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MRINZ influenza study wins the Fukuchi Respirology award

December 13, 2017

The Fukuchi award is for the best original research paper published in Respirology journal. Here Dr Sarah Jefferies reports the findings of our award winning study looking at paracetamol use in influenza.

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Liley Medal awarded to our very own Dr Paul Young at research awards

November 15, 2017

Dr Paul Young received his Liley Medal for leading the HRC-funded SPLIT trial, the largest clinical trial ever conducted exclusively in New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs) and the highest impact study in the field of intensive care medicine for 2015. The study enrolled 2278 participants from four New Zealand hospitals and compared the routine use of 0.9% saline for fluid therapy with Plasma Lyte® 148 in ICU patients. The study hypothesis was that routinely using Plasma Lyte® 148 for fluid therapy instead of 0.9% saline would reduce the risk of developing acute kidney failure. Kidney failure which occurs in the setting of acute illness is associated...

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The MRINZ Director honoured with Sir Charles Hercus Medal

May 15, 2017

The MRINZ Director, Richard Beasley, has been awarded the Sir Charles Hercus Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand for his wide ranging contributions to advancing respiratory medicine and health science research in New Zealand.

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