Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Increased mortality of ventilated patients with endotracheal Pseudomonas aeruginosa without clinical signs of infection." Dr. Wiener-Kronish is a professor of research and teaching in anaesthetics and anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, (Crit Car Med 2008.36(9): 2495)
Paul Marik, MD, FCCM, discusses the June Critical Care Medicine article, "Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: Consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine." Dr. Marik is the chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Crit Care Med 2008;36:1937)
Mitchell Levy, MD, FCCM, discusses his article, Association between Critical Care Physician Management and Patient Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit, published in the June 3, 2008, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Levy offers background about the study as well as his opinions about the controversial results. (Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:801-809) Released: June 25, 2008
Folafoluwa O. Odetola, MD, MPH, discusses an article published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Do outcomes vary according to the source of admission to the pediatric intensive care unit?" Dr. Odetola is from Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, and from the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008;9:20)
Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, discusses new guidelines published in the March 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Recommendations for End-of-Life Care in the ICU." Dr. Truog is professor of medical ethics and anesthesia (pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School and senior associate in critical care medicine at Children's Hospital Boston in Massachusetts. (Crit Care Med. 2008;36:953-963)
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Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, associate professor of nursing, anesthesia and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and nurse scientist at Children’s Hospital in Boston, discusses an article published in the May 2007 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Pediatric staff perspectives on organ donation after cardiac death in children." (Ped. Crit. Care Med. 2007;8:212).
Roham T. Zamanian, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2007 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Management strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension in the ICU." Dr. Zamanian is acting assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. (Crit Care Med. 2007;35:2037)
SCCM President Frederick P. Ognibene, MD, FCCM, shares his experiences and accomplishments as president, offers his vision for the Society and discusses current topics in critical care. Dr. Ognibene is director of the office of clinical research training and medical education at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and the director of clinical research training program. He also is an attending in the medical intensive care unit at the NIH Clinical Center.
Peter C. Laussen, MD, discusses an article published in the May 2007 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled "Pediatric Staff Perspectives on Organ Donation After Cardiac Death in Children." Dr. Laussen is director of the cardiac intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Boston. This is the first podcast in a two-part interview. Part two will feature an interview with lead author Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD. (Ped. Crit. Care Med. 2007;8:212).