Dianne P Stephens
Affiliation: Northern Territory
- Exploring pathways to improve indigenous organ donationD Stephens
Department of Health and Community Services, LifeNet NT, Northern Territory, Australia
Intern Med J 37:713-6. 2007..Equity of access is important. Cultural competence of requestors is important. Consultation, communication and education are the way forward...
- An audit of the use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in septic shockD P Stephens
Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia
Intern Med J 32:143-8. 2002..In septic shock, the immune system can be considered one of the failing organ systems. G-CSF improves immune function and may be a useful adjunctive therapy in patients with septic shock...
- Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in patients with septic shockDianne P Stephens
Intensive Care, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia
Crit Care Med 36:448-54. 2008..To investigate the effect of early administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on hospital mortality in nonneutropenic patients with septic shock, excluding patients with melioidosis...
- A clinical audit of the efficacy of tegaserod as a prokinetic agent in the intensive care unitDianne P Stephens
Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 9:148-50. 2007..To formally document the effectiveness of tegaserod as a prokinetic agent in intensive care patients...
- An observational cohort study of the kynurenine to tryptophan ratio in sepsis: association with impaired immune and microvascular functionChristabelle J Darcy
Global Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
PLoS ONE 6:e21185. 2011..0001). IDO-mediated tryptophan catabolism is associated with dysregulated immune responses and impaired microvascular reactivity in sepsis and may link these two fundamental processes in sepsis pathophysiology...
- Asymmetric dimethylarginine, endothelial nitric oxide bioavailability and mortality in sepsisJoshua S Davis
International Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
PLoS ONE 6:e17260. 2011....
- Sepsis-associated microvascular dysfunction measured by peripheral arterial tonometry: an observational studyJoshua S Davis
International Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Rocklands Drive, Darwin, NT 0810, Australia
Crit Care 13:R155. 2009....
- Adjunctive granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for treatment of septic shock due to melioidosisAllen C Cheng
Menzies School of Health Research, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Casuarina NT, Darwin, Australia
Clin Infect Dis 38:32-7. 2004..We conclude that G-CSF may have contributed to the reduction in the mortality rate among patients with septic shock due to melioidosis...
- A randomized controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for the treatment of severe sepsis due to melioidosis in ThailandAllen C Cheng
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Clin Infect Dis 45:308-14. 2007..Melioidosis is a tropical infectious disease associated with significant mortality. Most deaths occur early and are caused by fulminant sepsis...
- Angiopoietin-2 is increased in sepsis and inversely associated with nitric oxide-dependent microvascular reactivityJoshua S Davis
International Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Casuarina, Darwin, NT 0810, Australia
Crit Care 14:R89. 2010..Nitric oxide (NO) inhibits WPB exocytosis, and bioavailability of endothelial NO is decreased in sepsis. We hypothesized that endothelial NO bioavailability would be inversely correlated with ang-2 concentrations in sepsis...
- Sepsis in the tropical Top End of Australia's Northern Territory: disease burden and impact on Indigenous AustraliansJoshua S Davis
Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT joshua davisATmenzies edu au
Med J Aust 194:519-24. 2011....
- Outcomes of patients with melioidosis treated with meropenemAllen C Cheng
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina NT 0811, Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:1763-5. 2004..The use of meropenem may be associated with improved outcomes in patients with severe sepsis associated with melioidosis...
- Murray Valley encephalitis in an adult traveller complicated by long-term flaccid paralysis: case report and review of the literatureMark W Douglas
Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:284-8. 2007..Our case highlights the potential severity of flavivirus-induced encephalitis and the importance of avoiding mosquito bites while travelling through endemic areas...
- Particulate face masks for protection against airborne pathogens - one size does not fit all: an observational studySusan Winter
Intensive Care Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, USA
Crit Care Resusc 12:24-7. 2010..To determine the proportion of hospital staff who pass fit tests with each of three commonly used particulate face masks, and factors influencing preference and fit test results...
- Ethical problems of evaluating a new treatment for melioidosisAllen C Cheng
Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, PO Box 41096, Casuarina NT 0811, Darwin, Australia
BMJ 327:1280-2. 2003
- Leptospirosis: an unusual presentationJane H Thomas
Department of Intensive Care, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 8:215-8. 2006..This case highlights the multiple factors that should prompt health care workers to consider the diagnosis of leptospirosis in non-classical presentations...
- Severe falciparum malaria in five soldiers from East Timor: a case series and literature reviewP G Blum
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory
Anaesth Intensive Care 29:426-34. 2001..This article discusses the current controversies of exchange blood transfusion and the use of the new artemisinin derivatives...
- Fatal community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia after influenzaSteven Y C Tong
Med J Aust 188:61. 2008
- Comment on "Terlipressin in chronic hyperdynamic endotoxic shock: is it safe?" by P. AsfarBart L De Keulenaer
Intensive Care Med 29:854; author reply 855. 2003