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November 5, 2013

November 5th, 2013   
 
 

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help
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Canada Health Infoway announced the new e-Connect Impact Challenge in continuing their pursuit of growth and the spread of innovation.

"The e-Connect Impact Challenge seeks to inspire, provoke, and promote innovation in health and health care. We invite Canadian health care providers to accelerate and strengthen digital connections with patients or health care providers and to share their experiences with others."

Visit the e-Connect Impact Challenge website

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Deep Coma and Dentistry: Could a Montreal researcher’s finding help save lives?

Dr. Florin Amzica of the University of Montreal faculty of dentistry recently published in an article PLoS ONE on never before reported cerebral activity in people with a flat electroencephalogram (EGG).

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Refresher: Why use anti-infectives?

This summary is based on the Clinical Info provided by the Canadian Pharmacists Association: Drugs in Dentistry (December 2012)

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From the trenches: Why use a blood pressure cuff?

This case was submitted by Dr. Ron Kellen

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Tips on assessing patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Clinical assessment of patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (October 2013)

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Refresher: Why use Analgesics?

This summary is based on the Clinical Info provided by the Canadian Pharmacists Association: Drugs in Dentistry (December 2012)

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What are the drug therapies for patients with bipolar disorders?

This summary is based on the guidelines published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA): Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) collaborative update of CANMAT guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: update 2013 (February 2013)

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What are the guidelines for bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw? Canadian Consensus Practice

This summary is based on the guidelines published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA): Canadian consensus practice guidelines for bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (July 2008)

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Managing a patient with HIV

This summary is an adaptation of the e-Therapeutics Evaluation published by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA): Infectious Diseases: HIV Infection Read the post

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The following medical conditions have been added to Oasis Help:

 
 
 

A Dentist Recognizes Ectodermal Dysplasia and Brings Welcome Relief to Family

Like many who suffer from ectodermal dysplasia (ED), 14-month-old Jacob was initially diagnosed by his dentist. As the first health care provider to link together the various symptoms described by the child’s parents—delayed teething, severe facial eczema, sparse eyelashes and missing eyebrows, red rimmed eyes, unwillingness to drink warm beverages—Jacob’s dentist suspected an ED disorder. Read more

   

Managing Patients with Red or Red-White Oral Lesions
Drs. Joel B. Epstein and Sara Gordon

Diagnosis and treatment of red or red-white oral lesions. Read more

 

Visit our Oasis Discussions website to submit the most critical questions relating to your everyday practice. Or, call our toll-free line at 1-855-71-OASIS and leave us a message with your questions. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, techniques, materials, instruments, and devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise.

Our goal is to have JCDA Expert panellists answer your questions as quickly as possible and share them through our various channels of knowledge translation.

You can help: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios to which you need answers at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca 


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