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Peter Chuanyi Hou, M.D.

TitleInstructor in Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
AddressBrigham and Womens Hospital
Neville Rm
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115

 awards and honors
1995 - 1998New York Medical College Trustee's Scholarship
1995 - Summer Research Fellowship
2002 - 2003Chief Resident
2003 - Charles R. Drew Mission Award
2003 - Emergency Medicine Service Award
2007 - 2008THE ESTHER B. KAHN FUND Young Investigator in Emergency Medicine Award
2009 - Mitchell Goldman Service Award
2011 - Annual Scientific Award
2012 - 2013Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship Award Department of Emergency

As a critical care fellowship trained emergency physician practicing in both the emergency department (ED) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU), I am interested in patient care processes for ED patients requiring critical care services. As background to the study of these critically-ill patients, I have learned research methodologies by attaining a certificate in Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health in 2007. Since 2007, I have worked on evaluating the incidence of central line associated blood stream infection from central catheters placed in our ED. Also, I am currently participating as site-investigator for the “Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock” trial ( to evaluate the role quantitative resuscitation protocolized treatments in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock starting from the ED. So far, our site has been consistently a top enrolling site. Additionally, I have been recently awarded an intramural grant for a pilot proposal to evaluate the incidence of acute lung injury in two of thirty ProCESS study sites. At the hospital level, I represent the ED as a member of the writing committee for the “Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest Guidelines of Care” and helped organized strategic alliances among different specialty providers. Recently, I am also participating as a co-investigator to develop and implement a national survey to evaluate ED best practices to reduce healthcare associated infections (HAI).

In the SICU, I became involved with the US Critical Illness and Injury Trial Group Lung Injury Prevention Study (USCIITG-LIPS) in 2009 and was the site-investigator for a multicenter cohort study in the derivation and validation of a prediction model in patients at risk for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. To further this research, I am participating on multiple ancillary studies using the original dataset as well as developing investigator initiated studies. Using the Lung Injury Prediction Score (LIPS), I was involved in a pilot studying the barriers to implementing a simple intervention (CLIP-Checklist for Lung Injury Prevention), which has the potential to reduce ALI development in at-risk hospitalized patients. Currently, I am serving as the site-PI for a phase 2 double-blinded, randomized controlled trial for Lung Injury Prevention with Aspirin (LIPS-A). In addition, I am also serving as council member to the USCIITG Prevention of Organ Failure Program (

 selected publications
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  1. Elmer J, Hou P, Wilcox SR, Chang Y, Schreiber H, Okechukwu I, Pontes-Neto O, Bajwa E, Hess DR, Avery L, Duran-Mendicuti MA, Camargo CA, Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Pallin DJ, Goldstein JN. Acute respiratory distress syndrome after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage*. Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1992-2001.
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  2. Lemos-Filho LB, Mikkelsen ME, Martin GS, Dabbagh O, Adesanya A, Gentile N, Esper A, Gajic O, Gong MN. Sex, race, and the development of acute lung injury. Chest. 2013 Apr; 143(4):901-9.
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  3. Chang SY, Dabbagh O, Gajic O, Patrawalla A, Elie MC, Talmor DS, Malhotra A, Adesanya A, Anderson HL, Blum JM, Park PK, Gong MN. Contemporary Ventilator Management in Patients With and at Risk of ALI/ARDS. Respir Care. 2013 Apr; 58(4):578-88.
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  4. Elie-Turenne MC, Hou PC, Mitani A, Barry JM, Kao EY, Cohen JE, Frendl G, Gajic O, Gentile NT. Lung injury prediction score for the emergency department: first step towards prevention in patients at risk. Int J Emerg Med. 2012; 5(1):33.
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  5. Hou PC, Elie-Turenne MC, Mitani A, Barry JM, Kao EY, Cohen JE, Frendl G, Gajic O, Gentile NT. Towards prevention of acute lung injury: frequency and outcomes of emergency department patients at-risk - a multicenter cohort study. Int J Emerg Med. 2012; 5(1):22.
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  6. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E, Gajic O, Carter RE, Lee AS. Prehospital amiodarone may increase the incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome among patients at risk. J Crit Care. 2012 Oct; 27(5):447-53.
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  7. Kor DJ, Erlich J, Gong MN, Malinchoc M, Carter RE, Gajic O, Talmor DS. Association of prehospitalization aspirin therapy and acute lung injury: results of a multicenter international observational study of at-risk patients. Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov; 39(11):2393-400.
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  8. Szumita PM, Baroletti S, Avery KR, Massaro AF, Hou PC, Pierce CD, Henderson GV, Stone PH, Scirica BM. Implementation of a Hospital-wide Protocol for Induced Hypothermia Following Successfully Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2010 Dec; 9(4):216-20.
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  9. Lemaster CH, Agrawal AT, Hou P, Schuur JD. Systematic review of emergency department central venous and arterial catheter infection. Int J Emerg Med. 2010; 3(4):409-23.
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  10. LeMaster CH, Schuur JD, Pandya D, Pallin DJ, Silvia J, Yokoe D, Agrawal A, Hou PC. Infection and natural history of emergency department-placed central venous catheters. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 56(5):492-7.
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  11. Gajic O, Dabbagh O, Park PK, Adesanya A, Chang SY, Hou P, Anderson H, Hoth JJ, Mikkelsen ME, Gentile NT, Gong MN, Talmor D, Bajwa E, Watkins TR, Festic E, Yilmaz M, Iscimen R, Kaufman DA, Esper AM, Sadikot R, Douglas I, Sevransky J, Malinchoc M. Early identification of patients at risk of acute lung injury: evaluation of lung injury prediction score in a multicenter cohort study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb 15; 183(4):462-70.
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  12. Peter Hou, MD Amado Baez, MD. Mechanical Ventilation in the Emergency Department. 2008.
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