Articles, Editorials, Letters and Reviews


Ackland HM, Cameron PA, Varma DK, Fitt GJ, Cooper DJ, Wolfe R, Malham GM, Rosenfeld JV, Williamson OD, Liew SM. Cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging in alert, neurologically intact trauma patients with persistent midline tenderness and negative computed tomography results. Ann Emerg Med 2011;58:521-30.


Alomari AH, Savkin AV, Ayre PJ, Lim E, Mason DG, Salamonsen RF, Fraser JF, Lovell NH. Non-invasive estimation and control of inlet pressure in an implantable rotary blood pump for heart failure patients. Physiol Meas 2011;32:1035-60.


Alomari AHH, Javed F, Savkin AV, Lim E, Salamonsen RF, Mason DG, Lovell NH. Non-invasive estimation and control of inlet pressure in an implantable rotary blood pump for heart failure patients. Med Control Automation 2011;Art. 5982982:491-6.


Aubron C, Carteaux G, Cooper DJ. Why we must "TRANSFUSE" (Editorial). Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:67-8.


Aubron C, Chaari A, Bronchard R, Armand-Lefevre L, Montravers P, Regnier B, Wolff M, Lucet JC. High level cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae ventilator-associated pneumonia: prognostic factors based on a cohort study. J Hosp Infect 2011;77:64-9.


Aubron C, Corallo CE, Nunn MO, Dooley MJ, Cheng AC. Evaluation of the accuracy of a pharmacokinetic dosing program in predicting serum vancomycin concentrations in critically ill patients. Ann Pharmacother 2011;45:1193-8.


Bellomo R, Bailey M, Eastwood GM, Nichol A, Pilcher D, Hart GK, Reade MC, Egi M, Cooper DJ. Arterial hyperoxia and in-hospital mortality after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Critical care 2011;15:R90.


Ben-Menachem E, Cooper DJ. Hormonal and metabolic response to trauma. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2011;12:409-11.


Bernard SA. Targeted temperature management: the jury returns with a verdict. Crit Care Med 2011;39:1226-8.


Bersten AD, Cooper DJ. Better supportive care, less ARDS: just do it? (Editorial). Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011;183:6-7.

Bhonagiri D, Pilcher DV, Bailey MJ. Increased mortality associated with after-hours and weekend admission to the intensive care unit: a retrospective analysis. Med J Aust 2011;194:287-92.


Bingham G, Millar I, Koch S, Paul E, Varma D, Pilcher D. Changes in oxygenation in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients following hyperbaric treatment. Diving Hyperb Med 2011;41:59-63.


Bohensky MA, Jolley D, Sundararajan V, Pilcher DV, Evans S, Brand CA. Empirical aspects of linking intensive care registry data to hospital discharge data without the use of direct patient identifiers. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39:202-8.


Bohuta L, d'Udekem Y, Best D, Alexander P, Barozzi L, Butt W. Outcomes of Second-Run Extracorporeal Life Support in Children: A Single-Institution Experience. Ann Thorac Surg 2011;92:993-U510.


Brack S, Sandford M. Partnerships in intensive care unit (ICU): a new model of nursing care delivery. Aust Crit Care 2011;24:101-9.


Bucknall TK, Jones D, Barrett J, Bellomo R, Botti M, Considine J, Currey J, Dunning TL, Green D, Levinson M, Livingston PM, O'Connell B, Ruseckaite R, Staples M. Point prevalence of patients fulfilling MET criteria in ten MET equipped hospitals. The methodology of the RESCUE study. Resuscitation 2011;82:529-34.


Butt W. Has extracorporeal membrane oxygenation finally arrived for resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill patients? (Editorial). Crit Care Med 2011;39:1218-9.

Butt WW. Checklists, guidelines, and protocols: A prescription for improved outcomes. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:352-3.


Capellier G, Panwar R. Is it time for permissive hypoxaemia in the intensive care unit? (Editorial). Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:139-41.


Cheng AC, Bass P, Scheinkestel C, Leong T. Public reporting of infection rates as quality indicators (Letter). Med J Aust 2011;195:326-7.


Combes A, Pellegrino V. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for 2009 influenza A (H1N1)-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2011;32:188-94.


Cook D, Meade M, Guyatt G, Walter S, Heels-Ansdell D, Warkentin TE, Zytaruk N, Crowther M, Geerts W, Cooper DJ, Vallance S, Qushmaq I, Rocha M, Berwanger O, Vlahakis NE. Dalteparin versus unfractionated heparin in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med 2011;364:1305-14.


