- South East Dublin Departments of Anaesthesia

Publications - Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine

St. Vincent's University Hospital

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A Praeger, A Westbrook, A Nichol, R Wijemunige, A Davies, S Lyons, J Wills, Michael Bailey, Rosenfeld, DJ Cooper
THE RELEVENT STUDY: Deep venous thrombosis in patients with traumatic brain injury: a prospective observational study
Critical Care and Resusitation
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Deepak Kumar, Brendan O'Hare, Conard Timon, M Mukhtar, Dermot Kelly
Bilateral pneumothoraces and pulmonary oedema following tracheostomy induced by acute tracheal obstruction
BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006557
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McDermott G, Korba E, Mata U, Jaigirdar M, Narayanan N, Boylan J, Conlon N;
Should we stop doing blind transversus abdominis plane blocks?
Br J Anaesthesia 2012; 108 (3): 499-502

Philip Johnson, Andrew Westbrook
Coagulation Measurement and Optimisation in Cardiac Surgery
Perioperative Considerations in Cardiac Surgery, ISBN: 978-953-51-0147-5
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D Gantner, A Nichol
Treatment of Severe Sepsis
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

J Hanna, A Nichol
Acute Kidney Injury
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

J Hanna, A Nichol
Status Epliplticus
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

S Hew, A Nichol
Acute Severe Pancreatitis 
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

E Moore, S Bernard, J Cooper, A Nichol
Chapter `Hypothermia: history, mechanisms, complications, indications and future directions`
Hypothermia: Prevention, Recognition and Treatment, Nova publishing

Nichol A, J Rosenfeld, DJ Cooper
Chapter: `Future perspectives for the treatment of TBI patients: decompressive craniectomy, hypothermia and erythropoietin`
Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury: Challenges and developments in research - Translating Research into Clinical Practice, Cambridge University Press

R Bellomo, M Bailey, A Nichol (on behalf of the Study of Oxygen in Critical Care Group)
Hyperoxia and Mortality after Resuscitation
Circulation 2011 IF 10.9

R Bellomo, M Bailey, GEastwood, A Nichol, D Pilcher, G Hart, M Reade, DJ Cooper, M Egi
Arterial Hyperoxia and in-Hospital Mortality after Resuscitation
Critical Care 2011 Mar 8;15(2):R90. PMID: 21385416 IF 5.0

Boylan JF, Conlon NP, Jaigirdar MJ.
Consent in emergency care research
Lancet. 2011 Jul 2;378(9785):25.

Burlacu CL, McKeating K, McShane AJ.
Remifentanil for the insertion and removal of long-term central venous access during monitored anesthesia care
J Clin Anesth. 2011 Jun;23(4):286-91
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Carol L Hodgson, David V Tuxen, Andrew R Davies, Michael J Bailey, Alisa M Higgins, Anne E Holland, Jenny L Keating, David Pilcher, Andrew J Westbrook, David J Cooper and Alistair Nichol.
A randomised controlled trial of an open lung strategy with staircase recruitment titrated PEEP and targeted low airway pressures in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Critical Care 2011 15:R133 doi 10.11 86/cc10249 MS ID 1648151195478278

Cecile Aubron, Gillian Syres, Alistair Nichol, Michael Bailey, Jasmin Board, Geoff Magrin, Lynnette Murray, Jeffrey Presneill, Joanne Sutton, Shirley Vallance, Siouxzy Morrison, Rinaldo Bellomo, D Jamie Cooper
A pilot feasibility trial of allocation of freshest available red blood cells versus standard care in critically ill patients
Transfusion 2011 (in press) IF 3.3

C Hodgson, D Tuxen, A Davies, M Bailey, A Higgins, A Holland, J Keating, D Pilcher, A Westbrook,
D Cooper, A Nichol
A Randomised Controlled Trial of an Open Lung Strategy with Staircase Recruitment, Titrated PEEP and Targeted Low Airway Pressures in Patients with ARDS
Critical Care 2011;15(3):R133. 2011 Jun 2. PMID: 21635753 IF 5.0 

Egi M, Kim I, Nichol A, Stachowski E, French CJ, Hart GK, Hegarty C, Bailey M, Bellomo R.
Ionized calcium concentration and outcome in critical illness.
Crit Care Med 2011; 39:314 –321. PMID: 21099425 IF 6.4

Jaigirdar MJ, Ahmed S, Conlon N.
Should limited term intraoperative epidural analgesia be used in patients undergoing hepatic resection?
Anesth Analg. 2011 Apr;112(4):993-4.

Moore EM, Nichol AD, Bernard SA, Bellomo R
Therapeutic hypothermia: benefits, mechanisms and potential clinical applications in neurological, cardiac and kidney injury
Injury. 2011 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21481385 IF 2.8

E Moore, R Bellomo, AD Nichol
Erythropoietin (EPO) as a novel brain and kidney protective agent
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2011 May;39(3):356-72. PMID: 21675055 IF: 1.1

R. C. N. McMorrow, J. S. Windsor, M. G. Mythen, M. P. W. Grocott, and the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research Group
A novel ambulatory closed circuit breathing system for use during exercise
Anaesthesia, 2011, 66, pages 348–353
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AD Nichol, B Gabbe, L Higgins, P Cameron
Measuring functional and quality of life outcomes following major head injury: Common scales and checklists 
Injury 2011 Mar;42(3):281-7. PMID: 21145059 IF 2.8

A Nichol, F Toal, M Fedi, DJ Cooper
Early outcome prediction after severe traumatic brain injury: can multimodal MRI assist clinical prognostication for individual patients? 
Critical Care Resuscitation 2011 Mar;13(1):5-8.

