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

Morgan RW, French B, Kilbaugh TJ, Naim MY, Wolfe HA, Bratinov G, Shoap W, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A quantitative comparison of physiologic indicators of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality: Diastolic blood pressure versus end-tidal carbon dioxide. Resuscitation 104: 6-11, July 2016.

Williams RP, Topjian AA, Donnelly M, Kessler S, Massy S, Vala L, Parker A, Hewlett J, Ichord R, Lavelle J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination. Epilepsia 57(5): 786-795, May 2016.

Morrison LJ, Schmicker RH, Weisfeldt ML, Bigham BL, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Abramson BL, Atkins DL, Egan D, Sopko G, Rac VE; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Effect of gender on outcome of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the resuscitation outcomes consortium. Resuscitation 100: 76-81, March 2016.

Niles D, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe HA, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation. Resuscitation 99: 33-37, February 2016.

Raymond TT, Bonafide CP, Praestgaard A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Parshuram CS, Hunt EA; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Pediatric medical emergency team events and outcomes: A report of 3647 events from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry. Hospital Pediatrics 6(2): 57-64, February 2016.

Keele L, Meert KL, Berg RA, Dalton H, Newth CJL, Harrison R, Wessel DL, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Morrison WE, Funai T, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Pollack M: for the NICHD Collaborative Peditric Critical Care Research Network: Limiting and withdrawing life support in the PICU: For whom are these options discussed? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(2): 110-120, February 2016.

Nishisaki A, Berg RA: Can teaching hospitals provide superior care? Acta Paediatrica 105(2): 123-124, February 2016 Notes: Editorial.

Adams JA, Uryash A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Lopez JR: Whole body periodic acceleration (pGz) preserves heart rate variability after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 99: 20-25, January 2016.

Lasa JJ, Rogers RS, Localio R, Shults J, Raymond T, Gaies M, Thiagarajan R, Laussen PC, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest is associated with improved survival to discharge: A Report from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines – Resuscitation Registry (GWTG-R) Circulation 133(2): 165-176, January 2016.

McHugh MD, Rochman MF, Sloane DM, Berg RA, Mancini ME, Nadkarni VM, Merchant RM, Aiken LH. and American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Better nurse staffing and nurse work environments associated with increased survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Medical Care 54(1): 74-80, January 2016.

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