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CMAJ Podcasts

Canadian Medical Association Journal

CMAJ Podcasts: Exploring the latest in Canadian medicine from coast to coast to coast with your hosts, Drs. Mojola Omole and Blair Bigham. CMAJ Podcasts delves into the scientific and social health advances on the cutting edge of Canadian health care. Episodes include real stories of patients, clinicians, and others who are impacted by our health care system.
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Special Episode: Quick look aheadHow social interventions can be powerful medicineSpecial Episode: 13 practical ways to address inequities worsened by COVID-19The Rise Of KetamineThe inconvenience of motherhood to a medical career
One in four women physicians report a diagnosis of infertility. One reason for this is physicians tend to delay attempts to become pregnant until “the time is right” for their career.  But, in the medical profession, it seems there is really no “good” time to have children. Parenthood, especially motherhood, is seen as an inconvenience during medical training and beyond. In this episode, Dr. Sophia Park speaks with hosts Dr. Mojola Omole and Dr. Blair Bigham about her personal struggle with infertility. And, Dr. Andrea Simpson, the lead author of a commentary in the CMAJ titled, “The inconvenience of motherhood during a medical career”  calls for systemic change in medicine to support parenthood.Dr. Sophia Park is a medical biochemist at Royal Columbian Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.Dr. Andrea Simpson is an obstetrician and minimally invasive gynaecologic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto.She co-authored her commentary with Drs. Maria Cusimano and Nancy Baxter. It is published in CMAJ: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/193/37/E1465Episode transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-211255-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Scotiabank Healthcare+. Learn more at: https://mdm.ca/promos/you-ve-come-a-long-way?utm_source=CMAJ&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=CTP&utm_content=PHD-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Audi Canada. Get details of the Audi incentive program for CMA members at www.audiprofessional.ca.-----------------------------------
Nov 22 2021
32 mins
Button battery ingestion in children
Button batteries, sometimes called coin batteries, are small round batteries that power various electronic devices such as watches, remote controls or small kid toys. They are small and shiny, which is why young children will sometimes grab them and put them in their mouths. But they can cause severe injury in a child if the button battery becomes lodged in the digestive tract. In this episode, Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan talks about the dangers of swallowing button batteries, what parents can do immediately at home, and how button battery ingestion is managed in hospital.Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan is a pediatric emergency physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.She co-authored a practice article with Dr. Amy Zipursky. It is published in CMAJ: https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210572Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-210572-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Scotiabank Healthcare+. Learn more at: https://mdm.ca/promos/you-ve-come-a-long-way?utm_source=CMAJ&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=CTP&utm_content=PHD-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill makes billing on the go easy and pain free. Start your 45-day free trial today: www.drbill.app/cmaj-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:https://www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
Sep 27 2021
17 mins
Artificial intelligence in medicine
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have transformed our lives. The adoption of AI in medicine has perhaps lagged its adoption in other areas, and machine learning in healthcare has had mixed results. In this episode, Drs. Muhammad Mamdani and Amol Verma discuss a series of three CMAJ articles on the development, use, misuse, and evaluation of machine-learned models in medicine. Dr. Muhammad Mamdani is vice-president of data science and advanced analytics at Unity Health Toronto, director of the Temerty Center for Artificial Intelligence Education and Research in Medicine, and professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Amol Verma is a physician and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, an AMS healthcare fellow in compassion and artificial intelligence and a provincial clinical lead in health quality improvement with Ontario Health. They are both two of the authors of the articles series published in CMAJ: Implementing machine learning in medicinehttps://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202434Problems in the deployment of machine-learned models in health carehttps://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202066Evaluation of machine learning solutions in medicinehttps://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210036Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-202434-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Audi Canada. The Canadian Medical Association has partnered with Audi Canada to offer CMA members a preferred incentive on select vehicle models. Purchase any new qualifying Audi model and receive an additional cash incentive based on the purchase type. Details of the incentive program can be found at https://www.audiprofessional.ca.-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill makes billing on the go easy and pain free. Start your 45-day free trial today: https://www.drbill.app/cmaj-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:https://www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit https://www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
Aug 30 2021
39 mins
Adolescent contraception
