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Clinical research news and features

June 30, 2017 - New treatment for our sickest patients comes closer to reality
May 11, 2017 - Awards honour those who make cancer clinical trials a reality
April 26, 2017 - Viral therapy for cancer: Frequently asked questions from patients and families
March 18, 2017 - New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin
March 16, 2017 - Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale could save lives and reduce adverse events
March 1, 2017 - Ottawa man tests new technology for stroke recovery
February 8, 2017 - Is 3D Mammography more effective in detecting breast cancer?
January 17, 2017 - Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 5, 2017 - Innovative computer tablet could help stroke patients recover
January 4, 2017 - Information for patients: Chemo and blood stem cell transplantation for rare autoimmune diseases
November 2, 2016 - Lung cancer breakthrough: 70% of patients with specific mutation respond to new therapy
October 18, 2016 - “Invaluable” study confirms blood thinners don’t prevent recurrent pregnancy complications
October 12, 2016 - $20 million grant to fund safety evaluation of new blood thinners
October 11, 2016 - $2-million project aims to bring personalized medicine to lung cancer care
September 7, 2016 - Immediate hormone therapy for prostate cancer is better than delayed: study
September 2, 2016 - Could a "metabolic fingerprint" identify premature babies in developing countries?
June 1, 2016 - Lizzie’s lungs: New mother with lung cancer spreads hopeful story
May 25, 2016 - Clinical trials improve care at TOH and around the world
May 18, 2016 - Immunotherapy harnesses our own immune system to fight cancer
April 26, 2016 - Bench to bedside and back: basic and clinical scientists team up on potential cancer treatment
April 13, 2016 - Dangerous infections slashed in cancer patients after implementation of electronic prescribing tool
March 31, 2016 - Man survives severe infection after participating in world-first stem cell trial at The Ottawa Hospital
March 30, 2016 - When cancer comes back: Drug for mantle-cell lymphoma gives patients more time
January 13, 2016 - When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem? $730,000 grant to help researchers find out
January 6, 2016 - Electromagnetic field therapy improve survival in brain cancer patients
November 26, 2015 - CPR by medics: Keep pumping or stop for rescue breathing?
November 4, 2015 - Inspire Awards recognize exceptional clinical research personnel
October 27, 2015 - Countering the "Angelina effect": New study aims to understand and reduce fear of cancer recurrence
October 22, 2015 - Drugs commonly used in kidney transplant patients not as effective as previously thought
June 2, 2015 - Local teacher with brain cancer beats the odds thanks to ‘bionic man’ therapy
May 31, 2015 - Research at The Ottawa Hospital is making Ontario Healthier, Wealthier and Smarter
May 13, 2015 - Research linking Parkinson’s with the gut’s appendix receives top award
May 13, 2015 - Cancer clinical trial team receives prestigious award for the 2nd year in a row
April 17, 2015 - Ottawa stem cell scientist helps patients separate hope from hype
April 1, 2015 - Tender Loving Research saving lives of people with cardiac arrest
March 25, 2015 - Tender Loving Research helping people requiring blood transfusions
March 23, 2015 - DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit
March 17, 2015 - Old blood as good as fresh in patients with life threatening illnesses
February 18, 2015 - Ottawa COPD Risk Scale could save Ontario $115M over 3 years
February 18, 2015 - Tender Loving Research improving care for stroke patients
January 29, 2015 - The Ottawa Hospital leads first Canadian clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis
January 20, 2015 - Hospitalized for pneumonia? Your risk of cardiovascular disease is higher: study
January 14, 2015 - Tender Loving Research improving care for critically ill patients
August 25, 2014 - Researchers in Ottawa achieve breakthrough with rare disease: Stem cells used to send “stiff person syndrome” into long-term remission
December 4, 2013 - Experimental lung cancer drug shows promise
December 4, 2013 - Driving and dementia toolkit helps determine best time to “hang up the keys”
December 4, 2013 - Regular exercise helps with side effects of chemotherapy
November 27, 2013 - Multiple sclerosis patients to benefit from new drug
November 20, 2013 - Research could solve prostate cancer controversy
August 8, 2013 - New research led by Dr. Rebecca Auer suggests flu vaccine could help prevent the spread of cancer after surgery
August 8, 2013 - Dr. Andrew Seely awarded patent for system that may allow earlier diagnosis of organ failure and systemic infection
April 2, 2012 - Unhealthy habits are costing Ontarians 7.5 years of life: Study examines impact of smoking, alcohol, diet, physical activity and stress
March 22, 2012 - Ottawa researcher spearheads major tuberculosis research effort in Nunavut thanks to CIHR funding
March 15, 2012 - Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
March 9, 2012 - Canadian research paves the way for possible new treatment for bleeding strokes
January 26, 2012 - Ottawa Hospital researchers help launch two new clinical trials to evaluate CPR and drugs after sudden cardiac arrest
December 14, 2011 - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and CHEO Research Institute open new research centre dedicated to improving health and patient care
December 12, 2011 - Study finds serious reactions to MMR vaccine are rare
December 5, 2011 - C. difficile lengthens hospital stays by six days
December 1, 2011 - International meeting advances the development of ethical guidelines for clinical trials
November 28, 2011 - New research shows that second biopsy should be considered for some breast cancer patients
October 12, 2011 - Early phase clinical trials shows promising results in advanced lung cancer
October 3, 2011 - Smoking causes stroke to occur nearly a decade earlier, study finds
September 29, 2011 - Research shows improvement in care for older people with high risk of fractures, but more work still needs to be done
September 26, 2011 - Volunteers needed for 2011 flu vaccination study
August 31, 2011 - Results of world-first viral therapy trial in Ottawa cancer patients published in Nature
August 31, 2011 - World’s largest cardiac arrest trial shows longer period of initial CPR by paramedics and firefighters provides no benefit
August 22, 2011 - New research shows most urgent hospital readmissions are hard to avoid
July 20, 2011 - Ottawa Hospital researchers awarded $4.8M from Ontario Research Fund to advance regenerative medicine and patient safety
May 26, 2011 - The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital to use promising “blue light” in major clinical cancer study
February 10, 2011 - TIA patients with speech difficulties more likely to suffer from irregular heartbeat
January 13, 2011 - Ottawa researcher receives major grant to fight tuberculosis in Nunavut
November 16, 2010 - New research shows cystic fibrosis patients in Ontario are at risk for infection with dangerous strain of bacteria
November 15, 2010 - New lead in the search for biomarkers for lung cancer treatment
October 29, 2010 - Ottawa prevention clinic has huge impact on stroke rate, study finds
October 28, 2010 - A step towards better stroke diagnosis
August 25, 2010 - Seeing the world with new eyes: Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans
March 29, 2010 - New index predicts survival for people with severe kidney disease and helps with difficult transplant decisions
March 24, 2010 - Nine leading medical journals publish clinical trial reporting guidelines developed by Ottawa researcher
November 18, 2009 - Improving care for people with neck injuries: Ottawa hospital-led study paves the way for worldwide adoption of Canadian C-Spine Rule
November 10, 2009 - Ottawa researchers begin trial of H1N1 vaccine with adjuvant in people with HIV
August 19, 2009 - OHRI / uOttawa research shows heart rate monitors could help detect sepsis earlier
July 2, 2009 - Study points to need for more training in clinical trial design in China
April 30, 2009 - OHRI awarded $12M for national network to translate clinical research results into better health
April 27, 2009 - OHRI study shows automated telephone system can help in chronic disease management
April 15, 2009 - Free access to Cochrane Library health information for all Canadians
February 22, 2009 - OHRI stem cell transplant trial for multiple sclerosis profiled on national news
January 3, 2009 - Turning research into medicine: Ottawa Citizen profiles OHRI CEO Dr. Duncan Stewart
November 19, 2008 - Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Dr. Dean Fergusson recognized at OCRI Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner
November 17, 2008 - Asthma may be over-diagnosed by up to 30 per cent, according to Canadian research study
November 16, 2008 - Dr. Mark Freedman interviewed about experimental mesenchymal stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis
October 29, 2008 - Canadian researchers study inexpensive blood thinner as potential treatment for life threatening infection
September 1, 2008 - Extensive screening of patients with blood clots may help detect cancer earlier
August 25, 2008 - Simple rule may allow many women to stop taking blood thinners
June 19, 2008 - Patients treated with novel regenerative therapy developed by Dr. Duncan Stewart
May 22, 2008 - Promising results with cancer-fighting virus
May 14, 2008 - Aprotinin associated with increased risk of death: Canadian trial published in NEJM compares three drugs routinely used to prevent blood loss during heart surgery
April 21, 2008 - Massive Ontario paramedic study shows Basic Life Support as good as Advanced Life Support for patients with major trauma
March 12, 2008 - Vancouver Sun profiles patient in OHRI-led MS bone marrow stem cell transplant trial
November 18, 2007 - Dr. Phil Wells discusses his research on blood thinners on CTV National News
November 14, 2007 - OHRI-led clinical trial demonstrates first evidence that new colorectal cancer drug saves lives
September 19, 2007 - Dr. Shawn Aaron discusses his research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Insidermedicine (external link)
September 12, 2007 - Dr. Mark Walker discusses his research on maternal and fetal health on Insidermedicine (external link)
August 2, 2007 - Dr. Harry Atkins discusses an experimental therapy for multiple sclerosis on Insidermedicine (external link)