Journal Club Articles

Below are the dates for 2015-2016 Journal club:




PGY3 Presenter


PGY1 Presenter


Invited Discussant

August 20 


Rikki Weems

Erik Oltman


September 17


Kendrick Sparks

Erik Sowell


October 15 


Ben Andres



November 19 


Charles Sasser

Jon Decuir



December – NO Journal Club meeting


January 21


Cody Hill

Erin Dauchy


February 18 



Barrett Ford

Sarah Lillis


March 17


Amy Patel

Nathaniel Peyton


April 21

Scott Hebert

Nisha Loganatharaj


May 19


Lauren Davis

Catherine Hudson



June – NO Journal Club meeting


Wang, Yongjun, et al.  "CHANCE trial: Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Event". N Engl J Med. 2016; 369: 11-19.

Dr. Rikki Weems's Discussion: PPT

Broderick, J, et al.  "Stent-Retriever Thrombectomy after Intravenous t-PA vs t-PA Alone in Stroke".  N Engl J Med.  2013; 368: 893-903. 

Dr. Erik Oltmann's Discussion: PPT

September 2015 Articles and Discussion

Sabatine, M et al.  "Efficacy and Safety of Evolocumab in Reducing Lipids and Cardiovascular Events".  N Engl J Med.  2015; 372: 1500-1510. 

Dr. Kendrick Spark's Discussion: PPT

 Goldenberg, I et al.  "Survival with Cardiac-Resynchronization Therapy in Mild Heart Failure".  N Engl J Med.  2014; 370: 1694-1701.

Dr. Erik Sowell's Discussion: PPT

October 2015 Articles and Discussion

The INSIGHT START Study Group.  "Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection". N Engl J Med.  2015; 373: 795-807.

Dr. Ben Andres's Discussion: PPT

November 2015 Articles and Discussion

Douketis, J, et al.  "Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation".  N Eng J Med.  2015; 373: 823-833.

Dr. Charles Sasser's Discussion: PPT

Patel, M, et al.  "Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation".  N Engl J Med.  2011; 365: 883-891.

Dr. Jon Decuir's Discussion: PPT

January 2016 Articles and Discussion

Dr. Cody Hill's Discussion: PPT

Dr. Erin Dauchy's Discussion: PPT

February 2016 Articles and Discussion

Simes, J, et al.  "Aspirin for the Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism, The INSPIRE Collaboration".  Circulation.  2014; 130:1062-1071. 

Dr. Sarah Lillis's Discussion: PPT

Tegn, N, et al.  "Invasive versus conservative strategy in patients aged 80 years or older with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina (After Eighty Study): an open-label randomised controlled trial".  The Lancet.  2016; 1-9.

Dr. Barrett Ford's Discussion: PPT

March 2016 Articles and Discussion

Lee, A, et al. "Tinzaparin vs Warfarin for Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboemblism in Patients with Active Cancer".  JAMA.  2015; 314(7): 677-686. 

Dr. Amy Patel's Discussion: PPT

Couturaud, F, et al. "Six Months vs Extended Oral Anticoagulation After a First Episode of Pulmonary Embolism The PADIS-PE Randomized Clinical Trial".  JAMA.  2015; 314(1):31-40.

Dr. Nathaniel Peyton's Discussion: PPT

April 2016 Articles and Discussion

Siemieniuk, Reed, et al.  "Corticosteroid Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia".  Annals of Internal Medicine.  2015: 1-27.

Dr. Scott Hebert's Discussion: PPT 

Magnussen, Helgo, et al.  "Withdrawal of Inhaled Glucocorticoids and Exacerbations of COPD".  NEJM.  2014; 371 (14): 1285-1294.

Dr. Nisha Loganantharaj's Discussion: PPT

May 2016 Articles and Discussion

Dr. Lauren Davis's Discussion: PPT

Dr. Catherine Hudson's Discussion: PPT


Below are the dates for 2014-2015 Journal club:





PGY3 Presenter


PGY1 Presenter


Invited Discussant

July 22 (Tuesday)


Jay Mansfield

Scott Melton

Dr. Engel

August 21 (Thurs)


Nadja Jones

Benjamin Morehead


September 18 (Thurs)


Jaclyn Spiegel

Allison Leonard

Dr. Kantrow

October 16 (Thurs)


Melissa Spera

Claude Pirtle


November 20 (Thurs)


Scott Laura

Abby Gandolfi



December – NO Journal Club meeting


January 15 (Thurs)


Andrea Caballero

Michael Touchy


February 19 (Thurs)


Sophia Cenac

Heather Chau


March 19 (Thurs)


Kevin Nesh

Sarah Struthers


April 16 (Thurs)

Vaughan Washco

Michael Modica


May 21 (Thurs)


David Tadin

Matthew Oglesbee



June – NO Journal Club meeting



July 2014 Articles and Discussion

1. Gimenez MR et al. "Sex-Specific Chest Pain Characteristics in the Early Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction." JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 174(2): 241-249.

