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Jun 8, 2018

MMSRD Recap and Winners Medical Education

Aadil Bharwani & Jennifer Asselstine
MMSRD Recap It was our immense pleasure this year to host the 9th annual McMaster Medical Research (MMSRD), held on April 25th, 2018. Every year, M...
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Jun 8, 2018

Public health, risk discourse, and steoporosis: A critical assessment of osteoporosis prevention in Ontario Commentary

Alyson Holland, PhD
INTRODUCTION Since the 1980s osteoporosis has been viewed as a public health crisis in North America1 The concern over osteoporosis has intens...
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Jun 8, 2018

Current evidence in bariatric surgery for the medical student and primary practitioner: A call for more exposure Commentary

Zainab Najarali, BSc; Gayathri Naganathan, BSc, MSc; Aristithes Doumouras, MD, MPH; Dennis Hong, MD, MSc
INTRODUCTION Severe obesity is a chronic disease and is defined as a BMI greater than 35 with comorbid health conditions, or a BMI greater than 40 ...
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Jun 8, 2018

The efficacy of peptide immunotherapy for cat-induced respiratory allergy Systematic Review

Jia Lu, BHSc(c); Matthew Boroditsky, MD(c); John Paul Oliveria, PhD
ABSTRACT: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) can be defined as the repeated administration of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated inflammato...
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Jun 8, 2018

Advancing glioblastoma treatment with oncolytic virotherapy Systematic Review

Danny Jomaa, BSc, MSc(c)
ABSTRACT: Glioblastoma is a highly invasive brain tumor with few therapeutic options for those affected. Since the 1990’s, when an oral chemo...
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Jun 8, 2018

Pediatric trauma in situ simulation facilitates identification and resolution of system issues Original Research

Karen Bailey, BSc, MD, FRCSC, MHM; Jennifer Z. Li, MD
ABSTRACT: Background: Trauma is one of the leading causes of pediatric disability and death in Canada. Mortality is lower in trauma centres where a...
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Jun 8, 2018

Longitudinal civic-mindedness in siblings of Ontario children with chronic illness Original Research

Kristen Salena, BArts & Sc; Juliana I. Tobon, PhD; Michael H. Boyle, PhD
ABSTRACT: Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine longitudinal associations between being a sibling of a child with chronic illness ...
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Jun 8, 2018

Evaluating the role of physician mentorship among undergraduate medical students Original Research

Lazar Milovanovic, BASc, MD; Jason Martin, MD; Sriharsha Athreya, MS, MRCS, FRCR
ABSTRACT: Background: Mentorship is a key factor for a successful academic medical career, earlier career choices, and increased research productiv...
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Jun 8, 2018

Does mode of arrival to the emergency department influence door-to-electrocardiogram or door-to-troponin times? Original Research

Andrea Gubert, MD; Nikita Arora, MD; Elizabeth Simms, MD, MSc; Rachel Snaidero, MD; Daniel Goodman, MD; Andrew Worster, MD
ABSTRACT: Background: The morbidity and mortality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is dependent upon time to diagnosis and treatment. Delays to...
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Jun 8, 2018

Assessment of rural colonoscopy wait times, quality, and safety Original Research

Fraser Kegel, BHSc, BFsc; Emma Wallace, BHSc, BSc; Darrell Baker, MD, FRCSC, FACS
ABSTRACT: Introduction: Although colonoscopies performed in rural settings have been shown to be safe and of high quality, screening occurs less fr...
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Jun 8, 2018

From the Editor 2018 Editorial

Elizabeth Simms
THE McMASTER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (MUMJ) was established in 2003 to share advances in medicine, augment our understanding of the social issue...
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Aug 17, 2017

From the Editors 2017 Editorial

Elizabeth Simms
THE McMASTER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (MUMJ) was established in 2003 to share advances in medicine, augment our understanding of the social issue...
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Aug 17, 2017

MMSRD Winning Abstracts Medical Education

Marina Wang, Karishma Manji
MMSRD Recap: This year marked the 8th annual McMaster Medical Student Research Day (MMSRD). As with the McMaster Medical program, the MMSRD encoura...
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Aug 17, 2017

