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Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth
June 19, 2019 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO, BORN Ontario and the University of Ottawa have conducted one of the largest studies to date on the effect of cannabis use during pregnancy. They found that reported cannabis use during pregnancy was ...
Are we using biologic therapy properly?
June 13, 2019 - The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in ...
Golfer credits Ottawa study for quick recovery after lung cancer surgery
June 4, 2019 - Marie Lapointe took part in a pilot study at The Ottawa Hospital aimed at testing whether a home-based exercise program could help older people better prepare for surgery
The Department of Surgery celebrates its 40th Annual Collins Surgical Day
May 23, 2019 - On May 10, the Department of Surgery hosted its annual resident research day at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre
Clinical trials offer strong foundation for better patient care
May 16, 2019 - Clinical trials are an important step toward developing new treatments and learning more about diseases and conditions. In honour of International Clinical Trials Day, read how some of the researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are making huge ...
Start discussions on end-of-life care earlier, study suggests
May 15, 2019 - A study led by Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng found that many patients with terminal cancer who visited the Emergency Department in 2012 within two weeks of dying in hospital did not have an advanced care plan.
Study updates sleep parameters for men and women in different age groups
May 1, 2019 - Researchers hope new age and sex-based sleep parameters will improve the interpretation of sleep studies and the diagnosis of sleep disorders. They may also help reduce the unnecessary use of sleeping pills by older adults.
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders not enough to prevent potentially avoidable hospital visits: study
April 15, 2019 - Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders in long-term care homes (nursing homes) across Ontario led to reductions in rates of hospitalizations and hospital deaths, but did not eliminate these potentially inappropriate ...
Guidelines can help patients avoid unnecessary blood transfusions
April 15, 2019 - Dr. Dean Fergusson played a lead role in an important set of guidelines for patient blood management published in JAMA.
Researchers honoured for outstanding work in Parkinson’s, critical care and surgery
April 11, 2019 - A number of outstanding researchers and research teams were recognized at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 11. They include the Parkinson Research Consortium, the Operating Room Black Box® Research Program and ICU ...

2019


April 3, 2019 -  Helping evidence-based public health guidelines work in the real world
March 29, 2019 -  Dr. Dawn Stacey one of Canada’s top nurse academics
March 22, 2019 -  Clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital launch 14 innovative projects to improve health-care delivery, thanks to funding from TOHAMO and The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute
March 19, 2019 -  Simple blood test could determine preterm birth rate in low resource countries
March 13, 2019 -  Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recommended as a standard of care for certain kinds of MS in the U.S.
March 11, 2019 -  Can behavioural science help reduce unnecessary medical tests?
March 8, 2019 -  Jeremy Grimshaw and David Moher ranked among world’s top researchers
March 4, 2019 -  Canadian astronaut takes part in made-in-Ottawa study of bone marrow health in space
March 1, 2019 -  Preventing blood clots from coming back
March 1, 2019 -  Patients and clinical trial experts key to upcoming made-in-Canada CAR-T clinical trial
February 15, 2019 -  Researchers use leading-edge technology to study teamwork and communication in the operating room
February 14, 2019 -  Researchers to advance science and improve health with new CIHR funding
January 30, 2019 -  Flu vaccination keeps people with COPD out of the hospital
January 30, 2019 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Gregory Hundemer wants to improve personalized medicine for high blood pressure
January 29, 2019 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Swapnil Hiremath harnesses science to bust medical myths
January 21, 2019 -  How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?
January 16, 2019 -  Advances in radiation therapy improve treatment for early-stage prostate cancer
January 16, 2019 -  Sending knee replacement patients home early is safe and could be expanded
January 9, 2019 -  Provincial innovation award for a computer tablet that could help stroke patients recover
January 9, 2019 -  Trio of BMJ papers to impact how clinical research is performed

