Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine & Clinical Director of the Emergency Department
Professor Gray is interested in the delivery of randomised trials and clinical decision rules in emergency medicine especially related to medical emergencies (chest pain, acute heart failure syndromes, transient loss of consciousness, asthma, atrial fibrillation).
Specifically, he is Chief Investigator for the Rapid-CTCA Study looking at the role of multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography in emergency department patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. He was previously the Chief Investigator for the 30 centred, 1100 patient emergency department trial of use of noninvasive ventilation in acute heart failure – the 3CPO trial.
Dr Gray is a co-author of over a 100 publications.
TARGET CTCA is a joint venture between EMERGE and the cardiology research team aiming to recruit patients with suspected ACS across NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The study aims to recruit 2270 participants. For further information, please contact the EMERGE team.
A Performance Evaluation of The Lumiradx Point of Care D Dimer Assay AS AN Aid in the Diagnosis and Assessment of VTE (EMBOL1)
Diagnostics devices play an important part in the clinical assessment of a patient’s health and treatment. The purpose of the study is the evaluation of a new diagnostic platform developed by LumiraDx. The evaluation is focused around various biomarkers useful in the emergency settings.
Collection of venous and capillary blood samples for the evaluation of new diagnostic devices for cardiovascular conditions
Evaluating the kinetics of cardiac biomarkers after ST-segment Elevation myocardial infarction
This is a study looking at incidence and risk factors for poor ankle functional recovery, and the development and progression of post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis after significant ankle ligament injury.
SALI study - Significant Ankle Ligament Injury
An investigation into the Prescription of Analgesia in Emergency Medicine (POEM).
Prescription of Analgesia in Emergency Medicine (POEM)
Evaluating the feasibility and safety of implementing a restrictive versus liberal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion policy.
Transfusion in Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Continuous positive airway pressure vs non invasive ventilation vs standard therapy for acute pulmonary odema
Assessing the effectiveness of IV and nebulised magnesium sulphate in the treatment of acute severe asthma.
Intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus placebo for acute severe asthma.
Randomised Assessment of Treatment using Panel Assay of Cardiac markers - a trial of rapid blood testing for acute chest pain in six NHS hospitals around the UK.
Assesing rapid blood testing for acute chest pain
Assesing the effectiveness ondansetron at reducing nausea and vomiting in patients treated with regimen for paracetamol poisoning
Scottish and Newcastle Anti-emetic Pre-treatment for Paracetamol Poisoning Study
A randomised controlled trial assessing patient outcomes before and after the implementation of high sensitivity Troponin assay
Assessing the implementation of high sensitivity Troponin assay
Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography on patients with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography
Director of EMERGE, Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine
9 May 2016 | Mia Paderanga
We are very excited to announce that POEM has begun recruitment in the ED. This is a study led by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust involving multiple hospitals across the UK. Professor Alasdair Gray is the Principal Investigator for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site.Read more