Understanding The Pathophysiology of COPD and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression to Assess Their Cumulative Risks (Read)
Dr. Gaspard Montandon, PhD
Dr. Montandon is a scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science – St. Michael’s Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Division of Respirology – Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. With support from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Ontario Thoracic Society, and St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Gaspard Montandon is leading a strategic research program aiming to understand the mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression.
Grant-In-Aid Awards 2018-2019
We are pleased to announce the recipients of The Lung Association – Ontario Grand-In-Aid funding for this year.
Pictured: Dr. Bryan Heit, Breathe New Life Award recipient
ONTARIO LUNG HEALTH NEWS
Click on the links below for more information on the important research being done by current and previous OTS members funded by The Lung Association – Ontario Grant-in-Aid Program.
- An evidence-based, point-of-care tool to guide completion of asthma action plans in practice – AndrewKouri, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Alan Kaplan, Samir Gupta
- Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Health Services Burden of Undiagnosed and Overdiagnosed COPD – Gershon AS, Thiruchelvam D, Chapman KR, Aaron SD, Stanbrook MB, Bourbeau J, Tan W, To Thttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29425675
- Healthcare utilisation and costs of home mechanical ventilation –
Mika L Nonoyama, Douglas A McKim, Jeremy Road, Denise Guerriere, Peter C Coyte, Marina Wasilewski, Monica Avendano, Sherri L Katz, Reshma Amin, Roger Goldstein, Brandon Zagorski, Louise Rosehttp://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2018/01/25/thoraxjnl-2017-211138
- Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived lung progenitor and alveolar epithelial cells attenuate hyperoxia-induced lung injury – Shafa M, Ionescu L, Vadivel A, Collins JJP, Xu L, Zhong S, Kang M, de Caen G, Daneshmand M, Shi J, Fu KZ, Qi A, Wang Y, Ellis J, Stanford WL, Thébaud B. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29056548
- Use of SNOMED CT® and LOINC® to standardize terminology for primary care asthma electronic health records – Diane Lougheed, Nicola. J. Thomas, Nastasia. V. Wasilewski, Alison. H. Morra, Janice. P. Minardhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02770903.2017.1362424
- Bronchoprotective effect of deep inspirations in cough variant asthma: A distinguishing feature in the spectrum of airway disease? – Nastasia V Wasilewski, Thomas Fisher, Scott E Turcotte, John T Fisher, M Diane Lougheedhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1569904817301945?via%3Dihub
- Microfluidic lung airway-on-a-chip with arrayable suspended gels for studying epithelial and smooth muscle cell interactions – Mouhita Humayun, Chung-Wai Chow, Edmond W K Younghttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/LC/C7LC01357D#!divAbstract
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November 15th, 2018
Asthma Action Plan Workshop
PEP will be running an Asthma Action workshop at
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Adult Asthma Action Plan OTN
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January 23-24, 2019
Respiratory Health Forum 2019- Spirometry Interpretation Workshop
PEP will run a Spirometry workshop at the Respiratory Health Forum held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre. Details available at: https://lungontario.ca/for-health-professionals/educational-opportunities/respiratory-health-forum-registration/
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