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Jeff Perry, MD, MSc, CCFP-EM
613-798-5555 ext 18763
jperry@ohri.ca

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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 22, 2019 - The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOHAMO) has awarded $1.169 million in Innovation Grants to 14 teams, with supporting funds provided by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Decision tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
December 3, 2018 - A made-in-Ottawa decision tool can help emergency physicians identify which patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk of serious complications including death. The Ottawa COPD Risk Scale is better than current practice ...
$5.5 million to help save lives when the heart stops and standardize care for rapid heartbeat
March 9, 2018 - Two national projects led by Ottawa emergency medicine researchers received a total of $5.5 million from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) and matching funders. Dr. Christian Vaillancourt’s team* aims to help 9-1-1 communication offi
Screening for sepsis: new study warns clinicians against quick bedside tool
February 6, 2018 - When identifying patients at risk of death from sepsis, clinicians are better off using the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria than the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score, according to the largest systemati
When is a headache a sign of a deadly brain bleed? Ottawa rule could improve diagnosis and save lives
November 13, 2017 - More than 150,000 people visit Canadian emergency departments each year because of a headache. While it usually isn’t serious, in 1-3 percent of cases a bad headache can be a sign of dangerous bleeding in the brain, also called subarachnoid hemorrhag
Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale could save lives and reduce adverse events
March 16, 2017 - More than one million people come to Canadian and U.S. emergency departments each year with acute heart failure. Many of these people will experience a serious adverse event, such as death, within a few months. Dr. Ian Stiell and his colleagues d
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $27 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 13 research projects
August 19, 2016 - Thirteen teams at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded more than $27 million in the latest round of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Four of The Ottawa Hospital’
When is fainting a sign of a bigger problem?
July 4, 2016 - Researchers develop new screening tool to help emergency physicians A simple nine-question tool could help emergency physicians uncover the dangerous hidden conditions that make some people faint, according to a study published today in the Ca
Bringing the beat back: $900k grant to help researchers compare fixes for rapid heartbeat
June 29, 2016 - It’s common for doctors in medical dramas to use a defibrillator to shock a patient back to life. However, the same machine can also help a heart that’s beating too fast. About 350,000 Canadians have atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid, irregular h
Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule could save $25 Million in Ontario
October 14, 2015 - With headache as its predominant symptom, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can be challenging to diagnose. It is estimated that close to 50 patients presenting with SAH in Ontario annually are misdiagnosed at the time of their first hospital visit and h
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $28M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 22 research projects
July 28, 2015 - Twenty-two teams at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded more than $28 million in research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health for
Improving diagnosis of dangerous brain bleeds with two simple measurements
March 4, 2015 - Drs. Jeff Perry and Ian Stiell recently published a paper in The BMJ (The British Medical Journal), outlining two measurements from spinal fluid that can help with the difficult task of determining whether a severe non-traumatic headache is actually
New clinical decision rule could reduce misdiagnosis of deadly brain bleeding
September 25, 2013 - Researchers from Ottawa, Canada have developed a simple clinical decision rule that may help emergency doctors identify which patients with headache have a dangerous subarachnoid hemorrhage or SAH (bleeding in a certain area of the brain). The stu