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Paul Gerard Firth, M.B., M.B.,Ch.B.


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  1. Firth PG. Beyond Ether Day: Betsey Magoun, The Forgotten Patient. Anesth Analg. 2023 02 01; 136(2):408-416. PMID: 36638517.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Peck J, Firth PG. How to optimize the perioperative care of patients with orphan diseases: what the anesthesiologist needs to know. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2022 Jun 01; 35(3):419-424. PMID: 35671032.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Firth PG, Rollins MD. Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia at Altitude. Anesth Analg. 2022 02 01; 134(2):291-293. PMID: 35030124.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Firth PG, Mushagara R, Musinguzi N, Liu C, Boatin AA, Mugabi W, Kayaga D, Naturinda P, Twesigye D, Sanyu F, Mugyenyi G, Ngonzi J, Ttendo SS. Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthetic Mortality Measurement at a Ugandan Secondary Referral Hospital. Anesth Analg. 2021 12 01; 133(6):1608-1616. PMID: 34415855.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Firth PG, Evans FM. World Anesthesia Day 2021: The global anesthesia workforce crisis in the time of pandemic. J Clin Anesth. 2021 11; 74:110415. PMID: 34171712.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Firth PG, Benavidez OJ, Fiechtner L. The signs and symptoms of Ernest Shackleton. J Med Biogr. 2023 Feb; 31(1):10-15. PMID: 33896263.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Oltmann C, Otis-Green S, Blackburn P, Maasdorp V, D'Urbano E, Lema D, Thomas P, Roulston A, Firth P, Remke S. International Collaboration in the Time of COVID-19: The World Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Network. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2021 Apr-Sep; 17(2-3):137-145. PMID: 33722179.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Firth PG, Mai CL. The evolution of pediatric sedation and anesthesia patient safety: An interview with Dr Charles J. "Charlie" Coté. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 11; 30(11):1183-1190. PMID: 33569801.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Drevin G, Albutt K, Baluku M, Tuhumwiire C, Deng H, Musinguzi N, Modest V, Ngonzi J, Ttendo S, Firth P. Outcome Measurement at a Ugandan Referral Hospital: Validation of the Mbarara Surgical Services Quality Assurance Database. World J Surg. 2020 08; 44(8):2550-2556. PMID: 32333160.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Firth P, Eyal N. Allocating Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 05 28; 382(22):e79. PMID: 32343501.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
  11. Ayebare A, Bebell LM, Bazira J, Ttendo S, Katawera V, Bangsberg DR, Siedner MJ, Firth PG, Boum Ii Y. Comparative assessment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic assays for use in resource-limited settings. BMC Microbiol. 2019 08 22; 19(1):194. PMID: 31438852; PMCID: PMC6704615.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Kwikiriza A, Kiwanuka JK, Firth PG, Hoeft MA, Modest VE, Ttendo SS. The analgesic effects of intrathecal morphine in comparison with ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block after caesarean section: a randomised controlled trial at a Ugandan regional referral hospital. Anaesthesia. 2019 Feb; 74(2):167-173. PMID: 30383289.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. King MR, Mai CL, Firth PG. Half a century of anesthesia for children: An interview with Dr. Nishan G. 'Nick' Goudsouzian. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 11; 28(11):947-954. PMID: 30251364.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Walsh EC, Lee JM, Terzakis K, Zhou DW, Burns S, Buie TM, Firth PG, Shank ES, Houle TT, Brown EN, Purdon PL. Age-Dependent Changes in the Propofol-Induced Electroencephalogram in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Syst Neurosci. 2018; 12:23. PMID: 29988455; PMCID: PMC6024139.
