Javier Allende Labastida, MD, PhD, (postdoc Kannan lab) and James Sowers, MD, PhD, (ACCM resident, Kannan lab) were selected as top 20 at the 2024 National Neurotrauma Society meeting held in San Francisco.


Jennifer Diep, MD, received a grant from the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital for her proposal “The high fidelity in situ simulation for PICU”.

The 2nd Year Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows (Emily Kemper, Anisha Nadkarni, Phil Cohen, Kristy Joseph and Victoria Huang; mentor J. LaRosa) received a JH Health System Care Transformation Seed Grant for their proposal “A Quality Improvement Project to Standardize High Flow Nasal Cannula Weaning in Bronchiolitis in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit”. The grant will support data collection and analysis in collaboration with ICTR.

Elizabeth Tucker, MD, was awarded a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Innovation Grant for her proposal entitled “Liquid biopsy of extracellular vesicles serves as novel TB meningitis diagnostic panel”. This grant aims to revolutionize the diagnosis of TB meningitis in children using extracellular vesicles to create a liquid biopsy for precise detection. Dr Tucker was also awarded a Johns Hopkins Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Development award entitled “Brain-derived extracellular vesicles in tuberculous meningitis pathogenesis”.

Tricia Vecchione, MD, was awarded a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Innovation Grant for her collaborative proposal with pediatric urology (Chad Crigger, MD), “Spinal anesthesia in Urology to Optimize Perioperative Satisfaction in Surgery for Infants (SUrPaSS)”.




We are elated to congratulate Janet Adegboye, MD, MS, on winning first place in the Residents’ Research Essay Contest for her outstanding scientific abstract submission: “Management Strategies and Clinical Outcomes of Obstetric Patients Who Decline Allogeneic Blood Transfusion”. Her award will be presented and announced at the Celebration of Research on October 21 at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2024.

This year, for the first time in years, the School of Medicine allowed graduating residents to be nominated for induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. It was a rigorous process, and only a few were chosen by the committee. It is our great pleasure to announce that we had 3 of our graduates chosen for this honor—more than any other department across the SOM. This is a real testament to the incredible accomplishments of all of our trainees and especially these 3 inductees. Please join us in congratulating Janet Adegboye, MD, MS; Tym Kajstura, MD, PHD; and Tony Wang, MD!

We are delighted to congratulate ACCM trainees Javier Allende Labastida, MD, PhD, (postdoc Kannan lab) and James Sowers, MD, PhD, (ACCM resident, Kannan lab) on being selected as top 20 at the 2024 National Neurotrauma Society meeting held in San Fransisco.

Please join us in congratulating Lori Edwards, MD, MBBS, on receiving the ACCM Resident Research Mentor Award at the 2024 ACCM Residency Graduation. She was nominated by Brandon Sumida, MD.

Austin Lefebvre (PI), MD, Sung-Min Cho (Co-PI), DO, NHS, and Marek Mirski, MD, PhD, have been chosen to receive a 2024 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their Discovery Proposal, “Non-Invasive Imaging for Cardiovascular Evaluation (NICE)”. Their proposal was selected from a highly competitive pool of 286 proposals by faculty from across the university.

We are thrilled to congratulate Amanda Levin, MD, on being selected to the Pediatrics Residency Program Teaching Honor Roll for 2023-2024 academic year. She was selected by the residents as playing an integral role in pediatric resident education throughout the year and for the work she put into resident education in the PICU. She was recognized at the Love Fest Celebration on June 10, 2024.

The winners of this quarter’s MVP award are individuals who work incredibly hard, are always willing to stay late to help a colleague, or volunteer to be there for anyone who needs it. They have volunteered their time outside of work to improve the program and always have positive can-do attitudes that lift the spirits of those around them. Please join us in congratulating Gaurav Shrestha, MD, in the CA3 class, Imelda “Mel” Muller, MD, in the CA2 class, and Kody Armann, MD, in the CA1 class.

Please join us in congratulating Alexis Thompson, MD, one of our 3rd year Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellows, who was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Promotions and Appointments

Mela Bembea, MD, MPH, PhD, was recently appointed Co-Chair, Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB-X Committee, which is responsible for the review of 70% of all IRB applications at JHM.

Meghan Bernier, MD, will be assuming the role of Medical Director of Pediatric ECMO.

