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Mini-brains set to revolutionise epilepsy treatment

Researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and the University of Queensland (UQ) are trialling a new technology which is set to help epilepsy patients find the best treatment for their condition sooner.

19 April 2022|

RBWH fever clinic relocation

Tomorrow, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital fever clinic will be relocating to the RNA Showgrounds from its current temporary location at QUT Kelvin Grove.

3 February 2022|

Celebrating our tiniest patients on World Prematurity Day

On 17 November, we celebrated World Prematurity Day and the amazing work of our Neonatology Intensive Care and Special Care Units. The theme of World Prematurity Day for 2021 was “Zero separation: Act now! Keep parents and babies born too soon together”.

10 December 2021|

RBWH excels at Junior Doctor of the Year Awards

Our junior medical cohort has shone brightly at the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMED) Australia and New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year Awards, with five RBWH doctors receiving honourable accolades.

30 November 2021|

Advanced Care Planning Week at RBWH

Between 22-26 March 2021, RBWH will be encouraging all Australians to discuss their future healthcare preferences with their loved ones for Advanced Care Planning Week.

10 March 2021|

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Theres a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before a clinical trial become available to patients, often several years of work, collaboration and planning. 

Associate Professor and Senior medical oncologist, Dr Zarnie is part of an investigator-initiated study called LUMOS2 which will run across Australia including at RBWH.

Put simply, its an umbrella study which looks at grade 2 and 3 brain tumours in people where treatment has failed, and the disease has progressed.  🧠

We should celebrate the fact we have studies like this for our population - all the expertise that goes into this, so many departments have to get on board, its a team effort, Zarnie said. 

Every trial asks the unique question, is our new treatment better than what we are currently doing?

At the end of the day, we do it for the patient and if I can offer the next patient that walks through my door some hope, then its all worth it.

Lets give it up for our clinical trials team 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday
4 February 2023

There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before a clinical trial become available to patients, often several years of work, collaboration and planning.

Associate Professor and Senior medical oncologist, Dr Zarnie is part of an investigator-initiated study called LUMOS2 which will run across Australia including at RBWH.

Put simply, it's an umbrella study which looks at grade 2 and 3 brain tumours in people where treatment has failed, and the disease has progressed. 🧠

"We should celebrate the fact we have studies like this for our population - all the expertise that goes into this, so many departments have to get on board, it's a team effort," Zarnie said.

"Every trial asks the unique question, is our new treatment better than what we are currently doing?

"At the end of the day, we do it for the patient and if I can offer the next patient that walks through my door some hope, then it's all worth it."

Let's give it up for our clinical trials team 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday
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This study is sponsored by COGNO in collaboration with the ONJCRI.

Congratulations, good job

Amazing work Zarnie!!

Great work team!

Miss this wonderful team of people

Great job 👏

Congratulations

Congratulations and well done 🥰

Congratulations Dr Zarnie Lwin and team!

Congratulations my friend!!!

Amazing work and wonderful people

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations ftiend!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Zar🎊

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🎉💐

Congratulations 👏

Great job, Zarnie! ❤️

Congratulation.

Congratulations

Amazing!! Love this!!

Big congrats nyimalay!

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John Manwaring is growing his own jaw bone back, thanks to the work of Metro North Health surgeons, Herston Biofabrication Institute, and international medtech collaboration.

Following a cancer in his mouth which led to a series of complications, John was left with a missing jaw, until RBWH surgeon Dr Rughani and colleague Dr Michael Wagels proposed an Australian-first regenerative jaw bone implant as the solution.

The implant was 3D printed in Singapore by Osteopore OSX.AX and was wrapped in tissue from Johns knee and connected to a blood supply. Over time, the implant will dissolve as the bone regenerates. 

It surprised me that this can be done so close to home, not America, and its fantastic that this is available - it feels good to know that this technology can help someone else, John said.  😃
31 January 2023

John Manwaring is growing his own jaw bone back, thanks to the work of Metro North Health surgeons, Herston Biofabrication Institute, and international medtech collaboration.

