The Australian and New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry (ANZ-MTR) is managed by the Transfusion Research Unit at Monash University. The registry collects comprehensive clinical and laboratory data on patients who have had a massive transfusion (MT) due to any type of critical bleeding during their hospital admission. This project(s) will focus on MT related to surgery, in particular liver transplantation, cancer surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. We wish to identify patient and disease characteristics that could be predictors of critical bleeding. Patient blood management strategies and transfusion management practices can be investigated. The project plan can be designed to suit the student's particular interests and time-frames. Hypothesis That certain patient and disease characteristics contribute to an increased risk of critical bleeding during surgery. Aim: To identify patient and disease characteristics that could be predictors of critical bleeding in surgery.
critical bleeding, massive transfusion, surgery, database, registry
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Masters by research
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (adjacent to The Alfred)