Robert A Berg

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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
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Critical Care
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 267-426-3014
Fax: 215-590-4327
B.S. (Literature, Science, and Arts)
University of Michigan, 1971.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 1975.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

cardiac arrest and CPR
VF and defibrillation
medical emergency teams (rapid response teams)
pediatric critical care

Selected Publications

Sutton RM, Friess SH, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Bhalala U, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic-Directed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. Resuscitation 85(8): 983-986, August 2014.

Berg RA, Meaney PA, Nadkarni VM: Does a resuscitation pharmacologic bundle of Epinephrine, Terlipressin, and Corticosteroids improve outcome from asphyxia cardiac arrest? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(6): 573-574, July 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 42(6): 1518-1523, June 2014.

Valdes SO, Donoghue AJ, Hoyme DB, Hammond R, Berg MD, Berg RA, Samson RA for the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation 85(3): 381-386, March 2014.

Kurosawa H, Ikeyama T, Achuff P, Perkel M, Watson C, Monachino AM, Remy D, Deutsch E, Buchanan N, Anderson J, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: A randomized, controlled trial of in situ PALS recertification (“PALS Reconstructed”) compared to standard PALS recertification for ICU front-line providers. Critical Care Medicine 42(3): 610-618, March 2014.

Cheskes S, Schmicker RH, Verbeek PR, Salcido DD, Brown SP, Brooks S, Menegazzi JJ, Vaillancourt C, Powell J, May S, Berg RA, Sell R, Idris A, Kampp M, Schmdt T, Christenson J: The impact of peri-shock pause on survival from out-of-hospital shockable cardiac arrest during the Resuscitation outcomes Consortium PRIMED trial. Resuscitation 85(3): 336-342, March 2014.

Gupta P, Yan K, Chow V, Dao DT, Gossett JM, Leong K, Franzon D, Halamek LP, Reddy S, Berg RA, Roth SJ, Nadkarni VM: Variability of characteristics and outcomes following CPR events in diverse ICU settings in a single, tertiary care children’s hospital. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(3): e128-e141, March 2014.

Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic status epilepticus and long-term outcome in critically ill children. Neurology 82(5): 396-404, February 2014.

*Maude SL, *Fitzgerald JC, Fisher BT, Li Y, Huang Y, Torp K, Seif AE, Kavcic M, Walker DM, Leckerman KH, Kilbaugh TJ, Rheingold SR, Sung L, Zaoutis TE, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Aplenc R: Outcome of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia patients receiving intensive care in the United States. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 15(2): 112-120, February 2014 Notes: *These two authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Meert KL, Eggly S, Berg RA, Wessel DL, Newth CJ, Shanley TP, Harrison R, Dalton H, Clark AE, Dean JM, Doctor A, Nicholson CE; for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: Feasibility and perceived benefits of a framework for physician-parent follow-up meetings after a child’s death in the ICU. Critical Care Medicine 42(1): 158-168, January 2014.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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