A Nichol, L Murray, T Trapani, DJ Cooper
Hypothermia in patients with brain injury: The way forward
Lancet Neurology 2011 May;10(5):405 PMID: 21511193 IF: 18.1

The Blood Observational Study Investigators on behalf of the ANZICS- Clinical Trials Group
A Nichol is a Chief Investigator and Management Committee Member:
V Pettilä, A J Westbrook, AD Nichol, MJ Bailey, EM Wood, G Syres, LE Phillips, A Street, C French, L Murray, N Orford, JD Santamaria, R Bellomo, DJ Cooper
Age of red blood cells and mortality in the critically ill
Critical Care 2011 Apr 15;15(2):R116. PMID: 21496231 IF 5.0

AD Nichol
Permissive hypercapnia in acute respiratory distress syndrome- is now the time to get strict?
Critical Care Resuscitation 2011 Sept;13(3):142-3. PMID: 21879999

A Nichol, M Bailey, M Egi, V Pettila, C French, GK Hart, E Stachowski, M Reade, DJ Cooper R Bellomo
Dynamic Lactate Indices as Predictors of Outcome in Critically Ill Patients
Critical Care 2011 (in press) IF 5.0

R. C. N. McMorrow, R. J. Ni Mhuircheartaigh, K. A. Ahmed, A. Aslani, S.C. Ng, I. Conrick-Martin, J. J. Dowling, A. Gaffney, J. P. R. Loughrey and C. L. McCaul
Comparison of transversus abdominis plane block vs spinal morphine for pain relief after Caesarean section
British Journal of Anaesthesia 106 (5): 706–12 (2011)
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Smith Stephen, Kelly Dermot, Mukhtar Muhammed - Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
Emergency surgery in Haemophilia sufferers - Factors and considerations.
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Straub Birgitt , O'Hare Brendan, Power William, Mukhtar Muhammad - Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
A Case Report: Sub-Tenon's versus General Anaesthesia – A Direct Comparison of a New Anaesthetic Approach for Corneal Graft Surgery
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Ville Pettila, Andrew J Westbrook, Alistair D Nichol, Michael J Bailey, Erica M Wood, Gillian Syres, Louise E Phillips, Alison Street, Craig French, Lynette Murray, Neil Orford, John D Santamaria, Rinaldo Bellomo and David J Cooper.
The Blood Observational Study Investigators and the ANZICS-Clinical Trials Group. Age of red blood cells and mortality in the critically ill.
Critical Care 2011 15:R116 doi 10.1186/cc10142

Westbrook Andrew
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. (2011) Hospital Doctor of Ireland (Intensive Care Unit Series) 17 (7): 16-19




Alistair D. Nichol, Donall F. O'Cronin, Finola Naughton, Natalie Hopkins, John Boylan, Paul McLoughlin
Hypercapnic Acidosis Reduces Oxidative Reactions in Endotoxin-induced Lung Injury
Anaesthesiology 2010; 113, 116

Breatnach C, Conlon NP, Stack M, Healy M, O'Hare BP.
A prospective crossover comparison of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist and pressure-support ventilation in a pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit population
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan;11(1):7-11.

O. Chukudebelu, D.S. Leonard, A. Healy, D. McCoy, D. Charles, S. Hone, M. Rafferty
The effect of gastric decompression on postoperative nausea and emesis in pediatric, tonsillectomy patients
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
June 2010 (Vol. 74, Issue 6, Pages 674-676)

Higgins L, Pettila V, Nichol AD, Bellomo R, Cooper DJ.
Expensive care medicine- Economic evaluations in Intensive Care Trials
Critical Care Resuscitation 2010 Mar;12(1):62-6. PMID: 20196716

Johnson P, Frohlich S, Westbrook A.
Use of an Extracorporeal Membrane Lung Assist Device (Novalung) in H1N1 patients
Journal of Cardiac Surgery JOCS-2010-CASR-521.R2 (accepted for publication)

Moore EM, Bellomo R, Nichol AD, Harley N, MacIsaac C, Cooper DJ. 
The incidence of acute kidney injury in patients with traumatic brain injury
Renal Failure 2010; 32(9):1060-1065 PMID: 20863210 IF 0.8

E Moore, R Bellomo, A Nichol
Biomarkers of acute kidney injury in intensive care and major surgery: from the lab to clinical research to clinical practice
Minerva Anestesiologica 2010 Jun;76(6):425-40. PMID: 20473256 IF: 1.6

Narayanan N, Conlon N, Seigne P.
Acute methaemoglobinaemia secondary to intentional dapsone overdose
Ir Med J. 2010 Oct;103(9):285.

ANZIC Influenza Chief Investigators
(AD Nichol is an ANZIC Influenza Chief Investigator and Management Committee Member)
Critical care services and the H1N1 (2009) influenza epidemic in Australian and New Zealand in 2010: the impact of the second winter epidemic
Critical Care 2011 Jun 9;15(3):R143. IF 5.0

Relative hyperlactatemia and hospital mortality in critically ill patients: a retrospective multi-centre study
AD Nichol, M Egi, V Pettilä, R Bellomo, C French, G Hart, A Davies, E Stachowski, M C
Reade, M Bailey, DJ Cooper
Critical Care 2010 Feb 24;14(1):R25. PMID: 20181242 received `most accessed` article IF 5.0

Chapter: `What is the optimal method for weaning and liberation from Mechanical Ventilation?`
Nichol A, Pettilla V, Cooper DJ.
An Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care 2010

Challenging issues in randomized controlled trials
Nichol A, Bailey M, Cooper DJ.
Injury. 2010 Jul;41 Suppl 1:S20-3. PMID:20413119 IF 2.8

Lactate in cardiac surgery patients: Another case of the Cassandra complex?
A Nichol, M Bailey, R Bellomo
Critical Care 2010;14(1):R25. PMID: 20529384 IF 5.0

Hypercapnic acidosis reduces oxidative reactions in endotoxin induced lung injury 
AD Nichol, DF O`Cronin, F Naughton, N Hopkins, J Boylan, Paul McLoughlin
Anesthesiology 2010 Jul;113(1):116-25. PMID: 20526182 IF 5.4

