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Dr Robert CM Stephens BA MD FRCA FFICM 

Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH
Associate Professor in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, UCL
Lead for Clinical and Professional Practice, UCL MBBS

 
Interests

Education- lead for the year 4 MBBS, 6 SSM, 'Intro to Anaesthesia' course and on the MSc in Perioperative Medicine

Undergraduate Education in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

Innovative Education Methods

Endotoxin & perioperative inflammation
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Maintaining Centre for Anaesthesia website
Clinical trials

Selected
Publications

Preoperative systemic inflammation and perioperative myocardial injury: prospective observational multicentre cohort study of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery GL Ackland TEF Abbott, D Cain, MR Edwards, P Sultan, SN Karmali, AJ Fowler, JR Whittle, NJ MacDonald, A Reyes, L Paredes, RCM Stephens, AG Del Arroyo, S Woldman, RA Archbold, A Wragg, E Kam,T Ahmad, AW Khan, E Niebrzegowska, RM Pearse. Br J Anaesth 2019 Feb;122(2):180-187

Assessment of functional capacity before major non-cardiac surgery: an international, prospective cohort study. DN Wijeysundera, RM Pearse, MA Shulman, TEF Abbott, E Torres, A Ambosta, BL Croal, JT Granton, KE Thorpe, MPW Grocott, C Farrington, PS Myles, BH Cuthbertson, on behalf of the METS study investigators. Lancet 2018; 391: 2631-40

Undergraduate education in anaesthesia, intensive care,pain and perioperative medicine: the development of a national curriculum framework. Smith A, Carey C, Sadler J, Smith H, Stephens R, Frith C. Medical Teacher 2018 Volum e 41 issue 3 published online July 3

Association of Postoperative High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels With Myocardial Injury and 30-Day Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. Writing Committee for the VISION Study Investigators. JAMA. 2017;317(16):1642-1651.

The International Surgical Outcomes Study group. Global patient outcomes after elective surgery: prospective cohort study in 27 low-, middle- and high-income countries. Br J Anaesth (2016) 117 (5): 601-609.

Construction and piloting of a perioperative medicine training module. Whiteman A & Stephens R. (2016). RCoA Bulletin 98, 25-27

Sympathetic autonomic dysfunction and impaired cardiovascular performance in higher risk surgical patients: implications for perioperative sympatholysis. Whittle J, Nelson A, Otto JM, Stephens RC, Martin DS, Sneyd JR, Struthers R, Minto G, Ackland GL. Open Heart. 2015 Oct 19;2(1)

Nonelective surgery at night and in-hospital mortality: Prospective observational data from the European Surgical Outcomes Study. van Zaane B, van Klei WA, Buhre WF, Bauer P, Boerma EC, Hoeft A, Metnitz P, Moreno RP, Pearse R, Pelosi P, Sander M, Vallet B, Pettilä V, Vincent JL, Rhodes A; European Surgical Outcomes Study (EuSOS) group for the Trials groups of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2015 Jul;32(7):477-85

 

Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery. A Large, International, Prospective Cohort Study Establishing Diagnostic Criteria, Characteristics, Predictors, and 30-day Outcomes.The Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN (VISION) Writing Group, on behalf of The Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN (VISION) Investigators. Anesthesiology 2014; 120:564-78

Intravenous fluid therapy.  Kumar G, Walker E, Stephens R. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical care. Volume 4, Issues 2-3, June 2014, 55-59

An introduction to anaesthesia. Donohue C, Hobson B, Stephens RC.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 May;74(5):C71-5.

The effect of total hip/knee replacement surgery and prophylactic dabigatran on thrombin generation and coagulation parameters. Green L, Lawrie AS, Patel R, Stephens RC, Mackie IJ, Chitolie A, Haddad FS, Machin SJ (2012). Thrombosis Research Available online January 2012

Low molecular weight polyethylene glycol improves survival in experimental sepsis.
Gareth L Ackland, Ana Gutierrez Del Arroyo, Song T Yao PhD , Robert C Stephens, Alexander Dyson, Nigel J Klein, Mervyn Singer, Alexander V Gourine. Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):629-36

Decreased heart rate variability in patients with cirrhosis relates to the presence and degree of hepatic encephalopathy. Mani AR, Montagnese S, Jackson CD, Jenkins CW, Head IM, Stephens RC, Moore KP, Morgan MY. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2009 Feb;296(2):G330-8

Role of bacterial endotoxin in chronic heart failure: the gut of the matter. Charalambous BM, Stephens RC, Feavers IM, Montgomery HE. Shock. 2007 Jul;28(1):15-23

Endotoxin immunity and the development of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in critically ill children.
Stephens RC, Fidler K, Wilson P, Barclay GR, Mythen MG, Dixon GL, Turner MW, Klein NJ, Peters MJ.
Intensive Care Med. 2006 Feb;32(2):286-94

AddressAnaesthetics Department
Podium 3, Maple Link corridor
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BU
MSc 
Perioperative
Medicine

 
UCL's new 

Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Perioperative Medicine

UCL Respiration in Health and Disease resources 

 

and 

 

UCL Physiotherapy

My Powerpoint Respiration and Anaesthesia no pictures!

My Powerpoint Ventilation and Anaesthesia no pictures!

Podcast on Introduction to Anaesthesia by us!

Article on Introduction to Anaesthesia by us

Anaesthesia basics notes by me

Useful Mechanics of breathing Notes from  Dr Sally Osbourne

Applied Respiratory Physiology notes from James Mitchell 

Respiratory Physiology Summary by Dr Fred Roberts

Long Respiratory Physiology Chapter by unknown

Great Respiratory Physiology Notes by unknown

Slideshow on Mechanical Ventilation by Dr Shalini Garg

Respiratory measurement by Rob Stephens Ed Burdett and Dave Walker

Overview of Respiratory Physiology by Drs Nadine Dobby and Sarah Chievely-Williams

Great YouTube presentations by Prof John West

Futier's NEJM 'Lung Protective Ventilation' 2013 study

ARDSNet 2000 'ARMA' study

ARDSNet 2004 'ALVEOLI' study

Infomed
Assessing the heart for non Cardiac Surgery

Slides from talk

Guidelines

European 2009 Guidelines

Studies

MANAGE Dabigatran Trial 2018

JAMA Systematic Review 2017 on Stents

Others

Mythen Editorial

Surgery after drug-eluting stent implantation: it’s not all doom and gloom

RCOA 2014RCOA Perioperative Medicine 6 March 2014 talk
Do get in touch if you'd lie to chat more, about the UCL MSc or Fellowships
Years 1 MBBS

Year 1 Acid Base Balance 2017 (.pptx no pictures)

Year 1

 (.pptx   no pictures) pdf version 
Year 4 MBBS

Year 4 Introduction: 

(no pictures pdf)

Year 4  Introduction: If you're having problems please click 'save as' and add .pptx  after the name

Year 4 Introduction: ICU talk Dr Bampoe/Down

Year 4 Introduction: Intro to Pain Dr Tidman

Year 4 Introduction: Intro to Pain (no pictures pptx)  and the pdf

Year 4 Anaesthes

i(no pictures)
Year 6 MBBSrevision 2018
Others

collaborator and Surgeon Mr Danny Sinitsky's boxmedicine

Sepsis 2016 guidelines

emailrobcmstephens[at]googlemail.com