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A comparative cadaveric biomechanical analysis of the differences between dynamic external traction devices for PIP joint fracture dislocation
14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
Paul Savage - A Targetable EGFR-Dependent Tumor-Initiating Program in Breast Cancer
Omalizumab Treatment for Severe Atopic Asthma in a Real World Montréal Cohort
Neurotized latissimus dorsi flap: functional lower limb coverage in subacute trauma reconstruction
Québec’s Emergency Room Overcrowding and Long Wait Times: Don’t Apply “Band-Aids”, Treat the Underlying Disease!
Small Town, Big Picture
A Reflection on Longitudinal Family Medicine
The Role of Nurses in Primary Care Reform: “The Wheel and Hub of Health Care System
Poor primary care access in Quebec: Barriers and solutions to access during an acute episode


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A comparative cadaveric biomechanical analysis of the differences between dynamic external traction devices for PIP joint fracture dislocation
18 April 2018 | Stephanie Thibaudeau, Julian Diaz-Abele, Mario Luc
No study in the literature has compared different external distractors for proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) injury. We compared an elastic based device described by Suzuki et al. to a 2-pin model described by Hynes and Giddins in non-injured cadaveric fingers.

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14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
16 March 2018 | EBOH: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Selected abstracts from the 14th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day, hosted by the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society on March 16, 2018 at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

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Paul Savage - A Targetable EGFR-Dependent Tumor-Initiating Program in Breast Cancer
11 March 2018 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
Paul Savage is an MD-PhD student in the lab of Dr. Morag Park at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre in Montreal, Canada. In this episode, we discuss his latest article published in the October 2017 edition of Cell Reports.

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Omalizumab Treatment for Severe Atopic Asthma in a Real World Montréal Cohort
16 January 2018 | David Haile-Meskale, Ron Olivenstein, Toby Mcgovern, Cathy Fugere, James G. Martin
Severe atopic asthma is poorly controlled with standard treatments, including optimally dosed corticosteroids. A humanized monoclonal antibody binding immunoglobulin E, omalizumab, is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat poorly controlled asthma with elevated serum IgE levels.

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Neurotized latissimus dorsi flap: functional lower limb coverage in subacute trauma reconstruction
20 December 2017 | Julie Chakriya Kvann, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Alain Joe Azzi, Teeanoosh Zadeh
In the reconstruction of the mangled lower extremity, muscle flaps are well known for their reliable use in soft tissue coverage, however, very few reports document their functional reconstruction potential as neurotized muscle flaps. This case illustrates that free neurotized latissimus dorsi flaps are a good option for long-term functional reconstruction in the mangled lower extremity.

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Québec’s Emergency Room Overcrowding and Long Wait Times: Don’t Apply “Band-Aids”, Treat the Underlying Disease!
03 November 2017 | Svetlana Puzhko
A report by Québec Health and Welfare commissioner Robert Salois, released on June 2, 2016, stated the obvious: our province has “the worst emergency [department] (ED) wait times in the Western world”.

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Small Town, Big Picture
03 November 2017 | Kevin Gorsky and Tyler Safran
Time moves a bit slower in the countryside. The people are friendly, neighbours look out for one another, and denizens are grateful for the miles that separate them from the high-octane hustle of city life. When a city-slicker tries to integrate into this new world, certain dichotomies quickly become apparent.

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A Reflection on Longitudinal Family Medicine
03 November 2017 | Alyssa Smith, Lucy Shum, Burnett Johnson
During their first year of medical school McGill students take part in the Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience program.

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The Role of Nurses in Primary Care Reform: “The Wheel and Hub of Health Care System
03 November 2017 | Nina Mamishi
The McGill Primary Healthcare Symposium in 2016 highlighted the interdisciplinary accord on the challenges that the Québec primary healthcare system has chronically been facing. It was accentuated that all proposed reform models lacked a focus on the role of nurses, reflecting the solitary medical team dominance.

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Poor primary care access in Quebec: Barriers and solutions to access during an acute episode
03 November 2017 | Claire Godard-Sebillotte, Mélanie Le Berre, Nadia Sourial, Isabelle Vedel
One likely cause of Quebec’s poor primary care access is the practice of annual exams among the healthy population. This practice is widespread in North America; in 2009, annual exams were the second leading cause of medical consultation in Canada and in the United States (3)