Following a cancer in his mouth which led to a series of complications, John was left with a missing jaw, until RBWH surgeon Dr Rughani and colleague Dr Michael Wagels proposed an Australian-first regenerative jaw bone implant as the solution.

The implant was 3D printed in Singapore by Osteopore OSX.AX and was wrapped in tissue from John's knee and connected to a blood supply. Over time, the implant will dissolve as the bone regenerates.

"It surprised me that this can be done so close to home, not America, and its fantastic that this is available - it feels good to know that this technology can help someone else," John said. 😃
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Dr Rughani is AMAZING and a fabulous doctor. We all love him in Plastics department !!

You are looking so well John... we have a brilliant team looking after you

This is amazing. Well done to all involved, and good luck John!

It is amazing what doctors can do nowadays.Good luck John.Wishing you all the best.

Both Mils and Michael are both amazing surgeons. Michael was also there with Prof. Ung to do the first breast scaffolding reconstruction as well. Heaps of advancements made at the Royal!

Your interview last night was so moving. So happy for you and your family x

Amazing! Good on you John!

Saw the interview last night just amazing what you've been though John. Wishing you all the best.

Awesome and totally amazing what can be achieved in the health sector these days All the best to you John

All the Best John

Wonderful 🌻 Great new technology. True, what Drs can do these days 🌻

This is so wonderful.

Amazing... I saw the interview last night..

Wow. Great news John. Be back to your old self again in no time.

I only have half a skull guys for real my skull was smashed and cut into pieces then donated to UNSW, when I woke up at RNSH it's been a never ending nightmare, I don't know if it could fix my lack of temples and then possibly having bone instead of plastic my frontal lobes may work better ie no thermostat, pituitary gland and epilepsy. Worst part is when I worked at UNSW there was a new 3d printer and the plastic surgery refit is different from my old skull and not by a little.

Amazing hope all goes well, John

Wow that is so amazing - all the best with it John 😘

Omg Jeffrey Lau Jason Zouki remember him???????

So good

amazed by your strength love u to bits John xoxo

If we can generate a new mandible, then there's surely hope for teeth regeneration as well. Maybe a few more years though. Well done, John and good work all the team in biofab.

Incredible! Well done!

Brilliant! I expected to find a mention of Dr Wagels after reading the first few lines. Well done!

Help me do the same with my skull

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Prof. Tim’s career at RBWH began in the early 1980s as a freshly minted resident, where he discovered his love for both eye health and plastic surgery.

Instead of choosing just one specialty, he opted for both, merging the two to become the first ever oculoplastics specialist at #RBWH. 👁
 
“Back in 1992 we set up the clinic to treat a range of diseases of the eye requiring surgical solutions including droopy eyelids, skin cancers, and basically any injury to the eye, socket, and surrounding tissues,” Prof. Tim said.
 
“Since then, I’ve managed to train more than 25 fellows in the specialty both internationally, and across Australia and New Zealand to help spread the knowledge, skill, and specialty here and to other parts of the world.
#ShoutOutSaturday👏
28 January 2023

Prof. Tim’s career at RBWH began in the early 1980s as a freshly minted resident, where he discovered his love for both eye health and plastic surgery.

Instead of choosing just one specialty, he opted for both, merging the two to become the first ever oculoplastics specialist at #RBWH. 👁

“Back in 1992 we set up the clinic to treat a range of diseases of the eye requiring surgical solutions including droopy eyelids, skin cancers, and basically any injury to the eye, socket, and surrounding tissues,” Prof. Tim said.

“Since then, I’ve managed to train more than 25 fellows in the specialty both internationally, and across Australia and New Zealand to help spread the knowledge, skill, and specialty here and to other parts of the world."
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Amazing! Thank you Professor Tim for your dedication and service 👏

Always so kind, always happy to answer a curious wardies questions. Thank you for what you do Prof.

