Publications

  1. Alejos D, Festic E, Guru P, Moss JE. Neurological outcomes of patients with history of obstructive sleep apnea after a cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2017 Oct; 119:13-17 Epub 2017 July 29
    View PubMed
  2. Grek A, Booth S, Festic E, Maniaci M, Shirazi E, Thompson K, Starbuck A, Mcree C, Naessens JM, Moreno Franco P. Sepsis and Shock Response Team: Impact of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and Surviving the Process. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Sep/Oct; 32 (5):500-507 Epub 2016 Nov 11
    View PubMed
  3. Festic E, Carr GE, Cartin-Ceba R, Hinds RF, Banner-Goodspeed V, Bansal V, Asuni AT, Talmor D, Rajagopalan G, Frank RD, Gajic O, Matthay MA, Levitt JE. Randomized Clinical Trial of a Combination of an Inhaled Corticosteroid and Beta Agonist in Patients at Risk of Developing the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2017 May; 45: (5)798-805.
    View PubMed
  4. Schultz MJ, Dunser MW, Dondorp AM, Adhikari NK, Iyer S, Kwizera A, Lubell Y, Papali A, Pisani L, Riviello BD, Angus DC, Azevedo LC, Baker T, Diaz JV, Festic E, Haniffa R, Jawa R, Jacob ST, Kissoon N, Lodha R, Martin-Loeches I, Lundeg G, Misango D, Mer M, Mohanty S, Murthy S, Musa N, Nakibuuka J, Serpa Neto A, Nguyen Thi Hoang M, Nguyen Thien B, Pattnaik R, Phua J, Preller J, Povoa P, Ranjit S, Talmor D, Thevanayagam J, Thwaites CL, Global Intensive Care Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Current challenges in the management of sepsis in ICUs in resource-poor settings and suggestions for the future. Intensive Care Med. 2017 May; 43 (5):612-624 Epub 2017 Mar 27
    View PubMed
  5. Kwizera A, Festic E, Dunser MW. What's new in sepsis recognition in resource-limited settings? Intensive Care Med. 2016 Dec; 42 (12):2030-2033 Epub 2016 Jan 29
    View PubMed
  6. Bos L, Schouten L, van Vught L, Wiewel M, Ong D, Cremer O, Artigas A, Martin-Loeches I, Hoogendijk A, van der Poll T, Horn J, Juffermans N, de Prost N, Pham T, Carteaux G, Mekontso Dessap A, Brun-Buisson C, Fan E, Bellani G, Laffey J, Mercat A, Brochard L, Maitre B, Howells PA, Thickett DR, Knox C, Park DP, Gao F, Tucker O, Whitehouse T, McAuley DF, Perkins GD, Pisani L, Roozeman JP, Simonis FD, Giangregorio A, Schouten L, Van der Hoeven SM, Neto AS, Festic E, Dondorp AM, Grasso S, Bos L, Schultz M, Schultz M, Koster-Brouwer M, Verboom D, Scicluna B, van de Groep K, Frencken J, Bonten M, Ko JI, Kim KS, Suh GJ, Kwon WY, Shin JH, Ranzani OT, Prina E, Menendez R, Ceccato A, Mendez R, Cilloniz C, Gabarrus A, Ferrer M, Torres A, Urbano A, Zhang LA, Swigon D, Pike F, Parker RS, Clermont G, Scheer C, Kuhn SO, Modler A, Vollmer M, Fuchs C, Hahnenkamp K, Rehberg S, Grundling M, Taggu A, Darang N, Oveges N, Laszlo I, Tanczos K, Nemeth M, Lebak G, Tudor B, Erces D, Kaszaki J, Huber W, Trasy D, Molnar Z, Ferrara G, Edul VS, Canales HS, Martins E, Canullan C, Murias G, Pozo MO, Eguillor JF, Buscetti MG, Ince C, Dubin A, Aya HD, Rhodes A, Fletcher N, Grounds RM, Cecconi M, Jacquet-Lagreze M, Riche M, Schweizer R, Portran P, Fornier W, Lilot M, Neidecker J, Fellahi JL, Escoresca-Ortega A, Gutierrez-Pizarraya A, Charris-Castro L, Corcia-Palomo