Highlights of the June 16th issue of CMAJ, presented by Dr. Diane Kelsall, deputy editor. In this issue: Canadian policies on radon, developmental coordination disorder in school-age children, social egg freezing, nitrofurantoin for UTIs in older women, psychotic disorders among immigrant populations, and more.
Dr. Moneeza Walji, editorial fellow, interviews Dr. Amit Garg, nephrologist at London Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. Dr. Garg and colleagues found that nitrofurantoin was less effective than other antibiotics for treatment of UTI in a large cohort study of older women, regardless of the women’s estimated kidney function. ...continue reading