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Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group

We are the overarching group for research conducted in the Emergency Department. Our vision is to embed research in clinical practice and education and inform new guidelines and policy.

In 2018, our group published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to more than 60 research projects, and were part of successful grant submissions totalling more than $5 million…

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Latest Emergency Department Research News

Gold Coast Health Researcher and Emergency Department Registrar Laura Hamill is delving into doctors’ antibiotic prescribing habits in our…

A new ultrasound training initiative is helping Gold Coast Health emergency department clinicians to find a patient’s vein during cannulation…

A Gold Coast Health led study into the treatment of a common hand injury is set to make a significant impact to fracture patient recovery times…


Current projects

This multicenter study has two primary aims; (1) we will assess Emergency Department-level variation in the use of CT scanning of the brain (CTB)…

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Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a life-threatening condition, occurring when seizures do not stop by themselves. Patient treatments for…

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Infections that reach the blood stream (sepsis) can lead to dangerously low blood pressure (septic shock). Low blood pressure can be improved with…

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Publications

Restricted fluid resuscitation in suspected sepsis associated hypotension (REFRESH): a pilot randomised controlled trial

Macdonald, S. P., Keijzers, G., Taylor, D. M., Kinnear, F., Arendts, G., Fatovich, D. M., ... & Burrows, S. (2018). Intensive care medicine, 44(12), 2070-2078.


Ten years of medical education registrars: Value added?

Brazil, V., & Davin, L. (2018). Emergency Medicine Australasia.


Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children (ConSEPT): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. 

Dalziel, S.R., Borland, M.L., Furyk, J., Bonisch, M., Neutze, J., Donath, S., Francis, K.L., Sharpe, C., Harvey, A.S., Davidson, A., Craig, S., Phillips, N., George, S., Rao, R., Cheng, N., Zhang, M., Kochar, A., Brabyn, C., and Babl, F. 2019. Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children (ConSEPT): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 393(10186), pp.2135-2145.



Last updated 29 Nov 2019