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Volume 36, Issue 4, 477-632 July 2008

 TitlePages 
Cover Note
Precordial and oesophageal stethoscopes
RN. Westhorpe, C. Ball
479-479
Editorial
The acquisition of airway skills by new trainee anaesthetists
JM. Weller, R. Segal
487-488
Review
[+] Heart rate and outcome in patients with cardiovascular disease undergoing major noncardiac surgery
BM. Biccard
489-501
[+] Chlorhexidine – pharmacology and clinical applications
K-S. Lim, PCA. Kam
502-512
Original Paper
[+] Anaesthesia trainees’ exposure to airway management in an Australian tertiary adult teaching hospital
R. Clarke, AI. Gardner
513-515
[+] Airway experience of anaesthetic registrars
NA. Smith, A. Koutantos
516-519
[+] Continuous infusion of subcutaneous compared to intravenous insulin for tight glycaemic control in medical intensive care unit patients
HA. Bodur, F. Saygili, S. Saygili, LH. Doganay, S. Yesil
520-527
[+] Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score and comorbidity: valuable prognostic indicators in chronically critically ill patients
K. Lee, SB. Hong, CM. Lim, YS. Koh
528-534
[+] Alpha 1-adrenergic receptor mRNA and inflammatory mediator expression in circulating leucocytes after cardiac surgery
M. Kalkoff, A. Chan-Dominy, JW. Sleigh, PM. Jogia, RT. Cursons, R. Towers, M. La Pine
535-543
[+] The effect of timing of application of positive end-expiratory pressure on oxygenation during one-lung ventilation
Y. Ren, ZL. Peng, QS. Xue, BW. Yu
544-548
[+] The performance of Dräger Oxylog ventilators at simulated altitude
JG. Flynn, B. Singh
549-552
[+] Relative reliability of the auditory evoked potential and Bispectral Index for monitoring sedation level in surgical intensive care patients
C-H. Lu, H-Y. Ou-Yang, K-M. Man, P-C. Hsiao, S-T. Ho, C-S. Wong, W-J. Liaw
553-559
[+] Predictors of outcome of ruptured aortic aneurysms in a metropolitan hospital
JA. Botha, R. Tiruvoipati, GC. Last, G. Somjen, W-L. Chue
560-564
[+] A comparison of screen-based simulation and conventional lectures for undergraduate teaching of crisis management
G-M. Tan, LK. Ti, K. Tan, T. Lee
565-569
Survey
[+] Sedation and delirium in the intensive care unit: an Australian and New Zealand perspective
Y. Shehabi, JA. Botha, MS. Boyle, D. Ernest, RC. Freebairn, IR. Jenkins, BL. Roberts, IM. Seppelt
570-578
Case Report
[+] The use of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in the management of life-threatening bronchospasm due to influenza infection
S. Twigg, GJ. Gibbon, T. Perris
579-581
[+] Acute airway obstruction secondary to achalasia mega-oesophagus
V. Ho, P. Whiting
582-584
[+] Fatal vitamin C-associated acute renal failure
GJ. McHugh, ML. Graber, RC. Freebairn
585-588
Abstract of ANZCA
Thermal anemometry and measurement of metabolic gas exchange during anaesthesia
R. Bailey, GJB. Robinson, P. Peyton, CR. Stuart-Andrews
589-589
Prophylactic ephedrine with propofol for ‘rapid sequence induction’ for laryngeal mask airway insertion
R. Balasingam, C. Lee
589-589
Production pressure in the work environment: a current Australian perspective
RM. Browning, RH. Riley, D. Gaba, S. Howard
589-590
NHMRC clinical practice guidelines on the use of blood components: a survey of clinicians' knowledge
RM. Browning
590-590
High incidence of adverse cardiopulmonary events during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
T. Brussel, AP. Sido, A. Thomson
590-590
A cohort controlled trial of outcome after introduction of an recovery pain management protocol
A. Bullingham, B. Fielden, E. Edmonds
590-591
Propofol and remifentanil sparing effect of nitrous oxide using closed-loop anaesthesia controller
A. Charmeau, N. Boichut, T. Hérail, B. Rehberg, D. Schmartz, T. Chazot, N. Liu, M. Fischler
591-591
