Neurotrauma

  • Largest neurotrauma centres in Australia providing world standard treatments
  • Multi-modality intensive monitoring (pO2, intracranial pressure)
  • Psychological outcome assessment
  • Animal models of brain and spinal cord injuries
    • Genes involved in recovery from trauma
    • Diffusion injuries caused by whiplash
    • Preclinical trials for novel therapeutic strategies

  • Clinical trials interest:
    • international/multicentre decompressive craniectomy
    • Rapid markers for TBI for diagnostic and prognostic use
    • brain microdialysis for metabolic assessment

  • Numerous neurotrauma research projects in progress on Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury in basic, clinical and rehabilitation disciplines. For example,
    • Neurotrauma evidence translation
    • Autonomic Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Injury: A Strategy for Improved Treatment and Understanding of Bowel, Blood Pressure and Bladder Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity: Intensive Exercise from Acute Care to the Community
    • Optimising Sleep in Quadriplegia: Mechanisms and Management
    • Multi-centre randomised controlled trials of early acute interventions (hypothermia, and erythropoietin) to improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury