Discoveries

Averageing over 500 scientific publications a year, the CHEO Research Institute knows that patients, families, and the comunity need to be able to access our findings in order to educate themselves on the breakthroughs in pediatrac patient care Research.

  1. Skin Testing for Penicillin Allergy: a Review of the Literature

    18/03/2021

    This review provides support for risk stratification assessment of reported penicillin allergy to optimize antibiotic use and prevent emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

  2. Evaluating the utility of synthetic COVID-19 case data

    01/03/2021

    A privacy risk assessment on the synthetic data showed that the attribute and membership disclosure risks were low.

  3. SARS-CoV2 Infection in Children with Liver Transplant and Native Liver Disease: An International Observational Registry Study

    16/02/2021

    Future controlled studies are needed to evaluate effective treatments and further stratify LD and LT patients with SARS-CoV2 infection.

  4. Psychiatric disorders in emerging adults with diabetes transitioning to adult care: a retrospective cohort study

    12/02/2021

    Prolonged gaps in care during transfer to adult care are common and may be associated with increased psychiatric disorder risk. Developmental factors associated with adolescence and emerging adulthood may further amplify this risk.

  5. First sleep health guidelines for Canadian adults: implications for clinicians.

    02/02/2021

    Canada, marks an important step towards a better recognition of “sleep health” as a critical component of health and wellness. Clinicians are well positioned to discuss sleep health with their patients and initiate treatment options. It is hoped it will now be part of routine medical examinations.

  6. Resumption of Cardiac Activity after Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Measures

    27/01/2021

    A new international study, led by Dr. Sonny Dhanani published in the January 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, documents the physiology of the dying process. Working closely with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program, the research team asked over 600 families to allow their loved ones in the ICU to have their vital signs monitored during the dying process. This is the largest international study of its kind.

  7. Catching a resurgence: Increase in SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA identified in wastewater 48 hours before COVID-19 clinical tests and 96 hours before hospitalizations

    22/01/2021

    Wastewater-based COVID-19 epidemiology programs have been initiated in many countries to provide public health agencies with a complementary disease tracking metric and non-discriminating surveillance tool.

  8. Do fit kids have fit parents?

    20/01/2021

    A significant and positive association was evident in measured physical fitness among parents and children. Some variation in the presence and strength of associations existed according to child and parent sex.