Dr Euan James McCaughey
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Euan James McCaughey

MEng CEng PhD

Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Euan McCaughey is an internationally recognised researcher in the fields of spinal cord injury and electrical stimulation. His research interests lie in the way that medical devices can be used to improve the lives of those living with an illness or disability. He has specific expertise in the use of electrical stimulation of the abdominal muscles to improve breathing.

During his current NHMRC Fellowship, Dr McCaughey is seeking to generate research evidence and technology that assists the clinical translation of electrical stimulation of the abdominal muscles to improve function in a number of patient groups, with a large focus on spinal cord injury and critical illness. Dr McCaughey is currently leading a number of national and international clinical trials. He also has expertise in the epidemiology of spinal cord injury and serves on the Editorial Board of Spinal Cord, the leading spinal cord injuries journal.

Euan is looking for Honours, Masters and PhD students for his current studies. Contact him for more details.

Phone
0293991827
Location
Neuroscience Research Australia

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Lin SD; Butler JE; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hoang PD; Jarvis T; Gandevia SC; McCaughey EJ, 2020, 'The effect of abdominal functional electrical stimulation on bowel function in multiple sclerosis: a cohort study', Multiple Sclerosis Journal - Experimental, Translational and Clinical, vol. 6, pp. 205521732094153 - 205521732094153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2055217320941530
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Jonkman AH; Frenzel T; McCaughey EJ; McLachlan AJ; Boswell-Ruys CL; Collins DW; Gandevia SC; Girbes ARJ; Hoiting O; Kox M; Oppersma E; Peters M; Pickkers P; Roesthuis LH; Schouten J; Shi ZH; Veltink PH; de Vries HJ; Shannon Weickert C; Wiedenbach C; Zhang Y; Tuinman PR; de Man AME; Butler JE; Heunks LMA, 2020, 'Breath-synchronized electrical stimulation of the expiratory muscles in mechanically ventilated patients: a randomized controlled feasibility study and pooled analysis', Critical Care, vol. 24, pp. 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-020-03352-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Nguyen DAT; Amirjani N; McCaughey EJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE; Hudson AL, 2020, 'Differential activation of the human costal and crural diaphragm during voluntary and involuntary breaths', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 128, pp. 1262 - 1270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00790.2019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Nguyen DAT; Boswell-Ruys CL; McCaughey EJ; Gandevia SC; Hudson AL; Butler JE, 2020, 'Absence of inspiratory premotor potentials during quiet breathing in cervical spinal cord injury', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 128, pp. 660 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00831.2019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Lin SD; Butler JE; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hoang P; Jarvis T; Gandevia SC; McCaughey EJ, 2019, 'The frequency of bowel and bladder problems in multiple sclerosis and its relation to fatigue: A single centre experience', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0222731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222731
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Jonkman AH; Boswell-Ruys CL; McBain RA; Bye EA; Hudson AL; Collins DW; Heunks LMA; McLachlan AJ; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2019, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to assist ventilator weaning in critical illness: a double-blinded, randomised, sham-controlled pilot study', Critical care (London, England), vol. 23, pp. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-019-2544-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Butler JE; McBain RA; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Lee BB, 2019, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to augment respiratory function in spinal cord injury', Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, vol. 25, pp. 105 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1310/sci2502-105
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Georgiou A; Sezgin G; Li L; Wilson R; McCaughey EJ; Lindeman R; Vecellio E; Westbrook JI, 2019, 'Who Gets a Laboratory Test in Hospital, Why, and How Often? A Retrospective Observational Study of 4 Australian Hospitals', The journal of applied laboratory medicine, vol. 4, pp. 343 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1373/jalm.2018.028688
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Li L; McCaughey E; Iles-Mann J; Sargeant A; Westbrook JI; Georgiou A, 2018, 'Does Point-of-Care Testing Impact Length of Stay in Emergency Departments (EDs)?: A Before and After Study of 26 Rural and Remote EDs.', Stud Health Technol Inform, vol. 252, pp. 99 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-890-7-99
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hudson AL; Gandevia SC; Butler JE, 2018, 'Optimal electrode position for abdominal functional electrical stimulation', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 125, pp. 1062 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00446.2018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Dahm MR; Georgiou A; Westbrook JI; Greenfield D; Horvath AR; Wakefield D; Li L; Hillman K; Bolton P; Brown A; Jones G; Herkes R; Lindeman R; Legg M; Makeham M; Moses D; Badmus D; Campbell C; Hardie RA; Li J; McCaughey E; Sezgin G; Thomas J; Wabe N, 2018, 'Delivering safe and effective test-result communication, management and follow-up: A mixed-methods study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020235
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Dahm MR; McCaughey E; Li L; Westbrook J; Mumford V; Iles-Mann J; Sargeant A; Georgiou A, 2017, 'Point-of-care testing across rural and remote emergency Departments in Australia: Staff perceptions of operational impact', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 239, pp. 28 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-28
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Badrick T; Gay S; McCaughey EJ; Georgiou A, 2017, 'External Quality Assessment beyond the analytical phase: an Australian perspective', BIOCHEMIA MEDICA, vol. 27, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Vecellio E; Lake R; Li L; Burnett L; Chesher D; Braye S; Mackay M; Gay S; Badrick T; Westbrook J; Georgiou A, 2017, 'Key factors influencing the incidence of hemolysis: A critical appraisal of current evidence', Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, vol. 54, pp. 59 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408363.2016.1250247
