Dries, David J., MD, MSE uri icon
Senior Fellow, HealthPartners Institute
About me

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.

Affiliation
positions
  • Medical Director, Critical Care Research Center
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Reliable estimates of power delivery during mechanical ventilation utilizing easily obtained bedside parameters
    Respiratory Care. 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┬ámoderate-to-severe ARDS in the United┬áStates: the Severe ARDS: Generating Evidence Study
    Chest. 2021
  • What's new in shock, December 2021?
    Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Noninvasive ventilation in the burned patient
    Journal of burn care & research. 2010
  • The contemporary role of blood products and components used in trauma resuscitation
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2010
  • Airway pressure release ventilation
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Key questions in ventilator management of the burn-injured patient (first of two parts)
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Key questions in ventilator management of the burn-injured patient (second of two parts)
    Journal of burn care & research. 2009
  • Management of burn injuries--recent developments in resuscitation, infection control and outcomes research
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Review
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ask the experts [panel discussion]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Non-invasive ventilation/case studies [presentation]
  • OR safety: it's everyone's business [presentation]
  • Overview of running a licensed course [presentation]
  • Primary fascial closure after damage control laparotomy: factors affecting outcome [presentation]
  • Skill station 1: how to conduct a course [presentation]
  • Soft tissue infections [presentation]
  • Team approach to fistula care [presentation], Bariatric Education Days: Evolving Treatment Across Health Systems Conference
  • Team approach to fistula care [presentation]
  • Torso trauma: abdominal compartment syndrome and pelvic fractures [presentation]
  • Trauma overview; Chest trauma; Chest trauma: procedures [presentations]
  • What new modes of invasive and non-invasive ventilation should we be using [presentation]?
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