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EBM Journal Club for Internal Medicine: Home

About the Conference

The Internal Medicine Resident Journal Club offers an opportunity for a resident  to:

  • ask a clinical question
  • search for evidence
  • find the best article that provides evidence to answer their question
  • critically appraise the article 
  • apply the evidence to his or her patient


Conference Documents


9/23/11: Bosak/Rajpurohit

10/21/11: Morris/Hassan

11/4/11:  Syed/Ramanath

12/2/11:  Ardhanari/Bosanquet

1/20/12:  Littrell/Jadhav

2/10/12:  Prabhakar

3/9/12:  Dakshinesh

4/27/12: Lishmanov/Koerber

5/11/12: Dhuper

6/1/12:  Lamonda/Shortridge

Recent/upcoming articles


Three Months of Rifapentine and Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis Infection. New England Journal of Medicine 2011 Dec 8;365(23):2155-66.

Bone-Density Testing Interval and Transition to Osteoporosis in Older Women. New England Journal of Medicine 2012; 366:225-233.


Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for patients with acute pulmonary embolism: an international, open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial. Lancet 2011 Jul 2;378(9785):41-8.

Dronedarone in high-risk permanent atrial fibrillation. New England Journal of Medicine 2011 Dec 15;365(24):2268-76.

Apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. New England Journal of Medicine 2011 Sept 15; 365(11):981-992.   

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea exhibit impaired endothelial function after myocardial infarction.  Chest 2011 Jul;140(1):62-7.

Risk of Incident Diabetes With Intensive-Dose Compared With Moderate-Dose Statin Therapy:  A Meta-analysis. 2011 June 22/29; JAMA 305(24):2556-2564. 

A trial of darbepoetin alfa in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. New England Journal of Medicine 2009 Nov 19; 361(21):2019-32.

Predictors of acute decompensation after admission in ED patients with sepsis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 Jun;28(5):631-6.

Angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of myocardial infarction: meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses of 147,020 patients from randomised trials. BMJ. 2011 Apr 26;342:d2234. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2234.

Diuretic strategies in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.  New England Journal of Medicine 364(9):797-805, 2011 Mar 3.

Apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation.  New England Journal of Medicine 364(9):806-17, 2011 Mar 3.

Oral rivaroxaban for symptomatic venous thromboembolism. New England Journal of Medicine. 363(26):2499-510, 2010 Dec 23.

Fidaxomicin versus Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile Infection. New England Journal of Medicine. 364:422-431, 2011 Feb 3. Editorial:The search for effective treatment of clostridium difficile infection.  

Use of twice-daily exenatide in Basal insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled trial.   Annals of  Internal Medicine 2011 Jan 18;154(2):103-12.