Scientific Writing

My scientific writing is now most easily accessible via my ORCID record.


Nishida K, Lanspa M, Cloward T, Weaver L, Brown SM, Bell J, Grissom CK (2015). The effects of positive airway pressure on patients with obstructive sleep apnea during acute ascent to altitude. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 12(7), 1072-8.

Brown SM, McBride G, Collingridge D, Butler J, Kuttler K, Hirshberg E, Jones JP, Hopkins RO, Talmor D, Orme JO (2015). Validation of the Intermountain Patient Perception of Quality (PPQ) Survey among Survivors of an Intensive Care Unit Admission: a Retrospective Validation Study. BMC Health Serv Res 2015 Apr 14;15(1):155.

Knox DB, Lanspa MJ, Kuttler KG, Brewer SC, Brown SM (2015). Phenotypic clusters within sepsis-associated multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Intensive Care Med, ePublished ahead of print.

Pratt CM, Hirshberg EL, Jones JP, Kuttler KG, Lanspa MJ, Wilson EL, Hopkins RO, Brown SM (2015). Long-term outcomes after severe shock. Shock, 43(2), 128-32.

Brown SM, Rozenblum R, Aboumatar H, Fagan MB, Milic M, Lee BS, Turner K, Frosch DL (2015). Defining patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 191(3), 358-60.

Grissom CK, Hirshberg EL, Dickerson JB, Brown SM, Lanspa MJ, Liu KD, Schoenfeld D, Tidswell M, Hite RD, Rock P, Miller RR 3rd, Morris AH (2015). Fluid management with a simplified conservative protocol for the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med, 43(2), 288-95.

Brown SM, Grissom CK, Rondina MT, Hoidal JR, Scholand MB, Wolff RK, Morris AH, Paine R 3rd (2015). Polymorphisms in key pulmonary inflammatory pathways and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Exp Lung Res 2015 Apr;41(3):155-62.

Rondina MT, Carlisle M, Fraughton T, Brown SM, Miller RR 3rd, Harris ES, Weyrich AS, Zimmerman GA, Supiano MA, Grissom CK (2015). Platelet-Monocyte Aggregate Formation and Mortality Risk in Older Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 70(2), 225-31.


Knox DB, Lanspa MJ, Pratt CM, Kuttler KG, Jones JP, Brown SM (2014). Glasgow Coma Scale score dominates the association between admission Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score and 30-day mortality in a mixed intensive care unit population. J Crit Care 29(5), 780-5.

Lanspa MJ, Fair J, Hirshberg EL, Grissom CK, Brown SM (2014). Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein cannulation using a micro-convex ultrasound probe. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May;11(4):583-6.

Seely AJ, Bravi A, Herry C, Green G, Longtin A, Ramsay T, Fergusson D, McIntyre L, Kubelik D, Maziak DE, Ferguson N, Brown SM, Mehta S, Martin C, Rubenfeld G, Jacono FJ, Clifford G, Fazekas A, Marshall J (2014). Do heart and respiratory rate variability improve prediction of extubation outcomes in critically ill patients? Crit Care, 18(2), R65.

Checkley W, Martin GS, Brown SM, Chang SY, Dabbagh O, Fremont RD, Girard TD, Rice TW, Howell MD, Johnson SB, O’Brien J, Park PK, Pastores SM, Patil NT, Pietropaoli AP, Putman M, Rotello L, Siner J, Sajid S, Murphy DJ, Sevransky JE (2014). Structure, process, and annual ICU mortality across 69 centers: United States critical illness and injury trials group critical illness outcomes study. Crit Care Med, 42(2), 344-56.


Brown SM, Tate Q, Jones JP, Knox DB, Kuttler KG, Lanspa M, Rondina MT, Grissom CK, Behera S, Mathews VJ, Morris A (2013). Initial fractal exponent of heart rate variability is associated with success of early resuscitation in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock: a prospective cohort study. J Crit Care, 28(6), 959-63.

Jones B, Gundlapalli AV, Jones JP, Brown SM, Dean NC (2013). Admission decisions and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia in the homeless population: a review of 172 patients in an urban setting. Am J Public Health, 103 Suppl 2, S289-93.

Miller RR 3rd, Dong L, Nelson NC, Brown SM, Kuttler KG, Probst DR, Allen TL, Clemmer TP. (2013). Multicenter implementation of a severe sepsis and septic shock treatment bundle. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 188(1), 77-82.

Brown SM, Elliott CG, Paine R. (2013). Withdrawal of nonfutile life support after attempted suicide. Am J Bioeth, 13(3), 3-12.

Lanspa MJ, Grissom CK, Hirshberg EL, Jones JP, Brown SM. (2013). Applying dynamic parameters to predict hemodynamic response to volume expansion in spontaneously breathing patients with septic shock. Shock, 39(2), 155-60.

