Publications

2007 Interest Group Meetings

January 11, 2007 - The University Club

 

Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD

Gapapentin Does Not Improve Analgesia Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement

 

Dr. Dale Williams, MD

RCT of intra-articular bupivacaine for post-operative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty

 

 

April 5, 2007 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The Role of the Pilot Study

 

Dr. James Paul, MD (funded by CPSI)

Hamilton Acute Pain Safety Study

 

 

June 13, 2007 - Dundurn Castle Coach House

Spring 2007 Anesthesia Research Retreat

 

 

October 11, 2007 - The University Club

 

Dr. Robert M.K.W. Lee, PhD

An Overview of the Current Research on the Modulation of Blood Vessel Function by Perivascular Function

 

Dr. Anne Wong, MD

A Case Study of Anesthesia Residency Training in Thailand

2008 Interest Group Meetings

February 20, 2008 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

How to Report Statistics in Medical Research

 

Dr. Summer Syed, MD

Prediction of post-operative thrombotic and bleeding complications in non-cardiac surgery using thromboelestography (TEG®) and Platelet Mapping Assay (PMA™)

 

Dr. Mazen Faden, MD

The impact of early vs late fixation of hip fracture on short and long term morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

 

 

April 30, 2008

Spring 2008 Anesthesia Research Retreat

2009 Interest Group Meetings

February 26, 2009 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Combining Results from Multiple Studies Overview of Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

 

Dr. Joseph Park, MD

Cervical Medical Branch Blocks

 

 

March 12, 2009 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Subgroup and Post-hoc Analyses: benefits and Challenges

 

Dr. Jorge Zamora, MD (Queen's University)

Post Thoracotomy Pain Study

 

Dr. Mazen Faden, MD

Perioperative Management of Patient with Sleep Apnea: Implication of Local Practice Guidelines

 

 

April 2009 - 1A4 Health Sciences

Research Rounds - Research Update Presentation

 

 

April 30, 2009 - The University Club

Spring 2009 Anesthesia Research Retreat

2010 Interest Group Meetings

January 12, 2010 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Research in Anesthesia: Does this project need to go through  research ethics approval?

 

Dr. Brian Haynes, MD

Engaging in Knowledge Translation Research: Why and How?

 

Dr. Yamini Murthy, MD

Knowledge Translation, Role in Clinical Anesthesia

 

 

February 11, 2010 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Adjusting for Channeling Bias in observational Studies: A comparison of Propensity Score-Based Methods

 

Dr. Fred Baxter, MD

Does Interleukin predict Complications following Thoracotomy?

 

Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

Randomized controlled, partial blind (pilot) study - Comparing the efficacy of pain

 

 

March 24, 2010 - The University Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Synthesizing Evidence from Different Sources: Bayesian Meta-analyses

 

Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD

Clinical Research Design and Outcomes Research Notes

 

Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD and Dr. Richelle Kruisselbrink, MD

Visual Reminders to increase Documentation of Critical Physiologic Variables during One-Lung Ventilation in Thoracic Anesthesia

 

 

April 21, 2010 - Ancaster Old Mill

Spring 2010 Anesthesia Research Retreat

 

 

June 2010 - 1A4 Health Sciences

Anesthesia Rounds - Research Update Presentation

 

 

June 17, 2010 - The University Club

 

Dr. James Paul, MD

LMA PerfecTemp vs. Forced-air Warming

 

Dr. Daniel Sessler, MD

Regional analgesia and cancer recurrence

 

Dr. James McChesney, MD

The Effect of adding Intraoperative Regional Anesthesia on Cancer Recurrence in patients undergoing Lung Cancer Research

 

 

September 22, 2010 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common "misuse," "nonuse" and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part I

Dr. James Paul, MD

Vital sign monitoring with continuous pulse oximetry and wireless clinician notification after surgery

 

Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD

Lumbar Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) Block: Does increasing the volume make a difference?

2011 Interest Group Meetings

June 16, 2011 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common "misuse," "nonuse," and "abuse" of statistical language and concepts in manuscripts: Part II

 

Dr. Sid Chudasama, MD and Dr. Manyat Nantha-Aree, MD

Comparison of Morphine, Hydromorphone and Fentanyl for Post-operative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Open Bowel Surgery

 

Dr. Conor McDonnell, MB

Opioids in Pediatric Practice - safe as houses or safety in numbers?

 

 

September 7, 2011 - The C Hotel by Carmen's

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Common Writing Problems in Manuscripts: Part III

 

Dr. Desigen Reddy, MD

Post-Operative Recovery Following Spinal Correction: Home Experience (PORSCHE)

 

Dr. Colin McCartney, MB, ChB

Local Infiltration Analgesia for Total Knee Arthroplasty

 

 

October 19, 2011 - Honey West Restaurant & Lounge

 

Luis Michelangli, M. Eng and Ali Shahzada, M. Eng

Storytelling Based Medicine: Reducing Children's Anxiety in Hospitals

 

Dr. Chuck Cunningham, PhD

Using Marketing Research Methods to Model Patient Service Preferences

 

Dr. Louis Schmidt, PhD

On the nature, and nurture, of childhood shyness

 

 

November 23, 2011 - LoPresti's at Maxwell's

 

Dr. Mauricio Forero, MD and Dr. Claudia Gomez, MD

A single shot femoral nerve block ultrasound-guided at the level of the inguinal crease for analgesia after hip arthroplasty

 

Dr. David L. Sackett, MD

Testing for Blindness at the end of your RCT: don't? must? can't? needn't?

