Research on the Critical Care Units
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The Adult Critical Care Directorate at St George’s is actively involved in research, and we are pleased to be able to offer patients the chance to participate in a number of exciting research studies aiming to improve the quality of care that we can provide.
A member of the clinical team may approach you to ask whether you would like to be involved in any of these studies. All participation is voluntary, and whether you choose to participate or not will not affect the high standard of care that you or your relative will receive.
Current studies include:
- VANISH: VAsopressin versus Noradrenaline as Initial therapy in Septic sHock.
- FREE: Friends and relative experience in Intensive care.
- ADRENAL: Adjunctive corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with septic shock.
- Measuring the hepatic metabolism of midazolam and tramadol in critically ill patients with Acute Renal Failure.
NIHR Related Research
The directorate is the top performer in the UK for NIHR studies related to the Critical Care and has several members of the team in leadership roles within the NIHR: Barbara Philips is the Critical Care Specialty Lead and Maurizio Cecconi is the Division 6 Lead (Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology…) for the south London CRN.
Adult Critical Care at SGH is a reference centre for NIHR research in the UK . We are consistently top recruiters for the majority of the studies we have run.
The NIHR research team is: David Hollman Aya Bernal, Christine Ryan, Johannes Mellinghoff, Sarah Prudden and Narenduth Poonuth. The team is able to screen and enrol into NIHR studies most days of the year.