Stat Consult

Stat Consult: Measles

Stat Consult: Measles

Review the basics on measles, including risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Stat Consult: Upper-respiratory infection

Stat Consult: Upper-respiratory infection

A quick review of medical treatment for upper-respiratory infections, using the best global evidence.

Stat Consult: Hypertensive emergency/
hypertensive 
urgency

Stat Consult: Hypertensive emergency/
hypertensive 
urgency

A quick review of hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency using the best global evidence.

Stat Consult: Celiac disease

Stat Consult: Celiac disease

A quick review of the epidemiology, causes and conditions associated with celiac disease, along with tips for diagnosis and treatment.

Stat Consult: Screening for Prediabetes

Stat Consult: Screening for Prediabetes

A quick review of recommendations for patients with prediabetes, including timelines for infant weaning, guidelines for appropriate supplementation and contraindications.

Evidence Based Medicine

Clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole have similar success for skin infections


A study suggests that clindamycin and TMP-SMX are equally effective for treating uncomplicated skin infections in adults and children.

Statin discontinuation may increase quality of life in patients with life-limiting illness

Patients with life-limiting illnesses often take statins, and discontinuing these can increase quality of life.

Folic acid, enalapril associated with decreased risk of stroke in hypertension

Chinese adults with hypertension who added folic acid to enalapril saw a small but significant stroke risk decrease.

Adjunctive corticosteroids may improve outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia


Adults hospitalized with pneumonia benefit from the addition of corticosteroids to antibiotic treatment.

Nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks may be safe, but may not be more effective than 24-week treatment for smoking cessation

Quitting smoking with nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks appears safe but may not be more effective than 24 weeks.