Simon J Mitchell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Microemboli in our bypass circuits: a contemporary audit
    Timothy W Willcox
    Green Lane Clinical Perfusion, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 41:P31-7. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of inner ear decompression sickness: potential role of the persistent foramen ovale
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, Phone 64 0 9 923 2569, E mail
    Diving Hyperb Med 45:105-10. 2015
  3. ncbi request reprint Unestablished indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    Simon J Mitchell
    Consultant anaesthetist and hyperbaric physician at Auckland City Hospital He is the Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland, Department of Anaesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, E mail
    Diving Hyperb Med 44:228-34. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Recreational technical diving part 1: an introduction to technical diving methods and activities
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 43:86-93. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for rescue of a submerged unresponsive compressed-gas diver
    S J Mitchell
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Undersea Hyperb Med 39:1099-108. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Cerebral protection by lidocaine during cardiac operations: a follow-up study
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:820-5. 2009
  7. pmc Lignocaine: neuro-protective or wishful thinking?
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anesthesiology, University ofAuckland and Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 41:P37-42. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The duration of two carbon dioxide absorbents in a closed-circuit rebreather diving system
    David Harvey
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 46:92-7. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint Decompression illness in divers treated in Auckland, New Zealand, 1996-2012
    Rachel M Haas
    School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 44:20-5. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Selective vulnerability of the inner ear to decompression sickness in divers with right-to-left shunt: the role of tissue gas supersaturation
    Simon J Mitchell
    Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 106:298-301. 2009

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Publications25

  1. pmc Microemboli in our bypass circuits: a contemporary audit
    Timothy W Willcox
    Green Lane Clinical Perfusion, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 41:P31-7. 2009
    ..Such audit enables refinement of CPB management and potential component redesign which may make CPB safer and improve patient outcome...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of inner ear decompression sickness: potential role of the persistent foramen ovale
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, Phone 64 0 9 923 2569, E mail
    Diving Hyperb Med 45:105-10. 2015
    ..The cochlea has greater perfusion and a smaller tissue volume, implying faster inert gas washout. It may be susceptible to injury by incoming arterial bubbles for a shorter time after surfacing than the vestibular organ. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Unestablished indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    Simon J Mitchell
    Consultant anaesthetist and hyperbaric physician at Auckland City Hospital He is the Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland, Department of Anaesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, E mail
    Diving Hyperb Med 44:228-34. 2014
    ..Chronic brain injuries remain unestablished indications at this time and, in our opinion, should not be systematically treated with HBOT. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Recreational technical diving part 1: an introduction to technical diving methods and activities
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 43:86-93. 2013
    ..This paper reviews the basic approach to planning and execution of dives using these methods to better inform physicians of the physical demands and risks. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for rescue of a submerged unresponsive compressed-gas diver
    S J Mitchell
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Undersea Hyperb Med 39:1099-108. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Cerebral protection by lidocaine during cardiac operations: a follow-up study
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:820-5. 2009
    ..In the present study, we aimed to test the benefit of a 12-hour infusion in a broader group of cardiac surgery patients, including those undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery...
  7. pmc Lignocaine: neuro-protective or wishful thinking?
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anesthesiology, University ofAuckland and Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 41:P37-42. 2009
    ..However, two further RCTs have failed to demonstrate benefit. Lignocaine cannot be recommended for neuro-protection in cardiac surgery at this time, but a role in clinical neuro-protection in this or other contexts is not ruled out...
  8. ncbi request reprint The duration of two carbon dioxide absorbents in a closed-circuit rebreather diving system
    David Harvey
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 46:92-7. 2016
    ..There are no published data comparing the CO2-absorbing efficacy of these sodalime preparations in an Inspiration rebreather...
  9. ncbi request reprint Decompression illness in divers treated in Auckland, New Zealand, 1996-2012
    Rachel M Haas
    School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Diving Hyperb Med 44:20-5. 2014
    ..The treatment of divers for decompression illness (DCI) in Auckland, New Zealand, has not been described since 1996, and subsequent trends in patient numbers and demographics are unmeasured...
  10. doi request reprint Selective vulnerability of the inner ear to decompression sickness in divers with right-to-left shunt: the role of tissue gas supersaturation
    Simon J Mitchell
    Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 106:298-301. 2009
    ..It is therefore plausible that prolonged inner ear inert gas supersaturation contributes to the selective vulnerability of the inner ear to short latency decompression sickness in divers with right-to-left shunt...
  11. doi request reprint A behaviourally anchored rating scale for evaluating the use of the WHO surgical safety checklist: development and initial evaluation of the WHOBARS
    Daniel A Devcich
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ Qual Saf 25:778-86. 2016
    ..To facilitate research on SSC implementation, a valid and reliable instrument is needed for measuring OR team behaviours during its administration. We developed a behaviourally anchored rating scale (BARS) for this purpose...
