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Recent Publications of the Research Team

Listed on this page are the most recent publications of the Nepean Intensive Care Research team.

McLean AS, Eslick GD, Coats AJ. The epidemiology of heart failure in Australia. Int J Cardiol 2006; 118:370-374.
McLean AS, Huang SJ, Hyams S, Poh G, Nalos M, Rahul P, Tang B, Seppelt IM. The prognostic values of B-type natriuretic peptide in severe sepsis and septic shock. Crit Care Med 2007; 35:1019-1026.
McLean AS, Tang B, Huang SJ. The diagnosis of sepsis: The present and the future. In: "Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2007" (Vincent J-L ed.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 3-9.

McLean AS, Ting I, Huang SJ, Wesley S. The use of the right ventricular diameter and tricuspid annular tissue Doppler velocity parameter to predict the presence of pulmonary hypertension. Eur J Echocardiography 2006; 8:128-136.

Tang BM, Eslick GD, Nowson C, Smith C, Bensoussan A.  Use of calcium or calcium in combination with vitamin D supplementation to prevent fractures and bone loss in people aged 50 years and older: a meta-analysis.  Lancet 2007:370:657-66

Tang BM, Eslick GD, Craig JC, McLean AS. Accuracy of procalcitonin for sepsis diagnosis in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2007; 7:210-217.

Tang BM, McLean AS, Dawes IW, Huang SJ, Lin RC.  The Use of Gene-Expression Profiling to Identify Candidate Genes in Human Sepsis.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; in press.

Bellomo R, Morimatsu H, Cole L, StoryD, Uchino S, Naka T, on behalf of the SAFE study investigators. The effects of saline or albumin resuscitation on acid-base status and serum electrolytes. Crit Care Med 2006; in press.

McLean AS, Huang SJ. Intensive Care Echocardiography. In: "Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2006" (Vincent J-L ed.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2006, pp. 131 -141.

Nalos M, Huang SJ, Pandit R, McLean AS. Endotoxin stimulated interleukin-10 production is enhanced by adenosine. Possible key to septic shock associated immune deficiency? Anaesth Intensive Care 2006; 34(6):719-23.

Naylor JM, McLean AS, Chow CM, Heard R, Ting I, Avolia AB. A modified postual drainage program produces less CV stress than a head-down position in patient with severe heart disease: A quasi-experimental study. Aust. J. Physiotherapy 2006; 52:201-9

Seppelt I. Therapeutic hypothermia in intensive care. In: “Indian Critical Care 2006” (Ramakrishnan N ed.), Chennai, 2006; in press.
Abraham E, Laterre P-F, Garg R et al for the ADDRESS study group, Drotrecogin alfa (activated) for adults with severe sepsis and a low risk of death, New Engl J Med, 2005, 353:1332-1341
Egi M, Naka T, Bellomo R, Cole L, French C, Trethewy C, Wan L, Langenberg CC, Fealy N, Baldwin I: A comparison of two citrate anticoagulation regimens for continuous veno-venous hemofiltration. Int J Artif Organs 2005; 28: 1211-1218
McLean AS, Huang SJ. The application of B-type natriuretic peptide in assessing cardiac function in the critically ill. In: " Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2005" (Vincent J-L ed.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2005, pp 151-160.
McLean AS, Huang SJ. The applications of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) measurement in the intensive care unit. Current Opinion in Critical Care 2005; 11:406-412.
McLean AS, Huang SJ, Nalos M, Ting I. Duration of the beneficial effects of levosimendan in decompensated heart failure as measured by echocardiographic indices and B-type natriuretic peptide. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 2005; 46:830-835.
McLean AS, Nalos M, Huang SJ, Ting I. The use of levosimendan in shocked patients with compromised left ventricular function and requiring catecholamine support – A case series. Critical Care & Shock 2005; 8:6-13.
McLean AS, Poh G, Huang SJ. Effects of acute fluid loading on plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels in a septic shock patient. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 2005; 33:528-530.
Naka T, Egi M, Bellomo R, Cole L, French C, Botha J, Wan L, Fealy N, Baldwin I: Commercial low-citrate anticoagulation haemofiltration in high risk patients with frequent filter clotting. Anaesth Intens Care 2005; 33: 601-8
Naka T, Egi M, Bellomo R, Cole L, French C, Wan L, Fealy N, Baldwin I: Low-dose citrate continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) and acid-base balance. Int J of Artif Organs 2005; 28: 222-8
Nalos M, Pandit R, Huang SJ, McLean AS. Lipopolysaccharide stimulated interleukin-10 release is enhanced by adenosine. Intensive Care Medicine 2005; 31 (Supl 1):S150.
Naylor JM, McLean AS, Heard R, Avolia AB. CV responses to short term head-down positioning in healthy young and older adults. Physiotherapy Res. Int. 2005; 10:32-47
Ramakrishnan N and Seppelt I (editors), Neurointensive Care: The Way Ahead, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, 2005 [monograph]
Seppelt I. Hypothermia Does Not Improve Outcome From Traumatic Brain Injury, Crit Care Resus, 2005, 7:233-237 [invited review].
Seppelt I. Is albumin SAFE in 2006? In: “Critical Care Update 2005” (Nayyar V ed.), Jaypee Publishing, New Delhi, 2005; in press.
Seppelt I and Burrell A, Human albumin metaanalysis, Crit Care Med, 2005, 33(4), 914-915 [letter].
ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and the Institute for International Health SAFE Study Investigators, The Saline vs Albumin Fluid Evaluation (SAFE) Study (ISRCTN76588266): Design and conduct of a multi-centre, blinded randomized controlled trial of intravenous fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients,
Cole L, Bellomo R, Davenport P, Tipping P, Ronco C: Cytokine removal during continuous renal replacement therapy: an ex-vivo comparison of convection and diffusion. Int J Artif Organs 2004; 27: 388-397
McLean AS, Huang SJ, Ting I. B-type natriuretic peptide: Is there a place in the critical care setting? Critical Care & Shock 2004; 7:117-124.
Nalos M, Huang SJ, Ting I, McLean AS. Diagnoses of right sided empyema complicating tricuspid valve endocarditis during transesophageal echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2004; 17:464-465.
Seppelt I, Commentary: Current controversies in trauma airway management, Ind J Crit Care, 2004, 8: 106-110 [invited review]
Seppelt I, Intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury, Ind J Crit Care, 2004, 8: 120-126 [invited review]
The SAFE Study Investigators, A comparison of saline and albumin for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit, New Engl J Med, 2004, 350: 2247-2256
Wilson R, Huang SJ, McLean AS. The correlation between airborne methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and the presence of MRSA colonized patients in a general intensive care unit. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 2004; 32:202-209.
Zeiher B G, Artigas A, Vincent J-L et al for the STRIVE study group, Neutrophil elastase inhibition in Acute Lung Injury: results of the STRIVE study, Crit Care Med, 2004, 32(8):1695-1702