2018


December 11, 2018 -  Severe sleep apnea increases risk of irregular heartbeat
December 3, 2018 -  Decision tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
November 28, 2018 -  Engaging patients in research every step of the way
November 20, 2018 -  Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw honoured with CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research
October 24, 2018 -  Research project aims to get stroke survivors moving
October 22, 2018 -  Chance encounter on a train led to an award-winning career in research
October 22, 2018 -  New drug combination destroys chemo-resistant blood cancer
October 17, 2018 -  Made-in-Ottawa rule helps patients with neck injuries in the emergency department
September 25, 2018 -  New scientist profile: Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng aims to improve care for the critically ill
September 18, 2018 -  World’s largest transfusion study in cardiac surgery changes practice globally
September 12, 2018 -  High dose folic acid does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women
August 16, 2018 -  The cancer’s gone but the fear remains: psychology researchers tackle fear of cancer recurrence
August 7, 2018 -  Not sure if you can give good CPR? New data shows you probably can
July 23, 2018 -  Can a calculator predict your risk of heart attack and stroke?
July 20, 2018 -  $1.7 million to advance research on colon cancer, brain development, kidney disease and severe fluid loss
July 17, 2018 -  Report suggests tobacco smoking rates will drop to below 10% in about 20 years
July 12, 2018 -  Standardizing digital vaccination records in Canada: team behind CANImmunize launches Canadian Vaccine Catalogue
July 5, 2018 -  Urologists reduce unnecessary prostate cancer surgery in Eastern Ontario
June 27, 2018 -  Researchers push for better patient engagement
June 20, 2018 -  Dr. Dean Fergusson chosen as President-Elect of international clinical trial society
June 13, 2018 -  Exercise, eye exams help prevent falls in older people
May 25, 2018 -  Researchers and support staff recognized at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony
May 25, 2018 -  Research project aims to improve end-of-life care in the community
May 16, 2018 -  Colonoscopies save lives, but study finds room for improvement
May 9, 2018 -  $870,000 to help develop stem cell treatments for septic shock, glaucoma, lung injury and muscle degeneration
April 18, 2018 -  The Ottawa Hospital opens digital health lab at Algonquin College
April 18, 2018 -  Unique research database to improve care for thoracic surgery patients
April 6, 2018 -  Aspirin as good as blood thinner for preventing blood clots after hip and knee replacement surgery
March 23, 2018 -  Using big data to help the smallest babies – Canadian researchers use newborn blood tests to identify preterm children in low-resource countries
March 9, 2018 -  $5.5 million to help save lives when the heart stops and standardize care for rapid heartbeat
March 7, 2018 -  Is that diagnostic test accurate? Made-in-Ottawa guideline expected to change research around the world
February 26, 2018 -  Weight gained in first half of pregnancy affects baby’s birth weight the most
February 15, 2018 -  Fewer than 1 in 5 Ontarians receive doctor house calls or palliative home care in their last year of life
February 6, 2018 -  Screening for sepsis: new study warns clinicians against quick bedside tool
January 30, 2018 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
January 19, 2018 -  Newborn sepsis: Could routinely collected blood spots help with early detection?
January 18, 2018 -  Finding better ways to bring health research to life: World-leading Centre for Implementation Research opens at The Ottawa Hospital
January 17, 2018 -  Weak immune system? Consider pneumococcal vaccine

2017


December 15, 2017 -  Researchers to test patient-centered approach to Parkinson’s care
December 13, 2017 -  Recent immigrants receive different end-of-life care than long-term residents
December 13, 2017 -  Three Ottawa researchers among “world’s most influential scientific minds”
December 8, 2017 -  CANImmunize: Partnering with local public health to improve vaccination data
December 6, 2017 -  Blood transfusions in heart surgery: global study sets new standard
December 4, 2017 -  Predatory journals: researchers propose solutions to stop the “corruption of science”
November 22, 2017 -  Emergency medicine pioneer receives Health Research Foundation Medal of Honour
November 13, 2017 -  When is a headache a sign of a deadly brain bleed? Ottawa rule could improve diagnosis and save lives
October 24, 2017 -  Dr. Shawn Aaron awarded $4.2 million for research on asthma, COPD
September 21, 2017 -  Does this liver surgery patient need a blood transfusion? New tool can help doctors decide
September 7, 2017 -  New members of the Royal Society of Canada join the ranks of academic trailblazers
September 6, 2017 -  Predatory journals a global problem: Investigation in Nature reveals high income countries not immune
September 6, 2017 -  Making research results available to improve health: The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa take the lead
August 17, 2017 -  Top journal recognizes Ottawa expertise in patient decision aids
August 10, 2017 -  Monitoring catches fainting patient’s irregular heartbeat
July 24, 2017 -  The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa to play lead role in global research ethics collaboration
July 20, 2017 -  Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review
July 11, 2017 -  Midwife’s question inspires study on best blood clot treatment
July 10, 2017 -  The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Surgery Study: A World Leader in the Delivery of High Quality and Efficient Surgical Care
July 6, 2017 -  Emergency medicine group wins national awards
June 30, 2017 -  New treatment for our sickest patients comes closer to reality
June 23, 2017 -  Rehabilitation researchers win national awards for work on stem cells, mobility
June 14, 2017 -  Robert Hanlon to retire after helping The Ottawa Hospital become a leader in research
May 25, 2017 -  Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
May 10, 2017 -  The Ottawa Hospital announces appointment of new Chief Operating Officer for research
May 4, 2017 -  Cord blood therapies: researchers to separate hope from hype thanks to $100,000 grant
April 26, 2017 -  Tattoo artist grateful to be off blood thinners thanks to made-in-Ottawa rule
April 20, 2017 -  Ottawa emergency physicians receive $2.65 M for heart arrhythmia research
April 4, 2017 -  Over 10,000 Canadian women per year can stop taking blood thinners for unexplained vein clots
March 24, 2017 -  Government of Canada Supports Latent Tuberculosis Study
March 23, 2017 -  Retired nurse breathes easily after study finds she was misdiagnosed with asthma
March 18, 2017 -  New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin
March 16, 2017 -  How can you avoid a “predatory” journal? New research provides guidance
March 16, 2017 -  Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale could save lives and reduce adverse events
February 23, 2017 -  Could a simple blood test improve care for preterm infants in low income countries?
February 15, 2017 -  Ottawa researchers to play lead role in new cancer immunotherapy studies
February 2, 2017 -  Researchers tap into human behaviour to improve patient safety
January 30, 2017 -  Rule could take 1/3 of chest pain patients off emergency department heart monitors
January 26, 2017 -  Community researchers examine how to help Ottawa’s most marginalized quit smoking
January 24, 2017 -  New digital comic book, Invasion of the Alien Zombies, aims to educate kids about the immune system
January 18, 2017 -  Preclinical studies often fail to report key details of experiments
January 17, 2017 -  Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 9, 2017 -  Access to kidney transplants unequal across Ontario: study
January 5, 2017 -  Innovative computer tablet could help stroke patients recover

