Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition that occurs when an infant's brain is deprived of oxygen. It is a significant cause of mortality and long-term disability in infants. HIE is usually described as mild, moderate, or severe, and risk of cognitive impairment and disability is associated with the severity of the condition.
Prompt diagnosis of bacterial meningitis infection is crucial for best treatment outcomes. Death rates from bacterial meningitis are around 10% with up to 1/3 of survivors suffering long-term serious neurological complications. If diagnosed and treated early, most people recover well.
It is estimated that 50,000 Canadians suffer a traumatic brain injury each year - and the majority of these are young adults.
A new study suggests that electrical stimulation of the brain may help people recover their speech after a stroke. Up to one-third of stroke survivors have aphasia, a condition which impairs their ability to speak, read, write or understand language.
Paul McGivern and Susanne Raab were among the team winning the hard-fought battle at the Supreme Court of Canada for an infant with cerebral palsy injured as a result of a failed attempt at a forceps delivery - April 4, 2013 (Full decision available here)