The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) was founded in 2003 as a partnership between Alfred Health and Monash University. The Institute’s research strategy is threefold: (i) to conduct world-class clinical research, (ii) to translate the research into practice, policy and system improvements to deliver better clinical care to patients with traumatic injury; and (iii) to mentor the next generation of leaders through postgraduate program supervision.

Our recent publications are listed below.

Research Publications

2018 Publications »

2017 Publications »

  • Abetz, J. W., Adams, N. G., Newnham, H., Smit, V., & Mitra, B. (2017). Transfer of care and overstay in the management of cellulitis in the emergency short stay unit: A retrospective cohort study. Emerg Med Australas, 29(2), 143-148. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12731
  • Bear H, Mok MT, Farrow N, Curtis K, Mitra B, Fitzgerald M and Gruen RL. Morbidity and mortality meetings at major trauma centres: A proof of concept study. (2017) Trauma Jul 2017 0 (0) 1-5
  • Beck, B., Cameron, P. A., Fitzgerald, M. C., Judson, R. T., Teague, W., Lyons, R. A., & Gabbe, B. J. (2017). Road safety: Serious injuries remain a major unsolved problem. Medical Journal of Australia, 207(6), 244-249. doi:10.5694/mja17.00015
  • Bing, F., Fitzgerald, M., Olaussen, A., Finnegan, P., O'Reilly, G., Gocentas, R., . . . McGiffin, D. (2017). Identifying a safe site for intercostal catheter insertion using the mid-arm point (MAP). Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care, 2017(1). doi:10.5339/jemtac.2017.3
  • Bonato, L. J., Edwards, E. R., Gosling, C. M., Hau, R., Hofstee, D. J., Shuen, A., & Gabbe, B. J. (2017). Patient reported health related quality of life early outcomes at 12 months after surgically managed tibial plafond fracture. Injury, 48(4), 946-953. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2016.11.012
  • Brennan, J. H., Mitra, B., Synnot, A., McKenzie, J., Willmott, C., McIntosh, A. S., . . . Rosenfeld, J. V. (2017). Accelerometers for the Assessment of Concussion in Male Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med, 47(3), 469-478. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0582-1
  • Brennan, S., McKenzie, J. E., Whitty, P., Buchan, H., Green, S., Bosch, M., . . . Gonçalves-Bradley, D. C. (2017). Continuous quality improvement: Effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes in primary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003319.pub3
  • Carter, A. W., Jacups, S. P., Ackland, H. M., Wright, A., Lawson, A., Armit, D., & Mooney, R. (2017). Spinal clearance practices at a regional Australian hospital: A window to major trauma management performance outside metropolitan trauma centres. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care, 2017(1). doi:10.5339/jemtac.2017.5
  • Charters, K. E., Gabbe, B. J., & Mitra, B. (2017). Population incidence of pedestrian traffic injury in high-income countries: A systematic review. Injury, 48(7), 1331-1338. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2017.05.021
  • Chiu, W. K., Ong, W. H., Russ, M., & Fitzgerald, M. (2017). Simulated Vibrational Analysis of Internally Fixated Femur to Monitor Healing at various Fracture Angles. Paper presented at the Procedia Engineering.
  • Chiu, W. K., Ong, W. H., Russ, M., Tran, T., & Fitzgerald, M. (2017). Numerical simulation of vibrational methods for the healing assessment of an internally fixated femur. Paper presented at the Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017.
  • Chowdhury, N. M., Finnegan, P., Fitzgerald, M., & Chiu, W. K. (2017). The Need for Casualty Care Decision Support in Civilian and Defense Sectors. Paper presented at the Procedia Engineering.
  • Cnossen, M. C., Huijben, J. A., van der Jagt, M., Volovici, V., van Essen, T., Polinder, S., . . . van der Naalt, J. (2017). Variation in monitoring and treatment policies for intracranial hypertension in traumatic brain injury: A survey in 66 neurotrauma centers participating in the CENTER-TBI study. Critical Care, 21(1). doi:10.1186/s13054-017-1816-9
