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Should we be screening for IPV in healthcare?

The IfWH Sexual and Reproductive Health team hold a monthly journal club. Today my colleagues and I critically appraised this recently published paper:

O’Doherty L J, Taft A, Hegarty K, Ramsay J, Davidson L L, Feder G et al.  860 more words

Journal Club

How to increase cardiovascular endurance by walking with restricted blood flow

This week for our sports science journal club Chris Brander looked at the paper below, which examined the effects of walking with blood flow restriction (BFR) on cardiovascular endurance in elite athletes. 694 more words

Sport Science

5th April 2013: Prospective Pilot Derivation of a Decision Tool for Children at Low Risk for Testicular Torsion

Where can I find this paper?


What is this paper about (what is the research question)?

Is it possible to exclude a diagnosis of testicular torsion on the basis of history and examination alone? 990 more words

Critical Appraisal

Lessons from a training guru

Yesterday I attended a course on how to critically appraise medical research studies.  Part of my role is to train doctors, nurses and other staff on how to understand the strengths and weaknesses of research so I was hopeful that I’d pick up some useful ideas.  547 more words


Does dietary nitrate supplementation reduce the O2 cost of walking and running?

We looked at the paper below for this sport science journal club. It focused on the effects of beetroot (BR) juice on running and walking. 512 more words

Sport Science