November 19, 2020 In 2019, three surgical departments at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) launched a Cut the Count campaign to reduce opioid prescriptions. All three departments surpassed the target level, with LHSC Children's Hospital achieving more than double the target goal. Children’s Hospital accomplished their significant reduction through education and collaboration. Read the full article in the LHSC Staff Newsletter, the Page. Please note: hospital credentials required to login.
November 02, 2020 Dr. Jeremy Burton has been appointed as Research Chair in Human Microbiome and Probiotics at Lawson Health Research Institute for a five-year term. As part of the Chair’s responsibilities, Dr. Burton will also assume the title of Director for the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics Research, which is located at Lawson.
October 09, 2020 Dr. Alp Sener, Chair/Chief of Urology, collaborated with a team of Western University researchers to create a new portable temperature regulating device, which can be used to transport a wide array of temperature-sensitive items including organs, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
October 06, 2020 In March, surgical teams at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) began performing cardiac surgeries in its new donor funded state-of-the-art Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room (OR) at University Hospital.
September 25, 2020 For patients with kidney stones, ureteral stents (hollow devices placed in the ureter – the tube between the kidney and bladder) can be used temporarily to relieve urinary obstruction. Despite the use of antibiotics, ureteral stents often become encrusted with minerals and coated with bacteria. This can lead to complications like infection and the need for replacement surgery.
September 24, 2020 Dr. Hassan Razvi, Professor in the Division of Urology, and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kait Al conduct the first large study investigating bacteria both in urine and adhered to ureteral stents in the hopes of decreasing the number of stent-associated infections.
August 20, 2020 Led by Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, Associate Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, the team at the Surgi-Centre complete its 100th surgery while helping to reduce the surgery backlog resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 10, 2020 A randomized controlled trial by Urology members looks at ways to reduce postoperative complications and duration of hospitalization for kidney and simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplant recipients.
July 29, 2020 The study titled, “Surgery versus Conservative Care for Persistent Sciatica Lasting 4 to 12 Months,” was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Led by Dr. Chris Bailey, the team discovered that undergoing spine surgery improved patients' experiences of pain versus non-operative treatment.
July 15, 2020 The Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day will be a virtual event this year, taking place on November 11 and beginning at 1:00 p.m. Abstracts for resident presentations and pitches for the dragon's den competition are being accepted until August 10, 2020.
June 10, 2020 Two funding competitions were recently launched to support COVID-19 research. If you are planning to apply to either of these competitions, please contact Lawson’s Grant Development team.
June 01, 2020 Papers published in June by Surgery members cover topics from reducing opioid use after anorectal surgery, the comparison between intraoperative photoacoustic tomography and preoperative MRI for breast tumours, the broader role of competence committees, and more.
May 14, 2020 Dr. Teeter, Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a recipient of a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. Established in 2003, the program provides awards to new researchers to recognize and support innovative work that not only impacts positively the learning environment in their department, but society at large.
May 04, 2020 This month, articles published by Surgery faculty cover the clinical outcomes of a rotating hinge total knee and distal femoral arthroplasty system, the evolution of tricuspid regurgitation after repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation, the correlation of surgical trainee performance on laparoscopic versus endoscopic simulation, the quality of life in neurourology patients, and more.
April 16, 2020 Congratulations to Dr. Gerald Brock, Professor, Division of Urology, and Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett, Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, on receiving Schulich Excellence Awards. Dr. Brock has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Van Koughnett has been awarded the Schulich Leader Award.
April 15, 2020 More than 30 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members are engaged in creating and delivering interprofessional simulation experiences, with the goal of helping health care providers learn, adapt and prepare for the COVID-19 cases they may encounter.
April 13, 2020 Dr. Christopher Schlachta, Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been appointed to the position of Site Chief of Surgery at LHSC, University Hospital and the Department of Surgery, Western University, effective July 1, 2020.
April 03, 2020 Selected articles published by Surgery faculty members in the month of April. Topics include treatments for distal humerus fractures, infective endocarditis, outcomes influencing total knee arthroplasty, a comparative study of surgical approaches to treat aortic aneurysm repair in octogenarians, and more.
March 31, 2020 Dr. Shelley McKellar, Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, discusses the parallels between the current pandemic and disease outbreaks of the past.
March 16, 2020 The deadline to submit an abstract for the Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day Poster Competition or a pitch for the 2020 Surgical Dragon’s Den competition has been extended to March 23, 2020.
March 09, 2020 Dr. John Denstedt, Professor in the Division of Urology, discusses how treatments for kidney stones have evolved over time, including current prevention strategies and how new research is unlocking new possibilities for the future.
February 27, 2020 Study by scientists Dr. O'Gorman, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Drs. Burton and Reid, Division of Urology, and colleagues in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, explores how the interactions of uropathogenic bacteria and commensal lactobacilli could be used to treat and prevent UUI and OAB.
February 25, 2020 The LHSC Surgi-centre is a 10,000-square-foot space on the fourth floor of 746 Baseline Rd. purpose-built for outpatient surgical procedures. Dr. Lawendy, Associate Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, is the medical lead for the centre, which has been in the making for more than three years.
February 14, 2020 This joint offering from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Ivey School of Business, will provide the participant with practical ways to incorporate managerial concepts into enhancing health care delivery.
January 28, 2020 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery members and colleagues from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Western University and the Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyons, France, analyze regional bone density in type E2 glenoids.
January 27, 2020 The next Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at King’s University College, London. A call for abstracts will be posted in February.
January 15, 2020 Dr. Cristancho, Department of Surgery, and Dr. Taylor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, examine the self-healing capacity demonstrated by social insects and its applicability to health care teams.
January 02, 2020 Congratulations to Dr. ML Myers on being named a Member of the Order of Canada for her leadership and volunteerism as a board member of the Stratford Festival and the London Community Foundation.