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Robert Plambeck, MD

Assistant Professor

Robert Plambeck

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School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Robert Plambeck, MD

Assistant Professor

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Areas of Interest: Critical care, point of care ultrasound, lung protective ventilation, quality improvement
Critical Care Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Department

Medicine

Position

Assistant Professor

Books

  • Munir, A., Valenta, C., & Plambeck, R.  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. In: The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019.  (27th ed.). (F.J. Domino, R.A. Baldor, J. Golding, M. Stephens, Eds.) Philadelphia, PA. 2018. 2018

Articles

  • Respiratory Care
    Jagan, N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Ng I, Chovatiya JJ, Macaraeg JC, Kalian KF, Wittenberg ZL, Pruett WM, Knedler J, Klein LP, Kasinath P, Dyer ED, Bergh AA, Malesker MA Jagan N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Ng I, Chovatiya JJ, Macaraeg JC, Kalian KF, Wittenberg ZL, Pruett WM, Knedler J, Klein LP, Kasinath P, Dyer ED, Bergh AA, Malesker MA. A retrospective analysis of the effects of TIME on Compliance and Driving pressures in acute respiratory distress syndrome: The TIMED study [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 15]. Respir Care. 2022;respcare.10080 2022
  • Journal of Pharmacy Technology
    Tarpey, AE, Loranger A, Plambeck R, Malesker MA Tarpey AE, Loranger A, Plambeck R, Malesker MA. Neurotoxicity Secondary to Valacyclovir. Journal of Pharmacy Technology Jun 2022. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/87551225221098878 2022
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
    Starkel, S, Wilson S, Plambeck R, Mertens R, Malesker M Starkel S, Wilson S, Plambeck R, Mertens R, Malesker M. Anaphylaxis Following Rocuronium Administration. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. May 2022. 205: A2629
    205, p. A2629 2022
  • International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    , Ahmad F, Ahmed A, Rajendraprasad S, Loranger A, Gupta S, Velgapudi M, Vivekanandan R, Nahas J, Plambeck R, Moore D. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults: A Rare Sequela of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. ;108:209-211. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.050. Epub 2021 May 24. PMID: 34044140; PMCID: PMC8142712. 2021
  • International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    Ahmad F, Ahmad F, Ahmed A, Rajendraprasad S, Loranger A, Gupta S, Velgapudi M, Vivekanandan R, Nahas J, Plambeck R, Moore D. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults: A Rare Sequela of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. In Press. 2021
  • Annals of Intensive Care
    Jagan N,, Jagan N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Patel TM, Moore DR, Malesker MA. Sympathetic stimulation increases serum lactate concentrations in patients admitted with sepsis: implications for resuscitation strategies. Annals of Intensive Care 2021; 11(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13613-021-00805-9. PMID: 33544243.
    11(1) 2021
  • Chest
    , Morrow LE, Jagan N, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Oshiro M, Malesker MA. Prolonged Prehospital Time is a Risk Factor for Pneumonia in Trauma (the PRE-TRIP study): A Retrospective Analysis of the United States National Trauma Data Bank. Chest 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.06.032 2021
  • Annals of Intensive Care
    , Jagan N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Patel TM, Moore DR, Malesker MA. Sympathetic stimulation increases serum lactate concentrations in patients admitted with sepsis: implications for resuscitation strategies. Annals of Intensive Care 2021; 11(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13613-021-00805-9. PMID: 33544243. 2021
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    Gochnauer, B, Gochnauer, B., Aurit, S., Krajicek, B., Plambeck, R.W., and Malesker, M.A.: Retrospective Analysis of Acute Asthma Exacerbations at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2020;77(20):1700(Abstract P-42). Poster presentation at 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 6-10, 2020
    20 2020
  • Chest
    Kaminsky M, , Kaminsky M, Malesker M, Aurit S, and Plambeck R. Evaluation of the Effects of Etomidate for Induction with Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Sepsis: A Retrospective Analysis. Chest. 2020; 158:4, A683. Poster presentation at Chest Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 18-21, 2020.
    4, p. A683 2020
  • Chest
    Jagan N, Jagan N, Morrow L, Walters R, Plambeck RW, Patel T, Kalian K, Macaraeg J, Dyer E, Bergh A, Fried A, Moore D, Malesker M. Sepsis, the Administration of Intravenous Fluids and Respiratory Failure: A Retrospective Analysis- SAIFR Study. Chest 2020: S0012-3692(20)35137-0. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.10.078. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33197405, p. S0012-3692 2020
  • Crit Care Med
    , Jagan N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Plambeck RW, Wallen T, Patel T, Malesker, M. Sepsis and the Obesity Paradox: Size Matters in More Than One Way. Critical Care Medicine 2020;48(9):e776-e782. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000004459. PMID: 32590388
    48, p. e776-e782 2020
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    Singal S., Singal S., Plambeck, R.W., Moore, D.R., and Malesker, M.A.: Ethanol Toxicity Following Hand Sanitizer Ingestion. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2020;77(20):1700(Abstract P-50).
    77(20), p. 50 2020
  • Critical Care Explorations
    , Jagan N, Morrow LE, Walters RW, Klein L, Wallen T, Chung J, Plambeck RW. The POSITIONED Study: Prone Positioning in Non-Ventilated COVID-19 Patients - A Retrospective Analysis. Critical Care Explorations 2020; 2(10): e0229. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000229. PMID: 33063033 2020

