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Who we are

 

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand is an independent medical research organisation dedicated to investigating the causes of important public health problems In New Zealand and internationally. Our particular focus is on research which has the potential to lead to improvements in clinical management.

Established in late 2001, MRINZ has become internationally recognised as one of New Zealand’s major medical research organisations, publishing innovative research in high impact international journals.

Our main clinical research facility is at the Wellington Regional Hospital.

Latest News

Video podcast: NZ Adult Asthma Guidelines: A Quick Reference Guide.

Research Review has published a new video podcast providing an outline of the NZ Adult Asthma Guidelines published in November 2016. The presentation is by Professor Richard Beasley, Physician at Wellington Regional Hospital, and Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. The purpose of the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand Quick Reference Guide is to provide simple, practical, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment and management of asthma in adults in a quick reference format. Professor Beasley also focuses on the changes to the guidelines since they were last updated in 2002. You can watch the video podcast here: https://www.researchreview.co.nz/nz/Pages/podcasts-details-public.aspx?site=nz&pid=76  

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Our latest COPD publication featured on national News

Our latest publication on COPD treatment was discussed on Newshub's 6pm national news. You can watch the segment here (skip to 20:36): https://www.threenow.co.nz/shows/newshub-6pm/tuesday-16-october-2018/122217/M25466-114 and read the open-access publication here: https://bmcpulmmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12890-018-0720-7

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Oxygen-driven nebulisation leads to clinically relevant rise in blood carbon dioxide in acute exacerbation of COPD

A new study from MRINZ has demonstrated that repeated oxygen-driven nebulisation leads to a clinically relevant increase in blood carbon dioxide levels in acute exacerbations of COPD, compared to air-driven nebulisation. You can read the full open-access paper here: https://bmcpulmmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12890-018-0720-7

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The Institute regularly needs volunteers for studies, we currently have the following requirements. If you don't meet the criteria below but are still interested in volunteering for research studies, please contact Mathew mathew.williams@mrinz.ac.nz (or 04-805-0243) so that we can get in touch when future opportunities arise.