Stat Consult

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.

Stat Consult: Influenza in 
children

Stat Consult: Influenza in 
children

A quick review of influenza A and influenza B viruses in children, providing information on the infections' epidemiology and associated complciations, as well as tips for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Evidence Based Medicine

Percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage may decrease mortality, hemorrhagic stroke risk

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.

Nonsterile glove use may reduce blood stream infections in premature infants

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.

Clinical prediction rule helps rule out abusive head trauma

Misdiagnosing abuse can have tragic consequences, as children returned to abusive situations may experience additional abuse or even death.

No benefit with arthroscopic surgery for knee OA

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy does not improve degenerative medial meniscus tear symptoms in patients without knee osteoarthritis.