As well as seeing over 72,000 children that come through our doors, we have ongoing research studies in our Emergency Department:
The Australian Paediatric Head Injury Rules Study = A-PHIRST
This is a review of children following head injury – to look at the investigations done and any adverse outcomes.
Prednisolone Response Evaluation in viral induced episodic wheeze = PREVIEW
This study looks at steroids versus placebo in viral associated wheeze and their impact on acute presentations and recurrence.
Trial of Prednisolone Dexamethasone oral glucocorticoid = ToPDoG
This study is looking at prednisolone versus low and high dose dexamethasone in children with croup.
Febrile seizures: Viral infections and their etiologic role = FEVER
This study aims to determine the incidence of specific viral pathogens causing febrile seizures.
If you are interested in any of the research going on in our department then please contact us.