Abstracts 2012

Abstracts of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2012
October 28-31, 2012, Toronto, Canada

ORAL PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS (MD/PhD)

OP-1 – INFLUENZA INFECTS LUNG MICROVASCULAR ENDOTHELIUM LEADING TO MICROVASCULAR LEAK: ROLE OF APOPTOSIS AND CLAUDIN-5. Armstrong, Susan; Wang, Changsen; Tigdi, Jayesh; Si, Xiaoe; Dumpit, Carlo; Charles, Steffany; Gamage, Asela; Moraes, Theo; Lee, Warren. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/influenza_infects_lung_microvascular_endothelium_leading_to_
microvascular_leak_role_of_apoptosis_and_claudin-5.php

OP-2 – CHARACTERIZATION OF GLUCOCORTICOID RECEPTOR EXPRESSION IN NEUTROPHILS AND MONOCYTES OF CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN. Ogawa Shibata, Audrey; Wong, Hector. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/characterization_of_glucocorticoid_receptor_expression_in_neutrophils_
and_monocytes_of_critically_ill_children.php

OP- 3 – COMPARING INTUBATION TIMES USING GLIDESCOPE® VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPY AND A NOVEL VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPE, THE GLIDESCOPE® GROOVE: A MANNEQUIN STUDY. Tung, Alan; Griesdale, Donald; Barnbrook, Julian. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/comparing_intubation_times_using_glidescope_videolaryngoscopy_and_
a_novel_videolaryngoscope_the_glidescope_groove_a_mannequin_study.php

OP-4 – OMISSION OF ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN ICU ATTENDING PHYSICIANS’ HANDOVERS: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. Barry, Catherine; Ilan, Roy; Day, Andrew; LeBaron, Curtis D.; Christianso, Marlys K.; Cohen, Michael D. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/omission_of_essential_information_in_icu_attending_physicians_handovers_
an_observational_study.php

OP-5 – IMPACT OF DELAYED CRITICAL CARE ACCESS ON FEMALE MORTALITY IN THE ICU. Lipes, Jed; Mardini, Louay; Jayaraman, Dev. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/impact_of_delayed_critical_care_access_on_female_mortality_in_the_icu.php

OP-6 – RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF THE MODIFIED EARLY WARNING SCORE IN CRITICALLY ILL SURGICAL INPATIENTS AT A CANADIAN HOSPITAL. Mills, Alisha; Ahmed, S. Zaki; Fox-Robichaud, Alison; MacLeo, Heath. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/retrospective_review_of_the_modified_early_warning_score_in_critically_ill_
surgical_inpatients_at_a_canadian_hospital.php

 

ALLIED HEALTH POSTER ABSTRACTS

AH-1 – THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA POST CARDIAC ARREST: AUDIT OF OUTCOMES AND COMPLICATIONS. Burns, Margie. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/therapeutic_hypothermia_post_cardiac_arrest_audit_of_outcomes_
and_complications.php

AH-2 – EVALUATION OF ONCE DAILY DOSING (ODD) GUIDELINES FOR GENTAMICIN IN CRITICALLY ILL PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS. Pietrobon, Sabrina; Wang, Laura; Zakova, Maria; Pong, Sandra; Trope, Angela; Thiessen, Angie; Wong, Karen; Atenafu, Eshetu G.; Papaioannou, Vicky; Schwartz, Steven; Cox, Peter; Parshuram, Christopher; Richardson, Susan; Bitnun, Ari; Harvey, Elizabeth; Seto, Winnie. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/evaluation_of_once_daily_dosing_odd_guidelines_for_gentamicin_in_
critically_ill_paediatric_patients.php

AH-3 – A SURVEY TO EVALUATE CRITICAL CARE TRAINEES’ PERCEPTIONS OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS. Dresser, Linda; Steinberg, Marilyn; So, Miranda; Jivraj, Tanaz; Bell, Chaim; Scales, Damon; Morris, Andrew. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_survey_to_evaluate_critical_care_trainees_perceptions_of_antimicrobial_
stewardship_programs_in_intensive_care_units.php

AH-4 – DOES PHARMACIST INTERVENTION AT CRITICAL CARE BEDSIDE ROUNDS HAVE AN IMPACT ON ANTIMICROBIAL PRESCRIBING? Kalidoss, Sumanth; Newman, Paula. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/does_pharmacist_intervention_at_critical_care_bedside_rounds_have_
an_impact_on_antimicrobial_prescribing.php

AH-5 – MOVING ON EARLY MOBILIZATION WITHIN CRITICAL CARE. Nusdorfer, Linda; Jeffs, Angie; Ching, Joyce; Montgomery, Karen; Phillips, Kailli; Ng, Genny; Rocca, Marianne; Papia, Guiseppe. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/moving_on_early_mobilization_within_critical_care.php

AH-6 – EARLY VERSUS LATE ENTERAL NUTRITION AND ASSOCIATION WITH CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN CRITICALLY ILL THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL AORTIC SURGERY PATIENTS IN A CARDIOVASCULAR INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Ho, Andrea; Smith, Angela; Stallard, Ryan; Vandenbussche, Katherine; Papia, Giuseppe. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/early_versus_late_enteral_nutrition_and_association_with_clinical_
outcomes_in_critically_ill_thoracic_and_abdominal_aortic_surgery_patients_in_a_cardiovascular_intensive_care_unit.php

AH-7 – THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ICU MOBILIZER FOR PAEDIATRIC EXTRA-CORPOREAL SUPPORT. Lati, Jamil; Davidson, Leanne; Poe, John; Gauthier, Derek; Shaw, Kira; St. George-Hyslop, Cecilia; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_development_of_an_icu_mobilizer_for_paediatric_extra-
corporeal_support.php

