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Every year, thousands of patients from across Montreal and Quebec rely on receiving care at the MUHC and your donations to the MUHC Foundation have helped our hospital remain at the forefront of medicine. From supporting young researchers to purchasing leading-edge medical equipment, the lives of patients and their families have been greatly improved thanks to our community’s generosity. Our donors help make the difference between good healthcare and the exceptional care offered at the MUHC. Every donation helps us achieve our goal of continuously improving healthcare at one of the most comprehensive university health centres in Canada.

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The long recovery after COVID-19

The long recovery after COVID-19

Paul Mayrand has no memory of 30 days of his life last March and April. One of the first COVID-19 patients at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Mayrand nearly didn’t make it. He spent 67 days in hospital, thirty of them in intensive care. Soon after...

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Education
Education essential to COVID-19 care

Education essential to COVID-19 care

At the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), when a patient goes into cardiac arrest, everyone springs into action. Just like in a medical drama, physicians and nurses rush to the bedside at the call of “Code Blue,” airways are checked and chest compressions begin....

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Research
SNC-Lavalin gives $750K to the MUHC

SNC-Lavalin gives $750K to the MUHC

SNC-Lavalin has donated $750,000 in support of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundations. The $500,000 donated to the MUHC Foundation will support the MUHC Interprofessional Skills and Simulation Network (ISSN), a new...

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Le Dr Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, un scientifique de MI4 et épidémiologiste à l’Université McGill, a reçu le prix Scientifique de l'année 2020 de Radio-Canada. Cet honneur souligne le projet du Dr Maheu-Giroux avec l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec pour informer le public du taux de transmission de la COVID-19 au Québec. Cet important travail fournit au gouvernement du Québec des données essentielles pour l’aider à prendre des décisions en matière de santé publique et a été rendu possible grâce aux dons de notre communauté au fonds d'urgence pour la COVID-19 de la Fondation du CUSM.

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MI4 scientist & epidemiologist at McGill University, Dr. Mathieu Maheu-Giroux has received Radio-Canada’s 2020 Scientists of the Year Award. This honor highlights Dr. Maheu-Giroux’s project with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec to inform the public of Quebec’s COVID-19 transmission rate. This important work is providing the Quebec government with critical data to help make public health decisions and is made possible thanks to our community’s donations to the MUHC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
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This week on Health Matters: your questions, answered. Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti answers listeners’ questions about their heart health. And, Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist & director of MI4, shares the latest information about COVID-19, the vaccination campaign and answers pressing questions about masks, at-risk groups and when we can anticipate more people getting vaccinated.

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This Sunday on Health Matters: Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti and Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist, will answer your health questions live. Do you have a question about heart health, COVID-19 or the vaccines? Post in the comments below ⬇ or send us a direct message! And tune in to CJAD 800 Montreal live at 12pm on January 17th. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to support this innovative project through our COVID-19 Emergency Fund!Saliva sampling should be considered as an alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study by a group of researchers at the RI-MUHC and McGill University. Researchers found that the sensitivity of saliva vs nasopharyngeal swab samples was virtually identical. “Nasopharyngeal swabs are very sensitive, but they are time-consuming and require a trained health professional to administer. Saliva-based samples are as sensitive and much cheaper, while having the advantage of being self-collected. This removes the need for a trained health professional and reduces exposure risk,” explains the corresponding author of the study, Jonathon Campbell, a postdoctoral fellow at the RI-MUHC.

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Read the original article in the Annals of Internal Medicine: www.acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.7326/M20-6569

This work was supported by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) with seed funding from the Fondation CUSM - MUHC Foundation.
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This week on Health Matters, Dr. Kevin Lachapelle discusses what you should know about aortic aneurysms. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre physician & Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre researcher, shares a ‘shock and kill’ approach to treating HIV. And, the MUHC Foundation is supporting new MI4 research projects on eliminating obstacles to COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Nadine Kronfli describes her work into increasing vaccinations in prisons. Plus, Dr. Abhinav Sharma discusses how cardiac patients are more vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 and the logistics of ensuring this at-risk group has access to the vaccine.

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