I am interested in learning more about lung diseases that affect children.
My research is focused on finding the best way to diagnose and treat different types of asthma. I am particularly interested in learning about the reasons why some children have severe, treatment resistant asthma and finding ways to treat these children effectively. I am also interested in finding the best way to deliver asthma care to children across the province.
I am also involved in projects that look at the effectiveness of different types of therapies that we use for children with cystic fibrosis.
An investigation into biomarkers for the diagnosis of ABPA and aspergillus disease in cystic fibrosis Pediatric Pulmonology Karen Keown and Salome Abbott and Boris Kuzeljevic and Jonathan H. Rayment and Mark A. Chilvers and Connie L. Yang DOI: 10.1002/ppul.24465 11/2019
In support of point-of-care social needs screening: The effects of five social determinants on the health of children with chronic diseases in British Columbia Paediatrics & Child Health Michael Seear and Shazhan Amed and Janis Dionne and Connie Yang and Katherine Tourigny and Alanna De Mello and Zachary Hamilton and Bernardo Garcia Espinosa DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy090 08/2018
Intrapleural Dornase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in pediatric empyema (DTPA): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials Livingston MH and Mahant S and Ratjen F and Connolly BL and Thorpe K and Mamdani M and Maclusky I and Laberge S and Giglia L and Walton JM and Yang CL and Roberts A and Shawyer AC and Cohen E DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2026-0 PubMed: 28646887 06/2017
Interstitial lung disease in infancy: an unusual presentation of CD40 ligand deficiency LymphoSign Journal Victoria Elizabeth Cook and Connie L Yang and Alexia Dabadie and Joanne Luider and Kyla Jade Hildebrand and Anne K Junker and Stuart Turvey DOI: 10.14785/lymphosign-2017-0003 06/2017
Forced expiratory values in 1 second corresponding to Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure and Acute Asthma Intensity Research Score values during pediatric acute asthma exacerbations Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Donald H. Arnold and David P. Johnson and Connie L. Yang and Tina V. Hartert DOI: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.09.003 2017
Respiratory Presentation of Pediatric Patients in the 2014 Enterovirus D68 Outbreak Canadian Respiratory Journal Georgina Martin and Rachel Li and Victoria E. Cook and Matthew Carwana and Peter Tilley and Laura Sauve and Patrick Tang and Akshat Kapur and Connie L. Yang DOI: 10.1155/2016/8302179 2016
Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Paediatric Society position paper Paediatrics & Child Health Francine M Ducharme and Sharon D Dell and Dhenuka Radhakrishnan and Roland M Grad and Wade TA Watson and Connie L Yang and Mitchell Zelman DOI: 10.1093/pch/20.7.353 10/2015
Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Paediatric Society Position Paper Canadian Respiratory Journal Francine M Ducharme and Sharon D Dell and Dhenuka Radhakrishnan and Roland M Grad and Wade TA Watson and Connie L Yang and Mitchell Zelman DOI: 10.1155/2015/101572 2015
Bronchial artery-pulmonary artery malformation as a cause of cryptogenic hemoptysis Pediatric Pulmonology Zoe Nugent and Vicente Oliveira and Ian MacLusky and Joao Amaral and Bairbre Connolly and Connie L. Yang DOI: 10.1002/ppul.22689 11/2012
Verifying a questionnaire diagnosis of asthma in children using health claims data BMC Pulmonary Medicine Connie L Yang and Teresa To and Richard G Foty and David M Stieb and Sharon D Dell DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-11-52 11/2011
Bicarbonate therapy improves growth in children with incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis Pediatric Nephrology Ajay P. Sharma and Ram N. Singh and Connie Yang and Raj K. Sharma and Rakesh Kapoor and Guido Filler DOI: 10.1007/s00467-009-1169-y 04/2009
Retrospective review on the use of intravenous lipids during cystic fibrosis exacerbations. This project is reviewing if the use of lipids during admissions for cystic fibrosis exacerbations has any effect on short or long term nutrition.
Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids use in Children and in Pregnancy. This large surveillance study will examine the safety profiles of different inhaled corticosteroids.
Honours & Awards
Institute of Medical Sciences Academic Development Award
Human DNA testing could improve outcomes for patients with COVID-19.
That’s the key idea put forth in preliminary research posted this month to bioRxiv that highlights the potential benefits of testing COVID-19 patients for genetic variants of ACE2—the protein identified as the point-of-entry for the SARS-COV-2 virus into human cells.
Congratulations to the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding through the highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2019 competition.
A new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
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