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The Anaesthetic Department has an active research program which contributes significantly to the quality of anaesthetic research worldwide.

Our research has attracted research funding from ANZCA, NHMRC, St. Vincent's Hospital and Pharmaceutical companies. In the past 10 years there have been an average of 9 ongoing projects a year.



  • Doecke JD, Rembach A, Villemagne VL, … Evered L, … Silbert B, … Collins S. Concordance Between Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers with Alzheimer's Disease Pathology Between Three Independent Assay Platforms. J Alzheimers Dis 2018; 61: 169-83.

  • Gitman, M. and M. J. Barrington. "Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: A Review of Recent Case Reports and Registries." Reg Anesth Pain Med (2018) 43(2): 124-130.

  • Neal JM, Barrington MJ, Fettiplace MR, et al.: The Third American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Practice Advisory on Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Executive Summary 2017. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2018; 43: 113-123

  • Canty DJ, Heiberg J, … Scott D, … Royse C. Pilot multi-centre randomised trial of the impact of pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound on mortality and morbidity in patients having surgery for femoral neck fractures (ECHONOF-2 pilot). Anaesthesia 2017 DOI 10.1111/anae.14130


Barrington MJ, Uda Y, Pattullo SJ, Sites BD. Wrong-site regional anesthesia: review and recommendations for prevention? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28(6):670-84.

Brull R, Hadzic A, Reina MA, Barrington MJ. Pathophysiology and Etiology of Nerve Injury Following Peripheral Nerve Blockade. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015;40(5):479-90.

Chuan A, Graham PL, Wong DM, Barrington MJ, Auyong DB, Cameron AJ, et al. Design and validation of the Regional Anaesthesia Procedural Skills Assessment Tool. Anaesthesia. 2015;70(12):1401-11.

Cormack JR, Iliov A, Kluger R. Unreliability of weighing elastomeric pumps for determining volume of fluid infused. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015;72(8):602-4.

Neal JM, Barrington MJ, Brull R, Hadzic A, Hebl JR, Horlocker TT, et al. The Second ASRA Practice Advisory on Neurologic Complications Associated With Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: Executive Summary 2015. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015;40(5):401-30.

Olive DJ, Barrington MJ, Simone SA, Kluger R. A randomised controlled trial comparing three analgesia regimens following total knee joint replacement: continuous femoral nerve block, intrathecal morphine or both. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(4):454-60.

Cowie BS, Kluger R, Rex S, Missant C. The relationship between superior vena cava diameter and collapsibility and central venous pressure. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(3):357-60.

Cowie BS, Kluger R. Measurement of peak aortic jet velocity in the perioperative period-machine variability: implications for assessment of aortic stenosis severity. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(5):641-5.

Cowie B, Kluger R, Rex S, Missant C. The relationship between pulmonary artery acceleration time and mean pulmonary artery pressure in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: An observational study. European journal of anaesthesiology. 2015.

Cowie B, Kluger R, Rex S, Missant C. Noninvasive estimation of left atrial pressure with transesophageal echocardiography. Annals of cardiac anaesthesia. 2015;18(3):312-6.

Cowie B, Kluger R, Rex S, Missant C. The utility of transoesophageal echocardiography for estimating right ventricular systolic pressure. Anaesthesia. 2015;70(3):258-63.

Cowie B. The Preoperative Patient With a Systolic Murmur. Anesth Pain Med. 2015;5(6):e32105.

Evered L, Silbert B, Scott D. The impact of the perioperative period on cognition in older individuals. J Pharm Practice Res. 2015;45:93 - 9.

Rembach A, Evered LA, Li QX, Nash T, Vidaurre L, Fowler CJ, et al. Alzheimer's disease cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers are not influenced by gravity drip or aspiration extraction methodology. Alzheimer's research & therapy. 2015;7(1):71.

Silbert B, Evered L, Scott DA, McMahon S, Choong P, Ames D, et al. Preexisting cognitive impairment is associated with postoperative cognitive dysfunction after hip joint replacement surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015;122(6):1224-34.

Evered L, Silbert B, Scott DA, Ames D, Maruff P, Blennow K. Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease Predicts Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction. Anesthesiology. 2015.

Scott DA, Tung HM, Slater R. Perioperative Hemoglobin Trajectory in Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2015;47(3):167-73.

Shoushtarian M, McGlade DP, Delacretaz LJ, Liley DT. Evaluation of the brain anaesthesia response monitor during anaesthesia for cardiac surgery: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial using two doses of fentanyl. J Clin Monit Comput. 2015.

Barrington MJ, Sites BD. Rare event research: is it worth it? Br J Anaesth. 2015;114(5):726-7.

Chia M. Occupational exposure of anaesthetists to ionising radiation. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(4):538-9.

Scott DA, Slater R, Duffy M. Limitations of ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(2):273-4.

Cottle DL, Ursino GM, Ip SC, Jones LK, Ditommaso T, Hacking DF, et al. Fetal inhibition of inflammation improves disease phenotypes in harlequin ichthyosis. Human molecular genetics. 2015;24(2):436-49.

Moussa B, Wong GR, Beilby DS. Postpartum seizure following epidural anaesthesia and post-dural puncture headache. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(6):789-90.

Makhijani AV, Kalpokas M, Lim CC, Yii M. Aberrant mitral valve chord discovered during cardiac surgery. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2015;99(2):716.

Li QX, Villemagne VL, Doecke JD, Rembach A, Sarros S, Varghese S, et al. Alzheimer's Disease Normative Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers Validated in PET Amyloid-beta Characterized Subjects from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 2015;48(1):175-87.



Cowie, B., Cardiovascular collapse and hypoxemia in a man with a right-sided mediastinal mass, undiagnosed atrial septal defect, and right-to-left shunt. J Clin Anesth, 2014. 26(8): p. 688-92.

Cowie, B., R. Kluger, S. Rex, and C. Missant, The utility of transoesophageal echocardiography for estimating right ventricular systolic pressure. Anaesthesia, 2014.

Phan, T.D., B. D'Souza, M.J. Rattray, M.J. Johnston, and B.S. Cowie, A randomised controlled trial of fluid restriction compared to oesophageal Doppler-guided goal-directed fluid therapy in elective major colorectal surgery within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program. Anaesth Intensive Care, 2014. 42(6): p. 752-60.

Silbert, B.S., L.A. Evered, and D.A. Scott, Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Br J Anaesth, 2014. 113(5): p. 784-91.

Siswojo, A.S., D.M. Wong, T.D. Phan, and R. Kluger, Pleth variability index predicts fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated adults during general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 2014. 28(6): p. 1505-9.

Scott, D.A., L.A. Evered, and B.S. Silbert, Cardiac surgery, the brain, and inflammation. J Extra Corpor Technol, 2014. 46(1): p. 15-22.

Wong, D.M., M.J. Watson, R. Kluger, A. Chuan, M.D. Herrick, I. Ng, D.J. Castanelli, L.C. Lin, A. Lansdown, and M.J. Barrington, Evaluation of a task-specific checklist and global rating scale for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2014. 39(5): p. 399-408.

Sites, B.D., M.J. Barrington, and M. Davis, Using an international clinical registry of regional anesthesia to identify targets for quality improvement. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2014. 39(6): p. 487-95.

Hawthorne, W.J., E.J. Salvaris, P. Phillips, J. Hawkes, D. Liuwantara, H. Burns, H. Barlow, A.B. Stewart, S.B. Peirce, M. Hu, A.M. Lew, S.C. Robson, M.B. Nottle, A.J. D'Apice, P.J. O'Connell, and P.J. Cowan, Control of IBMIR in neonatal porcine islet xenotransplantation in baboons. Am J Transplant, 2014. 14(6): p. 1300-9.

Watson, M.J., D.M. Wong, R. Kluger, A. Chuan, M.D. Herrick, I. Ng, D.J. Castanelli, L. Lin, A.K. Lansdown, and M.J. Barrington, Psychometric evaluation of a direct observation of procedural skills assessment tool for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Anaesthesia, 2014. 69(6): p. 604-12.