Cook D, Meade M, Guyatt G, Walter SD, Heels-Ansdell D, Geerts W, Warkentin TE, Cooper DJ, Zytaruk N, Vallance S, Berwanger O, Rocha M, Qushmaq I, Crowther M. PROphylaxis for ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial protocol and analysis plan. J Crit Care 2011;26:223 e1-9.


Cook DA, Pilcher DV. Veto or vote? Do Australian families respect a dying person’s wishes by democratic consensus or by absence of objection? Mathematical modeling of consent for organ donation – insights into the decision-making process. Organs Tissues & Cells 2011;2:99-105.


Cooper DJ, Rosenfeld JV. Does decompressive craniectomy improve outcomes in patients with diffuse traumatic brain injury? (Editorial). Med J Aust 2011;194:437-8.


Cooper DJ, Rosenfeld JV, Davies AR. Authors' reply re Decompressive craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med 2011;365:376.


Cooper DJ, Rosenfeld JV, Murray L, Arabi YM, Davies AR, D'Urso P, Kossmann T, Ponsford J, Seppelt I, Reilly P, Wolfe R. Decompressive craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med 2011;364:1493-502.


Currey J, Considine J, Khaw D. Clinical nurse research consultant: a clinical and academic role to advance practice and the discipline of nursing. J Adv Nurs 2011;67:2275-83.


Davies AR, Morrison SS, Ridley EJ, Bailey M, Banks MD, Cooper DJ, Hardy G, McIlroy K, Thomson A. Nutritional therapy in patients with acute pancreatitis requiring critical care unit management: a prospective observational study in Australia and New Zealand. Crit Care Med 2011;39:462-8.


Deasy C, Bernard S, Cameron P, Jacobs I, Smith K, Hein C, Grantham H, Finn J. Design of the RINSE trial: the rapid infusion of cold normal saline by paramedics during CPR. BMC Emerg Med2011;11:17.


Deasy C, Bray J, Smith K, Harriss LR, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Paediatric hanging associated out of hospital cardiac arrest in Melbourne, Australia: characteristics and outcomes. Emerg Med J 2011;28:411-5.


Deasy C, Bray JE, Smith K, Harriss LR, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in young adults in Melbourne, Australia-adding coronial data to a cardiac arrest registry. Resuscitation 2011;82:1302-6.


Deasy C, Bray JE, Smith K, Harriss LR, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in young adults in Melbourne, Australia. Resuscitation 2011;82:830-4.


Deasy C, Bray JE, Smith K, Harriss LR, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the older age groups in Melbourne, Australia. Resuscitation 2011;82:398-403.


Deasy C, Bray JE, Smith K, Wolfe R, Harriss LR, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Cardiac arrest outcomes before and after the 2005 resuscitation guidelines implementation: evidence of improvement? Resuscitation 2011;82:984-8.


Disma N, Frawley G, Mameli L, Pistorio A, Alberighi OD, Montobbio G, Tuo P. Effect of epidural clonidine on minimum local anesthetic concentration (ED50) of levobupivacaine for caudal block in children. Paediatr Anaesth 2011;21:128-35.


Egi M, Kim I, Nichol A, Stachowski E, French CJ, Hart GK, Hegarty C, Bailey M, Bellomo R. Ionized calcium concentration and outcome in critical illness. Crit Care Med 2011;39:314-21.


Fitzgerald M, Cameron P, Mackenzie C, Farrow N, Scicluna P, Gocentas R, Bystrzycki A, Lee G, O'Reilly G, Andrianopoulos N, Dziukas L, Cooper DJ, Silvers A, Mori A, Murray A, Smith S, Xiao Y, Stub D, McDermott FT, Rosenfeld JV. Trauma resuscitation errors and computer-assisted decision support. Arch Surg 2011;146:218-25.


Fitzgerald MC, Chan JY, Ross AW, Liew SM, Butt WW, Baguley D, Salem HH, Russ MK, Deasy C, Martin KE, Mathew JK, Rosenfeld JV. A synthetic haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier and the reversal of cardiac hypoxia secondary to severe anaemia following trauma. Med J Aust 2011;194:471-3.


Gabbe BJ, Simpson PM, Sutherland AM, Palmer CS, Williamson OD, Butt W, Bevan C, Cameron PA. Functional and health-related quality of life outcomes after pediatric trauma. J Trauma 2011;70:1532-8.


Groombridge CJ, Butt W. Extra-vascular pressures are also crucial.  (Letter). Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:285.


Groombridge CJ, Duplooy D, Adams BD, Paul E, Butt W. Comparison of central venous pressure and venous oxygen saturation from venous catheters placed in the superior vena cava or via a femoral vein: the numbers are not interchangeable. Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:151-5.


