Infections after surgery severely impact a patient’s recovery time, particularly with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Thankfully, our talented practitioners and researchers are working hard to improve surgical outcomes to prevent and treat infections.
Progressing the testing and commercialisation of a new treatment for superbugs which are common in patients who suffer from infections after surgery.
Trialling a new approach to treating aggressive bowel cancer called personalised Total Neoadjuvant Therapy (pTNT) to improve outcomes for high risk patients needing surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Testing whether newly developed biosensor technology, capable of discriminating between nerve and bone pain, can measure and predict the development of persistent post-surgical pain.
Developing automated software that identifies poor-performing hip implants earlier, which then allows for earlier interventions.
Finding ways to better deliver treatments for antibiotic-resistant superbugs through the use of a Trojan Horse carrier, which can help deliver treatments directly to a patient’s infection and penetrate the bacteria’s shield.
Implementing new sleep and coping methods for patients staying overnight in hospital to improve the quality of a sleep they get.
Developing a new medical device for hernia repair surgery which aims to prevent implant-related infections.