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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).
Tool predicts which mini-strokes could lead to major strokes
February 3, 2021 - A made-in-Ottawa tool can help emergency physicians predict which patients with mini-strokes are at greatest risk of having a major stroke within the week, according to a study published in The BMJ.
The Ottawa Hospital awarded six CIHR grants worth $2.6 million
September 7, 2020 - Could a common diabetes drug help prevent ovarian cancer? Can a tailored screening program help prevent eye disease in immigrants? Is sepsis different in females versus males, and if so, can this help us develop better treatments? These are just ...
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $4.7 million for COVID-19 research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
June 25, 2020 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $4.7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for four research projects that could transform our understanding of COVID-19 and ...
Updated Ottawa Rules app could help doctors predict strokes, catch deadly brain bleeds
May 14, 2020 - A free app for emergency department physicians based on Ottawa’s world-renowned clinical decision rules has added more rules to its roster.
Intravenous drugs can often rapidly restore normal heart rhythm without sedation, shocks
January 30, 2020 - A study published in The Lancet found that two ways of quickly restoring normal heart rhythm in patients with acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are equally safe and effective.
How likely are you to survive in-hospital cardiac arrest? Newly identified risk factors can help with difficult decisions
December 4, 2019 - A paper published in the BMJ is the first to identify risk factors that affect patient survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest. This new information can help patients, families and care providers decide on their care goals upon admission to ...
Researchers awarded $1.6M to improve care for cardiovascular disease
November 13, 2019 - The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has awarded $1.6M to researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa.
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 ...
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.
Decision tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
December 3, 2018 - A made-in-Ottawa decision tool can help emergency physicians identify which patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk of serious complications including death. The Ottawa COPD Risk Scale is better than current practice ...
$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
When is a headache a sign of a deadly brain bleed? Ottawa rule could improve diagnosis and save lives
November 13, 2017 - More than 150,000 people visit Canadian emergency departments each year because of a headache. While it usually isn’t serious, in 1-3 percent of cases a bad headache can be a sign of dangerous bleeding in the brain, also called subarachnoid hemorrhag
Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale could save lives and reduce adverse events
March 16, 2017 - More than one million people come to Canadian and U.S. emergency departments each year with acute heart failure. Many of these people will experience a serious adverse event, such as death, within a few months. Dr. Ian Stiell and his colleagues d
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $27 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 13 research projects
August 19, 2016 - Thirteen teams at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded more than $27 million in the latest round of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Four of The Ottawa Hospital’
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
Bringing the beat back: $900k grant to help researchers compare fixes for rapid heartbeat
June 29, 2016 - It’s common for doctors in medical dramas to use a defibrillator to shock a patient back to life. However, the same machine can also help a heart that’s beating too fast. About 350,000 Canadians have atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid, irregular h
Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule could save $25 Million in Ontario
October 14, 2015 - With headache as its predominant symptom, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can be challenging to diagnose. It is estimated that close to 50 patients presenting with SAH in Ontario annually are misdiagnosed at the time of their first hospital visit and h
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
Improving diagnosis of dangerous brain bleeds with two simple measurements
March 4, 2015 - Drs. Jeff Perry and Ian Stiell recently published a paper in The BMJ (The British Medical Journal), outlining two measurements from spinal fluid that can help with the difficult task of determining whether a severe non-traumatic headache is actually
New clinical decision rule could reduce misdiagnosis of deadly brain bleeding
September 25, 2013 - Researchers from Ottawa, Canada have developed a simple clinical decision rule that may help emergency doctors identify which patients with headache have a dangerous subarachnoid hemorrhage or SAH (bleeding in a certain area of the brain). The stu