For frail and elderly individuals, brain bleeds caused by falling are a major health risk. For some, there’s also a risk of misdiagnosis, because the symptoms of a brain bleed (most commonly a subdural hematoma) can be mistaken for age-related conditions such as dementia, neurological disease or medication effects.
Kingston, an epicentre of Lyme disease, is now home to a new multidisciplinary research network that will bring together scientists, physicians, and patients to further investigate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this tick-borne illness.
The $4M Pan-Canadian Research Network on Lyme Disease is led by Dr. Kieran Moore, a...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first in North America to offer a unique surgical procedure to treat patients with a complex aortic disease known as an aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the largest artery in the body splits or breaks.
Repairing the aorta, especially at...Read more
A small group of local families is helping a Kingston Health Sciences Centre developmental pediatrician study the effectiveness of a novel exergaming program to increase physical activity and fitness in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The pilot study is led by Dr. Dawa Samdup, a clinician-scientist with the KGH...Read more
Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too -- but no one really knows to what extent.
Now, new research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed and...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
The new approach, first used at KHSC’s Kingston General Hospital site in December 2016, uses a sutureless valve and keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a prosthetic valve that needs no stitching...Read more
Andra Fawcett survived a major stroke in her early 50s. As she continues her progress to full mobility, she is also taking part in research using the KINARM, a game-changing robotic technology developed at Queen’s University and used in all three of Kingston’s academic research hospitals to assess the neurological...Read more
A brand-new cardiac mapping tool for helping cardiologists more effectively address the most common form of heart arrhythmia is being used for the first time in Canada today at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
The tiny, sensor-enabled device, called the Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, is inserted into the heart, where...Read more
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is developing a simple tool to help doctors more quickly identify and treat Lyme carditis, a heart problem that has recently been linked to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites.
Lyme carditis is an...Read more
A unique, team-based research program for helping patients with the most common form of heart arrhythmia has been awarded $500,000 from the W.J. Henderson Foundation.
The brainchild of KGHRI clinician scientist Dr. Ben Glover, the program will look at the effects of lifestyle changes on atrial fibrillation (AF). The most...Read more