Endocrine Journal Club
Endocrine Journal Club is a monthly discussion of essential studies in endocrinology. Although the emphasis is placed on recent publications, we will occasionally review landmark studies of yesteryear. Each study is summarized via a comprehensive visual abstract with an additional brief blog-style post. Kindly register (sign in via your social media account to make it a seamless process) to comment on the post.
“The process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context”
Of course, no trial is perfect. We can always find points to criticize in a trial, but this does not necessarily mean that the results cannot be trusted or applied in practice. However, sometimes authors over-interpret their results and ignore the weaknesses of their trial. Critical appraisal allows us to assess in a systematic way how strong or weak a paper is in answering a clinically relevant question, and so decide whether (and how) the results and conclusions can be applied to clinical practice. It is usually applied to a paper that has already been published rather than one in preparation.
Journal Club Discussion (Join Our Discord).
Join our discord channel and get notified during our next scheduled journal club. Meet like-minded people interested in hormone science.