Victor J. Cardenas, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Victor J. Cardenas, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0561
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|M.D.||1983||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Residency||1987||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Chief Residency||1985||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Fellowship||1990||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
- Extracorporeal gas exchange in acute respiratory therapy
- Lung cancer and DNA damage/repair
- Mechanisms of allergic airway inflammation
- Dharajiya, N., Boldogh, I., Cardenas, V.J., Sur, S.: Role of pollen NAD(P)H oxidase in allergic inflammation. Current Opinion in Allergy and Immunology. 8:57-62, 2008.
- Peterson J.R, Graves, D.F., Tacker D.H., Okorodudu, A.O., Mohammad, A.A., Cardenas, V.J., Jr.: Comparison of POCT and central laboratory blood glucose results using arterial, capillary, and venous samples from MICU patients on a tight glycemic protocol. Clin Chim Acta. 396:10-13, 2008.
- Cardenas, V.J, Lynch, J.E., Ates, R., Miller, L., Zwischenberger, J.B.: Veno-venous Carbon Dioxide Removal in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Experience in One Patient. ASIAO J. 55(4): 420-422, 2009.
- Dharajiya N, Vaidya SV, Murai H, Cardenas V, Kurosky A, et al.: FcγRIIb Inhibits Allergic Lung Inflammation in a Murine Model of Allergic Asthma. (2010) PLoS ONE 5(2): e9337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009337; PMID20179765; PMCID2825267
- Shah SK, Cardenas V, Kuo YF, Sharma G.: Rapid Response Team in an Academic Institution – Does it make a Difference? Chest. 2010 Sep 23 (Epub ahead of print)
- Critical Care Medicine
- Lung Cancer
Patient Care (clinic days, site)
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.