Sorry I’ve been a little slow with posts in the past few days.
First, there’s digging out from under a foot of new snow in the Twin Cities.
Second, there’s digging out from under an avalanche of cardiology-related news coming out of the American College of Cardiology meeting.
It reminds me of the excellent paper by Woloshin and Schwartz in JAMA a few years ago, “Media Coverage of Scientific Meetings: Too Much, Too Soon?”. Their conclusion: “Abstracts at scientific meetings receive substantial attention in the high-profile media. A substantial number of the studies remain unpublished, precluding evaluation in the scientific community.”