David J. Dries, MD, MSE
Distinguished Scholar, HealthPartners Institute
About

Academic appointment: John F. Perry Jr. Chair of Trauma Surgery, Professor of Surgery, and Clinical Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Joined the Institute: 1999 – Board of Directors, Institute for Medical Education; 2001 – Board of Directors, HealthPartners Research Foundation.

Education and training: MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; residency in surgery, Duke University School of Medicine; residency in surgery, University of California-Irvine; fellowship in critical care surgery, University of Chicago-Loyola.

Overview/research interests: Clinical Trials: Critical Care, Trauma, Burns

Current research activities and funding:  Mass Casualty Care Modeling, Radiation Injury.

Publications While At HealthPartners
selected publications
Journal Article
  • So you want to do trauma research? A practical guide to creating a research program at your home institution
    Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2024
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma/American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma clinical protocol for management of acute respiratory distress syndrome and severe hypoxemia
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2023
  • Guns, bullets, and wounds
    Air Medical Journal. 2023
  • Intact survival from a blunt trauma cardiac arrest using intraoperative automated CPR
    Trauma case reports. 2023
  • Mass shooting
    Air Medical Journal. 2023
  • Polio is back
    Air Medical Journal. 2023
  • Surgical science and the evolution of critical care medicine
    Critical Care Medicine. 2023
  • Delta and the variants
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • Monkeypox
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • Paradoxical positioning: does "head up" always improve mechanics and lung protection?
    Critical Care Medicine. 2022
  • Paradoxical response to chest wall loading predicts a favorable mechanical response to reduction in tidal volume or PEEP
    Critical Care (London, England). 2022
  • Reliable estimates of power delivery during mechanical ventilation utilizing easily obtained bedside parameters
    Respiratory Care. 2022
  • Static and dynamic measurements of compliance and driving pressure: a pilot study
    Frontiers in Physiology. 2022
  • Vaccination
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • Brain injury in critical illness and a note on the virus
    Air Medical Journal. 2021
  • Coronavirus disease 2019 and stroke
    Air Medical Journal. 2021
  • Coronavirus disease 2019: from exposure to the intensive care unit-part 1
    Air Medical Journal. 2021
  • Elastic power of mechanical ventilation in morbid obesity and severe hypoxemia
    Respiratory Care. 2021
  • Evaluation of fixed versus variable dosing of 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent warfarin reversal
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • Intracycle power and ventilation mode as potential contributors to ventilator-induced lung injury
    Intensive care medicine experimental. 2021
  • Massive burns after forge explosion: new technique to protect perineal skin grafts without a diverting ostomy
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2021
  • Variation in early management practices in moderate-to-severe ARDS in the United States: the Severe ARDS: Generating Evidence Study
    Chest. 2021
  • What's new in shock, December 2021?
    Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2021
  • A novel immune modulator for patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI): results of a multicenter, phase 3 randomized controlled trial of reltecimod (AB 103)
    Annals of Surgery. 2020
  • Effect of out-of-hospital tranexamic acid vs placebo on 6-month functional neurologic outcomes in patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury
    JAMA. 2020
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the virus
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • New compressible barrier devices for enteric fistula and ostomy effluent isolation
    Surgical Technology International. 2020
  • The virus II: triage and treatment
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • Tranexamic acid administration in the field does not affect admission thromboelastography after traumatic brain injury
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2020
  • Triage, trauma, and today's mass violence events
    Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2020
  • What's new in shock, May 2020?
    Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2020
  • Structure and function of a trauma intensive care unit: a report from the Trauma Intensive Care Unit Prevalence Project
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2019
  • Trauma ICU Prevalence Project: the diversity of surgical critical care
    Trauma surgery & acute care open. 2019
  • Burn care: transfers and toxins
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • Holistic wound care preparation: treating complex abdominal wounds from the inside out
    2018
  • PEEP titration: the effect of prone position and abdominal pressure in an ARDS model
    Intensive care medicine experimental. 2018
  • Positional effects on the distributions of ventilation and end-expiratory gas volume in the asymmetric chest-a quantitative lung computed tomographic analysis
    Intensive care medicine experimental. 2018
  • Looking forward
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Management of traumatic intracranial hypertension: old questions with new answers
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Potential contribution of mitochondrial DNA damage associated molecular patterns in transfusion products to the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome after multiple transfusions
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2017
  • Reliability of transpulmonary pressure-time curve profile to identify tidal recruitment/hyperinflation in experimental unilateral pleural effusion
    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2017
  • Weaning
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Assisted ventilation
    Journal of burn care & research. 2016
  • Botulinum toxin A-induced paralysis of the lateral abdominal wall after damage-control laparotomy: a multi-institutional, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2016
  • Hemodynamic monitoring: Part 2
    Air Medical Journal. 2016
  • The effect of compartmental asymmetry on the monitoring of pulmonary mechanics and lung volumes
    Respiratory Care. 2016
  • The sepsis saga: consensus to xigris
    Air Medical Journal. 2016
  • The sepsis saga: sepsis-3-ready for prime time?
    Air Medical Journal. 2016
  • Collapsible enteroatmospheric fistula isolation device: a novel, simple solution to a complex problem
    Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015
  • Evaluation of intraosseous pressure in a hypovolemic animal model
    Journal of Surgical Research. 2015
  • Extracorporeal life support
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Impact of chest wall modifications and lung injury on the correspondence between airway and transpulmonary driving pressures
    Critical Care Medicine. 2015
  • Lessons from the military
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Stroke: part 2
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Targeted temperature management: part 1
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Targeted temperature management: part 2
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Coagulation: Part 2
    Air Medical Journal. 2014
  • Coagulation: part 1
    Air Medical Journal. 2014
  • Defining the need for critical care in underserved areas
    2014
  • Not only in trauma patients: hospital-wide implementation of a massive transfusion protocol
    Transfusion Medicine. 2014
  • Positional effects on lung volumes and transpulmonary pressure during unilateral mechanical asymmetry
    Minnesota Medicine. 2014
  • Resuscitation: part 1
    Air Medical Journal. 2014
  • Sedation
    Air Medical Journal. 2014
  • Unilateral mechanical asymmetry. Positional effects on lung volumes and transpulmonary pressure
    Intensive care medicine experimental. 2014
  • Experimental intra-abdominal hypertension influences airway pressure limits for lung protective mechanical ventilation
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2013
  • Increasing numbers of rib fractures do not worsen outcome: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank
    American Surgeon. 2013
  • Value and limitations of transpulmonary pressure calculations during intra-abdominal hypertension
    Critical Care Medicine. 2013
  • Experimental intra-abdominal hypertension attenuates the benefit of positive end-expiratory pressure in ventilating effusion-compressed lungs*
    Critical Care Medicine. 2012
  • Medical preparation for the 2008 Republican National Convention: a practical guide
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2012
  • Collecting core data in severely injured patients using a consensus trauma template: an international multicentre study
    Critical Care (London, England). 2011
  • Non-pulmonary factors strongly influence the stress index
    Intensive Care Medicine. 2011
  • Pleural effusion complicates monitoring of respiratory mechanics
    Critical Care Medicine. 2011
  • Agreement between functional residual capacity estimated via automated gas dilution versus via computed tomography in a pleural effusion model
    Respiratory Care. 2010
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of high-dose insulin in a porcine septic shock model
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010
  • Successful training of HEMS (helicopter emergency medical services) personnel in laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) placement Air Med J
    2008
  • Successful training of HEMS personnel in laryngeal mask airway and intubating laryngeal mask airway placement
    Air Medical Journal. 2008
  • Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway in HEMS
    Air Medical Journal. 2008
  • Use of the intubating laryngeal mask airway in HEMS (helicopter emergency medical services). Air Med J
    2008
  • Cardiovascular support in septic shock
    Air Medical Journal. 2007
  • Time course of physiologic variables in response to ventilator-induced lung injury
    Respiratory Care. 2007
  • Effects of ventilatory pattern on experimental lung injury caused by high airway pressure
    Critical Care Medicine. 2004
  • Intercomparison of recruitment maneuver efficacy in three models of acute lung injury
    Critical Care Medicine. 2004
  • Protocol-driven ventilator weaning reduces use of mechanical ventilation, rate of early reintubation, and ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Journal of Trauma. 2004
  • Transient hemodynamic effects of recruitment maneuvers in three experimental models of acute lung injury
    Critical Care Medicine. 2004
  • A rationale for lung recruitment in acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Journal of Trauma. 2003
  • Successful placement of an adult sternal intraosseous line through burned skin
    Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2003
  • Ventilator-induced lung injury
    Respiratory Care Clinics of North America. 2003
  • Noninvasive ventilation
    Journal of Trauma. 2002
  • Oscillations and noise: inherent instability of pressure support ventilation?
