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Clinical Articles / BY: Constantin Shuster, MD June 2018
... risks for morbidity and mortality. Patient dissatisfaction may arise from the perception that the readmission was preventable.[ 6 , 7 ... a concerted effort should be made to address this issue with the help of those working at all levels of the health care system, ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Colin Mar, MD, FRCPC January/February 2018
... with screening of RR 0.80 to 0.82.[ 6-8 ] These studies may, however, underestimate the current effectiveness of screening given their ... become clinically apparent before the patient’s death. The issue then is one of results that precipitate overtreatment. The measurement of ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Joshua Budlovsky, MD, FRCPC March 2017
... The presence of these risk factors suggests the patient may benefit from therapy to prevent fracture, but clinical judgment is key.[ 7 ... and back and joint discomfort.[ 35 ] Dyspepsia is not an issue. Rates of severe adverse reactions such as atypical femur fracture, ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Darren E.R. Warburton, PhD, May 2016
... relationship As already discussed in this theme issue, there is a clear dose-response relationship between physical activity ... components of health, including the number of years a person may live in a diseased or dependent state.[ 9,13 ] Various agencies have ...
Interviews / BY: Joanne Jablkowski September 2014
... The entire system is never going to be fixed--as soon as one issue is addressed, major or minor, something else crops up. I enjoy tackling ... I find that if you hear people out and you work together, it may take more time, but when you achieve a consensus decision it's a stronger ...
Interviews / BY: Jay Draper September 2013
... and made too many other people’s problems my own, which may have been a contributor to my divorce. Why should medical students ... facilities and make them work once again. Which health issue is not getting enough attention? End-of-life care and planning for ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Zamil Karim, MD, FRCPC, October 2013
... to AVN, replacement of his joint did not occur until May 1987. In the interim, the patient developed AVN in his left femoral head ... prescribed might have been excessive.  On the issue of informed consent, the judge believed that a reasonable person with the ...
MDs To Be / BY: Katie Wiskar, BSc, October 2012
... whole foods.  In addition to overall diet, the issue of workplace nutrition has recently received some attention. Physicians ... ubiquity of inadequate nutrition among physicians, as they may result in decreased quality of patient care and medical error.  As a ...
BCCDC / BY: Catherine Elliott, MD, July/August 2011
... avoidable sources of lead exposure for children are still an issue.  There is no known safe level of lead exposure. Although the Health ... into cases of toxic exposures where the public may be at risk—for example those involving exposure in public venues (e.g., ...
COHP / BY: Roy Purssell, MD, November 2010
... 9 ] These studies suggest that our emergency departments may have become safe havens for the worst drinking drivers, those drivers who ... bodily harm were dismissed.[ 14 ] Complicating the issue further, the present statutes require the collection of evidentiary ...