• Does cryotherapy prevent muscle soreness after vigorous exercise? 

    Miles, Julie; Landy, Katherine; Leon, Enrique; Guirguis-Blake, Janelle (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-12)
    Does cryotherapy prevent muscle soreness after vigorous exercise? Evidence-Based Answer: One-time cryotherapy treatment after exercise significantly reduces subjective pain at 1 to 3 days’ follow-up, but does not improve ...
  • How effective are probiotics in the prevention of C difficile diarrhea in immunocompetent adults who are prescribed antibiotics? 

    Monthan, Jessica; Landy, Katherine; Guirguis-Blake, Janelle (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2015-06)
    How effective are probiotics in the prevention of C difficile diarrhea in immunocompetent adults who are prescribed antibiotics? Evidence-Based Answer: Although as a group, probiotics prevent 1 episode of Clostridium ...
  • Is nitrous oxide a safe and effective analgesic for intrapartum pain management? 

    Timmer, Carri Jo; St Anna, Leilani; Guirguis-Blake, Janelle (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-12)
    Is nitrous oxide a safe and effective analgesic for intrapartum pain management? Evidence-Based Answer: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is likely an effective analgesic for intrapartum pain management (SOR: B, inconsistent results ...
  • Is varicocele repair an effective treatment for male infertility? 

    Gill, Alan; Stoddard, Bob; Guirguis-Blake, Janelle (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-07)
    Varicocele repair probably does not improve pregnancy rates for men with a normal semen analysis (SOR: B, extrapolated from a meta-analysis). However, varicocele repair may improve pregnancy rates for men with an abnormal ...
  • What are the indications for intrapartum amnioinfusion? 

    Pfenniger, Fred; Leon, Enrique; Guirguis-Blake, Janelle (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-10)
    Evidence-Based Answer: In laboring patients with meconium-stained fluid, amnioinfusion does not alter the overall cesarean section rate or the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome, although neonatal intensive care ...