP, Deyo RA. A call to arms: The credibility gap in interventional pain medicine and recommendations for future research. Pain Med. 2013; 14: 1280-3.
Key words: Injections; clinical trials; pain medicine interventions
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23819693

5. Cooper LA, Boulware LE, Miller ER 3rd, Golden SH, Carson KA, Noronha G, Huizinga MM, Roter DL, Yeh HC, Bone LR, Levine DM, Hill-Briggs F, Charleston J, Kim M, Wang NY, Aboumatar H, Halbert JP, Ephraim PL, Brancati FL. Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):e26-38.
Key words: Health disparities, cardiovascular disease, transdisciplinary research, vulnerable populations, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24028238

6. Cvach MM, Currie A, Sapirstein A, Doyle PA, Pronovost P. Managing clinical alarms: Using data to drive change. Nurs Manage. 2013 Nov;44(11 Safety Solutions):8-12.
Key words: alarms, management, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24157846

7. Dixon-Woods M, Redwood S, Leslie M, Minion J, Martin GP, Coleman JJ. Improving quality and safety of care using "technovigilance": an ethnographic case study of secondary use of data from an electronic prescribing and decision support system. Milbank Q 2013 Sep;91(3):424-54.
Key words: electronic health records, meaningful use, patient safety, quality of care, ethnography
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24028694

8. Fakih MG, George C, Edson BS, Goeschel CA, Saint S. Implementing a national program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a quality improvement collaboration of state hospital associations, academic medical centers, professional societies, and government agencies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Oct;34(10):1048-54.
Key words: healthcare-associated infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, quality improvement, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24018921

9. Holden RJ, Carayon P, Gurses AP, Hoonakker P, Hundt AS, Ozok AA, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ. SEIPS 2.0: a human factors framework for studying and improving the work of healthcare professionals and patients. Ergonomics. 2013 Nov;56(11):1669-86.
Key words: healthcare, work system, patient-centered care, patient and family engagement, SEIPS model
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24088063

10. Lee CS, Nagy PG, Weaver SJ, Newman-Toker DE. Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Sep;201(3):611-7.
Key words: diagnostic error, radiology, patient safety, cognitive bias, systems
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23971454

11. Lee KKH, Berenholtz SM, Hobson DB, Demski RJ, Yang T, Wick, EC. Building a business case for colorectal surgery quality improvement. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Nov;56(11):1298-1303.
Key words: comprehensive unit-based safety program, business model, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24105006

12. McCarthy ML, Ding R, Roderer NK, Steinwachs DM, Ortmann MJ, Pham JC, Bessman ES, Kelen GD, Atha W, Retezar R, Bessman SC, Zeger SL. Does providing prescription information or services improve medication adherence among patients discharged from the emergency department? A randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep;62(3):212-3.
Key words: medication adherence, adult, emergency department, quality
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23561463

13. Stonemetz J. "2013 AIMS Market Update" ASA Newsletter 2013; Vol 77 (11):28-30.
Key words: AIMS (Anesthesia Information Management Systems); market penetration; meaningful use; AIMS Vendors
No PMID available

1. Fernández AM, Cronin J, Greenberg RS, Heitmiller ES. Pediatric preoperative blood ordering: when is a type and screen or crossmatch really needed? Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/pan.12250.
Key words: blood grouping and crossmatching, blood transfusion, healthcare costs, pediatric anesthesia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23957750

1. Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ. Organising a manuscript reporting quality improvement or patient safety research. BMJ Qual& Saf. 2013 Sep; 22(9):777-85.
Key words: Continuing education, continuing professional development, Patient safety, Quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23674694

2. Hong AL, Sawyer MD, Shore A, Winters BD, Masuga M, Lee H, Mathews SC, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, Berenholtz SM, Pronovost PJ, Lubomski LH; On the CUSP: Stop BSI Program. Decreasing central-line-associated bloodstream infections in Connecticut intensive care units. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Sep;35(5):78-87.
Key words: Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, central-catheter-associated bloodstream infection, healthcare-associated infections, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347278

3. Lee CS, Nagy PG, Weaver SJ, Newman-Toker DE. Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Sep;201(3):611-7.
Key words: cognitive biasis, diagnostic errors, fatigue, medical errors, misdiagnosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23971454

4. Liu JJ, Maxwell BG, Panousis P, Chung BI. Perioperative outcomes for laparoscopic and robotic compared to open prostatectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Urology. 2013 [epub July 19, 2013].
Key words: minimally invasive surgery, NSQIP, prostatectomy, robotic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23876584

5. Maxwell BG, Liu JJ. Clinical relevance of urodynamic parameter changes in thoracic epidural analgesia. Anesthesiology. 2013 119(1):237-8.
Key words: thoracic epidural, urodynamics, urinary retention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23856668

6. Maxwell BG, Wong JK, Kin C, Lobato RL. Perioperative outcomes of noncardiac surgery in adults with congenital heart disease. Anesthesiology. 2013 [epub July 31, 2013].
Key words: adult congenital heart disease, ACHD, noncardiac surgery, perioperative morbidity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23907357

