Daily Media Digest March 1, 2023

Supporting ICU patients’ kidney function with improved technology
KHSC Connect
“Upgraded blood filtering technology is doing the work of healthy kidneys for critically ill patients in KHSC’s intensive care unit (ICU).”
TAGS: kidney health, medtech, dialysis, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Vaccine for urinary tract infection awaiting Health Canada approval
The Globe and Mail
“The vaccine, called MV140, which Ms. Yeomans received as part of a study, is one of several that scientists are researching for UTIs.”
TAGS: urinary tract infection, vaccine, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

The Big Idea: Help seniors age at home
“Seniors want to continue to live among young people and families—not just play golf or be entertained to death”
TAGS: healthy aging, aging in place, naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), University Health Network

Canadians with rare diseases do not get timely diagnosis and care – with funding and the plan in place, it’s time for political leadership
“These were among the distressing findings from the latest national survey by Ipsos Canada, commissioned by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) and released today, Rare Disease Day.”
TAGS: rare diseases, national survey, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)

Socioeconomic factors play a role in detection, transmission and treatment of HIV
McGill University
“A team of researchers based at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has reported survey results that show …”
TAGS: HIV, Canadian research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre