Abstracts 2013

Abstracts of the Critical Care Canada Forum 2013
November 9 – 12, 2013, Toronto, Canada

ORAL PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS (MD/PhD)

OP-1
USING METABOLOMICS FOR H1N1 PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS
Banoei, Mohammad; Weljie, Aalim; Vogel, Hans; Winston, Brent W
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/using_metabolomics_for_h1n1_pneumonia_diagnosis_and_prognosis.php

OP-2
INCREASED ELECTROGRAPHIC SEIZURE BURDEN AMONG CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN IS ASSOCIATED WITH A DECLINE IN NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION AT HOSPITAL DISCHARGE
Payne, Eric; Zhao, Xiu Yan; Frndova, Helena; McBain, Kristin; Sharma, Rohit; Hutchison, Jamie; Hahn, Cecil
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/increased_electrographic_seizure_burden_among_critically_ill_children_is_associated_with_a_decline_in_neurologic_function_at_hospital_discharge.php

OP-3
TARGETED DELETION OF DJ-1 ATTENUATES MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN EXPERIMENTAL SEPSIS THROUGH IMPROVED BACTERIAL CLEARANCE
Amatullah, Hajera; Shan, Yuexin; Gali, Patricia; Beauchamps, Brittany; Maron-Gutierrez, Tatiana; Yuan Zhou, Dun; Tsang, Jennifer; Mei, Shirley; Marshall, John; Harper, Mary-Ellen; Liaw, Patricia; Stewart, Duncan; Liles, Conrad
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/targeted_deletion_of_dj-1_attenuates_morbidity_and_mortality_in_experimental_sepsis_through_improved_bacterial_clearance.php

OP-4
OBESITY AND ONE-YEAR OUTCOMES IN OLDER AMERICANS WITH SEVERE SEPSIS
Prescott, Hallie; Chang, Virginia; O’Brien, James; Langa, Kenneth; Iwashyna, Theodore
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/obesity_and_one-year_outcomes_in_older_americans_with_severe_sepsis.php

OP-5
IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT AND RELEVANT EVENTS DURING PEDIATRIC TRANSPORT: A MODIFIED-DELPHI STUDY
Gunz, Anna C.; Dhanani, Sonny; Whyte, Hilary; Menon, Kusum; Foster, Jennifer R; Parker, Melissa J.; McNally, J Dayre
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/identifying_significant_and_relevant_events_during_pediatric_transport_a_modified-delphi_study.php

OP-6
INFORMED TARGET DISCOVERY FOR GENE AND STEM CELL THERAPY IN ACUTE LUNG INJURY
Zhou, Dun; Amatullah, Hajera; Shan, Yuexin; Gali, Patricia; Hu, Pingzhao; dos Santos, Claudia
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/informed_target_discovery_for_gene_and_stem_cell_therapy_in_acute_lung_injury.php

 

ALLIED HEALTH POSTER ABSTRACTS

AH-1
TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT METHODS USED TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION FROM THE EDUCATION PRACTICE COUNCIL TO NURSES
Mustos, Allyson; Bean, Maggie; Morar, Reena; Duncan, Barbara; Holmes, Nicky; Adamson, Melissa; Au, Anita
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/to_evaluate_the_effectiveness_of_current_methods_used_to_disseminate_information_from_the_education_practice_council_to_nurses.php

AH-2
COMPREHENSIVE ORAL CARE AS A VAP REDUCTION INITIATIVE IN PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE
Macartney, Jason; Warren, Jeff; Sperling, Christina; Abumustafa, Nael; Clarke, Megan; Cox, Peter; Schwartz, Steven; Campbell, Craig; Sutton, Patricia
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/comprehensive_oral_care_as_a_vap_reduction_initiative_in_pediatric_critical_care.php

AH-3
EVALUATION OF ALTERNATE STAFFING MODELS FOR PATIENTS SUPPORTED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION IN PAEDIATRICS

Macartney, Jason; Davidson, Leanne; Hamilton, Lori; Foreman, Celeste; Humpl, Tilman; Da Silva, Zelia; Campbell, Craig; Gruenwald, Colleen; Sutton, Patricia; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/evaluation_of_alternate_staffing_models_for_patients_supported_with_extracorporeal_membrane_oxygenation_in_paediatrics.php

AH-4
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICATION RECONCILIATION UPON INTERNAL TRANSFER FROM THE CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE SERVICE: HOW DOES KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL MEASURE UP?

