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Walter A. Boyle III, MD

Professor, Anesthesiology
Professor, Surgery

Specialty Areas

Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Areas of Clinical Interest

Anesthesiology, critical care medicine

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

: California State University, Long Beach California 1973
Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco, California 1977
Residency: Anesthesiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 1982

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Clinical effectiveness of a sedation protocol minimizing benzodiazepine infusions and favoring early dexmedetomidine: a before-after study.
Skrupky LP, Drewry AM, Wessman B, Field RR, Fagley RE, Varghese L, Lieu A, Olatunde J, Micek ST, Kollef MH, Boyle WA
Crit Care. 2015 Apr 2; 19136. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-0874-0.

PMID:
    25887495
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pallid bands in feathers and associated stable isotope signatures reveal effects of severe weather stressors on fledgling sparrows.
Ross JD, Kelly JF, Bridge ES, Engel MH, Reinking DL, Boyle WA
PeerJ. 2015; 3e814. doi: 10.7717/peerj.814.

PMID:
    25780766
    [PubMed]
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Altitudinal migration in bats: evidence, patterns, and drivers.
McGuire LP, Boyle WA
Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2013 Nov; 88(4)767-86. doi: 10.1111/brv.12024.

PMID:
    23480862
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phenology of tropical understory trees: patterns and correlates.
Boyle WA, Bronstein JL
Rev Biol Trop. 2012 Dec; 60(4)1415-30.

PMID:
    23342499
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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North American ornithology in transition.
Altshuler DL, Cockle KL, Boyle WA
Biol Lett. 2013 Feb 23; 9(1)20120876. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0876.

PMID:
    23097461
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lekking birds in a tropical forest forego sex for migration.
Boyle WA, Guglielmo CG, Hobson KA, Norris DR
Biol Lett. 2011 Oct 23; 7(5)661-3. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0115.

PMID:
    21471048
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnostic utility of plasma procalcitonin for nosocomial pneumonia in the intensive care unit setting.
Dallas J, Brown SM, Hock K, Scott MG, Skrupky LP, Boyle WA 3rd, Kollef MH
Respir Care. 2011 Apr; 56(4)412-9. doi: 10.4187/respcare.00979.

PMID:
    21255510
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis in a mixed surgical and medical ICU population.
Dallas J, Skrupky L, Abebe N, Boyle WA 3rd, Kollef MH
Chest. 2011 Mar; 139(3)513-518. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-1336.

PMID:
    20724738
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Storms drive altitudinal migration in a tropical bird.
Boyle WA, Norris DR, Guglielmo CG
Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Aug 22; 277(1693)2511-9. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0344.

PMID:
    20375047
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds.
Sol D, Garcia N, Iwaniuk A, Davis K, Meade A, Boyle WA, Székely T
PLoS One. 2010 Mar 10; 5(3)e9617. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009617.

PMID:
    20224776
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Corticosteroids and the original vasopressin and septic shock trial subgroups.
Southard RE, Boyle WA
Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan; 38(1)338; authore reply 338-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181bc7ab8.

PMID:
    20023496
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Implementation of a mandatory checklist of protocols and objectives improves compliance with a wide range of evidence-based intensive care unit practices.
Byrnes MC, Schuerer DJ, Schallom ME, Sona CS, Mazuski JE, Taylor BE, McKenzie W, Thomas JM, Emerson JS, Nemeth JL, Bailey RA, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM
Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct; 37(10)2775-81. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181a96379.

PMID:
    19581803
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of a simple, low-cost oral care protocol on ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in a surgical intensive care unit.
Sona CS, Zack JE, Schallom ME, McSweeney M, McMullen K, Thomas J, Coopersmith CM, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Mazuski JE, Schuerer DJ
J Intensive Care Med. 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1)54-62. doi: 10.1177/0885066608326972.

PMID:
    19017665
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Partial migration in birds: tests of three hypotheses in a tropical lekking frugivore.
Boyle WA
J Anim Ecol. 2008 Nov; 77(6)1122-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01451.x.

PMID:
    18657208
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vasopressin in septic shock.
Boyle WA, Leone M
N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 19; 358(25)2736; author reply 2737-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc080666.

PMID:
    18565870
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tracheostomy protocol: experience with development and potential utility.
Freeman BD, Kennedy C, Robertson TE, Coopersmith CM, Schallom M, Sona C, Cracchiolo L, Schuerer DJ, Boyle WA, Buchman TG
Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun; 36(6)1742-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318174d9f6.

PMID:
    18496369
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Can variation in risk of nest predation explain altitudinal migration in tropical birds?
Boyle WA
Oecologia. 2008 Mar; 155(2)397-403. doi: 10.1007/s00442-007-0897-6.

PMID:
    18188606
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Elastin haploinsufficiency induces alternative aging processes in the aorta.
Pezet M, Jacob MP, Escoubet B, Gheduzzi D, Tillet E, Perret P, Huber P, Quaglino D, Vranckx R, Li DY, Starcher B, Boyle WA, Mecham RP, Faury G
Rejuvenation Res. 2008 Feb; 11(1)97-112. doi: 10.1089/rej.2007.0587.

PMID:
    18173368
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters in an intensive care unit with a low blood stream infection rate after implementation of an educational program: a before-after trial.
Schuerer DJ, Zack JE, Thomas J, Borecki IB, Sona CS, Schallom ME, Venker M, Nemeth JL, Ward MR, Verjan L, Warren DK, Fraser VJ, Mazuski JE, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007 Aug; 8(4)445-54.

PMID:
    17883361
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Why migrate? A test of the evolutionary precursor hypothesis.
Boyle WA, Conway CJ
Am Nat. 2007 Mar; 169(3)344-59.

PMID:
    17294370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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