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profileLorenzo Berra, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Anaesthesia
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentAnaesthesia
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Clinics 309, Anesthesia
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-3030
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  1. Kacmarek RM, Villar J, Berra L. Exhaled CO2, a guide to ARDS management during lung-protective ventilation? J Crit Care. 2018 Mar 08. PMID: 29550109.
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  2. Kalra R, Arora G, Patel N, Doshi R, Berra L, Arora P, Bajaj NS. Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses. Anesth Analg. 2018 Mar; 126(3):867-875. PMID: 29239942.
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  3. Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Prediction of ARDS outcome: what tool should I use? Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29477449.
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  4. Fumagalli J, Berra L, Zhang C, Pirrone M, Santiago RRS, Gomes S, Magni F, Dos Santos GAB, Bennett D, Torsani V, Fisher D, Morais C, Amato MBP, Kacmarek RM. Transpulmonary Pressure Describes Lung Morphology During Decremental Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Trials in Obesity. Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug; 45(8):1374-1381. PMID: 28708679.
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  5. Li Bassi G, Panigada M, Ranzani OT, Zanella A, Berra L, Cressoni M, Parrini V, Kandil H, Salati G, Selvaggi P, Amatu A, Sanz-Moncosi M, Biagioni E, Tagliaferri F, Furia M, Mercurio G, Costa A, Manca T, Lindau S, Babel J, Cavana M, Chiurazzi C, Marti JD, Consonni D, Gattinoni L, Pesenti A, Wiener-Kronish J, Bruschi C, Ballotta A, Salsi P, Livigni S, Iotti G, Fernandez J, Girardis M, Barbagallo M, Moise G, Antonelli M, Caspani ML, Vezzani A, Meybohm P, Gasparovic V, Geat E, Amato M, Niederman M, Kolobow T, Torres A. Randomized, multicenter trial of lateral Trendelenburg versus semirecumbent body position for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Nov; 43(11):1572-1584. PMID: 29149418.
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  6. Rezoagli E, Zanella A, Cressoni M, De Marchi L, Kolobow T, Berra L. Pathogenic Link Between Postextubation Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Experimental Study. Anesth Analg. 2017 04; 124(4):1339-1346. PMID: 28221200.
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  7. Klompas M, Berra L, Branson R. Beware the siren's song of novel endotracheal tube designs. Intensive Care Med. 2017 11; 43(11):1708-1711. PMID: 28364302.
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  8. Zhang C, Pirrone M, Imber DA, Ackman JB, Fumagalli J, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Optimization of Mechanical Ventilation in a 31-Year-Old Morbidly Obese Man With Refractory Hypoxemia. A A Case Rep. 2017 Jan 01; 8(1):7-10. PMID: 27782908.
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  9. Chenelle CT, Itagaki T, Fisher DF, Berra L, Kacmarek RM. Performance of the PneuX System: A Bench Study Comparison With 4 Other Endotracheal Tube Cuffs. Respir Care. 2017 Jan; 62(1):102-112. PMID: 27879379.
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  10. Berra L, Rodriguez-Lopez J, Rezoagli E, Yu B, Fisher DF, Semigran MJ, Bloch DB, Channick RN, Zapol WM. Electric Plasma-generated Nitric Oxide: Hemodynamic Effects in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 11 01; 194(9):1168-1170. PMID: 27797618.
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  11. Imber DA, Pirrone M, Zhang C, Fisher DF, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Respiratory Management of Perioperative Obese Patients. Respir Care. 2016 Dec; 61(12):1681-1692. PMID: 27624632.
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  12. Pinciroli R, Mietto C, Piriyapatsom A, Chenelle CT, Thomas JG, Pirrone M, Bry L, Wojtkiewicz GR, Nahrendorf MP, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Endotracheal Tubes Cleaned With a Novel Mechanism for Secretion Removal: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Study. Respir Care. 2016 Nov; 61(11):1431-1439. PMID: 27460104.
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  13. Theurl I, Hilgendorf I, Nairz M, Tymoszuk P, Haschka D, Asshoff M, He S, Gerhardt LM, Holderried TA, Seifert M, Sopper S, Fenn AM, Anzai A, Rattik S, McAlpine C, Theurl M, Wieghofer P, Iwamoto Y, Weber GF, Harder NK, Chousterman BG, Arvedson TL, McKee M, Wang F, Lutz OM, Rezoagli E, Babitt JL, Berra L, Prinz M, Nahrendorf M, Weiss G, Weissleder R, Lin HY, Swirski FK. On-demand erythrocyte disposal and iron recycling requires transient macrophages in the liver. Nat Med. 2016 08; 22(8):945-51. PMID: 27428900; PMCID: PMC4957133 [Available on 01/18/17].
