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0.9% saline vs. Plasma-Lyte 148® for fluid therapy

24 months
Approved budget:
Dr Sumeet Reddy
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Lay summary
My career goal is to become a clinical researcher and academic surgeon in New Zealand. With my degree in medicine and relevant experience, I am in a strong position to further my development through a Clinical Training Fellowship. I aim to develop the skills required to eventually lead multi-centre clinical trials in surgery. During the Clinical Training Fellowship, I will undertake a series of research projects related to fluid therapy that will form the basis of my thesis. This will include studies comparing 0.9% saline with Plasma Lyte 148(R) in the intensive care (ICU), emergency department and in post-operative patients. The studies will include a randomised cluster cross-over study, two nested cohort studies and a before-and-after study. The studies making up this Clinical Training Fellowship have a strong focus on health delivery and promise results that are relevant to clinical practice across a range of disciplines.