Jane Topolovec-Vranic

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Revision and Validation of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool in critically ill adults with brain injury

2011/12-2015/16 • $402,672 • PI,CO
Brain injury such as bleeding in the brain, brain trauma, stroke, or brain tumors often require a stay in the Intensive Care Unit. During this time, patients may be unable to self-report pain. Pain left untreated can lead to poor healing of wounds, heart and breathing difficulties, and might...

CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,887,348 • PI,CO
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accounts for 50% or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2% of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. There appears to be a direct link between TBI and violence, which itself is a major issue for Canadians. The goal of the research...

Validation of non-invasive rapid eye movements measurement as screening tool for mild traumatic brain injury

2012/13-2014/15 • $250,140 • PI,CO
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI; including concussion) is a common problem. Properly identifying mTBI is important in order to prevent premature return to activities and to start timely and appropriate treatments. Presently there are no validated, portable tools available to objectively...

Clarifying the link between traumatic brain injury and homelessness: a planning workshop

2011/12 • $24,837 • PI,CO
Homelessness and poverty are among the most important social problems in Canada today. Recent studies have shown that over half of homeless people have had a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime. Experiencing a traumatic brain injury can leave a person with long-term physical, emotional...

Planning of an innovative technology-based approach to the treatment of depression following traumatic brain injury

2011/12 • $24,702 • PI,CO
Depression is one of the most common mental health symptoms after traumatic brain injury. Since patients with traumatic brain injury depression experience poorer recoveries than those without, depression should be treated quickly to help patients feel better faster. Internet-delivered therapies...

Tweeting my patient: The use of electronic media in patient-provider communication

2011/12 • $24,426 • PI,CO
Communication tools such as e-mail, text messaging, Twitter, and Facebook have become common-place in society. Patients are using healthcare resources on the internet at an increasing rate. While patients are asking their healthcare providers to interact with them using such communication tools,...