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Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionPulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Address72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4860
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4685-6894
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TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2005Chest Foundation: Young Investigator Award
2012AHRQ: Outstanding Article of the Year
2014Boston University School of Medicine: L. Jack Faling Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
2016Department of Medicine, Boston Universoty School of Medicine: Junior Faculty Research Mentor Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Walkey investigates epidemiology and clinical outcomes of complications that occur in patients who are critically ill. Using clinical and administrative data, Dr. Walkey focuses on interations between organ systems during critical illness and seeks to find effective health care provider practice patterns that are associated with better patient outcomes. His research interests include sepsis, acute lung injury, and atrial fibrillation that occurs during critical illness.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • atrial fibrillation
  • sepsis
 Publications
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  1. Walkey AJ, McManus D. When Rhythm Changes Cause the Blues: New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation during Sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan 15; 195(2):152-154. PMID: 28084820.
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  2. Lubitz SA, Yin X, McManus DD, Weng LC, Aparicio HJ, Walkey AJ, Rafael Romero J, Kase CS, Ellinor PT, Wolf PA, Seshadri S, Benjamin EJ. Stroke as the Initial Manifestation of Atrial Fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study. Stroke. 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28082669.
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  3. Mehta AB, Cooke CR, Douglas IS, Lindenauer PK, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Association of Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders with Unplanned Readmissions among Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jan; 14(1):103-109. PMID: 27753520.
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  4. Vail E, Gershengorn H, Hua M, Walkey A, Rubenfeld G, Wunsch H. 525: EFFECTS OF A NATIONAL NOREPINEPHRINE SHORTAGE ON PATIENTS WITH SEPTIC SHOCK. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):208. PMID: 27850165.
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  5. Mehta AB, Cooke CR, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12):e1261-e1262. PMID: 27858835.
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  6. Mehta AB, Douglas IS, Walkey AJ. Reply: Hospital Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Another Look at the Same Coin. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Dec; 13(12):2279-2280. PMID: 27925793.
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  7. Valley TS, Walkey AJ, Lindenauer PK, Wiener RS, Cooke CR. Association Between Noninvasive Ventilation and Mortality Among Older Patients With Pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27749319.
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  8. Mehta AB, Douglas IS, Walkey AJ. Hospital Noninvasive Ventilation Case Volume and Outcomes of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1752-1759. PMID: 27404021.
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  9. Vail EA, Gershengorn HB, Hua M, Walkey AJ, Wunsch H. Epidemiology of Vasopressin Use for Adults with Septic Shock. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1760-1767. PMID: 27404213.
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  10. Bradford MA, Lindenauer PK, Walkey AJ. Practice patterns and complication rates of thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2016 Oct; 42(3):313-21. PMID: 26961258.
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  11. Walkey AJ, Quinn EK, Winter MR, McManus DD, Benjamin EJ. Practice Patterns and Outcomes Associated With Use of Anticoagulation Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation During Sepsis. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Sep 1; 1(6):682-90. PMID: 27487456.
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  12. Mehta AB, Cooke CR, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Hospital Variation in Early Tracheostomy in the United States: A Population-Based Study. Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 44(8):1506-14. PMID: 27031382.
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  13. Law AC, Walkey AJ. Earplugs might reduce intensive care unit delirium but quality of evidence is low. Evid Based Med. 2016 Aug; 21(4):147-8. PMID: 27436372.
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  14. Walkey AJ. Unreliable Syndromes, Unreliable Studies. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jul; 13(7):1010-1. PMID: 27388401.
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  15. Walkey AJ, Winter MR, Benjamin EJ. Response. Chest. 2016 May; 149(5):1348-9. PMID: 27157219.
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  16. Fawzy A, Bradford M, Lindenauer PK, Walkey AJ. Identifying Vasopressor and Inotrope Use for Health Services Research. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Mar; 13(3):414-8. PMID: 26653145.
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  17. Walkey AJ, Evans SR, Winter MR, Benjamin EJ. Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation During Sepsis: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study. Chest. 2016 Jan; 149(1):74-83. PMID: 26270396.
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  18. Walkey AJ, Weinberg J, Wiener RS, Cooke CR, Lindenauer PK. Association of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Hospital Mortality Rate Among Patients With Pneumonia. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 176(1):97-104. PMID: 26658673.
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  19. Walkey AJ, Bor J. Risk-based Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect in Trials and Implications for Surveillance of Clinical Effectiveness Using Regression Discontinuity Designs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 1; 192(11):1399. PMID: 26623693.
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  20. Ambrus DB, Benjamin EJ, Bajwa EK, Hibbert KA, Walkey AJ. Corrigendum to: "Risk factors and outcomes associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation during acute respiratory distress syndrome" [J Crit Care 2015;30(5):994-997]. J Crit Care. 2015 Dec; 30(6):1421. PMID: 26719064.
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  21. Walkey AJ, Pencina KM, Knox D, Kuttler KG, D'Agostino RB, Benjamin EJ, Brown SM. Five-Year Risk of Mechanical Ventilation in Community-Dwelling Adults: The Framingham-Intermountain Anticipating Life Support Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2082-8. PMID: 26455316.
