The Alfred ICU is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in research. Since 2011, the Alfred ICU has produced more than 85 publications annually.
Research areas within The Alfred Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine include:
The department benefits from the Alfred Research Alliance co-location and linkage with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) within the Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) and with the Monash Central Clinical School through the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre. All Alfred ICU consultants hold academic appointments with SPHPM.
In 2014, our research active group consisted of 16 consultants with one NHMRC Practitioner Fellow (Professor Jamie Cooper), two Alfred-Monash Practitioner Fellows (Associate Professor David Pilcher and Dr Andrew Udy). Dr Chris Nickson joined us as the Monash SPHPM Alfred ICU Education Practitioner Fellow. We had four Professors (Stephen Bernard, Jamie Cooper, Carlos Scheinkestel and David Tuxen) and two Associate Professors (Warwick Butt and David Pilcher).
Dr Andrew Udy authored 11 publications, including one looking at renal function in ICU patients in the context of a multicentre observational study (Udy A et al., Crit Care Med 2014).
Associate Professor David Pilcher led the productive interrogation of the unique bi-national ICU registry resulting in the paper ‘Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria in Defining Severe Sepsis’ (Kaukonen KM et al., New Engl J Med 2015).
The total of funding to Alfred ICU department investigators for grants active in 2014 was more than $31 million (for the duration of the grants), with $20 million being from the NHMRC.
Nanayakkara, S., Fogarty, S., Tremeer, M., Ross, K., Richards, B., Bergmeir, C., Xu, S., Stub, D., Smith, K., Tacey, M., Liew, D., Pilcher, D., Kaye, D.M.
(2018), PLoS Med,
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(2018), International Physiotherapy Group for Cystic Fibrosis. Physiotherapy for People with Cystic Fibrosis: from Infant to Adult, 5th edition., 66-8
Udy A, Roberts JA, Lipman JE