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Richard Branson, MS, RRT

Professor of Surgery Emeritus

Education/Credentials
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist Degree: Christ Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor's Degree: College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Master's Degree: The George Washington University

Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • SRU Room 1577
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-6785
  • Email richard.branson@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Britton, Tyler J; Johannigman, Jay A; Petro, Michael C; Branson, Richard D 2016. Evaluation of Oxygen Concentrators and Chemical Oxygen Generators at Altitude and Temperature Extremes. Military medicine, 181 5 Suppl, 160-8

Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Britton, Tyler J; Johannigman, Jay A; Petro, Michael C; Branson, Richard D 2016. Performance of Portable Ventilators Following Storage at Temperature Extremes. Military medicine, 181 5 Suppl, 156-9

Gangidine, Matthew M; Blakeman, Thomas C; Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2016. System Design Verification for Closed Loop Control of Oxygenation With Concentrator Integration. Military medicine, 181 5 Suppl, 177-83

Kacmarek, Robert M; Branson, Richard D 2016. Should Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation Be Abolished? Respiratory care, 61 6, 854-66

Kallet, Richard H; Branson, Richard D 2016. Should Oxygen Therapy Be Tightly Regulated to Minimize Hyperoxia in Critically Ill Patients? Respiratory care, 61 6, 801-17

Liu, Nehemiah T; Salter, Michael G; Khan, Muzna N; Branson, Richard D; Enkheebetaar, Perenle; Kramer, George C; Salinas, José; Marques, Nicole Riberio; Kinsky, Michael P 2016. Closed-loop Control of FiO2 Rapidly Identifies Need for Rescue Ventilation and Reduces ARDS Severity in a Conscious Sheep Model of Burn and Smoke Inhalation Injury. Shock (Augusta, Ga.), ,

Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Gerlach, Travis W; Dorlac, Warren C; Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D 2015. Oxygen requirement to reverse altitude-induced hypoxemia with continuous flow and pulsed dose oxygen. Aerospace medicine and human performance, 86 4, 351-6

Branson, Richard D; Hess, Dean R 2015. Lost in translation: failure of tracheal tube modifications to impact ventilator-associated pneumonia. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 191 6, 606-8

Gomaa, Dina; Branson, Richard D 2015. Endotracheal tube holders and the prone position: a cause for concern. Respiratory care, 60 2, e41-2

Jernigan, Peter L; Hoehn, Richard S; Blakeman, Thomas C; Heyl, Judy; Robinson, Bryce R H; Pritts, Timothy A; Branson, Richard D 2015. Portable mechanical ventilation with closed-loop control of inspired fraction of oxygen maintains oxygenation in the setting of hemorrhage and lung injury. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 79 1, 53-9

Johannigman, Jay A; Zonies, David; Dubose, Joseph; Blakeman, Thomas C; Hanseman, Dennis; Branson, Richard D 2015. Reducing secondary insults in traumatic brain injury. Military medicine, 180 3 Suppl, 50-5

Athota, Krishna P; Millar, D; Branson, Richard D; Tsuei, Betty J 2014. A practical approach to the use of prone therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 8 4, 453-63

Branson, Richard D; Gomaa, Dina; Rodriquez, Dario 2014. Management of the artificial airway. Respiratory care, 59 6, 974-89; discussion 9

Britton, Tyler; Blakeman, Thomas C; Eggert, John; Rodriquez, Dario; Ortiz, Heather; Branson, Richard D 2014. Managing endotracheal tube cuff pressure at altitude: a comparison of four methods. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 77 3 Suppl 2, S240-4

Einav, Sharon; Hick, John L; Hanfling, Dan; Erstad, Brian L; Toner, Eric S; Branson, Richard D; Kanter, Robert K; Kissoon, Niranjan; Dichter, Jeffrey R; Devereaux, Asha V; Christian, Michael D 2014. Surge capacity logistics: care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement. Chest, 146 4 Suppl, e17S-43S

Tsuei, Betty J; Hanseman, Dennis J; Blakeman, Michael J; Blakeman, Thomas C; Yang, Sung H; Branson, Richard D; Gerlach, Travis W 2014. Accuracy of noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring in patients at risk for hemorrhage. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 77 3 Suppl 2, S134-9

Blakeman, Thomas C; Branson, Richard D 2013. Inter- and intra-hospital transport of the critically ill. Respiratory care, 58 6, 1008-23

