Research Projects

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Poor adherence to sleep and physical activity guidelines among children with epilepsy

    12/01/2021

    To assess physical activity and sleep rates in a cohort of children with epilepsy (CWE) and determine if there is a relationship between physical activity and sleep time.

  7. Psychological Correlates of Sedentary Screen Time Behaviour Among Children and Adolescents: a Narrative Review

    09/12/2020

    Practitioners, parents, policy makers and researchers should collectively identify and evaluate strategies to reduce screen time, or to use screens more adaptively, as a means of promoting better mental health among children and adolescents.

  8. How should we move for health? The case for the 24-hour movement paradigm

    07/12/2020

    Although the current evidence informing movement guidelines is and may always be imperfect, the creators of the Canadian guidelines consider that interpretation of that evidence must lead to advice that has the best chance of preserving and promoting people’s health by providing practitioners with more options to explore with patients in a patient-centred way, in an effort to improve health through modification of movement behaviour.