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About me

Tim Baker is a specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Karolinska University Hospital and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Karolinska Institutet.

 

His PhD thesis was “Critical Care in Low Resource Settings".  His research interests include analysing the quality of hospital services, developing and implementing interventions to improve the care and outcomes of critically ill patients, Global Anaesthesia & Intensive Care and paediatric hypoglycaemia.

 

He has previously worked in Tanzania and is involved in several Global Health initiatives. He is the chairman of the Life Support Foundation and coordinator of the Muhimbili-Karolinska Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Collaboration (MKAIC) that both aim to improve the care of critically ill patients where resources are scarce. He is a founding member of the Global Intensive Care working group at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). In 2016 he is based in Blantyre, Malawi.

Education

2015- Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institutet

2010-2015 PhD student, Karolinska Institutet

2010: Specialist in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Sweden

2003: European Diploma in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Part One)

2000: Registration as Medical Doctor, UK & Sweden

1999: Medicine Degree (MB ChB), Sheffield University, UK

Publications

Dengue fever: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Amin P, Acicbe Ö, Hidalgo J, Jiménez Jis, Baker T, Richards Ga
Journal of critical care 2018;43():346-351

Development and internal validation of the Simplified Mortality Score for the Intensive Care Unit (SMS-ICU)
Haniffa R, Beane A, Baker T, Riviello Ed, Schell Co, Dondorp Am
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2018;62(3):407-408

Ebola virus disease: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Council Of The World Federation Of Societies Of Intensive And Critical Care Medicine, Richards Ga, Baker T, Amin P
Journal of critical care 2018;43():352-355

Intensive care in severe malaria: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Council Of The World Federation Of Societies Of Intensive And Critical Care Medicine, Karnad Dr, Nor Mbm, Richards Ga, Baker T, Amin P
Journal of critical care 2018;43():356-360

Mortality impact of an increased blood glucose cut-off level for hypoglycaemia treatment in severely sick children in Malawi (SugarFACT trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Baker T, Dube Q, Langton J, Hildenwall H
Trials 2018;19(1):33-

Quality of pediatric anesthesia: A cross-sectional study of a university hospital in a low-income country
Andersson O, Radell P, Ringo V, Mulungu M, Baker T
PloS one 2018;13(4):e0194622-

Sepsis in tropical regions: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Mcgloughlin S, Richards Ga, Nor Mbm, Prayag S, Baker T, Amin P
Journal of critical care 2018;46():115-118

Critical care in Malawi: The ethics of beneficence and justice
Manda-taylor L, Mndolo S, Baker T
MALAWI MEDICAL JOURNAL 2017;29(3):268-271

Critical care of tropical disease in low income countries: Report from the Task Force on Tropical Diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Council Of The World Federation Of Societies Of Intensive &, Critical Care Medicine, Baker T, Khalid K, Acicbe O, Mcgloughlin S, et al
Journal of critical care 2017;42():351-354

Current challenges in the management of sepsis in ICUs in resource-poor settings and suggestions for the future
Global Intensive Care Working Group Of The European Society Of Intensive Care Medicine, Schultz Mj, Dunser Mw, Dondorp Am, Adhikari Nk, Iyer S, et al
Intensive care medicine 2017;43(5):612-624

Derivation and validation of a universal vital assessment (UVA) score: a tool for predicting mortality in adult hospitalised patients in sub-Saharan Africa
Moore Cc, Hazard R, Saulters Kj, Ainsworth J, Adakun Sa, Amir A, et al
BMJ global health 2017;2(2):e000344-

Encephalitis and myelitis in tropical countries: Report from the Task Force on Tropical Diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Council Of The World Federation Of Societies Of Intensive And Critical Care Medicine, Silva Gs, Richards Ga, Baker T, Amin Pr
Journal of critical care 2017;42():355-359

Erratum to: Severely deranged vital signs as triggers for acute treatment modifications on an intensive care unit in a low-income country
Schell Co, Castegren M, Lugazia E, Blixt J, Mulungu M, Konrad D, et al
BMC research notes 2017;10(1):365-

Haemodynamic assessment and support in sepsis and septic shock in resource-limited settings
Of The European Society Of Intensive Care Medicine (esicm) And The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (moru) In Bangkok Thailand, Global Intensive Care Working Group, Misango D, Pattnaik R, Baker T, Dünser Mw, et al
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2017;111(11):483-489

