About

 

Jeremy Furyk is an Emergency Physician at The Townsville Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University (JCU).   He graduated from medical school at Monash University in 1996, completed Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Training in 2005, and is a member of the ACEM Clinical Trials Group.  He completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine through JCU, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Trials, through London University.  He is passionate about evidence based medicine, research and developing world medicine.  He has diverse clinical and research interests but more recently is focussing on paediatric emergency research with the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT).   

 

Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 - Best paper by a Fellow, ACEM ASM
Fellowships
  • 2005 - Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • 2008 to 2009 - Noel Stevenson Fellowship - The Queensland Emergency Medicine research Foundation
Memberships
  • 2008 - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Jeremy Furyk from 2009 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

Status Epilepticus Australasian Registry for Children

Indicative Funding
$69,992 over 2 years
Summary
Study design- A prospective observational chhort study of children 4 weeks to 16 years of age, who have CSE managed at a PREDICT emergency department. Objectives - To describe characterstics of a cohort of children in Australia and New Zealand in terms of incidence, aetiology and outcome. To explore pre-hospital and emergecy department care variability in management and associations between predictor variables and outcomes.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Stuart Dalziel, Franz Babl, Ed Oakley and Kerrianne Watt (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Royal Auckland Childrens Hospital and Royal Childrens Hospital)
Keywords
Convulsive Status Epilepticus; Paediatric; Registered Nurses; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Research Grant

MIST:Magnesium in the Acute Management of Irukandji Syndrome

Indicative Funding
$105,282 over 2 years
Summary
The efficacy of magnesium sulphate on the relief of pain in patients with Irukandji syndrome: A Multicentre, A pre-hospital and Emergency Departrment Randomised Controlled Trial.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk, Clinton Gibbs and Mark Little in collaboration with Jamie Seymour, Kelvin Robertson, Ben Butson, Luke Wheatley, John Rathbone and Steve Rashford (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Townsville General Hospital, Cairns Base Hospital, College of Science & Engineering and Queensland Ambulance Service)
Keywords
Irukandji Syndrome; Pain; Magnesium; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

Supplementing Pain Management in the ED - Conventional Treatment -v- IV Adjuntive Low Dose Ketamine (Special-K)

Indicative Funding
$25,170
Summary
Pain is a common feature of major traumatic injuries. Little research has been done into the utilisation of low dose ketamine for analgesia in the ED. Ketamine has the potential to be a highly effective method of analgesic management in haemodynamically unstable trauma patients who are unsuitable for large doses of opioid drugs but it is not utilised for this purpose due to a lack of supporting evidence and clinical concern about potential side effects. The clinical impact of this trial is in the development of an evidence base to support the use of ketamine for analgesic purposes in the ED. Our hypothesis is that low-dose Ketamine provides effective (statistically significant reduction in pain score), safe (low rates of emergence and adverse events) and tolerable (patient reported effects/willingness to use again) analgesia when used in sub-anaesthetic doses in patients with traumatic injuries. If proven this will have significant implications for the clinical care of patients and in pain management guidelines with traumatic injuries in the ED.
Investigators
Luke Burman and Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Kirsty Freeman, Colin Banks, Megham Fitzpatrick and Kathryn Laspina (College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Townsville General Hospital)
Keywords
low dose Ketamine; Trauma; Analgesia; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

ConSEPT: Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial

Indicative Funding
$147,820 over 4 years
Summary
Convulsive Status Epilepticus (CSE) is a true medical emergency and we are trying to find out what is the best drug to use in this situation. We know that if attempts are not made to stop the seizure a child would be at risk of having severe brain damage or dying. First line drugs are used on 2 occasions to try to stop the seizure; if these are unsuccessful second line drugs (Phenytoin or Levetiracetam) are given. Phenytoin is usually what is given in this situation, but has some worrying side effects and it has to be given slowly over 20 minutes. Doctors think Levetiracetam may be better because it has less side effects, can be given faster over 5 minutes, and may give better results. We want to compare the two drugs. This study will be a world first and have a profound impact on the management of CSE in children in New Zealand, Australia and worldwide, in tier confirming the current second line medication used or recommending a new second line medication.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Lisa Lucas, Shane George and Natalie Phillips (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Townsville General Hospital)
Keywords
Convulsive Status Epilipticus; Phenytoin; Levetiracetam; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Capacity Building Grant

Capacity Building Grant The Townsville Hospital

Indicative Funding
$210,000 over 3 years
Summary
1)Development of a research culture within the ED which includes research education, develops research outcomes, fosters research support and creates a visible research profile. 2) Development of a research infrastructure and research identify of TTH ED within both TTH and broader health community, that enables a clear point of a contact for collaborative research and impetus for doing so. 3) Development of research outcomes and outputs that establish a 'track record' enabling future funding success to occur ensuring long term success of the program.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk, Richard Franklin, Peter Aitken, Peter Leggat and Richard Speare in collaboration with Ben Close, Colin Banks, Denise Blake and Carl O'Kane (Townsville General Hospital, College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Medicine; Clinical; Emergency Department; Prevention

Townsville Health Service District - Research Trust Fund

Outcomes of Prehabilitation in frail patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery

Indicative Funding
$40,000
Summary
Frailty is a growing problem in an ageing population who undergo surgical procedures. A means of improving postoperative outcomes in this high risk population may provide benefits for long-term patient health and care. The study will asses the impact of a pre-operative exercise and dietary intervention to enhance mobility and postoperative outcomes in frail patients This study will be important in helping Health Services decide on the relative patient and healthcare value of this intervention for frail preoperative patients.
Investigators
Siva Senthuran, Anthony Leicht, Kerrianne Watt, Jeremy Furyk, Joe Williams, Chrispen Mushaya and Yik Hong Ho in collaboration with Justin Smith and Caitlin Braddick (College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Townsville General Hospital and Alpha Omega Health Pty Ltd)
Keywords
Exercise; Frailty; Physical Activity; Diet; Surgery; Patient

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

A randomised controlled trial of intravenous paracetamol and oral paracetamol to control acute pain

Indicative Funding
$40,870
Summary
The objective of this project is to provide evidence that intravenous paracetamol produces superior analgesia than oral paracetamol in the ED setting. Secondary objectives include providing evidence that IV paracetamol produces good patient satisfaction, few side effects and reduced length of hospital stay. The trial is designed as a prospective double blind randomised controlled trial with two parallel groups. 50 patients will receive placebo oral intervention and a 1g intravenous paracetamol formulation. The other 50 patients will receive 1g oral paracetamol and IV normal saline. Patients will be requested to chart their pain prior to analgesia and then at 15 minute intervals for the first hour and half hourly for the following 3 hours. Side effects, length of ED stay and patient satisfaction will also be recorded to assess the secondary objectives.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk, Ben Close and Robin Ray in collaboration with Kirsty Freeman, Kathryn Laspina, Deahnne Levas and Venkat Vangaveti (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Townsville General Hospital)
Keywords
Intravenous Paracetamol; Pain; Analgesia; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

Tranexamic acid for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding: an international randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial

Indicative Funding
$185,788 over 2 years
Summary
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common emergency with a substantial mortality rate. Bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal system is caused by ulcers, stomach inflammation and oesophageal varices and carries a fatality rate of up to 10%. Lower GI bleeding has a variety of causes and a case fatality of about 15%. Between 10% and 25% of patients will have a repeat bleed after their first episode, and these people are four times more likely to die than people without repeated bleeding.
Investigators
Luke Lawton and Jeremy Furyk in collaboration with Ogilvie Thom, Glenn Ryan, Frances Kinnear, Gerben Keijzers, Douglas Morel and Catharine Grobler (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Nambour Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
Keywords
Gastrointestinal bleeding; Mortality; tranexamic acid; Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project and Program Research

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Interventional Versus Conservative Treatment of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Indicative Funding
$22,601
Summary
This is a multi-centre study to examine whether conservative management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax is an acceptable therapeutic option. Townsville will be a regional co-ordinating site, requiring the employment of a research nurse one day a week.
Investigators
Jeremy Furyk (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Pneumothorax; Conservative management; Spontaneous; Intervention
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