AH-8 – CHALLENGES OF NURSING MORBIDLY OBESE IN CRITICAL CARE—A GROWING PROBLEM. Dominiq, Polly; Nusdorfer, Linda; Lopez, Art Jerome. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/challenges_of_nursing_morbidly_obese_in_critical_care_a_growing_problem.php

AH-9 – AN INTERPROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO EARLY MOBILIZATION FOR PAEDIATRIC EXTRA-CORPOREAL SUPPORT. Lati, Jamil; Davidson, Leanne; Macartney, Jason; Niles, Eric; Granger, Carl; St. George-Hyslop, Cecilia; Liske, Lori; Hamilton, Lori; Kahan, Irene; OConnell, Alison; Dos Santos, Stephanie; Hassall, Alison; DeLorenzo, Stephanie; Cartelle, Carol; Hillier, Sarah; Petro, Susie; Foreman, Celeste; Rodriguez, Sandra; Gauthier, Derek; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/an_interprofessional_approach_to_early_mobilization_for_paediatric_extra-
corporeal_support.php

AH-10 – IMPLEMENTATION OF LAKERIDGE HEALTH’S CORPORATE RESUSCITATION STRATEGY. Calhoun, Linda; Wax, Randy; Campkin, Margaret; Ord, Susan, McCron, Tracy; Hynes, Shelley; Campbell, Sherry; Famme, Vera; Salkeld, Erin. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/implementation_of_lakeridge_healths_corporate_resuscitation_strategy.php

AH-11 – `WAKE UP AND BREATHE`: IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT OF A PROGRAM TO IMPROVE SEDATION PRACTICES AND DELIRIUM SCREENING IN THE ICU. Ettinger, Mandy; Bell, Jennifer; Mew, Emma; Dhalla, Shahnaaz; Man, Damen; Singh, Jeff; Wilcox, Elizabeth. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/wake_up_and_breathe_implementation_and_impact_of_a_program_to_
improve_sedation_practices_and_delirium_screening_in_the_icu.php

AH-12 – BEREAVEMENT FOLLOW-UP PILOT PROGRAM IN THE MEDICAL SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Santiago, Cecilia; Lee, Christine; Diston, Maria Teresa; Piacentino, Rose; Villenueve, Jamie; Deveau, Colette; Smith, Orla. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/bereavement_follow-
up_pilot_program_in_the_medical_surgical_intensive_care_unit.php

AH-13 – NURSES EMPOWER FAMILIES AND PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES. Young, Susan; Holms, Nicky; Duncan, Barb; Au, Anita; Chapman, Martin. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/nurses_empower_families_and_patients_with_spinal_cord_injuries.php

AH-14 – CODE BLUE – GETTING FROM THE “LITTLE DOTS TO THE BIG DOTS” OUTSIDE THE DOORS OF THE ICU. Cybulski, Pamela; Rodger, Lisa; Cameron, Elizabeth; Raso, Antonio. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/code_blue_getting_from_the_little_dots_to_the_big_dots_outside_
the_doors_of_the_icu.php

AH-15 – SUPPORTING STAFF AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS TO MOVE FORWARD – WE’VE COME A LONG WAY. Rodger, Lisa; Cybulski, Pamela; Marr, Shirley. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/supporting_staff_and_critically_ill_patients_to_move_forward_
weve_come_a_long_way.php

AH-16 – ORGAN DONATION IN ONTARIO – A SURVEY OF CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN EXPERIENCES. Bowles, Brenda; Puttur, Haranadha; Dhanani, Sonny. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/organ_donation_in_ontario_a_survey_of_critical_care_physician_experiences.php

AH-17 – AN EXTRACORPOREAL LIFE SUPPORT (ECLS) INITIATIVE: CREATING AN INTER-PROFESSIONAL MODEL OF CARE FOR PATIENTS ON ECLS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Cunningham, Valerie, Gordon, Elizabeth; Madonik, Mindy; Morris, Denise; Cypel, Marcelo; Fan, Eddy; Keshavjee, Shaf; Serrick, Cyril. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/an_extracorporeal_life_support_ecls_initiative_creating_an_inter-
professional_model_of_care_for_patients_on_ecls_in_the_intensive_care_unit.php

AH-18 – CHALLENGES AND UNINTENDED BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING A SCREENING PROGRAM FOR ICU DELIRIUM. Vorona, Stefannie; Farias, Paulina; Mew, Emma; Albert, Ryan; Fan, Eddy; Singh, Jeffrey. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/challenges_and_unintended_benefits_of_implementing_a_screening_
program_for_icu_delirium.php

AH-19 – CHALLENGES IN ASSESSING DELIRIUM IN THE NEUROINTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Farias, Paulina; Wheeler, Kathleen; Mew, Emma, Albert, Ryan; Fan, Eddy; Singh, Jeffrey. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/challenges_in_assessing_delirium_in_the_neurointensive_care_unit.php

AH-20 – DEVELOPMENT OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (ARDS) IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU). Martyn, Greg; Albert, Ryan; Singh, Jefferey; Lapinksy, Stephen; Steel, Andrew; Ferguson, Niall, Imelda, Galvin. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/development_of_acute_respiratory_distress_syndrome_in_the_
intensive_care_unit.php

AH-21 – A CASE OF LIFE THREATENING DABIGARTAN-INDUCED GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE REQUIRING TRANSFUSIONS AND RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY: LESSONS TO BE LEARNT. Man, Damen; Singh, Jeffrey M. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_case_of_life_threatening_dabigartan-
induced_gastrointestinal_hemorrhage_requiring_transfusions_and_renal_replacement_therapy_lessons_to_be_learnt.php

