Editor's Note, Volume 5 Issue 1

D’Arcy Little, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Medical Director, JCCC and HealthPlexus.NET

I am pleased to introduce this issue of the Journal of Current Clinical Care. In this edition, we offer some new topics covering a wide spectrum of clinical medicine.

Drs. Neil Pugashetti, Shabbir M.H. Alibhai, and Stanley A. Yap offer Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Review of Diagnosis and Management. Although the initial standard treatment for all non-muscle-invasive tumours is surgical resection, there exists a wide variety of both surgical and medical treatment modalities based upon the tumour's specific stage and grade. Ensuring a proper diagnosis is key, and management should be tailored to the individual in order to reduce cancer recurrence and prevent progression of disease.

In their article A Pain in the Neck, Dr. Hamilton Hall, Greg McIntosh, Dr. Julia Alleyne, and Dr. Pierre Côté highlight the diagnosis, management and treatment of this common and disabling condition.

In his blog More Than Child's Play: Ethics of Doll Therapy in Demetia, Dr. Michael Gordon, from the Baycrest Centre of Geriatric Care in Toronto, explains the role of "doll therapy" for those living with dementia in long-term care facilities as a modality to address some of the behavioural manifestations.

Dr. Francesca Cheung, Jeffrey Law, and Lindsey Chow describe the management and treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma, an angioproliferative tumour that requires infection by Human Herpesvirus 8 in their article A Lump on the Foot.

I hope you add this edition of the Journal to your summer reading list. As always your comments and feedback are welcome.