Keep up-to-date with this fast moving discussion of recent journal articles and thought-provoking headlines in medicine. Welcome to the first-ever Curbsiders journal club covering landmark articles from March to April 2018, plus rapid fire hot takes and the unveiling of our new hotcake based rating system. Please let us know what you liked, didn’t like and how we can make this better next month. Topics: Resident work hours, saline versus balanced IV fluids, barber shops and hypertension, coffee causes cancer, Twitter based medicine, clonidine versus spironolactone, opioids versus nonopioids and aromatherapy for nausea!
Written by: Chris J Chiu, MD; Producer: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH; Edited by: Matthew Watto, MD
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Each host hand-picked one article to discuss during this month’s episode. Our summaries hit the top points from each study, including the clinical question addressed, the patient populations targeted, strengths and weaknesses, and the bottom line.
“Hot Takes” are bite-sized summaries of recent articles and news headlines we thought listeners might find interesting. These six are the ones we discussed on the podcast, but many other thought-provoking recent articles are included below, so please check them out!
These didn’t make it into the podcast but are worth a read! Note: “Hot take” does not equal endorsement.
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