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profileEdward Alvah Bittner, M.D., PH.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Anaesthesia
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentAnaesthesia
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Anesthesia & Critical Care
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-3030
Fax617/726-7536
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  1. Nagrebetsky A, Bittner EA. Missing Data and ICU Mortality Prediction: Gone But Not to Be Forgotten. Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec; 45(12):2108-2109. PMID: 29148991.
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  2. Bennett DJ, Itagaki T, Chenelle CT, Bittner EA, Kacmarek RM. Evaluation of the Augmented Infant Resuscitator: A Monitoring Device for Neonatal Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitation. Anesth Analg. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28863023.
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  3. Griggs C, Goverman J, Bittner EA, Levi B. Sedation and Pain Management in Burn Patients. Clin Plast Surg. 2017 Jul; 44(3):535-540. PMID: 28576242.
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  4. Bronshteyn YS, Bittner EA. Images in Anesthesiology: Examining the Edges of Extravasation. Anesthesiology. 2017 Apr; 126(4):716. PMID: 28291087.
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  5. Mirzakhani H, Eikermann M, Bittner E, Nozari A. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr; 124(4):1371-1372. PMID: 28319553.
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  6. Mirzakhani H, Eikermann M, Bittner E, Nozari A. In Response: Effective Doses of Neuromuscular Blockers During Electroconvulsive Therapy and the Effect of ECT Parameters. Anesth Analg. 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28212216.
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  7. Colon E, Bittner EA, Kussman B, McCann ME, Soriano S, Borsook D. Anesthesia, brain changes, and behavior: Insights from neural systems biology. Prog Neurobiol. 2017 Jun; 153:121-160. PMID: 28189740.
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  8. Joyce MF, Berg S, Bittner EA. Practical strategies for increasing efficiency and effectiveness in critical care education. World J Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 04; 6(1):1-12. PMID: 28224102.
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  9. Marik PE, Linde-Zwirble WT, Bittner EA, Sahatjian J, Hansell D. Fluid administration in severe sepsis and septic shock, patterns and outcomes: an analysis of a large national database. Intensive Care Med. 2017 May; 43(5):625-632. PMID: 28130687.
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  10. Bronshteyn YS, Bittner EA. Examining the Edges of Extravasation. Anesthesiology. 2017 Jan 03. PMID: 28045708.
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  11. Marik P, Bittner E, Hansell D, Sahatjian J, Linde-Zwirble W. 1341: FLUID ADMINISTRATION IN SEPSIS/SEPTIC SHOCK, PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES: LARGE NATIONAL DATABASE ANALYSIS. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):411. PMID: 27850977.
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  12. Berg S, Heard L, Song E, Pino R, Bittner E. 1139: AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY OF ICU MALPRACTICE CLAIMS IN A NATIONAL DATABASE OF MALPRACTICE INSURERS. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):360. PMID: 27850776.
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  13. Horvath R, Harvey B, Bittner E. 1019: USE OF NONINVASIVE RESPIRATORY MONITORING TO ASSESS POSTOPERATIVE RISK IN YOUNG VS ELDERLY PATIENTS. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):331. PMID: 27850657.
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  14. Mirzakhani H, Bittner E, Eikermann M, Nozari A. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2016 Oct; 123(4):1060-1. PMID: 27636580.
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  15. Mirzakhani H, Guchelaar HJ, Welch CA, Cusin C, Doran ME, MacDonald TO, Bittner EA, Eikermann M, Nozari A. Minimum Effective Doses of Succinylcholine and Rocuronium During Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Prospective, Randomized, Crossover Trial. Anesth Analg. 2016 Sep; 123(3):587-96. PMID: 26967896.
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  16. de Jong MAC, Ladha KS, Vidal Melo MF, Staehr-Rye AK, Bittner EA, Kurth T, Eikermann M. Differential Effects of Intraoperative Positive End-expiratory Pressure (PEEP) on Respiratory Outcome in Major Abdominal Surgery Versus Craniotomy. Ann Surg. 2016 Aug; 264(2):362-369. PMID: 26496082; PMCID: PMC4841734 [Available on 08/01/17].
  17. Tainter CR, Wong NL, Cudemus-Deseda GA, Bittner EA. The "Flipped Classroom" Model for Teaching in the Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar; 32(3):187-196. PMID: 26912409.
