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Resources - Critical Care and Resuscitation


December 2008

 

EDITORIALS

274  Why ICU doctors do not wash their hands

Paul D R Johnson

No abstract

 

276  Why predict time to death after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy?

Helen Opdam

No abstract

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

278 Prediction of death after withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments

Nicole L Coleman, Jorge L Brieva and Elise Crowfoot

 

285  Hand hygiene during the intensive care unit ward round: how much is enough? An observational study

Paul Witterick, Rhonda Stuart, Elizabeth Gillespie and Michael Buist

 

288  Major surgery in Victoria and the United States: a comparison of hospital mortality in older patients

Stephen J Warrillow, Rinaldo Bellomo, Peter Davey and John Birkmeyer

 

296  The impact of an ICU liaison nurse service on patient outcomes

Suzanne J Eliott, David Ernest, Andrea G Doric, Karen N Page, Linda J Worrall-Carter, Lukman Thalib and Wendy Chaboyer

 

301  Preliminary insights into data collection processes in New South Wales intensive care units

Karena M Hewson-Conroy and Anthony R Burrell

 

306  Pilot randomised double-blind controlled trial of high-dose spironolactone in critically ill patients receiving a frusemide infusion

Yogesh Apte, Rinaldo Bellomo, Stephen Warrillow, Donna Goldsmith, Michael Gillies and Forbes McGain

 

SURVEYS

312  Burnout syndrome among Australian intensivists: a survey

Yahya Shehabi, Geoffrey Dobb, Ian Jenkins, Ranald Pascoe, Nicholas Edwards and Warwick Butt

 

CASE REPORTS

316  Monitoring of brain tissue oxygen tension and use of vasopressin after cardiac arrest in a child with catecholamine-induced cardiac arrhythmia

Elena Cavazzoni and Andreas Schibler

 

320  Paradoxical and severe hypotension in response to adrenaline infusions in massive quetiapine overdose

David J Hawkins and Peter Unwin

 

REVIEWS

323  Restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies in critical care: does one size really fit all?

Alistair D Nichol

 

POINTS OF VIEW

328 The name of our speciality - with a historical perspective on "intensive care"

Ronald V Trubuhovich

No abstract

 

332  What's in a name?

P Vernon van Heerden and John A Myburgh

No abstract

 

HISTORY OF MEDICINE

334  Early artificial ventilation: the mystery of "Truehead of Galveston" - was he Dr Charles William Trueheart?

Ronald V Trubuhovich