All liver patients should have 48 hour treatment trial in ICU as intensivists are a bunch of nihilists

Mark McPhail (Pro) & Nazir Lone (Con)

Mark McPhail is a senior lecturer and consultant in liver critical care at Kings College London. He trained in physics and medicine in Glasgow and following medical school he trained in Oxford, Southampton and London in gastroenterology, hepatology, general internal medicine and intensive care medicine.  His research interests include outcome prediction, statistical methods, metabonomics and immunometabolism in liver failure syndromes.

Nazir Lone is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care and Honorary Consultant in Critical Care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His programme of research focuses on health services research and health care quality improvement for acutely ill patients. His research aims to directly improve the quality of care for patients before, during and after an episode of critical illness through rigorously conducted research and engagement with key stakeholders. He has a particular research interest in epidemiological methods and using linked ‘big’ data.