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  18. Pardesi O, Bittner EA. Leukocyte larceny: a cause of pseudohypoxemia. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Dec; 63(12):1374-1375. PMID: 27351710.
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  19. Almalki O, Levine AR, Turner E, Newman K, DeMoya M, Lee J, Bittner EA, Lin H. Impact of a Multidisciplinary Bundle on Time to Antibiotic Administration in Septic SICU Patients. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Sep; 32(8):494-499. PMID: 27352613.
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  20. 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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  21. Hyder JA, Bohman JK, Kor DJ, Subramanian A, Bittner EA, Narr BJ, Cima RR, Montori VM. Anesthesia Care Transitions and Risk of Postoperative Complications. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jan; 122(1):134-44. PMID: 25794111.
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  22. Bittner E, Linde-Zwirble W, Hansell D, Sahatjian J. 1098: FLUID ADMINISTRATION IN COMMUNITY ACQUIRED SEPSIS: EXAMINATION OF A LARGE ADMINISTRATIVE DATABASE. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 43(12 Suppl 1):276. PMID: 26570759.
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  23. Tainter C, Seethala R, Bittner E, Quraishi S, Kaafarani H, Yeh D, de Moya M, Lee J. 306: SEASONAL VARIATION IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH SHORT-TERM MORTALITY OR ICU LENGTH OF STAY. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 43(12 Suppl 1):78. PMID: 26569967.
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  24. Jabaley C, George E, Bittner E. 182: FACTORS INFLUENCING THE TIME REQUIRED FOR IN-HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 43(12 Suppl 1):47. PMID: 26569843.
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  25. Almalki O, Levine A, Turner E, Newman K, Moya M, Lee J, Bittner E, Lin H. 57: REDUCING TIME TO ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION IN SEPTIC SICU PATIENTS: PRE AND POST INTERVENTION. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 43(12 Suppl 1):15. PMID: 26569718.
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  26. Blackney K, Seethala R, Kaafarani H, Yeh D, Bittner E, George E, Raja A, Lee J. 46: THE "JULY EFFECT" IN THE ICU REVISITED. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 43(12 Suppl 1):12-13. PMID: 26569707.
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  27. 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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  28. Sigakis MJ, Bittner EA. Ten Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Pain Management in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 43(11):2468-78. PMID: 26308433.
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  29. Sharifpour M, Bittner EA, Dzik WH. Adding a New Piece to the Transfusion Puzzle in Oncologic Surgery Patients. Anesthesiology. 2015 Oct; 123(4):968-9. PMID: 26372129.
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  30. Goverman J, Bittner EA, Friedstat JS, Moore M, Nozari A, Ibrahim AE, Sarhane KA, Chang PH, Sheridan RL, Fagan SP. Discrepancy in Initial Pediatric Burn Estimates and Its Impact on Fluid Resuscitation. J Burn Care Res. 2015 Sep-Oct; 36(5):574-9. PMID: 25407387.
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  31. Yeh DD, Naraghi L, Larentzakis A, Nielsen N, Dzik W, Bittner EA, Chang Y, Kaafarani HM, Fagenholz P, Lee J, DeMoya M, King DR, Velmahos G. Peer-to-peer physician feedback improves adherence to blood transfusion guidelines in the surgical intensive care unit. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul; 79(1):65-70. PMID: 26091316.
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  32. Monlezun DJ, Bittner EA, Christopher KB, Camargo CA, Quraishi SA. Vitamin D status and acute respiratory infection: cross sectional results from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2006. Nutrients. 2015 Mar 13; 7(3):1933-44. PMID: 25781219; PMCID: PMC4377891.
  33. Tainter CR, Wong NL, Bittner EA. Innovative strategies in critical care education. J Crit Care. 2015 Jun; 30(3):550-6. PMID: 25702843.
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  34. Saddawi-Konefka D, Berg SM, Nejad SH, Bittner EA. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2):e48-9. PMID: 25599493.
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  35. Bittner EA, Shank E, Woodson L, Martyn JA. Acute and perioperative care of the burn-injured patient. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb; 122(2):448-64. PMID: 25485468; PMCID: PMC4844008.
  36. Sharifpour M, Bittner EA. Postpneumonectomy syndrome: a case of shifting priorities. Anesthesiology. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1334. PMID: 24047857.
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  37. De Pascale G, Bittner EA. Influenza-associated critical illness: estimating the burden and the burden of estimation. Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov; 42(11):2441-2. PMID: 25319905.
