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Amelie Stritzke


Assistant Professor, Cumming School of Medicine

(403) 944-4638

Cumming School of Medicine
Department of Neonatology
Foothills Medical Centre Room 780
1403 - 29th Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9

Research Activities: 

Neonatal hemodynamics and perfusion, blood transfusion, necrotizing entercolitis, neonatal kidney disese and nutrition

Primary Area of Research: 

Transfusions are ubiquitous in the premature neonatal population. One of the less often identified risk factors may be the administration of total parenteral nutrition which is associated with more signs of haemolysis in animals than in those fed enterally. Light protection, as it reduces the peroxide load, did not have enough effect to mitigate this need for transfusion in animals. Furthermore, transfusions have been recently identified as risk factor to develop one of the major complication of prematurity: Necrotizing Enterocolitis. In a large Canada-wide case-control study via CNN we were able to substantiate this association.  Currently I am working on establishing the causal link between intestinal perfusion perturbance in association with transfusion.

  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Associations & Fellowships: 
  • FMH