Venous Thrombus Embolism Prophylaxis in intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand
Robertson MS, Nichol AD, Higgins AM, Bailey MJ, Presneill JJ, Cooper DJ, Webb SA, McArthur C, Macisaac CM; VTE Point Prevalence Investigators.
Critical Care Resuscitation 2010 Mar;12(1):9-15. PMID: 20196708 

Twomey C, Corrigan M, Burlacu C, Butler M, Iohom G, Shorten G.
Nitric oxide index is not a predictor of cognitive dysfunction following laparotomy
J Clin Anesth. 2010 Feb;22(1):22-8.PMID: 20206847 [PubMed - in process]

The Blood Observational Study Investigators on behalf of the ANZICS-
Clinical Trials Group (A Westbrook (chair), V Pettila (chair), A Nichol, MJ Bailey, G Syres, R Bellomo, E Wood, LE Phillips, C French, N Orford, J Santamaria, DJ Cooper).
Transfusion practice and guidelines in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units.
(2010) Intensive Care Medicine 36 (7): 1138-1146

The Blood Observational Study Investigators on behalf of the ANZICS- Clinical Trials Group
V Pettilä, A Westbrook, A Nichol, M Bailey, E Wood, G Syres, L Phillips, A Street, C French, L Murray, N Orford, J Santamaria, R Bellomo, D Cooper.
Transfusion practice and guidelines in Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Units
Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul;36(7):1138-46. PMID: 20440603 IF 5.2

Hypercapnia and Acidosis in Sepsis: A Double-edged Sword?
Curley G, Contreras M, Nichol AD, Higgins BD, Laffey JG.
Anesthesiology 2010 Feb;112(2):462-72. PMID: 20068449 IF 5.4


Abstract - ESRA 2010 Porto

P. Johnson, I. Browne
analgesia for lobour; Current practice in Republic of Ireland

A. Walsh, I. Browne
Obstetric Haemorrhage and transfusion implications

A. Walsh, I. Browne
Prospective audit of analgesia post cesarean section. Room for improvement?




Alugu Tolu, McShane A.
Acute Pain Management for Clinicians
Irish Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 39, Number 5, 2009

ANZIC Influenza Investigators.
S. Webb., V Pettilä., I Seppelt, R Bellomo, M Bailey, DJ. Cooper, M Cretikos, AR. Davies, SFinfer, P Harrigan, G Hart, B Howe, J. Iredell, C McArthur,., I Mitchell, S Morrison, AD Nichol, D Paterson, S Peake, B Richards, D Stephen, ATurner, M Yung)
Influenza A (H1N1) 2009: Impact on Critical Care Services during the Australian and New Zealand Winter
New England Journal of Medicine 2009 Nov 12;361(20):1991-3. PMID: 19815860 IF 50

JK. Barbetti, AD. Nichol, KR. Choate, MJ. Bailey, GA. Lee, DJ Cooper\\\\
Prospective observational study of complications with Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy and Surgical Tracheostomy in 1163 Critically Ill Patients
Critical Care Resuscitation 2009 Dec;11(4):244-9. PMID: 20001871

Birnbach D J, Browne I M.
Millers Anaesthesia : Expert Consult Premium Edition. 
2009 Obstetric Anaesthesia

Breatnach C, Conlon NP, Stack M, Healy M, O'Hare BP.
A prospective crossover comparison of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist and pressure-support ventilation in a pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit population
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] / in press
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Conlon NP, Breatnach C, O’Hare BP, Mannion DW, Lyons BJ.
Health-related quality of life after prolonged pediatric intensive care unit stay
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009 Jan;10(1):41-44.
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Conlon NP, Breatnach C, O’Hare BP, Mannion DW, Lyons BJ.
Response to editorial: Outcome assessment-What outcome do we want?
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009 Jan;10(1):135-6.
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Chapter: `Lactic Acidosis`
Cooper DJ, Nichol A
TE Ohs Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, 6th Edition, 2009

Grocott M, Martin D, Levett D, McMorrow R, Windsor J, Montgomery H.
Arterial Blood Gases at 27,560ft (8400m) on Mount Everest.
New England Journal of Medicine, 2009 Jan 8;360(2):140-9
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Johnson P, Browne I.
Analgesia for labour; Current practice in Republic of Ireland

Larkin C, Murphy F, Browne I.
Anaesthetic Management of pregnancy complicated by a symptomatic arachnoid cyst
IJOA 2009; 18:3: 291-92

AD. Nichol, F Naughton, D O Cronin, J Boylan, P McLoughlin 
Infection-induced lung injury is worsened after renal buffering of hypercapnic acidosis.
Critical Care Medicine 2009 Nov;37(11):2953-61. PMID:19773647 IF 6.4

Potential therapies to improve outcomes in traumatic brain injury: Something old (Prophylactic Hypothermia) and something new (erythropoietin)
AD Nichol, DJ Cooper ​
Injury 2009 May;40(5):471-8. 2009 Apr 15 PMID: 19371869 IF 2.8

Nichol A, O'Cronin D, Howell K, Naughton F, O'Brien S, Boylan J, O'Connor C, O'Toole D, Laffey J, McLoughlin P.
Infection-induced lung injury is worsened after renal buffering of hypercapnic acidosis
Crit Care Med 2009 Vol. 37, No. 11

V Pettilä, A Nichol, R Bellomo, DJ Cooper
Red blood cell transfusion and mortality in spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage
Critical Care Medicine 2009 Nov;37(11):2996-7; PMID:19851147 IF 64

Rohan D, Ahern S, Walsh K.
Defining an Anaesthetic Curriculum for Medical Undergraduates. A Delphi Study.
Med Teach 2009; 31: e1-5.

Walsh A, Browne I. Obstetric Haemorrhage and transfusion implications

Walsh A, Browne I. Prospective audit of analgesia post cesarean section. Room for improvement?