Nadia Hensley, MD, was promoted to Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. Dr Hensley specializes in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology and serves as the Director for Quality, Safety, and Service in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Her interests include research in cardiac surgical blood utilization and quality improvement in intraoperative blood administration.

Victoria Surma, MD, will be joining PCCM faculty on July 1 as an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine physician. Dr Surma will be the Associate Medical Director of Pediatric ECMO.

Other Accomplishments and Honors

Paola Aranda‘s, MD, paper entitled “Combined erector spinae plane block with surgical intercostal nerve cryoablation for Nuss procedure is associated with decreased opioid use and length of stay” was the cover article for the April issue of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. ACCM co-authors include Rob Greenberg, MD; Tricia Vecchione, MD; and Sam Vanderhoek, MD.

Michael Banks, MD, MEHP, and Katie O’Conor, MD, hosted the spring session of the national Pathways in Medicine: Discovery Lab for enhancing URM representation in academic medicine.

Mary Beth Brady, MD, FASE, was appointed Chair-Elect of the American Society of Echocardiography’s Interventional Echocardiography Council. She is the first anesthesiologist to hold the position. Interventional Echocardiography is a new imaging specialty which requires imaging expertise. It is rapidly growing and evolving field. It refers to real-time imaging guidance for device placement and immediate functional evaluation in structural heart procedures. Dr Brady also moderated the session on “What the Surgeons Know and What the Interventional Imager Tells Them” at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation New York Heart Valves – Structural Heart Summit in New York City. Additionally, Dr Brady spoke at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon. The topic was “The Epidemic of Tricuspid Regurgitation: Imaging to Understand Pathophysiology and Guide Treatment”.

Steve Frank, MD, gave a talk at the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine annual meeting titled “Evidence-based Transfusion Practice and Blood Management Programs”.

Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharMD, FASA, was featured on a WebMD expert blog entitled “Women and Pain Relief”. Dr Gupta was also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) planning committee that recently published the report Developing a Multidisciplinary and Multispecialty Workforce for Patients with Cancer, from Diagnosis to Survivorship. Dr Gupta was also featured by the Milken Institute in an article entitled “Not Just a Noble Pursuit: Whole-Person Health as a Strategic Imperative for Employers”. Additionally, Dr Gupta gave a presentation at the Gates Foundation and NIH Innovation Equity Forum on Women’s Health Education.

Nadia B. Hensley, MD, was interviewed for the Anesthesia & Analgesia podcast by Dr. Shannon Farmer for the August feature article, “Perioperative plasma in addition to red blood cell transfusions are associated with increased venous thromboembolism risk postoperatively” on June 6.

Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, was elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, was the Plenary Speaker for the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Societies Congress in Rome Italy in June, with a talk entitled “Liberating the Critically Ill Child: ‘Moving’ forward together.”

Yvette Laboy, RN, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CPN, is the President-elect of the Maryland-Chesapeake Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH, has been involved at several events at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan. He was a panelist discussing “The Physiologically Difficult Airway Across the Ages” on June 20. He presented on “Critical Care in Low Resource Settings” on June 21. He presented and moderated a panel on “The Acute Care Continuum in Low Resource Settings” on June 23.

Aoibhinn Nyhan, MD, and Rob Greenberg, MD, traveled to Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza, Tanzania (May 18-26) to provide expert clinical care to both children and adults undergoing facial plastic surgery as part of an ongoing program with Healing the Children, Northeast. In addition to clinical care they both provided educational lectures and intraoperative teaching with the anesthesia clinicians.

Katie O’Conor, MD, was an invited speaker at the Johns Hopkins Halsted Surgery Social Determinants of Health Workshop, presenting “Trauma-Informed Care for Surgeons” in June.

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Division had an outstanding showing at the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies Congress in Cancun this month, including oral presentations by fellows Phil Cohen (mentor S. Kudchadkar) and Kristy Joseph (mentor N. Shilkofski) and poster presentations by fellows Emily Kemper (mentor S. Kudchadkar), Christopher Donohue (presented by Izabel Powers, mentors H. Shaffner and C. O’Brien), Anisha Nadkarni (mentor J. LaRosa) and faculty Corina Noje.

