Research Highlights

 

 
Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis
The largest clinical trial ever to test the effects of so-called clot busting drugs and medical devices concludes that such treatments do not prevent the long-term complication of post-thrombotic syndrome.

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First annual symposium honours the legacy of Mark Wainberg
The first annual Symposium on Emerging and Complex Infectious Diseases, co-hosted by the Lady Davis Institute, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital, and McGill University’s ...

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Hypertension During Pregnancy May Affect Women’s Long-Term Cardiovascular Health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

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Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Brent Richards, Associate Pr...

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IN MEMORIAM - DR. MARK WAINBERG
It is with deep sorrow that the Board of Directors and members of staff of the Lady Davis Institute (LDI), the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Networ...

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Minister of Health announces Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Dr. Roderick McInnes has assumed the responsibilities of Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Neurofeedback: an effective placebo treatment?
Dr. Amir Raz argues that this increasingly popular technology treats patients for reasons very different from those commonly assumed.

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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism
New clinical study, led by the Jewish General Hospital, determines that close to half of patients who suffer a blood clot in their lung will experience exercise limitations at one year.

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Study concludes that androgen deprivation therapy is not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer disease in patients with prostate cancer
Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have concluded that methodological issues were responsible for an earlier study’s controversial finding that a common treatment for late stage prostate cancer...

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