Hayward CS, Salamonsen R, Keogh AM, Woodard J, Ayre P, Prichard R, Walker R, Kotlyar E, Macdonald PS, Jansz P, Spratt P. Effect of alteration in pump speed on pump output and left ventricular filling with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. ASAIO journal 2011;57:495-500.


Hilton AK, Bellomo R. Totem and taboo: fluids in sepsis. Critical care 2011;15:164.


Ho KM, Chavan S, Pilcher D. Omission of early thromboprophylaxis and mortality in critically ill patients: a multicenter registry study. Chest 2011;140:1436-46.


Hodgson CL, Tuxen DV, Bailey MJ, Holland AE, Keating JL, Pilcher D, Thomson KR, Varma D. A positive response to a recruitment maneuver with PEEP titration in patients with ARDS, regardless of transient oxygen desaturation during the maneuver. J Intensive Care Med 2011;26:41-9.


Hodgson CL, Tuxen DV, Davies AR, Bailey MJ, Higgins AM, Holland AE, Keating JL, Pilcher DV, Westbrook AJ, Cooper DJ, Nichol AD. A randomised controlled trial of an open lung strategy with staircase recruitment, titrated PEEP and targeted low airway pressures in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Critical care 2011;15:R133.


Hooper AJ, Hockings LE. Drowning and immersion injury. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2011;12:399-402.


Ingelmo PM, Parini R, Grimaldi M, Mauri F, Romagnoli M, Tagliabue G, Somaini M, Sahillioglu E, Frawley G. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for preoperative airway assessment in children with mucopolysaccharidoses. Minerva anestesiologica 2011;77:774-80.


Jennings PA, Cameron P, Bernard S. Ketamine as an analgesic in the pre-hospital setting: a systematic review. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2011;55:638-43.

Jennings PA, Cameron P, Bernard S. Epidemiology of prehospital pain: an opportunity for improvement. Emerg Med J 2011;28:530-1.


Karalapillai D, Story D, Hart GK, Bailey M, Pilcher D, Cooper DJ, Bellomo R. Postoperative hypothermia and patient outcomes after elective cardiac surgery. Anaesthesia 2011;66:780-4.


Kevat DA, Davies AR, Cameron PA, Rajaratnam SM. Increased mortality associated with after-hours and weekend admission to the intensive care unit: a retrospective analysis. Med J Aust 2011;194:616.


Lippmann J, Fock A, Arulanandam S. Cerebral arterial gas embolism with delayed treatment and a fatal outcome in a 14-year-old diver. Diving Hyperb Med 2011;41:31-4.


Lippmann J, Walker D, Lawrence C, Fock A, Wodak T, Jamieson S. Provisional report on diving-related fatalities in Australian waters 2006. Diving Hyperb Med  2011;41:70-84.


MacLaren G, Butt W. Central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory pediatric septic shock - Author reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:606-7.


MacLaren G, Butt W, Best D, Donath S. Central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory pediatric septic shock. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:133-6.


Marasco SF, Bailey M, McGlade D, Snell G, Westall G, Oto T, Pilcher D. Effect of donor preservation solution and survival in lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2011;30:414-9.


McClure J, Moore EC. Burns and inhalational injury. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2011;12:393-8.


Mehta S, Granton J, Lapinsky SE, Newton G, Bandayrel K, Little A, Siau C, Cook DJ, Ayers D, Singer J, Lee TC, Walley KR, Storms M, Cooper J, Holmes CL, Hebert P, Gordon AC, Presneill J, Russell JA. Agreement in electrocardiogram interpretation in patients with septic shock. Crit Care Med 2011;39:2080-6.


Moore EM, Bellomo R, Nichol AD. Erythropoietin as a novel brain and kidney protective agent. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39:356-72.


Moore EM, Nichol AD, Bernard SA, Bellomo R. Therapeutic hypothermia: benefits, mechanisms and potential clinical applications in neurological, cardiac and kidney injury. Injury 2011;42:843-54.


Nair P, Davies AR, Beca J, Bellomo R, Ellwood D, Forrest P, Jackson A, Pye R, Seppelt I, Sullivan E, Webb S. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe ARDS in pregnant and postpartum women during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Intensive Care Med 2011;37:648-54.


Nichol A, Bailey M, Egi M, Pettila V, French C, Stachowski E, Reade MC, Cooper DJ, Bellomo R. Dynamic lactate indices as predictors of outcome in critically ill patients. Critical care 2011;15:R242.


Nichol AD. Permissive hypercapnia in acute respiratory distress syndrome - is now the time to get strict? (Editorial). Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:142-3.


Nichol AD, Higgins AM, Gabbe BJ, Murray LJ, Cooper DJ, Cameron PA. Measuring functional and quality of life outcomes following major head injury: common scales and checklists. Injury 2011;42:281-7.


Nichol AD, Toal F, Fedi M, Cooper DJ. Early outcome prediction after severe traumatic brain injury: can multimodal magnetic resonance imaging assist in clinical prognostication for individual patients? (Editorial). Crit Care Resusc 2011;13:5-8.


Nichol AD, Trapani T, Murray L, Vallance S, Cooper DJ. Hypothermia in patients with brain injury: the way forward? (Letter). Lancet Neurology 2011;10:405; author reply 6-7.


Nunn MO, Corallo CE, Aubron C, Poole S, Dooley MJ, Cheng AC. Vancomycin dosing: assessment of time to therapeutic concentration and predictive accuracy of pharmacokinetic modeling software. Ann Pharmacother 2011;45:757-63.


Pellegrino VA, Mudaliar Y, Gopalakrishnan M, Horton MD, Killick CJ, Parkin WG, Playford HR, Raper RF. Computer based haemodynamic guidance system is effective and safe in management of postoperative cardiac surgery patients. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39:191-201.


Pettila V, Westbrook AJ, Nichol AD, Bailey MJ, Wood EM, Syres G, Phillips LE, Street A, French C, Murray L, Orford N, Santamaria JD, Bellomo R, Cooper DJ. Age of red blood cells and mortality in the critically ill. Crit Care 2011;15:R116.


Popescu A, Currey J, Botti M. Multifactorial influences on and deviations from medication administration safety and quality in the acute medical/surgical context. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2011;8:15-24.


Regli A, De Keulenaer BL, Hockings LE, Musk GC, Roberts B, van Heerden PV. The role of femoral venous pressure and femoral venous oxygen saturation in the setting of intra-abdominal hypertension: a pig model. Shock 2011;35:422-7.


Renton J, Pilcher DV, Santamaria JD, Stow P, Bailey M, Hart G, Duke G. Factors associated with increased risk of readmission to intensive care in Australia. Intensive Care Med 2011;37:1800-8.


Ridley EJ, Davies AR. Practicalities of nutrition support in the intensive care unit: the usefulness of gastric residual volume and prokinetic agents with enteral nutrition. Nutrition 2011;27:509-12.


Roodenburg B, Roodenburg O. Chest trauma. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2011;12:390-2.


Ryerson LM, Alexander PM, Butt WW, Shann FA, Penny DJ, Shekerdemian LS. Rotating inotrope therapy in a pediatric population with decompensated heart failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:57-60.


Salamonsen RF, Mason DG, Ayre PJ. Response of rotary blood pumps to changes in preload and afterload at a fixed speed setting are unphysiological when compared with the natural heart. Artif Organs2011;35:E47-53.


Sivarajan VB, Best D, Brizard CP, Shekerdemian LS, d'Udekem Y, Butt W. Duration of resuscitation prior to rescue extracorporeal membrane oxygenation impacts outcome in children with heart disease. Intensive Care Med 2011;37:853-60.


Stevens MC, Gaddum NR, Pearcy M, Salamonsen RF, Timms DL, Mason DG, Fraser JF. Frank-starling control of a left ventricular assist device. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011;2011:1335-8.


Stub D, Bernard S, Duffy SJ, Kaye DM. Post cardiac arrest syndrome: a review of therapeutic strategies. Circulation 2011;123:1428-35.


Stub D, Hengel C, Chan W, Jackson D, Sanders K, Dart AM, Hilton A, Pellegrino V, Shaw JA, Duffy SJ, Bernard S, Kaye DM. Usefulness of cooling and coronary catheterization to improve survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Am J Cardiol 2011;107:522-7.


Stub D, Smith K, Bray JE, Bernard S, Duffy SJ, Kaye DM. Hospital characteristics are associated with patient outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Heart 2011;97:1489-94.


Webb SA, Aubron C, Bailey M, Bellomo R, Howe B, McArthur C, Morrison S, Seppelt I. Critical care services and the H1N1 (2009) influenza epidemic in Australia and New Zealand in 2010: the impact of the second winter epidemic. Crit Care 2011;15:R143.


White V, Currey J, Botti M. Multidisciplinary team developed and implemented protocols to assist mechanical ventilation weaning: a systematic review of literature. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2011;8:51-9.


Book Chapters

Peake SL, Ridley E, Chapman M. Energy Goals in the Critically Ill Adult. In: Vincent JL, ed. Annual Update in intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: SpringerScience + Business Media Publishers; 2011:694-70.