Daily Media Digest June 27, 2023

Study: ICU ventilator use significantly higher in U.S than in England and Canada
Sunnybrook Hospital
“The research team’s goal was to better understand how population-level rates of mechanical ventilation differ among countries and what might be driving these differences.”
TAGS: intensive care, respiratory health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Fighting for Canadian Access to Breakthrough Treatments, Now
Toronto Star
“Breakthrough cancer treatments take a shockingly long time to make their way to Canadian cancer patients — and the consequences are staggering …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, Quebec Cancer Coalition, Innovative Medicines Canada

‘I can’t see anything’: a rare condition that causes sudden blindness and a Montreal study that could help
CTV News Montreal
“Brett Murphy was treated at the Montreal Neurological Institute after his first episode of MOGAD. The condition caused complete vision loss, …”
TAGS: brain health, multiple sclerosis, blindness, Montreal Neurological Institute

Nova Scotia Health launches scheduling app for cancer patients
“Nova Scotia Health has launched an app that will allow cancer patients to access appointment schedules, reminders and schedule changes.”
TAGS: patient experience, cancer, Nova Scotia Health

Recipient of the 2023 Research and Mission Award: Dr. Carl Brown
Providence Research
“This award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.”
TAGS: colorectal cancer, innovative research, surgery, Providence Research

Supporting communities in need through Royal College International
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“Since its launch in 2019, the International Development, Aid and Collaboration (IDAC) funding program has provided over $600,000 in grant monies to Fellows in support of their international aid efforts.”
TAGS: funding, recovery and rehabilitation, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada