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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. Raza Naqvi, assistant professor of geriatrics at Western University. In their systematic review and meta-analysis published in CMAJ, Dr. Naqvi and colleagues found that the RUDAS, a brief and freely available tool, compares well with standard tools assessing cognitive deficits. It was developed for particular use among patients whose first language is not English, which makes it useful in settings where patient groups are diverse.

Read the full article.

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