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2011-02-23 01:43:27

System would bolster chronic disease management and improve access to care An electronic health record system should be the backbone of health care reform in Canada and more must be done to speed up the implementation of this initiative across the country. Furthermore for this system to be put in place effectively, doctors and front line health care workers and administrators must be encouraged to play a more active role. These are the findings of an innovative new study assessing the...

2011-01-28 13:13:44

Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA within a week of each other The mystery began in 1976. Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that caused a strange combination of symptoms and was associated with the occurrence of multiple tumors in his stomach and colon. His medical team was stumped and was unable to answer the most important questions for him and his family: the cause of his disease and the risk for future generations. Now, 35 years later,...

2011-01-28 00:21:43

Gene expression signature identified that can accurately assess which patients are at risk of relapse Researchers from McGill University's Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), the Dana"“Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have discovered a gene signature that can accurately predict which breast cancer patients are at risk of relapse, thereby sparing those who are not from the...

2011-01-11 15:01:41

The study, published today in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile. The study, published today in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter and this could lead to cost...

2010-12-15 13:41:55

Innovative research investigates the importance of reading to newborns in the NICU The first few days after birth is an important time when babies learn to recognize the sound of their parents' voice and the parents in turn bond with their children. However, the separation between parents and newborns admitted to the intensive care unit can be very difficult and can disrupt the early development of this relationship. Jan Lariviere, a nurse in the neonatal clinic and the Neonatal Intensive...

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2010-10-20 08:50:27

MUHC specialists conduct first-ever all-robotic surgery and anesthesia In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia has been performed at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The DaVinci surgical robot, which lets surgeons work from remote locations, was put to work this summer, whereas the anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, has been providing automated anesthesia since 2008. The two combined to perform the first all-robotic surgery on a prostatectomy patient at the...

2010-09-09 10:00:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ - A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital presented today the results of its three-year study, a world first, into the 2006 Dawson College shooting to the Government of Quebec's Ministry of Public Security. The incidence of psychosocial trauma caused by a school shooting far outnumbers physical cases. Close to 1,000 students and employees attending or working at the...

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2010-08-30 09:25:00

Individuals who are suffering from chronic neuropathic pain caused by damage to the nervous system could find relief by smoking cannabis, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Monday. The paper, entitled "Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trial," was the product of research by a team of experts from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University. As part of their trial, they studied the effect...

2010-08-29 23:01:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ - The medicinal use of cannabis has been debated by clinicians, researchers, legislators and the public at large for many years as an alternative to standard pharmaceutical treatments for pain, which may not always be effective and may have unwanted side effects. A new study by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University researchers provides evidence that cannabis may offer relief to patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. The results...

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2010-04-27 15:18:55

A team of researchers from McGill/MUHC validates a novel screening tool in the fight against Chagas disease Chagas disease is one of the most deadly parasitic diseases in the world. It affects more than 10 million people, primarily in the Americas. In South America alone it kills 50 000 people each year. A reliable and rapid diagnosis is the key in the battle against infection but until now, this has been next to impossible. Dr. Momar Ndao and his team at the Research Institute of the MUHC...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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