Walshe C, Jonas N, Rohan D.
Vallecular Cyst causing a difficult intubation.
Br J Anaesth 2009; 102: 565.

Weekes G, Breslin D.
Radiographic Appearance of a Post-Epidural Headache.
Irish Medical Journal. October 2009 Volume 102 Number 9.
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Westbrook AJ, Olsen J, Bailey M, Bates J, Scully M, Salamonsen RF.
Protocol based on Thromboelastograph out-performs physician preference using laboratory coagulation tests to guide blood replacement during and after cardiac surgery.
Heart Lung and Circulation 18: 277-288

Zaidi N, Tariq M, Breslin D.
Perioperative use of antibiotics in elective surgical patients: timing of administration.
J Perioper Pract. 2009 Jul;19(7):225-7
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Burlacu CL.
Update on Local Anaesthetics: Focus on Levobupivacaine.
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management; 2008; 4:381-92.
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Burlacu CL.
PCEA vs. PCA: Is this anymore the question? (Editorial).
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 2008; 54(2): 80-81.
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Burlacu CL, Chin C.
Effect of Paediatric Simulation Training on Candidate’s Confidence.
Pediatric Anesthesia; 2008; 18: 566-7

Burlacu CL
PCEA Vs PCA for post-thoracotomy pain : Is this any longer the question ?
J Postgrad Med 2008 April-June; 54 : 80-1

Conlon NP, Shaw AD, Grichnik KP.
Postthoracotomy paravertebral analgesia: will it replace epidural analgesia?
Anesthesiol Clin. 2008 Jun;26(2):369-80.
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Conlon N, Grocott HP, Mackensen GB.
Neuroprotection during cardiac surgery.
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2008 Apr;6(4):503-20.
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Conlon NP, Bale EP, Herbison GP, McCarroll M.
Postoperative anemia and quality of life after primary hip arthroplasty in patients over 65 years old.
Anesth Analg. 2008 Apr;106(4):1056-61.
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Conlon N, O'Brien B, Herbison GP, Marsh B.
Long-term functional outcome and performance status after intensive care unit re-admission: a prospective survey.
Br J Anaesth. 2008 Feb;100(2):219-23.
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Crowley LJ, Buggy DJ.
Shivering and neuraxial anaesthesia: A review.
Reg Anaesth Pain Med. 2008 May-June;33(3):241 - 52

Majedi, MP, Allajade A, O'Keeffe D.
Subcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Luterscapular Neuropathic Pain.
Pain Medicine 2008, Volume 9

McElwain J, Freir NM, Burlacu CL, Moriarty DC, Sessler DI, Buggy DJ.v The feasibility of patient-controlled paravertebral analgesia for major breast cancer surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of two regimens.
Anesthesia and Analgesia 2008; 107: 665-8
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McMorrow RC, Ryan SM, Blunnie WP et al.
Use of recombinant factor VIIa in massive post-partum haemorrhage.
European Journal Anaesthesiology. 2008 April;25(4):293-8.

Moore PT, O'Hare N, Walsh KP, Ward N, Conlon N.
Objective video quality measure for application to tele-echocardiography.
Med Biol Eng Comput. 2008 Aug;46(8):807-13.
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Nichol AD, Westbrook AJ, Bellomo R, Cooper DJ.
Is it too early to recommend a restrictive transfusion strategy in patients with ischaemic heart disease?
Critical Care Medicine 36 (11): 3126-3127

Nichol A
The effects of Buffered Hypercapnia on the Severity of Infection Induced Lung Injury
University College Dublin Library, May, 2008

Nichol A
Chapter: `Blood transfusion in patients with coronary artery disease`
Blood and blood product usage in the ICU, JFICM Handbook, pages 71-83, 2008
Nichol AD
Restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategies in critical care: does one size really fit all?
Critical Care Resuscitation 2008 Dec;10(4):323-7. PMID: 19049485

Nichol A, Westbrook A, Bellomo R, Cooper DJ
Is it too early to recommend a restrictive transfusion strategy in critically ill patients with ischemic heart disease?
Critical Care Medicine, Nov;36(11):3126-7 2008 PMID:18941333 IF 6.4

O'Croinin DF, Nichol AD, Hopkins N, Boylan J, O'Brien S, O'Connor C, Laffey JG, McLoughlin P.
Sustained hypercapnic acidosis during pulmonary infection increases bacterial load and worsens lung injury.
Critical Care Medicine, 37(7)2128-35, 2008 PMID:18552698 IF 6.4

Ryan D, Conlon N, Phelan D, Marsh B.
The very elderly in intensive care: admission characteristics and mortality.
Crit Care Resusc. 2008 Jun;10(2):106-10.
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Windsor JS, McMorrow RC, Rodway GW
Oxygen on Everest: The Development of Modern Open-Circuit Systems for Mountaineers.
Aviation Space and Environmental Med 2008;79:799-804.

Zacharias M, Conlon NP, Herbison GP, Sivalingam P, Walker RJ, Hovhannisyan K.
Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Oct 2008;(4):CD003590. 
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Bryson GL, Macneil R, Jeyaraj LM, Rosaeg OP.
Small dose spinal bupivacaine for Cesarean delivery does not reduce hypotension but accelerates motor recovery. Can J Anaesth. 2007; 54: 531-7.
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Burlacu CL, Frizelle HP, Moriarty DC, Buggy DJ.
Pharmacokinetics of levobupivacaine, fentanyl and clonidine following administration in thoracic paravertebral analgesia. Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine 2007; 32(2):136-45
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Burlacu CL, Carey M, Fitzpatrick C.
Anaesthesia for Caesarean section in a woman with lung cancer: a case report and review.
International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia. 2007; 1: 50-62
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Burlacu CL, Buggy DJ.
Perioperative Harlequin syndrome. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2007; 98(1) 147. In reply to Co-existing Harlequin and Horner's syndromes by Majumder A and Farquhar-Smith P.

