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BC steps up measures to address viral hepatitis
British Columbia steps up measures to address
viral hepatitis

  : Dr. Julio Montaner is the director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Pauls’ Hospital. A model for HIV treatment and prevention developed by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) in HIV/AIDS at St. ...


Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a priority through innovation and research
Making excellent care for acute heart failure patients a
priority through innovation and research

Seven years ago, Andrea Marrie unexpectedly became a heart transplant candidate when she was found teetering at the precipice of end stage heart failure. A healthy and vivacious young woman who was just twenty-two years old, nobody anticipated Andrea to ...

Posted: December 3, 2012|Cardiology|0 comments

Immunodeficiency Clinic helps HIV-positive and AIDS patients live well and long
Immunodeficiency Clinic helps HIV-positive and AIDS
patients live well and long

Advent of ARVs sees shift in clinic services from focus on dying to improving quality of life Thanks to the miracle workers at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), the treatment and care for HIV/AIDS is now about living, not dying. The focus of ...


Innovative surgical procedure taught to doctors around world
Innovative surgical procedure taught to doctors
around world

Dr. John Webb and his colleagues at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital are making open-heart surgery a thing of the past, saving the lives of patients not viable for conventional heart surgery, such as former Vancouver city councilor and Order of ...


Unique clinical trial will examine new treatments for heroin addiction
Unique clinical trial will examine new treatments for
heroin addiction

A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver within the next two months. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care’s Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS), it’s the ...

Posted: December 6, 2011|Addictions and Drugs, Featured, Research|0 comments

Nocturnal dialysis pilot project holds promise as life-changer for patients
Nocturnal dialysis pilot project holds promise as
life-changer for patients

Three years ago, Jack Cheung’s failing kidneys were destroying his quality of life. “I couldn’t work for more than two hours at a time,” says the 58-year-old automotive technician. “My hands would cramp, my feet were swollen and I couldn’t stand ...


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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