Abstracts 2011

Abstracts of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2011
November 13-16, 2011, Toronto, Canada

Oral Abstracts

Chau, Anthony; Griesdale, Donald E.; Isac, George; Ayas, Najib; Foster, Denise; Irwin, Corrie; Choi, Peter T. FEASIBILITY STUDY TO COMPARE VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPY VERSUS DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/feasibility_study_to_compare_videolaryngoscopy_versus_
direct_laryngoscopy_in_critically_ill_patients.php

Côte, Nicolas; Turgeon, Alexis F.; Lauzier, François; Scales, Damon C.; Bernard, Francis; Moore, Lynne; Burns, Karen E.A.; Meade, Maureen O.; Zygun, David; Fergusson, Dean. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DECISIONS TO WITHDRAW LIFE-SUSTAINING THERAPIES IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A CANADIAN MULTICENTRE COHORT STUDY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/factors_associated_with_decisions_to_withdraw_life-sustaining_therapies_in_critically_ill_patients_with_severe_traumatic_brain_injury_a_canadian_multicentre_
cohort_study.php

Kanji, Hussein D.; Thirsk, Warren; Dong, Sandy; Szava-Kovats, Michael; Villa-Roel, Cristina; Singh, Mira; Rowe, Brian H. EMERGENCY CRICOTHYROIDOTOMY: A RANDOMIZED CROSSOVER TRIAL COMPARING PERCUTANEOUS NEEDLE FIRST VERSUS INCISION FIRST TECHNIQUES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/emergency_cricothyroidotomy_a_randomized_crossover_trial_
comparing_percutaneous_needle_first_versus_incision_first_techniques.php

Luksun, Warren J.; Wasowicz, Marcin; Jerath, Angela; Djaiani, George; Sharma, Vivek; Katznelson, Rita; Karski, Jacek. SEDATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY USING VOLATILE ANESTHETICS: EVALUATOR BLINDED, RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF EFFICACY AND SAFETY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/sedation_after_cardiac_surgery_using_volatile_anesthetics_
evaluator_blinded_randomized_trial_of_efficacy_and_safety.php

McNally, James D.; Menon, Kusum; Chakraborty, Pranesh; Fisher, Lawrence; Williams, Kathryn; Al-Dirbashi, Osama; Doherty, Dermot. 25 HYDROXYVITAMIN D CONCENTRATIONS IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN: DEFICIENCY RATES AND RELATIONSHIP WITH ILLNESS SEVERITY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/25_hydroxyvitamin_d_concentrations_in_critically_ill_children_
deficiency_rates_and_relationship_with_illness_severity.php

Shan, Yuexin; Maron-Gutierrez, Tatiana; Akram, Ali; Huang, David; Haitsma; dos Santos, Claudia. CONFERRED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ACUTE AND VENTILATOR INDUCED LUNG INJURY BY ADOPTIVE BONE MARROW TRANSFER OF MYELOID CELLS LACKING ATF3 EXPRESSION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/conferred_susceptibility_to_acute_and_ventilator_induced_lung_
injury_by_adoptive_bone_marrow_transfer_of_myeloid_cells_lacking_atf3_expression.php

 

Poster Abstracts

Ahmed, Hina; Wasowicz, Marcin; Flor, Lior; Jerath, Angela; Rao, Vivek. IS VASOPRESSIN INFUSION (> 0.03 UNITS/MINUTE) ASSOCIATED WITH ADVERSE EVENTS IN CARDIAC SURGERY PATIENTS? Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/is_vasopressin_infusion_associated_with_adverse_events_
in_cardiac_surgery_patients.php

Al Enezi, Farhan; Salib, Mary; Attia, Menat; Ma, Jinhui; Al Anazi, Safug; Ledato, Karen; Chung, Emmy; Thabane, Lehane; Sawchuk, Corey; Fox-Robichaud, Alison. CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY: A COMPARISON OF CVVH TO CVVHDF. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/continuous_renal_replacement_therapy_a_comparison_of_
cvvh_to_cvvhdf.php

Al Saied, Ghiath; Kennedy, Linda; Brummer, Gretchen; Janolino, Leymi. THE EFFECT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MODIFIED EARLY WARNING SCORE (MEWS) ON DEATHS AND UNANTICIPATED ICU ADMISSIONS IN A TERTIARY REFERRAL GENERAL SURGICAL UNIT. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/the_effect_of_the_introduction_of_the_modified_early_warning_
score_on_deaths_and_unanticipated_icu_admissions_in_a_tertiary_referral_general_surgical_unit.php

Al-Harfi , Ibrahim; Hoa Tran, Thai; Harle, Christopher C.; Langford, Cindy; Kornecki, Alik. HYPERCOAGULOPATHY IN DKA IN CHILDREN –FACT OR FICTION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/hypercoagulopathy_in_dka_in_children_fact_or_fiction.php

