Craig Blinderman, MD

Original Articles

  • Buckley de Meritens A, Margolis B, Blinderman CD, et al. Practice Patterns, Attitudes, and Barriers to Palliative Care Consultation by Gynecologic Oncologists. J Oncol Pract 2017

  • Nakagawa S, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Naka Y, Blinderman CD. Palliative Care Interventions before Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in both Bridge to Transplant and Destination Therapy. J Palliat Med, 2017

  • Pollack LR, Goldstein NE, Gonzalez WC, Blinderman CD, Maurer MS, Lederer DJ, Baldwin MR. The Frailty Phenotype and Palliative Care Needs of Older Survivors of Critical Illness. J Am Geriatr Soc 2017;65(6):1168-1175.

  • Stix B, Wunsch H, Clancy C, Blinderman CD, Hua M. Variability in frequency of consultation and needs assessed by palliative care services across multiple specialty ICUs. Intensive Care Med 2016;42(12):2104-2105.

  • Abrams DC, Prager K, Blinderman CD, Burkart KM, Brodie D. Ethical dilemmas encountered with the use of ECMO in adults. Chest 2014;145(4):876-82.

  • Hua MS, Li G, Blinderman CD, Wunsch H. Estimates of the need for palliative care consultation across United States intensive care units using a trigger-based model. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014;189(4):428-36.

  • Abrams DC, Prager K, Blinderman CD, Burkart KM, Brodie D. The appropriate use of increasingly sophisticated life-sustaining technology. Virtual Mentor 2013;15(12):1050-5.

  • Blinderman CD. Integrating palliative care with disease-modifying therapy. Virtual Mentor 2013;15(12):1017-21.

  • Baldwin MR, Wunsch H, Reyfman PA, Narain WR, Blinderman CD, Schluger NW, Reid MC, Maurer MS, Goldstein N, Lederer DJ, Bach P.  High Burden of Palliative Needs Among Older ICU Survivors Transferred to Post-Acute Care Facilities: A Single Center Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013; 10(1513):03-039.

  • Jacobsen J, Blinderman CD. Subcutaneous lymphatic drainage (lymphcentesis) for palliation of severe refractory lymphedema in cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 2011;41(6):1094-7. 

  • Temel J, Greer JA, Muzilansky A, Gallagher E, Admane S, Jackson VA, Dahlin CM, Blinderman CD, Jacobsen J, Pirl WF, Billings JA, Lynch TJ. Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med 2010; 363(8):733-42.

  • Blinderman CD. Palliative Care, Public Health and Justice: Setting Priorities in Resource Poor Countries. Dev World Bioeth 2009;9(3):105-110.

  • Blinderman CD, Homel P, Billings JA, Tennstedt S, Portenoy RK. Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Pain Symptom Manage 2009;38(1):115-23.

  • Blinderman CD, Sekine R, Zhang B, Nillson M, Shaiova L. Methadone as an analgesic for patients with chronic pain in methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTPs). J Opioid Manage 2009;5(2):107-14.

  • Blinderman CD, Homel P, Billings JA, Portenoy RK, Tennstedt S. Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with advanced congestive heart failure. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008;35(6):594-603.

  • Blinderman CD, Cherny N. Existential issues do not necessarily result in existential suffering: Lessons from cancer patients in Israel. Palliat Med 2005; 19(5): 371380.

Reviews, and Editorials

  • Blinderman CD. Psycho-existential distress in cancer patients: A return to “entheogens.” J Psychopharmacol. 2016;30(12):1205-1206.

  • Blinderman CD, Billings JA. Comfort Care for the Hospitalized Dying Patient. N Engl J Med 2015 ; 373(26):2549-61.

  • Hua M, Li G, Blinderman CD, Wunsch H. Reply: Palliative care: a core competency for intensive care unit doctors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 189(12):1570.

  • Aggarwal SK, Blinderman CD. Fast Facts and Concepts #279: Cannabis for symptom control. J Palliat Med 2014; 17(5):612-4.

  • Blinderman CD. The Nature of Healing. J Pain Symptom Manage 2013; 46(2):303-304.

  • Blinderman CD, Krakauer EL, Solomon MZ. Challenges of Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitation Orders—In Reply. JAMA 2012; 307(23):2487-89.

  • Blinderman CD, Krakauer EL, Solomon MZ. Time to revise the approach to determining cardiopulmonary resuscitation status. JAMA 2012; 307(9):917-18.

