Daily Media Digest June 20, 2023

A minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery for cardiac biopsy
University Health Network (UHN)
“Patients who require diagnostic testing for unknown entities, such as growths, in and around the heart can now opt for a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, rather than open-heart surgery, thanks to innovation from UHN.”
TAGS: heart health, diagnosis, biopsy, University Health Network (UHN)

CABHI funds over $1.9 million in latest cohort of healthcare innovations for older adults and caregivers
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
“The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) announced funding of over $1.9 million to support the development and validation of 40 innovations aimed at improving the quality of life for older adults, people living with dementia, and caregivers.”
TAGS: healthy aging, brain health, funding, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), Baycrest

St. Joseph’s in partnership with Lawson to become Canada’s first centre of excellence in molecular imaging and theranostics
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Lawson Health Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, in partnership with GE HealthCare, will become a centre of excellence in personalized treatment of cancer and other diseases by advancing the powerful blend of precision diagnostic imaging and targeted therapy.”
TAGS: cancer, diagnostic imaging, Lawson Health Research Institute, GE HealthCare, Western University

Calgary doctor awarded $3.5M to expand national stroke recovery program
Global News
“A Calgary doctor is part of a team awarded over $3.5 million to expand a national CanStroke Recovery Trials platform … robots and artificial intelligence are now being used to helped people who have had a stroke recover faster.”
TAGS: stroke recovery, artificial intelligence, CanStroke Recovery Trials, University of Calgary, Brain Canada

Results of an international clinical trial confirm the efficiency of an immunotherapy treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
“In the experimental group, three out of five patients remained stable for two years (without cancer progression or recurrence), compared with two out of five in the control group, an improvement of around 50 per cent.”
TAGS: clinical trial, lung cancer, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Université de Montréal

Specialized nursing team prevents pressure injuries and infections
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Our team of nurse clinicians specializing in wound, ostomy and continence are key players in preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries and sepsis – both strategic priorities for Hamilton Health Sciences.”
TAGS: nursing, education, patient experience, Hamilton Health Sciences