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Dr Matt Reed

Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine

Research Interests:
Syncope/transient loss of consciousness, Emergency Department organ donation, Cardiac arrest
Qualifications:
MA MB BCHIR MRCS FCEM MD
Twitter:
@mattreed73
Dr Matt Reed

Matt graduated from Cambridge University in 1997. He joined the South East Scotland Emergency Medicine Training Programme in 2002 and has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Edinburgh since 2007. Matt is also an Honorary Reader with the Acute Care group of the University of Edinburgh.

 

After completing his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2009 on the risk stratification of syncope in the ED, Matt has continued research work in this area focusing on the use of biomarkers and ambulatory monitoring in syncope. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers as well as numerous conference presentations and has personally been awarded over £950,000 in research contracts/grants in his career.

 

Matt is Deputy Director and Founder member of EMERGE, a member of the RCEM Research and Publication Committee, a member of the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Task Force, a module co-lead on the Queen Mary University of London MSc Emergency & Resuscitation medicine, chair of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital Transfusion Committee and immediate past chair of the Scottish Transfusion and Support in Trauma Group.

 


Key Publications

  • Reed MJ, Newby DE, Coull AJ, Jacques KG, Prescott RJ, Gray AJ. Risk stratification Of Syncope in the Emergency department: The ROSE study. JACC 2010: 55(8); 713-721. PMID: 20170806
  • Reed MJ, Mills NL, Weir CJ. Sensitive troponin assay predicts outcome in syncope. Emerg Med J. 2012; 29(12): 1001-3. PMID: 22962048
  • Reed MJ,Henderson SS, Newby DE, Gray AJ. One-year prognosis after syncope and the failure of the ROSE decision instrument to predict 1 year adverse events. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2011; Ann Emerg Med. 2011; 58(3): 250-6. PMID: 21288597
  • Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Ramaekers R, Rahman MO, Stiell IG,  Sikora L, Kelly S-L, Christ M, Claret P-G, Reed MJ.Prognostic Value of Cardiac Biomarkers in the Risk-Stratification of Syncope – A Systematic Review.Intern Emerg Med.2015; 10(8): 1003-14. PMID: 26498335
  • Brignole M, Moya A, Deharo J-C, de Lange F, Elliott P, Fedorowski A, Fanciulli A, Furlan R, Kenny RA, Martin A, Probst V, Reed MJ, Rice C, Sutton R, Ungar A, van Dijk G. 2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope. European Heart Journal Epub 19 March 2018 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy037
  • Brignole M, Moya A, Deharo J-C, de Lange F, Elliott P, Fedorowski A, Fanciulli A, Furlan R, Kenny RA, Martin A, Probst V, Reed MJ, Rice C, Sutton R, Ungar A, van Dijk G. Practical Instructions for the 2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope. European Heart Journal Epub 19 March 2018 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy071
  • Costantino G, Falavigna, G, Solbiati M, Casagranda I, Sun BC, Grossman SA, Quinn JV, Reed MJ, Ungar A, Montano N, Furlan R, Ippoliti R. Neural networks as a tool to predict syncope risk in the Emergency Department. EP Europace2017; 19(11): 1891-1895.PMID:28017935
  • Reed MJ, Gibson L, Dewar A, Short S, Black P, Clegg GR. Introduction of paramedic led Echo in Life Support into the pre-hospital environment: The PUCA study. Resuscitation2017; 112: 65–69. PMID: 27638418
  • Reed MJ, Glover A, Byrne L, Donald M, McMahon N, Hughes N, Littlewood NK, Garrett J, Innes C, McGarvey M, E Hazra E, Rawlinson PSM on behalf of the Scottish Transfusion and Laboratory Support in Trauma Group. Experience of implementing a National Code Red bleeding protocol in Scotland. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured2017; 48: 41–46. PMID: 27641222. Selected as one of the best 15 articles in the area of Transfusion Medicine research in the 2017 for the Transfusion Medicine Reviews Journal Club
  • Reed MJ, Kelly S-L, Beckwith H, Innes CJ, Manson L. Successful implementation of strategies to transform Emergency Department transfusion practice. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2013(2): doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u201055.w690
  • Reed MJ, Nimmo AF, McGee D, Manson L, Neffendorf AE, Moir L, Donaldson LS. Rotational thrombolelastometry produces potentially clinical useful results within 10 min in bleeding Emergency Department patients: the DEUCE study. Eur J Emerg Med. 2013; 20(3): 160-6
  • Sun BC, Costantino G, Barbic F, Bossi I, Casazza G, Dipaola F, McDermott F, Quinn J, Reed MJ, Sheldon RS, Solbiati M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Krahn AD, Beach D, Bodemer N, Brignole M, Casagranda I, Duca P, Falavigna G, Ippoliti R, Montano N, Olshansky B, Raj SR, Ruwald MH, Shen W-K, Stiell I, Ungar A, van Dijk JG, van Dijk N, Wieling W, Furlan R. Priorities for Emergency Department Syncope Research. Annals of Emergency Medicine2014; 64(6): 649-55.PMID: 24882667
  • Sun BC, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Dela Cruz J, Abe H, Barbic F, Blanc J-J, Colivicchi F, Dipaola F, Furlan R,Costantino G, Grossman S, Hess E, Krahn A, Lipsitz L, Morillo C, Olshansky B, Quinn J, Raviele A, Reed MJ, Sarasin F, Satish R, Serrano L, Sheldon R, Thijs R, Ungar A, van Dijk G, van Dijk N. Standardized Reporting Guidelines for Emergency Department Syncope Risk Stratification Research. Academic Emergency Medicine2012; 19(6): 694-702. PMID: 22687184
  • Costantino G, Sun BC, Barbic F, Bossi I, Casazza G, Dipaola F, McDermott D, Quinn J, Reed MJ, Sheldon RS, Solbiati M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Beach D, Bodemer N, Brignole M, Casagranda I, Del Rosso A, Duca P, Falavigna G, Grossman SA, Ippoliti R, Krahn AD, Montano N, Morillo CA, Olshansky B, Raj SR, Ruwald MH, Sarasin FP, Shen W-K, Stiell, IG, Ungar A, van Dijk JG, van Dijk N, Wieling W, Furlan R. Syncope clinical management in the Emergency Department: a consensus from the first international workshop on syncope risk stratification in the ED. Eur Heart J.2016; 37(19): 1493-8. PMID: 26242712

