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...

Docusate for constipation: Money down the toilet?

Constipation. It’s not something we often talk about in polite conversation but, given how common it is, perhaps we should. As much as one...

Emergency care: When the need for evidence is critical

In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need for...

Point-of-Care INR Testing

When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be the...

The safe use of wireless devices in hospitals

As wireless device use becomes an integral part of our daily lives, we are asking for fewer restrictions on their use in hospitals. Devices...

Options for hip replacement: Evidence from CADTH’s Rapid Response Service

Canada’s health technology assessment (HTA) organizations provide Canadians with independent, evidence-based information on drugs and other health technologies. HTA allows decision-makers to balance the...

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic with significant implications for Canadians and the Canadian health care system. One aspect of diabetes management that...

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