Review the basics on measles, including risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
A quick review of medical treatment for upper-respiratory infections, using the best global evidence.
A quick review of hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency using the best global evidence.
A quick review of the epidemiology, causes and conditions associated with celiac disease, along with tips for diagnosis and treatment.
A quick review of recommendations for patients with prediabetes, including timelines for infant weaning, guidelines for appropriate supplementation and contraindications.
Evidence Based Medicine
Antithrombotic therapy is consistently recommended for most patients with atrial fibrillation and until recently warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, has been the antithrombotic of choice.
Extending duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with drug-eluting stents yields mixed results
Extending the duration of DAPT may decrease the risk of stent thrombosis, but evidence on the efficacy of DAPT for greater than one year has been inconsistent.
Hand hygiene and glove use are simple measures that have been shown to reduce infections in cohort studies of preterm neonates and other pediatric populations.
Misdiagnosing abuse can have tragic consequences, as children returned to abusive situations may experience additional abuse or even death.
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy does not improve degenerative medial meniscus tear symptoms in patients without knee osteoarthritis.