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Thomas BEIN, Germany / Attending Director


Operative Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesia
University Hospital Regensburg


• European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC)

[Membership]
• Member of the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin (DGAI)”
• Member of the „Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis ‚Intensivmedizin’“ of the DGAI
• Member of the “European Society of Intensive Care Medicine” (ESICM)
• Member of the Advisory Board Intensive Care Medicine, Official Journal of ESICM
• Member of the “Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin”

[Topics of scientific interests]
• Extracorporeal lung assist in severe respiratory failure
• Health care and outcome in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
• Positioning therapy (prone position, kinetic therapy) in acute lung injury
• Organ donation: attitudes, behaviour and psychological stress in intensive care staff
• Ethics in Medicine

[Publication Activity]
• 77 originals
• 36 Reviews/editorials
• 26 contributions to books
• 5 books (editor)

[Selected Publication]
• Bein T, Weber-Carstens S, Herridge M. Extracorporeal life support, ethics, and questions at the
bedside: how does the end of the pathway look? Intensive Care Med. 2015 Feb 25.
• Bein T, Müller T, Graf BM, Philipp A, Zeman F, Schultz MJ, Slutsky AS, Weber-Carstens S.Factors of
tidal volume variation during augmented spontaneous ventilation in patients on extracorporeal carbon
dioxide removal. A multivariate analysis.Minerva Anestesiol. 2015 Jan81(1):28-32
• Ried M, Bein T, Philipp A, Müller T, Graf B, Schmid C, Zonies D, Diez C, Hofmann HS.Extracorporeal
lung support in trauma patients with severe chest injury and acute lung failure: a 10-year institutional
experience. Crit Care. 2013 Jun 2017(3):R110
• Bein T, Weber-Carstens S, Goldmann A, Müller T, Staudinger T, Brederlau J, Muellenbach R,
Dembinski R, Graf BM, Wewalka M, Philipp A, Wernecke KD, Lubnow M, Slutsky AS. Lower tidal
volume strategy (≈3 ml/kg) combined with extracorporeal CO2 removal versus 'conventional'
protective ventilation (6 ml/kg) in severe ARDS: the prospective randomized Xtravent-study. Intensive
Care Med. 2013 39:847-56.
• Bein T, Hackner K, Zou T, Schultes S, Bösch T, Schlitt HJ, Graf BM, Olden M, Leitzmann M.
Socioeconomic status, severity of disease and level of family members' care in adult surgical intensive
care patients: the prospective ECSSTASI study. Intensive Care Med. 2012 38:612-9
• Bein T, Graf BM. [Ethics consultations in intensive care medicine]. Anaesthesist. 201261:6-13.
[Article in German]
• Bein T, Weber F, Philipp A, Prasser C, Pfeifer M, Schmid FX, Butz B, Birnbaum D, Taeger K, Schlitt
HJ. A new pumpless extracorporeal interventional lung assist in critical hypoxemia/hypercapnia. Crit
Care Med. 2006 34:1372-7.
• Zimmermann M, Bein T, Philipp A, Ittner K, Foltan M, Drescher J, Weber F, Schmid FX. Interhospital
transportation of patients with severe lung failure on pumpless extracorporeal lung assist. Br J
Anaesth. 2006 96:63-6.
• Bein T, Scherer MN, Philipp A, Weber F, Woertgen C. Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist (pECLA) in
patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and severe brain injury. J Trauma. 2005 58:1294-7.