Selected Research Projects at the Institute for Anesthesiology

Selected Research Projects in Cooperation with the Institute for Physiology of the Charité

Since 1996 the Institute for Anesthesiology has worked in cooperation with the Institute for Physiology of the Charité, in the research network on organ perfusion. As part of this cooperation two holders of endowment professorships created by the DHZB work together with personnel from the clinical areas of our Department and the Institute for Physiology. The focus is on experimental research into clinical problems of vascular regulation and organ perfusion. These projects include:

  • Cellular mechanisms and therapeutic interventions in pulmonary hypertension originating from chronic left heart failure
  • Alveolar fluid absorption and secretion as a central mechanism of pulmonary edema
  • Expression and function of cardiac opioid receptors
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) and new intervention concepts
  • New therapeutic concepts and the development and testing of new monitoring procedures
  • Adaptation of the microcirculation to simulated zero gravity