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Richard J. Berens MD

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Anesthesiology
Division: Clinical
Program: Pediatrics

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric ECMO
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Leadership Positions

  • Quality Director Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Vice Chief Pediatric Anesthesiology, CHW
  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
  • Publications (36)

  • Staged biliary reconstruction after liver transplantation: A novel surgical strategy for high acuity pediatric transplant recipients. (Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Lerret SM, Scott JP, Voulgarelis S, Fons RA, Vitola BE, Telega GW, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Hong JC) Surgery 2019 02;165(2):323-328 PMID: 30268374 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053863845 10/01/2018       3 Citations
  • Anesthetic Management of an Infant With Postnatally Diagnosed Tracheal Agenesis Undergoing Tracheal Reconstruction: A Case Report. (Willer BL, Bryan KG, Parakininkas DE, Uhing MR, Staudt SR, Dominguez KM, McCormick ME, Mitchell ME, Densmore JC, Oldham KT, Berens RJ) A A Case Rep 2017 Dec 01;9(11):311-318 PMID: 28719384 07/19/2017    
  • Side-to-Side Tracheobronchoplasty to Reconstruct Complex Congenital Tracheobronchial Stenosis. (Ragalie WS, Chun RH, Martin T, Ghanayem NS, Berens RJ, Beste DJ, Mitchell ME) Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Aug;104(2):666-673 PMID: 28366462 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85016460560 04/04/2017       2 Citations
  • Should Deidentified Case Data Be Treated as Independent Data Points? (Stucke AG, Stuth EA, Berens RJ) Anesthesiology 2016 06;124(6):1418-9 PMID: 27187131 05/18/2016    
  • Use of Modified Statlock™ Device for Securing an Endotracheal Tube in Facial Burn-Like Conditions. (Berens RJ, Scott JP) A A Case Rep 2015 Sep 01;5(5):69-71 PMID: 26323032 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84988884764 09/01/2015       1 Citation
  • Droperidol transiently prolongs the QT interval in children undergoing single ventricle palliation. (Scott JP, Stuth EA, Stucke AG, Cava JR, Berens RJ) Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Jan;36(1):196-204 PMID: 25087057 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84937210854 08/05/2014       2 Citations
  • Anterior tracheal suspension for tracheobronchomalacia in infants and children. (Mitchell ME, Rumman N, Chun RH, Rao A, Martin T, Beste DJ, Berens RJ, Parakininkas DE, Ghanayem NS, Hubert MJ, Uhing M, Simpson P, Sato TT, Tweddell JS, Kerschner JE) Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Oct;98(4):1246-53 PMID: 25086944 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908108437 08/05/2014       13 Citations
  • Response to letters regarding article, “Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and illness category impact survival and neurologic outcomes for in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrests". (Matos MR, Watson RS, Nadkarni VM, Huang HH, Berg RA, Carroll CL, Berens RJ, Praestgaard A, Weissfeld L, Spinella PC) Circulation 2013 Aug 13;128(7):e102-3 PMID: 24137625 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882288101 10/19/2013       3 Citations
  • Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and illness category impact survival and neurologic outcomes for in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrests. (Matos RI, Watson RS, Nadkarni VM, Huang HH, Berg RA, Meaney PA, Carroll CL, Berens RJ, Praestgaard A, Weissfeld L, Spinella PC, American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation (Formerly the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Investigators) Circulation 2013 Jan 29;127(4):442-51 PMID: 23339874 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84873149645 01/24/2013       134 Citations
