Surgery

Transforming surgery in the aftermath of COVID-19

To restart surgeries cancelled because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Canada needs to adopt single-entry models (SEMs) with team-based care, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New therapeutic target for acute kidney injury identified

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and it happens fast. Unlike chronic kidney disease, which often takes years to manifest, patients with AKI experience a rapid deterioration of kidney function over hours or days. Critically ...

Cardiology

Critical pediatric heart deaths drop by 24% at PC4 hospitals

Eighteen pediatric heart centers were able to significantly reduce deaths and improve care for children with critical heart conditions after committing to transparent data sharing between one another, a new study suggests.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Predicting vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease and delirium

Marked by acute temporary confusion, disorientation and/or agitation, postoperative delirium is the most common post-surgical complication in older adults, striking as many as half of adults older than 65 who undergo high-risk ...

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