Long term immune function and complication rates after splenic artery emboli zation for blunt abdominal trauma

  • Clements, Warren (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lukies, Matthew William (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Kavnoudias, Helen (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Joseph, Tim (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Bosco, Julian J. (Associate Investigator (AI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this project is to evaluate the long-term immune function of patients who have undergone a proximal and/or distal splenic artery embolization at The Alfred following blunt abdominal trauma. Forty-nine patients in this cohort have previously been identified in a project between 2004 and 2010 where short-term immune function and splenic volume were assessed, demonstrating that there is moderately preserved short-term immune function. We hypothesise that immune function may return to normal in the long term, which would potentially lead to a revision of the need for prophylactic vaccination and immunisation in this cohort of patients.
$10,000 by funding body, Alfred Radiology Research Fund.
Effective start/end date1/07/1931/12/20