Our journal club is mainly delivered by UK Internal Medicine Trainees in order to improve their critical thinking skills when reading ever emerging evidence in medical journals.
Papers are critically appraised with standardised tool and discussion is published on the journal club’s website. Medics then engage in live discussion via Twitter using hashtag #scepticalmedic
Posts on the website are published once monthly seven days prior the discussion on Twitter. Live Twitter feed starts every first Thursday in the month.
- Ticagrelor or Prasugrel Strategies in Acute Coronary SyndromesThe Intracoronary Stenting and Antithrombotic Regimen: Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (ISAR-REACT) 5 trial looked at two different strategies using ticagrelor or prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing invasive evaluation.
- Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System in Type 1 DiabetesDiabetes is a long-term condition that can have a major impact on the life of a child or young person, as well as their family or carers. The International Diabetes Closed Loop (iDCL) Trial is parallel-group, unblinded, randomized trial that … Read more
- Anticonvulsants in benzodiazepine-refractory status epilepticusStatus epilepticus is recognised neurological emergency. The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) was a multi-centre, double-blinded three-arm trial that investigated use of anticonvulsive medications (levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, valproate) in benzodiazepine-resistant status epilepticus among patients older than 2 years.