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#50: How to read the medical literature like a journal editor
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Master this practical approach to reading the medical literature (*No statistics needed!) with expert tips from Dr. Christine Laine, Editor in Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Dr. Darren Taichman, Executive Deputy Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine. They teach us what we should be reading, and detail their thought processes as they appraise an article. Topics covered include: Is 3 minute critical appraisal possible? What’s the deal with P-values? What are common sources of bias? How does the approach differ with clinical trials versus observational studies versus meta-analyses?
*Minimal statistics needed ; )
Full show notes available at http://thecurbsiders.com/podcast
01:13 Listener comment on Entresto
02:50 Picks of the week
09:36 Getting to know our guests
14:00 How to stay up on the medical literature
17:15 Three minute critical appraisal
19:15 Step 1: Assess the outcome being studied
20:50 Statistical versus clinical significance
22:33 Evaluating composite endpoints
24:47 Statistical power
28:58 Evaluating for bias
34:40 Recap of what we’ve learned so far
36:33 Is PICO useful?
39:01 Observational studies and bias
41:09 Evaluating a meta-analysis
46:05 Take home points
50:35 The Curbsiders recap the episode
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