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Volume 38, Issue 4, 609-794 July 2010

 TitlePages 
Cover Note
The history of capnography
RN. Westhorpe, C. Ball
611-611
Editorial
Dexamethasone for postoperative nausea and vomiting: time for a definitive phase IV trial
KM. Ho
619-620
Equivalence and noninferiority in anaesthesia research
PS. Myles
621-622
Review
[+] Systemic levels of local anaesthetic after intra-peritoneal application – a systematic review
A. Kahokehr, T. Sammour, R. Vather, M. Taylor, F. Stapelberg, AG. Hill
623-638
Point of View
[+] Formal and informal fallacies in anaesthesia
NM. Gibbs
639-646
Special Article
[+] Effects of fluid preload (crystalloid or colloid) compared with crystalloid co-load plus ephedrine infusion on hypotension and neonatal outcome during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery
I. Gunusen, S. Karaman, V. Ertugrul, V. Firat
647-653
Original Paper
[+] Anti-emetic dexamethasone and postoperative infection risk: a retrospective cohort study
TB. Corcoran, EB. Truyens, A. Ng, N. Moseley, AR. Doyle, L. Margetts
654-660
[+] Single dose dexamethasone for postoperative nausea and vomiting – a matched case-control study of postoperative infection risk
VG. Percival, J. Riddell, TB. Corcoran
661-666
[+] Anti-emetic doses of dexamethasone suppress cortisol response in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
BS. Cowie, KJ. Allen, SA. Said, WJ. Inder
667-670
[+] The safety of recombinant factor VIIa in cardiac surgery
B. Mitra, L. Phillips, PA. Cameron, B. Billah, C. Reid
671-677
[+] A retrospective study to determine whether accessing frequency affects the incidence of microbial colonisation in peripheral arterial catheters
DBC. Koh, IK. Robertson, M. Watts, AN. Davies
678-684
[+] Modern blood filters do not need to be routinely changed for the majority of red blood cell transfusions in New Zealand
DM. Rusk, PM. Eames
685-689
[+] Warming the epidural injectate improves first sacral segment block: a randomised double-blind study
SS. Han, SC. Lee, YJ. Ro, SW. Min, J. Huh
690-694
[+] Glycaemic fluctuation predicts mortality in critically ill patients
HM. Al-Dorzi, HM. Tamim, YM. Arabi
695-702
[+] Changes in case-mix and outcomes of critically ill patients in an Australian tertiary intensive care unit
TA. Williams, KM. Ho, GJ. Dobb, J. Finn, MW. Knuiman, SAR. Webb
703-709
[+] Effects of age and coronary artery disease on cerebrovascular reactivity to carbon dioxide in humans
SD. Galvin, LA. Celi, KN. Thomas, TR. Clendon, IF. Galvin, RW. Bunton, PN. Ainslie
710-717
[+] The effect of remifentanil on the incidence of agitation on emergence from sevoflurane anaesthesia in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy
Y. Dong, LX. Meng, Y. Wang, JJ. Zhang, G. Zhao, CH. Ma
718-722
[+] Unplanned early readmission to the intensive care unit: a case-control study of patient, intensive care and ward-related factors
N. Makris, JM. Dulhunty, JD. Paratz, H. Bandeshe, JR. Gowardman
723-731
[+] Healthcare utilisation among patients discharged from hospital after intensive care
TA. Williams, GD. Leslie, L. Brearley, GJ. Dobb
732-739
Case Report
[+] Anaesthetic aspects of implanting diaphragmatic pacing in patients with spinal cord injury
D. Story, E. Mariampillai, M. Nikfarjam, M. Howard, A. Nunn, R. Onders
740-743
[+] Elective caesarean section for a woman with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
OMO. Kim, D. Elliott
744-747
[+] Acute psychiatric syndrome leading young patients to ICU: consider anti-NMDA-receptor antibodies
J. Varvat, P. Lafond, Y. Page, M. Coudrot, M. Reynaud-Salard, B. Tardy
748-750
[+] The use of drotrecogin alfa in severe falciparum malaria
O. Robak, A. Bojic, GJ. Locker, K. Laczika, M. Ramharter, T. Staudinger
751-754
[+] Failure of tigecycline to treat severe Clostridium difficile infection
P. Kopterides, C. Papageorgiou, A. Antoniadou, E. Papadomichelakis, I. Tsangaris, I. Dimopoulou, A. Armaganidis
755-758
[+] Compression of the common carotid artery following clavicle fracture in a twelve-year-old
M. Keating, BS. von Ungern-Sternberg
759-760
Abstract of ANZCA
Propofol impairs desflurane induced preconditioning by modulating mitochondrial permeability transition
DT. Andrews, AG. Royse, C. Royse
761-761
A randomised controlled study of L-arginine blood cardioplegia administration in patients with reduced left ventricular function undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
DT. Andrews, JR. Sutherland, P. Dawson, AG. Royse, C. Royse
761-762
Simulation for education and formative assessment of anaesthetic trainees in neuroanaesthesia
M. Boesch
762-762
What are we telling our patients? A survey of risk disclosure for anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand
AR. Braun, K. Leslie, AF. Merry, D. Story
762-762
Placebo vs nocebo questioning for pain evaluation following caesarean section
CSL. Chooi, R. Nerlekar, A. Raju, AM. Cyna
762-763
Sex differences in patients' perceptions of regional anaesthesia
P. Dove, F. Gilmour, G. Hocking
763-763
Patients’ knowledge of the role of the anaesthetist – how can we improve our profile?
