Clinical News from Medical Associations & Healthcare Companies
September 2018 • Volume 5 Issue 6

New Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Opioid Use Disorders

A new national guideline on the management of Opioid Use Disorders was published in March 2018 by CMAJ. The guideline was developed by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) to address current gaps in care for Opioid Use Disorder. These clinical practice recommendations are for Canadian healthcare professionals. Read more

The Management of Chronic Hepatitis C: 2018 Guideline Update from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

June 2018, CMAJ

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 2018 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

April 2018, Wiley – Bipolar Disorders

Diabetes Canada 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada

April 2018, CJD


Loss Aversion Bias – The Importance of Carefully Framing Risks and Benefits to Patients

Loss aversion bias is a well-documented process in which the psyche puts significantly more weight on risks versus benefits. This article provides practical insights for ensuring that you communicate risk and benefits in a manner that helps patients better understand and assess risk when making treatment decisions. Physicians Practice Read more

Physician Burnout and Depression Rates

The National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018, published by Medscape, surveyed more than 15,000 physicians from 29 specialties, and the results were distressing. Almost half of physicians in neurology, family medicine, critical care, ob-gyn, and internal medicine report that they are experiencing burnout. American Medical Association Read more

Good Cholesterol in Postmenopausal Women

It turns out that 'good' cholesterol may not be universally good. A study of 1,380 women (mean age 61.8 years) suggested that elevated high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) may not be cardioprotective in postmenopausal women. Physician’s Briefing Read more

Geriatrics for Primary Care 2018   Oct 26‑28, 2018   Anaheim, California
The College of Family Physicians of Canada: Family Medicine Forum 2018   Nov 14‑17, 2018   Toronto, Ontario
Family Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care   Dec 3‑7, 2018   Sarasota, Florida