In 2012 UBC CPD received the Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for This Changed My Practice.
By Dr. Breay Paty on January 21, 2020
The therapeutic use of testosterone has increased dramatically in the last two decades. The reasons for this appear to be increased frequency of testing and marketing of testosterone replacement for middle-aged and older men. While men with unequivocally low testosterone levels usually benefit from hormone replacement, the risk/benefit ratio for men with equivocal (“borderline”) levels is not clear, especially men who desire fertility.
Elevated Lipoprotein (a) is a common reason for unexplained premature or recurrent coronary heart disease and stroke
By Dr. Gordon Francis on April 26, 2017
High Lp(a) is a major CVD risk factor that should be measured and acted upon in patients and families where there is history of premature CV events but lack of clear risk factors, and in patients with known CVD and recurrent events despite treatment to LDL-C target.
By Dr. Breay Paty on February 18, 2015
Nausea can be a common side effect of GLP-1 receptor agonist, which can sometimes be dose limiting. However, this usually improves with time. As a new class of agents, evidence for the long-term safety of incretins is still emerging. Most of the safety questions involve cardiovascular (CV) risk, as well as pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
By Dr. Sandra Sirrs on February 4, 2013
Ultrasound can be a powerful tool in distinguishing thyroid nodules with malignant potential from benign ones. Thyroid nodules found on physical examination are common. Fewer than 5% of these nodules are malignant.
By Dr. Breay Paty on January 23, 2012
These oral agents, administered once daily, augment endogenous GLP-1, resulting in an A1C reduction of 0.5 – 0.9%. Since GLP-1 does not directly stimulate insulin, they have the advantage of not promoting hypoglycemia or weight gain.
By Dr. Breay Paty on June 20, 2011
Recent studies suggest that the relationship between glucose control (A1C) and cardiovascular disease is more complex than we may have realized.
By Dr. Graeme Wilkins on March 14, 2011
Overt hypothyroidism is seen in 0.3 to 0.5% of the general population and subclinical hypothyroidism (high TSH and normal free T4) is seen in 2-3%. Thyroid antibodies are identified in 5-15% of women.
By Dr. Breay Paty on April 15, 2010
Since their introduction, certain contraindications and side effects have been well known, including worsening heart failure, edema (including macular edema) and weight gain.