Dr Akmez Latona

ATH - Senior Lecturer

Medical School (RCS)
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Dr Akmez Latona is an Emergency Specialist with Queensland Health and Prehospital and Retrieval Specialist with LifeFlight. Being the recipient of the Emergency Medicine Foundation Leading Edge Grant 2022, he is currently investigating the use of Prothrombinex in bleeding liver disease patients. He is the Chief Investigator in multiple statewide studies, involving a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Emergency Medicine, Haematology and Gastroenterology, to deliver evidence-based care to the acutely bleeding liver disease patient. Dr Latona is a member of the statewide anticoagulation working committee. He is a PhD candidate, looking into coagulopathy assessment and blood product administration in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with gastrointestinal bleed. Outside the Emergency Department, Dr Latona is doing work in the field of Pre-hospital Emergency Anaesthesia, investigating the use of Ventilator Assisted Preoxygenation in critically unwell patients.

Research Interests

  • Prehospital Emergency Anaesthesia
  • ROTEM guided coagulation management in Liver Disease
  • Blood product administration in Liver Disease
  • Preoxygenation strategies in retrieval medicine

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Latona, Akmez M., Sorefan, Fahad M., Khoo, Joon Joon, Gunn, Andrew and Ramadas, Amutha (2014). Clinicopathological review of 565 cases of lymph node biopsies. Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology 38th Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Sydney, NSW Australia, 31 May – 2 June 2013. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1097/01.pat.0000443574.66551.df

  • Latona, Akmez M., Sorefan, Fahad M., Khoo, Joon Joon and Gunn, Andrew (2014). Histopathological analysis of infectious and non-infectious granulomatous lymphadenitis. Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology 38th Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Sydney, NSW Australia, 31 May – 2 June 2013. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1097/01.pat.0000443575.04670.26