Articles by Author: David G Bishop

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  1. Predicting spinal hypotension during Caesarean section

    Predicting spinal hypotension during Caesarean section

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Hypotension under spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section remains a common problem, with attendant maternal and foetal morbidity. This review examines some of the issues surrounding the prediction of spinal hypotension, including concerns about current evidence, the debate on the mechanism...
  2. Heart rate variability predicts 30-day all-cause mortality in intensive care units

    Heart rate variability predicts 30-day all-cause mortality in intensive care units

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Autonomic nervous function, as quantified by heart rate variability (HRV), has shown promise in predicting clinically important outcomes in the critical care setting; however, there is debate concerning its utility. HRV analysis was assessed as a practical tool for...
  3. Preoperative predictors of thrombocytopenia in Caesarean delivery: is routine platelet count testing necessary?

    Preoperative predictors of thrombocytopenia in Caesarean delivery: is routine platelet count testing necessary?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Peri-partum thrombocytopenia significantly impacts anaesthetic technique and increases the risk of perioperative bleeding. However, as less than 5% of normal pregnancies have significant thrombocytopenia, routine platelet testing incurs great cost for a relatively low yield. Determining whether clinical predictors,...
  4. Perioperative ARDS and lung injury: for anaesthesia and beyond

    Perioperative ARDS and lung injury: for anaesthesia and beyond

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Postoperative pulmonary complications are common and may be associated with significant cost. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening respiratory disease process characterised by hypoxaemia and reduced lung compliance, is one of the more serious pulmonary complications. The development of...
  5. Bookreviews

    Bookreviews

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
  6. Book Review

    Book Review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  7. Editorial

    Editorial

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  8. Editorial

    Editorial

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  9. Editorial

    Editorial

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  10. In Memory of P. F. Strawson (1919–2006)

    In Memory of P. F. Strawson (1919–2006)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    This note introduces papers presented at a 2007 conference in memory of Peter Strawson and published in this issue.