By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

September 15, 2018

Volume 2, Issue 36

What is the Shared Health Initiative? What will be its impact on the Cardiac Sciences Program?

Along with most of the CSP leadership, I attended the Shared Health provincial planning workshop on Friday. As you know, this initiative aims to redraw the framework for the delivery of clinical and preventive services across Manitoba. Those aims are convergent with the goals of the CSP in the context of our services- both diagnostic and consultative. The kickoff of Shared Health is especially timely given our current efforts, under the leadership of Essi Shams (our Manager of QI and Patient Safety), to map out the patient journeys for our 6 major clinical programs and to establish new, more efficient and effective pathways for them– featuring a much expanded role for our “access office”.

We will have important roles in shaping Shared Health’s vision for cardiac services. I co-chair the Cardio-Thoracic- Vascular Provincial Clinical Team (PCT)- joined by the CSP leadership and I also serve on the Integrated Leadership Team (that the PCT’s report to). Together, we look forward to updating you (and getting your input) on the Shared Health planning process as it impacts on the CSP as we progress down this road. Stay tuned.

CSP News of the Week!

Congratulations to Brett Hiebert and his wife Dayna on the arrival of their baby boy, Blake William Orion Hiebert who was born on September 1, 2018 at 3:28 AM weighing in at 8lbs 6oz.

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Yamashita and his wife Meme on the arrival of their baby boy (still working on the name) Friday September 14, 2018 at 7:16 AM weighting in at 6lbs 8oz.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Schultz ASH, Dahl L, McGibbon E, Brownlie RJ, Cook C, Elbarouni B, Katz A, Nguyen T, Sawatzky JA, Sinclaire M, Throndson K, Fransoo R. Index coronary angiography use in Manitoba, Canada: a population-level descriptive analysis of First Nations and non-First Nations recipients. BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 25;8(3):e020856. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020856.

Lodewyks C, Heinrichs J, Grocott HP, Karkouti K, Romund G, Arora RC, Tangri N, Rabbani R, Abou-Setta A, Zarychanski R. Point-of-care viscoelastic hemostatic testing in cardiac surgery patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Sep 7. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1217-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Navarrete M, Ho J, Dwivedi RC, Choi N, Ezzati P, Spicer V, Arora RC, Rigatto C, Wilkins JA. Activity-based protein profiling of intraoperative serine hydrolase activities during cardiacsurgery. J Proteome Res. 2018 Sep 7. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00500. [Epub ahead of print]

Choi N, Whitlock R, Klassen J, Zappitelli M, Arora RC, Rigatto C, Ho J. Early intraoperative iron-binding proteins are associated with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 27. pii: S0022-5223(18)32021-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.06.091. [Epub ahead of print]

Zelenitsky SA, Calic D, Arora RC, Grocott HP, Lakowski TM, Lillico R, Ariano RE. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: Intraoperative Cefazolin Concentrations and Sternal Wound Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Aug 27. pii: AAC.01360-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01360-18. [Epub ahead of print]

Kredentser MS, Blouw M, Marten N, Sareen J, Bienvenu OJ, Ryu J, Beatie BE, Logsetty S, Graff LA, Eggertson S, Sweatman S, Debroni B, Cianflone N, Arora RC, Zarychanski R, Olafson K. Preventing Posttraumatic Stress in ICU Survivors: A Single-Center Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of ICU Diaries and Psychoeducation. Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003367. [Epub ahead of print]