Articles, Editorials, Letters and Reviews

Ackland HM, Cameron PA, Wolfe R, Malham GM, Varma DK, Fitt GJ, Cooper DJ, Rosenfeld JV, Liew SM. Outcomes at 12 months after early magnetic resonance imaging in acute trauma patients with persistent midline cervical tenderness and negative computed tomography. Spine 2013;38:1068-81.


Allen JA, Currey J, Considine J. Annual resuscitation competency assessments: a review of the evidence. Aust Crit Care 2013;26:12-7.


AlOmari AH, Savkin AV, Stevens M, Mason DG, Timms DL, Salamonsen RF, Lovell NH. Developments in control systems for rotary left ventricular assist devices for heart failure patients: a review. Physiol Meas 2013;34:R1-27.


Arnold DM, Lauzier F, Rabbat C, Zytaruk N, Cash BB, Clarke F, Heels-Ansdell D, Guyatt G, Walter SD, Davies A, Cook DJ. Adjudication of bleeding outcomes in an international thromboprophylaxis trial in critical illness. Thromb Res 2013;131:204-9


Aubron C, Bellomo R. Infusion of hydroxyethyl starch-containing fluids. Minerva Anestesiol 2013;79:1088-92. See Full Article


Aubron C, Cheng AC, Pilcher D, Leong T, Magrin G, Cooper DJ, Scheinkestel C, Pellegrino V. Factors associated with outcomes of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support: a 5-year cohort study. Crit Care 2013;17:R73. See Full Article


Aubron C, Cheng AC, Pilcher D, Leong T, Magrin G, Cooper DJ, Scheinkestel C, Pellegrino V. Infections acquired by adults who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: risk factors and outcome. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013;34:24-30. See Full Article


Aubron C, Kaukonen KM, McQuilten Z, Cameron P, Bailey M, Cooper DJ. Is an age-of-blood transfusion trial in trauma patients in Australia and New Zealand feasible? Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:159-61. See Full Article


Aubron C, Nichol A, Cooper DJ, Bellomo R. Age of red blood cells and transfusion in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care 2013;3:2.


Aubron C, Pilcher D, Leong T, Cooper DJ, Scheinkestel C, Pellegrino V, Cheng AC. Aspergillus sp. isolated in critically ill patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Scand J Infect Dis 2013;45:715-21. See Full Article


Bakouri MA, Salamonsen RF, Savkin AV, Alomari AH, Lim E, Lovell NH. Physiological control of implantable rotary blood pumps for heart failure patients. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2013;2013:675-8.


Bellomo R, Forbes A, Akram M, Bailey M, Pilcher DV, Cooper DJ. Why we must cluster and cross over. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:155-7.


Bellomo R, Lipcsey M, Calzavacca P, Haase M, Haase-Fielitz A, Licari E, Tee A, Cole L, Cass A, Finfer S, Gallagher M, Lee J, Lo S, McArthur C, McGuinness S, Myburgh J, Scheinkestel C, Renal Study Investigators, ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. Early acid-base and blood pressure effects of continuous renal replacement therapy intensity in patients with metabolic acidosis. Intensive Care Med 2013;39:429-36. See Full Article


Bray JE, Stub D, Bernard S, Smith K. Exploring gender differences and the "oestrogen effect" in an Australian out-of-hospital cardiac arrest population. Resuscitation 2013;84:957-63.


Butt W. Quality of care leads to quality of life after trauma in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14:828-9.


Butt W, Heard M, Peek GJ. Clinical management of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14:S13-9.


Butt W, Maclaren G. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. F1000Prime Rep 2013;5:55.


Butt WW. Minimize stress and maximize clinical outcome! Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14:547-8.


Casswell GK, Pilcher DV, Martin RS, Pellegrino VA, Marasco SF, Robertson C, Butt W, Buckland M, Gooi J, Snell GI, Westall GP. Buying time: The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in pediatric patients. Pediatr Transplant 2013;17:E182-8.


Cheng AC, Woolnough E, Worth LJ, Pilcher DV. How should we interpret hospital infection statistics? Med J Aust 2013;199:735-6.. See full Article


Chong TT-J, Fedi M. Acute management of stroke - I: Ischaemic stroke. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2013;14:363-5.


Chong TT-J, Fedi M. Acute management of stroke - II: Haemorrhagic stroke. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2013;14:366-70.


Considine J, Payne R, Williamson S, Currey J. Expanding nurse initiated X-rays in emergency care using team-based learning and decision support. Australas Emerg Nurs J 2013;16:10-20.


Cook D, Arabi Y, Ferguson N, Heels-Ansdell D, Freitag A, McDonald E, Clarke F, Keenan S, Pagliarello G, Plaxton W, Herridge M, Karachi T, Vallance S, Cade J, Crozier T, Alves da Silva S, Costa Filho R, Brandao N, Watpool I, McArdle T, Hollinger G, Mandourah Y, Al-Hazmi M, Zytaruk N, Adhikari NK. Physicians declining patient enrollment in a critical care trial: a case study in thromboprophylaxis. Intensive Care Med 2013;39:2115-25.


Cook D, McDonald E, Smith O, Zytaruk N, Heels-Ansdell D, Watpool I, McArdle T, Matte A, Clarke F, Vallance S, Finfer S, Galt P, Crozier T, Fowler R, Arabi Y, Woolfe C, Orford N, Hall R, Adhikari NK, Ferland MC, Marshall J, Meade M. Co-enrollment of critically ill patients into multiple studies: patterns, predictors and consequences. Crit Care 2013;17:R1. See Full Article


Cooper DJ, Hodgson CL. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation rescue for H1N1 acute respiratory distress syndrome: equipoise regained. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:224-6. See Full Article


Cooper DJ, Myburgh J, Heritier S, Finfer S, Bellomo R, Billot L, Murray L, Vallance S, SAFE-TBI Investigators, ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. Albumin resuscitation for traumatic brain injury: is intracranial hypertension the cause of increased mortality? J Neurotrauma 2013;30:512-8. See Full Article


Coulson TG, Pilcher D. Single-centre experience of donation after cardiac death. Med J Aust 2013;198:88. Full Article


Davis JS, McGloughlin S, Tong SY, Walton SF, Currie BJ. A novel clinical grading scale to guide the management of crusted scabies. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013;7:e2387


Deane AM, Dhaliwal R, Day AG, Ridley EJ, Davies AR, Heyland DK. Comparisons between intragastric and small intestinal delivery of enteral nutrition in the critically ill: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care 2013;17:R125.


Deasy C, Bray J, Smith K, Bernard S, Cameron P, Committee VS. Hanging-associated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Melbourne, Australia. Emerg Med J 2013;30:38-42. See Full Article


Deasy C, Bray J, Smith K, Harriss L, Bernard S, Cameron P, VACAR Steering Committee. Functional outcomes and quality of life of young adults who survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Emerg Med J 2013;30:532-7. See Full Article


Deasy C, Hall D, Bray JE, Smith K, Bernard SA, Cameron P. Paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Melbourne, Australia: improved reporting by adding coronial data to a cardiac arrest registry. Emerg Med J 2013;30:740-4.


Dodgen AL, Dodgen AC, Swearingen CJ, Gossett JM, Dasgupta R, Butt W, Deshpande JK, Gupta P. Characteristics and hemodynamic effects of extubation failure in children undergoing complete repair for tetralogy of fallot. Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34:1455-62.


Doig GS, Simpson F, Sweetman EA, Finfer SR, Cooper DJ, Heighes PT, Davies AR, O'Leary M, Solano T, Peake S, Early PN Investigators of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. Early parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients with short-term relative contraindications to early enteral nutrition: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2013;309:2130-8.


Driscoll A, Currey J, George M, Davidson PM. Changes in health service delivery for cardiac patients: implications for workforce planning and patient outcomes. Aust Crit Care 2013;26:55-7.


Esteban A, Frutos-Vivar F, Muriel A, Ferguson ND, Penuelas O, Abraira V, Raymondos K, Rios F, Nin N, Apezteguia C, Violi DA, Thille AW, Brochard L, Gonzalez M, Villagomez AJ, Hurtado J, Davies AR, Du B, Maggiore SM, Pelosi P, Soto L, Tomicic V, D'Empaire G, Matamis D, Abroug F, Moreno RP, Soares MA, Arabi Y, Sandi F, Jibaja M, Amin P, Koh Y, Kuiper MA, Bulow HH, Zeggwagh AA, Anzueto A. Evolution of Mortality over Time in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;188:220-30.