2016


December 22, 2016 -  Ottawa researchers develop rapid review process to help WHO respond to global threats
December 7, 2016 -  The most difficult decision: helping parents make life-or-death choices
December 7, 2016 -  Researchers use rigorous approach to establish the strength of lab data to inform stem cell clinical trial
November 23, 2016 -  Three Ottawa-led stem cell trials get $2.2 million boost
November 21, 2016 -  Algonquin College and The Ottawa Hospital form new partnership
November 17, 2016 -  Stem cell procedure sends patients with severe myasthenia gravis into remission
November 16, 2016 -  Researchers to identify most promising stroke therapies for clinical trials
November 15, 2016 -  Outstanding research on display at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s 16th annual Research Day
November 10, 2016 -  The Ottawa Hospital ranks among Canada’s top research hospitals
November 4, 2016 -  Battle of the blood thinners hits home for Ottawa man
November 4, 2016 -  Inspire Awards recognize exceptional clinical research personnel
October 18, 2016 -  “Invaluable” study confirms blood thinners don’t prevent recurrent pregnancy complications
October 12, 2016 -  Ottawa researchers take the lead in reducing unnecessary procedures in emergency department
October 12, 2016 -  $20 million grant to fund safety evaluation of new blood thinners
October 6, 2016 -  Grandmother saved by diagnosis of rare condition
October 6, 2016 -  Research in flight: Photos show astronaut participant in Ottawa MARROW study
October 5, 2016 -  Sepsis deaths plummet after implementation of new emergency department protocol
October 5, 2016 -  Can pneumonia cause inflammation in the blood vessels? Researchers get $153,000 grant to find out.
September 29, 2016 -  Researcher aims to make surgery safer for frail patients
September 29, 2016 -  Decision-making strategy aims to empower First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients
September 29, 2016 -  Want to know how long you’ll live? There’s a calculator for that
September 28, 2016 -  Ottawa team pioneers new approach for cancer clinical trials
September 28, 2016 -  Researchers discover molecule in umbilical cord blood that helps the kidney heal after acute injury
September 21, 2016 -  Dr. Robin Parks to lead Department of Medicine initiative to strengthen basic-clinical research links
September 21, 2016 -  Ottawa-led team gets top rank for patient decision aids research
September 21, 2016 -  Prostate cancer research gets $200,000 boost from TELUS Ride For Dad
September 7, 2016 -  Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded $472,000 by Ontario Research Fund
September 2, 2016 -  Could a "metabolic fingerprint" identify premature babies in developing countries?
August 19, 2016 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded $27 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 13 research projects
August 19, 2016 -  Maternal and child health research gets $9.8-million boost
August 17, 2016 -  $150,000 grant to help researchers test whether exercise before surgery can help elderly patients recover
August 16, 2016 -  Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life
August 11, 2016 -  The Ottawa Hospital General Campus to be a test ground to compare two rehydration fluids
August 10, 2016 -  Benefits of continuing anti-blood clot medication outweigh the risks: study
August 3, 2016 -  $737,000 grant helps researchers predict pregnancy complications
July 28, 2016 -  Clinical trials closer to home for patients with neuromuscular diseases
July 14, 2016 -  Fainting experience put emergency physician in his patients’ shoes
July 13, 2016 -  Study finds large number of home blood pressure monitors are inaccurate
July 13, 2016 -  $4.2M grant to advance development of next-generation regenerative therapies for vascular disease
