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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 ...
ECMO survivors have higher rate of new mental health diagnoses than other ICU survivors
October 26, 2022 - Survivors of ECMO life support had a 24% higher rate of new mental health diagnoses after discharge compared to other ICU survivors, according to the first study of its kind, published in JAMA.
Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children surged after legalization, particularly in jurisdictions where the sale of cannabis edibles was allowed
August 24, 2022 - Canada has seen a 6.3 fold increase in hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisoning among children under the age of 10 since the legalization of recreational cannabis, according to a research letter published in the New England Journal ...
Quality and safety of hospital care improves when physicians and patients speak the same language
July 11, 2022 - Speaking the same language as their physician can make for healthier patients, new research using ICES data confirms.
Cannabis-related emergency department visits increased significantly in Ontario after expansion of the cannabis retail market
February 16, 2022 - A study published today in the journal Addiction examined cannabis-related emergency department visits in Ontario before and after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in October 2018.
Physician mental health care visits increased 27 percent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
January 21, 2022 - Annual rates of outpatient visits for mental health and substance use among Ontario physicians increased by 27 percent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. There were 1,038 visits ...
Cannabis poisoning in young children increased nine times after legalization
January 7, 2022 - Ontario saw nine times more emergency department (ED) visits per month for cannabis poisonings in young children under the age of 10 after Canada legalized recreational cannabis, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Changes in Canada’s cannabis retail market 2 years after legalization
August 16, 2021 - A recent study by public health researchers published in Drug and Alcohol Review documents the rapid expansion of the cannabis retail market in Canada in the two years following legalization.
New online calculator can help predict death and need for end-of-life care for frail older adults
July 5, 2021 - A new risk calculator can help predict how long an older adult will live, and support end-of-life planning. The method used to develop the tool is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Can a calculator predict your risk of dementia?
June 25, 2021 - Canadian researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals 55 and over to better understand the health of their brain ...
ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
May 5, 2021 - An ICU admission is associated with a higher rate of suicide and self-harm after discharge when compared to hospital admissions without an ICU stay, according to the first study of its kind published in the medical journal The BMJ.
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).
HELP MD – A novel data-driven approach to study physician wellness
September 21, 2020 - Physician-researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the Bruyère Research Institute are leading a novel data-driven research initiative to better understand and improve physician health and wellness.
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 ...
TOHAMO awards $1.2M for COVID-19 research projects
June 12, 2020 - Could artificial intelligence help predict which COVID-19 patients will become gravely ill? Could a home-based spit test diagnose COVID-19? Could virtual care after surgery reduce patient returns to hospital?
New tool helps predict risk of death, admission to long-term care for people with dementia
April 20, 2020 - A new tool that predicts risk of death and admission to a long-term care facility for patients with dementia may help conversations between health care providers, patients and their families, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical ...
People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Ontario more likely to suffer avoidable deaths than those living in the richest neighbourhoods
December 11, 2019 - Ontario residents living in the most deprived neighbourhoods had the highest risk of avoidable deaths compared to the most well-off neighbourhoods, according to researchers at ICES, a non-profit research institute that uses population-based ...
Cannabis shops concentrate in low-income neighbourhoods
August 13, 2019 - Six months after recreational cannabis became legal in Canada, 260 cannabis shops had opened across the country, with twice as many concentrated in low-income neighbourhoods compared to high-income neighbourhoods. The results are published in ...
Alcohol-related ED visits disproportionately increasing in women and young adults
July 22, 2019 - More Ontarians are ending up in emergency departments (ED) due to alcohol use, with the largest increases happening in women, and young adults between the ages of 25 and 29, according to a new study led by researchers at ICES, The Ottawa ...
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders not enough to prevent potentially avoidable hospital visits: study
April 15, 2019 - Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders in long-term care homes (nursing homes) across Ontario led to reductions in rates of hospitalizations and hospital deaths, but did not eliminate these potentially inappropriate ...
$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 ...
Research project aims to improve end-of-life care in the community
May 25, 2018 - Most people prefer to spend their last days of life at home surrounded by family and loved ones. For many, having the support they need starts with a discussion about what to expect. This often doesn’t happen. Part of the challenge is talking abou
Fewer than 1 in 5 Ontarians receive doctor house calls or palliative home care in their last year of life
February 15, 2018 - Most Ontarians want to die at home, but despite this nearly 70 per cent die in hospitals or long-term care facilities. A new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) shows end-of-life care like doctor house calls or in-home pa
Recent immigrants receive different end-of-life care than long-term residents
December 13, 2017 - New research co-authored by Drs. Peter Tanuseputro and Doug Manuel found that recent immigrants are more likely to die in the intensive care unit compared to other residents. The researchers studied the records of nearly 1 million Ontarians who ...
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
End-of-life care accounts for 10% of health budget
April 14, 2015 - A new study led by Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, a research fellow in Dr. Doug Manuel’s group, shows that Ontario spends $4.7 billion annually (approximately 10% of the health-care budget) on care in the last year of life. Inpatient hospital stays, which ri