An absolutely brilliant man and so kind too 👏👏👏

One of the nicest surgeons out there!

Legend! Such a nice guy to work with too 🙂

We love working alongside you, Prof 👀🙌

So many years working at 7GOT RR RBH, looking after his patients 🥰🥰🥰 lovely man.

Incredible achievement. Talented man. 🙏

Amazing work thank you!

Diane Fox

Thank you

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RBWH mum Karen received a special belated birthday gift this week - baby Roman! 🥳

Roman, who was born two days after his mums birthday, joins older brother Lawrence, 11, and older sister Ruth, 9, who all share a Samoan and Niue lineage. 🇼🇸🇳🇺

We opted for a non-traditional first name for him, but he will have traditional middle names to keep the family happy. The kids have been calling him John Cena big nose, so Roman is a much better option! mum Karen said. 

He was due on my birthday, so he let me have my birthday, but we will still share a birth month - I think he was stuck in there doing his hair, its so perfect! 
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27 January 2023

RBWH mum Karen received a special belated birthday gift this week - baby Roman! 🥳

Roman, who was born two days after his mum's birthday, joins older brother Lawrence, 11, and older sister Ruth, 9, who all share a Samoan and Niue lineage. 🇼🇸🇳🇺

"We opted for a non-traditional first name for him, but he will have traditional middle names to keep the family happy. The kids have been calling him John Cena big nose, so Roman is a much better option!" mum Karen said.

"He was due on my birthday, so he let me have my birthday, but we will still share a birth month - I think he was stuck in there doing his hair, its so perfect!"
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Congratulations and welcome to the word, baby Roman. His hair is fabulous!

Welcome baby Roman.. congratulations to the proud parents 🌺

Congratulations to you all 🥰Roman is beautiful

Congratulations Karen, he is so cute 🤩

Welcome to the world Roman

Gorgeous boy ❤️😊 (ps your kids are hilarious) 😆

Lilly Denly

♥️♥️♥️♥️

Polybubs 💕

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You wouldnt expect to see a physiotherapist in the neonatal ward, but even some of our tiny babies need physio!
 
Alice is an RBWH advanced neonatal physiotherapist who provides crucial education and support to parents, as well as assessments, baby massage classes and outpatient baby play groups. 🥰
 
We provide lots of education to parents on how they can best help the babys development, how to change their nappy which can be tricky with wires and tubes, what positions are best for the baby so they build up strength, and on tummy time, bath time and relaxation in the bath, Alice said.
 
We offer physical hands on therapy, but also support parents to be able to continue what we show them when they get home to help in their parenthood journey. ♥️
26 January 2023

You wouldn't expect to see a physiotherapist in the neonatal ward, but even some of our tiny babies need physio!

Alice is an RBWH advanced neonatal physiotherapist who provides crucial education and support to parents, as well as assessments, baby massage classes and outpatient baby play groups. 🥰

"We provide lots of education to parents on how they can best help the baby's development, how to change their nappy which can be tricky with wires and tubes, what positions are best for the baby so they build up strength, and on tummy time, bath time and relaxation in the bath," Alice said.

"We offer physical hands on therapy, but also support parents to be able to continue what we show them when they get home to help in their parenthood journey." ♥️
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my son was in the NICU for a month then rushed to the mater and children's hospitals didn't expect to see a physio in the unit but after spending time with them it's being amazing and so blessed ❤️ my son was born 3 months early at 27 weeks gestation at the RBWH everyone was so good and amazing and very much well loved and looked after if it wasn't for the drs and nurses myself and my son wouldn't be here right now. 💜💜💜

Great work Alice!

We love you aunty Alice!

How special those babies have you Alice and you them

Great work and lovely lady

Nice work Alice!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

YAY Alice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕💕💕

Thank you

We loved visits with Alice

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