  14. Rezoagli E, Ichinose F, Strelow S, Roy N, Shelton K, Matsumine R, Chen L, Bittner EA, Bloch DB, Zapol WM, Berra L. Pulmonary and Systemic Vascular Resistances After Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Role of Hemolysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Apr; 31(2):505-515. PMID: 27590461.
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  15. Klompas M, Berra L. Should Ventilator-Associated Events become a Quality Indicator for ICUs? Respir Care. 2016 Jun; 61(6):723-36. PMID: 27235309.
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  16. Zhang C, Berra L, Klompas M. Should Aerosolized Antibiotics Be Used to Treat Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia? Respir Care. 2016 Jun; 61(6):737-48. PMID: 27235310.
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  17. Pirrone M, Pinciroli R, Berra L. Microbiome, biofilms, and pneumonia in the ICU. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 29(2):160-6. PMID: 26855081.
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  18. Trahanas JM, Kolobow MA, Hardy MA, Berra L, Zapol WM, Bartlett RH. "Treating Lungs": The Scientific Contributions of Dr. Theodor Kolobow. ASAIO J. 2016 Mar-Apr; 62(2):203-10. PMID: 26720733; PMCID: PMC4790827 [Available on 03/01/17].
  19. Pirrone M, Fisher D, Chipman D, Imber DA, Corona J, Mietto C, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Recruitment Maneuvers and Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Titration in Morbidly Obese ICU Patients. Crit Care Med. 2016 Feb; 44(2):300-7. PMID: 26584196.
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  20. Piriyapatsom A, Lin H, Pirrone M, De Pascale G, Corona De Lapuerta J, Bittner EA, Schmidt UH, De Moya M, Berra L. Evaluation of the Infection-Related Ventilator-Associated Events Algorithm for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Surveillance in a Trauma Population. Respir Care. 2016 Mar; 61(3):269-76. PMID: 26556896.
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  21. Chenelle CT, Fisher DF, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Procedural Considerations on the Use of Polyurethane and/or Conical Cuffs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep 01; 192(5):639-40. PMID: 26561679.
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  22. Kacmarek RM, Pirrone M, Berra L. Assisted mechanical ventilation: the future is now! BMC Anesthesiol. 2015 Jul 29; 15:110. PMID: 26215886; PMCID: PMC4517541.
  23. Berra L, Kacmarek RM. Is esophageal pressure monitoring essential for the most critically ill? Minerva Anestesiol. 2015 Aug; 81(8):830-1. PMID: 25925900.
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  24. Lin T, Maita D, Thundivalappil SR, Riley FE, Hambsch J, Van Marter LJ, Christou HA, Berra L, Fagan S, Christiani DC, Warren HS. Hemopexin in severe inflammation and infection: mouse models and human diseases. Crit Care. 2015 Apr 15; 19:166. PMID: 25888135; PMCID: PMC4424824.
  25. Mietto C, Pinciroli R, Piriyapatsom A, Thomas JG, Bry L, Delaney ML, Du Bois A, Truelove J, Ackman JB, Wojtkiewicz GR, Nahrendorf M, Kacmarek RM, Berra L. Tracheal tube obstruction in mechanically ventilated patients assessed by high-resolution computed tomography. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1226-35. PMID: 25254903.
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  26. Mauri T, Coppadoro A, Bombino M, Bellani G, Zambelli V, Fornari C, Berra L, Bittner EA, Schmidt U, Sironi M, Bottazzi B, Brambilla P, Mantovani A, Pesenti A. Alveolar pentraxin 3 as an early marker of microbiologically confirmed pneumonia: a threshold-finding prospective observational study. Crit Care. 2014 Oct 15; 18(5):562. PMID: 25314919; PMCID: PMC4219103.
  27. Berra L, Pinciroli R, Stowell CP, Wang L, Yu B, Fernandez BO, Feelisch M, Mietto C, Hod EA, Chipman D, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Bloch KD, Zapol WM. Autologous transfusion of stored red blood cells increases pulmonary artery pressure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct 01; 190(7):800-7. PMID: 25162920; PMCID: PMC4299609.
  28. Mietto C, Foley K, Salerno L, Oleksak J, Pinciroli R, Goverman J, Berra L. Removal of endotracheal tube obstruction with a secretion clearance device. Respir Care. 2014 Sep; 59(9):e122-6. PMID: 24368863.