Slater, R.J., D.J. Castanelli, and M.J. Barrington, Learning and teaching motor skills in regional anesthesia: a different perspective. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2014. 39(3): p. 230-9.

Barrington, M.J., W. Morrison, T. Sutherland, V.S. Tay, and J.C. Watson, Case Scenario: Postoperative Brachial Plexopathy Associated with Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade: Localizing Postoperative Nerve Injury. Anesthesiology, 2014.

Abell, D.J. and M.J. Barrington, Pneumothorax after ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: presenting features, risk, and related training. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2014. 39(2): p. 164-7.

Scott, D.A., L.A. Evered, R.P. Gerraty, A. MacIsaac, J. Lai-Kwon, and B.S. Silbert, Cognitive dysfunction follows left heart catheterisation but is not related to microembolic count. Int J Cardiol, 2014. 175(1): p. 67-71.

Riedel, B., K. Browne, and B. Silbert, Cerebral protection: inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol, 2014. 27(1): p. 89-97.

Ironfield, C.M., M.J. Barrington, R. Kluger, and B. Sites, Are patients satisfied after peripheral nerve blockade? Results from an international registry of regional anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2014. 39(1): p. 48-55.

Myles, P.S., K. Leslie, M.T. Chan, A. Forbes, P.J. Peyton, M.J. Paech, W.S. Beattie, D.I. Sessler, P.J. Devereaux, B. Silbert, T. Schricker, S. Wallace, and A.T.G., The safety of addition of nitrous oxide to general anaesthesia in at-risk patients having major non-cardiac surgery (ENIGMA-II): a randomised, single-blind trial. Lancet, 2014. 384(9952): p. 1446-54.

Cottle, D.L., G.M. Ursino, S.C. Ip, L.K. Jones, T. Ditommaso, D.F. Hacking, N.E. Mangan, N.A. Mellett, K.J. Henley, D. Sviridov, C.A. Nold-Petry, M.F. Nold, P.J. Meikle, B.T. Kile, and I.M. Smyth, Fetal inhibition of inflammation improves disease phenotypes in harlequin ichthyosis. Hum Mol Genet, 2015. 24(2): p. 436-49.

Hacking, D.F., D. Best, Y. d'Udekem, C.P. Brizard, I.E. Konstantinov, J. Millar, and W. Butt, Elective Decompression of the Left Ventricle in Pediatric Patients May Reduce the Duration of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Artif Organs, 2014.

Cormack, J., C. Udovicich, and M. Richardson, Does continuous interscalene nerve blockage delay discharge following minimal invasive shoulder surgery? J Hosp Admin, 2014. 3(1).

Weinberg, L., S. Tay, V. Aykanat, R. Segal, C.O. Tan, P. Peyton, L. McNicol, and D.A. Story, Changing patterns in volatile anaesthetic agent consumption over seven years in Victorian public hospitals. Anaesth Intensive Care, 2014. 42(5): p. 579-83.

Evered, L., D. Scott, and B. Silbert, Response to Avidan and Evers (2011). J Alzheimer's Disease, 2014. epub 2 Feb 2014.

Evered, L.A., D.A. Scott, and B.S. Silbert, The devil is in the detail. Ann Thorac Surg, 2014. 98(1): p. 385.

Davidson, H. and J. Mitchell, Peripheral nerve blockade for anaesthesia in a patient with bullous pemphigoid. Anaesth Intensive Care, 2014. 42(5): p. 674-5.

Barrington, M.J. and G.L. Weinberg, Did preoperative fixation on choice of anesthetic confound assessment of alternative techniques? Anesthesiology, 2014. 121(5): p. 1131.

Phan, T.D., V. Nguyen, and B. Cowie, Fluid responsiveness in healthy volunteers: data precision and significance. Anaesthesia, 2014. 69(7): p. 789-90.

Slater, R.J., Standard kaolin-active thromboelastography cannot detect platelet inhibition by clopidogrel. Anesthesiology, 2013. 119(4): p. 992-3.



Barrington, M.J. and R. Kluger, Ultrasound guidance reduces the risk of local anesthetic systemic toxicity following peripheral nerve blockade. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2013. 38(4): p. 289-97.

Brahmbhatt, A. and M.J. Barrington, Quality Assurance in Regional Anesthesia: Current Status and Future Directions. Current Anesthesiology Reports, 2013. 3(4): p. 215-222.

Cowie, B., R. Kluger, and M. Kalpokas, Left ventricular volume and ejection fraction assessment with transoesophageal echocardiography: 2D vs 3D imaging. Br J Anaesth, 2013. 110(2): p. 201-6.

Dixon, B., R. Smith, D.J. Campbell, A. Tobin, A.E. Newcomb, A. Rosalion, K. Opeskin, H. Carter, D.A. Scott, and J.D. Santamaria, The effect of etanercept on lung leukocyte margination and fibrin deposition after cardiac surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2013. 188(6): p. 751-4.

Dwyer, K.M., A.R. Webb, H.S. Furniss, K.E. Anjou, J.M. Gibbs-Dwyer, D.B. McCombe, D.G. Grinsell, G.F. Dickinson, R.A. Williams, P.A. Russell, D.A. Scott, C. Baker, S.J. Vogrin, R.G. Langham, H.I. Opdam, and W.A. Morrison, First hand transplant procedure in Australia: outcome at 2 years. Med J Aust, 2013. 199(4): p. 285-7.

Evered, L., D. Scott, and B. Silbert, The anesthesiology, surgery and cognition professional interest area of the Alzheimer's association international society to advance Alzheimer's research and treatment--inaugural satellite symposium and featured research session report. Anesth Analg, 2013. 116(4): p. 953-4 [R].

Evered, L., Dissecting the possible influences of anesthesia and surgery on Alzheimer’s disease. Neurodegen. Dis. Manage., 2013. 3(2): p. 115-122.

Medi, C., L. Evered, B. Silbert, A. Teh, K. Halloran, J. Morton, P. Kistler, and J. Kalman, Subtle post-procedural cognitive dysfunction after atrial fibrillation ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2013. 62(6): p. 531-9.

Scott, D.A., B.S. Silbert, and L.A. Evered, Anesthesia and Alzheimer's disease: time to wake up! Int Psychogeriatr, 2013. 25(3): p. 341-4.

Silbert, B.S., L.A. Evered, D.A. Scott, S. Rahardja, R.P. Gerraty, and P.F. Choong, Review of Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound to Detect Microemboli during Orthopedic Surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 2013.

Cormack, J., C. Udovicich, and M. Richardson, Does continuous interscalene nerve blockage delay discharge following minimal invasive shoulder surgery? J Hosp Admin, 2014. 3(1).

Koziol, J., R. Gertler, C. Manlhiot, B. McCrindle, H. Holtby, C.A. Caldarone, and K. Taylor, The effect of intraoperative hypotension on the outcomes of initial hybrid palliation for single ventricle congenital heart disease: an historical cohort study. Can J Anaesth, 2013. 60(5): p. 465-70 [O].

Mitchell, J.A., Redheads and anaesthesia. Anaesth Intensive Care, 2013. 41(1): p. 124; author reply 124-5 [L].

Slater, R.J., Standard kaolin-active thromboelastography cannot detect platelet inhibition by clopidogrel. Anesthesiology, 2013. 119(4): p. 992-3.

Wong, D.M. and M.J. Barrington, Making the objective assessment tool more objective Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2013. 38(1): p. 69 [L].



Barrington MJ. International registries of regional anesthesia: are we ready to collaborate in virtual departments of anesthesiology? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012; 37(5): 467-9.

Barrington MJ, Wong DM, Slater B, Ivanusic JJ, Ovens M. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia: how much practice do novices require before achieving competency in ultrasound needle visualization using a cadaver model. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012; 37(3): 334-9.

Cowie B. Focused transthoracic echocardiography predicts perioperative cardiovascular morbidity. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012; 26(6): 989-93.

Cowie B, Corcoran P. Postanesthesia care unit discharge delay for nonclinical reasons. J Perianesth Nurs. 2012; 27(6): 393-8.

