07 September 2019 | Adil S. Ahmed, Vignesh Ramachandran, Daniel K. O'Conor, Erik L. Antonsen
Spaceflight alters normal physiology of cells and tissues seen on Earth. Immune cells and signaling molecules appear to be particularly affected, resulting in changes in leukocyte populations, such as signaling molecule responses to immune challenge, and effector function. Akin to spaceflight, diabetes mellitus produces significant immune system dysfunction.
12 August 2019 | Robin Manaloor
A reflection and essay on the life and achievements of Dr. Wesley Bourne. As an early pioneer in the history of Canadian anesthesiology, Dr. Bourne would pave the path for an entire generation of anesthesiologists to come.
02 August 2019 | Richeek Pradhan and Olivia Bonardi
Sharing the results of clinical research conducted on human participants is the researcher’s ethical imperative. While publishing research papers in medical journals is one way to do so, this limits the accessibility of the results to the select few who read such journals, effectively hiding the results from general public awareness, veiled in medical jargon and behind journals' paywalls.
21 July 2019 | Family Medicine Research Day
This special conference proceedings issue of the McGill Journal of Medicine features the top 16 abstracts from the 5th Annual Family Medicine Research day jointly hosted by the Family Medicine Graduate Student Society and the Research Division of the Department of Family Medicine held on May 27, 2019.
07 June 2019 | MJM/MASH Symposium Authors
Selected abstracts from the MJM/MASH Symposium. Abstracts were scored based on the predetermined criteria of interdisciplinarity, originality, clarity, and scientific merit (equal weight for each criterion).
05 June 2019 | EBOH: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Selected abstracts from the 15th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) Research Day. The event was held on March 15, 2019 at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and was led by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society.
12 May 2019 | Kacper Niburski
The heart is open and I wonder if my feet smell. Much of the room seems too busy to notice. The surgeon is making a joke about the shaky season of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The attendants laugh in unison. The perfusionists look to their dials, turn one, turn off another, and gaze my way with a nod. Do they smell it too?
08 May 2019 | Ann-Sophie Lafrenière
Three-dimensional (3D) modeling and printing have become widely adopted in surgical fields, whether it be for pre-operative planning, production of prosthesis, or outcomes monitoring. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons have shown interest in using 3D technology in craniofacial reconstruction, in particular for microtia.
30 April 2019 | Antoine Lessard, Elisabeth Lorange, James Lee
We report a case in which a twenty-eight-year-old manual labourer presented with acute thrombosis in a persistent median artery which triggered acute carpal tunnel symptoms. A bifid median nerve was found upon carpal tunnel release. The knowledge of the existence of this anatomic variation is important in order to prevent inadvertent injury.
25 March 2019 | Josie Cipolla
As part of our second year in medical school, we are required to seek out a volunteer placement in order to get exposed to the social aspect of medicine, exploring the social determinants of health up-close and personally. This is accomplished through a course called the Community Health Alliance Project (CHAP).
13 February 2019 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Richard Menzies and Dr. Jonathan Campbell from the McGill Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit to discuss the results of their multi-center RCT comparing 4 months of rifampin to 9 months of isoniazid for the treatment of latent TB.