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Professor Andrew Klein is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly respected journalAnaesthesia, which has an Impact Factor of 6.95. He is on the Board and Council of the Association of Anaesthetists, the membership organisation for > 11,000 anaesthetists in Great Britain and Ireland. He also sits on the Board and Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), which manages research grant funding in the UK.
Professor Klein’s main research area is pre-operative anaemia and the effects of iron replacement therapy. He is one of the Principal Investigators of the ITACS trial (Intravenous Iron for the Treatment of Anaemia before Cardiac Surgery). He has chaired two Working Parties updating the national Guidelines for Cell Salvage and for the Management of Jehovah’s Witnesses patients undergoing surgery. His current research interests include....
Professor Klein will be updating the membership on current recommendations on blood conservation and highlighting upcoming research on the subject.
Nutrition is a hugely important scientific determinant of health and wellbeing. Iron and B12 deficiency are increasingly common, mostly related to dietary choices and nutritional diseases like auto-immune gastritis. They cause fatigue, brain fog, palpitations, shortness of breath and impaired exercise tolerance. They are also related to long COVID and other causes of chronic fatigue or ME and can be treatable causes. Investigation and management, often using parental therapy with iron infusion and/or B12 injections can lead to marked improvements but this is limited in the NHS, especially recently due to resource constraint post-austerity and COVID.
This lecture will discuss physical fitness and high-performance athletes, plant-based diets and veganism, screening and testing for iron and B12 deficiency, novel treatments for long COVID and the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing. It may not be part of perfusion management but relates more to looking after ourselves and long-term physical and mental health.
Professor Andrew Klein is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia. He is on the Board and Council of the Association of Anaesthetists, the membership organisation for > 11,000 anaesthetists in Great Britain and Ireland. Click here for our special full page profile on Andrew.