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Kenneth Davis, MD

Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia

Clinical Interest

Critical Care Surgery
General Surgery

Specialties

Surgery-Critical Care

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Medical Degree: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine: New York Medical College
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • SRU Room 1577
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-7203
  • Email kenneth.davis@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Austin P.; Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 12-01-1999. Comparison of the imposed work of breathing of 9 portable ventilators Critical Care Medicine, 27 12 SUPPL.,

Austin P.; Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 12-01-1999. Evaluation of two adjustable flow generators Critical Care Medicine, 27 12 SUPPL.,

Austin P.; Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 12-01-1999. The effect of pressure support ventilation on imposed work of breathing: A comparison of four portab Critical Care Medicine, 27 12 SUPPL.,

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Lawson J.; Luchette F. 12-01-1999. Performance of two dual control modes (DCM) of ventilation in the presence of a large air leak Critical Care Medicine, 27 1 SUPPL.,

Branson R.; Campbetl R.; Davis K.; Jottannigman J.; Luchette F.; Porembka D. 12-01-1998. Breathing pattern and gas exchange alterations associated with the deadspace of heat and moisture ex Critical Care Medicine, 26 1 SUPPL.,

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 12-01-1997. Inhaled nitric oxide in acute respiratory distress syndrome Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 43 6, 904-910

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; James L.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Porembka D. 11-23-2000. Effects of body temperature on accuracy of continuous cardiac output measurements Journal of Investigative Surgery, 13 3, 147-152

Branson Ba R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J. 11-01-1997. Erratic ventilator triggering during neuromuscular blockade Respiratory Care, 42 11, 1048-1056

Barnes S.; Butler K.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Muskat P.; Pritts T.; Richards J.; Robinson B.; Tsuei B.; Zimmerman C. 10-01-2008. The devil is in the details: Maximizing revenue for daily trauma care Surgery, 144 4, 670-676

Davis K.; Hauser C.; Hawkins M.; Kerwin A. 10-01-2008. Discussion Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 65 4, 830-831

Davis K.; Frame S.; Hurst J.; James L.; Johannigman J.; Lim E.; Luchette F.; Miller S.; O'Brien D.; Pereira S.; Seeskin C. 10-01-2002. Pelvic fracture in the elderly is associated with increased mortality Surgery, 132 4, 710-715

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K. 10-01-1997. Effect of expiratory flow on moisture output of passive humidifiers as measured by the ISO 9360 stan Respiratory Care, 42 10, 960-964

Choe E.; Davis K.; Flint L.; Kramer G.; Lippton H.; Love R.; Lucas C.; Steinberg S.; Watkins G. 09-12-1995. Positive end-expiratory pressure decreases mesenteric blood flow despite normalization of cardiac ou Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 39 2, 195-199

Campbell R.; Davis K.; Evans S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Porembka D. 09-01-2000. Heat-moisture exchangers and risk of nosocomial pneumonia. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 21 9, 618

Branson R.D.; Brown R.; Davis K.; Rashkin M. 09-01-1996. Comparison of three humidification techniques during mechanical ventilation: Patient selection, cost Respiratory Care, 41 9, 809-816

Bebbe T.; Brown D.; Davis K.; Falcone R.; Fegelman E.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Merhar G.; Nussbaum M. 08-01-1999. A prospective comparison of laparoscopic ultrasound vs intraoperative cholangiogram during laparosco Surgical Endoscopy, 13 8, 784-788

Branson R.D.; Campbell R.S.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.A.; Luchette F.A.; Ottaway M. 08-01-1999. Comparison of conventional heated humidification with a new active hygroscopic heat and moisture exc Respiratory Care, 44 8, 912-917

Branson R.; Davis K. 08-01-1996. Evaluation of 21 passive humidifiers according to the ISO 9360 standard: Moisture output, dead space Respiratory Care, 41 8, 736-743

Branson R.; Davis K. 06-01-2008. Does Closed Loop Control of Assist Control Ventilation Reduce Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury? Clinics in Chest Medicine, 29 2, 343-350

