Dr. Edward Bittner is a critical care surgeon practicing in Boston, MA. Dr. Bittner specializes in the needs of critically ill surgical patients. Critical care surgeons are experts in treating physiologic responses to tissue injury from trauma, burns, infections, acute inflammation, operation and more. They are also trained to know how such injuries interact with other diseases that a patient may have. As a critical care surgeon, Dr. Bittner has a broad knowledge base and full understanding of the biology of the critically ill patient and the patients organ system functions.
Education and Training
Mt Sinai Sch of Med of The City Univ of Ny, New York Ny 1998
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 1998
- Haloperidol versus ondansetron for prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
- Perioperative spinal cord infarction in nonaortic surgery: report of three cases and review of the literature.
- Temporal trends in the epidemiology of severe postoperative sepsis after elective surgery: a large, nationwide sample.
- Emergency airway management.
- Brief review: anesthetic neurotoxicity in the elderly, cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease.
- Tracheobronchomegaly: a rare cause of endotracheal tube cuff leak.
- Early mobilization in critically ill patients: patients' mobilization level depends on health care provider's profession.
- Successful management of a morbidly obese patient for electroconvulsive therapy with elective tracheostomy.
- Pus in the ventricles of a patient with a lumbar cerebrospinal fluid drain for a thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair.
- Acute hypopituitarism in a pregnant patient after cardiac gunshot injury.
- A clinical assessment of the Mucus Shaver: a device to keep the endotracheal tube free from secretions.
- Ketamine activates breathing and abolishes the coupling between loss of consciousness and upper airway dilator muscle dysfunction.
- A case of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome complicating airway management.
- Evaluation of the association between quality of handover and length of stay in the post anaesthesia care unit: a pilot study.
- Treating bacterial virulence systems: we are not there yet.
- Dexmedetomidine for sedation in the parturient with respiratory failure requiring noninvasive ventilation.
- Tracheostomy tube change before day 7 is associated with earlier use of speaking valve and earlier oral intake.
- Global muscle strength but not grip strength predicts mortality and length of stay in a general population in a surgical intensive care unit.
- The ventilator liberation process: update on technique, timing, and termination of tracheostomy.
- Tracheal reintubation: caused by "too much of a good thing"?
- A 5-year observational study of lung-protective ventilation in the operating room: a single-center experience.
- Tegaderm™ trauma in the operating room.
- The decision to use succinylcholine for critically ill patients should not be based on duration of time in the intensive care unit alone.
- Critical illness is associated with decreased plasma levels of coenzyme Q10: a cross-sectional study.
- Development and validation of an intraoperative predictive model for unplanned postoperative intensive care.
- 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.
- Oral midodrine treatment accelerates the liberation of intensive care unit patients from intravenous vasopressor infusions.
- Postpneumonectomy syndrome: a case of shifting priorities.
- Examination of patterns in intubation by an emergency airway team at a large academic center: higher frequency during daytime hours.
- Catatonia in the ICU: an important and underdiagnosed cause of altered mental status. a case series and review of the literature*.
- Association between preoperative 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and hospital-acquired infections following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
- Duration of delirium and postintensive care functional outcome: over the hill?
- Glucose control in pediatric burn patients: refining the search for the "sweet spot".
- Prototype electronic stethoscope vs. conventional stethoscope for auscultation of heart sounds.
- Con: cardiac anesthesiologists should not be the intensivists of the operating room.
- Acute and perioperative care of the burn-injured patient.
- The authors reply.
- Innovative strategies in critical care education.
- Ten Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Pain Management in the ICU.
- Differential Effects of Intraoperative Positive End-expiratory Pressure (PEEP) on Respiratory Outcome in Major Abdominal Surgery Versus Craniotomy.
- Evaluation of the Infection-Related Ventilator-Associated Events Algorithm for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Surveillance in a Trauma Population.
- Introduction of guidelines to facilitate enteral nutrition in a surgical intensive care unit is associated with earlier enteral feeding.
- Minimum Effective Doses of Succinylcholine and Rocuronium During Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Prospective, Randomized, Crossover Trial.
- Leukocyte larceny: a cause of pseudohypoxemia.
- Impact of a Multidisciplinary Bundle on Time to Antibiotic Administration in Septic SICU Patients.
- Examining the Edges of Extravasation.
- Fluid administration in severe sepsis and septic shock, patterns and outcomes: an analysis of a large national database.
- Practical strategies for increasing efficiency and effectiveness in critical care education.
- Images in Anesthesiology: Examining the Edges of Extravasation.
- Evaluation of the Augmented Infant Resuscitator: A Monitoring Device for Neonatal Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitation.
- Missing Data and ICU Mortality Prediction: Gone But Not to Be Forgotten.
- Mass Gen Hosp, Anesthesiology; Yale New Haven Hosp, Internal Medicine
- Mass Gen Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital Program
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