Publications

  1. Festic E, Siegel J, Stritt M, Freeman WD. The utility of serum procalcitonin in distinguishing systemic inflammatory response syndrome from infection after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Jun; 20(3):375-81.
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  2. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E, Freeman WD, Lee AS. Effect of therapeutic hypothermia on gas exchange and respiratory mechanics: a retrospective cohort study. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2014 Jun; 4(2):88-95. Epub 2014 May 19.
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  3. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Festic E, Kramer CL, Freeman WD. Effect of Prolonged Therapeutic Hypothermia on Intracranial Pressure, Organ Function, and Hospital Outcomes Among Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2014 May 28.
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  4. Kor DJ, Lingineni RK, Gajic O, Park PK, Blum JM, Hou PC, Hoth JJ, Anderson HL 3rd, Bajwa EK, Bartz RR, Adesanya A, Festic E, Gong MN, Carter RE, Talmor DS. Predicting risk of postoperative lung injury in high-risk surgical patients: a multicenter cohort study. Anesthesiology. 2014 May; 120(5):1168-81.
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  5. Festic E, Bansal V, Gajic O, Lee AS, United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). Prehospital use of inhaled corticosteroids and point prevalence of pneumonia at the time of hospital admission: secondary analysis of a multicenter cohort study. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Feb; 89(2):154-62.
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  6. Festic E, Bansal, V, Gajic O, Lee A. Pre-hospital use of inhaled corticosteroids and point prevalence of pneumonia at the time of hospital admission: Secondary analysis of a multicenter study. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014; 89(2):154-162.
  7. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Bender SP, Talmor D, Festic E. Obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014; 10(6):657-62. Epub 2014 Jun 15
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  8. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Bender SP, Talmor D, Festic E, US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). Obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014; 10(6):657-62. Epub 2014 Jun 15.
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  9. Festic E, Bansal V, Kor DJ, Gajic O, US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). SpO2/FiO2 Ratio on Hospital Admission Is an Indicator of Early Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Development Among Patients at Risk. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]
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  10. Festic E, Ortiz-Diaz E, Lee A, Li G, Kor DJ, Adebola A, Akca O, Hoth J, Levitt JE, Carter R, Gajic O, United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). Prehospital use of inhaled steroids and incidence of acute lung injury among patients at risk. J Crit Care. 2013 Dec; 28(6):985-91. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
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  11. Ortiz-Diaz E, Festic E, Gajic O, Levitt JE. Emerging pharmacological therapies for prevention and early treatment of acute lung injury. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug; 34(4):448-58. Epub 2013 Aug 11.
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  12. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Gajic O, Festic E, U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). The influence of prehospital systemic corticosteroid use on development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and hospital outcomes. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7):1679-85.
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  13. Bohman JK, Kor DJ, Kashyap R, Gajic O, Festic E, He Z, Lee AS. Airway pepsin levels in otherwise healthy surgical patients receiving general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Chest. 2013 May; 143(5):1407-13.
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  14. Festic E, Rabinstein AA, Freeman WD, Mauricio EA, Robinson MT, Mandrekar J, Zubair AC, Lee AS, Gajic O. Blood transfusion is an important predictor of hospital mortality among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Apr; 18(2):209-15.
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  15. Lemos-Filho LB, Mikkelsen ME, Martin GS, Dabbagh O, Adesanya A, Gentile N, Esper A, Gajic O, Gong MN, US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS ). Sex, race, and the development of acute lung injury. Chest. 2013 Apr; 143(4):901-9.
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  16. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E, Gajic O, Carter RE, Lee AS, US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). Prehospital amiodarone may increase the incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome among patients at risk. J Crit Care. 2012 Oct; 27(5):447-53. Epub 2012 Jan 4
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  17. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E. Sepsis: a review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist. 2012 Oct; 2(4):144-53.
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  18. Dunser MW, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, Kwizera A, Haniffa R, Baker T, Schultz MJ, Global Intensive Care Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Point of care ultrasound for sepsis management in resource-limited settings: response to Via et al. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Aug; 38(8):1408-9. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
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  19. Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Dababneh H, Lin A, Festic E. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy complicating a stroke caused by an air embolism. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Jul; 19(3):224-7.