Alharfi, Ibrahim; Charyk Stewart, Tanya; Kelly, Shawn; Morrison, Gavin; Fraser, Douglas. HYPERNATREMIA IS AN INDEPENDENT RISK OF MORTALITY IN PEDIATRIC SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/hypernatremia_is_an_independent_risk_of_mortality_in_
pediatric_severe_traumatic_brain_injury.php

Allaert, Silvie; Owen, Helen C.; Solie, Lien; Vanhees, Ine; Van den Berghe, Greet; Van Cromphaut, Sophie J. THE IMPACT OF PROLONGED CRITICAL ILLNESS ON PERIOSTEAL CELL DYNAMICS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/the_impact_of_prolonged_critical_illness_on_periosteal_
cell_dynamics.php

Arora, Rakesh C.; MacDonald, Lindsay; Hiebert, Brett; Grocott, Hilary P. THE PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE ICU ENVIRONMENT IMPACTS THE OCCURRENCE OF DELIRIUM FOLLOWING CARDIAC SURGERY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/the_physical_infrastructure_of_the_icu_environment_impacts_
the_occurrence_of_delirium_following_cardiac_surgery.php

Au, Selena; Khandwala, Farah; Stelfox, Henry T. PHYSICIAN ATTIRE IN THE ICU AND ITS EFFECT ON FAMILIES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/physician_attire_in_the_icu_and_its_effect_on_families.php

Augustinavicius, Jura; Floh, Alejandro; Jacques, Frederic; Kim, Dong-Joo ; Hawkins, Cynthia; Frndova, Helena; Stockoe, Jacqueline; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie. CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE IN CHILDREN SUPPORTED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/cerebral_hemorrhage_in_children_supported_with_
extracorporeal_membrane_oxygenation.php

Baptiste, Lorna; Dol, Carolyn; Flockhart, Linda; Serrano, Lorina; Storey, Helen; Warren, Lindsay; Fielding, Clare. BRINGING HOME THE BEACON. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/bringing_home_the_beacon.php

Barua, Reeta; Rodin, Danielle L.; Downar, James; Steel, Andrew. CRITICAL CARE RESPONSE TEAMS PLAY LITTLE ROLE IN END OF LIFE CARE DESPITE ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/critical_care_response_teams_play_little_role_in_end_of_
life_care_despite_abundant_opportunity.php

Beitel, Janice; Humphreys, Christine; McIsaac, Lisa; Leist, Victoria; Payne, Clare; Sanderson, Robert; Skinner, Scott; Zahedi, Kaveh. PRACTICES INFLUENCING CONSENT FOR ORGAN DONATION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/practices_influencing_consent_for_organ_donation.php

Belcamino, Julianna; Fox-Robichaud, Dr. Alison; Plaunt, Michael. AN AUDIT OF CODE BLUES CALLED FOR RESPIRATORY ARREST. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/an_audit_of_code_blues_called_for_respiratory_arrest.php

Bitton, Marina; Fernando, Jo-Ann; Johnson, Karen; Albert, Shelley; McRitchie, Donna; Shin, Phil. INDEPENDENTLY IMPLEMENTING SLOW LOW EFFICIENCY DAILY DIALYSIS (SLEDD) WITHIN A CRITICAL CARE UNIT. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/independently_implementing_slow_low_efficiency_daily_
dialysis_within_a_critical_care_unit.php

Bobrovitz, Niklas J.; Santana, Maria; Stelfox, Henry T. THE DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT TESTING OF A QUESTIONNAIRE TO MEASURE PATIENT AND FAMILY SATISFACTION WITH INJURY CARE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/the_development_and_pilot_testing_of_a_questionnaire_
to_measure_patient_and_family_satisfaction_with_injury_care.php

Boseovski, James; Ilan, Roy. GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AND RESIDENT SELF ASSESSED COMPLIANCE WITH EVIDENCE BASED GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SEPSIS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/general_internal_medicine_attending_physician_and_
resident_self_assessed_compliance_with_evidence_based_guidelines_for_the_management_of_sepsis.php

Braithwaite, Courtney; Chidwick, Paula; Cooper, Andrew. CREATING AND MEASURING CHANGE IN ICU CONSENT PROCESS: CHELO (CHECKLIST TO MEET ETHICAL & LEGAL OBLIGATIONS). Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/creating_and_measuring_change_in_icu_consent_
process_chelo_checklist_to_meet_ethical_and_legal_obligations.php

Burry, Lisa; Rose, Louise; Steinberg, Marilyn; Devlin, John; Ashley, Betty Jean; Smith, Orla; Poretta, Kerri; Harvey, Johanne; Brown, Maedean; Mehta, Sangeeta. CLINICIANS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THE USE OF A SEDATION PROTOCOL OR DAILY SEDATIVE INTERRUPTION IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS ENROLLED IN A MULTICENTER SEDATION TRIAL. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/clinicians_perspectives_on_the_use_of_a_sedation_
protocol_or_daily_sedative_interruption_in_mechanically_ventilated_patients_enrolled_in_a_multicenter_
sedation_trial.php