Cowie B, Kluger R, Kalpokas M. Left ventricular volume and ejection fraction assessment with transoesophageal echocardiography: 2D vs 3D imaging. Br J Anaesth. 2012.

Cowlishaw PJ, Scott DM, Barrington MJ. The role of regional anaesthesia techniques in the management of acute pain. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2012; 40(1): 33-45.

Heard GC, Sanderson PM, Thomas RD. Barriers to adverse event and error reporting in anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2012; 114(3): 604-14.

Scott DA, Silbert BS, Evered LA. Anesthesia and Alzheimer's disease: time to wake up! Int Psychogeriatr. 2012: 1-4.

Crowley C, Dowsey MM, Quinn C, Barrington M, Choong PF. Impact of regional and local anaesthetics on length of stay in knee arthroplasty. ANZ J Surg. 2012; 82(4): 207-14.

10. Ng MD, Manikappa S. Postpartum seizure and ischaemic stroke following dural puncture and epidural blood patch. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2012; 40(2): 347-51.

Hacking DF, Gibson AM, Robertson C, Doyle LW. Respiratory function at age 8-9 after extremely low birthweight or preterm birth in Victoria in 1997. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012.

Harley I, Hore P, editors. Anaesthesia - An Introduction. Fifth ed. Melbourne: IP Communications; 2012.



Baker PA, Flanagan BT, Greenland KB, Morris R, Owen H, Riley RH, Runciman WB, Scott DA, Segal R, Smithies WJ, Merry AF. Equipment to manage a difficult airway during anaesthesia. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39(1):16-34.

Barrington MJ, Snyder GL. Neurologic complications of regional anesthesia. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2011;24(5):554-60.

Choate K, McDonald W, Scott D. Pain management. Aust Nurs J 2011;18(11):40.

Cowie B. Three years' experience of focused cardiovascular ultrasound in the peri-operative period. Anaesthesia 2011;66(4):268-73.

Cowie B, Kluger R. Evaluation of systolic murmurs using transthoracic echocardiography by anaesthetic trainees. Anaesthesia 2011.

Cowie BS. Does the pulmonary artery catheter still have a role in the perioperative period? Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39(3):345-55.

Dixon B, Nixon I, Kenny J, Newcomb AE, Rosalion A, Opeskin K, Stamaratis G, Silbert BS, Said S, Santamaria JD, Campbell DJ. Aprotinin, but not tranexamic acid, is associated with increased pulmonary microvascular fibrin deposition after cardiac surgery. Thromb Res 2011;127(3):272-4.

Evered L, Scott DA, Silbert B, Maruff P. Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Is Independent of Type of Surgery and Anesthetic. Anesth Analg 2011;112(5):1179 -85.

Evered LA, Silbert BS, Scott DA, Maruff P, Ames D, Choong PF. Preexisting cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment in subjects presenting for total hip joint replacement. Anesthesiology 2011;114(6):1297-304.

Lee CT, Farrell S, Silbert BS. Concurrent intracardiac metastasis in a patient with intestinal perforation. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39(3):496-8.

Leslie K, Myles PS, Chan MT, Forbes A, Paech MJ, Peyton P, Silbert BS, Williamson E. Nitrous oxide and long-term morbidity and mortality in the ENIGMA trial. Anesth Analg 2011;112(2):387-93.

Macintyre PE, Loadsman JA, Scott DA. Opioids, ventilation and acute pain management. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 2011;39(4):545-58.

Myles PS, Peyton P, Silbert B, Hunt J, Rigg JR, Sessler DI. Perioperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery for cancer and recurrence-free survival: randomised trial. BMJ 2011;342:d1491.

Phan TD, Kluger R, Wan C, Wong D, Padayachee A. A comparison of three minimally invasive cardiac output devices with thermodilution in elective cardiac surgery. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39(6):1014-21.

Silbert B, Evered L, Scott DA. Cognitive decline in the elderly: is anaesthesia implicated? Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2011;25(3):379-93.

Soo JC, Lacey S, Kluger R, Silbert BS. Defining intra-operative hypotension - a pilot comparison of blood pressure during sleep and general anaesthesia*. Anaesthesia 2011;66(5):354-60.

Kluger R. Common Diagnostic Pitfalls and Cardiac Masses. In: Sidebotham D, Merry AF, Legget M, Edwards M, editors. Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Second ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011:87 - 100.

Kluger R, Kalpokas M. Prosthetic Valves. In: Sidebotham D, Merry AF, Legget M, Edwards M, editors. Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Second ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011:203 - 20.

Scott D, Sutton D. Image Planes and Standard Views. In: Sidebotham D, Merry AF, Legget M, Edwards M, editors. Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Second ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011:32 - 50.

Barrington M. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia. ANZCA Bulletin, 2011:35.

Cowie B. Focussed transthoracic echocardiography in the perioperative period - Reply. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2011;39(2):307-08.

Cowie B, McGlade D, Barrington M. Ultrasound Guided Paravertebral Blockade - In Response. Anesth Analg 2011;112(4):990-91.

Macintyre PE, Trinca J, Sartain J, Schug SA, Scott D. The national Inpatient Medication and Adult Deterioration Detection System Charts: Notes of Caution. ANZCA Bulletin, 2011:42-43.

Silbert B, Scott D, Evered L, Maruff P. The needle has been blunt for 20 years. Int Psychogeriatr 2011;23(2):330-1.

Blair MT, Heard G. Neuraxial anaesthesia in MELAS syndrome. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39(6):1152-3.



Cowie B, McGlade D, Ivanusic J, Barrington MJ. Ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral blockade: a cadaveric study. Anesth Analg. 2010; 110(6): 1735-9.

Cowie BS. Focused transthoracic echocardiography in the perioperative period. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2010; 38(5): 823-36.

Cowie BS, Allen KJ, Said SA, Inder WJ. Anti-emetic doses of dexamethasone suppress cortisol response in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2010; 38(4): 667-70.

Dennis A, Arhanghelschi I, Simmons S, Royse C. Prospective observational study of serial cardiac output by transthoracic echocardiography in healthy pregnant women undergoing elective caesarean delivery. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2010; 19(2): 142-8.

Devapalasundarum A, Silbert BS, Evered L, Scott DA, MacIsaac AI, Maruff P. Cognitive function in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Heart Asia. 2010; 2: 75-9.

Dixon B, Nixon I, Kenny J, Newcomb AE, Rosalion A, Opeskin K, et al. Aprotinin, but not tranexamic acid, is associated with increased pulmonary microvascular fibrin deposition after cardiac surgery. Thromb Res. 2010.

Evered LA, Silbert BS, Scott DA. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction and aortic atheroma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010; 89(4): 1091-7.

Hebbard PD, Barrington MJ, Vasey C. Ultrasound-guided continuous oblique subcostal transversus abdominis plane blockade: description of anatomy and clinical technique. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010; 35(5): 436-41.

Ivanusic J, Cowie B, Barrington M. Undergraduate student perceptions of the use of ultrasonography in the study of "living anatomy". Anat Sci Educ. 2010; 3(6): 318-22.

Lee TH, Barrington MJ, Tran TM, Wong D, Hebbard PD. Comparison of extent of sensory block following posterior and subcostal approaches to ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2010; 38(3): 452-60.

Maclaren G, Kluger R, Connelly KA, Royse CF. Comparative Feasibility of Myocardial Velocity and Strain Measurements Using 2 Different Methods With Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010.



McIntyre PE, Scott DA. 2009. Acute Pain Management and Acute Pain Services in Cousin’s and Bridenbaugh’s Neural Blockade, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1036-1062

Phan T. 2009. The Utility of Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitors in Anaesthesia in Australasian Anaesthesia, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Melbourne, 155-9

Silbert B. 2009. Anaesthesia for Coronary Artery Surgery: Imperatives, Influences and Evolution in Australasian Anaesthesia, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Melbourne, 163-7

Mar G, Barrington M, McGuirk B. Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Limb and the Effect of Postoperative Analgesia on Diagnosis. British J Anaesthesia 2009;102 : 3-11

Jones S, Cormack J, Murphy M, Scott D. Parecoxib for Analgesia after Craniotomy. British J Anaesthesia 2009;102 : 76-79

Tran T, Ivanusic J, Hebbard P, Barrington M. Determination of Spread of Injectate after Ultrasound Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: a Cadaveric Study. British J Anaesthesia 2009;102 : 123-127

Coghlan M, Davies M, Hoy C et al. Antibacterial Activity of Epidural Infusions. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2009; 37:66-69

Golshevsky J, Cormack J. Laryngeal Mask Airway Device during Coiling of Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms. J Clinical Neuroscience 2009;16:104-105

Evered L, Silbert B, Scott D et al. Plasma Amyloid ?42 and Amyloid ?40 Levels are Associated with Early Cognitive Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery. Annals Of Thoracic Surgery 2009; 88: 1426

Cowie B. Focused Cardiovascular Ultrasound performed by Anesthesiologists in the Perioperative Period. Feasible and Alters patient Management. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2009;23: 450

Barrington M, Watts S, Gledhill S et al. A Prospective Audit of More Than 7000 Peripheral nerve Blocks for Neurological and Other Complications. Regional Analgesia and Pain Medicine 2009;34: 534

Wong D, Gledhill S, Thomas R, Barrington M. Sonographic Location of the Radial Nerve confirmed by Nerve Stimulation during Brachial Plexus Blockade. Regional Analgesia and Pain Medicine 2009;34;503

Barrington M, Ivanisic J, Rozen W, Hebbard P. Spread of Injectate after Ultrasound Guided Subcostal Transversus Abdominus Plane Block: a Cadaveric Study. Anaesthesia 2009; 64: 745

Silbert B, Myles P. Is Fast-Track Cardiac Anaesthesia now the Global Standard of Care. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2009;108:689

Barrington M, Liew D. Permanent Harm following Central Neural Blockade is Rare. ASRA News August 2009 :13



B. Silbert, L. Evered, D. Scott, C. McCutcheon, K Jamrozik Homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein are not Markers of Cognitive Impairment in patients with Major Cardiovascular Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Disorders. 2008; 25:309-316

M. Barrington, S. Lai, C. Briggs, J. Ivanusic and S. Gledhill Ultrasound-guided Midthigh Sciatic Nerve Block – A Clinical and Anatomical Study Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine 2008; 33: 369-376

M. Barrington and D. Scott Do We Need to ustify Epidural Analgesia Beyond Pain Relief. Lancet 2008; 372: 514-516

B. Silbert, L. Evered, D. Scott, T. Cowie The Apolopoprotein E 4 Allele is not Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction in cardiac Surgery Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2008; 86:841-848

David A Scott Progression of Acute to Chronic Pain. The size of the Problem Acute Pain 2008; 10: 175-176

D. Scott, W. McDonald Assessment, Measurement and History Clinical Pain Management 2E edPE.

Macintyre, SM. Walker, DJ Rowbotham 2008 D. Wong Essentials of Neuroanaesthesia and Neuro Intensive Care Gupta and Gleb Chapter 31Post Anaesthesia Care Unit

M. Barrington, D. Olive, C. McCutcheon, S. Scarff et al Stimulating Catheters for Continuous Femoral Nerve Blockade After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A. Randomized Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2008; 106:1316-1321

Rozen W, Tran T, Ashton M, Barrington M, Ivanusic J, Taylor G. Refining the Course of the Thoracolumbar Nerves: A New Understanding of the Innervation of the Anterior Abdominal Wall. Clinical Anatomy 2008; 21:325-333

P. Myles, J. Smith, J. Knight, J. Cooper, B. Silbert et al. Aspirin and Tranexamic Acid for Coronary Artery Surgery (ATACAS) Trial: Rationale and Design. American Heart Journal 2008; 155:224-230

T. Phan, H. Ismail, A. Heriot, K. Ho Improving periopertaive outcomes: Fluid Optimization with the Esophageal Doppler Monitor, A Metaanalysis and Review Journal of American College of Surgeons 2008; 207:935-941

A. Chia, M. Irwin, P. Lee, T. Lee, A. Man Comparison of Stress in Anaesthetic Trainees between Hong Kong and Victoria Australia. Anaesth Intensive care 2008: 36: 855-862



Cormack J, Hui R, Olive D, Said S“ Comparison of Two Ventilation Techniques during General Anaesthesia for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy; High Frequency Jet Ventilation versus Spontaneous ventilation with a Laryngeal Mask Airway” Urology 2007; 70:7-10

Myles P, Leslie K, Chan M, Forbes A, Paech M, Peyton P, Silbert B, Pascoe E and the ENIGMA Trial Group Avoidance of Nitrous Oxide for Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. A Randomized Controlled Trial Anesthesiology 2007;107: 221-31

Molnar R, Emery G, Choong P. Anaesthesia for Hemipelvectomy – A series of 49 cases Anaesth Intensive Care 2007; 35: 536-543

Deam R, Kluger R, Barrington M, McCutcheon C. Investigation of a new echogenic needle for use with ultrasound peripheral nerve blocks. Anaesth Intensive Care 2007; 35: 582-586

Davies M Periopertaive epidural anaesthesia and analgesia-an appraisal of its role Anaesth Intensive care 2007; 35:593-600

LaFerlita B Perioperative paraplegia coincident with single shot spinal anaesthesia Anaesth Intensive Care 2007; 35: 605-607

Cameron C, Scott D, McDonald W, Davies M A review of Neuraxial Epidural MorbidityExperience of More Than 8,000 Cases at a Single Teaching Hospital Anesthesiology 2007; 106: 997-1002

Costello T, Thomas R, Hong L IHAST II and the Response of Neuroanaesthetists Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 14 (2007) 322-327

Jones S, Scott D, Watson R, Morrison W. Milrinone does not improve free flap survival in microvascular surgery Anaesth Intensive Care 2007;35:720-725

Silbert B, Scott D, Evered L, Lewis M, Maruff P. Pre-existing cognitive Impairment in Patients Scheduled for elective Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2007; 104:1023-1028

Scarff C, Scarff C Digital Nerve Blocks: More Gain with Less Pain Australian J of Dermatology 2007; 48: 60-61

Allen K Dexamethasone: An All Purpose Agent? Australasian Anaesthesia 2007. P65-70

Slater R Rethinking Anaesthetic Consent Australasian Anaesthesia 2007. P111-116

Thomas R, Hart G Anaesthesia and Health Informatics Australasian Anaesthesia 2007, P131-138

Golshevsky J, Karel K, Teale G Phaeochromocytoma causing acute pulmonary oedema during emergency caesarean section Anaesth Intensive Care 2007; 35:423-427

Baker A, Rutherford D, Myles P Accuracy of dilution of morphine for inteathecal use Anaesth Intenive Care 2007; 35: 378-381



Lewis M, Maruff P, Silbert B, Evered L. Scott D. The Sensitivity and Specificity of Three Common Statistical Rules for the Classification of Post-operative Cognitive Dysfunction Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2006; 50:50-57

Kwok A, Silbert B, Allen K, Bray P, Vidovitch J Bilateral Vocal Cord Palsy During Carotid Endarterectomy under Cervical Plexus Block Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2006; 102:376-377

McCutcheon C, Orme R, Scott D, Davies M, McGlade D. A Comparison of Desmedetomidine versus Conventional Therapy for Sedation and Hemodynamic Control during Carotid Endarterectomy Performed under Regional Anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2006; 102:668-675

Soh M, Deam RK, Kluger R. 10,000 Reasons to Step Out – Exercise Patterns and Pedometer Evaluation of Consultant Anaesthetists. Anaesth Intensive Care 2006; 34:347-352

Silbert BS, Scott DA, Evered LA, Lewis MS, Kalpokas M, Maruff P, Myles PS, Jamrozik K. A Comparison of the Effect of High- and Low-dose Fentanyl on the Incidence of Post-operative Cognitive Dysfunction after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in the Elderly Anesthesiology 2006; 104:1137-45

Lewis MS, Maruff P, Silbert BS, Evered LA, Scott DA. Detection of Post-operative Cognitive Decline After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery is Affected by the Number of Neuropsychological Tests in the Assessment Battery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006; 81:2097-2104

