2019


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Radiation Safety Awareness Amongst First-Year Medical and Dental Students

28 October 2019 | Leinjo I. Mengnjo, Yasser A. Noureldin, Sero Andonian
An anonymous electronic survey of first-year medical and dental students at McGill University was conducted between February and April 2016. It was made up of 15 close-ended questions assessing knowledge and practice of radiation safety measures.

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Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on an Individual’s Ability to Learn to Control a Brain-Computer Interface

09 October 2019 | Erika Renda, Sarah Amirali Karmali, Ivona Yordanova, Shira Schwartz, Yacine Mahdid, Arna Ghosh, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Marie-Hélène Boudrias
The aim of this study was to validate previous studies that found significantly reduced motor learning period with combined use of tDCS and BCI. Also, to evaluate if the high density system with targeted anodal tDCS had similar effects compared to non-targeted tDCS.

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Immune dysfunction in spaceflight and diabetes mellitus – translating space observations to terrestrial disease

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.

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Pioneers in Anesthesia: The Bourne Generation

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.

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Clinical trial transparency

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.

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5th Annual Family Medicine Research Day

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.

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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.