Many options exist nowadays for teenagers choosing to be on hormonal contraceptives. They are generally categorized into SARCs (short-acting reversible contraceptives) and LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptives). LARC methods are recommended as first-line contraceptives. These include intrauterine devices and a new option that gets implanted into the arm and lasts up to three years.In this episode, Dr. Margot Rosenthal, a fifth-year obstetrics and gynaecology resident, explains the different contraception options, which choice is best, and what side effects to watch out for.She co-authored a practice article with Dr. Sarah McQuillan. The article is published in CMAJ: https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202413Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-202413Calling all aspiring podcasters! Are you our next podcast host? CMAJ seeks a curious, astute and dynamic Canadian physician as the new voice of CMAJ Podcasts. For details and to apply:https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj-podcast-host-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill makes billing on the go easy and pain free. Start your 45-day free trial today: https://www.drbill.app/cmaj-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:https://www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Listen to Cold Steel, the official podcast of the Canadian Journal of Surgery: https://canjsurg.ca/podcasts-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit https://www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
Aug 9 2021
20 mins
Involving patients at CMAJ
In this episode, Dr. Kirsten Patrick, interim editor-in-chief, chats with Francine Buchanan about her experience as a patient partner. Francine is in a unique position at the intersection of caregiver for her medically fragile son, PhD candidate in health services research, and a patient and family advisor at The Hospital for Sick Children. She wrote a Humanities article published in CMAJ called "How are we going to do this?" https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210457Dr. Kirsten Patrick also chats with Victoria Saigle, Lead of Patient Involvement at CMAJ. Victoria shares the different ways patients have been contributing to the journal in recent months and plans for the future.CMAJ is launching a new article type called 360 Cases. CMAJ's first 360 Case explores the end of life of a woman who passed away suddenly after an unexpected serious diagnosis. The article is co-written by the woman's husband, her social worker, one of her nurses and the ICU physician who treated her at the end of her life. You can read the article on our website: https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210463If you're interested in learning more about patient involvement, patient peer review, or patient authorship, contact Victoria: victoria.saigle@cmaj.caMore details are in CMAJ’s Statement of Purpose for Patient Engagement https://www.cmaj.ca/statement-purpose-patient-engagementCMAJ's themed issue on patient engagement at the journal: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/193/27Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-210457-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Audi Canada. The Canadian Medical Association has partnered with Audi Canada to offer CMA members a preferred incentive on select vehicle models. Purchase any new qualifying Audi model and receive an additional cash incentive based on the purchase type. Details of the incentive program can be found at www.audiprofessional.ca.-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Listen to Cold Steel, the official podcast of the Canadian Journal of Surgery: canjsurg.ca/podcasts-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
Jul 12 2021
42 mins
Long-distance travel for birth for Indigenous peopleCritical race theory in medicineAlcohol use disorder & anticraving medication
Anticraving medications are a lesser-known therapy for patients with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder. In this podcast, Dr. Jon Mong and Dr. Paxton Bach explain how to recognize and diagnose moderate to severe alcohol use disorder and how to talk to patients about treatment options.Dr. Jon Mong is a general internist working at The Ottawa Hospital, with a clinical focus in addiction medicine. He is currently completing his Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the University of Toronto's IHPME.Dr. Paxton Bach is a clinical assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a general internist and addiction physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He additionally serves as the program director for the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.They co-authored, along with Dr. Keith Ahamad, a practice article published in CMAJ:www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.200895Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-200895-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Audi Canada. The Canadian Medical Association has partnered with Audi Canada to offer CMA members a preferred incentive on select vehicle models. Purchase any new qualifying Audi model and receive an additional cash incentive based on the purchase type. Details of the incentive program can be found at www.audiprofessional.ca.-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
May 10 2021
32 mins
Painful periods in adolescentsScreening for asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhea in primary careDépistage de la chlamydia et de la gonorrhée asymptomatiques en médecine de soins primairesAntivaccine sentiment as power: the Montréal vaccine riots of 1885
Prof. Jonathan Berman discusses what drives antivaccine and anti-mask protests, such as the Montréal vaccine protest of 1885 which turned violent. He talks about vaccine hesitancy in history and how it relates to our current COVID-19 pandemic.Jonathan Berman is a physiologist at the New York Institute of Technology medical school and a science educator.He wrote an humanities article published in CMAJ:www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.202820Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-202820-----------------------------------This episode is brought to you by the MD Platinum Global Private Credit Pool. With bond yields sitting near record lows, investors are looking for ways to boost returns. The challenge? Most options offering higher returns often require taking on more equity risk. Enter private credit. Get access to potentially higher returns, historically tested stability and added diversification typically reserved for institutional investors. MD Platinum Global Private Credit Pool: Bond-like stability. Equity-like returns. For more information, visit https://mdm.ca/promos/bond-like-stability-equity-like-returns?utm_source=cmaj%20podcast&utm_medium=podcast_description&utm_campaign=Private%20Credit%20-%202021&utm_content=CMAJ%20Sound%20Cloud%20description -----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.
Apr 6 2021
26 mins
Gender equity at the senior leadership levelDiagnosis and treatment of adenomyosisPrescribing cascadesCOVID-19 in patients on long-term dialysis

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