Carers Program
RPAH - Pain Management Centre
Pain Management Centre

Research

Active Projects

  • Implementation and Development of Cancer Pain Intervention Registry: lead by Dr Yi-ching Lee, Dr Alix Dumitrescu, Dr Timothy Brake
  • - Supported by SurFebruary Cancer Research Fund

  • Pulsed shortwave therapy (Actipatch®) study in chronic low back pain: Lead by Mrs Emma Zhao, Dr Yi-ching Lee
  • Co-design of developing and integrating model of care and education program for pain management centre in NSW– A bi-phase Qualitative Study: Lead by Mrs Emma Zhao, Miss Anastasia Serafimovska, Dr Lisa Vaccaro
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program: Lead by Dr Charlotte Johnstone and Ms Kristi Rossetto 

Completed Projects

  • Sublingual Ketamine as Breakthrough Analgesia in Patients with Advanced Cancer - A Feasibility Study: lead by Dr Yi-ching Lee, Dr Alix Dumitrescu
    • - Funded by Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Pilot Grant 2021
      - Sponsored by Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

  • Technology Adjunct for Opioid Tapering in Patients with Chronic Pain: Lead by Dr Yi-ching Lee, Mrs Emma Zhao, Miss Anastasia Serafimovska
    - Funded by Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Pilot Grant 2022

Research Output

Oral presentations

  • Ertugrul Erciyas, Georgina Cornall, Yi-Ching Lee, Andy Wang, Emma Zhao, Tim Luckett, "Barriers and facilitators of interventional pain management of cancer pain from the perspective of clinicians" - Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine 2022

  • Yi-Ching Lee, Kenny Lee, Alix Dumitrescu , Wei Lee, Emma Zhao, Timothy Brake, Andy Wang , John Loadsman, "Sublingual Ketamine as Breakthrough Analgesia in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Feasibility Study"- Australian & New Zealand College Of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 (Prize finalist)

  • Anastasia Serafimovska, Emma Zhao, Yi-Ching Lee, Lisa Vaccaro, Seema Padmakumari Radhakrishnan, David B Anderson, "Models of Care in Pain Management: A proposed cross LHD pathway",. Sydney Pain Consortium, Finalist Pitch, November 2023.

  • Anastasia Serafimovska , Emma Zhao, Timothy Brake, Phillip Poronnik, Christine Lin, Andy Wang, Yi-Ching Lee, "virtual reality and heart rate variability biofeedback as adjunct to opioid reduction in chronic pain management: a qualitative study"- Australian Pain Society 2024

Posters

  • Isuru Ratnayake, Emma Zhao, Timothy Brake,  Andy Wang, Yi-Ching Lee, “Case Series of Cancer Pain Interventions: Experiences and Outcome from Two Tertiary Centres in NSW” - Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine 2022 (awarded for the best poster)
  • Georgina Cornall, Emma Zhao, Tim Luckett, Ertugrul Erciyas, Andy Wang, Yi-Ching Lee, “Management of pain in cancer patients— Lessons from practices during the COVID-19: A qualitative study of cancer care providers’ perspectives”- Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine 2022
  • Emma Zhao, Lisa Vaccaro, Yi-Ching Lee, Timothy Brake, Anastasia Serafimovska , “Perspectives on model of care and education program for pain management centre: findings from a semi-structured clinician and leader focus group”- Australian Pain Society 2024
  • Brake T, Zhao E, Dumitrescu A, Tassie B, Ratnayake I, Wang A, Lee Y, “Development and implementation of a cancer pain intervention registry: an Australian pilot study”- Australian Pain Society 2024

Publications

  • Cornall Georgina, Zhao Emma, Luckett Timothy, Erciyas Ertugrul, Monck David, Glare Paul, Wang Andy, Lee Yi-Ching. Management of pain in cancer patients- lessons from practices during the COVID-19: a qualitative study of cancer care providers' perspectives. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Feb 22;24(1):232. doi: 10.1186/s12913-024-10710-z. PMID: 38388905; PMCID: PMC10885360.
    (Please see the PDF document)

  • Yi-Ching Lee, Kenny Lee, Alix Dumitrescu, Wei Lee, Emma Zhao, Timothy Brake, Andy Wang , John Loadsman. "Sublingual Ketamine as Breakthrough Analgesia in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Feasibility Study- 2023". ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting: Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean's Prize and Best Free Paper Award session abstracts, Pain Medicine, Volume 24, Issue 11, November 2023, Page 1291
    (Please see the PDF document)

  • Glare P, Aubrey K, Gulati A, Lee YC, Moryl N, Overton S. Pharmacologic Management of Persistent Pain in Cancer Survivors. Drugs. 2022 Feb;82(3):275-291. doi: 10.1007/s40265-022-01675-6. Epub 2022 Feb 17. PMID: 35175587; PMCID: PMC8888381.
    (Please see the PDF document)

  • Lee, Y.-c. et al. "Abstract Pr312: Peri-operative Dexmedetomidine and Chronic Pain After Cardiac Surgery." Anesthesia & Analgesia (2016): n. pag.

    (Please see the PDF document)