Busque, Véronique; Williamson, David; Marsolais, Pierre; Serri, Karim. PREDICTORS OF MYOCARDIAL DYSFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH BRAIN DEATH. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/predictors_of_myocardial_dysfunction_associated_with_
brain_death.php

Cameron, Jill I.; Chan, Linda; Czerwonka, Anna I.; Chu, Leslie M.; Matte, Andrea; Ferguson, Niall D.; Mehta, Sanegeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Cook, Deborah; Rudkowski, Jill; Meggison, Hilary; Abbey, Susan; Batt. LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: FAMILY CAREGIVER OUTCOMES FROM THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/long-term_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_
family_caregiver_outcomes_from_the_towards_recover_study.php

Chassé, Michaël; Mathieu, Patrick; Voisine, Pierre; Després, Jean-Pierre; Pibarot, Philippe; Baillot, Richard; Poirier, Paul. WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY AFTER ISOLATED CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/waist_circumference_is_associated_with_an_increased_risk_
of_renal_replacement_therapy_after_isolated_coronary_bypass_surgery.php

Cheung, Alison M.; Hiyama, Yaeko; Harrison, Rachael; Smith, Alexandra; Jeschke, Marc G. WHY IS THE POST-BURN OUTCOME OF ELDERLY PATIENTS SO POOR? INSIGHTS FROM INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE AND METABOLIC HORMONE PROFILING. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/why_is_the_post-burn_outcome_of_elderly_patients_
so_poor_insights_from_inflammatory_cytokine_and_metabolic_hormone_profiling.php

Cheung, Joyce Ting-Wai; Brown, Maedean; Wald, Ron; Lapinsky, Stephanie; Lapinsky, Stephen E. HEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE OF SEPTIC PATIENTS TO CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/hemodynamic_response_of_septic_patients_to_continuous_
renal_replacement_therapy.php

Davies-Schinkel, Corrine; Gagliardi, Anna; Chapman, Martin; Hahn, Cecil; Capone, Antonio; Young, G. Bryan; Pinto, Ruxandra; Zygun, David; Fowler, Robert. BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTING EEG MONITORING IN CRITICAL CARE: COMPARING ADULT AND PEDIATRIC PRACTICE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/barriers_to_implementing_eeg_monitoring_in_critical_care_
comparing_adult_and_pediatric_practice.php

Davies-Schinkel, Corrine; Gagliardi, Anna; Chapman, Martin; Pinto, Ruxandra; Capone, Antonio; Young, G. Bryan; Zygun, David; Fowler, Robert. BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTING EEG MONITORING TECHNOLOGY IN CRITICAL CARE: A DICHOTOMY BETWEEN PERCEIVED NEED AND CLINICAL PRACTICE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/barriers_to_implementing_eeg_monitoring_technology_in_
critical_care_a_dichotomy_between_perceived_need_and_clinical_practice.php

Davies-Schinkel, Corrine; Gagliardi, Anna; Young, G. Bryan; Chapman, Martin; Capone, Antonio; Pinto, Ruxandra; Zygun, David; Fowler, Robert. BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTING EEG MONITORING TECHNOLOGY IN CRITICAL CARE: A SCOPING REVIEW OF ICU AVAILABLE NEUROMONITORING TECHNOLOGY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/barriers_to_implementing_eeg_monitoring_technology_in_
critical_care_a_scoping_review_of_icu_available_neuromonitoring_technology.php

D’Egidio, Gianni; Cardinal, Pierre; Willett, Timothy; Low, Thomas; Landriault, Angele; Hartwick, Michael; Hickey, Michael; Hicks, Shawn; Macdonald, John; Owen, Elliot. PATIENT-CENTRIC STANDARDS: A NEW METHOD OF DETERMINING OPTIMAL CARE FOR A BURNED PATIENT. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/patient-centric_standards_a_new_method_of_
determining_optimal_care_for_a_burned_patient.php

Desjardins, Philippe; Lauzier, François; Tremblay, Marie-Hélène; Zarychanski, Ryan; McIntyre, Lauralyn; English, Shane; Moore, Lynne; Fergusson, Dean A.; Lacroix, Jacques; Turgeon, Alexis F. EFFECT OF HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS AND TRANSFUSIONS ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF NEUROCRITICAL CARE PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF COMPARATIVE STUDIES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/effect_of_hemoglobin_levels_and_transfusions_on_
clinical_outcomes_of_neurocritical_care_patients_a_systematic_review_of_comparative_studies.php

Devji, Tahira; Wong, Jeffrey; Shaikh, S.; Hamielec, Cindy M. HOLDING ENTERAL FEEDS PRE-OPERATIVELY AND THE INCIDENCE OF ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/holding_enteral_feeds_pre-operatively_
and_the_incidence_of_aspiration_pneumonia_in_critically_ill_patients_a_prospective_cohort_study.php

