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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 ...
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 ...
Premise / BY: Martin C. Wale, BM BS, FRCPath, MBA March 2017
... additional supports (training, simulation experience, etc.) may be required to maintain currency in the context of service requirements. Where collection of data is an issue, this should be raised in that conversation.  —Martin C. Wale, BM ...
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 ...
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: Jon Slater, MD, FRCPC, MBA, January/February 2014
... restrict their activities appropriately, and some physicians may be pressured by colleagues to practise outside their area of competence. ... the profession, many of which we have discussed here. The issue of currency has been an especially hot topic for privileging panels. We ...
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: Judith Hammond, July/August 2013
... with our patients—there are some aspects of the issue that we understand well, some that are controversial and in­volve ... mind when communicating with patients: what is dogma today may be called into question by new evidence tomorrow. If all that we tell ...
News July/August 2013
... body in 15 minutes. This homegrown innovation won the 2011 “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science, a 2013 Prism Award ... for in vivo skin cancer diagnosis,” published in the May 2012 issue of Cancer Re­search. The article can be viewed at ...
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, ...