  • Blinderman CD, Prager K. The right to information—A first step toward improving end-of-life care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2011;41(5):e1-2.

  • Ko DN, Perez-Cruz P, Blinderman CD. Ethical issues in palliative care. Primary Care 2011;38(2):183-93.

  • Swarm R, Abernethy AP, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Blinderman CD, Boston B, Cleeland C, Coyle N, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Janjan NA, Karver SB, Levy MH, Lynch M, Moryl N, Murphy BA, Nesbit SA, Oakes L, Obbens EA, Paice JA, Rabow MW, Syrjala KL, Urba S, Weinstein SM. Adult Cancer Pain. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010:8(9):1046-86.

  • Kamdar M, Blinderman CD. Book Review: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Breakthrough Pain by Perry Fine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2009;12(2):199-199.

  • Shaiova L, Berger A, Blinderman CD, Bruera E, Davis M, Derby S, Inturrisi C, Kalman J, Mehta D, Pappagallo M, Perlov E. Consensus Guideline on Parenteral Methadone Use in Pain and Palliative Care. Palliat and Support Care 2008;6(2):165-76.

  • Blinderman CD. Commentary on “Last Hours of Life: Encouraging End-of-life Conversations.” J Clin Ethics 2008;19(2):167-8.

  • Billings JA, Blinderman CD. A Satisfying, Inexpensive but Briefer Hospital Survival with Palliative Care. J Pall Med 2008;11(9):1183.

  • Billings JA, Blinderman CD. Living longer or dying happier and inexpensively? J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56(9):1777.

  • Vergo M, Blinderman CD. Book Review: Cancer Pain Management. Edited by Michael J. Fisch and Allen W. Burton. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007. J Palliat Med 2008;11(5):791-2.

  • Skarf M, Blinderman CD. Book Review: Cancer-Related Breakthrough Pain, edited by Andrew Davies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008;11(5):790-1.

  • Shaiova L, Blinderman CD. Methadone Conversion. In: Optimizing pharmacologic treatments for patients with refractory pain. Am J of Continuing Education July 2007; 22-27.

  • Blinderman CD. Book Review: A Palliative Ethic of Care: Clinical Wisdom at Life’s End by Joseph J. Fins, MD, Jones and Barlett; 2006 J Pain Symptom Manage 2006; 31(5): 477-478.

Case Reports

  • DeForest A, Blinderman CD. Persistent Delirium in Chronic Critical Illness as a Prodrom Syndrome before Death. J Palliat Med, 2017;20(5):569-572

  • Blinderman CD. Do surrogates have a right to refuse pain medications for incompetent patients? J Pain Symptom Manage 2012;43(2):299-305.

  • Blinderman CD. Opioids, Iatrogenic Harm and Disclosure of Medical Error. J Pain Symptom Manage 2010;39(2):309-13.

  • Blinderman CD. Jewish law and end-of-life decision-making: A case report in  clinical ethics. J Clin Ethics 2007;18(3):1-7.

  • Blinderman C, Lapid O, Shaked G. Abdominal compartment syndrome in a burn patient. Isr Med Assoc J 2002; 4:833-834.

Books and Chapters

  • Blinderman CD. Taking the precepts as your guide: How to approach difficult decisions, accept the consequences, and not keep yourself up all night. In: Ellison KP and Weingast M. eds. Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care. Somerville: Wisdom, 2016. Publications.

  • Ko D, Blinderman CD. Withholding and Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment. In: Cherny NI, Fallon MT, Kaasa S, et al. eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 5th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

  • Selvaggi K, Blinderman CD, Fowler B, and Abrahm J. Pain management and antiemetic therapy in hematologic disorders. In Hoffman R, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 6th Edition, 2012.

  • Blinderman CD, Fowler B, and Abrahm J. Pain management and antiemetic therapy in hematologic disorders. In Hoffman R, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th Edition, 2008.

  • Shaiova L, Blinderman CD, Goloff, M and Brookoff, D. Sickle Cell Anemia: A Disease of Molecules or a Disease of Race? In: Smith, H & Passik, S, eds. Pain and Chemical Dependency. 1st Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

  • Portenoy RK, Blinderman CD. Cancer Pain and Palliative Care. In: Kelsen D, Daly J, Kern S, et al., eds. Principles and Practice of Gastrointestinal Oncology. 2nd Edition. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

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