Dr Martin Turner

Honorary Principal Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Research interests

Physiological measurement

Analysis of physiological measurements Medical metrology Cardiovascular and respiratory systems measurement and modelling Modelling and measurement of cerebral perfusion

Selected grants

2002

  • NHMRC Development Grant - Non invasive cardiac output measuring system; Turner M, Baker A.
  • Development of novel methods for non-invasive measurement of cardiac output and lung volume during anaesthesia; Baker A, Turner M, Jaros G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Development Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Simon, N., Turner, M., Vucic, S., Al-Chalabi, A., Shefner, J., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Kiernan, M. (2014). Quantifying disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Annals of Neurology, 76(5), 643-657. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Hardiman, O., Benatar, M., Brooks, B., Chio, A., de Carvalho, M., Ince, P., Lin, C., Miller, R., Mitsumoto, H., Nicholson, G., Vucic, S., et al (2013). Controversies and priorities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Lancet Neurology, 12(3), 310-322. [More Information]
  • Turner, M. (2012). Blood pressure variation with cuff height: effect of time. Journal of Hypertension, 30(4), 828-828. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Kiernan, M. (2012). Does interneuronal dysfunction contribute to neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 13(3), 245-250. [More Information]
  • Kiernan, M., Vucic, S., Cheah, B., Turner, M., Eisen, A., Hardiman, O., Burrell, J., Zoing, M. (2011). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Lancet, 377(9769), 942-955. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2011). Is It Ethical to Perform Irreversible Renal Denervation Before a Trial of Low Sodium Intake for Treatment-Resistant Hypertension? Hypertension, 58(8), e9-e10. [More Information]
  • Turner, M. (2011). Is Pressure Decrease at Peak Hyperemia Attributed to Poiseuille or Bernoulli or Both? Hypertension, 58(4), e21-e21. [More Information]
  • Turner, M. (2010). Can we trust automatic sphygmomanometer validations? Journal of Hypertension, 28(12), 2353-2356. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Kiernan, M., Leigh, P., Talbot, K. (2009). Biomarkers in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Lancet Neurology, 8(1), 94-109. [More Information]
  • McCulloch, T., Turner, M. (2009). The effects of hypocapnia and the cerebral autoregulatory response on cerebrovascular resistance and apparent zero flow pressure during isoflurane anesthesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 108(4), 1284-1290. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2008). Automated sphygmomanometers should not replace manual ones, based on current evidence. American Journal of Hypertension, 21(8), 845. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2008). Blood pressure variability causes spurious identification of hypertension in clinical studies: a computer simulation study. American Journal of Hypertension, 21(1), 85-91. [More Information]
  • van Schalkwyk, J., Turner, M. (2008). Diagnosing hypertension in children and adolescents. JAMA, 299(2), 168; author reply 168-9. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Lax sphygmomanometer standard causes overdetection and underdetection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Blood pressure monitoring, 13(2), 91-99. [More Information]
  • McCulloch, T., Thompson, C., Turner, M. (2007). A Randomized Crossover Comparison of the Effects of Propofol and Sevoflurane on Cerebral Hemodynamics during Carotid Endarterectomy. Anesthesiology, 106(1), 56-64. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Speechly, C., Bignell, N. (2007). Sphygmomanometer calibration - why, how and how often? Australian Family Physician, 36(10), 834-837. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2007). Systematic errors and susceptibility to noise of four methods for calculating anatomical dead space from the CO2 expirogram. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98(6), 828-834. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A New Calibration Method that Compensates for the Effects of O(2) and N (2) on Infrared CO (2) Analysers. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 20(2), 75-79. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A new equal area method to calculate and represent physiologic, anatomical, and alveolar dead spaces. Anesthesiology, 104(4), 696-700. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Young, I., Crawford, A. (2006). A tidally breathing model of ventilation, perfusion and volume in normal and diseased lungs. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 718-731. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2006). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Journal of Hypertension, 24(10), 1931-1938. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). Sources of error in partial rebreathing pulmonary blood flow measurements in lungs with emphysema and pulmonary embolism. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 732-741. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of alveolar dead-space, shunt and V/Q distribution on respiratory dead-space measurements. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 95(4), 538-548. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of lung time constant, gas analyser delay and rise time on measurements of respiratory dead-space. Physiological Measurement, 26(6), 1103-1114. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2004). Effects Of Systematic Errors In Blood Pressure Measurements On The Diagnosis Of Hypertension. Blood pressure monitoring, 9(5), 249-253.
  • Turner, M., McCulloch, T., Kennedy, R., Baker, A. (2004). Pharmacokinetics Of Sevoflurane Uptake Into The Brain. Anaesthesia, 59(12), 1201-1206.
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Yem, J., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of pneumotachographs using a calibrated syringe. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(2), 571-576.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitor Algorithms Are More Sophisticated and Perform Better than Indicated in Modeling Paper - In Reply. Anesthesiology, 99(6), 1462-1462.
  • Baker, A., Tang, Y., Turner, M. (2003). Percentage decline in masters superathlete track and field performance with aging. Experimental Aging Research, 29(1), 47-65.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in noninvasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing. Anesthesiology, 98(4), 881-887.
  • Whiteley, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Gavaghan, D., Hahn, C. (2002). The effects of ventilation pattern on carbon dioxide transfer in three computer models of the airways. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 131(3), 269-284.

