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Clinical Medicine: GIM Journal Club 2016-17

Journal Club 2016-17

July 6 The ABC stroke risk score: a biomarker based risk score for predicting stroke in atrial fibrillation

July 13 Effect of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on outcomes in patients with CV disease in a non-cardiac surgery setting; systematic review and meta-analysis

July 20 Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in Type 2 diabetes

July 27 Effect of antihypertensive treatment at different blood pressure levels in patients with DM: Systematic review and meta-analyses

August 3 Is there a difference between the STOP-BANG and the Berline Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome questionnaire for determining respiratory complications during the perioperative period.

August 10 Blood pressure lowering in Intermediate risk persons without cardiovascular disease

August 17 Stopping vs. Continuing Aspirin before Coronary Artery Surgery

August 24 National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training

August 31 Postpartum preeclampsia management with furosemide: a randomized clinical trial.

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September 7 Development of a simple tool to predict the risk of postpartum diabetes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

September 14 Risk of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery – development and validation of a risk score and effect of acute kidney injury on survival: observational cohort study

September 21 Invasive versus conservative strategy in patients aged 80 years or older with non ST elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris (After 80 study): a open labeled randomised controlled trial.

September 28 The relationship between preeclampsia and peripartum cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

October 5 Postoperative complications in patients with unrecognized obesity hypoventilation syndrome undergoing elective noncardiac surgery.

October 12 Sprint Research Group, A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood pressure control.

October 19 Spironolactone versus placebo, bisoprolol and doxazosin to determine the optimal treatment for drug resistant hypertension (Pathway -2): a randomised, double blind crossover trial.

October 26 Encouraging residents to seek feedback                                                                             

November 2 The ORBIT bleeding score: a simple bedside score to assess bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation

November 9 Less tight control versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancy.

November 16 Perioperative bridging anticoagulation

November 23 Antepartum dalteparin versus no antepartum dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant women with thrombophilia (TIPPS): a multinational open-label randomised trial.

November 30 Pregnancy associated heart failure: a comparison of clinical presentation and outcomes between hypertensive hear failure of pregnancy and idiopathic peripartum cardiomyopathy

December 7  Accuracy of the Preoperative Assessment in Predicting Pulmonary Risk after Nonthoracic Surgery.

December 14 Aspirin in Patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Journal Club articles – 2017



4   CCS 2016 Perioperative guidelines



11        Association Between MRI Exposure During Pregnancy

and Fetal and Childhood Outcomes


18        Stroke, Bleeding, and Mortality Risks in Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries Treated With Dabigatran or Rivaroxaban for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation



25        Unique Educational Opportunities for

PCPs and Specialists Arising From Electronic

Consultation Services




1          Bariatric Surgery in Women of Childbearing Age,

Timing Between an Operation and Birth,

and Associated Perinatal Complications


8          High-flow oxygen through nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. NEJM 2015; 372:2185-2196




Gallagher TH, Waterman AD, Ebers AG, Fraser VJ, Levinson W. Patients' and Physicians' Attitudes Regarding the Disclosure of Medical Errors. JAMA. 2003;289(8):1001-1007. doi:10.1001/jama.289.8.1001






22  CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 8;375(10):919-31.




1          Risk of future cardiovascular disease in women

with prior preeclampsia: a focus group study




8           Effect of wearable technology with life style intervention on long term weight loss


15        Hospital related VTE and risk of recurrence.


22 A Randomized trial of long term oxygenation for COPD with Moderate desaturation


29  Development of the Canadian syncope risk score to predict serious adverse e vents after emergency department assessment of syncope.



5 Withholding versus Continuing Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers before Noncardiac Surgery: An Analysis of the Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN Prospective Cohort

Anesthesiology Newly Published on October 23, 2016.



12 GIM R5 fellow to choose article (MF)


19  Gestational weight gain standards based on women enrolled in the fetal growth longitudinal study of the Intergrowth 21st project.



26   Drug Eluding stents or bare metal stents for coronary artery disease

NEJM 2016;374:1242-1252




3 Delirium prevention

Journal of American Geriatric Society 2015; 6(31):142-50



10  GIM R5 fellow to choose article (NS)


17 Game Theory and strategy in medical education


24 Predictors of pregnancy complications in women with congenital heart disease.


31 Liragutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes





Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and

Motion Study in 4 Specialties.

Ann Intern Med. 2016 Sep 6.




14 Entrustment Decision making in Clinical Training



21 Metformin in Gestational Diabetes: the off spring follow up (Mig TOFU)



28 CTA as Gatekeeper for Coronary angiography in intermediate risk patients.