Publications

  • Chest
    , Dela Cruz JL, Malesker M, Plambeck R, Destache C, Shafer D. Evaluation of Thromboembolic Events and Anticoagulant Management Strategies in Patients with COVID-19: A Retrospective Analysis. Chest 2021; 160: A1114 2021
  • Chest
    , Tarpey A, Malesker M, Aurit A, Plambeck R, Hilleman D, Morrow L, Bashir K. Evaluation of Fluid Balance in Adult Patients with Sepsis. Chest 2021; 160: A1026 2021
  • Chest
    , Walters C, Malesker M, Alberts J, Plambeck R, Landeen C, Qi Y. Retrospective Evaluation of Phenobarbital Compared to Standard Benzodiazepine Therapy for Alcohol Withdrawal Patients in an Academic Medical Center. Chest 2021; 160 (4): A1059 2021
  • Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    , Sonderby J, Wilson S., Plambeck, R.W., Bashir K., and Malesker M.A.: A Retrospective Evaluation of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Use at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2021;78(20):1907. 2021
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    Haer, M., Plambeck, R., Dethlefsen, M., Morrow, L.E, and Malesker, M.A.:  Retrospective Analysis of Baseline Potassium with Succinylcholine Administration at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2019;76:1690.  
    76, p. 1690 2019
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
    Shitinashi, L.M., Plambeck, R.W., Dethlefsen, M., Morrow, L.E, and Malesker, M.A.:  Retrospective Analysis of Intravenous Calcium Administration at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2019;76:1695.  
    76, p. 1695 2019
  • Chest
    Morrow, L., Jagan, N., Walters, R., Plambeck, R., Moore, D., Patel, T., and Malesker, M.A.. Sympathetic Stimulation Increases Serum Lactate Concentration in Patients Admitted with Sepsis: Implications for Resuscitation Strategies, CHEST, 2019; 156 (4), A1690 - A1691 
    156;4, p. 1690-1691 2019
  • Chest
    Alghoula, F., Essa, A., Chung, J., Plambeck, R., Saadi, S. Complications of the Avalon Dual Lumen ECMO Cannula: Insights from the MAUDE Database. CHEST 2019; 156 (4), A1059
    156;4, p. 1059 2019
  • Chest
    Munir, A. Koop, L., Klug, M., Rakhra, A., Landeen, C., Plambeck, R.  A Fatal Case of Rare Posterior Mediastinal Mass. CHEST. 2019; 156 (4), A1967 - A1968 
    156;4, p. 1967-1968 2019
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
    Jagan N, Landeen C, Munir A, Plambeck R.W.  TPN: Total Pleural Nutrition – A rare complication of central line placement. AB39. PLEURAL DISEASE: CASE REPORTS I. May 1, 2018, A3221-A3221  
    197:A3221 2018

