Research projects

Most of the research projects at the Division of Emergencies and Critical Care reflect the versatile activity the personnel are involved with.

Over the years, researchers have been involved in haemodynamics, inflammation, regional anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, as well as clinical and experimental pain mechanisms. Recently, the repertoire has expanded with collaboration across traditional disciplines.

Many of these projects have resulted in clinical research related to the core activity of the hospital. One example is the involvement in development of biosensors for studies in ischemia – reperfusion plus monitoring of organ rejection.

Although the future research activity will be based upon the traditional “4 columns of anaesthesia”; (anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, pain medicine), it is the ambition of the Division for its research to be even more visible within the hospitals six core areas; transplantation medicine, children’s illnesses, women’s illnesses, oncology, coronary disorders and disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Headwords of some of the current projects:

  • Monitoring of organ-ischemia
  • Pharmacodynamics of MPA, IMPDH and albumin in liver transplantation
  • Inflammation in coronary disease and hypothermia
  • Local and systemic inflammation in orthopedic surgery
  • Cardiomyopathy in sepsis
  • The use of ECMO in heart- and lung failure
  • Haemodynamics and lung function in pregnant women
  • Intracranial pressure in stroke patients
  • Sedation in critical care patients
  • Postoperative urine retention in children
  • Nutrition in critical ill children
  • Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia
  • Discography in ruptured discs
  • Experimental and clinical pain mechanisms
  • Pain in patients with psoriasis