July 11, 2016 -  Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes
July 4, 2016 -  When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem?
June 29, 2016 -  To treat, or not to treat? How one man decided to keep his prostate cancer
June 29, 2016 -  Bringing the beat back: $900k grant to help researchers compare fixes for rapid heartbeat
June 14, 2016 -  Ottawa research informs international Ebola guideline
June 8, 2016 -  Researchers and support staff recognized at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony
June 8, 2016 -  15 tips for giving feedback to health-care providers
June 1, 2016 -  The wrinkle review: study finds more evidence needed to compare anti-wrinkle drugs
May 24, 2016 -  Canadian-led guideline improves health research around the world, but more work required
May 18, 2016 -  Can a drug help prevent blood loss during bladder cancer surgery?
May 13, 2016 -  Out-of-this-world research could help rehabilitation patients in Ottawa
May 11, 2016 -  Dr. Ian Graham awarded $3.3M to tackle the challenge of effectively applying health research to health care
May 9, 2016 -  Does this ankle need an X-ray? There’s an app for that
May 4, 2016 -  Cardiovascular researchers get $1.2M boost from Heart and Stroke Foundation
April 22, 2016 -  Two lives forever changed by 30 years of HIV drug research
April 22, 2016 -  $3.5M to make mobile immunization app available to everyone, everywhere
April 12, 2016 -  Ottawa researchers shine in SPOR funding announcement
April 7, 2016 -  Harness your own stem cells to heal shoulders: $1 million committed for Research Chair in Regenerative Orthopaedic Surgery
April 6, 2016 -  Unhealthy behaviours, socioeconomic barriers contribute to 37 per cent of Ontario’s health care costs: Report
March 30, 2016 -  $530,000 grant to find Canadians’ most important risk factors for dementia
March 24, 2016 -  Breakthrough tuberculosis drug now available through Canadian study: Taima TB 3HP study launched in Iqaluit and Ottawa
March 23, 2016 -  Study could help manage pain in delirious patients
March 23, 2016 -  Hot off the press! New edition of EPIgram just published
March 18, 2016 -  Research in flight: Video shows astronaut participant in Ottawa MARROW study
March 16, 2016 -  $2.1M grant to help find better ways to bring research results to life
March 9, 2016 -  Fighting back against chronic nerve pain: researchers get $295K to test combination therapy
March 8, 2016 -  Small cuts, big outcomes: study shows less invasive hysterectomies helped patients heal and saved The Ottawa Hospital money
February 29, 2016 -  Many prostate cancer patients saved from unnecessary treatments and side effects
February 24, 2016 -  Skip the soap when removing dead tissue from open fracture
February 24, 2016 -  Frail patients more likely to die in the year after surgery
February 17, 2016 -  Drs. Grimshaw and Moher among “world’s most influential scientific minds”
February 17, 2016 -  2015’s most cited PAIN paper written by Ottawa researchers
February 3, 2016 -  Landmark trial could expand revolutionary treatments to all hepatitis C patients
January 27, 2016 -  Can smartphone-assisted therapy help prevent suicide? Researchers get $1.7M grant to find out
January 21, 2016 -  When drugs don’t work: research spares kidney transplant patients from unnecessary risks
January 20, 2016 -  $3M research initiative aims to improve survival after cardiac arrest and trauma
January 13, 2016 -  Top medical journal recognizes practice-changing research at The Ottawa Hospital
January 13, 2016 -  When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem? $730,000 grant to help researchers find out
January 13, 2016 -  Another great year for the Kidney Research Centre
January 7, 2016 -  Man regains sense of smell thanks to new medical procedure
January 6, 2016 -  Ottawa researchers to receive up to $775,000 to help develop disease prevention guidelines

