Vancouver Stroke Study to use Hyperbaric Chamber

VGH seeking stroke survivors for North America’s first of its kind hyperbaric oxygen study

A multidisciplinary team at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) will be the first in North America to study the role that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could play in improving neurological function in recovering stroke patients. The group includes scientists Craig Mitton and Penny Brasher from C2E2 and associate scientist, Riyad Abu-Laban.

Boundary-spanning in academic healthcare organisations

C2E2's Post-doctoral fellow, Bryn Lander, has had her article "Boundary-spanning in Academic Healthcare Organizations" published in the journal Research Policy

Common anti-depressant linked to health risk during childbirth

Women taking a common type of antidepressant drug face a significantly higher risk of excessive bleeding after giving birth, according to research by the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Using health records of women who gave birth in British Columbia between 2002 and 2011, the researchers found that use of selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) in the last month of pregnancy increased the likelihood of postpartum hemorrhage by 1.6 times, compared to those not taking SNRIs. Postpartum hemorrhage is a major cause of complications during childbirth.

Patients’ voices are made to matter through shared decision-making

Bridging the knowledge gap, study finds physicians supportive of including patients to guide their own care.

C2E2's Logan Trenaman: Friedman Scholar

Logan Trenaman is a graduate student at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, completing his PhD under the supervision of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2) director, Dr. Stirling Bryan, and associate scientist, Nick Bansback. He was recently chosen for the Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation award by the Dean’s Office, UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Corinne Hohl featured in podcast for the Canadian Medical Association Journal

Dr. Corinne Hohl, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation in Vancouver was interviewed by Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor for CMAJ.

People in Profile: Lidia Engel

Meet Lidia – Health economist, fan of Canada’s great outdoors, and quality of life researcher.