Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

RCoA Maurice P Hudson Prize.

Congratulations to Dr Annemarie Docherty and her colleagues for winning the 2016 RCoA Maurice P Hudson Prize.

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Dr Annemarie Docherty

The Maurice P Hudson Prize is awarded for the best paper by an anaesthetic trainee on the subject of resuscitation or the management of acutely ill patients published, or accepted for publication, in a peer reviewed journal.


Our systematic review shows that there is an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome with a restrictive blood transfusion threshold in patients with co-existing cardiovascular disease. We therefore recommend the use of a more liberal transfusion trigger of at least 80g/l for patients with both acute and chronic cardiovascular disease.

Dr Annemarie Docherty

Video and further information: Blood transfusion strategies in patients with cardiovascular disease