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OSCCA Staff Profiles

Sumayer Sanghera

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MBChB, FRCA, BSc Hons (pharmacolcogy)

Position within the Trust: Regional Adviser

Other posts (e.g. membership of specialist bodies etc): 

Preoperative Society, Vascular Anaesthetic Society


Brief overview of Research Background/ activity:

  • Anaemia in preoperative patients
  • PI for PREVENTT –Preoperative anaemia –double blind randomised control looking at iv iron vs placebo – in major open abdominal surgery (October 2013 provisionally)
  • Arm and ankle blood pressure measurement during caesarean section
  • Spinal Diamorphine and caesarean section
  • Opiate receptors in the spinal cord (pharmacology research during the degree).
  • QUIPP For Elective AAA Repair with Dr Alastair Glossop
  • Audit of Enhanced recovery of primary joint replacements

Grants/ studies:

Principle Investigator for Sheffield for Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia in major surgery (PREVENTT- NIHR AND NATA) – one of the highest recruiters in the study for this CTIMP

Principle Investigator for Sheffield for ISOS

Principle Investigator for Sheffield for POPULAR

Invited lectures:

Spinal Diamorphine – oral presentation at the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association as a trainee

Significant publications:

  1. Analgesia mediated by Kappa receptors. European Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol 8 pp227-231, 1991 Goodchild CS, Sanghera S, Serrao JM and Gent JP.
  2. “Local anaesthetic loss during simulated spinal anaesthesia” Anaesthesia 54(6) 613-614 1999.  Sanghera S and Park GR.
  3. “Arm and ankle blood pressure during caesarean section” Vol 15, (1) 24-27 Jan 2006 Sanghera S, North A, Abernethy S and Wrench I
  4. “Dose response to spinal diamorphine in the presence of regular NSAID Therapy – a study in patients undergoing caesarean section.”  International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2007 p17-21