Davis K.; Fischer J.; Frame S.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; McCarter F.; Molloy M. 05-01-2000. Institutional and individual learning curves for focused abdominal ultrasound for trauma: Cumulative Annals of Surgery, 231 5, 689-700

Crews J.; Davis K.; Fischer J.E.; Frame S.B.; Gibson S.W.; Hurst J.M.; Johannigman J.A.; Luchette F.A.; Moon M.R.; Sudarshan G. 05-01-1999. Prospective, randomized comparison of epidural versus parenteral opioid analgesia in thoracic trauma Annals of Surgery, 229 5, 684-692

Criner G.; Davis K.; Dellinger R.; Kelly K.; Small R.; Smith T.; Straube R.; Taylor R.; Zimmerman J. 04-07-2004. Low-Dose Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Patients with Acute Lung Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of the American Medical Association, 291 13, 1603-1609

Davis K.; Finlay-Morreale H.; Fisher B.; Johannigman J.; Tsuei B. 04-01-2009. Close is dead: Determinants of firearm injury lethality in women Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 66 4, 1207-1211

Barnes S.; Beck G.; Branson R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Muskat P. 04-01-2008. Autonomous control of oxygenation Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 64 SUPPL. 4,

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Porembka D. 04-01-1998. Anaesthesia circuits, humidity output, and mucociliary structure and function Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 26 2, 178-183

Bartlett R.; Croce M.; Davis K.; Gore D.; Hirschl R.; Wiedemann H.; Zwischenberger J. 03-15-2002. Prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study of partial liquid ventilation in adult acute respira American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165 6, 781-787

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J. 03-01-2000. The effects of passive humidifier dead space on respiratory variables in paralyzed and spontaneously Respiratory Care, 45 3, 306-312

Criner G.; Davis K.; Dellinger R.; Hauser D.; Hyers T.; Papadakos P.; Sträube R.; Taylor R.; Zimmerman J. 01-20-1998. Effects of inhaled nitric oxide in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: Results of a r Critical Care Medicine, 26 1, 15-23

Branson R.; Butler K.; Davis K. 01-01-2007. African Americans' participation in clinical research: importance, barriers, and solutions American Journal of Surgery, 193 1, 32-39

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis B.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Miller S. 01-01-2003. Influence of low tidal volumes on gas exchange in acute respiratory distress syndrome and the role o Journal of Trauma, 54 2, 320-325

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J. 01-01-2002. Closed-loop mechanical ventilation. Respiratory care, 47 4,

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Miller S. 01-01-2001. Prone positioning and inhaled nitric oxide: Synergistic therapies for acute respiratory distress syn Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 50 4, 589-596

Branson R.; Davis K. 01-01-2001. Dual control modes: Combining volume and pressure breaths Respiratory Care Clinics of North America, 7 3, 397-408

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Evans S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Porembka D. 01-01-2000. Prolonged use of heat and moisture exchangers does not affect device efficiency or frequency rate of Critical Care Medicine, 28 5, 1412-1418

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 01-01-2000. Positive end-expiratory pressure and response to inhaled nitric oxide: Changing nonresponders to res Surgery, 127 4, 390-394

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Miller S. 01-01-2000. Prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome in the surgical intensive care unit: Who, Surgery, 128 4, 708-716

Choe K.; Davis K.; Frame S.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Lim E.; Luchette F.; O'Brien D.; Pereira S. 01-01-2000. Dynamic helical computed tomography scan accurately detects hemorrhage in patients with pelvic fract Surgery, 128 4, 678-685

Davis K.; Dyehouse J.; Howe S.; Lemmink J.; McCarthy M.; Russell A.; Sommers M. 01-01-2000. Attribution of injury to alcohol involvement in young adults seriously injured in alcohol-related mo American Journal of Critical Care, 9 1, 28-35

Davis K.; Frame S.; Gearhart M.; Hurst J.; James L.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Lutomski D.; Proctor M.; Witsken C. 01-01-2000. The risk assessment profile score identifies trauma patients at risk for deep veto thrombosis Surgery, 128 4, 631-640