MacLaren G, Kluger R, Prior D, Royse A, Royce C. Tissue Doppler, Strain, and Strain Rate Echocardiography: Principles and Potential Peri-operative Applications. J Cardothor Vasc Anesthesia 2006; 20(4): 583-593

Griffiths J, McCutcheon C, Silbert B, Maruff P. A prospective Observational Study of the Effect of Night Duty on the Cognitive Function of Anaesthetic Registrars. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2006; 34:621-628

Kluger R, Singh D. Epsilon – Aminocaproic Acid Does Not Reduce Blood Transfusions Following Cardiac Surgery Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Medicine 2006; 10:149-151

MacIntyre P, Schug S, Scott D. Acute Pain Management: The Evidence Grows Editorial In Medical Journal of Australia 2006; 184:101-102

Walker S, MacIntyre P, Visser E, Scott D. Acute Pain Management Current Best Evidence Provides Guide for Improved Practice Pain Medicine 2006; 7: 3-5

Grodski S, Jung C, Kertes P, Davies M. Banting S. Phaeochromocytoma in Pregnancy Internal Medicine Journal 36; 2006:604-606

Costello TG, Webb P. Anaesthesia for Robot-Assisted Anatomic Prostatectomy Experience at a Single Institution. Anaesth Intensive Care 2006; 34: 787-792



Domaingue C. Anaesthesia for Neurosurgery in the Sitting Position: A Practical Approach. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2005; 33:323-331

Domaingue C. Neurosurgery in the Sitting Position: A Case Series. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2005; 33:332-335

Cormack J, Orme R, Costello T The Role of ? 2 Agonists in Neurosurgery Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2005; 12:375-378

Costello T, Cormack J, Mather L, LaFerlita B, Murphy M, Harris K. Plasma Leuobupovacaine Concentrations Following Scalp Clock in Patients Undergoing Awake Craniotomy. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 94:848-851

Barrington M, Kluger R, Watson R, Scott D, Harris K. Epidural Anaesthesia for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Compared with General Anaesthesia Alone Does Not Reduce Biochemical Markers of Myocardial damage. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2005; 100:921-928

Lewis M, Maruff P, Silbert B Examination of the use of Cognitive Domains in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005; 80:910-917

Barrington M, Olive D, Low K, Scott D, Brittain J, Choong P. Continuous Femoral Nerve Blockade or Epidural Analgesia After Total Knee Replacement: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2005; 101:1824-1829

Lewis M, Maruff P, Silbert B, Evered L, Scott D. The Sensitivity and Specificity of Three Common Statistical Rules for the Classification of Post-operative Cognitive Dysfunction Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2006; 50:50-57

Heard G. Errors in Medicine: A Human Factors Perspective Australasian Anaesthesia 2005: 1-12

Olive D. Don’t Get Sucked In: Anaesthesia for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Australasian Anaesthesia 2005: 85-96

Mitchell J. The Future of Selective COX Inhibitors Australasian Anaesthesia 2005; 59-64

Low K. The COX-2 Dilemma Australasian Anaesthesia 2005; 53-58

Cormack J, Costello T. Awake Craniotomy: Anaesthetic Guidelines and Recent Advances Australasian Anaesthesia 2005; 77-84

Thomson B, Moulton C, Davies M, Banting S. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma with Caution Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2004; 74: 429-433

Hee C, Cormack J, Briggs R Laser Stapedectomy Under Local Anaesthesia with Sedation: A series of 66 cases Australian Journal of Otolaryngology 2005; 8:15-18

Todd M, Hindman B, Clarke W, Torner J, and IHAST Investigators (Costello T) Mild Intraoperative Hypothermia During Surgery for Intracranial Aneurysm The New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 352:135-145

Blake D, Scott D, Angus J, Wright C Synergy between Intrathecal W-Conotoxin CVID and Dexmedetomidine to Attenuate Mechanical Hypersensitivity in the Rat. European Jounral of Pharmacology 2005; 506:221-227

Wang Y, Mitchell J, Moriyama K et al Age-Dependant Morphine Tolerance Development in the Rat. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2005; 100:1733-1739

Schug S, MacIntyre P, Power I, Scott D, Visser E, Walker S. The Scientific Evidence in Acute Pain Management. Acute Pain 2005 7, 161-165



Costello T, Cormack J, Hoy C, Wyss A, Braniff V, Martin K, Murphy M. Plasma Ropivacaine Levels Following Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomy J. Neurosurgical Anesthesiology 2004;16:147-150

Costello T, Cormack J Anaesthesia for Awake Craniotomy – A Modern Approach J. Clinical Neuroscience 2004;11: 16-19

Davies MJ, McGlade DP, Banting SW A Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic Approaches to Adrenalectomy in Patients’ with Phaeochromocytoma Anaesth and Intensive Care 2004;32: 224-229

Grauer RP, Thomas RD, Tronson MD, Heard GC, Diacon M Preoperative use of Herbal Medicines and Vitamin Supplements Anaesth Intensive Care 2004;32: 173-177

Lewis M, Maruff P and Silbert B Statistical and Conceptual Issues in Defining Post-operative Cognitive Dysfunction Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 2004:28(4); 433-440

Silbert BS, Maruff P, Evered L, Scott D, Kalpokas M, Martin K, Lewis M, Myles P Detection of Cognitive Decline After Coronary Surgery: A Comparison of Computerised and Conventional Tests British Journal of Anaesthesia 2004; 92: 814-820

Scott DA, Wright C, Angus J Evidence that CB-1 and CB-2 Cannabinoid Receptors Mediate Antinociception in Neuropathic Pain in the Rat Pain 2004; 109:124-131

Myles PS, Leslie K, Silbert B, Paech MJ, Peyton P A Review of the Risks and Benefits of Nitrous Oxide in Current Anaesthetic Practice Anaesth Intensive Care 2004: 32: 165-172

Ning Lia, Shi-Yi Weia, Long-Chuan Yua, Kumi Moriyamab, James Mitchell and Pamela Pierce Palmer Role of Nociceptin in the Modulation of Nociception in the Arcuate Nucleus of Rats Brian Research 2004; 1025(1-2): 67-74

Wang Y, Mitchell J, Sharma M, Gabriel K, Moriyamab K, Pierce-Palmer P Leukotrienes Mediate 5-Hydroxytryptamine-induced Plasma Extravasation in the Rat Knee joint via CysLT-type Receptors Inflammation Research 2004; 53: 66-71



Kalpokas MV, Nixon IK, Kluger R, Beilby DS, Silbert BS Carbon Dioxide field flooding versus mechanical de-airing during open-heart surgery: a prospective randomised controlled trial. Perfusion 2003; 18:291-294

Kluger R, Olive DJ, Stewart AB, Blyth CM Epsilon-aminocaproic acid in coronary artery bypass graft surgery Anesthesiology 2003; 99: 1263-9

Grauer R. Herbal medicine and perioperative care – An Australian perspective Australasian Anaesthesia 2003:105-115

Book Chapter written in: Practical perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography Sidebotham D, Merry A, Leggett M. The Chapters are as follows: “The role of peri-operative TOE” D. Scott “Image Planes and standard views” D. Scott “Common diagnostic pitfalls and cardiac masses” R. Kluger “Prosthetic values” R. Kluger, M. Kalpokas

Peyton P, Rigg J, Jamrozik K, Myles P, Silbert B, Parsons R. “The Master Trial has successfully addressed requirements of protocols for large trials”. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2003; 97:922-933

Peyton R, Rigg J, Jamrozik K, Myles P, Silbert B, Parsons R. “Response to: Need for an updated overview to assess the benefits of epidurals”. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2003; 97:923-924

Peyton P, Myles P, Silbert R, Rigg J, Jamrozik K, Parsons R. “Perioperative epidural analgesia and outcome after major abdominal surgery in high risk patients”. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2003; 96:548-554

Blake D, Wright C, Scott D, Angus J “Cardiovascular reflex responses after intrathecal – Conotoxins or dexmedetomidine in the rabbit.” Clinical and experimental pharmacology and physiology 2003; 30:82-87