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  29. Pinciroli R, Mietto C, Berra L. Use of high-definition computed tomography to assess endotracheal tube luminal narrowing after mechanical ventilation. Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul; 119(1):202. PMID: 23535503.
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  30. Mietto C, Pinciroli R, Patel N, Berra L. Ventilator associated pneumonia: evolving definitions and preventive strategies. Respir Care. 2013 Jun; 58(6):990-1007. PMID: 23709196.
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  31. Coppadoro A, Berra L, Kumar A, Pinciroli R, Yamada M, Schmidt UH, Bittner EA, Kaneki M. Critical illness is associated with decreased plasma levels of coenzyme Q10: a cross-sectional study. J Crit Care. 2013 Oct; 28(5):571-6. PMID: 23618779; PMCID: PMC4073588.
  32. Pinciroli R, Mietto C, Berra L. Respiratory therapy device modifications to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 26(2):175-83. PMID: 23286937.
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  33. Coppadoro A, Berra L, Bittner EA, Ecker JL, Pian-Smith MC. Altered arterial compliance in hypertensive pregnant women is associated with preeclampsia. Anesth Analg. 2013 May; 116(5):1050-6. PMID: 23337414.
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  34. Coppadoro A, Bittner E, Berra L. Novel preventive strategies for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care. 2012 Dec 12; 16(2):210. PMID: 22429668; PMCID: PMC3681356.
  35. Berra L, Coppadoro A, Yu B, Lei C, Spagnolli E, Steinbicker AU, Bloch KD, Lin T, Sammy FY, Warren HS, Fernandez BO, Feelisch M, Dzik WH, Stowell CP, Zapol WM. Transfusion of stored autologous blood does not alter reactive hyperemia index in healthy volunteers. Anesthesiology. 2012 Jul; 117(1):56-63. PMID: 22531338; PMCID: PMC3980575.
  36. Berra L, Coppadoro A, Bittner EA, Kolobow T, Laquerriere P, Pohlmann JR, Bramati S, Moss J, Pesenti A. A clinical assessment of the Mucus Shaver: a device to keep the endotracheal tube free from secretions. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan; 40(1):119-24. PMID: 21926595; PMCID: PMC3405906.
  37. Duan M, Berra L, Kumar A, Wilcox S, Safford S, Goulet R, Lander M, Schmidt U. Use of hypothermia to allow low-tidal-volume ventilation in a patient with ARDS. Respir Care. 2011 Dec; 56(12):1956-8. PMID: 21682985.
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  38. Coppadoro A, Berra L, Bigatello LM. Modifying endotracheal tubes to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011 Apr; 24(2):157-62. PMID: 21252657.
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  39. Berra L, Alston TA. Hydrocortisone for stress of off-pump coronary surgery. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Mar; 77(3):259-60. PMID: 21441878.
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  40. Panigada M, Berra L. Gravity. It's not just a good idea. It's the law. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Feb; 77(2):127-8. PMID: 21368725.
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  41. Berra L, Sampson J, Fumagalli J, Panigada M, Kolobow T. Alternative approaches to ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Mar; 77(3):323-33. PMID: 21150848.
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  42. Berra L, Sampson J, Wiener-Kronish J. Pseudomonas aeruginosa: acute lung injury or ventilator-associated pneumonia? Minerva Anestesiol. 2010 Oct; 76(10):824-32. PMID: 20935618.
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  43. Mauri T, Berra L, Kumwilaisak K, Pivi S, Ufberg JW, Kueppers F, Pesenti A, Bigatello LM. Lateral-horizontal patient position and horizontal orientation of the endotracheal tube to prevent aspiration in adult surgical intensive care unit patients: a feasibility study. Respir Care. 2010 Mar; 55(3):294-302. PMID: 20196878.
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  44. Berra L, Cressoni M, Li Bassi G, Kolobow T, Panigada M, Zanella A. Continuous lateral rotation therapy to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia: the neglected effects of gravity on pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar; 38(3):1018-9; author reply 1019. PMID: 20168183.
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  45. Berra L, Kolobow T. Ventilator-associated pneumonia or endotracheal tube-associated pneumonia or none of the above? Lessons learned from laboratory animal studies. Anesthesiology. 2009 Oct; 111(4):921-2; author reply 922-3. PMID: 20029256.
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  46. Berra L, Alston TA. Worse bleeding but better survival associated with N-acetylcysteine in cardiac surgery. Crit Care Med. 2009 Jun; 37(6):2113-4. PMID: 19448461.
