Effects Of Ischemia/ Reperfusion Injury On Enteric Neurons And Neuroprotective Strategies

Grant number: 1006035 | Funding period: 2011 - 2014



The intestine can suffer restricted blood flow, creating a region of damaged or dead bowel. This leads to severe medical emergencies, complications and even death. Loss of blood flow and damage can be a serious complication for intestinal transplant surgery, which compromises patient survival and recovery. The project brings together transplant surgeons and basic scientists to solve problems caused by intestinal ischemia. A major result will be to improve outcomes for Australian patients