Neil Ross MacIntyre, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 1120 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2720
Email address macin001@mc.duke.edu

1) Mechanical Ventilation and respiratory failure. Current projects involve studying patient-ventilator interactions during modes of support that require patient activity. The focus is on ventilatory muscle function during these assisted modes. Other projects include evaluating respiratory system mechanics in acute respiratory failure and the role of ECMO in the adult. Duke is also one of several institutions in the NIH ARDS Network, a consortium designed to perform multi-center trials.

2) Diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide. Current projects involve using a rapidly responding gas analyzer to measure lung diffusing capacity in discrete regions of the lung. These analyses are being extended into mechanically ventilated patients.

3) COPD. Current projects involve studying the physiology of cardio-respiratory conditioning in patients with obstructive lung disease and the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in improving COPD outcomes. Duke is also a member of two NIH sponsored multicenter programs: the COPDgene project correlating genetic profiles with physiologic/clinical phenotypes; and the NIH LOTT project evaluating the role of oxygen therapy in exercise and sleep hypoxemia.

4) Aerosol delivery systems. The current project is the development of a prototype aerosol generating catheter that can be directly inserted into the airways. Studies are being conducted in both ex vivo animal lungs and in mechanically ventilated patients.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Cornell University, 1972

Publications

Miller, Andrew G., Michael A. Gentile, John D. Davies, and Neil R. MacIntyre. “Clinical Management Strategies for Airway Pressure Release Ventilation: A Survey of Clinical Practice..” Respir Care 62, no. 10 (October 2017): 1264–68. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.05494.

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28588118
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Schoenberg, Noah C., Alan F. Barker, John Bernardo, Robin R. Deterding, Jerrold J. Ellner, Dean R. Hess, Neil R. MacIntyre, Fernando J. Martinez, and Kevin C. Wilson. “A Comparative Analysis of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Guideline Development Methodologies..” In Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 196:621–27, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201705-0926OC.

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28731387
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Graham, Brian L., Vito Brusasco, Felip Burgos, Brendan G. Cooper, Robert Jensen, Adrian Kendrick, Neil R. MacIntyre, Bruce R. Thompson, and Jack Wanger. “DLCO: adjust for lung volume, standardised reporting and interpretation..” Eur Respir J 50, no. 2 (August 2017). https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01144-2017.

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28838984
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Morris, Timothy A., Peter C. Gay, Neil R. MacIntyre, Dean R. Hess, Sandra K. Hanneman, James P. Lamberti, Dennis E. Doherty, Lydia Chang, and Maureen A. Seckel. “Respiratory Compromise as a New Paradigm for the Care of Vulnerable Hospitalized Patients..” Respir Care 62, no. 4 (April 2017): 497–512. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.05021.

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28341777
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Graham, Brian L., Vito Brusasco, Felip Burgos, Brendan G. Cooper, Robert Jensen, Adrian Kendrick, Neil R. MacIntyre, Bruce R. Thompson, and Jack Wanger. “2017 ERS/ATS standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung..” Eur Respir J 49, no. 1 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00016-2016.

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28049168
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Graham, Brian L., Vito Brusasco, Felip Burgos, Brendan G. Cooper, Robert Jensen, Adrian Kendrick, Neil R. MacIntyre, Bruce R. Thompson, and Jack Wanger. “Executive Summary: 2017 ERS/ATS standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung..” Eur Respir J 49, no. 1 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.E0016-2016.

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28049167
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Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial Research Group, William, Richard K. Albert, David H. Au, Amanda L. Blackford, Richard Casaburi, J Allen Cooper, Gerard J. Criner, et al. “A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen for COPD with Moderate Desaturation..” N Engl J Med 375, no. 17 (October 27, 2016): 1617–27. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1604344.

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27783918
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