How ECMO was used to save more lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, a rethink on the orthosis commonly used for cervical spine injury, and a look at the impact of socioeconomic status on heart attack outcomes – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.
ECMO team saves 50 lives
Specialists at The Alfred saved the lives of 50 COVID-19 patients with the use of ECMO during the height of the pandemic.
Monash University – Central Clinical School
Monash study finds spinal vest wanting
A Monash University clinician-researcher has questioned the benefits of a commonly used orthosis for cervical spine injury.
The antibiotic unknowns of stingray infection
Monash study finds gaps in knowledge about antibiotic regimens for infection after stingray attack.
AFL players with concussion returning to play too soon: study
A Monash University study of amateur Australian rules footballers has found the brains of players are still recovering two weeks after receiving a concussion, calling into question the length of existing recovery guidelines.
Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Meet Monash University’s latest Women in STEMM Student Leaders – Jane Tiller
Jane Tiller is a recipient of a 2021 MIME Women in STEMM Student Leader Award.
Putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety at work
The average person will spend about 90,000 hours working across their lifetime – that’s a third of your time on Earth. Work is therefore a crucial influencer on your health.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Socioeconomic status impacts your risk of hospital readmission and death following a heart attack
People living in disadvantaged areas are at increased risk of readmission to hospital and death after a heart attack coinciding with treatment disparities, a new Australian study has found.
Burnet support for investment boost in region’s health
Burnet is among leading health, development and research institutions campaigning for fairer access to healthcare for people in the Indo-Pacific region.
Burnet Institute and WEHI stand with transgender and gender diverse people
A statement of support for transgender and gender diverse people from Burnet Institute and WEHI.
New funding for hepatitis campaigns
EC Australia, co-ordinated by Burnet Institute, welcomes AUD $1.25 million in new funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.