Ryan K Breuer

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OBJECTIVES To improve handover communication and patient outcomes for postoperative admissions to a multidisciplinary PICU. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Multidisciplinary PICU in a university hospital. SUBJECTS The multidisciplinary team responsible for postoperative PICU admissions and patient care, including attending, fellow, house(More)
OBJECTIVE Tracheal intubation in PICUs is a common procedure often associated with adverse events. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between immediate events such as tracheal intubation associated events or desaturation and ICU outcomes: length of stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, and mortality. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort(More)
AIM Enterobacter cloacae complex bacteria are of both clinical and environmental importance. Phenotypic methods are unable to distinguish between some of the species in this complex, which often renders their identification incomplete. The goal of this study was to develop molecular assays to identify Enterobacter hormaechei and Ent. cloacae genetic cluster(More)
OBJECTIVE Video (indirect) laryngoscopy is used as a primary tracheal intubation device for difficult airways in emergency departments and in adult ICUs. The use and outcomes of video laryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy has not been quantified in PICUs or cardiac ICUs. DESIGN Retrospective review of prospectively collected observational data(More)