A paper co-written by Michael Pinsky, MD, FCCP, MCCM, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, was recently recommended by the website Faculty of 1000 as being of special significance in the field of critical care medicine. “Effect of intrathoracic pressure on left ventricular performance,” co-written with Andrew Buda, Neil Ingels, George Daughters, Edward Sinson, and Edwin Alderman, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 1979, was highlighted by Michael Howell, MD, of the University of Chicago.
Howell writes in his recommendation that “this 35+-year-old article remains one of the critical studies for understanding modern critical care physiology. It provides an initial, critical confirmation of the underlying physiologic rationale for using pulse pressure variation in guiding resuscitation in shock and for using dynamic ultrasound indices for guiding fluid resuscitation. The fact that it was conducted in the late 1970s is a technological marvel -- I used it for teaching just last week in the ICU.”
Faculty of 1000 is a group of 5,000 scientists and medical experts that recommends and rates the most important research papers. This article is one of several dozen from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care Medicine to receive a recommendation. Read more of the recommendation here.