MSHR seminar series 


Dr Joshua Davis presents ‘Can statins improve outcomes from sepsis? What does this have to do with endothelial function?’ on Monday 2 April from 12pm to 1pm.

Statins are widely used to prevent cardiovascular events. Recent data suggest they modify the response to sepsis and are protective against infection-related mortality. Whether statins are of benefit if commenced after the onset of sepsis is unknown.

Endothelial dysfunction is thought to be an important mechanism of organ dysfunction in sepsis but it remains poorly characterised in humans. In his talk, Joshua will present preliminary data on endothelial function in septic patients in Royal Darwin Hospital, as well as the rationale and plan for a local RCT of statins to improve endothelial function and outcomes of sepsis.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus from 12pm to 1pm.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website for information about this and other MSHR seminars.