Podiatric Medicine Journal Club

The journal club is an opportunity to review and discuss current literature related to podiatric medicine. Meetings are held within the upper library of the College.

We have meetings within the College but also make use Twitter and Google Hangouts.

Each session is facilitated by a Fellow from the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine.

Links to the article are promoted by the College by:

If you are using Twitter to join the discussion please use #rcpsgfpm.


Upcoming Meetings

TBC


Previous Meetings

Date: 13 April 2017 (17:30 - 18:30)
Location: No 19 Blythswood Square, Glasgow and Online via YouTube Live
Article: Jarvis HL., Nester C.J., Bowden P.D., and Jones R.K (2017) Challenging the foundations of the clinical model of foot function: further evidence that the root model assessments fail to appropriately classify foot function. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Vol 10(7)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guest: Prof Robert Ashford FFPM RCPSG
Video: Watch on Youtube

Date: 23 February 2017
Location: No 19 Blythswood Square, Glasgow and Online via YouTube Live
Article: Hurst et al (2017) Medical-grade footwear: the impact of fit and comfort. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research Vol 10(2)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guest:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I47D3Qk1E4

Date: 1 December 2016
Location: No 19 Blythswood Square, Glasgow and Online via YouTube Live
Article: K Rome, H Clark, J Gray, P McMeekin, M Plant & J Dixon (2016): Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of foot orthoses for people with established rheumatoid arthritis: an exploratory clinical trial, Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, DOI: 10.1080/03009742.2016.1196500
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guest: Dr Gordon Hendry, Glasgow Caledonian University
Video: https://youtu.be/wuEhS4D5Y8w

Date: 20 October 2016
Location: College Boardroom and Youtube Live
Article: Leibovici, L. (2001). Effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer on outcomes in patients with bloodstream infection: randomised controlled trial. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 323(7327), 1450–1451.
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guest: Emma Cowley FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Video: https://youtu.be/SGW5ZASkF8w

Date: 16 June 2016 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: College Library and Google Hangouts
Article: Stecco C et al (2015) The role of fasciae in Civinini-Morton's syndrome. Journal of Anatomy. Vol 227(5) pp 654-64. doi: 10.1111/joa.12371.
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guest: Euan McGivern
Video: https://youtu.be/7snqcTC0b78?t=22s

Date: 8 October 2015 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: Google Hangouts
Article: Telfer S and Woodburn J (2015) Let me Google that for you: a time series analysis of seasonality in internet search trends for terms related to foot and ankle pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Vol 8 (27)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guests: Professor Jim Woodburn FFPM RCPS(Glasg) and Dr Scott Telfer
Video: https://youtu.be/Xfkru_kD79o

The meeting was held entirely online with Professor Jim Woodburn and Dr Scott Telfer of the Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University joining Allan Thomson via Google Hangout. The video can be viewed on YouTube via the link above.


Date: 9 April 2015 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: College Library and Google Hangouts
Article: Anderson J.J., et al (2014) Complication rates in diabetics with first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis. Diabetic Foot & Ankle Vol 5(10)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

The meeting was held in the College and Library and via Google Hangouts


Date: 12 February 2015 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: College Library and Google Hangouts
Article: Neal BS., et al (2014) Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot & Ankle Research. Vol 7 (55)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

An interesting evening discussing systematic reviews and meta-analysis.


Date: 11 December 2014 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: College Library
Article: Reid et al (2010) Does Chocolate Reduce Blood Pressure? A Meta Analysis. BMC Medicine Vol 8(39)
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Guests: Professor Robert Ashford FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

The meeting was once again well attended with Fellows Jackie Locke and Dean of the Faculty Professor Stuart Baird in attendance as well as Euan McGivern and a number of 4th year podiatry students from Glasgow Caledonian University.

We were also joined by an number of Fellows via google hangout including Robert Menzies in Doha Qatar, Gillian Harkin in Hamilton and Emma Cowley in Plymouth.

During this session Professor Ashford led an interactive workshop on critical appraisal skills using the Reid et al paper as a basis for the discussions.


Date: 9 October 2014 (17:00 - 18:00)
Location: Upper Library
Article: Babette C. van der Zwaard et al (2014) Treatment of Forefoot Problems in Older People: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Podiatric Treatment With Standardized Shoe Advice. Annals of Family Medicine Vol 12 (5) pp 432-440
Facilitator: Allan G Thomson FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

The meeting was well attend by Members and Fellows of the Faculty including Dr Debbie Turner, Jackie Locke and Sue Bromfield as well as Euan McGivern and a contingent of 4th year podiatry students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). The group discussed the article with the lead author Babette C van der Zwaard who had agreed to engage with the meeting from the Netherlands via her twitter account.

The key point from the first article:

GPs should provide footwear advice before referring onto podiatrists. Footwear advice can be beneficial for patients who complain of forefoot pain.

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