Critical Care Medicine
Division Data Summary
Research and Training Details
|Number of Faculty||12|
|Number of Joint Appointment Faculty||1|
|Number of Support Personnel||20|
|Direct Annual Grant Support||$777,367|
|Direct Annual Industry Support||$5,820|
|Peer Reviewed Publications||26|
Clinical Activities and Training
|Number of Clinical Staff||10|
|Number of Clinical Fellows||14|
|Number of Other Students||2|
Row 1: J Kaplan, B Zingarelli
Row 2: H Wong, E Stalets, S Poynter Wong, L Doughty
Row 3: R Chima, K Tegtmeyer, R Basu, B Varisco
RACE for Results
Cincinnati Children's won the 2012 Children's Hospital Association RACE for Results Award for mortality reductions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and hospital. In one decade Cincinnati Children’s decreased PICU mortality by 43 percent and hospital mortality rates by 34 percent. The RACE for Results Award recognizes exceptional clinical business improvements in children's hospitals. This is the fourth time that Cincinnati Children’s has won this prestigious award and the second time for the PICU. Our success reflects aggressive efforts to reduce hospital acquired infections, implement electronic health records, improve recognition of clinical deterioration, prevent codes outside of the PICU and mandate hospital wide safety training.
Licensing Heart Catheterization Animations
Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, and medical animator Jeff Cimprich licensed heart catheterization animations of LungRx this year. This represents the first external marketing of 3D animations from the Critical Care Media Lab. The lab has been producing 3D animations and clinical research videos for three and a half years, and plans to expand its external activities.
Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, was elected chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric Section. Basilia Zinarelli, MD, PhD was elected president of the North American/United States Shock Society. And Jennifer Kaplan, MD, was appointed to be a permanent study section member for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatrics Subcommittee.
- Identification of candidate serum biomarkers for severe septic shock-associated kidney injury via microarray. Crit Care. 2011; 15:R273., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Reduction in hypoglycemic events in critically ill patients on continuous insulin following implementation of a treatment guideline. Qual Manag Health Care. 2012; 21:20-8., , , , , , , .
- German cockroach proteases and protease-activated receptor-2 regulate chemokine production and dendritic cell recruitment. J Innate Immun. 2011; 4:100-10., , , , .
- Finding new therapies for sepsis: the need for patient stratification and the use of genetic biomarkers. Crit Care. 2011; 15:1009., .
- Novel Therapeutic Agents in Pediatric Sepsis: Peroxisome Proliferator Receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) Agonists. Open Inflamm J. 2011; 4:120-124., .
- Missed opportunities during pediatric residency training: report of a 10-year follow-up survey in critical care transport medicine. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012; 28:1-5., , , , .
- Protease-activated receptor 2 activation of myeloid dendritic cells regulates allergic airway inflammation. Respir Res. 2011; 12:122., , , , , , .
- Plasmapheresis to treat hypertriglyceridemia in a child with diabetic ketoacidosis and pancreatitis. Pediatrics. 2012; 129:e195-8., , .
- 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in critically ill children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13:e140-4., , , , , .
- Zinc supplementation alters airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness to a common allergen. J Inflamm (Lond). 2011; 8:36., , , .
- Early immunological response to German cockroach frass exposure induces a Th2/Th17 environment. J Innate Immun. 2011; 3:167-79., , , , , , .
- Prevention of sepsis in children: a new paradigm for public policy. Crit Care Res Pract. 2011; :437139., .
- A novel role for matrix metalloproteinase-8 in sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40:379-87., , , , , .
- Reduced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha expression is associated with decreased survival and increased tissue bacterial load in sepsis. Shock. 2012; 37:164-9., , , .
- Education in a pediatric emergency mass critical care setting. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011; 12:S135-40., , , .
- Thy-1 Signals through PPARgamma to Promote Lipofibroblast Differentiation in the Developing Lung. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2012; 46:765-72., , , .
- Another potential therapeutic agent for the management of critically ill patients with sepsis syndrome: same old story, same old result?*. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40:1012-3..
- Book Review - "Too Expensive to Treat? Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU". JAMA. 2011; 306:2510..
- Book Review - "Pediatric Critical Care - 4th Edition". JAMA. 2011; 306:2269..
