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1. MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ENVENOMED VICTIMS
Australia has a disproportionate number of venomous animals compared to any other place on the planet. Partly because of this, the number of bites and stings by venomous animals in Australia to humans is quite numerous and Australia has some of the best care and antivenoms in the world to treat envenomed victims. However much of the medical treatment and first aid protocols used for treating envenomed victims is based on anecdotal evidence. Hand in hand with this is that an understanding of what happens medically within an envenomed victim is also poorly understood.
Various projects are available to research first aid treatments, emergency hospital protocols and the mechanisms of actions of toxins from venomous plants and animals in humans. These projects may be entirely lab based (using animal models), based within the medical environment (e.g. randomised control trials) or may be a combination of the two.
Lead Researcher: Associate Professor Jamie Seymour, James Cook University
Pereira, P., Barry, J., Corkeron, M., Keir, P., Little, M., & Seymour, J.E., 2010. Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Death after Envenoming by the Jellyfish Carukia barnesi Death due to Irukandji Syndrome. Clinical Toxicology48(4):390-392
Loten, C., Stokes, B., Worsley, D., Seymour, J.E. , Jiang, S., & Isbister, G.K. 2006. Randomised Controlled Trial Of Hot Water (45 Degrees C) Immersion Versus Ice Packs For Pain Relief in Bluebottle Stings. Medical Journal Of Australia. 184(7):329-333
Ramasamy S, Isbister Gk, Seymour J.E., Hodgson Wc. 2004 The In Vivo Cardiovascular Effects of Box Jellyfish Chironex fleckeri Venom in Rats: Efficacy of Pre-Treatment with Antivenom, Verapamil and Magnesium Sulphate. Toxicon; 43(6):685-690.
Carrette, P. Cullen, Little, M., Pereira. P., & Seymour, J.E., 2002 Temperature Effects on Box Jellyfish Venom: a Possible Treatment for Envenomed Patients? MJA 177:654-655
SOME OF THE FUTURE RESEARCH PROJECTS REQUIRING FUNDING
Proposed projects are not going on the main web site until commissioned/funded as the risk of having the concepts pilfered or plagiarised is too high.
2007/2012 ‘Great Barrier Reef’ – 3 x 1hr blue chip mini-series co-pro BBC
2009/10 ‘Strike Force’ – 3 x 1hr co-pro Natural History NZ, National Geographic
2008 ‘Barney’s Barrier Reef’ – 20 x 1/2hr HD co-pro BBC Childrens
2007/8 ‘Mysteries of the Shark Coast’ – 2hr HD special Discovery Channel
2006/7 ‘Wild Tasmania’ – HD - Digital Dimensions
2006/7 ‘World’s Worst Venom’– HD - DD/ Parthenon Entertainment/ National Geographic
2004/5 ‘Killer Jellyfish’ – HD - Discovery
2003 ‘Raine Island – Nature’s Warzone’ - DD / Natural History NZ /National Geographic
2002 ‘Shark Tracker’ - DD/ Film Projects (Sydney)/ Tele-images (France)
2002 ‘Mystery of the Minkes’ – DD/ Natural History NZ/ National Geographic
2000 ‘Menacing Waters’ – DD/ Natural History NZ/ Discovery Channel
1999 ‘Ocean Empires’ – Digital Dimensions
Documentary Filming Credits
2009 ‘Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr’ – 5 episodes, National Geographic TV
2008 ‘Oceans’ – Galitee Films (France) HD theatrical feature
2006/7 ‘Life in Cold Blood’ – BBC – HD
2006 Global Warming - BBC
2006 ‘Animals in Love’ – (French feature film from MC4) – HD
2004/5 ‘Reef of Riches’ episode ‘Equator’ series – Discovery/ NHK (Japan)/ NHNZ
2004 60 Minutes ‘Irukandji stingers’ story
2004 ‘Marine protection of the Philippines’ - WWF Geneva - HD shoot
2004 ‘Microcean’ – Nature Productions (France) - HD shoot
2004 60 Minutes ‘Grab a tiger (shark) by the tail’
2003 ‘The Most Extreme’ - Discovery Animal Planet
2003 ‘State of the Reef’ - WWF Geneva - HD shoot
2002/3 ‘Australasia’ – BBC Natural History Unit - HD shoot
2002 “Dangerous Amazon with Jules Sylvester’ – Discovery Channel/ Granada
2002 ‘Dangerous Australians with Jules Sylvester’ – Discovery Channel/ Granada
2002 ‘Snake Wranglers’ – National Geographic Channel
2002 ‘Shark Battlefields’ - BBC NHU
2002 ‘National Geographic Today’ – National Geographic Channel
2002 ‘Don’t go there’ - BBC
2001 ‘Wild Nights’ – Tele-Images (France) – HD shoot
2001 ‘World Heritage’ TBS (Japan) – HD Shoot
2001 ‘Octopus and Squid of Australia’ – NHK (Japan) – HD shoot
2001 ‘Citizen Cane’ - BBC
2000 ‘Poison’ - Survival Anglia
2000 ‘Venom’ – BBC NHU
1999 ‘Australia’s Marine World’ - Discovery Channel
1998 ‘Danger in the Sea’ - Marquis Films - Canada
1998 ‘Animal Weapons’ - Wild Visuals
1998 ‘Tomorrow’s world’ - BBC
1998 ‘Reef Understanding’ - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority