Dianne P Stephens

Summary

Affiliation: Northern Territory
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Exploring pathways to improve indigenous organ donation
    D Stephens
    Department of Health and Community Services, LifeNet NT, Northern Territory, Australia
    Intern Med J 37:713-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint An audit of the use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in septic shock
    D P Stephens
    Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia
    Intern Med J 32:143-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in patients with septic shock
    Dianne P Stephens
    Intensive Care, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia
    Crit Care Med 36:448-54. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A clinical audit of the efficacy of tegaserod as a prokinetic agent in the intensive care unit
    Dianne P Stephens
    Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia
    Crit Care Resusc 9:148-50. 2007
  5. pmc An observational cohort study of the kynurenine to tryptophan ratio in sepsis: association with impaired immune and microvascular function
    Christabelle J Darcy
    Global Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e21185. 2011
  6. pmc Asymmetric dimethylarginine, endothelial nitric oxide bioavailability and mortality in sepsis
    Joshua S Davis
    International Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e17260. 2011
  7. pmc Sepsis-associated microvascular dysfunction measured by peripheral arterial tonometry: an observational study
    Joshua 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for treatment of septic shock due to melioidosis
    Allen 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
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for the treatment of severe sepsis due to melioidosis in Thailand
    Allen C Cheng
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 45:308-14. 2007
  10. pmc Angiopoietin-2 is increased in sepsis and inversely associated with nitric oxide-dependent microvascular reactivity
    Joshua 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

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Exploring pathways to improve indigenous organ donation
    D 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint An audit of the use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in septic shock
    D 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in patients with septic shock
    Dianne 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint A clinical audit of the efficacy of tegaserod as a prokinetic agent in the intensive care unit
    Dianne 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...
  5. pmc An observational cohort study of the kynurenine to tryptophan ratio in sepsis: association with impaired immune and microvascular function
    Christabelle 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...
  6. pmc Asymmetric dimethylarginine, endothelial nitric oxide bioavailability and mortality in sepsis
    Joshua S Davis
    International Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e17260. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Sepsis-associated microvascular dysfunction measured by peripheral arterial tonometry: an observational study
    Joshua 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
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for treatment of septic shock due to melioidosis
    Allen 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for the treatment of severe sepsis due to melioidosis in Thailand
    Allen 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...
  10. pmc Angiopoietin-2 is increased in sepsis and inversely associated with nitric oxide-dependent microvascular reactivity
    Joshua 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sepsis in the tropical Top End of Australia's Northern Territory: disease burden and impact on Indigenous Australians
    Joshua S Davis
    Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT joshua davisATmenzies edu au
    Med J Aust 194:519-24. 2011
    ....
  12. pmc Outcomes of patients with melioidosis treated with meropenem
    Allen 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Murray Valley encephalitis in an adult traveller complicated by long-term flaccid paralysis: case report and review of the literature
    Mark 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Particulate face masks for protection against airborne pathogens - one size does not fit all: an observational study
    Susan 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...
  15. pmc Ethical problems of evaluating a new treatment for melioidosis
    Allen 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
  16. ncbi request reprint Leptospirosis: an unusual presentation
    Jane 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Severe falciparum malaria in five soldiers from East Timor: a case series and literature review
    P 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Fatal community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia after influenza
    Steven Y C Tong
    Med J Aust 188:61. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Terlipressin in chronic hyperdynamic endotoxic shock: is it safe?" by P. Asfar
    Bart L De Keulenaer
    Intensive Care Med 29:854; author reply 855. 2003