News - Nouvelles

September 2019 - Septembre 2019

  • Merci à la fondation du Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie pour le soutient d'un projet de recherche prospectif touchant les enfants avec hernie diaphragmatique (Subventions pour des projets de recherche sur une maladie héréditaire orpheline). Thank you to the Foundation Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie for the support regarding the prospective research project involving pediatric patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Grant for research projects on orphan diseases).
  • New publication of NeoCardioLab: Article of Bruce Tapiero (Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal), Jean-Claude Décarie (Department of Radiology, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montréal), Louis Crevier (Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, CHU de Québec, Université Laval), Gabriel Altit (Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Center)-An unexpected disease presenting as a pediatric cerebellar mass. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrid.2019.06.001, Available online 22 July 2019
  • New publication of NeoCardioLab: Article of Dr. Altit with Dr. Shazia Bhombal MD(Stanford University School of Medicine - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ) , Dr. Jeffrey Feinstein MD, MPH(Stanford University School of Medicine - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ), Dr. Rachel K Hopper,MD (Stanford University School of Medicine - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ) and Dr. Theresa A Tacy MD (Stanford University School of Medicine - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital )- Diminished right ventricular function at diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension is associated with mortality in bronchopulmonary dysplasia soon in the Pulmonary circulation journal.

August 2019 - Aout 2019

  • Dr Altit has been invited, alongside colleagues Dr. Andréanne Villeneuve (CHU Sainte-Justine) and Dr. Audrey Hébert (CHUL) to present at the Société des néonatalogistes du Québec. They will be presenting on pulmonary hypertension in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
  • New publication of NeoCardioLab: Editorial of Dr. Altit with Dr. Levy (Harvard, Boston) - Cardiopulmonary Impact of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in Newborn Infants: The Emerging Role of Early Hemodynamic Assessment in Determining Adverse Neurological Outcomes. Altit G, Levy PT. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201907-1344ED. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 31365838 - This editorial has been written in the context of an important publication by Giesinger et al., describing the cardiac function of newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Giesinger RE, El Shahed A, Castaldo, MP, Breatnach, CR, Chau V, Whyte HE, El-Khuffash A, Mertens L, McNamara PJ. Impaired Right Ventricular Performance is Associated with Adverse Outcome Following Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med [online ahead of print] 28 June 2019; https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201903- 0583OC. PMID: 31251076
  • Dr Altit has been invited to the 1st PBSF International Congress on Neonatal Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection. Other presenter include: Dr. Guilherme Sant'anna, Gabriel Variane, Courtney Wusthoff, Krisa Van Meurs and many others. The congress will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Click here to register.


July 2019 - Juillet 2019

  • We would like to welcome to the neocardiolab the new research coordinator Jessica Simoneau, as well as 3 starting students: Joseph Benzazon, Gabriela Nunes and Ariane Lasry.
  • Gabriela will be working on echocardiographic markers of pulmonary hemorrhage and pulmonary hypertension in the extreme premature newborn
  • Ariane will be working on markers of cardiac health in the extreme premature population at adult age.
  • Joseph will be working on predictive markers of coarctation by echocardiography during fetal and immediate post-natal life.

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