Current Projects

Project 175 – Investigating the efficacy of mobile health ECG Technology in diagnosing palpitations

21 Jan 2018

Dr Kuhendra Bala – $8,756 Palpitations are one of the most common conditions referred to cardiologists. It accounts for approximately 16% of outpatient visits. Common causes of palpitation include arrhythmias, psychiatric disease, medications and metabolic disorders.

Project 174 – Effect of photobiomodulation on Cardiac and Inflammatory Bio-markers after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Dr Rohit Barthwal & Dr Michael Fox – $77,900.  Cardiovascular disease is still the single greatest cause of mortality in Australia. There are more than 50,000 heart attacks in Australia each year and over 40,000 Australians die from cardiovascular disease annually.

Project 173 – A Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures in the distal Radius in the Elderly (CROSSFIRE)

Dr Jonathan Mulford – $7,469  Distal radial fractures (wrist) are the commonest fractures seen in a hospital setting. They are particularly common in the elderly (age 60 and over) due to higher rates of falls and prevalence of osteoporosis. In Australia, it is estimated that the number of osteoporotic wrist fractures (in people aged 50

Project 172 – Zinc controls glucose metabolism independent of insulin in human skeletal muscle: implications for type 2 diabetes

Dr Stephen Myers – $23,606  Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasingly common, undeniably epidemic, and largely due to an increase in the prevalence of sedentary behaviour and obesity. Prevention is a key issue because of the premature morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.

Project 171 – Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the lungs and airways in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Dr Sukhwinder Sohal – $48,353 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a relatively common and highly destructive lethal disease of the lungs in late middle age and elderly people with an average survival of just three years. There is currently very little known about the underlying mechanisms of IPF.