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Case Based Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education and the Perception of Prejudice

Eric M. Yoshida. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):35. Full Text (PDF, 148KB)

Rhabdomyolysis Causing Acute Kidney Injury in a Patient with Multiple Risk Factors and an Underlying Inflammatory Muscle Disease: A Case Report

Rhabdomyolysis Causing Acute Kidney Injury in a Patient with Multiple Risk Factors and an Underlying Inflammatory Muscle Disease: A Case Report

Christopher Little, Sean Hamilton, John Shik ABSTRACT A 33 year-old Caucasian male with underlying type one diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism, and nephrotic syndrome secondary to membranous glomerulonephropathy (GN), presented with new onset tonic-clonic seizures (lasting one minute) after an episode of binge drinking in which there was a considerable period of immobilization. The patient was taking 80 […]

Low Carb Diets: Sometimes Just as Sweet As They Sound

Michael A. Benusic. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):34. Full Text (PDF, 136KB)

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Profile of 23andMe

Kiran Dhillon. UBCMJ 2012 3(2):33-34. Full Text (PDF, 169KB)

The Hurdled Race Toward Personalized Medicine: The Study of Pharmacogenomics: An interview with Dr. Stan Bardal

Khatereh Aminoltejari. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):32-33. Full Text (PDF, 167KB)

Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis: A New Era

Shifana Lalani, William Lau. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):29-31. Full Text (PDF, 288KB) ABSTRACT Recent advancements in genetics have changed the field of non–invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD). Since cell–free fetal DNA (cffDNA) was detected in maternal plasma in the 1990s, researchers have been trying to enhance detection and quantification techniques in order to utilize this DNA in early […]

How Genomics is Changing Medical Practice

Ruth Thomas, Shelin Adam, Lesley Phillips, Marion Thomas ABSTRACT Exponential improvements in genomic technology allows researchers to focus on the information contained in the human genome, in the hope of applying that knowledge clinically. The field of genomics, where all of an individual’s genes are considered at once, has already begun to change medical practice. For […]

Evidence Based Clinical Diagnosis: A Multimedia Summer Project

Justine Spencer, Sarah Campos, Andrew Jeffery, Katelyn Sorenson, Brian Buchan.UBCMJ 2013 4(2):28-29. Full Text (PDF, 238KB) ABSTRACT Five Island Medical Program students from across three years collaborated with local physicians on a UBC Summer Student Internship Project about evidence–based clinical diagnosis. This is the use of manoeuvres that have been objectively proven to increase or decrease […]

Why Med Students Should be Heated Up about Climate Change

Michael A. Benusic. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):25-27. Full Text (PDF, 401KB) ABSTRACT Future climate change is predicted to have a devastating effect on human health, with attributable morbidity and mortality already occurring. Climate-sensitive diseases such as malnutrition, diarrhea, vector-borne illnesses, and cardiovascular and respiratory disease are projected to increase, mainly in populations with an already high disease […]

A Guide for Navigating India for Future Global Health Teams

Jesse Ory. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):23-25. Full Text (PDF, 3297KB) ABSTRACT Each year, teams of medical students leave British Columbia to take part in Global Health Initiative (GHI) projects. I was in Uttarakhand, India with three other medical students this summer. We experienced several challenges while there, particularly during a 3–day “Train the Trainers” (TTT) workshop where […]