Gillian F. Bishop

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The concept of a Medical Emergency Team was developed in order to rapidly identify and manage seriously ill patients at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest and other high-risk conditions. The aim of this study was to describe the utilization and outcome of Medical Emergency Team interventions over a one-year period at a teaching hospital in South Western Sydney.(More)
HYPOTHESIS Intra-abdominal hypertension exerts an effect on renal function independent of other confounding variables. DESIGN A prospective study of all patients admitted to an intensive care unit following abdominal surgery was undertaken between September 1, 1994, and July 31, 1997, in a single university hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
Reliability and validity of parent and teacher report of behavioral inhibition (BI) was examined among children aged 3 to 5 years. Confirmatory factor analysis supported 6 correlated factors reflecting specific BI contexts, each loading on a single, higher order factor of BI. Internal consistency was acceptable, with moderate stability over 1 year and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a medical emergency team (MET) in reducing the rates of selected adverse events. DESIGN Cohort comparison study after casemix adjustment. PATIENTS AND SETTING All adult (> or = 14 years) patients admitted to three Australian public hospitals from 8 July to 31 December 1996. INTERVENTION STUDIED: At Hospital 1,(More)
This study was designed to establish if clinical examination can accurately predict intraabdominal pressure (IAP). Between August 1998 and March 2000 a prospective blinded observational study of postoperative intensive care unit patients was undertaken at a major trauma center. IAP was measured using an intravesicular technique and compared with clinical(More)
Abstract Objective. To document the characteristics and incidence of serious abnormalities in patients prior to admission to intensive care units. Design and setting. Prospective follow-up study of all patients admitted to intensive care in three acute-care hospitals. Patients. The study population totalled 551 patients admitted to intensive care: 90 from(More)
Intensive care units (ICUs) are now present in most acute care hospitals. While long-term studies on patients admitted to these units have been performed to identify mortality, functional outcome and quality of life, there is little information on the recovery period in the weeks immediately following discharge. The aim of this study was to identify and(More)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has evolved over centuries with the greatest progress being made in the last 4 decades [1]. In 1958 and 1960 key advances were described by Safar [2] and Kouwenhoven [3] which have now become the basis for modern day basic life support (BLS) CPR. Extending BLS, advanced life support (ALS) guidelines have been developed to(More)
We examined responses to population density in the commitment of apical meristems to reproduction and clonal growth in a rosette-forming, stoloniferous herb (Hieracium pilosella). Despite close physiological coupling between the evocation of the terminal inflorescence bud and the development of one or more axillary buds into stolons, the allocation of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested there are a large number of potentially preventable deaths in Australian hospitals. AIM This study aimed to document antecedent factors in hospital deaths in an attempt to identify potentially preventative factors. METHODS The study was conducted at three separate acute hospitals. Demographics of all deaths were(More)