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Current Projects

  • Australian Snakebite Project (national snake bite epidemiology study) - A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • Paracetamol study - massive OD >30g - A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • Serotonin toxicity & NMS - A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • Comparison of NAC protocols - Dr. Richard McNulty & A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • QT intervals in opiate overdose - Dr. Gopi Mann & A/Prof. Naren Gunja

Previous Projects

  • Desvenlafaxine overdose - Dr. Gopi Mann
  • RAVE II RCT in red-back spider anti-venom - A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • FFP in Snakebite coagulopathy (multi-centre RCT) - A/Prof. Naren Gunja
  • ABG needle study - Dr. Kenny Yee/Dr. Kevin Lai
  • SAFE-T study - Dr. Amith Shetty/Dr. Naren Gunja/Dr. Matthew Vukasovic
  • CXR checklist - Dr. Joanna Koryzna/Dr. Robert Edwards
  • Lateral CXR in pneumonia - Dr. Catherine Twomey/Dr. James Kwan
  • FINE study (Falls & NEXUS Implementation in Elderly) - Dr. Danielle Unwin
  • D-Dimer Study - Dr. Shuhana Perveen/Dr. Amith Shetty/Dr. Danielle Unwin
  • CO2 GAP study - Dr. Amith Shetty/Dr. Kevin Lai
  • DVT/PE study - Dr. Amar Singh/Dr. Aman Bamra/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • Airtraq study - Dr. Ruban Jeyaruban/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • CPR biofeedback study - Dr. Romesh Singam/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • LP needle study - Dr. Jannatun Nayim/Dr. Kevin Lai
  • CT-KUB interpretation by EPs - Dr. Momtaz Rafi/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • CIN study - Margaret Murphy (abstract presented at RCNA Conference, 2007)
  • Blood alcohol swab study - Dr. Dushan Jayaweera/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • Abdominal Radiography - Dr. Shaila Islam/Dr. Rachel Boddy
  • Procalcitonin study - Dr. Satish Mitter/Dr. Naren Gunja
  • GCS in overdose - Dr. Reza Ali/Dr. Betty Chan
  • CT brain in overdose - Dr. Danielle Unwin/Dr. Andis Graudins

