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As a commitment to continuous improvement for the critically ill, the Department of Critical Care Medicine actively promotes high quality research
Our current research portfolio:
Study looking into the best fluid for patients who have received a renal transplant.
The TEAM study will test whether early activity and mobilisation is better in a large randomised controlled trial of 750 ICU patients. Eligible patients will be randomised to receive either early or standard (usual care) activity and mobilisation.
A study comparing two different blood levels of carbon dioxide in patients who have had a cardiac arrest. It may be that having a higher carbon dioxide level in the blood may be the best way to reduce brain damage after cardiac arrest, however we need to do a study to show if this is true.
This study is to determine whether, in critically ill patients with bloodstream infection, 7 days antibiotic treatment achieves the same outcomes compared to 14 days antibiotic treatment.
A Study comparing the conventional approach to control high blood glucose (‘sugar in the blood’) to a more liberal approach for patients with pre-existing diabetes.
This is a study looking at two approaches to oxygen therapy in patients on a breathing machine. Results are due to be published in the near future.