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  38. 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.
  39. Johnson DW, Bittner EA. Con: cardiac anesthesiologists should not be the intensivists of the operating room. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Aug; 28(4):1156-8. PMID: 25107724.
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  40. Dhillon A, Tardini F, Bittner E, Schmidt U, Allain R, Bigatello L. Benefit of using a "bundled" consent for intensive care unit procedures as part of an early family meeting. J Crit Care. 2014 Dec; 29(6):919-22. PMID: 25168636.
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  41. Kelmenson DA, Heath JK, Ball SA, Kaafarani HM, Baker EM, Yeh DD, Bittner EA, Eikermann M, Lee J. Prototype electronic stethoscope vs. conventional stethoscope for auscultation of heart sounds. J Med Eng Technol. 2014 Aug; 38(6):307-10. PMID: 24939853.
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  42. West AM, Bittner EA, Ortiz VE. The effects of preoperative, video-assisted anesthesia education in Spanish on Spanish-speaking patients' anxiety, knowledge, and satisfaction: a pilot study. J Clin Anesth. 2014 Jun; 26(4):325-9. PMID: 24882604.
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  43. Quraishi SA, Bittner EA, Blum L, McCarthy CM, Bhan I, Camargo CA. Prospective study of vitamin D status at initiation of care in critically ill surgical patients and risk of 90-day mortality. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun; 42(6):1365-71. PMID: 24557421; PMCID: PMC4064717.
  44. Stahl D, Bittner EA. Glucose control in pediatric burn patients: refining the search for the "sweet spot". Crit Care Med. 2014 May; 42(5):1315-7. PMID: 24736355.
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  45. Saddawi-Konefka D, Berg SM, Nejad SH, Bittner EA. Catatonia in the ICU: an important and underdiagnosed cause of altered mental status. a case series and review of the literature*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar; 42(3):e234-41. PMID: 24275514.
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  46. Bittner EA, Schmidt U. Duration of delirium and postintensive care functional outcome: over the hill? Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb; 42(2):466-7. PMID: 24434453.
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  47. Quraishi SA, Bittner EA, Blum L, Hutter MM, Camargo CA. Association between preoperative 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and hospital-acquired infections following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. JAMA Surg. 2014 Feb; 149(2):112-8. PMID: 24284777; PMCID: PMC4062917.
  48. Quraishi SA, Bittner EA, Christopher KB, Camargo CA. Vitamin D status and community-acquired pneumonia: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e81120. PMID: 24260547; PMCID: PMC3829945.
  49. Adams MC, Schmidt U, Hess DR, Stelfox HT, Bittner EA. Examination of patterns in intubation by an emergency airway team at a large academic center: higher frequency during daytime hours. Respir Care. 2014 May; 59(5):743-8. PMID: 24129335.
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  50. Fikry K, Bittner EA. Tegaderm™ trauma in the operating room. Anesthesiology. 2013 Oct; 119(4):955. PMID: 23478484.
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  51. Sigakis MJ, Bittner EA, Wanderer JP. Validation of a risk stratification index and risk quantification index for predicting patient outcomes: in-hospital mortality, 30-day mortality, 1-year mortality, and length-of-stay. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):525-40. PMID: 24137665.
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  52. Wanderer JP, Anderson-Dam J, Levine W, Bittner EA. Development and validation of an intraoperative predictive model for unplanned postoperative intensive care. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):516-24. PMID: 24137664.
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  53. Wanderer JP, Anderson-Dam J, Levine W, Bittner EA. Development and validation of an intraoperative predictive model for unplanned postoperative intensive care. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):516-24. PMID: 23756454.
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  54. Sigakis MJ, Bittner EA, Wanderer JP. Validation of a risk stratification index and risk quantification index for predicting patient outcomes: in-hospital mortality, 30-day mortality, 1-year mortality, and length-of-stay. Anesthesiology. 2013 Sep; 119(3):525-40. PMID: 23770598.
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  55. Levine AR, Meyer MJ, Bittner EA, Berg S, Kalman R, Stanislaus AB, Ryan C, Ball SA, Eikermann M. Oral midodrine treatment accelerates the liberation of intensive care unit patients from intravenous vasopressor infusions. J Crit Care. 2013 Oct; 28(5):756-62. PMID: 23845791.
