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Contact Information

Duane Hickling, M.D.,M.SCI., FRCSC
613-761-4500

Ms. Terri van Gulik
613-737-8899 x 72807

Research Activities

Current Research Projects



1.      LL-37 and IDR1080 use for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. 

Hickling DR, Tanphaichitr N.  Ottawa Hospital Research Institute In this study we aim to prevent catheter-associated UTI and non-infectious complications through the use of human antimicrobial peptide LL-37 and a bioengineered synthetic human defense peptide IDR1080.  

2.      A proteomics approach to recurrent UTI.  

Hickling DR., Tanphaichitr N. Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. In this study we aim to compare constitutive antimicrobial peptide expression in those susceptible to recuurent urinary tract infections vs. matched controls utilizing parallel mass spectrometry.  

3.      Incidence of and risk factors for urinary tract infection following mid-urethral sling surgery. 

Hickling DR, Breau RH.  Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  In this study we will describe the incidence of and risk factors for urinary tract infection  in patients follow for 30 days following mid-urethral sling surgery utilizing a large multicenter surgical outcomes database.