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  • When should you treat tongue-tie in a newborn? 

    Cho, Anthony; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-12)
    Consider treatment when the infant is having difficulty breastfeeding. Infants with mild to moderate tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, are likely to breastfeed successfully and usually require no treatment (strength of ...
  • How does electronic fetal heart rate monitoring affect labor and delivery outcomes? 

    Barstow, Craig; Gauer, Robert; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-11)
    Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) reduces the risk of neonatal seizure by 50% compared with intermittent auscultation (IA) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic review of randomized controlled trials ...
  • Which patients benefit from lowering LDL to <100 mg/dL? 

    Evensen, Ann; Elliott, Marguerite; Hooper-Lane, Christopher (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-12)
    Patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD) or are at high risk for CHD should aim for a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) target of <100 mg/dL. An LDL target of <70 mg/dL is an option for very-high-risk patients (strength ...
  • Do intra-articular steroid injections affect glycemic control in patients with diabetes? 

    Kallock, Erin; Neher, Jon O.; St. Anna, Leilani (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010)
    A single intra-articular steroid injection into the knee produces acute hyperglycemia for 2 or 3 days in patients with diabetes who otherwise have good glucose control (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, small cohort ...
  • How should you treat the newly diagnosed hypertensive patient? 

    Debrino, Gary; Grover, Michael; Nichols, William (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-11)
    All hypertensive patients can potentially benefit from lifestyle interventions, including weight reduction, aerobic physical activity, the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet, and moderation of alcohol ...
  • Does DTC advertising affect physician prescribing habits? 

    Koch-Laking, Amber; Park, Michael K.; Tweed, Elizabeth M. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-11)
    Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) is associated with both higher fidelity to minimum treatment recommendations for depression and higher prescribing levels of antidepressants for depression and adjustment disorder ...

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