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Recommended approach to treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Original illustration by freelance medical illustrator Christine Kenney.
Potential mechanisms of action of anti–severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Vitamin D toxicity is rare, but clinicians must be aware of the risks of vitamin D use to limit complications related to hypercalcemia. Calcium levels may get worse before getting better in patients even after cessation of supplements, as vitamin D is fat soluble.
Mechanism of action of licorice in the distal tubules of the kidney. Licorice-induced pseudohyperaldosteronism is an unusual but important cause of hypertensive emergency. Common findings include signs of sodium retention, such as hypertension, hypokalemia or metabolic alkalosis, with low serum aldosterone levels. Given Canada’s multicultural population, physicians should consider screening for licorice root intake in patients with difficult-to-control hypertension.
Review: An overview of the diagnosis and management of immunoglobulin G4–related disease. First published in the CMAJ June 20, 2016, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151402
Review: Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency in elderly patients | Fig 1: Cobalamin metabolism and corresponding causes of deficiency. Credit: Christine Kenney. Published in CMAJ August 3, 2004 vol. 171 no. 3 251-259. Open access review article: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/171/3/251.full
Short bowel syndrome: a nutritional and medical approach | Fig. 1: The relative locations of digestion and absorption of nutrients in the healthy gastrointestinal tract. CHO = carbohydrate. Photo: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge. Published in CMAJ May 14, 2002 vol. 166 no. 10 1297-1302
Canadian hospital architecture: how we got here | Diagram showing hospital evolution since the Victorian era. Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital: a layered history. Montréal: unpublished heritage study for the Ville de Montréal; 2012. p. 8. First published January 18, 2016, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151233
Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state | Schematic of the pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS). Photo: Chesley Sheppard. Full article (open access): http://www.cmaj.ca/content/168/7/859.full
Research | Effect of nasal balloon autoinflation in children with otitis media with effusion in primary care: an open randomized controlled trial. Figure (A) Child demonstrating use of the Otovent device. Reproduced with permission. (B) Illustration of otitis media with effusion and the mechanism of autoinflation. Published July 27, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141608
Incarcerated ovarian inguinal hernia in a 10-month-old girl | Indirect inguinal hernias protrude through the deep inguinal ring lateral to the inferior epigrastic artery (A). Direct inguinal hernias protrude through the abdominal wall medial to the inferior epigastric artery (B). Adapted, with permission, from O’Rahilly R, Müller F, Carpenter S, et al. Basic human anatomy: a regional study of human structure. Hanover (NH): Dartmouth Medical School; 2004. Feb 9, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140823
Intravenous immunoglobulin as clinical immune-modulating therapy | Impact of intravenous immunoglobulin on the immune system. (For full caption, refer to article) http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/02/09/cmaj.130375 First published February 9, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130375
Anatomy of a Healer, Susan Mengxiao Ge, McGill University, class of 2016. Ge writes: "This painting conveys the transformation of a student into a physician and a healer. Each layer of anatomy is a key characteristic that builds upon the basic infrastructure of ‘knowledge,’ is nourished by the lifeblood of a ‘dream,’ all adding flesh and substance to the outstretched ‘healing hand’.” February 9, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141147
The student physician’s palette | Jessica Kapralik, University of Ottawa, class of 2016. Kapralik writes: “I find that when studying, it is easy to get so caught up in the mechanics and memorizing that I forget why I became interested in medicine to begin with. Expressing the body from a more creative perspective helps to remind myself of the complexity that attracted me to a field in which I can work with the body and all of its intricacies every day.” February 9, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141147
The student physician’s palette | Taryn O’Neill, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, class of 2016. O’Neill: “This piece progressed over my 1st and 2nd years of medical school as I became more familiar with anatomy. Quilling is a form of art that entails rolling paper into shapes and arranging them to create an image. This was similar to my approach to learning anatomy where I had to understand each part separately before I could understand it as a whole.” February 9, 2015, doi:10.1503/cmaj.141147
Practice | A woman with a family history of glaucoma. Instructions on how to perform the swinging light test to detect a relative afferent pupillary defect. First published January 5, 2015, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140685
The path of the (paired) spinal accessory nerve as it emerges from the foramen magnum, and (left panel) the muscles it innervates. Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge. CMAJ June 5, 2007 vol. 176 no. 12 1702-1703
The serotonin synapse (see article for full caption). From: Neurobiological mechanisms in major depressive disorder. Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge . CMAJ February 3, 2009 vol. 180 no. 3 305-313
Diagram of leg veins (anterior view of right leg). Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge. CMAJ October 24, 2006 vol. 175 no. 9 1087-1092
Normal movement of the eyes to the left in a right-handed person. Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge. CMAJ January 18, 2005 vol. 172 no. 2 171-173
Neuroanatomy of the lower urinary tract. During urine storage, the bladder is relaxed and the urethral smooth muscle maintains basal tonus, under the influence of sympathetic outflow via the hypogastric nerve. Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge
Anatomy of the shoulder joint showing rotator cuff tendons, subacromial bursa and biceps tendons. Credit: Lianne Friesen
Review | Antimicrobial resistance in hospitals: How concerned should we be? CMAJ February 17, 2009 vol. 180 no. 4 408-415 Credit: Lianne Friesen and Nicholas Woolridge
Herniation through the broad ligament. Image credit: Elise Almeida, University of Alberta Creative Services. First published December 21, 2009, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090667