A team from Lawson Health Research Institute are being funded by the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund to study whether inhaled sedatives can replace those that are delivered intravenously in COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation. The multi-centre clinical trial aims to address a global shortage of intravenous (IV) sedatives while improving patient outcomes.
In a randomized controlled trial from Lawson Health Research Institute, surgery was found to be superior to non-operative therapy in the treatment of chronic sciatica.
Chronic sciatica can be caused by a disc herniation which compresses a nerve in the lumbar spine causing pain from the lower back to the leg. The primary treatment options for sciatica are surgery or non-operative care.