    Citations: 7     
  15. Anderson GA, Ilcisin L, Ngonzi J, Ttendo S, Twesigye D, Benitez NP, Firth P, Nehra D. Validation of an Electronic Surgical Outcomes Database at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. World J Surg. 2018 01; 42(1):54-60. PMID: 28785840.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Liu C, Kayima P, Riesel J, Situma M, Chang D, Firth P. Brief surgical procedure code lists for outcomes measurement and quality improvement in resource-limited settings. Surgery. 2017 11; 162(5):1163-1176. PMID: 28864101.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Lee JM, Akeju O, Terzakis K, Pavone KJ, Deng H, Houle TT, Firth PG, Shank ES, Brown EN, Purdon PL. A Prospective Study of Age-dependent Changes in Propofol-induced Electroencephalogram Oscillations in Children. Anesthesiology. 2017 08; 127(2):293-306. PMID: 28657957.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Firth P, Kinane TB. Shackleton's heart: objections from the new world. J R Soc Med. 2017 03; 110(3):88. PMID: 28278396.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  19. Bebell LM, Ayebare A, Boum Y, Siedner MJ, Bazira J, Schiff SJ, Metlay JP, Bangsberg DR, Ttendo S, Firth PG. Prevalence and correlates of MRSA and MSSA nasal carriage at a Ugandan regional referral hospital. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 03 01; 72(3):888-892. PMID: 27999030; PMCID: PMC5890783.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Tumusiime G, Was A, Preston MA, Riesel JN, Ttendo SS, Firth PG. The Quality and Utility of Surgical and Anesthetic Data at a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital. World J Surg. 2017 Feb; 41(2):370-379. PMID: 27658805.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Ttendo SS, Was A, Preston MA, Munyarugero E, Kerry VB, Firth PG. Retrospective Descriptive Study of an Intensive Care Unit at a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2847-2856. PMID: 27506722.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Firth PG. Of Penguins, Pinnipeds, and Poisons: Anesthesia on Elephant Island. Anesthesiology. 2016 Jul; 125(1):25-33. PMID: 27148920.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  23. Shank ES, Martyn JA, Donelan MB, Perrone A, Firth PG, Driscoll DN. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Burn Reconstructive Surgery: A Prospective Study. J Burn Care Res. 2016 May-Jun; 37(3):e213-7. PMID: 25412051.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Akeju O, Pavone KJ, Thum JA, Firth PG, Westover MB, Puglia M, Shank ES, Brown EN, Purdon PL. Age-dependency of sevoflurane-induced electroencephalogram dynamics in children. Br J Anaesth. 2015 Jul; 115 Suppl 1:i66-i76. PMID: 26174303.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. King MR, Firth PG, Yaster M, Ahmed Z, Mai CL. Malignant hyperthermia in the early days of pediatric anesthesia: an interview with anesthesiology pioneer, Dr. John F. Ryan. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Sep; 25(9):871-6. PMID: 26036863.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Kiwanuka JK, Ttendo SS, Eromo E, Joseph SE, Duan ME, Haastrup AA, Baker K, Firth PG. Synchronous distance anesthesia education by Internet videoconference between Uganda and the United States. J Clin Anesth. 2015 Sep; 27(6):499-503. PMID: 26001319.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Kagwa S, Hoeft MA, Firth PG, Ttendo S, Modest VE. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane versus sham blocks after caesarean section in an Ugandan village hospital: a prospective, randomised, double-blinded, single-centre study. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S36. PMID: 26313084.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    
  28. Agarwala AV, Firth PG, Albrecht MA, Warren L, Musch G. An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan; 120(1):96-104. PMID: 25625256.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Firth PG. Health and health care in South Africa. N Engl J Med. 2015 01 01; 372(1):95. PMID: 25551542.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Mai CL, Firth PG, Ahmed Z, Rodriguez S, Yaster M. The development of a specialty: an interview with Dr. Mark C. Rogers, a pioneering pediatric intensivist. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Sep; 24(9):912-8. PMID: 25065470.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Spencer RJ, Chang PH, Guimaraes AR, Firth PG. The use of Google Glass for airway assessment and management. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Sep; 24(9):1009-11. PMID: 25039494.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Coté CJ, Sui J, Anderson TA, Bhattacharya ST, Shank ES, Tuason PM, August DA, Zibaitis A, Firth PG, Fuzaylov G, Leeman MR, Mai CL, Roberts JD. Continuous noninvasive cardiac output in children: is this the next generation of operating room monitors? Initial experience in 402 pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Feb; 25(2):150-9. PMID: 24916144.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Mai CL, Yaster M, Chu L, Zulfiqar A, Firth PG. The development of pediatric fluid resuscitation: an interview with Dr. Frederic A. 'Fritz' Berry. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 02; 24(2):217-23. PMID: 24251450.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Hyder O, Yaster M, Bateman BT, Firth PG. Surgical procedures and outcomes among children with sickle cell disease. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov; 117(5):1192-6. PMID: 24108258.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Mai CL, Schreiner MS, Firth PG, Yaster M. The development of pediatric critical care medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: an interview with Dr. John J. 'Jack' Downes. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jul; 23(7):655-64. PMID: 23679061.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Mai CL, Firth PG, Yaster M. History of pediatric anesthesia timeline. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jan; 23(1):1-2. PMID: 23216933.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Firth P, Ttendo S. Intensive care in low-income countries--a critical need. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 22; 367(21):1974-6. PMID: 23171093.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Mai CL, Yaster M, Firth P. The development of continuous positive airway pressure: an interview with Dr. George Gregory. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jan; 23(1):3-8. PMID: 23170829.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Eyal N, Firth P. Repeat triage in disaster relief: questions from haiti. PLoS Curr. 2012 Oct 22; 4:e4fbbdec6279ec. PMID: 23145352.
    Citations: 5     
  40. Firth PG, Solomon JB, Roberts LL, Gleeson TD. Airway management of tetanus after the Haitian earthquake: new aspects of old observations. Anesth Analg. 2011 Sep; 113(3):545-7. PMID: 21778337.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Firth PG, Gray C, Novis CA. High-altitude corneal oedema associated with acetazolamide. S Afr Med J. 2011 Jun 27; 101(7):462. PMID: 21920105.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Windsor JS, Rodway GW, Mukherjee R, Firth PG, Shattock M, Montgomery HE. Prolongation of the corrected QT complex--a cause of sudden cardiac death in the mountain environment? J R Army Med Corps. 2011 Mar; 157(1):63-7. PMID: 21465913.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Firth PG. Standard of care--in sickness and in health and in emergencies. N Engl J Med. 2010 09 30; 363(14):1379-80; author reply 1380. PMID: 20886674.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Firth PG, McMillan KN, Haberkern CM, Yaster M, Bender MA, Goodwin SR. A survey of perioperative management of sickle cell disease in North America. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Jan; 21(1):43-9. PMID: 20880153.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Fidkowski CW, Zheng H, Firth PG. The anesthetic considerations of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children: a literature review of 12,979 cases. Anesth Analg. 2010 Oct; 111(4):1016-25. PMID: 20802055.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Firth PG, Szabo MD. Autologous transfusion of a neurosurgical patient with sickle cell disease. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2010 Apr; 22(2):180. PMID: 20118797.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Firth PG. Disaster-relief anesthesia--notes on coming home. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 08; 362(14):e50. PMID: 20335576.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Firth PG, Zheng H, Biller JA. Christmas: Years Like This. Ingested foreign bodies and societal wealth: three year observational study of swallowed coins. BMJ. 2009 Dec 04; 339:b5066. PMID: 19965938; PMCID: PMC2789172.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Firth PG. Anesthesia and hemoglobinopathies. Anesthesiol Clin. 2009 Jun; 27(2):321-36. PMID: 19703679.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Windsor JS, Firth PG, Grocott MP, Rodway GW, Montgomery HE. Mountain mortality: a review of deaths that occur during recreational activities in the mountains. Postgrad Med J. 2009 Jun; 85(1004):316-21. PMID: 19528307.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Firth PG. Pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 05; 360(10):1044; author reply 1044-5. PMID: 19264697.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Firth PG, Zheng H, Windsor JS, Sutherland AI, Imray CH, Moore GW, Semple JL, Roach RC, Salisbury RA. Mortality on Mount Everest, 1921-2006: descriptive study. BMJ. 2008 Dec 11; 337:a2654. PMID: 19074222; PMCID: PMC2602730.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Zhang X, Firth PG. Third degree atrio-ventricular block in a 4-year-old child during sevoflurane anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Dec; 18(12):1217-8. PMID: 19076578.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Firth PG, Pattinson KT. Anaesthesia and high altitude: a history. Anaesthesia. 2008 Jun; 63(6):662-70. PMID: 18477281.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Firth PG. Anaesthesia for peculiar cells--a century of sickle cell disease. Br J Anaesth. 2005 Sep; 95(3):287-99. PMID: 15863440.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Firth PG, Head CA. Sickle cell disease and anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2004 Sep; 101(3):766-85. PMID: 15329603.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Firth PG, Bolay H. Transient high altitude neurological dysfunction: an origin in the temporoparietal cortex. High Alt Med Biol. 2004; 5(1):71-5. PMID: 15072718.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Firth PG, Tsuruta Y, Kamath Y, Dzik WH, Ogilvy CS, Peterfreund RA. Transfusion-related acute lung injury or acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease? - A case report. Can J Anaesth. 2003 Nov; 50(9):895-9. PMID: 14617585.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Firth PG, Ahmed MI. Systemic embolism in an infant following haemangioma embolization: a two-step process. Paediatr Anaesth. 2003 Oct; 13(8):728-32. PMID: 14535915.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Sperling R, Greve D, Dale A, Killiany R, Holmes J, Rosas HD, Cocchiarella A, Firth P, Rosen B, Lake S, Lange N, Routledge C, Albert M. Functional MRI detection of pharmacologically induced memory impairment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Jan 08; 99(1):455-60. PMID: 11756667; PMCID: PMC117581.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Firth PG, Peterfreund RA. Management of multiple intracranial aneurysms: neuroanesthetic considerations of sickle cell disease. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2000 Oct; 12(4):366-71. PMID: 11147387.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  62. Firth P. Vasovagal syncope: an unusual cause of postpartum collapse. J Obstet Gynaecol. 1997 Sep; 17(5):491. PMID: 15511935.
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