Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Research Overview

The Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine program of the Centre for Integrated Critical Care promotes multi-centre research with the Departments of Anaesthesia at the 20+ hospitals affiliated with the University. APPMU also engages in collaborative and translational research with other clinical and biomedicine departments, and with the Clinical Trials Network of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). Areas of particular interest include measures to improve long term patient recovery after surgery through evidence-based perioperative care and pain medicine.

Funding

NHMRC Project Grant (APP1160191) 2019. Riedel B, Story D, Heriot A, Wright G, Braat S, Sessler D, Buggy D, Tran-Duy A, Hiller J. Volatile Anaesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes Related to Cancer (VAPOR-C Trial). $4,800,000 over 5 years.

NHMRC Project Grant (APP1162362) 2019. Leslie K, Painter T, Devereaux PJ, Peyton P, Corcoran T, Chan M, Short T. Tranexamic acid and hypotension-avoidance to prevent death and major complications after noncardiac surgery (PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation-3 – the POISE-3 Trial). $1,192,127 over 5 years.

Seqirus 2019. Nimo B, Yap C, Braitberg G, Story D, Welton R, Knott J, Parker A, Braat S, Eade. A.Survey of National Attitudes and Knowledge in Envenomation (The SNAKE Study). $100,000 over 2 years.

Vifor, Austin Health, DHHS 2019. Miles L, Story D, Riedel B, Burbury K, Burgess A, Braat S. Non Anaemic Iron Deficiency and Treatment Outcomes after Colorectal Cancer Surgery (The NATO Study). $150,000 over 3 years.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Academic Enhancement Grant, 2018. A/Prof Alicia Dennis, Royal Women's Hospital. A haemodynamic and cardiovascular research program in obstetric anaesthesia and obstetric critical care at The Royal Women’s Hospital.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Novice Grant 2018. Dr Ned Douglas, Royal Melbourne Hospital. High flow humidified nasal oxygen to prevent desaturation during EBUS - a randomised controlled trial.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Prof Guy Ludbrook, Prof David Story. Extended Post-Anaesthesia Care – a feasibility study.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Prof Bernhard Riedel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Volatile Anaesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes Related to Cancer: The VAPOR-C Trial (Feasibility Study).

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Dr Forbes McGain, Western Health. Capturing anaesthetic gases; an exploration of the chemistry and chemical engineering required to capture and potentially reuse sevoflurane.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Dr Jai Darvall, Prof Kate Leslie, Royal Melbourne Hospital. A randomized non-inferiority trial of chewing gum versus ondansetron to treat postoperative nausea and vomiting in female patients after breast and laparoscopic surgery (The Chewing Gum Study).

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Dr Tuong Phan, St Vincent's Hospital. Optimisation of Perioperative Cardiovascular Management to Improve Surgical Outcomes II “OPTIMISE II” - AUSTRALIA.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Dr Lachlan Miles, Austin Health. A prospective observational study examining the impact of iron deficiency on patient outcomes after cardiac surgery.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Project Grant, 2018. Dr Lachlan Miles, Austin Health. Impact of non-anaemic iron deficiency correction on exercise capacity and perioperative outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery (ADEPT).

NHMRC Project Grant (APP1120848) 2017. Peyton P, Leslie K, Story D, Myles P, Chan M, Schug S, Evered L, Braat S. Reduction Of Chronic Post-surgical Pain with Ketamine – ROCKet Trial. $4,800,000 over 5 years.