Daily Media Digest December 9, 2020

Comorbidities, seeking palliative care might affect whether patients die by medically assisted death …
Yahoo News Canada
“The researchers obtained data about the patients through the Nova Scotia Health Authority MAiD Care Coordination Office, which maintains a …”
TAGS: palliative care, comorbidities, MAiD, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Researcher creates first national registry for pulmonary hypertension
UCalgary News
“Currently 10 centres, including Calgary, are participating in the registry, which will be used to study risk factors and outcomes of individuals with PH.”
TAGS: pulmonary hypertension, national registry, lung health, risk factors, University of Calgary

Support is only a phone call away for melanoma patients
“A specialized interprofessional clinical program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is helping cancer patients on immunotherapy avoid side effects that could impact their treatment plan or lead to urgent hospital visits.”
TAGS: cancer, melanoma, immunotherapy, UHN

Mid-surgery decision to leave abdomen open for two days saves woman’s life
OH Foundation
“Excruciating chest pains led Phyllis Holmes to the emergency room where tests revealed a life-threatening twist in her small intestine. Surgeons left her abdomen open for two days after surgery – it’s the reason Phyllis is alive today.”
TAGS: surgery, innovative procedure, small intestine, The Ottawa Hospital

Introducing a Principal Investigator in stroke research
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) neurologist Dr. Aristeidis Katsanos is deeply committed to improving outcomes for stroke patients.”
TAGS: stroke, stroke outcomes, innovative research, neurology, Hamilton Health Sciences

CHEO’s autism services hit home for rural families
“Declan now works directly with CHEO’s Autism Program, who visits his home once a week to work 1:1 with him and his family on his unique clinical goals.”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, rural care, children and youth care, CHEO

Kids’ mental health expert says ‘less is more’ during the holidays
CTV News
““Kids might be disappointed to not go on vacation and see grandparents,” said Dr. Ashley Miller, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital.”
TAGS: mental health, children and youth health, psychiatry