Blakeman, Thomas C; Branson, Richard D 2013. Evaluation of 4 new generation portable ventilators. Respiratory care, 58 2, 264-72

Blakeman, Thomas C; Branson, Richard D 2013. Oxygen supplies in disaster management. Respiratory care, 58 1, 173-83

Branson, Richard D 2013. The scientific basis for postoperative respiratory care. Respiratory care, 58 11, 1974-84

Branson, Richard D; Blakeman, Thomas C; Robinson, Bryce R H 2013. Asynchrony and dyspnea. Respiratory care, 58 6, 973-89

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2013. Pre-hospital oxygen therapy. Respiratory care, 58 1, 86-97

Robinson, Bryce Rh; Blakeman, Thomas C; Toth, Peter; Hanseman, Dennis J; Mueller, Eric; Branson, Richard D 2013. Patient-ventilator asynchrony in a traumatically injured population. Respiratory care, 58 11, 1847-55

Strickland, Shawna L; Rubin, Bruce K; Drescher, Gail S; Haas, Carl F; O'Malley, Catherine A; Volsko, Teresa A; Branson, Richard D; Hess, Dean R 2013. AARC clinical practice guideline: effectiveness of nonpharmacologic airway clearance therapies in hospitalized patients. Respiratory care, 58 12, 2187-93

Branson, Richard D 2012. Modes to facilitate ventilator weaning. Respiratory care, 57 10, 1635-48

Branson, Richard D; Blakeman, Thomas C; Robinson, Bryce Rh; Johannigman, Jay A 2012. Use of a single ventilator to support 4 patients: laboratory evaluation of a limited concept. Respiratory care, 57 3, 399-403

Hess, Dean R; Branson, Richard D 2012. Know your ventilator to beat the leak. Chest, 142 2, 274-5

Schrager, Jason J; Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2012. Lessons from the tip of the spear: medical advancements from Iraq and Afghanistan. Respiratory care, 57 8, 1305-13

Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Dorlac, Warren C; Hanseman, Dennis J; Hattery, Ellie; Branson, Richard D 2011. Performance of portable ventilators for mass-casualty care. Prehospital and disaster medicine, 26 5, 330-4

Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Hanseman, Dennis; Branson, Richard D 2011. Bench evaluation of 7 home-care ventilators. Respiratory care, 56 11, 1791-8

Branson, Richard D 2011. Disaster planning for pediatrics. Respiratory care, 56 9, 1457-63; discussion

Branson, Richard D 2011. Patient needs should drive ventilator selection for stockpiling: "handy" devices may not "lend a hand". Respiratory care, 56 6, 879-81

Branson, Richard D 2011. Patient-ventilator interaction: the last 40 years. Respiratory care, 56 1, 15-24

Branson, Richard D; Robinson, Bryce R H 2011. Oxygen: when is more the enemy of good? Intensive care medicine, 37 1, 1-3

Hurst, Victor W; Whittam, Sarah W; Austin, Paul N; Branson, Richard D; Beck, George 2011. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation during spaceflight: examining the role of timing devices. Aviation, space, and environmental medicine, 82 8, 810-3

Rubin, Bruce K; Dhand, Rajiv; Ruppel, Gregg L; Branson, Richard D; Hess, Dean R 2011. Respiratory care year in review 2010: part 1. asthma, COPD, pulmonary function testing, ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respiratory care, 56 4, 488-502

Blakeman, Thomas C; Robinson, Bryce R H; Branson, Richard D 2010. Battery performance of 4 intensive care ventilator models. Respiratory care, 55 3, 317-21

Blakeman, Thomas C; Toth, Peter; Rodriquez, Dario; Branson, Richard D 2010. Mechanical ventilators in the hot zone: effects of a CBRN filter on patient protection and battery life. Resuscitation, 81 9, 1148-51

Branson, Richard D 2010. Respiratory Care Controversies II. Respiratory care, 55 2, 217-24

Branson, Richard D; Gentile, Michael A 2010. Is humidification always necessary during noninvasive ventilation in the hospital? Respiratory care, 55 2, 209-16; discussion 2

Branson, Richard D; MacIntyre, Neil R 2010. Respiratory care controversies II: 44th journal conference. Respiratory care, 55 2, 121

