South West Sydney Clinical Campuses

Seed Funding Announced

RSEH was established at the end of 2015 and has been making tremendous progress in the field. RSEH announced Seed Funding to three projects aimed at investigating respiratory and sleep medicine.

Please find a summary of these exciting new projects.

Project 1. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea follow up in Primary Care

The aim of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of performing a larger Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) evaluating the utility of a new model of integrated care for patients with obstructive sleep
apnoea (OSA). The aim of this RCT will be to improve outcomes of patients with SA by increasing their attendance to follow up visits, and their use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, through structured long term follow up by their General Practitioners (GPs).

Researchers: Hima Vedam, Siaw‐Teng Liaw, Guy Marks, Peter Buchanan, Jonathan Williamson, Graham Radford, Anthony Johnson, Claudia Dobler, Frances Garden, Ana Schippers and Michael Tam

Project 2. Clinical prevalence of severe obstructive apnoea (OSA) in anaesthetic pre‐operative clinics, and its impact on post‐operative outcomes.

The aims of the study are: (a) to assess the prevalence of severe OSA in the anaesthetic pre‐operative clinics and (b) assess whether patients with severe OSA have a higher post-operative
complication rates, longer lengths of stay, and need for high dependency care.

Researchers: Hima Vedam, Frances Smith, Guy Marks, Peter Buchanan, Jonathan Williamson, Frances Garden and Ana Schippers


Project 3. Clinical and anaesthetic outcomes in spontaneous breathing vs paralysed and jet-ventilated patients undergoing rigid bronchoscopy.

The study will aim to detect a difference in anaesthetic and clinical outcomes during rigid bronchoscopy procedures between patients ventilated spontaneously and those paralysed and ventilated using jet ventilation.

Researchers: Jonathan Williamson, Dr Luis Gallur, Graham Radford and Guy Marks.

Date Published
Thursday, 26 May 2016

Respiratory, Sleep and Environmental Health Group (RSEH)

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