Comparison of stress in anaesthestic training between Hong Kong and Melbourne
ACL. Chia, MG. Irwin, P. Lee, THW. Lee, SF. Man
591-591
C-reactive protein is not a marker of cognitive impairment in patients with cardiovascular disease
LA. Evered, BS. Silbert, DA. Scott, C. McCutcheon, K. Jamrozik
591-592
Post traumatic headache following mild traumatic brain injury – an international controlled prospective ice study in incidence, characteristics and predictors
S. Faux, J. Sheedy, R. Primavesi, S. Delaney, R. Riopelle
592-592
Patch up and give it one more chance? An audit of transdermal fentanyl patch use in acute postoperative pain
T. Fernandez, S. Jones, E. Ahmed
592-592
Neurostimulation in ultrasound-guided interscalene catheter placement: a comparison of an ultrasound and neurostimulation needle endpoint
MJ. Fredrickson
592-593
Neurostimulation in ultrasound-guided interscalene catheter placement: the sensitivity of muscle response to needle nerve stimulation
MJ. Fredrickson
593-593
A WinChart® review of 10,000 anaesthetics; increasing mean inspired nitrous oxide concentration in theatre does not increase mean nausea scores in recovery
R. Grace, J. Archdeacon, P. Toth, P. McSharry, M. McManus
594-594
Institution of an acute pain management service in an Australian regional hospital: a year’s experience explained
D. Haydon
594-594
An audit of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane infusions following midline abdominal surgery
PD. Hebbard, K S. Davey, C. Vasey
594-594
Prospective audit of ultrasound-guided procedures performed by anaesthetists: first year results
B. Huh, A. Chuan, W. Yung, P. Klineberg, L. Cope, S. Pagett, D. Sy, F. Stewart
594-595
How to know your epidural is a dud
A. Hutchings, K. French, JP. Monagle
595-595
The effects of sleep inertia on clinical decision-making in specialist anaesthetists
SA. Jenkins, T. LeCong, A. Riccardelli, G. Chandran, MJW. Thomas
595-595
Analgesia for total knee joint arthroplasty: the use of intrathecal morphine, femoral nerve block and perioperative COX 2 inhibitors. A randomised, double-blind, controlled trial
CSH. Johnstone, M. Glynn, E. Glavincevski, K. Blyth, D. Isaac, D. Gilbett
595-596
Cross talk between the vanilloid and cholinergic receptors in guinea pig ileum. Is capsaicin a partial cholinergic agonist?
AT. Jolayemi
596-596
EC50 for LMA insertion using an effect site model during rapid wash of sevoflurane
RR. Kennedy, M. McKellow, C. Brett, RA. French
596-596
“Keeping up the good work” – is ANTS inter-rater reliability maintained at six months?
GLS. Khong, JM. Graham, G. Hocking
597-597
What do anaesthetists want? A survey of anaesthesia equipment needs
GLS. Khong, RH. Riley
597-597
Combining aprepitant with dexamethasone for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting
M. Lai, Y. Tang, B. Cheung, P. Kan, Z. Fu, D. Ng, P. Yuen, T. Gin, M. Chan
597-597
New models of pain management services: regionally coordinated care
B. Lau, MJ. Cousins
597-598
The ongoing challenge of anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications
A. Leavy, M. Jones, T. Brussel, D. McMahon
598-598
Skin conductance as a measure of postoperative pain in paediatric patients
T. Ledowski, B. Hullett, J. Preuss, I. Zamudio-Villarroel
598-598
Economic analysis of a preanaesthetic clinic in Hong Kong: preliminary results
A. Lee, PT. Chui, AMH. Ho, T. Gin, C. Chiu
598-599
Formative assessment of FANZCA module 1: the design of a bank of online multiple choice questions
E. Lee
599-599
General anaesthesia for caesarean section at the Mercy Hospital for Women – a five-year audit
I. Letson, SW. Simmons
599-599
Arterial blood concentration of sevoflurane during single breath induction and tracheal intubation in gynaecologic patients
T. Lin, C. Lu, C. Chang, S-T. Ho
