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PHCRI Memo - March 20, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, PHCRI will follow exactly the same procedures as outlined by UBC for research (subject to the directives implemented by the health authority research institutes for clinical trials and REB approved clinical research).

Advisory on clinical trials and clinical research operations at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC)

Please read this memo regarding clinical trials and clinical research, prepared in partnership with VCHRI and UBC, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eating disorders and the power of self-compassion

Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital are exploring the role of self-compassion in eating disorders treatment and recovery.

Researchers study the care experience of patients receiving opioid treatment at Crosstown Clinic

Kirsten Marchand, a trainee at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), explored the experiences of patients who receive injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) for opioid use disorder at Crosstown Clinic.

Would you recognize a life-threatening medical emergency right in front of you?

New research from St. Paul's Hospital shows most people are not able to recognize a life-threatening medical emergency.

25 is the new 40?: Research shows benefits of earlier cholesterol screening

A recent study in The Lancet provides important new information about detecting high cholesterol in younger people, and could even change the thinking about the age at which a person’s cholesterol levels should first be measured, says a St. Paul's researcher.

Guideline supports people living with alcohol addiction

A new guideline aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and will be used by clinicians to manage and treat high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorder.

New research report calls for full decriminalization of sex work

A new report published by the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity recommends the full decriminalization of sex work, among other policy changes.

A calming space: How sensory modulation rooms can help soothe in times of stress

New research based at St. Paul's Hospital explores how select groups of people perceive the use of SMRs in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting.

Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer's

A St. Paul's Hospital-based study is setting the stage for the arrival of new therapeutics by providing the critical testing to help identify who may benefit from such new therapies.

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