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  • Monitoring home BP readings just got easier 

    Jarrett, Jennie B; Hogan, Linda; Lyon, Corey (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-10)
    Monitoring home BP readings just got easier. This novel method of identifying patients with uncontrolled hypertension correlates well with ambulatory BP monitoring. Practice changer: Use this easy “3 out of 10 rule” to ...
  • Deliver or wait with late preterm membrane rupture? 

    Bergeson, Keri; Prasad, Shailendra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-11)
    Deliver or wait with late preterm membrane rupture? While ACOG recommends delivery for all women with ruptured membranes after 34 weeks’ gestation, a new study finds expectant management may be the way to go. Practice ...
  • Yeast infection in pregnancy? Think twice about fluconazole 

    Barzin, Amir; Mounsey, Anne (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-09)
    Yeast infection in pregnancy? Think twice about fluconazole. This study’s findings regarding the risk of miscarriage may mean it’s time to forego fluconazole in favor of topical azoles as first-line treatment. Practice ...
  • Does knuckle popping lead to arthritis? 

    Powers, Tye; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (2016-10)
    Q: Does knuckle popping lead to arthritis? Evidence-based answer: No, habitual knuckle popping, or cracking (over the course of several decades) isn’t associated with clinical or radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis ...
  • Which SSRIs most effectively treat depression in adolescents? 

    DeLucia, Valory; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (2016-09)
    Q: Which SSRIs most effectively treat depression in adolescents? Evidence-based answer: We don’t know which selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most effective and safe because no studies have compared ...
  • Which treatments are safe and effective for chronic sinusitis? 

    Over, Darrell R. (2016-11)
    Q: Which treatments are safe and effective for chronic sinusitis? Evidence-based answer: for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis (crs), intranasal steroid (ins) therapy is more likely than placebo to improve symptoms (50% ...
  • Which patients with metabolic syndrome benefit from metformin? 

    Stover, Liz; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (2016-11)
    Q Which patients with metabolic syndrome benefit from metformin? Evidence-based answer: patients at highest risk for progression to diabetes benefit from metformin. In patients with metabolic syndrome who are in the ...
  • How do clinical prediction rules compare with joint fluid analysis in diagnosing gout? 

    Westerfield, Katie L; Mounsey, Anne; Nashelsky, Joan (2016-11)
    Q: How do clinical prediction rules compare with joint fluid analysis in diagnosing gout? Evidence-based answer: clinical prediction rules effectively diagnose gout without joint fluid analysis. The American College of ...
  • On-demand pill protocol protects against HIV 

    Justesen, Kathryn; Prasad, Shailendra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-08)
    On-demand pill protocol protects against HIV: Finally, there’s an effective prevention strategy—other than condoms—that can be used, as needed, by patients at high risk for HIV infection. Practice changer: Offer patients ...
  • Is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) an effective treatment for fibromyalgia? 

    Thys, Serge; Coulter, Lois; Hudson, Jonell (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) an effective treatment for fibromyalgia? Evidence-Based Answer: CBT in patients with fibromyalgia reduces pain, negative mood, and disability at the end of treatment, with benefit ...
  • What clinical tools can help assess the ability of elderly patients to drive safely? 

    Brody, Kelsey; Strickland, Laura (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    What clinical tools can help assess the ability of elderly patients to drive safely? Evidence-based answer: Several tools may help a clinician assess the safety of elderly drivers. These include the Assessment of Driving- ...
  • Do honey-based wound dressings promote faster wound healing than traditional wound care products in otherwise healthy patients with acute wounds (burns, lacerations)? 

    Cygnar, Annie; Nunes, Natalie (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Do honey-based wound dressings promote faster wound healing than traditional wound care products in otherwise healthy patients with acute wounds (burns, lacerations)? Evidence-based answer: For acute burns and caesarean ...
  • How long until there are detrimental effects from bacterial meningitis with delayed antibiotics? 

    Watson, Mark; Yang, Davis (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    How long until there are detrimental effects from bacterial meningitis with delayed antibiotics? Evidence-based answer: The risk of death and neurological sequelae from bacterial meningitis is increased if antibiotics are ...
  • What is the best intervention to prevent adolescent pregnancies? 

    Gamble, Lena; Dixon, Karen; Smith, Lacy; Waits, John; Way, Nathan; Richardson, Stephen (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    What is the best intervention to prevent adolescent pregnancies? Evidence-based answer: The combination of sexual education and contraception promotion reduces the rate of unintended pregnancy in 10 to 19 year olds by up ...
  • Three ways to promote physician health and well-being 

    Ivey, Laurie; Vandal, Carmen (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Physician wellness is a hot topic in today's medical climate as physicians have higher rates of burnout compared with the general US population, leading to lower quality patient care, job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, ...
  • Apple juice for pediatric gastroenteritis 

    Jarrett, Jennie B. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Dilute apple juice followed by preferred fluids should be recommended for children with gastroenteritis and mild dehydration as a cost-effective, better-tasting alternative to electrolyte maintenance fluid.
  • Does the use of lubricants with perineal massage during the second stage of labor prevent perineal tears? 

    Persinger, Christine; Reineke-Piper, Kristen (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Does the use of lubricants with perineal massage during the second stage of labor prevent perineal tears? Evidence-based answer: The use of lubricant with or without massage during the second stage of labor does not reduce ...
  • 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out (of blood pressure control) 

    Langner, Shannon (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    This study provides some guidance on how to use home BP measurements to manage a patient's hypertension. If a patient has more than 30% of home readings elevated, there is an increased likelihood their BP is uncontrolled ...
  • Job description 

    Neher, Jon O. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    So my perfect job may be within reach. All I need to do is have a relaxing massage at my desk first thing in the morning, start meditating during faculty meetings for the next year, and have my self-talk corrected with ...
  • Is dermoscopy helpful in differentiating alopecia areata from other forms of alopecia? 

    Adam, Patricia; Ajibade, Oluwakemi (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2016-07)
    Is dermoscopy helpful in differentiating alopecia areata from other forms of alopecia? Evidence-based answer: The presence of tapering hairs on dermoscopy is the most useful finding to differentiate alopecia areata from ...

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