599-599
Development and psychometric testing of the Chinese quality of recovery scale
C. Lo, M. Chan, C. Lok, T. Chan, K. Choi, T. Gin
599-600
Desflurane elimination in humans
C. Lu, C-S. Tsai, O. Hu, S-T. Ho, C. Lin
600-600
Emotional intelligence of surgical and critical care specialists
M. Lum, S. Benson, B. Findlay
600-600
Thematic analysis of anaesthetic narratives of professional life
M. Lum, R. Iedema, CM. Jorm
601-601
The safety of ultrasound-guided nerve and plexus blockade
N. MacLennan, H. Feberwee, J. Lai, C. Nixon, J. King, R. Frith
601-601
Ketamine-midazolam in combination delivered by PCA in the management of pain associated with burns dressings
R. MacPherson, DM. Woods, J. Penfold
601-601
A retrospective analysis of deep neck infections at Royal Perth Hospital
SJ. Matzelle, AMB. Heard, GLS. Khong, RH. Riley, PD. Eakins
601-602
The addition of supplemental oxygen to a domestic nasal continuous positive airway pressure system
P. McCallum, A. Webb
602-602
PET-CT scans and anaesthesia. An audit of the anaesthetists exposure to radiation
J.M.. McDonald
602-602
Computer-based anaesthesia education and high fidelity simulation in new anaesthesia trainees – a pilot project
RM. Mehra, E. Elmo Mariampillai, L. McNicol, R. Jones
602-603
EXIT procedures at Westmead Hospital, Sydney – 10 years experience
A. Molnar, PRJ. Gibson, MG. Cooper, J. Brown
603-603
Cricoid pressure simulation training improves clinical performance
C. Moule, K. Domuracki, H. Owen, G. Kostandoff, J. Plummer
603-603
Web-based bronchoscopy simulator improves physician’s knowledge of tracheo-bronchial anatomy
M. Narayanaswamy, G. Dugas, G. Kanellakos, P. Slinger, D. Wong
603-604
Study on i-Stat haemoglobin accuracy, precision and reliability (SHARP)
W. Ng, B. Slon, K. Gunn, G. Fuge, TG. Short
604-604
Growing pains, a prevalent, idiopathic condition with disordered somatosensory processing, is genetically influenced
S. Pathirana, D. Champion, T. Jaaniste, A. Yee, R. Sachdev
604-604
The Endoflex® endotracheal tube in glidescope intubations – an alternative to the rigid stylet?
DSK. Phua, C. Wang, CS. Yoong
604-605
Experience of an acute pain service in a Singapore public hospital – a review of data over 10 years
DSK. Phua, W. Leong, CS. Yoong
605-605
Propofol selectively modifies cardiorespiratory control during severe arterial hypoxia
AW. Quail, DBF. Cottee, R. Roach
605-605
Institution of a perioperative diabetic management pathway: improved patient outcome and unexpected barriers
S. Robinson
605-606
Development of a new tool to assess quality of recovery after general anaesthesia (PARIS score – perioperative anaesthesia recovery indicator score): pilot validation in ear nose and throat surgery
C. Royse, C. Savage, S. Brand, D. Wilkinson
606-606
An audit of emergence agitation in children including the effect of post-induction propofol
KA. Ryan, C. Shaw, RA. French
606-606
The apolipoprotein E e4 allele is not associated with preoperative cognitive impairment or postoperative cognitive dysfunction in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
BS. Silbert, LA. Evered, DA. Scott
606-606
Epidural cooling for spinal cord cooling in thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery
A. Silvers, M. Ho, G. Cox
607-607
Effect of lignocaine pre-treatment on conditions for airway assessment under direct laryngoscopy following intravenous propofol: a randomised, double-blind study
R. Singhal, U. Shenoy
607-607
Comparing two methods of cardiac output measurement during severe sepsis and septic shock; pulmonary artery catheter vs. FloTrac™ (three consecutive software versions)
C. Slagt, J. Beute, M. Hoeksema, J. Mulder, S. Ramawadhdoebe, I. Malagon
607-608
Electroencephalogram spindles: a measure of intra-operative nociception?
