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Yuriy Semenovich Bronshteyn

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
DUMC Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Phenobarbital versus benzodiazepines in alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Journal Article Neuropsychopharmacol Rep · December 2023 AIM: Phenobarbital, a long-acting barbiturate, presents an alternative to conventional benzodiazepine treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). Currently, existing research offers only modest guidance on the safety and effectiveness of phenobarbital ... Full text Link to item Cite

Gastric Point of Care Ultrasound in Adults: Image Acquisition and Interpretation.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · September 22, 2023 Over the past two decades, diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has emerged as a rapid and non-invasive bedside tool for addressing clinical inquiries related to gastric content. One emerging concern pertains to patients about to undergo sedation an ... Full text Link to item Cite

Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Exam: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · September 22, 2023 Over the past twenty years, the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam has transformed the care of patients presenting with a combination of trauma (blunt or penetrating) and hypotension. In these hemodynamically unstable trauma patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Optic Nerve Sheath Point of Care Ultrasound: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · August 18, 2023 The goal of this protocol is to develop a standardized method for acquiring images of the optic nerve sheath and measuring the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD). Diagnostic ultrasound of the ONSD to detect intracranial hypertension has traditionally faced ... Full text Link to item Cite

Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound in Adults: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · March 3, 2023 Consultative ultrasound performed by radiologists has traditionally not been used for imaging the lungs, as the lungs' air-filled nature normally prevents direct visualization of the lung parenchyma. When showing the lung parenchyma, ultrasound typically g ... Full text Link to item Cite

Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Screening for Proximal Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · February 10, 2023 Acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious vascular disorder that requires accurate and early diagnosis to prevent life-threatening sequelae. While whole leg compression ultrasound with color and spectral Doppler is commonly performed ... Full text Link to item Cite

Image Acquisition Method for the Sonographic Assessment of the Inferior Vena Cava.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · January 13, 2023 Over the past several decades, clinicians have incorporated several applications of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into medical decision-making. Among the applications of POCUS, imaging the inferior vena cava (IVC) is practiced by a wide varie ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Recommendations From an Expert Panel.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · January 2022 Diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) has emerged as a powerful tool to help anesthesiologists guide patient care in both the perioperative setting and the subspecialty arenas. Although anesthesiologists can turn to guideline statements pertaining to ... Full text Link to item Cite

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine expert panel recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound education and training for regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians-part I: clinical indications.

Journal Article Reg Anesth Pain Med · December 2021 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a critical skill for all regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians to help diagnose relevant complications related to routine practice and guide perioperative management. In an effort to inform the regional anesthes ... Full text Link to item Cite

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine expert panel recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound education and training for regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians-part II: recommendations.

Journal Article Reg Anesth Pain Med · December 2021 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a critical skill for all regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians to help diagnose relevant complications related to routine practice and guide perioperative management. In an effort to inform the regional anesthes ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Year in Perioperative Echocardiography: Selected Highlights from 2020.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · September 2021 This article is the fifth of an annual series reviewing the research highlights of the year pertaining to the subspecialty of perioperative echocardiography for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. The authors thank Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ka ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Management of Flecainide: A Problem-Based Learning Discussion.

Journal Article A A Pract · April 1, 2021 Flecainide is a first-line antiarrhythmic drug used to treat atrial arrhythmias and/or supraventricular tachycardia in those without coronary artery disease or structural heart disease. Even though it is an older antiarrhythmic, flecainide accounted for 1. ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Case Report of Bilateral Phrenic Nerve Dysfunction After Unilateral Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: Unveiling Preexisting Diaphragmatic Dysfunction.

Journal Article A A Pract · March 30, 2021 A 48-year-old woman with a history of cardiac surgery developed severe dyspnea and anxiety following right-sided supraclavicular nerve block for hand surgery. In this case, right phrenic nerve blockade from a supraclavicular block unmasked a subclinical he ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pneumonia: Hiding in Plain (Film) Sight.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · November 2020 Herein, a case describing how point-of-care lung ultrasound was used to identify the source of progressive multiorgan failure when a chest x-ray and other routine tests failed to provide a conclusive answer is presented. The discussion after the case focus ... Full text Link to item Cite

Phenobarbital versus benzodiazepines in alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Journal Article Neuropsychopharmacol Rep · December 2023 AIM: Phenobarbital, a long-acting barbiturate, presents an alternative to conventional benzodiazepine treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). Currently, existing research offers only modest guidance on the safety and effectiveness of phenobarbital ... Full text Link to item Cite

Gastric Point of Care Ultrasound in Adults: Image Acquisition and Interpretation.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · September 22, 2023 Over the past two decades, diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has emerged as a rapid and non-invasive bedside tool for addressing clinical inquiries related to gastric content. One emerging concern pertains to patients about to undergo sedation an ... Full text Link to item Cite

Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Exam: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · September 22, 2023 Over the past twenty years, the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam has transformed the care of patients presenting with a combination of trauma (blunt or penetrating) and hypotension. In these hemodynamically unstable trauma patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Optic Nerve Sheath Point of Care Ultrasound: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · August 18, 2023 The goal of this protocol is to develop a standardized method for acquiring images of the optic nerve sheath and measuring the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD). Diagnostic ultrasound of the ONSD to detect intracranial hypertension has traditionally faced ... Full text Link to item Cite

Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound in Adults: Image Acquisition.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · March 3, 2023 Consultative ultrasound performed by radiologists has traditionally not been used for imaging the lungs, as the lungs' air-filled nature normally prevents direct visualization of the lung parenchyma. When showing the lung parenchyma, ultrasound typically g ... Full text Link to item Cite

Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Screening for Proximal Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · February 10, 2023 Acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious vascular disorder that requires accurate and early diagnosis to prevent life-threatening sequelae. While whole leg compression ultrasound with color and spectral Doppler is commonly performed ... Full text Link to item Cite

Image Acquisition Method for the Sonographic Assessment of the Inferior Vena Cava.

Journal Article J Vis Exp · January 13, 2023 Over the past several decades, clinicians have incorporated several applications of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into medical decision-making. Among the applications of POCUS, imaging the inferior vena cava (IVC) is practiced by a wide varie ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Recommendations From an Expert Panel.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · January 2022 Diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) has emerged as a powerful tool to help anesthesiologists guide patient care in both the perioperative setting and the subspecialty arenas. Although anesthesiologists can turn to guideline statements pertaining to ... Full text Link to item Cite

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine expert panel recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound education and training for regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians-part I: clinical indications.

Journal Article Reg Anesth Pain Med · December 2021 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a critical skill for all regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians to help diagnose relevant complications related to routine practice and guide perioperative management. In an effort to inform the regional anesthes ... Full text Link to item Cite

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine expert panel recommendations on point-of-care ultrasound education and training for regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians-part II: recommendations.

Journal Article Reg Anesth Pain Med · December 2021 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a critical skill for all regional anesthesiologists and pain physicians to help diagnose relevant complications related to routine practice and guide perioperative management. In an effort to inform the regional anesthes ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Year in Perioperative Echocardiography: Selected Highlights from 2020.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · September 2021 This article is the fifth of an annual series reviewing the research highlights of the year pertaining to the subspecialty of perioperative echocardiography for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. The authors thank Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ka ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Management of Flecainide: A Problem-Based Learning Discussion.

Journal Article A A Pract · April 1, 2021 Flecainide is a first-line antiarrhythmic drug used to treat atrial arrhythmias and/or supraventricular tachycardia in those without coronary artery disease or structural heart disease. Even though it is an older antiarrhythmic, flecainide accounted for 1. ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Case Report of Bilateral Phrenic Nerve Dysfunction After Unilateral Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: Unveiling Preexisting Diaphragmatic Dysfunction.

Journal Article A A Pract · March 30, 2021 A 48-year-old woman with a history of cardiac surgery developed severe dyspnea and anxiety following right-sided supraclavicular nerve block for hand surgery. In this case, right phrenic nerve blockade from a supraclavicular block unmasked a subclinical he ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pneumonia: Hiding in Plain (Film) Sight.

Journal Article J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth · November 2020 Herein, a case describing how point-of-care lung ultrasound was used to identify the source of progressive multiorgan failure when a chest x-ray and other routine tests failed to provide a conclusive answer is presented. The discussion after the case focus ... Full text Link to item Cite

Focused cardiac ultrasound in preoperative assessment: the perioperative provider's new stethoscope?

Journal Article Perioper Med (Lond) · 2019 Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS)-a simplified, qualitative version of echocardiography-is a well-established tool in the armamentarium of critical care and emergency medicine. This review explores the extent to which FoCUS could also be used to enhance t ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Wait! Wait! I Am Not Dead Yet!

Journal Article Crit Care Med · May 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Sepsis in the Operating Room: A Simulation Case for Perioperative Providers.

Journal Article MedEdPORTAL · March 30, 2017 INTRODUCTION: Sepsis should be included in the differential of any patient with unexplained organ dysfunction, whether or not an obvious infection is initially detected. Perioperative providers frequently care for patients with sepsis. This simulation case ... Full text Link to item Cite

Value-based healthcare.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · December 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Help for the miffed heart.

Journal Article Crit Care Med · July 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

To breathe, or not to breathe?

Journal Article Crit Care Med · January 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

CATL 40-Redox tuning over 100s of mV via H-bonding and control of redox-coupled protons, in superoxide dismutase

Conference ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY · August 19, 2007 Link to item Cite

How can a single second sphere amino acid substitution cause reduction midpoint potential changes of hundreds of millivolts?

Journal Article J Am Chem Soc · August 15, 2007 The active site metal ion of superoxide dismutase (SOD) is reduced and reoxidized as it disproportionates superoxide to dioxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Thus, the reduction midpoint potential (Em) is a critical determinant of catalytic activity. In E. coli ... Full text Link to item Cite