One of the greatest unmet needs of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is abdominal pain. Opioid drugs are the most effective treatment, but they have serious side effects.
However, new opioid drugs now in development offer longer-lasting pain relief with minimal side effects, and Dr. Stephen Vanner, a clinician-scientist...Read more
A lot has changed since Ontario’s Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP) first opened its doors 25 years ago: if you wanted to use the internet you had to dial-up using a phone line, which would have made the real-time online interactive education sessions VEP’s registered respiratory therapists offer today seem like...Read more
A key success factor in helping people manage disease is time: taking the time to understand patients’ unique symptoms, explaining what activities to avoid, and providing plenty of opportunities for questions to be answered. Time is what Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COPD Nurse Navigator Kim Spearing gives her patients,...Read more