Robert C Tasker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The BRACELET Study: surveys of mortality in UK neonatal and paediatric intensive care trials
    Claire Snowdon
    Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trials 11:65. 2010
  2. pmc Control of hyperglycaemia in paediatric intensive care (CHiP): study protocol
    Duncan Macrae
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK
    BMC Pediatr 10:5. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurological critical care
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, United Kingdom
    Curr Opin Pediatr 12:222-6. 2000
  4. pmc Inter-hospital transport for children and their parent(s)
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:1217-8. 2005
  5. pmc Paediatric cardiac resuscitation: can we do better?
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:1102-3. 2005
  6. pmc Skull x rays, CT scans, and making a decision in head injury
    R C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge Clinical School, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:774-5. 2005
  7. pmc Severe head injury in children: intensive care unit activity and mortality in England and Wales
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, Cambridge University Clinical School, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 25:68-77. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Changes in white matter late after severe traumatic brain injury in childhood
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge University, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Dev Neurosci 28:302-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Pediatric neurocritical care: is it time to come of age?
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Curr Opin Pediatr 21:724-30. 2009
  10. pmc Severe head injury in children: geographical range of an emergency neurosurgical practice
    R C Tasker
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:433-7. 2004

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  1. pmc The BRACELET Study: surveys of mortality in UK neonatal and paediatric intensive care trials
    Claire Snowdon
    Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trials 11:65. 2010
    ..These are essential prerequisites to considering the implications of future policies and practice subsequent to bereavement following a child's enrollment in a trial...
  2. pmc Control of hyperglycaemia in paediatric intensive care (CHiP): study protocol
    Duncan Macrae
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK
    BMC Pediatr 10:5. 2010
    ..Children show similar hyperglycaemic responses to surgery or critical illness. However it is not known whether tight control will benefit children given maturational differences and different disease spectrum...
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurological critical care
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, United Kingdom
    Curr Opin Pediatr 12:222-6. 2000
    ....
  4. pmc Inter-hospital transport for children and their parent(s)
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:1217-8. 2005
  5. pmc Paediatric cardiac resuscitation: can we do better?
    R C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:1102-3. 2005
  6. pmc Skull x rays, CT scans, and making a decision in head injury
    R C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge Clinical School, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:774-5. 2005
  7. pmc Severe head injury in children: intensive care unit activity and mortality in England and Wales
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, Cambridge University Clinical School, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 25:68-77. 2011
    ..To explore the relationship between volume of paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) head injury (HI) admissions, specialist paediatric neurosurgical PICU practice, and mortality in England and Wales...
  8. ncbi request reprint Changes in white matter late after severe traumatic brain injury in childhood
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge University, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Dev Neurosci 28:302-8. 2006
    ..In this context, the pattern of hippocampal rather than parahippocampal gyrus tissue loss provides insight into the likely cause of white matter injury being cerebral hypoperfusion...
  9. doi request reprint Pediatric neurocritical care: is it time to come of age?
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Curr Opin Pediatr 21:724-30. 2009
    ..This review considers whether it is time for such a specialized service to be developed in pediatrics...
  10. pmc Severe head injury in children: geographical range of an emergency neurosurgical practice
    R C Tasker
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:433-7. 2004
    ..To determine the timings of regional transfer for emergency neurosurgery and intensive care after severe head injury in children, and the effective operational range of a regional service...
  11. doi request reprint Corpus callosum and inferior forebrain white matter microstructure are related to functional outcome from raised intracranial pressure in child traumatic brain injury
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Dev Neurosci 32:374-84. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Neurocritical care and traumatic brain injury
    R C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge
    Indian J Pediatr 68:257-66. 2001
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  13. pmc Severe head injury in children: emergency access to neurosurgery in the United Kingdom
    R C Tasker
    Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:519-22. 2006
    ..To determine the scale of acute neurosurgery for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in childhood, and whether surgical evacuation for haematoma is achieved within four hours of presentation to an emergency department...
  14. ncbi request reprint Glycemic level in mechanically ventilated children with bronchiolitis
    Ricardo G Branco
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge School of Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:546-50. 2007
    ..To evaluate in children with bronchiolitis requiring mechanical ventilation the association between blood glucose level and duration of mechanical ventilation and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) stay...
  15. doi request reprint Pilot evaluation of continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring in children with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
    Ricardo G Branco
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 11:415-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring in pediatric critical illness...
  16. pmc Year in review 2006: Critical Care--Paediatrics
    Carolina F Amoretti
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Box 7, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK
    Crit Care 11:222. 2007
    ..In particular, these papers highlighted the management of refractory septic shock, extracorporeal support, outcome markers in sepsis, and outcome after cardiac arrest...
  17. doi request reprint Endocrine sequelae of traumatic brain injury in childhood
    Carlo L Acerini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Horm Res 68:14-7. 2007
    ..Prospective studies will be needed to determine the incidence, natural history and response to hormone replacement of post-TBI-induced hypopituitarism in children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Traumatic brain injury induced hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction: a paediatric perspective
    Carlo L Acerini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Level 8 Box 116, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Pituitary 10:373-80. 2007
    ..We propose that a multidisciplinary approach to follow-up and endocrine assessment is required for the long-term management and rehabilitation of children and adolescents who survive moderate to severe head injury...
  19. ncbi request reprint Head circumference and brain and hippocampal volume after severe traumatic brain injury in childhood
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Res 58:302-8. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine consequences of traumatic brain injury
    Carlo L Acerini
    Department ofPaediatrics, University of Cambridge, UK
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 21:611-9. 2008
    ..We propose that a multidisciplinary approach to follow-up and endocrine assessment is required for the long-term management and rehabilitation of children and adolescents who survive moderate to severe head injury...
