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Dr. Thomas E. Stewart

 
Biographical Sketch
University Appointments
Hospital Appointments
Clinical Activities
Educational Activities
Current Activities
Research Interests
Current Grant Support
Selected Publications
Chapters and Monographs

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Stewart received his medical degree with honours from the University of Ottawa (1988). He completed residencies in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto.

University Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Anaesthesia, University of Toronto.

Hospital Appointments

Administrative Director, Critical Care Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western and Princess Margaret Hospitals
Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Activities

Critical Care Medicine

Educational Activities

Chair, International Collaboration for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine. Teaching leadership skills to clinicians.

Current Local, Provincial, National and International Activities

Co-chair the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care critical care working group
Vice-Chair, Canadian Intensive Care Foundation

Research Interests

ARDS and ALI, Lung Protective modes of mechanical ventilation, unconventional approaches to mechanical ventilation, critical care medicine networks, leadership skills and implementing change.

Current Grant Support

Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 2003 - March 2006. $548,692. "A Randomized Trial of a Lung-Open Ventilation Strategy in Acute Lung Injury". Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Dr. Maureen Meade).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research. March 2004 - August 2005. $250,000. "Psychological and Occupational Impact of the SARS Outbreak on Healthcare Workers" Co-Investigator (PI: Dr. Robert Maunder).

National Institute of Health (#HL-04-001). September 2004 - August 2009. $2,454,201. "From Bench to Bedside to Curbside". Consultant (PI: Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky).

Selected Recent Publications

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Schortgen, F, Deye N, Brochard L, for the CRYCO Study Group. Preferred Plasma Volume Expanders for Critically Ill Patients: Results of an International Survey. Intensive Care Medicine. In press.

Ferguson ND, Chiche JD, Kacmarek RM, Hallett DC, Mehta S, Findlay GS, Granton JT, Slutsky AS, Stewart TE. Combining High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and Recruitment Maneuvers in Adults with Early ARDS. Critical Care Medicine. In Press.

Chapters and Monographs

Stewart TE, Slutsky AS. New Prospects in Mechanical Ventilation. In: Mechanical Ventilation from Intensive Care to Home Care (European Respiratory Review) (Roussos C, ed). UK, 1998; pp 174-193.

Levene R, Stewart TE, Villar J. Sedation and Paralysis During Mechanical Ventilation. In: Physiological Basis of Ventilatory Support. Edited by JJ Marini and AS Slutsky. Marcel Dekker. 1998 pp 601-17.

Stewart TE. Aims of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In: JJ Rouby & D Grimaud (Eds) JEPU 1997 Strategie ventilatoire au cours du syndrome de detresse respiratoire aigue les troubles hydro-electrolytiques et acidobasiques. Arnette: Paris, pp 3-8.

Zhang H, Stewart TE, Vincent JL. Nitric Oxide in Sepsis and ARDS. In Gullo A. (Ed): Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine APICE. Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1999, pp531-548

Meade MO, Guyatt GH, Stewart TE. Lung Protection During Mechanical Ventilation. In: J.-L. Vincent (Ed) 1999 Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Springer: Berlin, pp 269-283.

Ferguson ND, Stewart TE, Slutsky AS (2000) High frequency oscillatory ventilation: A tool to decrease ventilator-induced lung injury? In: Vincent JL (ed) 2000 Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Springer, Heidelberg, pp:290-304.

Lee WL, Stewart TE. Evaluation of Lung Protective Ventilation Strategies in ARDS. In: European Respiratory Monograph (Evans TW, Griffiths MJD, Keogh BF, ed) June 2002, 20: 195-207.

S. Lapinsky, J. Weshler, M. Varkul, S. Mehta, T. Stewart. Evaluation of Handheld Computers in Critical Care. Evaluation of handheld computers in critical care. In: H-P. Bruch, F. Kockerling, R. Bouchard, C. Schug-Pab (Eds), New Aspects of High technology in Medicine, p279 - 284; Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, 2000.

Ferguson ND, Stewart TE. The Use of High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Adults with Acute Lung Injury. In: Respiratory Care Clinics of North America: High Frequency Ventilation (Stewart, TE, ed). W.B. Saunders Company, December 2001, 7(4):647-661.

Stewart TE. (Preface). Respiratory Care Clinics of North America: High Frequency Ventilation. W.B. Saunders Company, December 2001, 7(4).

Ferguson ND, Stewart TE. New Therapies for Adults with Acute Lung Injury: High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation. In: Critical Care Clinics: New Management Strategies in ARDS (Levy, MM, ed) W.B. Saunders Company, January 2002, 18 (1): 91-106.

Singh JM, Stewart TE. "High-Frequency Mechanical Ventilation Principles And Practices In The Era Of Lung-Protective Ventilation Strategies". Respir Care Clin N Am 2002 8(2): 247-260.

Rossi A, Stewart TE, Ranieri MV. High Frequency Oscillation (HFO): Physiological Basis for a Potentially 'Optimal' Protective Ventilatory Strategy. In: 2003 Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, pp.288-294, 2003, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg-New York, edited by J.L. Vincent.

Booth C, Stewart TE. SARS and Critical Care Medicine: The Toronto Experience In: 2004 Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Springer, pp:333-342, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg-New York, edited by J.L. Vincent.