Role of active deresuscitation after resuscitation

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


The subject of this thesis is the clinical management of fluid status in patients who are critically ill. Critical illness refers to a range of disease states with actual or incipient failure of one or more organ systems. While these states may be encountered in a range of settings and due to a wide range of causes, for example infection, trauma, and following major surgery, the most frequently used unifying definition is the requirement for treatment in a critical care (intensive care or high dependency) setting.

Over 750,000 patients are admitted to critical care units each year in England alone. At a cost of £1 billion per annum, this represents a substantial proportion of total healthcare spending, and continues to increase each year.
Date of AwardDec 2019
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SponsorsHealth and Social Care (Northern Ireland) Research and Development
SupervisorDanny McAuley (Supervisor) & Bronagh Blackwood (Supervisor)

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