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Clinical Articles / BY: Marilyn Thorpe, MD, FRCPC July/August 2018
... pit appointments. These 36 pit appointments were done in May 2014 and were deemed successful. Subsequently pit appointments were offered ... “Pit often helps me answer and move forward with an issue that I’m stuck on with a patient. Instead of waiting months for ...
Editorials / BY: Rona E. Cheifetz, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS March 2018
... this way. With more coordinated and targeted therapy, it may also be possible to reduce treatment sequelae. Already women can be ... of these concerns and complementing Part 1 of this theme issue, which dealt with diagnosis, Part 2 focuses on initial breast cancer ...
COHP / BY: Tania Morrison, MHSc, RD June 2017
... going without food.[ 1 ] Research shows that families may use strategies such as delaying payments for bills or rent or terminating ... impact food insecurity as they cannot address the issue of poverty.[ 4,6,7 ] Physicians can support their patients to ...
Point Counterpoint / BY: Will Offley, RN December 2016
... are not the same thing. There are many ways an individual may be infected with influenza despite having had the annual vaccination. As an ... and in the absence of an outbreak.”[ 12 ] Also at issue is the practical matter of wearing masks. It appears that coercion is at ...
Premise / BY: Romayne Gallagher, MD January/February 2016
... withdrawing life-sustaining therapy[ 1,2 ] suggest people may be confused about their right to make life-determining decisions when they ... The author is currently guest editing a theme issue on palliative care that she hopes to publish in the  BCMJ  later this ...
Billing Tips / BY: Keith J. White, MD July/August 2015
... an opportunity to identify potential billing issues that may require correction. When any statistic on your profile is significantly ... your Mini-Profile and consider if there may be a potential issue with your flagged measures that could be avoided. —Keith J. White, MD ...
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: Kasandra Harriman, MD, CCFP, November 2014
... damaging relationships with specialists, this reluctance may be due to lack of confidence in their own deprescribing knowledge and ... or the challenge of family unavailability. Thus the issue goes far deeper than this financial aspect. A multidisciplinary team ...
BCCDC / BY: Sophie Y. Wang, BSc, July/August 2014
... antimicrobial resistance demonstrates the severity of this issue and calls for concerted action among all government sectors and society ... resource-constrained settings.[ 1 ] The use of carbapenems may also accelerate the development of carbapenem resistance, a characteristic ...
MDs To Be / BY: Ahmad Al-Sarraf, MD, FRCPC, September 2014
Maintaining healthy vision is an important health issue. For many, loss of vision is associated with loss of health, ... noted that the high mortality due to the comorbid conditions may partly explain why age-related macular degeneration and diabetic ... variety of monofocal intraocular lenses (IOL) until June 2012.[ 8 ] The current standard of care for IOLs is foldable IOLs and, until ...