Troponin testing for chest pain: Central lab or point of care?

If the person sitting beside you suddenly developed #chest pain, how would you know if they were having a #heart attack? What if it...

Personalized medicine: Is Timothy Caulfield right about everything?

The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise...

Testing for Helicobacter pylori: Can stool provide the answer?

#Helicobacter pylori is a troublemaking bacterium that infects the stomach and can cause indigestion, stomach ulcers and, in rare cases, stomach cancer. H. pylori...

Therapy for PTSD – Drugs, counselling, and…yoga?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, widely known as #PTSD, has received increased attention over the past few years. Although a relatively new medical term, many claim...

Surgical techniques on the horizon

The fast pace of surgical innovation means new surgical technologies are constantly coming onto the market. Many of these innovations are less-invasive alternatives to...

Understanding generic drugs

Your hospital formulary likely includes a large number of generic drugs. Generics provide good value for money and can free up budget for newer...

Making the cut: Reducing the risk of surgical site infections

Any surgery carries with it some degree of risk, and a significant one is the risk of developing an infection at an incision site....

Continuing Medical Education and CADTH: Effective CME from an unexpected source

Continuing medical education, or CME, has come a long way in recent years. At one time CME, also known as ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD),...

Sizing up the evidence: Treatment options for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Around this time of year we start to hear a lot about one specific area of men’s bodies: the prostate (and yes – the...

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are we doing no harm?

Ongoing stomach and digestive problems can be miserable for patients – and are a common cause for visits to a health care professional. Patients...

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