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Dr. Tim Turkstra

Dr. Turkstra

Dr. T. Turkstra

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Tim Turkstra completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering and medical school at McMaster University. He then completed his residency at Western University's Anesthesiology Program, followed by a fellowship in Neuroanesthesia. Dr. Turkstra is currently a staff anesthesiologist at the London Health Sciences Centre, focusing on Neuroanesthesia and Airway Management. He also serves as the Residency Airway Co-ordinator and Journal Club Co-ordinator.

Dr. Turkstra's current research includes

  • Strategies for GlideScope intubation
  • Ultrasound benefits in spinal anesthesia
  • Evidence on Research design vs. publication results

Recent Publications

Jones PM, Chow JTY, Arango MF, Fridfinnson JA, Gai N, Lam K, Turkstra TPComparison of Registered and Reported Outcomes in Randomized Clinical Trials Published in Anesthesiology Journals. Anesth Analg. 2017 Oct;125(4):1292-1300.

Turkstra T, Marmai K, Armstrong KP, Kumar K, Singh SI. Preprocedural ultrasound assessment does not improve trainee performance of spinal anesthesia for obstetrical patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2017 Feb; 37: 21-24.

Tursktra TP, Cusano F, Fridfinnson JA, Batohi P, Rachinsky M. Early endotracheal tube insertion with the GlideScope: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesth Analg. 2016 Mar;122(3):753-7.

Kumar K, Turkstra T. Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia [chapter 7]. In Santos AC, Epstein JN, & Chaudhuri K, eds. Obstetric anesthesia. 2015. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. 

Turkstra TP, Rachinsky M, Batohi P. Additional tip to facilitate GlideScope intubation. Minerva Anestesiol. 2015 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Law JA, Broemling N, Cooper RM, Drolet P, Duggan LV, Griesdale DE, Hung OR, Jones PM, Kovacs G, Massey S, Morris IR, Mullen T, Murphy MF, Preston R, Naik VN, Scott J, Stacey S, Turkstra TP, Wong DT; for the Canadian Airway Focus Group. The difficult airway with recommendations for management - Part 1 - Difficult tracheal intubation encountered in an unconscious/induced patient. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Nov;60(11):1089-1118. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Law JA, Broemling N, Cooper RM, Drolet P, Duggan LV, Griesdale DE, Hung OR, Jones PM, Kovacs G, Massey S, Morris IR, Mullen T, Murphy MF, Preston R, Naik VN, Scott J, Stacey S, Turkstra TP, Wong DT; for the Canadian Airway Focus Group. The difficult airway with recommendations for management - Part 2 - The anticipated difficult airway. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Nov;60(11):1119-1138. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Turkstra TP, Smitheram AK, Alabdulhadi O, et al. The Flex-Tip™ tracheal tube does not reduce post-operative sore throat: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anesth. 2011 Dec;58(12):1090-6.

Jones PM, Loh FL, Youssef HN, Turkstra TPA randomized comparison of the GlideRite® Rigid Stylet to a malleable stylet for orotracheal intubation by novices using the GlideScope®. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Mar;58(3):256-61.

Turkstra TP, Jones PM, Ower KM, Gros MLThe Flex-It stylet is less effective than a malleable stylet for orotracheal intubation using the GlideScope. Anesth Analg. 2009 Dec;109(6):1856-9. 

Jones PM, Turkstra TP, Armstrong KP, Armstrong PM, Harle CCComparison of a single-use GlideScope Cobalt videolaryngoscope with a conventional GlideScope for orotracheal intubation. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Jan;57(1):18-23. 

Turkstra TP, Jones PMIs there evidence for improved maternal satisfaction with patient-controlled epidural anesthesia? Anesth Analg. 2009 Oct;109(4):1344; author reply 1345-6. 

Turkstra TP, Pelz DM, Jones PMCervical spine motion: a fluoroscopic comparison of the AirTraq Laryngoscope versus the Macintosh laryngoscope. Anesthesiology. 2009 Jul;111(1):97-101.