McMaster Perspective

  • CBT: Disease versus illness behavior

    CBT: Disease versus illness behavior

    Dr William Goldberg, clinical professor of medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital from 1962-1982, reflects on changes in medicine over the years and discusses the concept of illness versus disease.

  • Chronic pain, opioids, and CBT

    Chronic pain, opioids, and CBT

    Dr William Goldberg, clinical professor of medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital from 1962-1982, comments on the issue of chronic opioid use.

  • A McMaster innovator. CBT decades ago

    A McMaster innovator. CBT decades ago

    Dr William Goldberg, clinical professor of medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital from 1962-1982, talks about the beginnings of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in Hamilton.

  • Peanut allergy

    Peanut allergy

    Dr Derek Chu, fellow in clinical immunology and allergy at McMaster University, comments on his recent Lancet publication that highlights limitations of oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy.

  • Euthyroid women, TPO antibodies, and thyroid supplementation

    Euthyroid women, TPO antibodies, and thyroid supplementation

    Dr Serena Gundy, assistant professor at McMaster University specializing in obstetric medicine, discusses the practical implications of the recent TABLET study.

  • Penicillin allergy in the family doctor’s office

    Penicillin allergy in the family doctor’s office

    McMaster University’s Dr Derek Chu, fellow in clinical immunology and allergy, and Dr David McCullagh, fellow in infectious disease, advise on how to best approach a patient with penicillin allergy as a family physician.

  • Penicillin allergy in the hospital

    Penicillin allergy in the hospital

    McMaster University’s Dr David McCullagh, fellow in infectious disease, and Dr Derek Chu, fellow in clinical immunology and allergy, discuss approaches to patients at risk of penicillin allergy in the acute setting.

  • Steroids in pneumonia and ARDS

    Steroids in pneumonia and ARDS

    Dr Bram Rochwerg, critical care expert and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Corticosteroid Guideline Task Force, explains the rationale and evidence behind using steroids in pneumonia and ARDS.

  • Steroids in sepsis

    Steroids in sepsis

    Dr Bram Rochwerg, critical care expert and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Corticosteroid Guideline Task Force, discusses updated recommendations on use of steroids in sepsis.

  • Mechanical VTE prophylaxis in critical care. Part 2

    Mechanical VTE prophylaxis in critical care. Part 2

    Dr Yaseen Arabi, chairman of Intensive Care Department at King Abdulaziz Medical City and professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, explains in detail the surprising findings from his group’s study on mechanical VTE prophylaxis in critical care.

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