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  22. Fawzy A, Evans SR, Walkey AJ. Practice Patterns and Outcomes Associated With Choice of Initial Vasopressor Therapy for Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct; 43(10):2141-6. PMID: 26079345.
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  23. Walkey AJ, Hogarth DK, Lip GY. Optimizing atrial fibrillation management: from ICU and beyond. Chest. 2015 Oct; 148(4):859-64. PMID: 25951122.
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  24. Walkey AJ, Kirkpatrick AR, Summer RS. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria for Severe Sepsis. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27; 373(9):880. PMID: 26308695.
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  25. Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Bajpayee L, Cooke CR, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Trends in Tracheostomy for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the United States, 1993-2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 15; 192(4):446-54. PMID: 25955332.
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  26. Wong AK, Walkey AJ. Open Lung Biopsy Among Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients. A Metaanalysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Aug; 12(8):1226-30. PMID: 26065712.
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  27. Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Epidemiological trends in invasive mechanical ventilation in the United States: A population-based study. J Crit Care. 2015 Dec; 30(6):1217-21. PMID: 26271686.
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  28. Ambrus DB, Benjamin EJ, Bajwa EK, Hibbert KA, Walkey AJ. Risk factors and outcomes associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation during acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Crit Care. 2015 Oct; 30(5):994-7. PMID: 26138630.
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  29. Walkey AJ, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Reply: trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 May; 12(5):785. PMID: 25965544.
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  30. Sinner MF, Piccini JP, Greiner MA, Walkey AJ, Wallace ER, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Curtis LH. Geographic variation in the use of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation among Medicare beneficiaries. Am Heart J. 2015 Jun; 169(6):775-782.e2. PMID: 26027614.
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  31. Lubitz SA, Yin X, Rienstra M, Schnabel RB, Walkey AJ, Magnani JW, Rahman F, McManus DD, Tadros TM, Levy D, Vasan RS, Larson MG, Ellinor PT, Benjamin EJ. Long-term outcomes of secondary atrial fibrillation in the community: the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation. 2015 May 12; 131(19):1648-55. PMID: 25769640.
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  32. Walkey AJ, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb; 12(2):216-20. PMID: 25569845.
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  33. Walkey AJ, Benjamin EJ, Lubitz SA. New-onset atrial fibrillation during hospitalization. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 9; 64(22):2432-3. PMID: 25465427.
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  34. Mehter HM, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. "Do not resuscitate" decisions in acute respiratory distress syndrome. A secondary analysis of clinical trial data. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Dec; 11(10):1592-6. PMID: 25386717.
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  35. Walkey AJ. Expanding the dimensions of effectiveness research in sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 1; 190(9):970-1. PMID: 25360724.
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  36. Walkey AJ, Hammill BG, Curtis LH, Benjamin EJ. Long-term outcomes following development of new-onset atrial fibrillation during sepsis. Chest. 2014 Nov; 146(5):1187-95. PMID: 24723004.
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  37. Walkey AJ, Demissie S, Shah D, Romero F, Puklin L, Summer RS. Plasma Adiponectin, clinical factors, and patient outcomes during the acute respiratory distress syndrome. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e108561. PMID: 25259893.
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  38. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Trends in infection source and mortality among patients with septic shock. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep 15; 190(6):709-10. PMID: 25221885.
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  39. Bradford MA, Lindenauer PK, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Do-not-resuscitate status and observational comparative effectiveness research in patients with septic shock*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):2042-7. PMID: 24810532.
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  40. Munshi L, Walkey A, Fan E. Reply: extracorporeal life support. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):993. PMID: 25032876.
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  41. Munshi L, Telesnicki T, Walkey A, Fan E. Extracorporeal life support for acute respiratory failure. A systematic review and metaanalysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jun; 11(5):802-10. PMID: 24724902.
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  42. Sulis CA, Walkey AJ, Abadi Y, Campbell Reardon C, Joyce-Brady M. Outcomes of a ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle on rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and other health care-associated infections in a long-term acute care hospital setting. Am J Infect Control. 2014 May; 42(5):536-8. PMID: 24773791.
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  43. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Hospital case volume and outcomes among patients hospitalized with severe sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar 1; 189(5):548-55. PMID: 24400669.
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  44. Stevenson EK, Rubenstein AR, Radin GT, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Two decades of mortality trends among patients with severe sepsis: a comparative meta-analysis*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar; 42(3):625-31. PMID: 24201173.
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  45. Walkey AJ. Preventing cardiovascular complications of acute infection: a missed opportunity? Circulation. 2014 Apr 1; 129(13):1375-7. PMID: 24523432.
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  46. Piccini JP, Hammill BG, Sinner MF, Hernandez AF, Walkey AJ, Benjamin EJ, Curtis LH, Heckbert SR. Clinical course of atrial fibrillation in older adults: the importance of cardiovascular events beyond stroke. Eur Heart J. 2014 Jan; 35(4):250-6. PMID: 24282186.
