Dr. Gilbert, a gastroenterologist, is now working at the Cochrane Central Queensland Clinical Trials Unit (CTQ)
Dr. Gilbert, who is also an internal medicine specialist at the CQ unit, has been at the Queensland Health Service for a decade.
His specialty is internal medicine.
He was trained as a gastroentologist, and is the second doctor in the Queensland Hospital, which is located at the University of Queensland.
“My specialty is gastroenterology, so I have an understanding of how the gut works and how it can be influenced by diet, the different things that you eat and how that impacts on the gut,” Dr. Gillis said.
“So my specialty is really the interventional side of internal medicine.”
Dr. Gillespie said he and his team have conducted more than 40 trials and have done studies in a variety of conditions.
“We have done very good work in people with chronic diseases, but we also have a variety and different types of conditions that we are interested in,” Dr Gillis explained.
“For example, we have done trials with patients with colon cancer, which have been very well-controlled, and we are also looking at colon cancer in children.”
We have been doing lots of work with patients in various diseases, including chronic heart disease, and in some cases we have had a little bit of success with heart disease patients, and that has led us to do some of the best work on heart disease.
“What I would say is that we have a pretty good understanding of the inter-disciplinary team, and this is the part of my job that I am really good at.”
Dr Gilliss said his team’s work has included conducting a meta-analysis on whether the effectiveness of the Cochlear implant in the management of hearing loss is due to the device itself, or the person using it.
“If you look at the data that we get from a Cochlear, the results are very similar to the results that we would get from hearing aids.”
So if you look back at the information that we were getting from Cochlear and hearing aids, they are both good,” Dr Gilbert said.
While he does not believe the device is the answer to the hearing loss problem, Dr Gillins team believes it is an important step in the right direction. “
Our team has done studies to try to find out what kind of strategies might be effective, to find better ways to manage hearing loss, and there are some very good strategies that we think might be helpful,” Dr Gilbert said.
While he does not believe the device is the answer to the hearing loss problem, Dr Gillins team believes it is an important step in the right direction.
“I think there are a number of people who would like to have the ability to control their own health with technology and that is the first step in getting that,” he said.
The Queensland Health Department has provided a list of services to the Cochleas family and the Queensland Cochlear Institute to support them.
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