I reminder of the limitations of Medeo and at our inability to use email for medical information.
Summary of multiple resources
There has been a shift in the public health messaging, at a time that the epidemic is on another new rampage.
This message is primarily aimed at my patients, especially those with IBD.
I have analyzed this recent publication, as best as possible, and provided my opinion, and the clinical relevance. I think the initial conclusion is not particularly helpful or useful for patients who have to stay on PPI therapy.
As of July, 2021, based on the extensive information available, I am not able to submit “appeals” concerning the potential nonmedical switch from originator biologic agent for IBD, to a biosimilar agent.
Difficult to keep up with the Covid-19 stuff, and especially vaccines, IBD etc - here are some links.
Also some new info on CRC (colorectal cancer) screening, and some older info about CRC and IBD.
Here is the latest information that we have been able to pull together about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Read my latest thoughts in today's post.
Here is a random collection of thoughts and information sources to help you through this pandemic
Covid-19 requires all physicians to evolve towards virtual care
We require your consent, which is assumed if you communicate with us by email or telephone.
New patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire, and provide signed consent to use virtual care.
Please read this document
Where are we at end of march
Link for IBD patients
Link for office/RVH patients
Here is a trustworthy review of an important paper describing the internet information on probiotics
WE cannot accept email with medical information. We are improving our telephone system so that we can take your messages.
It saddens me to meet patients whose symptoms and serious diseases are worsened, or not treated, by advice from people who claim to be health practitioners.
New study suggests red meat, and even processed meat (ie bacon), is not bad for you?!
In the last week, Health Canada has ordered that companies that sell ranitidine should stop distribution until further information is available. This is not a recall, which means that current supplies can continue to be sold and taken.
Ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner to see a dietitian, linked to the Barrie Family Health Team - see the link below. They even have access to your health-record, if you want.
A recent publication reports on in association between soft drinks and mortality (in 10 European countries). It would be easy to misinterpret the study, and quite likely that the study will be misinterpreted in the lay press.
Information about Barrie dietitians available to you (as well as those through your FP or NP)
Here are some interesting links and sources...
At an outstanding conference in Boston listening to world experts in Gastroenterology
PPI and CTV May 5, 2019