Research at the Division of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Our research is based on
clinical questions around complicated peri-operative care of patients mostly undergoing major surgery and patients that are critically ill and treated in the ICU. We address these questions using different approaches, from very basic laboratory based projects to intervention studies focusing on patient centered outcomes. The research is performed in close collaboration of basic scientist, clinicians, nurses and students. We have access to a clinical research center together with the clinical department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive care (PMI) at Karolinska University Hospital in Flemingsberg. This center consists of a small laboratory close to the clinic for sample handling and storage, a clinical room for performing studies on patients and volunteers and a fully equipped analytical lab. These facilities are staffed by 2 research nurses and trained laboratory personnel. During the last 20 years, a total of 41 dissertations have been successfully defended at our unit. The research is organized in 3 larger research cluster and several smaller research projects that are outlined below.