Dr. Jay Mansfield's Discussion: PPT

2. The TG and HDL Working Group of the Exome Sequencing Project, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. "Loss-of-Function Mutations in APOC3, Triglycerides, and Coronary Disease". N Engl J Med. 2014; 371: 22-31

Dr. Scott Melton's Discussion: PPT


August 2014 Articles and Discussion

1. Baron TH, Kamath PS, McBane RD. "Management of Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients Undergoing Invasive Procedures." N Engl J Med. 2013; 368: 2113-2124

Dr. Benjamin Morehead's Discussion: PPT

2. Brighton TA et al. "Low-Dose Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism." N Engl J Med. 2012; 367; 1979-1987

Dr. Nadja Jones's Discussion: PPT


September 2014 Articles and Discussion

1. Cook D and Rocker G. "Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit." N Engl J Med. 2014; 370: 2506-2514

Dr. Jaclyn Spiegel's Discussion: PPT

2. Schueltz P et al. "Effect of Procalcitonin-Based Guidelines vs. Standard Guidelines on Antibiotic Use in Lower Respiratory Tract Infections - The ProHOSP Randomized Control Trial." J Amer Med Assn. 2009; 302: 1059-1066

Dr. Allison Leonard's Discussion: PPT


October 2014 Articles and Discussion

1. Imperiale TF et al. "Multitarget Stool DNA Testing for Colorectal-Cancer Screening." N Engl J Med. 2014; 370(14): 1287-1297.

Dr. Melissa Spera's Discussion: PPT

2. van Hees F et al. "Should Colorectal Cancer Screening Be Considered in Elderly Persons Without Previous Screening?" Ann Int Med. 2014; 160(11): 750-759.

Dr. Claude Pirtle's Discussion: PPT


November 2014 Articles and Discussion

1. Adams DH et al. "Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis." N Engl J Med. 2014; 370(19): 1790-1798.

Dr. Scott Laura's Discussion: PPT

2. Smith-Bindman R et al. "Ultrasonagraphy versus Computed Tomography for Suspected Nephrolithiasis." N Engl J Med. 2014; 371(12): 1100-1110.

Dr. Abby Gandofi's Discussion: PPT


January 2015 Articles and Discussion

1. The ProCESS Investigators, "A Randomized Trial of Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock." N Engl J Med, 2014; 370(18): 1683-1693.

Dr. Andrea Caballero's Discussion: PPT

2. Lee P et al. "Renal Protection for Coronary Angiography in Advanced Renal Failure Patients by Prophylactic Hemodialysis." J Amer Coll Cardio. 2007; 50(11): 1015-1020.

Dr. Michael Touchy's Discussion: PPT


February 2015 Articles and Discussion

1. Ballocca F et al, "Predictors of cardiovascular events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): a systematic review and meta-analysis." Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Aug 19; 1-7.

Dr. Sophia Cenac's Discussion: PPT

2. Kalogeropoulos AP et al. "Dietary Sodium Content, Mortality, and Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Older Adults The Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study." JAMA Int Med. 2014; 175(3): 410-419.

Dr. Heather Chau's Discussion: PPT


March 2015 Articles and Discussion

1. Kaptchuk TJ. "The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial: Gold standard or golden calf?" J Clin Epidem. 2001; 54(6); 541-549.

Dr. Kevin Nesh's Discussion: PPT

2. Torres AT et al. "Effect of Corticosteroids on Treatment Failure Among Hospitalized Patients With Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia and High Inflammatory Response: A Randomized Clinical Trial." J Amer Med Assn. 2015; 313(7); 677-686.

Dr. Sarah Struthers' Discussion: PPT


April 2015 Articles and Discussion

1. Bose B et al. "Effects of uric acid-lowering therapy on renal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Nephro Dial Transplants. 2014; 29; 406-413.

Dr. Vaughan Washco's Discussion: PPT

2. Miller LG et al. "Clindamycin versus Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Skin Infections" N Eng J Med. 2015; 372(12); 1093-1103.

Dr. Michael Modica's Discussion: PPT


May 2015 Articles and Discussion coming soon