Y, Fernandez-Delgado E, Garnacho-Montero J, Roger C, Muller L, Elotmani L, Lipman J, Lefrant JY, Roberts JA, Munoz-Bermudez R, Samper M, Climent C, Vasco F, Sara V, Luque S, Campillo N, Cerrato SG, Masclans JR, Alvarez-Lerma F, Brugger SC, Jimenez GJ, Torner MM, Cabello JT, Garrido BB, Casals XN, Gaite FB, Vidal MV, Gusarov V, Shilkin D, Dementienko M, Nesterova E, Lashenkova N, Kuzovlev A, Zamyatin M, Demoule A, Carreira S, Lavault S, Palancca O, Morawiec E, Mayaux J, Arnulf I, Similowski T, Rasmussen BS, Maltesen RG, Hanifa M, Pedersen S, Kristensen SR, Wimmer R, Panigada M, Bassi GL, Kolobow T, Zanella A, Cressoni M, Berra L, Parrini V, Kandil H, Salati G, Livigni S, Amatu A, Andreotti A, Tagliaferri F, Moise G, Mercurio G, Costa A, Vezzani A, Lindau S, Babel J, Cavana M, Consonni D, Pesenti A, Gattinoni L, Mansouri P, Zand F, Zahed L, Dehghanrad F, Bahrani M, Ghorbani M, Cambiaghi B, Moerer O, Mauri T, Kunze-Szikszay N, Ritter C, Quintel M, Vilander LM, Kaunisto MA, Vaara ST, Pettila V, Mulier JL, Rozemeijer S, Spoelstra-de Man AM, Elbers PE, Tuinman PR, de Waard MC, Oudemans-van Straaten HM, Liberatore AM, Souza RB, Vieira JC, Koh IH, Martinez MP, Martinez MP, Sanchez RJ, Gascon LM, Mulero MD, Freire AO, Munoz AO, Acebes SR, Martinez AF, Aliaga SM, Para LH, Paya JM, Mulero FR, Guerci P, Ince Y, Heeman P, Ergin B, Uz Z, Massey M, Papatella R, Bulent E, Toraman F, Owen HC, et al, Fisher S, Morris PE, Ryan C, Dawson D, Jung M, Park H, Li SH, Ali M, Garcia M, Jones A, Scott M, Jensen AE, Kennedy CE, Black E, LUNG SAFE investigators and the ESICM study group//LUNG SAFE Investigators and the ESICM Trials Group//GRAVITY-VAP TRIAL NETWORK//FINNAKI Study Group//RAPIT Group//RAPIT group//H1N1 SEMICYUC/GETGAG Working Group//H1N1 SEMICYUC/GETGAG working group//ARIAM-CARDIAC SURGERY PROJECT AUTHORS//P-INFECT//. ESICM LIVES 2016: part one : Milan, Italy. 1-5 October 2016. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2016 Sep; 4: (Suppl 1)27.
    View PubMed
  7. Kor DJ, Carter RE, Park PK, Festic E, Banner-Goodspeed VM, Hinds R, Talmor D, Gajic O, Ware LB, Gong MN, US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention with Aspirin Study Group (USCIITG: LIPS-A). Effect of Aspirin on Development of ARDS in At-Risk Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department: The LIPS-A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jun 14; 315: (22)2406-14.
    View PubMed
  8. Gong MN, Schenk L, Gajic O, Mirhaji P, Sloan J, Dong Y, Festic E, Herasevich V. Early intervention of patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation with a checklist aimed at the prevention of organ failure: protocol for a pragmatic stepped-wedged cluster trial of PROOFCheck. BMJ Open. 2016 Jun 10; 6: (6)e011347.
    View PubMed
  9. Festic E, Bansal V, Gupta E, Scanlon PD. Association of Inhaled Corticosteroids with Incident Pneumonia and Mortality in COPD Patients; Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. COPD. 2016 Jun; 13: (3)312-26.
    View PubMed
  10. Festic E, Soto JS, Pitre LA, Leveton M, Ramsey DM, Freeman WD, Heckman MG, Lee AS. Novel Bedside Phonetic Evaluation to Identify Dysphagia and Aspiration Risk. Chest. 2016 Mar; 149: (3)649-59.