AH-22 – INTEGRATION AND EVALUATION OF PHARMACISTS ON THE ACUTE RESUSCITATION TEAM. McIntyre, Mark; Christian, Michael; Burry, Lisa. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/integration_and_evaluation_of_pharmacists_on_the_acute_resuscitation_team.php

AH-23 – QICC PICC: A TOOL TO ENHANCE INTER-PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CARE PLANNING. Streitenberger, Kim; Dryden-Palmer, Karen, Campbell, Craig, Sutton, Trisha; Sperling, Christina; Joseph, Sophie; Hyslop, Cecilia, Fazari, Linda, Macartney, Jason, Davidson, Leanne, Cox, Peter; Schwartz, Steven . Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/qicc_picc_a_tool_to_enhance_inter-
professional_communication_and_care_planning.php

AH-24 – USING TEAM HUDDLES TO ENHANCE LEARNING FROM UNPLANNED EXTUBATIONS. Streitenberger, Kim; Macartney, Jason, Davidson, Leanne; Sperling, Christina. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/using_team_huddles_to_enhance_learning_from_unplanned_extubations.php

AH-25 – THE IMPACT OF INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ON SEPSIS CARE. Palleschi, Maria; Sirianni, Susanna; Clark, Patricia; Eagle, Sommer. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_impact_of_interprofessional_education_on_sepsis_care.php

 

MD/PhD POSTER ABSTRACTS

MD-1 – A SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM NEAR PHOSPHOLAMBAN GENE IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW CARDIAC OUTPUT SYNDROME IN POST CARDIAC SURGERY PATIENTS. Anantasit, Nattachai; Fox, Amanda; Body, Simon; Boyd, John; Russell, James; Walley, Keith. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_single_nucleotide_polymorphism_near_phospholamban_gene_is_
associated_with_low_cardiac_output_syndrome_in_post_cardiac_surgery_patients.php

MD-2 – MMP-9 AND HMGB-1 BIOMARKER(S) FOR PREDICTING SEVERITY OF CARDIAC DYSFUNCTION IN SEPTIC PATIENTS. Morriello, Florence; Rui, Tao; Taneja, Ravi; Martin, Claudio; Kao, Raymond. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/mmp-9_and_hmgb-
1_biomarkers_for_predicting_severity_of_cardiac_dysfunction_in_septic_patients.php

MD-3 – THE PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF JNK INHIBITION ON THE INTESTINAL BARRIER IN ENDOTOXEMIC RATS. Chen, Chuanxi; Ouyang, Bin; Lai, Jianbo; Qiu, Chunfang; Guang, Xiangdong. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_protective_effects_of_jnk_inhibition_on_the_intestinal_barrier_in_
endotoxemic_rats.php

MD-4 – THE EFFECT OF INHIBITING JNK ON ACUTE LUNG INFLAMMATION IN A RAT MODEL OF ACUTE LUNG INJURY. Ouyang, Bin; Lai, Jianbo; Chen, Chuanxi. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_effect_of_inhibiting_jnk_on_acute_lung_inflammation_in_a_rat_
model_of_acute_lung_injury.php

MD-5 – ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM ALBUMIN AND COLLOID OSMOTIC PRESSURE MEASURED IN A CLINICAL LABORATORY SETTING. Devji, Tahira; Hauffi, Kristin; Macri, Joe; Hamielec, Cindy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/analysis_of_the_relationship_between_serum_albumin_and_colloid_osmotic_
pressure_measured_in_a_clinical_laboratory_setting.php

MD-6 – EFFECT OF INTRAVENOUS FLUID TYPES ON COLLOID OSMOTIC PRESSURE. Devji, Tahira; Kruisselbrink, Rebecca; Macri, Joe; Roth-Albin, Karina; Wong, Jeffrey, Hamielec, Cindy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/effect_of_intravenous_fluid_types_on_colloid_osmotic_pressure.php

MD-7 – A LONG NON-CODING RNA REGULATES ENDOTHELIAL CELL GENE EXPRESSION. Man, Jeffrey; Mitchell, Nora; Turgeon, Paul J.; Oettgen, Peter; Marsden, Philip A. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_long_non-coding_rna_regulates_endothelial_cell_gene_expression.php

MD-8 – THE EFFECTS OF DIRECT PHYSICAL TRAUMA AND MULTI-SYSTEM TRAUMA PLASMA ON CEREBROVASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELLS OF THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. Augustine, Claudia; Cepinskas, Gediminas, Fraser, Douglas. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_effects_of_direct_physical_trauma_and_multi-
system_trauma_plasma_cerebrovascular_endothelial_cells_of_the_blood-brain_barrier.php

MD-9 – DEVELOPMENT OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS IN A MOUSE MODEL OF BILATERAL ACID ASPIRATION FOLLOWED BY MECHANICAL VENTILATION. Islam, Diana; Zhang, Haibo. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/development_of_pulmonary_fibrosis_in_a_mouse_model_of_bilateral_acid_
aspiration_followed_by_mechanical_ventilation.php

MD-10 – HYPERFIBRINOLYSIS IS THE STRONGEST PREDICTOR OF MORTALITY IN TRAUMA PATIENTS: A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. Paton-Gay, John Damian; Kutsogiannis, Jim; Engels, Pau1; Tien, Homer; Rizoli, Sandro. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/hyperfibrinolysis_is_the_strongest_predictor_of_mortality_in_trauma_patients_
a_multivariate_analysis.php

MD-11 – EFFECTS OF NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS ON LUNG INFLAMMATION. Morita, Yasumasa; Fanelli, Vito; Slutsky, Arthur; Zhang, Haibo. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/effects_of_neuromuscular_blocking_agents_on_lung_inflammation.php

