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Dr. Mohit Bhandari

THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE DEBRIS FROM SERIOUS WOUNDS WITH BONE BREAKS

Dr. Mohit Bhandari's study addresses the controversy about the best way to clean the debris from serious wounds with bone breaks. More ►


Dr. Russell de Souza

MCMASTER PAPER IN TOP 100 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS OF 2015

Russell de Souza study among the top 100 scientific papers receiving media attention around the world in 2015, according to a U.K. measurement company. More ►


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MAJOR REVIEW ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY DR. PJ DEVEREAUX IN THE NEJM!

PJ Devereaux’s role in the field of perioperative, surgical and anesthesiology care indicated by writing a seminal article in one the leading medical journals supports our choice to make this field a priority area in the Department’s AGENDA 2020. Our goal is "worry-free surgery” for all patients. Congratulations to Dr. Devereaux.”

- Department Chair, Dr. Holger Schünemann

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Dr. Holger Schünemann

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (ASH) IS COLLABORATING WITH DR. HOLGER SCHÜNEMANN

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is collaborating with a team at McMaster University led by Dr. Holger Schünemann to develop clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). More ►


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CHCH INTERVIEWED JASON BUSSE FOR A THREE-PART SERIES ON ALTERNATIVE PAIN THERAPIES

CHCH interviewed Jason Busse (Joint Member, CE&B) for a three-part series on alternative pain therapies, including chiropractic therapy, acupuncture and the Bowen therapy.    

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DR. MARK CROWTHER'S RESEARCH DECREASES RISKS OF NEW BLOOD THINNERS

Dr. Mark Crowther's (Associate Member, CE&B) research has successfully tested an antidote that reverses the effects of two new blood thinners named apixaban and rivaroxaban. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More ►


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ANDREW COSTA ON ‘BIG DATA IN ACTION’ CAN HELP HEALTH CARE

The Hamilton Spectator highlighted a presentation — using big data to meet the health needs of seniors — given by Andrew Costa as part of the Big Ideas, Better Cities lecture series. Guillaume Paré, Andrew McArthur and John Cairney also made presentations. More ►


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CHLOE BEDARD RECEIVES THE HEI FALL 2015 TRAVEL AWARD

Congratulations to Chloe Bedard who is the recipient of the HEI Fall 2015 travel award in the amount of $500. Chloe is a M.Sc. student in the Health Research Methodology Graduate Program. The next travel award will be awarded in Spring 2016.


Dr. Paola Muti

PAOLA MUTI ADDRESSES THE WHO WARNING

CBC Hamilton published a Q&A with Paola Muti regarding advice on how to cope with the news that processed meat has now been listed by the World Health Organization as a Group 1 carcinogen along side asbestos, alcohol and arsenic. More ►


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GORDON GUYATT NAMED TO THE MEDICAL HALL OF FAME

Gordon Guyatt has been named to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for his ground breaking contributions in the measurement of health-related quality of life and led the initial development of the concept of EBM. More ►


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JUST LAUNCHED: MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM

The Master of Public Health Program was officially launched Sept. 10 at a reception in the Faculty of Health Sciences Library. More ►


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The Telegraph (UK), The National Post, 680 News and 660 News, reported on research led by PJ Devereux

Research led by PJ Devereux shows that statins – typically used for lowering cholesterol – reduce the risk of death post-surgery. More ►


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Jason Busse's study published by BMJ Open

An analysis by Jason Busse has found that workers disabled by low back pain and receiving disability benefits are more likely to stay on claim if they are treated with opioids. More ►


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West Nile virus: Q and A with McMaster’s Mark Loeb

Dr. Mark Loeb offers some valuable advice on how to stay protected from this end-of-summer scourge. More ►


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Russell de Souza is lead author on BMJ article showing no increased risk from saturated fats

de Souza's study has found that that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, but saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. More ►


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Gordon Guyatt study finds steroid therapy benefits patients with pneumonia

Gordon Guyatt is senior investigator on study demonstrating the benefits of corticosteroid therapy for one of the most common serious medical conditions. More ►


CE&B Researchers awarded $37.2M for health research

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CE&B health researchers will receive a total of $37.2M from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to further their high-impact research, the federal government announced today. The funds will support research ranging from a better understanding of how to combat bacteria to improving critical care, and from studying cardiovascular issues around the world to examining the relationship between the gut and the brain. More ►


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$5.3M from Public Health for National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

“McMaster is a world leader in evidence-based practice and knowledge translation, and in developing knowledge sharing platforms that support clinicians, health professionals and policy makers use the best available evidence in practice and policy,” says Dobbins. More ►


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Deborah Cook initaties Three Wishes Project

"We developed this project to try to bring peace to the final days of critically ill patients and to ease the grieving process," said Cook. "For the patients we wanted to dignify their deaths and celebrate their lives; for family members, to humanize the dying experience and create positive memories; and for clinicians, to foster patient and family-centred care." More ►


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Paul Moayyedi research study may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer

A research review for the Cochrane Library, led by Dr. Paul Moayyedi, has found that eliminating Helicobacter pylori bacterium — the main cause of stomach ulcers — with a short course of therapy of two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. More ►


