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Conference Abstracts from the MJM/MASH Symposium
15th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
Ripe
Bio-Engineering in Microtia Reconstruction: A Narrative Review
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Acute Thrombosis of Persistent Median Artery and Review of the Literature
Karate Chops and Kitchen Tools: My experience learning new skills alongside youth with special needs at Montreal’s Friendship Circle
Dr. Richard Menzies and Dr. Jonathan Campbell - 4 months of Rifampin for latent TB
A Tale of Two Brains- Cortical localization and neurophysiology in the 19th and 20th century
Rates of Preschool Vision Exams in Toronto and the Effects of Immigration and Socioeconomic Status
Matthew Dankner - Dual MAPK inhibition in a subset of BRAF mutant melanomas
Deep Learning: A New Horizon for Personalized Treatment of Depression?
4th Annual Family Medicine Research Day
Devin Abrahami - DPP-4 inhibitors and incidence of IBD among patients with DMII
Scientific Writing Workshop
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
Canada Versus the World: The Validity and Usefulness of Ranking Healthcare Systems by Country
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Conference Abstracts from the MJM/MASH Symposium
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).

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15th Annual Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Research Day
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.

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Ripe
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?

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Bio-Engineering in Microtia Reconstruction: A Narrative Review
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.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Acute Thrombosis of Persistent Median Artery and Review of the Literature
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.

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Karate Chops and Kitchen Tools: My experience learning new skills alongside youth with special needs at Montreal’s Friendship Circle
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).

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Dr. Richard Menzies and Dr. Jonathan Campbell - 4 months of Rifampin for latent TB
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.

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A Tale of Two Brains- Cortical localization and neurophysiology in the 19th and 20th century
26 September 2018 | Philippe-Antoine Bilodeau
Others have described the importance of experimental physiology in the development of the brain sciences and the individual discoveries by the founding fathers of modern neurology. This paper instead discusses the birth of neurological sciences in the 19th and 20th century and their epistemological origins.

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Rates of Preschool Vision Exams in Toronto and the Effects of Immigration and Socioeconomic Status
11 September 2018 | Omri A Arbiv, Heather Dunlap, Anand Bery, Wynn Peterson, Stacey Chong, Aaron Chan, Eli Kisilevsky, Emily Wright, Kamiar Mireskandari
Vision exams can detect eye abnormalities in young children. There is scant data about the proportion of Canadian children receiving vision exams and the barriers to preventive vision care.

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Matthew Dankner - Dual MAPK inhibition in a subset of BRAF mutant melanomas
10 September 2018 | Russel Yanofsky, Eric Sonke
In this episode, we're joined by MD/PhD student Matthew Dankner to discuss his paper "Dual MAPK inhibition is an effective therapeutic strategy for a subset of class II BRAF mutant melanoma" published in the June 2018 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

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Deep Learning: A New Horizon for Personalized Treatment of Depression?
26 June 2018 | David A Benrimoh, Sonia Israel, Robert Fratila, Kelly Perlman
Globally, depression affects over 300 million people at any given time and is the leading cause of disability. While different patients may benefit more from different therapies, there is no principled way for clinicians to predict individual patient responses or side effect profiles.