November 06, 2018 With registration now open for our Home Monitoring in Health Care Conference, read more about the home monitoring project our Chair/Chief Dr. Homer Yang and UH Site Chief, Dr. Ashraf Fayad conducted.
October 16, 2018 Dr. Lin, alongside residents Dr. Chong and Szoke, conducted a systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials recruiting pediatric surgical patients receiving a caudal block for surgical anesthesia or postoperative analgesia.Included studies compared dexamethasone (caudal, intravenous, or both) to control.
September 28, 2018 Drs. Rosemary Craen, Jason Chui and Ian Herrick contributed chapters to the second edition of this practical guide for any practitioner of neuroanesthesia: beginner, occasional or experienced.
September 07, 2018 Dr. George Nicolaou co-authored a study to assess the state of practice and perspectives of anesthesiologists regarding lung-protective ventilation during elective one-lung ventilation.
September 04, 2018 Robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass represents the optimal surgical approach for ultrafast track anesthesia. Learn more from a paper co-authored by Dr. Christopher Harle and Dr. Ivan Iglesias.
July 24, 2018 Dr. Shalini Dhir and Dr. Peter Mack authored a paper with colleagues to compare the effectiveness of supraclavicular and infraclavicular approaches to brachial plexus block for elbow surgery.
July 06, 2018 Dr. Giraldo, Dr. Harle, and colleagues co-authored a paper in Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología presenting a case review on the surgical treatment of carcinoid syndrome metastatic disease.
June 28, 2018 In the Journal of Medical Imaging, Dr. Bainbridge and colleagues recently published an article examining the benefits of training physicians with cardiac phantoms for MitraClip procedures.
May 29, 2018 Dr. Turkstra, Dr. Jones and colleagues from Schulich published a new study in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia that examines the quality of sample size calculations for RCTs published across six general anesthesiology journals.
May 18, 2018 Drs. Michelle Gros, Shalini Dhir, Indu Singh, Andreas Antoniou, Sandra Katsiris, Ian McConachie and former OB fellow Dr. Fatemah Qasem represented our Obstetrics team at the SOAP annual meeting in Miami.
May 04, 2018 Dr. Hegazy, Dr. Zhou, and colleagues publish new review in Canadian Journal of Cardiology that explores growing evidence suggesting methods that may increase quality of life or chances of survival after sudden cardiac arrest.
April 04, 2018 Dr. Matthew Chong (PGY4), Dr. Ian McConachie, and colleagues consider the outcomes of modern goal-directed therapy in new systematic review, looking for decreases in morbidity and mortality.
March 27, 2018 Drs. Miguel Arango, Angela Builes, Mauricio Giraldo, and Isabel Arias (former Neuroanesthesia fellow) were largely involved in the second LatinNeuro meeting in Colombia, an initiative to improve Neuroscience and medicine in the region.
March 01, 2018 Drs. Chui, Alimiri (fellow) and Craen are the investigators on a study published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Studies published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Studies on the effective of differing sedatives on surgical outcomes. Intraoperative sedation is often used to facilitate deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery; however, these sedative agents also suppress microelectrode recordings (MER). To date, there have been no studies that have examined the effects of differing sedatives on surgical outcomes and the success of DBS surgery.
February 15, 2018 In a new systematic overview, Dr. Janet Martin and colleagues explore the terminology and definitions surrounding the phenomenon of evidence reversal (ER)-which occurs when an existing claim is tested and the original evidence is contradicted by new and stronger evidence.
February 15, 2018 PGY4, Dr. Matthew Chong and Drs. Davy Cheng and Janet Martin of the MEDICI team, explore as to whether or not transfusion thresholds for critical care versus surgical patients should differ.
February 08, 2018 Drs. Catalina Casas Lopez, Wilfredo Puentes, Ivan Iglesias, and colleagues describe how bedside ultrasound technologies can best be integrated into current clinical management in their recent editorial in the Colombian Journal of Anesthesia.
February 07, 2018 Drs. Catalina Casas Lopez, Deepti Vissa, and Ian Herrick recently represented the cardiac team at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Orlando, Florida, presenting two posters on work being done at LHSC to improve the perioperative patient handover process.
February 07, 2018 Cardiac Clinical Fellow, Dr. Satoru Fujii, and Drs. Ray Zhou and Achal Dhir, consider the evolving techniques and technologies required for cardiac ablation in this review for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
February 07, 2018 Dr. Ramiro Arellano and colleagues publish an article examining the rise in popularity of point-of-care ultrasounds (POCUS) as part of anesthesia practice. They highlight a need for new curriculum development and standardization to include POCUS competency to residency training programs across Canada.
February 06, 2018 In the journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Dr. Biswas and colleagues publish a randomized controlled trial that examines the relative contributions of adductor canal block and low-dose intrathecal morphine (ITM) to postoperative analgesia and functional recovery after total knee arthroplasty.
January 24, 2018 Drs. Antoniou, Marmai, Qasem, Cherry, Jones, and Singh, look to improve postgrad programs by educating residents on the importance of informed consent for labour epidural analgesia, and how such consent can best be obtained.
January 15, 2018 Dr. Ahmed Hegazy and colleagues investigate a new method of temperature management which is designed to provide a low-risk alternative method for controlling patient temperature in critical care settings. Read the full article and watch the video for this new and dynamic open-source publication.
January 08, 2018 The Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) recently announced this year’s recipients of the 2018 CAME Certificate of Merit which promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.