S4BE Journal Club: Richard Lehman’s Reviews
Posted on 2nd September 2014 by Ammar Sabouni
Richard Lehman is a brilliant academic primary care physician who writes a weekly review of all the big journals; it gets published on The BMJ website and is a delight to read.
A number of our star bloggers (Pishoy, Nathan, Norah and Yamama) have taken the time to go over the reviews and pick a bite-size portion for us students, written in student-friendly language and published here!
That’s not to say the original reviews are technically worded, but these versions might be a bit easier for students just getting started in the health sciences to understand. Also, if you’re a patient then I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading this as well.
You’ll also find the link to the relevant review at the bottom of each blog and I strongly urge you to give them a go if you have the time. They are definitely worth a read if you ask me.
We’ll keep updating the list here with our blogs. We have four to start and Richard has beaten us by two. So we’ll have a couple more out for you in the coming weeks. Enjoy!
Norah’s: Psoriasis, Breast Cancer and Infertility (14th July 2014)
Nathan’s: Cholesterol, Surrogate Outcomes and Real World Outcomes (21st July 2014)
Yamama’s: Antiphospholipid $, DVT, and Self-Evident Facts! (28th July 2014)
Pishoy’s: Malaria, Cambodian Mines, and Communication Barriers (4th August 2014)
Pishoy’s: BCG Vaccine and Breast Cancer Genes (11th August 2014)
Nathan’s: Bisphophonates, breast cancer & confounding (18th August 2014)
Norah’s: RSV, unnecessary interventions, weight loss and deadly drugs. (1st September 2014)
Yamama’s: Sham Devices and Placebo’s (8th September 2014)
Nathan’s: childhood mortality and type 2 diabetes (15th September 2014)
Pishoy’s: rethinking clinical management: kidney stones & heart attacks (22nd September 2014)
Robert’s: Pragmatic Studies in COPD and Parkinson’s (29th September 2014)
Pishoy’s: The Start of the Ebola Outbreak (3rd November 2014)
Update: 23rd November 2014
I’m back at university but I’m still updating this list with what our star bloggers have to offer. New to Richard’s Reviews is Robert from Oxford; read his COPD and Parkinson’s blog. Also be sure to have a look at Pishoy’s piece on Ebola, a lot of work went into it and it is well worth the read.