Sheliza Halani


Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Are Your Vitamins Vital? Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Mortality and Vitamin Supplementation for Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Katie Wiskar, fellow in General Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Kate Shoults, general internist in the Greater Vancouver Area, are joining us on The Rounds Table this week!  They are covering the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality, and vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids and the prevention of cancer…

Salty or Sweet: ARNIs, Reduced Salt Intake in HF, and Cardiovascular Safety of Diabetes Medications

Michael Fralick and John Fralick, both general internists in Toronto, kick off The Rounds Table for the New Year.  They cover four articles in a rapid-fire style, including: angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs) in decompensated heart failure (HF), linagliptin and major cardiovascular events, reduced dietary salt intake in heart failure, and dapagliflozin and cardiovascular outcomes. Sacubitril/valsartan…

REPLAY: Bugs & Guts – Carbapenem-Sparing Agents in Resistant Infections and Omeprazole in Coronary Artery Disease

Kieran Quinn is joined by Kevin Venus, fellow in General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, on this week’s episode of The Rounds Table.  Together they cover the use of a carbapenem versus a carbapenem-sparing agent in resistant bacteremias and the efficacy of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in preventing gastrointestinal bleeding when using anti-thrombotic therapy…

This Stat In: Statins in the Elderly and Prevalence of Nosocomial Infections in the U.S.

Paxton Bach is back on The Rounds Table with Tristen Gilchrist, general internist in Vancouver.  Together they cover statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular events and the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections in the United States. Most elderly patients have a high Framingham coronary heart disease risk score on the basis of age.  However, there are…

Sunsets & Heartbeats: Therapy De-Escalation in COPD and Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Kieran Quinn is back with Daniel Marinescu, fellow in Respirology at the University of Toronto.  Together they cover the SUNSET trial on long-term triple therapy de-escalation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the risk of thromboembolism associated with post-operative atrial fibrillation. The new Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines…

Apps & Aspirin: Medication Reminder Applications & Aspirin for Primary Prevention

Katie Wiskar, GIM fellow at the University of British Columbia, is back this week on The Rounds Table. She is joined by Stephane Voyer, practicing general internist at the University of British Columbia. Today they review medication application reminders and aspirin for primary prevention. Forty percent of patients or more are non-adherent to medications that…

POIATEic Insight: Oral versus Intravenous Treatment for Infective Endocarditis & Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

Andre Maddison, General Internal Medicine (GIM) fellow at Western University, is hosting this week’s episode on The Rounds Table alongside Erin Spicer, faculty member in GIM also at Western University.  This week they cover partial oral versus intravenous antibiotic treatment of infective endocarditis (POIATE trial) and microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus…

Cut & Dried: Malignant Pleural Effusions and Tranexamic Acid in Intracerebral Haemorrhage

Freddy Frost, research fellow in cystic fibrosis in Liverpool, hosts this week’s episode of The Rounds Table with Alex Pickard, trainee in acute and emergency medicine in South London.  Together they cover new research on draining malignant pleural effusions and tranexamic acid in intracerebral haemorrhage. To start, Freddy walks listeners through a multicenter study looking…

Primum Non Nocere: Complementary Medicine for Curable Cancers and Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Katie Wiskar and Samanatha Young, both GIM fellows at the University of British Columbia, host this week’s episode of The Rounds Table!  Together they review survival among patients with curable cancers receiving complementary medicine and epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Complementary and alternative medicine are frequently used by patients in conjunction or as an alternative…