Articles By: Leslie Shepherd

Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms
Researchers create “black box” for use in
operating rooms

The black box is only for laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgeries that insert video cameras in thin plastic tubes into small incisions in the body. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, ...


Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps
Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps

Dr. Pollard is able to discharge patients earlier with the use of disposable pain pumps. Imagine being able to go home the same day as having major foot or shoulder surgery and still cope with the pain. That’s what some patients ...


Researchers question practice of automatically transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients
Researchers question practice of automatically
transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients

Dr. Sandro Rizoli is a national leader in trauma resuscitation research and was appointed as the first St. Michael’s Hospital-University of Toronto Endowed Chair in Trauma Research in July. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital are asking questions about the practice ...


Introducing Canada’s first Zebrafish Centre for Advanced Drug Discovery
Introducing Canada’s first Zebrafish Centre for
Advanced Drug Discovery

  St. Michael’s Hospital is now home to the first fully automated high-throughput zebrafish screening facility in Canada and one of the most advanced screening facilities in the world. The facility is headed by Dr. Xiao-Yan Wen, a global leader in zebrafish ...


Simulation centre will teach new skills and latest surgery techniques
Simulation centre will teach new skills and latest
surgery techniques

St. Michael’s Hospital opened the most advanced simulation centre in Canada this fall – and has already added new equipment, a simulator for practicing 3-D surgery. The Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre will allow students and health care workers from a ...


Patient receives kidney transplant from donor with different blood type
Patient receives kidney transplant from donor with
different blood type

St. Michael’s Hospital is the first in North America to have used a novel device that cleaned the blood of a kidney patient and allowed him to receive a transplant from a donor with a different blood type. Andre Cossette, a ...


Female donors contribute to renovate Women’s Health Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto
Female donors contribute to renovate Women’s Health
Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto

Four years ago, a committee of female donors set out to raise $4.5 million to renovate the Women’s Health Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, an aging facility that in no way reflected the quality of care provided. ...

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