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The sounds of silence
![Figure][1] > As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. > > Benjamin Franklin Prostate cancer will be diagnosed in more than 22 000 Canadian men thisExpand
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Core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals: consensus statement
BackgroundScientific editors are responsible for deciding which articles to publish in their journals. However, we have not found documentation of their required knowledge, skills, andExpand
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Printed educational messages aimed at family practitioners fail to increase retinal screening among their patients with diabetes: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]
BackgroundEvidence of the effectiveness of printed educational messages in narrowing the gap between guideline recommendations and practice is contradictory. Failure to screen for retinopathy exposesExpand
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Cruel and usual punishment: solitary confinement in Canadian prisons
  • D. Kelsall
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 9 December 2014
On any given day, there are 850 offenders (about 5.6% of the prison population) in solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons.1 Some of these inmates have been isolated for more than fourExpand
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Printed educational messages fail to increase use of thiazides as first-line medication for hypertension in primary care: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]
BackgroundEvidence on the effectiveness of printed educational messages in contributing to increasing evidence-based clinical practice is contradictory. Nonetheless, these messages flood physicianExpand
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Stand and declare: Opportunity and challenge of clinical trial registration.
Canadian Family Physician (CFP) is a URM journal; that is to say, we follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals from the International Committee of MedicalExpand
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With a disease for every day, who will care for the orphans?
  • D. Kelsall
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 19 November 2013
November is a busy month, and not just because of the lead-up to Christmas and other winter holidays, Remembrance Day or midterm examinations for many students. November has been transformed into anExpand
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New CMAJ policy on competing interests in guidelines
  • D. Kelsall
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 1 April 2019
Guidelines are powerful tools. They have the potential to change clinical practice and health policy — and, ultimately, the health of patients. But not always for the better. Undoubtedly, anExpand
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Laser hair removal: No training required?
  • D. Kelsall
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 18 May 2010
See related news story, page [755][1] Imagine licensing a car but not the driver or, in medical terms, licensing an endoscope but not the physician who uses it. That, in effect, is what Canada’sExpand
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Updated CMAJ policy on undisclosed competing interests
  • D. Kelsall
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 4 February 2019
Publications in academic journals can have a profound impact on changing practice and supporting policies. However, when authors fail to disclose their competing interests, it can affect a journal’sExpand
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