The two NICUs are part of the Canadian Neonatal Network, whose members can measure their services against those of other tertiary care units across Canada. Its mission is to be a network of researchers who conduct leading multidisciplinary, collaborative research dedicated to the improvement of neonatal-prenatal health in Canada and internationally.
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Other research activities taking place in the two units include:
Dr. Pia Wintermark
1. Cerebral MRI perfusion studiesin newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (principal investigator, Sick Kids Foundation).
2. Role of angiogenesis in the repair process of a brain affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (principal investigator, Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute).
3. NeuroDevNET: Study on protecting the preterm infant brain: preeclampsia and magnesium sulfate (co-investigator, CIHR).
Dr. Guilherme Sant’Anna
1. Study on temperature and cerebral blood flow regulation in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated by controlled hypothermia.
2. Study on respiratory and cardiac variability as predictors of the success of extubation.
3. Study on outcomes for newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy who do not qualify for therapeutic hypothermia: a prospective observational study.
Dr. Robert T. Brouillette
1. National Curriculum Director, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
2. Director of Clinical Research
3. Director of the Sleep Laboratory
Dr. Patricia Riley
1. Provincial monitoring of extremely preterm infants (< 25 weeks) at 18, 36 and 60 months in collaboration with other tertiary care centres in Québec.
2. CIHR MiCare team; EPIQ II project (co-investigator at the MUHC site).
3. Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network (CNFUN); coordinator at the MUHC site (CIHR).
4. Determinants of physical activity in youth recreational activities (co-investigator, CIHR).
5. Study (SCREEN-ROP) of conclusive data on screening preterm infants for retinopathy of prematurity (co-investigator, CIHR).
The McGill Obstetrics and Neonatal Database (MOND) is an electronic database of all births at the Royal Victoria Hospital since 1978. This database, the only one of its kind in Canada, is the basis for several studies, for example, measuring the impact of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects (…), measuring the impact of breastfeeding on the frequency of gastrointestinal infections and eczema in the PROBIT study (Dr. Michael Kramer), assessing the frequency of birth defects with in vitro fertilization (Dr. S.L. Tan), measuring the effect of body weight and ethnicity on the incidence of gestational diabetes, assessing the impact of maternal age on the risk of premature labour and the impact of obstetric history on subsequent pregnancies (Dr. Robert Platt).
Dr. Romain Mandel
1. CIHR MiCare team; EPIQ II project (co-investigator at the MUHC site)