Kwok Ming Ho

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Affiliation: Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Forest and funnel plots illustrated the calibration of a prognostic model: a descriptive study
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:746-751. 2007
  2. pmc Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized elderly patients: Time to consider a 'MUST' strategy
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    J Geriatr Cardiol 8:114-20. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Stratified meta-analysis of intermittent pneumatic compression of the lower limbs to prevent venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Circulation 128:1003-20. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Differential associations between body mass index and outcomes after elective adult cardiac surgery: a linked data cohort study
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Mount Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 41:573-83. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Can the presence of significant coagulopathy be useful to exclude symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism?
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 41:322-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of thrombocytosis in critically ill patients and its association with symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism. A multicentre registry study
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Thromb Haemost 109:272-9. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Reactive thrombocytosis and risk of subsequent venous thromboembolism: a cohort study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and School of Population Health, Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Thromb Haemost 10:1768-74. 2012
  8. pmc An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:279. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of using recombinant activated factor VII as an off-label rescue treatment for critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Transfusion 52:1696-702. 2012
  10. pmc Effect of an injury awareness education program on risk-taking behaviors and injuries in juvenile justice offenders: a retrospective cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e31776. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Forest and funnel plots illustrated the calibration of a prognostic model: a descriptive study
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:746-751. 2007
    ..To describe the use of forest and funnel plots to assess the uniformity of fit in the calibration of a prognostic model for critically ill patients...
  2. pmc Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospitalized elderly patients: Time to consider a 'MUST' strategy
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    J Geriatr Cardiol 8:114-20. 2011
    ..A large clustered randomized controlled trial is, however, needed to assess whether early, multimodality, universal VTE prophylaxis can improve important clinical outcomes of hospitalized elderly patients...
  3. doi request reprint Stratified meta-analysis of intermittent pneumatic compression of the lower limbs to prevent venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Circulation 128:1003-20. 2013
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Differential associations between body mass index and outcomes after elective adult cardiac surgery: a linked data cohort study
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Mount Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 41:573-83. 2013
    ..After adjusting for important confounders including the presence of cancers, we did not observe any 'obesity paradox' and patients with a high BMI were not associated with an increased probability of long-term survival. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Can the presence of significant coagulopathy be useful to exclude symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism?
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 41:322-7. 2013
    ..5). In conclusion, the presence of significant acquired coagulopathy cannot be used to suggest pneumonia or exclude symptomatic acute PE when the prevalence or pre-test probability of acute PE is not low...
  6. doi request reprint Prevalence of thrombocytosis in critically ill patients and its association with symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism. A multicentre registry study
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Thromb Haemost 109:272-9. 2013
    ..In summary, thrombocytosis was associated with an increased risk of symptomatic acute PE. PESI was useful in predicting mortality across a wide range of severity of acute PE...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reactive thrombocytosis and risk of subsequent venous thromboembolism: a cohort study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and School of Population Health, Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Thromb Haemost 10:1768-74. 2012
    ..This study assessed the incidence of reactive thrombocytosis, defined as platelet count ≥ 500 × 10(9)  L(-1) , at intensive care unit discharge and its association with subsequent venous thromboembolism...
  8. pmc An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:279. 2012
    ..This study aimed to analyze the costs and benefits of an injury awareness education program, the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) program, for juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia...
  9. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of using recombinant activated factor VII as an off-label rescue treatment for critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Transfusion 52:1696-702. 2012
    ..Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is widely used as an off-label rescue treatment for patients with nonhemophilic critical bleeding...
  10. pmc Effect of an injury awareness education program on risk-taking behaviors and injuries in juvenile justice offenders: a retrospective cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e31776. 2012
    ..Risk-taking behavior is a leading cause of injury and death amongst young people...
  11. pmc Landmark survival as an end-point for trials in critically ill patients--comparison of alternative durations of follow-up: an exploratory analysis
    Gopal Taori
    Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Melbourne 3084, Australia
    Crit Care 13:R128. 2009
    ..However, the optimal duration of follow-up for the determination of mortality endpoint in such trials is uncertain. We aimed to determine the most logical and practical mortality end-point in clinical trials of critically ill patients...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of comorbidities on risk of intensive care readmission during the same hospitalization: a linked data cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
    J Crit Care 24:101-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the effect of comorbidities on risk of readmission to an intensive care unit (ICU) and the excess hospital mortality associated with ICU readmissions...
  13. doi request reprint Benefits and risks of corticosteroid prophylaxis in adult cardiac surgery: a dose-response meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Circulation 119:1853-66. 2009
    ..This meta-analysis assessed whether the benefits and risks of corticosteroid use were dose dependent in adult cardiac surgery...
  14. doi request reprint Benefits and risks of maintaining normothermia during cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery: a systematic review
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Specialist, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Cardiovasc Ther 29:260-79. 2011
    ..The current evidence suggests that maintaining normothermia during cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery is as safe as that of hypothermic surgery, and associated with a reduced risk of allogeneic blood transfusion...
  15. doi request reprint Benefits and risks of furosemide in acute kidney injury
    K M Ho
    Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Anaesthesia 65:283-93. 2010
    ..In patients with acute lung injury without haemodynamic instability, furosemide may be useful in achieving fluid balance to facilitate mechanical ventilation according to the lung-protective ventilation strategy...
  16. doi request reprint Extracranial injuries are important in determining mortality of neurotrauma
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Trauma Service, Royal Perth Hospital, and the School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Crit Care Med 38:1562-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to assess the significance of extracranial injuries, as measured by Injury Severity Score, on 6-mo and 9-yr mortality of neurotrauma...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors and outcome associated with hypomagnesemia in massive transfusion
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    Transfusion 51:270-6. 2011
    ..Electrolyte disturbances are common in patients with critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion. The risk factors and outcome associated with the occurrence of hypomagnesemia in massive transfusion remain uncertain...
  18. doi request reprint Prevention of atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery: time to consider a multimodality pharmacological approach
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:59-65. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of a multimodality pharmacological approach in patients at high-risk of AF after cardiac surgery are needed...
  19. pmc Incidence and risk factors for fatal pulmonary embolism after major trauma: a nested cohort study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Br J Anaesth 105:596-602. 2010
    ..Venous thromboembolism is common after major trauma. Strategies to prevent fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) are widely utilized, but the incidence and risk factors for fatal PE are poorly understood...
  20. doi request reprint Lack of effect of unrefrigerated young whole blood transfusion on patient outcomes after massive transfusion in a civilian setting
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    Transfusion 51:1669-75. 2011
    ..This study assessed whether unrefrigerated young whole blood transfusion, from donation to transfusion less than 24 hours, could reduce mortality of patients with critical bleeding in a civilian setting...
  21. doi request reprint Use of L'Abbé and pooled calibration plots to assess the relationship between severity of illness and effectiveness in studies of corticosteroids for severe sepsis
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Br J Anaesth 106:528-36. 2011
    ..This study described the use of L'Abbé and pooled calibration plots to assess the relationship between severity of illness and effectiveness of corticosteroids for severe sepsis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Concentration-dependent effect of hypocalcaemia on mortality of patients with critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion: a cohort study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 39:46-54. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether preventing ionised hypocalcaemia can reduce mortality of patients with critical bleeding requiring massive transfusion...
  23. doi request reprint Dose-related effect of smoking on mortality in critically ill patients: a multicentre cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth 6000, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 37:981-9. 2011
    ..This study assessed whether the intensity of smoking history, measured in pack-years, has a dose-related effect on mortality in critically ill patients...
  24. doi request reprint Delayed neurological recovery after decompressive craniectomy for severe nonpenetrating traumatic brain injury
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Western Australia
    Crit Care Med 39:2495-500. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess the incidence and factors associated with delayed neurologic recovery after decompressive craniectomy for severe nonpenetrating traumatic brain injury...
  25. doi request reprint Omission of early thromboprophylaxis and mortality in critically ill patients: a multicenter registry study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and School of Population Health, Royal Perth Hospital, University of Western Australia, Wellington St, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia
    Chest 140:1436-46. 2011
    ..VTE is a preventable cause of death within hospitals. This study aimed to assess the association between omission of early thromboprophylaxis for > 24 h after ICU admission and mortality in critically ill patients...
  26. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of decompressive craniectomy as a lifesaving rescue procedure for patients with severe traumatic brain injury
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Trauma 71:1637-44; discussion 1644. 2011
    ..Decompressive craniectomy has been traditionally used as a lifesaving rescue procedure for patients with refractory intracranial hypertension after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), but its cost-effectiveness remains uncertain...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing to prevent vascular and epidural catheter colonization and infection: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000, Western Australia, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:281-7. 2006
    ..This meta-analysis assessed the effect of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing on the risk of vascular and epidural catheter bacterial colonization and infection...
  28. doi request reprint A comparison of central and mixed venous oxygen saturation in circulatory failure
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 24:434-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether central venous oxygen saturation can be used as an alternative to mixed venous oxygen saturation in patients with cardiogenic and septic shock...