Joanne Shay, MD, gave a podium presentation at the Clinical Care Session of the 2024 Cure SMA Annual Research and Clinical Care Meeting in Austin, Texas in June, entitled: “Anesthesia and Procedure Concerns in the Administration of Spinraza: Experience of a Large, Single-Institution Cohort”.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA, was elected as a member of the CVSA Membership Committee for the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia of the American Heart Association.

Alexis Thompson, MD, presented an abstract entitled “Effect of extended midazolam exposure following pediatric traumatic brain injury in immature rats” at the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium in San Francisco, CA (June 9-12).

Emmett Whitaker, MD, was selected to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).


Clinical Research

Ahmad SA, Kapoor S, Muquit S, Gusdon A, Khanduja S, Ziai W, Everett AD, Whitman G, Cho SM, On Behalf Of Herald Investigators. Brain injury plasma biomarkers in patients on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a pilot prospective observational study. Perfusion. Published online May 17, 2024. doi:10.1177/02676591241256006

Aranda-Valderrama P, Greenberg RS, Vecchione TM, Finney AG, Prichett LM, Vanderhoek SM. Combined erector spinae plane block with surgical intercostal nerve cryoablation for Nuss procedure is associated with decreased opioid use and length of stay. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2024;49(4):248-253. Published 2024 Apr 2. doi:10.1136/rapm-2023-104407

Azamfirei R, Behrens D, Padilla S, Madden K, Goldberg S, Geno M, Manning MJ, Piole M, Madsen E, Maue D, Abu-Sultaneh S, Awojoodu R, Wang NY, Needham DM, Neufeld K, Kudchadkar SR. Delirium screening in critically ill children: secondary analysis of the multicenter PICU Up! pilot trial dataset, 2019-2020. Pediatr Crit Care Med. Published online June 4, 2024. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000003555

Baschat AA, Desiraju S, Bernier ML, Kunisaki SM, Miller JL. Management advances for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: integrating prenatal and postnatal perspectives. Transl Pediatr. 2024;13(4):643-662. doi:10.21037/tp-23-602

Bass GA, Chang CWJ, Winkle JM, Cecconi M, Kudchadkar SR, Akuamoah-Boateng K, Einav S, Duffy CC, Hidalgo J, Rodriquez-Vega GM, Gandra-d’Almeida AJ, Barletta JF, Kaplan LJ. In-hospital violence and its impact on critical care practitioners. Crit Care Med. 2024;52(7):1113-1126. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000006189

Benes GA, Hunsberger JB, Dietz HC 3rd, Sponseller PD. Opioid utilization after scoliosis surgery is greater in marfan syndrome than adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024;49(7):E80-E86. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000004741

Carhuapoma L, Murthy S, Shah VA. Outcome trajectories after intracerebral hemorrhage. Semin Neurol. 2024;44(3):298-307. doi:10.1055/s-0044-1787104

Chinedozi ID, Boskamp E, Darby Z, Kang JK, Rando H, Sair H, Pitt J, Wilcox C, Kim BS, Khanduja S, Whitman G, Cho SM. Point-of-care bedside brain magnetic resonance imaging is safe in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients with swan ganz catheters: a phantom experiment and single center experience. J Surg Res. 2024;299:290-297. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2024.04.045

Cinotti R, Taran S, Stevens RD. Setting the ventilator in acute brain injury. Intensive Care Med. Published online May 21, 2024. doi:10.1007/s00134-024-07476-7

Crisafi C, Grant MC, Rea A, Morton-Bailey V, Gregory AJ, Arora RC, Chatterjee S, Lother SA, Cangut B, Engelman DT; ERAS Cardiac Society Working Group. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Cardiac Society turnkey order set for surgical-site infection prevention: proceedings from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery ERAS Conclave 2023. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Published online April 3, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2024.03.027

Cruz NC, Pham E, Ali H, Nanavati J, Steppan D, Kolb TM, Thomas AJ, Murphy J, Nyhan S, Grant MC, Steppan J. How severity and classification of pulmonary hypertension affect pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and timeline. Int J Obstet Anesth. Published online April 30, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.ijoa.2024.104210