Newman, Paula; Riordon, Megan; Newman, Paula
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/development_and_implementation_of_medication_reconciliation_upon_internal_transfer_from_the_critical_care_medicine_service_how_does_kingston_general_hospital_measure_up.php

AH-5
CENTRAL VASCULAR CATHETER CARE IN BURNS: WHAT TO DO WHEN THE TRANSPARENT DRESSING JUST WON’T STICK?

Girn, Sandeep; Smith, Karen; Au, Anita; Adamson, Melissa; Concordia, Mafalda; Cornelio, Michelle; Furtado, Kim; Knighton, Judy; Lim, Jaymie; Segas, Silvia; Sharma, Meera
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/central_vascular_catheter_care_in_burns_what_to_do_when_the_transparent_dressing_just_wont_stick.php

AH-6
RESPIRATORY THERAPY: DO WE MEASURE UP? EVALUATING OUR PRACTICE.

Raso, Tony; Klages, Robyn
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/respiratory_therapy_do_we_measure_up_evaluating_our_practice.php

AH-7
RESPIRATORY THERAPY – INTEGRATING SIMULATION INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE

Raso, Tony; Klages, Robyn; Steele, Carla
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/respiratory_therapy_-_integrating_simulation_into_clinical_practice.php

AH-8
INTRA ARTERIAL CATHETERISATION – A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMPARING TWO STYLES OF CATHETERS

Campbell, Vagia; Acharya, Subhash; Christian, Michael
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/intra_arterial_catheterisation_-_a_quality_improvement_project_comparing_two_styles_of_catheters.php

AH-9
EVALUATION OF EXCLUSION CRITERIA FOR GENTAMICIN ONCE-DAILY DOSING IN CRITICALLY ILL PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Panganiban, Angelo; Cheung, Elizabeth; Wang, Laura; Pietrobon, Sabrina; Pong, Sandra; Trope, Angela; Thiessen, Angie; Wong, Karen; Zakova, Maria; Atenafu, Eshestu G.; Richardson, Susan; Bitnun, Ari; Harvey, Elizabeth; Papaioannou, Vicky; Parshuram, Christopher; Schwartz, Steven; Cox, Peter; Seto, Winnie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/evaluation_of_exclusion_criteria_for_gentamicin_once-daily_dosing_in_critically_ill_paediatric_patients.php

AH-10
A SURVEY OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, & BELIEFS OF INTENSIVISTS REGARDING CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CRITICAL CARE

deVries, Jodi; Olabode, Olajide; Bagshaw, Sean
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/a_survey_of_knowledge_attitudes_and_beliefs_of_intensivists_regarding_chest_physiotherapy_in_critical_care.php

AH-11
A NATIONAL SURVEY OF CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIANS’ KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS

Steinberg, Marilyn; Dresser, Linda; Daneman, Nick; Smith, Orla; Matte, Andrea; Marinoff, Nicole; Bell, Chaim; Morris, Andrew
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/a_national_survey_of_critical_care_physicians_knowledge_attitudes_and_perceptions_of_antimicrobial_stewardship_programs.php

AH-12
EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES EXTENDING BEYOND THE MOUTH/NARES ON UNPLANNED EXTUBATION IN VENTILATED PATIENTS IN ICU

Cripps-McMartin, Paula; Gowans, Sue
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/evaluating_the_effect_of_endotracheal_tubes_extending_beyond_the_mouth_nares_on_unplanned_extubation_in_ventilated_patients_in_icu.php

AH-13
INCIDENCE OF PHLEBITIS IN PATIENTS RECEIVING ANTIBIOTICS THERAPY THROUGH PERIPHERAL INTRAVENOUS CATHETERS – A SAFETY CLUSTER-RANDOMIZED PILOT TRIAL

da Silva Almendra, Priscila; Mohallem, Andréa; Moura Jr, Denis
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/incidence_of_phlebitis_in_patients_receiving_antibiotics_therapy_through_peripheral_intravenous_catheters_-_a_safety_cluster-randomized_pilot_trial.php

AH-14
PROSTAGLANDIN E1 USE IN CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA (CDH): A 13 YEAR REVIEW OF OUTCOMES (2000 – 2012) IN A SINGLE TERTIARY PAEDIATRIC ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE CENTRE

Gaiteiro, Rose; Frndova, Helena; Humpl, Tilman; Chiu, Priscilla; Cox, Peter
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/prostaglandin_e1_use_in_congenital_diaphragmatic_hernia_cdh_a_13_year_review_of_outcomes_in_a_single_tertiary_paediatric_academic_health_science_centre.php

