Franz Babl

Summary

Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT): first steps towards the development of an Australian and New Zealand research network
    Franz Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:143-7. 2006
  2. pmc A prospective observational study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical decision rules for children presenting to emergency departments after head injuries (protocol): the Australasian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study (APHIRST)
    Franz E Babl
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:148. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Paediatric arrhythmias in the emergency department
    Henning Clausen
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 29:732-7. 2012
  4. pmc A double blind, randomised placebo controlled trial of topical 2% viscous lidocaine in improving oral intake in children with painful infectious mouth conditions
    Sandy M Hopper
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, and Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services, University of Melbourne, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:106. 2011
  5. pmc A prospective randomised trial comparing nasogastric with intravenous hydration in children with bronchiolitis (protocol): the comparative rehydration in bronchiolitis study (CRIB)
    Ed Oakley
    Department of Emergency Medicine Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Rd, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:37. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a paediatric procedural sedation training and credentialing programme: sustainability of change
    Franz E Babl
    University of Melbourne, Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 27:577-81. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Bronchiolitis management in pediatric emergency departments in Australia and New Zealand: a PREDICT study
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 24:656-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Paediatric acute asthma management in Australia and New Zealand: practice patterns in the context of clinical practice guidelines
    F E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:307-12. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Procedural pain and distress in young children as perceived by medical and nursing staff
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 18:412-9. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Paediatric procedural sedation based on nitrous oxide and ketamine: sedation registry data from Australia
    Franz E Babl
    University of Melbourne, Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 27:607-12. 2010

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT): first steps towards the development of an Australian and New Zealand research network
    Franz Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:143-7. 2006
    ..Initial network-wide projects have been determined. The present article describes the development of the network, its structure and future goals...
  2. pmc A prospective observational study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical decision rules for children presenting to emergency departments after head injuries (protocol): the Australasian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study (APHIRST)
    Franz E Babl
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:148. 2014
    ..This study aims to prospectively validate and compare the performance accuracy of these three clinical decision rules when applied outside the derivation setting...
  3. ncbi request reprint Paediatric arrhythmias in the emergency department
    Henning Clausen
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 29:732-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to characterise the incidence, presenting features, management and outcomes of arrhythmias at a large tertiary children's hospital ED...
  4. pmc A double blind, randomised placebo controlled trial of topical 2% viscous lidocaine in improving oral intake in children with painful infectious mouth conditions
    Sandy M Hopper
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, and Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services, University of Melbourne, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:106. 2011
    ..This study aims to establish the effectiveness of 2% viscous lidocaine in increasing oral intake in these children by comparing it with placebo...
  5. pmc A prospective randomised trial comparing nasogastric with intravenous hydration in children with bronchiolitis (protocol): the comparative rehydration in bronchiolitis study (CRIB)
    Ed Oakley
    Department of Emergency Medicine Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Rd, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:37. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a paediatric procedural sedation training and credentialing programme: sustainability of change
    Franz E Babl
    University of Melbourne, Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 27:577-81. 2010
    ..The study aimed to establish whether changes in practice had been sustained 3 years after implementation of the PPS programme...
  7. doi request reprint Bronchiolitis management in pediatric emergency departments in Australia and New Zealand: a PREDICT study
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 24:656-8. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Paediatric acute asthma management in Australia and New Zealand: practice patterns in the context of clinical practice guidelines
    F E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:307-12. 2008
    ..All 11 sites participate in the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) research network...
  9. doi request reprint Procedural pain and distress in young children as perceived by medical and nursing staff
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 18:412-9. 2008
    ..We set out to determine staff perceptions of pain and distress across a range of common emergency procedures...
  10. doi request reprint Paediatric procedural sedation based on nitrous oxide and ketamine: sedation registry data from Australia
    Franz E Babl
    University of Melbourne, Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Emerg Med J 27:607-12. 2010
    ..However, sedation practices elsewhere differ. This study set out to investigate the sedation practice and the associated adverse events profile at the largest Australian paediatric ED...
  11. ncbi request reprint Research governance: current knowledge among clinical researchers
    Franz E Babl
    Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:649-52. 2008
    ..To characterise the understanding of good clinical research practice (GCRP) among clinical researchers...
  12. ncbi request reprint Limited analgesic efficacy of nitrous oxide for painful procedures in children
    F E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3055, Australia
    Emerg Med J 25:717-21. 2008
    ..Despite increasing use, efficacy data for painful procedures are limited. This study aimed to determine pain scores during ED procedural sedation with N(2)O in the ED setting...
