Heath E. Latham

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BACKGROUND Early goal directed therapy improves survival in patients with septic shock. Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is essential to guide adequate resuscitation. Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) is increasing, but little data exists comparing a PICC to a conventional CVP catheter. We studied the accuracy of a novel PICC to(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of pulmonary lesions that are not bronchoscopically visible is a challenging process. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) is a new technology designed to diagnose peripheral pulmonary lesions. We sought to determine whether diagnostic yield from ENB was affected by bronchus sign, lesion location, or size. METHODS Data(More)
To determine the equivalency of pressure measurements from peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) versus centrally inserted central venous catheters (CVCs) in vitro as well as in vivo. The in vitro study was performed in a clinical laboratory. Static pressure measurements from PICCs and CVCs were obtained in vitro over a physiologic range of 5–25(More)
To determine whether stroke volume (SV) guided fluid resuscitation in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock alters Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fluid balance and secondary outcomes, this retrospective cohort study evaluated consecutive patients admitted to an ICU with the primary diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock. Cohorts were based on fluid(More)
This study investigated whether intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to the research team's tertiary care academic hospital during morning rounds was associated with increased mortality. Discharge data were analyzed on 1912 patients admitted to the ICUs between July 2007 and June 2011. Measures included discharge disposition, time of admission to the ICU,(More)
OBJECTIVE In the critically ill, the insertion of peripheral arterial catheters to monitor hemodynamics is a low-risk procedure, but carries the potential for complications. This study was designed to compare invasive and noninvasive blood pressure measurements in patients with septic shock in a medical ICU. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a(More)
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