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  56. Johnson DW, Schmidt UH, Bittner EA, Christensen B, Levi R, Pino RM. Delay of transfer from the intensive care unit: a prospective observational study of incidence, causes, and financial impact. Crit Care. 2013 Jul 04; 17(4):R128. PMID: 23826830; PMCID: PMC4057477.
  57. Piriyapatsom A, Bittner EA, Hines J, Schmidt UH. Sedation and paralysis. Respir Care. 2013 Jun; 58(6):1024-37. PMID: 23709198.
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  58. Bittner EA, Martyn JA, Gronert GA. The decision to use succinylcholine for critically ill patients should not be based on duration of time in the intensive care unit alone. Anesth Analg. 2013 May; 116(5):1182. PMID: 23606469.
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  59. 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.
  60. Fisher DF, Kondili D, Williams J, Hess DR, Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. Tracheostomy tube change before day 7 is associated with earlier use of speaking valve and earlier oral intake. Respir Care. 2013 Feb; 58(2):257-63. PMID: 22782273.
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  61. van der Wilden GM, Schmidt U, Chang Y, Bittner EA, Cobb JP, Velmahos GC, Alam HB, de Moya MA, King DR. Implementation of 24/7 intensivist presence in the SICU: effect on processes of care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):563-7. PMID: 23354251.
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  62. Fisher DF, Kondili D, Williams J, Hess DR, Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. Tracheostomy tube change before day 7 is associated with earlier use of speaking valve and earlier oral intake. Respir Care. 2013 Feb; 58(2):257-63. PMID: 23359724.
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  63. Hess DR, Kondili D, Burns E, Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. A 5-year observational study of lung-protective ventilation in the operating room: a single-center experience. J Crit Care. 2013 Aug; 28(4):533.e9-15. PMID: 23369521.
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  64. 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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  65. PJ Fagenholz and EA Bittner. Hypothermia. In: PE Parsons and JP Wiener-Kronish editors. Critical Care Secrets 5th ed. Mosby Elsevier; p 534-540. 2013.
  66. 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.
  67. Wilcox SR, Bittner EA, Elmer J, Seigel TA, Dhillon A, Schmidt U. Not using neuromuscular blocking agents in emergent intubation should be a rarity. Crit Care Med. 2012 Nov; 40(11):3113. PMID: 23080465.
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  68. Wilcox SR, Bittner EA, Elmer J, Seigel TA, Dhillon A, Schmidt U. Neuromuscular blocking agent for emergent tracheal intubation: More questions than answers. Crit Care Med. 2012 Nov; 40(11):3111-3112. PMID: 23080463.
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  69. Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. The ventilator liberation process: update on technique, timing, and termination of tracheostomy. Respir Care. 2012 Oct; 57(10):1626-34. PMID: 23013900.
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  70. Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. Tracheal reintubation: caused by "too much of a good thing"? Respir Care. 2012 Oct; 57(10):1687-91. PMID: 23013905.
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  71. Lee JJ, Waak K, Grosse-Sundrup M, Xue F, Lee J, Chipman D, Ryan C, Bittner EA, Schmidt U, Eikermann M. Global muscle strength but not grip strength predicts mortality and length of stay in a general population in a surgical intensive care unit. Phys Ther. 2012 Dec; 92(12):1546-55. PMID: 22976446.
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  72. Duan M, Lee J, Bittner EA. Dexmedetomidine for sedation in the parturient with respiratory failure requiring noninvasive ventilation. Respir Care. 2012 Nov; 57(11):1967-9. PMID: 22709960.
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  73. Wilcox SR, Bittner EA, Elmer J, Seigel TA, Nguyen NT, Dhillon A, Eikermann M, Schmidt U. Neuromuscular blocking agent administration for emergent tracheal intubation is associated with decreased prevalence of procedure-related complications. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun; 40(6):1808-13. PMID: 22610185.
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  74. Bittner EA, George E, Eikermann M, Schmidt U. Evaluation of the association between quality of handover and length of stay in the post anaesthesia care unit: a pilot study. Anaesthesia. 2012 May; 67(5):548-9. PMID: 22493966.
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  75. Huang YJ, Bittner EA, Frank D, Wiener-Kronish J. Treating bacterial virulence systems: we are not there yet. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Jul; 38(7):1087-8. PMID: 22527077.