The importance of frugal technologies in low-income countries Commentary

Elie Côté, BMSc
ABSTRACT: Medical technology plays a vital role in the delivery of healthcare. However, many individuals in low-income countries do not have access...
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Aug 17, 2017

A diagnostic dilemma: Greater clarity is required regarding Ontario homeopaths’ diagnostic privileges Commentary

Thom Ringer, JD MPhil
I. CASE You are resident in an academic family medicine teaching unit. Ms. P is a 50 year old woman whom you receive as a new patient. She states s...
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Aug 17, 2017

Treatment of resistant neurosarcoidosis with infliximab Systematic Review

Tessa Campbell, BSc (Hon.), MD, PhD, Internal Medicine Resident, PGY-2, Katayoun Alikhani, MD, Assistant Professor, Aurore Fifi-Mah, MD, BSc, Clinical Assistant Professor
ABSTRACT: Sarcoidosis is a multi-system granulomatous disorder. Symptomatic neurologic involvement, termed neurosarcoidosis, develops in 5-13% of s...
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Aug 17, 2017

Interleukin 13 - a potential therapeutic target in the management of allergic asthma Systematic Review

Matthew Boroditsky, BHSc, Michelle Yee, BSc, John-Paul Oliveria, BSc, PhD(c)
ABSTRACT: Asthma is a common chronic non-communicable disease, affecting nearly 334 million people globally, and 3 million Canadians across all age...
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Aug 17, 2017

The dual role of alveolar macrophages in allergic asthma pathogenesis Systematic Review

Abirami Kirubarajan, BHSc(c), John-Paul Oliveria, BSc, PhD(c)
ABSTRACT: Allergic asthma (AA) is a chronic inflammatory disease which affects the conducting zone of the airways, particularly the bronchi and bro...
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Aug 17, 2017

Allergen immunotherapy - modulating the immune response in allergic disease Systematic Review

Matthew Boroditsky, BHSc, Michelle Yee, BSc, John-Paul Oliveria, BSc, PhD(c)
ABSTRACT: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) can be defined as the repeated administration of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated inflammato...
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Aug 17, 2017

Miller Fisher Syndrome as a presentation of B cell lymphoma Case Report

Christine Tomkinson, BMBS BSc, Ahmed Attar, MBBS, FRCPC, ABPN, FAAN
INTRODUCTION Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a rare variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), consisting of a triad of opthalmoplegia, ataxia and a...
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Aug 17, 2017

Foreign material in the gastrointestinal tract: medical care and review of toxidromes Case Report

Ada Gu, Tim O’Shea, Ameen Patel
ABSTRACT: Body packing as a method of international drug transport is a potentially lethal crime that has been continually reported and studied sin...
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Aug 17, 2017

Extensive arterial and venous hypertrophy due to presence of an arteriovenous fistula Case Report

Varun Srivatsav, BHSc, Asem Saleh,MSc, MD, Theodore Rapanos, MSc, MD, Jacques Tittley, MD
INTRODUCTION An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein which results in a mixing of blood, and can be o...
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Aug 17, 2017

A drop or a dropperful? Overdose with an aqueous iodine oral solution (Lugol’s solution) Case Report

Sarma, S, MD MPH, Dadwal, S, MD, Dr. Akbar Panju
CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF THE PATIENT A 34-year-old female with Graves’ Disease presented to the Emergency Department with vomiting and odynop...
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Aug 17, 2017

Reducing patient anxiety during interventional radiology procedures with video glasses: a randomized trial Original Research

Jonathan Peng, MD, Elan Hahn, MD, Aninda Saha, MBBS, Sriharsha Athreya, MBBS
ABSTRACT: Purpose: Undergoing minimally invasive procedures is a stressful experience for most patients; thus any aid to alleviate anxiety during t...
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Aug 17, 2017

McMaster’s Medical Graduates: What do they do? Where do they go? Original Research

Christopher Russell, Dorothy Bakker
ABSTRACT: Many medical schools are interested in the location that their graduates pursue postgraduate residency training, and where they practice ...
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