Monthly Archives: February 2013

MiTy Kids Update

We are diligently working to get ready to start the MiTy Kids study in the coming months, and are very excited to be able to continue to work with you on the follow-up portion of the MiTy trial! In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at MiTyKids@Sunnybrook.ca or […]

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MACS-5 International Collaborators’ Meeting

The MACS-5 International Collaborators’ Meeting took place on September 12-14, 2012 at the Banff Springs Hotel in the rocky mountains of Banff, Alberta, Canada. Collaborators from around the world attended the meeting in anticipation of the much awaited results of the MACS-5 study, presented by the Principal Investigator, Dr Elizabeth Asztalos. We would like to […]

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MiTy Travels to South America!

The MiTy Team, including Dr. Denice Feig (Principal Investigator), Dr. Elizabeth Asztalos (Director of CMICR), Johanna Sanchez (Research Projects Operations Manager) and Asma Qureshi (MiTy Research Coordinator) traveled South to beautiful Argentina and Chile! We will be welcoming teams from both countries to join the MiTy Team very soon. Buenos Aires, Argentina – On November […]

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Luncheon at the Canadian Diabetes Association Conference

In October 2012, the MiTy team hosted a lunch meeting at the CDC in Vancouver.  We had the chance to meet with many site investigators and coordinators as we discussed barriers to recruitment and strategies to overcome these barriers. Many thanks to all those who were able to attend, your input was greatly appreciated!

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MiTy Site Visits in Canada

MiTy Team at Hopital St-Luc, Montreal

Montreal and Laval, QC- In August 2012, the MiTy team had the pleasure of visiting MiTy collaborators in “la belle province.”  The sites included: CHU Sainte Justine, Jewish General Hospital, Cite de la Sante de Laval and Hospital St. Luc. New Westminster and Victoria, BC- The MiTy team was also busy visiting sites around beautiful […]

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Recruitment Tip #5: Use 150mL/kg/day as a guideline for study inclusion

Inadequate milk supply, as defined by a production of less than 150mL/kg/day, should be used as a guide for study inclusion, not a strict cut-off value. It is difficult to measure exact volumes of breast milk pumped, and therefore mothers producing slightly more than this volume (in the range of 150-155mL/kg/day) are considered eligible for […]

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Recruitment Tip #4: Try a pumping challenge

Increase pumping to 10-12 times per day and record the milk volume. Then have the mother reduce pumping to 8 times a day for 24 hours, and record the volume of milk produced. If the milk volume has decreased by at least 30%, the mother meets the reduction criteria for the study and may be […]

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Recruitment Tip #3: Graph milk volumes

Use a graph to plot daily milk volumes of potential recruits. Graphing milk volumes will: Allow you and your team to easily identify women with reductions in milk volumes. Serve as a visual identification aid.  

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Recruitment Tip #2: Identify and approach potential recruits early

Begin identifying potential recruits as of Postpartum Day 4, and approach shortly thereafter. Remember, mothers can be enrolled as early as 7 days after delivery. Early identification and approach of potential recruits  will: Give sufficient time to lower anxieties in mothers and circle of care teams regarding the delay in the administration of domperidone. Provide […]

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Recruitment Tip #1: Schedule regular weekly meetings

Set aside a day each week to meet with core members of your research team as well as the lactation consultants at your site. Scheduling regular weekly meetings will: Provide an opportunity to review potential new recruits, update the team on the status of study participants, and discuss recruitment strategies. Facilitate discussion about the conduct […]

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