Digby, Geneviève C.; D’Arsigny, Christine L.; Samis, Andrew J.; Arellano, Ramiro J.; Ropchan, Glorianne V.; Parker, Christopher M. HEMODYNAMIC RESPONSES TO LUNG VOLUME RECRUITMENT MANEUVERS IN POST-OPERATIVE CARDIAC SURGERY PATIENTS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/hemodynamic_responses_to_lung_volume_recruitment_
maneuvers_in_post-operative_cardiac_surgery_patients.php

Filice, Christian; Jones, Cameron ; Rogers, Toni; Barthel, Joan; Steeves, Paul; Fox-Robichaud, Alison; Liaw, Patricia; McDonald, Ellen. DEFERRED CONSENT: A LEVEL OF COMFORT SURVEY OF ICU NURSES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/deferred_consent_a_level_of_comfort_survey_
of_icu_nurses.php

Goettel, Nicolai; Keller, Roanne; Bendjelid, Karim. TRANSPULMONARY THERMODILUTION CURVE AND THE CROSS TALK PHENOMENON. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/transpulmonary_thermodilution_curve_and_the_cross_
talk_phenomenon.php

Gopal, Archana; Yeung, Melanie; Lapinsky, Stephen; Cuthbertson, Brian H.; Granton, John; Steel, Andrew; Cafazzo, Joseph. DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AN ELECTRONIC VITAL SIGNS CAPTURE AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/design_and_evaluation_of_an_electronic_vital_signs_
capture_and_surveillance_system.php

Gould, Travis; Dwivedi, Dhruva; Pepler, Laura; Swystun, Laura; Lysov, Zakhar; Liaw, Patricia. CHARACTERIZATION OF CELL-FREE DNA IN SEPSIS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/characterization_of_cell-free_dna_in_sepsis.php

Hand, L.; Adhikari, N., ; Cook, D.; Mehta, S.; Matte, A.; McArdle, T.; Clarke, F.; Lamontagne, F.; Meade, M.; Ferguson, N. INITIAL VENTILATORY PARAMETERS FOR HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATION IN A RCT COMPARED WITH RECENT HISTORICAL CONTROLS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/initial_ventilatory_parameters_for_high_frequency_
oscillation_in_a_rct_compared_with_recent_historical_controls.php

Hawrylyshyn, Christine; Wong, Jeffrey; Flores, Miranda N.; Devji, Tahira; Hamielec, Cindy. TIME TO FIRST DOSE OF ANTIMICROBIAL IN SEPTIC PATIENTS, RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/time_to_first_dose_of_antimicrobial_in_septic_
patients_retrospective_review.php

Herridge, Margaret S.; Chu, Leslie M.; Matte, Andrea; Chan, Linda; Tomlinson, George; Ferguson, Niall D.; Mehta, Sangeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Cook, Deborah; Rudkowski, Jill; Meggison, Hilary; Abbey, Susan; Batt. LONG-TERM PATIENT OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/long-term_patient_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_
ventilation_the_towards_recover_study.php

Ide, Kentaro; Nakagawa, Satoshi; Muguruma, Takashi; Yamazaki, Haruyuki; Toida, Chiaki; Shinohara, Mafumi; Matsumoto, Shotaro; Aoki, Kazunori; Kasahara, Mureo. LIVER TRANSPLANTATION AND PERIOPERATIVE CARE OF INFANTILE ACUTE LIVER FAILURE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/liver_transplantation_and_perioperative_care_of_infantile_
acute_liver_failure.php

Ilan, Roy; Heyland, Daren; Muscedere, John; Gail Anne, Harris. PATIENT SAFETY COORDINATOR TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES IN THE ICU: AN INTERVENTIONAL STUDY IN AN ACADEMIC CENTRE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/patient_safety_coordinator_to_improve_adherence_to_evidence_
based_practices_in_the_icu_an_interventional_study_in_an_academic_centre.php

Kellett, John; Kim, Arnold. VALIDATION OF AN ABBREVIATED VITALPAC EARLY WARNING SCORE (VIEWS) IN 75,419 CONSECUTIVE ADMISSIONS TO THUNDER BAY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/validation_of_an_abbreviated_vitalpac_early_warning_score_
views_in_75419_consecutive_admissions_to_thunder_bay_health_sciences_center.php

Kim, Dong-Joo; Laughlin, Suzanne; Raybaud, Charles; Kulkarni, Abhaya; Parshuram, Christopher; Hutchison, Jamie; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie. STANDARDIZED ESTIMATION OF CEREBRAL EDEMA ON EARLY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CHILDREN. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/standardized_estimation_of_cerebral_edema_on_early_
computed_tomography_for_traumatic_brain_injury_children.php