  29. pmc Estimating long-term survival of critically ill patients: the PREDICT model
    Kwok M Ho
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e3226. 2008
    ..Long-term survival outcome of critically ill patients is important in assessing effectiveness of new treatments and making treatment decisions. We developed a prognostic model for estimation of long-term survival of critically ill patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Intravenous magnesium for cardiac arrhythmias: jack of all trades
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    Magnes Res 21:65-8. 2008
    ..Large randomised controlled studies are needed to confirm whether intravenous magnesium can improve patient centre outcomes in different cardiac arrhythmias...
  31. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentration as a predictor of intensive care unit readmission: a nested case-control study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    J Crit Care 21:259-65. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the ability of potential clinical predictors and inflammatory markers to predict intensive care unit (ICU) readmission during the same hospitalization...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score with organ failure scores to predict hospital mortality
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Anaesthesia 62:466-73. 2007
    ..858 vs 0.822 and 0.819, respectively) in predicting hospital mortality. The APACHE II score predicted hospital mortality of critically ill patients better than the SOFA and RPHICU organ failure scores in our ICU...
  33. pmc Use of intravenous magnesium to treat acute onset atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Heart 93:1433-40. 2007
    ..To assess the effects of intravenous magnesium on converting acute onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm, reducing ventricular response and risk of bradycardia...
  34. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of nebulized amphotericin B to prevent or treat pulmonary aspergillosis in immunosuppressed animals
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Transpl Infect Dis 10:168-76. 2008
    ..We assessed the prophylactic and therapeutic effect of nebulized amphotericin B (AmB) on mortality of immunosuppressed animals with pulmonary aspergillosis in this meta-analysis...
  35. ncbi request reprint The impact of arterial oxygen tension on venous oxygen saturation in circulatory failure
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    Shock 29:3-6. 2008
    ..2% to 5.8%; P = 0.063). In conclusion, arterial oxygen tension has a significant effect on venous oxygen saturation, and this effect is more significant and consistent than the effect associated with changes in cardiac index...
  36. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentration as a predictor of in-hospital mortality after ICU discharge: a prospective cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, 6000, Perth, WA, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 34:481-7. 2008
    ..The objective was to assess the ability of potential clinical predictors and inflammatory markers within 24 h of intensive care unit (ICU) discharge to predict subsequent in-hospital mortality...
  37. pmc Meta-analysis of frusemide to prevent or treat acute renal failure
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia 6000
    BMJ 333:420. 2006
    ..To investigate the potential beneficial and adverse effects of frusemide to prevent or treat acute renal failure in adults...
  38. ncbi request reprint The outcome of critically ill Indigenous patients
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:496-9. 2006
    ..To investigate the short-term outcome of critically ill Indigenous patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint A comparison of early gastric and post-pyloric feeding in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, WA 6000, Perth, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 32:639-49. 2006
    ..To investigate the potential beneficial and adverse effects of early post-pyloric feeding compared with gastric feeding in critically ill adult patients with no evidence of impaired gastric emptying...
  40. ncbi request reprint The involvement of intensive care nurses in end-of-life decisions: a nationwide survey
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, 6000 Perth, WA, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 31:668-73. 2005
    ..To investigate the prevalence and predictors of intensive care nurses' active involvement in end-of-life (EOL) decisions...
  41. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of N-acetylcysteine to prevent acute renal failure after major surgery
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:33-40. 2009
    ..Acute renal failure after major surgery is associated with significant mortality and morbidity that theoretically may be attenuated by N-acetylcysteine...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effect of socioeconomic status on outcomes for seriously ill patients: a linked data cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:26-30. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes for seriously ill patients...
  43. pmc The use of prophylactic fluconazole in immunocompetent high-risk surgical patients: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
    Crit Care 9:R710-7. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effects of prophylactic fluconazole on the incidence of candidaemia and hospital mortality in immunocompetent high-risk surgical patients...
  44. doi request reprint The use of propofol for medium and long-term sedation in critically ill adult patients: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 34:1969-79. 2008
    ..To investigate the effects of using propofol for medium and long-term sedation on mortality and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay of critically ill adult patients...
  45. pmc A comparison of admission and worst 24-hour Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores in predicting hospital mortality: a retrospective cohort study
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Crit Care 10:R4. 2006
    ..This study compares the performance of APACHE II scores calculated using admission data with those obtained from the worst values in the first 24 hours...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hyperlactataemia induced by CVVHDF with low lactate bicarbonate-buffered solutions in patients with liver dysfunction
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1096-9. 2006
  47. pmc A comparison of continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure non-invasive ventilation in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema: a meta-analysis
    Kwok M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Crit Care 10:R49. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Combining multiple comorbidities with Acute Physiology Score to predict hospital mortality of critically ill patients: a linked data cohort study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
    Anaesthesia 62:1095-100. 2007
    ..Replacing the APACHE II weighted comorbidity score with other more comprehensive measures of comorbidity did not significantly improve the discrimination of the APACHE II score...