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K. 01-01-1999. New modes of ventilatory support International Anesthesiology Clinics, 37 3, 103-125

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Valente J. 01-01-1999. Changes in respiratory mechanics after tracheostomy Archives of Surgery, 134 1, 59-62

Choe K.; Davis K.; Falcone R.; Frame S.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F.; Ottaway M.; Tiao G. 01-01-1999. Zone I retroperitoneal hematoma identified by computed tomography scan as an indicator of significan Surgery, 126 4, 608-615

Anderson G.L.; Blebea J.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M.; Johannigman J.A.; Johnson R.C.; Luchette F.A.; Parikh A.A.; Rosenthal G.J.; Valente J.F. 01-01-1997. Blunt carotid artery injuries Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 185 1, 80-86

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Luchette F. 01-01-1997. Use of the rapid/shallow breathing index as an indicator of patient work of breathing during pressur Surgery, 122 4, 737-741

Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J. 01-01-1997. Combined differential lung ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide therapy in the management of unilate Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 42 1, 108-111

Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Lim E.; Luchette F.; Papaconstantinou H.; Williams A. 01-01-1997. The effect of early versus late fasciotomy in the management of extremity trauma Surgery, 122 4, 861-866

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Porembka D. 01-01-1996. Comparison of volume control and pressure control ventilation: Is flow waveform the difference? Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 41 5, 808-814

Davis K.; Murphy M.; Pitzer M.; Weber S. 01-01-1996. Management of retrohepatic venous injuries with atrial caval shunts. AORN journal, 64 3,

Blebea J.; Davis K.; Fowl R.; Kempczinski R.; Meyer C. 01-01-1995. Surveillance venous scans for deep venous thrombosis in multiple trauma patients Annals of Vascular Surgery, 9 1, 109-114

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Dechert R.; Folk L.; Haas C.; Weg J.; Wise C. 01-01-1995. Patient-determined inspiratory flow during assisted mechanical ventilation Respiratory Care, 40 7, 716-721

Branson R.; Davis K. 01-01-1995. Work of breathing imposed by five ventilators used for long-term support: The effects of PEEP and si Respiratory Care, 40 12, 1270-1278

Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Johnson D. 01-01-1995. Out?of?hospital Ventilation: Bag?Valve Device vs Transport Ventilator Academic Emergency Medicine, 2 8, 719-724

Branson R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Johnson R. 01-01-1995. Lung Compliance Following Cardiac Arrest Academic Emergency Medicine, 2 10, 874-878

Anderson G.L.; Branson R.D.; Davis K.; Johnson D.J.; Porembka D.T.; Valente J.F. 01-01-1994. Disadvantages of prolonged propofol sedation in the critical care unit Critical Care Medicine, 22 4, 710-712

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johnson D. 01-01-1994. Comparison of pressure and flow triggering systems during continuous positive airway pressure Chest, 106 2, 540-544

Branson R.; Davis K.; Porembka D. 01-01-1994. A comparison of the imposed work of breathing with endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes in a lung mod Respiratory Care, 39 6, 611-616

Davis K.; Semonin-Holleran R.; Storer D. 01-01-1994. Neuromuscular blockade and intubation: association with hypothermia in the air medical trauma patien Air Medical Journal, 13 11-12, 483-485

Boyce S.; Davis K.; Kier A.; Orlowski J.; Porembka D.; Sehlhorst S. 01-01-1993. The pathophysiologic changes following bile aspiration in a porcine lung model Chest, 104 3, 919-924

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johannigman J.; Johnson D.; Porembka D. 01-01-1993. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation Archives of Surgery, 128 12, 1348-1352

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johnson D.; Porembka D. 01-01-1993. Humidification in the intensive care unit: Prospective study of a new protocol utilizing heated humi Chest, 104 6, 1800-1805

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Johnson D.; Porembka D. 01-01-1993. The addition of sighs during pressure support ventilation: Is there a benefit? Chest, 104 3, 867-870

