Items in AFP with MESH term: Evidence-Based Medicine
ABSTRACT: Many barriers exist to finding answers to physicians' clinical questions. Lack of time, resources, and computer skills, as well as physicians' environment and attitudes about problem solving, all contribute to unanswered questions. Making use of computer-based information resources can give physicians a framework for answering questions and keeping their practice consistent with the best available evidence.
Effective Management of Flatulence - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries
Diagnosis and Management of Preeclampsia - Article
ABSTRACT: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multisystem disorder of unknown etiology. The disorder affects approximately 5 to 7 percent of pregnancies and is a significant cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is defined by the new onset of elevated blood pressure and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation. It is considered severe if blood pressure and proteinuria are increased substantially or symptoms of end-organ damage (including fetal growth restriction) occur. There is no single reliable, cost-effective screening test for preeclampsia, and there are no well-established measures for primary prevention. Management before the onset of labor includes close monitoring of maternal and fetal status. Management during delivery includes seizure prophylaxis with magnesium sulfate and, if necessary, medical management of hypertension. Delivery remains the ultimate treatment. Access to prenatal care, early detection of the disorder, careful monitoring, and appropriate management are crucial elements in the prevention of preeclampsia-related deaths.
Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids to Treat Stable COPD - Cochrane for Clinicians
Diarrhea in Adults (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook
Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment for Individuals at Risk of Familial Breast Cancer - Cochrane for Clinicians
Finding High-Quality Review Articles - Article
ABSTRACT: A wide array of resources summarizing medical information are available, and physicians must carefully choose the most trustworthy sources. Treatment decisions should be based on the best available evidence, which should be carefully critiqued for both relevance and validity. Paying particular attention to sources that use the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy can help guide busy physicians to the most useful information sources.
Group Medical Visits for the Management of Chronic Pain - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries
Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Postoperative Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians