• Do nasal decongestants relieve symptoms? 

    Allen, Ginger; Kelsberg, Gary; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2003-09)
    Oral and topical nasal decongestants result in a statistically significant improvement in subjective symptoms of nasal congestion and objective nasal airway resistance in adults' common colds (strength of recommendation ...
  • Does early detection of suspected atherosclerotic renovascular hypertension change outcomes 

    Shepherd, Sandra; Cadwallader, Kara; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-09)
    We found no evidence for changed outcomes from early detection of renal artery stenosis (RAS). Treatment of RAS in refractory hypertension modestly improves blood pressure control. There was a trend toward improved clinical ...
  • Other than anticoagulation, what is the best therapy for those with atrial fibrillation? 

    Cadwallader, Kara; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-07)
    Rate control with long-term anticoagulation is recommended for most patients with atrial fibrillation (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). A rhythm-control strategy provides ...
  • What is the initial work-up in the diagnosis of hypertension? 

    Daniel, Brett V.; Kelsberg, Gary; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-09)
    Patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension should be evaluated with a history and physical exam and the following initial studies: serum potassium and creatinine, fasting serum glucose and lipid panel, hematocrit, ...
  • What is the most effective diagnostic evaluation of streptococcal pharyngitis? 

    Merrill, Barth; Kelsberg, Gary; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-09)
    Standardized clinical decision rules, such as the Centor criteria, can identify patients with low likelihood of group A beta-hemolytic streptococ-cal (GABHS) pharyngitis who require no further evaluation or antibiotics ...
  • What treatments relieve arthritis and fatigue associated with systemic lupus erythematosus? 

    Jones, Daniel W.; Wright, Derek; Jankowski, Terry Ann, 1951- (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2014-10)
    Q: What treatments relieve arthritis and fatigue associated with systemic lupus erythematosus? A: Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine improve the arthritis associated with mild systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—producing ...