General

In partnership with the La Trobe University Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH), the Big Ideas symposium provides a platform for nursing and allied health clinicians and students to present a research focused idea that will improve the experience and/or care of patients.

Publications
Date of Publication: Jan 2015
Shakerian, R., Thomson, B. N., Judson, R., Skandarajah, A. R.
BACKGROUND: The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a Level 1 adult trauma center, and due to its colocation with The Royal Women's Hospital, it functions as the state's major obstetric trauma center. Obstetric trauma guidelines have been established to facilitate management of pregnant patients, yet adherence to these recommendations has not been evaluated.
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Our bolus advisor meter service is available to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on multiple daily injections (also known as basal or bolus therapy) who are seeking greater flexibility in their eating habits, as well as gaining tighter blood glucose control.

Publications
Date of Publication: Aug 2015
Teichtahl, A. J., Morrisroe, K., Ciciriello, S., Jennens, I., Tadros, S., Wicks, I.
Introduction: Pneumocystis jirovecci pneumonia (PJP) is an opportunistic fungal infection occurring in immunocompromised patients, such as those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), organ transplantation, malignancies and connective tissue diseases (CTDs).
General

The International Hokkaido Trauma Conference aims to cater to an audience from a wide range of backgrounds including: anaesthetics, intensive care, emergency care workers, paramedics, nursing staff and general practitioners.

Publications
Date of Publication: Nov 2014
LoGiudice, D., Watson, R.
Dementia is a common condition of the elderly characterised by multiple cognitive deficits resulting in a decline from previous level of function. In the older person, multiple pathologies contribute, including changes commonly seen in Alzheimer disease, dementia with Lewy bodies in addition to vascular changes.
Publications
Date of Publication: Nov 2016
Ledermann, J. A., Harter, P., Gourley, C., Friedlander, M., Vergote, I., Rustin, G., Scott, C., Meier, W., Shapira-Frommer, R., Safra, T., Matei, D., Fielding, A., Spencer, S., Rowe, P., Lowe, E., Hodgson, D., Sovak, M. A., Matulonis, U.
Background In patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent serous ovarian cancer, maintenance monotherapy with the PARP inhibitor olaparib significantly improves progression-free survival versus placebo. We assessed the effect of maintenance olaparib on overall survival in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent serous ovarian cancer, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations (BRCAm).
Publications
Date of Publication: Feb 2017
Ong, J. J., Morton, A. N., Henzell, H. R., Berzins, K., Druce, J., Fairley, C. K., Bradshaw, C. S., Read, T. R. H., Hocking, J. S., Chen, M. Y.
Background: The aim of this study was to ascertain the clinical characteristics associated with herpes simplex virus (HSV) urethritis in men and to compare those with chlamydial urethritis.
08 April 2019
Prof Peter Mitchell and A/Prof Nicholas Opie

Five Australian patients to trial new brain reading device to help speech and movement

A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial, which will be at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Publications
Date of Publication: Aug 2014
Campbell, S., Thibault, J., Mehta, N., Colman, P. M., Barry, M., Kvansakul, M.
Apoptosis is a tightly regulated process that plays a crucial role in the removal of virus-infected cells, a process controlled by both pro-and antiapoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family.
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