  • Craig, L. E., Taylor, N., Grimley, R., Cadilhac, D. A., McInnes, E., Phillips, R., . . . Middleton, S. (2017). Development of a theory-informed implementation intervention to improve the triage, treatment and transfer of stroke patients in emergency departments using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF): the T(3) Trial. Implement Sci, 12(1), 88. doi:10.1186/s13012-017-0616-6
  • Evans, L. R., Fitzgerald, M. C., Mitra, B., & Varma, D. (2017). Emergency department interpretation of CT of the brain: a systematic review. Postgrad Med J, 93(1102), 454-459. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134491
  • Fitzgerald, M., Esser, M., Russ, M., Mathew, J., Varma, D., Wilkinson, A., . . . Mitra, B. (2017). Pelvic trauma mortality reduced by integrated trauma care. Emerg Med Australas, 29(4), 444-449. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12820
  • Fitzgerald, M. C., & Mitra, B. (2017). Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg, 152(7), 706. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0468
  • Gratton, R., Olaussen, A., Hassan, M., Thaveenthiran, P., Fitzgerald, M. C., & Mitra, B. (2017). Diagnostic performance of the cardiac FAST in a high-volume Australian trauma centre. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care, 2017(1). doi:10.5339/jemtac.2017.2
  • Mercier, E., Tardif, P. A., Emond, M., Ouellet, M. C., De Guise, É., Mitra, B., . . . Le Sage, N. (2017). Characteristics of patients included and enrolled in studies on the prognostic value of serum biomarkers for prediction of postconcussion symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. BMJ Open, 7(9). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017848
  • Mitra, B., Charters, K. E., Spencer, J. C., Fitzgerald, M. C., & Cameron, P. A. (2017). Alcohol intoxication in non-motorised road trauma. Emerg Med Australas, 29(1), 96-100. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12682
  • Mitra, B., Fitzgerald, M. C., Olaussen, A., Thaveenthiran, P., Bade-Boon, J., Martin, K., . . . Cameron, P. A. (2017). Cruciform position for trauma resuscitation. Emerg Med Australas, 29(2), 252-253. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12753
  • Mitra, B., Mathew, J., Gupta, A., Cameron, P., O'Reilly, G., Soni, K. D., . . . Fitzgerald, M. (2017). Protocol for a prospective observational study to improve prehospital notification of injured patients presenting to trauma centres in India. BMJ Open, 7(7), e014073. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014073
  • Mitra, B., Rau, T. F., Surendran, N., Brennan, J. H., Thaveenthiran, P., Sorich, E., . . . Patel, S. A. (2017). Plasma micro-RNA biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis after traumatic brain injury: A pilot study. J Clin Neurosci, 38, 37-42. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.009
  • Needham, E., McFadyen, C., Newcombe, V., Synnot, A. J., Czosnyka, M., & Menon, D. (2017). Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Targets Individualized to Pressure-Reactivity Index in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. J Neurotrauma, 34(5), 963-970. doi:10.1089/neu.2016.4450
  • Ngy N, Olaussen A, Wong J, Snow H, Cullinan M and Sitzler PJ. Perforated gangrenous cholecystitis with concurrent Clostridium perfringens bacteraemia masquerading as adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: A case report. (2017) Int J Case Rep Images 2017;8(3):179–183. Images 2017;8(3):179–183.
  • Nikathil, S., Olaussen, A., Gocentas, R. A., Symons, E., & Mitra, B. (2017). Review article: Workplace violence in the emergency department: A systematic review and meta analysis. Emerg Med Australas, 29(3), 265-275. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12761
  • Olaussen, A. (2017). Emergency medicine research: A trainee perspective. Emerg Med Australas, 29(6), 720-721. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12890
  • Olaussen, A., Jennings, P. A., O'Reilly, G., Mitra, B., & Cameron, P. A. (2017). Barriers to conducting research: A survey of trainees in emergency medicine. Emerg Med Australas, 29(2), 204-209. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12734
