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Prof Gordon Carlson
Prof Gordon Carlson
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Parasitology & Disease
From October 2009 to December 2013.
Profile Summary
Mechanisms and management of intestinal failure Intestinal failure develops when removal of disease of the intestine results impaired absorption of fluid, electrolytes and nutrients. In severe cases this is incompatible with life in the absence of artificial nutritional support. Professors Carlson leads a clinical team at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS foundation trust, in a unit which is funded nationally by the Department of Health to provide care for these patients, who are referred from throughout the UK and Europe. In addition to providing clinical care, Professors Carlson & Warhurst study the mechanisms of the development of gut inflammation (which is responsible for a high proportion of cases of intestinal failure) as well as the epidemiology of intestinal failure. Professor Carlson has a particular interest in the development of techniques for intestinal reconstruction and lengthening, and artificial nutritional and metabolic support in patients with intestinal failure.
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles