We run a diverse range of clinical and translational studies including health sciences research, therapeutics, genetics and genomics. These pages provide some additional information for pateints, relatives and collaborators.
Professor Tim Walsh introduces the research activities undertaken by Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.
Perioperative medicine is an emerging field that focuses on improving outcomes for patients after surgery. The majority of the 10 million patients who undergo surgery in the NHS each year do so without complications, however as surgery is offered to older and sicker patients there is a growing group of higher risk patients who have multiple medical conditions and are more vulnerable to complications after surgery.
Good Clinical Practice
Our research team are trained in the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and comply with GCP throughout all aspects of the research process.
Blood Transfusion Practice
Our completed work has described current use of blood transfusions in intensive care units.
Genomics of severe flu
We ultimately aim to identify targets for effective new drug treatments for severe flu.
All intensive care units in Scotland are participating in a research study to try to find the reasons why some people are very susceptible to swine flu (influenza).
Infection and Inflammation
We know that infections acquired during intensive care admission increase illness costs and may worsen patient outcomes.
Recovery from Critical Illness
There are various studies being undertaken in the recovery from critical illness.
Stress and Immunity
Critical illness is by definition a severe insult which inflicts an enormous stress on a patient's physiology.
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