Daugherty, Elizabeth L; Branson, Richard D; Deveraux, Asha; Rubinson, Lewis 2010. Infection control in mass respiratory failure: preparing to respond to H1N1. Critical care medicine, 38 4 Suppl, e103-9

MacIntyre, Neil R; Branson, Richard D 2010. Respiratory care controversies II. Respiratory care, 55 1, 34

Rodriquez, Dario; Blakeman, Thomas C; Dorlac, Warren; Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D 2010. Maximizing oxygen delivery during mechanical ventilation with a portable oxygen concentrator. The Journal of trauma, 69 Suppl 1 , S87-93

Blakeman, Thomas C; Rodriquez, Dario; Branson, Richard D 2009. Accuracy of the oxygen cylinder duration calculator of the LTV-1000 portable ventilator. Respiratory care, 54 9, 1183-6

Branson, Richard D 2009. Conditioning inspired gases:the search for relevant physiologic end points. Respiratory care, 54 4, 450-2

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2009. Innovations in mechanical ventilation. Respiratory care, 54 7, 933-47

Callcut, Rachael A; Branson, Richard D 2009. How to read a review paper. Respiratory care, 54 10, 1379-85

Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D; Edwards, Michael G 2009. Closed loop control of inspired oxygen concentration in trauma patients. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 208 5, 763-8; discussion 76

Robinson, Bryce R H; Athota, Krishna P; Branson, Richard D 2009. Inhalational therapies for the ICU. Current opinion in critical care, 15 1, 1-9

Robinson, Bryce R H; Branson, Richard D 2009. Consequences of ventilator asynchrony: why can't we all get along? Critical care medicine, 37 10, 2848-9

Rodriquez, Dario; Branson, Richard D; Dorlac, Warren; Dorlac, Gina; Barnes, Stephen A; Johannigman, Jay A 2009. Effects of simulated altitude on ventilator performance. The Journal of trauma, 66 4 Suppl, S172-7

Barnes SA, Branson RD, Beck G, Johannigman JA 2008. En-route care in the air: A snapshot of mechanical ventilation at 37,000 feet J of Trauma, 64, S129-S135

Branson RD, Johannigman JA, Daugherty EL, Rubinson L 2008. Surge capacity mechanical ventilation Respir Care, 53 , 78-90

Branson, Richard D; Davis, Kenneth 2008. Does closed loop control of assist control ventilation reduce ventilator-induced lung injury? Clinics in chest medicine, 29 2, 343-50, viii

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A; Daugherty, Elizabeth L; Rubinson, Lewis 2008. Surge capacity mechanical ventilation. Respiratory care, 53 1, 78-88; discussion 88

Branson, Richard D; Rodriquez, Dario 2008. Performance of transport ventilators. Respiratory care, 53 10, 1372-3; author reply

Branson, Richard D; Rubinson, Lewis 2008. One ventilator multiple patients--what the data really supports. Resuscitation, 79 1, 171-2; author reply

Branson, Richard D; Rubinson, Lewis 2008. Mechanical ventilation in mass casualty scenarios. Respiratory care, 53 1, 38-9

Johannigman JA, Barnes SA, Muskat P, Davis K, Beck G, Branson RD 2008. Autonomous control of oxygenation J of Trauma, 64 Suppl, S295-301

Johannigman JA, Barnes SA, Muskat P, Davis K, Branson RD 2008. Autonomous control of ventilation J of Trauma, 64 Suppl, S302-20

Johannigman, Jay A; Muskat, Peter; Barnes, Stephen; Davis, Kenneth; Beck, George; Branson, Richard D 2008. Autonomous control of oxygenation. The Journal of trauma, 64 4 Suppl, S295-301

Johannigman, Jay A; Muskat, Peter; Barnes, Stephen; Davis, Kenneth; Branson, Richard D 2008. Autonomous control of ventilation. The Journal of trauma, 64 4 Suppl, S302-20

Robinson B, Mueller E, Henson K, Branson R, Barsoum S, Tseui B 2008. A Nurse Implemented Analgesia-Sedation-Delirium Protocol for Critically Ill Trauma Patients J of Trauma, 64 ,

Robinson, Bryce R H; Mueller, Eric W; Henson, Kathyrn; Branson, Richard D; Barsoum, Samuel; Tsuei, Betty J 2008. An analgesia-delirium-sedation protocol for critically ill trauma patients reduces ventilator days and hospital length of stay. The Journal of trauma, 65 3, 517-26

