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The Design of Medical Equipment for Low Income Countries (Dual Standards or Common Sense)
The 7th International Appropriate Healthcare Technologies Conference - World Wellbeing Health and for Developing Countries, 18-19 September 2012.
Paediatric drawover anaesthesia
Published in Update in Anaesthesia, Special Edition, Paediatric Anaesthesia and Critical Care, June 2015, 30(1), pp23-26. Sarah Hodges.
Development of a unifying target and consensus indicators for global surgical systems strengthening: proposed by the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance).
Haider, A., Scott, J.W., Gause, C.D. et al. World Journal of Surgery 2017 doi:10.1007/s00268-017-4028-1
The Rate-Limiting Step: the Provision of Safe Anesthesia in Low-Income Countries
World J Surg (2015) 39: 833. S Hendel, T Coonan, S Thomas et al.
World Health Organization - World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia
Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth, 2018, 65:698-708. AW Gelb, WW Morriss, W Johnson, et al.
Staged implementation of a two-tiered hospital-based neonatal care package in a resource-limited setting in Eastern Uganda
BMJ Global health 2018, 3:e00586 K Burgoinge, J Ikiror, S Akol et al.
The WFSA Global Anesthesia Workforce Survey
Anesthesia & Analgesia. 125(3):981–990, SEP 2017, P Kempthorne, WW Morriss J Mellin-Olsen and JMA Gore-Boothe
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. THE LANCET COMMISSIONS| VOLUME 386, ISSUE 9993, P569-624, AUGUST 08, 2015


Use of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) in the management of critically ill children in a Malawian paediatric unit: an observational study
BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2019;6:e000280. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000280 Myers S, Dinga P, Anderson M, et al
Infant CPAP for low-income countries: An experimental comparison of standard bubble CPAP and the Pumani system
PLoS ONE 13(5):e0196683. May 2018. M Falk, S Donaldsson and T Drevhammar
Delivery of Sevoflurane using a neonatal ventilator
Pediatric Anesthesia 2018; 1-6. RJ Bustal and S Threlfo
Safe anaesthesia in unsafe corners of the world
Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (2018) 22:17-21. S Janjanin, A Lufinha, C Berry
Defence Anaesthesia transition from the Tri-Service Anaesthetic Apparaturs to the Diamedica Portable Anaesthesia Machine 02
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps Published Online 09 November 2018. Pearson JD, Maund A, Jones C, et al
Draw-over Anaesthetic Equipment
Anaesthesia News, July 2018, pages 7-8. R Collis and D Connor
Innovation award winning oxygen reservoir
Anaesthesia News, May 2017, Issue 358, R Neighbour and C Newman
Partnerships for Progress
Andrea Charters, Anaesthesia News, 2017, Issue 357
Intensive care medicine in rural sub-Saharan Africa
Anaesthesia. 2017 Feb;72(2):181-189. doi: 10.1111 Dünser MW, Towey RM, Amito J, Mer M.
Continuous Postitive Airway Pressure in low income countries
Anaesthesia News February 2016 Issue 343 Neighbour R, Eltringham R, Reynolds C, Meek J.
The use of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) for critically ill children in Lilongwe, Malawi
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2016;101:A294. G494(P) Myers S, Lang H, McCollum E, et al
The Environmental Impact of the Glostavent Anaesthetic Machine.
Anesthesia and Analgesia. June 2015, Vol 120 (6):1264-1270. RJ Eltringham & RC Neighbour.
An Oxygen Reservoir for Use in Difficult Environments
Anaesthesia News May 2015, 19-20. RJ Eltringham & RC Neighbour.
Sevoflurane for analgesia - testing a modified vaporiser for delivery
Anaesth Intensive Care July 2015. 43:4 518-527. LA Miller, H Makins, R Eltringham & R Neighbour.
The portable Glostavent: Speed of assembly and successful ventilation for naive operators.