  49. ncbi request reprint Combining sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score with acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score to predict hospital mortality of critically ill patients
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 35:515-21. 2007
    ..Combining Max SOFA or Delta SOFA score with the APACHE II score may improve the accuracy of risk adjustment in outcome studies of critically ill patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Changes in case-mix and outcomes of critically ill patients in an Australian tertiary intensive care unit
    T A Williams
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 38:703-9. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Bayesian approach to predict hospital mortality of intensive care readmissions during the same hospitalisation
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 36:38-45. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint A comparison of eosinopenia and C-reactive protein as a marker of bloodstream infections in critically ill patients: a case control study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 37:450-6. 2009
    ..A large prospective cohort study is needed to assess whether eosinopenia is useful in addition to C-reactive protein concentrations as a marker of bloodstream infections...
  53. doi request reprint Effect of length of stay in intensive care unit on hospital and long-term mortality of critically ill adult patients
    T A Williams
    The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Br J Anaesth 104:459-64. 2010
    ..This study assessed the independent effect of ICU LOS on in-hospital and long-term mortality after hospital discharge...
  54. doi request reprint Effect of an episode of critical illness on subsequent hospitalisation: a linked data study
    T A Williams
    Critical Care Division, Royal Perth Hospital and The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Anaesthesia 65:172-7. 2010
    ..We conclude that an episode of critical illness is a robust predictor of subsequent healthcare utilisation...
  55. ncbi request reprint The use of topical nonabsorbable gastrointestinal antifungal prophylaxis to prevent fungal infections in critically ill immunocompetent patients: a meta-analysis
    Kwok Ming Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Crit Care Med 33:2383-92. 2005
    ..To investigate the preventive effect of topical nonabsorbable gastrointestinal antifungal prophylaxis on the incidence of fungal infection in critically ill immunocompetent patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Inflammation, vitamin deficiencies and organ failure in critically ill patients
    T B Corcoran
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 37:740-7. 2009
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients who have therapy withheld or withdrawn in ICU
    J P Lewis
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 35:387-92. 2007
    ..Long-term survival in critically ill patients who had life support limitations was very rare in this ICU...
  58. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in critically ill patients: a case control study
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 37:457-63. 2009
    ..MRSA bacteraemia carries a much worse long-term prognosis than MSSA bacteraemia and that could be explained by recurrent MRSA infections and residual confounding...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of vitamin deficiencies on admission: relationship to hospital mortality in critically ill patients
    T B Corcoran
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 37:254-60. 2009
    ..Biochemical deficiencies of water-soluble and antioxidant vitamins are common on admission in unplanned or emergency admissions to the intensive care unit, but we could not demonstrate an independent association with hospital mortality...
  60. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of high-dependency patients requiring intensive care unit admission: a nested case-control study
    A Gould
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 38:855-61. 2010
    ..55 to 2.11). In summary, high-dependency patients requiring ICU admission were uncommon unless they had multi-organ failure and their hospital mortality was not significantly different from other emergency ICU admissions...
  61. doi request reprint Use of remifentanil as a sedative agent in critically ill adult patients: a meta-analysis
    J A Tan
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    Anaesthesia 64:1342-52. 2009
    ..08 (95% CI 0.64-1.82); p = 0.77) when compared to an alternative sedative or analgesic agent. The current evidence does not support the routine use of remifentanil as a sedative agent in critically ill adult patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effect of aprotinin on risk of acute renal failure requiring dialysis after on-pump cardiac surgery
    A Raajkumar
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 36:374-8. 2008
    ..The use of low-dose aprotinin did not significantly reduce perioperative transfusion requirements and was not a significant risk factor for acute renal failure requiring dialysis in our patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint An update on C-reactive protein for intensivists
    K M Ho
    Department of Intensive Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 37:234-41. 2009
    ..In summary, CRP concentration is an important prognostic factor of many acute and chronic diseases. Serial CRP measurements may be useful to reflect a patient's response to therapy that aims to modify the underlying inflammatory process...
  64. ncbi request reprint Use of isotonic sodium bicarbonate to prevent radiocontrast nephropathy in patients with mild pre-existing renal impairment: a meta-analysis
    K M Ho
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 36:646-53. 2008
    ..A large randomised controlled study is needed to confirm whether isotonic bicarbonate can improve patient centred clinical outcomes...