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Clinical Writing for Interventional Cardiologists.

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1 Clinical Writing for Interventional Cardiologists

2 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

3 What you will learn Writing Tables and preparing Figures –goals of Tables and Figures –effective tips

4 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

5 Tables Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

6 Ellis et al, JACC 2005 Tables

7 Lee et al, EuroIntervention 2008

8 Kandzari et al, JACC 2006 Tables

9 Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

10 Tables Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

11 Spinosa et al, Radiol 2004 Tables

12 Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

13 Tables Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

14 Spinosa et al, Radiol 2004 Tables

15 Duda et al, Radiol 2001 Tables

16 Sun et al, JVIR 2006 Tables

17 Kip et al, JACC 2008 Tables

18 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!

19 Melikian et al, Heart 2008 Figures

20 Kwon et al, JCI 1998 Figures

21 Joner et al, JACC 2008

22 Kwon et al, JCI 1998 Figures

23 Larose Circ 2005 Figures

24 Romagnoli et al, JACC Int 2008

25 Patel et al, JACC 2006 Figures

26 Sabate et al, JACC 2000

27 Figures Romagnoli et al, JACC Int 2008

28 Figures Vlaar et al, Lancet 2008

29 ESPRIT Study Group, Lancet 2006 Figures

30 Cosgrave et al, JACC 2006 Figures

31 Adam et al, EJVES 2006 Figures

32 Silva et al, CCI 2004 Figures

33 Adam et al, EJVES 2006 Figures

34 Kukkonen et al, EJVES 2006 Figures

35 Meredith et al, EuroIntervention 2005 Figures

36 Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006 Figures

37 Ellis et al, JACC 2005 Figures

38 Windecker et al, Circulation 2007

39 Meredith et al, EuroIntervention 2005 Figures

40 Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006 Figures

41 Mauri et al, Circulation 2005

42 Figures Daemen et al, Lancet 2007

43 Lee et al, EuroIntervention 2008 Figures

44 Fajadet et al, Circulation 2006

45 Svilaas et al, NEJM 2008 Figures

46 ESPRIT Study Group, Lancet 2006 Figures

47 Kip et al, JACC 2008 Figures

48 Marso et al, JACC 2006 Figures

49 De Luca et al, EHJ 2008 Figures

50 Melikian et al, Heart 2008 Figures

51 ATC, BMJ 2002 Figures

52 ESPRIT Study Group, Lancet 2006 Figures

53 De Luca et al, EHJ 2008 Figures

54 Questions?

55 Take home messages 1.Tables and Figures should complement your work, not distract from it

56 Take home messages 1.Tables and Figures should complement your work, not distract from it 2.In any case, if you cant provide a professionally looking figure or table, it is better to avoid it

57 And now a brief break…

58 For further slides on these topics please feel free to visit the metcardio.org website:


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