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OSCCA Staff Profiles

Dr Karen Kerr


Consultant General Anaesthetist


Qualifications and Background: MBChB, FRCA

Areas of expertise

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Pre-operative exercise training

Vascular surgery


Current Research Interests

Using CPET to predict outcome

Recording outcomes


Co-Author on the successful RfPB proposal; High-intensity Interval exercise Training before Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair (HIT-AAA): a randomised controlled feasibility trial

Elected committee member of the Vascular Anaesthetic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the pre-operative society, BSET, AAGBI and RCoA

Recent Publications

Goodman BA, Batterham AM, Kothmann E, Cawthorn L, Yates D, Melsom H, Kerr K and Danjoux GR. Validation of the Postoperative Morbidity Survey after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – a prospective observation study. Perioperative Medicine 2015; 4: 10

Carlisle JB, Danjoux G, Kerr K, Snowden C and Swart M. Validation of long-term survival prediction for scheduled abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with an independent calculator using only pre-operative variables. Anaesthesia 2015; 70: 654-665

Tew GA, Weston M, Kothmann E, Batterham AM, Gray J, Kerr K, Martin D, Nawaz S, Yates D and Danjoux G. High-intensity interval exercise training before abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (HIT-AAA): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open 2014; 4e004094

Goodman B, Kothmann E, Batterham A, Cawthorn L, Yates D, Melsom H, Kerr K and Danjoux G.Oxygen uptake efficiency slope and peak oxygen pulse predict outcome in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. British Journal Of Anaesthesia 2014; 112(1): pp.182-183 

Khan KS, Gaikwad R, Kerr K and Nawaz S. The indications & outcomes of patients with large abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) not treated. British Journal Of Surgery 2013; 100(7): 222

Raithatha A, Smith S, Tridente A, Chakrabarti K, Kerr K. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery over a 6-year period in a UK teaching hospital. Critical Care 2012; 16(1): 467

Chakrabarti K, Raithatha AH, Glossop AJ, Smith SJ and Kerr K. Postoperative CPAP support in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm patients. Anaesthesia 2012; 67(4): 446-447

Wagstaff KJ, Dennis A, Sanghera S, Kerr K, Dobson RJ, Mills GH and Wrench IJ. Is preoperative anaemia associated with a poorer outcome after colorectal cancer surgery? British Journal Of Anaesthesia 2011 Nov; 107(5): 835-836