    View PubMed
  11. Festic E, Rawal B, Gajic O. How to improve assessment of balance in baseline characteristics of clinical trial participants-example from PROSEVA trial data? Ann Transl Med. 2016 Feb; 4: (4)79.
    View PubMed
  12. Serpa Neto A, Schultz MJ, Festic E. Ventilatory support of patients with sepsis or septic shock in resource-limited settings. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jan; 42: (1)100-3.
    View PubMed
  13. Gong MN, Schenk L, Gajic O, Mirhaji P, Sloan J, Dong Y, Festic E, Herasevich V. Early intervention of patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation with a checklist aimed at the prevention of organ failure: protocol for a pragmatic stepped-wedged cluster trial of proofcheck Bmj Open. 2016; 6: (6)e011347.
  14. Ruthman CA, Festic E. Emerging therapies for the prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2015 Aug; 9: (4)173-87.
    View PubMed
  15. 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. 2015 May; 30: (4)209-16.
    View PubMed
  16. Festic E, Kor DJ, Gajic O. Prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2015 Feb; 21: (1)82-90.
    View PubMed
  17. Kurklinsky AK, Yataco JC, Yamani MH, Festic E. Case in point. Patent foramen ovale with platypnea-orthodeoxia due to colonic distention. Consultant. 2015 Feb; 55(2):131-2.
  18. Festic E, Scanlon PD. Incident pneumonia and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A double effect of inhaled corticosteroids? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 15; 191: (2)141-8.
    View PubMed
  19. Diaz-Gomez JL, Perez-Protto S, Hargrave J, Builes A, Capdeville M, Festic E, Shahul S. Impact of a focused transthoracic echocardiography training course for rescue applications among anesthesiology and critical care medicine practitioners: a prospective study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015; 29: (3)576-81.
    View PubMed
  20. Mangi AM, Bansal V, Li G, Pieper MS, Gajic O, Festic E. Pre-hospital use of inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled beta agonists and incidence of ARDS: A population-based study. Acta Med Acad. 2015; 44: (2)109-16.
    View PubMed
  21. Bansal V, Mangi MA, Johnson MM, Festic E. Inhaled corticosteroids and incident pneumonia in patients with asthma: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Med Acad. 2015; 44: (2)135-58.
    View PubMed
  22. 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 Dec; 21: (3)451-61.
    View PubMed
  23. Lee A, Festic E, Park PK, Raghavendran K, Dabbagh O, Adesanya A, Gajic O, Bartz RR, United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group. Characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized following pulmonary aspiration. Chest. 2014 Oct; 146: (4)899-907.
    View PubMed
  24. Ramos JA, Festic E. Images in clinical medicine. Catastrophic gastroduodenal pneumatosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 25; 371: (13)e19.
    View PubMed
  25. 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 Jun 15; 10: (6)657-62.
    View PubMed
  26. 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.
    View PubMed
  27. 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.
    View PubMed
  28. 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.
    View PubMed
  29. 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.
    View PubMed
  30. 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.
    View PubMed
  31. 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.
    View PubMed
  32. 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.
    View PubMed
  33. 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)1407-1413.
    View PubMed
  34. 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.
    View PubMed
  35. 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.
    View PubMed
  36. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E. Sepsis: a review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist. 2012 Oct; 2: (4)144-53.
    View PubMed
  37. 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.
    View PubMed
  38. 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.
    View PubMed
  39. 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.
    View PubMed
  40. 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.
    View PubMed
  41. 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.
    View PubMed
  42. Moss JE, Festic E, Odell JA. Retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the opposite chest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93: (2)662.
    View PubMed
  43. 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.
  44. 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. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS). 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.
    View PubMed
  45. Mickelsen S, Festic E. Apparent triphasic T-wave. Acta Medica Academica. 2011; 40(2):193.
  46. Festic E, Johnson MM, Leventhal JP. The Feasibility of Topical Cocaine Use in Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Acta Medica Academia. 2010; 39:18-23.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
    View PubMed
  49. 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.
    View PubMed
  50. 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.
    View PubMed
  51. 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.
    View PubMed
  52. 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.
    View PubMed
  53. 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.
    View PubMed
  54. 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.
    View PubMed
  55. 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.
    View PubMed
  56. 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.
    View PubMed
  57. 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.
    View PubMed