Kathy Boutis

Contact via Hospital for Sick Children

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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

SQUEEZE Trial: a trial to determine whether septic shock reversal is quicker in pediatric patients randomized to an early goal directed fluid sparing strategy vs. usual care

2016/17-2020/21 • $1,992,464 • PI,CO
Background: Sepsis arises when the body's response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. Septic shock remains one of the most significant and potentially preventable causes of death in children worldwide. The American College of Critical Care Medicine has guidelines explaining how...

How safe are our pediatric emergency departments? A national prospective cohort study

2014/15-2017/18 • $1,129,365 • PI,CO
Lay Summary Patient safety is an internationally recognized health care priority. Canadian data suggests that about 8% of adults admitted to hospital experience unintended harm (or 'adverse events') from the health care provided during their hospital stay. On a national level, this represents up...

Predicting Persistent Postconcussive Problems in Pediatrics (5P)

2012/13-2017/18 • $523,705 • PI,CO,Other
Concussion, a mild traumatic injury common in children and adolescents, is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The lay press is inundated with reports of tragic consequences of concussion, and children are not immune. Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PCS) is defined as...