MD-12 – A WINDOW INTO THE WORK OF BREATHING: FEASIBILITY, PRECISION, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MEANING OF ULTRASOUND MEASUREMENTS OF DIAPHRAGM THICKNESS. Goligher, Ewan; Laghi, Franco; Morales, Daniel; Kavanagh, Brian, Rubenfeld, Gordon, Tobin, Martin, Ferguson, Niall. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_window_into_the_work_of_breathing_feasibility_precision_and_physiological_
meaning_of_ultrasound_measurements_of_diaphragm_thickness.php

MD-13 – INTERCELLULAR ADHESION MOLECULE-1 (ICAM-1) AND SPLEEN TYROSINE KINASE (SYK) PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN LPS INTERNALIZATION IN LUNG EPITHELIAL CELLS. Ghazarian, Mirna; Han, Bing; Chow, Chung-Wai, Marshall, John; Liu, Mingyao; Slutsky, Arthur, Zhang, Haibo. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/intercellular_adhesion_molecule-
1_and_spleen_tyrosine_kinase_play_a_major_role_in_lps_internalization_in_lung_epithelial_cells.php

MD-14 – TIDAL VOLUME IS AN INADEQUATE SURROGATE FOR LUNG STRAIN. Kneyber, Martin; Zhang, Haibo; Slutsky, Arthur. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/tidal_volume_is_an_inadequate_surrogate_for_lung_strain.php

MD-15 – HUMAN NEUTROPHIL PEPTIDES INDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS THROUGH REELIN-NO SIGNALING PATHWAY. Luo, Alice Aili; Han, Bing; Zhang, Haibo. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/human_neutrophil_peptides_induce_oxidative_stress_through_reelin-
no_signaling_pathway.php

MD-16 – INFORMED TARGET DISCOVERY FOR GENE AND STEM CELL THERAPY IN ACUTE LUNG INJURY. Zhou, Dun. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/informed_target_discovery_for_gene_and_stem_cell_therapy_in_acute_
lung_injury.php

MD-17 – COMPARISON OF APACHE III, SOFA AND MODIFIED SOFA SCORES TO PREDICT INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MORTALITY. Shrestha, Gentle; Maharjan, Anil; Shrestha, Raju. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/comparison_of_apache_iii_sofa_and_modified_sofa_scores_to_predict_
intensive_care_unit_mortality.php

MD-18 – DIFFICULTIES IN THE NEUROLOGIC DETERMINATION OF DEATH. Rewa, Oleksa; Muscedere, John. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/difficulties_in_the_neurologic_determination_of_death.php

MD-19 – PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF A PREGNANT PATIENT WITH MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: A CASE REPORT. Espinosa Perez, Maria de Lourdes; Martinez Salomon, Flor Angel; Armendariz Salinas, Jaime; Valero Gomez, Javier. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/perioperative_management_of_a_pregnant_patient_with_myasthenia_
gravis_a_case_report.php

MD-20 – MRI FINDINGS AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES IN NEONATES WITH UREA CYCLE DEFECTS. Gunz, Anna, Choong, Karen, Potter, Murray; Miller, Elka. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/mri_findings_and_neurodevelopmental_outcomes_in_neonates_with_
urea_cycle_defects.php

MD-21 – RADIATION-ASSOCIATED AORTO-ENTERIC FISTULA. Gill, Tejinder; Jayarman, Dev. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/radiation-associated_aorto-enteric_fistula.php

MD-22 – NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION PRACTICE PATTERNS IN CANADIAN TERTIARY CARE CENTERS: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS. Digby, Genevieve; Parker, Christopher; Keenan, Sean; Muscedere, John; Sinuff, Taz; Burns, Karen; Mehta, Geeta; Ronco, Juan; Kutsogiannis, Demetrios; Rose, Louise; Ayas, Najib; Berthiaume, Luc; D’Arsigny, Christine; Stollery, Dan. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/non-
invasive_ventilation_practice_patterns_in_canadian_tertiary_care_centers_a_descriptive_analysis.php

MD-23 – VOLUME OVERLOAD IS ASSOCIATED WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY AND ADVERSE OUTCOMES AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY. Schisler, Travis; Jaswal, Dharmvir; Er, Lee; Cheung, Christopher; Israel, Amanda; Bowering, John; Levin, Adeera. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/volume_overload_is_associated_with_acute_kidney_injury_and_
adverse_outcomes_after_cardiac_surgery.php

MD-24 – OPTIC NERVE ULTRASONOGRAPHY TO MEASURE INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE IN CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVORS : A FEASIBILITY STUDY. Golan, Eyal. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/optic_nerve_ultrasonography_to_measure_intracranial_pressure_in_cardiac_
arrest_survivors_a_feasibility_study.php

MD-25 – LONG-TERM PATIENT OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Herridge, Margaret; Chu, Leslie; Matte, Andrea; Chan, Linda; Tomlinson, George; Ferguson, Niall; Mehta, Sangeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Lamontagne, François; Rudkowski, Jill; Meggison, Hilary; Ayas, Najib; Skrobik, Yoanna; Batt, Jane; dos Santos, Claudia; Flannery, John; Abbey, Susan; Rubenfeld, Gordon; Scales, Damon; Sinuff, Tasnim; Cuthbertson, Brian; Fan, Eddy; Slutsky, Arthur; Leung, General; Moody, Alan; Levasseur, Melanie; Marshall, John; Cook, Deborah; Cameron, Jill. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/long-
term_patient_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_the_towards_recover_study.php

MD-26 – MEASURING THE BURDEN OF COMPLICATED GRIEF AND THE DESIRE FOR BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS OF PATIENTS WHO DIED IN AN ICU. Barua, Reeta; Downar, James. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/measuring_the_burden_of_complicated_grief_and_the_desire_for_
bereavement_support_among_family_members_of_patients_who_died_in_an_icu.php