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  76. Kasotakis G, Schmidt U, Perry D, Grosse-Sundrup M, Benjamin J, Ryan C, Tully S, Hirschberg R, Waak K, Velmahos G, Bittner EA, Zafonte R, Cobb JP, Eikermann M. The surgical intensive care unit optimal mobility score predicts mortality and length of stay. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1122-8. PMID: 22067629.
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  77. Newmark JL, Ahn YK, Adams MC, Bittner EA, Wilcox SR. Use of video laryngoscopy and camera phones to communicate progression of laryngeal edema in assessing for extubation: a case series. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):67-71. PMID: 22337710.
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  78. Kumar A, Goldfarb JW, Bittner EA. A case of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome complicating airway management. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Mar; 59(3):295-8. PMID: 22271506.
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  79. 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.
  80. Eikermann M, Grosse-Sundrup M, Zaremba S, Henry ME, Bittner EA, Hoffmann U, Chamberlin NL. Ketamine activates breathing and abolishes the coupling between loss of consciousness and upper airway dilator muscle dysfunction. Anesthesiology. 2012 Jan; 116(1):35-46. PMID: 22108392; PMCID: PMC3246073.
  81. Charnin JE, Bateman BT, Bittner EA. Pus in the ventricles of a patient with a lumbar cerebrospinal fluid drain for a thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. Anesthesiology. 2011 Dec; 115(6):1302. PMID: 21709541.
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  82. Krodel DJ, Bittner EA, Abdulnour RE, Brown RH, Eikermann M. Negative pressure pulmonary edema following bronchospasm. Chest. 2011 Nov; 140(5):1351-1354. PMID: 22045880.
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  83. Schmidt U, Hess D, Bittner E. To decannulate or not to decannulate: a combination of readiness for the floor and floor readiness? Crit Care Med. 2011 Oct; 39(10):2360-1. PMID: 21926492.
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  84. Díaz-Gómez JL, Seigel T, Schmidt U, Pino RM, Bittner EA. Acute hypopituitarism in a pregnant patient after cardiac gunshot injury. J Clin Anesth. 2011 Aug; 23(5):414-7. PMID: 21741812.
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  85. Ng JB, Bittner EA. Tracheobronchomegaly: a rare cause of endotracheal tube cuff leak. Anesthesiology. 2011 May; 114(5):1211. PMID: 21270631.
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  86. Goldfarb JW, Bittner EA, George E, Welch C, Schmidt U. Successful management of a morbidly obese patient for electroconvulsive therapy with elective tracheostomy. J Clin Anesth. 2011 May; 23(3):241-3. PMID: 21507618.
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  87. Garzon-Serrano J, Ryan C, Waak K, Hirschberg R, Tully S, Bittner EA, Chipman DW, Schmidt U, Kasotakis G, Benjamin J, Zafonte R, Eikermann M. Early mobilization in critically ill patients: patients' mobilization level depends on health care provider's profession. PM R. 2011 Apr; 3(4):307-13. PMID: 21497316.
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  88. Zacharias N, Blank R, Bittner EA, Joyce S, Kondili D, Fisher D, Eikermann M, Velmahos GC, Schmidt U. Introduction of guidelines to facilitate enteral nutrition in a surgical intensive care unit is associated with earlier enteral feeding. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2011 Dec; 37(6):605-8. PMID: 26815472.
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  89. EA Bittner. Invited Commentary: Postoperative Neck Hematoma. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. http://webmm.ahrq.gov/case.aspx?caseID=235. 2011.
  90. Zacharias N, Blank R, Bittner EA, Joyce S, Kondili D, Eikermann M, Velmahos GC, Schmidt U. . Introduction of guidelines to facilitate enteral nutrition in a surgical intensive care unit is associated with earlier enteral feeding. Euro J of Trauma and Emerg Surgery 2011. 2011; 37:605-608.
  91. Bittner EA, Yue Y, Xie Z. Brief review: anesthetic neurotoxicity in the elderly, cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Feb; 58(2):216-23. PMID: 21174183; PMCID: PMC4248669.
  92. Gudzenko V, Bittner EA, Schmidt UH. Emergency airway management. Respir Care. 2010 Aug; 55(8):1026-35. PMID: 20667150.
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  93. Krodel DJ, Bittner EA, Abdulnour R, Brown R, Eikermann M. Case scenario: acute postoperative negative pressure pulmonary edema. Anesthesiology. 2010 Jul; 113(1):200-7. PMID: 20526178.
