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When septic shock strikes: a personal story

In 2017, Providence Health Care senior administrator Scott Harrison ended up in the hospital with septic shock. Read his personal story and learn what researchers at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation are doing to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and septic shock.

St. Paul's is home to the world's top expert in septic shock

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and Dr. Jim Russell, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, is being recognized as the world’s top expert in septic shock.

Polypill a powerful contender in the prevention of heart attacks

Researchers at St. Paul’s are involved in an international study to determine whether the Polycap (a single pill containing multiple medications) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in arthritis patients

People living with osteoarthritis are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. the reason is not known but some preliminary research suggests that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) could play a role.

Welcome Dr. Darryl Knight

Dr. Knight is the new Vice-President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care, and President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

Researchers study prevention strategies as syphilis cases mount

B.C. saw a significant 40 per-cent jump in infectious syphilis cases from 2015 to 2016 and 30- to 35-per cent from 2017 to 2018.

Researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis

Learn how PHC researchers are helping respond to the overdose crisis through research, teaching and community engagement.

It’s ‘absolutely feasible’ to eliminate hepatitis C. Here’s how.

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital are monitoring and evaluating the hepatitis C epidemic in BC. Research scientist Dr. Kate Salters shares the basics on hep C and explains what’s being done to eliminate the disease. 

St. Paul’s and VGH researchers find rate of heart disease among younger adults isn’t improving

Drs. Liam Brunham, Simon Pimstone and Karin Humphries were all involved in this retrospective study.

Federal government invests $23 million into HIV/AIDS research

The funding will support the renewal of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), whose National Centre is based at St. Paul’s.

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