Should antimicrobial treatment in a patient with urinary tract infection (UTI) always be preceded by identification of the etiologic agent and susceptibility testing? What are the indications for performing urine culture?
Dr Harriette Van Spall, associate professor in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University, scientist at the Population Health Research Institute, and cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, answers questions about the role of SGLT-2 inhibitors in heart failure treatment.
A digest of noteworthy publications curated by editors from McMaster University. This week’s focus: the HALT-IT trial, investigating the use of tranexamic acid in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Dr Zainab Samaan, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University, offers an expert overview of the currently available pharmacologic treatments of depression.