Canadian hypertension recommendations

Summary of recommendations affecting family physicians Hypertension is estimated to be the third leading risk factor for death worldwide; 22% of adult Canadians have high blood pressure (BP). Unfortunately, only 16% of these people are treated and have their BP controlled. As part of a national strategy to improve BP control in Canada, a new…

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Office management of minor wounds

Children’s minor wounds are frequently assessed in their primary caregiver’s office. For the purposes of this article, minor wounds are defined as simple wounds (such as abrasions, most bite wounds, and lacerations) that do not require sutures. canadian pharmacy Levaquin We briefly describe common minor wounds suffered by children and focus on evidence-based management principles….

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Reducing length of hospital stay for newborns in Saskatchewan

The 1996-1997 Annual Report of the South Central Health District of Saskatchewan indicates that the average length of stay in hospital for newborns has decreased over the past 5 years. This reflects both Canadian and American trends. Few studies consider rural areas, however, and national data are likely skewed by the large proportion of urban…

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Physician as listener

Your face is full of attention, full of listening. How I remember that face!…. How you trusted your power of listening, your state of attention…. I know now that this is why you devoted yourself to medicine…. —Jacob Needleman … well, interesting that you should ask, but, yes, there have been several such incidents that…

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Use of CPAP and BiPAP in acute respiratory failure

Level I evidence shows that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) are effective for preventing intubation and saving the lives of carefully selected patients with acute respiratory failure. This article attempts to review this evidence. We began by searching the literature, using OVID, looking for all randomized studies of congestive…

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