Improving the care of critically ill brain-injured and trauma patients

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What influences critical care doctors in withdrawing life support for patients with severe brain injury?

Jul 8, 2019 – A recent publication from our research program in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ): Factors influencing decisions by critical care physicians to withdraw life-sustaining treatments in critically ill adult patients with severe traumatic brain injury: AF Turgeon, K Dorrance, P Archambault, F Lauzier, F Lamontagne, R Zarychanski, R Fowler, L Moore,… Read more »

6th Student Research Day of the SP-POS axis

Jun 7, 2019 – Several of our professionals and research students participated in this activity at université Laval: Guest speaker: Imen Farhat, « Systematic reviews and meta-analyses ». Awards: Jihad Abou Jamous and Michael Verret, MSc students, each received an award for best abstracts. Elisabeth Canitrot, prize for the best oral and poster presentation (PhD Protocol section). Oral communications: Jihad Abou… Read more »


Finding better ways to treat neurocritically ill patients

Our mission is to improve bedside management strategies and health outcomes of critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury, by carrying out patient-oriented research and implementing evidence-based informed decision-making.

The Chair

This Chair targets patient-oriented applied clinical research at the bedside of critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Alexis F. Turgeon

Our team is specialized in clinical applied research focused on improving the care of critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury. The goal of our research is to improve bedside practices and health outcomes in this group of patients by using evidence-based, patient-centered decision-making. Our projects are carried out in collaboration with the Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC), the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), the Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group (PACT) and other groups worldwide.