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McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine
The first Canadian textbook of evidence-based medicine
The first Canadian textbook of evidence-based medicine
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What is McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine? The first textbook of internal medicine created by the faculty of McMaster University, the birthplace of evidence-based medicine. See more at http://www.mcmastertextbook.com
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Ask the Expert: Can we use low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) for lung cancer screening in selected never-smokers? With Dr Julian Dobranowski, professor of diagnostic imaging in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and winner of the Radiology First Prize at the 2014 British Medical Association book awards:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/respirology/202355,low-dose-chest-ct-for-lung-cancer-screening-in-never-smokers?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Ask the Expert: What should be the duration of high-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment in a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease? With Dr Janusz Jankowski, chief research and innovation officer and deputy vice chancellor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, consultant clinical adviser at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, consultant gastroenterologist, expert in world-class research, and editor of a number of medical textbooks:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/gastroenterology/202353,duration-of-treatment-with-high-dose-ppis-in-gerd?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Ask the Expert: What is the effectiveness of pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis in elderly patients? Do bisphosphonates reduce the risk of fractures if started late in life, eg, in patients aged >80 years? With Dr Alexandra Papaioannou, professor of medicine in McMaster University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine with a joint appointment in the Division of Rheumatology, associate member of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, cochair of the 2010 Osteoporosis Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, Executive Director at the GERAS Centre, member of the Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation, and author of over 300 publications focusing on frailty, falls, and fractures:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/rheumatology/202219,effectiveness-of-pharmacological-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-the-elderly?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Ask the Expert: Can we use medical cannabis in patients with alcohol or drug addiction? With Dr Kevin P. Hill, addiction psychiatrist, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and recipient of research funds from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and American Lung Association:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/toxicology/202075,medical-cannabis-and-alcohol-or-drug-addiction?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Ask the Expert: What should be the diagnostic workup of a patient with recurrent severe epistaxis and normal results of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) examination, complete blood count (CBC), and coagulation tests? With Dr Alfonso Iorio, bleeding disorders specialist, professor of medicine in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact and the Department of Medicine, Bayer Chair for Clinical Epidemiology Research and Bleeding Disorders at McMaster University, chief of the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU), associate editor of the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Review Group of the Cochrane Collaboration, and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/hematology/202070,recurrent-severe-epistaxis-in-a-patient-with-normal-test-results?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Full lecture: “How to manage incidental pancreatic cysts in an evidence-based era,” a presentation by Dr Paul Moayyedi, professor of medicine, director of the Division of Gastroenterology and inaugural assistant dean, research at McMaster University Department of Medicine, associate member of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, coordinating editor of the Upper GI and Pancreatic Diseases Cochrane Review Group, author behind several national and international gastroenterology guidelines, and editor emeritus of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Video registered in May 2017 during the 3rd McMaster Review Course in Internal Medicine (+MIRCIM), an extraordinary medical course in the heart of Europe:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/lectures/lectures-mircim/201983,how-to-manage-incidental-pancreatic-cysts-in-an-evidence-based-era?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link

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Ask the Expert: In your opinion, what are the most important recommendations in the current United European Gastroenterology (UEG) evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis? With Dr Miroslav Vujasinovic, expert in gastrointestinal diseases at Karolinska University Hospital and member of the HaPanEU/+UEG - United European Gastroenterology Working Group behind evidence-based guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/gastroenterology/201923,diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-pancreatitis?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link

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Is there such a thing as too much oxygen? Do we have any evidence for it? In the second episode of McMaster Perspective focused on the IOTA study, Dr Roman Jaeschke continues his discussion with Dr Derek Chu, resident in the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Program at McMaster University, recipient of the 2009 Vanier award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and author of the recent IOTA study on the use of oxygen therapy published in The Lancet:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/perspective/201823,iota-study-can-oxygen-harm-your-patients-part-2?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link
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Ask the Expert: What are the key steps in the differential diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)? With Dr Bertrand Godeau, expert in immune thrombocytopenia, head of the Internal Medicine Department at Henri Mondor University Hospital, and coordinator of the French Centre of Reference for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Evans Syndrome, and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Adults, part of the French National Network For Rare Immunohematological Disorders:
https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/interviews/hematology/201771,differential-diagnosis-of-itp?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=social-article-link

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