Evaluating Self-Harm Admissions to Pediatric Hospitals

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • July 19, 2018

In response to the serious mental health issue of adolescent self-harm by drug ingestion in Newfoundland, the authors evaluated hospital admissions of adolescents for self-poisoning to determine whether there was indeed an increase in hospitalizations. Results indicated an increase has occurred in NL, and that further research is warranted to identify effective prevention strategies for this serious problem. The article, Hospitalizations due to self-poisoning at a Canadian paediatric hospital appears in Paediatrics & child health.

 

Acute Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • July 3, 2018

A recent meta‐analysis indicates that nebulized hypertonic saline may potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization in infants with acute bronchiolitis in the ED setting. Screening 293 records and over 1700 patients in eight trials showed a "16% reduction in the risk of hospitalization among patients treated with HS compared to NS.

 

Exercise in Late Pregnancy

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 28, 2018

There is little knowledge on how the mechanism to buffer changes in blood pressure are affected by physical activity in pregnant women. Researchers from WCHRI tested 58 third trimester women to determine how Maternal Physical Activity Is Associated With Improved Blood Pressure Regulation During Late Pregnancy. This study was published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

 

Criteria for Selecting and Measuring Useful Pharmacodynamic Endpoints

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 28, 2018

Recognizing that PD endpoints are "essential for establishing the benefit-to-risk ratio for therapeutic interventions in children and neonates", Dr. Lauren Kelly (CHRIM) et.al. recently published an article in Pediatric Research providing criteria for selecting and measuring useful PD endpoints for each age-disease-specific group, and set an agenda for research in this field. Useful pharmacodynamic endpoints in children: selection, measurement, and next steps.

 

Asthma in Children

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 27, 2018

A recent study from Saskatchewn shows evidence of asthma under diagnosis in rural areas. results support the use of objective measures in addition to symptoms history when investigating asthma across urban-rural gradients. The article, Asthma diagnosis among children along an urban-rural gradient appears in the Journal of Asthma.

 

WHRI Member Looking to Develop Syphilis Vaccine

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 18, 2018

Dr. Caroline Cameron (UVIC) and her team have made a recent discovery that makes a syphilis vaccine closer to reality. She was recently featured in a CBC article in light of the spike in cases over the years and increasing need to address disease. The "development pipeline customized for a syphilis vaccine" is discussed in Cameron's recent publication, Syphilis Vaccine Development: Requirements, Challenges and Opportunities.

 

Social Media as a Dissemination Tool

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 19, 2018

A new collaboration between TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) and Cochrane Child Health, Dissemination of evidence in paediatric emergency medicine: a quantitative descriptive evaluation of a 16-week social media promotion, suggests that frequent use of online platforms can improve the uptake of evidence-based knowledge products.

 

WHRI Member Looking to Develop Syphilis Vaccine

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: Latest Research
  • June 18, 2018

Dr. Caroline Cameron (UVIC) and her team have made a recent discovery that makes a syphilis vaccine closer to reality. She was recently featured in a CBC article in light of the spike in cases over the years and increasing need to address disease. The "development pipeline customized for a syphilis vaccine" is discussed in Cameron's recent publication, Syphilis Vaccine Development: Requirements, Challenges and Opportunities.

 

KidsCAN Trials working to improve medicines for children

  • Posted By: Andrea Rudy
  • Posted In: KidsCAN Trials
  • June 14, 2018

KidsCAN Trials will be a national hub to coordinate research, training and knowledge transfer in the safe therapeutic use of medicines for children. By federating all academic child health centres and their affiliated research institutes, KidsCAN Trials will encourage new processes and practices, new policy approaches and new ways of organizing care for children.

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