Journal Club

Epidemiology Journal Club- Presenter: Thomas Swain; Topic: Zinc lozenges and the common cold

Thomas Swain will lead the discussion on the following articles:

 

Article Citations: 

 

Hemila, H. (2017). Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage. JRSM Open, 8(5), 2054270417694291. doi:10.1177/2054270417694291

 

Hemila, H., Petrus, E. J., Fitzgerald, J. T., & Prasad, A. (2016). Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 82(5), 1393-1398. doi:10.1111/bcp.13057

 

Event Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Epidemiology Journal Club: Vaccination and Autism, Pt 3

Continued discussion from Pts 1 and 2.  Students presented summaries of the following studies:

Bibliography: Roseman Vaccine/Autism Journal Club

1.    Wakefield, A. et al. RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 351, 637–641 (1998).

2.     Taylor, B. et al. Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association.[comment]. Lancet 353, 2026–2029 (1999).

Event Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Epidemiology Journal Club: Vaccination and Autism, Pt 2

 Vaccination and Autism, Pt 2 continued the discussion on articles from July 19th Journal club

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Epidemiology Journal Club: Vaccination and Autism

Part 1 of the Discussion.  Papers that were summarized for discussion:

Bibliography: Roseman Vaccine/Autism Journal Club

1.    Wakefield, A. et al. RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 351, 637–641 (1998).

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

EpidemiologyJournal Club - Presenters: Emily McKinley and Tom Swain; Topic: Consequentialist Epidemiology

Emily and Tom will lead the discussion on Consequentialist Epidemiology on July 5th, from 12-1pm on the following articles: 

 

Sandro Galea; An Argument for a Consequentialist Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 178 (8): 1185-1191. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt172

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/178/8/1185/84205/An-Argument-for-a-Consequentialist-Epidemiology

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Epidemiology Journal Club- Immortal time bias; Presenters: Nick Cataldo and Jerry Idigo

Nick Cataldo and Jerry Idigo will present the following articles for discussion:

1.    Levesque LE, Hanley JA, Kezouh A, Suissa S. Problem of immortal time bias in cohort studies: example using statins for preventing progression of diabetes. BMJ 2010; 340: b5087. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20228141

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Epidemiology Journal Club

Tom Swain and Emily McKinley will lead the discussion on the following articles:

 

Greenland, S., Senn, S. J., Rothman, K. J., Carlin, J. B., Poole, C., Goodman, S. N., & Altman, D. G. (2016). Statistical tests, P values, confidence intervals, and power: a guide to misinterpretations. Eur J Epidemiol, 31(4), 337-350. doi:10.1007/s10654-016-0149-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877414/

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Journal Club Topic: Sugar, Artificial sweeteners, Stroke and Dementia; Presenters: Favel Mondesir and Ninad Chaudhary

Favel Mondesir and Ninad Chaudhary will lead the discussion on Pase et al. Sugar and Artificially Sweetened beverages, and the Risks of Incident stroke and Dementia.  Stroke 2017; 48: (Published online ahead of print version)  http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/04/20/STROKEAHA.116.016027

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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