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Edward J. Britt

Edward J. Britt M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Director, Clinical Pulmonary Services
Location: Paca-Pratt 2N143
Phone: (410) 328-8141
Fax: (410) 328-0177

Personal History:

Doctor Britt has spent the last 25 years becoming a general consultative resource for patients with and physicians addressing complex pulmonary problems in this region, with research efforts stemming from those activities. He receives referrals from all over the mid-Atlantic region for lung transplant evaluation for difficult cases of Interstitial Lung Disease and COPD.

Research Interests:

Bronchoscopy education and training, Diagnostic bronchoscopy, Interstitial lung disease, COPD


Book Chapters
Britt EJ, Wise RL, Sylvester JT.  Differential diagnosis of the solitary pulmonary infiltrate.  In:  Harvey AM, Johns RJ, McKusick VA, Owens AH, Ross RS, eds.  Principles and Practice of Medicine, 20th Edition.  Appleton Century Crofts 1980; 33:367-379.

Britt EJ, Wise RL, Sylvester JT.  Localized pulmonary infiltration.  In:  Harvey AM, Johns RJ, McKusick VA, Owens AH, Ross AH, eds.  Principles and Practice of Medicine, 21st Edition.  Appleton Century Crofts 1984; 33:357-367.

Britt EJ, Wise RL, Sylvester JT.  Revision for the 22nd edition.  Localized pulmonary infiltration.  In.  Harvey AM, Johns RJ, McKusick VA, Owens AH, Ross AH, eds.  Principles and Practice of Medicine.  22nd Edition. Appleton and Lang 1988, Norwalk, Conn; 32:167-173.

Sellinger S, Britt EJ, Michael JR,  Hypercapnic respiratory failure.  In:  Harvey AM, Johns RJ, McKusick VA, Owens AH, Ross RS, eds.  Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition.  Appleton and Lange 1988, Norwalk, Conn; 4.7:244-249.

Britt EJ, Pearse D, Sylvester JT.  Hypoxic respiratory failure: Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  In:  Harvey AM, Johns RJ, McKusick VA, Owens RH, Ross RS, eds.  Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition.  Appleton and Lange 1988, Norwalk, Conn; 4.5:239-241.

Britt EJ, Smith PR, Terry PB. Common pulmonary problems.  In:  Zieve PD, ed.  Handbook of Ambulatory Medicine.  Williams and Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 39:264-271.

Smith PR, Britt EJ, Terry PB.  Common pulmonary problems:  cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, chest pain and the abnormal chest x-ray.  In:  Barker LR, Burton, Zieve PD, eds.  Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, 4th  Ediction.  Williams and Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 54:633-650.

Shannon JJ, Walls EM, Britt EJ, Lynch J.  Teaching bronchoscopy.  In:  Feinsilver SH, Fein AM, eds.  Textbook of Bronchoscopy.  Wilkins & Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 11:133-153.

Britt EJ. Transbronchial Needle Aspiration. Chapter 19:385-410 In: Beamis J.ed.:Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Marcel Decker (New York) 2004 (in Press).

Refereed Journal Articles
Shashaty G, Rath C, Britt EJ.  Autoimmune hemolytic anemia associated with ulcerative colitis. Am J Hematology 1977; 3:199-208.

Britt J, Cohen B, Menkes H, Bleecker E, Permutt S, Rosenthal R, Norman P. Functional deterioration in relatives of COPD patients.  Chest 1980; 77(2)S:260s-261s.

Wang KP, Wise RA, Terry PB, Kaplan J, Britt EJ, Haponik EF, Summer WR, Marsh B.  Comparison of standard and large forceps for transbronchial lung biopsy in the diagnosis of lung infiltrates.  Endoscopy 1980; 12(4):151-154.

Menkes H, Britt J. Rationale for physical therapy. Am Rev Respir Dis 1980; 122(5):127-131.

Haponik EF, Munster AM, Wise RA, Smith PL, Meyers DA, Britt EJ, Bleecker ER.  Upper airway function in burn patients:  correlation of flow volume curves and nasopharyngoscopy.  Amer Rev Respir Dis 1984; 129:251-257.

Walden SM, Bleecker ER, Britt EJ, Chahal K, Mason PL, Permutt S.  Effect of alpha adrenergic blockade on exercise induced asthma and conditioned cold air.  Am Rev Respir Dis 1984; 130:357-362.

