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Dr. Geoff Bellingham, Program Director for the newly established Pain Medicine Residency Program, receives the 2014 St. Joseph's MAC Award

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Medical Advisory Committees (MAC) annually recognizes hospital & professional staff who go “above and beyond the call of duty”. These individuals are acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care, through nominations endorsed by the MAC Executive Committee … (Read More)

A Letter to the Editor by Dr. Iglesias, Dr. Jones & colleagues in Haemophilia

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In this letter, Dr. Ivan Iglesias, Dr. Philip Jones and colleagues report that a minimally invasive off-pump CABG with continuous infusion factor prophylaxis is an ideal treatment for persons with haemophilia and has potential to reduce perioperative complications … (Read More)

New Study by faculty, Dr. D Bainbridge and Dr. P Jones, and colleagues

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Read more about this retrospective case-control study on the unilateral postoperative pulmonary edema after minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures … (Read More)

New Research: Percutaneous superior vena cava drainage during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Friday, December 12, 2014

Drs. Bainbridge, Murkin & colleagues explored the effect of using a percutaneous superior vena cava catheter on brain infrared spectroscopy, blood lactate levels, hemodynamics and surgical parameters. … (Read More)

A new pilot randomized study on the role of sevoflurane in acute myocardial infarction

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Drs. Daniel Bainbridge, Ronit Lavi & colleagues investigated whether or not sedation with sevoflurane will reduce infarct size in patients with acute myocardial infarction who are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention … (Read More)

Dr. Janet Martin to join international scientific program planning committee for upcoming EBHC

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dr Martin, Director of the MEDICI Program, will be on the planning committee for the 7th International Conference for Evidence for Sustainability of Health Care (EBHC) Teachers and Developers Conference. The 2015 agenda will be focussed on Increasing Value, and Reducing Waste in health care. … (Read More)

Western Libraries has updated their e-books, & we've gone through the collection for you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Library Assistant Jiyon Ryu, has put together an updated guide to e-books at Western Libraries that are key texts for anesthesia and perioperative medicine. You are going to want to see these! … (Read More)

A new prospective, randomized control pilot study on post-operative dysphagia

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dr. Miguel Arango and colleagues investigate the effect of continuous monitoring and adjustment of the ETTCP during anterior cervical spine surgery on the incidence of post-operative dysphagia. … (Read More)

A letter from our faculty in reference to the article, Admission after sleep surgery is unnecessary in patients without cardiovascular disease

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dr. Philip Jones and Dr. Janet Martin compose a response in reference to Admission after sleep surgery is unnecessary in patients without cardiovascular disease. (Rotenberg B, et al. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep 15) … (Read More)

Atrioventricular disruption after mitral valve replacement: the role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Faculty Dr. Jason Chui and colleagues Drs. Roscoe and Tsang have published a new study in Anesthesia and Analgesia. Intraoperative TEE for Mitral Valve Replacement. See the Key Teaching Points for Clinicians. … (Read More)