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Volume 40, Issue 1, 1-200 January 2012

 TitlePages 
Cover Note
The early history of ventilation
CM. Ball, RN. Westhorpe
3-4
Editorial
Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome – making progress?
GM. Joynt, JKM. Wai
11-13
Risks of anaesthesia and surgery in elderly patients
NM. Gibbs
14-16
Review
[+] Benefits and risks of using gelatin solution as a plasma expander for perioperative and critically ill patients: a meta-analysis
MM. Saw, B. Chandler, KM. Ho
17-32
[+] The role of regional anaesthesia techniques in the management of acute pain
PJ. Cowlishaw, DM. Scott, MJ. Barrington
33-45
[+] The mitochondrial permeability transition pore and its role in anaesthesia-triggered cellular protection during ischaemia-reperfusion injury
DT. Andrews, CF. Royse, AG. Royse
46-70
Point of View
[+] Laptops and smartphones in the operating theatre – how does our knowledge of vigilance, multi-tasking and anaesthetist performance help us in our approach to this new distraction?
CM. Jorm, G. O'Sullivan
71-78
Original Paper
[+] Incidence, risk factors and outcome associations of intra-abdominal hypertension in critically ill patients
IB. Kim, J. Prowle, I. Baldwin, R. Bellomo
79-89
[+] Emergency surgery in the elderly: a retrospective observational study
M. Alcock, CR. Chilvers
90-94
[+] Plasma free cortisol and B-type natriuretic peptide in septic shock
DJ. Sturgess, B. Venkatesh
95-98
[+] L-arginine cardioplegia reduces oxidative stress and preserves diastolic function in patients with low ejection fraction undergoing coronary artery surgery
DT. Andrews, J. Sutherland, P. Dawson, AG. Royse, CF. Royse
99-106
[+] Blood loss and replacement for paediatric cranioplasty in Australia – a prospective national audit
PW. Howe, MG. Cooper
107-113
[+] Comparison of haemodynamic responses following different concentrations of adrenaline with and without lignocaine for surgical field infiltration during cleft lip and cleft palate surgery in children
M. Muthukumar, VK. Arya, PJ. Mathew, RK. Sharma
114-119
[+] Incidence of difficult intubation in intensive care patients: analysis of contributing factors
JF. Heuer, TA. Crozier, J. Barwing, SG. Russo, E. Bleckmann, M. Quintel, O. Mörer
120-127
[+] Improving the C-MAC video laryngoscopic view when applying cricoid pressure by allowing access of assistant to the video screen
TE. Loughnan, E. Gunasekera, TP. Tan
128-130
[+] A useful new coma scale in acute stroke patients: FOUR score
Y. Kocak, S. Ozturk, F. Ege, AH. Ekmekci
131-136
[+] End-of-life practices in a tertiary intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
AS. Aldawood, M. Alsultan, YM. Arabi, SA. Baharoon, S. Al-Qahtani, SH. Haddad, HM. Al-Dorzi, H. Al-Jahdali, A. Alatassi, AH. Rishu
137-141
[+] Ventilator versus manual hyperinflation in clearing sputum in ventilated intensive care unit patients
D. Dennis, W. Jacob, C. Budgeon
142-149
[+] Premedication with granisetron reduces shivering during spinal anaesthesia in children
AA. Eldaba, YM. Amr
150-153
[+] A new technique for post-pyloric feeding tube placement by palpation in lean critically ill patients
M. Sekino, O. Yoshitomi, T. Nakamura, T. Makita, K. Sumikawa
154-158
[+] Determinants of family satisfaction in the intensive care unit
K. Sundararajan, TR. Sullivan, MJ. Chapman
159-165
[+] Postoperative plasma paracetamol levels following oral or intravenous paracetamol administration: a double-blind randomised controlled trial
CN. Brett, SG. Barnett, J. Pearson
166-171
Audit
[+] Audit of extrapleural local anaesthetic infusion in neonates following repair of tracheo-oesophageal fistulae and oesophageal atresia via thoracotomy
GM. Palmer, P. Thalayasingam, CM. McNally, DG. Tingay, KR. Smith, TD. Clarnette, S. Penrose, SJ. Dowden, GA. Chalkiadis
172-180
Abstract of NZA
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in an anaesthetic preadmission clinic
R. Franks, PA. MacIntyre, E. Dennis
181-181
When the block wears off – transitioning from regional to systemic analgesia
D. Heather, A. Cameron, J. Savage
181-181
Preparation of Datex-Ohmeda Aestiva and Aisys anaesthetic machines for use in malignant hyperthermia susceptible patients
C. Jones, N. Pollock, TF. Bulger, K. Bennett
181-182
Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms with postsurgical pain level and patient-controlled analgesia consumption: evidence for the utility of Abcb1 rs1045642, Scn9a rs6746030 and Cyp3A5 rs776746 variants as predictive markers
C. Law, GM. Jacobson, M. Chaddock, R. Cursons, J. Sleigh
182-182
Transthoracic echocardiography in anaesthetic pre admission clinic
PA. MacIntyre
182-183
Closed-loop feedback computer-controlled versus manual-controlled phenylephrine infusions for maintaining blood pressure during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section
WD. Ngan Kee, KS. Khaw, Y-H. Tam, F. Ng
183-183
An overview of the anatomy of the suprascapular and axillary nerves using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging
DJ. Price, N. Kershaw, B. Clark
183-183
A randomised comparison of combined suprascapular and axillary (circumflex) nerve block with interscalene block for postoperative analgesia following arthroscopic shoulder surgery
DJ. Price, A. Abeysekera, M. Chaddock
183-184
A single-centre study of outcomes from fractured neck of femur – a five year audit
E. Soukhin, L. Zhou, M. Kluger
184-184
Prospective cohort study of the use of Supreme Laryngeal Mask Airway™ in 700 parturients undergoing lower segment caesarean section
WY. Yao, BL. Sng, SY. Li, Y. Lim, ATH. Sia
184-184
Correspondence
Correction: Adherent transversus abdominis plane catheter
G. Pattullo
185-185
Correction: Adherent transversus abdominis plane catheter – Reply
JJ. Trinca, CO. Tan
185-186
Target controlled infusion pump failure due to worn drive nut
IR. Cox
186-187
Three strikes and you’re out: unanticipated hyperkalaemic cardiac arrest following rapid sequence intubation
S. Prakash, S. Galluccio
187-188
Modification of Diamedica drawover anaesthetic equipment to facilitate introduction to an Australian teaching hospital
PM. Fenton
188-189
A heads up for ultrasound
TMA. Fernandez, C. Nixon
189-189
The use of a 1 ml syringe tube as an open reservoir during arterial cannulation
YH. Li, HL. Fu, H. Liu, QF. Zhu, HB. Yuan
189-190
Acute renal failure and liver necrosis associated to allopurinol therapy
E. Biagioni, S. Busani, L. Rinaldi, M. Marietta, M. Girardis
190-191
Media Review
Animal Models of Pain
SA. Schug
192-192
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia: Neuroanaesthesia
SJ. Llewellyn
192-192
Pain Management
R. Goucke
192-193
Erratum
Erratum
NM. Gibbs
193-193
Basics of Anesthesia. Sixth Edition
S L. Tivey
193-193