• Colicky baby? Here's a surprising remedy 

    Koonce, Thomas; Mounsey, Anne L.; Rowland, Kate (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-01)
    This article suggests that parents of colicky breastfed infants try probiotics (Lactobacillus reuteri), which can significantly reduce daily crying time with no adverse effects. Strength of recommendation: A: A good-quality ...
  • Injection may be the best bet for young athletes' knee pain 

    Sakr, Mark; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-08)
    Consider giving dextrose/lidocaine injections to adolescents with Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) that persists despite physical therapy. Strength of recommendation A: Based on one well-designed, randomized controlled trial (RCT).
  • Is self-swabbing for STIs a good idea? 

    Page, Cristy; Mounsey, Anne L.; Rowland, Kate (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-11)
    Ask women who are at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to self-swab for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing; self-collection of vulvovaginal swabs with nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) has excellent ...
  • Mediterranean diet: Higher fat but lower risk 

    Gwynne, Mark; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-12)
    Counsel patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke to follow a Mediterranean diet, which is associated with a 30% risk reduction.
  • More help for patients with less severe heart failure 

    Bossenbroek, Kelly; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-08)
    Prescribe a mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonist for patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II systolic heart failure and an ejection fraction (EF) ≤30%. Eplerenone has been found to decrease hospitalizations ...
  • 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 ...
  • PSA testing: When it's useful, when it's not 

    Slatkoff, Susan; Gamboa, Stephen; Zolotor, Adam J.; Mounsey, Anne L.; Jones, Kohar (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-06)
    Do not routinely screen all men over the age of 50 for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Consider screening men younger than 75 with no cardiovascular or cancer risk factors—the only patient ...
  • Should you still recommend omega-3 supplements? 

    Monaco, Julie; Mounsey, Anne L.; Kottenstette, Jennifer Bello (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-08)
    Stop recommending omega-3 fatty acid supplements for cardiovascular protection. They have no significant impact on all-cause mortality, acute myocardial infarction, sudden death, or stroke. Strength of recommendation ...
  • Steroids for acute COPD - but for how long? 

    Asher, Gary N.; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2014-01)
    Prescribe a 5-day regimen of glucocorticoid therapy for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations; the shorter course of treatment appears to be as effective as a 14-day regimen.
  • Treating migrane : the case for aspirin 

    Ingledue, Vickie F.; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2014-02)
    Recommend aspirin 975 mg (3 adult tablets) as a viable first-line treatment for acute migraine. Consider prescribing metoclopramide 10 mg to be taken with aspirin to markedly decrease associated nausea and help achieve ...
  • Would this long-acting bronchodilator be better for your patient? 

    Gwynne, Mark; Mounsey, Anne L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-02)
    Consider adding tiotropium to the medication regimen of patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as a multinational study found it to be more effective than salmeterol in preventing ...