Risk of diseases following medical interventions
Université de Montréal
Public Health
Institut national de sante publique du Quebec
Jerome Martinez
Nathalie Auger, MD
French (spoken) required
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Medical procedures may increase risk of certain diseases or complications. Furthermore, women are frequently underrepresented in efficacy and outcome studies. We built a cohort of women that we are using to study how medical procedures affect disease risk. Our preliminary analyses indicate, for example, that blood transfusion can increase the later risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome by up to three times in women.
What is the aim of the project?
To assess the risk of diseases following medical interventions in women
What techniques and methods are used?
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
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will perform the following tasks: 1. Identify relevant articles pertaining to the project using Pubmed. (independently) 2. Synthesize the main findings from the literature. (independently) 3. Identify new avenues for research that could be answered using Quebec cohort data. (with supervision) 4. (Optional) Use SAS statistical software to perform statistical analysis of the data in order to answer a research question identified during task #3. 5. Produce scientific report summarizing findings of litterature review, and if applicable, results from statistical analyses performed. (independently)
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
See articles below
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge with SAS statistical software is an asset, but is not mandatory
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Auger et al. Preeclampsia and the Risk of Cataract Extraction in Life. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.1043. [Epub ahead of print]
- Auger et al. Inequality in Fetal Autopsy in Canada. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016;27(3):1384-96.