Our research is focused on both primary and secondary prevention of acquired functional disability following critical illness.
We are primarily focused on physical disability - loss of muscle mass and the resultant decrease in physical activity, and attempts to modify this using nutritional and exercise interventions. In addition we seek to understand the patient population in terms of pre-existing multi-morbidity and frailty as important predisposing factors to disability, and as limiters to functional recovery.
Acquired Functional Disability Framework:
Watch: Muscle Wasting in Intensive Care - Dr Zudin Puthucheary
Watch: Muscle Wasting in ICU - Dr Angela McNelly
Watch: The Impact of Critical Illness on Bone & Skeletal Muscle - Dr Zudin Puthucheary
Watch: Muscle Metabolism & Physiology in Chronic Critical Illness - Dr Zudin Puthucheary