Archive for May, 2011

Interprofessional Grand Rounds: What goes around, comes around
Interprofessional Grand Rounds: What goes around,
comes around

Like many health-care organizations, Providence Healthcare has identified the importance of interprofessional education and practice as keys to the best possible patient and client care. Located in Toronto, Providence is one of Ontario’s largest rehabilitation and complex care facilities and ...


Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor post op patients
Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor
post op patients

St. Joseph’s Hospital takes a big leap forward in patient safety by becoming the first hospital in Canada to adopt the remote respiratory monitoring system OxiNet III which enables continuous monitoring of patients’ oxygen saturation levels even when the clinician ...


Formal designation increases access to hepatic, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery
Formal designation increases access to hepatic,
pancreatic and biliary tract surgery

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (St. Joe’s) has been formally recognized by Cancer Care Ontario as a designated site in the province for Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Tract (HPB) surgery. This designation gives them the ability to increase access to ...

Posted: May 1, 2011|Oncology, Surgery|0 comments

Everything under one roof for amputee patients at West Park Healthcare Centre
Everything under one roof for amputee patients at West
Park Healthcare Centre

Imagine you are no longer able to do the many things most us take for granted - tie your shoes, walk to the corner store, pick up a baby. These are some of the scenarios encountered by anyone who has suffered ...


Toronto Rehab scientists use electrostimulation to train injured brains to do new tasks
Toronto Rehab scientists use electrostimulation to train
injured brains to do new tasks

When Dr. Milos R. Popovic dreams of brilliant control systems, it’s not supercomputers or NASA mission control he’s thinking of, it’s the human brain. “The brain is the most sophisticated control system anywhere in existence,” says the biomedical engineer and Toronto ...

Posted: May 1, 2011|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery simplified by new device
Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery
simplified by new device

Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize aortic valve bypass surgery. On November 3, 2010, LHSC’s cardiac surgery team led by Drs. Bob Kiaii ...


First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first time at Brockville General Hospital
First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first
time at Brockville General Hospital

Surgery at Brockville General Hospital  mmn  (BGH) covered new ground November 24th with the first laparoscopic colon resection performed in the hospital’s history. Laparoscopic surgery is done with small incisions and special, minimally-invasive equipment. This type of surgery has been ...


Restorative care program to give patients better option for rehabilitation
Restorative care program to give patients better option
for rehabilitation

The cornerstone of quality health care is making good choices. For many post-treatment patients in acute care, those choices can seem a maze of challenging alternatives to waiting in hospital. Restorative Care, a new program based at the Garden Street ...

Posted: May 1, 2011|Patient Care|0 comments

Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook
Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook

Surgeons at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre have successfully performed their first port access surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve. The highly technical video-assisted procedure has only been performed at three other centres in Canada to date. The minimally invasive surgery ...

Posted: May 1, 2011|Cardiology, Surgery|0 comments

Heart transplant recipient has faith in biomarker research
Heart transplant recipient has faith in
biomarker research

While health probably does not rank high among the concerns of most typical teenagers, Tyler Smith spent most of his young adult life wondering what was wrong with his. For five years, 19 year-old Tyler suffered from asthma-like symptoms. He ...

Posted: May 1, 2011|Cardiology, Research, Surgery|0 comments

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