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Rita N. Bakhru, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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  • 1750408126
Rita N. Bakhru, M.D.

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Rita N. Bakhru, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Sticht Center on Aging

Research Interests

Critical Care; Intensive Care Units; Early Ambulation; Health Manpower; Point-of-Care Systems
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011

Recent Publications

Physical function impairment in survivors of critical illness in an ICU Recovery Clinic. Bakhru RN, Davidson JF, Bookstaver RE, Kenes MT, Welborn KG, Morris PE, Clark Files D.. J Crit Care. 2018;45():163-169.

Reply: are no, or late, mobility practices taken in intensive care units without an early mobility protocol? [reply to letter]. Bakhru RN, Schweickert WD.. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017;14(1):150.

Monitoring activity levels in ICU survivors with accelerometers [abstract]. Gandotra S, Bakhru R, Shields K, Berry M, Files D.. Chest. 2017;152(4 Suppl):394A.

ATS core curriculum 2016: part II. adult critical care medicine. McSparron JI, Hayes MM, Poston JT, Thomson CC, Fessler HE, Stapleton RD, Carlos WG, Hinkle L, Liu K, Shieh S, Ali A, Rogers A, Shah NG, Slack D, Patel B, Wolfe K, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Shin S, Sell RE, Luks AM.. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13(5):731-740.

Standardized rehabilitation and hospital length of stay among patients with acute respiratory failure: a randomized clinical trial. Morris PE, Berry MJ, Files DC, Thompson JC, Hauser J, Flores L, Dhar S, Chmelo E, Lovato J, Case LD, Bakhru RN, Sarwal A, Parry SM, Campbell P, Mote A, Winkelman C, Hite RD, Nicklas B, Chatterjee A, Young MP.. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2694-2702.

Intensive care unit structure variation and implications for early mobilization practices. An international survey. Bakhru RN, McWilliams DJ, Wiebe DJ, Spuhler VJ, Schweickert WD.. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13(9):1527-1537.

Medication reconciliation in an Icu recovery clinic [abstract]. Bookstaver R, Griffin K, Davidson JF, Morris P, Files DC, Guest C, Bakhru RN.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A1825.

Application of a practice assessment tool for rehabilitation of critically ill patients [abstract]. Ellison JT, Schweickert WD, Kellner K, Mirafuente B, Morris P, Files DC, Bakhru RN.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A1160.

Implementation of formal multidisciplinary rounds in a medical intensive care unit [abstract]. Hwalek TE, Schweickert WD, Dixon L, Butcher W, Strickland JE, Bishop J, Young M, Files DC, Morris P, Bakhru RN.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A4701.

Safety, feasibility, and cellular recovery of serial bronchoscopic alveolar lavage in patients with ards in the modern era [abstract]. Koch A, Sanchez M, Flores L, Thompson C, Purcell L, Gibbs K, Bakhru RN, Morris P, Files DC.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A1796.

An environmental scan for early mobilization practices in U.S. ICUs. Bakhru RN, Wiebe DJ, McWilliams DJ, Spuhler VJ, Schweickert WD.. Crit Care Med. 2015;43(11):2360-2369.

Procedure outcomes and teaching by a formal inpatient procedure service [abstract]. Bakhru RN, Kotloff ED, Kinniry J, Lettieri M, Motley M, Jackson K, Pisoni C, Rinier J, Springman L, Walker T, Schweickert WD.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A1083.

The design and implementation of a MICU survivors' clinic: a fellow's journey starting from square one [abstract]. Davidson J, Files DC, Bakhru RN, Griffin K, Morris PE.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A4499.

Use of hospice in place in medical intensive care unit patients [abstract]. Morris PE, Bakhru RN, Files DC, Young M, Dhar S, Lovato J, Flores L, Futrell W, Govert J, Cox CE.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A5222.

Feasibility of fall risk assessments within acute respiratory failure survivors with the falls efficacy scale-international [abstract]. Parry SM, Bakhru RN, Files DC, Dhar S, Young MT, Flores L, Lovato J, Hauser J, Chmelo FA, Mote P, Thompson C, Campbell P, Denehy L, Case L, Berry MJ, Morris PE.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A4495.

A survey of international practices and infrastructure to support early mobilization [abstract]. Bakhru RN, McWilliams DJ, Spuhler VJ, Wiebe DJ, Schweickert WD.. Intensive Care Med. 2014;40(Suppl 1):S26-S27.

RBC transfusion rates within mechanically ventilated, medical ICU shock patients requiring CRRT [abstract]. Young M, Bakhru R, Files DC, Dhar S, Flores L, Lovato J, Morris P.. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(12 Suppl 1):A1451.

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