  • Case report: giant cardiac malignancy in a nine-year-old female. (Scott JP, Troshynski TJ, Clarke WR, Woods RK, Lal DR, Berens RJ, Tower RL) Can J Anaesth 2012 Nov;59(11):1048-51 PMID: 22936572 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84871224718 09/01/2012    
  • Antithrombin replacement during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. (Niebler RA, Christensen M, Berens R, Wellner H, Mikhailov T, Tweddell JS) Artif Organs 2011 Nov;35(11):1024-8 PMID: 22097980 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-81855166260 11/22/2011       72 Citations
  • Perioperative opiate requirements in children with previous opiate infusion. (Fanning JJ, Stucke AG, Christensen MA, Cassidy LD, Berens RJ) Paediatr Anaesth 2012 Mar;22(3):203-8 PMID: 22070472 11/11/2011       4 Citations
  • The effect of caudal vs intravenous morphine on early extubation and postoperative analgesic requirements for stage 2 and 3 single-ventricle palliation: a double blind randomized trial. (Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Staudt SR, Robertson FA, Scott JP, Stucke AG, Hoffman GM, Troshynski TJ, Tweddell JS, Zuperku EJ) Paediatr Anaesth 2011 Apr;21(4):441-53 PMID: 21306473 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79952471592 02/11/2011       13 Citations
  • Probability of survival based on etiology of cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. (Berens RJ, Cassidy LD, Matchey J, Campbell D, Colpaert KD, Welch T, Lawson M, Peterson C, O'Flynn J, Dearth M, Tieves KS) Paediatr Anaesth 2011 Aug;21(8):834-40 PMID: 21199129 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79960017746 01/05/2011       26 Citations
  • Gabapentin use in pediatric spinal fusion patients: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. (Rusy LM, Hainsworth KR, Nelson TJ, Czarnecki ML, Tassone JC, Thometz JG, Lyon RM, Berens RJ, Weisman SJ) Anesth Analg 2010 May 01;110(5):1393-8 PMID: 20418301 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77951751967 04/27/2010       77 Citations
  • Effect of volume resuscitation on regional perfusion in dehydrated pediatric patients as measured by two-site near-infrared spectroscopy. (Hanson SJ, Berens RJ, Havens PL, Kim MK, Hoffman GM) Pediatr Emerg Care 2009 Mar;25(3):150-3 PMID: 19262423 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-66249100245 03/06/2009       36 Citations
  • Near infrared spectroscopy monitoring during pediatric aortic coarctation repair. (Berens RJ, Stuth EA, Robertson FA, Jaquiss RD, Hoffman GM, Troshynski TJ, Staudt SR, Cava JR, Tweddell JS, Bert Litwin S) Paediatr Anaesth 2006 Jul;16(7):777-81 PMID: 16879521 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33748347887 08/02/2006       39 Citations
  • A prospective evaluation of opioid weaning in opioid-dependent pediatric critical care patients. (Berens RJ, Meyer MT, Mikhailov TA, Colpaert KD, Czarnecki ML, Ghanayem NS, Hoffman GM, Soetenga DJ, Nelson TJ, Weisman SJ) Anesth Analg 2006 Apr;102(4):1045-50 PMID: 16551896 03/23/2006    
  • Droperidol for perioperative sedation causes a transient prolongation of the QTc time in children under volatile anesthesia. (Stuth EA, Stucke AG, Cava JR, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ) Paediatr Anaesth 2004 Oct;14(10):831-7 PMID: 15385011 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-4944220495 09/24/2004       12 Citations
  • Efficacy of an enteral 10-day methadone wean to prevent opioid withdrawal in fentanyl-tolerant pediatric intensive care unit patients. (Meyer MM, Berens RJ) Pediatr Crit Care Med 2001 Oct;2(4):329-33 PMID: 12793936 06/10/2003    
  • Risk reduction in pediatric procedural sedation by application of an American Academy of Pediatrics/American Society of Anesthesiologists process model. (Hoffman GM, Nowakowski R, Troshynski TJ, Berens RJ, Weisman SJ) Pediatrics 2002 Feb;109(2):236-43 PMID: 11826201 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036164093 02/05/2002       238 Citations
