Stat Consult

Celiac disease

Celiac disease

In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

Stat Consult: Lyme disease

Stat Consult: Lyme disease

The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.

Stat consult: Zika virus

Stat consult: Zika virus

Between 75% and 80% of Zika virus infections are asymptomatic.

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.

Evidence Based Medicine

Resumption of antithrombotic therapy after gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation

Resuming antithrombotic therapy with in patients with atrial fibrillation and a serious gastrointestinal bleed results in better overall mortality outcomes.

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

A recent cohort study evaluated the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia after ADT in 16,888 men with prostate cancer, 14.2% of whom were treated with ADT.

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.

Glasgow Coma Scale may underestimate severity of isolated traumatic brain injury in patients aged ≥65 years

Study results suggest that GCS may be less accurate in predicting the extent of injury in elderly adults.

In patients with first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, adding CT to limited cancer screening may not lead to statistically higher rate of cancer detection

Unprovoked venous thromboembolism has been associated with the presence of occult malignancies.