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NDP, Balgonie residents raise bypass safety concerns

Jesse Edwards, a volunteer firefighter in Balgonie, is raising safety concerns over the Regina Bypass project.

He says a “vital intersection” in and out of the community is being closed because of the new bypass and, as a result, lives could be at risk. 465 more words


The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the E.R., by Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is the host of the CBC radio program “White Coat, Black Art” and an emergency room doctor.  In the book, events from his career in medicine are condensed into illustrative anecdotes about what life is like for an emergency room doctor. 171 more words


Pedestrian struck in College Square parking lot

A woman in her early 20s sustained a fractured leg after she was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at College Square on Wednesday before noon. 36 more words

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A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses

Reviewed by Dr. Adrian Peña
Daum, R, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 29; 376(26):2545-2555

This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluated 786 patients (505 adults and 281 children) with small skin abscesses (≤5cm, smaller size for pediatric patients) that were randomized to undergo incision and drainage plus either clindamycin (300mg every 8 hours), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX; 160mg/800mg every 12 hours) or placebo for 10 days. 490 more words

Primary Care

Cardiovascular Testing and Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain

Reviewed by Dr. Grace Liu
Sandhu AT, et al. JAMA Int Med. 2017;177(8):1175-1182

This study sought to determine whether noninvasive cardiac testing (exercise ECG, stress echocardiography, nuclear stress test, CT angiography) in patients presenting with atypical chest pain (“without evidence of ischemia”) leads to improved cardiovascular outcomes. 499 more words


Health board approves interim supervised injection site in Lowertown

The Ottawa Board of Health on Monday night unanimously endorsed a plan by the city’s top doctor to set up a temporary supervised injection site in Lowertown at a time when more people are overdosing and ending up in hospital emergency rooms. 586 more words

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Physics for Anesthesiologists: From Daily Life to the Operating Room - Springer - 2017

This book discusses, explains and provides detailed, up-to-date information on physics applied to clinical practice in anesthesiology, with the aid of simple examples from daily life. 106 more words