Conferences

  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2005). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension. 6th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Turner, M., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2004). Metrology in Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia, North Melbourne, Vic: Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2004). Sources of error in non-invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing in lungs with emphysema or pulmonary embolism. XIII World Congress Of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of an Infrared CO2 Analyser Which is Sensitive to both CO2 and O2. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Selecting ventilation, perfusion & volume parameters for models of diseased lungs. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in non- invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial re-breathing: a computer model study. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Govender, G., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The CO2 Absorption Capacity of Fully and Partially Desiccated Soda Lime. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The comparison of different calibration methods for pneumotachograph. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.

2014

  • Simon, N., Turner, M., Vucic, S., Al-Chalabi, A., Shefner, J., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Kiernan, M. (2014). Quantifying disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Annals of Neurology, 76(5), 643-657. [More Information]

2013

  • Turner, M., Hardiman, O., Benatar, M., Brooks, B., Chio, A., de Carvalho, M., Ince, P., Lin, C., Miller, R., Mitsumoto, H., Nicholson, G., Vucic, S., et al (2013). Controversies and priorities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Lancet Neurology, 12(3), 310-322. [More Information]

2012

  • Turner, M. (2012). Blood pressure variation with cuff height: effect of time. Journal of Hypertension, 30(4), 828-828. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Kiernan, M. (2012). Does interneuronal dysfunction contribute to neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 13(3), 245-250. [More Information]

2011

  • Kiernan, M., Vucic, S., Cheah, B., Turner, M., Eisen, A., Hardiman, O., Burrell, J., Zoing, M. (2011). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Lancet, 377(9769), 942-955. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2011). Is It Ethical to Perform Irreversible Renal Denervation Before a Trial of Low Sodium Intake for Treatment-Resistant Hypertension? Hypertension, 58(8), e9-e10. [More Information]
  • Turner, M. (2011). Is Pressure Decrease at Peak Hyperemia Attributed to Poiseuille or Bernoulli or Both? Hypertension, 58(4), e21-e21. [More Information]

2010

  • Turner, M. (2010). Can we trust automatic sphygmomanometer validations? Journal of Hypertension, 28(12), 2353-2356. [More Information]

2009

  • Turner, M., Kiernan, M., Leigh, P., Talbot, K. (2009). Biomarkers in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Lancet Neurology, 8(1), 94-109. [More Information]
  • McCulloch, T., Turner, M. (2009). The effects of hypocapnia and the cerebral autoregulatory response on cerebrovascular resistance and apparent zero flow pressure during isoflurane anesthesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 108(4), 1284-1290. [More Information]

2008

  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2008). Automated sphygmomanometers should not replace manual ones, based on current evidence. American Journal of Hypertension, 21(8), 845. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J. (2008). Blood pressure variability causes spurious identification of hypertension in clinical studies: a computer simulation study. American Journal of Hypertension, 21(1), 85-91. [More Information]
  • van Schalkwyk, J., Turner, M. (2008). Diagnosing hypertension in children and adolescents. JAMA, 299(2), 168; author reply 168-9. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., van Schalkwyk, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Lax sphygmomanometer standard causes overdetection and underdetection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Blood pressure monitoring, 13(2), 91-99. [More Information]

2007

  • McCulloch, T., Thompson, C., Turner, M. (2007). A Randomized Crossover Comparison of the Effects of Propofol and Sevoflurane on Cerebral Hemodynamics during Carotid Endarterectomy. Anesthesiology, 106(1), 56-64. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Speechly, C., Bignell, N. (2007). Sphygmomanometer calibration - why, how and how often? Australian Family Physician, 36(10), 834-837. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2007). Systematic errors and susceptibility to noise of four methods for calculating anatomical dead space from the CO2 expirogram. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98(6), 828-834. [More Information]

2006

  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A New Calibration Method that Compensates for the Effects of O(2) and N (2) on Infrared CO (2) Analysers. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 20(2), 75-79. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). A new equal area method to calculate and represent physiologic, anatomical, and alveolar dead spaces. Anesthesiology, 104(4), 696-700. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Young, I., Crawford, A. (2006). A tidally breathing model of ventilation, perfusion and volume in normal and diseased lungs. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 718-731. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2006). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension: a computer simulation study. Journal of Hypertension, 24(10), 1931-1938. [More Information]
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2006). Sources of error in partial rebreathing pulmonary blood flow measurements in lungs with emphysema and pulmonary embolism. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 97(5), 732-741. [More Information]

2005

  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of alveolar dead-space, shunt and V/Q distribution on respiratory dead-space measurements. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 95(4), 538-548. [More Information]
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2005). Effects of lung time constant, gas analyser delay and rise time on measurements of respiratory dead-space. Physiological Measurement, 26(6), 1103-1114. [More Information]
  • Turner, M., Irwig, L., Bune, A., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2005). Lack of sphygmomanometer calibration causes over- and under-detection of hypertension. 6th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia.

2004

  • Turner, M., Baker, A., Kam, P. (2004). Effects Of Systematic Errors In Blood Pressure Measurements On The Diagnosis Of Hypertension. Blood pressure monitoring, 9(5), 249-253.
  • Turner, M., Kam, P., Baker, A. (2004). Metrology in Medicine. 5th Biennial Conference of The Metrology Society of Australia, North Melbourne, Vic: Metrology Society of Australia.
  • Turner, M., McCulloch, T., Kennedy, R., Baker, A. (2004). Pharmacokinetics Of Sevoflurane Uptake Into The Brain. Anaesthesia, 59(12), 1201-1206.
  • Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2004). Sources of error in non-invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing in lungs with emphysema or pulmonary embolism. XIII World Congress Of Anaesthesiologists.

2003

  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of an Infrared CO2 Analyser Which is Sensitive to both CO2 and O2. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Turner, M., Yem, J., Baker, A. (2003). Calibration of pneumotachographs using a calibrated syringe. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(2), 571-576.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitor Algorithms Are More Sophisticated and Perform Better than Indicated in Modeling Paper - In Reply. Anesthesiology, 99(6), 1462-1462.
  • Baker, A., Tang, Y., Turner, M. (2003). Percentage decline in masters superathlete track and field performance with aging. Experimental Aging Research, 29(1), 47-65.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Govender, G., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Selecting ventilation, perfusion & volume parameters for models of diseased lungs. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in non- invasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial re-breathing: a computer model study. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.
  • Yem, J., Tang, Y., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). Sources of error in noninvasive pulmonary blood flow measurements by partial rebreathing. Anesthesiology, 98(4), 881-887.
  • Tang, Y., Govender, G., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The CO2 Absorption Capacity of Fully and Partially Desiccated Soda Lime. South African Society of Anaesthesiologists National Congress.
  • Tang, Y., Yem, J., Turner, M., Baker, A. (2003). The comparison of different calibration methods for pneumotachograph. International Anesthesia Research Society 77th Clinical and Scientific Congress.

2002

  • Whiteley, J., Turner, M., Baker, A., Gavaghan, D., Hahn, C. (2002). The effects of ventilation pattern on carbon dioxide transfer in three computer models of the airways. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 131(3), 269-284.

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