MD-27 – ICU PHYSICIANS AND NURSES ARE RARELY PROVIDING BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, BUT THEY WANT TO. Barua, Reeta; Downar, James. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/icu_physicians_and_nurses_are_rarely_providing_bereavement_support_
but_they_want_to.php

MD-28 – PILOT STUDY FOR THE DETERMINATION OF DEATH AFTER CARDIAC ARREST. Dhanani, Sonny; Hornby, Laura; Ward, Roxanne; Shemie, Sam. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/pilot_study_for_the_determination_of_death_after_cardiac_arrest.php

MD-29 – A SURVEY OF SLEEP, ANXIETY, AND FATIGUE IN FAMILY MEMBERS OF INTENSIVE CARE UNIT PATIENTS. Day, Alex; Haj-Bakri, Samer; Lubchansky, Stephanie, Mehta, Sangeeta. Available at:

http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_survey_of_sleep_anxiety_and_fatigue_in_family_members_of_
intensive_care_unit_patients.php

MD-30 – CHARACTERIZING RESEARCH INVOLVEMENT OF INPATIENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. Guo, Ray; Downar, James; Dhalla, Irfan; Fowler, Robert. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/characterizing_research_involvement_of_inpatients_at_the_
university_of_toronto.php

MD-31 – LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: FAMILY CAREGIVER OUTCOMES FROM THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY. Cameron, Jill; Chan, Linda; Czerwonka, Anna; Chu, Leslie; Matte, Andrea; Tomlinson, George; Ferguson, Niall; Mehta, Sangeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Lamontagne, François; Rudkowski, Jill; Meggison, Hilary; Ayas, Najib; Skrobik, Yoanna; Batt, Jane; dos Santos, Claudia; Flannery, John; Abbey, Susan; Rubenfeld, Gordon; Scales, Damon; Sinuff, Tasnim; Cuthbertson, Brian; Fan, Eddy; Slutsky, Arthur; Leung, General; Moody, Alan; Levasseur, Melanie; Marshall, John; Cook, Deborah; Herridge, Margaret. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/long-term_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_
family_caregiver_outcomes_from_the_towards_recover_study.php

MD-32 – SURVEY OF THE CANADIAN CRITICAL CARE FELLOWS FOR THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL NETWORK. St-Onge, Maude, Mandelzweig, Karen; Marshall, John; Scales, Damon; Granton, John. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/survey_of_the_canadian_critical_care_fellows_for_the_creation_of_
a_national_network.php

MD-33 – IMPORTANCE OF PATIENT-VENTILATOR ASYNCHRONY DURING PEDIATRIC MECHANICAL VENTILATION. Ducharme-Crevier, Laurence; Constantin, Gabrielle; Beck, Jennifer; Sinderby, Christer; Emeriaud, Guillaume. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/importance_of_patient-ventilator_asynchrony_during_pediatric_
mechanical_ventilation.php

MD-34 – IMPACT OF NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION FAILURE ON THE SAFETY OF PEDIATRIC TRACHEAL INTUBATION. Crulli, Benjamin; Ducharme-Crevier, Laurence; Nishisaki, Akira; Emeriaud, Guillaume. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/impact_of_non-invasive_ventilation_failure_on_the_safety_of_
pediatric_tracheal_intubation.php

MD-35 – INCIDENCE OF PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY IN CANADA. Aoyama, Kazuyoshi; Lapinsky, Stephen; Fowler, Robert. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/incidence_of_peripartum_cardiomyopathy_in_canada.php

MD-36 – INCIDENCE, CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES OF PREGNANCY-RELATED CRITICAL ILLNESS OVER TIME IN CANADA. Aoyama, Kazuyoshi; Lapinsky, Stephen; Scales, Damon; Pinto, Ruxandra; Fowler, Robert. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/incidence_characteristics_and_outcomes_of_pregnancy-
related_critical_illness_over_time_in_canada.php

MD-37 – EVALUATION OF ANTI-XA LEVELS IN CRITICALLY ILL TAUMA PATIENTS RECEIVING PROPHYLACTIC DALTEPARIN. Charbonney, Emmanuel; Li, Yangmei; Yim, Sharon; Pollman-Mudryj, Mary Ann; Nathens, Avery. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/evaluation_of_anti-xa_levels_in_critically_ill_tauma_patients_
receiving_prophylactic_dalteparin.php

MD-38 – NEURALLY ADJUSTED VENTILATORY ASSIST (NAVA) PERMITS TO ACHIEVE PATIENT-VENTILATOR SYNCHRONY DURING PEDIATRIC NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION. Ducharme-Crevier, Laurence; Emeriaud, Guillaume; Beck, Jennifer; Jouvet, Philippe. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/neurally_adjusted_ventilatory_assist_permits_to_achieve_patient-
ventilator_synchrony_during_pediatric_non-invasive_ventilation.php

MD-39 – ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM ACTIVITY DURING WITHDRAWAL OF LIFE SUSTAINING THERAPY. Norton, Loretta; Benson, Carolyn; Dhanani, Sonny; Ward, Roxanne; Hornby, Laura; Shemie, Sam; Young, Bryan. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/electroencephalogram_activity_during_withdrawal_of_life_sustaining_therapy.php

MD-40 – ACHIEVING CLINICAL COMPETENCE IN ULTRASOUND-GUIDED CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERIZATION IN CRITICALLY ILL ADULTS BY INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS. Koh, Jansen; Yeo, Lifang; Xu, Tina. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/achieving_clinical_competence_in_ultrasound-guided_central_venous_
catheterization_in_critically_ill_adults_by_internal_medicine_residents.php

