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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344708/support-infrastructure-available-to-canadian-residents-completing-post-graduate-global-health-electives-current-state-and-future-directions
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Lojan Sivakumaran, Tasha Ayinde, Fadi Hamadini, Sarkis Meterissian, Tarek Razek, Robert Puckrin, Johanna Munoz, Shawna O'Hearn, Dan L Deckelbaum
BACKGROUND: Global health electives offer medical trainees the opportunity to broaden their clinical horizons. Canadian universities have been encouraged by regulatory bodies to offer institutional support to medical students going abroad; however, the extent to which such support is available to residents has not been extensively studied. METHODS: We conducted a survey study of Canadian universities examining the institutional support available to post-graduate medical trainees before, during, and after global health electives...
December 2016: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344695/are-we-adequately-preparing-the-next-generation-of-physicians-to-prescribe-exercise-as-prevention-and-treatment-residents-express-the-desire-for-more-training-in-exercise-prescription
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Kara Solmundson, Michael Koehle, Donald McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is a key intervention for chronic disease, yet few physicians provide exercise prescription (EP). EP is an important component in larger strategies of reducing non-communicable disease (NCD). Our objective was to assess Family Medicine Residents (FMR) knowledge, competence, and perspectives of EP to help inform future curriculum development. METHODS: A 49-item cross-sectional survey was administered to 396 University of British Columbia FMR...
October 2016: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331822/risk-assessment-in-relation-to-the-detection-of-small-pulmonary-nodules
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REVIEW
John K Field, Michael W Marcus, Matthijs Oudkerk
The National Lung Cancer Screening trial (NLST) demonstrated that individuals assigned to the LDCT screening arm had a 20% lower mortality than those who were assigned to the conventional chest radiography. The NLST was thoroughly analyzed by the US Preventive Task Force on CT Screening and they recommended that lung cancer screening should be implemented. A number of other countries have also recommended implementation, whilst others are awaiting the outcome of the NELSON Trial. However, recommendations for the management of CT screen detected nodules have only recently had any clarity...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324205/levels-of-intervention-how-are-they-used-in-quebec-hospitals
#4
Marjolaine Frenette, Jocelyne Saint-Arnaud, Karim Serri
In order to promote better practices and communication around end-of-life decision-making, several Canadian hospitals in the province of Quebec have developed a tool called "Levels of Intervention" (LOI). No work to date has been published demonstrating improvement since these forms were implemented. The purpose of the present study was to obtain information about the use of LOI forms across Quebec hospitals and to identify gaps in practice as well as areas for improvement. A retrospective study was undertaken of 299 charts of patients who had died in three Quebec hospitals with a LOI ordered...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321324/choosing-wisely-the-canadian-society-of-nephrology-s-list-of-5-items-physicians-and-patients-should-question
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Emilie Chan, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Scott Klarenbach, Braden Manns, Reem Mustafa, Gihad Nesrallah, Rory McQuillan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to contribute to the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign and develop a list of 5 items for nephrology health care professionals and patients to re-evaluate based on evidence that they are overused or misused. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A working group was formed from the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. This working group sequentially used a multistage Delphi method, a survey of CSN members, a modified Delphi process, and a comprehensive literature review to determine 10 candidate items representing potentially ineffective care in nephrology...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318458/first-do-no-harm-advocating-for-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-in-canadian-emergency-departments
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Kieran Moore, Julia Lew, Samantha Buttemer, Lauren Kielstra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300450/canadian-dermatology-association-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Neil H Shear, Kirk Barber, Jerry Tan, Pat Rich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297309/production-review-and-impact-of-technical-quality-control-guidelines-in-a-national-context
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Michelle K Nielsen, Kyle E Malkoske, Erika Brown, Kevin Diamond, Normand Frenière, John Grant, Natalie Pomerleau-Dalcourt, Jason Schella, L John Schreiner, Laurent Tantôt, J Eduardo Villarreal-Barajas, Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
A close partnership between the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicist's (COMP) Quality Assurance and Radiation Safety Advisory Committee (QARSAC) has resulted in the development of a suite of Technical Quality Control (TQC) guidelines for radiation treatment equipment; they outline specific performance objectives and criteria that equipment should meet in order to assure an acceptable level of radiation treatment quality. The adopted framework for the development and maintenance of the TQCs ensures the guidelines incorporate input from the medical physics community during development, measures the workload required to perform the QC tests outlined in each TQC, and remain relevant (i...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292817/how-do-family-physicians-measure-blood-pressure-in-routine-clinical-practice-national-survey-of-canadian-family-physicians
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Janusz Kaczorowski, Martin G Myers, Mark Gelfer, Martin Dawes, Eric J Mang, Angelique Berg, Claudio Del Grande, Dragan Kljujic
OBJECTIVE: To describe the techniques currently used by family physicians in Canada to measure blood pressure (BP) for screening for, diagnosing, and treating hypertension. DESIGN: A Web-based cross-sectional survey distributed by e-mail. SETTING: Stratified random sample of family physicians in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada with valid e-mail addresses. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physicians' self-reported routine methods for recording BP in their practices to screen for, diagnose, and manage hypertension...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292224/universal-depression-screening-to-improve-depression-outcomes-in-primary-care-sounds-good-but-where-is-the-evidence
#10
Ramin Mojtabai
The 2016 recommendation statement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) endorsed screening for depression in the general adult population. The recommendation was mainly based on studies that compared enhanced depression care that included depression screening with usual care. In contrast to the USPSTF recommendation, the 2013 guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommended against routine depression screening. The CTFPHC could not identify any studies comparing depression outcomes of usual care with and without the addition of routine depression screening...
March 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290273/from-the-ebm-pyramid-to-the-greek-temple-a-new-conceptual-approach-to-guidelines-as-implementation-tools-in-mental-health
#11
L Salvador-Carulla, S Lukersmith, W Sullivan
Guideline methods to develop recommendations dedicate most effort around organising discovery and corroboration knowledge following the evidence-based medicine (EBM) framework. Guidelines typically use a single dimension of information, and generally discard contextual evidence and formal expert knowledge and consumer's experiences in the process. In recognition of the limitations of guidelines in complex cases, complex interventions and systems research, there has been significant effort to develop new tools, guides, resources and structures to use alongside EBM methods of guideline development...
April 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284515/hepatitis-b-and-pregnancy
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Eliana Castillo, Kellie Murphy, Julie van Schalkwyk
OBJECTIVE: To review the epidemiology, natural history, evaluation, and treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during pregnancy. This will aid obstetric care providers in counseling their patients regarding perinatal risks and management options available to pregnant women with hepatitis B. OUTCOMES: Outcomes evaluated include thresholds for HBV anti-viral treatment for prevention of perinatal transmission and for invasive procedures during pregnancy for women with hepatitis B infection...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279522/home-blood-pressure-telemonitoring-rationale-for-use-required-elements-and-barriers-to-implementation-in-canada
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REVIEW
Peter W Wood, Pierre Boulanger, Raj S Padwal
Contemporary hypertension guidelines strongly endorse the use of home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for hypertension diagnosis and management. However, barriers exist that prevent optimal use of home BP measurements. Patients might not follow the recommended home BP measurement protocol, might not take the required number of readings, and/or might report only selected readings to their providers. Providers might not calculate the mean (used for clinical decision-making) and/or incorporate home BP measurements into the medical record...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271055/treatment-algorithm-for-chronic-idiopathic-constipation-and-constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-derived-from-a-canadian-national-survey-and-needs-assessment-on-choices-of-therapeutic-agents
#14
Yvonne Tse, David Armstrong, Christopher N Andrews, Alain Bitton, Brian Bressler, John Marshall, Louis W C Liu