JW. Sleigh, EC. MacKay, LJ. Voss, JP. Barnard, S. Allen
608-608
Rapid bedside determination of inotropy in acute patients
BE. Smith, VM. Madigan
608-608
Inotropes in septic shock – a question of balance
BE. Smith, VM. Madigan
608-609
Rapid non-invasive determination of ventricular preload
BE. Smith
609-609
Implementation of a frequent registrar feedback system – a departmental audit
NA. Smith
609-609
Effect-site target controlled infusions and rational opioid dosing
C. Smyth, CF. Minto
609-610
Depression after non-cardiac surgery
A. Soerensen, BS. Silbert, LA. Evered
610-610
Sevoflurane vs. other general anaesthesia on postoperative behaviour disturbance in children
K. Stephens, P. Strickland, J. Larsson, P. Middleton, AM. Cyna
610-610
Changes in anaesthetic practice from 1992 until the present at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
A. Stewart, B. Langley, DA. Scott, MJ. Davies
610-611
Risk score for postoperative mortality using pre- and postoperative factors in older patients (version 1)
D. Story, M. Fink, K. Leslie, PS. Myles, S-J. Yap, V. Beavis, L. McNicol
611-611
An audit of transversus abdominis plane blocks across two tertiary hospitals in Western Australia
C. Tan, J. Butler
611-611
A comparison of hyperbaric levobupivacaine and racemic bupivacaine with fentanyl administered intrathecally for caesarean delivery
J. Tan, J. Chiu, H. Tan, SN. Yeo, E. Thomas, ATH. Sia
611-612
Redefining the course of the intercostal nerves: a new understanding of the innervation of the anterior abdominal wall
T. Tran, W. Rozen, M. Ashton, MJ. Barrington, J. Ivanusic, G. Taylor
612-612
Low effect-site concentration of fentanyl (fCe) cannot attenuate tourniquet-induced blood pressure increase (TIBPI)
M. Uchida, S. Tominaga, H. Date, K. Maehara, K. Hayakawa, K. Takeda
612-612
Critical incident reporting in anaesthesia at a tertiary care cancer hospital in India
P. Vaidyanathan
612-613
Optical stylet assisted intubation: clinical experience of learning to use the Bonfils and Levitan fiberoptic stylets
A. Webb, H. Kolawole, TE. Loughnan, T. Crofts, C. Bowden, S. Leong
613-613
Pharmacoeconomics of inhalational anaesthetic agents: an 11-year cost identification analysis
L. Weinberg, D. Story, P. Peyton, D. Tremewen, L. McNicol
613-613
Cues and clues: using simulation to understand performance
M. Wiggins, J. Harris
613-614
Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks in elective renal transplant recipients
C. Wong, A. Chuan, R. Halliwell, L. Cope, D. Sy, S. Pagett
614-615
Remifentanil postconditioning attenuates cardiac ischaemia-reperfusion injury in vivo
G. Wong, R. Li, MG. Irwin
615-615
Pre-procedure preparation toolkit
S-J. Yap
615-615
Correspondence
"Conscious sedation"
D. Gibb
616-616
Results of a company designed evaluation of the SLIPA™
M. Thew, MJ. Paech
616-617
When pharmacology and psychology do not mix
G. Pattullo, R. MacPherson
617-617
Beware delayed upper airway obstruction after inadvertent carotid artery puncture
MF. Struck, V. Lippert, C. Müller, F. Wernicke, R. Stuttmann
618-618
Preoperative atropine treatment and fever in children
R. Garg, R. Sinha
619-619
Post-traumatic pulmonary and cerebral fat embolism
R. Imberti, PS. Scagnelli, AA. Amatu
619-621
Detachment of Vital Signs Non-latex Breathing Bags 3L® during manual ventilation
S. Amagasa, AI. Igarashi, NY. Yokoo, MS. Sato
621-622
Another benefit of ultrasound imaging in anaesthesia
T. Paraskeuopoulos, V. Dimitriou, C. Gomatos, C. Chantzi, T. Saranteas, S. Anagnostopoulou
622-623
Failure of transcutaneous pacing in a head-injured patient
R. Gandhi, RS. Chouhan, V. Ponniah
623-623
Beware kinking of disposable plastic circuit tubing during anaesthesia
M. Mehta, R. Garg, GP. Rath, H. Prabhakar
624-624
A modifed Touhy needle for continuous plexus blockade
AG. Bhagwat, S. Jain
624-624
Media Review
Atlas of Airway Management: Techniques and Tools
N. Bradburn
625-625
Epidurals for Childbirth: A guide for all delivery-suite staff. Second Edition
A. Buettner
625-626
Medical Statistics from A to Z: A Guide for Clinicians and Medical Students. Second Edition
J. Plummer
626-626
Simulation in Anesthesia
AL. Garden
626-627
Avoiding Common Anaesthesia Errors
PH. Goonetilleke
627-627