Presentation on theme: "Clinical Writing for Interventional Cardiologists."— Presentation transcript:
Clinical Writing for Interventional Cardiologists
What you will learn - hopefully! Introduction General principles for clinical writing Specific techniques Practical session: critical review of a published article Writing the Title and the Abstract Bibliographic search and writing the Introduction Principles of statistics and writing the Methods Practical session: writing the Abstract Writing the Results Writing the Discussion Writing Tables and preparing Figures Principles of peer-review Principles of grant writing/regulatory submission Clinical writing at a glance Conclusions and take home messages
What you will learn Writing Tables and preparing Figures –goals of Tables and Figures –effective tips
Tables Tables are useful, especially to clarify important points for the busy reader Try to lump similar data together Do not replicate in the text but a few numbers that you have reported in the Tables May be subdivided in: -Baseline (or Patient) characteristics -Lesion and procedural characteristics -Outcomes -Additional (eg multivariable) analyses
Figures Figures are also useful, especially to clarify important points for the busy reader In many cases the figures help you document that what you say you did is true (eg angiograms, microscopy, etc.) Remember that they should be professionally prepared Bear in mind that color figures may be expensive!