Anthony W Gray

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OBJECTIVES To describe three levels of hospital-based critical care centers to optimally match services and personnel with community needs, and to recommend essential intensive care unit services and personnel for each critical care level. PARTICIPANTS A multidisciplinary writing panel of professionals with expertise in the clinical practice of critical(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Several validated instruments are used to measure outcomes, such as exercise performance, dyspnea, and health-related quality of life after pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with COPD. However, no study has simultaneously compared the responsiveness of the most frequently used outcome measurements after PR. We designed this study to(More)
BACKGROUND Severe post tracheostomy (PT) and post intubation (PI) tracheal stenosis is an uncommon clinical entity that often requires interventional bronchoscopy before surgery is considered. We present our experience with severe PI and PT stenosis in regards to patient characteristics, possible risk factors, and therapy. METHODS We conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVE To update the 2002 version of "Clinical practice guidelines for sustained neuromuscular blockade in the adult critically ill patient." DESIGN A Task Force comprising 17 members of the Society of Critical Medicine with particular expertise in the use of neuromuscular-blocking agents; a Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and(More)
Interaction has long been a defining and critical component of the educational process, whatever the classroom context (Anderson 2003). This paper presents findings of a study to explore the perceptions of students at an Australian univeristy towards various types interactivity in the classroom. The study also investigates students perceptions of how(More)
PURPOSE To systematically review clinical studies of co-administration of albumin and loop diuretics in hypoalbuminemic patients as a strategy to overcome diuretic resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Systematic search of electronic databases up to October 2012. We included randomized clinical trials of adults with hypoalbuminemia, comparing(More)
OBJECTIVE Compare unsupported (UAEx) vs supported (SAEx) arm exercise in training of patients with severe chronic airflow obstruction (CAO). DESIGN Randomized trial of UAEx vs SAEx training added to a 10-week outpatient program of lower extremity (LE) exercise training, respiratory muscle training, breathing retraining, psychological support, and(More)
BACKGROUND A study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of short term tube thoracostomy drainage with standard tube thoracostomy drainage before instillation of tetracycline for sclerotherapy of malignant pleural effusions. METHODS The study consisted of a randomised clinical trial in a sequential sample of 25 patients with malignant pleural effusions(More)
A novel intranasal vaccine against disease caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica in cats was tested in a series of three experiments. In the first experiment a vaccinated group and an unvaccinated control group of kittens were challenged by the aerosol route with virulent B bronchiseptica three weeks after they had been vaccinated. The control kittens(More)
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a prothrombotic, immune-mediated adverse reaction to heparin therapy. To evaluate clinical outcomes and effects of argatroban therapy in acutely ill HIT patients. Retrospective analysis. Hospital in-patient. Acutely ill patients with clinically diagnosed HIT from previous multicenter, historically controlled studies(More)