Kruisselbrink , Rebecca J.; Lo, Ben; Chen , Kai; Devji, Tahira; Hawrylyshyn, Christine; Wong , Jeffrey; Hamielec , Cindy. PATTERNS OF OFF-LABEL USE OF RECOMBINANT FACTOR VIIA AT HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/patterns_of_off-label_use_of_recombinant_factor_
viia_at_hamilton_health_sciences

Kumar, Avinash B.; Suneja, Manish; Nair, Ramesh. SECONDARY OXALOSIS INDUCED ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY IN ALLOGRAFT KIDNEYS- THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTATION IN THE SETTING OF GASTROINTESTINAL DYSFUNCTION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/secondary_oxalosis_induced_acute_kidney_injury_in_allograft_
kidneys_the_potential_role_of_vitamin_c_supplementation_in_the_setting_of_gastrointestinal_dysfunction.php

Labelle, Maxime; Wiseman, Jeffrey. HOW CRITICAL IS TEACHING CRITICAL CARE: A NEEDS ANALYSIS IN UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/how_critical_is_teaching_critical_care_a_needs_analysis_
in_undergraduate_medical_education.php

Lane, Dan; Ferri, Mauricio; Stelfox, Henry T. EFFECTIVE ROUNDING IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/effective_rounding_in_the_intensive_care_unit_a_systematic_
review_of_the_literature.php

Lee, Anna Y.; Ding, Angel; Trope, Angela; Walsh, Warren; Colantonio, David; Seto, Winnie. AGREEMENT BETWEEN MEASURED AND ESTIMATED FREE PHENYTOIN CONCENTRATIONS IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/agreement_between_measured_and_estimated_free_
phenytoin_concentrations_in_critically_ill_children.php

Lisboa, Luiz; Asthana, Sonal; Kremer, Andreas; Swain, Mark; Bagshaw, Sean; Gibney, Noel; Karvellas, Constantine. CYTOKINES, CHEMOKINES AND GENE EXPRESSION IN THE BLOOD OF CHOLESTATIC PATIENTS TREATED FOR INTRACTABLE PRURITUS WITH THE MOLECULAR ADSORBENT RECIRCULATING SYSTEM (MARS). Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/cytokines_chemokines_and_gene_expression_in_the_blood_
of_cholestatic_patients_treated_for_intractable_pruritus_with_the_molecular_adsorbent_recirculating_system.php

Litynsky, Jaclyn; Walker, Kelly; Powis, Jeff; Gill, Suzanne. IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF AN ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/implementation_and_sustainability_of_an_antimicrobial_
stewardship_program_in_an_urban_community_hospital.php

Lo, Tsz-Yan M.; Reynaud, D.; Post, Martin; Hutchison, Jamie. NOVEL BRAIN TRAUMA BIOMARKERS: SIGNIFICANT POST-TRAUMATIC CHANGES IN SERUM LEVELS OF EICOSANOIDS AND LEUKOTRIENES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/novel_brain_trauma_biomarkers_significant_post-traumatic_changes_in_serum_levels_of_eicosanoids_and_leukotrienes.php

MacLeod, Heather; Plaunt, Michael; Bradshaw, Michelle; Probst, Christine; Fox-Robichaud, Alison. INCORPORATION OF A MODIFIED EARLY WARNING SCORE (MEWS) INTO THE E-DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM TO TRIGGER EARLIER RESUSCITATION IN DETERIORATING SURGICAL INPATIENTS: A PILOT STUDY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/incorporation_of_a_modified_early_warning_score_into_the_e-
documentation_system_to_trigger_earlier_resuscitation_in_deteriorating_surgical_inpatients_a_pilot_study.php

Mahmudi-Azer (Azer), Salahaddin (Saren); Shaheen, Furquan ; Bubra, Preet ; Daneshmend, Setareh ; Mousavioun, Mohsen ; Melo , Rossana C.; Weller, Peter F.; Dvorak, Ann M.; Moqbel, Redwan; Paré, Peter D. MOLECULAR AND MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTIVE MEDIATOR RELEASE FROM HUMAN NEUTROPHIL AZUROPHILIC GRANULES. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/molecular_and_morphological_characterization_of_selective_
mediator_release_from_human_neutrophil_azurophilic_granules.php

Maron-Gutierrez, Tatiana; Silva, Johnatas; Shan, Yuexin; Asensi, Karina; Morales, Marcelo; Rocco, Patricia R.; dos Santos, Claudia C. BONE MARROW MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS THERAPY IN MURINE MODELS OF PULMONARY AND EXTRAPULMONARY ACUTE LUNG INJURY. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/bone_marrow_mesenchymal_stem_cells_therapy_in_
murine_models_of_pulmonary_and_extrapulmonary_acute_lung_injury.php

Maslove, David M.; Tang, Benjamin M.; McLean, Anthony S. IDENTIFICATION OF SEPSIS SUBTYPES BASED ON GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING: AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2011/identification_of_sepsis_subtypes_based_on_gene_
expression_profiling_an_exploratory_analysis.php