MD-41 – SEPSIS MODULE: AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SEPSIS. Chung, Han-Oh; Medina, Damien; Landriault, Angele; Peachey, Joshua; Lo, Benjamin; Jaeschke, Roman; Fox-Robichaud, Alison. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/sepsis_module_an_educational_tool_for_the_management_of_sepsis.php

MD-42 – MASS CASUALTY SIMULATION FOR CRITICAL CARE RESIDENTS. St-Onge, Maude; Beckett, Andrew; Abrahamson, Simon; Mazurik, Laurie; Piquette, Dominique; Hawryluck, Laura; Scales, Damon; Thompson, Margaret; Michael, Christian. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/mass_casualty_simulation_for_critical_care_residents.php

MD-43 – IMPLEMENTATION FACTORS WHICH ENHANCE EVIDENCE INTEGRATION FOR COMPLEX CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS. Dryden-Palmer, Karen; Middaugh, Kristen; Parshuram, Christopher. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/implementation_factors_which_enhance_evidence_integration_for_
complex_clinical_interventions.php

MD-44 – COMPLICATIONS OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS (PICC). Edke, Unmesh; Varghese, Rachel Raju; Redona, Vivian; Sara, Msalam; Krishnareddy, Kalpana. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/complications_of_peripherally_inserted_central_catheters.php

MD-45 – THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ICU ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND INFECTIOUS AS WELL AS NON-INFECTIOUS COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO CENTRAL LINE INSERTION. Cheung, Christopher; Thompson, Patrica; Kutsogiannis, Demetrios James. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_association_between_icu_advanced_nurse_practitioners_and_infectious_
as_well_as_non-infectious_complications_related_to_central_line_insertion.php

MD-46 – A POINT PREVELANCE STUDY TO EVALUATE CLINICAL COMPLIANCE WITH A VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA ALGORITHM IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Mohiuddin, Qasim; Nelson, Sandra; Steinberg, Marilyn; Jivraj, Tanaz; Harris, Cynthia; Burry, Lisa; Varga, Lynn; Lapinsky, Stephen; Bell, Chaim; Morris, Andrew. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_point_prevelance_study_to_evaluate_clinical_compliance_with_a_
ventilator_associated_pneumonia_algorithm_in_the_intensive_care_unit.php

MD-47 – EFFECT OF PROSPECTIVE AUDIT AND FEEDBACK AS PART OF AN ICU ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM ON ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TO PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA. Duplisea, Kevin; Jivraj, Tanaz; Poutanen, Susan; Nelson, Sandra; Dresser, Linda; Steinberg, Marilyn; Lapinsky, Stephen; Lazar, Neil; Singh, Jeff; Bell, Chaim; Morris, Andrew. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/effect_of_prospective_audit_and_feedback_as_part_of_an_icu_
antimicrobial_stewardship_program_on_antimicrobial_susceptibility_to_pseudomonas_aeruginosa.php

MD-48 – IMPACT OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE AUDIT AND FEEDBACK PROGRAM ON FUNGEMIA IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Dresser, Linda; Jivraj, Tanaz; Steinberg, Marilyn; Duplisea, Kevin; Nelson, Sandra; Poutanen, Susan; Singh, Jeff; Lazar, Neil; Lapinsky, Stephen; Morris, Andrew. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/impact_of_antimicrobial_stewardship_program_prospective_audit_and_
feedback_program_on_fungemia_in_the_intensive_care_unit.php

MD-49 – THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM IN OUTPATIENT SETTINGS IDENTIFIES PATIENTS NEEDING IMMEDIATE CRITICAL CARE. Althenayan, Eyad; Alansari, Mariam; Hijazi, Mohammad; Maghrabi, Khalid. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_rapid_response_team_in_outpatient_settings_identifies_patients_
needing_immediate_critical_care.php

MD-50 – ARE WE MEETING ENTERAL NUTRITIONAL TARGETS FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS? A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY. Pizzale, Stephen; Katsios, Christina; Ye, Chenglin; Rudkowski, Jill; Cook, Deborah. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/are_we_meeting_enteral_nutritional_targets_for_critically_ill_patients_
a_retrospective_cohort_study.php

MD-51 – SEPSIS SCREENING AND TREATMENT- AN INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY INITIATIVE. Masud, Faisal; Disbot, Maureen. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/sepsis_screening_and_treatment_an_institutional_quality_initiative.php

MD-52 – FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE DELIRIUM IN THE ICU: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY. Badowski, Martin, Boyd, Gordon; Day, Andrew; Ilan, Roy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/factors_associated_with_failure_to_diagnose_delirium_in_the_icu_
an_observational_study.php

MD-53 – EVALUATION OF THE RESUSCITATION STATUS FORM AT LHSC. Bashir, Abdel, Schulz, Valerie; Leasa, David; Sibbald, Robert. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/evaluation_of_the_resuscitation_status_form_at_lhsc.php

MD-54 – NIL PER OS 4 HOURS PRIOR TO SURGERY: ADEQUATE TO PREVENT ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA IN VENTILATED ICU PATIENTS?. Wong, Jeffrey; Devji, Tahira; Kruisselbrink, Rebecca; Hamielec, Cindy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/nil_per_os_4_hours_prior_to_surgery_adequate_to_prevent_aspiration_
pneumonia_in_ventilated_icu_patients.php

MD-55 – FOLLOW UP AUDIT: RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF TIME TO FIRST DOSE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN SEPTIC PATIENTS. Hawrylyshyn, Christine; Wang, Michael; Wong, Jeffrey; Hamielec, Cindy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/follow_up_audit_retrospective_review_of_time_to_first_dose_of_
antibiotics_in_septic_patients.php

