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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 18+ 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 - Project Grant

Serum catecholamines in Irukandji Sydnrome

Indicative Funding
$9,340
Summary
Irukandji Syndrome (IS) is a condition caused by the venom of jellyfish found in the tropical waters of Australia, and causes severe generalised pain with elevation of blood pressure and pulse. Complications include heart damage and failure, bleeding on the brain and death. In vitro and animal studies have documented elevated catecholamine levels but no human trials have measured them. The catecholamines may cause the elevated blood pressure and pulse, but it is unclear what association the severe pain has. We propose a prospective, observational, case-control study on patients with IS at the Townsville Hospital to measure serum levels of catecholamines.
Investigators
Clinton Gibbs, Jeremy Furyk and Michael Corkeron (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Townsville General Hospital)
Keywords
Irukandji Syndrome; Catecholamines; 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
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  • 1 collaboration
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