Intensive care patients who survive a critical illness can experience weakness and other limitations to their function long after they leave hospital.  Now a unique, multi-site study being conducted through the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is aiming to improve patients’ recovery through the use of early nutritional supplements and...Read more

Researchers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s University have published the first set of findings stemming from the Kingston Allergy Birth Cohort – a study that tracks the origins of allergies in nearly 400 mother-child pairs from pre-birth into early childhood.

The study confirmed a number of previously known factors that play...Read more

Four global health researchers at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital Research Institute are aiming to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations, particularly mothers and children.

Co-leaders Heather Aldersey (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Susan Bartels (Emergency Medicine), Colleen Davison (Public Health Sciences) and...Read more

An internationally renowned research centre of excellence targeting the frail elderly and hosted by Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital has received $23.9 million in renewal funding from the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. The funding will be matched by $30 million in contributions from 150 partners...Read more

A KGHRI clinician scientist who pioneered the use of 3D ultrasound to assess heart disease is taking his imaging research into new territory.

Dr. Amer Johri, who is also assistant professor of echocardiography at Queen’s University, uses 3D ultrasound to quantify the amount of cholesterol and fat deposits, called plaques,...Read more

A new approach to treating grass allergies offers potential as a shorter and more effective alternative to traditional allergen immunotherapy (a.k.a. “allergy shots”), a study led by KGHRI clinician scientist Dr. Anne Ellis has shown.

It was the first-ever completed Phase II study using synthetic peptides to treat a grass...Read more

A KGH cardiologist has been recognized for his leadership in advancing training in novel techniques for treating cardiac arrhythmia to doctors across Canada and around the world.

One of Canada’s leading experts in cardiology, head of the Kingston General Hospital Heart Rhythm Service, and a Queen’s University professor, Dr....Read more

The KGH Research Institute congratulates Dr. Stephen Archer, Clinician Scientist, KGHRI and Head, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, who has received this year’s Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association. The award, created in 2003, honours American Heart Association members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke...Read more

Thanks to patient volunteers at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals, clinicians now have new insight into the best way to treat simple ankle sprains.  

A recently published study, led by Kingston General Hospital clinician-researcher Dr. Rob Brison and Dr. Brenda Brouwer from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, have...Read more

Nov. 24, 2016

There’s a disconnect between patients’ and families’ stated values about end of life, and the medical treatments they choose when the time comes to make those hard decisions, says a new study by a Kingston General Hospital critical care physician.

“The driver behind our study was our...Read more