Grant Awarded

  1. British Heart Foundation. The IPED (Investigation of Palpitations in the ED) study: Randomised controlled trial of the use of a smart phone based event recorder versus standard care for patients presenting to the Emergency Department with palpitations and pre-syncope. (£21,347). Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2017 (12 months)
  2. Chief Scientist Office Research Grant.  What is the best brain imaging strategy for patients with suspected minor stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)?(£372,494), Co-applicant; Co-Investigator 2017 (30 months)
  3. Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). SNAP40-ED. Detection of physiological deterioration by the SNAP40 wearable device compared to standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department. (£167,479), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2017 (12 months)
  4. Edinburgh and Lothians Grants Programme. A double blind randomised placebo controlled trial of topical Aloe Vera Gel in Emergency Department patients presenting with simple traumatic wounds (The ALOE study): (£20,000), Grant holder; Chief Investigator2016 (24 months) (Completed)
  5. Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Randomised control trial of a smart phone based event recorder for patients presenting to the Emergency Department with palpitations and pre-syncope – The IPED (Investigation of Palpitations in the ED) study. (£23,056), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2015 (18 months)
  6. Royal College of Emergency Medicine. A double blind randomised placebo controlled trial of topical Aloe Vera Gel in Emergency Department patients presenting with simple traumatic wounds (The ALOE study): (£5,700), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2015 (24 months) (Completed)
  7. Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in Emergency Department syncope patients unexplained after Emergency Department evaluation – a pilot study (PATCH-ED) (£4,950), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2015 (24 months) (Completed)
  8. Edinburgh and Lothians Grants Programme. The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasibility programme (£37,212), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2014 (Completed)
  9. Resuscitation Council UK. Introduction of paramedic led Echo in Life Support (ELS) into the pre-hospital environment (£19,718), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2013 (Completed)
  10. SNBTS. Is Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) useful to detect Occult Coagulopathy in the Emergency Department? (£6,624), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2010 (Completed)
  11. Chief Scientist Office Small Grant CZG/2/444 – Serial Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) measurement in syncope. (£3,525): Final report graded Satisfactory, Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2009 (Completed)
  12. CEM Research Committee and the BAEM Clinical Effectives Committee Research Grant – Prediction of Risk in Syncope using Electrocardiograph characteristics: a PILOT study (£1,721), Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2007 (Completed)
  13. Chief Scientist Office Clinical Academic Training Fellowship CAF/06/0, Scottish Executive Health Department. Risk stratification Of Syncope in the Emergency department (£115,566). Final report graded Excellent, Grant holder; Chief Investigator 2006 (Completed)

