T M Cook

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Publications

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    Cook T, Gibbison B. Analysis of 1000 consecutive uses of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway by one anaesthetist at a district general hospital. Br J Anaesth. 2007;99:436-9 pubmed
    ..Correct placement rates approached 100%. The incidence of complications was low. ..
  2. Cook T. Non-Luer connectors: are we nearly there yet?. Anaesthesia. 2012;67:784-92 pubmed publisher
  3. Cook T, Morgan P, Hersch P. Equal and opposite expert opinion. Airway obstruction caused by a retrosternal thyroid mass: management and prospective international expert opinion. Anaesthesia. 2011;66:828-36 pubmed publisher
    ..The case raises issues about the nature of expert opinion that extends beyond this particular case. The nature and implications of expert opinion, when evidence is absent or conflicting, are discussed. ..
  4. Cook T, Payne S, Anns J. One year on from NAP3: dissemination and clinical changes after the Third National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Br J Anaesth. 2011;107:978-82 pubmed publisher
    ..NAP3 has led to changes in practice by the majority of hospitals and by many of the anaesthetists surveyed. ..
  5. Cook T, Scott S, Mihai R. Litigation related to airway and respiratory complications of anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007. Anaesthesia. 2010;65:556-63 pubmed publisher
    ..The absence of clinical detail and denominators limit opportunities to learn from such events; much more could be learnt from a closed claim or sentinel event analysis scheme. ..
  6. Cook T, Woodall N, Harper J, Benger J. Major complications of airway management in the UK: results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society. Part 2: intensive care and emergency departments. Br J Anaesth. 2011;106:632-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The project findings suggest avoidable deaths due to airway complications occur in ICU and the ED. ..
  7. Cook T, Behringer E, Benger J. Airway management outside the operating room: hazardous and incompletely studied. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012;25:461-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The notably high rate of failure of primary intubation attempts and high complication rates of airway procedures create a strong argument for increased research focus in this area of high-risk and incomplete knowledge. ..
  8. Cook T, Counsell D, Wildsmith J. Major complications of central neuraxial block: report on the Third National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Br J Anaesth. 2009;102:179-90 pubmed publisher
    ..0-3.1) and 'optimistically' 0.7 (0-1.6). Two-thirds of initially disabling injuries resolved fully. The data are reassuring and suggest that CNB has a low incidence of major complications, many of which resolve within 6 months. ..
  9. Cook T, Woodall N, Frerk C. Major complications of airway management in the UK: results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society. Part 1: anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth. 2011;106:617-31 pubmed publisher
    ..It therefore provides an indication of the lower limit for incidence of such complications. The review of airway management indicates that in a majority of cases, there is 'room for improvement'. ..

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  1. Cook T, Gatward J, Handel J, Hardy R, Thompson C, Srivastava R, et al. Evaluation of the LMA Supreme in 100 non-paralysed patients. Anaesthesia. 2009;64:555-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The LMA Supreme is easily and rapidly inserted, providing a reliable airway and good airway seal. Further studies are indicated to assess safety and performance compared to other supraglottic airway devices. ..
  2. Cook T, Bland L, Mihai R, Scott S. Litigation related to anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007. Anaesthesia. 2009;64:706-18 pubmed publisher
    ..The data currently available have limitations but offer useful information. A closed claims analysis similar to that in the USA would improve the clinical usefulness of analysis. ..
  3. Palmer J, Sury M, Nightingale C, Pandit J, Cook T. Underestimating the size of the problem? UK anaesthesia for patients with obesity. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2017;11:703-708 pubmed publisher