McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Karen Choong

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 75617
Fx: 905-524-5707

Research Theme

Pediatric Critical Care

  • Primary Research: Clinical Trials, Critical Care
  • Secondary Research: Acute Care Pediatrics, Neonatology

Key words

    • Critical Care, Clinical Trials, Acute Rehabilitation, Maintenance Fluids, Shock


Research Program Overview

Acute Rehabilitation in PCCU

  • To evaluate the rehabilitation practices and resources in Canadian PCCUs (National Survey)
  • To determine the prevalence of PCCU acquired weakness and its clinical significance (Observational Studies)
  • To evaluate the safety and feasibility of acute comprehensive rehabilitation in PCCU patients (Interventional study)
  • To evaluate the efficacy of acute comprehensive rehabilitation on patient important short and longterm outcomes (Interventional study)

Current Projects

  • Acute Rehabilitation and Early mobilization in critically ill children
  • Hypotonic vs Isotonic maintenance IV fluids in Children, an RCT
  • Attention and Traumatic Brain injury in children
  • Steroid use in Pediatric fluid and vasopressor dependant shock

Publications & Achievements

    • P Jouvet, J Hutchison, R Pinto, K Menon, R Rodin, K Choong, M Kesselman, S Veroukis, et al.  Critical Illness in children with influenza A/H1N1 2009 infection in Canada. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]
    • K Choong, K Al-Faleh, J Doucette, S Gray, B Rich, L Verhey, B Paes.Remifentanil for intubation in neonates, a randomized controlled trial. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2010;95:F80-F84
    • K Choong, D Bohn, D Fraser, J Hutchison, A Joffe, I Gaboury, C Litalien, K Menon, R Ward, on behalf of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Vasopressin in Pediatric Shock  - a multicentered randomized controlled trial. Am J Respir Crit Care 2009; 180(7), 632-639.
    • 2007 American Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock.  J Brierley, J Carcillo, Karen Choong, Tim Cornell, et al. Crit Care Med 2009; Vol 37, (1).
    • Choong K, Kissoon N. Vasopressin in shock and critical illness. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 9(4):372-379, July 2008

Secondary Contact

Karen Burns
Phone: 905-521-2100 x 76651
Title: Administrative Assistant

Research Coordinator

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