News & Events

  • 23 June 2017
Head injuries are one of the most common reasons children present in the emergency department. To rule out a serious brain injury, some children require a CT scan.  For serious head injuries the decision to perform a CT can be straightforward, however for less severe injuries determining whether a CT scan is warranted has posed a challenge.   Balancing the need to accurately diagn...
Read more
Research at the Kids Research Institute has shown that born babies who have surgery need more specialised care as they grow up than was previously thought. The international DAISY study is looking at the long term outcomes in babies who have surgery early in life. It has found that all babies who receive surgery are behind other children in language, cognition and motor development at both one...
Read more
Sports medicine
The last thing 7 year old Jacob felt like doing during his long stay in hospital was exercising – but taking part in a research study on exercise and bone marrow transplant patients got him on his feet and moving again. Jacob needed a bone marrow transplant to treat his aplastic anaemia. Like other children who receive this life-saving procedure, it meant he had to spend many weeks in bed as a...
Read more