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Newswise: World-first: experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby
Released: 4-Oct-2021 8:25 AM EDT
World-first: experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby
University Health Network (UHN)

Physicians recommend that patients with pulmonary hypertension avoid pregnancy, given the high risk of death for the mother and baby. However, Candice Cruise was unaware of her condition until she reached 21 weeks of pregnancy.

Released: 12-Nov-2019 5:30 AM EST
‘It’s not about just surviving. It’s about seeing my patients living normally’
University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Eugene Chang was 25, recently engaged and halfway through a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Vancouver when he started feeling sick. Fatigue, dizziness and nausea took over his normally active lifestyle. Suddenly his bike to work was not so easy.

Released: 29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Why Some Gain When Under Pain
University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Davis has shown that individuals can be classified as one of two types depending on how pain affects their performance in doing a task. In P-type individuals, pain impedes their ability to perform a task; whereas, in A-type individuals, like Bobby Baun, pain enhances their performance.

Released: 10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT
New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients
University Health Network (UHN)

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information, step-by-step instruction and individual exercise videos as part of a proven effective fitness program.

Released: 20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT
Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant
University Health Network (UHN)

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.

Released: 2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST
Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed
University Health Network (UHN)

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.

Released: 24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST
New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use
University Health Network (UHN)

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.

Released: 11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST
Major Milestone in Communications Standards for Diabetes Devices
University Health Network (UHN)

JDRF and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto announced publication of interoperability standards for diabetes devices. The work is the result of JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) funding to Dr. Joseph Cafazzo at UHN to pilot the development of standard communication protocols that define how diabetes devices, such as insulin pumps, blood glucose meters, and continuous glucose monitors, communicate with one another and with other devices.

Released: 30-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Discover Possible Cause of Common Dementia, Opening Avenues for Treatment
University Health Network (UHN)

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered a major cause of dementia. In this type of dementia, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals.

14-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre to Announce Successful Implant of Argus Retinal Prosthesis System
University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Robert Devenyi and Dr. Samuel Markowitz will give a presentation followed by a Q and A session on the successful implantation of Canada’s first eye prosthesis system, a device that restores functional vision in patients with forms of advanced retinitis pigmentosa.

9-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre to Announce Successful Implant of Argus Retinal Prosthesis System
University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Robert Devenyi and Dr. Samuel Markowitz will give a presentation followed by a Q and A session on the successful implantation of Canada’s first eye prosthesis system, a device that restores functional vision in patients with forms of advanced retinitis pigmentosa, on Tuesday, October 14 at 11 a.m. (ET).


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