Global Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine: 2015. doi: 10.15761/GAPM.1000108 Benrud J, Grap S, Weinstock A, Vuong J
The Environmental Impact of the Glostavent® Anesthetic Machine.
Anesthesia & Analgesia, June 2015 - Volume 120 - Issue 6 - p 1264–1270.
Evaluation of oxygen concentrators for use in countries with limited resources
Published in Anaesthesia, 2013, 68: 706-712 By D.Peel, R Neighbour & RJ Eltringham
A History of the Glostavent
Published in Anaesthesia News, November 2013, 316: 18-20 by Roger Eltringham.
Oxygen concentrator-driven bubble CPAP
WHO Compendium of of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings, 2011-2013, page 36
The Diamedica portable anaesthetic machine: a comparison with the Triservice Apparatus
Published in Anaesthesia International, Spring/Summer 2012, 19-22 by BP Huntley, R Neighbour & RJ Eltringham.
Modification of a draw over vaporizer for use with sevoflurane.
Published in The British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2012, 108(5): 763-767, by T Payne, R Neighbour & R Eltringham.
Portable Diamedica Glostavent: an anaesthetic machine for the itinerant anaesthetist
Published in British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2012, 109(4):648-649
Modification of Diamedica draw over anaesthetic equipment to facilitate introduction to an Australian teaching hospital.
Published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2011, 294:8-10. By RJ Burstal & S Threlfo.
Diamedica Portable Anaesthetia machine. Clinical use in Rwanda / Uganda.
Published in World Anaethesia News, March 2010, by Dr Isabeau Walker.
The Portable Glostavent - access to safe anaesthesia in remote areas
Appropriate Healthcare Technologies 2010, by R Eltringham & R Neighbour.
A new valve for draw-over anaesthesia
Published in Anaesthesia. 2010 Nov; 65(11):1080-4 by S Payne, R Tully & R Eltringham.
The portable Glostavent: a new anaesthetic machine for use in difficult situations
Published in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care. 2010 Nov;38(6):1085-9 by R Tully, R Eltringham, IA Walker & AJ Bartlett.
A Comparison of Inhalational Anaesthesia Costs.pdf
Published in Anaesthesia Points West 2009 by Matthew Drake.
The Diamedica Draw-Over Vaporizer: a comparison of a new vaporizer with the Oxford Miniature Vaporizer.
Published in Anaesthesia. 2009 Jan;64(1):84-92 by WA English, R Tully, GD Muller, RJ Eltringham.
An assessment of the efficiency of the Glostavent ventilator.
Published in Anaesthesia. 2009 Aug;64(8):899-902 by TM Baile, S Webster, R Tully, R Eltringham & C Bourdeaux.
Out with the old, in with the new
Dr Keith Thomson's report of his visit to Liberia. Today's Anaesthetist,, 2008, 23(2).
A plea for realism in Africa
Published in World Anaesthesia News, Vol 10 (2008) by Dr Frank Boni in Ghana
Anaesthesia equipment for resource poor environments
Published in Anaesthesia, 2007 by B.A. McCormick & R.J. Eltringham
Improving the efficiency of the drawover anaesthetic breathing system.
Published in Anaesthesia. 2007 Nov; 62(11):1171-4 by M Eales, P Rowe & R Tully.
Glostavent® in Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Field trial report by the UK Department For International Development (DFID), 2006
Rwanda joins Malawi, Zambia and Nigeria in purchasing the Glostavent®
The New Times, Rwanda, 2005
Successful trials of the Glostavent® in Asia, Africa and Europe
Business Breifing - Global Surgery 2004
Initial experiences with the Glostavent® in Nigeria
Report from WFSA News by Dr Russell Hedley & Dr Angela Orunta, 2004
Experience with the Glostavent® in Vietnam
Report from WFSA News by Dr Haong Sy Binh and Dr Cong Thang, Than Hao Hospital, Vietnam. 2004
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