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Volume 32, Issue 1, 1-154 February 2004

 TitlePages 
Cover Note
Local anaesthesia - the continuing evolution of spinal needles
C. Ball, RN. Westhorpe
3-3
Review
[+] Spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain: A review of the evidence
ML. Carter
11-21
Original Paper
[+] The addition of sufentanil, tramadol or clonidine to lignocaine for intravenous regional anaesthesia
S. Alayurt, D. Memis, Z. Pamukcu
22-27
[+] Bispectral index during modified rapid sequence induction using thiopentone or propofol and rocuronium
MY. Sie, PK. Goh, L. Chan, SY. Ong
28-30
[+] Does the provision of pre-prepared morphine solution alter the administration of opioids to patients in the recovery room?
M. Reeves
31-32
[+] Post anaesthesia care unit discharge: A clinical scoring system versus traditional time-based criteria
L. Truong, JL. Moran, P. Blum
33-42
[+] Criteria for elective admission to the paediatric intensive care unit following adenotonsillectomy for severe obstructive sleep apnoea
P. Walker, B. Whitehead, M. Rowley
43-46
Survey
[+] Medicolegal claims against anaesthetists: A 20 year study
NM. Cass
47-58
[+] Continuing education and New Zealand anaesthetists: An analysis of current practice and future needs
JM. Weller, MJ. Harrison
59-65
Equipment
[+] Randomized evaluation of the single-use SoftSeal and the re-useable LMA classic laryngeal mask
MJ. Paech, J. Lain, WR. Garrett, G. Gillespie, KJD. Stannard, DA. Doherty
66-72
[+] Evaluation of the intubating laryngeal mask airway used by occasional intubators in simulated trauma
M. Reeves, MW. Skinner, CJ. Ginifer
73-76
[+] An evaluation of the modified airway management device
CL. Chiu, CY. Wang
77-80
[+] Data management using the personal digital assistant in an acute pain service
SSM. Chan, CPW. Chu, BCP. Cheng, PP. Chen
81-86
[+] An assessment of small simulators used to teach basic airway management
E. Rosenthal, H. Owen
87-92
[+] Comparison of a radiant patient warming device with forced air warming during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
A. Wong, S. Walker, M. Bradley
93-99
Case Report
[+] Myelopathy with syringomyelia following thoracic epidural anaesthesia
JA. Aldrete, H. Ferrari
100-103
[+] Rupture of left main bronchus associated with radiotherapy-induced bronchial injury and use of a double-lumen tube in oesophageal cancer surgery
RR. Jha, S. Mishra, S. Bhatnagar
104-107
[+] Avoidance of laser ignition of endotracheal tubes by wrapping in aluminium foil tape
P. Walker, A. Temperley, S. Thelfo, A. Hazelgrove
108-112
[+] Pleural puncture: An unusual complication of a thoracic epidural
PP. Grieve, RKS. Whitta
113-116
[+] Post partum pneumomediastinum
BL. Duffy
117-119
Abstract of ANZICS
The impact of infection control strategies on the acquisition of multiresistant organism in an intensive care unit
M. Beatty, R. Munro, M. Parr
120-120
Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: Experience from a teaching hospital in Australia
A. Beindorf, B. Venkatesh, D. Fraenkel, D. Walker
120-120
Streptokinase should no longer be used in the bush
N. Blackwell, A. Hollins, R. Norton
120-121
Abstracts of the ANZICS/ACCCN 28th Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, September 10-14, 2003, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
120-138
The outcome of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms admitted to a metropolitan hospital
JA. Botha, J. Priestley, I. Carney, R. Nagappan, S.D.. Marshall, K. Heckmann
121-121
Early Australian experience with the molecular adsorbents recirculating system (MARS)
S. Riordan, MS. Boyle, M. Ickeringill, B. Dowd, S. McDonnell, DJ. Bihari
121-121
The interaction between obesity, diabetes and ethnicity on outcome in a general ICU
ME. Chaddock, DG. Galler, AB. Williams
121-121
Intraduodenal nutrient increases pyloric pressure wave frequency in the critically ill
M. Chapman, R. Fraser, WY. Tam, N. Nguyen, G. Davidson, R. Butler, R. Vozzo, L. Bryant, M. Horowitz
121-122
Randomized controlled trial of prehospital hypertonic saline resuscitation in severe traumatic brain injury and hypotension
DJ. Cooper, PS. Myles, FT. McDermott, J. Laidlaw, G. Cooper, L. Murray, AB. Tremayne, SA. Bernard, J. Ponsford
122-122
Better outcomes from traumatic brain injury at an Australian level 1 trauma centre
DJ. Cooper, L. Murray, S. Vallance, AM. Higgins, C. Finch, J. Rosenfeld, T. Kossmann
122-122
Dopexamine: An astonishing vasoconstrictor?
