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Doctors within borders: meeting the health care needs of migrant farm workers in Canada
April 18, 2011

Doctors within borders: meeting the health care needs of migrant farm workers in Canada

Most of the 27 000 migrant farm workers who come to work in Canada are entitled to Canadian health care benefits and workers’ compensation. As Pysklywec and colleagues point out, however, major barriers may prevent access to and use of Canadian health care services. Full article

ANALYSIS: Temporary migration, chronic effects: the health of international migrant workers in Canada


CASES

Long QT syndrome
April 11, 2011

Long QT syndrome

Given the high rate of long QT syndrome in First Nation communities in northern British Columbia, clinicians should consider the possibility of this syndrome when caring for patients from this area. Diagnosis and appropriate management can be life-saving. Full article


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The use of opioids for dyspnea in advanced disease
April 11, 2011

The use of opioids for dyspnea in advanced disease

Opioids are the drugs of choice for treating shortness of breath that does not respond to disease-specific therapy in patients with advanced disease. Gallagher emphasizes that opioids do not shorten life or cause respiratory depression in this group. Full article

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Thoracic endometriosis

Thoracic endometriosis
April 18, 2011

Giant intracranial aneurysm

Giant intracranial aneurysm
April 11, 2011

Hyperthyroidism caused by a pituitary adenoma

Hyperthyroidism caused by a pituitary adenoma
April 4, 2011

Coronary stent fracture

Coronary stent fracture
March 28, 2011

Cystic form of pulmonary sequestration

Cystic form of pulmonary sequestration
March 21, 2011

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CMAJ in the News

"Starve a fever, feed a concussion: Speedy feeding offers hope of better healing" (The Globe and Mail), April 21, 2011

"Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder" (U.S. News & World Report), April 20, 2011

"Counterpoint: Drug addicts can’t recover if they’re already dead" (National Post), April 20, 2011

"Food safety: the forgotten issue?" (CBC), April 20, 2011

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