Category Archives: Journal Club


Thank you Dr. Noah Duncan for an excellent overview of the PESIT trial (Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism among Patients Hospitalized for Syncope)

Conclusions of the study:

  • Pulmonary embolism was identified in nearly one of every 6 patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope

Main Points: PESIT PowerPoint

Read Full Article: PESIT Trial


Thank you Thomas Vu for your excellent overview of the BRIDGE trial (Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation)

Conclusions of the study:

  • In patients with atrial fibrillation who had warfarin treatment interrupted for an elective operation or other elective invasive procedure, forgoing bridging anticoagulation was noninferior to perioperative bridging with low molecular weight heparin for the prevention of arterial thromboembolism and decreased the risk of major bleeding.

Main Points: BRIDGE PowerPoint

Read Full Article: BRIDGE Trial



Thank you Quynh Vu for your excellent overview of the STOPAH trial (Prednisolone or Pentoxifylline for Alcoholic Hepatitis)

Conclusions of the study:

  • Pentoxifylline did not improve survival in patients with alcoholic hepatitis
  • Prednisolone was associated with a reduction in 28-day mortality that did not reach significance and with no improvement in outcomes at 90 days or 1 year

Main points: STOPAH PowerPoint

Read Full Article: STOPAH Trial