Critical Care and Resuscitation
274 Why ICU doctors do not wash their hands
Paul D R Johnson
276 Why predict time to death after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy?
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
312 Burnout syndrome among Australian intensivists: a survey
Yahya Shehabi, Geoffrey Dobb, Ian Jenkins, Ranald Pascoe, Nicholas Edwards and Warwick Butt
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
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
332 What's in a name?
P Vernon van Heerden and John A Myburgh
HISTORY OF MEDICINE
334 Early artificial ventilation: the mystery of "Truehead of Galveston" - was he Dr Charles William Trueheart?
Ronald V Trubuhovich