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Tim Whelan Research finds additional radiation reduces breast-cancer recurrence for some patients

The research, which examined the addition of regional nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation compared with whole-breast irradiation alone, is the lead article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine this week. More ►


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Kathy Bennett has lead article on CanJ on Youth Suicide Prevention Plan for Canada

Youth Suicide Prevention Plan for Canada: A Systematic Review of Reviews, led by Kathy Bennett is lead article in special issue of Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. More ►


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David Sackett given tribute of laughter

There was lots of laughter, and a few tears, as McMaster University and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine said goodbye to Dr. David L. Sackett who passed away in May at age 80. More ►


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Health Policy PhD student wins prestigious Trudeau scholarship

Avram Denburg, PhD student in Health Policy, received a prestigious doctoral scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for his work on improving drug policies. More ►


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Women's Health Scholar to study link between maltreatment, eating disorders

Melissa Kimber, a PhD candidate working in McMaster's Offord Centre for Child Studies, has been named one of nine leading scholars in women's health to receive research awards from the Council of Ontario Universities. More ►


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Federal government recognizes Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging for reaching 50,000 participants

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging's (CLSA) milestone of reaching its ambitious recruitment goal of 50,000 Canadian participants was formally recognized by the Government of Canada. More ►


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Deborah Cook earns University's highest honour

Deborah Cook was named one of five new Distinguished University Professors More ►


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Two HEI faculty members, PJ Devereaux and Mohit Bhandari, are honoured as Distinguished University Scholars

PJ Devereaux and Mohit Bhandari were named Distinguished University Scholars in the first year this award was created. This award recognizes faculty members in mid-career who have already distinguished themselves as international scholars. More ►


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Dr. John Lavis awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Evidence-Informed Health Systems.

Dr. John Lavis' research program emphasizes "evidence-informed" health systems that will provide the best mix of cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them. Lavis will evaluate innovative strategies that support the use of research evidence in health systems in Canada and internationally, and examine how context and issues influence these strategies. More ►


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Dr. Sanjit Jolly's research makes international news

Dr. Sanjit Jolly leads the largest study ever of its kind, that has found that a routine strategy of blood clot removal during treatment for heart attacks was not beneficial and was associated with an increased risk of stroke. Story picked up by The Hamilton Spec and several international media outlets More ►


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Parminder Raina and team research renewed: $41.6 million awarded

Investment in Canadian knowledge of aging renewed: great news for Dr. Parminder Raina and his team: $41.6 million awarded for next five years of CLSA. More ►


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Michael Boyle speaks to the Spectator about the struggle in recruiting families to participate in the Ontario Child Health Study

"We knew it was going to be a tough sell but we feel it's important," said Dr. Michael Boyle, the Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Child Health and director of the Offord centre for Child Studies. "The information on child and youth mental health is out of date." More ►


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Jason Busse research finds one-third of chiropractors oppose vaccines.

The Hamilton Spectator covered research by Jason Busse that found one-third of chiropractors oppose vaccines. More ►


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Deborah Cook receives the 2015 Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize

Dr. Deborah Cook received the 2015 Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize in Palliative Care. This award is given to one whose work continues to pave the way for continued growth and improvement of end-of-life care in the region. More ►


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Thomas Agoritsas research holds promise to revolutionize shared decision-making in the doctor's office

Traditional decision aids to help patient-doctor discussions have drawbacks, but a new electronic model developed by McMaster researchers (lead author Thomas Agoritsas) holds promise of revolutionizing shared decision-making in the doctor's office with the touch of an electronic tablet More ►


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Dr. John You is the lead author of the study about end-of-life discussions.

The most important barriers to discussions with seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families about goals of care have been outlined by a research team led by Dr. John You; paper published in JAMA. More ►


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Research led by Gordon Guyatt showed how the World Health Organization has frequently based decisions on poor-quality scientific evidence.

The National Post and and CTV News reported on research led by Dr. Gordon Guyatt that showed how the World Health Organization has frequently based decisions on poor-quality scientific evidence.More ►


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Joy MacDermid research proves McMaster University's School of Rehabilitation Science ranked highest in Canada

Dr. Joy MacDermid research published in Physiotherapy Canada examined the productivity of physical and occupational therapy faculty at universities across Canada using measurements related to research publications and citations as well as federal funding as indicators of academic impact. More ►


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Salim Yusuf announced as new president of the World Heart Federation

Dr. Salim Yusuf, one of Hamilton's best-known medical researchers is taking over as president of the World Heart Federation. HHS president Rob MacIsaac said in a news release. "His work has had an enormous impact on patient care around the globe and has put Hamilton on the map as a destination of choice for other leading researchers and aspiring researchers." More ►


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Paré and Paola Muti receive CFI funding through its John R. Evans Leadership Fund

Dr. Paola Muti will receive $216,000 for Infrastructure to Support Cancer Risk Assessment Research and Dr. Guillaume Paré will be awarded $200,000 for Infrastructure for Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology. The CFI fund offers infrastructure funding to allow leading research faculty to undertake cutting-edge research. More ►