M. Dobromirski, G. Hocking
763-763
Evaluation of the Australian Regional Anaesthesia and Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminars (ARACUS) – an unembalmed cadaver based regional anaesthesia course
G. Hocking, O. McIntyre
763-764
How do patients assess anaesthetists?
G. Hocking, WM. Weightman, C. Smith
764-764
The predictors and impact of core temperature at time of admission to ICU in adult cardiac surgical patients
J. Koziol, R. Kluger
764-765
Do we predict postoperative pain well? (And can we improve the prediction?)
CJ. Law, JN. MacColl, JW. Sleigh, JP. Barnard
765-765
Propofol and remifentanil differentially modulate frontal electroencephalographic activity
DTJ. Liley, NC. Sinclair, T. Lipping, B. Heyse, HEM. Vereecke, MMRF. Struys
765-766
Intrathecal morphine remotely preconditions the heart via multiple neural pathways in the rat
Y. Lu, GT. Wong, Z. Xia, MG. Irwin
766-766
Renal function and mortality in patients with proximal femoral fractures
J. McLoughlin, S. McGuirk, E. Lappin, S. Singhal, M. Shields
766-767
Update on ATACAS: a randomised trial of aspirin and tranexamic acid in coronary artery surgery
PS. Myles, S. Wallace, B. Silbert, J. McNeil, J. Cooper, D. Esmore, J. Smith, J. Knight
767-767
Minimally invasive measurement of cardiac output during surgery and critical care: a meta-analysis of accuracy and precision
P. Peyton, S. Chong
767-767
The effect of body position on performance of tracheal intubation
H. Pugh, E. O’Shea, G. Teague, RH. Riley
767-768
Influence of leg position on the depth and sonographic appearance of the sciatic nerve in volunteers
V. Quah, G. Hocking, K. Froehlich
768-768
Evaluation of echogenicity of needles used in continuous infusion regional techniques
B. Sivasubramaniam
768-769
Testing auditory alarm effectiveness with three different alarm sets
C. Thompson, P. Sanderson, M. Watson, M. Thompson, M. Muthukrishna, S. Murphy
769-769
Walking versus lying to prevent hypotension following spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section – a randomised controlled trial
A. Barnard, M. Newman, AM. Cyna
769-770
Erratum
Erratum
J. Thirlwell
770-770
Correspondence
Bilateral brachial plexus blocks: some other issues to consider
PB. Cornish
771-771
Bilateral brachial plexus blocks: some other issues to consider – Reply
G. Hocking, J. Holborow
771-772
Practice patterns for predicted difficult airway management and access to airway equipment by anaesthetists in Queensland, Australia
CJ. Peady
772-772
Practice patterns for predicted difficult airway management and access to airway equipment by anaesthetists in Queensland, Australia – Reply
BM. Zugai, V. Eley, KB. Greenland
772-773
Supreme™ laryngeal mask airway as a conduit for fibrescope guided intubation
FS. Xue, Q. Wang, J. Yuan, J. Xiong, X. Liao
773-774
Supreme™ laryngeal mask airway as a conduit for fibrescope guided intubation – Reply
AM. Joffe, EC. Liew
774-775
Technical terms in pre-anaesthetic consultations
NA. Smith
775-775
Residual neuromuscular block – twenty years on
ME . Futter
775-776
Aspiration of a "speaking valve" or tracheo-oesophageal valve
RP. Haridas
776-777
Aspiration of a "speaking valve" or tracheo-oesophageal valve – Reply
V. Rao Kadam, P. Lambert, H. Pant, M. O’Reilly
777-778
Regional and rural specialists
GJ. McHugh, PCH. Stewart
778-779
Granuloma after short-term epidural catheterisation
C. Sawhney, A. Trikha, P. Agrawal, K. Farooque, V. Trikha, A. Kumar
779-780
Use of dexmedetomidine in sustained ventricular tachycardia
BA. Parent, R. Munoz, D. Shiderly, C. Chrysostomou
781-782
Selective left lower lobar blockade for lower oesophageal surgery
Y. Jing, G. Miaoning, Z. Chaoqun, W. Wujun, C. Yeming, C. Kaican, C. Ruijun
782-783
Sevoflurane, weaning and learning difficulty in the intensive care unit
T. Hazarika, B. Donohoe, M. Turtle, G. Milne
783-784
Increased pressor response to noradrenaline during septic shock following clonidine?
C. Pichot, P. Mathern, F. Khettab, M. Ghignone, A. Geloen, L. Quintin
784-785
Power failure to a tertiary hospital’s operating suite
RH. Riley
785-785
An unholey nasogastric tube
C. Tan, L. Doolan
785-786
Media Review
Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review. Fourth Edition
R. MacPherson
787-787
Spinal Injection Techniques
RA. French
787-788
Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care. An A-Z guide. Fourth Edition.
PWJ. Harrigan
788-788
Emergencies in Anesthesia. Second Edition.
P. Platt
788-788
Diagnostic Imaging in Critical Care
M. Heaney
788-789
Current Therapy in Pain
J. Standen
789-789