Publications

  • Wong A, Gunja N, McNulty R, Graudins A. Analysis of an 8-hour acetylcysteine infusion protocol for repeated supratherapeutic ingestion (RSTI) of paracetamol. Clin Toxicol, 2017.
  • Wong A, Sivilotti MLA, McNulty R, Gunja N, Graudins A. Accuracy of the paracetamol-aminotransferase product to predict hepatotoxicity in paracetamol overdose treated with a 2-bag acetylcysteine regimen. Clin Toxicol, 2017.
  • Jayaweera D, Islam S,Gunja N, Cowie C, Broskab J, Poojara L, Roberts MS & Isbister GK. Chloroform ingestion causing severe gastrointestinal injury, hepatotoxicity and dermatitis confirmed with plasma chloroform concentrations. Clin Toxicol, 2016. [PDF]
  • Korczak V, Kirby A, Gunja N. Chemical agents for the sedation of agitated patients in the ED: a systematic review. Am J Emerg Med, 2016. [PDF]
  • Coggins AR, Cummins EN, Burns B. Management of critical illness with non-invasive ventilation by an Australian HEMS. Emerg Med J, 2016. [PDF]
  • Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Considine J, Hardy J, Wilson M, Ruperto K, Fethney J, & Buckley T. A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and non-technical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre–post study using full immersion simulation. J Clin Nursing, 2016. [PDF]
  • Tse R, Thompson N, Moscova M, Sindhusake D, Shetty A & Young N. Do delays in radiology lead to breaches in the 4-hour rule? An integrative review. Clin Radiology, 2016. [PDF]
  • Murphy M, Curtis K & McCloughen A. What is the impact of multidisciplinary team simulation training on team performance and efficiency of patient care? An integrative review. AENJ, 2015. [PDF]
  • Munroe B, Buckley T, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Hardy J & Fethney J. The impact of HIRAID on emergency nurses’ self-efficacy, anxiety and perceived control: A simulated study. International Emergency Nursing, 2015. [PDF]
  • Denver D, Shetty AL, Unwin D. Falls and Implementation of NEXUS in the Elderly (The FINE Study). Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015.[]
  • Yee K, Shetty AL & Lai K. ABG needle study: a randomised control study comparing 23G versus 25G needle success and pain scores. Emergency Medicine Journal, 2015. [PDF]
  • Meares S, Shores EA, Smyth T, Batchelor J, Murphy M & Vukasovic M. Identifying Posttraumatic Amnesia in Individuals with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15 after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2015. [PDF]
  • Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L & Buckley T. HIRAID: An evidence-informed emergncy nursing assessment framework. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2015. [PDF]
  • Bidny S, Gago K, David M, Duong T, Albertyn D, Gunja N. A validated LC–MS-MS method for simultaneous identification and quantitation of rodenticides in blood. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2015. [PDF]
  • Shetty AL, Shankar Raju SB, Hermiz A, Vaghasiya M, Vukasovic M. Age and admission times as predictive factors for failure of admissions to discharge-stream short-stay units. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2015. [PDF]
  • Hochholzer K, Li W, Gunja N. A heavy burden: remaining vigilant with herbal remedies. Australian Family Physician, 2014. [PDF]
  • Vaghasiya MR, Murphy M, O'Flynn D, Shetty A. The emergency department prediction of disposition (EPOD) study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2014. [PDF]
  • Jayaweera D, Mitter S, Grouse A, Strachan L, Murphy M, Douglass D, Gerlach L, Gunja N. A comparison of emergency triage scales in triaging poisoned patients. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2014. [PDF]
  • Isbister GK et al. Randomized Controlled Trial of Intravenous Antivenom Versus Placebo for Latrodectism: The Second Redback Antivenom Evaluation (RAVE-II) Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2014. [PDF]
  • Blake D, Dalton S, Gunja N. Transporting children with toxicological emergencies. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2014. [PDF]
  • Rafi M, Shetty A, Gunja N. Accuracy of computed tomography of the kidneys, ureters and bladder interpretation by emergency physicians. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2013. [PDF]
  • Li W & Gunja N. Illicit drug overdose: Prevalence and acute management. Australian Family Physician, 2013; 42(7): 481-5. [PDF]
  • Gunja N. The clinical & forensic toxicology of Z-drugs. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2013; 9: 155-62. Gunja N. In the Zzz zone: The effects of Z-drugs on human performance & driving. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2013; 9: 163-71. Perveen S, Unwin D, Shetty AL. Point of Care D-Dimer Testing in the Emergency Department: A Bioequivalence Study. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 2013; 33: 34-8. [PDF]
