Stat Consult

Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

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.

Evidence Based Medicine

Antenatal steroids may improve respiratory outcomes for late preterm births

The decreased rate of respiratory complications with betamethasone suggests antenatal steroids may improve the respiratory status in late preterm infants.

Regular proton pump inhibitor use associated with an increased risk of dementia in the elderly

Regular proton pump inhibitor use in the elderly was associated with an increased risk of incident dementia compared with no proton pump inhibitor use, according to researchers.

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.