Driver. Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube With Stylet on Successful Intubation on the First Attempt Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2021;epublished December 8th
Prof Sheila Nainan Myatra (Mumbai, India).
Replies from Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) & Dr Matt Semler (Nasville, USA), plus comments from Prof Jonathan Benger (Bristol, England).
Dr Chris Nutt (Bellfast, Northern Ireland).
Replies from Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) & Dr Matt Semler (Nasville, USA)
Prof Jonathan Benger (Bristol, England), Dr Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou (Nantes, France), George Kovacs (Halifax, Canada), Dr Jon Casey (Nasville, USA), Dr Stacy Trent (Denver, USA), Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) & Dr Matt Semler (Nasville, USA). Chaired by Dr Rob Mac Sweeney (Bellfast, Northern Ireland).
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Brian Driver, MD, is an emergency physician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, where he serves as the Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Driver is a member of the executive committee for the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group and a site investigator for the NIH SIREN network.
Emergency Physician, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, USA
Stacy A. Trent, MD, MPH is an emergency physician and Associate Director of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Trent’s is a federally-funded researcher whose work focuses on examining and mitigating variation in evidence-based care for airway management, sepsis, and acute coronary syndrome. Dr. Trent is a member of the executive committee for the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group, is member of the NHLBI PETAL network serving as a site investigator for the CLOVERS study and is also a member of the NIH SIREN network.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Jonathan D. Casey MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University and a critical care physician in
the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Casey’s work focuses on embedding pragmatic comparative effectiveness trials of standard-of-care interventions into routine care in the emergency department and intensive care unit. His work aims to answer long-standing questions in airway management, post-extubation respiratory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and COVID-19. These efforts have resulted in multiple practice-changing trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Casey serves as Chair of the Coordinating Center for the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group and as a member of the NHLBI-funded PETAL Network and the CDC-funded IVY network.
Professor Sheila Nainan Myatra is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. She is the President of the All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA). She is the Chair of the Intensive & Critical Care Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the President Elect 2022 of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). She has been the past Vice Chancellor of the Indian College of Critical Care Medicine.
Her research interests include hemodynamic monitoring, airway management and sepsis. She developed a new test in hemodynamic monitoring, called the “tidal volume challenge” (CCM 2017). She is among the 14 international airway experts working on the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) difficult airway guidelines and the Project for the Universal Management of the Airways (PUMA guidelines). She serves on the editorial board of Anaesthesia, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Critical Care, Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine (past).
Dr Lascarrou is a full time practitioner (senior consultant) at the medical intensive care unit of the University Hospital center in Nantes (France). Dr Lascarrou received his medical degree from the University of Nantes at the University Hospital Center in Nantes, France. He conducted several retrospective or prospective trials in the area of cardiac arrest and especially therapeutic hypothermia or targeted temperature management including the HYPERION trial published in 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. His other area of interest is intubation in intensive care (with special interest on devices such as videolaryngoscope: MACMAN trial published in 2017 in the JAMA). He has been member of the French Intensive Care Society (FICS/SRLF) since 2008 and of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) since 2017. He created the AfterROSC Network (@AfterROSC) with Pr Cariou, Pr Aissaoui, Dr Bougouin, Dr Deye and Dr Legriel.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Matthew W. Semler MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Semler is a critical care physician and Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Semler’s federally-funded research identifies non-patient-centered variation in current clinical practice, embeds pragmatic randomized trials into clinical care to understand which treatments produce the best outcomes for which patients, and implements the results into practice. Randomized trials he has helped lead, including six published in the New England Journal of Medicine or JAMA, have challenged longstanding dogma around common practices in fluid management, airway management, and respiratory support. Dr. Semler serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group, co-director of the Inpatient Division of the Learning Healthcare System at Vanderbilt University, and a member of the protocol committee for trials within the NHLBI PETAL Network.
Jonathan Benger is Professor of Emergency Care in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England, and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. His main research interests relate to cardiac arrest, airway management, emergency and pre-hospital care, service organization and delivery, workforce and design research. Jonathan was the Chief Investigator for the AIRWAYS-2 trial (doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11597).
In his clinical work, Jonathan is an NHS Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care. He does regular shifts at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and with the Great Western Air Ambulance, which he established as its first Medical Advisor between 2007 and 2011.
Jonathan is also the Chief Medical Officer of NHS Digital. Between 2013 and 2019 he was the National Clinical Director for Urgent Care at NHS England, and led reform of the ambulance service and wider emergency care system.
Dr. George Kovacs is a full-time professor of Emergency Medicine and is cross-appointed in the Department of Anaesthesia, Department of Medical Neuroscience and Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University. He works clinically as an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He is Medical Director of LifeFlight, the Provincial Critical Care Transport program.
He has edited textbooks, authored numerous publications and is one of 3 emergency physician co-authors of national (Canadian Airway Focus Group) and international (Project for Universal Management of Airways) multidisciplinary management guidelines related to his area of interest, airway management. He is an award-winning educator and recently received CAEP’s 2020 President’s Award for his contributions to Emergency Medicine. He co-developed the internationally recognized airway education program (Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies- AIME). He has four children and in addition to his passion for airway management education he loves being at his cottage on the Medway river spending time with his two loves of his life, his family and his Massey Ferguson tractor.