Feth M, Weaver N, Fanning RB, Cho SM, Griffee MJ, Panigada M, Zaaqoq AM, Labib A, Whitman GJR, Arora RC, Kim BS, White N, Suen JY, Li Bassi G, Peek GJ, Lorusso R, Dalton H, Fraser JF, Fanning JP; COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium. Hemorrhage and thrombosis in COVID-19-patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an international study based on the COVID-19 critical care consortium. J Intensive Care. 2024;12(1):18. Published 2024 May 6. doi:10.1186/s40560-024-00726-2

Francoeur C, Alcamo AM, Robertson CL, Wainwright MS, Roa JD, Lovett ME, Stulce C, Yacoub M, Potera RM, Zivick E, Holloway A, Nagpal A, Wellnitz K, Even KM, Brunow de Carvalho W, Rodriguez IS, Schwartz SP, Walker TC, Campos-Miño S, Dervan LA, Geneslaw AS, Sewell TB, Pryce P, Silver WG, Lin JE, Vargas WS, Topjian A, McGuire JL, Domínguez Rojas JA, Tasayco-Muñoz J, Hong SJ, Muller WJ, Doerfler M, Williams CN, Drury K, Bhagat D, Nelson A, Price D, Dapul H, Santos L, Kahoud R, Appavu B, Guilliams KP, Agner SC, Walson KH, Rasmussen L, Pal R, Janas A, Ferrazzano P, Farias-Moeller R, Snooks KC, Chang CH, Iolster T, Erklauer JC, Jorro Baron F, Wassmer E, Yoong M, Jardine M, Mohammad Z, Deep A, Kendirli T, Lidsky K, Dallefeld S, Flockton H, Agrawal S, Siruguppa KS, Waak M, Gutiérrez-Mata A, Butt W, Bogantes-Ledezma S, Sevilla-Acosta F, Umaña-Calderón A, Ulate-Campos A, Yock-Corrales A, Talisa VB, Kanthimathinathan HK, Schober ME, Fink EL; Global Consortium Study of Neurologic Dysfunction in COVID-19 (GCS-NeuroCOVID) Investigators. Severe pediatric neurological manifestations with SARS-CoV-2 or MIS-C hospitalization and new morbidity. JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7(6):e2414122. Published 2024 Jun 3. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.14122

Gao L, Skinner J, Nath T, Lin Q, Griffiths M, Damico RL, Pauciulo MW, Nichols WC, Hassoun PM, Everett AD, Johns RA. Resistin predicts disease severity and survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respir Res. 2024;25(1):235. Published 2024 Jun 6. doi:10.1186/s12931-024-02861-8

Haffar A, Hirsch A, Morrill C, Harris TGW, Crigger C, Garcia A, Maxon V, Di Carlo HN, Monitto C, Gearhart JP, Hunsberger JB. Perioperative management of primary classic bladder exstrophy: a single institutional pathway to success. J Pediatr Urol. 2024;20(3):406.e1-406.e7. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2024.01.010

Hanlon CE, Balmuri N, Vanderhoek SM. Perioperative care of the patient with a periodic fever syndrome. J Clin Anesth. 2024;96:111497. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2024.111497

Huang V, Roem J, Ng DK, McElrath Schwartz J, Everett AD, Padmanabhan N, Romero D, Joe J, Campbell C, Sigal GB, Wohlstadter JN, Bembea MM. Exploratory factor analysis yields grouping of brain injury biomarkers significantly associated with outcomes in neonatal and pediatric ECMO. Sci Rep. 2024;14(1):10790. Published 2024 May 11. doi:10.1038/s41598-024-61388-6

Hwang J, Cho SM, Geocadin R, Ritzl EK. Methods of evaluating EEG reactivity in adult intensive care units: a review. J Clin Neurophysiol. Published online June 10, 2024. doi:10.1097/WNP.0000000000001078

Hwang DY, Kim KS, Muehlschlegel S, Wartenberg KE, Rajajee V, Alexander SA, Busl KM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fontaine GV, Hocker SE, Madzar D, Mahanes D, Mainali S, Sakowitz OW, Varelas PN, Weimar C, Westermaier T, Meixensberger J. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in critically ill adults with intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2024;40(2):395-414. doi:10.1007/s12028-023-01854-7

Kalra A, Shou BL, Zhao D, Wilcox C, Keller SP, Kim BS, Whitman GJR, Cho SM; HERALD group. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation physiological factors influence pulse oximetry and arterial oxygen saturation discrepancies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2024;117(6):1221-1228. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.09.019

