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Alternative Meds Update

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Although small studies show potential efficacy of medical marijuana in treatment of specific conditions, insufficient evidence exists for clinicians to recommend or prescribe to patients.

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

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.

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

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.

Clinical Challenge Markedly elevated serum transaminase levels

Markedly elevated serum transaminase levels

An incidental finding in an asymptomatic woman is followed by rapid deterioration of her condition.

Evidence-Based Medicine In patients without 
CVD or diabetes, pooled cohort equations may underestimate risk for CV event if other risk factors are present

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.

Stat Consult Stat Consult: Norovirus 
infection

Stat Consult: Norovirus 
infection

Norovirus is the leading cause of both sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide.

Features Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.

Global Health Rounds In Uganda, clinical officers rise to the challenge of meeting public health needs

In Uganda, clinical officers rise to the challenge of meeting public health needs

In Uganda, clinical officers are addressing public health needs by training to work in rural areas and treating the country's growing population.

Features A clinician's guide for managing patient perceptions of the flu vaccine

A clinician's guide for managing patient perceptions of the flu vaccine

By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.

Features Personalizing anticoagulant treatments for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Personalizing anticoagulant treatments for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Multiple considerations come into play when choosing anticoagulant therapy for a patient with atrial fibrillation, a condition that greatly increases the risk for stroke.

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