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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 ...
Interviews / BY: Jay Draper January/February 2012
... for in those circumstances where it is a direct one-on-one issue or conflict. And yet now that I’m here, I see so many things that the ... thoughts? Members who aren’t involved in the BCMA may wonder what goes on here, and they can be assured that this place is full ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Simon Rabkin, MD, FRCPC, FACC, October 2012
... correctly (see “Measurement of blood pressure” in this issue) and ensure that office-induced blood pressure elevation (white-coat ... drug doses despite persistent blood pressure elevation may be part of the phenomena labeled clinical inertia, which occurs when health ...
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: David N. Landsberg, MD, May 2010
... (LAD). After initial research probing societal views on this issue,[ 9 ] the first LAD transplant was perform­ed in 2005.  In this ... to protect both the re­cipient and the donor. LAD kidneys may be given to a patient at the top of the wait list, or used in the donor ...
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 ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Pat G. Camp, MSc, PT, March 2008
... for BC and Canada is challenging, as the symptoms of COPD may not be present until airflow obstruction, a key feature of this disease, is ... do match findings from other studies that have explored the issue of underdiagnosis. In the United States, data from the National Health ...
News / BY: Tara Lyon, April 2007
... a little book about the flu (reviewed in the December 2006 issue) and thinks he is an author. The “Laminator” has now written his ... them in a responsible manner is often a challenge. Patients may bring in their unused meds to doctors’ offices, and drug reps give many ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Mark Fok, MD, FRCPC September 2007
... factors lower the quality of life of medical trainees and may result in medical errors that compromise patient care.[ 10 ],[ 11 ] ... three for orthopaedics). This makes statistical validity an issue. However, our response rate of 78% for PGY-1 residents suggests our ...
President's Comment / BY: Geoffrey Appleton, MB, November 2007
... membership voted on the new Physician Master Agreement in May of this year, with 95% of those who voted voting in favor of it. The ... of services. Included in the polybag with this month’s issue of the  BC Medical Journal  is a Membership Guide to the New BCMA ...