Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Physician, Critical Care
The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Dr. Lauralyn McIntyre's program of research is focused on examining fluid resuscitation practices in the critically ill and, specifically, septic shock in Canadian Intensive Care Units. She has conducted observational studies, surveys, meta-analyses and clinical trials that examine fluid resuscitation in the septic shock setting, as well as the use of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and transfusion alternatives in the critically ill. She is the principal investigator on a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial that examined the use of normal saline versus 5% albumin as resuscitation fluids in the septic shock setting.
Dr. McIntyre is an Intensivist at the Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a Scientist with the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She is the ICU Research Chair at the Ottawa Hospital and a member of the Canadian Critical Care Trials and Translational Biology Groups. Dr. McIntyre’s research interests focus on resuscitation, transfusion, and the use of stem cells in the critically ill. She has conducted observational studies, surveys, meta-analyses, and clinical trials that examine fluid resuscitation in the septic shock setting as well as the use of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, and transfusion alternatives in the critically ill. She is the lead investigator on a transitional program of research that aims to examine the safety and optimal dose of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of septic shock.