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Dr. John M. Murkin MD

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Phone: (519) ***-****x*****  HQ Phone
London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre 339 Windermere Road
London , Ontario N6A 5A5

Company Description: London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in...   more

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For Dr. John Murkin, the medical device business is all about "making a better mouse trap."
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor is part of a team of Western and Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI) researchers studying a new technology that may change the way patients undergoing cardiac surgery are monitored and managed in the hospital.
The device, known as CerOx, non-invasively monitors cerebral blood flow and helps physicians and nurses assess brain perfusion in real time. Murkin, who has been involved in the machine's development, said this information could be used to support critical treatment decisions made to protect the patient from potential complications.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. John Murkin shows off a research-based CerOx device, used to monitor oxygen saturation in and blood flow to the brain. Photo credit: Paul Mayne//Western News
"We use near-infrared light routinely in all hospitals to measure oxygen saturation in the brain. That's been out for 30 years," Murkin said.
An anesthetist at London Health Sciences Centre and a researcher at LHRI, Murkin has studied cognitive and neurological outcomes in cardiac surgery for more than three decades. He said there has been an unmet clinical need for a noninvasive tool that provides accurate, real-time measurements of cerebral blood flow in these highly vulnerable patients.
CerOx was developed by U.S.- and Israel-based Ornim Medical, of which Murkin is a member of their scientific advisory board.
2001-7281, 22 May 2004 [cached]
John M. Murkin, MD, FRCPC,1 Sugantha Ganapathy, MD, FRCPC2
As we have previously demonstrated, heart surgery patients who are able to avoid CPB and aortic instrumentation, despite the considerably longer intraoperative duration associated with RAVECAB, have a significantly lower incidence of cognitive dysfunction after surgery than patients undergoing conventional CABG [Murkin 1999].
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: John M. Murkin, MD, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia, London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5, Phone: (519) 663-3384, Fax: (519) 663-3260, Email
Somanetics Reports First Full-Year Profit, Record Fourth Quarter Earnings and Record Net Revenues in Fiscal 2003, 13 Jan 2004 [cached]
In June, John Murkin, MD, director of cardiac anesthesiology at the University of Western Ontario, presented results from the first prospective, randomized and blinded trial that used the INVOS System to monitor and manage regional cerebral oxygen saturation in cardiac surgery patients.
"Consequently, we are particularly excited about the findings presented by Dr. Murkin in June, as well as other clinical data we expect to be reported during 2004.
Upbeat - November 2000, 1 Nov 2000 [cached]
In the early 1980's, the average age of bypass patients was about 58, according to Dr. John Murkin, director of cardiac anesthesia at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Now, it is 66.
"As we operate on older and older patients, because of the accumulated burden of disease in their blood vessels, we're seeing more neurological injury," Dr. Murkin said.
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