• Initiating antidepressant therapy? Try these 2 drugs first 

    Patrick, Gail; Combs, Gene; Gavagan, Thomas; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-07)
    When you initiate antidepressant therapy for patients who have not been treated for depression previously, select either sertraline or escitalopram. A large meta- analysis found these medications to be superior to other ...
  • PT or cervical collar for cervical radiculopathy? 

    Dmytriv, Marlya; Rowland, Kate; Gavagan, Thomas; Holub, David (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-05)
    To shorten recovery time for adults with acute cervical radiculopathy, recommend either physical therapy (PT) and a home exercise plan or a cervical collar and rest. Both are more effective than a wait-and-see strategy. ...
  • This antiemetic may help kids skip that trip to the hospital 

    Gavagan, Thomas; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Ewigman, Bernard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-02)
    Give oral ondansetron to children with acute gastroenteritis and moderate dehydration who are unable to tolerate oral rehydration to reduce the vomiting and avoid the need for intravenous (IV) hydration or hospitalization. ...