External Ventricular Devices in Aeromedical Retrieval- Are they Safe?

Grant ID: EMEG-017R37-2022-WALL

Project Summary

Nationally, 1-2 % of the population will sustain a significant bleed due to the rupture of an abnormal ballooning of the blood vessels within the brain. A complication of this, called hydrocephalus, requires a drain to be inserted into the brain to reduce excessive fluid build-up, until the definitive management is achieved. Advances in interventional radiology techniques such as endovascular coiling have become common practice in the management of these patients. In Queensland, endovascular coiling is mostly performed in Brisbane, and therefore patients outside of the Brisbane area are required to travel for this treatment. For critically unwell patients in North Queensland, the only option is aeromedical retrieval. This area of aeromedical retrieval has not been previously explored therefore this project will look at the safety of aeromedical transports of patients with an invasive drain in a patient’s brain to work towards statewide guidelines.


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Amount Awarded
$9,734


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Complete


Principal Investigator:
Ms Anita Wall


Co Investigators:
Prof Richard Franklin
Dr Clinton Gibbs


Associate Investigators:
Dr Lachlan quick
Dr Katie Clift
Dr Jan Sadewasser


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CONTACT US +61 7 3720 5700 info@emfoundation.org.au Suite 1B, Terraces, 19 Lang Parade, Milton Qld 4064