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Georgiou A; McCaughey EJ; Tariq A; Walter SR; Li J; Callen J; Paoloni R; Runciman WB; Westbrook JI, 2017, 'What is the impact of an electronic test result acknowledgement system on Emergency Department physicians’ work processes? A mixed-method pre-post observational study', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 99, pp. 29 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.12.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Li L; McCaughey E; Iles-Mann J; Sargeant A; Dahm MR; Mumford V; Westbrook JI; Georgiou A, 2017, 'Assessing Data Integration and Quality for the Evaluation of Point-of-Care Testing Across Rural and Remote Emergency Departments in Australia', MEDINFO 2017: PRECISION HEALTHCARE THROUGH INFORMATICS, vol. 245, pp. 471 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-471
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Borotkanics RJ; Gollee H; Folz RJ; McLachlan AJ, 2017, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to improve respiratory function after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Spinal Cord, vol. 55, pp. 798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sc.2017.2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Mccaughey EJ; Li J; Badrick TC; Westbrook JI; Georgiou A, 2017, 'How well do general practitioners manage laboratory test results for patients with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease?: A systematic review', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 29, pp. 769 - 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzx105
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Purcell M; Barnett SC; Allan DB, 2016, 'Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Stab Wounds: Incidence, Natural History, and Relevance for Future Research', JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, vol. 33, pp. 1416 - 1421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2015.4375
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; McLean AN; Allan DB; Gollee H, 2016, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to enhance mechanical insufflation-exsufflation', JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, vol. 39, pp. 720 - 725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2015.1114226
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Purcell M; McLean AN; Fraser MH; Bewick A; Borotkanics RJ; Allan DB, 2016, 'Changing demographics of spinal cord injury over a 20-year period: a longitudinal population-based study in Scotland', SPINAL CORD, vol. 54, pp. 270 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sc.2015.167
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Borotkanics RJ; Gollee H; Folz RJ; McLachlan AJ, 2016, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to improve respiratory function after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis', SPINAL CORD, vol. 54, pp. 628 - 639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sc.2016.31
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Vecellio E; Lake R; Li L; Burnett L; Chesher D; Braye S; Mackay M; Gay S; Badrick TC; Westbrook JI; Georgiou A, 2016, 'Current methods of haemolysis detection and reporting as a source of risk to patient safety: A narrative review', Clinical Biochemist Reviews, vol. 27, pp. 143 - 151, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5242478/
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Li L; Georgiou A; Golding MHG; Westbrook JI, 2016, 'Imaging for patients presenting to an emergency department with back pain: Impact on patient pathway', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 28, pp. 412 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12602
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Borotkanics RJ; Gollee H; Folz RJ; McLachlan AJ, 2016, 'Abdominal functional electrical stimulation to improve respiratory function after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Spinal Cord, vol. 54, pp. 754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sc.2016.70
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey E, 2016, 'Proceedings of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists’ 54th Annual Scientific Conference.', The Clinical biochemist. Reviews, vol. 37, pp. S1 - S56
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Berry HR; McLean AN; Allan DB; Gollee H, 2015, 'Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation to Assist Ventilator Weaning in Acute Tetraplegia: A Cohort Study', PLOS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128589
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; McLean AN; Allan DB; Gollee H, 2014, 'Detection of the motor points of the abdominal muscles', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 114, pp. 2483 - 2489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-2966-y
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; McLachlan AJ; Gollee H, 2014, 'Non-intrusive real-time breathing pattern detection and classification for automatic abdominal functional electrical stimulation', MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, vol. 36, pp. 1057 - 1061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.04.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Humburg P; McLachlan AJ, 2021, 'Dealing with deaths in clinical trials and meta-analyses', Respiratory Care, vol. 66, pp. 1503, http://dx.doi.org/10.4187/respcare.09272
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Lin SD; Butler JE; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hoang P; Jarvis T; Gandevia SC, 2019, 'Progress in MS Research Conference of MS Research Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Oct 31-Nov 1, 2019 Abstracts', in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, Vol. 26, pp. NP1 - NP1, presented at Conference of MS-Research-Australia, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 31 October 2019 - 01 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000524556200021&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    McCaughey EJ; Lin SD; Butler JE; Boswell-Ruys CL; Hoang P; Jarvis T; Gandevia SC, 2019, 'The effects of Abdominal Functional Electrical Stimulation on bowel and bladder function in Multiple Sclerosis', in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, Vol. 26, pp. NP15 - NP15, presented at Conference of MS-Research-Australia, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 31 October 2019 - 01 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000524556200055&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Euan James McCaughey
    Mclachlan AJ; McCaughey E; Jonkman A; Boswell-Ruys C; McBain R; Bye E; Hudson A; Gandevia SC; Collins D; Heunks LMA; Butler J, 2019, 'Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Applied to the Abdominal Muscles to Assist Ventilator Weaning in Critically Ill Patients: An Assessor Blinded, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Pilot Study', in C14. CRITICAL CARE: THE CRUCIBLE - OPTIMIZING MECHANICAL VENTILATION: INNOVATIVE TRIALS AND TOOLS, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, May 17-22, 2019 - Dallas, TX, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_meetingabstracts.a4249

Awards

Grants

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
Wings for Life Project Grant

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pilot Grant

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Global Connections Bridging Grant

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