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This Changed My Practice

This free, award-winning, online UBC CPD educational initiative delivers peer-reviewed, unbiased, practice-changing articles from your colleagues. Articles are posted on the website every two weeks and emailed to over 16,000 subscribed physicians. Connect with your colleagues and ask questions, comment on topics and vote on practice impact. You can also contribute your expertise and suggest topics.

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You can suggest a topic or contribute an article. Our physician editorial team will provide you with feedback in order to finalize your article. Articles on “This Changed My Practice” are designed for rapid consumption, typically taking 5 minutes to read (700–1000 words) and only use these headings:

  1. What I did before/What care gaps or frequently asked questions I have noticed
  2. What changed my practice/Data that answers these questions or gaps
  3. What I do now/What I recommend (practice tip)
  4. References (AMA style)
  5. Resources/Additional reading/Handouts for patients (if applicable)

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Articles (0.25 credits/article):

Changing the game for Acute Infectious Diarrhea — IDP for the win!
Dr. Ken Tan, Dr. Julia Stewart, Dr. Doug McTaggart, Dr. Sandra Lee, Chase Simms (MPH)

Implementing Prescribing Portraits — Therapeutics Initiative
Drs. Jill Norris and Jessica Otte

Management of Helicobacter pylori in 2023: who should be tested, treated, and how
Dr. Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten

Offering Brief Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (BBTi) in primary care settings
Vinicio Delgado and Dr. Wayne Lai

Identifying and treating iron deficiency in patients hospitalized for heart failure
Hans Haag and Dr. Ricky Turgeon

SGLT2i in patients with diabetes: translating an evolving body of evidence to the nuances of practice
Jamison Falk, PharmD

Help, “hive” got a rash! – Article 2: Practical tips in the management of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Drs. Kevin Lee and Persia Pourshahnazari

Managing syphilis during pregnancy — practice tip
Drs. Rohit Vijh and Jason Wong

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) — a refresher
Drs. Kerstin Gustafson and Colleen Dy

Spinal stenosis — practice tips
Dr. Mark Adrian

LNG-IUS (Mirena) IUD for emergency contraception
Dr. Emma Coffey

Help, “hive” got a rash! — Article 1: Practical tips in the assessment of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Drs. Kevin Lee and Persia Pourshahnazari

Ceiling doses of ketorolac and ibuprofen in acute pain management
Dr. John van Bockxmeer, Dr. Vishal Varshney, and Anthony Lau, PharmD

Vaginal progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth
Drs. Jennifer Kask and Kirsten Duckitt  

Bugs & Drugs guide to antimicrobial therapy
Dr. Karin Kausky, Dr. Tracy Monk, and Daniela Michel, MPH

Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) using virtual health
Dr. Caitlin Dunne

Moving into the treatment phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
Jolanta Piszczek, Pharm D, Dr. Alissa Wright, and Dr. Jennifer Grant

Radon: a preventable cause of lung cancer
Drs. Cheryl Young and David McVea

Women with ADHD
Dr. Elisabeth Baerg Hall

Offering CBT skills by group medical visits
Drs. Fiona Petigara and Joanna Cheek

Why I talk about all Long Term Reversible Contraception (LARC)
Dr. Konia Trouton

Duration of antimicrobial therapy for common infections in primary care
Dr. Kevin Afra, Maggie Wong, PharmD, Tim T.Y. Lau, PharmD, and Dr. Victor Leung

Hepatitis C birth cohort testing
Drs. Mel Krajden and Jim Gray

It’s not the ear — how TMD can confound clinicians
Dr. Arman Abdalkhani

Mitigating the climate impact of asthma therapy
Drs. Val Stoynova and Celia Culley

Prevention of recurrent cellulitis
Drs. J Marie Kim and William Connors

Inflammatory back pain: distinguishing it from common mechanical back pain
Drs. Angela Hu, Jon Chan, and Neda Amiri

Why I no longer prescribe weight loss, calculate BMI, or use the term “obesity”
Dr. Katarina Wind

Identifying Advanced Heart Failure in your patient
Dr. Michael Diamant

Practice tips for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF): supporting patients with medications and self-monitoring
Shari Hurst, RN BN

Practice Tip (for BC practitioners) utilizing PathwaysBC beyond specialist lookups — finding patient handouts, requisitions, point-of-care tools
Drs. Tracy Monk, Nick Graham, Karin Kausky, Michele Thomasse, and Ryan Gallagher

Use of non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis
Drs. Shirley Jiang and Hin Hin Ko

Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
Drs. Alejandro Dau, Agnes Lee, and Tony Wan

Tokes in the throat: cannabis smoking-related harm in otolaryngology
Brendan McNeely and Dr. Amanda Hu

Perioperative anticoagulation management in mechanical heart valves, the PERIOP2 trial
Drs. Taylor Drury, Poupak Rahmani, and Tony Wan

Advances in diabetes glucose monitoring
Gerri Klein RN MScN

Cultivating compassion for people who are unvaccinated
Drs. Tandi Wilkinson and Shireen Mansouri

PAUSE Trial & Thrombosis Canada Guidelines: practice tip
Drs. Elina Liu, Erin Morley, and Anna Rahmani

Adult ADHD — practice tip
Dr. Elisabeth Baerg Hall

Physician well-being during COVID-19 — burnout & moral injury
Beata Chami

Approach to the patient with flashes and/or floaters
Drs. Lauren Hughes and Heather L. O'Donnell

Can we identify patients at risk for Opioid Use Disorder when beginning opioid analgesics for pain from new or ongoing non-cancer causes?
Jan Klimas, PhD; Michee-Ana Hamilton, MSc; Malcolm Maclure, ScD; Rita McCracken, MD, CCFP, PhD

New treatment option for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Drs. Shirley Jiang, Edward Tam, and Hin Hin Ko

Curing through connection: A 3-part series on attachment, resilience, and health. Article 3: The importance of attachment theory in healthcare
Drs. Linda Uyeda and Ashley Miller

IMPROVE VTE scoring to guide VTE prophylaxis for medical inpatients
Drs. Charles Au, Tristen Gilchrist, and Agnes Lee

Concussion rehabilitation update and a free self-management concussion tool
Sue Barlow and Carolyn Rondeau

Curing through connection: A 3-part series on attachment, resilience, and health. Article 2: Parenting during a pandemic
Dr. Ashley Miller and Dr. Linda Uyeda

Giant Cell Arteritis part 2: treatment
Drs. Jordan Friedmann, Neda Amiri, Mohammad Bardi, Natasha Dehghan

A refresher in pelvic pain
Dr. Colleen Dy, Zerlyn Lee, and Adrienne Sim

Clearing up the confusion around pneumococcal vaccines
Dr. Susan Hollenberg

Curing through connection: A 3-part series on attachment, resilience, and health. Article 1: Cultivating secure bonds with our children during stressful times
Drs. Linda Uyeda and Ashley Miller

Rate versus rhythm control in patients with Atrial Fibrillation: time to change the paradigm?
Drs. Christopher Cheung, Kenneth Gin, and Jason G. Andrade

Specialists and family practice: tackling the pseudo-penicillin allergy epidemic together
Drs. Raymond Mak and Tiffany Wong

Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors: New drug class in the treatment of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction — DAPA-HF and EMPEROR-Reduced trials
Tanveer Brar, Doson Chua, and Laura Atiyeh

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