Muscular Dystrophy Canada is funding several projects aimed at improving the respiratory health outcomes people living with neuromuscular disorders. These projects will provide evidence and enhanced understanding of how to prevent and treat respiratory complications.

Amin Reshma Hospital for Sick Children Assessing Air Travel Safety in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Standard versus Prolonged High Altitude Simulation Tests $49,183 2015
Campbell Craig London Heath Sciences Center Understanding Decision Needs for Respiratory Interventions in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders: Laying the Foundation for Developing a Shared Decision Environment Respiratory Care Decision $49,920 2014
Kaminska Marta McGill University Validation of home portable monitoring for diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing in adolescents and adults with neuromuscular disorders $49,183 2015
Katz Sherri CHEO Understanding the Acceptability of Lung Volume Recruitment Among Boys with DMD: a Mixed-Method Sub-study of the STEADFAST Trial $49,998 2016
Katzberg Hans University Hospital Network (Toronto) Clinical Determinants of Nocturnal Hypoventilation in Patients with Adult and Pediatric Myasthenia Gravis $42,500 2015
King Judy Ottawa Hospital A respiratory focused e-learning resource for people living with neuromuscular diseases and their families $47,303 2014
McPherson Amy Bloorview Research Institute Promoting healthy weights to support respiratory function in children with DMD $49,696 2016
Rose Louise Sunnbrook Research Institute Health Service Utilization for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Respiratory Complications for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disease $49,690 2014
Rose Louise Sunnbrook Research Institute Translating Recommendations for Airway Clearance from the Canadian Thoracic Society Guidelines for Home Mechanical Ventilation $49,505 2015
Rose Louise University of Toronto Development and Pilot Evaluation of an Online Peer Support Program for Family Caregivers of Ventilator-Assisted Individuals with NMD Living in the Community $49,998 2016
Seear Michael University of British Columbia A comparison of three methods for improving expiratory cough flow and lung volume in children with neuromuscular diseases $17,025 2014
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