Kieran Quinn


Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Summer Replay – The SPRINT to lower blood pressure

This week, Amol, resident in General Internal Medicine at University of Toronto, and Mike Fralick, chief medical resident at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, talk about 2 blood pressure studies: A meta-analysis and systematic review found that more intensive blood pressure lowering was associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes and albuminuria. Amol discusses the trade-offs of…

Summer Replay – Caregivers in the ICU and Symptoms in Smokers

This week Amol and Nathan discuss two studies: A multi-centre, prospective study evaluated the physical and mental health status of caregivers for patients discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU). Using hospital data and self-administered questionnaires, the study found most caregivers of critically ill patients are at high risk for depression, anxiety and poor mental health.…

Summer Replay – Pondering Preventability: Readmissions and Catheter-Associated UTI

This week, Amol and Kieran discuss two studies: How can we prevent readmission? An observational study of 1000 general internal medicine patients from 12 United States academic medical centres found that 26.9% of readmissions were potentially preventable. Key factors associated with potential preventability included decision making in the emergency department, lack of information to outpatient…