Grants and Bursaries Previously Awarded by the OAA

Here we have selection of the Grants and Bursaries awarded by the OAA. Please click through each to find out more details.

Year Grant Award Title, Authors, Institution Status, Abstract, Publication or link
2009 NIAA £12,000 UKOSS Study of Obstetric Epidural Haematoma F Plaat et al. Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London UK Completed
2010
  NIAA £50,140 To evaluate the incidence and contributing factors of chronic pain one year after elective caesarean section N Beale et al. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK British Journal of Pain 2012; 6 (Supplement), 005 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4590071/
  NIAA £4,334 Comparison of the ED95 dose of 0.075% and 0.1% bupivacaine for labour analgesia in primigravida P Hopkins et al. University of Leeds, UK Abandoned
2011

NIAA £4,491 The performance of leucocyte filters for the safe re-transfusion of unwashed blood salvaged at caesarean section in resource-poor situations J Campbell et al. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK Anaesthesia 2012; 67: 1152-7. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2012.07247.x
  NIAA £9,900 Does a 30° head up position in term parturients with a BMI >= 35kg/m2 increase FRC? R Fernando et al Ongoing
  NIAA £6,500 Changes in cytokines and class=SpellE>neurotrophins in cerebrospinal fluid during labour pain. K McCarthy et al Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland Completed
2012

