Understanding and respecting the cultures of indigenous communities, and the families that make up these communities, is the first step in our research.
Hearing loss prevalence and hearing health among school-aged children in the Canadian Arctic
One in five school-aged children was found to have hearing loss that is likely to affect classroom learning and social/emotional development. A hearing health strategy tailored to this population is critically needed.
Tuberculosis among First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth in Canada: Beyond medical management
Historical TB control practices in Canada have contributed to stigma and discrimination toward those with the disease, as well as fear and mistrust of the health system.
Oral aspiration, type 1 laryngeal cleft, and respiratory tract infections in canadian inuit children
We conclude that swallowing dysfunction is not only prevalent amongst Canadian Inuit but clinically significant. This is the first study to demonstrate an association between swallowing dysfunction and respiratory morbidity in this population.
Bronchiectasis in children from Qikiqtani (Baffin) Region, Nunavut, Canada
Previous researchers have reported that Canadian Inuit children have markedly elevated rates of LRTI early in life. Our study suggests that this may lead to long-term pulmonary sequelae.
Long-term respiratory complications of congenital esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula: an update
Recent studies suggest that in older patients, respiratory symptoms tend to be associated with atopy, but abnormal lung function tends to be associated with gastroesophageal reflux and with chest wall abnormalities.