• First- or second-generation antihistamines: which are more effective at controlling pruritus? 

    Crownover, Brian K.; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-09)
    For urticarial itch, first- and second-generation antihistamines have similar clinical benefit and are superior to placebo (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic review of randomized trials [RCT]). For itch related ...
  • Should a nylon brush be used for Pap smears from pregnant women? 

    Holt, James; Stiltner, Lynn; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-05)
    Use of a nylon brush (Cytobrush and others) with spatula to obtain Papanicolaou (Pap) smears from pregnant women is more likely to obtain sufficient endocervical cells, without adverse consequence for the mother or for the ...
  • What is appropriate management of iron deficiency for young children? 

    Bhargava, Sital; Meurer, Linda N.; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-07)
    Infants and toddlers with suspected irondeficiency anemia (IDA) should begin treatment with oral ferrous sulfate (3 mg/kg/d of elemental iron). A rise in hemoglobin >1 g/dL after 4 weeks supports the diagnosis of iron ...
  • What is the appropriate use of sunscreen for infants and children? 

    Meurer, Linda N.; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-05)
    The risk and benefits of sunscreen use for children under the age of 6 months are unknown. To avoid sunburn, infants should be kept out of direct sunlight and be covered with protective clothing (strength of recommendation ...
  • What is the evaluation and treatment strategy for Raynaud's phenomenon? 

    Tagliarino, Heather; Purdon, Michael; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-06)
    Raynaud's phenomenon is diagnosed by history, which also plays a key role in distinguishing primary from secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, based on expert opinion). The initial treatment ...
  • What is the interval for monitoring warfarin therapy once therapeutic levels are achieved? 

    Meurer, Linda N.; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-02)
    The international normalized ratio (INR) should be measured monthly once therapeutic levels are achieved and are stable for at least 8 weeks, although treatment should be individualized and an increased frequency may be ...