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 Conferences of Interest / Congrès d’intérêt


2014 MacHANd Day of Evaluation and Management of Disorders of the Upper Extremity
COA
Presented by the McMaster University Hand, Arm, Nerve (MacHANd) Group, the 2014 MacHANd Day of Evaluation and Management of Disorders of the Upper Extremity will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington, ON. Contact 905-525-9140 Ext. 20052, castewa@mcmaster.ca or visit http://www.machand.ca/ for more information about this event. Online registration is open: www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/conted
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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles


Spider Limb Positioner: Surgical aid gets a new use in bone cancer surgery
Science 2.0
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid, the Spider Limb Positioner, to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient. The Spider Limb Positioner is a pneumatic arm with three fully articulating joints that can be infinitely adjusted in relation to the operating table where it is mounted.
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Montfort Hospital struggles to deal with increase in Quebec patients
CBC News
Ottawa's Montfort Hospital is handing out pamphlets to Quebec patients to help them assess whether they really need to be there. The move comes as the number of patients crossing the river to go to the Montfort's emergency room increases. "It [puts] pressure on our department, and we're dealing with that particular pressure," said Dr. Bernard Leduc, the hospital's president.
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Prise de rendez-vous médicaux en ligne: le Canada est en retard
La Presse
À l'heure où de plus en plus de citoyens effectuent une foule de tâches par l'internet, il est temps que plus de médecins adoptent des systèmes de prise de rendez-vous électroniques dans leur clinique, estime Inforoute Santé du Canada. «Actuellement, seulement 7 pour cent des médecins canadiens permettent à leurs patients de prendre leurs rendez-vous en ligne. Or, tant les médecins que les patients bénéficieraient grandement de ce genre de système», affirme Jennifer Zelmer, vice-présidente exécutive d'Inforoute Santé du Canada.
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Report: Pay increases for Canadian doctors slowing down
The Globe and Mail
The amount of public money doled out to doctors across Canada is growing at the slowest pace since at least the late 1990s, a development that suggests some provinces are succeeding in curbing physician pay increases. Total payouts to doctors topped $22.8 billion in 2012-13, up 3.5 per cent from the previous year, the smallest annual uptick since national data on doctors' paycheques began to be published in 1999-2000.
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No evidence supporting newer joint replacement devices
Medscape
Recent improvements in joint replacement devices may not be worth the risk, according to a systematic review published online in the BMJ. The authors found no evidence to recommend 5 newer designs over their more established counterparts, and some of the newer devices came with a higher likelihood of revision surgery. In the systematic review, Dr. Nieuwenhuijse and colleagues considered 5 devices that were purported to be improvements over previous technology.
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Soins à domicile: près de 800 000 Canadiens insatisfaits
La Presse
Une nouvelle étude de Statistique Canada révèle que les besoins de plusieurs Canadiens en matière de soins de santé à domicile pour des maladies chroniques, en raison de leur vieillissement ou de leurs handicaps ne sont pas entièrement comblés. Une enquête réalisée en 2012 indique que 792 000 Canadiens âgés de 15 ans ou plus nécessitant des soins à domicile soulignaient que leurs besoins n'étaient comblés qu'en partie, voire pas du tout.
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Orthopedic trauma fixation devices market will reach $9.4 billion in 2020, globally
Digital Journal
Globally, the orthopaedic trauma fixation devices market is witnessing a significant growth due to increase in incidence of fractures cases and increasing demand for better facility in orthopedic trauma surgeries. As a result the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 7.2 per cent during 2014-2020. Some of the major driving factors for orthopedic trauma fixation devices market are raising number of participations in sports and increase in aged population.

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Improving patient care: Beyond the negotiating table
Weyburn This Week
In Canada, over 80 per cent of registered nurses are unionized. This is the majority of the single largest group of healthcare professionals in the country, who comprise close to one-third of the Canadian healthcare workforce. Whether in hospitals, long- term care, mental health, home care or community settings, registered nurses touch the lives of every Canadian. No other healthcare provider is more integrally involved in direct patient care than a registered nurse.

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Quebec Premier: Aging population requires new health funding formula
The Globe and Mail
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is pushing his fellow premiers to adopt a new funding formula for healthcare transfer payments that would take into account a province's aging population. The rookie federalist premier is making his case behind closed doors at the Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. He is hoping that his colleagues will accept his proposal and then lobby the federal government to change its formula, which many provinces argue punishes them for having an older population.

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