Background. Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) are common functional lower gastrointestinal disorders that impair patients' quality of life. In a national survey, we aimed to evaluate (1) Canadian physician practice patterns in the utilization of therapeutic agents listed in the new ACG and AGA guidelines; (2) physicians satisfaction with these agents for their CIC and IBS-C patients; and (3) the usefulness of these new guidelines in their clinical practice...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270931/design-and-methods-of-the-pan-canadian-applying-biomarkers-to-minimize-long-term-effects-of-childhood-adolescent-cancer-treatment-able-nephrotoxicity-study-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Kelly R McMahon, Shahrad Rod Rassekh, Kirk R Schultz, Maury Pinsk, Tom Blydt-Hansen, Cherry Mammen, Ross T Tsuyuki, Prasad Devarajan, Geoff D E Cuvelier, Lesley G Mitchell, Sylvain Baruchel, Ana Palijan, Bruce C Carleton, Colin J D Ross, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors experience adverse drug events leading to lifelong health issues. The Applying Biomarkers to Minimize Long-Term Effects of Childhood/Adolescent Cancer Treatment (ABLE) team was established to validate and apply biomarkers of cancer treatment effects, with a goal of identifying children at high risk of developing cancer treatment complications associated with thrombosis, graft-versus-host disease, hearing loss, and kidney damage. Cisplatin is a chemotherapy well known to cause acute and chronic nephrotoxicity...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270724/exercise-for-people-with-cancer-a-clinical-practice-guideline
#16
R Segal, C Zwaal, E Green, J R Tomasone, A Loblaw, T Petrella
BACKGROUND: Development of this guideline was undertaken by the Exercise for People with Cancer Guideline Development Group, a group organized by Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-Based Care (pebc). The purpose of the guideline was to provide guidance for clinicians with respect to exercise for patients living with cancer, focusing on the benefits of specific types of exercise, recommendations about screening requirements for new referrals, and safety concerns. METHODS: Consistent with the pebc's standardized approach, a systematic search was conducted for existing guidelines, and systematic literature searches were performed in medline and embase for both systematic reviews and primary literature...
February 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265524/relationship-between-severity-classification-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients
#17
Pedro J Marcos, Pilar Sanjuán, Arturo Huerta, Irene Nieto-Codesido, Lucía Ferreira-Gonzalez, Oriol Sibila, Marcos I Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding the impact of the potential validation of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines recommendations in classifying patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in simple and complex. The aim of the present study was to assess the CTS recommendations regarding risk stratification on clinical outcomes among patients hospitalized with an AECOPD. METHODS: We developed a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to one tertiary hospital with a diagnosis of AECOPD...
January 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264170/a-pilot-study-validity-and-reliability-of-the-csep-path-pasb-q-and-a-new-leisure-time-physical-activity-questionnaire-to-assess-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviors
#18
Jonathon Richard Fowles, Myles William O'Brien, William Robert Wojcik, Lisette d'Entremont, Christopher A Shields
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of two newly developed PA questionnaires: the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire (PASB-Q) and a newly modified Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire (mLTPA-Q). These questionnaires were compared to objective measurements of physical activity and fitness (accelerometry and physiological assessments) in 35 adults, before and after a week of daily living activity. Objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity (MVPA) was moderately correlated with the PASB-Q's physical activity vital sign (PAVS) (r=0...
March 6, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253219/age-dependent-changes-in-blood-pressure-over-consecutive-office-measurements-impact-on-hypertension-diagnosis-and-implications-for-international-guidelines
#19
Panagiota Veloudi, Christopher L Blizzard, Velandai K Srikanth, Monique Breslin, Martin G Schultz, James E Sharman
OBJECTIVES: Based on anecdotal belief that blood pressure (BP) drops over consecutive measurements, guidelines recommend discarding the first BP reading (Canadian Hypertension Education Program guidelines) or take only one reading if SBP less than 140 mmHg (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). However, the extent to which SBP fluctuations affect BP classification as well as the potential effect of age are unknown. We sought to assess the change in SBP classification over consecutive measurements following different guidelines, among younger (<50 years) and older individuals (≥50 years)...
April 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252993/cjep-will-offer-open-science-badges
#20
Penny M Pexman
This editorial announces the decision of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP) to offer Open Science Framework (OSF) Badges. The Centre for Open Science provides tools to facilitate open science practices. These include the OSF badges. The badges acknowledge papers that meet standards for openness of data, methods, or research process. They are now described in the CJEP Submission Guidelines, and are provided in the editorial. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Expérimentale
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