Kalra A, Wilcox C, Holmes SD, Tonna JE, Jeong IS, Rycus P, Anders MM, Zaaqoq AM, Lorusso R, Brodie D, Keller SP, Kim BS, Whitman GJR, Cho SM. Characterizing the racial discrepancy in hypoxemia detection in venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry analysis. Lung. Published online June 10, 2024. doi:10.1007/s00408-024-00711-4

Kitano T, Dudley MZ, Engineer L, Thompson DA, Salmon DA. The authors reply to Kurita et al and Lataster. Am J Epidemiol. 2024;193(6):932-934. doi:10.1093/aje/kwad243

Knol MJ, Poot RA, Evans TE, Satizabal CL, Mishra A, Sargurupremraj M, van der Auwera S, Duperron MG, Jian X, Hostettler IC, van Dam-Nolen DHK, Lamballais S, Pawlak MA, Lewis CE, Carrion-Castillo A, van Erp TGM, Reinbold CS, Shin J, Scholz M, Håberg AK, Kämpe A, Li GHY, Avinun R, Atkins JR, Hsu FC, Amod AR, Lam M, Tsuchida A, Teunissen MWA, Aygün N, Patel Y, Liang D, Beiser AS, Beyer F, Bis JC, Bos D, Bryan RN, Bülow R, Caspers S, Catheline G, Cecil CAM, Dalvie S, Dartigues JF, DeCarli C, Enlund-Cerullo M, Ford JM, Franke B, Freedman BI, Friedrich N, Green MJ, Haworth S, Helmer C, Hoffmann P, Homuth G, Ikram MK, Jack CR Jr, Jahanshad N, Jockwitz C, Kamatani Y, Knodt AR, Li S, Lim K, Longstreth WT, Macciardi F; Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium; Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium; Mäkitie O, Mazoyer B, Medland SE, Miyamoto S, Moebus S, Mosley TH, Muetzel R, Mühleisen TW, Nagata M, Nakahara S, Palmer ND, Pausova Z, Preda A, Quidé Y, Reay WR, Roshchupkin GV, Schmidt R, Schreiner PJ, Setoh K, Shapland CY, Sidney S, St Pourcain B, Stein JL, Tabara Y, Teumer A, Uhlmann A, van der Lugt A, Vernooij MW, Werring DJ, Windham BG, Witte AV, Wittfeld K, Yang Q, Yoshida K, Brunner HG, Le Grand Q, Sim K, Stein DJ, Bowden DW, Cairns MJ, Hariri AR, Cheung CL, Andersson S, Villringer A, Paus T, Cichon S, Calhoun VD, Crivello F, Launer LJ, White T, Koudstaal PJ, Houlden H, Fornage M, Matsuda F, Grabe HJ, Ikram MA, Debette S, Thompson PM, Seshadri S, Adams HHH. Genetic variants for head size share genes and pathways with cancer. Cell Rep Med. 2024;5(5):101529. doi:10.1016/j.xcrm.2024.101529

Kobayashi RL, Gauvreau K, Alexander PMA, Teele SA, Fynn-Thompson F, Lasa JJ, Bembea M, Thiagarajan RR; American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation (GWTG-R) Investigators. Higher survival with the use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation compared with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children following cardiac surgery: results of an analysis of the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry. Crit Care Med. 2024;52(4):563-573. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000006103

Leng A, Shou B, Liu O, Bachina P, Kalra A, Bush EL, Whitman GJR, Cho SM. Machine learning from veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation identifies factors associated with neurological outcomes. Lung. Published online May 30, 2024. doi:10.1007/s00408-024-00708-z

Mahanes D, Muehlschlegel S, Wartenberg KE, Rajajee V, Alexander SA, Busl KM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fontaine GV, Hocker SE, Hwang DY, Kim KS, Madzar D, Mainali S, Meixensberger J, Varelas PN, Weimar C, Westermaier T, Sakowitz OW. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in adults with traumatic spinal cord injury. Neurocrit Care. 2024;40(2):415-437. doi:10.1007/s12028-023-01845-8

