School of Medical Sciences


Principal investigator


Previous interests include the effect of body protein loss on surgical patients and the assessment of the impact of that loss on physiologic function and surgical risk. The unit currently has three PhD students and one masters student working in the area of acute pancreatitis. The work is likely to increasingly involve nutrition as there is very real interest in evaluating the impact of various forms of enteral nutrition on the maintenance of gut barrier function. This is likely to be an important adjunct to management of acute pancreatitis.

Selected references

Abu-Zidan F.M., Bonham M.J., Windsor J.A. (2000) Severity of acute pancreatitis: a multivariate analysis of oxidative stress markers and modified Glasgow criteria. British Journal of Surgery 87:1019-23.

Windsor J.A., Hammodat H. (2000). Metabolic management of severe acute pancreatitis. World Journal of Surgery 24:664-72.

Winderbourn C.C., Buss I.H., Chan T.P., Plank L.D., Clark M.A. Windsor J.A. (2000). Protein carbonyl measurements show evidence of early oxidative stress in critically ill patients. Critical Care Medicine 28(1):143-9.