Daily Media Digest August 5, 2022

Leveraging virtual reality to manage pain in paediatric patients
“A new study underway through Lawson Health Research Institute and Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), using virtual reality (VR) to help pediatric patients during painful and distressing procedures.”
TAGS: paediatric health, innovative research, virtual reality, Lawson Health Research Institute

QEII Health Sciences Centre first location in Canada to use Medtronic surgical robot for spinal surgeries
Nova Scotia Health
“The innovative robotic arm is controlled by a surgeon during spinal surgeries and offers unparalleled accuracy and consistency leading to improved patient outcomes.”
TAGS: robotic surgery, patient outcomes, Medtronic, Nova Scotia Health

New report provides insights on injury-related ER visits for people experiencing houselessness
University of Alberta
“A new report on injury-related emergency visits among houseless people in Alberta provides evidence to guide community organizations in developing effective prevention programs for their clients.”
TAGS: emergency care, Injury Prevention Centre, University of Alberta

New collaborative research grant will support the development of a vaccine for misfolded protein diseases
Centre for Brain Health
“The misfolding of A-syn proteins into toxic forms can lead to the development of diseases such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and Parkinson’s disease.”
TAGS: neurodegenerative diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Western University

Staying up-to-date – COVID-19 Vaccines and Breastfeeding
Sinai Health
“…we asked the experts at the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank to highlight some frequently asked questions to help those who are breastfeeding, as well as current and potential milk donors make informed decisions.”
TAGS: paediatric health, breastfeeding, COVID-19, Sinai Health

What do you expect? Improved patient satisfaction
“Doctors often look to patient satisfaction to gauge the success of orthopaedic and other procedures, but satisfaction can be influenced by more than just the results of a procedure.”
TAGS: orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, patient satisfaction, University Health Network