McCrory MC, Akande M, Slain KN, Kennedy CE, Winter MC, Stottlemyre MG, Wakeham MK, Barnack KA, Huang JX, Sharma M, Zurca AD, Pinto NP, Dziorny AC, Maddux AB, Garg A, Woodruff AG, Hartman ME, Timmons OD, Heidersbach RS, Cisco MJ, Sochet AA, Wells BJ, Halvorson EE, Saha AK; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network Social Determinants of Health Subgroup. Child Opportunity Index and pediatric intensive care outcomes: a multicenter retrospective study in the United States. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2024;25(4):323-334. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000003427

Mercante A, Owens J, Bruni O, Nunes ML, Gringras P, Li SX, Papa S, Kreicbergs U, Wolfe J, Zernikow B, Lacerda A, Benini F; Pediatric Sleep and Palliative Care Group. International consensus on sleep problems in pediatric palliative care: paving the way. Sleep Med. 2024;119:574-583. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2024.05.042

Moreno-Duarte I, Parikh RB, Paquin J, Steppan J, Spaeth JP, Nasr VG, Mittnacht AJC, Mossad EB. Selected 2023 highlights in congenital cardiac anesthesia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. Published online March 28, 2024. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2024.03.034

Muehlschlegel S. Prognostication in neurocritical care. Continuum. 2024;30(3):878-903. doi:10.1212/CON.0000000000001433

Muehlschlegel S, Rajajee V, Wartenberg KE, Alexander SA, Busl KM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fontaine GV, Hocker SE, Hwang DY, Kim KS, Madzar D, Mahanes D, Mainali S, Meixensberger J, Sakowitz OW, Varelas PN, Weimar C, Westermaier T. Guidelines for neuroprognostication in critically ill adults with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2024;40(2):448-476. doi:10.1007/s12028-023-01902-2

Nair SS, Guo A, Boen J, Aggarwal A, Chahal O, Tandon A, Patel M, Sankararaman S, Durr NJ, Azad TD, Pirracchio R, Stevens RD. A deep learning approach for generating intracranial pressure waveforms from extracranial signals routinely measured in the intensive care unit. Comput Biol Med. 2024;177:108677. doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2024.108677

Picetti E, Bouzat P, Bader MK, Citerio G, Helbok R, Horn J, Macdonald RL, McCredie V, Meyfroidt G, Righy C, Robba C, Sharma D, Smith WS, Suarez JI, Udy A, Wolf S, Taccone FS. A survey on monitoring and management of cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage: the Mantra Study. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2024;36(3):258-265. doi:10.1097/ANA.0000000000000923

Rae CD, Baur JA, Borges K, Dienel G, Díaz-García CM, Douglass SR, Drew K, Duarte JMN, Duran J, Kann O, Kristian T, Lee-Liu D, Lindquist BE, McNay EC, Robinson MB, Rothman DL, Rowlands BD, Ryan TA, Scafidi J, Scafidi S, Shuttleworth CW, Swanson RA, Uruk G, Vardjan N, Zorec R, McKenna MC. Brain energy metabolism: a roadmap for future research. J Neurochem. 2024;168(5):910-954. doi:10.1111/jnc.16032

Robba C, Cho SM, Sekhon MS. Managing the cerebral complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med. Published online May 2, 2024. doi:10.1007/s00134-024-07434-3

Schwartz JM, Ng DK, Roem J, Padmanabhan N, Romero D, Joe J, Campbell C, Sigal GB, Wohlstadter JN, Everett AD, Bembea MM. Higher levels of brain injury biomarker tau are associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients supported with ECMO following cardiac arrest. Resusc Plus. 2024;18:100609. Published 2024 Mar 22. doi:10.1016/j.resplu.2024.100609

Shou BL, Kalra A, Zhou AL, Barbur I, McGoldrick MT, Larson E, Keller SP, Kim BS, Whitman GJR, Cho SM, Bush EL. Impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridging duration on lung transplant outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. Published online May 11, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2024.04.021

Tonna JE, Cho SM. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Crit Care Med. 2024;52(6):963-973. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000006185

Twichell S, Ashoor I, Boynton S, Dharnidharka V, Kizilbash S, Erez DL, Smith J; NAPRTCS Investigators. COVID-19 disease among children and young adults enrolled in the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies registry. Pediatr Nephrol. 2024;39(5):1459-1468. doi:10.1007/s00467-023-06241-0