The clinical usefulness of prognostic prediction models in critical illness
Baker T, Gerdin M
European journal of internal medicine 2017;45():37-40

Viral hemorrhagic fever in the tropics: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Hidalgo J, Richards Ga, Jiménez Jis, Baker T, Amin P
Journal of critical care 2017;42():366-372

Clinical Criteria to Identify Patients With Sepsis
Gerdin M, Baker T
JAMA 2016;316(4):453-4

Establishing an Anaesthesia and Intensive Care partnership and aiming for national impact in Tanzania
Ulisubisya M, Jörnvall H, Irestedt L, Baker T
Globalization and health 2016;12():7-

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Ulisubisya M, Dahlén E, Jörnvall H, Irestedt L, Baker T
Lakartidningen 2016;113():-

Ebola and provision of critical care
Brown C, Kreuels B, Baker P, Baker T, Boyles T, Lado M, et al
Lancet (London, England) 2015;385(9976):1392-

Quality of anaesthesia for Caesarean sections: a cross-sectional study of a university hospital in a low-income country
Eriksson J, Baker T, Jörnvall H, Irestedt L, Mulungu M, Larsson E
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2015;20(10):1329-36

Severely deranged vital signs as triggers for acute treatment modifications on an intensive care unit in a low-income country
Schell Co, Castegren M, Lugazia E, Blixt J, Mulungu M, Konrad D, et al
BMC research notes 2015;8():313-

Single Deranged Physiologic Parameters Are Associated With Mortality in a Low-Income Country
Baker T, Blixt J, Lugazia E, Schell Co, Mulungu M, Milton A, et al
Critical care medicine 2015;43(10):2171-9

Vital Signs Directed Therapy: Improving Care in an Intensive Care Unit in a Low-Income Country
Baker T, Schell Co, Lugazia E, Blixt J, Mulungu M, Castegren M, et al
PloS one 2015;10(12):e0144801-

Emergency and critical care services in Tanzania: a survey of ten hospitals
Baker T, Lugazia E, Eriksen J, Mwafongo V, Irestedt L, Konrad D
BMC health services research 2013;13():140-

Erratum to: Recommendations for sepsis management in resource-limited settings (vol 38, pg 557, 2012)
European Soc Intensive Care Med, Dunser Mw, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, et al
INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE 2012;38(4):575-576

Identifying resource needs for sepsis care and guideline implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a cluster survey of 66 hospitals in four eastern provinces
Baelani I, Jochberger S, Laimer T, Rex C, Baker T, Wilson Ih, et al
Middle East journal of anaesthesiology 2012;21(4):559-75

Point of care ultrasound for sepsis management in resource-limited settings: response to Via et al.
European Soc Intensive Care Med, Dunser Mw, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, et al
INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE 2012;38(8):1408-1409

Recommendations for sepsis management in resource-limited settings
European Soc Intensive Care Med, Dunser Mw, Festic E, Dondorp A, Kissoon N, Ganbat T, et al
INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE 2012;38(4):557-74

Availability of critical care resources to treat patients with severe sepsis or septic shock in Africa: a self-reported, continent-wide survey of anaesthesia providers
Baelani I, Jochberger S, Laimer T, Otieno D, Kabutu J, Wilson I, et al
CRITICAL CARE 2011;15(1):R10-

Critical illness in developing countries: dying in the dark
European Soc Intensive Care Med, Baker T, Schultz Mj, Dunser Mw
LANCET 2011;377(9775):1405-author

Nationwide survey on resource availability for implementing current sepsis guidelines in Mongolia
Helfen Beruhrt Study Team, Bataar O, Lundeg G, Tsenddorj G, Jochberger S, Grander W, et al
BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2010;88(11):839-46

Critical care in low-income countries
Baker T
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 2009;14(2):143-8

Ethical criteria for allocating health-care resources
Baker T, Baker P
LANCET 2009;373(9673):1424-5

Pediatric emergency and critical care in low-income countries
Baker T
PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA 2009;19(1):23-7

Use of an early warning score and ability to walk predicts mortality in medical patients admitted to hospitals in Tanzania
Rylance J, Baker T, Mushi E, Mashaga D
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 2009;103(8):790-4

Bringing global issues to medical teaching
Bateman C, Baker T, Hoornenborg E, Ericsson U
LANCET 2001;358(9292):1539-42

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