Presentations

  • Invited for Rapid Oral Presentation at CHEST Conference October 2022: Evaluation of Hypertonic Saline in Ischemic Stroke: A Retrospective Study of a Tele-ICU Database 2022
  • FCCS Course Instructor June 2022 (VA) 2022
  • FCCS Course Instructor April 2022 (UNMC) 2022
  • Sonderby J, Wilson, S., Plambeck, R.W., Bashir, K., and Malesker, M.A.: A Retrospective Evaluation of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Use at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2021;78(20):1907. Poster presentation at 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 5-9, 2021 2021
  • ECMO in the Era of COVID-19. Presented at Creighton University Medical Center Pulmonary Grand Rounds; Omaha, NE. December 3rd, 2021 2021
  • COVID-19 and ECMO: A Review of Therapy and Literature. Presented at Creighton University 17th Annual Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Conference; Omaha, NE; October 2nd, 2021 2021
  • Singal S., Plambeck, R.W., Moore, D.R., and Malesker, M.A.: Ethanol Toxicity Following Hand Sanitizer Ingestion. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2020;77(20):1700 (Abstract P-50). Poster presentation at 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 6-10, 2020 2020
  • Kaminsky M, Malesker M, Aurit S, and Plambeck R. Evaluation of the Effects of Etomidate for Induction with Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Sepsis: A Retrospective Analysis. Chest. 2020; 158:4, A683. Poster presentation at Chest Annual Meeting (Virtual), October 18-21, 2020. 2020
  • Gochnauer, B., Aurit, S., Krajicek, B., Plambeck, R.W., and Malesker, M.A.: Retrospective Analysis of Acute Asthma Exacerbations at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2020;77(20):1700(Abstract P-42). Poster presentation at 2020 ASHP 2020
  • Haer, M, Shitanishi, L., Shafer, D., Plambeck, R., and Malesker, M.A.:  Delayed ACE Inhibitor Induced Angioedema (Poster Board 6-089).  Poster presentation at 54th Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10, 2019.  2019
  • Alghoula, F., Essa, A., Chung, J., Plambeck, R., Saadi, S. Complications of the Avalon Dual Lumen ECMO Cannula: Insights from the MAUDE Database. Presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA, October 2019  2019
  • Haer, M., Plambeck, R., Dethlefsen, M., Morrow, L.E, and Malesker, M.A.:  Retrospective Analysis of Baseline Potassium with Succinylcholine Administration at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2019;76:1690.  Poster presentation at 54rd Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 9, 2019  2019
  • Shitinashi, L.M., Plambeck, R.W., Dethlefsen, M., Morrow, L.E, and Malesker, M.A.:  Retrospective Analysis of Intravenous Calcium Administration at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2019;76:1695.  Poster presentation at 54rd Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 9, 2019  2019
  • Alghoula, F., Essa, A., Chung, J., Plambeck, R., Saadi, S. Complications of the Avalon Dual Lumen ECMO Cannula: Insights from the MAUDE Database. Presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA, October 2019  2019
  • Munir, A. Koop, L., Klug, M., Rakhra, A., Landeen, C., Plambeck, R.  A Fatal Case of Rare Posterior Mediastinal Mass. Presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA, October 2019  2019
  • ECMO – Updates and Starting a University-Based Program. Presented at Creighton University Health Sciences 15th Annual Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Conference; Omaha, NE; April 11th, 2019  2019
  • Volume Responsiveness in Critical Illness. Presented at Creighton University Medical Center Pulmonary Grand Rounds; Omaha, NE, February 4th, 2019  2019
  • HIV with Disseminated Tularemia: A Rare Presentation. Presented by Ahmed Munir (IM Resident) at American College of Chest Physicians Annual Conference; San Antonio, TX; October 8th, 2018.  2018
  • Munir, A., Rakhra, A., Landeen, C., Velagapudi, M., Vivekanandan, R., Plambeck, R. HIV with disseminated tularemia: A Rare Presentation. CHEST 2018. San Antonio, TX.  2018
  • What Do You Do When The Ventilator Alarms? 14th Annual Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Conference. Omaha, NE., 2018  2018

Awards

  • James F. Sullivan Award
    For Excellence and Dedication to Resident Education