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  94. Wilcox SR, Bittner E, George E, Buckley VF, Schmidt UH. Improvement in emergency airway equipment transport. Respir Care. 2010 Jul; 55(7):852-7. PMID: 20587096.
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  95. Butterly A, Bittner EA, George E, Sandberg WS, Eikermann M, Schmidt U. Postoperative residual curarization from intermediate-acting neuromuscular blocking agents delays recovery room discharge. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Sep; 105(3):304-9. PMID: 20576632.
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  96. Bateman BT, Schmidt U, Berman MF, Bittner EA. Temporal trends in the epidemiology of severe postoperative sepsis after elective surgery: a large, nationwide sample. Anesthesiology. 2010 Apr; 112(4):917-25. PMID: 20357565.
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  97. Schmidt U, Bittner E, Pivi S, Marota JJ. Hemodynamic management and outcome of patients treated for cerebral vasospasm with intraarterial nicardipine and/or milrinone. Anesth Analg. 2010 Mar 01; 110(3):895-902. PMID: 20185665.
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  98. J Fox and EA Bittner . Hemodynamic Management. In: LM Bigatello, et al, editors. Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010; 100-112.
  99. A Nozari, HT Stelfox and EA Bittner. Evidence Based Medicine and Basic Statistical Analysis in Critical Care. In: LM Bigatello, et al, editors. Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010; 225-235.
  100. EA Bittner and E George. The intensivist outside of the ICU. In: LM Bigatello, et al, editors. Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010; 626-35.
  101. A Dhillon and EA Bittner. Non-Antibiotic Therapies for Sepsis. In: LM Bigatello, et al, editors. Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010; 447-55.
  102. R Pavao and EA Bittner. Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery. In: W Levine, et al, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Seventh Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010; 341-356.
  103. CJ Kucik, EA Bittner and JAJ Martyn. Polymyopathy and Polyneuropathy of Critical Illness. In: CS Deutschman editor. Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care. Philadelphia: Elsevier. p 429-436. 2010.
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  105. N Watson and EA Bittner. Critical Care of the Obese Patient. Critical Care of the Obese Patient. In: V Ortiz and J Weiner-Kronish editors. Handbook of Perioperative Anesthesia: Complications and Challenges of the Obese Patient. New York: Informa Healthcare; USA Inc. 2009; 158-73.
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  107. EA Bittner. Management of Mechanical Ventilation. In: The Anesthesiology Resident’s Guide to Learning in the Intensive Care Unit. Park Ridge IL: American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. 2009; 93-101.
  108. Schmidt UH, Kumwilaisak K, Bittner E, George E, Hess D. Effects of supervision by attending anesthesiologists on complications of emergency tracheal intubation. Anesthesiology. 2008 Dec; 109(6):973-7. PMID: 19034093.
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  110. Hobai IA, Bittner EA, Grecu L. Perioperative spinal cord infarction in nonaortic surgery: report of three cases and review of the literature. J Clin Anesth. 2008 Jun; 20(4):307-12. PMID: 18617133.
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  111. Rosow CE, Haspel KL, Smith SE, Grecu L, Bittner EA. Haloperidol versus ondansetron for prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Anesth Analg. 2008 May; 106(5):1407-9, table of contents. PMID: 18420852.
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  114. EA Bittner, L Grecu and JAJ Martyn. Evaluation of the Burn Patient. In: DE Longnecker, et al, editors. Anesthesiology. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2008; 1772-83.
  115. EA Bittner, L Grecu and JAJ Martyn. Management of Anesthesia for the Burn Patient. In: DE Longnecker, et al, editors. Anesthesiology. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2008; 1674-87.
  116. EA Bittner, L Grecu and E George. Postoperative Complications. In: DE Longnecker, et al, editors. Anesthesiology. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2008; 1700-15.
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  120. F Michard and EA Bittner. Hemodynamic Monitoring II. Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital. LM Bigatello, et al, editors. 2005; 19-32.
  121. EA Bittner and PF Dunn. Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, WE Hurfurd, et al. editors. 2003; 350-64.
  122. EA Bittner. Dissertation: Random Effects Models for Longitudinal Data with Errors-In-Variables. Tulane University; New Orleans. 1995.
  123. RO Gilbert, EA Bittner and EH Essington . Use of Monte Carlo Uncertainty Analyses to Test Hypotheses Regarding Deterministic Model Predictions of Environmental Processes. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 1995; 27:231-260.
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