MD-56 – CHELO APP TO MEET ETHICAL & LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AT END-OF-LIFE IN ICUS. Cooper, Andrew; Chidwick, Paula. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/chelo_app_to_meet_ethical_and_legal_obligations_at_end-of-life_in_icus.php

MD-57 – QUALITY DYING INITIATIVE: FAMILY SATISFACTION WITH END-OF-LIFE CARE. Sadler, Erin; Hales, Brigette; Myers, Jeff; Wynnychuk, Lesia; Henry, Blair; DasGupta, Tracey; Taggar, Ru; Fowler, Robert. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/quality_dying_initiative_family_satisfaction_with_end-of-life_care.php

MD-58 – COMPARISON OF ONTARIO’S INTENSIVE CARE UNITS’ REPORTED MORTALITY RATES FROM 2009-2012 USING DATA FROM THE CRITICAL CARE INFORMATION SYSTEM (CCIS). DiDiodato, Giulio. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/comparison_of_ontarios_intensive_care_units_reported_mortality_rates_from_
2009-2012_using_data_from_the_critical_care_information_system.php

MD-59 – ANEURISMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE: A LOOK AT MORTALITY FROM CLIPPING AND COILING IN RELATION TO INSTITUTION VOLUME AT ENGLISH HOSPITALS. English, Shane, McNeill, Lisa; Borg, Nicholas; Menon, David. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/aneurismal_subarachnoid_hemorrhage_a_look_at_mortality_from_clipping_
and_coiling_in_relation_to_institution_volume_at_english_hospitals.php

MD-60 – PHYSICIAN ORDER DISCREPANCIES DURING PATIENT TRANSFER FROM THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT TO AN ALTERNATE LEVEL OF CARE. Maraschiello, Mark; Fowler, Robert; Amaral, Andre. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/physician_order_discrepancies_during_patient_transfer_from_the_intensive_
care_unit_to_an_alternate_level_of_care.php

MD-61 – INTRODUCING A STANDARDIZED SIGN-OVER PROCESS AMONG ICU RESIDENTS: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Gill, Tejinder. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/introducing_a_standardized_sign-over_process_among_icu_residents_
a_quality_improvement_project.php

MD-62 – TRENDS IN MAJOR TRAUMA DEATHS IN CANADA: A POPULATION-BASED ANALYSIS. Hill, AD; Pinto, R; Nathens, AB; Fowler, RA. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/trends_in_major_trauma_deaths_in_canada_a_population-based_analysis.php

MD-63 – REGIONAL PATTERNS IN ACCESS TO TRAUMA CENTRE CARE IN CANADA; THE PLIGHT OF THE ELDERLY. Hill, AD; Pinto, R; Nathens, AB; Fowler, RA. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/regional_patterns_in_access_to_trauma_centre_care_in_canada_
the_plight_of_the_elderly.php

MD-64 – CONCURRENT CODING IN THE ICU: INTEGRATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Zygun, David. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/concurrent_coding_in_the_icu_integration_of_health_information_management_
specialists_in_the_intensive_care_unit.php

MD-65 – HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN EARLY INFANCY: WAITLIST MORTALITY IN A LOW-DENSITY POPULATION AREA. Machado, Desiree; Urschel, Simon; Phillipos, Ernest; Simard, Kristin; Rebeyka, Ivan; West, Lori J; Joynt, Chloe. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/heart_transplantation_in_early_infancy_waitlist_mortality_in_a_low-
density_population_area.php

MD-66 – A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF POTENTIAL MISSED ORGAN DONORS IN EMERGENCY ROOMS AND ICUS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA. Kutsogiannis, Demetrios James; Asthana, Sonal; Gordon, Scott; Townsend, Derek; Singh, Gurmeet; Karvellas, Constantine. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/a_retrospective_review_of_potential_missed_organ_donors_in_
emergency_rooms_and_icus_in_northern_alberta.php

MD-67 – PREDICTION OF MORTALITY OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE ON CHRONIC LIVER FAILURE ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A COHORT STUDY. Sy, Eric; Griesdale, Donald; Ronco, Juan. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/prediction_of_mortality_of_patients_with_acute_on_chronic_liver_failure_
admitted_to_the_intensive_care_unit_a_cohort_study.php

MD-68 – AKI IN SEPSIS: THE IMPACT OF CAUSATIVE ORGANISM AND SITE OF INFECTION. Mandelzweig, Keren; Sood, Manish; Kumar, Ananad. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/aki_in_sepsis_the_impact_of_causative_organism_and_site_of_infection.php

MD-69 – ASSOCIATION BETWEEN EARLY TRACHEOSTOMY AND MORTALITY FOLLOWING CARDIAC SURGERY: A PROPENSITY-MATCHED ANALYSIS. Sun, Louise; Boodhwani, Munir; Baer, Heather; McDonald, Bernard. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/association_between_early_tracheostomy_and_mortality_following_cardiac_
surgery_a_propensity-matched_analysis.php

MD-70 – NORMOTHERMIA AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY. Saxena, Manoj; Taylor, Colman; Glass, Parisa; Bellapart, Judith; Skirfvars, Markus; Nayyar, Vineet; O’Leary, Michael; O’Leary, Michael; Rajbandhari, Dorrilyn; Bradford, Celia; Rashid, Alan; Hardie, Miranda; Seppelt, Ian; Myburgh, John. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/normothermia_after_traumatic_brain_injury_a_retrospective_cohort_study.php

MD-71 – EARLY TEMPERATURE AND MORTALITY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NEUROLOGICAL PATHOLOGY. Saxena, Manoj; Young, Paul; Myburgh, John, Pilcher, David; Bailey, Michael; Beasley, Richard; Finfer, Simon; Bellomo, Rinaldo. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/early_temperature_and_mortality_in_critically_ill_patients_with_acute_
neurological_pathology.php

