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In The News: AusTrials Helping Novavax Determine The Optimum COVID-19 Booster Schedule

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that has rapidly spread across the globe. Here at AusTrials, we are running a clinical study testing an investigational vaccine that may prevent both influenza and COVID-19 infection, using a single vaccination approach.   Read about AusTrials’ involvement in this exciting new trial in the Life Sciences Queensland Newsletter:   https://www.lsq.com.au/case-study/on-going-covid-19-protection-the-queensland-company-thats-helping-novavax-determine-the-optimum-booster-schedule/…

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Understanding Severe Asthma Management

Severe asthma is defined as asthma that remains uncontrolled with on-going symptoms despite maximal therapy and where other reasons have been addressed, such as improving adherence to treatment, addressing technique issues with inhaler use, decreasing triggers and other factors (e.g. smoking, weight management, chronic sinusitis).   It is thought that approximately 3% of asthmatics are…

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The Importance of Vaccination Against Meningococcal Disease

You may have seen a campaign last year by the name of “Know Meningococcal” (https://www.knowmeningococcal.com.au/). It is one of many websites that are trying to increase the community’s awareness of meningococcal disease and its potential consequences. Other sources of information are provided by health departments in each state, such as here in Queensland at conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/33/95/meningococcal-disease.…

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AusTrials and Westside Haematology and Oncology Announce Clinical Trials Launch

AusTrials and Montserrat Day Hospitals are pleased to announce the formation of an alliance to deliver oncology and haematology trials to patients in the Brisbane area   Utilising the skillset of AusTrials’ research staff together with the specialists at the Westside Haematology and Oncology (WHO) enables these clinicians to become involved in new trials and patients to have more treatments options.    The WHO clinic, owned and operated by Montserrat Day Hospitals, specialises in the…

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RSV Infections are Rising!

You may have seen in the news earlier this year that infections due to RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) have been on the increase. Queensland Health announced that there was nearly a fourfold increase in RSV in Greater Brisbane in 2021 compared to last year, and issued a reminder to Queenslanders to help limit the spread…

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In the News: Australia’s First Cell-Based Influenza Vaccine Hits the Market

https://ajp.com.au/news/from-eggs-to-cells/   AusTrials is currently recruiting for an influenza vaccine study comparing the Flucelvax Quad vaccine (developed utilising the revolutionary technology talked about in this article) to another new vaccine, also developed with this technology but with an added agent to enhance the immune response. The purpose of this study is to measure this response…

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Is Your Heart Failing You?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an increasingly common, yet complex and chronic metabolic illness that requires ongoing medical care. Type 2 DM (T2DM) is the most common form of DM, resulting from an interaction of genetic, environmental, and behavioural factors. Within 20 years, the number of people in Australia with T2DM may increase from an estimated 870,000 in 2014, to more than 2.5 million.   People with diabetes…

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Exciting Career Opportunities at AusTrials!

Click the link below or search ‘AusTrials’ on seek.com.au to submit your application to join a dynamic and expanding organisation with excellent potential for growth. https://www.seek.com.au/job/50407181?_ga=2.14687798.1672186660.1597643002-1015212727.1593565756 Study Coordinator A vacancy exists for a study nurse coordinators with a passion for research. AusTrials is a well-established and expanding clinical research company committed to the effective delivery…

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Act Fast: Protect Yourself Against Meningococcal Disease

Many people have heard stories of families they know being severely impacted by meningococcal disease. Although rare, the consequences can be devastating, including death or serious long-term disabilities like brain damage, deafness or loss of limbs. Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria strains called meningococcus (or Neisseria meningitidis). The bacteria cause the membranes that cover…

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Osteoarthritis of the knee

  Are you suffering from knee pain due to your osteoarthritis? We are currently looking for participants to trial a new intraarticular (into the joint) injection to assess its ability to provide both rapid and sustained relief from osteoarthritis pain and delay need for future joint replacement surgery.,  What is osteoarthritis?  Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition of the joints mostly affecting…

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AusTrials Launch New Research Hub at Westside Private Hospital

After more than 10 years of conducting exceptional quality clinical studies, AusTrials has outgrown the facility at Sherwood and upgraded to new premises collocated within the Westside Private Hospital in Taringa. This location will enable us to collaborate more effectively with the variety of medical specialists that also practice in this new healthcare facility.     The AusTrials grand opening event was held Wednesday 19 February 2020. The whole team at AusTrials are excited about opportunities the future has in store. The new state-of-the-art facility enjoys 3 consulting rooms…

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Clinical Trials Day 2019

Held by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) on the 20th of May 2019, Clinical Trials Day is an opportunity to recognise the important role that clinical trials play in improving public health. On this day in 1747, James Lind conducted what is now considered the first randomised clinical trial aboard the HMS Salisbury…

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Botulinum Toxin for Wrinkle Treatment

Botulinum toxin is the most poisonous substance known. It works by paralysing muscles and breathing in only a small amount can be fatal. It is a neurotoxin (or nerve toxin), produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, known to grow in anaerobic environments (those lacking in oxygen). The toxin not uncommonly causes food poisoning and…

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Global Influenza Strategy 2019-2030

In March 2019, the World Health Organisation launched the Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030. It is an initiative which aims to increase global preparedness and fight the threat of influenza worldwide. Symptoms of influenza include sudden high fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose. In high risk groups, influenza can…

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Cost of Pain Report 2019

The Cost of Pain report is a comprehensive financial analysis of pain in Australia. More than three million Australians experience consistent pain which prevents them from working, sleeping, and maintaining relationships. Chronic pain is a growing issue, with Australia’s ‘pain price tag’ currently at $139 billion. This figure will rise to more than $215 billion…

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World Immunisation Week April 2019

World Immunisation Week is running from 24 April to 30 April 2019. Organised by the World Health Organisation, it aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect against disease. Immunisation is a cost-effective health intervention which saves millions of lives every year, so this year’s theme is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! Health professionals continue…

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Endometriosis Awareness March 2019

On Saturday March 30th 2019, a series of High Tea events will be held around the country by Endometriosis Australia to raise funds for endometriosis awareness, education and research. Share this by using #EndoMarch2019 on social media and visit www.endometriosisaustralia.org to purchase a ticket to your closest National EndoMarch High Tea.   Endometriosis Explained The endometrium…

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National Lipid Day 2019

National Lipid Day is on May 10th.  On this day, try taking a walk, educate yourself on preventative measures and inform others.  Share this by using #NationalLipidDay on social media. Hyperlipidaemia – the problem and some solutions In the USA, National Lipid Day is observed annually on May 10th.  The purpose of the day is…

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International Day of Happiness 2019

International Day of Happiness is on March 20th. In light of this event, Diabetes Queensland has recently written about exercise in the pursuit of happiness. The physical benefits of exercise in diabetes are well known but physical activity can have benefits for mental health too.   To read more about Diabetes Queensland’s recommendations for getting your…

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