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Can psychological trauma be passed down to children?

Dr Joanne Ryan, Head of the Biological Neuropsychiatry and Dementia Unit, is in the midst of an exciting project exploring epigenetic changes that affect mental health, and how these may be passed down through generations.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 28 June, 2019

Monash study reveals flawed data influenced WHO oxygen guidelines

A study by a Monash University professor has exposed compromised data that was used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its guidelines on administering highly concentrated oxygen to all patients having surgery.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 14 March, 2019
Huyen Tran

New Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism

THE first Australasian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have been produced, with a summary published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 February, 2019
Silvana Marasco

Rib fixation: becoming popular but does it benefit patients?

A paper by Monash University researchers and surgeons at the Alfred Hospital has cast doubt on the growing practice of rib fixation in some patients with chest injuries.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 February, 2019

Rural emergency doctors lack confidence in trauma control, study finds

A study by critical care researchers has found that as the trauma cases drained from regional hospitals to The Alfred, Royal Children’s and Royal Melbourne hospitals, rural clinicians dealing with these patients have become ‘de-skilled

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 November, 2018
Blood transfusion

Jehovah’s Witness trauma study probes blood alternatives

Major blood loss after trauma is particularly challenging for physicians when blood is not an option (BNAO) for treatment, as is often the case for patients who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 November, 2018
ICU team

Cabrini grants spawn research papers by Monash medical students

A successful research grant program for Monash University medical students expanded last year by the new Clinical Dean at Cabrini Health, Associate Professor David Brewster, is bearing fruit with the first batch of papers coming on line.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 November, 2018
Security in EDs

Researchers urge greater hospital security to curb patient violence

Australian hospital emergency departments should employ security personnel to counter the increasing number of violent incidents occurring there, a Monash University and Alfred Hospital study recommends.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 November, 2018
Peter Poon

Palliative care and staff wellbeing recognised at Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

Associate Professor Peter Poon and his team received the highly regarded Secretary for Health’s Award at last week’s Victorian Public Healthcare Awards ceremony.

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 23 October, 2018