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  • TM5582: Tropical Toxinology (Level 5; CNS)
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Australian Lions Foundation - Scientific and Medical Research on Marine Species Dangerous to Humans

Quantifying the cardio physiological effects of Irukandji stings derived from distinct parts of the medusa: bell nematocysts and tentacle nematocysts

Indicative Funding
$4,000
Summary
Irukandji Syndrome and its treatment have a controversial history in Australia and worldwide. This could be due to the animals? venom composition. The venom profile of the tentacles differs from the bells in Irukandji jellyfish. This difference could be linked to the wide array of symptoms and pathologies experienced by victims. This study will ensure that Queensland keeps leading the field of jellyfish sting treatment.
Investigators
Silvia Saggiomo, Jamie Seymour and Mark Little (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Irukandji; Carukia barnesi; Cubozoan; Bells and tentacles; Cardio physiology

Australian Lions Foundation - Scientific and Medical Research on Marine Species Dangerous to Humans

Critical care of tropical jellyfish stings

Indicative Funding
$5,000
Summary
Jellyfish envenomations and their treatment have a diverse and controversial history in Australia and worldwide. The treatments are, for the most part, based on circumstantial evidence, often leading to confusion and to the incorrect application of treatment procedures for an envenoming. The field of jellyfish sting treatment is led by Queensland and this study will ensure that this continues to be the case.
Investigators
Silvia Saggiomo, Jamie Seymour and Mark Little (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine)
Keywords
Carukia Barnesi; Irukandji; Cubozoan; First Aid; Critical Care

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

What lives on the bedside equipment in your Emergency Department (ED)? A prospective observational qualitative analysis.

Indicative Funding
$3,000
Summary
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) increase costs and patient morbidity. Bacteria causing HAI can spread through contaminated bedside equipment (e.g. reusable oxygen probes). This study aims to quantify the bacteria present at the bedside in the ED, and to evaluate current cleaning practices.
Investigators
Ailson Wilson and Mark Little (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)

Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant

Envenomation, first aid and critical care of tropical jellyfish stings

Indicative Funding
$344,340 over 3 years
Summary
The first component of our research examines the use of vinegar for envenomings, and aims to provide evidence as to whether vinegar is beneficial or worsens an envenomation. The second component of our research examines whether the lethal effects of Chironex fleckeri venom are transient and whether there is a return of cardiac function. This has implications for good, effective and prolonged resuscitation. In the final component of our research, treatment modalities for Irukandji syndrome, has the potential to directly save lives and decrease the length of stay in hospital of envenomed victims as well as reducing the pain associated with the syndrome.
Investigators
Jamie Seymour, Mark Little and Peter Pereira (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Healthcare Sciences and Cairns Base Hospital)
Keywords
Jellyfish; Irukandji; First Aid; Box jellyfish
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  • First aid of tropical jellyfish stings (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
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