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Brian Patrick O'Gara, M.D.


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIBS07/2006Molecular Biology
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MAMD06/2010
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH11/2018Clinical Effectiveness

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  1. (Brian O'Gara) Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2023
    Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation
    Perioperative Virtual Reality to Reduce Sedative and Opioid Requirements
    Role Description: This project will encompass two perioperative clinical trials. One trial will investigate whether intraoperative immersive virtual reality can reduce propofol dosing during total knee arthroplasty in older patients, and the other will evaluate whether immersive virtual reality used in the recovery room can improve patient reported quality of recovery and potentially reduce opioid usage for bariatric surgery patients.
  2. R01AG065554 (Balachundhar Subramaniam) Sep 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2024
    Scheduled Prophylactic 6-hourly IV Acetaminophen to Prevent Postoperative Delirium in Older Cardiac Surgical Patients
    Role Description: Multicenter RCT investigating the role of prophylactic scheduled intravenous acetaminophen for 48 hours in older patients recovering from cardiac surgery in the prevention of postoperative delirium and postoperative neurocognitive disorders.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. Mentored Research Training Grant (Brian O'Gara) Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018
    Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
    Anesthetics to Prevent Lung Injury in Cardiac Surgery
    Role Description: To investigate the potential for the inhaled anesthetics to limit pulmonary injury during cardiac surgery
    Role: PI
  4. John Hedley White Research Award (Brian O'Gara MD) May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017
    Harvard Medical School - Eleanor and Miles Shore Foundation
    Prevention of Early Postoperative Decline
  5. T32 GM007592-38 (Keith Miller) May 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
    Research Training for Anesthetists
    Role: Trainee

