Completed Grants from the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is happy to promote all research undertaken under the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program. The tables below list publications that provide information about findings from completed Patient Blood Management and Immunoglobulin Grants funded under the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program.

Patient Blood Management Grants Completed

Principal Chief Investigator and Administering Institution

Project Title and Publications

Round

Prof Jane Ford

The University of Sydney

 

Title: Effects of antenatal haemoglobin and obstetric transfusion on adverse maternal outcomes

 

Publications: Patterson JA, Nippita TA, Randall D, Irving DO, Ford JB, Bowen JR, et al. Outcomes associated with transfusion in low-risk women with obstetric haemorrhage. Vox Sang. 2018; 113(7):678-85.

 

Randall DA, Patterson JA, Gallimore F, Morris JM, McGee TM, Ford JB, for the Obstetric Transfusion Steering Group. The association between haemoglobin levels in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. PLoS ONE 2019. 14(11):e0225123.

 

Randall DA, Patterson JA, Gallimore F, Morris JM, Simpson JM, McGee TM, Ford JB, for the Obstetric Transfusion Steering Group. Haemoglobin trajectories during pregnancy and associated outcomes using pooled maternity and hospitalization data from two tertiary hospitals. Vox Sanguinis 2019; 114(8):842-52
 

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Mr Geoff Simon

University of Sunshine Coast

Title: Clinical characteristics of geriatric patients transfused within 24 hours of Emergency Department presentation

 

Publications: Simon GI, Cresswell A, Thom O, Fung YL. Outcomes of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategy in older adults in nine randomised controlled trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Haematology, 2017.

 

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Dr Julie Lee

The University of Queensland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: A series of studies on a new clotting test in pregnant women to optimise the management of bleeding

 

Publications: Lee J, Eley V, Wyssusek K, Kimble R, Way M, Cohen J, van Zundert A. The influence of obesity on coagulation in healthy term pregnancy as assessed by rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®). Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2020;60(2):1-6.

 

Lee J, Eley V, Wyssusek K, Kimble R, Way M, Coonan E, Cohen J, Rowell J, van Zundert A. Baseline parameters for rotation thromboelastometry in healthy labouring women: A prospective observational study. BJOG 2020 Jan 14.

 

Lee J, Wyssusek K, Kimble R, Way M, van Zundert A, Cohen J, Coonan E, Rowell J, Eley V. Baseline parameters for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) in health pregnant women: A comparison of labouring women and non-labouring women in Australia. Int J Obstet Anesth 2020(41):7-13.

 

Lee J, Eley VA, Wyssusek K, Coonan E, Cohen J, Way M, Rowell J, van Zundert AA. Baseline parameters for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) in healthy women: A prospective observational study on elective caesarean deliveries in Australia. IJOA 2019;38:10-18.

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Dr James Winearls

The University of Queensland

Title: Fibrinogen Replacement in Severe Traumatic Haemorrhage

 

Publications: Winearls J, Wullschleger M, Wake E, Hurn C, Furyk C, Rayn G, Trout M, Walsham J, Holley A, Cohen J, Shuttleworth M, Dyer W, Keijzers G, Fraser JF, Presneill J, Campbell D. 2017 FEISTY Study protocol. Trials. 18:241,

 

Winearls J, Mitra B, Reade MC. 2017 Haemotherapy algorithm for the management of trauma induced coagulopathy: an Australian perspective. Current opinion in anaesthesiology. Vol 30(2), pp. 265 – 276. ISSN 0952-7907

 

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Dr Deborah Long

Griffith University

Title: Improving blood sampling practice for critically ill children undergoing cardiac surgery

 

Publications: Publications pending.

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Ms Bronwyn Pearse

University of the Sunshine Coast

Title: Implementing Evidence Based Bleeding Management in Cardiac Surgery

 

Publications: Pearse BL, Keogh S, Rickard CM, Faulke DJ, Smith I, Wall D, McDonald C, Fung YL, Bleeding Management Practises of Australian Cardiac Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Perfusionists: A Cross-Sectional National Survey Incorporating the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) and COM-B Model, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2020:13 27–41

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Immunoglobulin Grants Completed

Principal Chief Investigator and Administering Institution

Project Title and Publications

Round

Prof Russell Dale

The University of Sydney

Title: Improving the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in children with neurological disorders

 

Publications: Nosadini M, Mohammad SS, Suppiej A, Sartori S, Dale RC. Intravenous immunoglobulin in paediatric neurology: safety, adherence to guidelines, and long term outcome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, May 2016.

 

Ramanathan S, Mohammad SS….Dale RC. The clinical course, therapeutic responses, and outcomes in relapsing MOG antibody associated demyelination. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, February 2018.

 

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A/Prof Elizabeth Gardiner

Australian National University

 

Title: Improved strategies in management of Immune thrombocytopenia

 

Publications: Hicks SM, Coupland LA, Jahangiri A, Choi, PY, Gardiner EE, Novel scientific approaches and future research directions in understanding ITP, Taylor & Francis Online, 2020 

 

 

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