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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Appreciating the Complexities and Implications of Diagnosis for Primary Care

Kristi Panchuk, M. Judith Lynam. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):10-15. Full text (PDF, 919KB) ABSTRACT Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common, complex endocrine disorder that has serious implications for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. This paper provides an overview of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS and outlines the goals of care to help physicians and other healthcare […]

The Times They Are A-Changin

Shelly Ross. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):7-9. Full text (PDF, 5687KB)

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Adults: Two Instructive Cases

Christopher Cheung, Daniel Owen, Harry Brar, David D. Sweet, Eric Yoshida, Bakul Dalal, Luke Chen. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):17-22. Full Text  (PDF, 5120KB) ABSTRACT Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but life-threatening condition characterized by pathological immune activation leading to extreme inflammation and organ damage including cytopenias, hepatitis, coagulopathy, and central nervous system damage. It occurs most […]

What Drives Continuing Evolution of Careers in Medicine and Healthcare?

David F. Hardwick. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):6-7. Full text (PDF, 745KB)

Fever of Unknown Origin: A Clinical Approach

Fergus To. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):14-16. Full Text (PDF, 528KB) ABSTRACT Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in the adult population remains a common challenge in clinical practice. Currently, a systematic approach to working up an admitted patient includes a thorough history and physical exam. The most likely cause can then be assigned to one of four broad […]

Barriers to Safer Injection Practices Faced by People Who Use Injection Drugs, in Vancouver and Abbotsford, B.C.

Shannon Grant, Tracy Tan, Alexis Crabtree, Gareth Mercer, Robert Horan, Jane A. Buxton. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):10-13. Full text (PDF, 1890KB) | HTML ABSTRACT Objective: Obstacles are often put in place to discourage users of injection drugs from using public facilities to inject. These include frequent security patrols, locked washroom facilities, and blue lights designed to […]

Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice

Linlea Armstrong.UBCMJ 2013 4(2):8-9. Full text (PDF, 204KB)

The UBC Medical Curriculum and the Genomic Revolution

Jan M. Friedman. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):6-8. Full Text (PDF, 224KB)

Healthcare in Canada: Privatization and How to Contain It

Connor Forbes, Erica Tsang. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):4-5. Full text (PDF, 837KB)

Dispatch: Waiting at the Doorstep – Learnings from India

Saama Sabeti. UBCMJ 2014 5(2):32-33. Full text PDF, 4.4MB)