Haponik EF, Rothfeld B, Britt EJ, Bleecker ER.  Radionuclide localization of massive pulmonary hemorrhage.  Chest 1984; 86:208-212.

Wang KP, Haponik EF, Britt EJ, Khouri N, Erozan Y.  Transbronchial needle aspiration of peripheral pulmonary nodules.  Chest 1984; 86:819-823.

Adelman M, Haponik EF, Bleecker ER, Britt EJ.  Cryptogenic hemoptysis:  clinical features, bronchoscopic findings and natural history in 67 patients.  Ann Int Med 1985; 102:825-834.

Wang KP, Britt EJ, Haponik EF, Fishman ED, Siegelman SS, Erozan YS.  Rigid transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy for histological specimens.  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1985; 94:282.

Tashkin D, Bleecker EG, Britt EJ, Cugell DW, Cumminskey JM, DeLorenzo L, Gilman MJ, Gross GN, Gross NJ, Kotch AR, Lashminarayan S, Maguire G, Miller M, Plummer A, Renzetti A, Sackner MA, Skorodin MS, Wanner A, Watanabe S.  Comparison of the anticholinergic bronchodilator ipratropium bromide with metaproterenol in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Am J Med 1986; 81(5A):81-90.

Haponik EF, Britt EJ, Smith PL, Bleecker ER.  Computed chest tomography in the evaluation of hemoptysis:  impact on diagnosis and treatment.  Chest 1987; 91:80-86.

Wang KP, Kelly S, Britt EJ.  Percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy:  new instrument, new technique.  Chest 1988; 93:993-997.

Britt EJ, Wang KP.  Needle brush in the diagnosis of lung mass or nodule through flexible bronchoscopy.  Chest 1991;100:1148-1151.

Goyal R, White C, Templeton P, Britt E, Rubin L.  High attenuation mucous plugs in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis:  CT appearance.  J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1992; 16(4):649-650.

Flores K, White CS, Wisniewski P, Britt EJ, Templeton P.  Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis:  CT diagnosis of a peribronchial sinus tract in an AIDS patient.  J of Comput Assist Tomog 1994; 183(3):495-506.

deLeon FC, Britt EJ.  Non-infectious respiratory complications of infection with HIV.  Current Opinion In Pulmonary Medicine 1995; 1(3):223-233.

Schnader J, Field S, Alau R, Smith R, Britt EJ, DeRemee R.  Clinical Conference.  Management   decisions without answers.  Wegener’s Granulomatosis.  Chest 1995; 108(3):859-864.

Schnader J, Britt EJ,  et al.  Clinical Conference on Management Dilemmas.  Hemoptysis, hepatopulmonary syndrome, and respiratory failure. Chest 1997; 111(6):1724-1732.

Orens, J.B., Dailey, B., Britt EJ.  Endobronchial ultrasound in the fiberoptic bronchoscope.  Seminars in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 1997; 18(6):593-601.

Beskow, C, Drachenberg, C, Bourquin, P, Britt EJ, Simsir, A, Gunev, I, Papadimitriou, J.  Diffuse Alveolar Damage:  Morphological Features in  Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid.  Acta Cytol 2000;44:640-646.

Haponik, E, Russell, G, Beamis, J, Britt EJ, Kvale, P, Mathur, P, Metha. Bronchoscopy Training: Current Fellows’ Experiences and Some Concerns for the Future.  Chest 2000; 118:625-630.

White, CS,  Weiner, EA, Patel, P, Britt EJ.  Transbronchial Needle Aspiration guidance with CT Fluorscopy.  Chest 2000: 118:1630-1638.

Yorovsky, VV, Cottler-Fox, MH, Atamas, SP, Shanholtz, CB, Britt EJ, Sensenbrenner, LL, White, B.  Pulmonary T Cell Repertoire in Patients with Graft-Versus-Host Disease Following Blood and Marrow Transplantation.  Am. J. Hematol 2001; 66:1-11.

Ost, D., DeRosiers, A, Britt EJ, Fein A, Lesser, M, Mehta, A. Assessment of a Bronchoscopy Simulator. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 164: 2248-2255

Britt, E. J. , Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule, Respiratory Digest V4 (2)  May , 2002