It’s not every day that you get a visit from a patient that you worried might not make it. Last month, eight-year-old Isa Guerrero and his family paid a visit to Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his research team at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Lavoie is a BC Children’s Hospital investigator and neonatologist at BC Children's and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.
Lavoie Lab News
B.C. Women's Hospital's Preemie Biobank is the first of its kind in Canada. Read more in this CBC article.
The BC Women’s Hospital has established a “Preemie Biobank,” the first of its kind in Canada. To hear more about the Preemie biobank, watch Dr. Lavoie’s interview by Breakfast Television.
BCCHR Website News
Saving infants’ lives in Malawi: New BC Children’s Hospital project aims to improve diagnosis and care for sepsis
Sepsis is challenging to treat in any circumstance and kills more than 1 million infants every year worldwide, mostly in low- and middle- income countries with limited health care resources.
Researchers have found three to four doses of the preventative drug palivizumab protect at-risk infants from a serious respiratory virus as effectively as five doses.