AH-16
DOSE VALIDATION OF ONCE-DAILY DOSING GUIDELINES FOR GENTAMICIN IN CRITICALLY ILL PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Seto, Winnie; Wang, Laura; Pietrobon, Sabrina; Pong, Sandra; Trope, Angela; Thiessen, Angie1; Wong, Karen; Zakova, Maria; Atenafu, Eshestu; Richardson, Susan; Bitnun, Ari; Harvey, Elizabeth; Papaioannou, Vicky; Parshuram, Christopher; Schwartz, Steven; Cox, Peter
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/dose_validation_of_once-daily_dosing_guidelines_for_gentamicin_in_critically_ill_paediatric_patients.php

 

MD/PhD POSTER ABSTRACTS

MD-1
KALLIKREIN-1 AS A POTENTIAL BIOMARKER OF GLOBAL CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA AND NEUROPROTECTION IN MICE

Sugiura, Asumi; Salewski, Ryan; Wang, Frank; Granton, John; Taylor, Paul; Hutchison, Jamie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/kallikrein-1_as_a_potential_biomarker_of_global_cerebral_ischemia_and_neuroprotection_in_mice.php

MD-2
METABOLIC PROFILING OF SERUM SAMPLES BY 1H NMR SPECTROSCOPY AS A POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC APPROACH FOR ADULT SEPTIC SHOCK PATIENTS

Mickiewicz, Beata; Duggan, Gavin; Winston, Brent; Doig, Christopher; Kubes, Paul; Vogel, Hans
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/metabolic_profiling_of_serum_samples_by_1h_nmr_spectroscopy_as_a_potential_diagnostic_and_prognostic_approach_for_adult_septic_shock_patients.php

MD-3
THE ROLE OF HNP AS A BIOMARKER OF SEPSIS

Morriello, Florence; Zhang, Haibo; Marshall, John; Slutsky, Arthur
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_role_of_hnp_as_a_biomarker_of_sepsis.php

MD-4
FATTY EMULSION: RATS SURVIVE CLONIDINE AND PROPRANOLOL OVERDOSE

Macala, Kimberly; Tabrizchi, Reza
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/fatty_emulsion_rats_survive_clonidine_and_propranolol_overdose.php

MD-5
“CAN YOU HEAR ME?” ASSESSING LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND AWARENESS IN COMATOSE PATIENTS USING FMRI

Norton, Loretta; Young, Bryan; Gofton, Teneille; AlThenayan, Eyad; Owen, Adrian
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/can_you_hear_me_assessing_language_processing_and_awareness_in_comatose_patients_using_fmri.php

MD-7
PREVALENCE OF ADVANCE CARE PLANS IN THE ELDERLY UPON ADMISSION TO A GENERAL ONTARIO INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Johnson, Heather; Muscedere, John; MacGillivary, Cathy
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/prevalence_of_advance_care_plans_in_the_elderly_upon_admission_to_a_general_ontario_intensive_care_unit.php

MD-8
LIKELIHOOD OF OUTCOME OF ICU PATIENTS AS VIEWED BY INTENSIVISTS AND INTERNISTS: A SURVEY IN A CANADIAN, QUATERNARY CARE HOSPITAL NETWORK

Dahine, Joseph; Mardini, Louay; Jayaraman, Dev
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/likelihood_of_outcome_of_icu_patients_as_viewed_by_intensivists_and_internists_a_survey_in_a_canadian_quaternary_care_hospital_network.php

MD-9
PREVALENCE OF ELEVATED GLYCATED HEMOGLOBIN A1C AND OUTCOMES IN THE CRITICALLY ILL: PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Letourneau, Justin; Schricker, Thomas; Bui, Helen; Hatzakorzian, Roupen
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/prevalence_of_elevated_glycated_hemoglobin_a1c_and_outcomes_in_the_critically_ill_preliminary_results.php

MD-10
EVALUATION OF ARDS RADIOGRAPHIC CRITERIA IN PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION (PMV): INTER-RATER RELIABILITY AND PREDICTIVE VALUE IN THE RECOVER COHORT

Barua, Reeta; Stern, Emily; Friedrich, Jan; Chu, Leslie; Chan, Linda; Matte, Andrea; Thomas, Claire; Cameron, Jill; Herridge, Margaret
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/evaluation_of_ards_radiographic_criteria_in_patients_who_require_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_inter-rater_reliability_and_predictive_value_in_the_recover_cohort.php

MD-11
FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN THE WEE-COVER PILOT STUDY

Al-Harbi, Samah; Siu, Katie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/functional_recovery_in_critically_ill_children_the_wee-cover_pilot_study.php

MD-12
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEDICAL EDUCATION – A SURVEY ON CURRENT UTILIZATION PATTERNS

Sivananthan, Shankar
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/social_media_and_medical_education_-_a_survey_on_current_utilization_patterns.php

MD-13
EFFECT OF MOVING TO A WORK HOUR RESTRICTED RESIDENT CALL SCHEDULE

Fang, Amy
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/effect_of_moving_to_a_work_hour_restricted_resident_call_schedule.php

MD-14
THE PERCEIVED EFFECT OF DUTY HOUR RESTRICTION ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Sabri, Nessrine; Sun, Ning-Zi; Jayaraman, Dev; Cummings, Beth-Ann
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_perceived_effect_of_duty_hour_restriction_on_learning_opportunities_in_the_intensive_care_unit.php

MD-15
CRITICAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AROUND THE WORLD

Fitzgerald, Emma
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/critical_care_training_programmes_around_the_world.php

MD-16
DEFINING SIGNIFICANT EVENTS FOR PEDIATRIC TRANSPORT: RESULTS OF A COMBINED MODIFIED-DELPHI AND CONSENSUS MEETING PROCESS

Gunz, Anna C; McNally, J Dayre; Whyte, Hilary; O’Hearn, Katie; Parker, Melissa J.; Foster, Jennifer R.; Dhanani, Sonny
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/defining_significant_events_for_pediatric_transport_results_of_a_combined_modified-delphi_and_consensus_meeting_process.php

MD-17
EFFECTIVE ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION DELAY IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED ICU RELATED MORTALITY

Kovacs, Bernadett; Qureshi, Salman; Ahsam, Alam
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/effective_antibiotic_administration_delay_is_associated_with_increased_icu_related_mortality.php

MD-18
EARLY REHABILITATION IN THE PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE UNIT: A PILOT STUDY

Chacon, Maria; Choong, Karen; Walker, Rachel; Al-Harbi, Samah; Timmons, Brian; Clark, Heather; Thabane, Lehana
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/early_rehabilitation_in_the_pediatric_critical_care_unit_a_pilot_study.php

MD-19
PREDICTION OF OUTCOME AFTER HIGH-GRADE ANEURYSMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE

de Oliveira Manoel, Airton Leonardo; Turkel-Parrella, David; Goffi, Alberto3; McCredie, Victoria; Ben-Israel, David; Spears, Julian; Marotta, Thomas; Simon, Abrahamson
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/prediction_of_outcome_after_high-grade_aneurysmal_subarachnoid_hemorrhage.php

MD-20
VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS IN PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM ANEURYSMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE

de Oliveira Manoel, Airton Leonardo; Turkel-Parrella, David; Ben-Israel, David; Goffi, Alberto; McCredie, Victoria; Marotta, Thomas; Abrahamson, Simon
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/venous_thromboembolism_prophylaxis_in_patients_suffering_from_aneurysmal_subarachnoid_hemorrhage.php

MD-21
HOW DOES THE RACE (RAPID ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL EVENTS) TEAM AFFECT END OF LIFE (EOL) CARE AT THE HAMILTON GENERAL HOSPITAL?

Tam, Benjamin; Salib, Mary; Plaunt, Michael; Fox-Robichaud, Alison
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/how_does_the_race_rapid_assessment_of_critical_events_team_affect_end_of_life_eol_care_at_the_hamilton_general_hospital.php

MD-22
NECROTIZING PNEUMONIA IN THE ICU: AN OBSERVATIONAL TRIAL TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MORTALITY

Coyne, Jade; Jones, Philip; Fortin, Dalilah; Bosma, Karen
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/necrotizing_pneumonia_in_the_icu_an_observational_trial_to_identify_risk_factors_associated_with_mortality.php

MD-23
VENTILATION PRACTICES IN SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE: EXPLORING THE USE OF LUNG PROTECTIVE VENTILATION

Marhong, Jonathan; Singh, Jeffrey; Ferguson, Niall
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/ventilation_practices_in_subarachnoid_hemorrhage_exploring_the_use_of_lung_protective_ventilation.php

