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Robert M. Sutton, MD, MSCE

Robert M. Sutton, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-7802
Fax: 215-590-4327
BS (Integrated Honors Program)
Duquesne University, 1998.
MD (School of Medicine)
University of Pittsburgh , 2002.
MSCE (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric CPR quality research with a focus on evaluating novel interventions, both educational and technological, with the overall goal to improve care delivered to children during resuscitation attempts.

Selected Publications

Sutton RM, Niles, DE, French B, Maltese MR, Leffelman J, Eilevstjonn J, Wolfe H, Nishisaki A, Meaney PA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: First quantitative analysis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality during in-hospital cardiac arrest of young children. Resuscitation 85(1): 70-74, January 2014.

Rodriguez SA, Sutton RM, Berg MD, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Meaney PA, Niles DE, Maltese M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Simplified dispatcher instructions improve bystander chest compression quality during simulated pediatric resuscitation. Resuscitation 85(1): 119-123, January 2014.

Wolfe HA, Sutton RM, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Meaney PA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Chapter: Reporting in Pediatric Resuscitation: Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease. Barach, Jacobs, Laussen, Lipshutz (eds.). Springer, In Press 2014.

Sutton RM, Wolfe HA, Meaney PA: Imagine what we will "know" tomorrow: The naked truth about cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality research. Resuscitation In Press 2014 Notes: Editorial.

Topjian AA, French B, Sutton RM, Conlon TW, Nadkarni VM, Moler FW, Dean JM, Berg RA: Early post-resuscitation hypotension is associated with increased mortality following pediatric cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine In Press 2014.

Wolfe HA, Zebuhr C, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Meaney PA, Boyle L, Giordano RT, Davis D, Priestley MA, Apkon M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Interdisciplinary intensive care unit cardiac arrest debriefing improves survival outcomes. Critical Care Medicine 2014 In Press 2014.

Friess SH, Sutton RM, Bhalala U, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic directed CPR improves short-term survival from ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 41(12): 2698-2707, December 2013.

Friess SH, Sutton RM, Bratinov G, Maltese MR, Naim, MY, Nadkarni VM, Becker LM, Berg RA: Hemodynamic directed CPR improves cerebral perfusion pressure and brain tissue oxygen tension. Critical Care Medicine 41(12 Suppl): #22, December 2013 Notes: Oral Presentation at the 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA, January, 2014.

Sutton RM, Wolfe H, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Niles DE, Meaney PA, Donoghue AJ, Maltese MR, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Pushing harder, pushing faster, minimizing interruptions… But falling short of 2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation targets during in-hospital pediatric and adolescent resuscitation. Resuscitation 84(12): 1680-1684, December 2013.

Glatz A, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Hanna B, Eilevstjonn J, Diaz L, Gillespie M, Rome J, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Sternal wall pressure comparable to leaning during CPR impacts intrathoracic pressure and haemodynamics in anaesthetized children during cardiac catheterization. Resuscitation 84(12): 1674-1679, December 2013.

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