Surg Cdr Paul Rees

Surg Cdr Paul Rees
Reader in Cardiology and Resuscitation Medicine



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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Based in Dundee Heart Centre, a large regional cardiovascular facility.  Here I form part of a team of 10 cardiologists, and contribute to a busy Heart Attack Centre rota.  I have a particular interest in complex and high-risk angioplasty cases, and in the management of patients after cardiac arrest.

I am the lead for resuscitation for both the Heart Centre and the Defence Resuscitation Committees, and was recently appointed as Defence Reader in Military Medicine in the Academic Department of Military Medicine.  I have a number of active research projects open, with a major interest in endovascular resuscitation and mechanical circulatory support.

Special interests:

Complex and high-risk angioplasty, rotational atherectomy & intracoronary imaging

Primary PCI, acute coronary syndromes and cardiogenic shock

Prehospital critical care, retrieval and post-resuscitation cardiac care networks

I provide cardiology and medicine advice to a wide range of referring Defence Medical Services units, including deployed formed units and the UK’s permanent joint operating bases overseas, as well as UK-based military organisations.


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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Woolley, T, Thompson, P, Kirkman, E, Reed, R, Ausset, S, Beckett, A, Bjerkvig, C, Cap, A, Coats, T, Cohen, M, Despasquale, M, Dorlac, W, Doughty, H, Dutton, R, Eastridge, B, Glassberg, E, Hudson, A, Jenkins, D, Keenan, S, Martinaud, C, Miles, E, Moore, E, Nordmann, G, Prat, N, Rappold, J, Reade, MC, Rees, P, Rickard, R, Schreiber, M, Shackelford, S, Skogran Eliassen, H, Smith, J, Smith, M, Spinella, P, Strandenes, G, Ward, K, Watts, S, White, N & Williams, S 2018, 'Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network position paper on the role of hypotensive resuscitation as part of remote damage control resuscitation' The Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery, vol. 84, no. 6S, pp. S3-S13. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001856
Dickson, SJ, Clay, KA, Adam, M, Ardley, C, Bailey, MS, Burns, DS, Cox, AT, Craig, DG, Espina, M, Fitchett, G, Grindrod, J, Hinsley, DE, Horne, S, Hutley, E, Johnston, AM, Kao, RLC, Lamb, LE, Lewis, S, Marion, D, Moore, AJ, Nicholson-Roberts, TC, Phillips, A, Praught, J, Rees, PS, Schoonbaert, I, Trinick, T, Wilson, DR, Simpson, AJ, Wang, D, O'Shea, MK & Fletcher, TE 2018, 'Enhanced case management can be delivered for patients with EVD in Africa: experience from a UK military ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone' Journal of Infection, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 383-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.12.006
Rees, PSC 2016, Pre-hospital Management of the Critically Injured Patient. in SD Hutchings (ed.), Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Critical Practice. In Clinical Practice, Springer, pp. 41-61. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28758-4_3
Proffitt, A & Rees, P 2016, 'The athletic ECG' Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 50-55.
Parsons, I, White, S, Gill, R, Gray, HH & Rees, P 2015, 'Coronary artery disease in the military patient' Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, vol. 161, no. 3, pp. 211-22. DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2015-000495
Lamb, L, Robson, J, Ardley, C, Bailey, M, Dickson, S, Fletcher, T, Hinsley, D, Hutley, E, Nicholson-Roberts, T & Rees, P 2015, 'Bacterial co-infection is rare in patients with Ebola virus disease in a military Ebola virus disease treatment unit in Sierra Leone' Journal of Infection, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 406-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.03.004
Nicholson-Roberts, T, Fletcher, T, Rees, P, Dickson, S, Hinsley, D, Bailey, M, Lamb, L & Ardley, C 2015, 'Ebola virus disease managed with blood product replacement and point of care tests in Sierra Leone' QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, vol. 108, no. 7, pp. 571-2. DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcv092
Rees, P, Ardley, C, Bailey, M, Dickson, S, Fletcher, T, Hinsley, D, Lamb, L & Nicholson-Roberts, T 2014, 'Operational. Op GRITROCK: the Royal Navy supports defence efforts to tackle Ebola' Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, vol. 100, no. 3, pp. 228-230.