MD-24
EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION FACILITATES SURVIVAL IN BLASTOMYCOSIS RELATED ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME

Bednarczyk, Joseph; Kethireddy, Shravan; White, Christopher; Freed, Darren; Bell, Dean; Kumar, Anand; Light, Bruce
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/extracorporeal_membrane_oxygenation_facilitates_survival_in_blastomycosis_related_acute_respiratory_distress_syndrome.php

MD-25
RISK FACTORS OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN

Slater, Morgan; Gruneir, Andrea; Rochon, Paula; Howard, Andrew; Koren, Gideon; Parshuram, Christopher
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/risk_factors_of_acute_kidney_injury_in_critically_ill_children.php

MD-26
ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY AND EXPOSURE TO NEPHROTOXIC MEDICATIONS IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN: A NESTED CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Slater, Morgan; Gruneir, Andrea; Rochon, Paula; Howard, Andrew; Koren, Gideon; Parshuram, Christopher
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/acute_kidney_injury_and_exposure_to_nephrotoxic_medications_in_critically_ill_children_a_nested_case-control_study.php

MD-27
THE USE OF TROPONIN IN PEDIATRIC MYOCARDITIS

Eini, Zeev Mordechai; Sivarajan, Ben
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_use_of_troponin_in_pediatric_myocarditis.php

MD-28
MANAGEMENT OF OPEN ABDOMEN USING COMBINATION THERAPY WITH ABRA AND ABTHERA SYSTEMS

Mukhi, Alfin
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/management_of_open_abdomen_using_combination_therapy_with_abra_and_abthera_systems.php

MD-30
LACTIC ACID TREND EVALUATION

Sunderkrishnan, Ravi; Dalessandro, Nicholas; Kiliddar, Hussein; Hendricks, Travis; Verma, Gita; Saleem, Anza
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/lactic_acid_trend_evaluation.php

MD-34
CONSENT IN PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE RCTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Hanney, Ian; Choong, Karen; Menon, Kusum; Cook, Deborah J.; Duffett, Mark
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/consent_in_pediatric_critical_care_rcts_a_systematic_review.php

MD-35
BIOMARKERS IN MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Ide, Kentaro; Kukreti, Vinay; Nickel, Cheri; Augstinavicius, Jura; Hutchison, Jamie; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/biomarkers_in_mild_traumatic_brain_injury_a_systematic_review.php

MD-37
QUALITY OF PUBLISHED RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS IN CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Chassé, Michaël; Knoll, Greg; McIntyre, Lauralyn; Turgeon, Alexis; Zaruchanski, Ryan; Kokolo, Madzouka; Fergusson, Dean
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/quality_of_published_randomized_controlled_trials_in_critical_care_medicine_a_systematic_review.php

MD-38
THE IMPACT OF AN ADVANCED CARE UNIT ON THE INTENSIVE CARE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Di Genova, Tanya; Razack, Saleem; Fontela, Patricia; Zavalkoff, Samara
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_impact_of_an_advanced_care_unit_on_the_intensive_care_a_systematic_review.php

MD-39
COMBINING NOVEL DATASETS TO UNDERSTAND ILLNESS TRAJECTORY: THE CONDUIT DATABASE PROJECT

Maslove, David; McGregor, Carolyn; Dumontier, Michel; Seely, Andrew; Marshall, John
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/combining_novel_datasets_to_understand_illness_trajectory_the_conduit_database_project.php

MD-40
FINDING AN OPTIMAL DOSE OF VITAMIN C TO REPLETE PLASMA AND WHITE BLOOD CELL LEVELS IN SEVERE SEPSIS

Sharpe, Michael; Ellis, Chris; Fox-Robichaud, Allison; Smith, Norman; Shrum, Bradly; Bentall, Tracey; Mele, Tina
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/finding_an_optimal_dose_of_vitamin_c_to_replete_plasma_and_white_blood_cell_levels_in_severe_sepsis.php

MD-41
EARLY MORTALITY IN TWO PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE ICU WITH SEVERE GALLSTONE PANCREATITIS

Shum, Jeffrey; Clark, Jessica
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/early_mortality_in_two_patients_admitted_to_the_icu_with_severe_gallstone_pancreatitis.php

MD-42
JEJUNAL LEIOMYOMA AS A CAUSE OF OBSCURE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT BLEEDING

Poowanawittayakom, Nongnooch; Chaikriangkrai, Kongkiat; Charoenpong, Prangthip
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/jejunal_leiomyoma_as_a_cause_of_obscure_gastrointestinal_tract_bleeding.php