Burlacu CL, Buggy DJ.
Intraoperative Harlequin Syndrome. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2007; 104: 748-9

Conlon NP, Redmond KC, Celi LA.
Spontaneous hemothorax in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 and undiagnosed pheochromocytoma.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep;84(3):1021-3.
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Conlon NP, Sullivan RP, Herbison PG, Zacharias M, Buggy DJ.
The effect of leaving dentures in place on bag-mask ventilation at induction of general anesthesia.
Anesth Analg. 2007 Aug;105(2):370-3.
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Conlon NP, Ryan D.
Transfusion in pediatric intensive care units
N Engl J Med. 2007 Jul 19;357(3):301.
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Crawford MW, Rohan D, MacGowan CK, Macpherson BA, Shi-Joon Yoo.
Use of continuous positive airway pressure in anaesthetized infants.
Anesthesiology 2007; 106: 633-4.

Neuraxial anesthesia in a parturient with Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis.
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2007 Jul;16(3):296-7

Nichol AD
High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Who rescues the rescuer?
Critical Care Medicine 35(6):1619-20, 2007 PMID:17522538 IF 6.4

Hu P, Majedi MP, Ilyinski O, AlMajadi A, O'Keeffe D.
Audit of Neuromodulation: Neuromodulation Volume 10 (2) 195-201

Magner JJ, Crowley KJ, Boylan JF.
Fatal ibrinolysis during orthotopic liver transplantation in patients receiving solvent/detergent-treated plasma (Octaplas).
Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia. 21(3):410-3, 2007 Jun.

Rohan D, Barlow R, Karsli C, Ames W.
Pediatric Renal Transplantation. A single centre study.
Eur J Anesthesiol 2007; 24:93-5.

Wolff CB, Richardson N, Kemp O, Kuttler A, McMorrow R et al.
Near infrared spectroscopy and arterial oxygen.
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2007;599:183-9.



Burlacu CL, Gaskin P, Fernandes A, Carey M, Briggs L.
A comparison of the insertion characteristics of the laryngeal
tube and the laryngeal mask airway: a study of the ED50 propofol requirements.
Anaesthesia 2006, 61(3); 229-3

Burlacu CL, Frizelle HP, Moriarty DC, Buggy DJ.
Fentanyl and clonidine as adjunctive analgesics with levobupivacaine in paravertebral analgesia for breast surgery. Anaesthesia 2006; 61: 932-7

Crawford MW, Rohan D, MacGowan CK, Macpherson BA, Shi-Joon Yoo.
Effect of Propofol and CPAP on airway size and configuration in infants.
Anesthesiology 2006; 105:45-50.

Finniss DA, Murphy PM, Brooker C, Nicholas MK & Cousins MJ (2006).
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children and Adolescents.
European Journal of Pain. (Jan 23 E-pub ahead of print)

Kieran SM. Cahill RA. Browne I. Sheehan SJ. Mehigan D. Barry MC.
The effect of perioperative beta-blockade on the pulmonary function of patients undergoing major arterial surgery. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2006; 32: 305-8
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McMorrow RC, Mythen MG.
Pulse Oximetery.
Current Opinion in Critical Care. 2006 Jun;12(3):269-71

Murphy PM, Skouvaklis DE, Amadeo RA, Haberman C, Brasier DA, Cousins MJ (2006).
Intrathecal catheter granuloma associated with isolated baclofen infusion.
Anesth Analg. 102:848-852.

Murphy, Paul M (2006)
Interventional techniques in Chronic Pain Management (Part 1- Intrathecal Analgesic Chemotherapy in Chronic and Cancer Pain). Pain Wise, 5(1); 23-27.

Murphy Paul M (2006)
Interventional techniques in Chronic Pain Management (Part 2 – Stimulation Based Analgesia in Chronic Pain).
Pain Wise, 5(3).

Murphy Paul M (2006).
Acute Pain Mechanisms.
In “Encyclopaedic Reference of Pain”, RF Schmidt and WD Willis eds. Springer-Verlag, New York Press.

Murphy Paul M (2006).
Somatic Pain.
In “Encyclopaedic Reference of Pain”, RF Schmidt and WD Willis eds. Springer-Verlag, New York Press.

Murphy Paul M (2006).
Rest and Movement Pain.
In “Encyclopaedic Reference of Pain”, RF Schmidt and WD Willis eds. Springer-Verlag, New York Press.

Murphy Paul M (2006).
Appropriate Management of Postoperative Pain.
In “Encyclopaedic Reference of Pain”, RF Schmidt and WD Willis eds. Springer-Verlag, New York Press.

Murphy Paul M (2006).
Visceral Pain.
In “Encyclopaedic Reference of Pain”, RF Schmidt and WD Willis eds.Springer-Verlag, New York Press.

Rohan D, Dwyer R, Costello J, Phelan D.
Audit of Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Service.
Ir Med J 2006; 99; 76-78.



Awad IT, Dwyer R, Rohan D, Fanning R, Keane E, Counihan A, Cunninghan P.
Brain death and organ donation: An audit in the Irish National Transplantation and Neurosurgical Centre.
Ir Med J 2004; 97: 77-79.

Browne IM, Birnbach DJ, Stein DJ, O’Gorman DA, Kuroda M.
A comparison of Espocan and Tuohy needles for the combined spinal-epidural technique for labor analgesia. 
Anesth Analg. 2005 Aug;101(2):535-40
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Browne I. Brady I. Hannon V. McKeating K.
Anaesthesia for pheochromocytoma and sickle cell disease in pregnancy.
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2005; 14: 66-9
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Burlacu CL, Healy DG, Twomey C, Tierney A, Moriarty DC, Veerasingam D, Buggy DJ: Continuous gastric decompression for postoperative nausea and vomiting after coronary revascularization surgery.
Anesthesia and Analgesia 2005; 100 (2); 321-26

Burlacu CL and Buggy DJ.
Co-existing Harlequin and Horner syndromes after high thoracic paravertebral anaesthesia.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 95(6): 822-4

Crawford MW, Rohan D.
The Upper Airway in Weaver Syndrome.
Paediatr Anaesth 2005; 15: 893-6.