Brown SM, Lanspa MJ, Jones JP, Kuttler KG, Li Y, Carlson R, Miller RR, Hirshberg EL, Grissom CK, Morris AH. (2013). Survival after Shock Requiring High-Dose Vasopressor Therapy. Chest, 143(3), 664-71.

Lanspa MJ, Jones BE, Brown SM, Dean NC. (2013). Mortality, morbidity, and disease severity of patients with aspiration pneumonia. J Hosp Med, 8(2), 83-90.


Lanspa MJ, Brown SM, Hirshberg EL, Jones JP, Grissom CK. (2012). Central venous pressure and shock index predict lack of hemodynamic response to volume expansion in septic shock: A prospective, observational study. J Crit Care, 27(6), 609-15.

Brown SM, Pittman JE, Hirshberg EL, Jones JP, Lanspa MJ, Kuttler KG, Litwin SE, Grissom CK. (2012). Diastolic Dysfunction and Mortality in Early Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Prospective, Observational Echocardiography Study. Crit Ultrasound J, 4(1), 8.

Brown SM, Jones JP, Aronsky D, Jones BE, Lanspa MJ, Dean NC. (2012). Relationships among initial hospital triage, disease progression and mortality in community-acquired pneumonia. Respirology, 17(8), 1207-13.

Dean NC, Jones JP, Aronsky D, Brown S, Vines CG, Jones BE, Allen T. Hospital Admission Decision for Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Variability Among Physicians in an Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;59(1):35-41.


Brown SM, Dean NC. Defining severe pneumonia. Clin Chest Med. 2011 Sep;32(3):469-79

Jones BE, Jones J, Bewick T, Lim WS, Aronsky D, Brown SM, Boersma WG, van der Eerden MM, Dean NC. CURB-65 pneumonia severity assessment adapted for electronic decision support. Chest. 2011 Jul;140(1):156-63

Brown SM, Miller DV, Vezina D, Dean NC, Grissom CK. Horses and Zebras: complex cardiac anatomy in a patient with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Crit Ultrasound J. 2011 Apr;3(1):29-31

Brown SM, Pittman J, Miller R, Horton K, Markewitz B, Hirshberg E, Grissom CG. Right and Left Heart Failure in Critically Ill Patients with Swine-Origin Influenza A Infection. European Respiratory Journal. 2011 Jan;37(1):112-8


Grissom CG, Brown SM, Kutler KG, Boltax JP, Jones J, Jephson AR, Orme JF. A Modified Sequential Organ Failure Score for Critical Care Triage. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2010;4(4):1-8.

Miller R, Markewitz B, Rolfs R, Brown SM, Dascomb K, Grissom CG, Friedrichs MD, Mayer J, Hirshberg E, Conklin J, Paine R, Dean NC. Clinical findings and demographic factors associated with intensive care unit admission in Utah due to 2009 novel influenza A (H1N1) infection. Chest 2010; 23(2): 158-64.

Brown SM, Dean NC. Defining and predicting severe community-acquired pneumonia. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 2010; 23(2):158-64.

Before 2010

Brown SM, Jones BE, Jephson AR, Dean NC. Validation of the American Thoracic Society 2007 Guidelines for Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Critical Care Medicine 2009; 37(12): 3010-16.

Adler F, Aurora P, Barker D, Barr M, Blackwell L, Bosma OH, Brown SM, Cox DR, Jensen J, Kurland G, Nossent GD, Quittner AL, Robinson WM, Romero S, Spencer H, Sweet S, van der Bij W, Vermeulen J, Verschuuren EAM, Vrijlandt EJLE, Walsh W, Woo M, Liou T. Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2009;6(8):619-633.

Brown SM, Benneyan JC, Theobald DA, Sands KG, Hahn MT, Potter-Bynoe GA, Stelling JT, O’Brien TF, Goldmann DA. Binary Cumulative Sums and Moving Averages in Nosocomial Infection Cluster Detection. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2002; 8 (12): 1426-1432.

Brown SM, Lubimova AV, Khrustalyeva NM, Shulaeva SV, Zueva LP, Goldmann DA, O’Rourke EJ. Use of an alcohol-based hand rub and quality improvement interventions to improve hand hygiene in a Russian neonatal intensive care unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2003; 24(3): 172-179.

Brown SM, Eremin SR, Shlyapnikov SA, Berdysheva LV, Petrova EA, Shirokova LV, Zueva LP, O’Rourke EJ. Prospective surveillance for surgical site infection in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2007; 28(3):319-25.

Brown SM, Kurtsikashvili G, Alonso-Echanove J, Ghadua M, Ahmeteli L, Bochoidze T, Shushtakashvili M, Eremin S, Tsvertsvadze E, Imnadze P, O’Rourke EJ. Prevalence and Predictors of Surgical Site Infection in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Journal of Hospital Infection 2007; 66(2): 160-166.

Brown SM. Use of Complementary-Alternative Medicine by Physicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2008; 14(3): 315-319.

Banner image is of Mount Mkinwartsveri (Kazbek), with the Church of St. Mary foreground left, image © Samuel Brown 2000