2012 Interest Group Meetings

February 8, 2012 - The University Club

 

Dr. Victoria Borg Debono, MD

The quality of reporting of RCTs used within a postoperative pain management meta-analysis, using the CONSORT statement

 

Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD

Update on POISE-2 and VISION Studies

 

 
April 4, 2012 - The University Club

 

Dr. Kelley Dore, PhD

Medical Education Research at McMaster

 

Dr. Bruno Borges, MD

Simulation Based Assessment for Pediatric Anesthesiology: a prospective, multicenter study

 

Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD

Process Engineering in Anesthesia Education

 

 

May 2, 2012 - Ancaster Old Mill

Spring 2012 Anesthesia Research Retreat

 

 

November 1, 2012 - The University Club

 

Dr. Jessica Spence, MD

Clinical predictors of duration of mechanical ventilation in the ICU: Review of the literature and study proposal

 

Dr. Rafik Bolis, MB and Dr. John Centofanti, MD

Perioperative oral pregabalin in the prevention of chronic pain in total knee arthroplasty: A randomized, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

2013 Interest Group Meetings

March 27, 2013 - The University Club

 

Aaron Lau, MD Candidate and Marko Erak, MD Candidate

The effects of post-operative patient administered music medicine on pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction

 

Dr. Kurt Domuracki, MD, Dr. Lori Olivieri, MD, and Dr. Lawrence Grierson, PhD

The effect of Observation Practice on the Performance of Central Venous Catheter Insertion by Novice Medical Practitioners

 

Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD

Continuous paravertebral block in the outpatient setting following VATS lobectomy: A pilot study

 

 

June 5, 2013 - Ancaster Old Mill

Soring 2013 Anesthesia Research Retreat

 

 

July 10, 2013 - The University Club

 

Dr. Jason Busse, PhD

Sub-Group Analysis in Randomized Controlled Trials

 

Dr. Ali Zahran, MD

Ultrasound-Guided Pulse Radiofrequency for Occipital Neuralgia

 

Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD and Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare, MD

Injection Therapy in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients: Looking for Effectiveness through Quantitative Sensory Testing and Functional MRI Changes

 

 

October 30, 2013 - The University Club

 

Dr. Natasha Cohen, MD

NSAIDS and Tonsillectomy: a Focus on Post-Operative Pain Control

 

Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD

Effect of sympathetic blockade on the success and survival of arteriovenous fistula

 

Dr. Lisa Udovic, MD

Conus Medullaris Termination Study

2014 Interest Group Meetings

February 12, 2014 - The University Club (McMaster University)

 

Dr. Jason Busse, PhD

Strategies to Overcome English-Language Bias in Systematic Reviews

 

Dr. Eshaq Alshaqaq, MD

Celiac Plexus Nerolysis with Repeated Ammonium Sulphate injection for the treatment of chronic non-cancer abdominal Pain under CT scan Guidance

 

Cheryl Chow, MS

Managing Children's Preoperative Anxiety: Story-Telling Medicine

 

 

May 7, 2014 - Ancaster Old Mill - Anesthesia Annual Spring Retreat

Spring 2014 Anesthesia Research Retreat

 

 

July 17, 2014 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The essentials of propensity score methods: An application to assess the effect of inotropic therapy in cardiac surgery

 

Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

Most Effective Opioid Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgeries: a randomized control, investigator blinded, parallel group with superiority design of Morphine versus Hydromorphone

 

Dr. Heung Kan Ma, MD and Dr. Wooheon Thomas Kim, MD

Predictors for early postoperative delirium in elective hip and knee arthroplasty

 

 

September 25, 2014 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club

 

Dr. Ryan Smith, MD

Detection rate of cardiac and lung pathology using bedside clinical ultrasound in high-risk emergency non-cardiac surgical patients

 

Dr. Joseph Fiorellino, MD

ContinuAtioN of meTformin to improve And KEep peri-operative glycemic control: a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study (CAN TAKE)

 

Dr. PJ Devereaux, MD

Why we need large trials: The fragility index

 

 

December 4, 2018 - The University Club

 

Rachel Couban, MA

Strategies for comprehensive literature searching in health databases

 

Dr. Leora Bernstein, MD

Perioperative Management of Children with Autism: a Pilot Study

 

Dr. Sean Middleton, MD

Medication Compliance on the Day of Surgery for Patients seen at Anesthesia Pre-Op Clinics

2015 Interest Group Meetings

April 22, 2015 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club

 

