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Research could improve diagnosis of dangerous increase in brain pressure
August 8, 2019 - Increased pressure in the brain due to swelling or bleeding is a complication of brain injury that can cause additional damage and even death. A study led by researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa found that no single ...
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
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 ...
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.
Researchers to advance science and improve health with new CIHR funding
February 14, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, are playing a lead role in nine new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). These projects will advance science and improve health in ...
How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?
January 21, 2019 - For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint. New research published in Circulation suggests that low-risk ...
Trio of BMJ papers to impact how clinical research is performed
January 9, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa played important roles in three papers recently published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) that are expected to impact how clinical research is conducted around the world. The ...
Can a calculator predict your risk of heart attack and stroke?
July 23, 2018 - Canadian researchers have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals to predict their risk of cardiovascular disease. Their process was published today in the journal CMAJ, and the calculator is available at ...
$1.7 million to advance research on colon cancer, brain development, kidney disease and severe fluid loss
July 20, 2018 - Four research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $1.7 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their projects will advance ...
Report suggests tobacco smoking rates will drop to below 10% in about 20 years
July 17, 2018 - Ontario will achieve "single digit" tobacco smoking rates (under 10 per cent) by 2023 for women, and 2040 for men, according to a new big data report conducted jointly by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The ...
Top Research Papers from The Ottawa Hospital 2015-2017
June 7, 2018 - Did you know that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital publish an average of four new scientific papers every single day? Our research is advancing science and improving health on a massive scale – both at home and around the world. The list below ...
$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
Finding better ways to bring health research to life: World-leading Centre for Implementation Research opens at The Ottawa Hospital
January 18, 2018 - Researchers regularly make discoveries that have the potential to improve patient care and quality of life. However, getting those findings adopted by health-care systems can be a challenge. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are already world l
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 19, 2017 - Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a suc
Maternal and child health research gets $9.8-million boost
August 19, 2016 - The Ottawa Hospital ranks well above national average in most recent competition from Canadian Institutes of Health Research If folic acid prevents birth defects during the first trimester, should it be taken throughout pregnancy? Dr. Mark ...
$150,000 grant to help researchers test whether exercise before surgery can help elderly patients recover
August 17, 2016 - Dr. Daniel McIsaac and his team were awarded $US 150,000 by the International Anesthesia Research Society to test whether home-based exercise training before cancer surgery can improve the outcomes of frail elderly patients. This population is at
Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life
August 16, 2016 - Study looks at impact of smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and alcohol Unhealthy habits are costing Canadians an estimated six years of life, according to a study published today in PLOS Medicine. Researchers found that smoking, poor di
The Ottawa Hospital General Campus to be a test ground to compare two rehydration fluids
August 11, 2016 - Starting August 2016, a pilot study at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital will help find out which of two liquids is the best to replace lost fluids in hospitalized patients. A healthy person’s bodyweight is about 60 percent water. How
$4.2M grant to advance development of next-generation regenerative therapies for vascular disease
July 13, 2016 - Dr. Duncan Stewart has been awarded $4.2M from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to advance our understanding of vascular disease and develop next-generation regenerative therapies. Dr. Stewart and his team have already initiated
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
Fighting back against chronic nerve pain: researchers get $295K to test combination therapy
March 9, 2016 - During their war with cancer, it’s common for survivors to find themselves in a new battle with chronic nerve pain. Either damaged by the disease or the treatments used, some of their nerves start sending incorrect signals causing shooting, burni
Dr. Greg Knoll awarded $3.9 million to create and translate knowledge in kidney transplantation
September 16, 2015 - Dr. Greg Knoll is one of a seven scientists at The Ottawa Hospital recently awarded Foundation Grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Knoll’s team will receive $3.9 million over seven years to undertake patient-centred research rel
Research study informs new program to prevent sexual assault at large gatherings
September 9, 2015 - For Dr. Kari Sampsel, treating sexual assault victims in The Ottawa Hospital’s emergency department was not enough. She also wanted to help prevent sexual assault, and to do that, she needed to understand the risk factors. So Dr. Sampsel and her coll
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
$1.5M grant could improve care for trauma patients and save $10M per year
June 30, 2015 - Drs. Christian Vaillancourt and Ian Stiell have been awarded $1.5M from the Ontario SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) Support Unit to evaluate a strategy to reduce unnecessary immobilization of trauma patients by paramedics. Currently, pa