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  47. Walkey AJ, Ambrus D, Benjamin EJ. The role of arrhythmias in defining cardiac dysfunction during sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep 15; 188(6):751. PMID: 24032387.
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  48. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Lindenauer PK. Utilization patterns and outcomes associated with central venous catheter in septic shock: a population-based study. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun; 41(6):1450-7. PMID: 23507718.
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  49. Walkey AJ, Greiner MA, Heckbert SR, Jensen PN, Piccini JP, Sinner MF, Curtis LH, Benjamin EJ. Atrial fibrillation among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis: incidence and risk factors. Am Heart J. 2013 Jun; 165(6):949-955.e3. PMID: 23708166.
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  50. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Use of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure, 2000-2009: a population-based study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Feb; 10(1):10-7. PMID: 23509327.
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  51. Seymour CW, Rea TD, Kahn JM, Walkey AJ, Yealy DM, Angus DC. Severe sepsis in pre-hospital emergency care: analysis of incidence, care, and outcome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Dec 15; 186(12):1264-71. PMID: 23087028.
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  52. Piccini JP, Sinner MF, Greiner MA, Hammill BG, Fontes JD, Daubert JP, Ellinor PT, Hernandez AF, Walkey AJ, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Curtis LH. Outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Circulation. 2012 Oct 30; 126(18):2200-7. PMID: 23019293.
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  53. Sinner MF, Greiner MA, Mi X, Hernandez AF, Jensen PN, Piccini JP, Setoguchi S, Walkey AJ, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Curtis LH. Completion of guideline-recommended initial evaluation of atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2012 Oct; 35(10):585-93. PMID: 22976579.
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  54. Walkey AJ, Summer R, Ho V, Alkana P. Acute respiratory distress syndrome: epidemiology and management approaches. Clin Epidemiol. 2012; 4:159-69. PMID: 22866017.
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  55. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Macrolide antibiotics and survival in patients with acute lung injury. Chest. 2012 May; 141(5):1153-9. PMID: 22116799.
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  56. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Ghobrial JM, Curtis LH, Benjamin EJ. Incident stroke and mortality associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with severe sepsis. JAMA. 2011 Nov 23; 306(20):2248-54. PMID: 22081378.
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  57. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Risk factors for underuse of lung-protective ventilation in acute lung injury. J Crit Care. 2012 Jun; 27(3):323.e1-9. PMID: 21855285.
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  58. Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Utilization patterns and patient outcomes associated with use of rescue therapies in acute lung injury. Crit Care Med. 2011 Jun; 39(6):1322-8. PMID: 21336109.
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  59. Walkey AJ, Nair S, Papadopoulos S, Agarwal S, Reardon CC. Use of airway pressure release ventilation is associated with a reduced incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with pulmonary contusion. J Trauma. 2011 Mar; 70(3):E42-7. PMID: 20526208.
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  60. Daly BD, Ebright MI, Walkey AJ, Fernando HC, Zaner KS, Morelli DM, Kachnic LA. Impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection on node-negative T3 and T4 non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun; 141(6):1392-7. PMID: 21281948.
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  61. Walkey AJ, Fein D, Horbowicz KJ, Farber HW. Differential response to intravenous prostacyclin analog therapy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Aug; 24(4):421-5. PMID: 21251994.
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  62. Walkey AJ, Rice TW, Konter J, Ouchi N, Shibata R, Walsh K, deBoisblanc BP, Summer R. Plasma adiponectin and mortality in critically ill subjects with acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med. 2010 Dec; 38(12):2329-34. PMID: 20890191.
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  63. Walkey AJ, O'Donnell MR, Wiener RS. Linezolid vs glycopeptide antibiotics for the treatment of suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Chest. 2011 May; 139(5):1148-55. PMID: 20864609.
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  64. Walkey AJ, Ieong M, Alikhan M, Farber HW. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing with right-heart catheterization in patients with systemic sclerosis. J Rheumatol. 2010 Sep; 37(9):1871-7. PMID: 20551099.
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  65. Farber HW, Walkey AJ, O'Donnell MR. Ethical issues associated with globalization of placebo-controlled in pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jul; 29(7):825-6. PMID: 20456982.
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  66. Farber HW, Walkey AJ, Alikhan MM. The role of aldosterone in pulmonary venous hypertension. Chest. 2010 Feb; 137(2):502; author reply 502. PMID: 20133311.
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  67. Walkey AJ, Farber HW, O'Donnell C, Cabral H, Eagan JS, Philippides GJ. The accuracy of the central venous blood gas for acid-base monitoring. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 25(2):104-10. PMID: 20018607.
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  68. Walkey AJ, Reardon CC, Sulis CA, Nace RN, Joyce-Brady M. Epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a long-term acute care hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):319-24. PMID: 19245314.
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  69. Walkey AJ. Esophageal pressure in acute lung injury. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 19; 360(8):832; author reply 832-3. PMID: 19238674.
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  70. Feller-Kopman D, Walkey A, Berkowitz D, Ernst A. The relationship of pleural pressure to symptom development during therapeutic thoracentesis. Chest. 2006 Jun; 129(6):1556-60. PMID: 16778274.
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