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Robert A. Balk, MD

Robert A. Balk, MD
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  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City Affiliated Hospitals - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Biopsy, lung
  • Biopsy, pleural
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest tube placement
  • Critical care medicine
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Lung disease
  • Lung injury, acute
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis and septic shock
Research Interests:
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
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  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 054
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 942-6744
  • Fax: (312) 942-3131
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  • 297 Jelke
  • Chicago, IL  60612
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Evaluating the adequacy of fluid resuscitation in patients with septic shock: controversies and future directions.
    Greenfield N, Balk RA.
    Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2012
    2012 Apr
    40(2):147-57. doi: 10.3810/hp.2012.04.980.
  2. Multinational, observational study of procalcitonin in ICU patients with pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation: a multicenter observational study
    Bloos F, Marshall JC, Dellinger RP, Vincent JL, Gutierrez G, Rivers E, Balk RA, Laterre PF, Angus DC, Reinhart K, Brunkhorst FM
    Crit Care
    2011 Mar 7
  3. Systemic Steroids in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.
    Patel GP, Balk RA.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med.
    2011 Jun 16
  4. Pro-inflammatory endothelial cell dysfunction is associated with intersectin-1s down-regulation.
    Singla S, Predescu D, Bardita C, Wang M, Zhang J, Balk RA, Predescu S.
    Respir Res.
    2011 Apr 12
  5. A Large Pleural Effusion in a Patient Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis.
    Tapawan K, Chen E, Selk N, Hong E, Virmani S, Balk R.
    Semin Dial.
    2011 Apr 11
    doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2011.00859.x
  6. Roger C. Bone, MD and the evolving paradigms of sepsis.
    Balk R.
    Contrib Microbiol.
  7. Impact of the implementation of a sepsis protocol for the management of fluid-refractory septic shock: A single-center, before-and-after study
    Gurnani PK, Patel GP, Crank CW, Vais D, Lateef O, Akimov S, Balk R, Simon D
    Clin Ther
    2010 Jul
  8. Efficacy and safety of dopamine versus norepinephrine in the management of septic shock
    Patel GP, Grahe JS, Sperry M, Singla S, Elpern E, Lateef O, Balk RA
    2010 Apr
  9. Definitions for sepsis and organ failure and guidelines for the use of innovative therapies in sepsis. The ACCP/SCCM Consensus Conference Committee. American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine. 1992.
    Bone RC, Balk RA, Cerra FB, Dellinger RP, Fein AM, Knaus WA, Schein RM, Sibbald WJ; ACCP/SCCM Consensus Conference Committee.
    Chest. 2009
    2009 Nov
    136(5 Suppl):e28. No abstract available.
  10. Health care-associated infection (HAI): a critical appraisal of the emerging threat-proceedings of the HAI Summit
    Kollef MH, Napolitano LM, Solomkin JS, Wunderink RG, Bae IG, Fowler VG, Balk RA, Stevens DL, Rahal JJ, Shorr AF, Linden PK, Micek ST
    Clin Infect Dis
    2008 Oct 1
    47 Suppl 2:S55-99; quiz S100-1
  11. A case of flavor-induced lung disease
    Modi P, Yadava V, Sreedhar R, Khasawaneh F, Balk RA
    South Med J
    2008 May
  12. Diffuse pulmonary nodules in a 25-year-old man with diarrhea and weight loss
    Lee WY, Balk RA
    2008 May
  13. Multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the nitric oxide scavenger pyridoxalated hemoglobin polyoxyethylene in distributive shock
    Kinasewitz GT, Privalle CT, Imm A, Steingrub JS, Malcynski JT, Balk RA, DeAngelo J
    Crit Care Med
    2008 Jul

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