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  1. Nunez JI, Gosling AF, O'Gara B, Kennedy KF, Rycus P, Abrams D, Brodie D, Shaefi S, Garan AR, Grandin EW. Correction to: Bleeding and thrombotic events in adults supported with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an ELSO registry analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2022 May; 48(5):644-645. PMID: 35041017.
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  2. Calhoun A, Pannu A, Mueller AL, Elmadhoun O, Valencia JD, Krajewski ML, O'Gara BP, Katsiampoura A, O'Connor ST, Chu L, Monteith E, Shankar P, Spear K, Shaefi S. Intraoperative Oxygen Practices in Cardiac Surgery: A National Survey. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35227576.
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  3. Nunez JI, Gosling AF, O'Gara B, Kennedy KF, Rycus P, Abrams D, Brodie D, Shaefi S, Garan AR, Grandin EW. Bleeding and thrombotic events in adults supported with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an ELSO registry analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2022 Feb; 48(2):213-224. PMID: 34921625.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. O'Gara BP, Gao L, Marcantonio ER, Subramaniam B. Sleep, Pain, and Cognition: Modifiable Targets for Optimal Perioperative Brain Health. Anesthesiology. 2021 12 01; 135(6):1132-1152. PMID: 34731233.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Murugappan KR, Reale R, Baribeau V, O'Gara BP, Mueller A, Sarge T. Rapid weight gain following weight cutting in male professional boxers. Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Aug 06; 1-7. PMID: 34310264.
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  6. Kermad A, Appenzeller M, Morinello E, Schneider SO, Kleinschmidt S, O'Gara B, Volk T, Meiser A. Reflection Versus Rebreathing for Administration of Sevoflurane During Minor Gynecological Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2021 04 01; 132(4):1042-1050. PMID: 32701542.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Jones MR, Orhurhu V, O'Gara B, Brovman EY, Rao N, Vanterpool SG, Poree L, Gulati A, Urman RD. Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Spinal Cord Stimulation Among the Medicare Population. Neuromodulation. 2021 Apr; 24(3):434-440. PMID: 33723896.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Shaefi S, Brenner SK, Gupta S, O'Gara BP, Krajewski ML, Charytan DM, Chaudhry S, Mirza SH, Peev V, Anderson M, Bansal A, Hayek SS, Srivastava A, Mathews KS, Johns TS, Leonberg-Yoo A, Green A, Arunthamakun J, Wille KM, Shaukat T, Singh H, Admon AJ, Semler MW, Hernán MA, Mueller AL, Wang W, Leaf DE. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure from COVID-19. Intensive Care Med. 2021 02; 47(2):208-221. PMID: 33528595.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Shaefi S, Shankar P, Mueller AL, O'Gara BP, Spear K, Khabbaz KR, Bagchi A, Chu LM, Banner-Goodspeed V, Leaf DE, Talmor DS, Marcantonio ER, Subramaniam B. Intraoperative Oxygen Concentration and Neurocognition after Cardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2021 02 01; 134(2):189-201. PMID: 33331902.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Teja B, Alibhai N, Rubenfeld GD, Taggart LR, Jivraj N, Hirji SA, O'Gara BP, Shaefi S. Prevalence of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Critically Ill Patients with Extreme Leukocytosis and Diarrhea. Infect Dis Rep. 2021 Jan 01; 13(1):18-22. PMID: 33401377.
    Citations: 1     
  11. O'Gara B, Subramaniam B. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2020 08; 131(2):e77-e78. PMID: 33031671.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. O'Gara BP, Mueller A, Gasangwa DVI, Patxot M, Shaefi S, Khabbaz K, Banner-Goodspeed V, Pascal-Leone A, Marcantonio ER, Subramaniam B. Prevention of Early Postoperative Decline: A Randomized, Controlled Feasibility Trial of Perioperative Cognitive Training. Anesth Analg. 2020 03; 130(3):586-595. PMID: 31569161.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Schaefer MS, Raub D, Xu X, Shaydenfish D, Teja B, Chhangani K, Grabitz SD, O'Gara B, Kienbaum P, Houle TT, Landoni G, Eikermann M. Association between propofol dose and 1-year mortality in patients with or without a diagnosis of solid cancer. Br J Anaesth. 2020 03; 124(3):271-280. PMID: 31902588.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Faruki A, Nguyen T, Proeschel S, Levy N, Yu J, Ip V, Mueller A, Banner-Goodspeed V, O'Gara B. Virtual reality as an adjunct to anesthesia in the operating room. Trials. 2019 Dec 27; 20(1):782. PMID: 31882015.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  15. O'Gara B, Subramaniam B, Shaefi S, Mueller A, Banner-Goodspeed V, Talmor D. Anesthetics to Prevent Lung Injury in Cardiac Surgery (APLICS): a protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2019 May 31; 20(1):312. PMID: 31151474.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  16. Subramaniam B, Shankar P, Shaefi S, Mueller A, O'Gara B, Banner-Goodspeed V, Gallagher J, Gasangwa D, Patxot M, Packiasabapathy S, Mathur P, Eikermann M, Talmor D, Marcantonio ER. Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen vs Placebo Combined With Propofol or Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Delirium Among Older Patients Following Cardiac Surgery: The DEXACET Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 02 19; 321(7):686-696. PMID: 30778597.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Packiasabapathy S, Susheela AT, Mueller A, Patxot M, Gasangwa DV, O'Gara B, Shaefi S, Marcantonio ER, Yeh GY, Subramaniam B. Guided meditation as an adjunct to enhance postoperative recovery after cardiac surgery: study protocol for a prospective randomized controlled feasibility trial. Trials. 2019 Jan 11; 20(1):39. PMID: 30635064.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  18. O'Gara B, Marcantonio ER, Pascual-Leone A, Shaefi S, Mueller A, Banner-Goodspeed V, Talmor D, Subramaniam B. Prevention of Early Postoperative Decline (PEaPoD): protocol for a randomized, controlled feasibility trial. Trials. 2018 Dec 11; 19(1):676. PMID: 30537982.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  19. O'Gara B, Talmor D. Perioperative lung protective ventilation. BMJ. 2018 Sep 10; 362:k3030. PMID: 30201797.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Shankar P, Mueller A, Packiasabapathy S, Gasangwa D, Patxot M, O'Gara B, Shaefi S, Marcantonio ER, Subramaniam B. Dexmedetomidine and intravenous acetaminophen for the prevention of postoperative delirium following cardiac surgery (DEXACET trial): protocol for a prospective randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Jun 22; 19(1):326. PMID: 29929533.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  21. Pannu A, O'Gara B. Inhaled Anesthetics in Acute Lung Injury. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Winter; 56(1):118-130. PMID: 29227315.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  22. Shaefi S, Marcantonio ER, Mueller A, Banner-Goodspeed V, Robson SC, Spear K, Otterbein LE, O'Gara BP, Talmor DS, Subramaniam B. Intraoperative oxygen concentration and neurocognition after cardiac surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Dec 19; 18(1):600. PMID: 29254495.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Gausden EB, Qudsi R, Boone MD, O'Gara B, Ruzbarsky JJ, Lorich DG. Tranexamic Acid in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Oct; 31(10):513-519. PMID: 28938281.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Boone MD, Jinadasa SP, Mueller A, Shaefi S, Kasper EM, Hanafy KA, O'Gara BP, Talmor DS. The Effect of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure on Intracranial Pressure and Cerebral Hemodynamics. Neurocrit Care. 2017 04; 26(2):174-181. PMID: 27848125.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. O'Gara B, Brown S, Talmor D. Video Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit: Seeing Is Believing, But That Does Not Mean It's True. JAMA. 2017 02 07; 317(5):479-480. PMID: 28118656.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. O'Gara B, Talmor D. Lung protective properties of the volatile anesthetics. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Sep; 42(9):1487-9. PMID: 27376746.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  27. O'Gara B, Fan E, Talmor DS. Controversies in the Management of Severe ARDS: Optimal Ventilator Management and Use of Rescue Therapies. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec; 36(6):823-34. PMID: 26595042.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Bardia A, Owais K, Khabbaz KR, O'Gara B, Mahmood F. Coronary sinus and another sinus: which one to cannulate? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015; 29(3):824-6. PMID: 25862316.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Shaefi S, O'Gara B, Kociol RD, Joynt K, Mueller A, Nizamuddin J, Mahmood E, Talmor D, Shahul S. Effect of cardiogenic shock hospital volume on mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan 05; 4(1):e001462. PMID: 25559014.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Jalisi S, O'Gara B, Toshkezi G, Chin L. Local vascularized flap reconstruction of the skull base—clinical outcomes and analysis. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jan; 83(1):87-92. PMID: 23202580.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Walter MJ, Payton JE, Ries RE, Shannon WD, Deshmukh H, Zhao Y, Baty J, Heath S, Westervelt P, Watson MA, Tomasson MH, Nagarajan R, O'Gara BP, Bloomfield CD, Mrózek K, Selzer RR, Richmond TA, Kitzman J, Geoghegan J, Eis PS, Maupin R, Fulton RS, McLellan M, Wilson RK, Mardis ER, Link DC, Graubert TA, DiPersio JF, Ley TJ. Acquired copy number alterations in adult acute myeloid leukemia genomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 04; 106(31):12950-5. PMID: 19651600.
    Citations: 99     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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