Recent Submissions

  • Does vitamin D supplementation reduce asthma exacerbations? 

    Jaura, Jaspreet; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does vitamin D supplementation reduce asthma exacerbations? Evidence-based answer: YES, to some extent it does, and primarily in patients with low vitamin D levels. Supplementation reduces asthma exacerbations requiring ...
  • Do prophylactic antipyretics reduce vaccination-associated symptoms in children? 

    Chau-Glendinning, Hang; Baber, Blair; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Do prophylactic antipyretics reduce vaccination-associated symptoms in children? Yes for acetaminophen, not so much for ibuprofen. Prophylactic acetaminophen reduces the odds of febrile reactions in the first 48 hours ...
  • Does XR injectable naltrexone prevent relapse as effectively as daily sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone? 

    Roe, Matthew; Wilson, Courtenay Gilmore; Fusco, Carriedelle Wilson; Hulkower, Stephen; Stigleman, Sue (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does XR injectable naltrexone prevent relapse as effectively as daily sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone? Evidence-based answer: Yes. Monthly extended-release injectable naltrexone (XR-NTX) treats opioid use disorder as ...
  • Do electronic reminder systems help patients with T2DM to lose weight? 

    Kwan, William; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Do electronic reminder systems help patients with T2DM to lose weight? Evidence-based answer: PROBABLY NOT--but they may augment self-management. Four-component telehealth systems--including electronic reminders, measuring ...
  • Does early introduction of peanuts to an infant's diet reduce the risk for peanut allergy? 

    Jungwirth, Greg; Stock, Kevin; Neher, Jon O.; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does early introduction of peanuts to an infant's diet reduce the risk for peanut allergy? Evidence-based answer: Probably not, unless the child has severe eczema or egg allergy. In a general pediatric population, ...
  • Does evidence support the use of supplements to aid in BP control? 

    Gibbs, Lawrence M.; Nair, Rajasree J.; Nashelsky, Joan (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does evidence support the use of supplements to aid in BP control? Evidence-based answer: Yes. A number of well-tolerated natural therapies have been shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP). (See ...
  • Which medications work best for menorrhagia? 

    Lale, Allison; Halajian, Elise; Guthmann, Rick; Nashelsky, Joan (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Which medications work best for menorrhagia? Evidence-based answer: Four medications have been shown to reduce menstrual blood loss (MBL) significantly in placebo-controlled randomized controlled trials (RCTs): the ...
  • Does concurrent use of clopidogrel and PPIs increase CV risk in patients with ACS? 

    Shehata, Sandy; Baker, Jason; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does concurrent use of clopidogrel and PPIs increase CV risk in patients with ACS? Evidence-based answer: No. Adding a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in patients taking antiplatelet medications such as clopidogrel for acute ...
  • Do cinnamon supplements improve glycemic control in adults with T2DM? 

    Careyva, Beth; Greenberg, Grant; Jabbour, Katarzyna; Defenbaugh, Nicole; Nashelsky, Joan (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Do cinnamon supplements improve glycemic control in adults with T2DM? Evidence-based answer: the answer isn't clear. Cinnamon supplements for adults with type 2 diabetes haven't been shown to decrease hemoglobin A1C ...
  • Does vitamin D supplementation reduce asthma exacerbations? 

    Jaura, Jaspreet; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does vitamin D supplementation reduce asthma exacerbations? Evidence-based answer: YES, to some extent it does, and primarily in patients with low vitamin D levels. Supplementation reduces asthma exacerbations requiring ...
  • Does screening by primary care providers effectively detect melanoma and other skin cancers? 

    Madeja, Jenna; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: Does screening by primary care providers effectively detect melanoma and other skin cancers? Evidence-based answer: possibly. No trials have directly assessed detection of melanoma and other skin cancers by primary care ...
  • What is the best treatment for wrist ganglion cysts? 

    Lyon, Corey; Elred, Stephanie V.; DeSanto, Kristen (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2020)
    Q: What is the best treatment for wrist ganglion cysts? Evidence-based answer: Open surgical excision of wrist ganglion cysts is associated with a lower recurrence rate than aspiration with or without corticosteroid injection ...
  • Do group visits improve HbA1c more than individual visits in patients with T2DM? 

    Berbert, Amanda; Neher, Jon; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005)
    Do group visits improve HbA1c more than individual visits in patients with T2DM? Evidence-based answer: Yes. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), group visits led by health professionals or teams improved ...