SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine Student Interest Group

Journal Club

About the IMSIG Journal Club
The IMSIG Journal Club was instituted as a forum for students to learn from one another, specifically:

  • to learn how to critically appraise clinical research articles
  • to learn how to write-up and present original case studies with educational merit
  • to review the latest evidence-base and expert opinion in clinical medicine

 

These are informal student-led gatherings, and of course free food is provided! For more information, or if you have an article or an interesting case study you would like to present, please e-mail imsig@iupui.edu.


July 2010 - Baggish AL, Hutter AM, Wang F, et al.
Cardiovascular Screening in College Athletes With and Without Electrocardiography. Ann of Intern Med. 2010;152:269-275.

 

August 2010 - DeBacker D, Biston P, Devriendt J, et al.
Comparison of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Treatment of Shock. N Engl J Med. 2010; 362:779-789.

 

Previous Topics

November '09: Cummings SR, San Martin J, McClung MR, et al. Denosumab for prevention of fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. N Engl J Med. Aug 20 2009;361(8):756-765.

October '09: Shaheen NJ, Sharma P, Overholt BF, et al. Radiofrequency ablation in Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia. N Engl J Med. May 28 2009;360(22):2277-2288.

September '09: Hemkens LG, Grouven U, Bender R, et al. Risk of malignancies in patients with diabetes treated with human insulin or insulin analogues: a cohort study. Diabetologia. Sep 2009;52(9):1732-1744.

August '09: Akriviadis E, Botla R, Briggs W, Han S, Reynolds T, Shakil O. Pentoxifylline improves short-term survival in severe acute alcoholic hepatitis: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Gastroenterology. Dec 2000;119(6):1637-1648.
 

 


March, 2008
Topic: Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure (emphasis on the ethical aspects of this).
Presentor: Patrick Barrett, MSIV
March 18th (Tuesday) at 7 pm
MoJoe's Coffee House (at the corner of Senate and Michigan)

The following article will be reviewed:

  • Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure.
    New England Journal of Medicine 2001;345:1435-43

    Full text of the article is available here.

 


February, 2008
Topic: Clinical Consequences of Screening for Prostate Cancer
Presentor: Laila Saied, MSIV

The following article will be reviewed (VPN required for off-campus access):

  • Clinical Consequences of Screening for Prostate Cancer:
    15 years Follow-up of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Sweden.

    Sandblom et al. Eur Urol. 2004 Dec; 46(6):717-23

    Full text of the article is available here.

 


December, 2007
Topic: Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial
Presentor: Hans Lee, MSIV

The following article will be reviewed (VPN required to access off campus):

  • The Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial:
    A Comparison of Usual Pharmacotherapy for Asthma or Usual Pharmacotherapy Plus Salmeterol.

    Nelson, HS, et al. Chest 2006;129:15-26.

    Full text of the article is available here.