  • Olaussen A, Shepherd M, Nehme Z, Smith PA, Bernard S and Mitra B. CPR-induced consciousness: A cross-sectional study of healthcarepractitioners’ experience (2017) Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal 19 (2016) 186–190
  • Olaussen, A., Nehme, Z., Shepherd, M., Jennings, P. A., Bernard, S., Mitra, B., & Smith, K. (2017). Consciousness induced during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: An observational study. Resuscitation, 113, 44-50. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.01.018
  • Olaussen, A., Semple, W., Oteir, A., Todd, P., & Williams, B. (2017). Paramedic literature search filters: optimised for clinicians and academics. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 17(1), 146. doi:10.1186/s12911-017-0544-z
  • Pathan, S. A., Mitra, B., Romero, L., & Cameron, P. A. (2017). What is the best analgesic option for patients presenting with renal colic to the emergency department? Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 7(4), e015002. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015002
  • Pattuwage, L., Olver, J., Martin, C., Lai, F., Piccenna, L., Gruen, R., & Bragge, P. (2017). Management of Spasticity in Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluation of Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 32(2), E1-e12. doi:10.1097/htr.0000000000000234
  • Paykin, G., O'Reilly, G., Ackland, H., & Mitra, B. (2017). Review article: NEXUS criteria to rule out cervical spine injury among older patients: A systematic review. Emerg Med Australas. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12880
  • Paykin, G., O'Reilly, G., Ackland, H. M., & Mitra, B. (2017). The NEXUS criteria are insufficient to exclude cervical spine fractures in older blunt trauma patients. Injury, 48(5), 1020-1024. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2017.02.013
  • Piccenna, L., Lannin, N. A., Scott, K., Bragge, P., & Gruen, R. (2017). Guidance for community-based caregivers in assisting people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury with transfers and manual handling: evidence and key stakeholder perspectives. Health Soc Care Community, 25(2), 458-465. doi:10.1111/hsc.12327
  • Schonberger, M., Reutens, D., Beare, R., O'Sullivan, R., Rajaratnam, S. M. W., & Ponsford, J. (2017). Brain lesion correlates of fatigue in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 27(7), 1056-1070. doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1154875
  • Synnot, A., Chau, M., Pitt, V., O'Connor, D., Gruen, R. L., Wasiak, J., . . . Phillips, K. (2017). Interventions for managing skeletal muscle spasticity following traumatic brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008929.pub2
  • Synnot, A., Karlsson, A., Brichko, L., Chee, M., Fitzgerald, M., Misra, M. C., . . . Mitra, B. (2017). Prehospital notification for major trauma patients requiring emergency hospital transport: A systematic review. J Evid Based Med, 10(3), 212-221. doi:10.1111/jebm.12256
  • Tee, J. W., Rutges, J., Marion, T., Street, J., Paquette, S., Ailon, T., . . . Boyd, M. (2017). Factors predictive of topographical accuracy in spine level localization. J Spine Surg, 3(1), 23-30. doi:10.21037/jss.2017.02.06
  • Watterson, J., Gabbe, B., Dietze, P., Thompson, J., Oborn, M., & Rosenfeld, J. V. (2017). Measuring the effectiveness of in-hospital and on-base Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) programs on reducing alcohol related harms in naval trainees: P.A.R.T.Y. Defence study protocol. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 380. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4330-8
  • Winearls, J., Mitra, B., & Reade, M. C. (2017). Haemotherapy algorithm for the management of trauma-induced coagulopathy: An Australian perspective. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 30(2), 265-276. doi:10.1097/ACO.0000000000000447
  • Woodcock, T. M., Frugier, T., Nguyen, T. T., Semple, B. D., Bye, N., Massara, M., . . . Morganti-Kossmann, M. C. (2017). The scavenging chemokine receptor ACKR2 has a significant impact on acute mortality rate and early lesion development after traumatic brain injury. PLoS ONE, 12(11), e0188305. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188305

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