Happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

2018-12-19

The team behind McMaster Textbook in Internal Medicine wishes you a relaxing and merry holiday season and a prosperous new year! May all your wishes and plans come true in 2019.

As you are enjoying your holiday break, we have compiled a handy set of lectures, interviews and articles that you may want to catch up with at your leisure. There is a list of top 5 most frequently watched videos this year, which may have slipped under your radar, as well as a completely new set of lectures on intensive care therapy and editor’s picks from McMaster International Review Course of Internal Medicine (MIRCIM).

2018 Hall of Fame

Our top 5 most watched videos of the year.

Evolution of EBM. Part 1: EBM and personalized medicine. Are they different?
Dr Gordon Guyatt draws parallels between EBM and personalized medicine.
Differences between CPD and CME
Dr Khalid Azzam describes the concepts of continuing professional development (CPD) and continued medical education (CME).
Gender in academic medicine
Dr Sonia Anand talks about gender equity and equality in academic medicine.
The future of medicine is here. Part 1: Benralizumab in asthma
Dr Parameswaran Nair discusses the future advances in medicine and use of benralizumab in asthma.
Continuing antithrombotic treatment in patients undergoing invasive procedures
Dr Wendy Lim explains in what patients antithrombotic treatment should be continued despite surgery or invasive procedures.

MIRCIM

Gems from our archives of the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine. Click here to browse all videos. And remember: we would love to meet you next year in Kraków.

How to avoid being misled by the medical literature
A lecture by Dr Gordon Guyatt delivered at McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine in Kraków in May 2017.
Update on the management of septic shock
A lecture by Dr Waleed Alhazzani delivered at McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine in Kraków in May 2017.
Current treatment of COPD
A lecture by Dr Jadwiga Wedzicha delivered at McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine in Kraków in May 2017.

Intensive Care

A collection of lectures recorded in 2017 and 2018 at the international conference of the Polish Society of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care Medicine. Click here to browse all videos.

The new sepsis definitions: So what is new?
A lecture by Dr Mervyn Singer (UK) recorded at the 2018 conference Intensive Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Caring for Critically Ill.
Targeted lactate clearance in sepsis
A lecture by Dr Manu Shankar-Hari (UK) recorded at the 2018 conference Intensive Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Caring for Critically Ill.
Improving outcomes in septic shock: Optimizing antimicrobial therapy
A lecture by Dr Anand Kumar (Canada) recorded at the 2018 conference Intensive Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Caring for Critically Ill.

Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Practice Guidelines

A set of 8 first-rate highly beginner-friendly lectures rexplaining the fundamentals of EBM and CPGs presented by excellent speakers with years of experience. Recorded in Kraków at the 2017 event EBM and CPGs in Contemporary Practice. Click here to browse the videos.

Reading Suggestions

Publications of the Week, October 9. The 3 Wishes Project
Rediscovering humanity in the intensive care unit.
Medical cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain and other disorders
A review examining the evidence for the use of cannabis for medical conditions.
Prevention of late-life dementia: what works and what does not
A review examining the relevant literature on the methods that may play a role in preventing late-life dementia.
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