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A new study has found that rotating the swab after it’s inserted into the nose – a step that makes the procedure take longer, and may increase patient discomfort – does not improve the quality of the sample collected and is therefore unnecessary.
A global pioneer in the treatment of HIV/AIDS is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to medicine with a commemorative postage stamp.
CHÉOS Scientists are testing the cost-effectiveness of a new blood test that aims to avoid the unnecessary health complications and costs of current methods
From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity.
A recent study shows that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.
Almost overnight, this researcher dropped her thesis work and pivoted all her attention to SARS-CoV-2.
Kidney Check is a screening, triage and treatment program for Indigenous communities in rural or remote parts of Canada, including British Columbia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned the study, hoping to get clarity so it could prepare recommendations.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) will commence a gradual, phased resumption of research at Providence Health Care (PHC) by following the guidelines set out by the BC Public Health Officer and the principles, prioritization and contextual information set out by UBC. The approach, however, will also be aligned with PHCRI and PHC requirements.
As part of a Digital Technology Supercluster pilot project, 50 handheld ultrasound scanners are being distributed to physicians in rural areas around the province.
Data analysis experts at the PROOF (Prevention of Organ Failure) Centre played a central role in a new study that found a readily available antiviral drug could be used to treat COVID-19.
In accordance with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, UBC will be extending its curtailment of research activities until April 30, 2020. PHCRI will adopt the same extension deadline.
Update: Advisory on clinical trials and clinical research operations at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC)
During this time we must follow VCH and PHC directives relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and be aware that these directives will change to accommodate the rapidly evolving situation.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel 2020 Research Day and postpone the announcement of the 2020 Research & Mission Award.
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.
Join us for an informative talk to learn about cutting-edge research on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic illnesses.
About this Event
Providence Health Care Research Institute, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute organize this annual public lecture featuring talks and a Q&A panel with clinicians and scientists on leading-edge health research.
Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital are exploring the role of self-compassion in eating disorders treatment and recovery.
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.
New research from St. Paul's Hospital shows most people are not able to recognize a life-threatening medical emergency.