Planned caesarean births safe for low-risk pregnancies
Using data from more than 400,000 low-risk pregnancies, Dr. Darine El-Chaâr and co-authors found a lower risk of adverse delivery outcomes compared with planned vaginal deliveries. The study is published in CMAJ.
ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
According to the first study of its kind published in the medical journal The BMJ, the highest rates of suicide were seen in younger patients (ages 18-34), those with pre-existing diagnoses of depression, anxiety or PTSD, and those who received invasive procedures.
uOttawa-led pan-Canadian network receives $9 million from CIHR to track COVID-19 variants of concern
A project spearheaded by a researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine has been awarded $9 million in Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to create a national network for better researching and responding to the global threat COVID-19 variants pose.