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Michael Gaunt Vascular Surgeon OperatingResearch Grants

  1. Medical Research Council 1986.  £4,000 student grant and bench fee to undertake a one-year research project in basic medical science.
  2. The Asthma Research Council 1993.  £100 basic research expenses.
  3. The Earnest Penn Memorial Trust 1993.  £100 basic research expenses.
  4. The Rockfellow Foundation 1993.  £100 basic research expenses.
  5. The British Petroleum Trust 1994.  £1000 awarded for general research expenses.
  6. The Stroke Association 1997.  £67,050 for investigation of increased mortality associated with abnormal baroreceptor function after carotid endarterectomy.
  7. The Stroke Association 1998.  £29,056 for investigation of the haemostatic factors affecting thromboembolic potential of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
  8. The Stroke Association, 2000. £80,250 for investigation of the mechanism of baroreceptor function deterioration during carotid endarterectomy.
  9. The Fund and Friends of Addenbrookes 2006. £1965. Investigation of Baroreceptor function in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
  10. The Moulton Charitable Foundation 2006. £43,774. Randomised controlled trial investigation of the effect on remote ischaemic preconditioning on patients undergoing aortic surgery.

Ongoing Research

  1. Investigation of baroreceptor function during carotid endarterectomy.
  2. Investigation of haemostatic factors affecting thromboembolic potential of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
  3. Investigation of the transorbital route for transcranial Doppler monitoring for patients with hyperostosis of the skull.
  4. Effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning on clinical outcome in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  5. Effect of carotid endarterectomy on saccadic eye movements.
  6. Varicose vein surgery; measures to reduce postoperative pain.
  7. Does remote ischaemic preconditioning reduce cerebral and cardiac damage following carotid endarterectomy ISRCTN 98544952.
  8. Does remote ischaemic preconditioning reduce renal damage following open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. ISRCTN 89918035
  9. Does remote ischaemic preconditioning  reduce adverse events following endovascular aneurysm repair. ISRCTN 61182546.
  10. A 12 week randomised double blind trial evaluationg the effect of low-dose (10mgs) and high dose (80mgs) atorvastatin on macrophage activity and carotid plaque inflammation as determined by ultrasmall super-paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) enhanced carotid MRI . ISRCTN 64894118.
  11. Joint research with University dept of radiology funded by Glaxo Smith Kline.
    Does pre-operative serum troponin I elevation predict outcome following major vascular surgery? Prospective cohort study.
  12. Radiation dose associated with endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.