Masud, Faisal; Disbot, Maureen; Hodgson, Amanda. SCREENING SAVES LIVES: SYSTEMIZING SEPSIS MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED SURVIVAL. Available at:
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Moga, Michael-Alice; Davidson, Leann; Seto, Winnie; Streitenberger, Kim; Foreman, Celeste; Davey, Lisa; Herridge, Joann; Sivarajan, V. Ben; Frndova, Helena; Brandao, Leonardo; Gruenwald, Colleen; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie. OPTIMIZING CARE OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ON EXTRACORPOREAL LIFE SUPPORT: EVOLUTION OF A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE. Available at:
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Mok, Katie; Burry, Lisa; Nelson, Sandra; McIntyre, Mark; Christian, Michael. TIME TO ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION AMONG INPATIENTS WITH SEVERE SEPSIS OR SEPTIC SHOCK. Available at:
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Morriello, Florence; Young, Bryan. A RAPIDLY PROGRESSING LYMPHOMA PRESENTING AS SEIZURES. Available at:
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Morrow, Jean; Marris Rogers, Eleanor; Mawdsley, Cathy; Schulz, Valerie; Sen, Mithu; Bosma, Karen J. IMPLEMENTING ROUTINE DELIRIUM SCREENING AND INITIAL MANAGEMENT IN A CRITICAL CARE SETTING. Available at:
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Mozzon, Lise M.; Lozenski, Cara L.; Kandler, Liane S.; Ahmed, Syed Z. PROVISION OF ENTERAL NUTRITION WITH NON-INVASIVE POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION; ARE THERE ADVERSE EFFECTS? Available at:
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Nagpal, A. Dave; Novick, Richard J.; Jones, Phillip M.; Harle, Chris; House, Andrew; Li, Linna; Nusca, Graeme; Fox, Stephanie; Fortier, Lindsay; Guo, Ray. STARCH OR SALINE AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED TRIAL. Available at:
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Nagpal, Preena; Correa, Judy; Bain, James; Batt, Jane. THE ROLE OF THE UBIQUITIN LIGASE NEDD4 AND THE DUAL-SPECIFICITY PHOSPHATASE MTMR4 IN SKELETAL MUSCLE ATROPHY AND FIBROSIS. Available at:
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Neata, Adelaida; Scavuzzo, Kristen; Wilson, Elizabeth T.; Ting-Wai Cheung, Joyce; Lingard, Lorelei; Schulz, Valerie. DEVELOPMENT OF A PROMPTS TEMPLATE TO SUPPORT CRITICAL CARE BOARD ROUNDS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. Available at:
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Nenadovic, Vera; Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis; Hutchison, Jamie S. NEUROMONITORING IN THE PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: UTILITY OF EEG SYNCHRONY IN BRAIN INJURY. Available at:
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Newton, Janet; Alexandre, Sheryl; Harris, Diana; Neary, Mary Ann; Ng, Peter; Slack, Joe; McIntaggart, Scott. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN CRITICAL CARE. Available at:
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Nusdorfer, Linda; Afidchao, Mercedes; Dale, Craig. GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBLEM:WEEKLY PRESSURE ULCER SURVEILLANCE TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES. Available at:
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Nusdorfer, Linda; Kure, Lars; Clarke, Gillian; Bussolaro, Patricia; Linsman, Beth. INTRODUCTION OF DELIRLIUM TOOL AS A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE FOR EARLY DETECTION OF DELIRIUM AND STANDARDIZATION OF ASSESSMENTS IN CRITICAL CARE. A BOTTOM UP APPROACH. Available at:
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Ovakim, Daniel H.; Bosma, Karen J.; Sen, Mithu; Schulz, Valerie. INSTITUTING CHANGE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE IN CRITICAL CARE DELIRIUM ASSESSMENT (PHASE 3). Available at:
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Ovakim, Daniel H.; Bosma, Karen J.; Young, G. Bryan; Sen, Mithu; Norton, Loretta E.; Tirona, Rommel; Kim, Richard B.; Dresser, George K. MIDAZOLAM PHARMACOKINETICS AND PHARMACODYNAMICS IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. PART OF THE DELIRIUM RISK EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF MIDAZOLAM, EEG RECORDING AND SLEEP (DREAMERS) STUDY. Available at:
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Perreault, Marc M.; Thiboutot, Zoe; Burry, Lisa D.; Rose, Louise; Kanji, Salmaan; Leblanc, Jaclyn; Carr, Roxanne; Williamson, David. NATIONAL SURVEY OF CRITICAL CARE PHARMACISTS’ VIEWS AND INVOLVEMENT IN CLINICAL RESEARCH. Available at:
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Piraino, Tom; Alshahrani , Muhammad; Ghadaki , Bahareh; Cook, Deborah. INDIVIDUALIZING PEEP USING ESOPHAGEAL PRESSURE MANOMETRY. Available at:
