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Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Acute Care of Pediatric Concussion: Uptake, Outcomes, and Health Care Impacts

Project Overview

Each year, 1-2 million children in North America suffer a concussion. Guidelines exist to manage the care of concussion in children but have not been implemented consistently. As a result, clinical practice varies widely from one health provider to another. This may be because clinical guidelines ha…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Keith Yeates, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Team Members:
  • Kathryn Schneider, University of Calgary
  • David Johnson, University of Calgary
  • Roger Zemek, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • Bruce Wright, University of Alberta
  • Brenda Clark, University of Alberta
  • Angelo Mikrogianakis, University of Calgary
  • Karen Barlow, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Alf Conradi, Stollery Children's Hospital
  • Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, The Governors of The University of Calgary

Improving Quality of Life in the Elderly by Standardizing Care for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

Project Overview

Aggression and agitation are common symptoms among patients with dementia. These symptoms are the leading cause for hospitalization and admission to long-term care homes. Medication treatments that are commonly used to treat these symptoms have significant adverse effects including falls, stroke and…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Tarek Rajji, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Team Members:
  • Amer Burhan, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Simon Davies, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Philip Gerretsen, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Ariel Graff, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Zahinoor Ismail, University of Calgary
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Paul Kurdyak, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Benoit Mulsant, CAMH, University of Toronto
  • Vasavan Nair, Douglas Hospital Research Centre
  • Bruce Pollock, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Claire de Oliveira, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Parent-therapist partnership to provide early, intensive exercise to enhance walking outcomes in children with perinatal stroke

Project Overview

Perinatal (around birth) stroke is devastating, because the effects are life-long. Current treatments to improve walking are limited, and largely passive, such as stretching, bracing, botulinum toxin injections and surgery. Recent work in animals indicates that intensive active therapy is effective …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Jaynie Yang, University of Alberta
Team Members:
  • John Andersen, University of Alberta
  • Adam Kirton, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Man-Joe Watt, University of Alberta
  • Heidi Sveistrup, University of Ottawa
  • Jennifer Zwicker, University of Calgary
  • Anna McCormick, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute
  • Elizabeth Condliffe, University of Calgary

Stroke Recovery in Motion

Project Overview

One in six people worldwide will experience a stroke in their lifetime. One third of these people are left permanently disabled. In 2013, at least 405,000 Canadians were living with long-term stroke disability and this number is projected to increase to 726,000 over the next 20 years. Advances in ac…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Ian Graham, University of Ottawa
Team Members:
  • Mark Bayley, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Marie-Louise Bird, University of Tasmania
  • Janice Eng, University of British Columbia
  • Michelle Nelson, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Michelle Ploughman, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Justin Presseau, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa
  • Julia Richardson, McMaster University
  • Nancy Salbach, University of Toronto
  • Sharon Straus, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Ada Tang, McMaster University
  • Robert Teasell, Parkwood Institute

Toward exercise as medicine for adolescents with bipolar disorder

Project Overview

This project focuses on improving aerobic fitness (AF) among adolescents with bipolar disorder (BD). BD affects 2-5% of adolescents and is the 4th most disabling medical condition among adolescents worldwide. Even with treatment, adolescents with BD spend over half of the time with mood symptoms tha…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Benjamin Goldstein, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Team Members:
  • Brian McCrindle, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Guy Faulkner, University of British Columbia
  • Rachel Mitchell, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Bradley MacIntosh, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Andrew Kcomt, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and Toronto
  • Erin Michalak, University of British Columbia

Translating research into practice: Investigating the impact of Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics in Canada

Project Overview

Alzheimer’s disease causes progressive neurological decline and substantially decreases the quality of life of the individuals with the disease and their caregivers. Today, there are over half a million Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, directly costing Can…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Mari DeMarco, University of British Columbia
Team Members:
  • Howard Chertkow, McGill University
  • Mohsen Sadatsafavi, University of British Columbia
  • Ging-Yuek Hsiung, University of British Columbia
  • Howard Feldman, University of British Columbia
  • Pauline Tardif, Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Serge Gauthier, McGill University