2015


December 22, 2015 -  Ambitious research initiative aims to significantly increase Canadian survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest
December 10, 2015 -  Controversial prostate cancer screening can be improved by repeating abnormal tests
December 9, 2015 -  Landmark folic acid trial in pregnant women recruits final patient
December 9, 2015 -  Ottawa researchers call for better tools to combine health data
November 26, 2015 -  CPR by medics: Keep pumping or stop for rescue breathing?
November 21, 2015 -  Applauding our Leading Researchers and Their Accomplishments at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
November 12, 2015 -  Dr. Ian Stiell leads the country in emergency medicine research, with $2.1M CIHR grant
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
October 14, 2015 -  New research chairs in women’s health will drive innovation and empowerment
October 14, 2015 -  Study investigates progress in increasing value in biomedical research
October 14, 2015 -  Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule could save $25 Million in Ontario
October 5, 2015 -  National research network to improve outcomes for venous thromboembolism patients established at Lady Davis Institute and The Ottawa Hospital --WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY – OCTOBER 13, 2015
September 30, 2015 -  Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw elected co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration
September 30, 2015 -  Does profit status affect hospitalization and mortality rates in long-term care homes? Bruyère Research Institute study sheds light
September 30, 2015 -  Team recognized for innovative data analysis to answer important health questions
September 30, 2015 -  Champlain eConsult tool receives national recognition for improving access to medical specialists
September 25, 2015 -  Decision aids help patients weigh options and make choices
September 23, 2015 -  Clinical epidemiology newsletter highlights IQ@TOH, a new initiative to harness research to improve quality of care
September 16, 2015 -  Dr. Greg Knoll awarded $3.9 million to create and translate knowledge in kidney transplantation
September 9, 2015 -  Research study informs new program to prevent sexual assault at large gatherings
September 9, 2015 -  Landmark trial challenges aggressive feeding of patients
August 27, 2015 -  Summer students receive awards for their contributions
August 19, 2015 -  Dr. Bernard Thébaud’s team receives $3.2 million to develop stem cell therapy for babies with lung disease
August 19, 2015 -  Are predatory journals filling up your inbox? New research explores the problem
July 29, 2015 -  New treatments cure hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV
July 29, 2015 -  New research reporting guideline helps compare multiple treatments
July 28, 2015 -  The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
July 15, 2015 -  Are generic immunosuppressants safe and effective?
June 30, 2015 -  Save Cochrane Canada, a pioneer in evidence-based medicine, based at The Ottawa Hospital
June 30, 2015 -  New research chair will focus on turning research results into action
June 30, 2015 -  Patient breathes more easily through weight loss
June 30, 2015 -  $1.5M grant could improve care for trauma patients and save $10M per year
June 24, 2015 -  $670,000 grant to advance development of exoskeleton for rehabilitation
June 22, 2015 -  Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening
June 17, 2015 -  Tool can accurately predict risk of death within one year of hospital admission
June 10, 2015 -  Promising intermediate results in CIHR’s Foundation grant competition
June 3, 2015 -  Creators of ImmunizeCA mobile app win national award for community impact
May 27, 2015 -  eConsult reduces wait times and gets high marks from primary care providers
May 20, 2015 -  Survey of health care providers and patients highlights need for standardization of use of the Breast Cancer drug, docetaxel.
April 30, 2015 -  New pilot project in Ottawa offers mobile solution for immunization reporting
April 28, 2015 -  “Revolutionary” hepatitis C therapy at The Ottawa Hospital cures more patients
April 22, 2015 -  Ottawa Cardiac Oncology Program highlighted in the Report Card on Cancer in Canada
April 20, 2015 -  Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells
April 15, 2015 -  Manosilah Yoganathan recognized for outstanding research in Co-op Program
April 14, 2015 -  End-of-life care accounts for 10% of health budget
April 9, 2015 -  Dr. Paul Beaulé recognized for insight into the cause of hip osteoarthritis
April 1, 2015 -  7 scientists at The Ottawa Hospital awarded uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chairs
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
March 13, 2015 -  Most clinical trials of 'stalled drugs' do not report results
March 11, 2015 -  Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw honoured as a Fellow by Scotland's national academy
March 4, 2015 -  Research could lead to better diagnosis of recurrent blood clots
March 4, 2015 -  Improving diagnosis of dangerous brain bleeds with two simple measurements
February 18, 2015 -  Tender Loving Research improving care for stroke patients
February 18, 2015 -  Ottawa COPD Risk Scale could save Ontario $115M over 3 years
February 10, 2015 -  Neither oral nor intravenous Vitamin C improve cancer treatment
January 20, 2015 -  Hospitalized for pneumonia? Your risk of cardiovascular disease is higher: study
January 19, 2015 -  Flu shots decrease overall risk of acquiring Guillain-Barré Syndrome
January 18, 2015 -  Does a blood donor’s age or sex affect outcomes for transfusion recipients?
January 14, 2015 -  Tender Loving Research improving care for critically ill patients

