Hydration message needs diluting

Keeping hydrated is an accepted part of being healthy for many of us, but recent research suggests that drinking excessive amounts of fluid when exercising might not be so beneficial for our health. Professor Emergency Medicine Ian Rogers from St John of God Murdoch Hospital says the message to ‘drink, drink, drink’ is a relatively new one and just a generation ago, … Continue reading Hydration message needs diluting

Septic shock treatment examined

St John of God Murdoch Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is participating in a global trial which aims to discover if patients with septic shock recover better with or without a low dosage of steroids. Approximately one quarter of people who suffer septic shock that is not rapidly reversed will die. Principal Investigator Dr Adrian Regli says administering hydrocortisone is standard practice for … Continue reading Septic shock treatment examined

Building a bridge between older and younger nurses

Researchers from St John of God Murdoch Hospital and Murdoch University are embarking on a study to examine the nature of relationships between older and younger nurses and midwives. Professor Leanne Monterosso from the hospital says the study aims to reveal if there is tension between different age groups and if there are issues, how to improve these working relationships. “We … Continue reading Building a bridge between older and younger nurses

Fewer side effects for chemo patients

At St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (MOCTU), patients are experiencing fewer of the side effects of chemotherapy from a new trial treatment for breast cancer. Patient Rosie Myers, who had early stage breast cancer, says the trial drugs have given her a new lease on life after enduring the effects of standard chemotherapy. “I have much more … Continue reading Fewer side effects for chemo patients