MD-43
A RARE COMPLICATION SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE SECONDARY TO PNEUMOCOCCAL MENINGITIS

Poowanawittayakom, Nongnooch; Chaikriangkrai, Kongkiat; Charoenpong, Prangthip
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/a_rare_complication_subarachnoid_hemorrhage_secondary_to_pneumococcal_meningitis.php

MD-44
AN UNUSUAL CASE OF EXTENSIVE DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS

Poowanawittayakom, Nongnooch; Chaikriangkrai, Kongkiat; Charoenpong, Prangthip
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/an_unusual_case_of_extensive_deep_venous_thrombosis.php

MD-45
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN FRAILTY AND OUTCOMES IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS: A PROSPECTIVE MULTI-CENTRE COHORT STUDY

Bagshaw, Sean; Stelfox, H. Thomas; McDermid, Robert; Rolfson, Darryl; Tsuyuki, Ross; Baig, Nadia; Artiuch, Barbara; Ibrahim, Quazi; Stollery, Daniel; Rokosh, Ella; Majumdar, Sumit
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/association_between_frailty_and_outcomes_in_critically_ill_patients_a_prospective_multi-centre_cohort_study.php

MD-47
LONG-TERM PATIENT OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY

Herridge, Margaret; Chu, Leslie M; Matte, Andrea; Chan, Linda; Tomlinson, George; Ferguson, Niall; Mehta, Sangeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Lamontagne, Francois; Rudkowski, Jill; Meggison, Hilary; Skrobik, Yoanna; Ayas, Najib; Batt, Jane; dos Santos, Claudia; Flannery, John; Abbey, Susan; Rubenfeld, Gordon; Scales, Damon; Cuthbertson, Brian; Sinuff, Tasnim; Fan, Eddy; Thomas, Claire; Slutsky, Arthur; Levasseur, Melanie; Bayley, Mark; Lee, Christie; Lo, Vincent; Mathur, Sunita; Tan, Adrienne; Wilcox, Elizabeth; Marshall, John; Cook, Deborah; Cameron, Jill
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/long-term_patient_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_the_towards_recover_study.php

MD-48
LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AFTER PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION: FAMILY CAREGIVER OUTCOMES FROM THE TOWARDS RECOVER STUDY

Cameron, Jill1; Chan, Linda; Czerwonka, Anna; Chu, Leslile M; Matte, Andrea2; Tomlinson, George; Thomas, Claire; Ferguson, Niall; Mehta, Sangeeta; Friedrich, Jan; Adhikari, Neill; Fowler, Robert; Lamontagne, Francois; 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; Levasseur, Melanie; Bayley, Mark; Lee, Christie; Lo, Vincent; Mathur, Sunita; Tan, Adrienne; Wilcox, Elizabeth; Marshall, John; Cook, Deborah; Herridge, Margaret
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/long-term_outcomes_after_prolonged_mechanical_ventilation_family_caregiver_outcomes_from_the_towards_recover_study.php

MD-49
ULTRASOUND-GUIDED PERCUTANEOUS TRACHEOSTOMY, A PILOT STUDY (CASE SERIES)

Altalag, Ali
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/ultrasound-guided_percutaneous_tracheostomy_a_pilot_study_case_series.php

MD-50
THE SITTING POSITION AFTER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA IN SHOULDER ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY. THE INCIDENCE OF EPISODES OF BRADYCARDIA AND HYPOTENSION

Papakitsos, George; Kapsali, Aggeliki; Roimba, Anna; Papakitsou, Thalia
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_sitting_position_after_general_anaesthesia_in_shoulder_arthroscopic_surgery_the_incidence_of_episodes_of_bradycardia_and_hypotension.php

MD-51
RECALL OF ICU STAY IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS MANAGED WITH A SEDATION PROTOCOL OR A SEDATION PROTOCOL WITH DAILY INTERRUPTION: RESULTS OF THE SLEAP MULTICENTER RANDOMIZED TRIAL

Burry, Lisa; Cook, Deborah; Meade, Maureen; Malik, Ranjeeta; Fergusson, Dean; Herridge, Margaret; Steinberg, Marilyn; Granton, John; Ferguson, Niall; Devlin, John W.; Tanios, Maged; Dodek, Peter; Fowler, Robert; Burns, Karen; Jacka, Michael; Olafson, Kendiss; Keenan, Sean; Reynolds, Steve; Skrobik, Yoanna; Mehta, Sangeeta
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/recall_of_icu_stay_in_mechanically_ventilated_patients_managed_with_a_sedation_protocol_or_a_sedation_protocol_with_daily_interruption_results_of_the_sleap_multicenter_randomized_trial.php