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2002
  • Pulmonary microvascular fracture in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Critical Care Medicine. 2002
  • Recent advances in emergency life support
    Nursing Clinics of North America. 2002
  • Differential neutrophil traffic in gut and lung after scald injury
    Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2001
  • Does the ILMA make sense in HEMS?
    Air Medical Journal. 2001
  • Dynamic behavior during noninvasive ventilation: chaotic support?
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2001
  • Obtaining vascular access: is there a place for the sternal IO?
    Air Medical Journal. 2001
  • Recent progress in advanced cardiac life support
    Air Medical Journal. 2000
  • Editorial Article
  • Learning by machines [editorial]
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.  92. 2022
  • Burn care: before the burn center [editorial]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine.  28. 2020
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric burns: worth a closer look [editorial]
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  21. 2020
  • Finding best PEEP: a little at a time [editorial]
    Respiratory Care.  65. 2020
  • The tidal volume fix [editorial]?
    Journal of Thoracic Disease.  11. 2019
  • Burn resuscitation: don't forget the feeds [editorial]
    Critical Care Medicine.  46. 2018
  • High-flow nasal cannula: where does it fit [editorial]?
    Respiratory Care.  63. 2018
  • Tranexamic acid: is it about time [editorial]?
    Lancet (London, England).  391. 2018
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome and lung protection [editorial]
    Air Medical Journal.  35. 2016
  • Thanks for the memories [invited editorial]
    Critical Care Medicine.  44. 2016
  • Taking one for the team [editorial]
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  16. 2015
  • Complications to evaluate adult trauma care: an expert consensus study [editorial]
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.  77. 2014
  • Fluid resuscitation: less is more [editorial]
    Critical Care Medicine.  42. 2014
  • Hemodynamic monitoring: part 1 [review, editorial]
    Air Medical Journal.  33. 2014
  • Cardiac output monitors: old and new [editorial]
    Journal of burn care & research.  34. 2013
  • PEEP titration: new horizons [editorial]
    Respiratory Care.  58. 2013
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome: toward less-invasive management [editorial]
    Chest.  140. 2011
  • Risk factors associated with early reintubation in trauma patients: a prospective observational study [invited editorial]
    Journal of Trauma.  71. 2011
  • Management of burn injuries--recent developments in resuscitation, infection control and outcomes research [editorial]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine.  17. 2009
  • Technology assessment [editorial]
    Journal of Trauma.  67. 2009
  • Managing traumatic brain injury: what is the evidence [editorial]? Crit Care Med
    2008
  • Mechanical ventilation causes monocyte deactivation in intact and endotoxin-treated mice [editorial] J Trauma
    2008
  • Chapter
  • Traumatic shock and tissue hypoperfusion: nonsurgical management
    Critical care medicine: principles of diagnosis and management in the adult. 2014
  • Position and the compromised respiratory system
    Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine. 2012
  • Principles of gas exchange
    Textbook of critical care medicine. 2011
  • Recent concepts in burn resuscitation
    Intensive Care Medicine 2010 Annual Update. 2010
  • Mechanical ventilation
    Surgery: basic science and clinical evidence. 2008
  • Review
  • Editors note: by the numbers [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2024
  • Electrolyte disorders: causes, diagnosis, and initial care-part 1 [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2024
  • Electrolyte disorders: causes, diagnosis, and initial care-part 2 [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2024
  • Performing accurate standard 12 lead ECGs on patients with burns to the chest [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2024
  • American trauma care: a system of systems [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2023
  • Mechanical ventilation primer [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2023
  • Steroids and sepsis [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • The US Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) ventilators in COVID-19: a comparison of functionality and analysis regarding the emergency purchase of 200,000 devices [review]
    Chest. 2021
  • Chest trauma: from outside to inside [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • Mechanical ventilation: finer points [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • Should you carry a prothrombin complex concentrate [review]?