Jones S, Kinsella S, Donald F “Comparison of measured and estimated angles of table tilt as caesarean section British Journal of Anaesthesia 2003; 90:86-87

Deam R, McCutcheon C Management Choices for the Difficult Airway Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 2003; 50:623

Vote D, Vann R. DAN USA Ascent Rate Study South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 2003; 33:25

McGlade D, Slinger P The Elective Combined Use of a Double Lumen Tube and Endobronchial Blocker to Provide Selective Lobar Isolation for Lung Resection following Contralateral Lobectomy Anesthesiology 2003; 99:1021-1022



McCutcheon C, Hennessy B Systemic Reperfusion Injury During Arm Replantation Requiring Intraoperative Amputation Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30:71-73

Davies M, Arhanghelschi I, Grauer R, Heard G, Scott D Anaesthesia for Endoluminal Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30:167-170

Iatrou C, Domaingue C, Thomas R, Nye D The effect of selective brain cooling on intracerebral temperature during craniotomy Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30:167-170

Davies MJ Minimising Intra-operative Blood Loss Transfusion and Apheresis Science 2002; 27:55-57

Scott DA, Silbert BS, Doyle T, Blyth C, Borton M, O’Brien J et al. Centrifucal Versus Roller Head Pumps for Cardiopulmonary Bypass; Effect on Early Neuropsychological Outcomes After Coronary Surgery J. Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2002; 16:715-722

Davies MJ, Cook R, Quach K Transient Lumbar Pain After 5% Hyperbaric Lignocaine Spinal Anaesthesia in Patients Having Minor Vascular Surgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30:782-785

Watts A, Wyss A, Gelb A. Phenylephrine Increases Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Without Increasing Intracranial Pressure in Rabbits with Balloon Elevated Intracranial Pressure J. of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology 2002; 14:31-34

Rigg J, Jamrozik K, Myles P, Silbert B, Peyton P, Parsons R, Collins K and the Master Trial Study Group. Epidural Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Outcome of Major Surgery: A Randomized Trial The Lancet 2002; 359:1276-1282

Covan P, Amiman A, Barlow H et al (including Stewart A) Protective Effects of Recombinant Human Antithrombin III in Pig-to Primate renal xenotransplantation American Journal of Transplantation 2002; 2:520-525

Scurra N, Ross A, Solly M Peripartum Management of a Patient with Dopamine Beta-hydroxylase Deficiency, a Rare Congenital Cause of Dysaytonomia Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30:484-486

Collie A, Darby D, Falleti M, Silbert B, Maruff P Determining the Extent of Cognitive Change After Coronary Surgery: A Review of Statistical Procedures. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2002; 73:2005-2011

Scott DA, Wright CE, Angus JA Actions of Intrathecal omega-conotoxins CVID, GVIA, MVIIA and Morphine in Acute and Neuropathic pain in the Rat. European Journal of Pharmacology 2002; 451:279-286

Jones SJ, Dinsmore J Effect of Diclofenac on Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity in Patients with Supratentorial Tumours British Journal of Anaesthetists 2002; 89:762-764



Scott D, Silbert B, Blyth C, O’Brien J, Santamaria J Blood Loss in Elective Coronary Artery Surgery: A Comparison of Centrifugal versus Roller Pump Heads during Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J. Cardio Thor Vasc Anes 2001; 15:322-325

Davies M Minimising Intra-operative Homologous Transfusions Transfusion and Aphresis Science 2001; 24:145

Scott D Ropivacaine for Post-operative Epidural Analgesia Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 2001; 5:64-69

McGlade D, Poon A, Davies M The use of a Questionnaire and Simple Exercise Test in the Preoperative Assessment of Vascular Surgery Patients Anaesth Intensive Care 2001;29: 520-526

Silbert B, Santamaria J, Kelly W, O’Brien J, Blyth C, Wong M, Allen N Early Extubation after Cardiac Surgery: Emotional status in the Early Postoperative Period J Cardio Thor Vasc Anes 2001; 15: 439-444

Silbert B, Scott D, Doyle T, Blyth et al Neuropsychological Testing within 18 hours after Cardiac Surgery J Cardio Thor Vasc Anes 2001; 15: 20-24

Wilson M, Kruger J, Thomas R, Andreoli T Redesigining the Preadmission Process to meet today’s demands International Hospital Comparison 2001;4: 205-219

Linger R, Popovic R, Sullivan B, Gregory G, Bickler P Effects of neuroprotective cocktails on Hippocampal Neurone Death in an Invitro Model of Cerebral Ischaemia J. of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology 2001; 13: 19-25

Vote D, Doar P, Moon R, Toffaletti J Measurement of Plasma Glucose under Hyperbaric Oxygen Conditions Clinica Chimica ACTA 2001; 305: 81-87

Vote D Blood Sugar Levels and Hyperbaric Oxygen South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 2001; 31: 81-82



Kluger R Protection from Myocardial Ischaemia in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery Australasian Anaesthesia 2000; 79-90

Harley I, Hore P, Rosewarne F An Introduction to Anaesthesia 1st book published by member of the Department

Popovic R, Linger R, Bickler P Anesthetics and Mild Hypothermia similarly prevent Hippocampal Neurone Death in an Invitro Model of Cerebral Ischaemia Anesthesiology 2000; 92: 1343-1349

Vote D, Doar P, Moon R, Toffaletti J Measurement of Plasma Glucose under Hyprbaric Oxygen Conditions South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 2000; 30: 182-186

Royce C, Barrington M, Royce A Transoesophageal Echocardiography Values for LVED Area and Pulmonary Vein and Mitral Inflow Doppler Velocities in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. J Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2000; 14: 130-132

Cowan P et al (incl Stewart A) Renal Xenografts from Triple-transgenic Pigs are not Hyperacutely Rejected but cause Coagulopathy in Non-Immunosuppressed Baboons. Transplantation 2000; 69: 2504-2515

Chen Z, Wright G, White A, Kluger R Acute laryngeal oedema and the Yellow Nail Syndrome Heart, Lung and Circulation 2000; 9: 36-38

Kochs E and the Remifentanil Study Group (incl Molnar R) Postoperative pain management and recovery after remifentanil-based anaesthesia with isoflurane or propofol for major abdominal surgery British Journal of Anaesthesia 2000; 84: 169-173

Rigg J, Jamrozik K, Myles P, Silbert B et al Design of the Multicenter Australian Study of Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia in Major Surgery: The MASTER Trial Controlled Clinical Trials 2000; 21: 244-256

Barwood S, Wilson J, Molnar R, Choong P The incidence of acute Cardiorespiratory and Vascular Dysfunction following Untramedullary nail Fixation of Femoral Metastasis Acta Orthop Scand 2000; 71: 147-152



Scott DA, Blake D, Buckland M, Etches R, Halliwell R, Marsland C, Merridew G, Murphy D, Paech M, Schug SA, Turner G, Walker S, Huizar K, Gustafsson U. A comparison of epidural ropivacaine infusion alone and in combination with 1, 2, and 4 microg/mL fentanyl for seventy-two hours of postoperative analgesia after major abdominal surgery. Anesth Analg. 1999 Apr;88(4):857-64.



