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Dr Deepankar Datta

Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine

Research Interests:
Identification and prognostication of septic patients presenting to the emergency department.
Qualifications:
MBChB BSc(Hons) MCEM
Twitter:
@deepankardatta
Dr Deepankar Datta

Dr Datta completed his medical degree at the University of Glasgow, obtaining a BSc along the way, before starting his initial medical training in the West of Scotland in 2006.

He moved to Edinburgh to continue his training in 2009, specialising in emergency medicine. During this time he developed a research interest, and under the supervision of Professor Gray has presented and published on the topic of sepsis in the emergency department.


Key Publications

  1. Walker C., Griffith D., Gray AJ., Datta D., Hay AW. Early Lactate Clearance in Septic Patients Admitted from the emergency department to Intensive Care: Time to Aim Higher? Journal of Critical Care, 2013 Oct;28(5):832-7
  2. Browning R., Datta D., Gray AJ., Graham C. Peripheral venous and arterial lactate agreement in septic patients in the emergency department: A pilot study. European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014 Apr;21(2):139-41.
  3. Datta D., Walker C., Gray AJ., Graham C. Arterial lactate levels in an emergency department are associated with mortality: a prospective observational cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal. Published online 2015 Jan. Viewed at [http://emj.bmj.com/content/early/2015/01/19/emermed-2013-203541.short]
  4. Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=-1m95QUAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Grants Awarded

Β£16,088 – LAVAS study by the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation

Professional Activities

  1. Clinical research fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine / MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh
  2. Registrar in Emergency Medicine, South East Scotland deanery

Trials

LAVAS

Determining whether an agreement between peripheral venous and arterial lactate exists in patients presenting to an Emergency Department with sepsis.

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LAVAS

Lactate, Arterial and Venous Agreement in Sepsis

CVLA

Determining the feasibility of a study investigating the agreement between capillary and peripheral venous lactate in the Emergency Department

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CVLA

Capillary and Venous Lactate Agreement

ExPRES SEPSIS

To derive a biomarker to allow the identification of patients with confirmed sepsis, and risk stratify patients at risk of developing severe sepsis

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ExPRES SEPSIS

Early Prediction of Severe Sepsis

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