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • The virus [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2020
  • ARDS from syndrome to disease-treatment strategies [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2019
  • ARDS: from syndrome to disease: prevention and genomics [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2019
  • Anthropogenic disasters [review]
    Critical Care Clinics. 2019
  • Faces of terrorism [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2019
  • Renal injuries, markers, and therapy [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2019
  • Resuscitation part 2: trauma and burn injury [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2019
  • Burn care: resuscitation and respiratory care [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • Delirium [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • Ketamine: good drug. . .bad rap [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • Sepsis: 2018 update [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • The tranexamic acid conundrum [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2018
  • Management of critical burn injuries: recent developments [review]
    2017
  • Teaching: a newer face [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Teaching: tips and costs [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Toward zero preventable deaths [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2017
  • Chest pain [review article]
    Air Medical Journal. 2016
  • Mechanical ventilation: history and harm [review article]
    Air Medical Journal. 2016
  • Stroke: part 1 [review]
    Air Medical Journal. 2015
  • Management of the bleeding patient receiving new oral anticoagulants: a role for prothrombin complex concentrates [review]
    BioMed research international. 2014
  • Special populations: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement [systematic review, review]
    Chest. 2014
  • System-level planning, coordination, and communication: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement [systematic review, review]
    Chest. 2014
  • Inhalation injury: epidemiology, pathology, treatment strategies [review]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • New anticoagulants: a concise review [review]
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2012
  • Burn resuscitation [review]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Noninvasive ventilation in the burned patient [review]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2010
  • The contemporary role of blood products and components used in trauma resuscitation [review]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2010
  • Airway pressure release ventilation [review]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Key questions in ventilator management of the burn-injured patient (first of two parts) [review]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Key questions in ventilator management of the burn-injured patient (second of two parts) [review]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Abstract
  • Psychological support strategies in hospitalized burn patients: a quality performance improvement assessment [abstract]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2015
  • How does IAP affect esophageal pressure [abstract]?
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2013
  • Fowler's position reduces effusion-caused compressive lung stress and increases functional residual capacity [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012
  • Increasing numbers of rib fractures do not worsen outcome: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank [abstract]
    Journal of Surgical Research. 2012
  • Intra-abdominal pressure transmission to the thorax is predominantly at end-inspiration [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012
  • Tidal coefficient of variation as a predictor of weaning success [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012
  • Does increased pre-trial respiratory pattern variability portend failure-to-wean [abstract]?
