Complications of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is an evolving field with many therapies that have a common goal: to maximize the chance of pregnancy while minimizing the risk of multiple gestations. As the Canadian infertility rate approaches 15%, the use of ART is steadily increasing (1). In fact, 1-4% of all newborns in industrialized nations are conceived with assisted reproductive technology (2). […]

No Thanks, I’m Sweet Enough: Non-emergent Hyperglycemia in the ED

In the Emergency Department (ED) we’re always thinking about the “ABC’s”. You’ve also probably heard of “DEFG: Don’t Ever Forget Glucose”. This usually refers to hypoglycemia in our critically ill patients—those with decreased level of consciousness, new onset seizures, sepsis, and so on. But what about hyperglycemia? Much ink has been spilled over diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and the related entity […]