- Book Review - "Medicine, Science, and Dreams: The Making of Physician-Scientists. JAMA. 2011; 306:1002..
- An unexpected increase in catheter-associated bloodstream infections at a children's hospital following introduction of the Spiros closed male connector. Am J Infect Control. 2012; 40:48-50., , , , , , , .
- Sepsis in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2011; 2:393-399., , , , .
- Clinical review: Sepsis and septic shock - the potential of gene arrays. Crit Care. 2012; 16:204..
- Genetics and genomics in pediatric septic shock. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40:1618-26..
- The PICU perspective on monitoring hemodynamics and oxygen transport. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011; 12:S66-8., .
- The influence of developmental age on the early transcriptomic response of children with septic shock. Mol Med. 2011; 17:1146-56., , , , , , , , , , , , , .
Faculty, Staff, and Trainees
- Hector Wong, MD, Professor
- Leadership Director
- Research Interests Septic shock, Genomics, Biomarkers
- Ranjit Chima, MD, Assistant Professor
- Research Interests Bone Marrow Transplantation-Associated Critical Illness
- Lesley Doughty, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Fellowship Director
- Research Interests Sepsis
- Jennifer Kaplan, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
- Research Interests Sepsis and obesity
- Kristen Page, PhD, Associate Professor
- Research Interests Asthma, airway inflammation, inflammatory mediators, innate and adaptive immune response
- Sue E. Poynter, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Medical Director Division of Respiratory Care; Associate Director Pediatric Residency Training Program
- Research Interests Resident Education
- Erika Stalets, MD, Instructor
- Research Interests Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, Associate Professor
- Research Interests Multimedia Medical Education
- Rajit Basu, MD, Instructor
- Research Interests The role of kidney injury in distal organ function
- Derek S. Wheeler, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Clinical Director PICU
- Research Interests Sepsis, Stress preconditioning, Quality Improvement
- Basilia Zingarelli, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor
- Research Interests Sepsis, hemorrhage and ischemia and reperfusion injury
- Brian Varisco, MD, Instructor
- Research Interests Lung Development and Injury
Joint Appointment Faculty Members
- Bradley Marino, MD, Associate Professor (Cardiology)
- Research Interests Long-term outcomes in children and adolescents with CHD, Resuscitation of children with CHD
- Kamal Abulebda, MD, PL-4, University of Aleppo, Syrian Republic
- Gabriela Botez, MD, Pl-5, Universitatea deMedicine
- Ma-Bernardita Gamallo, MD, PL-5, Jersey Shore Medical Center
- Aaron Gardner, MD, PL-5, St. George's University
- William Hanna, MD, PL-5, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
- Michael Hobson, MD, PL-6, Indiana University School of Medicine
- Riad Lutfi, MD, PL-7, University of Damascus
- Carrie Morgan, MD, PL-6, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
- Carley Riley, MD, PL-6, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
- Ravi Samraj, MD, PL-5, Driscoll Children's Hospital
- Shilpa Shah, MD, PL-5, The University of Texas Medical Branch
- Siarhei Slinko, MD, PL-6, University of Buffalo
- Danielle Webster, MD, PL-4, University of Missouri - Kansas City
- John Whitt, MD, PL-5, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Grants, Contracts, and Industry Agreements
|Grant and Contract Awards||Annual Direct|
|PPAR gamma in Pediatric Sepsis and the Inflammatory Response in Obesity|
|K08 GM 093135||06/01/10-05/31/14||$115,250|
|Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest|
|U01 HL 094345||09/01/09-02/28/11||$6,002|
|MMP-8 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Sepsis|
|R01 GM 096994||04/01/11-03/31/15||$190,000|
|Point of Care Center for Emerging Neurotechnologies (POC-CENT)|
|U54 EB 007954||07/01/09-06/30/12||$10,650|
|Mechanisms of Age-Related Inflammatory Response in Hemorrhagic Shock|
|R01 AG 027990||09/01/07-08/31/12||$191,174|
|PPARgamma and PPARgamma Agonists in Septic Shock|
|R01 GM 067202||07/01/08-06/30/12||$242,163|
|Role of Eicosanoids in Shock|
|R01 GM 027673||07/03/08-06/30/13||$22,128|
|Current Year Direct||$777,367|
|Current Year Direct Receipts||$5,820|