There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the potential for ‘precision medicine’ to have a profound impact on how health care is delivered, an approach that takes into account individuals’ unique genetic, physiological, and lifestyle factors. Continue reading
Historically, clinical researchers conducted their research “on subjects” rather than “with participants”. Beyond terminology, this difference reflects a philosophical shift and evolution in how clinical research is conceptualized, planned, and conducted. Continue reading
At this time of year, academic journals receive new, updated information about their Impact Factor (IF). which is used as a proxy marker of a journal’s prestige. Although this metric has been criticized …often… in general, the higher the IF, the more prestigious the journal. When information about a new IF is positive (has increased), this usually leads journals to circulate promotional emails or purchase online ads to tout the journals’ success and prominence. This was recently the case for Paediatrics and Child Health, the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Many children with obesity do not present with cardiometabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Continue reading
If you ask, most researchers will recall vividly that point in time (and the excitement!) when they learned that their first manuscript was accepted for publication. Yesterday, we learned that… Continue reading
Many of you have likely already seen the most up-to-date clinical practice guidelines for assessing, preventing and managing pediatric obesity that were published recently by The Endocrine Society.