7. Paradis E, Leslie M, Gropper MA, Aboumatar HJ, Kitto S, Phd SR. Interprofessional care in intensive care settings and the factors that impact it: Results from a scoping review of ethnographic studies. J Crit Care. 2013 Jul 24.pii: S0883-9441(13)00140-8.
Key words: Acute care, ethnographic research, interprofessional relations, literature review, patient safety, quality of health care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890936

8. Saber Tehrani AS, Lee H, Mathews SC, Shore A, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. 25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986-2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Aug;22(8):672-80.
Key words: Adverse events, epidemiology and detection, Diagnostic errors, Medical error, measurement/epidemiology
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23610443

1. Bixenstine PJ, Zarbo RJ, Holzmueller CG, Yenokyan G, Robinson R, Hudson DW, Prescott AM, Hubble R, Murphy MM, George CT, D'Angelo R, Watson SR, Lubomski LH, Berenholtz SM. Developing and pilot testing practical measures of preanalytic surgical specimen identification defects. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Aug 28(4):308-314.
Key words: identification errors, labeling errors, quality measures, surgical pathology, surgical specimens
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23322909

2. Frank SM, Rothschild JA, Masear CG, MD, Rivers RJ, Merritt WT, Savage WJ, Ness PM. Optimizing preoperative blood ordering with data acquired from an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology 2013 June;118(6):1286-97.
Key words: optimizing, anesthesia information management system
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23695091

3. Saber Tehrani AS, Lee H, Mathews SC, Shore A, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ, Newman-Toker DE. 25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986-2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Aug;22(8):672-80.
Key words: diagnostic errors, adverse events, epidemiology and detection, medical error, measurement/epidemiology
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23610443

4. Selberg J, Pronovost P, Kaplan G. Culture conscious. Leaders talk quality, change needed for improvement at Virtual Conference. Mod Healthc. 2013 Jun 17;43(24):18, 22.
Key words: culture
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23875235

5. Shake JG, Pronovost PJ, Whitman GJ. Cardiac surgical ICU care: eliminating "preventable" complications. J Card Surg. 2013 Jul;28(4):406-13.
Key words: intensive care unit, ICU care, cardiac surgery patient, preventable complications
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23718856

1. Boult C, Leff B, Boyd CM, Wolff JL, Marsteller JA, Frick KD, Wegener S, Reider L, Frey K, Mroz TM, Karm L, Scharfstein DO. A matched-pair cluster-randomized trial of guided care for high-risk older patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May;28(5):612-21.
Key words: multi-morbidity, primary care, care management, randomized controlled trial, transitional care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23307395

2. Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ, Hundt AS, Hoonakker P, Holden R, Gurses AP. Human factors systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety.
Appl Ergon. 2013 Jul 8. doi:pii: S0003-6870(13)00096-3.
Key words: balanced work system, healthcare, healthcare team, macroergonomics, patient safety, patient-centered care, SEIPS model, sociotechnical system
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845724

3. Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, Flynn SJ, Carson KA, Boonyasai RT, Anderson CA, Aboumatar HJ, Roter DL, Dietz KB, Miller ER 3rd, Prokopowicz GP, Dalcin AT, Charleston JB, Simmons M, Huizinga MM. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control:study protocol. Implement Sci. 2013 Jun 4;8:60.
Key words: Quality improvement, hypertension, health disparities, pragmatic trial, organizational culture, community-based participatory research, study design
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23734703

4. Elnahal SM, Pronovost PJ, Herman JM. More than the sum of its parts: how multidisciplinary cancer care can benefit patients, providers, and health systems. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Jun 1;11(6):738-42.
Key words: cancer, multidisciplinary care, coordinated care, patient-centered, multidisciplinary clinic
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23744870

5. Kochhar A, Pronovost PJ, Gourin CG. Hospital-acquired conditions in head and neck cancer surgery. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul;123(7);1660-9.
Key words: hospital-acquired conditions, complications, surgery, head and neck neoplasms, costs, Nationwide Inpatient Sample
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23733563

6. Matar DS, Pham JC, Louis TA, Berenholtz SM. Achieving and sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):740-3.
Key words: ventilator-associate pneumonia, VAP, hospital-acquired infection, intensive care unit, ICU
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23739079

7. Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Ciesla N, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Factors associated with timing of initiation of physical therapy in patients with acute lung injury. J Crit Care. 2013 Jul . pii: S0883-9441(13)00176-7.
Key words: acute lung injury, critical illness, intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, physical rehabilitation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845792

8. Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ. Developing a model for attending physician workload and outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 June;173(11):1026-8.
Key words: physician workload, measurement, quality, patient safety, outcome measure
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609943

9. Newhouse RP, Dennison Himmelfarb C, Morlock L, Frick KD, Pronovost P, Liang Y. A phased cluster-randomized trial of rural hospitals testing a quality collaborative to improve heart failure care: organizational context matters. Med Care. 2013 May;51(5):396-403.
Key words: rural hospital, quality, nursing, quality collaborative, core measures
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23579349

