Research Pulse - a podcast by CALHN

Research Pulse podcast

Join us for Research Pulse, a monthly podcast giving you future focussed health insights.

Each month, we speak to leading researchers from CALHN to discuss their world-class health research, and how it’s contributing to world-class care within our network. 

To listen to upcoming episodes, find us and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Beating the ‘silent killer’

Research Pulse podcast: Episode 14 In this episode, we discuss work towards overcoming resistance to ovarian cancer treatment. Our guest is Dr Melissa Pitman, ovarian cancer researcher at the Centre for Cancer Biology. We learn about: why ovarian cancer is known as the 'silent killer' why chemotherapy resistance is a major problem when...

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Using AI to predict inpatient outcomes

Research Pulse podcast: Episode 13In this episode, we discuss research using machine learning to predict patient outcomes within the first 24 hours of arriving at hospital after a stroke.We speak to Dr Stephen Bacchi, neurology registrar and researcher the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He won the SA Health Young Professional of the Year award in...

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Dr Stephen Bacchi on the Research Pulse Podcast: Artificial intelligence and stroke

The hidden pandemic of post-surgery complications

Research Pulse podcast: Episode 12 In this episode of the Research pulse podcast, we’re focussing on work to combat the hidden pandemic of post-operative complications. Our guest is Professor Guy Ludbrook, Director of PARC Clinical Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Adelaide. We learn...

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Research pulse podcast artwork with professor Guy Ludbrook

Using megadose vitamin C to tackle septic shock

Research Pulse podcast: Episode 10 Could vitamin C save the lives of people in the intensive care unit? In this episode, we discuss exciting new research using megadoses of a derivative of vitamin C, called sodium ascorbate, that could change the way sepsis is managed worldwide. We’re speaking with Associate Professor Mark Plummer, Head of...

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Personalising bowel cancer treatment

 Podcast: Research Pulse, Episode 08. In this episode we’re talking about going beyond a one-size-fits all approach to bowel cancer treatment, and tailoring treatment to each individual patient. Our guest is Associate Professor Tarik Sammour, Colorectal Surgeon and researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide. We...

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Can your neighbourhood change the way you age?

Podcast: Research Pulse, Episode 05. Can your neighbourhood change the way you age? In this episode, we discuss how neighbourhood characteristics, such as how much green space there is, can have a significant impact on older people’s ability to age successfully at home. We speak to Dr Danielle Taylor, Health Geographer and Postdoctoral...

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