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Greg Knoll, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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Even a modest reduction in kidney function increases health risks in young adults
June 23, 2023 - A study of more than 8 million adults in Ontario, Canada suggests that even a modest loss of kidney function is associated with increased health risks. The study, published in The BMJ, could lead to better approaches to prevent chronic kidney ...
New online calculator predicts risk of developing kidney disease
January 18, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed and validated an online calculator that can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease. The method used to develop the tool was published in the Clinical Journal of the American ...
Three COVID-19 vaccine doses significantly reduced infection, severe outcomes in organ transplant recipients
September 14, 2022 - Dr. Greg Knoll led one of the few real-world studies of the effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine among organ transplant recipients by using linked healthcare databases.
When drugs don’t work: research spares kidney transplant patients from unnecessary risks
January 21, 2016 - Ottawa Resident Jim Ward, who received a kidney transplant from his brother in 2001, took part in an important eight-year study that showed a commonly prescribed drug doesn’t work nearly as well as previously thought and could potentially harm k
Drugs commonly used in kidney transplant patients not as effective as previously thought
October 22, 2015 - Kidney transplants saves lives and dramatically improve quality of life, but transplant recipients often must take dozens of pills a day to keep their new kidney functioning and prevent complications. Now, three new studies led by researchers at The
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
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
Regenerative medicine shows promise in acute kidney injury
July 22, 2015 - Acute kidney injury is a serious clinical problem resulting in the rapid loss of kidney function. Unfortunately, there are no treatments that can induce kidney repair and many patients die from this condition. New research led by Dr. Kevin Burn
Are generic immunosuppressants safe and effective?
July 15, 2015 - That is the question that Dr. Greg Knoll set out to research when he was asked to debate the topic during the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Transplantation. Together with research fellow Dr. Amber Molnar, Dr. Dean Fergusson and other
Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients
February 11, 2015 - Ottawa - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have contributed to an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient
Reducing unnecessary and harmful care for kidney transplant patients
November 26, 2014 - Kidney transplantation is life-changing and even life-saving for hundreds of Canadians every year, but in about 30% of patients, the drugs that prevent organ rejection also allow the normally harmless BK virus to replicate out of control, potentially