10. Pennathur PR, Thompson D, Abernathy JH 3rd, Martinez EA, Pronovost PJ, Kim GR, Bauer LC, Lubomski LH, Marsteller JA, Gurses AP. Technologies in the wild (TiW): human factors implications for patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room. Ergonomics. 2013;56(2):205-19.
Key words: patient safety, technology, hazards, cognition, cardiac operating room
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23384283

11. Pham JC, Pronovost PJ, Skipper GE. Identification of physician impairment. JAMA. 2013 May 22;309(20):2101-2.
Key words: substance abuse, professionalism, quality, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23629590

12. Salas E, Rosen MA. Building high reliability teams: progress and some reflections on teamwork training. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 May; 22(5):369-73.
Key words: teamwork, team training, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608882

13. Salas E, Paige JT, Rosen MA. Creating new realities in healthcare: the status of simulation-based training as a patient safety improvement strategy. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun; 22(6):449-52. Commentary
Key words: accreditation, adverse events, epidemiology and detection, ambulatory care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23704117

14. Winters BD, Pronovost PJ. Rapid response systems: Should we still question their implementation? J Hosp Med. 2013 May;8(5):278-81.
Key words: rapid response systems, rapid response teams, mortality rate
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23606379

1. Aboumatar HJ, Cooper LA. Contextualizing patient-centered care to fulfill its promise of better health outcomes: beyond who, what, and why. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Apr 16;158(8):628-9.
Key words: patient-centered care, patient involvement, quality
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23588750

2. Boult C, Leff B, Boyd CM, Wolff JL, Marsteller JA, Frick KD, Wegener S, Reider L, Frey K, Mroz TM, Karm L, Scharfstein DO. A matched-pair cluster-randomized trial of guided care for high-risk older patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May;28(5):612-21.
Key words: multi-morbidity, primary care, care management, randomized controlled trial, transitional care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23307395

3. Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, Flynn SJ, Carson KA, Boonyasai RT, Anderson CA, Aboumatar HJ, Roter DL, Dietz KB, Miller ER 3rd, Prokopowicz GP, Dalcin AT, Charleston JB, Simmons M, Huizinga MM. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol. Implement Sci. 2013 Jun 4;8(1):60.
Key words: quality improvement, hypertension, health disparities, pragmatic trial, organizational culture
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23734703

4. Cohen SP, Bicket MC, Jamison D, Wilkinson I, Rathmell JP. Epidural steroids: A comprehensive, evidence-based review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 May-June; 38(3): 175-200.
Key words: sciatica; radiculopathy; epidural steroid; transforaminal; nerve root block
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23598728

5. Datta S, Manchikanti L, Falco FJ, Calodney AK, Atluri S, Benyamin RM, Buenaventura RM, Cohen SP. Diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks in the diagnosis of lumbosacral radicular pain: systematic review and update of current evidence. Pain Physician. 2013 April; 16(2 Suppl): SE97-124.
Key words: diagnostic; predictive value; selective nerve root block; radiculopathy; sciatica
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23615888

6. Frank SM, Rothschild JA, Masear CG, MD, Rivers RJ, Merritt WT, Savage WJ, Ness PM. Optimizing preoperative blood ordering with data acquired from an anesthesia information management system.
Anesthesiology. 2013 June;118(6):1286-97.
Key words: Blood, ordering, AIMS, MSBOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23695091

7. Hsu E, Cohen SP. Postamputation pain: Epidemiology, mechanisms and treatment. J Pain Res. 2013; 6: 121-36.
Key words: phantom limb; postamputation; residual limb; stump
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23426608

8. Manchikanti L, Benyamin RM, Singh V, Falco FJ, Hameed H, Derby R, Wolfer LR, Helm S 2nd, Calodney AK, Datta S, Snook LT, Caraway DL, Hirsch JA, Cohen SP. An update of the systematic appraisal of the accuracy and utility of lumbar discography in chronic low back pain. Pain Physician. 2013 April; 16(2 Suppl): SE55-95.
Key words: lumbar discography; discogenic pain; predictive value; discogram
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23615887

9. Makary MA, Aswani MS, Ibrahim AM, Reagan J, Wick EC, Pronovost PJ. Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Mar-Apr;35(2):41-6.
Key words: legislation, public reporting, surgical site infection
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22385154

10. Matar DS, Pham JC, Louis TA, Berenholtz SM. Achieving and sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):740-3.
Key words: ventilator-associate pneumonia, VAP, hospital-acquired infection, intensive care unit, ICU
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23739079

11. Mehtsun WT, Ibrahim AM, Diener-West M, Pronovost PJ, Makary MA. Surgical never events in the United States. Surgery. 2013 Apr;153(4):465-72.
Key words: surgery, never events, malpractice claims
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23257079

12. Singh V, Manchikanti L, Calodney AK, Staats PS, Falco FJ, Caraway DL, Hirsch JA, Cohen SP. Percutaneous lumbar laser disc decompression: an update of current evidence.
Pain Physician 2013; 16 (2 Suppl): SE229-60.
Key words: minimally invasive; disc decompression; radiculopathy; sciatica; laser
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23615885

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