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010
  • Pleural effusion induced lung collapse is highly recruitable in normal pigs [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010
  • Reliability of the stress index in an animal model of unilateral pleural effusion [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010
  • Errors in acute surgery: a statewide hospital survey [abstract]
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2009
  • presentations
    Presentation
  • Acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation; Postoperative management; Ventilation (Skill Station); Integration (Skill Station) [presentations]
  • Acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation; Sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular blockade; Postoperative management; Ventilation (Skill Station) [presentation]
  • Acute surgical abdomen [presentation], International 4th Conference on Acute Care with Regions Hospital
  • Air medical transport protocols [presentation], International Acute Care Conference (2nd)
  • Alternative positive pressure ventilation equipment [presentation]
  • Approach to air medical transport [presentation], International Acute Care Conference (2nd)
  • Ask the experts [panel discussion]
  • Assessment of trauma in a resource-limited setting [presentation]
  • Basic trauma and burn support [presentation]
  • Blood component therapy--polytrauma [presentation]
  • Blood components and fluid management [presentation], Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation 2010 Conference: A Hands-On Practical Approach
  • Blood product use in resuscitation [presentation]
  • Blunt abdominal trauma [presentation], International 4th Conference on Acute Care with Regions Hospital
  • Botulinum toxin A-induced paralysis of the lateral abdominal wall after damage-control laparotomy: a multi-institutional, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial [presentation]
  • Burn stuff [presentation], Trauma Education: The Next Generation, HealthPartners and Regions Hospital Conference
  • Burn treatment for the non-burn surgeon [presentation]
  • Cardiovascular evaluation and management of shock [presentation]
  • Child safety seats: a Regions Hospital case study [presentation], Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference
  • Circulatory shock and fluid management; Electrolyte emergencies; Gastrointestinal bleeding in the ICU; Weaning and withdrawing mechanical ventilatory support; Nosocomial infections in the ICU; Ethical and legal considerations in critical care; Airway management and neuromuscular blockade [presentations]
  • Disaster management: why surgeons should care [presentation]!, Minnesota Surgical Society Fall Conference
  • Enteric fistula: principles of management [presentation], North Central Region Fall Conference WOCN
  • Fundamental critical care support, 6th edition: what's new and upcoming [presentation]
  • Fundamental critical care support: assessment of the seriously ill and hemorrhagic shock [presentation]
  • High frequency oscillation and airway pressure release ventilation [presentation], Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation 2010 Conference: A Hands-On Practical Approach
  • Horizons in ventilator management [presentation], Midwestern Burn Conference
  • Identification of critical illness [presentation], International Acute Care Conference (2nd)
  • In a swine pleural effusion model, function residual capacity (FRC) or lung volume measurements can be determined by a nitrogen washin/washout method during mechanical ventilation [presentation]
  • Initial burn care [presentation], International Acute Care Conference (2nd)
  • Initial burn management--in the emergency room [presentation]
  • Interfacing with the ventilator [presentation], Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation 2010 Conference: A Hands-On Practical Approach
  • Intraosseous access [presentation], International Acute Care 2nd Conference
  • Intraosseous pressure monitoring in critically ill and injured patient [presentation]
  • Intraosseous pressure monitoring in critically ill and injured patient [presentation]
  • Laparoscoptic transperitoneal approach for rectus abdominis muscle harvest with free transfer [presentation]
  • Management of burn injuries: recent developments in resuscitation, infection control and outcomes [presentation]
  • Massive bleeding--FFP (fresh frozen plasma) [presentation]
  • Massive bleeding--rFVIIa (recombinant activated factor vii) [presentation]
  • Non-invasive ventilation/case studies [presentation]
  • OR safety: it's everyone's business [presentation]
  • Overview of running a licensed course [presentation]
  • Polytrauma tutorial [presentation]
  • Primary fascial closure after damage control laparotomy: factors affecting outcome [presentation]
  • Shock [presentation], International Acute Care Conference (2nd)
  • Skill station 1: how to conduct a course [presentation]
  • Soft tissue infections [presentation]
  • TBI (traumatic brain injuries): blunt and subtle [presentation], Trauma Nursing 17th Annual Conference
  • Team approach to fistula care [presentation], Bariatric Education Days: Evolving Treatment Across Health Systems Conference
  • Team approach to fistula care [presentation]
  • Ten papers that will change your practice [presentation]
  • The Apgar Score revisited [presentation], Minnesota Surgical Society Spring Conference
  • The science, art, and compassion of obstetrical trauma: a case study [presentation], Trauma Nursing 18th Annual Conference
  • The two heads of TRALI (transfusion related acute lung injuries) [presentation], Trauma Nursing 17th Annual Conference
  • Torso trauma: abdominal compartment syndrome and pelvic fractures [presentation]
  • Tranfusion strategies: should you have blood on your EMS unit [presentation]?
  • Trauma [presentation]
  • Trauma overview; Chest trauma; Chest trauma: procedures [presentations]
  • Trauma/burns skills station [presentation]
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared to a national benchmark: a multi-institutional study of the AAST [presentation]
  • What new modes of invasive and non-invasive ventilation should we be using [presentation]?
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