Clinical Services

Access opens for minimally invasive heart treatment

02 July, 2020

Australians living with symptoms of severe aortic stenosis will now have access to a minimally invasive heart treatment that was previously reserved for only the sickest patients.

Weak evidence base for COVID-19 antibody tests

02 July, 2020

An international team of researchers has warned that evidence does not support the continued use of existing point-of-care tests for COVID-19.

Opinion: Doctors against role substitution

01 July, 2020 by Dr Chris Perry, AMA Queensland President

Dr Chris Perry discusses AMAQ's issues with task substitution — highlighting concerns for patient safety.

Pandemic shows it's time for an Australian Centre for Disease Control

30 June, 2020 by Adam Kamradt-Scott, University of Sydney and Katrina Roper, Australian National University

The proposal for an AusCDC has been debated for at least the past 33 years.

New nanosponge technology may stop COVID-19 in its tracks

30 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Scientists at UC San Diego may have found a way to neutralise SARS-CoV-2 and block it from infecting human lungs and other vital organs.

Superbug drug discovery to be fast-tracked

29 June, 2020

Antibiotics discovered at The University of Queensland will be fast-tracked under a $16 million international research deal.

Flu cases at record low, after-hours doctors say

25 June, 2020

After-hours doctors have seen a 93% decrease in flu-related callouts compared with last year.

Evidence supports lowering bowel cancer screening age

25 June, 2020

An Australian study reveals that bowel cancer rates in people under the age of 50 are rising, with one in 10 new bowel cancer cases occurring in this cohort.

Cancer patients miss out on vital heart care

24 June, 2020

A University of Newcastle study has revealed that heart patients with a history of cancer are less likely to receive the heart medications they need.

Digital solution holds hope for atrial fibrillation outcomes

24 June, 2020

A research project underway in western Sydney could see marked improvements for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Clinical trials on the front foot for COVID-19

23 June, 2020 by Mark Glover, Country Manager ANZ, Medidata

Clinical trials have never been more critical as the world faces one of the most significant health crises in recent memory.

Could COVID-19 trigger new-onset diabetes?

22 June, 2020

Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may trigger the onset of diabetes in healthy people and cause complications in pre-existing cases.

COVID-19 and the cheap, old, boring drug that could treat it

19 June, 2020 by Nial Wheate, University of Sydney

New UK research gives the strongest indication yet we may have found a useful treatment for COVID-19.

Transplant success with heart-in-a-box method

18 June, 2020

A new heart transplant method means that a donated heart can now be transported and preserved for longer than previously possible.

Collaboration will tackle coeliac disease

17 June, 2020

The research collaboration aims to advance our understanding of the immune mechanisms behind coeliac disease.

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