The Intensive Care Unit: The Next-Generation Operating Room

  • Philip S. Barie
  • Soumitra R. Eachempati
  • Jian Shou


A 39-year-old man is in his seventh day in the intensive care unit on ventilatory support (transoral-translaryngeal endotracheal intubation) after having acute care surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although the patient has brain stem function and is hemodynamically stable, he is unresponsive to voice.The current ventilator settings are as follows:


Compartment Syndrome Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Necrotizing Fasciitis Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Percutaneous Tracheostomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip S. Barie
    • 1
  • Soumitra R. Eachempati
    • 2
  • Jian Shou
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Public HealthWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryWeill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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