Projects
Name
Prognostic score to predict risk of complications and quality of life after radical cystectomy
University
Université Laval
Domain
Urology
Departement
Surgery department, CRC, CHU de Quebec - Universite Laval - HDQ, 6 McMahon, Quebec (Qc) G1R 3S3
Head
Yvan Douville
Tutor
Dr. Vincent Fradet
Languages
English or French
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Bladder cancer can be treated by radical cystectomy. However, some patients have important post-surgery complications, which can affect health or quality of life. We want to identify medical, social, physic and nutritional risk factors (including biomarkers) of complications after surgery to develop a score predicting high-risk and/or poor quality of life patients. Aim: To determine if sarcopenia and skeletal muscle mass are predictors of complications after radical cystectomy, based on CT scan images.
What is the aim of the project?
To determine if sarcopenia and skeletal muscle mass are predictors of complications after radical cystectomy, based on CT scan images.
What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Imaging and data analysis
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, there will be theoretical teaching provided
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Medical Program (3-4 years of study), imaging analysis skills is an asset
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fradet+V