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Upcoming events related to Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation (only first seven)

Upcoming events related to Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation

Current research projects in the Mackay area

  • Towards computational modelling of skin cancer risk - June 18, 2018
    Radiation exposure is a carcinogenic risk factor and clothing provides a physical barrier that reduces the amount of radiation reaching the skin. This project will study the sun protection factor of clothing, considering body surface area covered and material properties, using digital human modelling methods to support modelling of skin cancer risk
  • 3D printing and reliability of upper arm bone fracture classification. - June 14, 2018
    Classification of shoulder fractures has poor reliability. This study will investigate if 3D printing can improve the reliability in comparison to current imaging methods. To do this specialist doctors will classify 30 fractures according to their level of complication, by look at a 3D model, 2D CT scan, 3D CT scan and x-rays of each fracture.
  • What do women know about cervical cancer and it´s screening? - June 11, 2018
    In December 2017 the government renewed the National Cervical Cancer Screening Program. This project will attempt to gauge the understanding and knowledge of cervical cancer screening of female patients from selected Mackay general practices.
  • North Queensland clinician & patient perspectives about transgender health - April 5, 2018
    There is little known about transgender people in North Queensland; less is known about clinician perspectives and knowledge of this population in general. This project examines attitudes and healthcare-related perspectives of clinicians and transgender people and the influence of the North Queensland location.
  • The management of maternity leave and return to work policies for AHP - March 25, 2018
    The management of maternity leave and return to work policies for AHP in Queensland Health Hospitals. This includes the organisation of work to accommodate flexible working arrangements (FWA) i.e. part-time hours
  • Low dose of oral steroids in the treatment of swimmers ear - March 22, 2018
    Swimmers ear is a frequent problem worldwide, especially in the tropics. The pain and swelling often makes proper topical treatment difficult. This study aims to evaluate the effect of oral corticosteroids (an anti-inflammatory drug) on swimmers ear.
  • A rapid test to detect bacteria in patients with a sore throat - March 6, 2018
    It is difficult to sort out if a patient attending for a sore throat is ill from a virus (with no benefit from antibiotics) or from a bacteria (with a potential benefit of antibiotics). Inspecting the throat is not much better than flipping a coin. This project aim to evaluate the usefulness of a modern test identifying bacteria in only 8 minutes.
  • HIV PrEP and PEP: Knowledge and Attitudes in North Queensland - February 20, 2018
    Current Australian guidelines stipulated by a governing body recommend treatment be offered to specific populations. This study will determine PEP prescription accuracy before and after intervention implementation. The project will also assess knowledge and attitudes towards HIV PEP in emergency physicians and PrEP in primary care physicians.
  • Mycoplasma genitalium - an emerging STI - January 16, 2018
    Mycoplasma genitalium is an STI. The study found that 4.5% of patients at the Mackay STI clinic who got tested for it during a 15-month period tested positive for the infection. Being
  • Increasing the populations interest in research by showing it on large TVs - January 9, 2018
    Feeling informed about research correlates with positive attitudes and trust in researchers. Most people perceive that they are clever enough to understand research if given the information. This study aim to clarify if presenting current health related research on large TV screens can increase interest in research. Preliminary results says it can.
  • Does treatment of tongue tie in infants change long term outcomes - January 7, 2018
    Tongue tie is believed to have effects on breast feeding, swallowing, speech development, maxillofacial development and development of sleep disordered breathing. Tongue tie treatment is considered an invasive procedure by some and there is discordance in the medical profession regarding when infants might benefit from undergoing this treatment.
  • Long term antipsychotic medication, how well are we doing?? - October 26, 2017
    Clozapine is a treatment indicated Schizophrenia when others have failed, however, it is associated with serious side effects, requiring strict mandatory monitoring, we will attempt to see evaluate how well we are doing with our Clozapine program, and its benefit in long term use.
  • The use of a internet-connected monitor/camera in emergency eye patients. - October 2, 2017
    A magnifying camera especially designed for eye examination will be used in an emergency department to improve the initial assessment of patients with eye problems. The photos and measurements will be sent to an eye specialist who can give advice to the treating doctor. The effectiveness of this system will be measured.
  • Can neonatal hypoglycaemia be prevented by expressed breast-milk? - September 8, 2017
    Gestational diabetes is associated with increased risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia. Antenatal expressed breast milk (EBM) is recommended to prevent hypoglycaemia however there is limited evidence for this practice. We aim explore this association to find out whether antenatal EBM reduces the risk of hypoglycaemia in babies born to mothers with GDM.
  • Prevalence of unjustified emergency department x-ray examinations - June 25, 2017
    Medical imaging requests must justify the risk of ionising radiation against the benefit of the examination. Up to 77% of diagnostic medical imaging examinations are considered inappropriate or unnecessary. This project will investigate the rate of unjustified examinations that are performed at a regional hospital.
  • Video calls to help a remote area nurse to care for emergency patients. - June 19, 2017
    This study uses several methods to look at a before-and-after scenario in a remote area, focussing on the use of vedeocalling by a nurse practitioner to get help with emergency patients, and how that affected their experience, and how many patients were sent from the remote area to a bigger hospital.
  • screening for high cholesterol in general practice - June 8, 2017
    This project involves identifying and treating patients with very high cholesterol in general practice
  • Use of topical antibiotics on surgical wounds - a systematic review - May 20, 2017
    Use of topical antibiotics on surgical wounds - a systematic review
  • A prevalence study of perinatal depression and associated risk factors - May 19, 2017
    This study will examine rates of perinatal depression in mothers presenting to Mackay Base Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology clinic. Prevalence and severity of depression will be assessed utilizing the patient Edinburgh Depression scores. Risk factors for perinatal depression will be assessed.
  • Inter-hospital transfer versus in-house catheterisation in Mackay Hospital - May 16, 2017
    This project is concerned with patients who have presented to Mackay Base Hospital with heart attacks. Our project will compare outcomes from patients who were transferred for treatment with patients who are now receiving treatment in the new cardiology facilities in Mackay.
  • Aqueous versus alcoholic antisepsis with chlorhexidine for skin excisions - September 18, 2016
    Before every surgery, the skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution to prevent wound infection. At this stage, it is not known which antiseptic solutions are most effective at preventing wound infection. As such, we aimed to compare 2 different antiseptics - alcoholic chlorhexidine and aqueous chlorhexidine in the setting of general practice.
  • Vitamin C to reduce pain post distal radius internal or external fixation - June 28, 2016
    Distal radial fractures are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in Australia. Following fixation, there are significant long term complications that can occur. The compication of pain is a completely separate entity from ‘complex regional pain syndrome’ and is, un-studied in post distal radius fixation patients.
  • Locking volar plate screw placement and loss of radial reduction. - June 28, 2016
    This project aims to investigate the impact of volar-locking distal radius plate screw placement on loss of postoperative reduction in distal radius fractures.
  • Opinions of surgeons about the pressure used during knee arthroscopy - June 27, 2016
    The aim of this project is to survey orthopaedic surgeons and find out their opinions in regards to knee arthroscopy and the pressure of the irrigation fluid during the operation. Objectives are to determine what pressure the surgeons, which method surgeons use to regulate the pressure and if surgeons believe the pressure is important.
  • Genital chlamydia management in General Practice in North Queensland - June 27, 2016
    This study aims to determine whether an education intervention in General Practice would increase the proportion of chlamydia treatment prescribed from 75% to 90%? Secondary aims are to determine what proportion of patients are managed according to the clinical guidelines.
  • Shared care using telehealth - June 27, 2016
    The shared care teleoncology model has been operating in cooperation with Townsville Cancer Care since 2007 however, the efficacy of the model has never been evaluated. This study aims to identify the benefits and challenges of the model and explore ways this model of care can be improved, through semistructured interviewing of GPs and patients.
  • 25year follow-up of preschool kids to count moles as kids and as adults. - June 25, 2015
    The number of moles we develop as kids is the main cause of melanoma as adults. As the skin cancer capital of the world, we must better understand the link between mole counts as kids and adults to better protect our future generations. This study will count moles of adults whose childhood mole counts are recorded and compare them.

