Intensive care research at Murdoch
- Traditionally, medical research is focused on different treatment options for specific conditions and less on what type of supportive care is the best for our patients.
- Many treatment options for diseases are well examined in the general population but intensive care patients are sicker and more vulnerable. Small differences in their care can make large differences in their outcome.
- Public awareness of the role of intensive care is small.
We are part of a Australia and New Zealand network of ICUs which work together to answer clinical questions that focus directly on patient care and best treatment.
Our current research focuses on:
- types of fluids used for rehydration therapy
- types of nutritional therapy
- management of blood transfusions
- supportive drugs in severe infections
- drugs to counteract delirium.
A/Prof Adrian Regli, Head of Research, Intensive Care Unit
A/Prof Bart DeKeulenaer, Researcher, Head of Department, Intensive Care Unit
Annemarie Palermo, Research Coordinator, Intensive Care Unit
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