Tara A Cessford

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The recent sequencing of the human genome has resulted in the addition of nine new hGLUT isoforms to the SLC2A family, many of which have widely varying substrate specificity, kinetic behavior, and tissue distribution. This review examines some new hypotheses related to the structure and function of these proteins.
OBJECTIVE Recent evidence suggests that medical schools offer insufficient training to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to counsel patients about abortion and to become abortion providers. We conducted a knowledge-assessment survey of medical students before (second-year students) and after (fourth-year students) teaching related to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study is to reduce unnecessary ordering of routine-priority blood tests. METHODS In this before-after study, we studied all patients admitted to a 15-bed tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) from July 1, 2011, to June 27, 2013. Based on input from intensivists, acceptable indications for ordering routine-priority complete blood(More)
BACKGROUND Sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS) is a potassium-binding resin that is commonly used to treat mild hyperkalemia. However, there is limited evidence supporting its effectiveness in the short-term management of hyperkalemia. OBJECTIVE To determine whether SPS is effective in reducing serum potassium in general medical patients after a single(More)
Bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used to assess medical patients. At present, no consensus exists for what POCUS curriculum is appropriate for internal medicine residency training programs. This document details the consensus-based recommendations by the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) group, comprising 39 members,(More)
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