  • Negative-pressure pulmonary edema in a child with hiccups during induction. (Stuth EA, Stucke AG, Berens RJ) Anesthesiology 2000 Jul;93(1):282-4 PMID: 10861177 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033917134 06/22/2000       22 Citations
  • Use of active noise cancellation devices in caregivers in the intensive care unit. (Akhtar S, Weigle CG, Cheng EY, Toohill R, Berens RJ) Crit Care Med 2000 Apr;28(4):1157-60 PMID: 10809298 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0034099347 05/16/2000       21 Citations
  • Association of the nursing assessment of withdrawal with the neonatal abstinence score (Meyer MT, Berens RJ, Havens PL) Critical Care Medicine 1999;27(12 SUPPL.) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33750655629 12/01/1999    
  • Noise in the pediatric intensive care unit (Berens RJ) Journal of Intensive Care Medicine May 1999;14(3):118-129 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032997118 05/01/1999    
  • Skin breakdown in children and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. (Schmidt JE, Berens RJ, Zollo MB, Weisner M, Weigle CG) Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998 Dec;79(12):1565-9 PMID: 9862302 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031674008 12/23/1998       12 Citations
  • Use of spiral CT in the evaluation of the upper airway in children with obstructive sleep apnea (Vander Heyden MA, Feroah T, Berens R, Sty J, Conley S, Beste D, Rice T) Chest October 1998;114(4 SUPPL.) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33750230982 10/01/1998    
  • Noise analysis of three newborn infant isolettes. (Berens RJ, Weigle CG) J Perinatol 1997 Sep-Oct;17(5):351-4 PMID: 9373838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031229377 11/28/1997       7 Citations
  • Altered skin integrity in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit. (Zollo MB, Gostisha ML, Berens RJ, Schmidt JE, Weigle CG) J Nurs Care Qual 1996 Dec;11(2):62-7 PMID: 8987319 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030344666 12/01/1996       28 Citations
  • Tolerance to propofol generally does not develop in pediatric patients undergoing radiation therapy. (Setlock MA, Palmisano BW, Berens RJ, Rosner DR, Troshynski TJ, Murray KJ) Anesthesiology 1996 Jul;85(1):207-9 PMID: 8694366 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030037493 07/01/1996       25 Citations
  • Cost analysis of ceiling tile replacement for noise abatement. (Berens RJ, Weigle CG) J Perinatol 1996 May-Jun;16(3 Pt 1):199-201 PMID: 8817430 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0013680411 05/01/1996       10 Citations
  • Noise measurements during high-frequency oscillatory and conventional mechanical ventilation. (Berens RJ, Weigle CG) Chest 1995 Oct;108(4):1026-9 PMID: 7555114 10/01/1995       19 Citations
  • Prospective, randomized comparison of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and conventional mechanical ventilation in pediatric respiratory failure. (Arnold JH, Hanson JH, Toro-Figuero LO, Gutiérrez J, Berens RJ, Anglin DL) Crit Care Med 1994 Oct;22(10):1530-9 PMID: 7924362 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0027949271 10/01/1994       361 Citations
  • Indications for chest roentgenogram in the febrile young infant. (Losek JD, Kishaba RG, Berens RJ, Bonadio WA, Wells RG) Pediatr Emerg Care 1989 Sep;5(3):149-52 PMID: 2691990 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024452167 09/01/1989       20 Citations
  • Intraosseous infusion of phenytoin. (Walsh-Kelly CM, Berens RJ, Glaeser PW, Losek JD) Am J Emerg Med 1986 Nov;4(6):523-4 PMID: 3778598 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0022875939 11/01/1986       25 Citations
  • An infant fatality following verapamil therapy for supraventricular tachycardia: cardiovascular collapse following intravenous verapamil. (Garland JS, Berens RJ, Losek JD, Wilson AD) Pediatr Emerg Care 1985 Dec;1(4):198-200 PMID: 3842166 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0022328978 12/01/1985       21 Citations
  • Last update: 09/16/2020
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