Ode. Soyres, F. Vallee, O. Angles, P. Sanchez, M. Genestal, K. Samii, B. Cathala
122-123
Avoid useless fluid loading by monitoring the systolic output
Ode. Soyres, F. Vallee, O. Angles, P. Sanchez, M. Genestal, K. Samii, B. Cathala
123-123
The effect of low dose vasopressin on the septic mammalian circulation
D. DiGiantomasso, H. Morimatsu, CN. May, R. Bellomo
123-123
Is ethnicity a prognostic indicator in intensive care?
T. Diprose, PJ. Bristow, D. Wenck
123-123
Progress (promoting global research excellence in severe sepsis): Use as an audit tool in an Australian ICU
GJ. Dobb, S. Perryman, TA. Williams
124-124
The introduction and audit of drotrecogin alpha (activated) use in a tertiary hospital intensive care unit
GJ. Dobb, S. Perryman, TA. Williams
124-124
Short shrift for the short synacthen test: Diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency: An observational study
SM. Drage, N. Ramikrishnan
124-124
Survival of medical intensive care patients is time-critical
GJ. Duke, JV. Green, JH. Briedis
125-125
Nocturnal discharge from the intensive care ward (ICW) is an independent predictor of patient mortality
GJ. Duke, JV. Green, JH. Briedis
125-125
Targeted bronchoscopy in intensive care patients influences management and outcomes
E. Veitch, A. Sykes, R. Brilliante, E. Fugaccia
125-126
Outcome from intensive care admisssion in the elderly
E. Fugaccia, E. Stachowski
126-126
Outcome from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using the utstein template: The Canberra experience
F. Wertenauer, B. Shadbolt, IA. Mitchell, H. Wren, JR. Gowardman
126-126
Diurnal rhythms of Cortisol, IL-13 and TNF-a in ICU patients
L. Socha, D. Silva, JR. Gowardman, IA. Mitchell, H. Blain, N. Petrovsky
126-126
Trends in ICU service provision and resource allocation: Australia and New Zealand (1997-2001)
T. Anderson, GK. Hart
127-127
Victorian adult intensive care breakthrough collaborative: Factors affecting patient admission and discharge from intensive care
GK. Hart, S. Ludolf, B. McDonald, A. McMillan, J. Bartlett
127-127
Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations in the ICU patients: Are there any confounders?
AS. McLean, SJ. Huang, M. Nalos, B. Tang, D. Stewart
127-127
Haemodynamic effects and efficacy of dexmedetomidine infusion without loading dose in surgical intensive care
M. Ickeringill, H. Adamson, U. Ruettimann, Y. Shehabi
127-128
Australian critical care nurses' evaluation of the use and safety of the pulmonary artery catheter
IG. Johnston, JF. Fraser, R. Jane, PS. Kruger, KG. Hickling
128-128
Aspiration of gastric contents in intubated, mechanically ventilated patients: Influence of aspiration of subglottic secretions from above the endotracheal tube cuff
U. Kadam, RJ. Young, M. Chapman, D. Bartholomeusz, M. Bellon, S. Creed
128-128
High variability of cytokine mRNA expression in septic intensive care patients
M. Kalkoff, R. Curson, JW. Sleigh
128-129
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and low tidal volume ventilation: Do the ardsnet findings apply to your intensive care unit?
EPY. Kam, A. James, GD. Eslick, JP. Benson
129-129
Significance of peritoneal drainage in postoperative management after repair for complex heart defects in infancy: Cytokine dynamics
H. Kurobe, K. Ochi, T. Hori, T. Kitagawa
129-129
Nebulised gentamicin in ventilated paediatric patients with persistent pseudomonas infection
TF. Loh, ISC. Quay
129-129
Airway occlusion pressure and extubation in post operative paediatric patients
TF. Loh, I. Chan, YH. Chan, J. Puthucheary, LE. Loh
130-130
A potential new diagnostic test for toxic shock: Skewing of the T cell vbeta repertoire
C. MacIsaac, K. Visvanathan, N. Curtis, JF. Cade
130-130
Blood culture sampling: Development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to decrease the incidence of contamination at source of collection
B. McCormick, N. Ramakrishnan
130-130
Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration in patients with liver failure: In-hospital and long term outcome
T. Naka, W. Li, D. Goldsmith, GK. Hart, R. Bellomo
130-131
Levosimendan improves cardivascular status, organ functions and reduces the plasma B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations in critically ill patients
M. Nalos, AS. McLean, I. Ting, B. Tang, SJ. Huang
131-131
Audit of the introduction of a tight glucose control protocol in an intensive care unit
N. Orford, PJ. Stow, D. Green, C. Corke
131-131
Implementing intensive insulin therapy: Audit of the first 6 months use of the bath insulin protocol
A. Padkin, S. Laver, S. Palmer, C. Farrow, D. Turner, S. Preston
131-131
Manual hyperinflation improves recruitment in extrapulmonary acute lung disease
JD. Paratz, J. Lipman, M. McAuliffe
131-132
Comparison of cardiac output methodology in an animal model
JD. Paratz, JF. Fraser, K. Wilson, PJ. Thomas, MJ. Bailey, J. Lipman
132-132
Physiotherapy and nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care patients with acquired brain injury
S. Patman, K. Stiller, M. Blackmore, SA. Jenkins
132-132
A high CVP is associated with an adverse outcome following lung transplantation
DV. Pilcher, MJ. Bailey, C. Scheinkestel, A. Quinn, G. Snell, TA. Williams
132-133
Factors associated with poor early oxygenation in lung transplantation
DV. Pilcher, MJ. Bailey, C. Scheinkestel, A. Quinn, G. Snell, TA. Williams
133-133
Point-of-care, web-based, microbiology, clinical decision support tool to promote the rational antibiotic prescribing
N. Ramakrishnan, P. Johnson, K. Yap, RD. Riper
133-133
Which physiological parameters contribute most to a modified early warning system (MEWS) score when detecting critcally ill patients
IJ. Rechner, A. Kapila, T. Even, M. Odell, L. Milsom, R. Abraham
133-134
Surfactant phospholipid changes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of children who develop acute lung injury (ALI)
DA. Todd, S. Sabastian, S. Gupta, O. Ross, S. Watkins, G. Clark, AD. Postle, MJ. Marsh
134-134
Early experience with transpulmonary thermodilution cardiovascular monitoring in cirtically ill patients
L. Wan, S. Uchino, T. Naka, R. Bellomo
134-134
The effects of a normal saline bolus on normal central and regional hemodynamics
L. Wan, D. Di Giantomasso, CN. May, R. Bellomo
134-134
Levosimendan: An Australian ICU's experience
T. Wigmore, Y. Mudaliar, M. Renna
135-135
Normal blood gases as well as normal anion gap may conceal metabolic acid in children recovering from critical illness
B. Wilkins, S. Wilson, M. Duthie
135-135
Albumin and phosphate contribute negligibly to plasma buffering in metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
B. Wilkins, M. Duthie, S. Wilson
135-135
Pharmacokinetics of paracetamol when given by the gastric and jejunal routes in critically ill patients
AB. Williams, N. Holford, J. Clarke
135-136
Bowel function in mechanically ventilated patients
D. Baldock, H. Young, R. Bellomo
136-136
Assessment of the adrenal response in a population of etomidate naive patients with severe sepsis
D. Jones, JN. Buckmaster, R. Bellomo
136-136
Patient experiences of long-term intensive care: A qualitative study
H. Eeman, IA. Mitchell, P. Dugdale
136-136
Blood glucose (BG) management in Australian and New Zealand ICUs - An inception cohort study
IA. Mitchell, T. Higlett, R. Bellomo, S. Finfer
136-137
In situ near infrared spectroscopy of the liver correlates with hepatic and systemic perfusion parameters in a piglet sepsis model
E. Nahum, PW. Skippen, R. Gagnon, A. Macnab, ED. Skarsgard
137-137
Vasopressin: A therapeutic option in massive pulmonary embolism
JA. Botha, B. Mitra
137-137
Obstetric critical care admissions: A 10-year retrospective review in an intensive care unit
EPY. Kam, GD. Eslick, AS. McLean
137-138
Correspondence
Legal aspects of withdrawal of therapy
W. Silvester, J. Gardner
139-139
Breathing circuit obstruction by a foreign body
AK. Sethi, M. Mohta, P. Sharma
140-141
Assessment of predictive performance of a diprifusor TCI system in Chinese patients
YH. Li, X. Zhao, JG. Xu
141-141
Head on the abdomen technique for difficult intubation
I. Rechtman, H. Anderson
142-142
Life-threatening dysrhythmia in an anaesthetized patient with latent anorexia nervosa
Z. Crystal, O. Vofsi, M. Barak, Y. Katz
142-142
Chest pain and dysrhythmias in a healthy parturient: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome vs cocaine-induced myocardial ischaemia?
KM. Kuczkowski
143-143
Cricoid pressure training; where to from here? - Reply
H. Owen, MEA. Escott
145-145
Inadvertent subdural spread complicating cervical epidural steroid injection - Reply
MA. Russo
145-145
Cricoid pressure training; Where to from here?
P. Shirley
145-145
Insulin and the fine print...
V. Viliunas
146-146
Media Review
Radiology for anaesthesia and intensive care
S. Erickson
147-147
International Anesthesiology Clinics. Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room. Volume 41, Number 2
RN. Westhorpe
147-148
Antiemetic Therapy
M. Reeves
148-148
Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - 3rd Edition
K. Harrison
148-148
Procedures and Techniques in Intensive Care Medicine - 3rd Edition
MJ. Lennon
149-149
Clinical Risk Management: Enhancing Patient Safety - 2nd Edition
JA. Williamson
149-149
Chronic Pain: Pocketbook
P. Briscoe
149-149
Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
D. Tomkins
150-150