• 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 (The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adolescents for depression -- provided that effective treatments and counseling are available for those who ...
  • 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 patiens' risk of death. Practice changer: Do not routinely initiate beta-blockers in patients undergoing intermediate- or high-risk noncardiac ...