  12. doi request reprint A 'paperless' wall-mounted surgical safety checklist with migrated leadership can improve compliance and team engagement
    Aaron Pin Chien Ong
    Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ Qual Saf 25:971-976. 2016
    ..Outcome benefits of using the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist rely on compliance with checklist administration...
  13. doi request reprint Microbiological Contamination of Drugs during Their Administration for Anesthesia in the Operating Room
    Derryn A Gargiulo
    From the Department of Anaesthesiology D A G, S J M, T G S, J T, C S W, A F M, School of Pharmacy J S, Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology S S, Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education C S W, University of Auckland, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand and Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine S J M, T G S, J T, A F M, Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anesthesiology 124:785-94. 2016
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint The five-minute prebreathe in evaluating carbon dioxide absorption in a closed-circuit rebreather: a randomized single-blind study
    Carolyn Deng
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland
    Diving Hyperb Med 45:16-24. 2015
    ..Prior to diving, users perform a five-minute 'prebreathe' during which they self-check for symptoms of hypercapnia that might indicate a failure in the scrubber. There is doubt that this strategy is valid...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary barotrauma and cerebral arterial gas embolism during hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    Gareth Rivalland
    Department of Clinical Oncology, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
    Aviat Space Environ Med 81:888-90. 2010
    ..We discuss appropriate pretreatment screening to prevent such events and highlight the paradox that HBOT, the cause of the CAGE, is also the treatment of choice...
  16. doi request reprint Anaphylaxis is more common with rocuronium and succinylcholine than with atracurium
    Jeffrey I Reddy
    From the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand J I R Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine P J C, J M v S and Department of Immunology P F, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand and Department of Anaesthesiology J A H, S J M, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anesthesiology 122:39-45. 2015
    ..Previous reports suggest that the rates of anaphylaxis may be greater for rocuronium than for other NMBDs, but imprecise surrogate metrics for new patient exposures to NMBDs complicate interpretation...
  17. pmc Brachial arterial temperature as an indicator of core temperature: proof of concept and potential applications
    Matthew D M Pawley
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 45:86-93. 2013
    ..It also accurately tracks the changing AI temperature during rewarming and is therefore potentially useful in detecting a hyperthermic perfusate, which might cause cerebral hyperthermia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Compliance and quality in administration of a Surgical Safety Checklist in a tertiary New Zealand hospital
    Nicole Vogts
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:48-58. 2011
    ..Since incomplete administration or staff disengagement could diminish any safety benefit we evaluated administration of this checklist...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fatal respiratory failure during a "technical" rebreather dive at extreme pressure
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aviat Space Environ Med 78:81-6. 2007
    ..This tragic case provides a timely and salient lesson to a growing population of deep "technical" divers that there are physiological limitations that must be understood and considered when planning extreme dives...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medical screening of recreational divers for cardiovascular disease: consensus discussion at the Divers Alert Network Fatality Workshop
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Undersea Hyperb Med 38:289-96. 2011
    ..An exercise capacity that allows for sustained exercise at a 6-MET intensity (possibly representing a peak capacity of 11-12 METS) is an appropriate goal for recreational divers...
  21. pmc Multimodal system designed to reduce errors in recording and administration of drugs in anaesthesia: prospective randomised clinical evaluation
    Alan F Merry
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMJ 343:d5543. 2011
    ..To clinically evaluate a new patented multimodal system (SAFERSleep) designed to reduce errors in the recording and administration of drugs in anaesthesia...
  22. doi request reprint Clinical evaluation of emboli removal by integrated versus non-integrated arterial filters in new generation oxygenators
    Ghazwan Ns Jabur
    Green Lane Clinical Perfusion, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Perfusion 31:409-17. 2016
    ..To compare the emboli filtration efficiency of five integrated or non-integrated oxygenator-filter combinations in cardiopulmonary bypass circuits...
  23. doi request reprint Breath alcohol of anesthesiologists using alcohol hand gel and the "five moments for hand hygiene" in routine practice
    Helen A Lindsay
    Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Auckland City Hospital, 2 Park Road, Auckland, New Zealand
    Can J Anaesth 63:938-44. 2016
    ..In a prospective observational study, we investigated the potential for an anesthesiologist to return a positive alcohol breath test during routine practice when using alcohol hand gel...
  24. doi request reprint End tidal CO2 in recreational rebreather divers on surfacing after decompression dives
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aerosp Med Hum Perform 86:41-5. 2015
    ....
  25. pmc From trash to leucocytes: what are we filtering and why?
    Simon J Mitchell
    Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Extra Corpor Technol 38:58-63. 2006