Rubinson L, Hick JL, Curits JR, Branson RD, et al 2008. Definitive Care for the Critically Ill During a Disaster: Medical Resources for Surge Capacity Chest, 133 Suppl, 32S–50S

Rubinson, Lewis; Hick, John L; Curtis, J Randall; Branson, Richard D; Burns, Suzi; Christian, Michael D; Devereaux, Asha V; Dichter, Jeffrey R; Talmor, Daniel; Erstad, Brian; Medina, Justine; Geiling, James A 2008. Definitive care for the critically ill during a disaster: medical resources for surge capacity: from a Task Force for Mass Critical Care summit meeting, January 26-27, 2007, Chicago, IL. Chest, 133 5 Suppl, 32S-50S

Branson RD, Davis K, Jr., Butler K 2007. African Americans participation in clinical trials Am J Surg, 193 1, 32-39

Branson, Richard D 2007. Secretion management in the mechanically ventilated patient. Respiratory care, 52 10, 1328-42; discussion

Branson, Richard D; Chatburn, Robert L 2007. Controversies in the critical care setting. Should adaptive pressure control modes be utilized for virtually all patients receiving mechanical ventilation? Respiratory care, 52 4, 478-85; discussion 4

Branson, Richard D; Davis, Kenneth; Butler, Karyn L 2007. African Americans' participation in clinical research: importance, barriers, and solutions. American journal of surgery, 193 1, 32-9; discussion 40

Daugherty EL, Branson RD, Rubinson L 2007. Mass casualty respiratory failure Current Opinion in Critical Care, 133 1, 51-56

Johannigman JA, Branson RD, Barnes SL, Muskat P, Beck G 2007. Closed loop control of oxygenation and ventilation International Journal of Gravitational Physiology , 14 , P35-38

Johannigman, Jay; Branson, Richard D; Muskat, Peter; Barnes, Stephen L; Beck, George 2007. Closed loop control of oxgenation and ventilation. Journal of gravitational physiology : a journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology, 14 1, P35-8

Kallet, Richard H; Branson, Richard D 2007. Respiratory controversies in the critical care setting. Do the NIH ARDS Clinical Trials Network PEEP/FIO2 tables provide the best evidence-based guide to balancing PEEP and FIO2 settings in adults? Respiratory care, 52 4, 461-75; discussion 4

Salas N, Wisor B, Agazio J, Branson RD, Austin PA 2007. . Comparison of Ventilation and Cardiac Compressions When Utilizing the Impact Model 730 Automatic Transport Ventilator Versus a Conventional Bag Valve with a Facemask in a Model of Adult Cardiopulmonary Arre Resuscitation, 74 1, 94-101

Branson RD and Rubinson L 2006. A single ventilator for multiple patients: Understanding the multiple limitations Acdemic Emergency Medicine, 13 12, 1352-3

Branson, Richard D 2006. Humidification of respired gases during mechanical ventilation: mechanical considerations. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 12 2, 253-61

Branson, Richard D; Rubinson, Lewis 2006. A single ventilator for multiple simulated patients to meet disaster surge. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 13 12, 1352-3; author reply

Rubinson L, Branson RD, Pesick N, Talmor D 2006. Positive pressure ventilation equipment for mass casualty respiratory failure Biosecurity and Bioterrorism , 4 2, 1-12

Rubinson, Lewis; Branson, Richard D; Pesik, Nicki; Talmor, Daniel 2006. Positive-pressure ventilation equipment for mass casualty respiratory failure. Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science, 4 2, 183-94

Branson, Richard D 2005. Ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the right tool for the job. Respiratory care, 50 11, 1426-7

Branson, Richard D 2005. New ventilator modes: the shape of things to come? Respiratory care, 50 8, 1031-2

Branson, Richard D 2005. The ventilator circuit and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respiratory care, 50 6, 774-85; discussion 7

Branson, Richard D 2005. Functional principles of positive pressure ventilators: implications for patient-ventilator interaction. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 11 2, 119-45

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2005. The role of ventilator graphics when setting dual-control modes. Respiratory care, 50 2, 187-201

Branson, Richard D 2004. Anatomy of a research paper. Respiratory care, 49 10, 1222-8

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2004. The measurement of energy expenditure. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 19 6, 622-36

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A 2004. What is the evidence base for the newer ventilation modes? Respiratory care, 49 7, 742-60

