AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION

Point-of-Care Guides

These guides offer evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their decision-making at the point of care.

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Applying a Clinical Prediction Rule to Distinguish Lower Extremity Cellulitis from Its Mimics
How can the clinician best determine whether a patient with lower leg erythema has cellulitis?


Jun 15, 2021 Issue
Predicting True Penicillin Allergy in Adults
In patients reporting a penicillin allergy, is it possible to determine the likelihood of true allergy without formal testing?


Mar 15, 2021 Issue
Canadian Syncope Risk Score: A Validated Risk Stratification Tool
Which adults presenting to an emergency department with syncope should be hospitalized?


Oct 15, 2020 Issue
Acute Diverticulitis: Identifying Patients Unlikely to Have Complications
Can a clinical prediction rule accurately identify patients at low risk of complicated acute diverticulitis, defined as diverticulitis accompanied by abscess or peritonitis?


Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Diverticulitis: Predicting Which Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain Have the Disease
Is it possible to determine which patients with acute abdominal pain are likely to have diverticulitis and therefore do not require imaging?


Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis
Which patients with symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis have bacterial infection?


Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Predicting the Likelihood of a Recurrent Febrile Seizure
In children presenting with a simple febrile seizure, is it possible to determine the likelihood of a recurrent febrile seizure?


Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Can signs, symptoms, and simple tests be used to determine the likelihood of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?


Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Diagnosing DVT in Nonpregnant Adults in the Primary Care Setting
What is the best approach to the evaluation of nonpregnant adults with suspected first lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient primary care setting?


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
What is the best approach to evaluate postoperative pulmonary risk?


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