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PROBLEM Publishing in academic journals is challenging for learners. Those who pass the initial stages of internal review by an editor often find the anonymous peer review process harsh. Academic blogs offer alternate avenues for publishing medical education material. Many blogs, however, lack a peer review process, which some consumers argue compromises(More)
UNLABELLED Introduction Online educational resources (OERs) are increasingly available for emergency medicine (EM) education. This study describes and compares the use of free OERs by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) EM residents and program directors (PDs) and investigates the relationship between the use of OERs and(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin (CDDP) ototoxicity is a significant side effect of the current treatment of medulloblastoma (MB). Cumulative dose of CDDP and age are recognized risk factors for hearing loss, but inter-individual susceptibility limits our ability to identify patients at risk for hearing loss. We describe the kinetics of early audiometric changes during(More)
The determination of optimal therapy for ependymoma (EP) in infants is ongoing. We describe the incidence, management and outcomes of Canadian infants with EP to discern potential future research questions. Of 579 cases registered in a national database of children <36 months of age diagnosed with a brain tumor from 1990 to 2005, inclusive, 75 (13 %) were(More)
As part of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine's (CJEM) developing social media strategy, 1 we are collaborating with the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) to summarize and critically appraise the current emergency medicine (EM) literature using evidence-based medicine principles. In the "Hot Off the Press" series, we select original(More)
The use of the term 'consultant' by a nurse may be seen by some as an attempt to encroach into territory which is the rightful preserve of the medical profession but, claim the authors of this article, such thinking is unjustified and reactionary. The various roles of the nurse consultant, and the benefits which can accrue from them, are outlined. Paramount(More)