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Premji, Tahira; Mourtzakis, Marina; Heyland, Daren K.; Kozar, Rosemary A. BODY COMPOSITION, SPECIFICALLY MUSCLE MASS, MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH POOR CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN INJURED ELDERLY PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU). Available at:
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Raggi, Marco; Cameron, Jill; Brooks, Dina; Singer, Lianne; Herridge, Margaret. LONG-TERM OUTCOMES IN LUNG TRANSPLANT (LTX) PATIENTS REQUIRING PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION (PMV): THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Available at:
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Raggi, Marco; Herridge, Margaret; Brooks, Dina; Singer, Lianne; Cameron, Jill. OUTCOMES IN FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF LUNG TRANSPLANT (LTX) PATIENTS REQUIRING PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION (PMV): THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Available at:
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Raso, Dean A.; Rudkowski, Jill; Soth, Mark. GOALS OF CARE DISCUSSIONS IN PATIENTS ASSESSED BY A CRITICAL CARE RESPONSE TEAM: A CHART REVIEW. Available at:
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Ridi, Stacy; Millman, Adrian; Bruder, Eric; Ball, Ian. CANADIAN PRACTICES AND PERCEIVED INDICATIONS FOR ETOMIDATE USE IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. Available at:
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Rochwerg, Bram; Cheung, Jason; Walele, Aziz; Clase, Catherine; Brimble, Scott; Margetts, Peter; Cook, Deborah; Gangji, Azim. DOES BIO-IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS PREDICT VOLUME OVERLOAD STATES AND CLINICALLY RELEVANT OUTCOMES IN SEPTIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU) PATIENTS? A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. Available at:
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Rodin, Danielle L.; Barua, Reeta; Lejnieks, Brandon; Gudimella, Rakesh; Downar, James; McCredie, Victoria A. THE IMPACT OF CRITICAL CARE RESPONSE TEAMS ON END-OF-LIFE CARE. Available at:
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Sharpe, Michael; VanRassel, Barbara; Weernink, Corinne; Martin, Claudio. IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF “MANDATORY ASK” ALGORITHM ON SOLID ORGAN DONATION. Available at:
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Shum, Jeffrey B.; Mele, Tina S.; Wall, William J. OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH DECOMPENSATED LIVER DISEASE ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT PRIOR TO LIVER TRANSPLANTATION. Available at:
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Silversides, Jon A.; Morrison, Gareth S.; Harrison, Nicola D.; Ferguson, Andrew J. EARLY WARNING SCORES PRIOR TO CARDIAC ARREST OR ICU ADMISSION. Available at:
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Sindi, Anees A.; Piraino, Tom; Tunks, Marcel; Killian, Kieran; Meade, Maureen. CORRELATION BETWEEN ESOPHAGEAL PRESSURE AND ABDOMINAL PRESSURE: IS IT FEASIBLE? Available at:
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Slater, Morgan; Anand, Vijay; Uleryk, Elizabeth; Parshuram, Christopher. A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE RIFLE IN CHILDREN: ITS APPLICATION AND ASSOCIATION WITH MEASURES OF MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY. Available at:
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Smith, Orla, ; Santiago, Cecilia; Wannamaker, Karen; Diston, Maria Teresa; Manning, Stephen. ENHANCING DELIRIUM AWARENESS IN THE MSICU: AN EVIDENCE-BASED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE. Available at:
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St-Onge, Maude; Blais, René; Archambault, Patrick; Lesage, Natalie; Guimont, Chantal; Poitras, Julien; Smith, Jean-François; Lacasse, Yves. ADHERENCE TO CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER POISONING TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS IN TWO CANADIAN CITIES. Available at:
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Sundararajan, Krishnaswamy; Chapman, Marianne; Ramkumar, Thara priya; Dooney, Neil; Somogyi, Andrew; Upton, Richard; Ong, Jennifer; O’Connor, Stephanie; Macintyre, Pamela; Ludbrook, Guy. PHARMACOKINETICS OF TRAMADOL AFTER SUBCUTANEOUS ADMINISTRATION IN A CRITICALLY ILL POPULATION COMPARED TO A HEALTHY COHORT. Available at:
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Tan, Larry; Digby, Geneviève C.; Ilan, Roy. ADHERENCE TO SEVERE SEPSIS AND SEPTIC SHOCK CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN AN ONTARIO ACADEMIC CENTRE. Available at:
