• Another option for patients with liver disease 

    Sharma, Umang; Ewigman, Bernard (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-09)
    Consider prescribing rifaximin for patients with hepatic encephalopathy, not only as a treatment for acute episodes but also to prevent a recurrence. Strength of recommendation: A: Based on a high-quality randomized ...
  • Bisphosphonate therapy: When not to monitor BMD 

    Sharma, Umang; Stevermer, James J.; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-11)
    After starting patients on bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, wait at least 3 years before ordering a repeat dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. Strength of Recommendation: C: Based on a secondary analysis of a ...
  • BP meds: this simple change improves outcomes 

    Kirley, Kate; Sharma, Umang; Rowland, Kate (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-03)
    Advise patients with uncontrolled hypertension to take at least one of their blood pressure (BP) medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. Nighttime dosing leads to better control and lowers the risk of major ...
  • Ovary-sparing hysterectomy: Is it right for your patient? 

    Sharma, Umang; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Hickner, John (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-09)
    Advise patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions that there are benefits to conserving their ovaries. The risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and death is lower in women whose ovaries are conserved, compared ...
  • Postprostatectomy incontinence? Here's help 

    Sharma, Umang (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-12)
    Recommend behavioral therapy -- incorporating pelvic floor muscle training and bladder control strategie -- to men experiencing incontinence after prostatectomy. Strength of Recommendation B: Based on a single unblinded ...