Davies MJ. Anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy: Regional Anaesthesia European Journal of Anaesthesiology 1998;15 (Suppl 17) 52-54

Sutton DC, Kluger R. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography impact on adult cardiac surgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive care 1998; 26:287-293

Silbert BS, Santamaria JD, O'Brien JL, Blyth CM, Kelly WJ, Molnar RR. Early extubation following coronary artery bypass. Surgery: A prospective randomised controlled trial. Chest 1998;113:1481-1488

McGlade D. Safe limits of perioperative haemodilution. Australian Anaesthesia 1998;105-1l1

McGlade D, Kalpokas M, Mooney R, Chamley D, Mark A, Torda T. A comparison of 0.5% ropivacaine and 0.5% bupivacaine for axillary brachial plexus anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive care 1998; 26:515-520

Emery C, Handley G, Davies M, Mooney P Incidence of phrenic nerve block and hypercapnia in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy under cervical plexus block. Anaesthesia and Intensive care 1998; 26:377-381

Wheelahan JM, Leskie K, Silbert BS. Epidural fentanyl reduces the shivering threshold during epidural lidocaine anesthesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1998; 87:587-590

Costello TG, Cormack JR. Clonidine premedication decreases hemodynamic responses to pin head-holder application during craniotomy. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1998; 86:1001-1004

Rigg L Cokis C, Collins K, Glass DD, Jamrozik K, Leslie K, Myles P, Peyton P, Poustie S, Silbert BS. Improving the evidence base for anaesthesia. MASTER Anaesthesia Trial Study Group. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1998; 26:658-661



Molnar RR. Fast track cardiac surgery-can the same quality be obtained at reduced costs? Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 1997;10:13-16

Molnar RR, Davies MJ Scott DA, Silbert BS, Mooney PH. Comparison of clonidine and epinephrine in lidocaine for cervical plexus block. Regional Anesthesia 1997; 22:137-142

Mezzatesta J, Scott D, Schweitzer S, Selander D. Continuous axillary brachial plexus block for postoperative pain relief. Regional Anesthesia 1997; 22:357-362

McGlade D, Kalpokas M, Mooney P, Buckland M, Vallipuram S, Hendrata M, Torda T. Comparison of 0.5% ropivacaine and 0.5% bupivacaine in lumbar epidural anaesthesia for lower limb orthopaedic surgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1997; 25:262-266

Handley GH, Silbert BS, Mooney PH, Schweitzer SA, Allen NB. Combined general and epidural anesthesia versus general anesthesia for major abdominal surgery: Post anesthesia recovery characteristics. Regional Anesthesia 1997; 22:435-441

Davies MJ, Silbert BS, Scott DA, Cook RJ, Mooney PH, Blyth C. Superficial and deep cervical plexus block for carotid artery surgery: A prospective study of 1000 blocks. Regional Anesthesia 1997; 22:442-446

Silbert B, Osgood P, Carr D. Burn Pain. In Anesthesia: Biologic Foundation Ed: Tony L. Yaksh.

Sutton DC. Accidental transtracheal imaging with a transoesophageal echocardiography probe. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1997; 85:760-762

Scott DA, Emanuelsson BM, Mooney PH, Cook RJ, Junestrand C. Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of long-term epidural ropivacaine infusion for postoperative analgesia. Anesth Analg 1997; 85:1322-30

Costello TG, Crowe H, Costello AJ. Laser prostatectomy versus transuretheral resection of the prostate for benign prostate hypertrophy: Comparative changes in haemoglobin and serum sodium. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1997; 25:493-496

Rocco AG, Philip JH, Boas RA, Scott DA. Epidural space as a starling resistor and elevation of inflow resistance in a diseased epidural space. Regional Anesthesia 1997; 22:167-177

Molnar RR, Pian-Smith MC. Spinal epidural and caudal anaesthesia Chapter 16.242-263 In: Clinical anesthesia procedure of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fifth Edition 1997: EDS Hurford W, Bailin M, Davison K, Haspel K, Roson C.



Davies MJ. Blood conservation in elective surgery. Emergency Medicine Supplement 1996;8:25-28

Shug SA, Scott DA, Payne J, Mooney PH, Hagglof B. Postoperative analgesia by continuous epidural infusion of ropivacaine after upper abdominal surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1996; 76:487-491

Turner G, Blake D, Buckland M, Chamley D, Dawson P, Goodchild C, Mezzatesta J, Scott DA, Sultana A, Walker S, Hendrata M, Mooney PH, Armstrong M. Continuous extradural infusion of ropivacaine for prevention of postoperative pain after major orthopaedic surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1996; 76:606-610

McGlade DP, Murphy PM, Davies MJ, Scott DA, Silbert BS. Comparative effects of plain and epinephrine-containing bupivacaine on the haemodynamic response to cervical plexus anesthesia in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Vol 10 No5 (August) 1996: 593-597

Camann W, Trunfio G, Kluger R, Steinbrook R. Automated ST-segment analysis during cesarean delivery: Effects of ECG filtering modality. Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia 1996; 8:564-567

Scott DA, Fox JA, Philip BK, Lind LJ, Cnaan A, Palleiko MA, Stelline JM, Philip JM. Detection of intravenous fluid extravasation using resistance measurements. Journal of Clinical Monitoring 1996; 12:325-330

Hanson EW, Neerhut RK, Lynch C. Mitral valve prolapse. Anesthesiology 1996; 85:178-195



Scott DA, Chamley DM, Mooney PH, Deam RK, Mark AH, Hagglof B. Epidural ropivacaine infusion for postoperative analgesia after lower abdominal surgery - A dose finding study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1995;81 :982-986

Davies MJ. Regional Anaesthesia for Vascular Surgery. IARS 1995. Review Course Lectures 37-40

Scott DA, Hore PJ Cannata J, Mason K, Treagus B, Mullaly J. A Comparison of albumin polygeline and crystalloid primary solutions for cardiopulmonary bypass in patients having coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Perfusion 1995;10:415-424

Goldberg MJ. Complication of cervical plexus block or fugue state. Anesthesia and Analgesia 1995;81:1108-9

Scott DA, Beilby DS, McClymont C. Postoperative Analgesia using epidural infusions of fentanyl with bupivacaine. Anesthesiology 1995;83:727-737



Zelcer J, Scott DA. "Simulators for training in anaesthesia" Bailliere’s Clinical Anaesthesiology 1994;8:625-635

Cook Russell. "Fluids and Fasting" Australasian Anaesthesia 1994

Goggin Paul. "Haemodynamic consequences of pneumoperitoneum". Australasian Anaesthesia 1994.

Costello TG, Cormack JR. The effect of clonidine premedication on haemodynamic responses to stimuli during neurosurgery: A preliminary report Australasian Journal of Neuroscience 1994;7:15-16



Davies MJ, McGlade DP. One hundred sciatic nerve blocks: A comparison of localisation techniques. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1993; 21:76-78

Scott DA, Beilby DS. Epidural catheter insertion. The effect of saline prior to threading in non obstetric patients. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1993; 21: 284-287

Scott DA, Davies MJ. Hypotension. Bailliere's Clinical Anaesthesiology 1993; 7:237-259

Davies MJ Mooney PH, Scott DA, Silbert BS, Cook RJ. Neurological changes during carotid endarterectomy under cervical block predict a high risk of post-operative stroke. Anesthesiology 1993; 78:829-833.

Davies MJ, Silbert BS, Mooney PH, Dysart RA, Meads AC. Combined epidural and general anaesthesia versus general anaesthesia for abdominal aortic surgery: A prospective randomised trial. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1993; 21:790-794

Deam RK, Scott DA. Neurological damage resulting from ESWL when air is used to locate the epidural space. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1993; 21:455-457



Ryan P, Schweitzer S, Woods R. Effect of epidural and general anaesthesia compared with general anaesthesia alone in large bowel anastomoses. European Journal of Surgery 158:45-49 (1992)

Davies MJ, Dysart RH, Silbert BS, Scott DA, Cook RJ. Prevention of tachycardia with atenolol pretreatment for carotid endarterectomy under cervical plexus blockade. Anaesth and Intens Care 20:161-164 (1992)

Leslie K Mooney F, Silbert BS. Effect of intravenous clonidine on the dose of thiopental required. to induce anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 75:530-535 (1992)

Williams D, Hore P, Latson T. Congestive cardiac failure. In: Post-operative critical care of the Massachusetts General Hospital 1992 2nd Ed. Pl55-176

Vacanti CA, Silbert BS, Vacanti FX. Fentanyl induced muscle rigidity as affected by pretreatments with amantadine hydrochloride. J. Clin. Anaes. (1992) 4:282-284



Schweitzer SA. Spurious pulse oximeter desaturation due to methaemoglobinaemia. Anaesthesia Intensive Care (1991) 19;269-271

Dawson AR, Dysart RH, Amerena JV, Braniff V, Davies MJ, Cronin KD, Mashford ML. Arterial lignocaine concentrations following cervical plexus blockade for carotid endarterectomy. Anaesthesia Intensive Care (1991) 19,197-200

