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NSHRF FUNDS MEDICAL RESEARCH
AT LIONS GATE HOSPITAL

North Shore Health Research Foundation presents $5000 cheque to Dr. Gary Andolfatto at Lions Gate Hospital

North Vancouver - The North Shore Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) presented $5,000 to Dr. Gary Andolfatto at Lions Gate Hospital, to continue funding his medical research projects in the area of Emergency Department Procedural Sedation.

Dr. Andolfatto, on behalf of the Lions Gate Hospital Emergency Department Research Program, received $30,000 from the North Shore Health Research Foundation in 2008 for emergency room research, including Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA), Mass Gathering Medicine and Airway Management. The Lions Gate Hospital Emergency Department is currently conducting a randomized trial in procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA). This involves the administration of drugs to provide relief from pain and anxiety that allows procedures to be performed without causing significant distress to the patient. Examples include the reduction of fractures, abscess drainage, reduction of joint dislocations and repair of lacerations. "This type of research is a vital element in the provision of healthcare to the community of the North Shore and beyond", said Dr. Andolfatto. "With the help of the North Shore Health Research Foundation we are able to continue with this Research Program through the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital."

Dr. Andolfatto noted that the research findings have been presented at Harvard's Children's Hospital in Boston, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Vancouver Health Sciences Centre and St. Pauls Hospital; and have been quoted at top-flight conferences throughout North America as well as internationally.

Nick Whittle, president of NSHRF said, "This research has made Lions Gate Hospital known worldwide. Research is vital to the health of all North Shore residents and the financial support of the community is critical."

North Shore Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), formerly Lions Gate Healthcare Research Foundation, was founded in 1963 by a dedicated group of doctors and residents of the North Shore. Their dream and mandate was to establish a Foundation that would help fund much needed research in healthcare that would benefit residents of the North Shore. Donations can be made online on our donations page or mailed to PO Box 86639, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 4L2.




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