  13. doi request reprint Does nebulized lidocaine reduce the pain and distress of nasogastric tube insertion in young children? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:1548-55. 2009
    ..We set out to investigate the role of nebulized lidocaine in reducing pain and distress of nasogastric tube insertion in young children...
  14. doi request reprint A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part II: research science and conduct
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 22:407-17. 2010
    ..Part I addressed ethical and regulatory aspects. In Part II, we describe important elements of research science, and practical elements of research conduct and administration, which form the basis for high-quality research...
  15. doi request reprint Is there a role for intravenous acetaminophen in pediatric emergency departments?
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 27:496-9. 2011
    ..However, there is little experience with its use in the pediatric ED setting. We introduced the agent into a pediatric ED with a preliminary restrictive prescribing regimen and describe its use...
  16. ncbi request reprint Advanced training in pediatric emergency medicine in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia: an international comparison and resources guide
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 45:269-75. 2005
    ..This article also aims to provide a starting point for pediatric or emergency physicians charged with the development of pediatric emergency medicine training programs in countries without such programs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Preprocedural fasting state and adverse events in children receiving nitrous oxide for procedural sedation and analgesia
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:736-43. 2005
    ..We characterize the fasting status of patients receiving procedural sedation and analgesia with nitrous oxide (N2O) in a pediatric ED and assess the relationship between fasting status and adverse events...
  18. ncbi request reprint Inhaled methoxyflurane as a prehospital analgesic in children
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic 3055, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:404-10. 2006
    ..We set out to characterize methoxyflurane use in children in the prehospital setting...
  19. doi request reprint Emergency management of paediatric status epilepticus in Australia and New Zealand: practice patterns in the context of clinical practice guidelines
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:541-6. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc Can the FAST and ROSIER adult stroke recognition tools be applied to confirmed childhood arterial ischemic stroke?
    Adriana Yock-Corrales
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:93. 2011
    ..Two adult stroke recognition tools; ROSIER (Recognition of Stroke in the Emergency Room) and FAST (Face Arm Speech Test) scales were applied retrospectively to all patients to determine test sensitivity...
  21. ncbi request reprint Development and implementation of an education and credentialing programme to provide safe paediatric procedural sedation in emergency departments
    Franz Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:489-97. 2006
    ..Yet, currently, there is no set programme for education and accreditation of ED staff in PPS. We set out to develop such a programme...
  22. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of inhaled methoxyflurane for procedural analgesia in children
    Franz Babl
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 17:148-53. 2007
    ..We conducted a pilot study to explore its use as a patient controlled analgesic for painful procedures in children in the emergency department (ED)...
  23. ncbi request reprint High-concentration nitrous oxide for procedural sedation in children: adverse events and depth of sedation
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic 3055, Australia
    Pediatrics 121:e528-32. 2008
    ..We set out to characterize the depth of sedation and incidence of adverse events associated with various concentrations of nitrous oxide used in a pediatric emergency department...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patterns of presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Emergency Research Network
    Jason Acworth
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 21:59-66. 2009
    ..To describe epidemiological data concerning paediatric ED visits to an Australian and New Zealand research network...
  25. doi request reprint Emergency department management of gastro-enteritis in Australia and New Zealand
    Jacquie Schutz
    Emergency Department, Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:560-3. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Prehospital analgesia in adults using inhaled methoxyflurane
    Paul Buntine
    Emergency Department, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 19:509-14. 2007
    ..However, there is a paucity of literature regarding its efficacy, safety and usage profile. The present study was designed to examine the efficacy of methoxyflurane in adults...
  27. doi request reprint Confirming nasogastric tube position in the emergency department: pH testing is reliable
    Amanda Stock
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 24:805-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether pH testing is an accurate method of confirming nasogastric tube (NGT) position in children with and without gastroenteritis in the emergency department...
  28. doi request reprint Does the standard intravenous solution of fentanyl (50 microg/mL) administered intranasally have analgesic efficacy?
    Dianne Crellin
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic 3055, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 22:62-7. 2010
    ..We set out to determine if this lower concentration of fentanyl is also efficacious...
  29. doi request reprint Backslab versus nonbackslab for immobilization of undisplaced supracondylar fractures: a randomized trial
    Ed Oakley
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:452-6. 2009
    ..Immobilization of supracondylar fractures of the humerus, for 1 to 4 weeks in a backslab or a collar and cuff, produces good functional outcomes. This study assesses the pain associated with these 2 forms of immobilization...
