Dr. Guido Filler was recognized at the 2019 Lawson Impact Awards for his research in the fields of paediatric nephrology and clinical pharmacology. His passion for research and helping improve care for paediatric patients has fueled a wholesome and rewarding career. He is known globally as a world expert in measuring kidney function.
From left: Dr. Brianna McKelvie, Paediatric Intensive Care Physician at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC); Saoirse Cameron, Lawson Research Coordinator; Dr. Sepideh Taheri, Lawson Associate Scientist and Paediatrician at Children’s Hospital at LHSC; Dr. Dirk Bock, Lawson Associate Scientist and Paediatrician at Children’s Hospital at LHSC; and Dr. Frances Yeung, Paediatric Resident at Children’s Hospital at LHSC and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
Children admitted to hospital often require medications delivered directly to their blood stream. This is normally achieved through the insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC). A PIVC is a small plastic tube that is inserted into a person’s vein and left there for the delivery of medication or hydrating fluids.