March 28, 2023

This is the first in a new series of videos that will focus on how to write a manuscript for peer-review publication. Here is the link to my channel if you want to watch more videos:

Welcome and welcome back for returning viewers uh this is the first in a new series of uh you know four to five minute videos designed to help you with your manuscript writing uh this video will be focusing on how to write an abstract and i guess for all those interested my team’s working on a new tool we’re calling journal one to remove some of the pain that comes

With trying to find a journal to submit to and figuring out what on earth the requirements are for that journal so you drag in your manuscript you click a couple buttons and then what we provide you with is everything that journal requires so if this is of interest to you if you want to try out the tool feel free to send us an email let’s get to the abstract so the

Course structure includes an introduction methods results and conclusion let’s start with the introduction you know aim for two sentences or less keep it simple no jargon no acronyms and has to be very concise most methods can be broken down into five core sentences what’s the design of your study and where did it take place what were the inclusion and exclusion

Criteria what was a primary outcome or primary objective what was a secondary outcome and then you can talk about your statistical or analytic plan the results most often are also five sentences describing your study population and then talk about the characteristics of those included what did you find for your primary outcome i find this often takes a couple

Sentences and you could end on a key secondary outcome for the conclusion just like the introduction aim for two sentences do not oversell your findings that is a cardinal sin that i see very commonly and focus on your primary outcome here’s one example of a study that i was a part of looking at the effectiveness of a pixaband versus rivaroxaban for patients with

Atrial fibrillation a cohort study so introduction two short sentences afib is common in older adults and the two most common treatments are apixaban and rivaroxaban clinical trials comparing the two drugs are lacking and thus it’s unknown if one drug is better than the other methods we conducted a cohort study of older adults with atrial fibrillation we included

Adults over the age of 65 and excluded those on anticoagulants other than a pixabanda rivaroxaban our primary outcome was to compare the rate of ischemic stroke our secondary outcome was to assess the risk of bleeding and in our analysis included propensity score matching now to the results again five sentences uh so forty thousand patients newly prescribed a

Picture ban were compared to forty 000 newly prescribed rivaroxaban the mean age was 70 40 were women and most patients had normal renal function the risk of stroke was lower among those who received a pixel band compared to rivaroxaban that was our primary outcome the risk of bleeding was also lower for a pixivan compared to varoxyman that was our secondary

Outcome conclusion in our court study of over 80 000 older adults with atrial fibrillation we observed a lower rate of both stroke and bleeding for adults who received apixaban an important limitation of our cohort study was unmeasured confounding and really that’s it i hope you found this helpful if you have any comments feel free to leave them below and over

The next few weeks we’ll start posting videos on writing an introduction methods results and discussion and conclusion thanks so much have a nice day

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How to write an abstract: Everything you need to know in 5 minutes By Michael Fralick