Publications by authors named "Mervyn Mer"

33Publications

Toward Respiratory Support of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Using Repurposed Kidney Hollow Fiber Membrane Dialysers to Oxygenate the Blood.

J Healthc Eng 2020 3;2020:8862645. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability, University of South Africa (UNISA), Florida, South Africa.

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November 2020

Core Outcome Measures for Trials in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Respiratory Failure, Multiorgan Failure, Shortness of Breath, and Recovery.

Crit Care Med 2021 Jan 5;Publish Ahead of Print. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Centre for Kidney Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Department of Nephrology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Sirio-Libanes, São Paulo, Brazil. College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Department of Medicine, Denver Health, Denver, CO. Crowe Associates, Oxon, United Kingdom. Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care, Denver Health, Denver, CO., School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz, Denver, CO. Editorial and Methods Department, Cochrane, London, United Kingdom. Cochrane Australia, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia. Department of Medicine, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Division of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Critical Care Centre, CHU Lille, Lille University, Lille, France. Nova Medical School, CHRC, New University of Lisbon, Polyvalent Intensive Care Unit, Sao Francisco Xavier Hospital, CHLO, Lisbon, Portugal. Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Research Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China. Evidence Based Child Health Group, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Westmead, NSW, Australia. Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, Nedlands, WA, Australia. Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. Department of Pulmonology Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, CIBERESUCICOVID, IDIBAPS, ICREA, Barcelona, Spain. Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Evidence-Based Medicine Center, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.

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January 2021

Correction to: Severe malaria. Current concepts and practical overview: What every intensivist should know.

Intensive Care Med 2020 Jul;46(7):1518-1519

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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July 2020

Severe malaria. Current concepts and practical overview: What every intensivist should know.

Intensive Care Med 2020 05 28;46(5):907-918. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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May 2020

Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of mucormycosis: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 12 5;19(12):e405-e421. Epub 2019 Nov 5.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

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December 2019

Investigation of physical and functional impairments experienced by people with active tuberculosis infection: A feasibility pilot study.

Afr J Disabil 2019 13;8(0):515. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Wits-University of Queensland Critical Care Infection Collaboration Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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August 2019

A review of -multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a neonatal unit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

BMC Pediatr 2019 09 7;19(1):320. Epub 2019 Sep 7.

Infection control, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa.

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September 2019

Perceived differences between intensivists and infectious diseases consultants facing antimicrobial resistance: a global cross-sectional survey.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Jul 21;38(7):1235-1240. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Medicine, Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Heath Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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July 2019

Patient and family engagement in the ICU: Report from the task force of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.

J Crit Care 2018 12 8;48:251-256. Epub 2018 Sep 8.

Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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December 2018

Limiting consumption in tuberculosis: current concepts in anti-tuberculosis treatment in the critically ill patient.

Intensive Care Med 2018 Dec 11;44(12):2229-2231. Epub 2018 May 11.

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria.

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December 2018

The critically ill patient with tuberculosis in intensive care: Clinical presentations, management and infection control.

J Crit Care 2018 06 13;45:184-196. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Department of Medicine, Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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June 2018

The long sepsis journey in low- and middle-income countries begins with a first step...but on which road?

Crit Care 2018 03 9;22(1):64. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Kepler University Hospital, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria.

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March 2018

Nesfatin-1 and visfatin expression is associated with reduced atherosclerotic disease risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Peptides 2018 04 21;102:31-37. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Rheumatology Division, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universitair Ziekenhuis, Brussel, Belgium. Electronic address:

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April 2018

The forgotten value of the clinical examination to individualize and guide fluid resuscitation in patients with sepsis.

Crit Care 2017 12 19;21(1):306. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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December 2017

Core elements of general supportive care for patients with sepsis and septic shock in resource-limited settings.

Intensive Care Med 2017 11 15;43(11):1690-1694. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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November 2017

Recommendations for the management of severe malaria and severe dengue in resource-limited settings.

Intensive Care Med 2017 11 5;43(11):1683-1685. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Department of Critical Care, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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November 2017

Hemoglobin glutamer-250 (bovine) in South Africa: consensus usage guidelines from clinician experts who have treated patients.

Transfusion 2016 Oct 23;56(10):2631-2636. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

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October 2016

Retrospective cross-sectional review of survival rates in critically ill children admitted to a combined paediatric/neonatal intensive care unit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013-2015.

BMJ Open 2016 06 3;6(6):e010850. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Wits- UQ Critical Care Infection Collaboration, Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Critical Care and Pulmonology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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June 2016

Comparative MIC evaluation of a generic ceftriaxone by broth microdilution on clinically relevant isolates from an academic hospital complex in South Africa.

S Afr Med J 2012 Jan 27;102(2):102-3. Epub 2012 Jan 27.

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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January 2012

Endogenous heparin levels in the controlled asthmatic patient.

S Afr Med J 2010 May 4;100(5):307-8. Epub 2010 May 4.

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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May 2010

Central venous catheterization: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.

Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2009 Feb 1;15(1):19-26. Epub 2008 Jul 1.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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February 2009