MD-52
NON-INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF CEREBRAL TISSUE OXYGENATION DURING A BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURED PATIENTS

McCredie, Victoria; Manoel, A. Leonardo; Piva, Simone; Rigamonti, Andrea; Hare, Gregory; Baker, Andrew
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/non-invasive_measurement_of_cerebral_tissue_oxygenation_during_a_blood_transfusion_in_traumatic_brain_injured_patients.php

MD-53
ROLE PLAY IN MUTUAL EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES IN CRITICAL CARE OF ELDERLY AT MAHASARAKHAM HOSPITAL, THAILAND

Srichaikul, Buavaroon, Srichaikul, Korbua, Srichaikul, Muenbua
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/role_play_in_mutual_exchange_experiences_in_critical_care_of_elderly_at_mahasarakham_hospital_thailand.php

MD-54
PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF COMMUNICATION DURING ICU CARDIAC ARRESTS

Taylor, Katherine; Ferri, Susan; Yavorska, Tetyana; Everett, Tobias; Parshuram, Christopher
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/prospective_observational_study_of_communication_during_icu_cardiac_arrests.php

MD-55
OPTIMIZING IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE ICU SETTING: PORTABLE CT SCAN

Lau, Calvin; Singhal, Nitesh; BenDavid, Guila; Laughlin, Suzanne; Mak, Lisa; Gignac, Chantell; Guimond, Jeanette; Goerz, Katrin; Macartney, Jason; Stanisic, Anamaria; Joseph, Sophie; Hyslop, Cecilia; Niles, Eric; Guerguerian, Anne-Marie
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/optimizing_implementation_of_new_technology_in_the_icu_setting_portable_ct_scan.php

MD-56
CRITICAL CARE ULTRASONOGRAPHY, OUR EXPERIENCE IN SAUDI ARABIA

Altalag, Ali
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/critical_care_ultrasonography_our_experience_in_saudi_arabia.php

MD-57
CLARITY IN CRITICAL MOMENTS- AUDIO RECORDING OF PEDIATRIC ICU RESUSCITATIONS

Taylor, Katherine; Ferri, Susan; Yavorska, Tetyana; Parshuram, Christopher
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/clarity_in_critical_moments_-_audio_recording_of_pediatric_icu_resuscitations.php

MD-58
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROLONGED VENTILATION TOOLKIT FOR ACUTE CRITICAL CARE PROVIDERS

Lawless, Bernard; Kostrzewa, Linda; Whelan, Caroline; Moranis, Jessica
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/development_of_a_prolonged_ventilation_toolkit_for_acute_critical_care_providers.php

MD-59
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN CRITICAL CARE: A LARGE-SCALE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CRITICAL CARE SCORECARD

Lawless, Bernard; Kostrzewa, Linda; Hill, Andrea; Patwalia, Manveen
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/performance_improvement_in_critical_care_a_large-scale_implementation_of_a_critical_care_scorecard.php

MD-60
ADDRESSING FUTURE NEEDS IN CRITICAL CARE HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES: A CRITICAL CARE NURSING WORKFORCE PROFILE

Lawless, Bernard; Kostrzewa, Linda; Patwalia, Manveen; Singh, Anita
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/addressing_future_needs_in_critical_care_health_human_resources_a_critical_care_nursing_workforce_profile.php

MD-61
EXTRAMURAL PILOT PROJECT: DESIGNATED ON-CALL INTENSIVIST IN TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IMPROVES ACCESS TO CRITICAL CARE CONSULTATION AND REFERRAL

Sharpe, Michael; Jeffreys, Carrie; Martin, Claudio; Barrett, Michael; Priestap, Fran; Pierce, Michelle; Kojlak, Judy
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/extramural_pilot_project_designated_on-call_intensivist_in_tertiary_care_centre_improves_access_to_critical_care_consultation_and_referral.php

MD-62
SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF A STRUCTURED CRITICAL CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

Tutschka, Mark; Tutschka, Mark; Arntfield, Robert
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/successful_implementation_of_a_structured_critical_care_ultrasound_curriculum_and_quality_assurance_program.php

