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Study reinforces new treatment option for stroke prevention
February 17, 2022 - A network meta-analysis led by Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi and neurology resident Dr. Ronda Lun found that ticagrelor is just as good as clopidogrel when combined with aspirin as a dual antiplatelet therapy.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 17 CIHR grants worth $7.5 million
March 10, 2021 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 17 new projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
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 ...
Provincial innovation award for a computer tablet that could help stroke patients recover
January 9, 2019 - Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi has been honored with the 2018 e-Health, Technology, and Monitoring Excellence Award by the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. His team’s project “Recover Now: Mobile Tablet-based Stroke Rehabilitation in the ...
Study shows which stroke patients benefit most from clot-busting drug
October 25, 2018 - Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi co-authored an international study that could help predict which ischemic stroke patients would benefit the most from a clot-busting drug. This kind of stroke can be treated with the drug alteplase or by running a long thin ...
Researchers awarded $1.7 M to tackle stroke and heart attack from multiple angles
October 2, 2018 - Five groups from The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, were successful in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's recent grant competition. Drs. Dar Dowlatshahi, Tim Ramsay and Elizabeth Rochon were awarded $290,000* to test ...
Researchers and support staff recognized at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony
May 25, 2018 - Several inspiring research staff were honoured at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony on May 22. The Ottawa Stroke Program received the Research Excellence Team Award and Amy Geertsma received the Inspire Award for Outstanding Clinical R
Ottawa man tests new technology for stroke recovery
March 1, 2017 - Norbert Franke (centre) was part of a pilot project led by Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (left) and speech-language pathologist Karen Mallet (right) that tested whether hospitalized stroke patients would use a mobile tablet for speech and language therapy in
Innovative computer tablet could help stroke patients recover
January 5, 2017 - Stroke patients often spend days or weeks recovering in hospital, and while some rehabilitation services are available during this crucial time, many spend hours each day alone and inactive. But now, some stroke patients at The Ottawa Hospital ar
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded $472,000 by Ontario Research Fund
September 7, 2016 - Three researchers from The Ottawa Hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa received grants from the Ontario Research Fund as part of a $3,784,890 investment in world-class research across the province. They include: Dr. Dar Dowlat
Could an algorithm help treat bleeding strokes?
March 2, 2016 - Intracerebral hemorrhages, or bleeding strokes, kill approximately 500 people in Ontario each year. One in three victims are still bleeding when they arrive at the hospital and could potentially be helped by experimental drugs that promote blood
Ottawa researchers answer patient questions about stroke and stem cells
February 10, 2016 - Drs. Duncan Stewart, Dar Dowlatshahi and Dale Corbett help answer patient questions about stroke and stem cells in a new video from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The video describes the need for further res
Early intervention with iRecover could help stroke patients
September 16, 2015 - There are more than 60,000 strokes every year in Canada and 30 percent of patients suffer long-term disabilities. There is a critical period following a stroke when the brain tries to repair itself, making early intervention strategies key to maximiz
Ottawa stroke researchers awarded nearly $500,000
June 17, 2015 - The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery has awarded nearly $500,000 for a number of stroke research projects in Ottawa. Dr. Paul Albert had the top-ranked grant in the competition (and won the Dr. Tony Hakim Stroke Research Award) for his pr
Tender Loving Research improving care for stroke patients
February 18, 2015 - The latest edition of our Tender Loving Research video blog features Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi explaining the excitement behind a new stroke treatment approach, and the dramatic recoveries experienced by some patients. Dr. Dowlatshahi is a stroke ...