Surgery

Research Project Title Investigators Brief Project Description ISLHD Sites/Departments [External organisations]
Outcomes of anatomic total knee replacements Anthony Leong Investigation of patient outcomes of anatomic total knee replacement. Wollongong Hospital, Operating Theatres, Radiology
Completion thyroidectomy in thyroid carcinoma after hemithyroidectomy Brielle Wood Completion thyroidectomy in low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma among patients initially treated with hemithyroidectomy. Wollongong Hospital, Division of Surgery
Adjustment outcomes in new stoma patients Julia Kittscha, Tracey Newcombe, Brenda Ritchie This is a prospective study measuring the trajectory of adjustment outcomes among new stoma patients. Wollongong Hospital, Stomal Therapy
Radiofrequency ablation of the lateral palatal space for snoring Stuart MacKay Pilot study to examine the effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the lateral palatal fat pad in patients with socially-disruptive snoring. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, Radiology
Graduated stockings in neurosurgery Joanne McLoughlin, Kerry–Anne Hegarty What is the current nursing practice in relation to application of graduated compressions stockings for neurosurgical patients? Neurosurgery
Refractive stability following uncomplicated cataract surgery Inca Hutchinson Smita Agarwal This study determined the time required to achieve refractive stability following modern cataract surgery, and assessed the impact of uncorrected near vision on quality of life Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation Services
Multilevel airway surgery on failed management of OSA: a multicentre RCT Stuart MacKay Clinical outcomes, safety, incremental cost effectiveness of multilevel airway surgery on patients with moderatesevere OSA who have failed medical management: A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck
High performance training: Matilda and Surgery Andrew Still A comparison of training and team structure of a high performance musical “Matilda the Musical” to surgery training, focusing on the repetition of cases, the drive for consistency and standardisation, the interchangeability of the team members and considering the effect of the training and the workplace on individuals. General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
Airway modelling and manipulation project Stuart Mackay Gordon Wallace A multicentre, international collaboration with many disciplines including 3-D bioprinters, scientists, surgeons, physiologists, international sleep experts (USA), and Australian sites including Perth and Wollongong. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck; [Perth Health Districts]