Improving outcomes after critical illness

 

Doctors, nurses and scientists in Ireland who work with critically unwell patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) have come together so that they can find new treatments for patients in Ireland. A group like us working in Australia, discovered simple treatments that have saved lives while reducing costs (by over half a billion euros each year). Initially we will conduct studies looking at three treatments we think may help patients in Ireland.
1. PHARLAP- Does the way we 'set' the breathing machine help patients with a severe lung disease (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
2. TRANSFUSE- Does giving 'fresher' blood versus 'older blood'

Award Date
12 December 2014
Award Value
€2,267,620
Principal Investigator
Professor Alistair Nichol
Host Institution
University College Dublin
Scheme
HRB Clinical Trials Networks