  • Edwards C, Seggie J, Murphy M. Redesigning the response to patients with trauma. Emergency Nurse, 2012; 20(2): 31-35. [PDF]
  • Gunja N. Teenage Toxins: recreational poisoning in the adolescent. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 2012. 48(7): 560-6. [PDF] Shetty A, Gunja N, Byth K, Vukasovic M. Senior Streaming Assessment Further Evaluation after Triage zone: A novel model of care encompassing various emergency department throughput measures. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2012. [PDF]
  • Gunja N & Brown J. Energy drinks: health risks and toxicity. Medical Journal of Australia, 2012; 196: 46–49. [PDF]
  • Gunja N. Decontamination and enhanced elimination in sustained-release potassium chloride poisoning. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2011; 23: 769-72. [PDF]
  • Gunja N, Coggins A, Bidny S. Management of intentional superwarfarin poisoning with long-term vitamin K and brodifacoum levels. Clinical Toxicology, 2011; 49(5): 385-90. [PDF]
  • Gunja N & Graudins A. Management of cardiac arrest following poisoning. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2011; 23:16-22. [PDF]
  • Murphy MM, Edwards CM, Seggie JZJ, Curtis K. Emergency Department Trauma Redesign in a Level 1 Trauma Centre. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2011; 14:50-8. [PDF]
  • Shetty AL, Lai KH, Byth K. The CO2 GAP Project – CO2 GAP as a prognostic tool in emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2010; 22: 524-31. [PDF]
  • Isbister et al. Factor deficiencies in venom-induced consumption coagulopathy resulting from Australian elapid envenomation: Australian Snakebite Project (ASP-10). Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2010; 8: 2504–2513. [PDF]
  • Ireland et al. Changes in serial laboratory test results in snakebite patients: when can we safely exclude envenoming? Medical Journal of Australia, 2010; 193: 285–290. [PDF]
  • Chan A, Gunja N, Ryan C. A comparison of venlafaxine and SSRIs in deliberate self-poisoning. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2010. [PDF]
  • Curtis K, Murphy M, Hoy S, Lewis M. The emergency nursing assessment process - Astructured framework for a systematic approach. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 2009; 12: 130-136. [PDF]
  • Isbister et al. Failure of antivenom to improve recovery in Australian snakebite coagulopathy. QJM, 2009. [PDF]
  • Gunja N, Dowsett RP, Ng K. Raw salmon or red herring: ascending paralysis with suspected seafood poisoning. Medical Journal of Australia, 2007; 187(8):468-9. [PDF]
  • Giugni EA, Boddy RS, Limet NG. Mis-deca-n identity? Medical Journal of Australia, 2007; 187(6):370. [PDF]
  • Isbister GK, Friberg LE, Stokes B, Buckley NA, Lee C, Gunja N et al. Activated charcoal decreases the risk of QT prolongation after citalopram overdose. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2007; 50(5):593-600. [PDF]
  • Isbister GK, Hooper MR, Dowsett R, Maw G, Murray L, White J. Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti) envenoming in snake handlers. QJM, 2006; 99(2):109-15. [PDF]
  • Gunja N, Varshney K. Brainstem anaesthesia after retrobulbar block: a rare cause of coma presenting to the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 2006 Feb; 18(1):83-5. [PDF]
  • Alfred S, Coleman P, Harris D, Wigmore T, Stachowski E, Graudins A. Delayed neurologic sequelae resulting from epidemic diethylene glycol poisoning. Clinical Toxicology, 2005; 43(3):155-9. [PDF]
  • Gunja N, Collins M, Graudins A. A comparison of the pharmacokinetics of oral and sublingual cyproheptadine. Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology, 2004; 42(1):79-83. [PDF]
  • Ryan CJ, Dowsett RP. Feeling at home in an emergency: coping with death in the emergency department. Medical Journal of Australia, 2003; 179(11-12):646. [PDF]
  • Gunja N, Graudins A, Dowsett R. Lithium toxicity: a potential interaction with celecoxib. Internal Medicine Journal, 2002; 32(9-10):494. [PDF]
  • Graudins A, Gunja N, Broady KW, Nicholson GM. Clinical and in vitro evidence for the efficacy of Australian red-back spider (Latrodectus hasselti) antivenom in the treatment of envenomation by a Cupboard spider (Steatoda grossa). Toxicon, 2002; 40(6):767-75. [PDF]
  • Graudins A, Dowsett RP, Liddle C. The toxicity of antidepressant poisoning: is it changing? A comparative study of cyclic and newer serotonin-specific antidepressants. Emergency Medicine (Fremantle). 2002; 14(4):440-6. [PDF] Graudins A, Peden G, Dowsett RP. Massive overdose with controlled-release carbamazepine resulting in delayed peak serum concentrations and life-threatening toxicity. Emergency Medicine (Fremantle). 2002; 14(1):89-94. [PDF]
  • Vassiliadis J, Graudins A, Dowsett RP. Triethylene glycol poisoning treated with intravenous ethanol infusion. Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology, 1999; 37(6):773-6. [PDF]

 

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