Current research

Current research

A list of current research being undertaken by the College of Medicine or in partnership from our online research system managing project grants, a database of research opportunities and a database of current research projects.

To access and search the data directly visit the CMD research administrative system website.

Current research

An ileostomy is a surgical procedure that joins the small bowel to the skin. These surgeries are often done to allow other bowel surgeries and many are reversible at a later date. Many ileostomies do not get reversed or have other complications. This study aims to look into what factors lead to complications and non reversal these surgeries. Updated - 13 Aug 2018.
Contact person: Michael Pannett, James Cook University
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. Updated - 30 Jul 2018.
Contact person: Audrey Heng, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
This study will investigate understandings of dementia in Fiji. It will also explore aspects of living with dementia, help seeking, and barriers and enablers to care for dementia from the perspectives of all key stakeholders. Updated - 11 Jul 2018.
Contact person: Karen Johnston, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Osseointegration refers to the direct connection between the human body and an artificial implant. The primary goal of dental implant insertion is to achieve successful osseointegration. The aim of this project is to investigate the effects of common anti-inflammatory medications on this process. Updated - 07 Jul 2018.
Contact person: Jie Denny Luo, School of Dentistry and Medicine
Hypertension is an important risk factor for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and its complications. We will be evaluating the BP control of PAD patients at presentation and their association with PAD severity and important outcome events (myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality). Updated - 03 Jul 2018.
Contact person: diana thomas manapurathe, department of vascular biology
This is a small animal study investigating a new novel drug therapy for patients with a major burn injury. Updated - 27 Jun 2018.
Contact person: Lisa Davenport, JCU
Project evaluating the feasibility of a perineal measuring device, the Episiometer, used to measure the incision (episiotomy) sometimes made at the height of labour. The primary outcomes are to determine whether the Episiometer is a helpful tool for clinicians performing episiotomies and whether the Episiometer is conducive to protective outcomes. Updated - 17 Jun 2018.
Contact person: Brittany Van Der Lugt, MBBS Student
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. Updated - 14 Jun 2018.
Contact person: Hannah Bougher, Medicine
This study aims to investigate and compare sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) and biofeedback (BF) as management options of faecal incontinence (FI) in relation to quality of life (QoL) outcomes. Updated - 14 Jun 2018.
Contact person: Chloe Mckenna, The Townsville Hospital
This study aims to compare the post-surgical outcomes of pituitary adenoma resections from patients in regional North Queensland to those in urban Southern Queensland, as well as to results from international centres. These findings may help to guide possible changes to optimise the current treatment pathway for patients in regional centres. Updated - 12 Jun 2018.
Contact person: Aakanksha Desai, Year 4 Medical Student, JCU Cairns

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