Branson, Richard D; Mannheimer, Paul D 2004. Forehead oximetry in critically ill patients: the case for a new monitoring site. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 10 3, 359-67, vi-vii

Branson, Richard D 2003. Endotracheal tubes and imposed work of breathing: what should we do about it, if anything? Critical care (London, England), 7 5, 347-8

Johannigman, Jay A; Miller, Sandra L; Davis, Bradley R; Davis, Kenneth; Campbell, Robert S; Branson, Richard D 2003. Influence of low tidal volumes on gas exchange in acute respiratory distress syndrome and the role of recruitment maneuvers. The Journal of trauma, 54 2, 320-5

Austin, Paul N; Campbell, Robert S; Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D 2002. Imposed work of breathing during ventilator failure. Respiratory care, 47 6, 667-74

Austin, Paul N; Campbell, Robert S; Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D 2002. Transport ventilators. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 8 1, 119-50

Branson, Richard D; Durbin, Charles G 2002. Invasive mechanical ventilation in adults:implementation, management, weaning, & follow-up. Respiratory care, 47 3, 247-8

Branson, Richard D; Johannigman, Jay A; Campbell, Robert S; Davis, Kenneth 2002. Closed-loop mechanical ventilation. Respiratory care, 47 4, 427-51; discussion 4

Campbell, Robert S; Johannigman, Jay A; Branson, Richard D; Austin, Paul N; Matacia, Gina; Banks, Gary R 2002. Battery duration of portable ventilators: effects of control variable, positive end-expiratory pressure, and inspired oxygen concentration. Respiratory care, 47 10, 1173-83

Austin, P N; Campbell, R S; Johannigman, J A; Branson, R D 2001. Work of breathing characteristics of seven portable ventilators. Resuscitation, 49 2, 159-67

Austin, P N; Johannigman, J A; Simmons, L W; Camden, M P; Campbell, R S; Branson, R D 2001. Surface temperature of two portable ventilators during simulated use under clinical conditions. Military medicine, 166 10, 843-7

Branson, R D 2001. Dual control modes, closed loop ventilation, handguns, and tequila. Respiratory care, 46 3, 232-3

Branson, R D; Davis, K 2001. Dual control modes: combining volume and pressure breaths. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 7 3, 397-408, viii

Brilli, R J; Spevetz, A; Branson, R D; Campbell, G M; Cohen, H; Dasta, J F; Harvey, M A; Kelley, M A; Kelly, K M; Rudis, M I; St Andre, A C; Stone, J R; Teres, D; Weled, B J 2001. Critical care delivery in the intensive care unit: defining clinical roles and the best practice model. Critical care medicine, 29 10, 2007-19

Campbell, R S; Branson, R D; Johannigman, J A 2001. Adaptive support ventilation. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 7 3, 425-40, ix

Davis, K; Johannigman, J A; Campbell, R S; Marraccini, A; Luchette, F A; Frame, S B; Branson, R D 2001. The acute effects of body position strategies and respiratory therapy in paralyzed patients with acute lung injury. Critical care (London, England), 5 2, 81-7

Johannigman, J A; Davis, K; Miller, S L; Campbell, R S; Luchette, F A; Frame, S B; Branson, R D 2001. Prone positioning and inhaled nitric oxide: synergistic therapies for acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Journal of trauma, 50 4, 589-95; discussion 5

Branson, R D 2000. Techniques for automated feedback control of mechanical ventilation. Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine, 21 3, 203-9

Campbell, R S; Davis, K; Johannigman, J A; Branson, R D 2000. The effects of passive humidifier dead space on respiratory variables in paralyzed and spontaneously breathing patients. Respiratory care, 45 3, 306-12

Hess, D; Branson, R D 2000. Ventilators and weaning modes. Respiratory care clinics of North America, 6 3, 407-35;v-vi

Johannigman, J A; Davis, K; Campbell, R S; Luchette, F A; Frame, S B; Branson, R D 2000. Positive end-expiratory pressure and response to inhaled nitric oxide: changing nonresponders to responders. Surgery, 127 4, 390-4

Johannigman, J A; Davis, K; Miller, S L; Campbell, R S; Luchette, F A; Frame, S B; Branson, R D 2000. Prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome in the surgical intensive care unit: who, when, and how long? Surgery, 128 4, 708-16

Branson RD . Secretion management in the mechanically ventilated patient Respir Care, 52 10, 1328-42