Journal Club #9 – Tuesday 8th December 2020, 19:00-20:30 GMT.
Chair: Akriti Nanda @akritinanda
Akriti is an Academic Foundation Doctor based in Oxford. She had an interest in evidence based medicine especially related to surgery. Her clinical interest lies in General and Breast Surgery and she is lead author of an ongoing Cochrane review of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Akriti is passionate about medical education of evidence based medicine, surgery and diversity in clinical medicine with the University of Oxford Medical School.
Akriti graduated from the University of Oxford medical school in 2019 along with an intercalated First Class Honours BA in Medical Sciences in 2016. During her time there she was President of the university surgical society for 2 years and worked closely with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Association of Surgeons in Training to run events encouraging uptake of academic surgery. Akriti has published numerous surgical systematic reviews, has authored a book chapter on RCTs in Recent Advances in Surgery and is currently working with the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) and Breast department in Oxford on systematic reviews and research in oncoplastic and localisation techniques in breast surgery.
Title: Cochrane Systematic Reviews – a practical guide for junior doctors
Background to the discussion
In this journal club, Akriti Nanda (Academic Foundation Doctor based in Oxford) joined the Cochrane UK Trainees to discuss Cochrane Systematic Reviews. They looked at the anatomy of an abstract, sussed out summary of findings tables and delved into the decision making that goes on when applying evidence-based medicine (EBM) to real-life situations. They used a Cochrane Review on the management of chronic / recurrent acute tonsillitis as the basis for their discussions: Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy versus non‐surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis.