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Dylan Burger, Ottawa, Canada

Posted on 18/06/2018

Find out what Dr Dylan Burger (Deputy Editor - ISH Hypertension News)from Ottawa, Canada is reading now!

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Dune by Frank Herbert

Why I selected this book? 

I am a science fiction fanatic and have read most of the seminal books in this domain (personal favourites include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Frankenstein, and Ender’s Game), however for some reason I never read perhaps the most influential book in Sci Fi until recently.  Now I am cursing myself for waiting because I can’t put it down.  Will definitely be reading the subsequent books in the series.  

P.S. Ignore the absolutely terrible movie.



Cardinal H, Dieudé M, Hébert M-J. Endothelial Dysfunction in Kidney Transplantation. Frontiers in Immunology. 2018;9:1130. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.01130.

Why I selected this manuscript? 

This is a brief review by a few of my colleagues in Montreal who are absolute world leaders in endothelial dynamics during transplantation. The review is extremely well written (as is everything coming out of this group) and includes a conceptual framework that I will probably use when teaching in this area. While I do not necessarily study transplantation, much of the work highlighted in this review is relevant to my own study of endothelial dysfunction in hypertension and diabetes.

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