Brett C. Norman

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RATIONALE Hypoxemia is common during endotracheal intubation of critically ill patients and may predispose to cardiac arrest and death. Administration of supplemental oxygen during laryngoscopy (apneic oxygenation) may prevent hypoxemia. OBJECTIVES To determine if apneic oxygenation increases the lowest arterial oxygen saturation experienced by patients(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating pulmonary complication affecting long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Treatment of BOS with prolonged courses of high dose corticosteroids is often associated with significant morbidity. Reducing the exposure to corticosteroids may reduce treatment-related morbidity.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of video laryngoscopy on the rate of endotracheal intubation on first laryngoscopy attempt among critically ill adults. DESIGN A randomized, parallel-group, pragmatic trial of video compared with direct laryngoscopy for 150 adults undergoing endotracheal intubation by Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize survivors' employment status after critical illness and to determine if duration of delirium during hospitalization and residual cognitive function are each independently associated with decreased employment. DESIGN Prospective cohort investigation with baseline and in-hospital clinical data and follow-up at 3 and 12 months. (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine national readmission rates among sepsis survivors, variations in rates between hospitals, and determine whether measures of quality correlate with performance on sepsis readmissions. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of sepsis readmissions between 2008 and 2011 in the Medicare fee-for-service database. SETTING Acute care, Medicare(More)
Backround—Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating pulmonary complication affecting long term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Treatment of BOS with prolonged courses of high dose corticosteroids is often associated with significant morbidity. Reducing the exposure to corticosteroids may reduce treatment related(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether surgery and anesthesia exposure is an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment after major noncardiac surgery associated with critical illness. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Postoperative cognitive impairment is a prevalent individual and public health problem. Data are inconclusive as to(More)
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