2014


December 30, 2014 -  Mathematical model could predict best way to prevent tuberculosis in Canada’s north
December 17, 2014 -  New brain imaging approach could help prevent strokes
December 17, 2014 -  Blood thinner study in pregnant women receives national award
December 10, 2014 -  Evidence and guidelines say don't image, yet oncologists still do
December 3, 2014 -  Surprising study could save lives of kidney transplant patients
November 26, 2014 -  Reducing unnecessary and harmful care for kidney transplant patients
November 26, 2014 -  Simple stroke care improvements can dramatically reduce disability and death
November 19, 2014 -  Study evaluates the effectiveness of simulation in continuing medical education
November 11, 2014 -  Understanding the risks that lead to complications after bladder cancer surgery
November 5, 2014 -  Campaign launched to raise $50 million for research
November 5, 2014 -  Developing a tool to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease among certain populations
October 28, 2014 -  Canadian chapter of EQUATOR launched in Ottawa
October 28, 2014 -  Study shows discrepancy in quality of oncology literature
October 22, 2014 -  Simple method proves equally good at predicting kidney transplant outcomes
October 21, 2014 -  $3.85M research grant links naturopathic and conventional medicine in fight against cancer
October 15, 2014 -  Peer reviewers need training, argues Dr. Moher
October 15, 2014 -  Assessing the most effective times of day to take urine tests among pregnant women
October 15, 2014 -  Analysis in CMAJ counters criticisms of pivotal BART trial
October 8, 2014 -  Book provides best practices for reporting health research
October 1, 2014 -  Improving how knowledge gets into practice: You have to know the context
September 17, 2014 -  Decision-aids review: 2013's most cited in The Cochrane Library
September 16, 2014 -  Patient’s question triggers important study about blood thinners
September 10, 2014 -  Living longer with HIV means more age-related disease: study to outline how
September 3, 2014 -  Grant awarded for research into complications associated with prostate surgery
August 27, 2014 -  How many long-term care beds will we need for our aging population?
August 25, 2014 -  Researchers in Ottawa achieve breakthrough with rare disease: Stem cells used to send “stiff person syndrome” into long-term remission
August 18, 2014 -  Clinical trial launched to research the benefits of taking folic acid during pregnancy
August 13, 2014 -  Using clinical decision rules to diagnose deep vein thrombosis in pregnant women
August 13, 2014 -  Reducing bleeding and blood transfusions during pelvic surgery
August 5, 2014 -  Deciding whether to stay in your own home or move to a care facility
July 29, 2014 -  Dr. Douglas McKim honoured by Muscular Dystrophy Canada
July 24, 2014 -  Common blood thinner for pregnant women proven ineffective: Lancet study
July 22, 2014 -  How effective is the peer review process?
July 17, 2014 -  Fighting tuberculosis in Canada’s North with community-based approach
July 16, 2014 -  $8.4M in operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
July 16, 2014 -  Dr. David Moher named top researcher in new international report on science
July 9, 2014 -  Examining the effectiveness of research reporting guidelines
June 24, 2014 -  Looking at heart attack risks in HIV positive patients
June 17, 2014 -  Helping people with spinal cord injuries walk again
June 16, 2014 -  Grant awarded to increase the use of aerobic exercise with stroke patients
June 9, 2014 -  Shorter, daily dialysis reduces need for blood pressure medication
June 9, 2014 -  Getting heart attack patients to follow doctors' orders
June 3, 2014 -  Canadian and U.S. researchers collaborate on COPD clinical research
June 3, 2014 -  Higher dose of blood thinner improves treatment of cancer-associated blood clots
June 3, 2014 -  Inspiring shared decision-making: Dawn Stacey influences major academic hospital
May 29, 2014 -  4 unhealthy habits land Ontarians in hospital more than 900,000 days a year: study
May 27, 2014 -  Weekend elective surgery in Ontario comes with greater risk of death
May 20, 2014 -  Obesity to top smoking as most common risk for heart disease in Canada
May 19, 2014 -  New treatment developed for people suffering with Hepatitis C
May 19, 2014 -  Using Twitter to discuss and debate kidney disease research findings
May 19, 2014 -  Government of Ontario invests more than $1 million in multi-year COPD research
May 14, 2014 -  Process developed for making healthcare training videos
May 14, 2014 -  Predicting whether a patient on life support is ready to breathe on their own
May 14, 2014 -  Canadian Blood Services funds research into transfusion medicine
April 30, 2014 -  When is lower back pain a sign of something serious?
April 29, 2014 -  Study explores effect of post-partum clinic on breastfeeding rates
April 22, 2014 -  New study links kidney cancer to increased risk of dangerous blood clotting
April 15, 2014 -  U.S. emergency rooms adopting made-in-Ottawa diagnostic procedures
April 14, 2014 -  First Canadian journal dedicated to kidney disease is launched
April 13, 2014 -  Study to explore why people plan to get healthy, but don't
April 2, 2014 -  Study compares peritoneal to hemodialysis used to treat end-stage kidney disease
March 20, 2014 -  National app puts immunization records in your hands
March 11, 2014 -  Special recognition for breast cancer and emergency medicine research
March 11, 2014 -  $400,000 study to assess cardiovascular risks and develop tools to improve health
February 24, 2014 -  Ottawa Hospital researchers to lead new national respiratory and vascular networks
February 18, 2014 -  New tool identifies high-risk lung patients: Ottawa COPD Risk Scale
February 12, 2014 -  Wearing a smartphone to improve physical rehabilitation
February 12, 2014 -  High profile endorsement for Dr. David Moher’s clinical trial reporting guideline
February 12, 2014 -  $6M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
February 5, 2014 -  Simple treatment for extreme nosebleeds far cheaper, improves patient experience
February 5, 2014 -  Girls more likely to visit hospital after MMR vaccine
January 23, 2014 -  Blasting blood clots to sic our natural killers on cancer
January 22, 2014 -  Everyone in health care uses the best evidence, right?
January 15, 2014 -  5 ways to increase value and reduce waste in research
January 8, 2014 -  Multipronged approach to chronic pain reduces suicidal thoughts

