• An alternative to oral NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal injuries 

    Rogers, Nina Vergari; Rowland, Kate; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-03)
    For patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries, topical NSAIDs are an effective alternative for pain relief. Strength of recommendation: A: Based on a meta-analysis of 47 high-quality randomized clinical trials.
  • Arthritis pain? These supplements provide little relief 

    Stevermer, James J.; Rogers, Nina Vergari (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-10)
    Tell patients with large joint arthritis that glucosamine and chondroitin have been found to be little better than placebo. Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of hip or knee: ...
  • Corticosteroids for a sore throat? 

    Bergeson, Keri; Rogers, Nina Vergari; Prasad, Shailendra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-07)
    Consider prescribing a single dose of corticosteroids for patients with sore throat, which has been found to bring quicker pain relief and resolution of symptoms. Strength of recommendation A: Based on a meta-analysis ...
  • Ear wax removal: Help patients help themselves 

    Rogers, Nina Vergari; Stevermer, James J. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-11)
    Suggest that patients use drops to soften the wax in their ears and a bulb syringe to remove it. Reassure them that the process is safe, easy, and effective. Strength of Recommendation: B: A single well-designed randomized ...
  • Ramipril for claudication? 

    Stephens, Luke A.; Rogers, Nina Vergari; Stevermer, James J. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-10)
    This ACE inhibitor can help patients with peripheral artery disease walk longer while remaining pain free.