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  20. Lu N, Jackson D, Luke S, Festic E, Hanel RA, Freeman WD. Intraventricular nicardipine for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage related vasospasm: assessment of 90 days outcome. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Jun; 16(3):368-75.
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  21. Rice TW, Rubinson L, Uyeki TM, Vaughn FL, John BB, Miller RR 3rd, Higgs E, Randolph AG, Smoot BE, Thompson BT, NHLBI ARDS Network. Critical illness from 2009 pandemic influenza A virus and bacterial coinfection in the United States. Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 40(5):1487-98.
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  22. Dunser MW, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, Kwizera A, Haniffa R, Baker T, Schultz MJ, Global Intensive Care Working Group of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Recommendations for sepsis management in resource-limited settings. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Apr; 38(4):557-74. Epub 2012 Feb 14.
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  23. Moss JE, Festic E, Odell JA. Retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the opposite chest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):662.
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  24. Festic E, Wilson ME, Gajic O, Divertie GD, Rabatin JT. Perspectives of physicians and nurses regarding end-of-life care in the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Feb; 27(1):45-54. Epub 2011 Jan 21.
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  25. Dunser MW, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, Kwizera A, Haniffa R, Baker T, Schultz MJ. Erratum to: Recommendations for sepsis management in resource-limited settings. Intensive Care Med. 2012; 38(4):575-6.
  26. Gajic O, Dabbagh O, Park PK, Adesanya A, Chang SY, Hou P, Anderson H 3rd, 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, U.S. 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. Epub 2010 Aug 27.
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  27. Mickelsen S, Festic E. Apparent triphasic T-wave. Acta Medica Academica. 2011; 40(2):193.
  28. Festic E, Johnson MM, Leventhal JP. The Feasibility of Topical Cocaine Use in Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Acta Medica Academia. 2010; 39:18-23.
  29. Festic E, Grewal R, Rabatin JT, Divertie GD, Shannon RP, Johnson MM. End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: the perceived barriers, supports, and changes needed. Acta Medica Academica. 2010; 39(2):150-8.
  30. Festic E, Gajic O. When less is more in the intensive care unit; lessons learned. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2009 Oct; 9 Suppl 1:54-8.
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  31. Kojicic M, Festic E, Gajic O. Acute respiratory distress syndrome: insights gained from clinical and translational research. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2009 Oct; 9 Suppl 1:59-68.
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  32. Thiery G, Kovacevic P, Straus S, Vidovic J, Iglica A, Festic E, Gajic O. From mechanical ventilation to intensive care medicine: a challenge for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2009 Oct; 9 Suppl 1:69-76.
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  33. Rowley M, Riutort K, Shapiro D, Casler J, Festic E, Freeman WD. Methylene blue-associated serotonin syndrome: a 'green' encephalopathy after parathyroidectomy. Neurocrit Care. 2009; 11(1):88-93. Epub 2009 Mar 05.
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  34. Festic E, Abraham PJ, Burnett OL, Young PM, Johnson MM. Increased radiotracer uptake on positron emission tomography after invasive thoracic procedures: a case series. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Sep; 82(9):1060-4.
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  35. Festic E, Steiner RM, Spatz E. Aortic dissection with extension to a patent ductus arteriosus. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2005 Aug; 21(4):459-62.
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  36. Festic E, Gajic O, Limper AH, Aksamit TR. Acute respiratory failure due to pneumocystis pneumonia in patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection: outcome and associated features. Chest. 2005 Aug; 128(2):573-9.
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  37. Gajic O, Dara SI, Mendez JL, Adesanya AO, Festic E, Caples SM, Rana R, St Sauver JL, Lymp JF, Afessa B, Hubmayr RD. Ventilator-associated lung injury in patients without acute lung injury at the onset of mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2004 Sep; 32(9):1817-24.
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  38. Gajic O, Festic E, Afessa B. Infectious complications in survivors of cardiac arrest admitted to the medical intensive care unit. Resuscitation. 2004 Jan; 60(1):65-9.
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  39. Kassotis J, Slesinger T, Festic E, Voigt L, Reddy CV. Adenosine-sensitive wide-complex tachycardia: an uncommon variant of idiopathic fascicular ventricular tachycardia--a case report. Angiology. 2003 May-Jun; 54(3):369-72.
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