Current Projects

Project 162 – ANZICS Trial (ICU) – TARGET

01 Feb 2017

Dr Matt Brain – $57,000. ANZICS Trial (ICU) – The Augmented vs. Reduced Goal for Energy delivery in ICU Trial (TARGET) Randomised Controlled Trial

Project 161 – ANZICS Trial (ICU) – The Spice Trial III

Dr Matt Brain – $38,000 Every year, more than 50,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation and sedation as part of the critical care treatment in intensive care units across Australia. Sedation is given to promote tolerance of endotracheal intubation and associated life-sustaining interventions, including mechanical ventilation, and to relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Thus, sedation is

Project 160 – NIV vs HFNP oxygen therapy. A pilot randomised controlled trial

Ianthe Boden – $80,000 – Does twice – daily 30 minute Non – Invasive Ventilation (NIV) sessions in the first two days following elective upper abdominal surgery prevent respiratory complications in high risk patients when compared to humidified  high  – flow nasal prong (HFNP) oxygen therapy alone? Upper abdominal surgery is one of the most

Project 159 – An assessment of whether chewing gum should be allowed while fasting for surgery.

Dr Gregg Best – $21,015 The need for a period of fasting (not eating or drinking) before having a general anaesthetic is well known and accepted by the community.  This measure is necessary to prevent patients from regurgitating and inhaling stomach contents, a phenomenon known as pulmonary aspiration.  Many people find fasting an unpleasant experience

Project 157 – Primary care to emergency department: right service, right time, right place

Ms Maria Unwin – $24,210 This project builds upon a previously Clifford Craig funded research study undertaken at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) in 2015 to determine why people with non-urgent medical conditions had chosen to present to the emergency department (ED) for treatment.