Current research projects in the Mackay area with a waiver of individual consent

  • Towards computational modelling of skin cancer risk - June 18, 2018
    Radiation exposure is a carcinogenic risk factor and clothing provides a physical barrier that reduces the amount of radiation reaching the skin. This project will study the sun protection factor of clothing, considering body surface area covered and material properties, using digital human modelling methods to support modelling of skin cancer risk
  • 3D printing and reliability of upper arm bone fracture classification. - June 14, 2018
    Classification of shoulder fractures has poor reliability. This study will investigate if 3D printing can improve the reliability in comparison to current imaging methods. To do this specialist doctors will classify 30 fractures according to their level of complication, by look at a 3D model, 2D CT scan, 3D CT scan and x-rays of each fracture.
  • HIV PrEP and PEP: Knowledge and Attitudes in North Queensland - February 20, 2018
    Current Australian guidelines stipulated by a governing body recommend treatment be offered to specific populations. This study will determine PEP prescription accuracy before and after intervention implementation. The project will also assess knowledge and attitudes towards HIV PEP in emergency physicians and PrEP in primary care physicians.
  • Mycoplasma genitalium - an emerging STI - January 16, 2018
    Mycoplasma genitalium is an STI. The study found that 4.5% of patients at the Mackay STI clinic who got tested for it during a 15-month period tested positive for the infection. Being
  • Long term antipsychotic medication, how well are we doing?? - October 26, 2017
    Clozapine is a treatment indicated Schizophrenia when others have failed, however, it is associated with serious side effects, requiring strict mandatory monitoring, we will attempt to see evaluate how well we are doing with our Clozapine program, and its benefit in long term use.
  • Can neonatal hypoglycaemia be prevented by expressed breast-milk? - September 8, 2017
    Gestational diabetes is associated with increased risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia. Antenatal expressed breast milk (EBM) is recommended to prevent hypoglycaemia however there is limited evidence for this practice. We aim explore this association to find out whether antenatal EBM reduces the risk of hypoglycaemia in babies born to mothers with GDM.
  • Prevalence of unjustified emergency department x-ray examinations - June 25, 2017
    Medical imaging requests must justify the risk of ionising radiation against the benefit of the examination. Up to 77% of diagnostic medical imaging examinations are considered inappropriate or unnecessary. This project will investigate the rate of unjustified examinations that are performed at a regional hospital.
  • screening for high cholesterol in general practice - June 8, 2017
    This project involves identifying and treating patients with very high cholesterol in general practice
  • Inter-hospital transfer versus in-house catheterisation in Mackay Hospital - May 16, 2017
    This project is concerned with patients who have presented to Mackay Base Hospital with heart attacks. Our project will compare outcomes from patients who were transferred for treatment with patients who are now receiving treatment in the new cardiology facilities in Mackay.
  • Locking volar plate screw placement and loss of radial reduction. - June 28, 2016
    This project aims to investigate the impact of volar-locking distal radius plate screw placement on loss of postoperative reduction in distal radius fractures.
  • Shared care using telehealth - June 27, 2016
    The shared care teleoncology model has been operating in cooperation with Townsville Cancer Care since 2007 however, the efficacy of the model has never been evaluated. This study aims to identify the benefits and challenges of the model and explore ways this model of care can be improved, through semistructured interviewing of GPs and patients.

Completed research projects in the Mackay area with a waiver of individual consent

