Nathan C. Dean

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Lionel A. Mandell, Richard G. Wunderink, Antonio Anzueto, John G. Bartlett, G. Douglas Campbell, Nathan C. Dean, Scott F. Dowell, Thomas M. File, Jr. Daniel M. Musher, Michael S. Niederman, Antonio Torres, and Cynthia G. Whitney McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago,(More)
RATIONALE Patients with acute lung injury have impaired function of the lung surfactant system. Prior clinical trials have shown that treatment with exogenous recombinant surfactant protein C (rSP-C)-based surfactant results in improvement in blood oxygenation and have suggested that treatment of patients with severe direct lung injury may decrease(More)
BACKGROUND Novel 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection has significantly affected ICUs. We sought to characterize our region's clinical findings and demographic associations with ICU admission due to novel A(H1N1). METHODS We conducted an observational study from May 19, 2009, to June 30, 2009, of descriptive clinical course, inpatient mortality, financial(More)
Oxygen (O2) has been reported to improve exercise tolerance in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) despite only mild resting hypoxemia (PaO2 greater than 60 mm Hg). To confirm these prior studies and evaluate potential mechanisms of benefit, we measured dyspnea scores by numeric rating scale during cycle ergometry endurance(More)
OBJECTIVES Validate the Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society 2007 (IDSA/ATS 2007) criteria for predicting severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) and evaluate a health-services definition for SCAP. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING LDS Hospital, an academic tertiary care facility in the western United States. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Ewig et al. proposed a new definition of severe community-acquired pneumonia in 1999, which was adopted by the American Thoracic Society in 2001. We evaluated this definition in an independent population of emergency department patients. DESIGN We compared the 2001 American Thoracic Society definition of severe community-acquired pneumonia(More)
PURPOSE We developed a pneumonia guideline at Intermountain Health Care that included admission decision support and recommendations for antibiotic timing and selection, based on the 1993 American Thoracic Society guideline. We hypothesized that guideline implementation would decrease mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We included all immunocompetent(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Considerable variation exists in hospital admission rates for patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Logic to determine need for admission has been proposed by several authors. We compared Intermountain Health Care pneumonia guideline recommendations for inpatient vs outpatient care with actual physician decision making and clinical(More)