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The epidemiology of sepsis in Brazilian intensive care units (the Sepsis PREvalence Assessment Database, SPREAD): an observational study.

Machado FR, Cavalcanti AB, Bozza FA, Ferreira EM, Angotti Carrara FS, Sousa JL, Caixeta N, Salomao R, Angus DC, Pontes Azevedo LC; SPREAD Investigators; Latin American Sepsis Institute Network.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Nov;17(11):1180-1189. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30322-5. Epub 2017 Aug 17.


Quality Improvement Initiatives in Sepsis in an Emerging Country: Does the Institution's Main Source of Income Influence the Results? An Analysis of 21,103 Patients.

Machado FR, Ferreira EM, Sousa JL, Silva C, Schippers P, Pereira A, Cardoso IM, Salomão R, Japiassu A, Akamine N, Mazza BF, Assunção MSC, Fernandes HS, Bossa A, Monteiro MB, Caixeita N, Azevedo LCP, Silva E; Latin American Sepsis Institute Network.

Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct;45(10):1650-1659. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002585.


Comorbidities Might Condition the Recovery of Quality of Life in Survivors of Sepsis.

Erbs GC, Mastroeni MF, Pinho MS, Koenig Á, Sperotto G, Ekwaru JP, Westphal GA.

J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jan 1:885066617699360. doi: 10.1177/0885066617699360. [Epub ahead of print]


The effect of brain death protocol duration on potential donor losses due to cardiac arrest.

Westphal GA, Slaviero TA, Montemezzo A, Lingiardi GT, de Souza FC, Carnin TC, Soares DR, Hachiya AH, Ferraz LL, de Andrade J.

Clin Transplant. 2016 Nov;30(11):1411-1416. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12830. Epub 2016 Sep 21.


Kinetics of chemotaxis, cytokine, and chemokine release of NR8383 macrophages after exposure to inflammatory and inert granular insoluble particles.

Schremmer I, Brik A, Weber DG, Rosenkranz N, Rostek A, Loza K, Brüning T, Johnen G, Epple M, Bünger J, Westphal GA.

Toxicol Lett. 2016 Nov 30;263:68-75. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.08.014. Epub 2016 Aug 24.


Guidelines for the assessment and acceptance of potential brain-dead organ donors.

Westphal GA, Garcia VD, Souza RL, Franke CA, Vieira KD, Birckholz VR, Machado MC, Almeida ER, Machado FO, Sardinha LA, Wanzuita R, Silvado CE, Costa G, Braatz V, Caldeira Filho M, Furtado R, Tannous LA, Albuquerque AG, Abdala E; Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira; Associação Brasileira de Transplante de Órgãos.

Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2016 Sep;28(3):220-255. English, Portuguese.


Positive impact of a clinical goal-directed protocol on reducing cardiac arrests during potential brain-dead donor maintenance.

Westphal GA, Coll E, de Souza RL, Wagner S, Montemezzo A, Cani de Souza FC, Torres G, Halla S, Carnin TC, Machado MC, Berbigier E, Busetto F, Bittencourt I, Gerent K, de Souza BS, Tassinari M, de Andrade J.

Crit Care. 2016 Oct 11;20(1):323.


Barium sulfate micro- and nanoparticles as bioinert reference material in particle toxicology.

Loza K, Föhring I, Bünger J, Westphal GA, Köller M, Epple M, Sengstock C.

Nanotoxicology. 2016 Dec;10(10):1492-1502. Epub 2016 Sep 27.


The role of the genetic elements bla oxa and IS Aba 1 in the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex in carbapenem resistance in the hospital setting.

Kobs VC, Ferreira JA, Bobrowicz TA, Ferreira LE, Deglmann RC, Westphal GA, França PH.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2016 Jul-Aug;49(4):433-40. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0002-2016.


A variant of the CXCL11 gene may influence susceptibility to contact allergy, particularly in polysensitized patients.

Westphal GA, Rihs HP, Schaffranek A, Zeiler T, Werfel T, Heratizadeh A, Dickel H, Weisshaar E, Bauer A, Schliemann S, Reich K, Breuer K, Schröder-Kraft C, Worm M, Molin S, Brans R, Schäkel K, Schwantes H, Pföhler C, Szliska C, Kreft B, Löffler H, Bünger J, Brüning T, Geier J, Schnuch A.

Contact Dermatitis. 2016 Nov;75(5):303-307. doi: 10.1111/cod.12623.


Defining and treating acute kidney injury patients in Brazilian intensive care units: Results from a cross-sectional nationwide survey.

Palomba H, do Amaral Campos PP, Corrêa TD, de Carvalho FB, Westphal G, Gusmão D, Lisboa T, Grion CM, de Assunção MS; DETRAKI (DEfining and TReating Acute Kidney Injury) Study investigators.

J Crit Care. 2016 Aug;34:33-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.03.018. Epub 2016 Mar 30.


Antimicrobial resistance profiles and oxacillinase genes in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from hospitalized patients in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Cortivo GD, Gutberlet A, Ferreira JA, Ferreira LE, Deglmann RC, Westphal GA, França PH.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2015 Nov-Dec;48(6):699-705. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0233-2015.


A simple bedside approach to therapeutic goals achievement during the management of deceased organ donors--An adapted version of the "VIP" approach.

Westphal GA.

Clin Transplant. 2016 Feb;30(2):138-44. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12667. Epub 2016 Jan 8. Review.


Comparison between a clinical diagnosis method and the surveillance technique of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for identification of mechanical ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Waltrick R, Possamai DS, de Aguiar FP, Dadam M, de Souza Filho VJ, Ramos LR, Laurett Rda S, Fujiwara K, Caldeira Filho M, Koenig Á, Westphal GA.

Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2015 Jul-Sep;27(3):260-5. doi: 10.5935/0103-507X.20150047. English, Portuguese.


Jugular vein distensibility, a noninvasive parameter of fluid responsiveness?

Westphal GA, de Freitas FG.

Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2015 Jul-Sep;27(3):190-2. doi: 10.5935/0103-507X.20150039. English, Portuguese. No abstract available.


Systematic screening is essential for early diagnosis of severe sepsis and septic shock.

Westphal GA, Lino AS.

Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2015 Apr-Jun;27(2):96-101. doi: 10.5935/0103-507X.20150018. English, Portuguese. No abstract available.


Combusting vegetable oils in diesel engines: the impact of unsaturated fatty acids on particle emissions and mutagenic effects of the exhaust.

Bünger J, Bünger JF, Krahl J, Munack A, Schröder O, Brüning T, Hallier E, Westphal GA.

Arch Toxicol. 2016 Jun;90(6):1471-9. doi: 10.1007/s00204-015-1562-1. Epub 2015 Jul 1.


A cluster randomized trial of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention in Brazilian intensive care units: study protocol.

CHECKLIST-ICU Investigators and BRICNet, Machado F, Bozza F, Ibrain J, Salluh F, Campagnucci VP, Guimarães HP, Normilio-Silva K, Chiattone VC, Vendramim P, Carrara F, Lubarino J, da Silva AR, Viana G, Damiani LP, Romano E, Teixeira C, da Silva NB, Chang CC, Angus DC, Berwanger O.

Implement Sci. 2015 Jan 13;10:8. doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0190-0. Erratum in: Implement Sci. 2015;10:116. Cavalcanti, Alexandre [removed].


Particle-induced cell migration assay (PICMA): A new in vitro assay for inflammatory particle effects based on permanent cell lines.

Westphal GA, Schremmer I, Rostek A, Loza K, Rosenkranz N, Brüning T, Epple M, Bünger J.

Toxicol In Vitro. 2015 Aug;29(5):997-1005. doi: 10.1016/j.tiv.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 18.


Sensory irritation as a basis for setting occupational exposure limits.

Brüning T, Bartsch R, Bolt HM, Desel H, Drexler H, Gundert-Remy U, Hartwig A, Jäckh R, Leibold E, Pallapies D, Rettenmeier AW, Schlüter G, Stropp G, Sucker K, Triebig G, Westphal G, van Thriel C.

Arch Toxicol. 2014 Oct;88(10):1855-79. doi: 10.1007/s00204-014-1346-z. Epub 2014 Sep 3. Review.

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