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ASAP ECMO: Antibiotic, Sedative and Analgesic Pharmacokinetics during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: a multi-centre study to optimise drug therapy during ECMO

  • Kiran Shekar1Email author,
  • Jason A Roberts2,
  • Susan Welch3,
  • Hergen Buscher3,
  • Sam Rudham3,
  • Fay Burrows3,
  • Sussan Ghassabian4,
  • Steven C Wallis2,
  • Bianca Levkovich5,
  • Vin Pellegrino5,
  • Shay McGuinness6,
  • Rachael Parke6,
  • Eileen Gilder6,
  • Adrian G Barnett7,
  • James Walsham8,
  • Daniel V Mullany1,
  • Yoke L Fung1,
  • Maree T Smith4 and
  • John F Fraser1
BMC Anesthesiology201212:29

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2253-12-29

Received: 18 September 2012

Accepted: 23 November 2012

Published: 28 November 2012

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28 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2253-12-29

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Authors’ Affiliations

Critical Care Research Group, Adult Intensive Care Services, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland
Burns Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Intensive Care Services, St Vincent’s Hospital
Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development, University of Queensland
Intensive Care Services, The Alfred Hospital
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Intensive Care Unit, Auckland City Hospital
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health & Social Work, Queensland University of Technology
Intensive Care Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital