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Clinical Articles / BY: Alister Frayne, MD, December 2015
... developed. Often dubbed “walk-in care,” such a system may address the issue of timely access but often fails to offer continuity of care and does not ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Gil Kimel, MSc June 2014
... HF mortality.[ 5 ] Serum b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) may be helpful for prognostication as well, since BNP levels correlate with HF ... a revised version of the article published in the June 2014 issue ( BCMJ  2014;56:224-229). The authors corrected an error that appeared ...
Letters / BY: Kobus de Jager, MBBS September 2014
... The average citizen, and perhaps even the average physician, may view death with dignity, a good death, aid in dying, compassionate care of ... terminate their life on request? Anyone debating this issue, be it for or against physician-assisted suicide, needs to make sure the ...
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 ...
Clinical Articles / BY: D. Sandberg, RRT, April 2013
... services in the Northern Health Authority. Home oxygen may be funded by extended health benefits, if available to the patient, and by ... use of home oxygen remains a concern and continues to be an issue for some patients. For example, in Vancouver Coastal Health in 2011, ...
COHP / BY: Brian F. Russell, MD, September 2011
... 1 ] However, mounting evidence suggests that vitamin D may also influence cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, ... to assist physicians in managing this important health issue ( www.cps.ca/english/statements/ii/fnim07-01.htm ).  —Brian F. ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Marc W. Deyell, MD, FRCPC, June 2010
... However, some individuals with better-tolerated VT may be amenable to antiarrhythmic therapy or to ablation without the need for ... Table 1 . ICDs for primary prevention The issue of which patients should receive an ICD for the primary prevention of SCD ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Margot Davis, MD, September 2010
... by the Framingham algorithms.[ 16 ]  To address this issue, a number of other risk-prediction algorithms have been created. The ... certain ethnic groups, the Framingham risk model may underserve women.  Studies have suggested that the classic risk ...
MDs To Be / BY: Christian Wiens, BSc(Pharm), May 2009
... residency training.”[ 3 ] The CMA does not opine on the issue of lecturer conflicts of interest in medical school education, stating ... whether their relationship with the pharmaceutical industry may affect their judgment. Regrettably, the British Columbia Medical ...
Interviews / BY: Jay Draper September 2009
... human interaction between a naturopath and a patient that may not happen in my office?” I think the answer is yes—they touch people, ... complex care, mental health, and so on. What medical issue isn’t getting enough attention? Prevention. End-of-life care. ...