Branson R.; Davis K.; Johnson D.; Purcell P. 01-01-1993. Continuous duodenal feeding restores gut blood flow and increases gut oxygen utilization during PEEP The American Journal of Surgery, 165 1, 188-194

Davis K.; Hoit B.; Johnson D.; Koutlas T.; Porembka D.; Reising J. 01-01-1993. Penetrating cardiac trauma: A perioperative role for transesophageal echocardiography Anesthesia and Analgesia, 77 6, 1275-1277

Branson P.; Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johnson D. 01-01-1992. Cost and complications during in-hospital transport of critically ill patients: A prospective cohort Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 33 4, 582-585

Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johnson D.; Purcell P. 01-01-1992. Gut feeding and hepatic hemodynamics during PEEP ventilation for acute lung injury Journal of Surgical Research, 53 4, 335-341

Branson R.; Davis K.; Johnson D.; Purcell P.; Schroeder T. 01-01-1992. Monoethylglycinexylidide production parallels changes in hepatic blood flow and oxygen delivery in l Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 33 3, 482-486

Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johnson D.; Porembka D. 01-01-1992. Laboratory and clinical evaluation of the impact uni-vent 750 portable ventilator Respiratory Care, 37 1, 29-36

Davis K. 01-01-1992. The injured duodenum. Journal of the National Medical Association, 84 2, 177-179

Davis K. 01-01-1992. Alterations to the Patil-Syracuse mask for fiberoptic intubation [7] Anesthesia and Analgesia, 74 3, 472-473

Akers D.; Davis K.; Fowl R.; Hurst J.; Kempczinski R.; Uhl S. 01-01-1991. Temporary closure of the abdominal wall by use of silicone rubber sheets after operative repair of r Journal of Vascular Surgery, 14 1, 48-52

Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Johnson D. 01-01-1991. The effect of low dose dopamine on gut hemodynamics during PEEP ventilation for acute lung injury Journal of Surgical Research, 50 4, 344-349

Branson R.D.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M.; Johannigman J.A. 01-01-1991. Techniques of emergency ventilation: A model to evaluate tidal volume, airway pressure, and gastric Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 31 1, 93-98

Adams K.; Barrette R.; Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J. 01-01-1990. Comparison of conventional mechanical ventilation and high-frequency ventilation. A prospective, ran Annals of Surgery, 211 4, 486-491

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J. 01-01-1990. Comparison of the effects of pressure support ventilation delivered by two ventilators Respiratory Care, 35 11, 1049-1055

Branson R.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.; Johannigman J.; Johnson D. 01-01-1990. Altering flowrate during maximum pressure support ventilation (PSV(max)): Effects on cardiorespirato Respiratory Care, 35 11, 1056-1064

Davis K. 01-01-1990. Trauma to the lower abdomen Journal of the National Medical Association, 82 10, 717-720

Barrette R.R.; Branson R.D.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M. 01-01-1989. Cardiopulmonary Effects of Pressure Support Ventilation Archives of Surgery, 124 9, 1067-1070

Branson R.D.; Campbell R.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M. 01-01-1989. Measurement of maximal inspiratory pressure: A comparison of three methods Respiratory Care, 34 9, 789-794

Branson R.D.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M.; Johannigman J.A. 01-01-1989. Comparison of blood gases during transport using two methods of ventilatory support Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 29 12, 1637-1640

Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J. 01-01-1988. High-frequency percussive ventilation in the management of elevated intracranial pressure Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 28 9, 1363-1367

Branson R.D.; Davis K.; Hurst J.M.; Pulsfort R. 01-01-1988. A laboratory evaluation of the Biergy VVR Calorimeter Respiratory Care, 33 5, 341-347

Braunstein P.; Davis K.; Fowl R.; Patterson R. 01-01-1988. Letters to the editor Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 28 12, 1684

Branson R.; Davis K.; Hurst J. 01-01-1987. High frequency ventilation in clinical surgery Problems in General Surgery, 4 4, 455-474