Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.
The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.
Between 75% and 80% of Zika virus infections are asymptomatic.
Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.
Norovirus is the leading cause of both sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide.
Evidence Based Medicine
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.
In patients without CVD or diabetes, pooled cohort equations may underestimate risk for CV event if other risk factors are present
Accurate prediction of cardiovascular disease risk is crucial for the success of preventive measures.
Palliative chemotherapy in the last month of life may increase the patient's risk of intensive medical treatment and death in an ICU.
Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy
Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.