  30. ncbi request reprint Vaccination-related adverse events
    Franz E Babl
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:514-9; quiz 520-2. 2006
    ..Using this information, clinicians should be able to identify those events likely to be related to vaccine administration and those that are not. The appropriate management of vaccine-related adverse events is also discussed...
  31. doi request reprint Reducing "cry wolf"--changing trauma team activation at a pediatric trauma centre
    Catherine Bevan
    Trauma Service and Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Trauma 66:698-702. 2009
    ..We investigated if patients were appropriately classified into the three levels of trauma team activation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Topical lignocaine for pain relief in acute otitis media: results of a double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial
    Penny Bolt
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:40-4. 2008
    ..We set out to determine the efficacy of topical aqueous 2% lignocaine eardrops compared with a placebo (saline) for pain relief of AOM in children...
  33. ncbi request reprint Review article: Efficacy and safety of methoxyflurane analgesia in the emergency department and prehospital setting
    Joanne Grindlay
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute and, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 21:4-11. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The increasing problem of motorcycle injuries in children and adolescents
    Catherine A Bevan
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:17-20. 2008
    ..To quantify an anecdotally apparent increase in motorcycle-related injuries in children and adolescents across Victoria...
  35. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute otitis media in a paediatric emergency department
    Kai Steinmann
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:204-5. 2006
    ..To audit antibiotic prescribing rates for acute otitis media (AOM) at a tertiary paediatric emergency department (ED)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Preventing or accelerating emergency care for children with complex healthcare needs
    David Sutton
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 93:17-22. 2008
    ..We prospectively tracked usage patterns and determined the rate of ED visits after receiving phone advice and the waiting time for patients to be seen in ED. Parental satisfaction and cost of the programme were also assessed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the impact of a paediatric procedural sedation credentialing programme on quality of care
    Stephen Priestley
    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 18:498-504. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Caring for adolescents with mental health problems: challenges in the emergency department
    Claire Stewart
    Emergency Department and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:726-30. 2006
    ..To explore management issues in adolescents with mental health problems who presented to a children's hospital emergency department (ED)...
  39. doi request reprint Intravenous vs intramuscular ketamine for pediatric procedural sedation by emergency medicine specialists: a review
    Conor Deasy
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 20:787-96. 2010
    ..Although data on head to head comparisons of intravenous and intramuscular ketamine is limited, based on our analysis, we conclude that the trends indicate ketamine is ideally administered intravenously...
  40. doi request reprint Health information seeking by parents in the Internet age
    Kaylyn Khoo
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:419-23. 2008
    ..We aimed to broadly examine parents' utilisation of information sources for their children's health, their trust in them and to define the role of the Internet for children's health information..
  41. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the validation of existing behavioral pain and distress scales for use in the procedural setting
    Dianne Crellin
    Department of Emergency, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 17:720-33. 2007
    ..A number of behavior-based pain and distress scales exist which can be used in preverbal and early-verbal children, and these are validated in particular settings and to variable degrees...
  42. doi request reprint Application of the CHALICE clinical prediction rule for intracranial injury in children outside the UK: impact on head CT rate
    Louise Crowe
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 95:1017-22. 2010
    ..The authors set out to determine the impact of this rule on the proportion of head injured patients receiving a CT scan in a major Australian paediatric emergency department...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pediatric procedural sedation with ketamine: time to discharge after intramuscular versus intravenous administration
    Preeti Ramaswamy
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Acad Emerg Med 16:101-7. 2009
    ..intravenous (IV) ketamine. The authors set out to determine whether IM or IV ketamine leads to quicker discharge from the emergency department (ED) and how side effect profiles compare...
  44. doi request reprint The efficacy and effect of opioid analgesia in undifferentiated abdominal pain in children: a review of four studies
    Lisa N Sharwood
    Emergency Department, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Vic 3055, Australia
    Paediatr Anaesth 19:445-51. 2009
    ..The objective of this review is to critically analyze pertinent pediatric randomized controlled studies considering this issue...
  45. doi request reprint On-line health information from a children's hospital: user feedback
    Susan C Jury
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:387-8. 2008
  46. doi request reprint Croup management in Australia and New Zealand: a PREDICT study of physician practice and clinical practice guidelines
    Meredith Louise Borland
    Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 24:452-6. 2008
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Improving major trauma care outside tertiary centres: development and implementation of a statewide paediatric trauma education programme
    Catherine Bevan
    Emerg Med Australas 20:185-6. 2008
  48. pmc Experimental acute otitis media due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae: comparison of high and low azithromycin doses with placebo
    Franz E Babl
    Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 46:2194-9. 2002
    ....