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Letters / BY: Stuart Kreisman, MD January/February 2018
... ] and of course I agree very strongly. You may recall my Premise piece, “Toward smoke-free multi-unit dwellings” [ ... various levels of government have done little to move this issue forward over the last 6 years. Things are much better in the United ...
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: Courtney Young, MBA, MD, FRCPC December 2017
... attention was focused on how QI could favorably affect the issue of medical errors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was the catalyst ... often navigate multiple care interfaces and consequently may experience fragmented care and poor outcomes.[ 5 ] This is particularly ...
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, ...
Special Feature / BY: Kashmira Suraliwalla July/August 2017
... and Doctors of BC will ensure adequate communication on this issue. There being no further questions, the motion to accept the audited ... white guys. They did give us a very nice lunch, though. You may wonder, “How did things evolve to me being so passionate about the ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Daniel J. Lithwick, MHA, April 2016
... to screening without an ECG. Finally, potential differences may have existed within the study populations: the athletes undergoing ... (0.9%).[ 13 ] High false-positive rates have also been an issue in screening with history and physical examination. Ullah and colleagues ...
Point Counterpoint / BY: Bonnie Henry, MD, FRCPC December 2016
... to those they care for, and they do work while sick and may transmit influenza while asymptomatically shedding virus.[ 10 ] The ... the arbitrator in Ontario that Mr Offley quotes) is on the issue of whether there is any additional benefit to an individual wearing a ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Michael Stanger, MD, March 2016
... documentation process and history taking.  The other issue found with this small cohort was the correlation between the different ... way to determine the results of specific treatments, and may be used on its own without clinical testing. Most PROMs tests have ...
Editorials / BY: Saul Isserow, MBBCh April 2016
... is our pleasure to be guest editors for this two-part theme issue on sports cardiology containing articles aimed at health professionals ... endeavors for those with known cardiac disease and those who may be at risk for other reasons. The articles highlight our desire to ensure ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Barbara N. Morrison, BHK May 2016
... have one additional cardiovascular risk factor.[ 6 ] The issue of cardiovascular pre-participation screening has been the topic of ... and elevated lipid levels.[ 12 ] Psychological stress may contribute to CVD risk by activating the sympathetic nervous system. ...