Wahlster S, Sharma M, Taran S, Town JA, Stevens RD, Cinotti R, Asehnoune K, Robba C. Associations between driving pressure and clinical outcomes in acute brain injury: a subanalysis of ENIO. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024;209(11):1400-1404. doi:10.1164/rccm.202402-0402LE

Yakhkind A, Niznick N, Bodien YG, Hammond FM, Katz D, Luaute J, McNett M, Naccache L, O’Brien K, Schnakers C, Sharshar T, Slomine BS, Giacino JT; Curing Coma Campaign and its Contributing Members. Common data elements for disorders of consciousness: recommendations from the Working Group on Behavioral Phenotyping [published correction appears in Neurocrit Care. 2024 Feb;40(1):384. doi: 10.1007/s12028-023-01874-3]. Neurocrit Care. 2024;40(3):909-917. doi:10.1007/s12028-023-01844-9

Zufer I, Fix RL, Stone E, Cane R, Sakran JV, Nasr I, Hoops K. Documentation of trauma-informed care elements for young people hospitalized after assault trauma. J Surg Res. 2024;296:665-673. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2024.01.030

Basic and Translational Research

Bakare AO, Stephens K, Sanchez KR, Liu V, Zheng L, Goel V, Guan Y, Sivanesan E. Spinal cord stimulation attenuates paclitaxel-induced gait impairment and mechanical hypersensitivity via peripheral neuroprotective mechanisms in tumor-bearing rats. Reg Anesth Pain Med. Published online June 14, 2024. doi:10.1136/rapm-2024-105433

Khoury ES, Patel RV, O’Ferrall C, Fowler A, Sah N, Sharma A, Gupta S, Scafidi S, Kurtz JS, Olmstead SJ, Kudchadkar SR, Kannan RM, Blue ME, Kannan S. Dendrimer nanotherapy targeting of glial dysfunction improves inflammation and neurobehavioral phenotype in adult female Mecp2-heterozygous mouse model of Rett syndrome. J Neurochem. 2024;168(5):841-854. doi:10.1111/jnc.15960

Editorials and Commentaries

Frank SM, Hensley NB, Thomas AJ, Dawson CG, Resar LMS, Ulatowski JA, Crowe EP. Greater than sevenfold return on investment for a comprehensive patient blood management program with equivalent or improved outcomes. Anesth Analg. 2024;138(6):1345-1348. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000006862

Rozenfeld RA, Noje C. Fate of Pediatric Transport Medicine abstracts 2011 to 2020: what predicts publication success?. Air Med J. 2024;43(3):216-220. doi:10.1016/j.amj.2023.11.014

Shay J. Both sides. Closler. March 2024. https://closler.org/lifelong-learning-in-clinical-excellence/both-sides

Vecchinone T, Monitto CL. Opioid-induced respiratory depression—pediactric considerations. APSF Newsletter. June 2024. https://www.apsf.org/article/opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-pediatric-considerations/

Wu S, Wolpaw J. Podasting in anesthesiology. ASA Monitor. 2024;88:23-24. doi:10.1097/01.ASM.0001023672.08110.48

Education and Training

Gangadharan M, Hayanga HK, Greenberg R, Schwengel D. A call to action: why anesthesiologists must train, prepare, and be at the forefront of disaster response for mass casualty incidents. Anesth Analg. 2024;138(4):893-903. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000006719

Sampson JB, Koka R, Tomobi O, Chima A, Jackson EV, Rosen M, Koroma M, Nelson-Williams H, David E, Lee B. Bridging the mismatch: observing the introduction of new anesthesia technology for a low-resource environment. Front Med. 2024;11:1373593. Published 2024 May 2. doi:10.3389/fmed.2024.1373593

Statistical Methods

Baker SG, Lindeman KS. Multiple discoveries in causal inference: LATE for the party. Chance. 2024;37(2):21-25. doi:10.1080/09332480.2024.2348956

Health Equity

Heidari O, Meyer D, Lowensen K, Patil A, O’Conor KJ, LaRicci J, Hunt D, Bocek AP, Cargill V, Farley JE. Colocating syringe services, COVID-19 vaccination, and infectious disease testing: Baltimore’s experience. Health Aff. 2024;43(6):883-891. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2024.00032