Benzodiazepine Mis(use) in Hospital

Ask a Fellow: Taking the Zzz out of sleep: Benzodiazepine Mis(use) in Hospital

Guest Fellow: Dr. Sam Thrall (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)

Special Guest: Dr. Olivia Geen (Internal Medicine Resident)

Host: Dr. Zahra Merali (Internal Medicine Resident)

Episode reviewed by: Dr. Joye St. Onge (Geriatrician)

Infographic by: Rachel Ahle (PA Student)

Resources:

  1. Choosing Wisely Canada Geriatrics

  2. Beers Criteria Medication List

  3. https://deprescribing.org

  4. EMPOWER Benzodiazepine brochure

  5. First EMPOWER trial, CTU pilot trial

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Diabetic Foot Infection

Crisis in the Suburbs - Approach to Diabetic Foot Infection

Written by: Dr. Eitan Aziza (Internal Medicine Resident)

Reviewed by: Dr. Shannon Turvey (Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Selina Dobing (General Internist)

Infographic by: Shannon Gui (Medical Student)

Resources:

1) JAMA: Does this patient have osteomyelitis?

2) IDSA 2012 guidelines: Diabetic Foot Infections

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Introduction to Bleeding Disorders

Podcast: Find the leak - The Bloody Truth about Bleeding Disorders

Written by: Dr. Ying Ling (Internal Medicine Resident)
Reviewed by: Dr. Michelle Scholzberg (Hematology) and Dr. Jonathan Ailon (General Internal Medicine)
Infographic by: Howard Ong (Medical student)

Resources:

1) Bleeding Assessment Tools

2) Blood: How I treat Von Willebrand Disease

3) Clinical Approach to Bleeding and Bruising in Primary Care

4) Coagulation cascade

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Meningitis

“A Pain in the Neck”- Meningitis

Written by: Katherine Steckham (IM Resident)

Reviewed by: Dr. Nishma Singhal (Infectious Diseases) and Dr. John Neary (General Internal Medicine)

Infographic by: Dr. Katherine Steckham (IM resident)

Resources:

1) IDSA Guidelines: https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/39/9/1267/402080

2) NEJM Lumbar Puncture Video: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm054952

3) NEJM Study 2002: Dexamethasone in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis

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Anemia

Approach to Anemia

Written by: Alison Lai (GIM Fellow)

Reviewed by: Dr. Wendy Lim (Hematology) and Dr. Ahraaz Wyne (General Internal Medicine)

Infographic by: Dr. Caitlyn Vasschaert (IM resident)

Resources:

1) NEJM: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC)

2) Choosing Wisely Canada: Hematology Recommendations

3) Blood Journal: Oral iron supplements increase hepcidin and decrease iron absorption from daily or twice-daily doses in iron-depleted young women

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