• An obesity remedy for diabetes 

    Neutze, Dana; Egan, Mari E.; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-01)
    Consider bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes who are obese; surgery is associated with higher remission rates than medical therapy, regardless of the amount of weight lost. Strength of recommendation B: Based ...
  • Offer this contraceptive to breastfeeding new moms 

    Jones, Kohar; Egan, Mari E.; Stevermer, James J. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-12)
    Recommend the etonogestrel implant to new mothers who plan to breastfeed; the insertion of this contraceptive within the first few days postpartum does not alter breastfeeding outcomes. Strength of Recommendation B: Based ...
  • Saline irrigation spells relief for sinusitis sufferers 

    Egan, Mari E.; Hickner, John; Ewigman, Bernard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-01)
    Recommend nasal irrigation to patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Large-volume, low- pressure saline irrigation decreases the severity and frequency of symptoms. Strength of recommendation B: Single well-done randomized ...
  • Screen teens for depression--it's quicker than you think 

    Pereira, Susan L.; Egan, Mari E.; Stevermer, James J. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-11)
    The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adolescents for depression—provided that effective treatments and counseling are available for those who need it. Nearly all primary care clinicians ...
  • Statins for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver? 

    Egan, Mari E.; Prasad, Shailendra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-09)
    Treat patients with hyperlipidemia and presumed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with atorvastatin to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Strength of Recommendation B: Based on a single prospective randomized ...
  • Treating pulmonary embolism at home? 

    Egan, Mari E.; Rowland, Kate (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-06)
    Treat low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) in an outpatient setting. Strength of recommendation B: Based on one good quality randomized controlled trial (RCT).
  • Why you shouldn’t start beta-blockers before surgery 

    Mounsey, Anne; Roque, Jodi M.; Egan, Mari E. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2014-06)
    A new meta-analysis finds that initiating beta-blockers before surgery increases patients’ risk of death. Practice changer: Do not routinely initiate beta-blockers in patients undergoing intermediate- or high-risk noncardiac ...