Resident Publications – January 2015

Dr. Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi – American Journal of Ophthalmology

Dr. Pakzad-Vaezi and colleagues were published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology for their work: “The Corneal Ulcer One-Touch Study: A Simplified Microbiological Specimen Collection Method“. They found that sample results were comparable to those using the multi-sample method, and the single-sample ESwab method is a more accessible and less cumbersome approach to corneal culturing for ophthalmologists, particularly those in the community setting who do not have access to the full set of traditional culture materials.

Dr. Diana Forbes – Journal of Investigative Medicine

Dr. Forbes and her colleagues were published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine for their article investigating “What is the best way to track surgical complications? Comparing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Versus Traditional Morbidity and Mortality Rounds”. In it the authors conclude that the ACS NSQIP-P accurately tracks complication rates but only tracks about half of all procedures, given its rigor it should be expanded to included excluded cases. (available in full from Researchgate)

Drs. Christopher Uy and Shi Yuan Jiang – British Medical Journal Case Reports

Drs. UY and Jiang published a case report with their attending on an Epidural abscess and feculent meningitis secondary to stercoral ulcer rupture in the British Medical Journal Case Reports

Dr. Shilo Lefresne – Supportive Cancer Care

Dr. Lefresne, with many colleagues from the Radiation Therapy Program at the BC Cancer Agency were published in the January 2015 edition of Supportive Cancer Care. Their article “The Vancouver rapid access clinic for palliative lung radiation, providing more than just rapid access” highlights how the clinic has increased patient access to supportive services and improved physician workload.

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author: Michelle Seymour