• Treatments for Chronic Prostatitis 

    Meza, James; Alam, Shah; Martin, Sandra I. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-08)
    Because the etiology of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is unknown, a variety of treatments have been proposed. The best- designed, largest clinical trials have not found the most commonly used therapies (i.e., alpha ...
  • When are antibiotics indicated for acute COPD exacerbations? 

    Balser, Emily; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-12)
    Antibiotics (including those given orally) reduce mortality and treatment failures for hospitalized patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, ...
  • When are empiric antibiotics appropriate for urinary tract infection symptoms? 

    DeAlleaume, Lauren; Tweed, Elizabeth M. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-04)
    Healthy, nonpregnant women presenting with the triad of frequency, dysuria, and no vaginal symptoms have about a 96% chance of having an urinary tract infection (UTI) (positive likelihood ratio [LR+]=24.6). Since no ...