It’s common for patients in need of critical care to experience some loss of muscle strength during their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). Unfortunately, even if the patient was strong and mobile before their illness or injury, this can cause long-term issues with weakness and mobility.
“Most patients...Read more
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
Dr. Chris Evans is no stranger to traumatic injuries. In fact, as the head of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) trauma service, he sees the impact they can have on patients and families every day. But a new study is shining the light on the long-lasting effects of trauma that...Read more
For the eighth consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the ‘Top 40’ research hospitals in the country. The list, compiled by RE$EARCH Infosource each year, ranks hospitals based on both total research spending and research intensity. KHSC, and formerly our KGH site, has...Read more
For the past several years, Kingston has been classified as an endemic region for Lyme disease. It is now also home to a new multidisciplinary research network that will bring together scientists, physicians, and patients to further investigate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the tick-borne illness.
The ...Read more
A group of local families is helping a Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University research team study the effectiveness of a novel “exergaming” program – a technology that combines fitness and video gaming – to help improve physical activity and health in children with autism spectrum disorder...Read more
Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too -- but no one really knows to what extent. Now, new research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The treatment approach, first used at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site in 2016, involves a keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a new prosthetic one that needs...Read more
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is developing a simple tool to help doctors more quickly identify and treat Lyme carditis, a heart problem that has recently been linked to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites.
Lyme carditis is...Read more
Every day researchers at KGH are busy working to create breakthrough technologies and innovative solutions aimed at improving the health of millions of people world-wide. This week, we are inviting the Kingston community to learn more about this work by following along on a unique virtual tour that takes place...Read more
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