Teaching Interests

  • Critical appraisal of the scientific literature
  • Advanced trauma life support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Supervising students undertaking

 Professional Activities

  • Founding member USHER Institute Acute Care Research Group
  • Module Co-Lead PGCIP/MSc Emergency & Resuscitation medicine (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Chair Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital Transfusion Committee
  • Member Scottish Transfusion and Support in Trauma Group
  • Chair Emergency Department Blood Group
  • Director Edinburgh NEMUS Ultrasound courses
  • Member NHS Lothian Hospital Transfusion Committee
  • Member of European Society of Cardiology Syncope Task Force
  • Member Royal College of Emergency Medicine Research & Publication Committee

Trials

SECUre – A Multicentre Survey of the Safety of Emergency Care in UK Emergency Departments

To provide an overview of safety culture and patient safety issues in UK emergency departments, and to determine if there are significant differences between doctors and nurses’ perception of safety issues.

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SECUre – A Multicentre Survey of the Safety of Emergency Care in UK Emergency Departments

SECUre – A Multicentre Survey of the Safety of Emergency Care in UK Emergency Departments

ATTEST2

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)

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ATTEST2

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)

SNAP40

Detection of physiological deterioration by the SNAP40 wearable device compared to standard monitoring devices in the Emergency Department

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SNAP40

Evaluating the role of ambulatory, wireless vital sign monitoring in the detection of deterioration

NoPac

Patients commonly present to the Emergency Department with epistaxsis (nose bleed). Standard first aid measures such as applying pressure can often stem bleeding however in more severe cases of epistaxsis further treatment is required.

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NoPac

Novel Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing

IPED

Randomised controlled Trial using smart phone based event recorder technology versus standard care in palpatations or pre-syncope

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IPED

Randomised controlled Trial using smart phone based event recorder technology versus standard care in palpatations or pre-syncope

E-FIT1

A multi-centre, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the effects of early administration of fibrinogen concentrate in adults with major traumatic haemorrhage. E-FIT1 Study

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E-FIT1

A multi-centre, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the effects of early administration of fibrinogen concentrate in adults with major traumatic haemorrhage. E-FIT 1 Study

DEUCE

Is Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) useful to detect Occult Coagulopathy in the Emergency Department?

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DEUCE

Evaluating Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in detecting Occult Coagulopathy

PREFER

Assessing the direct health care resource use and costs following acute first-time or recurrent VTE

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PREFER

Prefer in VTE Prevention of Thromboembolic Events

ROSE

Developing a Clinical Decision Rule for patients presenting with syncope to the Emergency Department

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ROSE

Risk Stratification Of Syncope in the Emergency department

AHEAD

Identifying the outcomes of anticoagulated patients attending the ED following head injury

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AHEAD

Monitoring anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury

EMERGE Biobank

The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource Consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasability programme

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EMERGE Biobank

Developing a bioresource for all emergency presentations

EURODEM

Epidemiologic description of patients presenting to the ED with shortness of breath.

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EURODEM

The European Dyspnoea survey in the Emergency departments

PATCH-ED

Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in Emergency Department syncope patients.

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PATCH-ED

Diagnostic yield of an ambulatory patch monitor in ED

TICH 2

Assessing tranexamic acid after hyperacute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage.

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TICH 2

Tranexamic Acid for Hyperacute Primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage

ENCEPH UK

To produce a predictive tool for HSV encephalitis by comparing those with and without the infection.

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ENCEPH UK

Understanding and improving the outcome in Encephalitis

Blood Project

To co-ordinate and support RIE ED Emergency Transfusion research and audit and disseminate our findings

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Blood Project

The Edinburgh ED Blood Project

Code Red

Auditting, monitoring and optimising the transfusion support given to trauma patients in Scotland

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Code Red

Transfusion and Laboratory support in Trauma Group Code Red Audit

Halt-It

Tranexamic acid for the treatment of gastrointestinal haemorrhage: an international randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial

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Halt-It

Tranexamic acid for the treatment of gastrointestinal haemorrhage

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