trials in Canada in 6 - 8 months

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trials in Canada in 6 - 8 months

Postby Cece » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:48 pm

www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3198323
Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma is just as excited.

As the vice-president of research at Sudbury Regional Hospital, he hopes to collaborate with larger medical centres during the clinical trials.

"Hospitals and clinics will apply to perform the procedure in a very controlled way. They will follow patients to see if they've improved or not and that way, we'll have an answer," he said, adding that the first step for researchers is to submit a proposal to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. According to Dr. Diaz-Mitoma, the trials will probably start in about six to eight months

I don't know if this is an accurate estimate or not but it's something to go on.

I am finally happy with the Canadian government for going forward with this.
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Re: trials in Canada in 6 - 8 months

Postby Johnson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:28 am

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I am finally happy with the Canadian government for going forward with this.


I'm a bit cynical when it comes to that.

I only hope that they consult with some of the leaders (Cumming, Dake, Haacke, Hubbard, Sclafani, etc.), and go for the state-of-the art - IVUS especially. Some fMRI would be nice too, but I don't know that a public machine exists in Canada.

We are used to putting things together with binder twine and duct tape (I swear this is true; I once flew on a [now defunct] Canadian airline, and as I boarded, I noticed a piece of duct tape holding closed a service access panel above the door. When I disembarked 5 hours later, that piece of duct tape was still there. We always called it 1,000 mile-an-hour-tape, and it's definitely good to 540 MPH @ 36,000 feet ASL). We might boast (Banting and) Best, arrogate the Avro Arrow, ballyhoo the Blackberry, but we are sadly lacking in innovation and exploration of new frontiers as of late. Resting on laurels, and all that...
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Postby JohnAm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:42 am

Well, the good thing about studies starting is that it gives something tangible to the scientific community that can lead to a broader and deeper discussion eventually.
If the studies are done incorrectly/poorly then they will be questioned and new knowledge will eventually emerge from the process… we can hope.
Who wants to be the be the doctor/researcher looking like an a** to his/her peers when this plays out.

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Re: trials in Canada in 6 - 8 months

Postby HarryZ » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:11 am

We are used to putting things together with binder twine and duct tape (I swear this is true; I once flew on a [now defunct] Canadian airline, and as I boarded, I noticed a piece of duct tape holding closed a service access panel above the door. When I disembarked 5 hours later, that piece of duct tape was still there. We always called it 1,000 mile-an-hour-tape, and it's definitely good to 540 MPH @ 36,000 feet ASL). We might boast (Banting and) Best, arrogate the Avro Arrow, ballyhoo the Blackberry, but we are sadly lacking in innovation and exploration of new frontiers as of late. Resting on laurels, and all that...


Not sure I would agree with all those comments.

From the world of medicine, a researcher in London ON is developing a contact lens that will show insulin levels for diabetics and eliminate the requirement for daily blood tests. A rabies vaccine has almost irradicated rabies in Ontario and has drawn a lot of interest from US medical people.

As for that duct tape...it wasn't duct tape that you saw on the panel. It was a special aeronautical aluminum tape of tremendous strength that was specifically designed for instances that you saw it used. A temporary fix that allowed an a/c to be utilized until a permanent fix was done with sheet metal work. (I spent 24 years in the airline business and got my hands on that tape a couple of times for home use. Fabulous stuff!)

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Re: trials in Canada in 6 - 8 months

Postby Blaze » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:30 am

Cece wrote:www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3198323
Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma is just as excited.

According to Dr. Diaz-Mitoma, the trials will probably start in about six to eight months

I don't know if this is an accurate estimate or not but it's something to go on.



I think 6-8 months is optimistic--but I didn't think last week's announcement would be made when it was, so what do I know?

"I'm going to inquire and look and see who we can collaborate with," he said.


Dr. Diaz-Mitoma's first inquiry should be to Dr. McDonald. Dr. McDonald has more experience and knows more than anyone in Canada. Dr. McDonald has a trial designed and ready to go. He just needs approval and $$$. Plus, Sudbury is relatively close to Barrie.


For the doctor, there was something unique about the ministry of health's latest decision.

"The real reason we're doing clinical trials in Canada is that patients got involved. Social media has been a real influence. I think medicine is going to benefit from social media," he said. "Patients need to have stronger opinions. They need to get involved and they need to push ... I think this is the only way we're going to make a change in health care."

Love It! Thanks for the endorsement, Dr. Diaz-Mitoma.
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