This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Playing sports at any age is a great form of exercise and social interaction, but there are always risks associated. Sports injuries can affect almost every part of the body-- everything from bones and joints to muscles and tendons. That is why this week at MedShr, we are shining a light on sports-related injuries. If…

Foundation Doctors – 7 Top Tips for 7th August

1. Take a moment Relax, be confident and enjoy the start of your medical career. You’ve worked hard at medical school and now it’s time to put that into practice. No one expects you to know everything and there’s plenty of help when you need it. Patients trust you and will share their private moments…

Managing Hypertension – the 2018 ESC Guidelines and beyond

Dr Asif Qasim, Reporting for MedShr The ESC Hypertension Guidelines released at ESC in Munich in September 2018, were jointly developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH). The guidelines provide recommendations in diagnosis, evaluating risk, when and how to treat hypertension and risk reduction with both lifestyle…

MedShr Blog: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Demystifying Statistics in Medicine: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Randomized controlled trials (RCT) allow scientists to test whether an intervention leads to an outcome of interest. The first clinical trial dates back to 1747 and was conducted by James Lind; although not with the rigor of today, Lind selected 12 participants ravaged with scurvy and allocated in pairs to 6 groups1. The first pair…