Helen Bui, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
helen.bui [at] mcgill.ca
Born and raised in Montreal, Helen spent her Pediatric residency training at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (University of Ottawa), then completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Hopital Ste-Justine (Université de Montréal), followed by a research year at the Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto).
Diabetic ketoacidosis, stress hyperglycemia, insulin clamp studies, polycystic ovary syndrome
Research or Clinical Activities
I am interested in studying the incidence of DKA at diagnosis in children with Type 1 diabetes and associated risk factors. Another ongoing project is studying the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adoescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome. I am starting to study the feasibility of a novel administration of testosterone enanthate in adolescent boys with hypogonadism. I also have a clinical interest in congenital hypopituitarism. With my collegues I am studying the relation between blood glucose control and outcomes from adult intensive care units. As well we are studying the effect of the insulin clamp on amino acid and inflammatory marker concentrations in operative patients.
Selected Recent Publications
Broken heart syndrome triggered by an obstructive goiter not associated with thyrotoxicosis. Hatzakorzian R, Bui H, Schricker T, Backman SB. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;60(8):808-12. doi: 10.1007/s12630-013-9964-0. Epub 2013 Jul 11. PMID:23842757
HbA1c: a prognostic biomarker in the surgical and critically ill patient population. Letourneau J, Bui H, Schricker T, Hatzakorzian R. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Aug;27(4):760-4. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2012.06.030. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PMID:22939970
High-dose insulin administration is associated with hypoaminoacidemia during cardiac surgery. Hatzakorzian R, Carvalho G, Bui H, Sato T, Wykes L, Shum-Tim D, Schricker T. Metabolism. 2011 Oct;60(10):1392-7. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2011.03.007. Epub 2011 May 26. PMID:21616512
Diagnosing preoperative hyperglycemia in non-diabetic patients: a challenge and an opportunity. Bui H, Hatzakorzian R, Schricker T. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Jun;58(6):582-3; author reply 583. doi: 10.1007/s12630-011-9481-y. Epub 2011 May 4. PMID:21541806
Fasting blood glucose levels in patients presenting for elective surgery. Hatzakorzian R, Bui H, Carvalho G, Shan WL, Sidhu S, Schricker T. Nutrition. 2011 Mar;27(3):298-301. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2010.02.003. Epub 2010 Jun 11. PMID:20541364