Publications

  1. 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
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  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 2016 Nov 10 [Epub ahead of print]
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  3. 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//, 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. ESICM LIVES 2016: part one : Milan, Italy. 1-5 October 2016. Intensive Care Med Exp 2016 Sep; 4 (Suppl 1):27
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  4. US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention with Aspirin Study Group (USCIITG: LIPS-A), Kor DJ, Carter RE, Park PK, Festic E, Banner-Goodspeed VM, Hinds R, Talmor D, Gajic O, Ware LB, Gong MN. 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
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  5. 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 Epub 2016 June 10
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  6. 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 Epub 2015 Dec 08
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  7. 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 Epub 2016 Jan 12
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  8. 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
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  9. 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 Epub 2015 Sept 28
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  10. 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
  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? Annals of Translational Medicine 2016; 4 (4):79
  12. Ruthman CA, Festic E. Emerging therapies for the prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Ther Adv Respir Dis 2015 Aug; 9 (4):173-87 Epub 2015 May 22
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  13. US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), Festic E, Bansal V, Kor DJ, Gajic O. 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 Epub 2013 Dec 20
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  14. Festic E, Kor DJ, Gajic O. Prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Curr Opin Crit Care 2015 Feb; 21 (1):82-90
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  15. 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.
  16. 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
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  17. 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 Epub 2015 Jan 23
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  18. 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
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  19. 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
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  20. 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
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  21. Ramos JA, Festic E. Images in clinical medicine. Catastrophic gastroduodenal pneumatosis. N Engl J Med 2014 Sep 25; 371 (13):e19
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  22. US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), 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 Jun 15; 10 (6):657-62 Epub 2014 June 15
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), Festic E, Bansal V, Gajic O, Lee AS. 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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  27. Lee A, Festic E, Park PK, Raghavendran K, Dabbagh O, Adesanya A, Gajic O, Bartz RR. Characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized following pulmonary aspiration. Chest. 2014; 146(4):899-907.
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  28. United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), Festic E, Ortiz-Diaz E, Lee A, Li G, Kor DJ, Adebola A, Akca O, Hoth J, Levitt JE, Carter R, Gajic O. 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 Sept 24
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  29. 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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  30. U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), Karnatovskaia LV, Lee AS, Gajic O, Festic E. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS ), Lemos-Filho LB, Mikkelsen ME, Martin GS, Dabbagh O, Adesanya A, Gentile N, Esper A, Gajic O, Gong MN. Sex, race, and the development of acute lung injury. Chest 2013 Apr; 143 (4):901-9
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  34. US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E, Gajic O, Carter RE, Lee AS. 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 04
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  35. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E. Sepsis: a review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist. 2012 Oct; 2(4):144-53.
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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. NHLBI ARDS Network, Rice TW, Rubinson L, Uyeki TM, Vaughn FL, John BB, Miller RR 3rd, Higgs E, Randolph AG, Smoot BE, Thompson BT. 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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  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.
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  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.
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  42. 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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  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. Karnatovskaia LV, Festic E. Sepsis: a review for the neurohospitalist The Neurohospitalist 2012; 2 (4):144-53
  45. U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators (USCIITG-LIPS), 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. 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 Epub 2010 Aug 27
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  46. Mickelsen S, Festic E. Apparent triphasic T-wave. Acta Medica Academica. 2011; 40(2):193.
  47. Festic E, Johnson MM, Leventhal JP. The Feasibility of Topical Cocaine Use in Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Acta Medica Academia. 2010; 39:18-23.
  48. 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.
  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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