  • Clinician perceptions of the barriers and enablers to utilizing TEMSU - May 23, 2018
    Currently, the TEMSU network is not being used to it´s full potential. The focus of this project is to conduct semi - structured interviews of doctors and nurses to identify barriers to the use of TEMSU and identify enablers which will help increase the uptake of this service.
  • Effects and Outcomes of New Diagnostic Criteria for Gestational Diabetes - October 17, 2017
    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a relatively common condition occurring during pregnancy. Presence of GDM during pregnancy may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including large birth weight and newborn low blood sugar. These outcomes could be identified and managed earlier in pregnancy through the diagnosis and treatment of GDM.
  • A Prediction Model to assess the likelihood of caesarean section delivery. - July 3, 2016
    Despite numerous studies focusing on Caesarean Section (CS) we still do not have a universally accepted answer as to what are the major determinants for CS. The project aims to develop a prediction model and analyse current doctors awareness of the determinants and indications for CSD.
  • Detection of Domestic Violence in an Emergency Department. - June 27, 2016
    Domestic violence is highly prevalent, poorly detected and under reported in Emergency Departments. It is associated with a high incidence of subsequent harm if not detected. The study will explore current attitudes held by practitioners in a regional emergency setting and how these views may hinder domestic violence detection.
  • The effect of Cyclone Yasi on Metabolism in people with Type 2 diabetes - June 7, 2015
    This project aims to determine if there was a change in the metabolic parameters of people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) following Cyclone Yasi. Data regarding diabetes control will be collected from GP databases in the severely affected regions, and compared against two control GPs in Mackay.

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  • 2018-11-27 - 7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation
    by Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation, Mackay Institite of Research and Innovation on May 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Symposium Date and time: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 5:00pm Location: Sydney, Australia The 7 th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation will be held at The University of Sydney in November. This year, the National Health and Medical Research Council will be partnering with The REWARD Alliance (link is external) . The theme will be ‘Ensuring Value in Research’ with a particular focus on: Justifiable research priorities Robust research design, conduct and analysis Regulation and management of research conduct proportionate to risks Accessible research methods and findings and complete and usable research reports. The REWARD Alliance is an international network of funders, editors, researchers and other stakeholders with a shared interest ... […]

  • 2018-07-31 - Prince Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium
    by Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation, Mackay Institite of Research and Innovation on April 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    PAH Health Symposium 2018 The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Health Symposium will return to Brisbane from Tuesday 31 July to Friday 3 August 2018. The theme for the 58 th PAH Health Symposium is ‘Humanity, technology and the evolution of healthcare’. Technological advancements and associated research breakthroughs are revolutionising the way healthcare is delivered. From the adoption of electronic medical records and telehealth services, to advances in genomics, bio-medical engineering, 3D printing and other technology, modern healthcare is rapidly evolving. But what impact will these changes have on the patient experience and how do healthcare professionals manage patient relationships in the face of a healthcare system which is becoming increasingly technically driven? ... […]

  • 2018-10-10 - 2018 IHF Brisbane - 42nd World Hospital Congress
    by Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation, Mackay Institite of Research and Innovation on April 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health welcomes hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane for the 42nd World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia . The World Hospital Congress, under the umbrella of the International Hospital Federation, is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. Queensland Health staff can ... […]

  • 2018-09-26 - Australasian Ethics Network Conference
    by Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation, Mackay Institite of Research and Innovation on February 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    AEN 2018 will be held under the theme of “ Bridging the Barriers – Understanding misconceptions “ ”. Despite the introduction of legislation and guidelines for the conduct of research a divide still remains between the public, researchers and, ethics review bodies. For example: Do research participants really understand what they are consenting to; why is consumer engagement not yet fully understood by researchers; how to promote research integrity; why is there a gap between what researchers want to do and what a review body will approve? These topics will be among a diverse range of themes to be discussed at the 2018 Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) Conference, with an aim to bridging the barriers, thus facilitating high quality research. The conference organisers have ... […]

  • 2018-10-22 - Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018
    by Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation, Mackay Institite of Research and Innovation on January 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Improving lives through robust evidence and effective implementation The Centre for Evidence and Implementation is excited to present the 4th Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC) in Melbourne from 22-24 October, 2018. For the first time, the AIC will be hosted alongside the What Works Global Summit 2018 in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration. The combined conference will bring you all the latest evidence and implementation science strategies, helping you improve policies, practices, and outcomes across the social services and international development sectors. Brought to you by global experts in evidence and implementation, the conference will explore how new evidence can be used to build robust strategies that improve health, education and wellbeing for individuals, ... […]

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