J R Gowardman
- Assessment of peripheral arterial catheters as a source of sepsis in the critically ill: a narrative reviewJ R Gowardman
Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
J Hosp Infect 75:12-8. 2010..In critically ill patients suspected of catheter-related bloodsteam infection it is suggested that both the AC and CVC must now be assessed together...
- Assessment of arterial stiffness, oxidative stress and inflammation in acute kidney injuryRobert G Fassett
Renal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Queensland, Australia
BMC Nephrol 10:15. 2009..The aim of this study is to elucidate the vascular changes in acute kidney injury. We hypothesise that arterial stiffness will be increased during acute kidney injury and this will return to normal after kidney function recovers...
- Microbiological pattern of arterial catheters in the intensive care unitLi Zhang
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
BMC Microbiol 10:266. 2010....
- The effect of extubation failure on outcome in a multidisciplinary Australian intensive care unitJohn R Gowardman
Intensive Care Unit, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 8:328-33. 2006..A reported association between extubation failure (EF) and increased hospital length of stay and mortality led us to assess outcome of EF in an Australian intensive care unit...
- Influence of insertion site on central venous catheter colonization and bloodstream infection ratesJohn R Gowardman
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Woman s Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
Intensive Care Med 34:1038-45. 2008..To compare colonization and catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) rates among three insertion sites (subclavian, internal jugular, femoral) used for central venous catheter (CVC) placement...
- Acquired hypernatraemia is an independent predictor of mortality in critically ill patientsS D O'Donoghue
Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Anaesthesia 64:514-20. 2009..71) and duration of hypernatraemia (p = 1.0). Hypernatraemia avoidance is justified, but determinants of hypernatraemia and benefits of targeted treatment strategies require further elucidation...
- Molecular investigation of bacterial communities on the inner and outer surfaces of peripheral venous cathetersL Zhang
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:1083-90. 2013..In conclusion, the surfaces of PVCs display complex bacterial communities. Although their significance has yet to be determined, these findings alter our perception of PVC-related infections. ..
- Unplanned early readmission to the intensive care unit: a case-control study of patient, intensive care and ward-related factorsN Makris
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Anaesth Intensive Care 38:723-31. 2010..Risk of readmission is associated with both patient and intensive care factors. Physiological derangement on the ward predicts intensive care unit readmission, however, clinical response to this appears suboptimal...
- Prospective study of peripheral arterial catheter infection and comparison with concurrently sited central venous cathetersDavid Boon Chai Koh
Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania, Australia
Crit Care Med 36:397-402. 2008....
- Impact of a formal removal policy for central venous catheters on duration of catheterisationJohn R Gowardman
Med J Aust 182:249-50. 2005
- Central venous catheters: optimal patient care or convenience?John R Gowardman
Med J Aust 180:595-6. 2004