Crowley LJ & Cunningham AJ. (Article analysis of Marval PD et al.)
The Effects of Propfol or Sevoflurane on the Estimated Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Zero Flow Pressure.
Survey of Anesthesiology 2005 Dec;49(6):309

Crowley LJ & Cunningham AJ (Article analysis of Pasternak et al.)
Effect of Single-Dose Dexamethasone on Blood Glucose Concentration in Patients Undergoing Craniotomy.
Survey of Anesthesiology 2005 Dec;49(6):312.

Harney D. Magner JJ. O'Keeffe D.
Complex regional pain syndrome: the case for spinal cord stimulation.
Injury 2005; 36: 357-62
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Healy, Mel
Telemedicine in Ireland: Policies and Applications
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McCaul CL. Harney D. Ryan M. Moran C. Kavanagh BP. Boylan JF.
Airway management in the lateral position: a randomized controlled trial.
Anesthesia & Analgesia 2005; 101:1221-5
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Murphy PM & Cousins MJ (2005).
Neural Blockade and Neuromodulation in Persistent Pain. The Paths of Pain 1975-2005.
Merskey H, Loeser JD, Dubner R eds. IASP Press

O'Croinin DF. Hopkins NO. Moore MM. Boylan JF. McLoughlin P. Laffey JG.
Hypercapnic acidosis does not modulate the severity of bacterial pneumonia-induced lung injury.
Critical Care Medicine 2005; 33: 2606-12
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Pressman A, Doumit G, Rosaeg OP, Bell M.
A double-blind randomised controlled trial showing the analgesic and anaesthetic properties of lidocaine E to be equivalent to those of ropivacaine in carpal tunnel release surgery.
Can J Plastic Surg 2005;4:173-6
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Rohan D, Buggy DJ, Crowley S, Lin F, Gallagher H, Moriarty DC.
Increased Incidence of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction 24 hrs after Minor Surgery in the Elderly.
Can J Anesth 2005; 52:137-142.




Awad IT, Dwyer R, Rohan D, Fanning R, Keane E, Counihan A, Cunninghan P.
Brain death and organ donation: An audit in the Irish National Transplantation and Neurosurgical Centre.
Ir Med J 2004; 97: 77-79.

Bowers AJ, Boylan JF.
Nek8, a NIMA family kinase member, is overexpressed in primary human breast tumors.
Gene. 328:135-42, 2004 Mar 17.

Breen P. Hannon V.
Locked-in syndrome: a catastrophic complication after surgery.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2004 92:286-8
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Crowe S, Westbrook A, Bourke M, Lyons B, Russell J.
Impossible laryngeal intubation in an infant with Fraser Syndrome.
Paediatric Anaesthesia 14 (3): 276-278

Laffey JG. Honan DM. Hopkins N. Boylan JF. McLoughlin P.
Hypercapnic acidosis attenuates endotoxin-induced acute lung injury.
American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 2004; 169: 46-56
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Lane A, Westbrook A, Grady D, O'Connor R, Counihan TJ, Marsh B, Laffey JG.
Maternal brain death: medical, ethical and legal issues.
Intensive Care Medicine 30 (7): 1484-1486

Harney D. Victory R.
Traumatic syrinx after implantation of an intrathecal catheter.
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 2004; 29: 606-9
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Murphy, PM. & MacSullivan, R (2004).
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina Pectoris: A Shocking Experience.
Neuromodulation. 7: 246-248.

Murphy PM, Murphy KJ, Moriarty D, Regan CE (2004).
Serotonergic inputs modulate memory consolidation at discrete time points post memory consolidation in the rat model.
Anesth Analg. 98:S1-S284.

Niazi A. Leonard IE. O'Kelly B.
Prolonged neuromuscular blockade as a result of malnutrition-induced pseudocholinesterase deficiency.
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2004; 16: 40-2
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Bowers AJ, Scully S, Boylan JF.
SKIP3, a novel Drosophila tribbles ortholog, is overexpressed in human tumors and is regulated by hypoxia.
Oncogene. 22(18):2823-35, 2003 May 8.

Browne IM. Birnbach DJ.
Neurocysticercosis: a new differential in the diagnosis of postdural puncture headache.
Anesthesia & Analgesia 2003; 97: 580-2
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Browne I, Byrne H, Briggs L.
Sickle cell disease in pregnancy. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2003 Jan;20(1):75-6.
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Campbell N, Rosaeg OP, Chan K:
Anaesthetic management of a parturient with pulmonary stenosis and aortic regurgitation for Caesarean section.
Br J Anaesth 2003;90:241-3
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Crowe S. Collins L.
Suxamethonium and donepezil: a cause of prolonged paralysis.
Anesthesiology 2003; 98:  574 -5

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Laffey JG. Tobin E. Boylan JF. McShane AJ.
Assessment of a simple artificial neural network for predicting residual neuromuscular block.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2003; 90: 48-52

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Loughrey JP. Laffey JG. Moore BJ. Lynch F. Boylan JF. McLoughlin P.
Interleukin-1 beta rapidly inhibits aortic endothelium-dependent relaxation by a DNA transcription-dependent mechanism.
Critical Care Medicine 2003; 31: 910-5
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McMorrow RCN, Mirakhur RK.
A new mirrored laryngoscope for difficult intubation.
Anaesthesia. 2003 October;58(10):998-1002.

McMorrow R.
First ascent PK6175.
American Alpine Journal 2003; 370-71

Murphy PM, Stack D, Kinirons B, Laffey JG (2003).
Optimizing the dose of intrathecal morphine in older patients undergoing hip arthroplasty.