  21. doi request reprint Frontal cerebral vulnerability and executive deficits from raised intracranial pressure in child traumatic brain injury
    Helen Slawik
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Neurotrauma 26:1891-903. 2009
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  22. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal disease and meningitis
    Ricardo G Branco
    Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 83:S46-53. 2007
    ..To review the literature relevant to diagnosis and management of meningococcal disease (MD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology/Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents
    David B Dunger
    European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 113:e133-40. 2004
  24. pmc ESPE/LWPES consensus statement on diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents
    D B Dunger
    University of Cambridge, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Level 8, Box 116, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:188-94. 2004
    ..There is agreement that prevention of DKA and reduction of its incidence should be a goal in managing children with diabetes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hyperventilation in severe diabetic ketoacidosis
    Robert C Tasker
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:405-11. 2005
    ..To explore whether the carbon dioxide-bicarbonate (P(CO(2))-HCO(3)) buffering system in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in diabetic ketoacidosis should influence the approach to ventilation in patients at risk of cerebral edema...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hypopituitarism in childhood and adolescence following traumatic brain injury: the case for prospective endocrine investigation
    Carlo L Acerini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:663-9. 2006
    ..We urge paediatric endocrinologists, in collaboration with adult endocrinologists, to perform formal prospective research studies in patients suffering from TBI to clarify these questions...
  27. ncbi request reprint The neuroendocrine stress response and severity of acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis in infancy
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke s Hospital, University of Cambridge, Hills Road, Box 181, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK
    Intensive Care Med 30:2257-62. 2004
    ..We hypothesised that there is a relationship between the neuroendocrine response in acute RSV infection, the severity of illness, and the degree of lymphopenia...
  28. pmc Standards for head injury management in acute hospitals: evidence from the six million population of the Eastern region
    H M Seeley
    Neurosciences Department, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:128-32. 2006
    ..To develop standards of care for head injury and thereby identify and prioritize areas of the service needing development; to report the findings from a survey of compliance with such standards in the Eastern region of UK...
  29. doi request reprint Emergency management of children with severe sepsis in the United Kingdom: the results of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society sepsis audit
    D P Inwald
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:348-53. 2009
    ..To audit current UK practice of the management of severe sepsis in children against the 2002 American College of Critical Care Medicine/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (ACCM-PALS) guideline...
  30. ncbi request reprint Non-traumatic coma
    Robert C Tasker
    Department of Paediatrics, Box 116, University of Cambridge Clinical School, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
    Hosp Med 65:48-51. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Meningococcal meningitis
    Ricardo G Branco
    School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrookes Hospital, University of Cambridge, Box 116, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ, UK
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 12:464-74. 2010
    ..Other treatments, such as mannitol and activated protein C, should be avoided. Potential new treatments requiring further investigation include neuroprotection with hypothermia or glycerol...
  32. ncbi request reprint Glucose level and risk of mortality in pediatric septic shock
    Ricardo G Branco
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:470-2. 2005
    ..To study the relationship between serum glucose level and mortality in children with septic shock...
  33. doi request reprint Prediction of raised intracranial pressure complicating severe traumatic brain injury in children: implications for trial design
    Rob J Forsyth
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences Child Health, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:8-14. 2008
    ..This would permit quantification of ICP elevation and enrollment as appropriate to randomized controlled trials of raised ICP interventions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Intracranial pressure complicating severe traumatic brain injury in children: monitoring and management
    Kevin P Morris
    Diana Princess of Wales Children s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, B4 6NH, Birmingham, UK
    Intensive Care Med 32:1606-12. 2006
    ..To evaluate current practice against recently published guidelines...
  35. doi request reprint Papilledema in patients with Apert, Crouzon, and Pfeiffer syndrome: prevalence, efficacy of treatment, and risk factors
    Natalja Bannink
    Dutch Craniofacial Center, Erasmus Medical Center Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Craniofac Surg 19:121-7. 2008
    ..Annual fundoscopy is recommended to screen for papilledema. We consider that early decompressive surgery (within the first year of age) prevents the development of papilledema and, most likely, elevated intracranial pressure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fluid resuscitation of hypovolemic shock: acute medicine's great triumph for children
    Joseph A Carcillo
    Intensive Care Med 32:958-61. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Limitation in paediatric logistic organ dysfunction score
    Pedro Celiny R Garcia
    Lancet 368:1151; author reply 1151-2. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Respiratory viruses in the intensive care unit
    Michael Roe
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, CB2 2QQ, Cambridge, UK
    Paediatr Respir Rev 4:166-71. 2003
    ..This review provides an overview of these syndromes and a more detailed account of respiratory syncytial virus, our most commonly diagnosed winter illness...
  39. pmc Does giving albumin infusion in hypoalbuminaeimic children with oncological disease affect colloid osmotic pressure and outcome?
    Sanjay Gupta
    Research Registrar, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge
    Arch Dis Child 86:380-1. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Adrenal response in children with septic shock
    Carlos Henrique Casartelli
    Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Intensive at Hospital São Lucas, Av Ipiranga 6690, 90610 000 Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Intensive Care Med 33:1609-13. 2007
    ..To describe the serum cortisol profile and evaluate the adrenal response in children with septic shock, and determine the influence of these factors on the outcome and mortality in this group...
  41. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers of brain injury: Can they point to a diagnosis?
    Robert C Tasker
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 7:608-10. 2006