NIAA £10,126 To evaluate the incidence and contributing factors of chronic pain one year after elective caesarean section N Beale et al. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK Abstracts IJOA 2014; 23: S7 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(14)00056-9/fulltext IJOA 2015; 24 S7 O4 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(15)00032-1/fulltext IJOA 2015; 24 S14 P8 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(15)00032-1/fulltext
  NIAA £50,100 Is cell salvage of vaginal blood loss suitable for re-infusion? C Ralph et al. Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, UK IJOA 2015 24; 103-10 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(14)00153-8/pdf
  NIAA £32,354 Quantification of the pressures generated during insertion of an epidural needle and subsequent imaging of the epidural space in labouring women of varying body mass indices. M Wee et al. Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Trust, UK Int J Clin Anesth Res. 2017; 1: 24-31. https://www.heighpubs.org/hacr/ijcar-aid1004.php
  NIAA £15,750 Does Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) correlate with severity of headache following accidental dural puncture (ADP) during epidural catheter placement for labour analgesia? R Fernando et al. University College Hospital, London, UK Abstract IJOA 2017; 31: S7 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(17)30106-1/fulltext
2013
  NIAA £59,627 Elucidating the molecular mechanism underlying epidural related maternal fever. Role of leucocyte caspase-1 activity in epidural related maternal fever: a single-centre, observational, mechanistic cohort study G Ackland et al. University College Hospital, London, UK Anesth Analg 2016; 122: 1546-53 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27101499 BJA  2019; 122: 92-102 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30579413
  NIAA £10,827 Is shivering following neuraxial blockade in obstetric patients related to changes in patient temperature? A prospective observational study. S Malhotra & C Mullington St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK Anaesthesia 2018; 73: 1500-06 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30315708
  Non-NIAA £6,203 Can changes in the Pleth Variability Index be used to predict significant hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section? I Wrench et al. Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospital, UK Letter IJOA 2015; 24: 388-9 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(15)00108-9/fulltext Abstract IJOA 2015; 24: S31, P42 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(15)00032-1/fulltext
  Non-NIAA £3,275 Use of thromboelastography (TEG) to determine the degree of thromboprophylactic activity 10-12 hours after low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) administration in post-partum women G Stocks et al. Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London UK IJOA 2017; 29: 50-56 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(16)30084-X/fulltext
  Non-NIAA £5,000 Double-blind randomised non-inferiority trial to assess efficacy of carbetocin after caesarean section (CS) applied as iv-bolus as compared to a short-infusion T Girard et al. University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland BJA 2017; 118: 772–80 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28498927
2014
  Non-NIAA £2,540 Epidural asepsis: a pilot study on potential contamination using two techniques when drawing up normal saline M Wee et al. Poole Hospital NHS Trust, UK IJOA 2017; 29:45-49  https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(16)30085-1/fulltext
  Non-NIAA £1,300 An evaluation of early warning systems in consultant-led obstetric units in the United Kingdom. M Wee et al. Poole Hospital NHS Trust, UK IJOA 2017; 30: 44-51 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(17)30102-4/fulltext
  NIAA £14,996 Novel strategy in preventing the neurotoxicity of nitrous oxide when used for labour pain relief Daqing Ma et al Imperial College, London, UK Completed
  Non-NIAA £4,500 Do preoperative carbohydrate drinks benefit parturients undergoing elective caesarean section? A randomised controlled study A Clark et al. Princess Royal Hospital, Glasgow, UK On going
  Non-NIAA £5,508 Heat flux: the primary driver of shivering C Mullington et al. St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK Anaesthesia 2018; 73: 1500-06 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30315708
  Non-NIAA £3,000 Active Warming for Elective Caesarean Section, A Randomised Controlled Trial M Woolnough et al. Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospital, UK IJOA 2017; 31: 37–44 https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(17)30192-9/fulltext
2015
  Non-NIAA £2,730 An observational study to determine the incidence of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in patients undergoing emergency caesarean section R Monteiro et al. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK Completed
  Non-NIAA £5,000 The six minute walk test in pregnant women A Dennis et al. Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Anesth Analg            In press https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30300181
  Non-NIAA £4,773 Flow rates and flexural strength of Luer and non-Luer spinal needles, with and without stylets. R Monteiro et al. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK Anaesthesia 2017; 72: 749-754 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28251614
  Non-NIAA £5,000 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Pregnancy F Pearson et al. Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK Completed
  Non-NIAA £4,765 Transcutaneous Carbon dioxide levels in labouring women using Remifentanil PCA J Rajagopalan et al. St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, UK On going
2016
  Non-NIAA £1,957 Serum blood clotting changes during blood sampling via non-luer one-way filter valve intravenous needle: Implication on the epidural blood patch procedure A Mahmood et al Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK Letter Anaesthesia 2018; 73: 911-912 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.14334
  OAA project grant £15,500 High spinal block as a consequence of obstetric regional anaesthesia / analgesia N Lucas et al. Northwick Park Hospital, UK On going
  NIAA £29,757 Direct REporting of Awareness in MaternitY patients (DREAMY): A multi-centre observational study of accidental awareness under general anaesthesia in obstetric surgery patients P Odor et al. Pan-London Perioperative Audit and Research Network (PLAN), UK Completed
  Non-NIAA £4,914 Analysis of Spatial Variation in Planned Caesarean Section Rates in Scotland” and “a Controlled Study of an Enhanced Recovery Pilot’s Effect on Length of Stay” A Clark et al University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, UK Completed
  Non-NIAA £5,000 Platelet function in preeclampsia: Assessment with rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) H McNamara et al. Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK On going
  Non-NIAA £2,875 Landmark Accuracy for Spinal anaesthesia in Obese Obstetric patients: Should we use Lumbar Ultrasound routinely F Roberts et al. Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospital, UK Completed
2017
  OAA project grant £4,510 Remifentanil PCA in Labour - Outcome data analysis from the RemiPCA SAFE Network of the years 2010 to 2015” – Audit of Network Data A Melber et al. Spital Münsingen, Insel Gruppe AG, Switzerland IJOA In press https://www.obstetanesthesia.com/article/S0959-289X(18)30260-7/fulltext
  NIAA £53,382 A comparison of intrathecal hyperbaric prilocaine vs bupivacaine for regional anaesthesia indicated for cervical cerclage in pregnancy. A randomised, controlled, trial (PRILOCC Trial) D Monks/K Cheeseman et al. St Thomas Hospital, London, UK On going
  Non-NIAA £1,458 Acupuncture for the prevention of intrathecal diamorphine-induced itch in elective caesarean section: a randomised controlled trial T Orr et al. Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospital, UK Completed
2018
  Non-NIAA £8,088 An observational study into the normal TEG 6S values in term pregnant women undergoing elective caesarean section L Maronge et al. Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK On going
  Non-NIAA £3,000 Effect of Intrathecal Morphine on Chronic Pain after Elective Caesarean Section: A Randomized Controlled Trial A Subedi et al. BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Nepal On going
  OAA project grant £23,917 The obstetric airway management trainer F Roberts Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospital, UK On going
  NIAA £59,941 Effect of maternal anaesthesia on short and long-term offspring outcomes: A population-based study. R Kearns et al. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK On going
  NIAA £48,262 Effect of maternal anaesthesia on short and long-term offspring outcomes: A population-based study. N Lone et al. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK On going
  NIAA £15,000 Characterising the coagulopathy of postpartum haemorrhage R Collis et al. University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK On going
  Non-NIAA £4,550 Obstetric Quality of Recovery scoring tool (ObsQoR-11): a multi-centre study. J O’Carroll et al. Pan-London Perioperative Audit and Research Network (PLAN), UK On going
  OAA QI grant £15,000 Peripartum hyponatraemia: a UK wide study of management and maternal / neonatal outcomes N Lucas et al. Northwick Park Hospital, UK On going
  OAA QI grant £6,000 BEAT: Birth Experiences of Anaesthetic Trainees R Alder et al. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK On going
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