Anesth Analg. 97:1709-15.

Westbrook A, Buggy D.
Anaesthesia for breast surgery
British Journal of Anaesthesia CEPD Reviews 8 (5): 151-154


Honan DM. Breen PJ. Boylan JF. McDonald NJ. Egan TD.
Decrease in bispectral index preceding intraoperative hemodynamic crisis: evidence of acute alteration of propofol pharmacokinetics. Anesthesiology 2002; 97:1303-5

McCaul C. Tobin E. Boylan JF. McShane AJ.
Atracurium is associated with postoperative residual curarization.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 2002; 89: 766-9

Laffey JG. Boylan JF. Cheng D.
The systemic inflammatory response to cardiac surgery: implications for the anesthesiologist.
Anesthesiology 2002; 97: 215-52

Laffey JG. Boylan JF.
Cyclizine and droperidol have comparable efficacy and side effects during patient-controlled analgesia.
Irish Journal of Medical Science 2002; 171: 141-4

Laffey JG. Kavanagh BP.
New England Journal of Medicine 2002: 347: 44-53

Crowe S.Anaesthetic management of the elderly surgical patient with cognitive impairment.
Hospital Medicine 2002; 63: 445.

Duncan MA. McNicholas W. O'Keeffe D. O'Reilly M.
Periosteal infusion of bupivacaine/morphine post sternal fracture: a new analgesic technique.
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 2002; 27: 316-8

Crowe S.
Obtaining consent in the elderly patient.
Hospital Medicine 2002; 63: 61

Campbell N, Rosaeg OP:
Anaesthetic management of a parturient with Ehlers-Danlos IV syndrome.
Can J Anaesth 2002;49:493-6

Rosaeg OP, Campbell N, Crossan MJ:
Epidural analgesia does not prolong third stage of labor.
Can J Anaesth 2002;49:4902

Rohan D, Cunningham AJ.
Randomised Controlled Trial of Surgery for Temporal-Lobe Epilepsy.
Survey of Anesthesiology 2002; 46:142-143.

Rohan D, Cunningham AJ.
Endocrine Response to Surgical Stress in Three Patients Over 100 years.
Survey of Anesthesiology 2002; 46:19-20.

Fraser WD, Cayer M, Soeder B, Turcot L, Marcoux for the PEOPLE (Pushing Early or Pushing Late With Epidural) Study Group (incl. Rosaeg OP):
Risk Factors for Difficult Delivery in Nulliparas With Epidural Analgesia in Second Stage of Labor.
Obstet Gynecol 2002;99:409-18

Campbell N, Bryson G, Rosaeg OP, Crossan M-L, Bragg PR, Bell M:
Does intravenous dexamethasone prevent nausea and vomiting after reduction mammoplasty?
Can J Plast Surg 2002;10:206-9

Wilson CM, Bakewell SE, Miller MR, Hart ND, McMorrow RC et al.
Increased resting bronchial tone in normal subjects acclimatized to altitude.
Thorax. 2002 May;57(5):400-4

Yue EW, Higley CA, DiMeo SV, Carini DJ, Nugiel DA, Benware C, Benfield PA, Burton CR, Cox S, Grafstrom RH, Sharp DM, Sisk LM, Boylan JF, Muckelbaeur JK, Smallwood AM, Chen H, Chang CH, Seitz SP, Traino GL.
Synthesis and evaluation of indenopyrazoles as cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors. 3. Structure activity relationships at C3(1,2).
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 45(24):5233-48, 2002 Nov 21.

 Prior 5 Years (2001-1997)

Browne IM, Birnbach DJ
A pregnant woman with previous anaphylactic reaction to local anesthetics: a case report
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Nov;185(5):1253-4

Birnbach DJ, Browne IM, Kim A, Stein DJ, Thys DM. 
Identification of polysubstance abuse in the parturient.
Br J Anaesth. 2001 Sep;87(3):488-90

Browne IM, Birnbach DJ.  
Unmasked mischief.  
Anesth Analg. 2001 Jan;92(1):279-81

Griffin MJ. Breen PM. O'Connor JJ. Hannon V.
Desflurane, compared to halothane, augments phenylephrine-induced contraction in isolated rat aorta smooth muscle.  
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2001 48:361-8

Fagan C. Frizelle HP. Laffey J. Hannon V. Carey M.
The effects of intracuff lidocaine on endotracheal-tube-induced emergence phenomena after general anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2000; 91:201-5

Ryan M. Hamilton V. Bowen M. McKenna P.
The role of a high-dependency unit in a regional obstetric hospital.
Anaesthesia 2000; 55: 1155-8

Laffey JG. Coleman M. Boylan JF.
Patients' knowledge of perioperative care. 
Irish Journal of Medical Science 2000; 169: 113-8

Sielecki TM, Boylan JF, Benfield PA, Trainor GL.
Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors: useful targets in cell cycle regulation.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 43(1):1-18, 2000 Jan 13.

Boylan JF, Sharp DM, Leffet L, Bowers A, Pan W.
Analysis of site-specific phosphorylation of the retinoblastoma protein during cell cycle progression.
Experimental Cell Research. 248(1):110-4, 1999 Apr 10.

