Quebec woman thriving with a 108-year-old-liver
Quebec woman thriving with a 108-year-old-liver

A Quebec woman is thriving with a liver that is more than 100 years old. At the time of her transplant, in 2003, her donor was an 88-year-old man.

"108 is old for a liver," said MUHC transplant surgeon Dr. Prosanto Chaudhury. "The oldest donor we've had in Quebec was 92 years old, and that liver is still doing well."

 “I can really do everything else anybody else can do, just with a little bit more urge to live,” Audrée Descheneau told CTV News.

 

When RSV weighs heavily on the Canadian healthcare system
When RSV weighs heavily on the Canadian healthcare system

Every winter, Canadian pediatric hospitals experience a wave of admissions linked to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), one of the leading causes of hospitalization among children. These hospitalizations represent a major burden for the healthcare system and the adoption of preventive measures could certainly alleviate this burden, shows a study co-authored by Dr. Jesse Papenburg, pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Montreal Children's Hospital and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Radio-Canada, CBC 1CBC 2La PresseCTV NewsCityNews

Non-status families: children still billed for care
Non-status families: children still billed for care

Two years after a law came into force extending Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec coverage to children from families with precarious migratory status, they are still being billed. Some doctors are paying for the drugs out of their own pockets to prevent the illness from getting out of hand, explains Dr. Patricia Li, a pediatrician at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Le Devoir