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  • I've got a feeling : Gestalt versus Wells for ruling out pulmonary embolus 

    Shelesky, Gretchen; Jarrett, Jennie B. (2017-04)
    Bottom line: Using Gestalt, or clinical opinion, is a good first step in assessing an outpatient with symptoms possibly consistent with PE. However, a Well's score was as reliable as Gestalt when used with a d-dimer, ...
  • In patients with osteoporosis, should subclinical hyperthyroidism be treated? 

    Adam, Patricia; Tsvilina, Alexandra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-04)
    In patients with osteoporosis, should subclinical hyperthyroidism be treated? Evidence-based answer: Subclinical hyperthyroidism with thyroid-secreting hormone (TSH) [less than or equal to] 0.45 mIU/L is associated with ...
  • Melatonin : it ain't just for sleep anymore 

    Langner, Shannon (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-04)
    Bottom line: Melatonin is an option for migraine prophylaxis, as it appears as effective as amitriptyline for migraine prevention with fewer adverse effects.
  • A shot in the arm for renal colic : diclofenac feels the best 

    Maurer, Douglas M. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-04)
    Bottom line: IM diclofenac is more effective than IV morphine or IV paracetamol at providing short-term pain relief (50 percent reduction in pain within 30 minutes of administration) in patients with symptoms of renal ...
  • What is the differential diagnosis for an incidentally discovered adrenal mass? 

    Hobart, Keeley; Ireland, A. Jade; Haynes, Jamie (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2017-04)
    What is the differential diagnosis for an incidentally discovered adrenal mass? Evidence-based answer: In patients with incidentally discovered adrenal masses on imaging and no history of malignancy or signs and symptoms ...

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