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Gonzalo G Alvarez, MD, MPH, FRCPC
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Wastewater monitoring: research aims to enhance TB prevention and detection in Nunavut
January 16, 2024 - A groundbreaking research study is being launched in Iqaluit to explore wastewater monitoring as a tool to detect and prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in Nunavut.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 CIHR grants worth more than $7 million
July 21, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 13 new projects awarded more than $7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Research sets new standard for treating latent tuberculosis in Canada
March 24, 2022 - A transformational treatment for latent tuberculosis (TB) is now the standard of care in Canada, thanks to research led by The Ottawa Hospital. The Canadian Thoracic Society’s new Canadian TB Standards, released on March 24, 2022, recommend 3HP ...
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 13 grants worth $11.2 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
July 26, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded 13 grants worth a total of $11.2 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The new projects focus on areas such as cancer immunotherapy, hepatitis C infection, blood ...
Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez presents Taima TB research program to parliamentarians
June 5, 2017 - Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez was on Parliament Hill today presenting the Taima TB research program to the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus on Indigenous Health Research in Canada. Taima TB Summary The challenge Despite the ongoing efforts ...
Government of Canada Supports Latent Tuberculosis Study
March 24, 2017 - Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In Canada, rates of TB are low; however, there is greater incidence among Canadian Indigenous people and among foreign-born individuals
Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 17, 2017 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 33 percent of adults recently diagnosed with asthma by their physicians did not have active asthma. Over 90 percent of these patients were able to stop ...
Breakthrough tuberculosis drug now available through Canadian study: Taima TB 3HP study launched in Iqaluit and Ottawa
March 24, 2016 - Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health threat in Canada’s North, with an incidence rate up to 40 times greater than the national average. Now residents of Iqaluit and Ottawa can enroll in a study of a new drug combination that reduces the treatme
DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit
March 23, 2015 - Study results prompt Government of Nunavut to fund TB test's continued use Tuberculosis continues to be a significant public health concern in Canada's North, where testing for TB takes far longer than in the country's major centres. A paper just