Philip BK, Scott DA, Freiberger D, Gibbs R, Hunt C, Murray E. Butorphanol compared with fentanyl in general anaesthesia for ambulatory laparoscopy. Can J. Anaesth (1991), 38:2;183-186

Silbert BS, Lipkowski AW, Cepeda MS, Szyfelbein SK, Osgood PP, Carr DB. Enhanced potency of receptor-selective opioids after acute burn injury. Anaesthesia & Analgesia 1991; 73:427-33

Silbert BS, Lipkowski AW, Cepeda MS, Szyfelbein 5K, Osgood PP, Carr DB. Analgesic activity of a Novel Bivalent Opioid peptide compared to morphine via different routes of administration. Agents and Actions 1991; 33:382-387

Vacanti CA, Silbert BS, Vacanti FX. The effects of thiopental sodium on fentanyl-induced muscle rigidity in a human model. Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia 1991; 3:395-398

Carr DB, Lipkowski AW, Silbert BS. Biochemistry of the opioid peptides in Opioids in Anaesthesia II Ed. Estafanous F.1991:3-19

Cook RJ Neerhut R, Thomad DG. Does combined epidural lignocaine and fentanyl provide better anaesthesia for ESWL than lignocaine alone? Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (1991) 19;357-364

Zelcer J, White P, Chester S, Paull J, Molnar R. Intraoperative patient-controlled analgesia: An alternative to physician administration during Outpatient Monitored Anaesthesia Care. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 75:41-44 (1991)

Fisher MM, Baldo BA, Silbert BS. Anaphylaxis during anaesthesia: Use of radioimmunoassays to determine etiology and drug responsible in fatal cases. Anesthesiology 75:1112-1115 (1991)



Davies MJ. Crystalloid or colloid: Does it matter? J. Clinical Anesth. 1989: 1; 464-471

Davies MJ, Kluger R, Molnar R, Domaingue C, Silbert BS, Cronin KD, Koumoundouros E. Pre-bypass myocardial ischaemia in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1990; 18:53-57

Hore PJ Silbert BS, Cook RJ, Beilby DS. A double blind assessment of segmental sensory changes with epidural fentanyl, versus epidural saline in patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Anaesthesiology 1990; 72: 603-606

Davies MJ, Murrell GC, Cronin KD, Meads AC, Dawson A. Carotid endarterectomy under cervical plexus block - A prospective clinical audit. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1990; 18: 219-233

Zelcer J, White P. Monitored Anaesthesia Care. Anaesthesia 3rd edition Ronald D. Miller 190; 1321-1334

Davies MJ. The role of colloids in blood conservation. International Anesthesiology Clinics 1990; 28 No.4: 205-209

Cronin K. Aspirin, low dose heparin, anticoagulants and regional anaesthesia. Australasian Anaesthesia 1990: 35-38

Davies MJ. Major regional anaesthesia for the patient with cardiac disease. Australasian Anaesthesia 1990: 49-51

Davies MJ. Diagnosis and management of perioperative myocardial ischaemia. Australasian Anaesthesia 1990: 124-130



Silbert BS, Kluger R, Cronin KD, Koumoundouros E. The processed electroencephalogram may not detect neurological ischaemia during carotid endarterectomy. Anesthesiology 1989; 70:356-358

Silbert BS, Kluger R, Meads AC, Stasytis K. Double-blind trial comparing epidural lignocaine with epidural fentanyl for anaesthesia during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1989; 17: 9-15

Silbert BS, Koumoundouros E, Davies MJ Cronin KD. The use aperiodic analysis of the EEG during carotid artery surgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1989; 17: 16-23

Cook PT, Davies MJ, Beavis RF. Bed rest and post lumbar puncture headache. Anaesthesia 1989; 44: 489-491

Silbert BS, Koumoundouros E, Davies MJ, Cronin KD. Comparison of the processed electroencephalogram and neurological assessment during carotid endarterectomy. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1989; 17: 298-304

Ryan P, Schweitzer S, Collopy B, Taylor D. Combined epidural and general anaesthesia versus general anaesthesia in patients having colon and rectal anastomoses. ACTA Chirurgica Scandinavica 1989 Suppl 550: 146-151

Koumoundouros E, Silbert BS, Fambiatos A, Davies MJ Cronin KD, Cannata J. EEG monitoring using aperiodic analysis during carotid and open heart surgery. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 1989; 12: 149-154



Tyers MR, Russell WJ, Runciman WB. Electro-Cardiographic monitoring in anaesthesia. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1988; 16:66-69

Podolakin W, Wells DG. Precipitous bradycardia induced by laryngoscopy in cardiac surgical patients. Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal 1987; 34: 618-621

Domaingue CM, White AL. Right ventricular perforation in a patient with a pulmonary artery catheter. Journal of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia 1988; 11: 223

Silbert BS, Kluger R, Dixon GC, Berg I. Anaesthesia for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy at the Victorian Lithotripsy Service - the first 300 patients. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1988; 16: 310-317

Davies MJ. Spontaneous ventilation - the controversies. Australian Anaesthesia 1988; 57-61

Davies MJ. Pulse oximetry. Australasian Anaesthesia 1988: 149-153

Beavis R, Mullany C, Cronin KD, Scott DA, Treagus B, Zhikun Y, Worner M. An experimental in vivo study of the canine internal mammary artery and its response to vasoactive drugs. J. Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery 1988; 95: 1059-1066

Cade J, Davies M, Isbister J, Pearson I et al. Rational uses of serum albumin and stable plasma protein solution. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1987; 57

Wells D, Zelcer J, Wells G, Sherman G. A theoretical mechanism for massive supraglottic swelling following carotid endarterectomy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1988; 58:979-981

Silbert BS, Dixon GC, Kluger R, Berg J. Epidural opioids as anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in two patients with cardiac disease. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 1988; 35:624-627



Wells DG, Zelcer J, Podolakin W, Baker TG, Wilson AC, White AL. Cardiac arrest from pulmonary outflow tract obstruction due to double-lumen tube. Anesthesiology 1987; 66: 422-423

Zelcer J, Wells DG. Anaesthesia related recovery room complications. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1987; 15: 168-174

Cronin KD. Plasma volume expanders - An overview Developments in Biological Standardization 1987; 67: 113-118

Davies MJ. Polygeline. Developments in Biological Standardization 1987; 129-132

Wells DG, Podolakin W. Anaesthesia and Marfan’s syndrome: case Report. Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal 1987; 34: 311-314

Davies MJ, Cronin KC, Moran P, Mears L, Booth RJ. Autologous blood transfusion for major vascular surgery using the Sorenson receptal device. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1987; 15: 282-288

Davies MJ, Scott DA, Cook PT. Continuous monitoring of arterial oxygen saturation with pulse oximetry during spinal anaesthesia. Regional Anaesthesia 1987; 12: 63-69

Davies MJ. Perioperative hypertension. Lectures in Anesthesiology 1957; 2: 35-43

Davies MJ, Beavis RE, Worner MJ, Koumoundouros E. Reliability of estimation of pulmonary artery wedge pressures during coronary artery bypass surgery. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1987; 15: 402-406

Schweitzer SA, Morgan DJ. Plasma bupivacaine concentrations during postoperative continuous epidural analgesia. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1987; 15: 425-430

Wells DG, Podolakin W, Mohr M, Buxton B, Bray H. Nitrous oxide and cerebrospinal fluid markers of ischaemia following cardiopulmonary bypass. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1987; 15: 431-435



Tyers MR, Cronin KD. Airway obstruction following second operation for carotid endarterectomy. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1986; 14: 314-323

Cronin KD, Davies MJ, Domaingue CM, Worner MJ, Koumoundouros E. Radial artery cannulation - the influence of method on blood flow after decannulation. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1986; 14: 400-403

Cook PT, Davies MJ, Cronin KD, Moran P. A prospective randomised trial comparing spinal anaesthesia using hyperbaric cinchocaine with general anaesthesia for lower limb vascular surgery. Anaesthesia Intensive Care 1986; 14: 373-380

Beavis RE, Davies MJ. Hypothermia and multiple sclerosis. Anaesthesia 1986; 41: 1258-1259