One of the greatest unmet needs of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is abdominal pain. Opioid drugs are the most effective treatment, but they have serious side effects.
However, new opioid drugs now in development offer longer-lasting pain relief with minimal side effects, and Dr. Stephen Vanner, a clinician-scientist...Read more
Ruaa Al-Qazazi and Kali de Repentigny are first-year Master’s students enrolled in the graduate program of the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME), in Queen’s Department of Medicine. This total-immersion experience combines working in labs with physicians and scientists at the leading edge of their fields, while also connecting with health-care teams...Read more
Dr. D.J. Cook, KGHRI clinician-scientist and a neurosurgeon at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, has been awarded $40,000 from the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Women’s Giving Circle for his innovative research into brain bleeds in the elderly.
Dr. Cook and a team at KHSC, Providence Care and Queen’s University are working...Read more
Danielle McCully is helping to open new avenues of research into inherited blood disorders. Diagnosed with mild hemophilia in her early 20s, she is a frequent participant in research being done by Dr. Paula James, one of Canada’s foremost experts on bleeding disorders. Recently her story was profiled in the...Read more
New research by Dr. Amer Johri, a clinician-scientist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, shows that non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the major arteries in the neck may hold the key to better treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.
In a recently completed study, Dr. Johri,and his team used 2D ultrasound...Read more
KHSC physician Dr. Paula James has revealed women who are carriers of hemophilia A, an inherited bleeding disorder, experience abnormal bleeding in about 30 per cent of cases. Dr. James is working to unravel the mystery as to why this abnormal bleeding, including nosebleeds, heavy periods, and bleeding following childbirth, occurs....Read more
Research led by Dr. David Berman, Director of the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute and a clinician-scientist with the KGH Research Institute, has identified a simpler, faster and lower-cost approach to diagnostic testing that could rapidly improve personalized treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC).
Currently, molecular sequencing is widely used in...Read more
For the eighth consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the ‘Top 40’ research hospitals in the country. The list, compiled by RE$EARCH Infosource each year, ranks hospitals based on both total research spending and research intensity. KHSC has been on the list every year...Read more
A new study headed by KGH Research Institute clinician-scientist Dr. Chris Evans has revealed people who experience major injuries requiring hospitalization, such as those caused by car crashes and falls, have a much higher risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders. Results showed that this group is at...Read more
For frail and elderly individuals, brain bleeds caused by falling are a major health risk. For some, there’s also a risk of misdiagnosis, because the symptoms of a brain bleed (most commonly a subdural hematoma) can be mistaken for age-related conditions such as dementia, neurological disease or medication effects.