December 12, 2016 Drs. Marc St-Amand, Ivan Iglesias, and colleagues, describe a technique of combined transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), off-pump single coronary artery bypass, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a high-risk patient presenting with unstable angina and severe heart failure.
November 23, 2016 Admired and well-loved by his colleagues, former faculty member and Department Deputy Chairperson Dr. Gideon (Giep) Rossouw, passed away on November 19th. On behalf of the Department, we extend our condolences to Dr. Rossouw’s family and friends during this difficult time.
October 18, 2016 Dr. Andreas Antoniou and colleagues conduct simulation-based assessment of anesthesiology residents’ competence in preparation for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons' implementation of Competency by Design.
October 13, 2016 Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and esteemed author, Dr. Paul Barash of the Yale School of Medicine, will be joining us for a special lecture, “The Game Changers: The Twenty Most Important
Anesthesia Articles Ever Published”.
October 07, 2016 Dr. Philip Jones and colleagues conduct a systematic review to examine the efficacy, tolerability, and acceptability of asenapine compared with other antipsychotics in the treatment of psychotic disorders.
October 03, 2016 The WCA serves as an ideal networking platform for anaesthesiologists from around the globe to meet, and acts as a key resource for education and best practice in anaesthesiology and its sub- specialities; it is the flagship congress of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).
September 29, 2016 CMAJ. 2016 Mar 15;188(5):329-36. Epub 2015 Dec 14. "Remote ischemic preconditioning is a simple therapy that may reduce cardiac and kidney injury. We undertook a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of this therapy on markers of heart and kidney injury after cardiac surgery".
September 23, 2016 Drs. Adrienne Carr (Clinical Fellow), Nelson Gonzalez (Clinical Fellow) and Ramiro Arellano, report a case of a patient with bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) undergoing liver retransplantation
September 21, 2016 The Randomized Isoflurane and Sevoflurane Comparison in Cardiac Surgery (RISCCS) is a pragmatic randomized non-inferiority comparative effectiveness clinical trial that began in November 2011. From its inception to conclusion in March 2014, the RISCCS study saw participation of 464 adults having coronary artery bypass graft and/or single valve surgery.
August 29, 2016 "Overt stroke after non-cardiac surgery has a substantial impact on the duration and quality of life. Covert stroke in the non-surgical setting is much more common than overt stroke and is associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Little is known about covert stroke after non-cardiac, non-carotid artery surgery." Br J Anaesth. 2016 Aug;117(2):191-7.
August 22, 2016 "Epidural analgesia is highly effective for labour pain relief, but can be challenging to perform in labouring patients. The ability to transduce a pulsatile pressure waveform from epidural needles in non-pregnant patients correlates with successful epidural blockade..."
August 11, 2016 On August 27th, Dept Administrative Assistant Cathy Pollard, will be joined by her team of "Sleep-Walkers" and fellow colleagues, for Toronto's 2016 Mudderella course! They will be running the obstacle course on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Cheer them on and support a great cause!
July 31, 2016 Intraoperative cerebral autoregulation assessment using ultrasound-tagged near-infrared-based cerebral blood flow in comparison to transcranial doppler cerebral flow velocity: A pilot study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Oct;29(5):1187-93.
July 14, 2016 Kaiser Health Network (KHN) Health News reports on the new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure, coauthored by Dr. Davy Cheng
July 11, 2016 This new open-access publication, "An evidence-based guide to monitoring, prevention and management", was recently launched at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists World Congress in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
July 04, 2016 Dr. Shalini Dhir, Dr. Kevin Armstrong, Dr. Pod Armstrong, and Dr. Su Ganapathy (Professor Emeritus) conducted this study to determine if placement of infraclavicular catheters guided by ultrasound is quicker than placement guided by nerve stimulation.
June 29, 2016 The IARS is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 with its mission focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
June 27, 2016 Leave for Change is a volunteerism program that brings the world to your workplace. The employee gains experience, exposure to social/development issues and takes a key role in showing how we are making a difference internationally.
The program enables two staff this year to transform their vacation into a three to four-week volunteer assignment in one of 10 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Volunteers contribute skills and advice to local partner organizations with the support of a team of professionals in the host country. Employees contribute by using their vacation time to serve on assignment in a developing country; the university invests in the employee by matching costs shared with external partners.
June 06, 2016 The Internal Research Fund (IRF) competition is a research grant competition funded by the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. Grants are awarded to exceptional investigators within the department pursuing projects in clinical medicine, basic science, or education.
May 09, 2016 This month in the Journal, Mottiar et al. explore the implications of legalizing [physician-assisted death] in Canada and focus on issues particularly relevant to anesthesiologists...Can J Anesth. (2016) 63:241-245.
April 10, 2016 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is pleased to congratulate Dr. Michael Sharpe, a intensivist at LHSC’s University Hospital, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN).
March 28, 2016 Antibiotics vs Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis: A Global Health Perspective by Dr. Janet Martin (MEDICI) and her student, Rohin Krishnan, has been selected as one of the "Top Written Abstracts by Category". Register now to learn more about groundbreaking research being conducted across London, Ontario!
March 23, 2016 Randomized double-blind safety comparison of intravenous iron dextran versus iron sucrose in an adult non-hemodialysis outpatient population: A feasibility study. BMC Hematol. 2016 Mar 11;16:7.
February 23, 2016 Ascorbate inhibits platelet-endothelial adhesion in an in-vitro model of sepsis via reduced endothelial surface P-selectin expression. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2016 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]
February 19, 2016 Ketamine added to morphine or hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia for acute postoperative pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Can J Anesth. 2015 Dec. [Epub ahead of print]
February 09, 2016 Does preoperative rehabilitation for patients planning to undergo joint replacement surgery improve outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2016 Feb 2;6(2): e009857.
January 04, 2016 The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) 16th Annual Medical Student Prize: This competition is being held to increase Undergraduate Medical Students’ awareness of the specialty of Anesthesiology and the role of Anesthesiologists’ in modern health care.
January 04, 2016 The MEDICI Centre and the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine were invited by WHO EESC to participate in the service organization and clinical interventions in strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and anesthesia as a component of universal health coverage, and to address the WHO Ebola guideline in surgery.
October 27, 2017 Lois Hayter is the Manager of Administration and Finance for the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine. Her interpersonal skills and expertise have supported the significant cultural change in the Department during the past 13 years. She is described as the ‘go to’ person in the Department for a myriad of matters that arise, assisting the 82 faculty/consultants, clinical fellows and hospital and university staff. Please join us on May 19th at the awards ceremony!
October 27, 2017 In a new Review in Current Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Dr. Rudy Noppens examines current data about topicalisation of the airway, including nebulisation, spray-as-you-go techniques and airway nerve blocks.