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  47. Foti G, Sangalli F, Berra L, Sironi S, Cazzaniga M, Rossi GP, Bellani G, Pesenti A. Is helmet CPAP first line pre-hospital treatment of presumed severe acute pulmonary edema? Intensive Care Med. 2009 Apr; 35(4):656-62. PMID: 19030843.
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  48. Berra L, Curto F, Li Bassi G, Laquerriere P, Pitts B, Baccarelli A, Kolobow T. Antimicrobial-coated endotracheal tubes: an experimental study. Intensive Care Med. 2008 Jun; 34(6):1020-9. PMID: 18418572.
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  49. Berra L, Kolobow T, Laquerriere P, Pitts B, Bramati S, Pohlmann J, Marelli C, Panzeri M, Brambillasca P, Villa F, Baccarelli A, Bouthors S, Stelfox HT, Bigatello LM, Moss J, Pesenti A. Internally coated endotracheal tubes with silver sulfadiazine in polyurethane to prevent bacterial colonization: a clinical trial. Intensive Care Med. 2008 Jun; 34(6):1030-7. PMID: 18418571.
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  50. Stelfox HT, Crimi C, Berra L, Noto A, Schmidt U, Bigatello LM, Hess D. Determinants of tracheostomy decannulation: an international survey. Crit Care. 2008; 12(1):R26. PMID: 18302759; PMCID: PMC2374629.
  51. Crimi C, Berra L, Kalra A, Allain R, Cambria RP. Fatal heparin-induced thrombocytopenia 8 months after prior exposure to heparin. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Oct; 22(5):732-4. PMID: 18922432.
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  52. Bigatello LM, Stelfox HT, Berra L, Schmidt U, Gettings EM. Outcome of patients undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation after critical illness. Crit Care Med. 2007 Nov; 35(11):2491-7. PMID: 17901840.
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  53. Li Bassi G, Berra L, Kolobow T. Silver-coated endotracheal tubes: is the bactericidal effect time limited? Crit Care Med. 2007 Mar; 35(3):986; author reply 987. PMID: 17421110.
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  54. Berra LV, Carcereri De Prati A, Suzuki H, Pasqualin A. The role of constitutive and inducible nitric oxide synthase in the human brain after subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg Sci. 2007 Mar; 51(1):1-9. PMID: 17369785.
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  55. Berra L, Curto F, Li Bassi G, Laquerriere P, Baccarelli A, Kolobow T. Antibacterial-coated tracheal tubes cleaned with the Mucus Shaver : a novel method to retain long-term bactericidal activity of coated tracheal tubes. Intensive Care Med. 2006 Jun; 32(6):888-93. PMID: 16601964.
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  56. Kolobow T, Berra L, Li Bassi G, Curto F. Novel system for complete removal of secretions within the endotracheal tube: the Mucus Shaver. Anesthesiology. 2005 May; 102(5):1063-5. PMID: 15851896.
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  57. Berra L, De Marchi L, Panigada M, Yu ZX, Baccarelli A, Kolobow T. Evaluation of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretion in an in vivo study. Crit Care Med. 2004 Oct; 32(10):2071-8. PMID: 15483416.
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  58. Kolobow T, Berra L, DeMarchi L, Aly H. Ultrathin-wall, two-stage, twin endotracheal tube: a tracheal tube with minimal resistance and minimal dead space for use in newborn and infant patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 Jul; 5(4):379-83. PMID: 15215010.
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  59. Berra L, De Marchi L, Yu ZX, Laquerriere P, Baccarelli A, Kolobow T. Endotracheal tubes coated with antiseptics decrease bacterial colonization of the ventilator circuits, lungs, and endotracheal tube. Anesthesiology. 2004 Jun; 100(6):1446-56. PMID: 15166564.
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  60. Berra L, Panigada M, De Marchi L, Greco G, Z -Xi Y, Baccarelli A, Pohlmann J, Costello KF, Appleton J, Mahar R, Lewandowski R, Ravitz L, Kolobow T. New approaches for the prevention of airway infection in ventilated patients. Lessons learned from laboratory animal studies at the National Institutes of Health. Minerva Anestesiol. 2003 May; 69(5):342-7. PMID: 12768164.
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  61. Panigada M, Berra L, Greco G, Stylianou M, Kolobow T. Bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract following tracheal intubation-effect of gravity: an experimental study. Crit Care Med. 2003 Mar; 31(3):729-37. PMID: 12626976.
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