MD-72 – INCIDENCE OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN: THE EFFECT OF MODIFICATIONS OF THE RIFLE CRITERIA. Slater, Morgan; Gruneir, Andrea; Rochon, Paula; Howard, Andrew; Koren, Gideon; Parshuram, Christopher. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/incidence_of_acute_kidney_injury_in_critically_ill_
children_the_effect_of_modifications_of_the_rifle_criteria.php

MD-73 – ORGAN WEIGHTS AT AUTOPSY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. Devji, Tahira, Wong, Jeffrey; Ali, Madi; Cooray, Mohan; Roth-Albin, Karina; Hassanzadeh, Romina; Hamielec, Cindy. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/organ_weights_at_autopsy_in_critically_ill_patients.php

MD-74 – ACUTE SEIZURE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINE COMPLIANCE AND RESPIRATORY SUPPORT REQUIREMENT IN PAEDIATRICS. Lo, Tsz-Yan Milly; Ford, Lindsay; McCormack, Jon. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/acute_seizure_management_guideline_compliance_and_respiratory_
support_requirement_in_paediatrics.php

MD-75 – INITIAL VENTILATION SETTINGS AFTER EMERGENT ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION. Poole, Oliver; Green, Rob; Doucette, Steven; Henzler, Dietrich. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/initial_ventilation_settings_after_emergent_endotracheal_intubation.php

MD-76 – ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY REQUIRING RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY IN PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE. Perry, Nicole; Kidson, Chris. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/acute_kidney_injury_requiring_renal_replacement_therapy_in_
paediatric_intensive_care.php

MD-77 – THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN EARLY ORGAN DYSFUNCTION AND MORTALITY IN SEPTIC SHOCK: A NESTED COHORT STUDY. Roze des Ordons, Amanda, McInytre, Lauralyn. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_association_between_early_organ_dysfunction_and_mortality_in_
septic_shock_a_nested_cohort_study.php

MD-78 – DOES VASOSPASM INCREASE THE TRANSFUSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH ANEURYSMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE? Tymianski, Sarah; Singh, Jeffrey; Venkatraghavan, Lashmi. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/does_vasospasm_increase_the_transfusion_rates_in_patients_with_
aneurysmal_subarachnoid_hemorrhage.php

MD-80 – COMPATIBILITY OF DRUG CO-ADMINISTRATION IN THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT. Gaetani, Melany; Seto, Winnie; Parshuram, Christopher. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/compatibility_of_drug_co-administration_in_the_critical_care_unit.php

MD-82 – REMOTE PAEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT CONSULTATIONS: A REVIEW. Parshuram, Christopher, Tijssen, Janice. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/remote_paediatric_critical_care_transport_consultations_a_review.php

MD-83 – BIOCHEMICAL PROGNOSTIC MARKERS IN ANEURYSMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Lo, Benjamin; Fox-Robichaud, Alison; McCredie, Victoria; Ja Ja, Blessing; Schweizer, Tom; Meade, Maureen; Cook, Deborah; Macdonald, R. Loch. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/biochemical_prognostic_markers_in_aneurysmal_subarachnoid_
hemorrhage_a_systematic_review.php

MD-84 – OUTCOME MEASURES IN SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Lalonde, Genevieve; Turgeon, Alexis; Desjardins, Philippe; Boutin, Amélie; Lauzier, François; Moore, Lynne; Zarychanski, Ryan; Fergusson, Dean. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/outcome_measures_in_severe_traumatic_brain_injury_a_systematic_review.php

MD-85 – INCIDENCE AND IMPACT OF WITHDRAWAL OF LIFE-SUSTAINING THERAPY IN CLINICAL TRIALS OF SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Leblanc, Guillaume; Boutin, Amélie; Lauzier, François; Potvin, Véronique; Moore, Lynne; Zarychanski, Ryan; Archambault, Patrick; Lamontagne, François; F Turgeon, Alexis. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/incidence_and_impact_of_withdrawal_of_life-
sustaining_therapy_in_clinical_trials_of_severe_traumatic_brain_injury_a_systematic_review.php

MD-86 – THE LIBERAL USE OF PLATELETS TRANSFUSIONS IN THE ACUTE PHASE OF TRAUMA RESUSCITATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Hallet, Julie; Lauzier, François; Mailloux, Olivier; Trottier, Vincent; Archambault, Patrick; Zarychanski, Ryan; F Turgeron, Alexis. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/the_liberal_use_of_platelets_transfusions_in_the_acute_phase_of_trauma_
resuscitation_a_systematic_review.php

MD-87 – ANTIOXIDANT THERAPY UTILIZING ASCORBIC ACID FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE SEPSIS AND SEPTIC SHOCK: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Leeper, W. Robert; Coughlin, Shaun; Boyce, Erin; Martin, Claudio; Sharpe, Michael. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/antioxidant_therapy_utilizing_ascorbic_acid_for_the_treatment_of_severe_
sepsis_and_septic_shock_a_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis.php

MD-88 – PREDICTORS OF POOR NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOME IN PATIENTS AFTER CARDIAC ARREST TREATED WITH THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Golan, Eyal; Barrett, Kali; Alali, Aziz; Beyene, Joseph; Morrison, Laurie; Scales, Damon. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/predictors_of_poor_neurological_outcome_in_patients_after_cardiac_arrest_
treated_with_therapeutic_hypothermia_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis.php

MD-89 – BETA BLOCKERS FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Alali, Aziz; Golan, Eyal; Shah, Prakeshkumar; Nathens, Avery. Available at:
http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2012/beta_blockers_for_traumatic_brain_injury_a_systematic_review_and_
meta-analysis.php