Barry David Fuchs, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9.066 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-7135
Fax: (215) 349-5059
B.S. (High Honors in Animal Science)
Rutgers University, 1979.
M.S. (Cardiovascular Physiology)
Michigan State University, 1981.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985.
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Description of Research Expertise

Early detection systems to identify common clinical syndromes
Implementation methodologies
Sepsis care
Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation and Sedation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mechanical Ventilation
Thromboembolic disease
Intra-abdominal hypertension
Cardio-pulmonary interactions
Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Selected Publications

Russo R, Fitzgerald SP, Eveland JD, Fuchs BD, Redmon DP: Improving physician clinical documentation quality: evaluating two self-efficacy-based training programs. Journal of Health Care Management 38(1): 29-39, Jan-Mar 2013.

Mikkelsen ME, Christie JD, Abella BS, Kerlin MP, Fuchs BD, Schweickert WD, Berg RA, Mosesso VN, Shofer FS, Gaieski DF: Use of therapeutic hypothermia after in-house cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 41(6): 1385-1395, Jun 2013.

Kerlin MP, Small DS, Cooney E, Fuchs BD, Bellini LM, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Babler NB, Harhay MO, Hansen-Flaschen J, Halpern SD: A randomized clinical trial of nighttime physician staffing in an intensive care unit. New Engl J of Med 368(23): 2201-2209, Jun 2013.

Grossestreuer V, Albelda BS, Leary M, Fuchs BD, Kolansky DM, Beyline ME, Gaieski D: Time to arousal and neurologic outcome in therapeutic hypothermia-treated cardiac arrest patients. Resuscitation 84(12): 1741-1746, Dec 2013.

Freiman DB, Freiman AO, Meyer N, Fuchs BD: On the receiving End: A most irritating awakening. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 10(2): 175-177, Apr 2013.

Barbieri JS, Fuchs BD, Fishman N, Cutilli C, Umscheid CA, Kean C, Koshy S, Sullivan P, Brennan PJ, Kelz RR: The mortality review committee: A novel and scalable approach to reducing inpatient mortality. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2013 39(9): 387-395, Sept 2013.

Whittaker SA, Mikkelsen ME, Gaieski DF, Koshy S, Kean C, Fuchs BD: Severe sepsis cohorts derived from claims-based strategies appear to be biased toward a more severely ill patient population. Critical Care Medicine 41(4): 945-953, Apr 2013.

Koenig HC, Finkel BB, Khalsa SS, Lanken PN, Prasad M, Urbani R, Fuchs BD: Performance of an automated electronic acute lung injury screening system in Intensive Care Unit patients. Critical Care Medicine 39(1): 98-104, Jan 2011.

Mato AR, Luger SM, Heitjan DF, Mikkelsen M, Olson E, Ojjani E, Jacobs S, Miltiades AN, Shah P, Loren AW, Fuchs BD: Elevation in serum lactate at the time of febrile neutropenia (FN) in hemodynamically-stable patients with hematologic malignancies (HM) is associated with the development of septic shock within 48 hours. Cancer Biology & Therapy 9(8): 585-589, Apr 2010.

Azzam HC, Khalsa SS, Urbani R, Shah CV, Christie, JD, Lanken PN, Fuchs BD: Validation study of an automated electronic acute lung injury screening tool. Journal of the American Informatics Association 16(4): 503-508, Jul-Aug 2009.

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