MD-63
THE STANDARD OF CARE AND CONFLICTS AT THE END OF LIFE IN CRITICAL CARE: LESSONS FROM MEDICAL-LEGAL CROSSROADS AND THE ROLE OF A QUASI-JUDICIAL TRIBUNAL IN DECISION-MAKING

Chidwick, Paula; Hawryluck, Laura; Sibbald, Robert
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_standard_of_care_and_conflicts_at_the_end_of_life_in_critical_care_lessons_from_medical-legal_crossroads_and_the_role_of_a_quasi-judicial_tribunal_in_decision-making.php

MD-64
EFFECTIVENESS OF A SAFETY CHAMPION IN REDUCING URINARY CATHETER UTILIZATION: A QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Zavalkoff, Samara; Korah, Nadine; Quach, Caroline
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/effectiveness_of_a_safety_champion_in_reducing_urinary_catheter_utilization_a_quasi-experimental_study.php

MD-65
A 24-HOUR LIVE AUDIT OF LOCAL PRACTICES IN THE ACUTE MEDICAL UNIT AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOUTH MANCHESTER

Kershaw, Suzanne
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/a_24-hour_live_audit_of_local_practices_in_the_acute_medical_unit_at_university_hospital_south_manchester.php

MD-68
ACUTE REHABILITATION IN CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN: A MULTI-CENTRE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY

Choong, Karen; Fraser, Douglas; Hutchison, James; Joffe, Ari; Jouvet, Philippe; Menon, Kusum; Pullenayegum, Eleanor; Ward, Roxanne
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/acute_rehabilitation_in_critically_ill_children_a_multi-centre_observational_study.php

MD-69
MODIFIED CHARLSON COMORBIDITY INDEX FOR PREDICTING LONG-TERM SURVIVAL AFTER ORTHOTOPIC LIVER TRANSPLANTATION: A VALIDATION COHORT STUDY

Karvellas, Constantine; S. Cardoso, Filipe; Bagshaw, Sean M.; Abraldes, Juan; Kneteman, Norman; Meeberg, Glenda; Fidalgo, Pedro; Karvellas, Constantine
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/modified_charlson_comorbidity_index_for_predicting_long-term_survival_after_orthotopic_liver_transplantation_a_validation_cohort_study.php

MD-71
SURVIVAL OF CARDIOPULMONARY ARREST AFTER REGULAR WORKING HOURS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Almaani, Mohammed; Mir, Abdulwaheid; Daoud, Bassim; Husain, Abdulmutalib; Shah, mohammad; Alenezi, Ahmed
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/survival_of_cardiopulmonary_arrest_after_regular_working_hours_in_a_tertiary_care_hospital.php

MD-73
NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS AS AN INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF ICU MORTALITY AND ICU RECIDIVISM

Mooney, Owen; Zarychanski, Ryan; Bell, Dean; Rimmer, Emily; Kumar, Anand; Houston, Don; Turgeon, Alexis; Doucette, Steve
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/nucleated_red_blood_cells_as_an_independent_predictor_of_icu_mortality_and_icu_recidivism.php

MD-75
EFFECTS OF INTERVENTIONS FOR CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER POISONING: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

St-Onge, Maude; Dubé, Pierre-André; Guimont, Chantal; Gosselin, Sophie; Godwin, Jesse; Archambault, Patrick; Chauny, Jean-Marc; Darveau, Martin; Frenette, Anne-Julie; Larocque, Alexandre; Le Sage, Natalie; Poitras, Julien; Provencher, Joanne; Blais, René
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/effects_of_interventions_for_calcium_channel_blocker_poisoning_a_systematic_review.php

MD-77
THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS IN PATIENTS WITH SEPSIS AND SEPTIC SHOCK: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Zarychanski, Ryan; Rimmer, Emily; Houston, Brett; Kumar, Anand; Abou-Setta, Ahmed M.; Friesen, Carol; Turgeon, Alexis F.; Cook, Deborah; Houston, Donald
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/the_efficacy_and_safety_of_therapeutic_apheresis_in_patients_with_sepsis_and_septic_shock_a_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis.php

MD-78
PEDICLE SCREW INSERTION IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS UNDERGOING SPINAL SURGERIES: FREEHAND VERSUS COMPUTER-ASSISTED NAVIGATION

Hadidi, Sanad
Available at: http://criticalcarecanada.com/abstracts/2013/pedicle_screw_insertion_in_critically_ill_patients_undergoing_spinal_surgeries_freehand_versus_computer-assisted_navigation.php