Laffey JG. Murphy D. Regan J. O'Keeffe D.
Efficacy of spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain following idiopathic acute transverse myelitis: a case report. Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery 1999; 101: 125-7

McCrory CR. McShane AJ.
Gastroesophageal reflux during spontaneous respiration with the laryngeal mask airway.
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 1999; 46: 268-70

Doyle MT. Twomey CF. Owens TM. McShane AJ.
Gastroesophageal reflux and tracheal contamination during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and diagnostic gynecological laparoscopy.
Anesthesia & Analgesia 1998; 86:624-8/

Boylan JF, Katz J, Kavanagh BP, Klinck JR, Cheng DC, DeMajo WC, Walker PM, Johnston KW, Sandler AN.
Epidural bupivacaine-morphine analgesia versus patient-controlled analgesia following abdominal aortic surgery: analgesic, respitory, and myocardial effects.
Anesthesiology. 89(3):585-93, 1998 Sept

Duggan M, Browne I, Flynn C.
Adrenal failure in the critically ill.
Br J Anaesth. 1998 Sep;81(3):468-70

Griffin MJ. Brennan L. McShane AJ.
Preoperative education and outcome of patient controlled analgesia.
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 1998; 45: 943-8

Laffey J. Murphy D. Regan J. O'Keeffe D.
Cost-benefit analysis of spinal cord stimulation for intractable angina pectoris: a win-win scenario?
Hospital Medicine 1998; 59: 820-1

Laffey JG. Carroll M. Donnelly N. Boylan JF.
Instructions for ambulatory surgery--patient comprehension and compliance.
Irish Journal of Medical Science 1998; 167: 160-3

Lydon AM. Boylan JF.
Reversibility of parkinsonism-induced acute upper airway obstruction by benztropine therapy.
Anesthesia & Analgesia 1998; 87: 975-6

McCrory C. Crowley K.
Is repeat laparotomy of value in patients with suspected intra-abdominal sepsis in the intensive care unit?
Irish Journal of Medical Science 1997; 166: 88-91

Dempsey E. Diamond D. Smyth MR. Malone MA. Rabenstein K. McShane A.
In vitro optimisation of a microdialysis system with potential for on-line monitoring of lactate and glucose in biological samples. Analyst 1997; 122: 185-9

Freaney R. McShane A. Keaveny TV. M. McKenna M. Rabenstein K.
Novel instrumentation for real-time monitoring using miniaturized flow systems with integrated biosensors.
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 1997; 34: 291-302

Monteith K, Rosaeg OP:
Epidural anaesthesia for transurethral resection of the prostate in a patient with carcinoid syndrome.
Can J Anaesth 1990;37:349-52.

Rosaeg OP, Suderman V, Yarnell RW:
Early respiratory depression during Caesarean section following epidural meperidine.
Can J Anaesth 1992;39:71-4.

Rosaeg OP, Kitts JB, Loren G, Byford L:
Intravenous patient-controlled fentanyl analgesia in a thrombocytopenic parturient.
Can J Anaesth 1992;39:277-81.

Rosaeg OP, Yarnell RW, Lindsay MP:
The obstetrical anaesthesia assessment clinic: A review of six years experience.
Can J Anaesth 1993:40:346-56.

Rosaeg OP, Lindsay MP:Epidural opioid analgesia after Caesarean section: A comparison of patient-controlled meperidine and single bolus injection of morphine.
Can J Anaesth 1994;41:1063-8

Zamora JE, Rosaeg OP, Lindsay PM, Crossan ML:
Haemodynamic consequences and uterine contractions following 0.5 or 1.0 liter crystalloid infusion before obstetric epidural analgesia.
Can J Anaesth 1996;43:347-52

Rosaeg OP, Morrison S, Mac Leod JP:
Anaesthetic management of labour and delivery in the parturient and mitochondrial myopathy.
Can J Anaesth 1996;43:403-7.

Rosaeg OP, Lui ACP, Cicutti, Bragg PR, Crossan ML, Krepski B:
Peri-operative multi-modal analgesia for Caesarean section: analgesia and fitness for hospital discharge.
Can J Anaesth 1997;44:803-9

Dennehy KC, Rosaeg OP:
Insertion of intrathecal catheter during labour reduces the risk of post-dural puncture headache.
Can J Anaesth 1998;45:42-5

Rosaeg OP, Cicutti NJ, Labow RS:
The Effect of Oxytocin on the Contractile Force of Human Atrial Trabeculae.
Anaesth Analg 1998;86:40-44

Dennehy KC, Rosaeg OP, Cicutti NJ, Krepski B, Sylvain JP:
Oxytocin injection after Caesarean delivery: intravenous or intramyometrial?
Can J Anaesth 1998:45:635-9

Rosaeg OP, Bell M, Cicutti NJ, Dennehy KC, Lui ACP, Krepski B:
Pre-incision Infiltration with Lidocaine Reduces Pain and Opioid Consumption after Reduction Mammoplasty.
Reg Anaesth Pain Med 1998:23;575-9

Cicutti NJ, Smyth CE, Rosaeg OP, Wilkinson M:
Oxytocin receptor binding in rat and human heart.
Can J Cardiol 1999;15:1267-73

Hooper J, Rosaeg OP, Krepski B, Johnson DH:
Tourniquet inflation during arthroscopic knee ligament surgery does not increase post-operative pain.
Can J Anaesth 1999;46:925-9

Renehan EM, Peterson RA, Penning JP, Rosaeg OP, Chow D:
Visualization of a looped and knotted epidural catheter with a guidewire.
Can J Anaesth 2000;47;329-33

Fraser WD, Marcoux S, Krauss I, Douglas J, Goulet C, Boulvain M
PEOPLE (Pushing Early or Pushing Late with Epidural) Study Group (incl. Rosaeg OP): Multicenter, randomised, controlled trial of delayed pushing for nulliparous women in the second stage of labor with continuous epidural analgesia.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2000;182:1165-72

Rosaeg OP, Krepski B, Cicutti NJ, Dennehy KC, Lui ACP, Johnson DH:
Multi-modal pre-emptive analgesia for arthroscopic knee ligament repair.
Reg Anesth Pain Med 2001;26:125-30

Westbrook A, Cunningham AJ.
Graded Hypercapnia and Cerebral Autoregulation during Sevoflurane or Propofol Anaesthesia. Neurosurgical Anesthesia. (2001)
Survey of Anesthesiology 45 (6): 343-344



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