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Highlights from the March 17th issue of CMAJ, presented by Dr. John Fletcher, editor-in-chief, and Dr. Domhnall MacAuley, associate editor.

Dr. Fletcher and Dr. MacAuley discuss the following:

  • How different duty schedules affect day-time sleepiness of residents (in-depth author interview)
  • Using the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) cognitive assessment tool for multicultural populations (in-depth author interview)
  • Who gets appropriate follow-up after visiting an emergency department for chest pain (in-depth author interview)
  • How to manage neonatal jaundice
  • Frequent night-time urination
  • Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome from daily cannabis use
  • Eruptive xanthomas in tattoos
  • Atrial mass in molar pregnancy

And more...

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This week:

Interview with Dr. Dennis Ko, interventional cardiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and senior scientist with the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Dr. Ko and colleagues found that patients discharged after an emergency department visit for chest pain were less likely to be seen within 30 days by a primary care physician or cardiologist if they had known cardiac or cerebrovascular conditions, as well as other comorbidities. The paradoxical finding that patients at higher risk for adverse events were less likely to receive follow-up suggests the need for a better strategy to improve transition of care in this context.

Read full article.

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