2019 Outcomes2024-05-22T01:50:27+00:00

2019 Outcomes

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QUT & Metro North Collaborative Research Grants

A study looking at how and where biofilms (micro-organisms) and neointimas (cellular sheaths produced by the body to coat artificial surfaces) form on cannulae (hollow tubes for insertion into the body) used in ECMO heart / lung machines, and how to re-engineer the surface of a cannula to reduce these.

Investigative Team

Ms Amanda Corley, Nursing & Midwifery, The Prince Charles Hospital

Ms Nicole Bartnikowski, A/Prof Tim Dargaville, Dr Jayshree Lavana

A study looking at bio-fabricating bio-absorbable meshes for use in incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic surgeries, to avoid the risks associated with non-absorbable synthetic meshes, which sometimes require more surgery to remove.

Investigative Team

Dr Andrea Warwick, Medical Services, Redcliffe Hospital

A/Prof Makrina Totsika, Prof Mia Woodruff, Dr Andrew Riddell

A study looking at what the use of a new type of perforated peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) design compared to the use of a standard (non-perforated) PIVC has on patient outcomes.

Investigative Team

Dr Nicole Gavin, Nursing & Midwifery, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Prof Samantha Keogh, Dr Louise Marquart, Ms Nicole Marsh

UQ & Metro North Collaborative Research Grants

A study looking at establishing equivalent dosages using the strong painkillers fentanyl and morphine by inhalation versus intravenously, to avoid the need for the time-consuming insertion of a cannula.

Investigative Team

Dr Jayesh Dhanani, Medical Services, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Prof Michael Reade, A/Prof Victoria Eley, Dr Julian Williams

A study to look at the prevalence and relevance of somatic mutations (genetic alterations acquired by a cell that can be passed on to cell progeny) in endometriosis lesions, which may be associated with more severe symptoms, physical appearance, or growth characteristics.

Investigative Team

Dr Akwasi Amoako, Medical Services, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Prof Grant Montgomery, Dr Akram Khalil, Dr Keisuke Tanaka

A study to understand the prevalence and importance of—and treatment options for—Gram-negative bacteria that produce ‘inhibitory antibodies’ which protect the bacteria from attack by the body’s immune system, in the context of lung transplantation.

Investigative Team

Dr Chandima Divithotewala, Medical Services, The Prince Charles Hospital

Dr Timothy Wells, Prof Daniel Chambers, Ms Amy Pham

QIMR Berghofer

QIMRB & Metro North Collaborative Research Grants

A study to promote detection and early intervention of perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by developing and validating a PTSD screening tool that can be used by health professionals and researchers.

Investigative Team

Ms Tracey Mackle, Nursing & Midwifery, Metro North Mental Health

Dr Lucia Colodro Conde, Prof Sarah Medland, A/Prof Susan Patterson

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