Dr Eric Hodgson

Dr Eric Hodgson


Dr  Eric Hodgson


+27 (0)31 240 2450 / 1762




Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

Research Interests

Airway Management, Acute & ChronicPain, Ethics


Honorary Clinical Associate

Biosketch Clinical Department Manager, Dept. of Anaesthetics, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital 
List of Publications
Hodgson RE. The management of death in the ICU. “The South African perspective”. Crit Care Resusc. 2006 Mar; 8(1): 73-5.

Hodgson RE, Milner A, Barrett,  Alberts A, Joubert I, Hold A. Airway Management Resources in Operating Theatres: Recommendations for South African hospitals and clinics. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2008; 14(4): S1-11.

Levien LJ, Hodgson RE, James MF. Hemoglobin-based blood substitutes and risk of myocardial infarction and death. JAMA. 2008 Sep 17;300(11):1295; author reply 1298-9.

Hodgson RE, Miller SM, Fortuna A. Epidural analgesia in vascular surgery patients actively taking clopidogrel. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Aug;105(2):233.

Barrett D, Hodgson E. Chapter 29: Airway management with limited resources. 
In: Core Topics in Airway Management; 2nd Edition. Calder I, Pearce A (eds) Cambridge University Press December 2010. ISBN: 9780521111881.    

Hodgson RE. Which airway devices should be on difficult intubation trolleys in resource-constrained settings? South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2011; 17(1): 102-106.

Richards GA, Hodgson RE. To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question. Minerva Anestesiol. 2012 Jul;78(7):746-8.

Hodgson RE, Richards GA. “Minimal ventilator settings” and extubation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul 15;186(2):198-9.

Hodgson RE, Hardcastle TC. South Africa – Where have we been? in ICU Resource Allocation in the New Millennium -Will We Say No? David W. Crippen ed. Published by Springer, New York,NY 2013. Pages 75-87.

Hodgson RE, Richards GA, Lundgren AC, et al. Starch safety in resuscitation. S Afr Med J 2013; 103(9): 592-3

Hardcastle T, Stander M, Hodgson E, Gopalan D, Kalafatis N. Temperature regulation in emergency, surgical and critical care. S Afr Med J. 2013; 103(9): 598.

Paruk F, Kissoon N, Hartog CS, Feldman C, Hodgson ER, et al. The Durban World Congress Ethics Round Table Conference Report: III. Withdrawing Mechanical ventilation–the approach should be individualized. J Crit Care 2014; 29(6): 902-7.

Guidet B, Hodgson E, Feldman C, et al. The Durban World Congress Ethics Round Table Conference Report: II. Withholding or withdrawing of treatment in elderly patients admitted to the intensive care unit. 
J Crit Care 2014; 29(6): 896-901.

Sprung CL, Paruk F, Kissoon N, Hartog CS, Lipman J, Du B, Argent A, Hodgson RE, et al. The Durban World Congress Ethics Round Table Conference Report: I. Differences between withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments. J Crit Care 2014; 29(6): 890-5.

Küsel BS, Hodgson RE. An unusual conduit for a paediatric tracheostomy tube exchange. South Afr J Anaesthesiol Analg 2015; 21(3): 42-4. 

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