Mentoring Our Future Gatekeepers

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board Early in one’s career, the more you do endoscopic procedures or publish research papers, the better and more efficient you get at it. For those fortunate enough, this resulted from a strong foundation of training during fellowship, followed by enthusiastic support …

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Getting the Graph Right

Written by Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, FASGE, Chair of the GIE Editorial Review Board What are the principles of creating an excellent graph? The statistician Edward Tufte asserts that not only should graphs “consist of complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision, and efficiency,” but more importantly it should also “consist of telling the truth about …

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Authoring a manuscript review: consider your audience

Written by Patrick Yachimski, MD, MPH from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A manuscript review, like any other form of written communication, is intended for the consumption of a reading audience. This is a basic premise, but one which is easily overlooked or taken for granted. Before authoring a manuscript review, it is well worth reminding …

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Exclude at your peril, lest you regret for greater applicability

Written by Girish Mishra, MD, MS Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Background: When designing clinical trials, the inclusion and exclusion criteria that are set form the basis of the study population. Sampling and error form the crux of statistical principles. Defining both the …

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