2013


December 18, 2013 -  To admit or not to admit: Research examines emergency physician decision-making to improve patient safety
December 5, 2013 -  The Ottawa Hospital appoints prestigious kidney research chair
December 4, 2013 -  Driving and dementia toolkit helps determine best time to “hang up the keys”
December 4, 2013 -  Birth order matters: Eldest more likely to visit hospital after vaccinations
December 2, 2013 -  Cochrane Canada receives 2013 CIHR Knowledge Translation Award: Ottawa-based Centre puts the best knowledge in the hands of health care providers professionals and patients as part of international collaboration
November 27, 2013 -  Special recognition for emergency and family medicine research
November 20, 2013 -  Research could solve prostate cancer controversy
November 15, 2013 -  Outstanding research on display at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s 13th annual Research Day
September 30, 2013 -  Ontarians more likely to survive 1 year after hospitalization: study
September 25, 2013 -  New clinical decision rule could reduce misdiagnosis of deadly brain bleeding
September 24, 2013 -  Concussion guidelines to help adults manage persistent symptoms, resume life
September 5, 2013 -  First patient treated in groundbreaking stem cell therapy trial for heart attack
September 4, 2013 -  Ottawa researchers contribute to Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)-led study that will improve lung cancer diagnosis
August 30, 2013 -  New research by Dr. Brigitte Lemyre may change approach for helping some premature infants breathe
August 26, 2013 -  Study provides best data yet on developmental problems in extremely premature infants
August 8, 2013 -  Dr. Andrew Seely awarded patent for system that may allow earlier diagnosis of organ failure and systemic infection
July 4, 2013 -  Public health experts to develop Canadian smartphone app to track immunizations
May 6, 2013 -  Flu vaccine safe for children with IBD: Study
March 8, 2013 -  How Much Sodium are You Eating? New Online Salt Calculator Sums it Up

2012


November 27, 2012 -  New app puts vaccination records at your fingertips
November 21, 2012 -  International Ethics Guidelines for Cluster Randomized Trials Published—A World First
November 17, 2012 -  The Ottawa Hospital’s Star Researchers Honoured at Annual Gala
October 9, 2012 -  Hospital rankings dramatically affected by calculation methods for readmissions and early deaths
October 8, 2012 -  Fresh blood not better, clinical trial shows
June 21, 2012 -  Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
June 8, 2012 -  New hope for bipolar patients suffering from hepatitis C
May 31, 2012 -  The Ottawa Hospital opens the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre
May 22, 2012 -  Flu shot during pregnancy shows unexpected benefits in large study
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
February 10, 2012 -  Ottawa researcher helps launch world’s first open access journal for systematic reviews
January 26, 2012 -  Ottawa Hospital researchers help launch two new clinical trials to evaluate CPR and drugs after sudden cardiac arrest

2011


December 16, 2011 -  Ottawa research could reduce use of unnecessary medications in people with HIV
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 5, 2011 -  The Ottawa Hospital Gala recognizes superstar researchers
November 1, 2011 -  Ottawa research explores reasons for poor folic acid supplementation before pregnancy
October 2, 2011 -  International symposium in Ottawa explores new technologies to help people move
September 30, 2011 -  Dr. Curtis Cooper receives award for excellence in HIV-related human rights and advocacy
September 29, 2011 -  Research shows improvement in care for older people with high risk of fractures, but more work still needs to be done
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
June 21, 2011 -  Two Ottawa researchers awarded global health grants from Grand Challenges Canada
May 11, 2011 -  New research assesses compliance with ethical guidelines for clinical trials
March 27, 2011 -  New study could improve access to liver transplants for people with HIV
February 23, 2011 -  Ottawa medical researchers awarded close to $20M by CIHR
February 22, 2011 -  Making our best health care evidence even better
February 16, 2011 -  Protect Canadians from disease and accidental vaccine injury, new study says
January 13, 2011 -  Ottawa researcher receives major grant to fight tuberculosis in Nunavut

2010


November 19, 2010 -  Outstanding health research on display at OHRI’s 10th Annual Research Day
November 16, 2010 -  New research shows cystic fibrosis patients in Ontario are at risk for infection with dangerous strain of bacteria
October 29, 2010 -  Ottawa prevention clinic has huge impact on stroke rate, study finds
October 28, 2010 -  Ottawa researcher elected Co-Chair of Cochrane Collaboration
October 28, 2010 -  A step towards better stroke diagnosis
September 10, 2010 -  Outstanding researchers at uOttawa and OHRI to receive significant funding
June 16, 2010 -  Diabetes cases in Canada to increase by almost 2 million by 2017: Study
May 19, 2010 -  Cochrane Canada receives $9.6M from CIHR
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
March 16, 2010 -  CUR-IT newsletter released
March 1, 2010 -  Simple tool identifies patients who may need closer monitoring after leaving hospital
February 16, 2010 -  Ottawa researchers develop guidelines for better reporting of health research
February 8, 2010 -  OHRI awarded $7.8M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
January 13, 2010 -  Canadian study of senior drivers goes international

2009


December 16, 2009 -  Three Big Ideas: OHRI Annual Report
November 21, 2009 -  Ottawa Hospital Gala raises impressive amount for groundbreaking research
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 12, 2009 -  Ottawa rehabilitation researchers find simulated space travel increases bone marrow fat
November 10, 2009 -  Ottawa researchers begin trial of H1N1 vaccine with adjuvant in people with HIV
October 8, 2009 -  OHRI researchers partner with McGill and Harvard to "CUR-IT"
October 7, 2009 -  Three Big Ideas: OHRI Annual Report
September 25, 2009 -  Research helps prepare for next wave of H1N1
August 19, 2009 -  OHRI / uOttawa research shows heart rate monitors could help detect sepsis earlier
July 21, 2009 -  Five top medical journals publish research guidelines developed in Ottawa
July 2, 2009 -  Study points to need for more training in clinical trial design in China
May 28, 2009 -  Ottawa health researchers launch “iShould”, a decision making application on Facebook
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
March 12, 2009 -  Online tools could help identify disease outbreaks earlier
February 4, 2009 -  Scientist in the Spotlight: Dr. Kumanan Wilson
February 3, 2009 -  Genes and disease: OHRI scientists contribute to guidelines for reporting genetic associations

2008


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
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
August 11, 2008 -  Could anemia of chronic disease be a good thing? Researchers challenge assumptions and question growing push for treatment
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 3, 2008 -  Cochrane Collaboration brings balanced, up-to-date health information to Canadians
February 6, 2008 -  Babies born to teenage fathers have greater risk of birth problems
January 4, 2008 -  Large study links folic acid supplementation with reduced risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2007


November 18, 2007 -  Dr. Phil Wells discusses his research on blood thinners on CTV National News
September 12, 2007 -  Dr. Mark Walker discusses his research on maternal and fetal health on Insidermedicine (external link)
July 25, 2007 -  Dr. Dean Fergusson’s research is shedding light on the many unanswered questions in health care
February 1, 2007 -  OMNI group's research is helping to make twin pregnancies safer

2006


June 1, 2006 -  From blood transfusions, to heart surgery, to lung infections,
Dr. Paul Hébert is doing research to improve the way we care for the sickest patients in the hospital.