Farley K, Barned K, Crozier T. Inappropriate continuation of stress ulcer prophylaxis beyond the intensive care setting. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:147-51.


Fock A, Harris R, Slade M. Oxygen exposure and toxicity in recreational technical divers. Diving Hyperb Med 2013;43:67-71.


Fock AW. Analysis of recreational closed-circuit rebreather deaths 1998-2010. Diving Hyperb Med 2013;43:78-85.


Frawley G, Bennett M, Thistlethwaite K, Banham N. Australian paediatric hyperbaric oxygen therapy 1998-2011. Anaesth Intensive Care 2013;41:74-81. See Full Article


Frawley G, Espenell A, Howe P, Shand J, Heggie A. Anesthetic implications of infants with mandibular hypoplasia treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Paediatr Anaesth 2013;23:342-8.


Gardiner D, Murphy P, Manara A, Stadlan N, Shore P, Shah A. A brief response to religious and secular death: a parting of the ways. Bioethics 2013;27:409. See Full Article


Guinane JL, Bucknall TK, Currey J, Jones DA. Missed medical emergency team activations: tracking decisions and outcomes in practice. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:266-72.


Harrois A, Baudry N, Huet O, Kato H, Lohez M, Ziol M, Duranteau J, Vicaut E. Synergistic Deleterious Effect of Hypoxemia and Hypovolemia on Microcirculation in Intestinal Villi. Crit Care Med 2013;41:e376-84.


Hodgson C, Carteaux G, Tuxen DV, Davies AR, Pellegrino V, Capellier G, Cooper DJ, Nichol A. Hypoxaemic rescue therapies in acute respiratory distress syndrome: Why, when, what and which one? Injury 2013;44:1700-9.


Hodgson CL, Berney S, Harrold M, Saxena M, Bellomo R. Clinical review: Early patient mobilization in the ICU. Crit Care 2013;17:207.


Hodgson CL, Fan E. A step up for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: active rehabilitation. Respir Care 2013;58:1388-90.


Huet O, Laemmel E, Fu Y, Dupic L, Aprico A, Andrews KL, Moore SL, Harrois A, Meikle PL, Vicaut E, Chin-Dusting JP, Duranteau J. Interleukin 10 antioxidant effect decreases leukocytes/endothelial interaction induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha. Shock 2013;39:83-8.


Huet O, Ramsey D, Miljavec S, Jenney A, Aubron C, Aprico A, Stefanovic N, Balkau B, Head GA, de Haan JB, Chin-Dusting JP. Ensuring animal welfare while meeting scientific aims using a murine pneumonia model of septic shock. Shock 2013;39:488-94.


Ihle JF, Bernard S, Bailey MJ, Pilcher DV, Smith K, Scheinkestel CD. Hyperoxia in the intensive care unit and outcome after out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:186-90. See Full Article


Jacobe S, Slater A, Butt W. Paediatric intensive care: challenges and promise. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:5-6. See Full Article


Karalapillai D, Story D, Hart GK, Bailey M, Pilcher D, Schneider A, Kaufman M, Cooper DJ, Bellomo R. Postoperative hypothermia and patient outcomes after major elective non-cardiac surgery. Anaesthesia 2013;68:605-11.


Kaukonen KM, Bailey M, Pilcher D, Orford N, Finfer S, Bellomo R. Glycaemic control in Australia and New Zealand before and after the NICE-SUGAR trial: a translational study. Crit Care 2013;17:R215.


Kaukonen KM, Vaara ST, Pettila V, Bellomo R, Tuimala J, Cooper DJ, Krusius T, Kuitunen A, Reinikainen M, Koskenkari J, Uusaro A. Age of red blood cells and outcome in acute kidney injury. Crit Care 2013;17:R222.


Kok J, Blyth CC, Foo H, Bailey MJ, Pilcher DV, Webb SA, Seppelt IM, Dwyer DE, Iredell JR. Viral pneumonitis is increased in obese patients during the first wave of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 virus. PLoS One 2013;8:e55631.


Kruger P, Bailey M, Bellomo R, Cooper DJ, Harward M, Higgins A, Howe B, Jones D, Joyce C, Kostner K, McNeil J, Nichol A, Roberts MS, Syres G, Venkatesh B. A multicenter randomized trial of atorvastatin therapy in intensive care patients with severe sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187:743-50. See Full Article


Lindstrom S, Mennen M, Rosenfeldt F, Salamonsen R. Author's response to: Veno-right ventricular cannulation reduces recirculation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion 2013;28:370.


Lippmann J, Walker D, Lawrence C, Fock A, Wodak T, Harris R, Jamieson S. Provisional report on diving-related fatalities in Australian waters 2008. Diving Hyperb Med 2013;43:16-34.


Lippmann J, Lawrence C, Fock A, Wodak T, Jamieson S. Provisional report on diving-related fatalities in Australian waters 2009. Diving Hyperb Med 2013;43:194-217. See Full Article


Locatelli BG, Ingelmo PM, Emre S, Meroni V, Minardi C, Frawley G, Benigni A, Di Marco S, Spotti A, Busi I, Sonzogni V. Emergence delirium in children: a comparison of sevoflurane and desflurane anesthesia using the Paediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium scale. Paediatr Anaesth 2013;23:301-8.


Loekito E, Bailey J, Bellomo R, Hart GK, Hegarty C, Davey P, Bain C, Pilcher D, Schneider H. Common laboratory tests predict imminent medical emergency team calls, intensive care unit admission or death in emergency department patients. Emerg Med Australas 2013;25:132-9.


Loekito E, Bailey J, Bellomo R, Hart GK, Hegarty C, Davey P, Bain C, Pilcher D, Schneider H. Common laboratory tests predict imminent death in ward patients. Resuscitation 2013;84:280-5. See Full Article


Long EJ, Shann F, Pearson G, Buckley D, Butt W. A randomised controlled trial of plasma filtration in severe paediatric sepsis. Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:198-204.


MacLaren G, Brain MJ, Butt WW. ECMO in acute and chronic adult respiratory failure: recent trends and future directions. Minerva Anestesiol 2013;79:1059-65.


MacLaren G, Dodge-Khatami A, Dalton HJ, Writing C, MacLaren G, Dodge-Khatami A, Dalton HJ, Adachi I, Almodovar M, Annich G, Bartlett R, Bronicki R, Brown K, Butt W, Cooper D, Demuth M, D'Udekem Y, Fraser C, Guerguerian AM, Heard M, Horton S, Ichord R, Jaquiss R, Laussen P, Lequier L, Lou S, Marino B, McMullan M, Ogino M, Peek G, Pretre R, Rodefeld M, Schmidt A, Schwartz S, Shekerdemian L, Shime N, Sivarajan B, Stiller B, Thiagarajan R. Joint statement on mechanical circulatory support in children: a consensus review from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14:S1-2.


Marasco SF, Davies AR, Cooper J, Varma D, Bennett V, Nevill R, Lee G, Bailey M, Fitzgerald M. Prospective randomized controlled trial of operative rib fixation in traumatic flail chest. J Am Coll Surg 2013;216:924-32. See Full Article


Mehta S, Granton J, Gordon AC, Cook DJ, Lapinsky S, Newton G, Bandayrel K, Little A, Siau C, Ayers D, Singer J, Lee TC, Walley KR, Storms M, Cooper DJ, Holmes CL, Hebert P, Presneill J, Russell JA. Cardiac ischemia in patients with septic shock randomized to vasopressin or norepinephrine. Crit Care 2013;17:R117.


Moore EC, Pilcher DV, Bailey MJ, Stephens H, Cleland H. The Burns Evaluation and Mortality Study (BEAMS): Predicting deaths in Australian and New Zealand burn patients admitted to intensive care with burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013;75:298-303. See Full Article


Nehme Z, Andrew E, Bernard SA, Smith K. Treatment of monitored out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia utilising the precordial thump. Resuscitation 2013;84:1691-6.


O'Leary R, Strange J, McKimm A, Gantner D, McClure J, Roodenburg O. ICU should improve the night-time hospital. JICS 2013;14:1-5.


Panwar R, Capellier G, Schmutz N, Davies A, Cooper DJ, Bailey M, Baguley D, Pilcher V, Bellomo R. Current oxygenation practice in ventilated patients-an observational cohort study. Anaesth Intensive Care 2013;41:505-14.  See Full Article


Panwar R, Lanyon N, Davies AR, Bailey M, Pilcher D, Bellomo R. Mean perfusion pressure deficit during the initial management of shock--an observational cohort study. J Crit Care 2013;28:816-24.  See Full Article


Passier RH, Davies AR, Ridley E, McClure J, Murphy D, Scheinkestel CD. Periprocedural cessation of nutrition in the intensive care unit: opportunities for improvement. Intensive Care Med 2013;39:1221-6. See Full Article


Paul E, Bailey M, Pilcher D. Risk prediction of hospital mortality for adult patients admitted to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units: Development and validation of the Australian and New Zealand Risk of Death model. J Crit Care 2013;28:935-41.


Porter R, McClure J. Sedation and delirium in the intensive care unit. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2013;14:22-6. See Full Article


Ratnam I, Black J, Leder K, Biggs BA, Gordon I, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Karapanagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Demont C, Luxemburger C, Torresi J. Incidence and risk factors for acute respiratory illnesses and influenza virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia. J Clin Virol 2013;57:54-8.


Ratnam I, Leder K, Black J, Biggs BA, Matchett E, Padiglione A, Woolley I, Panagiotidis T, Gherardin T, Luxemburger C, Torresi J. Low risk of Japanese encephalitis in short-term Australian travelers to Asia. J Travel Med 2013;20:206-8.


Salamonsen RF, Pellegrino V, Fraser JF, Hayes K, Timms D, Lovell NH, Hayward C. Exercise studies in patients with rotary blood pumps: cause, effects, and implications for starling-like control of changes in pump flow. Artif Organs 2013;37:695-703. See Full Article


Schneider AG, Eastwood GM, Bellomo R, Bailey M, Lipcsey M, Pilcher D, Young P, Stow P, Santamaria J, Stachowski E, Suzuki S, Woinarski NC, Pilcher J. Arterial carbon dioxide tension and outcome in patients admitted to the intensive care unit after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2013;84:927-34. See Full Article


Schneider AG, Lipcsey M, Bailey M, Pilcher DV, Bellomo R. Simple translational equations to compare illness severity scores in intensive care trials. J Crit Care 2013;28:885.e1-8.


Shekar K, Davies AR, Mullany DV, Tiruvoipati R, Fraser JF. To ventilate, oscillate, or cannulate? J Crit Care 2013;28:655-62.


Sherry NL, Padiglione AA, Spelman DW, Cleland H. Microbiology of wildfire victims differs significantly from routine burns patients: data from an Australian wildfire disaster. Burns 2013;39:331-4.


Smith OM, McDonald E, Zytaruk N, Foster D, Matte A, Clarke F, Meade L, O'Callaghan N, Vallance S, Galt P, Rajbhandari D, Rocha M, Mehta S, Ferguson ND, Hall R, Fowler R, Burns K, Qushmaq I, Ostermann M, Heels-Ansdell D, Cook D. Rates and determinants of informed consent: a case study of an international thromboprophylaxis trial. J Crit Care 2013;28:28-39.


Stephens HO, Pilcher DV, Opdam HI. The impact of checking the Australian Organ Donor Register on family consent rates. Med J Aust 2013;199:536-8. See Full Article


Stub D, Byrne M, Pellegrino V, Kaye DM. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a sheep model of refractory ischaemic cardiac arrest. Heart Lung Circ 2013;22:421-7.Tiruvoipati R, Botha JA, Pilcher D, Bailey M. Carbon dioxide clearance in critical care. Anaesth Intensive Care 2013;41:157-62. See Full Article


Tan JL, Fedi M. Clinical approach to comatose patients. Anaesth Intensive Care 2013;14:375-8.


Tiruvoipati R, Botha JA, Pilcher D, Bailey M. Carbon dioxide clearance in critical care. Anaesth Intensive Care 2013;41:157-62.


Tramm R, Ilic D, Davies AR, Pellegrino VA, Hodgson C. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for critically ill adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013:1-22.


Tuxen D. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the intensive care unit. Anaesth Intensive Care Med 2013;14:460-5.


Warkentin TE, Sheppard JA, Heels-Ansdell D, Marshall JC, McIntyre L, Rocha MG, Mehta S, Davies AR, Bersten AD, Crozier TM, Ernest D, Vlahakis NE, Hall RI, Wood GG, Poirier G, Crowther MA, Cook DJ. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in medical surgical critical illness. Chest 2013;144:848-58.


Young PJ, Nickson CP, Gantner DC. Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice? Crit Care Resusc 2013;15:257-9.