Welcome to CSAR the Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation a world-leading program that is unique in Canada.
CSAR’s research focus is to 1) understand basic respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic changes during fetal to neonatal transition and 2) improve diagnoses, mitigate risk and improve survival and quality of life for newborns.
CSAR envisions to be a leading training and innovation centre in neonatal asphyxia and resuscitation research, and a leader in research translation to policy. CSAR aims to develop new research directions, register knowledge translation and intellectual property for patents and commercial products, and develop guidelines and policy statements for national and international health communities.
CSAR integrates an excellent research team with a focus on asphyxia and resuscitation, and on follow-up for outcomes (e.g. chronic lung disease and neurodevelopmental delays). CSAR studies asphyxia and our delivery rooms use a unique recording system, which continuously measures respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic changes during fetal to neonatal transition.