Dr. Sai Fai, MD and Dr. Bosco Law, MD

Who are we looking for?: identifying the characteristics of successful applicants to anesthesiology residency programs in Canada

 

Dr. Jessica Spence, MD and Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc
  1. Measurements of adverse respiratory events by capnography among high-risk patients in the recovery room and 24 hours post-operatively
  2. Prediction of difficult spinal (PREDIS) scale
  3. Hemodynamic loop in goal directed fluid therapy

 

Dr. Stefanie Smulski, MD and Dr. Emily Trenker, MD

Hydromorphone versus Morphine: A Retrospective Chart Review to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Post-Operative Analgesia in Elective Surgery Patients

 

 

September 9, 2015 - The University Club

 

Dr. Yannick Le Manach, MD, PhD, MSc

Alternative statistic methods when randomization is not feasible

 

Dr. Carine Wood, MD

The McMaster Anesthesia Checklists

 

Dr. Rizq Alamri, MD

The effect of ketamine on patient with depression, disease and neuropathic pain

 

 

December 8, 2015 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club

 

Dr. Sun Makosso-Kallyth, PhD

Statistical Methodology for a Clinical Trial Protocol

 

Dr. Mohamed Nassef, MD

Neurological complications in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis surgeries, the role of Intraoperative neuromonitoring

 

Dr. Sean Donald, MD and Dr. Michael Troncone, MD

Adductor canal block for total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review vs. other analgesic modalities

 

 

2016 Interest Group Meetings

April 7, 2016 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Natalie Lidster, MD and Dr. Tyler Oswald, MD

Standardized Post Operative Handovers in the PACU and ICU

 

Dr. Jeff Overington, MD and Dr. William Sanh, MD

The effect of mobile device use on anesthesiology resident awareness of adverse intraoperative events in the simulation lab: a pilot study

 

Dr. Scott McCusker, MD and Dr. Anthony Valente, MD

CVP in Laproscopic Liver Resection

 

 

November 8, 2016 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Jason Busse, DC, PhD

Challenges associated with industry-funded research: the TRUST Trial

 

Dr. Urooj Siddiqui, MD and Dr. Andrew Syrett, MD

ICU versus OR Ventilation Study

 

Dr. James Khan, MD

Pregabalin & Lidocaine to reduce persistent pain after breast cancer surgery: Result of the PLAN Pilot Trial

 

Dr. Summer Syed, BSc, MD, MSC, FRCPC

Effectiveness of platelet inhibition on major adverse cardiac events in non-cardiac surgery after percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study

 

Dr. James Paul, MD, FRCPC

Anesthesia Research: Looking at the past year(s) - 2015-16

 

Dr. Turlough O'Hare, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Optimizing Pain and Rehabilitation after Knee Arthroplasty

 

Dr. Taras Usichenko, MD, PhD

Preliminary findings of cerebral responses on transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation on experimental heat pain

 

Dr. Jason Busse, DC, PhD

Predictors of Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

 

 

December 14, 2016 - Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Hsien Seow, BSc, PhD, MD

The ICES-McMaster site: Opportunities for Anesthesia Research

 

Dr. Jessie Ursenbach, MD (PGY-4) and Dr. Annemaria De Tina, MD

Incidence of failure in re-sited epidurals in laboring parturients

2017 Interest Group Meetings

February 16, 2017 - The University Club (McMaster University)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

The CONSORT extension to pilot trials

 

Dr. Russel Brown, MDCM, MD

Sweeter than surgery: characterizing the effects of anesthetics on perioperative glycemic control

 

Dr. Li Wang, PhD

Opioids for chronic pain non-cancer pain: systematic reviews and meta-analyses

 

 

September 27, 2017 - Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Cheryl Chow, MSc, PhD

An update on managing children's preoperative anxiety

 

Dr. William Sanh, MD (PGY-3) and Dr. Dillon Horth, MD (PGY-2)

Ultrasound guided Erector Spinae plane block versus intercostal nerve blocks in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy or wedge resections - a pilot randomized control trial

2018 Interest Group Meetings

February 21, 2018 - Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor MUMC)

Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Emily Trenker, MD (PGY-5)

Hydromorphone versus Morphine: A retrospective chart review to evaluate the effectiveness of post-operative analgesia in elective surgical patients.

 

Dr. Sandra Monteiro, PhD

Introduction to research in medical education

 

Dr. Jeff Overington, MD (PGY-3) and Dr. Anthony Valente, MD (PGY-3)

Perioperative point-of-care ultrasound in Canadian anesthesia practice: a survey study

 

September 26, 2018 - Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor MUMC)
Interest Group Meeting Agenda

 

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Trial Reporting

 

Dr. Li Wang, MSc, PhD

Strategies for reporting and analyzing pain in systematic review and meta-analysis

 

Dr. Harsha Shanthanna, MD

HHS Neromodulation database: A Registry for Longitudinal Follow up of Patients with Dorsal Column Stimulation for Chronic Pain