Dr Justin Skowno

Clinical Lecturer, Paediatric Anaesthesia
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone 9845 0000

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Research interests

I have an interest in cardiovascular physiology and monitoring in paediatric anaesthesia, intensive care and surgery, particularly the detection of local, regional and global ischaemia in tissues.

At present I am involved in using optical methods to detect ischaemia/poor perfusion, including Near-infrared spectroscopy and other similar approaches. In addition I have worked in exercise physiology to understand the cardiovascular limitations to maximal exercise. This has involved using cardiac output monitors in maximal exercise in various settings.

Teaching and supervision

As a full-time paediatric anaesthetist, I am involved in registrar, medical student and nursing student teaching on a daily basis. This involves a combination of in-theatre teaching, small group tutorials, and departmental meeting lectures.

Teaching in the active clinical environment of the operating theatre is a superb way to enable students to understand important physiological concepts.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Skowno, J., Quick, T., Carpenter, E., de Lima, J., Gibbons, P., Little, D. (2014). Near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of vascular compromise in paediatric supracondylar fractures. Physiological measurement, 35(3), 471-481. [More Information]
  • Skowno, J. (2013). Perfusion index changes during emergence from anaesthesia in children. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41(4), 556-557.
  • Weatherall, A., Skowno, J., Lansdown, A., Lupton, T., Garner, A. (2012). Feasibility of cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring in the pre-hospital environment. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica: an international journal of anaesthesiology and intensive care, pain and emergency medicine, 56(2), 172-177. [More Information]
  • Elliott, A., Skowno, J., Prabhu, M., Ansley, L. (2012). Measurement of cardiac output during exercise in healthy, trained humans using lithium dilution and pulse contour analysis. Physiological measurement, 33(10), 1691-1701. [More Information]
  • Holtby, H., Skowno, J., Kor, D., Flick, R., Uezono, S. (2012). New technologies in pediatric anesthesia. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 22(10), 952-961. [More Information]
  • Skowno, J. (2011). Correlating cerebral NIRS and superior vena cava ScvO2 in pediatrics. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 21(4), 463-463. [More Information]
  • Swart, J., Lamberts, R., Lambert, M., St Clair Gibson, A., Lambert, E., Skowno, J., Noakes, T. (2009). Exercising with reserve: evidence that the central nervous system regulates prolonged exercise performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(10), 782-788. [More Information]

2014

  • Skowno, J., Quick, T., Carpenter, E., de Lima, J., Gibbons, P., Little, D. (2014). Near-infrared spectroscopy for detection of vascular compromise in paediatric supracondylar fractures. Physiological measurement, 35(3), 471-481. [More Information]

2013

  • Skowno, J. (2013). Perfusion index changes during emergence from anaesthesia in children. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41(4), 556-557.

2012

  • Weatherall, A., Skowno, J., Lansdown, A., Lupton, T., Garner, A. (2012). Feasibility of cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring in the pre-hospital environment. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica: an international journal of anaesthesiology and intensive care, pain and emergency medicine, 56(2), 172-177. [More Information]
  • Elliott, A., Skowno, J., Prabhu, M., Ansley, L. (2012). Measurement of cardiac output during exercise in healthy, trained humans using lithium dilution and pulse contour analysis. Physiological measurement, 33(10), 1691-1701. [More Information]
  • Holtby, H., Skowno, J., Kor, D., Flick, R., Uezono, S. (2012). New technologies in pediatric anesthesia. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 22(10), 952-961. [More Information]

2011

  • Skowno, J. (2011). Correlating cerebral NIRS and superior vena cava ScvO2 in pediatrics. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 21(4), 463-463. [More Information]

2009

  • Swart, J., Lamberts, R., Lambert, M., St Clair Gibson, A., Lambert, E., Skowno, J., Noakes, T. (2009). Exercising with reserve: evidence that the central nervous system regulates prolonged exercise performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(10), 782-788. [More Information]

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