This area of research has experienced significant growth in the last year with the commencement of Prof van Zundert and the commencement of new projects by higher degree students.

Current projects

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Radiation Induced Xerostomia (HOTRIX trial). Sherlock S, Reid D, Webb R, Bourke A, Acton C, Dickie G, King D, Atkinson P. Funder: ANZCA, RBWH
  • What is the failure rate in extending labour analgesia in patients with class three obesity compared with normal weight or overweight patients? A retrospective pilot study. Eley V, van Zundert A.
  • What is the failure rate in extending epidural analgesia to anaesthesia for emergency Caesarean section in women with a body mass index ≥ 40 kg.m-2 compared with women with a body mass index < 30 kg.m-1? A prospective observational case-control study. Eley V, Callaway L, van Zundert A, Chin A, Howes M.
  • Anaesthetist knowledge of guidelines regarding management obese parturients - their experiences of providing anaesthetic care to these women. Eley V, Gallois C, Callaway L, van Zundert A.
  • Epidural extension for Category 2 C-Section. Eley V, Kamp R, Blain S, Hoy M.
  • Anaesthesia for Category 1 Caesarean Section: An Audit of Practice at the RBWH 2010-2013. Lee K, Eley V, Owen T, Pelecanos A.
  • Does the subcutaneous fat measured at 18-22 weeks predict difficulty of epidural insertion or ability to palpate landmarks?  A pilot study. Chin A, Eley V, Crooke B, Sekar R.
  • Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training in Sustaining Multidisciplinary Weight Loss in obesity. Jayamaha S, Bambing M, Lee T-K, van Zundert A.
  • NIRVANA (Near Infra Red Venous ANAlysis) - A trial of a vessel finder vs standard technique for peripheral placement of intravenous catheters. van Zundert A, Higgins N, Taraporewalla K, Belavy D, Watson M, Ware R.
  • Can a novice in peri operative care locate a peripheral vessel for optimum PIVC placement prior to anaesthesia? Vein Finders. van Zundert A, Higgins N, Tarraporewalla K, Belavy D, Watson M, Ware R.
  • Airway management in patients with oral cancers. van Zundert A, Inaido-Lee E, Wake P.
  • Comparison of the diameter, cross-sectional area and position of the left and right internal jugular vein and carotid artery in adults using ultrasound. Bos M, van Loon F, Morse M, van Zundert A.
  • Tracheal Extubation of the Patient with a Difficult Airway in ICU. Part 1.Greenland K, Sturgess D, Senthuran S, Ajvadi F, Edwards M, Van Zundert A, Irwin M.
  • Indirect videolaryngoscopy using Macintosh blades in patients with non-anticipated difficult airways, results in significantly lower forces exerted on maxillary teeth relative to classic direct laryngoscopy; a randomized crossover trial. Pieters B, Maassen R, van Eig E, Maathuis B, van den Dobbelsteen J, van Zundert A.
  • Comparison of different videolaryngoscopes when used in a manikin by experienced and novice personnel: a randomized crossover trial. Pieters B, Pieters M, Wilbers N, Huijzer M,  Winkens B, van Zundert A.
  • Large differences in illumination among videolaryngoscopes. Pieters B, van Zundert A.
  • Pharmacokinetics of sugammadex in morbid obese patients: gas chromatographic levels of rocuronium and sugammadex. Morse M, Wallis S, van Zundert A.
  • Prevention of epistaxis and nasotracheal intubation. A Review. Vernon V, Pardon C, van Zundert A.
  • Dressing of IV cannulae (AVATAR). Rickard C, Reynolds H, van Zundert A.
  • Does the size of the tongue matter in difficult airways? van Zundert A, Cervin D, Coulthard A, Frip J, Lee J.
  • Cuff Pressure Measurement ETTs and LMAs. van Zundert A, Reynolds H, Lee J.
  • Recording of Height, Weight and BMI. van Zundert A , Reynolds H.
  • PACE  (Preventing Arterial Catheter failurE) Trial : Arterial Catheters. Rickard C, Reynolds H, AVATAR group (Griffith University).
  • Compliance with CPR guidelines by anaesthetists in simulated peri-operative cardiac arrests. Taraporewalla K, Belavy D, van Zundert A.
  • Developments in Labour Analgesia and their Use in Australia. Eley V, Callaway L, van Zundert A.
  • Novel Technologies can provide effective dressing and securement for peripheral arterial catheters:  A pilot randomised controlled trial. Reynolds H,   Taraporewalla K, Tower M, Mihala G, Tuffaha H, Fraser J, Rickard C.
  • Reconstruction of the human spine & spinal canal for anaesthetists - different positions. van Zundert A, Rose S.
  • Positioning during Neuraxial Blocks. Goldsmith D, van Zundert A.
  • Does subcutaneous fat measured at 18-20 weeks predict difficulty inserting an epidural or adverse pregnancy outcomes? Eley V, Chin A, Sekar R, van Zundert A. Funder: UQ Academic Title Holder Research Fund
  • Incident Data
    • Bowtie Analysis-Clarke D
    • Aspiration - Casey P
    • Chewing gum and airway obstruction - Shanmugam S
    • Drug Errors - Peters N
    • Anaphylaxis - Beck A
    • Antibiotic timing - Lee K
    • WebAIRS airway data  - Lee J
    • Obstetric data - Goulding G
  • Equipment trials for SABEA. Roets M.
    • Laryngoscopes
    • Ultrasound machines
    • Continuous IV pumps
    • Anaesthetic machines
    • Cell Salvage Transfusion in Theatre. Roets M, Casey P.
  • ROTEM usage of blood products before and after implementation. Roets M, Lee J.
  • ROTEM - obstacles to implementation. Roets M, Lee J.
  • A Real-time and Self-Adaptive Stream Data Analyser for Intensive Care Management. Zhang Y, Yi X, He J, Pang C, Steyn M. Funder: ARC  Linkage
  • Strength of different fixation tapes of ETTs/LMs/IV/IJV/art line. Higgins N, van Zundert A.
  • Development of App
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Arrhythmias such as SVT / AF with a pulse
    • CICO - can't intubate or oxygenate
    • Cardiac arrest
  • ROTEM® thromboelastometry in obstetrics: baseline parameters in normal and complicated pregnancies.  A prospective observational study on parturients. Lee J, Eley V, van Zundert A, Kimble R, Rowell J.
  • ROTEM® thromboelastometry in obstetrics: baseline parameters in normal and complicated pregnancies.  A prospective observational study on elective Caesarean patients. Lee J, Eley V, van Zundert A, Gray P, Rowell J. Funder: A van Zunder Start Up Funds (UQ)
  • Anaesthesia for paediatric liver transplantation: a review of 10 years of experience. Lee J, Archer P-L.
  • Pre-operative Evaluation of the Airway. Lee J, van Zundert A.
  • MERT Criteria. Fung D.
  • PACU Audit. Fung D.
    • PACU Time/Delays
    • Hypothermia
    • Un-expected ICU Admission
    • PONV
    • Pain un-manageable by pain protocol

Researchers