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The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine (CJGIM) ISSN: 2369-1778 is the official publication of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM). The journal has a well respected editorial board and provides a sharp focus on the topics and issues facing the profession of Internal Medicine with a combination of society news, clinical and scientific original articles. CJ
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Please click here for an early access to the latest COVID-19 articles publishing in CJGIM. Including the most recent additions:

The Next Phase in the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic By James Douketis COVID-19: A Comprehensive Overview By Hira Amir and Ally Prebtani   Back to Basics: Changes to the Residency Curriculum During a Pandemic By Alecsa Mackinnon Blair, Sagar Rohailla, Alberto Goffi and  Malika Sharma


Please click here to access the COVID-19 Survival Guide - 1st Edition McMaster University, Department of Medicine
Hamilton, ON, Canada.

"The COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide is a concise, yet comprehensive, easy to read & navigate, practical manual relating to the clinical aspects, diagnostic approach, prevention and management of COVID-19 infection and its disease spectrum. It demonstrates best practice and best evidence available at the time of publication. This article will prove to be beneficial as a quick reference for internists, subspecialists, hospitalists, medical learners (students/residents), allied health and other medical professionals in both the hospital and outpatient setting to help with patient management. We have also included information on mental health, pregnancy and palliative care in COVID 19 patients, which is not always found in all guides. Most of the principles in the guide are universal depending on the medical resources available. Moreover, there are also several useful links for videos, relevant articles and PDFs from authentic sources. The guide is based on the understanding that the situation with COVID-19 is evolving on a day-to-day basis and for that reason, it will be updated regularly by the authors. The Guide is a collective effort by a specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Critical Care and a medical graduate."


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Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 2 (2020): CJGIM

Published: 2020-05-07

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

COVID-19 and Canadian General Internists

James Douketis
Abstract 387 | pdf Downloads 190

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Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) Recommendations Regarding Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) use during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Irene WY Ma, Ranjani Somayaji, Elissa Rennert-May, Joseph Minardi, Michael H Walsh, Katie Wiskar, Leo M Smyth, Steven Burgoyne, Barry Chan, Babar A Haroon, Janeve Desy
Abstract 946 | pdf Downloads 693 HTML Downloads 42

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Case Report

Diagnosis of COVID-19 by Bronchoalveolar Lavage after Two Negative Nasopharyngeal Swabs

Victoria Chuen, Hosay Said, Jaymee Shell, William Plaxton, William Ciccotelli
Abstract 1111 | pdf Downloads 1157 HTML Downloads 22

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Systematic Review

Teaching Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Medicine

Andrew Moses, M.D., Willy Weng, M.D., Ani Orchanian-Cheff, BA, MISt, Rodrigo B Cavalcanti, MD MSc FRCPC
Abstract 283 | pdf Downloads 108 Appendix 1 Downloads 0 Appendix 2 Downloads 0 Appendix 3 Downloads 0 Appendix 4 Downloads 0

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Original Research

A Multifaceted Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Laboratory Testing on Internal Medicine Inpatient Wards

Inka Toman, Pamela Mathura, Narmin Kassam
Abstract 289 | pdf Downloads 100 HTML Downloads 10

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Clinical Images

Primary Staphylococcus aureus Pericarditis

Haya Aziz, Marc Bienz, Abdullah Esmaiel, George Thanassoulis
Abstract 299 | pdf Downloads 72 HTML Downloads 7

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Casebook of a Community Internist


Hector M Baillie
Abstract 225 | pdf Downloads 77 HTML Downloads 8

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