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Trop, Sébastien; Marshall, John; Rotstein, Ori; Slutsky, Arthur; Mazer, David; Dumont, Daniel J.; Bourdeau, Annie; Verma, Subodh. PROLONGED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM FAILURE IN SOUTH ASIANS UNDERGOING CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS CORRELATES WITH PROLONGED INFLAMMATION AND INCREASED TLR4-MEDIATED SIGNALING. Available at:
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Tsang, Jennifer L.; Parodo, Jean; Battisti-Charbonney, Emmanuel; Jia, Song Hui; Kapus, Andras; Marshall, John C. CASPASE-8-INDUCED PHOSPHORYLATION OF P85 – A POTENTIAL MECHANISM OF SUSTAINED PMN ACTIVATION SEEN IN TRAUMA PATIENTS. Available at:
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Tsang, Jennifer L.; Parodo, Jean; Battisti-Charbonney, Emmanuel; Jia, Song Hui; Kapus, Andras; Marshall, John. CASPASE-8-INDUCED ACTIVATION OF LYN – A POTENTIAL MECHANISM OF SUSTAINED PMN ACTIVATION SEEN IN TRAUMA AND SEPTIC PATIENTS. Available at:
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Tsang, Jennifer L.; Parodo, Jean; Jia, Song Hui; Kapus, Andras; Marshall, John C. CASPASE-8 IS A NOVEL DIRECT REGULATOR OF AKT. Available at:
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Turgeon, Alexis F.; Lauzier, François; Scales, Damon C.; Bernard, Francis; Meade, Maureen O.; Rigamonti, Andrea; Burns, Karen E.; Reddy, Kesh; Moore, Lynne; McIntyre, Lauralyn; Green, Robert; Savard, Martin; Griesdale, Donald; Zygun, David; Paq. TBI-PROGNOSIS STUDY: ENROLMENT IN A MULTICENTER PROSPECTIVE PILOT STUDY OF SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PATIENTS. Available at:
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Villeneuve, Andreanne; Lacroix, Jacques; Proulx, Francois; Ducruet, Thierry; Poitras, Nicole. MULTIPLE ORGAN DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME (MODS) IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN: VALUE OF TWO SETS OF DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA. Available at:
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Wilson, Ben J.; Cruikshank, Jack; Wiebe, Kim; Dias, Valerian; Yarema, Mark. INTRAVENOUS LIPID EMULSION THERAPY FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE DILTIAZEM OVERDOSE: A CASE REPORT. Available at:
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Wilson, Ben J.; Hamish, Cowan; Tracy, Elliot; Zuege, Dan; Lord, Jason; Zygun, David. EARLY RISK FACTORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACUTE LUNG INJURY IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE SEPSIS. Available at:
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Wong, Jeffrey; Bertolo, Tianna, ; Dinh, Victor; Hutchings, Sarah; Wong, K.; Hamielec, Cindy. REASONS FOR FAILED EXTUBATION IN ICU PATIENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE CASE-CONTROLLED STUDY. Available at:
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Wong, Kit M.; Al-Ahmadi, Hussein ; Agid, Ronit F.; Morris, Andrew; Sharkaway, Abdu; Zadeh, Gelareh; Golan, Eyal. LEMIERRE SYNDROME IN A 41-YEAR-OLD MAN COMPLICATED BY SUBDURAL EMPYEMA, CAVERNOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS, ORBITAL ABSCESS, AND PSEUDOANEURYSM OF THE INTERNAL CAROTID ARTERY WITH EPISTAXIS. Available at:
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Woo, Renee; Seto, Winnie; Pong, Sandra; Hales, Beverley; Streitenberger, Kim; Kilburn, Jennifer; Mayne, Lauren; Runham, Lora; St. George-Hyslop, Cecilia; Morgan, Carrie; Gilhooly, Tessie; Schwartz, Steven; Humpl, Tilman, ; Kotsakis, Afrothite; Russell. MEDICATION RECONCILIATION PERFORMED BY DISPENSARY ASSISTANTS FOR PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS ADMITTED TO CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE UNIT. Available at:
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Zakova, Maria; Pong, Sandra ; Trope, Angela; Atenafu, Eshetu; Bitnun, Sean Ari; Richardson, Susan; Cox, Peter; Parshuram, Christopher; Schwartz, Steven; Seto, Winnie. DOSE DERIVATION OF ONCE-DAILY DOSING (ODD) GUIDELINES FOR GENTAMICIN IN CRITICALLY ILL PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS. Available at:
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Zakrison, Tanya; Leung, Eman; Rizoli, Sandro; Nathens, Avery. OCCULT SHOCK IN TRAUMA: WHAT ARE OUR CANADIAN TRAUMATOLOGISTS MISSING? Available at:
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Zochios, Vasileios; Wilkinson, Jonathan; Perry, Jonathan. GLYCAEMIC CONTROL IN CRITICAL ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE AUDIT. Available at:
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Zorko, David; Choong, Karen; Gilleland, Jonathan; Agar, Barbara; Pullenayegum, Eleanor. USE OF THE NON-INVASIVE DOPPLER ULTRASOUND CARDIAC OUTPUT MONITOR (USCOM®) AS AN ADJUNCTIVE ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR THE PEDIATRIC MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM. Available at:
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