Carol George

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INTRODUCTION Older age is associated with higher prevalence of chronic illness and functional impairment, contributing to an increased rate of hospitalization and admission to intensive care. The primary objective was to evaluate the rate, characteristics and outcomes of very old (age >or= 80 years) patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). (More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted a study to evaluate the incidence, risk factors and outcomes associated with early acute kidney injury (AKI) in sepsis. METHODS The study was a retrospective interrogation of prospectively collected data from the Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database. Data were collected from 57 intensive care units(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of a binational intensive care database. SETTING One hundred thirty-eight intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS A structure was developed to enable ICUs to submit data for central and local analysis. Reports were developed to allow comparison with similar ICU types and against published(More)
BACKGROUND The Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative Group has published a consensus definition/classification system for acute kidney injury (AKI) termed the RIFLE criteria. The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) group has recently proposed modifications to this system. It is currently unknown whether there are advantages between these criteria. METHODS We(More)
INTRODUCTION There is limited information on whether the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients has changed over time and there is controversy on whether its outcome has improved. METHODS We interrogated the Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database to obtain data on all adult admissions to 20(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure temporal trends in blood glucose (BG) control and describe their association with hospital mortality in a cohort of critically ill patients from Australia. DESIGN Interrogation of prospectively collected data from the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database. SETTING Twenty-four intensive care units (ICU)(More)
RATIONALE Few studies have evaluated the epidemiology of acute kidney injury (AKI) in trauma. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with early AKI (evident within 24 hours of admission) in critically ill trauma patients. METHODS A retrospective interrogation of prospectively collected data from the Australian New(More)
OBJECTIVE Intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes have been the subject of controversy. The objective was to model hospital mortality and ICU length-of-stay time-change of patients recorded in the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society adult patient database. DESIGN Retrospective, cohort study of prospectively collected data on index patient(More)
INTRODUCTION In critical illness, the association of hypoglycemia, blood glucose (BG) variability and outcome are not well understood. We describe the incidence, clinical factors and outcomes associated with an early hypoglycemia and BG variability in critically ill patients. METHODS Retrospective interrogation of prospectively collected data from the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare outcomes of patients admitted to tertiary-level intensive care units after interhospital transfer (IHT) with those of similar patients admitted from the emergency department (ED). DESIGN Historical case-control study using data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database (ANZICS APD), a(More)